— NYCLU (@nyclu) June 6, 2012
The NYCLU has released their “Stop & Frisk Watch” app for free to Android smart phones. If your device uses the Android OS, check out the Google Play store, download the app, and get involved in documenting instances of “stop and frisk” by the NYPD. Using technology similar to apps like CopRecorder and OpenWatch, the “stop and frisk” app allows users to discreetly record video, listen in to incidents, and then send those accounts directly to the NYCLU for review.
“Stop & Frisk Watch” also includes a handy feature that lists the rights of citizens if they find themselves confronted by police officers. The aim, according to the NYCLU website, is to “empower New Yorkers to monitor police activity and hold the NYPD accountable for unlawful stop-and-frisk encounters and other police misconduct.”
iPhone users can expect their version to hit the App Store by July 2012.