ACLU of North Carolina Mobile Justice, modeled after the NYCLU “Stop and Frisk” app developed by Quadrant 2, is one way to hold North Carolina Law Enforcement Agencies accountable for their actions. If you see something, say something by using ACLU of North Carolina 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 North Carolina 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 North Carolina.
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Ratings and Reviews
I see some people were having trouble stopping the recording. That function works fine for me, either by touching the "stop" button, touching the screen anywhere or by shaking. If you are having that problem try deleting and reinstalling the app.
Let's hope this is never needed
You have rights when dealing with the police. You have the right to remain silent. You have the right to an attorney. You have a right to record the police, provided your recording does not cause interference with the police performance of their duties.
This app is set up so that if you witness police misconduct, you have the ability to report it to the NC chapter of the ACLU.
It is an app whose existence is necessary, but I also wish I will never have to use.
Wish this app worked!
Several months ago, I tried this app but it did not work so I deleted it. Today I tried it again. It got stuck in one page and there was no way to move on so ACLU -NC please fix and re-test with several of your staff then advise your members. This would be a great idea...if only it worked! Dang! Deleting again!!!!
- Quadrant 2, Inc.
- 56.4 MB
- Photo & Video
- Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, Arabic, French, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2015 ACLU of North Carolina
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.