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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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19 comments

  • James M.
    06/04/2019 12:52

    I’m getting this

  • Brut
    06/04/2019 13:24

    For more on Mr. Checkpoint's efforts to expand nationwide: https://www.gofundme.com/nationwide-mrcheckpoint-app

  • Justin V.
    06/04/2019 17:39

    Hell of an idea, I like this a lot.

  • Tracy P.
    06/04/2019 18:46

    you are amazing!

  • ريتشارد ا.
    06/04/2019 20:06

    Fucking racists and killers police are freaks of USA

  • Charles M.
    06/04/2019 21:47

    The police just need to quit killing Blacks

  • Anas B.
    06/05/2019 00:46

    Police has mercy with people's

  • Nic V.
    06/05/2019 02:07

    What a great way to keep drunk drivers and illegals from getting caught. I just hope we can hold him accountable if someone uses this app to avoid a checkpoint and kills someone in the process

  • Evan T.
    06/06/2019 23:51

    Thank you

  • Suga M.
    06/08/2019 02:56

    Like this idea....It's just sad that even with video the police STILL walk bcuz these lousy jurors don't want to or feel like the police should be held accountable for their murders that they commit

  • Shelly H.
    06/08/2019 17:47

    No offense to anyone. Yes there are bad cops and good cops, and yes sometimes things go wrong, however, if people would stop and do as the officer asks, half these problems would not be there. It seems every time I see videos on this matter. It never shows what lead up to it. Never shows anything but the force. Or u see people arguing with the cops instead of just getting out the car. If u end up in jail, that's what the courts r for. Not for u to argue. To me it takes two.

  • Daniel M.
    06/10/2019 21:56

    The drunk driver is going to kill an innocent person because he avoided the DUI checkpoint because of this app..... maybe you're the next drunk driver victim

  • Loren S.
    06/12/2019 17:56

    Over a thousand pple killed by police is too fuckin much

  • KennethRay V.
    06/12/2019 18:29

    Great idea pretty ingenious

  • Joel G.
    6 days

    Sea agradecido que la policía en América todavía manda en la carretera y la respetan aquí en PR ese respeto lo perdieron y por eso la criminalidad está rampante

  • Paola Y.
    4 days

    !

  • Brittnkiko S.
    4 days

    #AFTP..

  • Diaz S.
    3 days

    Thank you

  • Cassandra V.
    2 days

    This is an awesome idea I support the police 💯 if their not doing anything wrong it shouldn’t bother them