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.
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
The Oakland Police Department can't lower the city's crime rate, because it doesn't catch criminals.
by Ali Winston | Nov 14, 2012
by Ali Winston | Feb 8, 2013
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
How California law shields a small cadre of Oakland police officers involved in violence.
by Ali Winston | Oct 12, 2011
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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