In response to the recent talks about police brutality, three high school students have created an app called Five-O. This app could go a long way in documenting both good and bad experiences with the police.
App creators Ima, Caleb, and Asha Christian, Georgia siblings who are 16, 15, and 14 respectively, had been discussing instances of police brutality with their parents when they came up with the idea for the app. Their parents encouraged them to focus on solutions as opposed to the problem. In the app, people can rate the police they come in contact with as well as read a Know Your Rights section which includes laws and policies from the American Civil Rights Union.
The Christian children have been involved with in online programs such as MIT, K-12, and App Inventor where they learned coding. They have emphasized that the app is not just for instances of brutality and wrongdoing, but also could experiences with the police.
One of the major issues with brutality and misuse of power for police is that it is not documented. The same is true for instances that of the police truly protecting and serving. This app will do wonders in the reporting of both. Salute to the Christian children for their amazing work. The app is currently available for Android and iPhone.