Martin Kaste appears in the following:
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.
Monday, March 30, 2015
Criminologists say the country's poor homicide clearance rate could be improved if police departments put more effort into solving murders.
Monday, March 30, 2015
Police say a crime is "cleared" when they make an arrest or identify a suspect. Clearance rates vary widely by city, but you can use our tool to look up how the police are faring where you live.
Monday, March 30, 2015
Police today are identifying fewer murder suspects than they did a generation ago. One criminologist says that may be because departments are more focused on preventing crimes than on making arrests.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Texas is almost out of one of the drugs it uses for executions and the state says it is exploring all options to deal with the shortage. Manufacturers have stopped selling a number of drugs states use in capital punishment.
Friday, March 06, 2015
A new Bureau of Justice Statistics study confirms that the annual count of people killed by police in America is low. Analysis shows that the true number is probably twice as high as officially reported, but there's still no reliable system to keep track of it.
Monday, February 23, 2015
It's hard to know when to take violent language seriously online. But when Jonathan Hutson saw an anonymous threat to an unnamed school on Twitter, he couldn't let it go.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
More than 200 civilian review boards investigate police misconduct in cities across the United States. Reformers say they're essential. But officers tend to be wary of them.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
A police shooting of a homeless man in Pasco, Wash., is under investigation. Officers shot the man at a busy intersection after he was reportedly throwing rocks at cars. It was the town's fourth fatal police shooting in the past six months.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
The family of Kayla Mueller released a statement on Tuesday confirming her death while being held hostage by ISIS militants. Mueller's death raises questions about whether U.S. policies made it more difficult to save her.
Saturday, February 07, 2015
ISIS claims American hostage Kayla Mueller is dead. The U.S. government says that's unconfirmed. Still, her family is acknowledging for the first time that it is their daughter who's been held.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Resisting arrest is usually a secondary charge against someone already being arrested for something else, but not always.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
They are being hailed as a technological solution to bad police-community relationships, but research on the cameras' impact is thin, and some departments are dealing with unintended consequences.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
In response to last year's Ferguson protests, President Obama created a blue-ribbon "Task Force on 21st Century Policing," to study the problems and recommend solutions. We hear some of the public's concerns from the task force's first public hearing in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday.
Thursday, January 08, 2015
Arrests and ticketing are way down in New York City. Many believe it's a way for officers to show frustration with the mayor. If so, it wouldn't be the first time cops have protested by slowing down.
Friday, January 02, 2015
Doug Williams, one of the country's most vocal critics of the polygraph test, will go on trial in January. For decades, he has helped people "beat" the test by exploiting its shaky science.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Anger and protests against police have caused some officers to reflect on the jobs they do and the perception of them in their communities.
Friday, December 19, 2014
Police reformers say the cameras ensure transparency when it comes to officer conduct. But as departments are pressured to release vast stores of videos, privacy concerns are raised.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Since the Ferguson, Mo., shooting, there have been renewed calls for police departments to hire more blacks and other minorities. But recruiters say there's a shortage of candidates.