Thursday, April 26th - The Million Hoodies Movement for Justice, InterOcupy and Occupy Technology today announced the launch of a new tool (map.occupy.net) to help track and document incidents of police misconduct, violence, and victimization like stop and frisk.
Announcing the launch, Million Hoodies creator and organizer Daniel Maree said:
I am proud to announce that the Million Hoodies Movement for Justice has partnered with InterOccupy and the entire Occupy Movement to develop a new tool that will empower communities to track and identify incidents of police misconduct, violence, and victimization like stop and frisk.
This interactive map, which we officially launch here today, is powered by a free, open source platform called Ushahidi, which means "testimony" in Swahili, and was initially developed by my friend Ory Okolloh, to map post-election violence in Kenya in 2008, and has since been deployed in over a dozen countries tracking everything from disaster recovery efforts in Haiti and Japan to corruption and violence in Macedonia and Middle East, respectively.
It is my hope and our firm belief, that identifying and micro-targeting these hot spots of injustice throughout the country, will bring us one step closer to eliminating them altogether and reaffirming, in real-time, that the people united will truly never be defeated.