At the Racial Justice Network we understand the gravity of speaking to injustices faced by Black, Brown and migrant communities within West Yorkshire.Our reports are written under a race lens, using evidence, statistics, research and real lived-experiences to draw out and expose historical and current institutional and systemic racisms. Find our work below:
Mobilisiation Against Police Use of Biometric Fingerprint & Facial Recognition Technology
BY THE RACIAL JUSTICE NETWORK
NOV | 2022
A brand-new report on the increased use of the Biometric Services Gateway (mobile fingerprinting) by police forces across the UK. We analyse the latest data obtained through Freedom of Information (FOI) requests from April 2020 to December 2021.
a new report written to draw attention to the experiences of migrant communities within West Yorkshire. The report discusses issues that arose from being caught between a rock and hard place that is policies, legislations and marginalisation that extend from structural racism whilst dealing with a global pandemic
The report emerges in wake of imminent talks around the upcoming Brexit deadline set for 31st December, and presents hate crime as an inevitable consequence of Brexit discussions and two other key elements namely Covid-19 and the hostile environment policy.
Content warning: Please be aware, some may find the content of the report distressing as there are real life cases of hate crime documented by participants in the report.
Report on the public perception of police fingerprint scanning
BY THE RACIAL JUSTICE NETWORK & YORKSHIRE RESISTS
January | 2021
This report discusses issues that arose from an online survey (115 participants) conducted on the public’s perception of the mobile fingerprinting app at the end of 2020, as well as data obtained through a Freedom of Information (FOI) on the use of mobile biometrics in West Yorkshire during the latter phase of the pilot, between October 2018 and March 2019.