SIDEKIK: Concept App for Traffic Stops: Attorneys on Demand (video link)Submitted by Philosopher of ... on Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:18
New Concept App using Crowdfunding Campaign to develop concept.
Here's how it works: You encounter police in some capacity. You launch the app. You get an attorney on Video Call and the entire call is saved securely offsite for later use as Evidence.
Here is an Interesting Story from the comment section of the CopBlock page:
Potential Complaint about App:"...I've never seen or heard of someone being successfully defended from civil rights violations by their lawyer over the phone..."
"I have. In fact, the day after my partners ran the idea of Sidekik by a San Francisco defense attorney, the attorney received a panicked call from a client who was on probation and had just been pulled over by SFPD. Due to the previous day's conversation with my partners, the attorney decided to test the Sidekik concept and told his client to keep their call connected on speakerphone and leave the phone on the center console.
When the officer arrived he began to harass the attorney's client saying he was going to beat him and take him to jail, at which point the client spoke down to the phone and asked his attorney what to do. The officer asked who he was talking to, the client said "my attorney," and the officer replied with "well, everything looks in order here," and hurried back to his squad car and drove away. This is just one of many times in which an attorney on a phone has saved their client from having their rights violated. They are almost never reported, because the attorney stops the rights violations from happening in the first place."
(One of the creators writes...)
Potential Repercussions for Police Departments:
If enough people start using Sidekik then police departments across the country will be faced with a Maywood, CA situation. In early June of 2010 the City of Maywood received a notice that their insurance was being cancelled, primarily due to the number of complaints filed against the police department. When the city tried getting coverage from other insurers, no insurance company would cover them. Maywood councilman Felipe Aguirre said, “Nobody will insure us, not as long as we have the police department.”
Think of all the people who get harassed: checkpoints, BS traffic stops, people filming, people marching, people open carrying .... they'd all have IMMEDIATE representation by video & have it stored offsite as evidence.
One Question: How much would an app like this cost ? Attorneys cost a lot for a reason....
Watch the 2:23 video on the CopBlock Page - they deserve the traffic:
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