Martin Kaste

Martin Kaste appears in the following:

What Went Wrong — A Police Video Deconstructed

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Body camera footage shows two police officers responding to a routine call about a possible burglary in North Carolina. The encounter comes to a bad end, but what's fascinating is how it gets there.


Police Searches Of Social Media Face Privacy Pushback

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Data analytics firms that analyze vast amounts of public social media are a tool for law enforcement. But there are signs that Twitter, Facebook and others are shutting off access to that data.


New Details Emerge On How Police Use Social Media

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Twitter and Facebook say they are cutting off bulk data access to a firm that scans vast amounts of public social media posts. Critics say the service enables police to conduct invasive surveillance.


Seattle Swings Between Hounding The Homeless And Leaving Them Alone

Thursday, September 29, 2016

As West Coast cities have seen a boom in homelessness, some have declared emergencies. But debates have broken out over how much tolerance should be shown to illegal camps in public spaces.


Protesters Demand Tape Of Police Shooting Of Black Man Be Released

Friday, September 23, 2016

In Charlotte, N.C., some demonstrators chanted "release the tapes" — a reference to police videos of the shooting, which have been shown to the victim's family, but have not been made public.


Police Reform Is Happening, But It's Hard To Track

Thursday, September 22, 2016

There have been calls for police reforms since 2014, but there are practical limits to how fast a willingness to change can translate into its actually happening.


Thanks To Sept. 11 Security 'Inertia,' Restrictions Still Shape Public Spaces

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Fifteen years later, some of the places with heightened security restrictions following the terrorist attacks remain that way. Access to an outdoor sculpture in Seattle, for example, is still tight.


Groups Worry About Impact Of Police Moves To Block Social Media

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

As police find themselves in encounters that are posted live — including video — they sometimes want to pull the social media plug. Activists say this threatens to censor an electronic witness.


2 Sheriff's Deputies Won't Be Prosecuted In Idaho Rancher's Death

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

The attorney general declined to prosecute 2 deputies for shooting and killing a rancher last fall. The case is a rallying point for those who say excessive police force is a problem outside cities.


Crime Dropped In New York Under William Bratton's Tenure

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton, one of the most prominent figures in American policing, is stepping down. Crime declined in the city after Bratton's early enthusiasm for the broken windows policy.


Seattle's Bertha Tunnel Project Plagued By Financial Woes

Friday, July 22, 2016

More than $200 million in cost overruns, lawsuits and delays continue to haunt Seattle's big dig project. The world's largest tunneling machine, nicknamed "Bertha," is now working again, but the complicated fix of an underground breakdown in 2013 has created a huge fight over blame and who pays the tab.


Will Dallas And Baton Rouge Set Back Police Reform Efforts?

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Advocates of police reform say there's been real progress since the Ferguson, Mo., protests, but both sides worry about how to keep that process going after recent, deadly attacks targeting police.


Gun Carry Laws Can Complicate Police Interactions

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Legal guns are a reality for police, especially in states with open-carry or concealed-carry laws. But there's no consistent guidance for either gun owners or police on how to react to such weapons.


Are Police Being Taught To Pull The Trigger Too Fast?

Friday, July 15, 2016

Critics say training firms use ambush-style videos that make police paranoid and quick to react with force. But not exposing officers to such scenarios puts them at unnecessary risk, trainers say.


Ambush In Dallas Shakes The Movement For Police Reform

Saturday, July 09, 2016

Twelve police officers were shot — and five were killed — in a mass shooting in Dallas on Thursday. The killings have complicated efforts to reform policing around the country.


Dallas Protest Organizer Recounts The Event's Deadly Turn

Friday, July 08, 2016

Gunmen opened fire at the end of a protest in downtown Dallas, shooting 12 police officers, five of them fatally. KERA reporter Stella Chavez and protest organizer Jeff Hood talk with Morning Edition.


Attack On Dallas Police: Special Coverage, The Morning After

Friday, July 08, 2016

NPR correspondents and Sarah Mervosh of the Dallas Morning News talk about the latest from Dallas, U.S. law enforcement and politics, and Friday's news conference by the Dallas police chief and mayor.


After Dallas Sniper Ambush, Police Warned To Be On Alert

Friday, July 08, 2016

Five police officers were shot and killed Thursday night in Dallas after 2 snipers opened fire during what had been a peaceful demonstration. How are other departments acting to the news.


Sniper Attack Hits Previously Peaceful Dallas Protest

Friday, July 08, 2016

Gunmen opened fire at a protest in downtown Dallas, shooting 11 officers, and killing five. The marchers were protesting two shooting deaths of two black men by police in Minnesota and Louisiana.


Police Shootings Highlight Risks For African-Americans Who Carry Guns

Thursday, July 07, 2016

The police shootings in Baton Rouge, La., and suburban St. Paul, Minn., this week have some important parallels and some equally important differences. NPR explores what these shootings tell us about police training and the risks for blacks who carry guns.