App alerts potential witnesses to police stop-and-searches nearby

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The American Civil Liberties Union has already provided a way for citizens to discretely capture their interactions with law enforcers with its Police Tape app. Now the Stop & Frisk Watch app coming out of New York is making it easier for passersby to record instances of the police stopping and searching local residents. According to Donna Lieberman, Executive Director of the New York Civil Liberties Union that created the app, "The NYPD’s own data shows that the overwhelming majority of people subjected to stop-and-frisk are black or Latino, and innocent of any wrongdoing." With Stop & Frisk Watch, community…

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