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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
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*
StopWatch on new COVID-19 policing powers
Statement responds to new legislation
The colour of injustice: ‘Race’, drugs and law enforcement in England and Wales
New report documents the disproportionate impact that drug law enforcement continues to have on black and minority ethnic communities in England and Wales
Driving While Black: Stopwatch and Liberty call for an end to discriminatory policing on our roads
StopWatch and Liberty release ‘Driving While Black,’ a new report which raises concerns that not only are drivers targeted because they are Black, but a new offence and search powers, which would tie road traffic policing to immigration enforcement, will increase the incentive for racial profiling
Most ‘stop and search’ is ineffective and fails communities worst affected by knife crime
Read our press release on the latest police recorded crime figures for 2016/17 that report violent crime has increased.
The use of Tasers in London
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.
StopWatch responds to the home secretary's proposals on stop and search reform
Here's our response to the home secretary's proposals, issued today.
StopWatch welcome cuts to stop and search in London
Positive progress from new Metropolitan police commissioner
StopWatch welcomes the MPA's decision to maintain recording of stop and account
Positive steps by Metropolitan Police Authority in crucial recording of stop and account
Asian people 42 times more likely to be stopped under schedule 7
Following a Freedom of Information request by StopWatch partners The Federation Of Student Islamic Societies (FOSIS), it has been revealed that ethnic minorities are vastly more likely to be stopped in airports and ports under controversial anti-terror legislation.
StopWatch submits letter to Nick Herbert MP regarding PACE
Following the debate regarding the proposed amendments of PACE and later the decision to drop the new provision, StopWatch has written a letter to Nick Herbert MP