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Martin Kaste

Martin Kaste appears in the following:

Police Departments Issuing Body Cameras Discover Drawbacks

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.

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Obama's Policing Task Force Begins With Public Hearing

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.

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When Morale Dips, Some Cops Walk The Beat โ€” But Do The Minimum

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.

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Trial Of Polygraph Critic Renews Debate Over Tests' Accuracy

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.

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2014 A Tumultuous Year For Police Officers

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.

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Transparency Vs. Privacy: What To Do With Police Camera Videos?

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.

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Why Police Departments Have A Hard Time Recruiting Blacks

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.

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Bertha, The Giant Borer That Broke, May Be Sinking Seattle's Downtown

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The machine, the biggest of its type, was digging a tunnel under the city when it went kaput. To get to and fix Bertha, workers are digging a 12-story pit, which some say is damaging nearby buildings.

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It's A Complicated Relationship Between Prosecutors, Police

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Prosecutors and police departments work closely in their day-to-day duties. But what happens when a prosecutor has to weigh bringing charges against the police?

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Portland's Statues Yarnbombed With Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Call it "yarnbombing" with a holiday twist. Statues in downtown Portland, Ore., are now festooned with holiday sweaters. We talk to the crocheters behind the stunt.

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Chokeholds: The Difference Between Sleeper And Airway Holds

Thursday, December 04, 2014

It's generally said that Eric Garner died as a result of a chokehold. But police trainers say there are two different maneuvers that can look like the same thing.

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Body Cameras For Police Officers Aren't A Panacea

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

President Obama has asked for $263 million to help local police buy body cameras, among other things. Cameras are easy to buy but are not a fix for issues between police departments and their communities.

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Jordanians Weigh Risks And Rewards Of Being A Close U.S. Ally

Friday, November 28, 2014

Jordan has joined the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State. A training base in Jordan, paid for in part by the U.S., symbolizes the two countries close and sometime controversial alliance.

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Drawing Police Lessons From Ferguson May Not Be Clear-Cut

Friday, November 28, 2014

Will Ferguson and this year's other high-profile cases of police use of force, change the way American police are trained? Some see the incidents as an opportunity to update the training and rules.

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For Native Alaskans, Holiday Menu Looks To The Wild

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving menus traditionally celebrate the bounty of late fall. In rural Alaska, that means walrus, moose, fermented fish heads and Eskimo ice cream โ€” salmonberries mixed with Crisco.

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Officer's Death Raises Safety Concerns For Alaska's Unarmed Law Enforcement

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Remote Alaskan villages are some of the last places in America patrolled by unarmed officers. But an officer's death last year has challenged ideas about policing on the last frontier.

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Bush Pilot Helps Rural Alaskan Police Explore Isolated Villages

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The troopers who police rural Alaska can't do their jobs without a good bush pilot to fly them into remote areas. In Bristol Bay, that pilot is John Bouker.

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U.S. Safety Agency Wants Millions More Air Bags Recalled

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Regulators want millions of cars with suspect air bags recalled. Carmakers have been sending notices first to owners in warmer climates, where the bags are thought to pose the greatest danger.

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Tension Builds As Ferguson, Mo., Waits For Grand Jury Decision

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

As we wait for the announcement on whether a white police officer will be indicted in the shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old, we examine the case before the panel.

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Republican Sweep Highlights Climate Change Politics In Alaska

Thursday, November 06, 2014

GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska is set to head the Energy and Natural Resources Committee. It can be easier for her oil-reliant state to adapt to the changing climate rather than address its causes.

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