The Northern Police Monitoring Project (NPMP) has been set up to as an independent campaigning and advocacy organisation to educate, empower and organise the people of Manchester and the surrounding area in the face of increasing police harassment, violence and racism.
The NPMP has 3 objectives
It exists to provide a forum to unite the various campaigns that have been set up in our communities in response to police harassment, violence, intimidation and criminalisation. NPMP operates as a forum to unite these groups and also support emerging campaigns as and when they are established.
NPMP attempts to get a bigger picture of the level and forms of police harassment in our communities. Learning from the initiative set up in London in the 1980s, the Newham Monitoring Project (http://www.nmp.org.uk/), we aim to monitor the response of organisations including the police to the local community
NPMP aims to work within our communities suffering police harassment to provide advice, support, advocacy and access to specialist legal assistance for individuals and families, as well as community outreach initiatives and educational projects including know-your-rights workshops in relation to police ‘Stop and Search’ powers. These workshops will be replicated across different communities in the Manchester area.
In order for us to gain the trust and confidence of those individuals, groups and communities we are working with and to allow us to offer a genuine challenge to the official narrative around crime and policing in our communities, WE ARE ENTIRELY INDEPENDENT FROM THE POLICE AND OTHER OFFICIAL STATE AGENCIES.
email: whopolicesthepolice [@] gmail.com
Deyika Nzeribe was one of the founders and main organisers of the Northern Police Monitoring Project. His hard work and creativity made many of the events and services that the NPMP have offered in the past, possible. However, Deyika's work transcended NPMP. He was a...read more
A piece by 2 of the Northern Police Monitoring Project founders Joanna Gilmore and Waqas Tufail. On police corruption, community resistance and the work NPMP does. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09627251.2013.865491read more
We are concerned about the implementation of ‘Project Servator’ in our city. A video tweeted by Greater Manchester Police (@GMpolice) showed uniformed officers handing out leaflets in the Manchester Arndale shopping centre. Superintendent Chris Hill stated that those who do not want to engage with leafleting officers would be ‘watched’ by plain-clothes officers. He has also urged the public not to worry about more ‘checks’ taking place.read more
Today – the 22 April 2019 – marks the first National Stephen Lawrence Day. It provides us with an important opportunity to commemorate the life of Stephen. And it provides us with an opportunity to reflect on the work that still needs to be done to support local people, communities and campaigns in the face of police harassment, intimidation, violence and racism.read more
the concept of institutional racism allows us to challenge the dominant narrative which constructs police brutality and racism as something that is exceptional. It helps us to see that the problem is not simply a ‘few rotten apples’ but a rotten apple cart. If we only replace the apples and not the cart, the new apples will simply rot too.read more
From the Moss Side Riots of 1981, which started at the local police station to protest the insufferable racial profiling and abuse at the hands of police, to the Brixton Riots of the same year, the police have always been a source of apprehension to black people.read more
Northern Police Monitoring Project have been proud and honoured to know, support and be supported by Janet Alder. Janet is a tireless campaigner who is appealing for support in order to tell the story of her brother's death, 20 years ago. Janet is aiming to raise...read more
“Did I make you feel uncomfortable? Ok, well I’m not apologising.
Try multiplying the uncomfortableness by maybe 100 and imagine
feeling that every day and you’ll have some idea of how we live.”read more
As a black, working-class man, I am sick of the systematic abuse and injustice that my black working-class family have to endure from the police and within society more broadly on too frequent a basis. This is why I have donated £750 to the Northern Police Monitoring Project (NPMP) and the Racial Justice Network (RJN).read more
On Saturday 31st March, the Christopher Alder Campaign for Justice and supporters held a memorial march to mark the 20th anniversary of Christopher’s death. On 1st April 1998, Christopher died, handcuffed, lying face down on the floor of a Hull police station. As...read more
Humberside police misconduct hearing finds that surveillance of Janet Alder was unlawful but concludes with ‘no case to answer’ for officers involved
Re-posted from Inquest 26 February – 1 March 2018 Magistrates Court, Goole A gross misconduct hearing into intrusive surveillance by Humberside police of a bereaved family during an inquest has concluded, finding ‘no case to answer’ for two (then junior) officers...read more
We have 2 fantastic FREE events this March.read more
Information from the Christopher Alder Campaign for Justice: 20th Anniversary Memorial on 31st March 2018
Christopher Alder died 20 years ago in the early hours of 1st April 1998. He was a fit and active 37-year-old black man who was born and grew up in Hull. He had served as a paratrooper in the 1980s and he was making a life for himself back in Hull when he died. He...read more
Alex S. Vitale, Professor of Sociology at Brooklyn College, discusses the policing of sex work and offers an excerpt from his new book The End of Policing. Police in Manchester and across the UK are hard at work criminalizing people involved in sex work. We...read more