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*
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
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.
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.