The NYPD’s robot dog is once again stirring privacy concerns and cyberpunk prophesies of some New Yorkers, after the four-legged machine was spotted inside of a Manhattan public housing complex on Monday.
A video shared on Twitter shows the robot trotting out of a building on East 28th Street in front of two NYPD officers, then slowly descending the stairs as bystanders look on in shock.
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Nah they really got these robot police dogs in NYC. This is wild pic.twitter.com/iG7CTPFevH
— THEE DON (@1800SPOILED) April 12, 2021
“We keep hearing the same rhetoric from Mayor de Blasio that he believes in community based policing, but I don’t see any community that’s calling for these creepy robots.” https://t.co/ZMF92sQseR
— Gothamist (@Gothamist) April 13, 2021
This happened. It’s over now and nobody was hurt. People are suffering here under RAD/PACT. We still fall under @NYCHA and we matter. Nobody is listening. @NYCMayor @SDNYnews pic.twitter.com/B2fTdCUdwl
— Melanie Aucello (@AucelloMelanie) April 12, 2021