A Reader Wonders If The Bomb Robot Means That POLICE Will Face Automation-Caused Unemployment
July 09, 2016, 07:06 PM
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From: Delmar Jackson [Email him]

I am not an expert on the subject, but was Micah X. Johnson who died early this morning in Dallas, the first alleged criminal to have been killed by a police robot in the history of America? [‘Bomb Robot’ Takes Down Dallas Gunman, but Raises Enforcement Questions, By Henry Fountain and Michael S. Schmidt, NYT, July 8, 2016]

I know it has been common for military  drones to kill people overseas, but I have never heard of civilians being killed by drones here and have not heard of them killed by robots anywhere. However, I have read a lot of stories about the fear of killer robots coming very soon. Did they show up today? Did anyone else notice?  Fasten your seatbelts, and don't look behind you because if you do you will see the robots coming and I have a bad feeling some of them are going to be very racist.

See previous letters from Delmar Jackson.

remoteJames Fulford writes: In spite of the fact that I put a picture of RoboCop above, the kind of "bomb robot" used on Micah X. Johnson is nothing new, just the kind of remote control machine with a human operator.