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Smartphone App Allows Californians To Send Encounters With Police To ACLU

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CBS San Francisco

LOS ANGELES (KCBS) – A smartphone app has been launched in California that allows users to record encounters with police that will be automatically submitted to their local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.

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The Mobile Justice app is available for both Android and Apple devices, said Peter Bibring, a senior staff attorney at the ACLU of Southern California and director of police practices for the ACLU of California.

“If you open the app, there’s a record button. Once that’s activated, it records video,” said Bibring. “Once the user hits stop, that video is automatically uploaded to the ACLU.”

“If the video is deleted, lost or destroyed, and we’ve had a couple of instances, [including] one high-profile incident in Southern California of law enforcement destroying the camera of the phone of someone who was recording a police action. The video will be preserved. It also…

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Retired and living with my partner, dog and a cat colony on the slope of Mauna Loa. Would rather be living in Palm Springs, California and hope to return there some day. Meanwhile enjoy swimming, walking/hiking and bicycling, trying to maintain my home and property despite really wanting to burn it to the ground. And a little photography. Interested in LGBTQI, environmental and social justice issues.

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