Martin Kaste appears in the following:
Thursday, June 01, 2017
Synthetic opioids like fentanyl are far more potent than heroin, and that's creating a new risk for police, who risk overdoses just by touching evidence or even breathing the air during a raid.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
There is a growing perception that body cameras, now generating millions of hours of footage, are there less to keep tabs on police, and more to keep tabs on the public.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
It's assumed that body camera video should be held by police departments. One academic says that creates a conflict of interest which will only get worse with time.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
The Justice Department has named Robert Mueller special counsel in the Russia investigation. Mueller ran the FBI for 12 years, beginning one week before the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
The deputy attorney general has appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel on the Russia investigation. Mueller ran the FBI for 12 years, beginning one week before the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
There's very little law enforcement can do to catch purveyors of ransomware — unless they slip up. The criminals behind the WannaCry attack may have done just that.
Friday, May 12, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a reversal of the Obama-era "smart on crime" policy on drug cases. Federal prosecutors now have less freedom to opt for lesser charges with shorter sentences.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Ed Murray was headed toward an easy re-election, until he was accused of paying for sex with underage men three decades ago. He denies the allegations, but won't seek a second term.
Thursday, May 04, 2017
The decision not to charge the officers involved in the death of Alton Sterling is being met with anger by activists who say prosecutors are too deferential to cops. Is it true?
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
The Justice Department's decision not to prosecute Baton Rouge police revives questions about whether cops are reliably prosecuted when they kill.
Monday, April 10, 2017
A recent move by Congress to strip the Federal Communications Commission of the power to protect Internet privacy has provoked outrage among some, and state legislatures may try to weigh in.
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
After a two-year delay for repairs, the giant tunnel-boring machine has completed its mission far beneath the city's streets.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Police are trained to avoid warning shots for tactical and legal reasons. But this long-standing prohibition is being reconsidered under public pressure to reduce deadly shootings by police.
Friday, March 03, 2017
The technology has improved police conduct and led to a drop in certain types of cases. But the body cams have added many extra hours of work watching videos for police and public defenders.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
President Trump is promising to crack down on crime. But police crackdowns have already been tried in cities such as New Orleans, which is now enduring a resurgence in homicide.
Sunday, February 19, 2017
There's no legal definition for a "sanctuary city," but that doesn't stop people from using the term. We answer listeners' questions about what it means to be a sanctuary city.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
A group of current and retired police chiefs are hoping to talk the Trump administration out of a return to what they see as a "lock 'em up" approach to law enforcement.
Friday, January 27, 2017
President Donald Trump has vowed to withhold federal funds from "sanctuary cities" to compel local officials and police to help enforce federal immigration law. As cities push back, it's not clear if the plan is workable.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
It's unclear which jurisdictions would be covered by an executive order the president signed Thursday, or which funds would be withheld. Trump wants cities to cooperate with immigration enforcement.
Saturday, January 14, 2017
The Justice Department has released a scathing report that accuses the Chicago Police Department of systematic use of excessive force.