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    And God knows, there have been numerous instances where law enforcement officers have made unfortunate calculations in the heat of the moment, and numerous instances where they themselves used weapons recklessly and without accountability.

    But there's a tradeoff: the same dispassionate remove that allows a drone operator to avoid the kind of mistakes made by an officer on the ground also creates the possibility of new kinds of mistake, and new kinds of unaccountable behavior. I don't think the prospect of recording is going to prevent all of these kinds of mistakes from happening.

    Nothing requires a greater effort of thought than arguments to justify the rule of non-thought. -- Milan Kundera

    by Dale on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 08:44:15 AM PDT

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