In the summer of 2020, progressive politicians made police the bad guys and destroyed the morale at their cities’ police departments with #DEFUNDPOLICE madness. Now some are realizing what a mess they’ve made, but it’s too late. Good cops have been heading to small towns and cities where they’re appreciated, leaving big cities with staffing shortages. In 2023, NYPD cops have been resigning at a record pace. It’s so bad, NYC Mayor Eric Adams is being forced to roll out new robocops in the city’s subways to tame what has become a crime epidemic. Luke Funk reports in The Messenger, writing:
A police robot, called K-5, will patrol New York City’s busiest subway station overnights in a new pilot program.
“We must use every available method,” Mayor Eric Adams said in a Friday morning news conference announcing the deployment of the robot.
The mayor said the city is leasing the robot for $9 an hour, noting that is below the minimum wage in the city.
“It’s cost-effective,” Adams said. “No bathroom breaks, no meal breaks.”
The 420-pound robot will be on patrol at the station from midnight to 5 a.m. during the two-month test. It’s unclear exactly when it will start.
“We’re taking existing technology and putting it on wheels,” Adams said.
He stressed that while it will record video it will not record audio or facial recognition technology.
The robot will have a button on it to report a crime to a live person, but an NYPD officer will be with the robot at all times during the trial.
City officials hope the robot will be able to operate on its own after the test.
Action Line: Just like a robo-advisor, is the robocop going to be able to treat the citizens of New York like anything more than data points? Only you can protect your family when the government abandons its duties. Get your gun and your training now, or leave yourself at the mercy of a robocop. Click here to subscribe to my free monthly Survive & Thrive letter.
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