Thursday, July 14, 2016

Due Process? A Drone Was Used To Blow Up A US Citizen Without Trial This Week

At the end of the day is he any more or less dead? I get your point; do we want authorities to remotely kill citizens? There is no question that deadly force was proper in this instance. The idea of delivering the deadly force was novel and creative. The only other alternative was to send officers in to personally deliver the instrument of death. Of course sending in officers would have placed them a great risk, a risk that was avoided by the robot. In the end I believe this tactic will survive scrutiny. Officers sign up to assume necessary risks not avoidable risks.

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