21 January 2015

The Power to Stop and Search does more Harm than Good: StopWatch debate

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Come and join us at our stop and search fundraising event on 30th January at Kings College London

StopWatch, in collaboration with the KCL Bar Society and The Dickson Poon School of Law, is delighted to be hosting an exclusive debate on police stop and search powers. The debate will take place on Friday 30th January, with the motion:

“This House believes that the police power to Stop and Search does more harm than good.”

It will be introduced by Professor Ben Bowling, Associate Dean, Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London and StopWatch member, and will feature the following guest speakers:

Duwayne Brooks – the Deputy Mayor's critical friend on stop and search

Courtenay Griffiths QC of 25 Bedford Row

Stafford Scott from Tottenham Rights, The Monitoring Group

Baroness Jenny Jones, London Assembly Member for the Green Party

Supt. Darren Curtis, Metropolitan Police Stop and Search Unit

Anthony Olanipekun, Safer London Foundation

The debate will be chaired by Professor Leif Wenar, King’s College London. It will be a fantastic opportunity to hear arguments about the balance between the potential benefits of stop and search and its negative impact on individuals and communities.

Each speaker will make key arguments before the floor is opened up to panel discussion with audience participation. All profits go to support the work of StopWatch.

Please join us afterwards in the Anatomy Museum for drinks and live music entertainment. We are delighted to have Doc Bowling and His Blues Professors performing for us! There will be a cash bar during the music.

To book your ticket, go here.

See you there!