Martin Kaste

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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.


After COVID-19 Hit The U.S., Our New Reality Started

Thursday, May 28, 2020

The U.S. hit a grim milestone on Wednesday — 100,000 people have died in this country from COVID-19. We reflect on this moment with three journalists in different regions of the country.


Snail Mail And Debit Cards: How Washington State Was Bilked Out Of Millions

Friday, May 22, 2020

Officials say the scammers took advantage of vulnerabilities in the system as the state rushed to get unemployment benefits to people quickly.


Washington State Hit Hard By Unemployment Fraud

Friday, May 22, 2020

Washington state has lost hundreds of millions of dollars to unemployment fraud, the most extreme case so far of the scams thriving nationwide in the uncertain conditions created by the pandemic.


The Pandemic Creates A Perfect Environment For New Types Of Fraud

Thursday, May 21, 2020

The pandemic has caused fear, uncertainty and unpredictability, as well as lavished new forms of government aid. It became a perfect environment for scammers.


Reopening Sparks The Debate About Who Should Enforce Social-Distancing Rules

Monday, May 18, 2020

As states reopen under new social-distancing rules, the question of whether police should enforce these rules arises. But some say that it might hurt the police's relationship with the public.


Police Back Off From Social Distancing Enforcement

Friday, May 15, 2020

As states re-open under new pandemic rules, enforcement often falls to the police. But some people — including some police — think that's a bad idea.


Policing Is Changing In The Age of Social Distancing

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Police departments are facing a new reality in the era of coronavirus. As familiar categories of crime fade, officers are being asked to handle unfamiliar and sometimes uncomfortable new assignments.


First Responders Want Prior Warning About Who Has Coronavirus

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Police and paramedics are at high risk of contracting COVID-19, and some say public health departments should help protect them by providing the addresses of people with the virus.