by Christopher Robbins

“Today the New York Civil Liberties Union is releasing a free smartphone app that will allow users to record and report interactions with the police and submit them directly to the organization in real time.  The app, called Stop & Frisk Watch, is available in English and Spanish-language versions for Android users; an iPhone version will be released later this summer.  ‘We wanted to empower people to have a tool to fight back against discriminatory policing and this seemed like the easiest way to do that,’ NYCLU’s communication director Jennifer Carnig says.”
We need more apps like this.

Update:  Now with a handy info video:


Update 2:  A follow-up article on the NYPD’s response to the app:  NYPD Denounces Stop & Frisk App Before It’s Even Released