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 NYPD Is Still Stopping and Frisking Black People at Disproportionate Rates
Mayoral candidates spoke of stop-and-frisk as a relic of a bygone era, but for many New Yorkers, police stops never really ended.
Protests for Black LivesAmbushed by the Cops: When Police Deliberately Trap Peaceful Protesters
An Intercept and SITU reconstruction of an incident in North Carolina last June shows police intentionally trapped and tear-gassed hundreds of peaceful protesters.
Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner Trounces Police-Backed Primary Challenger
Krasner’s victory gives momentum to the movement to elect reformist prosecutors, which has faced fierce backlash from law enforcement groups.
Protests for Black LivesInternal NYPD Documents Show Cops Were Sent to Protests With Barely Any First Amendment Training
Most officers at the George Floyd protests received only vague academy training that emphasized arresting protesters over defending their rights.