Alice Speri writes about justice, immigration, and civil rights. She has reported from Palestine, Haiti, El Salvador, Colombia, and across the United States. She is originally from Italy and lives in the Bronx.
The Coronavirus CrisisPrison Officials in Kansas Ignored the Pandemic. Then People Started Dying.
For weeks, officials at Lansing Correctional Facility dismissed the coronavirus threat. Then almost 900 incarcerated men contracted Covid-19.
Disbanding Notorious NYPD Anti-Crime Unit Is a “Shell Game,” Critics Say
The NYPD has a history of eliminating deadly units and then re-establishing them with new names.
As Calls to Defund the Police Grow Louder, Joe Biden Wants to Give Them More Money
Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden called for an additional $300 million in federal funds for police.
Bill de Blasio Promised to Change the NYPD. His Courage Failed Him, and Us.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio ran as a progressive — but he was never really committed to racial justice or police reform.