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ACLU of Oregon’s Mobile Justice | ACLU of Oregon

3 May

ACLU of Oregon’s Mobile Justice | ACLU of Oregon.




The ACLU of Oregon Mobile Justice smartphone app was created to empower individuals to hold Oregon law enforcement agencies accountable for their actions. Read our press release about the app. It has four main features:

RECORD – allows individuals to capture exchanges between police officers and themselves or other community members in video files that are automatically emailed to the ACLU of Oregon. 

WITNESS – gives individuals the option to alert nearby Mobile Justice App users when they are stopped by police in order to  witness and document the interaction. 

REPORT – gives individuals the option to provide a more-detailed account of their interactions with police in an incident report, which will be transmitted directly to the ACLU of Oregon.

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS – provides an overview of your rights in Oregon when encountering law enforcement.

When interacting with law enforcement, exercise caution when attempting to use the app to document your exchange. Your safety depends on your ability to clearly communicate your actions and to remain calm.

  1. Announce that you are reaching for your phone.
  2. Announce that you are attempting to access the app to record the exchange.
  3. If the officer forbids or prevents you from doing so, do not argue or resist. Follow the officers instructions. If your rights have been violated, your attorney will argue your case later. 
  4. If the officer attempts to touch your screen in an effort to destroy the evidence you’ve captured, don’t worry. The moment the recording is stopped it will automatically be sent to the ACLU of Oregon.

*The app is only available on the Android at this time. An iPhone version will follow.

Read our app privacy policy.


Twitter / Notifications

7 Apr

What is projectbrainsaver to me?

The society I live in uses ‘gate keepers’ to control itself. These gate keepers limit society by disallowing the passage of many whose input would be beneficial to that society.
The society, as can be seen right now, is suffering. It needs all of us to make this work.

Imagine a jigsaw. Each of us is made up from jigsaw pieces. From the beginnings of our interactions with others our own personal jigsaw pieces are put down. Some of those pieces are put into the wrong places, no matter how well meaning the intent to speed the process of growth or… whatever.
If we are unlucky we have multiple pieces hammered into the wrong places, for us, and this then sets us on an unsatisfactory roadway through life, something always feeling not quite right… but never a chance to sit down and work out what pieces were out of place and what to do to replace them and rework the knowledge trail, the story arcs, that have resulted from this hammering of wrong pieces into other place holes.
projectbrainsaver is designed to help with this.

privately. personally. without bias.

What is Critical Race Theory? | UCLA School of Public Affairs | Critical Race Studies

27 Oct

What is Critical Race Theory? | UCLA School of Public Affairs | Critical Race Studies.

The Theory.

Critical Race Theory was developed out of legal scholarship. It provides a critical analysis of race and racism from a legal point of view. Since its inception within legal scholarship CRT has spread to many disciplines.  CRT has basic tenets that guide its framework. These tenets are interdisciplinary and can be approached from different branches of learning.

National Center For Women and Policing

25 Oct

National Center For Women and Policing


Police Family Violence Fact Sheet

Two studies have found that at least 40% of police officer families experience domestic violence, (1, 2) in contrast to 10% of families in the general population.(3) A third study of older and more experienced officers found a rate of 24% (4), indicating that domestic violence is 2-4 times more common among police families than American families in general. A police department that has domestic violence offenders among its ranks will not effectively serve and protect victims in the community.5, 6, 7, 8 Moreover, when officers know of domestic violence committed by their colleagues and seek to protect them by covering it up, they expose the department to civil liability.7

U.S. To Pay Navajo Nation $554 Million In Largest Tribal Settlement In History

27 Sep

U.S. To Pay Navajo Nation $554 Million In Largest Tribal Settlement In History.


What pathetic sums are paid for appalling past wrongs by all governments.

Compare the sums to lottery wins.

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