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New York City mayor Eric Adams. What a guy.

New York City mayor Eric Adams. What a guy. Just when you think the crazy can’t get any more, well, crazy, the man surpasses himself time and time again. If his bar gets any lower, we’ll hit China Syndrome any day soon. Not only do we have the return of his nazi inspired Stop and Frisk police “tactic” as well as the forced removal of mentally ill individuals from the streets, now we have the prospect of the return of DigiDog.

DigiDog is a four-legged, mobile robot that resembles the body shape and dynamic of a sleek dog. However, unlike a “regular” dog that chases sticks or maybe fetches your slippers, DigiDog sports a surveillance camera. Yep, your four-legged friend, at least the kind that Eric Adams likes, will have the ability to monitor what you are doing, when you are doing it and who you are doing it with.

True to form, Adams is continuing to chip away at the rights and dignity of every day New Yorkers. DigiDog is just the latest manifestation of that. The canine snooper had been trialed before in the city, just a few years ago. However, the subsequent outcry led to its swift withdrawal. Adams, tone deaf to public opinion as ever, has decided that no, screw what the people of NYC want, what’s more important is what I want. And that’s dictatorial oppression of the city’s citizens.

Adams has tried to dress up this exercise of digital canine snooping by stating that he will be asking “community” leaders if they want robot dogs policing their community. That in itself is complete garbage. Can we identify one time, just one time, when Adams has paid no heed whatsoever as to the needs and opinions of the communities that he is supposed to oversee as city mayor. The reality is, Adams is a sock puppet of the 1% billionaire classes and it is very much in their interests to see DigiDogs unleashed nationwide across urban America. Then there’s cost. Two DigiDogs cost in the combined sum of $750,000.00. Whichever way you look at that, that’s a lot of money that could be spend on far better causes and not to fan the flames of Adams’ ever burning ego.

And don’t for a minute think that Adams will stop there with his perverse use of technology. Adams, in conjunction with the NYPD, is also looking to pilot what is described as a “fully autonomous outdoor security robot.” The NYPD have said that the robot will be used to “collect intelligence.” So, if right now you are thinking Terminator or RoboCop, then you are not alone. While those two characters were great for entertainment, this latest twist in Adams’ twisted mind, is in no way entertaining. It’s harrowing and yet another deeply concerning attempt to further erode the rights and well-being of New Yorkers.

As you know, we at TIP Nation are passionate believers in the transformative power of technology for the good. Diametrically opposed to that is Adams and his efforts to warp technology to the detriment of the vast majority. Adams has stated that “we cannot be afraid of the technology.” That’s all well and good on paper, but we have every reason to be afraid of Adams and his swamp-fevered imagination when it comes to further ways to surveille New Yorkers and further weaponize the police.

You have to hand it to Adams though. He has somehow managed to combine tacky gimmickry with further fascist intrusion on the privacy of New Yorkers. It would be laughable if fit wasn’t so sinister. We’ve said it before, we’ll say it again and will keep on saying it – Eric Adams is not fit for office and needs to be recalled with immediate effect. The people of NYC are a tough breed and have been through a lot in the last few years (think COVID, think Trump). Yet even they have a limit. Adams is quite happy to keep pushing his luck with the city’s citizens with every passing day, such as robot technology to oppress people even more so.

Adams is increasingly playing with fire and is as sure as day going to get burnt. New Yorkers will inevitably push back against his tyrannical shenanigans. Every dog has its day – and Adams’ day was a long, long time ago. It’s time for Adams and his robotic toys of repression to be consigned to the trash can of history, where they all belong, once and for all.


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