#STOPtheSCANdal

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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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

An open letter concerning Covid-19 and policing in Black and Brown communities

The following open letter was sent by this group to the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner on 20th April 2020. Dear Mark Burns-Williamson, We are a group of citizens and activists concerned about the unequal and unjust impact of COVID-19 emergency police powers. We therefore write this open letter to ask what actions you … Continue reading An open letter concerning Covid-19 and policing in Black and Brown communities

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