As a movement aimed at eradicating police brutality continues to sweep the nation and redefine an election season, the realities facing that battle continue to stack up. Though the eyes of the public are focused on the national problem of police brutality with a renewed sense of purpose, instances of abuse sadly continue to persist. Sadly, the issue has also started being used as a baffling tool of criticism aimed at President Barack Obama and the fuel for a mythical "war" on cops. "I just want to repeat, because somehow this never gets on the TV: There is no contradiction between us caring about our law enforcement officers and also making sure that our laws are applied fairly,” Obama was eventually forced to state to the press. "We want to protect our police officers. We’ll do a better job doing it if our communities can feel confident that they are being treated fairly. I hope I’m making that clear."
The issue has thankfully started showing its face in various facets of American pop culture, including recent statements at the MTV Video Music Awards and the outspoken thoughts of Samuel L. Jackson and Chris Rock. For their new video aimed solely at highlighting the very real threat of police brutality facing many Americans today, the team over at Funny or Die enlisted Jerrod Carmichael to expertly handle the introduction of the first smartphone aimed solely at easing the struggle of filming and sharing instances of police brutality.
In addition to the usual features one might find on an actual smartphone, this particular model comes equipped with all the necessary extensions to enable users "to record police brutality, call the police on the police, and Skype with Anderson Cooper about the oppressive, systemic racism" currently facing the nation. Even without the promised "free carrying case," this would most certainly be a phone worth every penny.