Martin Kaste

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Uvalde massacre prompted a Texas law requiring more training for police

Sunday, May 28, 2023

American police see Uvalde as a lesson in what not to do. Trainers say police need to make sure they have the skills and emotional commitment to risk their lives to stop a killer.


Uvalde massacre prompted a Texas law requiring more training for police

Thursday, May 25, 2023

American police see Uvalde as a lesson in what not to do. Trainers say police need to make sure they have the skills and emotional commitment to risk their lives to stop a killer.


Schools feel pressure to reassess disciplinary policies including a role for police

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Schools are reporting more disruptions and violent behavior. It has provoked fears, frustration and a reevaluation of whether police should be stationed inside schools.


Washington state is moving to ban or restrict the sale of assault weapons

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Washington State has banned the sale of assault weapons. Gun safety groups hail the restrictions, but gun rights advocates call it "virtue signaling" doomed to fail at the Supreme Court.


America's roads are more dangerous, as police pull over fewer drivers

Thursday, April 06, 2023

The fatality rate on America's roads remains higher than before the pandemic, and some blame the increase on less traffic policing.


The rise in traffic deaths could be related to changes in policing

Wednesday, April 05, 2023

Traffic deaths spiked in the U.S. in 2020 and have remained elevated since. Some blame reduced deterrence for unsafe drivers, as police are stopping fewer motorists.


Gun legislation is unlikely to change on a federal level. Action will be up to states

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Members of Congress are hearing calls for gun legislation following the Nashville school shooting, but federal changes aren't likely. Polarized politics have pushed any action to the states.


Police didn't get defunded but many large departments are shrinking

Saturday, March 18, 2023

A new study finds that some police forces are losing officers at a faster pace since 2020. In New Orleans, there's a grudging acceptance that it's time to offload some duties to civilians.


New Orleans Police Department taps civilians amid an officer shortage

Friday, March 17, 2023

Many police departments accept they may never get the number of officers they used to have. The New Orleans PD is "retooling" for a new reality that includes handing some duties to civilians.


As state-run police expand into Jackson, some welcome the help. Others see racism

Wednesday, March 08, 2023

To help combat Jackson's per capita murder rate, which is one of the worst in the country, the state Legislature expanded the reach of the Capitol Police. City leaders say they've been sidelined.


The fatal beating of Tyre Nichols has revived a debate about special police units

Saturday, February 18, 2023

The fatal beating of Tyre Nichols by Memphis Police's "Scorpion" team has revived a decades-old debate over whether special police units have a tendency to go rogue.


Cops shared photo of beaten Tyre Nichols and 'bragged' about encounter, reviews show

Wednesday, February 08, 2023

New documents are revealing more about the case against five Memphis cops charged in Tyre Nichols' death. They are accused of not activating their body cams and sharing a photo of the injured man.


How special police units like Scorpion work

Monday, January 30, 2023

In the wake of the killing of Tyre Nichols, the Memphis Police Department has disbanded the specialized unit known as "Scorpion." Here's a look at the concept of "hot spot policing" and why it's done.


Policing experts condemn Memphis officers after the release of Tyre Nichols footage

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Policing experts are condemning the actions of Memphis officers depicted in videos of a deadly altercation with Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old man who was stopped for a traffic violation.


Why enforcing gun laws is easier said than done for California

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

California has some of the tightest gun laws in the country, but they failed to stop Sunday's massacre in Monterey Park. Here's why enforcing those laws is easier said than done.


Why data from 15 cities shows police response times are taking longer

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Police response times are taking longer in many cities and experts attribute it, in part, to staffing shortages. Departments are struggling to fill vacancies left by officers who have quit or retired.


Court documents reveal details about the killings of 4 University of Idaho students

Friday, January 06, 2023

Suspect Bryan Kohberger made his first court Thursday in Moscow, Idaho. He faces murder charges for the killings of four University of Idaho students in November.


A new NYPD podcast focuses on the history of hostage negotiations

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

The podcast, launched by the New York Police Department, examines the history behind tactics to end armed standoffs. What has and hasn't changed for hostage negotiators?


University of Idaho holds a vigil for 4 students stabbed to death last month

Thursday, December 01, 2022

The attacked happened in an off-campus house. Police have not yet identified a suspect and that has cast a shadow over the campus.


Why Colorado's Red Flag Law didn't stop the Colorado Springs shooting

Friday, November 25, 2022

An update on Red Flag Laws and their impact in light of the mass shooting in Colorado Springs.