Martin Kaste

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Pregnant Woman Fatally Shot By Seattle Police Outside Apartment Building

Monday, June 19, 2017

The Seattle Police Department reformed its use of deadly force, under the approving eye of a federal monitor. But Sunday's shooting of a black mother in her own apartment raises new questions about how they respond to people in crisis.

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FACT CHECK: Is Left-Wing Violence Rising?

Friday, June 16, 2017

This week's shooting at a Republican baseball practice alarmed those who fear the left is becoming more radicalized.

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Reality Winner, Accused NSA Leaker, To Enter Not Guilty Plea

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Winner's lawyer would not confirm that his client was the source of the bombshell leak of a report about efforts by Russian military intelligence to cyberattack American election software.

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Trump Supporters Accuse Liberal Communities Of Hostility Toward Free Speech

Monday, June 05, 2017

Across the U.S., some conservatives say they're losing their right to free speech. Opponents accuse them of using hate speech that should be silenced. Sunday in Portland marked the latest flare-up.

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Most Mass Shootings Are Smaller, Domestic Tragedies

Monday, June 05, 2017

The vast majority of gun deaths in America are either suicides or one-on-one shootings.

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Trump Supporters Face Off With Counter Demonstrators In Portland

Monday, June 05, 2017

In Oregon, Trump supporters met a wall of angry resistance in downtown Portland on Sunday, as emotions run high after an alleged white supremacist killed two men on a train there last weekend.

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Police Rethink Tactics In Light Of Opioid Exposure Risk

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.

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Should The Police Control Their Own Body Camera Footage?

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.

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Who Should Own Police Body Camera Videos?

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.

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A Look At Mueller's Experience With Investigations

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.

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Former FBI Director To Lead Probe Of Russian Meddling

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.

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From Kill Switch To Bitcoin, 'WannaCry' Showing Signs Of Amateur Flaws

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.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Orders Tougher Sentences For Drug Defendants

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.

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Seattle Mayor Drops Re-Election Bid, Says Sex Abuse Allegations Are Untrue

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.

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Fact Check: Are Prosecutors Too Quick To Let The Police Off?

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?

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Alton Sterling Case Raises Questions About Prosecution Of Police Officers

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.

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States Introduce New Legislation To Protect Internet Privacy

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.

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Bertha Finally Breaks Through In Seattle

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.

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Police Warning Shots May Be In For A Comeback

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.

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New Orleans' Police Use Of Body Cameras Brings Benefits And New Burdens

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.

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