Words are like weapons
Home sec threatens to turn back time by rolling section 60 restrictions back to the 1990s, but fails to appreciate things have changed
Stop and search in the age of fraud
New crime data remind us that fraud is bigger than knife and drug-related crime ever was… not that you would know it from media coverage, argues Eugene K
What are the policy and social implications of Project Servator?
In the second of a series of articles on the little known policing tactic, Shaquille Scott-Davis explores the impact of Project Servator on our way of life
What is Project Servator?
Shaquille Scott-Davis looks into the operations of a police patrol you may have noticed around a lot in the last 5 years, but probably know very little about
Girls and young women's research project: Week 1
Sydney recounts the beginnings of an exciting new project
Bedfordshire scrutiny panel changes hands
Chair Montell Neufville steps down after 5 years, cites successes of the system
Stop and search, a young person's burden
New Home Office dataset shows rise in overall stop and searches, but masks a complex story of moral panic towards young people, especially of colour
Weapons of mass disruption
Why does our law-and-orders government want to equate nuisance with terrorism?
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
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
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
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
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
This House ain't safe
Is Sir Stephen House the biggest threat to Black Londoners' safety?
Plans to expand stop and search to protests are looking for trouble
Police say ‘we want more powers’, home sec asks ‘how many’?
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*
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
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
All lives matter but only blue lives count
Where is the monument to our fallen at the hands of police brutality?
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
Another way to make structural racism opaque: systems of concealment
By Samar Khan, member of StopWatch's research and policy group
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
'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
On ‘microbeat’ policing – a thread
Dr Adam Elliott-Cooper dissects the racist assumptions and language of a recent article on community policing
Coronavirus: a reasonable excuse for overpolicing?
Arbitrary enforcement behaviour during the lockdown risks eroding our faith in the force