But this makes me want to send them a dollar or two.
NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – New Jersey’s branch of the American Civil Liberties Union has taken its mission of policing the police to smartphones.
The ACLU has released an app called “Police Tape” that lets users secretly record police stops.
The ACLU’s Alexander Shalom said the app is easy to use.
“There’s really only three buttons that the user needs to deal with,” Shalom said. “There’s a know your rights button that educates the citizen about their rights when encountering police on the street, in a car, in their home or when they’re going to be placed under arrest, and there’s a button to record audio and a button to record video.”
Of course there is an easier and cheaper app.
It’s called “Call your lawyer and then shut up”. Very early on in my blogging “career” I posted these two videos, and as a public service I thought I should post them again. Everyone should watch them once a year. For that matter fathers, and mothers, should make sure their children watch them once a year.
Don’t talk to Cops. Part I
From the point of view of the law professor.
Don’t talk to Cops. Part II
From the cops point of view
Be polite, just don’t talk.
IANAL so the above is not legal advice.