About NPMP

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

1. Campaigning

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.

2. Monitoring

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

3. Advising

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.

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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 (1966-2017)

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...

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Police corruption and community resistance

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/10.1080/09627251.2013.865491

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Christopher Alder Justice Campaign Appeal

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...

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Hundreds gather for Christopher Alder memorial march

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...

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The End of Policing… Sex Work

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...

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The Angiolini Review

Dr Lisa Long provides her expert analysis on the Angioloni Review but expresses concerns are around the extent to which the government will take up the mantle and respond to what are some very good recommendations. The long delayed report of the Independent Review of...

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sound of da police livestream

Below is the livestream video from the event : sound of da police 8th August 2017 STUN studio, Z-Arts   [https://youtu.be/MIc0MqzocoA] How do we address police harassment, brutality and racism in a world where our Black and Asian communities are often considered...

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Police legitimacy and accountability; a reflection on protest and rage.

If rage had no capacity for producing change, then it would not be regarded as being as threatening as it is. With so much overt and covert racialized hatred and violence against black bodies, it is a powerful distortion of rage that the group on whom the oppression is imposed is seen as the one full of uncontrollable rage.

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