The ACLU releases SB 1070 smartphone app

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By Elaine Rita Mendus
Más Wired

Apparently, there really is an app for everything.

Working with ACLU has recently updated a bilingual app called “ACLU-AZ STOP SB 1070″, which allows Arizona citizens to document and report racial profiling by institutions of the law. It’s basically a social justice app to document racial profiling. The app is available on iOS and Android devices through a direct link hosted on the ACLU of Arizona’s website here. It is a free application, and the core features are a report function, as well as a copy of a person’s rights in regards to SB 1070 depending on where they are. – See more at: http://www.maswired.com/the-aclu-releases-sb-1070-smartphone-app/#sthash.RyQ7gWFA.dpuf”>OpenWatch Corporation, the ACLU has recently updated a bilingual app called “ACLU-AZ STOP SB 1070″, which allows Arizona citizens to document and report racial profiling by institutions of the law. It’s basically a social justice app to document racial profiling.

The app is available on iOS and Android devices through a direct link hosted on the ACLU of Arizona’s website here. It is a free application, and the core features are a report function, as well as a copy of a person’s rights in regards to SB 1070 depending on where they are.

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The report function (seen above) allows a person to identify what law agency detained them, document the date and time, location, as well as a description of the incident. The data is then plotted and added to the ACLU’s interactive map of the state. When on the map, a user is able to click on a specific marker and view more in-depth information about the incident. The App also allows a person to view his or her rights depending on the situation and location where they are detained.

The app is part of a larger ACLU Arizona campaign, United Against 1070, a campaign which “seeks to educate the public on their constitutional rights, document abuses and advocate for families and community members who have been unjustly impacted by SB 1070.” Arizonians can access the features of the application through the United Against 1070 page, as well as additional information. They can file an abuse report online or call a hotline to report abuse, download the above app, visit the ACLU’s YouTube page about SB 1070, rack abuse on the aforementioned map, and access valuable materials informing people of their rights when encountering police and SB 1070.

The same information is accessible on the ACLU’s Spanish page here for Spanish-preferring individuals.

(Featured Image: Lalo Alcaraz)

About Elaine Rita Mendus
Elaine Rita Mendus is a undergraduate student working on graduating college (someday soon). Her career interests include geopolitics, the Hispanic community, and urban planning. She really wouldn’t mind ending up a scriptwriter though…

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