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There is Now an App that Sends a Push Notification to Your Phone Every Time Police Kill Someone


In 2014, Only 224 of 18,000 U.S law enforcement agencies reported a fatal shooting by their officers. The overwhelming majority of police departments are not required, nor seem to even care about reporting on the number of people they kill.

“It is unacceptable that The Washington Post and the Guardian newspaper from the U.K. are becoming the lead source of information about violent encounters between police and civilians. That is not good for anybody,” FBI Director James Comey lamented, last year, noting that the media is doing a better job than they are.

There is no real system in place to count the number of people killed by police, beyond the good work of independent media and advocacy groups. The FBI relies on a voluntary system where local police departments report data on deadly use of force — if they so choose.

Naturally, most departments refuse to submit data.

Thanks to the vigilance of concerned media and advocacy groups, however, cops are finding it quite hard to hide their violence.

In January 2016, police killed 113 people — at least one person was fatally gunned down by a cop every day that month. One particularly deadly day, January 27, saw ten people meet their fate, thanks to the police. On average, that is almost 4 people a day.

And there is no indication this tragic epidemic will end soon.

We know that American cops killed 113 people in January, not because the police told us about them, but because there are hard working people out there who care about this vital information.

Sites like  Fatal Encounters, or Cop Crisis, with its beautifully coded graphical interface, count police killings as a public service. Killed By Police also ran one of the most comprehensive databases on police killings as they listed 1,205 total killings by law enforcement for 2015, but hasn’t yet listed any statistics for 2016.

Last year, police killings reached such a level of media coverage, that even the Guardian got in on the tally with their project The Counted.

Until recently, Americans relied solely on the state to report their own killings — a truly futile cause.

However, thanks to the multiple sources counting police killings, these numbers are getting harder for police to departments to fudge. And now, thanks to an inventive journalist at The Intercept, Josh Begley, there is an app anyone can download to their smartphone that will alert them every time police kill someone.

The app, called Archives and Absences, sends the name of the person who was killed and where they were killed to your phone.

Counting killer cops just went mobile.

Below are the links to download the app for iPhone and Android.

Americans are finally beginning to understand that knowing how many people are being killed by their government is crucial to maintaining a free society. Now that we are counting them, and realizing that the number is startlingly high, the next question is, “What are we going to do about it?”

The Free Thought Project has been in the business of providing possible answers to that question for a long time now, and many of those answers have to do with Ending the War on Drugs. However, if you’d like a list of possible solutions, we’ve created a category of articles containing them, that can be found here, #Solutions.

Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world.

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  • Nah, I don’t want my phone going off every five minutes.

  • but who really wants to be notified that frequently ?

    • Be happy, if there would be an APP which notifies you every time a citizens is murdered by a legally privat owned gun, it would never let you sleep again.

  • scary. This thing should never beep but I know it will..

  • it’s another way they can id who’s watching them and track you.

  • Installed it now!

  • Is there a way for the app to notify only when they kill someone that wasn’t, let’s say, trying to kill them?

    • Well….considering cops lie and cover up police killings your statement has no relevation to the subject

    • How so? Cosidiering there are cops that are put in life threatening situations where deadly force is necessary for them to even walk away….

    • There’s some good ones, usually the ones too lazy for paperwork. But they’re trained to jump to conclusions. Shoot first ask questions later

    • I know quite a few and they’re trained to get home safe. For every bad one there’s a dozen good ones. Which ones get media attention? Just like minority crime. There’s plenty of people of minority ethnicity that aren’t criminals. Which ones get media coverage?

      I’m not saying things aren’t bad, or that there’s no bad cops or room for improvement, but things like this app create more animosity towards all cops (especially the good ones) and makes their jobs harder and more dangerous. That was the point of my original comment.

      There definitely needs to be more accountability for the bad ones as well as swift justice. But there also needs to be more notice and more praise for the ones that do a great job and actually want to help people

  • the damn app would be busy sending too many messages to people

  • Lol

  • Great, an app that will guarantee you get pissed off every couple of minutes. I’ll pass.

  • Fernando Moreno

  • But how does that….stop the police from killing people? WE already know how many people the police kill annually

  • State sponsored terrorism.

  • why? keeping score dose what exactly?

  • we don`t need counter`s

  • Might be more appropriate if everytime a cop gets killed, or when a drunk or doper kills someone

  • How about an app that WARNS users whenever a police killing just happened so they can fucking go flash mob the hell out of that situation and corner those fucking cowards.

  • How about a society that cares about the lives of the officers that protect their communities? Or a media that reports the deaths of officers killed in the line of duty. Your FB page is a joke.

  • Mandatory kill reports or they get defunded. It’s that simple.

  • Is this only for EEUU?

  • Artimus Prime

  • could we get an app that sends a message when a politician lies, or a welfare recipient commits fraud. How about whenever there is a lobbyist buying a politician or a bureacrat lying and pleading the 5th to congress?

  • Need one that notifies when there’s a marijuana related death as well, problem is … the app would never send a notification

  • Dirt McDirt

    Nice, now Law Enforcement agencies will no longer be able to forge false data given to the national level and hopefully will held 100% accountable for their action. If you are in Law Enforcement and are afraid for your own safety and not the safety of the General Public then become a Mall Cop you cowards!

  • Cam Alft

    ending the “war on drugs”would be the first battle…then patience and wait for the next battle!,we need to pick our battles very carefully now that the NWO is moving in and we will be(already are actually)the NAU,the new amerika,USSA!…….keep your powder dry

  • Lisa La Loca

  • Also you can use UPROOV.

  • It’s been awhile since I’ve seen posts about suspects being killed in the street. Is social media a contributor to the decrease or am I just ill informed?

    I did hear of a cyclist get a ticket and win in court…