The number of unarmed men/women killed by cops across the country is alarming. The killings have sparked nation wide protests and debates around dinner tables, the White House and Capital Hill. Many police departments have put in place new processes and equipment to monitor the interactions between their officers and the residents of the communities they are sworn to protect and serve. But things like body cams will take years to show any results if any. In the meantime, there is a new app called Archives + Absences developed by Josh Begley which tracks police killings, archives the names of the people killed as well as a map of where they were killed. Users of the app are then alerted when another killing happens. The fact that an app like this is even needed, or someone thought it was needed, is sad. Whats even more sad is that there are dozens of other killings not reported by news networks and so this app seems to fill that gap. The app is powered by The Guardian’s “The Counted” which is a database of all U.S. deaths by police. A UK newspaper had to do this being that our own government doesn’t keep an accurate database with this info.