Welcome to the Protection App - a two-way notification system that allows people the opportunity to watch over their fellow human beings and to notify people of critical incidents close by to them that could affect their own safety and well-being also.
Join this HUMAN RIGHTS EVOLUTION and invest into a technology that will oversee the very people & governments who are meant to watch over us, those who abuse their positions of power and authority - and cause harm without repercussions.
We CAN change “the system” – from the inside out. We will always be watching, responding, and stopping abuses of power – and sharing that content with the world...until there is no more need to.
App Development Partner: Cyber9 Labs
Advisors: Dan Mapes, Yuvan Beejadhur, Rev. J.B. Hardwick
This is not just an app, it is a plan for freedom. Real freedom. Freedom which allows EVERY person to get home safely and to have the real and constant threat of unwarranted, invalidated, and illegal, arrest, without brute force "accidental" arrest, abuse, death.
But before you heal a wound, you need to stop the bleeding. That is what this app does. Provides REAL protection, physical, emotional and legal.
Once we stop the bleeding, we will start rebuilding - profit from this app will go towards rebuilding the communities who utilize the app for peer protection, and towards boarding schools for orphans worldwide.
Imagine a world where police and other entities and individuals tasked with protecting people, were policed and overseen, “by the people.”
Imagine a world where complete strangers come to your aid to stand witness, to help support your freedom, and wellbeing.
Imagine mothers and fathers of black children no longer needing to train their children how to act when they get pulled over, or interact with police, any differently than white parents would.
Imagine a world where no matter what you do – even if you DO break a law, you are treated as a human being with the same civil rights as any other human being.
TOGETHER WE ARE GOING TO START POLICING THE POLICE.
Let THEM feel the fear and uncertainty of their future when their anonymity and institutional power is challenged...by the people.
My name is Dr. Talia Witkowski. I am a clinical psychologist, digital media strategist & tech entrepreneur, but most importantly, I am a person who is sick of racial profiling, police brutality, and institutional racism. So I created this app.
When I was 17 I was driving in a car with my friend from boarding school in his hometown of Brockton, MA - a predominantly black neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts. He is black. I am white.
We were listening to good music and enjoying the evening, when we heard the siren behind us and the lights came on. We pulled over and the officer came to the window. It was a "welfare check."
The officer ignored my friend who was driving and asked me to look at him. He proceeded to ask me a series of questions to assess if I was safe and there of my own volition.
The moment I became aware of the officer's reason for pulling us over, I felt intense fear and powerlessness, and then came the rage. I knew that if I didn't ease the officer's misplaced concern for my wellbeing, that my friend would pay the price.
My usual white privilege conversations with police officers would not work in this moment - I could not attack him for his racist action, or be overly friendly. I needed to "act normal" and make sure by any means possible, the officer went away.
I did everything I could to explain who my friend was - a genius on a sports scholarship at my prep school in Northern Mass, taking me home for the holidays since I lived in California. I kept eye contact, unlike my friend who avoided eye contact, as he was taught to do as a boy growing up in a racist world, full of abuses of power by those anointed with the illusion of "peace and safety keepers."
For a brief moment, I got a taste of the powerlessness I expect most people of color feel in society - something few white people have ever tasted - without the fear for my own safety and freedom. I could taste my own privilege and wanted to scream for the absence of his.
That experience never left me as I entered adulthood and watched viral videos of abuses of power worldwide. I grew up in Los Angeles and cried as I watched the Rodney King verdict. I was too young to take to the streets but wanted to.
I always felt the absence of humanity - and always felt a need to be a part of the solution - then one day a solution came to me.
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