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28 April 2016
On the same day the Home Office published Police use of Tasers statistics in England and Wales, StopWatch publishes data obtained by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) around the use of Tasers in London. Contrary to the Home Office, our report highlights data about the disproportionate use of these weapons against the black community.
20 April 2016
Submission to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child
20 April 2016
Traffic stops are one of the most used police powers but up to now have been one of the least regulated. With the term "driving while black" now commonplace, we outline the key concerns surrounding s163 of the Road Traffic Act and provide recommendations for delivering meaningful reform in this area.
18 April 2016
London terrorism searches rise further; Police to record traffic stops announces Home Secretary; Port stops continue to fall; Police and crime commissioners’ role to be expanded further, announces the Home Secretary; PCC Election 2016: List of Running Candidates Published; Ports stops must not be used arbitrarily, says Home Office; David Miranda ports search lawful but violates press freedom; Election 2016: Running list of candidates for police and crime commissioner
13 April 2016
A recently released Home Office study states that, contrary to a number of high profile figures claiming otherwise, stop and search has no discernible impact on crime. StopWatch intern Kwame finds out how young people in London think we should be dealing with knife crime.
29 February 2016
How are suspicionless stop and search powers being (mis)used? Estelle Marks reflects on the Supreme Court's recent judgment on section 60 by comparing it to section 44 of the Terrorism Act.
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