That’s what happens when authority doesn’t match responsibility. We grant non- or semi-sentient entities authority but forget about the responsibility part.
In the case of police dogs, they’re “sworn officers” (in many if not all USA states) and the penalties for injuring or killing them carries additional penalties over other dogs. A police dog can “alert” to a potential suspect’s car smelling of … something … and poof, the human officer has probable cause to search a vehicle … regardless of how accurate the animal has been in the past.
In the above instance, someone appears to have perjured themselves by issuing a Witness Statement from a creature that isn’t mentally competent to issue itself.
In even more bizarre circumstances, assets such as cash and vehicles can be sued in some twisted legal proceedings called asset forfeitures or civil forfeitures. Hence those assets appear to have standing in court. I have to wonder what happens if someone that has received a speeding ticket from Officer Speedtrap or Officer Red Light Camera calls the machine to testify.
In the case of speed traps, a human officer appears to sign on behalf of a non-sentient machine. The officer wasn’t there, but the citation bears the human officer’s name and the machine-logged date, time, and location. Again, looks like perjury to me.
I’m not a lawyer, so don’t try this at home kids, but I’m happy to call out corruption and invented rights that throw the whole balance of justice out of whack.
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