Sends you a push notification every time the police end someone's life in the United States.
Ratings and Reviews
From CityLab: "These eight people have all been fatally shot by police since Monday. You’d know that already if you had “Archives + Absences,” an app that sends you push notifications whenever a cop kills somebody in the U.S.”
Well done, well designed, great service, important cause. I definitely recommend you download this app.
Useful & Unfortunately Needed
I needed to restart the phone once in order to to get the map to load at all, The map did take a bit long to load the first time but thereafter the map becomes responsive and visualizes the data in an interesting manner.
I can appreciate how some reviewers feel like it would be useful to capture police deaths and the app developer could do this, it might even further illustrate the disproportionality of the problem, (46 LEOs lost their lives to gunfire or assault while 1204 civilians died during interactions with police in 2015).
What this app does is provide visibility and awareness of civilian deaths which often do not make the news, whereas non-accidental officer deaths generally make the nightly news. It also helps raise awareness that many of the civilians killed are not thugs, or even individuals with a history of law breaking.
Great app, needs map improvements
It should be that when you click on the name in the app, or the notification with the name, that you're brought to that person's location on the map. It's unfortunate that I have a name but when I want to spread awareness I have to go elsewhere to find the location of the event. The map proves useful only if you're not looking for a specific name. Great concept though but please hear me out!!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.