Ali Watkins, The New York Times

Ali Watkins

The New York Times

Washington, DC, United States

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  • POLITICO
  • BuzzFeed
  • HuffPost
  • The Sacramento Bee
  • The Miami Herald
  • The Kansas City Star
  • Star-Telegram.com
  • newsobserver.com
  • The Modesto Bee

Recent articles by Ali:

Indianapolis police chief says gunman bought weapons legally despite earlier warning.

Chief Randal Taylor said the gunman in the attack bought two assault-style weapons in July and September. Months earlier, his mother had warned the police about his mental state. → Read More

Congress’s Sergeants-at-Arms Face Scrutiny After Siege

The House and Senate sergeants-at-arms, who have resigned, now face questions about why they failed to do more to deter the Trump loyalists who swarmed the Capitol last week. → Read More

Violent Year in New York and Across U.S. as Pandemic Fuels Crime Spike

A time without precedent saw huge increases in homicides and shootings in the city as some other types of crime plummeted. → Read More

Over $150,000 in Fines Issued on First Weekend of New N.Y.C. Lockdown

At least five houses of worship were given a summons in the neighborhoods where the coronavirus infection rates are the highest. → Read More

Speeding FDNY Truck Hits Ambulance, Killing Patient

A ladder truck rushing to a fire slammed into an ambulance carrying a man who had suffered a heart attack, killing him and injuring 11 others. → Read More

N.Y. Fire Department Replaces Name on Its Highest Award, Citing Racist Past

The James Gordon Bennett Medal will now be named for Chief Peter J. Ganci, who was killed in the Sept. 11 terror attacks. → Read More

What Are ‘Spit Hoods,’ and Why Do the Police Use Them?

Daniel Prude died in Rochester after officers covered his head with a hood. The devices are widely used, but the N.Y.P.D. does not give them to patrol officers. → Read More

The 'Spit Hood' in Daniel Prude's Death. Why Do Police Use Them?

Daniel Prude died in Rochester after officers covered his head with a hood. The devices are widely used, but the N.Y.P.D. does not give them to patrol officers. → Read More

Shattered Glass in SoHo as Looters Ransack Lower Manhattan

As the protesters moved north, fringe groups hung back, setting fires, breaking windows and grabbing goods from a string of luxury boutiques. → Read More

Child in N.Y. Dies and Rare Syndrome Tied to Virus Is Suspected

If confirmed, it would be the first known death in New York related to the mysterious inflammation that recently began appearing in children. → Read More

Top E.R. Doctor Who Treated Virus Patients Dies by Suicide

“She tried to do her job, and it killed her,” said the father of Dr. Lorna M. Breen, who worked at a Manhattan hospital hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak. → Read More

Top E.R. Doctor Who Treated Coronavirus Patients Dies by Suicide

“She tried to do her job, and it killed her,” said the father of Dr. Lorna M. Breen, who worked at a Manhattan hospital hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak. → Read More

‘Possible Covid’: Why the Lulls Never Last for Weary E.M.S. Crews

New York’s ambulance workers have weathered the peak of the coronavirus epidemic, but their ordeal is not over yet. → Read More

Their Grandmother Left by Ambulance. Then They Could Not Find Her.

“I believe she passed away,” said a relative who led the family’s increasingly frantic search. “But where?” → Read More

Last Week One Paramedic Was Infected. Now Over 150 Are in Quarantine.

New York City’s ambulance crews, which are stretched thin, have been told to work even if exposed to the coronavirus — as long as they are asymptomatic. → Read More

Tessa Majors Murder: Third Teenager Is Arrested

The 14-year-old suspect is expected to be charged with second-degree murder. → Read More

Why the N.Y.P.D. Subpoenaed a Reporter’s Twitter Feed

The police used an antiterror law to demand information about who leaked crime scene photos that she posted to social media. → Read More

Two Police Officers Wounded in the Bronx in Targeted Attacks

A shooter fired on officers in a police van and then in a station house. Officials are trying to determine if it was the same man. → Read More

Gunman Storms N.Y.P.D. Precinct After Firing at Police Van, Wounding 2

The police commissioner called the Bronx rampage an “assassination attempt,” and a backlash grew over anti-police protests. → Read More

Police Chief Made Fiery Claim Over MS-13 Murder. Records Dispute It.

After an MS-13 witness was killed, the police commissioner blamed a new criminal justice law. Court documents show otherwise. → Read More