This App could help Combat Racial Profiling during Traffic Stops
Like many people of color, Mbye Njie says he’s been racially profiled by police. And like many people of color — he’s fed up. Now, Njie is working towards a solution to minimize unnecessary stops, searches and arrests.
Following Mike Brown’s death in August 2014, Njie started working on ways to help combat racial profiling, and believed video evidence of such instances could make a huge difference in many cases.
This spring, 34-year-old Njie began working on Legal Equalizer, an app that records individuals’ encounters with police, assesses the individual’s offense and educates them on their rights.
Njie, who is an insurance salesman by day, has made this app his passion project and said he hopes it will prevent officers from abusing their power and getting away with it.