March 9, 2021

Combating Racial Profiling with smartphone App: Legal Equalizer

Combating Racial Profiling with smartphone App: Legal Equalizer

Mbye Njie, Founder of Legal Equalizer App and Activist


Join Sgt. Tom Datro and his guest Mbye Njie, an activist, who, after seeing the fallout from the Michael Brown case in 2015 and his own unpleasant encounters with police, set out to make a systematic change and help other BIPOC by founding Legal Equalizer. The mobile app allows users to capture police encounters after being pulled over, automatically notify loved ones in real-time, provide information on legal rights involving that encounter, and receive real-time legal advice.

In this episode you'll learn: 

  • Ways to help protect yourself during traffic stops or other encounters (e.g. hate crime, school shooting)
  • How to help deescalate incidents of racial profiling
  • Tips for overcoming adversity
  • Ways people can get involved in their communities and be part of the change
  • Njie talks about PD's internal "don't snitch" policy

 

Connect with Mbye Njie on: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mbyenjie/

Download the App: https://legalequalizer.com/

 

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