Community meeting 30/11/21

Get involved with Bristol Copwatch! Bristol Copwatch is a fiercely independent grassroots community project and police monitoring organisation. We’re holding a community meeting on Tuesday 30 November from 7.30 – 9.30 at Easton Community Centre.- Find out more about what the group does- See how you can get involved with our work- Meet new peopleContinue reading “Community meeting 30/11/21”

The Bill is killing us

By John Pegram, Bristol Copwatch founder and case worker The police, crime sentencing, and courts bill is rapidly approaching and holds major implications for black and brown communities across the UK. As the Institute of race relations said way back in March of this year “the race and class implications are massive and go beyondContinue reading “The Bill is killing us”

RAW Summit 2021 ‘Know your rights’ – 23/09/21

Bristol Copwatch is proud to support StopWatch RAW Summit 2021 Look out for us on the morning of the 23rd. We will be hosting a workshop on bystander intervention. A link to Eventbrite to order your tickets will shortly be available on our events page. ‘John Pegram (Copwatch) leads a workshop focusing on bystander intervention,Continue reading “RAW Summit 2021 ‘Know your rights’ – 23/09/21”

PC Benjamin Monk found guilty of the manslaughter of England footballer Dalian Atkinson.

PC Benjamin Monk, of the West Mercia force, has been found guilty of manslaughter for his part in the death of Dalian Atkinson, a Black and highly talented footballer from Shropshire. This is a landmark case. In the UK there have been 1789 deaths of people either at the hands of the police, following police contact, orContinue reading “PC Benjamin Monk found guilty of the manslaughter of England footballer Dalian Atkinson.”

Cop Watch goals

We’re always on the lookout for volunteer Cop Watchers! If you can help with Cop watching on the street & monitoring the police across the UK Casework Workshops Event organising Community outreach Or just have some great ideas for a bust card or know your rights fliers then send us an email! We’re a fiercelyContinue reading “Cop Watch goals”

Justice Nowhere: 06/03/2021 – Review

On March 6th Bristol Copwatch hosted an online event to explore the escalating levels of police violence and racism seen throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We were joined by a panel of powerful speakers, including Lawrence Hoo (award-winning poet, activist and educator), Ken Hinds (Chair of Haringey’s Independent Stop and Search Monitoring Group), Siana Bangura (writer,Continue reading “Justice Nowhere: 06/03/2021 – Review”

Justice Nowhere: Racist Policing Under Lockdown 06.03.21

An exploration and discussion of escalating police violence and racism in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. About this Event UK policing disproportionately targets people of colour in the UK, with a range of police powers used to target and harass communities. This meeting aims to address how long term trends of racism and police brutalityContinue reading “Justice Nowhere: Racist Policing Under Lockdown 06.03.21”