There’s an App for Getting Arrested at Occupy Wall Street


A Brooklyn-based software developer named Jason Van Anden has created an app that allows protesters in the process of getting grabbed by the police to send out a mass text informing friends and loved ones about the imminent lockup, just by pressing a red bull’s eye. It’s called “I’m Getting Arrested,” and it works, for now, on Droid phones. It just requires a little forethought — you’ve got to tee up the numbers ahead of time, so it’s perfect for OWS’s deliberate cop-baiting strategy. Probably a more interesting of a mass text to get than “What are you up to tonight?,” though a lot less intimate than being someone’s one phone call from jail. (David Brooks, there is your next column idea. You’re welcome.)

Getting arrested at Occupy Wall Street? There’s an app for that [Brooklyn Paper]