“I’m Getting Arrested” App for Immigrants
The New American Media’s Valeria Fernandez writes that this app will “allow users to notify family, friends, attorneys and even their consulate when they get pulled over by law enforcement or when they are facing an emergency situation that puts their safety or civil rights at risk.” Not only will the app send a pre-set list of people information about the user’s location, it also records the date and time of the incident and can record audio or video. It can also store that data in a Web interface.
The app also informs the user of their civil rights if they are arrested. It could provide assistance in that moment of decision-making, and help immigrant advocates search for undocumented immigrants who have disappeared into the detention system.