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Journalist @theintercept, covering justice, Lipman Fellow @columbiajourn | Tweets on wars, cops, prisons and borders | Italiana all'estero, mother of dragons

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@michaelcdeibert @theintercept So wonderful to see you! Italy, Portugal, Palestine or the Bronx next!
2/18
2020
A new set of documents raises questions about a New York City Department of Education gang “intervention” initiativ… https://t.co/u970uUtavZ
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2/15
2020
Just to keep it 💯 see this handy chart, courtesy of the @NYCLU - scribbles are mine. A = when @theCCR and @NYCLUhttps://t.co/l6DrFQD7DL
Retweeted by Alice SperiFrightening highlights: DOE staff told that “most female gangs are African-American or Latina” & told not to back d… https://t.co/bmdNWdirKs
Retweeted by Alice Speri @MyaishaAyanna Happy birthday Myaisha!The NYC DOE's "gang and crew" criteria are so arbitrary and subjective that virtually any student could be designat… https://t.co/XfEUXQwyqe
Retweeted by Alice Speri @alicesperi reports that @NYCSchools is criminalizing students & labeling them as gang members by relying on “guide… https://t.co/vHrk8ZUBK2
Retweeted by Alice SperiNew documents shed light on an obscure unit of the NYC Department of Education tasked with addressing “gang and you… https://t.co/shXAN408Cy
Retweeted by Alice Speri“These criteria fit into a long pattern of criminalizing students of color. You are essentially priming teachers wh… https://t.co/LoBVq6ZvA1
Retweeted by Alice SperiThe warning signs for gang membership are predictably ludicrous and will be familiar to people working on counterin… https://t.co/XHZikFczwH
Retweeted by Alice SperiI wrote about a little-known gang unit in the NYC Department of Education, and how police and schools work together… https://t.co/VtEhL16e3K“They lumped them all together and just kicked them all out. Some of the students that they kicked out were crimina… https://t.co/ZeEA9W1GQI
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2/14
2020
Very bad and dangerous, Cartoonish views of teens. Including supposed truths about "females" who need authority fig… https://t.co/aKnXBVpj0Z
Retweeted by Alice SperiNew documents shed light on an obscure unit of the NYC Department of Education tasked with addressing “gang and you… https://t.co/shXAN408CyAs the NYPD doubles down on targeting youth, are NYC schools helping them? Read my latest https://t.co/nruK7R0A3SNo matter how you repackage it, "Youth Coordination Officers", "School Safety Officers", police are police and youn… https://t.co/MdiCVajZvt
Retweeted by Alice Speri"A lot of what it says are warning signs of gangs is typical adolescence: staying away from home, personality chang… https://t.co/7GPanxqfCt
Retweeted by Alice Speri"...the DOE is using gang identifiers & indicators that have the same very subjective & arbitrary criteria that the… https://t.co/7mZksHNKHd
Retweeted by Alice SperiOne document shared by the @NAACP_LDF with The Intercept cautions that “most female gangs are either African-Americ… https://t.co/OrlG7sMjQz
Retweeted by Alice SperiImportant new @alicesperi story out today: longstanding but little-known gang unit *within NYC Dept of Education* p… https://t.co/U4x3B8uZQz
Retweeted by Alice Speri"School is a place to learn and a place where you should feel safe. But when you go into schools, not only are you… https://t.co/S5z1IzWEi9
Retweeted by Alice SperiNew: New York schools gang unit pushes criminalization of children https://t.co/nruK7R0A3S
2/13
2020
1. Stopping & frisking people without good reason is no different than groping a stranger or acquaintance without… https://t.co/7k8yx8ERAy
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2/12
2020
Also note, New York City school students are issued free metrocards. This isn't about fare evasion. The exit gate… https://t.co/loWg5weA7j
Retweeted by Alice SperiWatch how an NYPD officer brutally pushes a child out of a subway station as she tries to catch the train home from… https://t.co/WgG0TTRdNi
Retweeted by Alice SperiThis is an incredible interview. https://t.co/SJqZ3i2LQVA Rare Online Revolt Emerges in China Over Death of Coronavirus Whistle-Blower https://t.co/xUOl9Wl9zc
2/7
2020
Trump is blowing up a national monument in Arizona to make way for the border wall https://t.co/dbRx1cizZE by @rdevro
2/6
2020
https://t.co/OO1sH2CQpgTwo years ago, I obtained 1,224 complaints of sexual abuse in immigration detention. Now thousands more complaints… https://t.co/2RzdpaGERP
2/5
2020
If you can, please help Saeed re-open Taste of Persia https://t.co/VUKp5n6YUK
2/4
2020
Brilliant dateline on @jeligon story about KC and @realDonaldTrump geographic blunder "KANSAS CITY, Kan. and Mo. —… https://t.co/sJ52UHfN7j
Retweeted by Alice SperiSaeed and Taste of Persia are why I love New York and what they did to him is why I hate it. https://t.co/KVxCzcxkyGMust read from @alicesperi on how in the face of rising white supremacist violence, police continue to investigate… https://t.co/Gd0Z5PiYVE
Retweeted by Alice SperiUnfuckingbelievable is an understatement. https://t.co/nXC9tB1Ans
2/3
2020
@Kittfornow no agenda!
1/31
2020
Instead of investigating the white supremacists who burned down a building at @HighlanderCtr, federal investigators… https://t.co/YXQN6M26n2
Retweeted by Alice Speri @ABarnardNYT As an Italian, I finally feel seen. @petersterne .@avitale's book is pretty great too :)Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey just said public defenders are not real attorneys during #DADebate.
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1/30
2020
@ghostOfAkilism @betsyreed2 @HarvardPDC i don't think so @betsyreed2 Here's how to do it https://t.co/X2jH5hWYC8Why Hasn’t Harvard Stopped Investing in Fossil Fuels? https://t.co/ZJ9Z9hg8n7. Alumni: submit your nominations, the… https://t.co/f9hKEE8B4Hidk that criminalizing anything has ever solved the problem.. https://t.co/UcDbP1yPLy
1/29
2020
@jeremyscahill @ZaidJilani @AlleenBrown @jeremyscahill @ZaidJilani That guy's Ed Fallon! He was featured quite a bit it in our Standing Rock coverage.COINTELPRO 2020, Memphis version https://t.co/6Z4i9Fz9Qn #Highlander
Retweeted by Alice SperiA must-read for Tennesseans and anyone concerned about police surveillance of racial justice and labor activism. In… https://t.co/LUkZVG1nDg
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1/28
2020
no matter what Dems do in 2020 the 2016 loss will live in the courts forever https://t.co/AVRd2pkVC5
Retweeted by Alice Speri"Here’s a basic thought: Treat us the same way you treat the white supremacists when they come to town." https://t.co/j61gAAOHb6"Why are you surveilling Keedran? Why are you surveilling me? If the only answer you have is that we are black and… https://t.co/1YTXNjOwi2"This is a concrete choice, them saying, 'No, we’re not going to provide you with the same constitutional rights an… https://t.co/Tp3nuR8NZd
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1/27
2020
“It’s egregious to compare black dissent to what white nationalists are doing in this country and to what white sup… https://t.co/pQ2A51F9pb
Retweeted by Alice SperiAs seven students prepare to face trial for participating in a nonviolent protest more than two years ago, document… https://t.co/N0YEa2yL0Y
Retweeted by Alice SperiThe Fire This Time @alicesperi @theintercept https://t.co/H2LRL8EeIg
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1/25
2020
“FBI’s demonstrated resistance to oversight & its spotty compliance w/the comparatively minimal limits on its power… https://t.co/jkW7kEekSl
Retweeted by Alice SperiLooking for a long Friday read? I wrote about the FBI, a fire at a civil rights center, and the city of Memphis spy… https://t.co/uX75TUUwcM
1/24
2020
A racist symbol was spray-painted nearby on the same night someone set fire to a civil rights institution. Instead… https://t.co/duQo0TdR0s
Retweeted by Alice SperiEven as white supremacists have carried out a growing number of deadly attacks in recent years, the FBI has devoted… https://t.co/QYe3cKBy9b
Retweeted by Alice SperiIn the face of rising white supremacist violence, like attacks on @HighlanderCtr, FBI & police investigate activist… https://t.co/pu5ghmLuss
Retweeted by Alice Speri“For nearly nine decades, Highlander has offered sanctuary to an array of racial, social, and economic justice move… https://t.co/SyMpWS08qO
Retweeted by Alice SperiI wrote a long thing about Memphis police's surveillance of protesters. https://t.co/j61gAAOHb6 https://t.co/PYSeh6cCys
Retweeted by Alice Speri"As #whitesupremacists have carried out a growing number of deadly attacks in recent years, the #FBI has come under… https://t.co/zorgT6OWMY
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1/23
2020
Remind me what year it is again? https://t.co/0QjbZaxesl
Retweeted by Alice SperiI wrote a long thing about Memphis police's surveillance of protesters. https://t.co/j61gAAOHb6 https://t.co/PYSeh6cCysHalfway between Highlander and Memphis is the town of Pulaski, the birthplace of the Klan, and in recent years Tenn… https://t.co/mgf4USo0UJA civil rights center is set on fire. A white supremacist symbol is found on the scene. The FBI comes in and asks a… https://t.co/oiNk6QY4woThis is an outrage. Whatever your political views, or views of Glenn, every journalist and activist in America shou… https://t.co/MrDyx3KZyr
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1/22
2020
“Memphis is a microcosm of what we assume is happening across the country," says @RachelBLevinson. "It’s the cleare… https://t.co/eXl4Ofu65e
Retweeted by Alice SperiThis from @alicesperi is a #mustread (and I say that not just because I'm quoted it); it's an extensive and accessi… https://t.co/vYYd6d51Y6
Retweeted by Alice SperiFBI agents will be taking the stand and testifying in our #FOIA court case TOMORROW! Wed @ 9:30 AM Dirksen Federal… https://t.co/T0EDfYAdI6
Retweeted by Alice Speri"It's just indicative of what's going on all over the country with this: law enforcement that is concerning itself… https://t.co/DUTRKaVGmR
Retweeted by Alice SperiAs you may recall, @CityOfMemphis has ignored six requests over ~four months to add @MLK50Memphis to its media advi… https://t.co/X8A6QUmnUi
Retweeted by Alice SperiMore excerpts, including that it took @CityOfMemphis 433 days to fulfill a public records request for more informat… https://t.co/LlM9ERsKt8
Retweeted by Alice SperiSome excerpts: https://t.co/zRkTUpau1s
Retweeted by Alice SperiFor context on why this sort of legal backing is so important in Memphis, read this thorough piece on police survei… https://t.co/jlZ0MqLtCs
Retweeted by Alice SperiA racist symbol was spray-painted nearby on the same night someone set fire to a civil rights institution. Instead… https://t.co/cZAxa7Hd2r
Retweeted by Alice SperiThere's always a level of danger in doing investigative journalism into powerful people but that risk is much, much… https://t.co/gXExuguaMD
Retweeted by Alice SperiA TN civil rights institution was burned down and marked with a white supremacist symbol, but law enforcement are s… https://t.co/SfSgPYRY0a
Retweeted by Alice SperiThanks to the @columbiajourn @LipmanCenterCJS and @jelani9 for their support. https://t.co/FBH1MJiDgV https://t.co/794EBRc9l6 @MyaishaAyanna "But @hendersonaw0604 is adamant that just as nine decades of threats and obstruction failed to stop… https://t.co/AA7wdGdWAv
Retweeted by Alice Speri"There is a fundamental difference between policing ideas and policing crime and criminal intent. The fire at Highl… https://t.co/tD8sq8pucr
Retweeted by Alice SperiIn 2018, a federal judge in Memphis ruled that the city’s police department was in violation of a decades-old feder… https://t.co/pGERTL7Y5rMemphis has a long history of both activism and government surveillance. https://t.co/j61gAAOHb6 https://t.co/deyOFcyBQh.@aclutn: "I think it’s just indicative of what’s going on all over the country with this: law enforcement that is… https://t.co/PyBfbQYQiD.@Pastor_Earle "Here’s a basic thought: Treat us the same way you treat the white supremacists when they come to to… https://t.co/n44L1cJKHlMemphis offers the most detailed picture we have of what domestic political surveillance looks like in practice.… https://t.co/7HxW7kNLME @wendi_c_thomas Congrats!!! Sue them all!"civil rights advocates warn that collapsing real and imaginary extremist ideologies risks providing cover for the… https://t.co/JilVEflh22
Retweeted by Alice Speri"While the government and the police have such a long history of surveilling and criminalizing black folks, they’ve… https://t.co/BNa9octVUg
Retweeted by Alice Speri🔑 @alicesperi read — “TN is a hotbed for white nationalists...hosted 20% of 🇺🇸’s white supremacist gatherings” Yet… https://t.co/MqX7MIkKJc
Retweeted by Alice SperiIn the face of rising white supremacist violence, FBI and police investigate victims and activists 10 months after… https://t.co/fQnq8VE1px
Retweeted by Alice Speri @longformI wrote a long story about who gets surveilled in America and who doesn't. Hope you'll read it! https://t.co/j61gAAOHb6“It was very clear to us that there was some feeling that we might have done something to instigate this, versus wh… https://t.co/qcPbLXLcbN
Retweeted by Alice SperiJust as Dr. King was targeted by the FBI, modern liberation efforts are under surveillance. We should all care abou… https://t.co/tTIRgUCavh
Retweeted by Alice Speri“I don’t want my son to be under the scope of Big Brother like a Fred Hampton Jr. I should not have to live in fear… https://t.co/1FLPO7WGh5
Retweeted by Alice SperiThe activism that will help create the radical change needed in the next decades is also directly opposed by the na… https://t.co/wUDdurmgaW
Retweeted by Alice SperiOn this King Day, the long history of surveilling activists and victims of white supremacist violence:… https://t.co/77v6mV4wv1
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1/21
2020
We often warn about surveillance’s chilling effect on free expression — note that these activists know the risks an… https://t.co/SK1haVn8D2
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1/20
2020

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