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Martin Kaste

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Above The Border, Canadians Don't Waver In Welcome For Refugees

Saturday, November 21, 2015

While Congress and many governors try to block or slow down President Obama's pledge to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees, Canada is pressing ahead with a plan to welcome 25,000 in the next six weeks.

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American Police Learn Conflicting Lessons Of Terrorist Attacks

Monday, November 16, 2015

The Columbine shootings taught police to get in quickly and disrupt the attack. Multi-site attacks like Paris and Mumbai require a step back, to get the wider picture and best use of resources.

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FBI Opens Probe Into Shooting Of Idaho Rancher By Sheriff's Deputies

Friday, November 13, 2015

Federal and state investigators in Idaho are looking into the shooting of a rancher by sheriff's deputies. The rancher was trying to put down a bull that was involved in a traffic accident when he was shot.

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In Los Angeles, Piecing Together The Numbers On Police Shootings

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Reliable data has been missing from the national debate. That's changing. An analysis by NPR member station KPCC found that from 2010 to 2014, 375 people were shot — and no officers were prosecuted.

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Quentin Tarantino, At The Eye Of A Firestorm — And A Brewing Culture War

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

The director's recent comments, in which he described police shootings as "murder," have drawn calls for boycotting his films. They also reveal a bitter fault line in 2016: Who supports the police?

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Stealth Mode? Built-in Monitor? Not All Body Cameras Are Created Equal

Friday, October 30, 2015

Police shopping for body cameras face a dizzying array of features. And it's more than just technological gee-whiz-ery: the type of camera has a profound effect on how it's used and for whose benefit.

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Obama Delivers Sympathetic Speech To Nation's Police Chiefs

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

President Obama reached out to an international meeting of police chiefs in Chicago on Tuesday, assuring them that law enforcement is still appreciated, despite recent protests and viral videos.

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FBI Director Connects Heightened Police Scrutiny To Violent Crime Spike

Monday, October 26, 2015

FBI Director James Comey told a meeting of police chiefs Monday that increased scrutiny is having an impact on law enforcement. He said he believes police have become more reluctant t...

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Have American Police Become More Cautious?

Monday, October 26, 2015

Earlier this month, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said some police are holding back, afraid of ending up on a viral video. Friday, the FBI director seemed to echo that concern. It's beco...

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Justice Scalia: 'Wouldn't Surprise Me' If Supreme Court Strikes Down Death Penalty

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Ohio joins the growing list of states that have put death sentences on hold because of problems getting execution drugs. Justice Antonin Scalia told an audience Tuesday he wouldn't be...

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'Great Pause' Among Prosecutors As DNA Proves Fallible

Friday, October 09, 2015

Experts say the field of forensic DNA is having a moment of truth about years of overstated claims, and it may tarnish its reputation as the "gold standard" of legal evidence.

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Gun Debate Divides Nation's Police Officers, Too

Friday, October 09, 2015

"Talking about firearms now is like talking about race" among officers, says a national law enforcement leader. In Milwaukee, for instance, a sheriff and police chief took vocal, opposing stances.

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An Ex-Lawman On A Lonely Mission: Bringing The Police To Justice

Sunday, October 04, 2015

If you called him obsessive, former Utah Sheriff "Dub" Lawrence wouldn't disagree. For decades, he's been chipping away at cold cases — and his biggest challenge: what he sees as police impunity.

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Russia's Strikes In Syria Muddle Efforts Slow Flow Of Refugees

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Europe is desperate to stop the flow of refugees from Syria, and that means countering ISIS and also ousting Bashar al-Assad. Russia's military action to prop up Assad is making things difficult.

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Measuring The Use Of Force May Help New York Police To Limit It

Thursday, October 01, 2015

The New York Police Department is rolling out a new policy to record officers' use of force. The strategy has already been implemented in L.A. and Seattle. Advocates say it's an effec...

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Is There A 'War On Police'? The Statistics Say No

Thursday, September 17, 2015

The ambush killing of a sheriff's deputy in Texas has intensified concern in some circles that criticism of police has led to an increase in officer deaths. But the data don't back up that fear.

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Why Utah Is The Only State Trying To Track And Limit SWAT-Style Tactics

Monday, August 31, 2015

For all the talk of police militarization, no reliable statistics exist on the number of raids by SWAT or other heavily armed tactical teams. There are no federal or state tallies — except in Utah.

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More Washington Drivers Use Pot And Drive; Effect On Safety Disputed

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Does legalization of marijuana mean more drivers will have the drug in their system? New data from Washington state says yes, but does that mean pot has caused more accidents? The answer is unclear.

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Seattle Declares War On Hookah Lounges

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The legal justification for this crackdown is the state's ban on indoor smoking in public places, but the reasons go beyond smoking. The city says the lounges are also magnets for crime.

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Many Colleges Have Armed Police Squads, But Are They Worth The Risk?

Thursday, July 30, 2015

A University of Cincinnati officer faces murder charges for the traffic stop death of Samuel DuBose, and now critics are questioning the growing trend of giving campus cops weapons.

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