the bodycams have mysteriously been “turned off” or “malfunctioned” so they don’t have a record of the incident.
One of my favorite features of this shortcut is the ability to send your location to a contact. That is vital when it comes to people coming for help, possibly your lawyer, family member, or assistant.
While there’s nothing like the feeling when a Black person gets pulled over: your heart races, your blood pressure goes up, sweating starts and you start thinking about whether you might die during a simple traffic stop (smh), this may help those who want to help you.
“It seemed to me that if you’re getting pulled over it couldn’t hurt to have a recording of the incident,” Petersen said to Business Insider in a direct message in 2018. “The police these days in many places have body cams, so this could be the civilian equivalent.”