Where Sci-Fi and Reality Meet

My first thought: “Are you shitting me?!”

Dallas Police sent in a robot with an explosive attached to it to put an end to a stand-off between officers and a cop-killing sniper. The suspect remained holed up inside a parking garage for several hours before police “blast[ed] him out.”

“We saw no other option but to use our bomb robot and place a device on its extension for it to detonate where the suspect was,” Mayor Mike Rawlings said, “Other options would have exposed our officers in grave danger.”

This establishes a very dangerous precedent and it’s a guarantee that it’ll be modeled by other law enforcement agencies; including those within our federal government. We have slipped further into the dystopian future that science fiction authors once used to write about.

I mean what’s next? Armed drones patrolling our streets from above?

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Tom Darby

Former radio personality and newspaper reporter

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