Martin Kaste

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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?


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


New Orleans And The Hard Work Of Pushing Down The Murder Rate

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.


The Call-In: Answering Your Questions About 'Sanctuary Cities'

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.


Authorities Hope To Avoid Knee-Jerk Reaction To Crime Stats

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.


As Trump Moves Forward On Immigration Plan, 'Sanctuary Cities' Push Back

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.


Trump Threatens 'Sanctuary' Cities With Loss Of Federal Funds

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.


Chicago Police Often Used Excessive Force, DOJ Report Finds

Saturday, January 14, 2017

The Justice Department has released a scathing report that accuses the Chicago Police Department of systematic use of excessive force.