This is No Small Fracking Matter

Sites of Resistance invite you to join us at 6pm Wednesday 21st November 2018 at Number 70 Oxford Street, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, M1 5NH to discuss recent developments in fracking and anti-fracking protests, and the wider significance of this in terms of defending the right to protest. We are delighted to confirm that Richard … Continue reading This is No Small Fracking Matter

Being Matrixed: The (over)policing of gang suspects in London.

Since 2012, there is emerging a counter-narrative to the predominant discourse of the violent black ‘gang’ which we argue has been (ab)used to justify the over-policing and development of harmful criminal justice policies and practices which deliberately target black, mixed race, Asian and other minority ethnic groups and communities across England and Wales. Of note, … Continue reading Being Matrixed: The (over)policing of gang suspects in London.

New study finds little if any evidence to suggest increased stop and search can reduce levels of violent crime

Matteo Tiratelli of the University of Manchester discusses new research findings on stop and search. Stop and search has been a controversial topic over the last few years. In 2014 the then Home Secretary, Theresa May, told MPs that as many as 250,000 street searches were probably carried out illegally last year and called for … Continue reading New study finds little if any evidence to suggest increased stop and search can reduce levels of violent crime

Demands for political and legal redress for Joint Enterprise ‘wrong turn’

During a parliamentary debate on 25th January 2018 MP’s from both Government and opposition parties expressed clear concerns regarding the use of joint enterprise laws. This debate is particularly welcome as the failures that have shaped the problematic use of these laws over the last four decades have been both legal and political. Two years … Continue reading Demands for political and legal redress for Joint Enterprise ‘wrong turn’