ACLU of Michigan Mobile Justice, modeled after the NYCLU “Stop and Frisk” app by Quadrant 2, is one way to hold Michigan Law Enforcement Agencies accountable for their actions. If you see something, say something by using ACLU of Michigan Mobile Justice to document the police interactions you see.
HOW TO USE THE APP:
Simply open the app and hit the record button at the top of the screen and the application will use your phone’s camera to record both audio and video. To stop recording, simply shake the phone or manually press the ‘click to stop’ button. This video is automatically sent to the ACLU of Michigan as soon as you stop recording.
After each recording you will be prompted to fill out a short incident report. You can bypass the incident report by simply pressing cancel; however, we encourage you to fill it out so we can learn more about what you saw. Required fields in the incident report are marked ‘required.’ If you are unsure of the information asked in the incident report, simply mark ‘unsure’. Finally, press the ‘submit the incident report button’ to send your incident report to the ACLU of North Carolina.
This feature allows you to know if people around you are getting stopped by the police. When others in your area use Mobile Justice, you will get a message reporting where the police stop is happening. If the dot is green, it means the ‘witness’ feature is activated. If the dot is red it means the ‘witness’ feature is not activated and you will not receive reports on where police activity is happening. This feature is especially useful for community groups who monitor police activity. Be sure to go to “my settings” to turn on “broadcast my location” in order for the ‘witness’ function to operate.
This function allows you to access the incident report. You can use this function to report a police interaction you saw or experienced, even if you didn’t film it. Be sure to hit the ‘submit’ incident report button so that your responses are sent to the ACLU of Michigan.
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Although it is unfortunate that we need something like this. I’m glad that we have it. It seems like every week there is another incident involving police and citizens, usually unarmed people of color. While some people make cynical comments, the reality is that we have a problem in our community that this app could help address.
I'm glad something like this exists!
Police brutality does happen, so I'm glad an app exists now to record, catalog, and collect these instances. It doesn't affect the good cops and keeps the bad ones accountable. I hope one comes out for every state!
Excellent tool to help keep your interactions with police documented! Helps keep you safe!
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