If you haven't guessed it by now someone thinks the NYPD's robotic police dog is racist.
Washington DC US house of representatives Alexandria, went after the New York Police Department crime fighting robotic dog and complained it was only being used in minority communities. She implied the controversial police dog was only being deployed and tested in low income communities of color with under resourced schools.
“Please ask yourself: when was the last time you saw next-generation, world class technology for education, healthcare, housing, etc consistently prioritized for underserved communities like this?” she tweeted.
The robotic dog is currently being tested out by NYPD's assistant response unit. It was deployed in the Bronx at a home invasion in the Bronx 18 on February 23. Two men had been held hostage and tortured for hours before one of them managed to escape. Police used a new dog determined that the suspects it actually left at home prior to them entering the home.
The police dog was also deployed in 2020 to assist Police with a gunman that was inside of a residential home. The suspect was hiding in a in a basement in Queens during a hostage situation.
The police dog is capable of accessing certain scenes to determine whether or not it is safe for Police to make entry, preparing Police prior to engaging a suspect.
The dog can also be used for rescue missions such as places where Police is cannot get to. It was explained that the dog was designed to be able to get into places that are too dangerous for humans, such as chemical spills, suspected bombs or hostage situation, but activists are not going for it and stated they do not approve of the dog.
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