Black Americans have long faced the threat of police brutality. But nowadays, that threat is more visible because so many instances of brutality have been captured on cell phone video.
Now, some app developers are trying to make it easier for individuals to capture what’s happening during an encounter with law enforcement. Tech expert Omar Gallaga told Texas Standard host David Brown on Thursday that Apple’s Siri voice assistant will soon be able to activate video recording on an iPhone if you tell Siri that you’re being stopped by police. Gallaga said other apps are aiming to do the same thing.
What you’ll hear in this segment:
– How a Dallas-based team is crowdfunding development of a police-filming app
– What an ACLU app does for those who feel threatened by police
– How someone who wants to safely and ethically film police can do so
Web story by Shelly Brisbin.