Policing

Hillsborough – when words fail us

Nicky Hawkins reflects on how we use language when terrible things happen.

This week, as the full horror of Hillsborough and the systematic cover-up by the authorities is finally laid bare, I am struck by the inadequacy […]

Challenging unfair stop and search powers

In 2010 a court ruled that the UK’s stop and search powers under anti-terrorism laws violated the right to privacy. Pennie and Kevin were stopped by police on their way to a demonstration outside an […]

When we feel unfairly treated

Nick has been stopped over 30 times by police. He believes he was targeted because of the colour of his skin. As a police officer himself, Nick uses a human rights approach to improve stop […]