Ali Winston covers criminal justice and surveillance. His award-winning reporting has appeared in a number of regional and national outlets. 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.
Transparency Advocates Win Release of NYPD “Predictive Policing” Documents
The NYPD is building a system to predict crimes — and trying to keep the public unaware of what it’s doing.
Private Companies Look to Cash in as Homeland Security Brings Facial Recognition to U.S. Borders
Silicon Valley firms and legacy law enforcement tech companies are getting ready for the facial recognition bonanza.
State of SanctuariesCalifornia Sheriffs Use Bare-Knuckle Tactics Against “Sanctuary State” Proposal
Law enforcement agencies are allying with ICE and anti-immigration activists to lobby against a bill that would make California a “sanctuary state.”
State of SanctuariesTrump Threatens Funding for California Cops over “Sanctuary State” Bill. Maybe That’s a Good Thing.
Donald Trump is threatening to withhold grants from local police if California becomes a “sanctuary state” — but some immigration advocates oppose the grants altogether.