Internal NYPD files show that hundreds of officers who committed the most serious offenses — from lying to grand juries to physically attacking innocent people — got to keep their jobs, their pensions, and their tremendous power over New Yorkers’ lives.
In my increasingly paperless law practice, most of the documents that I need are already in PDF or some other electronic format, so when I need to get some text out of a document, I can typically just select that text using my computer or iOS device. But sometimes I find myself working with a paper document — perhaps a single sheet of paper, perhaps a magazine, book, etc. — and I need to get some text out of that document so that I can work with it. If it is short enough I can just retype it manually, but that is a pain for longer text. Prizmo Go, an app which was released in 2017, has as its single focus the task of getting text from a paper document into your iPhone (or iPad) so that you can work with it. Use the app to take a picture of the document, the app does an OCR to read the text, and then the app gives you the text. The app itself is free, but there are some in-app purchases, discussed below. The developer gave me a one-month Premium Plan account at no cost (which normally costs $0.99) so that I could see all of the features. The app works well and I can recommend it.