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NYCLU Releases “Stop and Frisk Watch” Phone App to Fight Back Against NYPD Stops

Easily the most sophisticated app of its kind, and a creative use of technology to monitor police stops:

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….

Last year, the NYPD stopped and interrogated people 685,724 times, a more than 600 percent increase in street stops since Mayor Bloomberg’s first year in office when there were only 97,296 stops. Nine out of 10 of people stopped were innocent, meaning they were neither arrested nor ticketed. About 87 percent were black or Latino.

Via New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) – American Civil Liberties Union of New York State.

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