Dallas cop sniper killed 5 cops & after a 5 hour standoff, police made unprecedented decision to use a police robot & purposeful kill suspect with robot bomb. Ryan Calo, a professor at the University of Washington School of Law who studies robotics and cyberlaw. "As far as I know, this is a first time that they've used a robot to intentionally kill someone." Cops say there was no other option but couldn't they have used a robot to deliver a flash or smoke grenade to incapacitate a suspect?
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Exactly, If there were bombs then shouldn't he be kept alive to tell the locations? Paramilitary police units foster mentalities that place their conduct above and outside the law. Summary execution by the police strips away the trust of the people.
Would it have made a difference if was taken out by a police sniper?
Why didn't Obama want to take OBL alive to answer the question about 911?
Brad, wtf has this got to do with OBL. Focus on the Q please.
It has to do with the ? of gov taking life, whether it is in Dallas, or at the federal level. The same factors must be used. Y the shooter may have told where bombs were located, and OBL could have told us things we need to know about terrorism. F?
Aren't you kind of leaping over the judge and jury concept. And isn't that exactly what the protesters were peaceably protesting? If cops get to, after premeditation, make a conscious decision who is guilty and then kill them not in self defense?
unwarranted police's use of deadly force under circumstances where neither the life of the police officer, nor that of any other person was immediately endangered, perpetuate the schism between police & people.
What is your point??
On May 13, 1985, Philadelphia police dropped two pounds of military explosives onto a city row house occupied by the group MOVE. The resulting fire was not fought for over an hour although firefighters were on the scene.