Axon Wants To Make Taser Drones for Schools Despite Its Own Ethics Board’s Concerns
Axon, the police technology company best known for selling stun guns and police body cameras, has announced its latest project in the wake of a series of deadly mass shootings: a drone equipped with a stun gun and a surveillance system.
In a press release, the company stated that the system is “part of a long-term plan to stop mass shootings,” and claimed that it would be capable of incapacitating an active shooter in 60 seconds.
“This network of cameras, with human and AI monitoring, together with panic buttons and other local communication tools, can detect and ID a threat before a shot is fired and dramatically improve response times and situational awareness,” Axon wrote in the release.
The company’s announcement links to a disturbing graphic novel written in 2019 by Axon CEO and founder Rick Smith, which takes place in the year 2029 and depicts a man named Randolph walking into a day care center armed with an AK-47 rifle. After Randolph shoots out the building’s…