Young, Gifted & Black: Georgia Teens Create Police Watchdog App ‘Five-O’

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  • The streets are watching, and now they can upload everything they see to an online database thanks to three teens.

    With the recent deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, police brutality has become a hot button issue this summer. Some cops (not all) are crossing some serious lines, and the public has almost been powerless to stop them until now.

    Seeing the need for victim advocacy, 16 year-old Ima Christian created the Five-O app along with her brother Caleb and sister Asha (14 and 15 years old respectively), BusinessInsider.com reports.

    The idea came from their frustration with how much police brutality has come to light over the last few months, including a cop from the NYPD putting a pregnant woman in a chokehold. The shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, was the last straw for them.

    “We’ve been hearing about the negative instances in the news, for instance most recently the Michael Brown case, and we always talk about these issues with our parents,” Ima told Business Insider.

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