Rights abuses lead to ‘Stop and Frisk Watch’
smartphone app to defend civil liberties
Program length – 2:35
Stop, Frisk, Record
By JOSHUA BRUSTEIN
New York Times
APP: Stop and Frisk Watch
Last fall, Jason Van Anden, a computer developer from Brooklyn, made an app called I’m Getting Arrested for Occupy Wall Street protesters. Now, he has designed an app for people who see other people who may be about to get arrested.
The Stop and Frisk Watch app, which Mr. Van Anden designed for the New York Civil Liberties Union, is intended to be used by community groups documenting stop-and-frisk actions by the New York Police Department. It is being distributed free for Android devices only; an iPhone version is expected this summer.
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