In light of the recent high-profile killings of
Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and countless
other Black people at the hands of police.
tension between members of the police
force and civilians are higher than ever.
If you’re worried about being treated unfairly
by cops if and when you get pulled over.
a good samaritan named Robert Petersen has
created a Shortcut that will automatically
record your interaction as evidence.
The Shortcut, called “I’m getting pulled over,” “pauses
any music that may be playing, turns down your
brightness and volume and turns on Do Not Disturb”.
It then “sends a message to the contact of your
choosing letting them know you’re being pulled
over and what your current location is”.
Finally, it “opens your front camera and
starts a video recording so you have a
video record of being pulled over”.
Once the encounter is over and you stop
recording, your phone “sends a copy of the video
to a contact you specify … and gives you the
option to send to iCloud Drive or Dropbox”.
All you have to do to activate it is
say, “Hey Siri, I’m getting pulled over”.
The Shortcut, which utilizes the
Shortcuts app launched in 2018, is “the
civilian equivalent” of a police officer’s
body cam, according to Petersen.
Though Petersen’s app is only available for iPhone
users, similar apps like Stop and Frisk Watch are
available for both Android and iPhone devices