Stop & Frisk Watch
By Quadrant 2, Inc.
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
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.
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.
Needs an update
The idea is great, but there are design flaws. The 'shake to stop recording' isn't the best idea, but I guess that doesn't matter because it doesn't even work.
As a matter of fact, I can't get the video to stop recording at all, not even by pushing the icon that says it will stop it.
There needs to be an icon to immediately upload like in the ad I saw for the ACLU nationwide app that just came across my feed on Facebook. That's a great feature, and this NY version needs it.
Could be better
This is a good app but would be great if it could simultaneously upload while recording, because some police officers are fresh enough to grab your Phone and erase the video it's happened to me twice already, the app should be able to protect those who are being targeted by the police example driving alone which is when most likely cops will violate your rights when no one else is around to record for you, I always record when I get pulled over.
- Category: Utilities
- Released: Feb 06, 2013
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 6.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Quadrant 2, Inc.
- © New York Civil Liberties Union
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.