Ex-NFL receiver Walt Powell blazing trail with Politiscope app aimed at political education

NEW YORK — He reached a personal crossroads three year ago, trapped between a familiar past and uncertain future. Clarity escaped him. He was an out-of-work twenty-something going sideways.But Walt Powell soon found a path that he never knew existed.The former NFL wide receiver/returner, who played for the Jets in 2014, finally found a purpose. It was strange that a kid from St. Louis, who knew little about politics was now consumed by it.Powell and his close friend Jackson White laid the foundation that day for what would become Politiscope, a politician-profile app aimed at educating and eng…

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