Teen Raped While in Custody of NYPD


On Sunday, I learned about this news story, and the lack of coverage it has received in the media. Let’s help change that! Please share this story and your thoughts on it as widely as you can. The impunity under which police in this country operate is unlawful and shameful, and it must end.

Marisa Siegel lives, writes, and edits near NYC but thinks twenty times a day about heading back west. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Mills College in Oakland, CA. Her essay “Inherited Anger” will appear in the anthology Burn It Down, forthcoming from Seal Press in fall 2019. She is Editor-in-Chief and owner of The Rumpus. Find her on Twitter at @marisasaystweet. More from this author →