Robots Hassling Homeless People


>>SOME BUSINESSES IN
SAN FRANCISCO HAVE BEGUN USING SECURITY ROBOTS IN ORDER
TO FEND OFF THE POOR. SAN FRANCISCO DOES HAVE A PRETTY
SIGNIFICANT HOMELESS PROBLEM, AND THEY ARE ARGUING THAT THE
HOMELESSNESS IS LEADING TO CRIME AND VANDALATION — VANDALISM –>>I WAS GOING TO SAY, IS THAT A
WORD? THAT’S AN EXCELLENT WORD YOU JUST MADE UP THERE. WE HAVE
SOME VANDALATION GOING ON HERE.>>VANDALISM. ONE NONPROFIT
STARTED USING ONE OF THESE ROBOT SECURITY GUARDS THEN>>YOU MEAN THEY STARTED
UTILATING IT?>>THAT’S RIGHT –>>THE SPCA WAS ARGUING THAT
HOMELESS PEOPLE WERE THREATENING SOME OF OUR EMPLOYEES, THE
VANDALISM WAS OUT OF HAND, SO WE DECIDED TO USE THIS ROBOT THAT
APPARENTLY DETERRED SOME OF THE CRIME –>>YOU MUST BE WONDERING, WHAT
DOES THE ROBOT DO? VISIT SHOOT LASERS AT PEOPLE? IT DOESN’T
REALLY DO ANYTHING OTHER THAN PROVIDE A DOMINATING FORCE AND
ALSO JUST MONITOR WHAT’S GOING ON.>>THINK OF IT LIKE A
PATROL CAR ON THE SIDE OF THE STREET. THESE ARE NOT THERE TO
INTERVENE WITH ANYTHING BEING DONE, THEY ARE THERE TO PROVIDE
A COMMANDING PRESENCE, TO HAVE SOMETHING THERE SIMILAR TO THE
PATROL CAR, EVERYONE SEES THAT AND THEY IMMEDIATELY SAY
I NEED TO BEHAVE. IT’S NOT ABOUT HAVING A HUMAN
PRESENCE NECESSARILY, JUST AN AUTHORITATIVE PRESENCE.>>THEY HAVE CAMERAS IN THEM, YOU
COULD JUST PLACE CAMERAS, WHAT ELSE DOES THE ROBOT DO?>>GOING BACK TO WHEN I WAS A
POLICE OFFICER ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS THEY TEACH YOU IS YOU
HAVE TO HAVE A USE OF FORCE. AND THAT FIRST USE OF FORCE IS THE
COMMANDING PRESENCE. WHAT A CAMERA THAT’S MOUNTED ON TOP OF
A BUILDING DOES IS ABSOLUTELY NO PRESENCE.>>THE SPCA GOT SO MUCH PUSHBACK
FOR UTILIZING THESE ROBOTS THAT THEY DECIDED TO STOP, THE CITY
IS ALSO GETTING INVOLVED BECAUSE MORE AND MORE PEOPLE ARE
APPARENTLY EMPLOYING THESE ROBOTS, NOW YOU NEED TO TAKE
PERMITS OUT IN ORDER TO HAVE ONE IN FRONT OF YOUR BUSINESS OR USE
ONE ON A SIDEWALK. SO MAYBE THEY DIDN’T LIKE THE PERMIT PROCESS. BUT EITHER WAY THESE ROBOTS COST
ABOUT SIX DOLLARS PER HOUR VERSUS THE $16 PER HOUR THEY
WOULD HAVE TO PAY A PERSON TO BE A SECURITY GUARD SO
THERE’S THAT COMPONENT AS WELL.>>WHY DID THEY MAKE THE ROBOTS
LOOK LIKE KLAN MEMBERS?>>THE COFOUNDER WE HEARD FROM WAS
ARGUING THAT THEY INTENTIONALLY MADE THE ROBOTS LOOK LIKE THAT
BECAUSE PEOPLE THINK IT’S CUTE.>>IF I SAW ONE OF THOSE I
WOULDN’T RUN, I WOULD TAKE A SELFIE.>>I WOULD RUN, THAT LOOKS
TERRIFYING TO ME.>>ALSO IT LOOKS LIKE THE EGG
ROBIN WILLIAMS CAME OUT OF ON MORK AND MINDY.>>IT MADE ME DISAPPOINTED
THOUGH BECAUSE THEY DON’T LOOK LIKE THE ROBOTS IN I ROBOT.>>IT STILL TERRIFIED ME, I
GUESS I’M THE DEMOGRAPHIC THAT THEY ARE TARGETING.>>THEY WANT TO KEEP YOU AWAY
FROM THE SPCA.>>NOW LET ME MAKE MY SERIOUS
POINTS, LET’S DEAL WITH HOMELESSNESS INSTEAD OF BUILDING
THE MOATS AND EMPLOYING ROBOTS DEFEND THEM AWAY. A STORY WE
DIDN’T GET TO EARLIER THIS WEEK WAS ABOUT ONE OF THE WILDFIRES
IN CALIFORNIA, THE ONE THAT THREATENED THE AREA I LIVE IN,
IT WAS THE BEL AIR FIRE — I DON’T LIVE IN BEL AIR, I LIVE IN
THE LESS AFFLUENT PART NEAR IT — BUT THE REASON THAT FIRE
STARTED IS THERE WAS A HOMELESS ENCAMPMENT NEARBY AND HOMELESS
PEOPLE WERE COOKING FOOD WITH THE OPEN FLAME, BARREL FIRES ARE
BECOMING COMMON IN LOS ANGELES BECAUSE HOMELESSNESS HAS GOTTEN
OUT OF CONTROL, SO AGAIN YOU CAN BUILD YOUR MOATS, YOU CAN TRY TO
DO WHAT YOU WANT TO DO TO TRY TO GET HOMELESS PEOPLE AWAY FROM
YOU, IT WON’T WORK. THINGS ARE GETTING BAD, WE NEED
TO DEAL WITH THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM.>>LOOK, THE ROBOTS ARE THE
BEGINNING. RIGHT NOW, THEY ARE NOT SHOOTING LASERS OUT, THEY
ARE NOT BUMPING INTO THE HOMELESS PEOPLE UNTIL THEY
LEAVE, I GET THE CAMERAS AND THE ROTATING HEAD WILL SCARE OFF
SOME PEOPLE WHO MIGHT WANT TO BREAK IN, I UNDERSTAND THAT. BUT
ONCE YOU HAVE DEPLOYED YOUR ARMY OF ROBOTS, WHAT IS NEXT? IF YOU
WANT TO PREVENT THE CRIME I GET THAT, BUT AT THE SAME TIME IF
YOU WANT TO FEND OFF THE HOMELESS THAT’S A DIFFERENT
THING. NOW YOU HAVE SENT NONHUMANS TO ATTACK HUMANS, IN A
SENSE, RIGHT? THAT’S THE FIRST STEP, IN WON’T BE THE LAST STEP. THIS ISN’T RIGHT. I’M NOT NAœVE, I’M NOT ONE OF THOSE LIBERALS
WHO ARE LIKE, THE HOMELESS ARE ALL ANGELS AND YOU SHOULD GO HUG
ONE OF THEM. SOME OF THEM HAVE SERIOUS MENTAL ISSUES AND
SOMETIMES VIOLENCE HAPPENS, ETC., SO I GET IT. BUT AT THE
SAME TIME, THE ANSWER ISN’T EITHER HAVE THEM ALL OVER THE
STREETS OR CRUSH THEM. THERE HAS TO BE A BETTER ANSWER AND WE
CAN’T JUST SEND OUR ROBOTS AFTER THEM. OBVIOUSLY SAN FRANCISCO
ISN’T DOING IT RIGHT, BECAUSE THAT LEVEL OF PROBLEM DOESN’T
EXIST IN OTHER CITIES. IT’S STARTING TO EXIST EVERYWHERE IN
HIGHER LEVELS, ONE OF THE ISSUES IS INCOME INEQUALITY, THEY DON’T
ALL HAVE MENTAL ISSUES, SOME OF THEM JUST CAN’T AFFORD — I WAS
TALKING TO A JUSTICE DEMOCRAT RUNNING FOR CONGRESS YESTERDAY,
CORY BUSH, WHILE SHE WAS GOING TO SCHOOL SHE HAD TO LIVE
OUT HER FOR CAR. AND ROBOTS ARE DEFINITELY NOT
THE ANSWER.>>I’M BIG ON INTERSECTIONS, I
THINK THAT THE GAY COMMUNITY IN SAN FRANCISCO THAT HAS A GREAT
VOICE SHOULD SPEAK UP FOR THE HOMELESS PEOPLE. YOU TALKED
ABOUT IT EARLIER, WHAT PERSON THAT IS SCHIZOPHRENIC OR THAT IS
SUFFERING FROM A DEEP STATE OF MANIA IS GOING TO RUN FROM THAT
ROBOT? WHAT EFFECTIVENESS — WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE REAL
ISSUES, THE REAL ISSUE WITH HOMELESSNESS, A LOT OF PEOPLE
ARE MENTALLY ILL, WE KEEP IGNORING MENTALLY ILL PEOPLE
BECAUSE WE TRY TO SWEEP THIS UNDER THE RUG, IT’S A BIG ISSUE. ALL OF US WILL BE AFFECTED BY IT AT SOME POINT. I WAS HOMELESS. I
FEEL LIKE EVERY TIME I COME HERE I BELONG TO EVERY TRAGIC GROUP,
I’VE HAD A ROUGH LIFE, THAT’S WHY I’M A COMEDIAN, SO I CAN
MAKE JOKES ABOUT IT. I WAS HOMELESS. YOU ARE ALREADY AT THE
BOTTOM. I WAS HOMELESS WITH TWO CHILDREN, ALREADY AT THE BOTTOM. YOU ARE GOING TO SHOO ME AWAY
WITH A ROBOT, YOU COULD HAVE USED THE MONEY TO MAKE THAT
ROBOT TO HELP FEED SOME OF THE HOMELESS.>>MAYBE GIVE YOU A JOB SO YOU
AREN’T HOMELESS.>>I WOULD BE THE SECURITY GUARD
AND YOU WON’T NEED THE ROBOT. I WOULD’VE TAKEN SIX DOLLARS PER
HOUR BECAUSE I WAS HOMELESS.>>CHECK OUT THE VIDEO OF
TECHCRUNCH IN THE DESCRIPTION BOX, THERE IS A LINK, OR IN THE
CORNER

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100 thoughts on “Robots Hassling Homeless People

  1. Let's see. We have so many people trying to live in the United States that we're building a wall. Meanwhile these "homeless" dont want to work or follow the law. If you just want to stay high all day , thats your choice. Move the tents out , give options to these people , starting with cleaning up the streets they have trashed. But, Im glad California is stupid and weak about this, as I dont want these scumbags moving to my state. I wish my state government was smart enough to offer one way tickets to California for anyone asking, just to move the problem there.

  2. Destroy these robot they has no right to go after homeless people leave the homeless alone and remove these robots.

  3. Absolutely the homeless problem must be dealt with. It is reaching critical mass. The government's responsibility is to protect citizens and enforce law. SF is facing problems that are a public health threat. Tourism is falling off. That means businesses lose money. If a business loses too much money it fails. After it fails employees of said business lose their jobs. Then they could lose their homes. If the govt. is not going to do anything about this they leave residents and businesses with no other choice. These robots cannot harm anyone. However,a security guard could panic if he/she felt threatened. Deterence without risk to all is the goal. If nothing is done about this crisis, then all suffer, especially the homeless.

  4. The bots can't stop homelessness and what's to say pushing the bot in front of an 18 Wheeler or just into traffic in general

  5. Yup the young turd went right into the race bag , looks like its from the kkk? Ummm noone seen that but this bag of dog shit

  6. Hey Ms. Kasparian. Their not "poor" people, they're human garbage that crap & piss on the sidewalks. If it were up to me I would arm these robots with flamethrowers.

  7. The eye port area on the head of the bots look like angry scowls. They look like pissed off hard boiled eggs.

  8. Well of course you have to pay for a permit … in free American . How else would people that don't work get free money ? … Clan member really.

  9. Cenk the Destroyer (of western civilization) just can't stop himself from the sad, sickening over-emotion and YELLING! He tries to stop every few months, right after I mention it. But it always comes back. He is the Zahi Hawass (Or Gordon Ramsey) of fake news.

  10. I'm diagnosed with schizo-affective disorder and I'm supposed to be mentally ill depending on who you ask. But I've also came within point .8 seconds of outrunning the entire New Jersey State Police. I WILL continue to help people if and when I can and I WILL continue to help prevent accidents and road rage incidents and bad encounters with cops …

  11. Earlier today a security guard thought me and my dad was homeless and she asked us to get out imeadiatly 😂😂😂

  12. It's just a matter of time until you see one of these robots homeless, driving a beat up motor home down the street.

  13. Well, you stupid morons sat around on your ass, when there were three homeless people at the curb, but then there was 5 & still you didn't do anything. Then your hired Mexicans to do some work for you & paid them less money. Wow, you were getting ahead, but now there are 9 homeless folks & you can't go anywhere, without seeing more homeless people on the other blocks in your town. Then you hired more Mexicans & the beat goes on. Now there are thousands of homeless people & you've let a million Mexicans come into your town. Now, the Mexicans want you to start speaking their lingo or move away. How do you like that folks? This all happened cause you were lazy, didn't want to get involved & you wanted to be nice. How's that working for you…?

  14. I would probably pick up the bot cop and toss it upside down in a garbage can… and then run for my life for the next mile or so, and hide from when the real cops arrive. Or just break the stupid thing and be like, I thought it was some smart ass kids toy. THEY LOOK LIKE DALAKS from DOCTOR WHO – Terrifying indeed.

  15. Ofcourse if this city was in the hands of Republicans, these Young Jerks would be all over the Republican politicians about not doing enough for the homeless.


  16. The war has just began
    The dedsec is gonna attack the new company
    And new company called CTos is going to come and make higher technology
    Here, we are. The watchdogs 3 is being developed.

  17. Kill the Robots. It is not really murder. They are are Not Alive. Although the Media would tell you Otherwise. Peace. Jc.

  18. Must be a bunch of republican lawmakers blocking liberals from helping the poor in that state you would think with all the celebrity money homelessness wouldn't exist

  19. This show is so dihonest 'non humans to attack humans' you literally just said you understand it is not attacking anyone…

  20. Nice catch making sure everyone knows you "live in the less affluent part NEAR Bel-Air". Such pandering, down-talking drivel.

  21. This was invented in the Silicon Valley. I hope the political neighborhoods don't ban them based on the city's history on World War 2.

  22. These robots don’t “attack” or “crush” or “go after” anybody cenk. These robots don’t even speak nor do they approach anyone. All they do is patrol wtf is this cnn?

  23. Hey how much did those robots cost?

    I bet you could afford some homes with that money instead.

    Eh, force is a better problem solver.

    Hey, next time lets arm them, too.

  24. I will be glad when robots finally replace all these overpaid A-Holes newspeople , they are such a relief from the dumb bells on all the news tv shows. The sooner the better !!!! Bye Bye all you dick heads !

  25. .You people are the problem. You must love seeing people homeless and suffering. You run your mouth and offer NOTHING! Shame on you.

  26. there is billions of cash being wasted on stupid projects for the elite, yet there's no money for housing for homeless, bullshit, its time we all make a huge noise about this and stop being fobbed off, anyone can end up homeless. we are all human ad we all deserve a safe roof over our head no matter what, the council is giving millions out to upgrade town centers, yet they say there's no money for housing, this is only happening because we let it happen, we need to say enough is enough and start protesting now or stay zombies forever controlled by fear they inflict on us via media, these bastards only have the power to get away with this because we let them, in the meantime they brainwash you by distracting you with hate against those on benefits and homeless people, whilst your being drawn into this bullshit, they are really wasting your billions of taxes on secret projects for no benefit to the general public, only for the elite, your taxes are paying for massive secret luxury nuclear shelters for the elite, etc, and when there's a nuclear you will be left to fend for yourself , so please wake up stop being brainwashed by the media , its all distractions to draw attention away from where your taxes are really going , fact .. your taxes re not paying for those on benifits as they make you believe .

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