Support The Fofanah Family

By Bristol Copwatch We are absolutely stoked to see our fund raiser Support The Fofanah Family for Martina and family has so far raised over £3,000! we’d just like to say thanks to everyone who has donated so far and we have now raised our goal to a stretch target of £7,000 we’re confident withContinue reading “Support The Fofanah Family”

Our aims and objectives 2022 update

Here’s another look at our aims and objectives and most importantly our new posters and fliers designed by the awesome Fan The Flames Marketing and Design! Look out for them round your ends soon! As always #WeCopwatch

Our dear friend Ahmed

By all of us at Bristol Copwatch On the 4th of August 2022, our dear friend and fellow cop watcher Ahmed Fofanah tragically and suddenly left us. All of us within the Bristol Copwatch core organising team are devastated by his death and will never forget his importance as someone we supported during his fightContinue reading “Our dear friend Ahmed”

They don’t protect us

By John Pegram, Bristol Copwatch founder, and caseworker We’ve been fairly quiet over the past few months with this blog and I think it’s fair to say we’ve been very busy so apologies for the radio silence. If you follow us on Twitter or any of our other social channels you should be able toContinue reading “They don’t protect us”

Oxford Workshop 09/04/22- Stop and search, bystander intervention and how to Copwatch

 We’ve got a workshop coming up in Oxford on 09/04/22 at Blackbird Leys Community Centre with Oxford Copwatch, other groups, and community members who want to monitor the police in their county. The event will be starting from 2pm and our founding member John and fellow cop watcher Ahmed from our core team are headingContinue reading “Oxford Workshop 09/04/22- Stop and search, bystander intervention and how to Copwatch”

23/04/22 Community testimony day -The Impact Of Policing During COVID 19 

On the 23rd of April we’ve got a community testimony day coming up with Co-POWeR at the Malcolm X community centre St Paul’s Bristol from 13.00 to 15.00. We’re also hosting a stop and search workshop with an introduction to Bristol Copwatch and the work we do in the community hosted by our founding memberContinue reading “23/04/22 Community testimony day -The Impact Of Policing During COVID 19 “

Bloody Criminal

By John Pegram, Bristol Copwatch founder, and caseworker From September 2017 when I was wrongfully arrested for ‘Assault PC’ during a counter march to the EDL front group “Gays against Sharia” In Bristol to the malicious prosecution and crown court appeal that occurred the following year to a Judicial review, a high court appeal as well asContinue reading “Bloody Criminal”

Canteen culture, killers and kidnappers: The Great British Police force.

By Sophie Macaroni Content/trigger warning: male on female violence, racism, sexual violence and police brutality. The brutal kidnapping and destruction of Sarah Everard by PC Wayne Couzens has been a high profile case. Initially a social media campaign, and then a terrifying news story which provoked the mainstream press to briefly hold a magnifying glassContinue reading “Canteen culture, killers and kidnappers: The Great British Police force.”

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”