Peek-a-Boo, I See Blue

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The NYCLU (New York Civil Liberties Union) has developed a mobile phone app for Android that allows you to make a video of any police action you observe, and then forward it to the NYCLU. The app is called “Stop and Frisk Watch.” My guess is that it’s going to be a lot easier for a bystander to video police harassment than the person actually being harrassed by the police. (Supposedly, “the right to record on-duty officers is legally protected.” Oh, sure—tell that to the Nazi pointing a gun at you. Before you, the harrassed, even get your hands on your phone, the Nazi will probably have already pointed a gun in your face and told you to put your hands behind your back so that he can handcuff you.)

2:41 pm on June 7, 2012