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.
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Unfounded speculations that black protesters might be linked to terrorists exposed activists to the risk of additional police violence.
The only connection between the men referenced in the FBI’s “black identity extremism” report, besides their race, is a thread of anger at police violence.
Two New York attorneys created a “guerrilla habeas” team to fight ICE detentions and deportations.
In “Bluff City,” Preston Lauterbach explores the secret life of Ernest Withers, a civil rights hero who secretly worked for the FBI.
A woman raped by Rikers guards has settled a lawsuit against New York City, which she accused of “deliberate indifference” to sexual abuse at the jail.