After a couple of negative interactions with what he calls “unscrupulous cops”, Rick took the initiative to outfit his ride with some cutting-edge technology.
And he founded Veterans Against Police Abuse to encourage others to do the same – use technology to create a transparent record of interactions. That, he says, is the surest way to bring-about a safer society.
To learn more about the technology in Rick’s ride, check out this page on his site, which includes links to many of the devices housed in his car.
Rick also notes his excitement about an app he’s involved with developing called iCitizen, which
will 1) secure vital evidence and 2) activate a community network to help ensure law enforcement interaction with an individual is lawful, and to help provide accountability if it is not, and 3) collect and present analytical data on the nature of law enforcement interaction.
It was awesome to have crossed-paths with Rick at the Police Accountability Summit in Austin and to learn of his proactivity. I’m really glad too that he took the time to give CopBlock.org an overview of his set-up as it’ll undoubtedly encourage some to take steps to better-protect themselves against those unscrupulous road pirates.