Ali Winston
  • Ali Winston is a reporting fellow with The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute and covers criminal justice and surveillance. His reporting has appeared in a number of regional and national outlets and received awards from the Association of Alternative Newsmedia, the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the National Association of Black Journalists, and the Society of Professional Journalists. Originally from New York, Ali is a graduate of the University of Chicago and the University of California, Berkeley. He is based in Oakland, California.

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Featured Work
  • Information Overload
  • How sanctuary cities can protect undocumented immigrants from ICE data mining.

  • Cover of Darkness
  • San Francisco police turned a blind eye to some of the city's most dangerous criminals — who were also some of their most trusted sources.

  • No Criminal Charges for OPD Officer
  • Five years and seven months after Gary King Jr. was shot to death by Oakland Police Sergeant Patrick Gonzales on 54th Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way, the Alameda County District Attorney has cleared Sgt. Gonzales of criminal misconduct in King Jr.'s death. On September 20, 2007 Gonzales...

  • Oversight for Oakland Police
  • The Oakland Police Department's nine-year-long struggle with federal oversight took a significant turn last week, as a federal judge demanded an investigation by court-appointed monitors into police shootings involving OPD officers...

  • Police Raid on Occupy Oakland Nothing New
  • Over 2,500 people have been arrested across the United States as the Occupy Wall Street movement has spread from its genesis in Lower Manhattan to over 1,000 American cities and municipalities... 

  • Deadly Secrets
  • How a California court decision has shielded brutal Oakland police officers from accountability.

  • Copley v. Account-ability
  • A 2006 court decision may be protecting California police officers who use excessive force. In Fresno, it has helped 27 officers involved in repeat shootings avoid public scrutiny. (Part 1 in a series.)