Martin Kaste appears in the following:
Monday, March 22, 2021
Almost a year after identity thieves made off with tens of billions of dollars in COVID-19 unemployment relief, the system remains vulnerable. And scammers are coming to light now during tax time.
Thursday, March 18, 2021
There's growing concern about anti-Asian bias crimes since the pandemic started. Horrific cases of violence have shaken the community, but national statistics don't yet show a clear trend.
Wednesday, March 03, 2021
As experts compile last year's data for gun buying and shooting, the debate grows over whether the two are connected.
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Preliminary statistics for 2020 show a jump in the number of arson cases. As the pandemic continues, cities are taking measures to protect vacant or under-used structures.
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Many in law enforcement have cheered on former President Donald Trump. After his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, some say police expressions of that support threaten police legitimacy.
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Police departments say they're looking for signs of political extremism in their ranks following the attack on the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters.
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Some officers are being investigated over involvement at the protests, while others fought off protesters who once supported them.
Monday, January 11, 2021
Police departments are looking into whether some of their off-duty officers participated in the U.S. Capitol riot, adding to growing unease over the embrace of Trumpism by American law enforcement.
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.
Wednesday, January 06, 2021
While local police reported some arrests, many of the rallies remained peaceful.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."