The 'Stop and Frisk' Tool Allows Passersby to Videotape Searches

 - Jun 14, 2012
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It is the 'Stop and Frisk' app's goal to counteract acts of police brutality that can go easily unnoticed, as the emotionally-charged movie 'Crash' so dramatically depicted.

The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) has launched this technology, allowing witnesses to file incidence reports of police searches as they happen, in an effort to protect the citizens on NYC against the notorious frisk-happy NYPD. These passersby are prompted to specify whether violence, sexual comments or weapons were used. They are also given the option of uploading video and audio content of the scene, which can be accessed by anybody who has the app.

With so much power granted to authorities, police often go unquestioned -- this app harnesses the power of mobile technology to hold officers accountable and honest.