(ThePatriotSource.com)- The New York City Police Department recently released photos of its brand new robot dog, “Digidog.” The device is part of a new scheme to fight crime, using the dog to monitor the streets with a built-in camera. It was developed by robotics company Boston Dynamics.
It’s weird, but according to far-left New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, it’s also racist.
Taking to Twitter, Ocasio-Cortez accused the police department of targeting non-white people with the racist dog as it was first rolled out in high-crime areas…which happen to be low-income communities dominated by minority communities.
“Shout out to everyone who fought against community advocates who demanded these resources go to investments like school counseling instead,” she said.
Shout out to everyone who fought against community advocates who demanded these resources go to investments like school counseling instead.
Now robotic surveillance ground drones are being deployed for testing on low-income communities of color with under-resourced schools 👍🏽 https://t.co/ZqKtnexctb
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 25, 2021
“New robotic surveillance ground drones are being deployed for testing on low-income communities of color with under-resourced schools,” she added with a sarcastic “thumbs up” emoji.
And while Ocasio-Cortez is focusing on race, the NYPD is focusing on high-crime areas where people of color are targeted by thieves and violent criminals.
Who, exactly, is the racist here?
Ocasio-Cortez also followed up and asked when was the last time people saw world-class technology for education, housing, and healthcare in underserved communities, but said nothing about rising crime in her city that ruins lives every week.
The new Digidog was deployed by the NYPD Technical Assistance Response Unit at a home invasion that occurred on East 227th Street. The robot helped officers determine that armed suspects had left a building after two men were reportedly held hostage in an apartment in the Bronx. The men were tied up, tortured, and held at gunpoint for two men who pretended to be plumbers to gain access to the property.
The men stole $2,000 in cash and a cell phone and even used a hot iron to burn a victim during the incident.
Previously, Digidog was used in Brooklyn last year to help officers find a gunman who was hiding in a basement and has assisted with other hostage situations also.
Pro-privacy activists have also criticized the dog, but just like Ocasio-Cortez, they often fail to address New York’s rising crime problem and the danger posed to officers.