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
In yet another alarming development the police use of Motorola’s 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
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
The discovery of 39 dead Vietnamese people in the back of a lorry Essex lorry deaths sent shock waves across the country hitting headlines for weeks. It highlighted the extreme lengths that people have been taking, looking for safety and sanctuary in the UK. Scenarios like these have been seen and repeated innumerable times across … Continue reading Is the police a border force?