Friday, 10 April 2015

Why police in India can’t have nice things

Police in Lucknow, India are planning to use drones to hose down protesters with pepper spray.

"The results were brilliant. We have managed to work out how to use it to precisely target the mob in winds and congested areas," Yadav told AFP.

Can one precisely target a mob?

It’s just what we need: another level of abstraction between the police and the people they’re *ahem* policing.  Slightly shamefully, that was my second reaction. My first was that someone is bound to find a way to take control of these drones.  They probably couldn’t do more damage than the police, though.

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