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Weapons of mass disruption

Why does our law-and-orders government want to equate nuisance with terrorism?

08.10.2021

The importance of stop and search and Use of Force scrutiny panels

It is in the interest of police forces themselves to help form effective community scrutiny panels/monitoring groups in their areas, argues Bedfordshire Police Community Scrutiny Panel vice chair

16.09.2021
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Get you scrutiny that can do both: The Suffolk Stop and Search Community Reference Group as a model

Georgia-Mae Chung describes how Suffolk Stop and Search Community Reference Group scrutinize stop and searches conducted by Suffolk police officers and how the group navigated the difficulties caused by the pandemic

05.07.2021

StopWatch’s position on Serious Violence Reduction Orders

The new orders proposed in the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill will be neither proportionate nor likely to be effective in combating violent crime

22.06.2021

Police's terror search activity limited by COVID-19 threat

Falls in section 43 and Schedule 7 stops under the Terrorism Act 2000 caused by multiple lockdown measures imposed during pandemic outbreak

10.06.2021
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A sus law by any other name stinks as much

Reading into 35 years of data, it doesn't take a detective to work why stop and search powers are being used disproportionately

19.03.2021
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This House ain't safe

Is Sir Stephen House the biggest threat to Black Londoners' safety?

05.02.2021
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Plans to expand stop and search to protests are looking for trouble

Police say ‘we want more powers’, home sec asks ‘how many’?

30.11.2020

StopWatch open letter to the Secretary of State for the Home Department on SVROs

We've written to Home Secretary Priti Patel over the proposed introduction of Serious Violence Reduction Orders – we implore all of those moved by these concerns to respond to the government’s consultation on these proposals before the deadline of 8 November*

06.11.2020
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Have your say: Home Office consults on Serious Violence Reduction Orders

Consultation on plans to allow police to stop and search those previously convicted of knife crime offences without suspicion

05.11.2020

Stop and searches increase 50% – racial disparity remains the same

New data finds Black people stopped and searched 9 times more than White people in England and Wales

27.10.2020
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All lives matter but only blue lives count

Where is the monument to our fallen at the hands of police brutality?

02.10.2020
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Stop and search on social media – dealing with the trauma

Psychotherapist and director of London Counsellors, Sabrina Williams, talks about the trauma of recent events, and how constant viewing of violent images and videos can impact us

08.07.2020
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Another way to make structural racism opaque: systems of concealment

By Samar Khan, member of StopWatch's research and policy group

03.07.2020
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The police precept – what are we paying for?

Given the level of service some of us get from them these days, I’d like my money back

24.06.2020
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'I was accused of drug dealing as I waited at the post office'

The story of Dwayne Francis's distressing and unnecessary police stop, told in full

19.06.2020
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On ‘microbeat’ policing – a thread

Dr Adam Elliott-Cooper dissects the racist assumptions and language of a recent article on community policing

02.06.2020
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Coronavirus: a reasonable excuse for overpolicing?

Arbitrary enforcement behaviour during the lockdown risks eroding our faith in the force

23.04.2020

StopWatch on new COVID-19 policing powers

Statement responds to new legislation

21.04.2020

Met removes names from gangs matrix

Controversial database trimmed down in face of mounting pressure from campaign groups and data watchdog

16.02.2020
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I see right through you, facial recognition

We saw it coming, but how far will facial recognition affect stop and search?

27.01.2020

BBC airs documentary on stop and search

Video looks at various aspects of the controversial police power

09.12.2019

Walking the line between being a critic and a friend

How a fair and effective scrutiny of stop and searches leads to more equitable outcomes

29.11.2019
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Ramping up stop and search works… for no one

Between Home Office stats and Equality Impact Assessments, the effectiveness of stop and search is waning

31.10.2019

Widening racial disparity in stop and searches

New data finds Black people stopped and searched 10 times more than White people in England and Wales

25.10.2019