Martin Kaste

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Seattle Faces Backlash After Easing Up On Punishing Crimes Involving Mental Illness

Friday, July 12, 2019

Some prosecutors are less inclined to seek jail time for offenses committed by people with mental illness or drug problems. But public frustration is growing in Seattle.

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Criminal Justice Overhaul Sparks Backlash In Seattle

Friday, July 05, 2019

Seattle's progressive approach to prosecuting homeless people who commit serious crimes is creating a backlash. Many want more aggressive prosecutions of violent mentally ill people.

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Offensive Social Media Posts By Police Lead To Internal Investigations In Several Cities

Friday, June 21, 2019

A scandal over racist and violent social media posts by police officers has led to investigations in several cities. What's the damage to public trust, and how much free speech should cops have?

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Whale Watchers Accused Of Loving Endangered Orcas To Death

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The question of whether boat-based watching tours are really harmless has become more urgent in Washington state, where Southern Resident killer whales have been declining since the 1990s.

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Heavily Armed Gunman Shot Dead Outside Federal Courthouse In Dallas

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Authorities identified the gunman as a 22-year-old Army veteran. Police have not released a motive for the shooting in which no one else was injured.

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Do Extended Magazines Facilitate Mass Shootings?

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Virginia Beach is the latest mass shooting involving a weapon equipped with a high-capacity ammunition magazine, which some gun safety groups would like to restrict.

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The Role Extended Magazines Are Playing In The Gun Control Debate

Monday, June 03, 2019

The gunman in Virginia Beach had large capacity magazines with him during Friday's shooting. Gun control groups would like to restrict those accessories, saying they're too useful for mass shooters.

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Experts Talk Best Practices For Facial Recognition Technology

Friday, May 17, 2019

San Francisco's move to ban facial recognition software has worried the industry, which would prefer regulation. But what should regulation look like? We talk to the experts on both sides.

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San Francisco Is First U.S. City To Ban Facial Recognition Technology

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Police in San Francisco will be banned from using facial recognition, part of sweeping restrictions put on surveillance technology used by the city's agencies.

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More Guns In Cars Mean More Guns Stolen From Cars

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Tennessee is caught in a vicious cycle: Fear of gun crime in traffic has caused more people to carry guns in their cars, which has created a new supply of stolen guns for criminals.

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Defining What's Excessive In Police Property Seizures Remains Tricky

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

The Supreme Court ruled that seizing a $42,000 Land Rover was an "excessive fine" in a recent landmark decision on civil asset forfeiture. Future rulings will have to further define that term.

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After Boeing Crashes, New Attention On The Potential Flaws Of Software

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Two Boeing 737 Max crashes are raising questions about whether the convenience of software has made it easier to miss the seriousness of possible flaws.

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Investigators Probe Software's Role In Deadly Boeing 737 Max Crashes

Friday, March 22, 2019

The probe of two Boeing plane crashes is focused, for the moment, on software. We examine how software has become a common fix for problems with hardware across industries, and how it can go too far.

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New Zealand Mosque Attacks Raise Questions About Internet's Role In Radicalization

Friday, March 15, 2019

The rambling document allegedly written by the attacker in New Zealand echoes the sarcasm and "trolling" of the internet. How much of his inspiration comes from internet politics in the U.S.?

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Boeing Will Pause Delivery Of 737 Max Jets, But Continue To Build Them

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Boeing's 737 Max line has been grounded, making things tricky at the plant near Seattle. It's filled with undelivered 737s and it's not clear what will happen to them.

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'Reasonableness' Standard For Police Is Under Pressure After High-Profile Shootings

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Police reformers say states should make it easier to bring criminal charges against police who commit "lawful, but awful" shootings. But police warn that such legislation may go too far.

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House Passes Second Gun Background Check Bill In As Many Days

Thursday, February 28, 2019

The measure seeks to close the so-called "Charleston loophole" that allowed an avowed white supremacist to buy a gun he used to kill 9 people at Mother Emanuel AME in Charleston. S.C., in 2015.

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House Votes To Heighten Background Checks For Gun Purchases

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The House is voting Wednesday and Thursday to "enhance" the background check system for gun purchases. One proposed fix is extra time for the checkers.

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When Sheriffs Won't Enforce The Law

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Some sheriffs in Washington state say they won't enforce a new gun law. It's the latest example of sheriffs exercising what some regard as their duty to resist "government overreach."

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Some Sheriffs In Rural Washington Refuse To Enforce New Gun Law

Thursday, February 21, 2019

By refusing to enforce the gun-control law, it's the latest example of sheriffs who claim they have a special duty to resist "bad" laws in the name of the people who elected them.

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