Martin Kaste appears in the following:
Wednesday, August 05, 2020
Being a Police Chief in 2020 is precarious. Carmen Best, Seattle's first Black female chief, has some tactics for keeping her job and protecting her department from the "defund the police" movement.
Thursday, July 30, 2020
News stories often describe anti-police protests as being "mostly peaceful," with some violence. In reality, two kinds of protests are going on, and there's tension over tactics.
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
The Trump administration is defending its use of federal law enforcement officers in Portland, Ore. But the state is suing, saying the feds have overreached.
Monday, July 13, 2020
Recent protests have revived a longtime campaign to create a national system to track police misconduct and make sure those who lose their license can't find another police job in other states.
Thursday, July 02, 2020
Seattle officials swept through the area known as CHOP, ending a police-free zone born from protests over racial injustice. Recent shootings and other crimes added to its growing list of detractors.
Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Recent shootings prompted Seattle officials to clear the police-free zone known as the Capitol Hill Organized Protest. The police chief said she supports lawful protests, but violence is unacceptable.
Saturday, June 20, 2020
A new study shows that police misconduct can spread inside departments like a contagion. But a program in New Orleans teaches cops that loyalty means watching for the signs.
Saturday, June 13, 2020
Protesters in Seattle have set up an "autonomous zone" outside a police precinct after officers largely vacated the area.
Friday, June 12, 2020
Since the protests sparked by George Floyd's killing in police custody, many have called for overhauling police departments and policies. Efforts underway in some cities have had mixed success.
Monday, June 08, 2020
The George Floyd protests have breathed new life into a movement to end a legal doctrine called "qualified immunity" and meant to limit lawsuits against police.
Wednesday, June 03, 2020
Police departments across the country have taken different approaches to protests and violence. Some departments are trained to contain and de-escalate, while others use more aggressive methods.
Monday, June 01, 2020
American police are caught in the angry middle, literally and politically, as civil unrest rages the U.S. Police share thoughts on the current violence and what future they see for their profession.
Thursday, May 28, 2020
The U.S. hit a grim milestone on Wednesday — 100,000 people have died in this country from COVID-19. We reflect on this moment with three journalists in different regions of the country.
Friday, May 22, 2020
Officials say the scammers took advantage of vulnerabilities in the system as the state rushed to get unemployment benefits to people quickly.
Friday, May 22, 2020
Washington state has lost hundreds of millions of dollars to unemployment fraud, the most extreme case so far of the scams thriving nationwide in the uncertain conditions created by the pandemic.
Thursday, May 21, 2020
The pandemic has caused fear, uncertainty and unpredictability, as well as lavished new forms of government aid. It became a perfect environment for scammers.
Monday, May 18, 2020
As states reopen under new social-distancing rules, the question of whether police should enforce these rules arises. But some say that it might hurt the police's relationship with the public.
Friday, May 15, 2020
As states re-open under new pandemic rules, enforcement often falls to the police. But some people — including some police — think that's a bad idea.
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
Police departments are facing a new reality in the era of coronavirus. As familiar categories of crime fade, officers are being asked to handle unfamiliar and sometimes uncomfortable new assignments.
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Police and paramedics are at high risk of contracting COVID-19, and some say public health departments should help protect them by providing the addresses of people with the virus.