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In 2019 the Home Office funded a national rollout of mobile fingerprint scanners linked to immigration databases, turning the UK police into a border force.

As the Windrush scandal shows, this move could lead to mass detentions and deportations. Join us to Stop the Scandal, before it hits your local streets.

Stop The Scan – an introduction

Join: Collective Conversation: Race, Policing and Stop The ScanFree online event, Tues 7th July 2020, 6-8pm

Read: Stop the scan: turning police into border guardsRemi Joseph-Salisbury for Red Pepper

Listen: Bradford Community Broadcasting (BCB) segment on Stop The Scan:

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Police use of mobile fingerprinting technology for immigration enforcement

The Racial Justice Network and Yorkshire Resists, in conjunction with Queen Mary University of London, released a new report written to draw attention to the national use of the Biometric Services Gateway (mobile fingerprinting) by police forces. The report discusses issues that arose from new data obtained through a Freedom of Information (FOI) request from … Continue reading Police use of mobile fingerprinting technology for immigration enforcement

Report on the public perception of police fingerprint scanning

Cross-posted with The Racial Justice Network. The Racial Justice Network and Yorkshire Resists have written a new report to draw attention to the impact of the Biometric Services Gateway (mobile fingerprinting) on both the communities targeted by police and the wider public. The report discusses issues that arose from an online survey (115 participants) conducted … Continue reading Report on the public perception of police fingerprint scanning

Join us for a Collective Conversation on racist policing

Hosted by the Racial Justice Network and Yorkshire Resists, this free, online collective conversation examines how racism is reinforced by police practices. Speakers from the Stop the Scan campaign will be discussing how Policing, Hostile Environment policies, and COVID19 have affected marginalised communities; with further information about the Stop the Scan campaign. The session will … Continue reading Join us for a Collective Conversation on racist policing

COVID-19 penalty functions added to police mobiles

In yet another alarming development the police use of Motorola‚Äôs PRONTO software (Police Reporting and Notebook Organiser, PRONTO) which includes the biometric fingerprint scanning app has been updated with COVID-19 penalty functions. This is the result of the emergency police powers granted by the new Coronavirus Bill on March 26th, 2020. This new development will … Continue reading COVID-19 penalty functions added to police mobiles

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