Martin Kaste appears in the following:
Friday, June 26, 2015
Also this week, the Charleston shooting and forgiveness, cause and effect, and female janitors and rape.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
There's a new kind of phone scam on the rise: fraudsters using fake numbers to pretend they're calling from the local police department. And there's little the real police can do about it.
Monday, June 08, 2015
Viral video of a white police officer in McKinney, Texas, holding down a black teenage girl is generating controversy and raising questions about how and when police use force.
Friday, May 29, 2015
Police cams have suddenly become a big business. But the real money is in selling departments a way to store each day's video. Firms are offering easy uploads to the cloud but costs are bound to grow.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The scanners are standard equipment for police, but what's not settled is what happens to all the data collected. That data can link people to certain addresses and flag unusual activity.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
President Obama announced restrictions on military-style hardware police may get from the federal government. Critics say the rules will have little impact on the trend toward military-style raids.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
One officer says relations with the public are "about as bad as I've seen," as a take-charge method of policing collides with a more skeptical citizenry that can record and disseminate video anywhere.
Thursday, May 07, 2015
An officer's body camera captured his decision not to shoot a possibly armed suspect. He was praised for brave self-restraint, but some law enforcement officers say his reluctance was irresponsible.
Friday, May 01, 2015
Six police officers face charges, including murder and involuntary manslaughter, for Freddie Gray's death. Some worry they're losing the benefit of the doubt from both prosecutors and the public.
Friday, May 01, 2015
Police forwarded the preliminary results of their probe into Freddie Gray's death to Baltimore's state attorney Marilyn J. Mosby. Her team will decide whether to bring criminal charges against police.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Baltimore police and the mayor are under fire for being slow to respond to Monday's violence. Crowd control is a sensitive matter in the U.S., especially since this summer's protests in Ferguson, Mo.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
The fatal shooting of a suspect by a volunteer deputy in Tulsa, Okla., raises the question that some have already been asking: Why are nonprofessionals allowed to wear badges and carry guns?
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Walter Scott was laid to rest Saturday, as the Charleston community wrestles with his shooting death. Activists want reform, but others warn against letting the situation become "another Ferguson."
Saturday, April 11, 2015
A funeral was held Saturday in North Charleston, S.C., for Walter Scott, the man shot and killed while fleeing a police officer. That officer, Michael Slager, has been fired and charged with murder.
Friday, April 10, 2015
Longtime civil rights campaigners in Charleston, S.C., say the current public outcry over police racism isn't rooted in racist laws as much as it is in gentrification and a shifting population.
Friday, April 10, 2015
Authorities in North Charleston, S.C., released the dashcam video of the traffic stop that led to the shooting death of Walter Scott. The video doesn't explain why the officer shot Scott.
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
A white police officer who shot and killed a black man after a weekend traffic stop was charged with murder in North Charleston, S.C., Tuesday. Officials said a video played a role in the decision.
Monday, April 06, 2015
Police departments around the country are instituting anti-bias training for their officers. The Justice Department encourages it, but for many cops the training doesn't seem effective or necessary.
Thursday, April 02, 2015
African-Americans are changing their minds about guns, and Detroit's black police chief supports responsible concealed-carry. Still, some remain convinced that having a gun will lead to problems.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Engineers have removed the cutter head from the enormous tunneling machine nicknamed Bertha. The malfunctioning part had been stuck for more than a year in a highway project under the city's downtown.