Martin Kaste

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Nebraska cops used Facebook messages to investigate an alleged illegal abortion

Friday, August 12, 2022

A case in Norfolk, Neb., highlights how evidence from online services is fair game in the post-Roe v. Wade era.

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Nebraska abortion case underscores how evidence from online services is now fair game

Thursday, August 11, 2022

In Nebraska, the prosecution of an alleged illegal abortion has highlighted the fact that evidence from online services such as Facebook is fair game for evidence in a post-Roe U.S.

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Tioga, Pennsylvania police controversy illustrates need for better background checks

Friday, July 15, 2022

It's getting harder for "wandering cops" — people who lose law enforcement certification in one state and get hired elsewhere. Many more departments are now performing interstate background checks

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Cryptocurrency tech is vulnerable to tampering, a DARPA analysis finds

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

A new analysis commissioned by DARPA quantifies how the decentralized tech that runs the currency system could be compromised.

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Texas school cops get standardized active shooter training. It didn't work in Uvalde

Monday, June 06, 2022

School police officers are trained in best practices for stopping an active shooter. The law requires it, and there's money to pay for it. And yet, that training seems to have failed in Uvalde, Texas.

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Texas funded police training for active shooters, but it failed in Uvalde

Sunday, June 05, 2022

School police officers are trained in the best practices for stopping an active shooter. The law requires it, and there's money to pay for it. And yet, that training seems to have failed in Uvalde.

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Encore: Do red flag laws work?

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Red Flag laws temporarily remove guns from owners who pose a danger to themselves or others. Several states have passed the laws in recent years, but research on their effectiveness is mixed.

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Do red flag laws work?

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Red Flag laws temporarily remove guns from owners who pose a danger to themselves or others. Several states have passed the laws in recent years, but research on their effectiveness is mixed.

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Biden signs police reform executive order on 2nd anniversary of George Floyd's death

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

President Biden has marked the second anniversary of the murder of George Floyd by signing an executive order. It will set up some of the police reforms that stalled in Congress.

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Biden has a new executive order on policing, 2 years after George Floyd was killed

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

The order will be signed Wednesday, the second anniversary of the murder of George Floyd while in police custody. But it only applies to federal law enforcement — not local forces

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Should 18-year-olds be allowed to buy semi-automatic rifles? State and courts debate

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Efforts by states to to raise the minimum age for buying a long rifle have been challenged in court by gun rights activists.

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How old do you have to be to buy a gun? The answer varies in each state

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

The alleged Buffalo shooter, age 18, had no problems buying his semi-automatic rifle. Some states have tried to limit sales to those under 21. A new generation of conservative judges stand in the way.

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Non-U.S. citizens could become police officers in California, if this bill passes

Thursday, April 28, 2022

The California state senate voted to allow people who aren't United States citizens to be police. Some more conservative voices say government authority should be embodied by citizens.

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Transit riders are worried about safety. Police in Philly are trying a new approach

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Homelessness and drug use became more visible on public transit during the pandemic, worrying commuters. Philadelphia is now pairing cops with social workers to help those in need.

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Philadelphia set a homicide record in 2021. Now police hope a new tactic deters crime

Friday, April 01, 2022

Police hope to lower the city's raging homicide rate by focusing more resources on shootings that don't kill." We're modeling a lot of our things on what homicide does," says Lt. Dennis Rosenbaum.

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Pills containing fentanyl are becoming increasingly common in drug trafficking

Thursday, March 31, 2022

A new study shows a massive increase in police seizures of fentanyl pills, confirming its dramatic takeover of illicit drug consumption in the U.S. The fake pills look safe but are often deadly.

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Fentanyl's lethal toll continues. Police seized nearly 10 million pills last year

Thursday, March 31, 2022

A study by the National Institutes of Health said pills are the most common form of the drug, with a nearly 50-fold increase in law enforcement seizures.

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Philadelphia police are trying a new strategy to bring down the murder rate

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Philadelphia last year broke its own records for homicides, so it's trying a new approach. It's focusing more on solving non-fatal shootings to try to bring down the murder rate.

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Some people say protest bail funds should be more careful about whom they set free

Monday, March 28, 2022

Flush with money after the 2020 protests, community bail funds are releasing more people from jail. That's getting pushback from those who say they should be more careful about whom is bailed out.

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The FBI wants data on police use of force. Police departments aren't cooperating

Wednesday, March 02, 2022

Academics, activists and police chiefs have been clamoring for national statistics on police use of force. A federal effort to collect those numbers voluntarily from police is floundering.

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