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Mr. Checkpoint App Aims to Reduce Police Abusing Their Power

In an effort to reduce police brutality, the MrCheckpoint app maps where cops hide out for checkpoints — and lets users report if officers are abusing their power. 🚨

Mr. Checkpoint Aims to Map Police Violence and Abuses

To expose police violence and abuses, Sennett Devermont created Mr. Checkpoint to fight for your rights through activism. He first started the service to report the exact locations of DUI checkpoints across California. From Rodney King to Sandra Bland, the proliferation of video evidence in police activity has played a major role in exposing police brutality, and the racial disparities in the U.S. criminal justice system. 1,165 people were killed by police in America in 2018 according to Mapping Police Violence. 99% of the officers involved in the killings were not charged with a crime based on data from the Washington Post.

In 2011, Devermont was wrongfully arrested for a DUI. Thanks to a recording and a blood test, he won a $70,000 settlement. Since 2011, the service has shifted from identifying checkpoints to holding law enforcement accountable.

Sennett states his cause, “I'm from Los Angeles, born and raised, and you know FTP, you know, really is known as f--- (bleep) the police, and I'm not for saying that, I don't think it's productive and I don't think anything positive happens from that, but I think that saying that's so popular, comes from a real pain that people have felt with police. And so what I would say is AFTP: Always Film The Police, and the idea is that filming police is a First Amendment right, because they're public servants.”

Mr. Checkpoint is now aiming to go nationwide with the new technology innovation app for law justice. Users will not only be able to report on checkpoints, but also upload pictures and videos of encounters with law enforcement, that will be shared and rated by the public.

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06/04/2019 12:00 PMupdated: 06/04/2019 1:46 PM

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  • Luis R.
    03/11/2020 23:33

    Por que no la usan para los criminales también sólo graban al policía graben también lo que pasó antes

  • Roger T.
    03/06/2020 21:15

    Keep up the good work, lots of bad cops out there today and these cameras are starting to catch them, THAT'S WHY THEY HATE THESE CAMERAS.

  • Maynor G.
    03/05/2020 12:49

    The app is just another way to tell drug dealers or any other criminals where the cops are at. ( maybe they should do an app for the criminals) lol

  • William G.
    03/05/2020 03:16

    The government is above the laws that they enforce. No other explanation.

  • Jessica M.
    03/04/2020 15:12

    Why the hell is “Brut” on my feed. You idiots I don’t want you here!

  • Leiza M.
    03/04/2020 12:39

    Is the post completely anonymous though? I would hate for the crooked cops to find the person that posted and pin something on them

  • Guy-Micheal A.
    03/04/2020 05:15

    I thought I had a right to travel through the country without being asked to show my papers. But I guess the Constitution is just trash now

  • William G.
    03/04/2020 00:15

    Nice! Downloading asap!!!

  • Reid L.
    03/03/2020 23:21

    Maybe you could do something a little more productive than this but eventually you're going to have to leave your parents basement

  • David A.
    03/03/2020 22:16

    If you think this is bad. Try to going a different country and see how they operate.

  • Haywood A.
    03/03/2020 19:47

    Thank you from moms

  • Bryan M.
    03/03/2020 18:05

    It's a small percentage of what happens.

  • Jacob D.
    03/03/2020 17:23

    Those check points end in more petty arrests than they do drunk driving arrests. I get your logic though.

  • Emily M.
    03/03/2020 16:16

    Pls dont identify dui checkpoints????? Like really!!! Giving the people that drink and drive and kill people a safe map home? Ridiculous.

  • Nofoto H.
    03/03/2020 16:01

    My husband left me for another after woman 6 month of marriage, i was heart broken , didn't even have anything to care for our little ones and that's why i will never wish any woman to face the torture and humiliations i faced three months back when my husband treated me like a maid,fool, and just like house wife, he never showed me any drop of love apart from insulting me in his friends' presence .I remember one night my best friend called and informed me how my husband was in a bar spending lots of money on alcohol with his new girl friend. On that same day he gave an engagement Ring to her because it was her birthday.I cried and wanted to leave him that day but didn't want to lose him because i loved him so much and besides he meant everything to me since we were in a foreign country and he was the only one i knew and trusted. he never allowed me to go anywhere or make friends so he was all i had.He came back in the morning and called me all sorts of names with insults and ordered me to leave his house.He could always leave me in the house alone with the kids, sometimes with no food and went out to have fan with his girl friend. I was just like a maid to him the only difference i wasn't paid. Was very unhappy with him until my best friend connected me to Dr shamina who casted a very strong spell on him and after 16 hours of casting the spell my husband apologized for all the pain he caused to me and broke up with the stupid girlfriend who could only advise him to go to bars/parks and drink. Am really grateful and indeed my story is worth sharing such that someone out there can also get a chance to be helped in any way possible. Neither did i believe that there were some spell casters that are really strong like MAMA you can call/WhatsApp her +27673785858. on Since then am very happy with my husband

  • Alexander M.
    08/01/2019 00:46

    Maybe don't be dicks & confront the police when they do their job just using my brain here

  • Thomas R.
    07/31/2019 17:08

    When are people going to take action, don't let them get away with it rise up and do something.

  • John W.
    07/31/2019 00:19

    Don't call the police when you truly need them because they might abuse you lll

  • John W.
    07/31/2019 00:17

    Uploading dui check points that is just endangering people's lives

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