Ali Winston covers law enforcement, criminal justice and surveillance. His writing has won awards from the National Association of Black Journalists, the New York City Community Media Alliance, CUNY-John Jay and People United for a Better Life in Oakland. Originally from New York City, he is a graduate of the University of Chicago and the University of California-Berkeley.
by Darwin BondGraham | May 12, 2016
Despite efforts to bring public oversight to the acquisition and use of surveillance technologies, OPD secretly used a social media mapping technology.
by Ali Winston | Apr 13, 2016
City regulations and state law preclude an independent commission from shining a light on police misconduct and meting out discipline.
by Ali Winston | Jul 4, 2012
Pulitzer Prize winner Glenn Greenwald says tech giants have a role to play in lobbying to push for restrictions on the power of the National Security Agency.
by Ali Winston | Jun 17, 2014
Some Oakland politicians and groups are pointing to research by UC Berkeley faculty as proof that the city needs to add hundreds of police officers, but other studies contradict that conclusion.
by Darwin BondGraham | May 15, 2013
Anne Kirkpatrick said Oakland police had assisted in a federal human trafficking investigation, but the only charges filed so far are civil immigration violations.
by Darwin BondGraham | Oct 11, 2017
by Ali Winston | Feb 18, 2017
by Ali Winston | Oct 21, 2016
by Ali Winston | Oct 12, 2016
'The public has no assurance that cops are being held accountable because the whole process happens behind closed doors.'
by Ali Winston | May 31, 2016
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