Alice Speri, The Intercept

Alice Speri

The Intercept

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Past articles by Alice:

Israeli Army Battalion Puts U.S. Ban on Funding Abusive Units to the Test

A former member speaks out about the unit responsible for the death of a 78-year-old Palestinian American. → Read More

Facebook Tells Moderators to Allow Graphic Images of Russian Airstrikes but Censors Israeli Attacks

Internal memos show Meta deemed attacks on Ukrainian civilians “newsworthy” — prompting claims of a double standard among Palestine advocates. → Read More

Israeli Forces Keep Killing Americans While U.S. Officials Give Them a Pass

As Biden courts Israel after the killing of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, Rachel Corrie’s family is speaking out. → Read More

Ambushed 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. → Read More

Zoom Censorship of Palestine Seminars Sparks Fight Over Academic Freedom

Zoom cited anti-terrorism laws to shut down an event with Palestinian activist Leila Khaled — and other events criticizing its censorship. → Read More

Portland Reckons With Police Attacks on Protesters After Months of Unrest

Witness testimony and a video reconstruction detail deliberate violence by police against peaceful protesters. → Read More

Mass Incarceration Poses a Uniquely American Risk in the Coronavirus Pandemic

The virus has exposed just how deadly prisons and jails are for incarcerated people, and for society at large. → Read More

NYPD’s Aggressive Policing Risks Spreading the Coronavirus

As Gov. Andrew Cuomo calls on the NYPD to be more aggressive, community advocates say police need to practice social distancing. → Read More

In the Face of Rising White Supremacist Violence, Police Continue to Investigate Victims and Activists

A white supremacist attack on a civil rights icon in Tennessee remains unsolved while police across the state illegally spy on community activists. → Read More

Facebook Warrant Targeting Student Journalists in Puerto Rico Prompts Fears of Political Surveillance

The Puerto Rico Justice Department accessed private information from student news publications as it built a case against protest leaders. → Read More

The FBI Has a Long History of Treating Political Dissent as Terrorism

A new report documents the FBI’s history of violating the civil rights of political dissidents. → Read More

The Double Life of Civil Rights Photographer and FBI Informant Ernest Withers

In “Bluff City," Preston Lauterbach explores the secret life of Ernest Withers, a civil rights hero who secretly worked for the FBI. → Read More

Rape Victim Who Smuggled DNA Evidence Out of Rikers Wins Settlement

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. → Read More

Police Make More Than 10 Million Arrests a Year, but That Doesn’t Mean They’re Solving Crimes

Amid aggressive enforcement of minor offenses, most victims don’t report crimes to police and fewer than 25 percent of reported crimes are solved by arrest. → Read More

1.4 Million Floridians Get Their Voting Rights Back Today, Whether Republicans Like It or Not

Some Florida Republicans, including Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis, have sought to sow confusion about the validity of Amendment 4, which goes into effect Tuesday. → Read More

NYPD Gang Database Can Turn Unsuspecting New Yorkers into Instant Felons

A young New York man who police claim is a gang member is suing the NYPD over its refusal to turn over records about a secretive gang database. → Read More

An Immigrant Journalist Faces Deportation as ICE Cracks Down on Its Critics

Journalist Manuel Duran believes he was targeted because of his coverage of law enforcement’s collaboration with ICE in Memphis’s Latino community. → Read More

As FBI Whistleblower Terry Albury Faces Sentencing, His Lawyers Say He Was Motivated by Racism and Abuses at the Bureau

Terry Albury could get up to 52 months in prison for leaking FBI documents. He'd come to believe the bureau harassed and intimidated minority communities. → Read More

At Largest ICE Detention Center in the Country, Guards Called Attempted Suicides “Failures”

A scathing official report confirmed systemic neglect and abuse that detainees at ICE’s Adelanto immigration detention center have condemned for years. → Read More

Why Brett Kavanaugh’s High School Friends Try to Protect His Reputation — and Theirs

Brett Kavanaugh’s portrayal of his high school years as innocent depends on confirmation — or silence — from a handful of men in a position to know. → Read More