Communities across the U.S. continue to suffer from over-policing, racial profiling and excessive use of force. Empowered by the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia, the Mobile Justice VA app is one way you can put a check on law enforacement misconduct wherever, whenever. With this app you can:
Record and submit incidents directly and securely to your local ACLU of Virginia affiliate using your phone camera.
Get instant location alerts from fellow app users witnessing incidents nearby.
Know your rights when encountering or witnessing an incident with law enforcement, and access the ACLU's full library of "Know Your Rights" materials at the click of a button.
Keep up-to-date on local and statewide actions and events hosted by the ACLU.
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Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
Updated for iOS 13
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Better Than Nothing
Since Bambuser shut down I had to try to find another live-streaming app. My state of WV doesn’t have one so I got the VA version. App shuts down often mid usage and auto sends reports to the ACLU without any sort of options to turn that off. A click of the lock button doesn’t stop the app from what I can tell which is good but that also doesn’t send the report should the police break your phone prior to your unlock (if wrong please correct).
Does it work?
When you click “witness incidents near me”, the app immediately crashes. When you get a notification that an incident is in progress and click it to ostensibly witness it or at least see a location, it just opens up google maps as wide as it’ll go, showing you a map of the world. With no markers for an incident location.
Will it actually record and stream to ACLU if I use this app in a moment of need? I have no clue. But based on how buggy and unusable it is from a witness standpoint, I’m going to take my chances and just record using my camera and upload to the app later if need be.
(Echoed sentiment) better than nothing.
If they at least really do get the vids sent to them as soon as the video ends, that indeed is much better than nothing. But the alerts not working vex my spirit. I live in a relatively dense city in Virginia, so getting these alerts isn’t uncommon- especially with widespread protests. I just wish it actually worked so I could find them and witness. That’s my real beef.
- Quadrant 2, Inc.
- 74 MB
- Photo & Video
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, French, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.