UPCOMING: GEORGIA TEENS CREATE APP ‘FIVE-O’ TO DOCUMENT POLICE ABUSE

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A trio of teenage siblings in Georgia have developed a groundbreaking app, designed to document both positive and negative interactions between police officers and citizens nationwide.

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It all began when Caleb Christian (14) found himself unsettled by the number of police abuse reports in the news. He decided that citizens need to be given a voice in order to fight against unfair treatment. At the same time, he believed that good examples of law enforcement should also be acknowledged. He and his two sisters Ima, a high school sophmore, and Asha, a Gwinnett School of  Math, Science, and Technology sophomore, got together to find a solution.

All well versed in Javascript, HTML, and CSS, thanks to their parents, the three of them created Five-O, an app that will be available to both Apple and Android platforms Monday, August 18th. It was created via Pinetart Inc., a mobile app development company. Caleb proudly noted, “we all contributed to the creation of the product.”

Their hopes for the app is that it becomes a contributing factor in creating reliable data on which counties provide fair law enforcement, and which ones need improvement. Ima explained:

We’d like to know which regions in the US provide horrible law enforcement services as well as highlight the agencies that are highly rated by their citizens. In addition to putting more power into the hands of citizens when interacting with law enforcement, we believe that highly rated police departments should be used as models for those that fail at providing quality law enforcement services

Asha added, “We expect that all parents will want this app for themselves and their kids. We hope it will be one of the must have apps on your mobile devices. Our goal is to make the app available to anyone, anywhere in the United States.”

 

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