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Bradley takes a ride in the BatCat, a remote controlled telehandler robot used by the Los Angeles Police Department in emergency situations. Equipped with cameras and sensors for navigation via a remote operator, the LAPD's BatCat can lift vehicles and tear down walls with its massive telescopic claw.


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      waysoftheforce
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why is dude wearing a woman's shirt?
      connie997
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm more than a little worried by police departments militarizing their equipment. We hear about this 90 some year old man getting tased for refusing to go to the hospital and so they kill him. This and SO MANY other stories like it and this really makes me think about the abuse of power. Okay, so the LAPD is a big agency and they are dealing with things that maybe aren't happening in Hicksville USA, but next thing you know, everyone is going to have this kind of stuff. I don't like it AT ALL.
      kline j1
      • 1 Year Ago
      What a crock, all of the hydraulic lines fittings and hoses are completely exposed, anyone with a ,22 can stop that zoom boom from functioning, total waist of taxpayers money.
        HiggsBoson
        • 1 Year Ago
        @kline j1
        If you looked closely at the video, it uses cables not hydraulic hoses.
      otter
      • 1 Year Ago
      ask yourself this why does a police force have to have military like weapons. why are all your police bodies built up like the army
        jnrentz
        • 1 Year Ago
        @otter
        otter: You ask, " why does a police force have to have military like weapons.?" Because of bad people who do bad things.
          Bobby
          • 1 Year Ago
          @jnrentz
          T.Jefferson said, "men who trade freedom for safety deserve neither"
          jonpluc
          • 1 Year Ago
          @jnrentz
          Britain also has bad people that do bad things, their police don't even carry guns. And yet they manage to keep order.
      quinncarpetclean
      • 1 Year Ago
      104 IQ documented industry average for police......110 above average intelligence.....any questions?
      ronald1216
      • 1 Year Ago
      thee going to miss use it like guns
      ttoozz
      • 1 Year Ago
      This ain't police. If you don't get it you won't ever get it. Why the heck did we ever fight the Cold War? I and all my mates wasted our service.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Makes sense: A boom truck with loader bucket. Hook it up to traditional radio-controlled controllers, like you see on high-end model planes or cars. Paint it black, add a guy with a camera and ... viola! You've got journalism! It probably cost some money as people have noted - construction equipment isn't cheap. But it's probably not an outlandish outlay. It's not like they invented a new weapon or something. It's mostly just standard, reasonable stuff, that's been converted into hype by means of journalism.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Any situation that needed this kind of equipment should be handed off to the Feds, National Guard or Military.. What an assfull of wasted money. Of course these cops (I love our proper police btw) are just dying to use this new toy and will soon be using it to smash in someones house because they're growing a few plants. Im curious who is libel for the damage once they do smash in a house, building,or train car only to find out the suspect is innocent. Ginormous waste of money.
      kathl
      • 1 Year Ago
      Like we need to spend taxpayer money on this? Are we in a war zone or what??
      Jack
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow! This thread is sure bringing out the cop-hating crazies! I guess they think that if we removed all cops from our cities, towns and highways that we'd all be a lot safer. Utter foolishness.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Can anyone say heading more and more towards POLICE STATE? Unfortunately everything that could be used for good is eventually abused and there is abuse of power.
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