Martin Kaste

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Weighing Doubts About How Drug-Sniffing Dogs Are Used

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

When a drug-sniffing dog alerts, it usually gives police the right to conduct a search. But how do you know a drug-sniffing dog actually detected the scent of something illegal?

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Law Enforcement's Limits To Stopping Shooters

Friday, November 24, 2017

Recent mass shootings have shown how law enforcement can fail to prevent attacks by people who are known threats. The system is limited in what it can do, but there's also room for improvement.

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Videos Reveal A Close, Gory View Of Police Dog Bites

Monday, November 20, 2017

Gory arrest scenes captured by smart phones and police body cameras are threatening the noble "Rin Tin Tin" image of police dogs.

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How The Texas Church Shooter Was Able To Purchase A Gun

Monday, November 06, 2017

Devin Patrick Kelley was charged with domestic violence while serving in the Air Force. He was sentenced to confinement for a year. Authorities are now investigating whether he could legally buy a gun.

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Police Still Investigating Background Of Driver In NYC Terror Attack

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Authorities are investigating the background of Sayfullo Saipov, the man accused of driving a truck through a bike path in New York City. The act of terror in lower Manhattan killed eight and injured 11.

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Baltimore Police Overhaul Challenged By Murder Crisis

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Baltimore's stubbornly high murder rate is causing some residents to lose faith in efforts to change policing in the city. They say it has become an excuse for police inaction.

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Trying To Better Detect Potential Mass Shooters After Las Vegas

Friday, October 06, 2017

As law enforcement officers try to learn how to identify potential shooters, the people who study this kind of violence say this is being driven partly by the attention the media pays to it.

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Authorities Detail How Shooter Prepared For Attack

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Law enforcement confirms the Las Vegas shooter had multiple rifles equipped with devices to enable guns to fire very quickly, as well as spy cameras to watch for approaching police.

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Why Did Stephen Paddock Open Fire On Las Vegas Concertgoers?

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Authorities say that so far a motive for the shooting is elusive. He also doesn't fit any common profiles for a mass murderer. One thing that is known, is that Paddock had a lot of weapons.

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FBI's 2016 Crime Report Reveals Increase In Homicides

Monday, September 25, 2017

The FBI's crime statistics for 2016 reveal an increase in violent crime. Homicides, in particular, continue to grow, and the increase looks less and less like a mere statistical blip.

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Federal Government Steps Up Disaster Response Efforts Since Hurricane Katrina

Friday, September 15, 2017

The coordination of disaster response efforts by the federal government has significantly improved since Hurricane Katrina. In Florida, reviews of the federal response have been positive in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

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Cleanup Underway In Miami

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

We have the latest on cleanup efforts in Miami in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

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News Brief: Trump's Tax Overhaul Push, Irma's Damage, Russia Goes After NGO

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The White House is deep in the midst of a tax overhaul push. Also, we look at the damage from Hurricane Irma and Russia's investigation of a watchdog group called the SOVA Center.

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Trump Makes It Easier For Local Police To Get Pentagon's Surplus Gear

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The Trump administration has lifted Obama-era restrictions on military donations of equipment to local police. The move was denounced by critics of "police militarization."

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Police Face Backlash Over Crowd Control Measures After Several Political Protests

Friday, August 25, 2017

Police crowd control measures are under scrutiny after a series of political protests. Officers must strike a balance on whether to act or hold back as protests become more contentious.

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Justice Department Announces Seizure Of Dark Web Marketplace

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Department of Justice announced Thursday its seizure of an international marketplace on the dark web. AlphaBay provided an anonymous site for people selling illegal drugs, firearms and other items.

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Justice Department Reinstates Controversial Policy On Civil Asset Forfeiture

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Department of Justice is announcing its policy on civil asset forfeiture on Wednesday. The controversial practice means police can seize private property, regardless of conviction.

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Cop Shooting Death Cases Raise Question: When Is Fear Reasonable?

Friday, June 30, 2017

Many Americans believe that convictions of law enforcement officers for shooting someone while on duty are too rare. But experts say jurors are hesitant to convict cops for making mistakes on the job.

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Prosecutors Face Challenges Convicting Police Officers Involved In Shootings

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Several high-profile prosecutions of law enforcement officers have ended in acquittal or hung juries. A big reason: a Supreme Court ruling called Graham v. Connor, and the instructions juries get as a result.

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Seattle Shooting Raises Questions About Officers' De-Escalation Efforts

Monday, June 19, 2017

Two Seattle police officers shot and killed Charleena Lyles on Sunday. Her family is accusing the officers of not doing enough to de-escalate an encounter with a person known to have mental problems.

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