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Donate to StopWatch: Help us to promote fair and accountable policing
Donate to StopWatch! Help to promote fair, effective and accountable policing
For the last decade StopWatch has been the leading independent voice on stop and search and disproportionate policing.
We produce research, briefings and resources gaining attention, credibility and trust from statutory, legal, academic and community stakeholders. We recently wrote about the impact of COVID and the disparities in how communities are being policed, stopped and fined. A letter to the Home Office Independent Office of Police Conduct raising concerns about the disproportionate use of Tasers against black males was sent in response to recent incidents in Manchester and London. Keen to ensure that the voices of people impacted by adverse policing are heard, we have responded to consultations from the Home Office, College of Policing and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC). Last year we met with senior civil servants and special advisors to Prime Ministers May and Johnson. We were also invited to give oral evidence at the MacPherson 20 years On Inquiry.
Utilising our strong community links, StopWatch also provides harm reduction services to young people and hosts a range of public events aimed at raising awareness and building community resilience. We assisted community members, such as Neomi Bennet MBE, to challenge unjustifiable stops, searches and arrests by providing legal advice and much need pastoral support. The Y – Stop video linked with this campaign is a youth led creation that was made by StopWatch’s youth group and is aimed to empower other young people to confidently and safely engage with police.
To address policing issues in the UK we have partnered with Liberty, The Runnymede Trust, Amnesty International and have strong links with Big Brother Watch. StopWatch has participated in interviews for Channel 4, Sky News, ITV and the BBC and featured in articles in The Guardian, The Independent, The Daily Mail and The Observer.
With no other civil society organisation solely focussed on stop and search, StopWatch is providing scrutiny, applying pressure and using research and communities’ lived experiences to bring about meaningful and long-term reforms to policing. We believe that everyone should be treated fairly and with dignity by police officers .
With your donation we ensure that the policy and important community work that we do continues to have a positive impact. Any financial assistance you can provide is greatly appreciated and will supports us to become more sustainable.
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