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Help us demand the abolition of Taser

Published 24 September 2020

Tasers pose an urgent threat that must be faced. We want to ramp up the pressure and many have asked what they can do to support. This post looks at a few ways you can help.

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Nesta Democracy Pioneers: Resistance Lab

Published 28 August 2020

Resistance Lab was selected as one of Nesta’s Democracy Pioneers earlier this year, and it is with their funding we have been able to accelerate the production of our website and inaugural report. Democracy Pioneers is an award for innovations that are experimenting with ways to re-energise civic participation and everyday democracy in the UK.

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Report warns that vast increase in police Taser use poses a growing ‘threat to life’

Published 30 July 2020

Urgent concerns about the increasing use of Tasers are raised in a new report released today.

The report, A Growing Threat to Life: Taser usage by Greater Manchester Police, comes at a time when Black Lives Matter protests have highlighted the urgency of critical conversations about policing in the UK and elsewhere.

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Data repository launched!

Published 30 July 2020

Our data repository that we are launching this week is a collection of data relating to state violence. It came about because the data we were looking for in our research on Taser usage by Greater Manchester Police was proving difficult to get hold of, and was spread across multiple spreadsheets and PDF files in lots of different formats.

Aside from collating the source data like many ‘open data’ websites do, we also offer cleaned versions of the data that are more usable than spreadsheets as well as data designed for specific analysis purposes.

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