Martin Kaste

Martin Kaste appears in the following:

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.


How Seattle's Police Chief Has Navigated The City's Protests For Racial Justice

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Being a Police Chief in 2020 is precarious. Carmen Best, Seattle's first Black female chief, has some tactics for keeping her job and protecting her department from the "defund the police" movement.


Who Are The Protesters Who Make The Anti-Police Movement Not Entirely Peaceful?

Thursday, July 30, 2020

News stories often describe anti-police protests as being "mostly peaceful," with some violence. In reality, two kinds of protests are going on, and there's tension over tactics.


Customs And Border Protection Officers Criticized For Being In Portland

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

The Trump administration is defending its use of federal law enforcement officers in Portland, Ore. But the state is suing, saying the feds have overreached.


How To Stop Police Officers From Getting New Police Jobs After Misconduct

Monday, July 13, 2020

Recent protests have revived a longtime campaign to create a national system to track police misconduct and make sure those who lose their license can't find another police job in other states.


Seattle Police Forcibly Clear Protest Zone

Thursday, July 02, 2020

Seattle officials swept through the area known as CHOP, ending a police-free zone born from protests over racial injustice. Recent shootings and other crimes added to its growing list of detractors.


Seattle Officials Shut Down Police-Free Zone Known As 'CHOP'

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Recent shootings prompted Seattle officials to clear the police-free zone known as the Capitol Hill Organized Protest. The police chief said she supports lawful protests, but violence is unacceptable.


New Orleans Police Program Aims To Stop Police Misconduct, Reduce Burnout

Saturday, June 20, 2020

A new study shows that police misconduct can spread inside departments like a contagion. But a program in New Orleans teaches cops that loyalty means watching for the signs.


What It's Like Inside The 'Autonomous Zone' Near A Seattle Police Precinct

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Protesters in Seattle have set up an "autonomous zone" outside a police precinct after officers largely vacated the area.


Examples Of Reimagining Police Departments That Show Promise

Friday, June 12, 2020

Since the protests sparked by George Floyd's killing in police custody, many have called for overhauling police departments and policies. Efforts underway in some cities have had mixed success.


'Qualified Immunity': A Doctrine That Made It Much Harder To Sue The Police

Monday, June 08, 2020

The George Floyd protests have breathed new life into a movement to end a legal doctrine called "qualified immunity" and meant to limit lawsuits against police.


Why Police Departments Across The U.S. Use Different Tactics To Handle Protests

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Police departments across the country have taken different approaches to protests and violence. Some departments are trained to contain and de-escalate, while others use more aggressive methods.


'We Recognize That There's A Need To Change': What Police Think About Civil Unrest

Monday, June 01, 2020

American police are caught in the angry middle, literally and politically, as civil unrest rages the U.S. Police share thoughts on the current violence and what future they see for their profession.