Martin Kaste

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Data Initiative Aims To Help With Police Force Transparency

Thursday, April 28, 2016

The White House is pushing the initiative as a way to overhaul police practices by tracking them. But police departments can choose whether to participate, and even which kinds of data to release.


Coaxing Police To Share Data On Officers' Conduct

Friday, April 22, 2016

A project to encourage police to be open about the use of force stems from a lack of information following the 2014 Ferguson protests. Some departments keep good data and some keep none.


Why The FBI Director Puts Tape Over His Webcam

Friday, April 08, 2016

After a speech about encryption and privacy, James Comey said he puts tape over his laptop's camera. Privacy activists seized on that as hypocritical, given the FBI's stance on "unhackable" devices.


When A Dark Web Volunteer Gets Raided By The Police

Monday, April 04, 2016

What happens when law enforcement is frustrated by encryption that's run by private citizens? In one Tor volunteer's case, they showed up with a warrant and asked for computer passwords.


When It Comes To Police Reform, Insurance Companies May Play A Role

Friday, April 01, 2016

There are limits to what the government can do, but it turns out that insurers look for ways to push police departments they cover to reduce risk.


DOJ Finds A Way To Break Into Terrorist's Locked iPhone

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The Justice Department says it no longer requires Apple's help to retrieve data on a phone linked to the San Bernadino attacks. The government moved to drop the court order demanding Apple assist.


Police Radio Chatter Is Open To All Ears. But Should It Be?

Monday, March 28, 2016

Why are police radio communications in the U.S. open for the public to hear? Some say this creates a weakness when confronting terrorist attacks, but others say it's important for police transparency.


Prosecutors Lose Jobs Over Failing To Charge Police Involved In Shootings

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Elected prosecutors are now losing their jobs for failing to throw the book at police in shootings. Voters booted out of office the county district attorney who didn't file charges against the Cleveland officer who shot Tamir Rice. The same fate met the state's attorney in Chicago, who brought charges only after a video of an officer-involved shooting was made public by court order. Some criminologists say it also reflects a deeper shift by the public, one that is moving away from the harsh prosecutorial stances of the past.


Recent Campaign Events Question Role Of Police At Political Rallies

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Recent presidential campaign events are raising questions about the role of police at political rallies. NPR explores whether police are there to keep the peace or to do the bidding of campaigns.


For U.S. Tech Firms Abroad And Data In The Cloud, Whose Laws Apply?

Thursday, March 03, 2016

The FBI's efforts to unlock the San Bernardino iPhone is one fight in a larger global conflict: Firms face varying laws for police cooperation and say a lack of legal standards is creating a crisis.


Apple-FBI Fight Signals A Need For New Political Precedent

Saturday, February 27, 2016

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Piecing Together America's Patchwork Quilt Of Body Cam Laws

Thursday, February 25, 2016

It's increasingly likely that the next time you have an encounter with a police officer, he or she will be wearing a body camera. And depending on how things go, you may be left wondering: "Can I get a copy of that video?"

There's no single answer to that, or ...


States Consider Legislation To Shield Law Enforcement Officers

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Several states are considering legislation to make it harder for the public to get the names of police officers. Proponents say they're responding to an increased level of threat against officers.


FBI-Apple Showdown Is The Latest Battle In A Bigger War

Thursday, February 18, 2016

It's hard to overstate the tech world's fascination with the legal standoff between the FBI and Apple. Laymen might look at the dispute and shrug; after all, the FBI is just asking Apple to help hack into one phone, and it's not unusual for tech companies to help the ...


Slippery Slope? Court Orders Apple To Unlock Shooter's iPhone

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Apple says it would fight a federal court order to help the FBI break into a dead terrorist's iPhone. The feds say they're being kept out by one of the phone's security features.


Apple Raises The Stakes In Silicon Valley's Fight Over Encryption

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Apple says it will not comply with a judge's request that it help unlock the iPhone used by one of the shooters in the San Bernardino, Calif., attack. This legal showdown has been yea...


'Strategic Patience' Pays Off For FBI During Wildlife Refuge Occupation

Friday, February 12, 2016

Court documents and an NPR interview with one of the arrested occupiers tell a story of federal agents biding their time, collecting evidence against the group occupying the refuge in Oregon.


Remaining Occupiers Expected To Leave Wildlife Refuge Shortly

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The last four anti-government militants at the National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon appear close to surrendering to the FBI. Law enforcement began closing in on them late Wednesday afternoon.


Court Gets Unusually Specific On Police Taser Gun Use

Friday, February 05, 2016

On Friday's All Things Considered, I have a story about how a recent federal court ruling is restricting when police may use Tasers in the five Southeastern states covered by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. In a nutshell, police there may no longer shock a nonviolent, noncooperative suspect ...


Court Ruling Forces Police In Southern States To Reconsider Use Of Tasers

Friday, February 05, 2016

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unexpectedly ruled to limit how officers may use Tasers or other stun guns. In states such as Virginia and North Carolina, it's no longer legal f...