Scared that your interaction with the police might get you killed? That’s a reality for many of us.
Well, there may be an app for that.
As of late, more and more people are speaking out after the police killing of George Floyd, but how do we share with the world what we’ve known for decades: that our men and women have been dying at the hands of corrupt police officers? Apple launched a feature for Siri in 2018 called Shortcuts that lets you streamline tasks with a single Siri command, and now due to recent protests, it’s in the spotlight once again.
That’s because one iPhone user created a shortcut that prompts your iPhone to record police interactions after saying the phrase: “Hey Siri, I’m getting pulled over.” The app has gained popularity again with the spotlight on race and police brutality in the weeks leading up to and after the George Floyd killing.
According to Business Insider, Robert Petersen of Arizona developed the shortcut, called Police, which monitors police interactions so you have a record of what happened