Martin Kaste

Martin Kaste appears in the following:

D.C.'s Acting U.S. Attorney Calls Scope Of Capitol Investigation 'Unprecedented'

Sunday, January 10, 2021

In an exclusive interview with NPR, the top federal prosecutor for the District of Columbia describes how investigators are building their case.


States Also See Protests — And Angry Responses — To D.C. Violence

Wednesday, January 06, 2021

While local police reported some arrests, many of the rallies remained peaceful.


Why Police Departments Are Reluctant To Enforce Public Health Orders

Thursday, December 17, 2020

As many states tighten pandemic public health rules again, what happens if you don't comply? We examine the hesitancy to enforce orders, especially where there's skepticism about COVID-19 rules.


Police Departments Try To Walk The Line Between Reform, Public Safety

Wednesday, December 09, 2020

Minneapolis and other cities promised to cut police funding following this summer's racial justice protests, but rising violent crime has complicated efforts to overhaul police departments.


Movement To Limit Police Raids Looks Beyond 'No-Knock' Warrants

Friday, November 27, 2020

The death of Breonna Taylor energized a nationwide movement to restrict "no-knock" police raids, but activists want tightened rules for other kinds of forced-entry search warrants.


Activists Say A Simple Ban On 'No-Knock' Raids May Not Be Enough

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

The death of Breonna Taylor has inspired a wave of legislation around the country to stop "no-knock" police raids. But activists are realizing that a simple ban by itself might not do much.


Was Anything Accomplished By Racial Justice Protests In The Pacific-Northwest?

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Portland and Seattle were the epicenter of summer protests over police misconduct, which included frequent vandalism and clashes with law enforcement. Things are quieter and we explore what's changed.


What A Biden Administration May Do To Change Policing

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Joe Biden said on the campaign trail that he was for reforming policing — but not defunding it. NPR discusses what federal actions on law enforcement might be taken under a President Biden.


How Police, National Guard And Military Are Preparing For Election Day Tensions

Monday, October 26, 2020

Uniformed police are generally not allowed around polling places, and the Pentagon doesn't want to get involved. Still, they're getting ready if things get out of control.


Will Law And Order Need To Be Enforced During Election Day Polling?

Monday, October 26, 2020

Uniformed police are generally not allowed around polling places, and the Pentagon doesn't want to get involved. Still, authorities are getting ready if things get out of control.


How Endorsement Of Trump Could Affect Legitimacy Of Police

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

President Trump calls himself the "law-and-order" candidate, and major police unions have endorsed him. Some worry that kind of political alignment may undermine the police's legitimacy.


Secret Service Agents Frustrated With Trump's Unnecessary Coronavirus Risks

Tuesday, October 06, 2020

"Agents are already worrying about guns and knives and bombs," a former Secret Service agent says. "Now they have to worry about COVID-19."


Secret Service Agents Worry About Risk Of Contracting The Coronavirus

Tuesday, October 06, 2020

When a coronavirus-infected VIP such as the president chooses to travel, it increases Secret Service agents' risk of contracting the virus. And agents have little choice in the matter.


Breonna Taylor Case Reignites Criticism Over Grand Juries

Friday, October 02, 2020

Outrage over grand jury findings in the Breonna Taylor case resurfaced old doubts about the uniquely American legal institution. Why do we have the citizen panels, and are they really independent?


Critics Say Federal Prosecutors Are Pushing The Envelope With Protest Charges

Sunday, September 27, 2020

President Trump has lambasted protest-related crime in Democrat-led cities, and now there's worry that federal charges brought against some demonstrators are politically motivated.


NYPD Study: Implicit Bias Training Changes Minds, Not Necessarily Behavior

Thursday, September 10, 2020

The NYPD has released the biggest study to date of the effectiveness of implicit bias training. The results suggest the popular training can change attitudes but not necessarily how policing is done.


Portland, Ore., Had A Long Weekend Of Dueling Protests And Rallies

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Black Lives Matter protests in Portland, Ore., have been persisting for over 100 days. And now counterprotesters from the right are making their presence felt in the state.


Suspect In Portland, Ore., Shooting Is Killed By Law Enforcement

Friday, September 04, 2020

A man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting in Portland, Ore., protests was shot and killed by law enforcement officers. Officers confronted him Thursday outside an Olympia, Wash., apartment.


Oregon Law Enforcement Turns Down Governor's Help Request

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Oregon's governor asked other departments to help Portland police with ongoing unrest, but they refused. They say they don't want to get involved unless Portland is more willing to crack down.


Why Experts Say The Police Don't Need Militias' Help

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Armed civilians are showing up at protests with guns. And experts say these self-styled militias create confrontations and send the wrong message during protests.