Stop & Frisk watch is an easy way to hold the NYPD accountable for its actions.
Stop and Frisk Watch app allows bystanders to fully document stop-and-frisk encounters and alert community members when a street stop is in progress. It has three primary functions:
•Record: This allows the user to film an incident with audio by simply pushing a trigger on the phone’s frame. When filming stops, the user immediately receives a brief survey allowing them to provide details about the incident. The video and survey will go to the NYCLU, which will use the information to shed light on the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk practices and hold the Department accountable for its actions.
•Listen: This function alerts the user when people in their vicinity are being stopped by the police. When other app users in the area trigger Stop and Frisk Watch, the user receives a message reporting where the police stop is happening. This feature is especially useful for community groups who monitor police activity.
•Report: This prompts the survey, allowing users to report a police interaction they saw or experienced, even if they didn’t film it.
The app includes a “Know Your Rights” section that instructs people about their rights when confronted by police and their right to film police activity in public.
Stop and Frisk Watch is intended for use by people witnessing a police encounter, not by individuals who are the subject of a police stop.
Ratings and Reviews
Where’s the Update!
I think my subject line pretty much explains my review!
Won't work at all soon
When I open it now, I get an alert saying it won't be supported in IOS 11, which is right around the corner. Hope they update this soon.
Great! But: Bambuser is better.
Bambuser is better. It starts streaming audio and video to a central server as soon as you start videoing so if the cops take your phone and/or trash it, which which they have a history of doing, there will still be a low resolution recording of your video available as evidence on a central server under your control. High-resolution video is kept on your phone and can be uploaded as bandwidth is available, later.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.