EXPLAINER: The Public Order Bill 2022

Having successfully passed one piece of vague, draconian public order legislation, the government is already embarking on the introduction of another. During the passage of the recently enacted Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts (PCSC) Act, the government attempted...

Find your local CopWatch group

Community Legal Observers on the streets with the Newham Monitoring Project in 2012 Local police monitoring groups are springing up around the country. To help them, we’re launching a new practical guide to setting up a local police monitoring group. Order your...

What does the law say about strip search?

Photo credit: HeardInLondon A strip search involves the police asking you to undress beyond removing outer clothing layers, like a coat, hat or gloves. The use of this tactic has been widely criticised for its intimidatory and abusive nature, and the recent case of...

Sisters Uncut turn it up and bring the noise

On Saturday 12 March hundreds of people gathered in central London in response to a call by activist group Sisters Uncut to protest against police violence, with the sound of 1,000 rape alarms detonating outside Charing Cross Police Station and echoed in the streets....