ACLU helps people record the police

David Kravets from Threat Level writes about this in his article “ACLU Phone App Lets You Shoot the Cops.” Currently available for Android, and coming for the iPhone, this app shoots and automatically uploads video footage to ACLU servers. The app can provide location data and information such as the names of the officers involved as well. Currently available only in New York City, the app was created in response to “the New York Police Department having stopped, frisked and interrogated people at least 685,724 times last year alone. About 87 percent of those stopped were black or Latino, and 90 percent of those stopped were neither ticketed nor arrested.”

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