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ACLU has your back during your next police encounter with "Police Tape"

0. phoneArena posted on 06 Jul 2012, 02:28

Next time you have an accounter with the police, you can protect your rights and confirm your side of the story with the ACLU's "Police Tape," which secretly records both video and audio on your handset just in case you need to prove your side of the story...

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posted on 06 Jul 2012, 02:41

1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

There was another app (and story about the app as well) where the app records the users GPS data. In the story, the app provided proof that the handset's owner was not speeding while the Po-Po claimed they were speeding and submitted 'evidence' from a radar gun to substantiate the charge. When the judge asked the Po-Po when the radar gun was last calibrated (or whatever is done to confirm the reading is accurate), the Po-po's response was "I don't recall...." Case dismissed.

Does anyone remember which app that was? It was supposed to be on the Android market.

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 17:51

2. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

I remember that article. I'd like to know too!

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 19:22

3. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

I was hoping Daniel might join the discussion, since he was kind of the only one doing the heavy lifting posting articles on PA at the time.

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 20:52

4. aoikemono27 (Posts: 177; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)

Yeah the poor (ghetto) writing in this article and the shady stop-motion video as well as the supposed audio recording, which I think is considered illegal wiretapping whether you like it or not, makes me pass on this. Someone else also mentioned an app that records GPS location and time. I dunno how reliable something like that would be, and its completely up to the judge's whim.

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