ACLU Phone App Records Police Contact - May, 2015

ACLU Phone App Records Police Contact

In a perhaps reverse-surveillance development, the ACLU, Southern California branch, has developed and released for California residents a phone-app that automatically forwards video of a police-encounter to the ACLU, as well as alerting other app-users nearby that an incident is occurring.  Several ACLU branches in other states (Missouri, New York, and Oregon) have similar apps.

Sources:  Andrew Tarantola, “California ACLU chapter unveils police-monitoring video app,” April 30, 2015:; California ACLU:

by Neil Leithauser
Associate Editor