Martin Kaste

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Fraudsters Still Claim Unemployment Relief, As Feds Pump Billions More Into System

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.


What Statistics Tell Us About Anti-Asian Bias Crimes

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.


Did Record Gun Sales Cause A Spike In Gun Crime? Researchers Say It's Complicated

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.


Officials See An Increase In Arson Fires During Coronavirus Pandemic

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.


After The Capitol Attack, Does Police MAGA Sentiment Cross The Line?

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.


Police Departments Search For Political Extremism In Ranks Following Capitol Riot

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.


U.S. Capitol Mob Brings Questions, Fallout For Pro-Trump Police

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Some officers are being investigated over involvement at the protests, while others fought off protesters who once supported them.


How Much Support Did The Attack On The U.S. Capitol Have From Police?

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.


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."