Vancouver Protestors Photo: @champagnepaaaji / Twitter
Westman continues to react to the ongoing protests across North America. Here in Manitoba, a peaceful rally is set for Friday, to run in solidarity with those flooding the streets across the United States and Canada to protest acts of police violence. Protests triggered after George Floyd died during an arrest by police officers in Minneapolis on May 25. (An autopsy commissioned for Floyd's family found he died of asphyxiation.)
Yesterday I called for all Police Departments everywhere to make body cameras mandatory for all officers. Something done in a handful of departments, but not all. I've been told the Brandon Police Service for example, has cameras, but it can't be confirmed all officers are wearing them all the time and that they are in fact turned on. Well, I've discovered an iPhone shortcut to helps you record a potential confrontation, and then send to a contact discreetly. A tech whiz has come up with an iPhone shortcut that lets people subtly record the police when in a confrontation.
The shortcut, called Police, will let you tell Siri when you're being pulled over or confronted while protesting (you get the idea). The creator, Matthew Cassinelli, says the idea is to keep everyone safe and honest. It also notifies an emergency contact and when the recording is stopped and that contact gets a copy of the video.
Here’s what the shortcut does:
Just click on the link below for more info on how to make this happen for your phone. And be safe!