Martin Kaste

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Is It Possible To Let More People Out Of Prison, And Keep Crime Down?

Thursday, July 16, 2015

California is trying to do just that, though police and advocates for ex-offenders are at odds over whether it will work. The debate is playing out as President Obama is calling for nationwide change.


Nationwide Crime Spike Has Law Enforcement Retooling Its Approach

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Violent crime has ticked up in certain metro areas. Police are scrambling to hold the line while at the same time trying not to appear overzealous.


#NPRReads: Gun Laws And Mass Shootings

Friday, June 26, 2015

#NPRreads is a weekly feature on Twitter and on The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers throughout our newsroom share pieces that have kept them reading. They share tidbits using the #NPRreads hashtag — and on Fridays, we highlight some of the best stories.

This week, ...


Scammers Turn To Caller ID 'Spoofing' To Pose As Police

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

There's a new kind of phone scam on the rise: fraudsters using fake numbers to pretend they're calling from the local police department. And there's little the real police can do about it.


Texas Police Officer Who Pulled Gun On Teenagers Suspended

Monday, June 08, 2015

Viral video of a white police officer in McKinney, Texas, holding down a black teenage girl is generating controversy and raising questions about how and when police use force.


As Police Body Cameras Increase, What About All That Video?

Friday, May 29, 2015

Police cams have suddenly become a big business. But the real money is in selling departments a way to store each day's video. Firms are offering easy uploads to the cloud but costs are bound to grow.


Questions Remain About How To Use Data From License Plate Scanners

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The scanners are standard equipment for police, but what's not settled is what happens to all the data collected. That data can link people to certain addresses and flag unusual activity.


Proposal Would Curb Police Department's Use Of Militarized Gear

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

President Obama announced restrictions on military-style hardware police may get from the federal government. Critics say the rules will have little impact on the trend toward military-style raids.


Police Rethink Tactics Amid New Technologies And Social Pressure

Thursday, May 14, 2015

One officer says relations with the public are "about as bad as I've seen," as a take-charge method of policing collides with a more skeptical citizenry that can record and disseminate video anywhere.


What Happens When A Police Officer Doesn't Shoot?

Thursday, May 07, 2015

An officer's body camera captured his decision not to shoot a possibly armed suspect. He was praised for brave self-restraint, but some law enforcement officers say his reluctance was irresponsible.


Law Enforcement Reacts To Baltimore Officer Criminal Charges

Friday, May 01, 2015

Six police officers face charges, including murder and involuntary manslaughter, for Freddie Gray's death. Some worry they're losing the benefit of the doubt from both prosecutors and the public.


State Prosecutors To Determine Next Steps In Freddie Gray Case

Friday, May 01, 2015

Police forwarded the preliminary results of their probe into Freddie Gray's death to Baltimore's state attorney Marilyn J. Mosby. Her team will decide whether to bring criminal charges against police.


Baltimore Officials Face Criticism For Slow Response To Riots

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Baltimore police and the mayor are under fire for being slow to respond to Monday's violence. Crowd control is a sensitive matter in the U.S., especially since this summer's protests in Ferguson, Mo.


Too Often, Some Say, Volunteer Officers Just Want To Play Cop

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The fatal shooting of a suspect by a volunteer deputy in Tulsa, Okla., raises the question that some have already been asking: Why are nonprofessionals allowed to wear badges and carry guns?


Cop Shooting Victim's Family Calls For Calm In South Carolina

Sunday, April 12, 2015

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As Scott Family Reels From Police Shooting, Hundreds Turn Out For Funeral

Saturday, April 11, 2015

A funeral was held Saturday in North Charleston, S.C., for Walter Scott, the man shot and killed while fleeing a police officer. That officer, Michael Slager, has been fired and charged with murder.


Charleston Civil Rights Leaders Point To Gentrification In Racial Justice Debate

Friday, April 10, 2015

Longtime civil rights campaigners in Charleston, S.C., say the current public outcry over police racism isn't rooted in racist laws as much as it is in gentrification and a shifting population.


S.C. Shooting: Isolated Incident Or Symptom Of Bigger Problems?

Friday, April 10, 2015

Authorities in North Charleston, S.C., released the dashcam video of the traffic stop that led to the shooting death of Walter Scott. The video doesn't explain why the officer shot Scott.


S.C. Police Officer Charged With Murder After Shooting Man In Back

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

A white police officer who shot and killed a black man after a weekend traffic stop was charged with murder in North Charleston, S.C., Tuesday. Officials said a video played a role in the decision.


Police Officers Debate Effectiveness Of Anti-Bias Training

Monday, April 06, 2015

Police departments around the country are instituting anti-bias training for their officers. The Justice Department encourages it, but for many cops the training doesn't seem effective or necessary.