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Old 04-14-2021, 09:30 AM
 
Location: New York
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These are only supposed to be used for bomb threats and hostage situations !

Why is this being deployed in a public housing complex for crying out loud ? Smh
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Old 04-14-2021, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Montreal
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These are only supposed to be used for bomb threats and hostage situations !

Why is this being deployed in a public housing complex for crying out loud ? Smh


It's a money saving strategy for the dept. You save on dog food, and vet expenses.

On the other hand, they prolly cost 300k a piece, require programmers, and tech support and they seem to have an e-k-nine crew 5 times that of a regular police dog.

Cost saving.
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Old 04-14-2021, 12:30 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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If you get a chance go watch this episode of "Black Mirror" and then come back and tell me how this is going to work out.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5710984/


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencet...nt-people.html
OMG I loved that episode! I saw it like three times when it came out!
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Old 04-14-2021, 12:45 PM
 
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These are only supposed to be used for bomb threats and hostage situations !

Why is this being deployed in a public housing complex for crying out loud ? Smh
Seriously.

I would be mad as hell if I saw that **** coming up the stairs .
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Old 04-14-2021, 06:08 PM
 
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It's a money saving strategy for the dept. You save on dog food, and vet expenses.

On the other hand, they prolly cost 300k a piece, require programmers, and tech support and they seem to have an e-k-nine crew 5 times that of a regular police dog.

Cost saving.

They cost $75,000 apiece, it says in the article. If there ends up being a lot of interest in them, they could likely be made for ten times less. A surveillance instrument should be better camouflaged, though. Like, with artificial fur, sticking out the tongue etc. Also, this is obvuously something far more useful than a dog (ie, a dog cannot collect and transmit unlimited information). It has no similarity with a police dog in any way, except that it looks a bit doglike.

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Old 04-14-2021, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Da South Bronx, da South South Bronx
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Well they hate cops so this is the next best thing. Get use to it dependapadamuses.
Calling people in a public housing complex of predominant "black and brown" folks dependapamuses is racist as hell
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Old 04-14-2021, 06:23 PM
 
Location: New Jersey!!!!
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Old 04-14-2021, 07:37 PM
 
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They cost $75,000 apiece, it says in the article. If there ends up being a lot of interest in them, they could likely be made for ten times less. A surveillance instrument should be better camouflaged, though. Like, with artificial fur, sticking out the tongue etc. Also, this is obvuously something far more useful than a dog (ie, a dog cannot collect and transmit unlimited information). It has no similarity with a police dog in any way, except that it looks a bit doglike.
Not to mention that we wouldn't be risking an actual dog's life.
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Old 04-14-2021, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Apparently, it has a name. Digidog. Get used to it.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/27/n...robot-dog.html

Digidog, a Robotic Dog Used by the Police, Stirs Privacy Concerns.

The New York Police Department has been testing Digidog, which it says can be deployed in dangerous situations and keep officers safer, but some fear it could become an aggressive surveillance tool.

The robotic dog, which bears a resemblance to those featured in the 2017 “Metalhead” episode of “Black Mirror,” was not designed to act as a covert tool of mass surveillance, Mr. Perry said.

“It’s noisy and has flashing lights,” he said. “It’s not something that is discreet.”
In 2015, a man with a knife who threatened to jump off a bridge in San Jose, Calif., was taken into custody after the police had a robot bring him a cellphone and a pizza.

The year before that, the Albuquerque police used a robot to “deploy chemical munitions” in a motel room where a man had barricaded himself with a gun, a department report said. He surrendered. lol, I bet he did.
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Old 04-15-2021, 07:23 AM
 
Location: New Jersey and hating it
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This is the future.

There was a time people thought that the horseless carriage (cars) were scary too.
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