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App Called "Uber for Police" Summons Authorities to Deal With "Suspicious People" Reports

Posted by Steve Schram on April 22, 2016 at 10:36 AM

Originally published on April 21, 2016 on Tech mic by Jack Smith IV.

Shouldn't reporting a crime in 2016 be as efficient as calling a car, ordering a pizza or checking your bank balance, especially when personal safety could be at risk? Crime is everywhere; where's the app for that?

In New Orleans, a wealthy real estate developer teamed up with the local police to launch a new app called French Quarter Task Force, an app where you can upload photos of possible criminals or "suspicious" people and get an officer from a special task force immediately dispatched to investigate.

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