Legalswipe: an app to help you when you are carded

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Whether it is called street search, bar or restaurant watch, or police carding, police stopping and checking of civilians, disproportionately people of colour, impacts far too many of us.  According to this comprehensive wiki about carding, tens of thousands of people have been carded from coast to coast to coast.  

In 2015, Christien Levien, a law school graduate, created Legalswipe, an app that draws from the Canadian Civil Liberties Association's "know your rights" handbook, and guides people through police encounters.

Download it and join the movement in every province against police carding in its various appellations   

 

 

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