Martin Kaste

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Violent Crime Stays Flat Nationally, Louisiana Still Leads States for Murder

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

According to the FBI's latest Uniform Crime Report, overall crime rates are stable but regional variations are quite large.


The Site Of The Berlin Airlift Now Serves As Refugee Shelter And Big Open Park

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Berlin postcard: Tempelhof Field, a former airport that's had many functions in history, from Nazi camp to U.S. base, now hosts modular homes for migrants and fun recreational areas.


For Local Cops In Germany, No Talk Of 'Sanctuary Cities'

Monday, July 30, 2018

Establishing trust with the million-plus recently arrived migrants is a challenge for local police in Germany, whose duties include deporting people ruled ineligible to stay in the country.


German Soccer Player Says He Quit National Team Because Of Racism

Monday, July 23, 2018

One of the stars of German soccer has quit the national team, complaining of racism from both fans and the football association because of his Turkish ancestry.


Trump Tops Agenda At Merkel Press Conference

Friday, July 20, 2018

German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave a wide-ranging press conference today in Berlin with the German and foreign press. On the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki, she seemed to welcome that the two met.


NPR's Foreign Correspondents On Trump's Criticism Of Europe's Immigration Policy

Saturday, July 14, 2018

President Trump has blasted establishment politicians as he travels through Europe. In the "Barbershop," Michel Martin asks NPR correspondents if his populist messaging is affecting European politics.


Some Germans Think President Trump Is Affecting Their Domestic Politics

Thursday, July 12, 2018

No German politician wants to be associated with President Trump. But even though Trump's name isn't popular with Germans, some say he's helping to normalize the anti-immigrant arguments of Germany's far-right.


President Trump Criticizes Germany For Pipeline Deal With Russia

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

President Trump said Germany is "totally controlled by Russia," because it gets, in his words, "60 to 70 percent of their energy from Russia." Does that square with the facts?


How Data Analysis Is Driving Policing

Monday, June 25, 2018

Police are getting better tools for mining data. They're supposed to make law enforcement more surgical, but some say it's a high-tech justification for targeting certain places and people.


When Police Punch

Saturday, June 09, 2018

A handful of recently-released videos of police using their fists on suspects raises the question, When is it OK for a cop to punch someone? We explain the rules and the pressure to change them.


Gun Studies: Permit Laws Reduce Murders; Red Flag Laws Cut Suicides

Monday, June 04, 2018

There's a new push to study the real-life effects of gun laws. "Red Flag" laws lower suicide rates; reductions in homicides are associated with tougher gun permit requirements.


Orlando Police Testing Amazon's Real-Time Facial Recognition

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

American police have been reluctant to use systems that can scan live video for the faces of "persons of interest." Amazon wants to change that with a cheaper, cloud-based version of the technology.


Despite Legalization, Marijuana Black Market Hides In Plain Sight

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Washington state legalized recreational pot in 2012, but the black market lives on. Pot grown legally leaks into illegal markets, while networks of illegal producers pretend they're licensed.


Real-Time Facial Recognition Is Available, But Will U.S. Police Buy It?

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Instant facial recognition is ramping up in China and other places, but will U.S. law enforcement follow suit?


Why The Waffle House Shooting Suspect Had Access To Guns After His Were Seized

Monday, April 23, 2018

The suspected shooter in the Nashville Waffle House attack legally surrendered his guns in a previous incident. Many states seize guns from people who pose a danger. But how did he get them back?


After Stephon Clark Shooting, Questions Remain About Police Use Of Force

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

After Stephon Clark's death in Sacramento, many people are wondering whether anything has really changed in the way police use deadly force since Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson, Mo.


Policing Since Ferguson: What's Changed?

Sunday, April 01, 2018

Police shootings of black men are once again in the news, with the protests this weekend in Sacramento and the release on Friday of disturbing new videos of the 2016 shooting of Alton Sterling.


Sacramento Residents Concerned Over Video Showing Police Shooting Unarmed Man

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Video footage of police officers fatally shooting a Sacramento man in his grandparents' backyard is raising questions about whether police acted properly. Officers thought he had a gun, but it was a cell phone. The shooting is under investigation.


NRA Signals Openness To Gun Removal Laws — With Conditions

Monday, March 19, 2018

In a new video, the NRA says it supports state laws that allow temporary removal of guns from people deemed to be a threat. But gun control groups are skeptical: "The devil is in the details."


Despite Heightened Fear Of School Shootings, It's Not A Growing Epidemic

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Despite the real pain and anger over school shootings, the numbers show such incidents are not increasing. But statistics are cold comfort at a school where it's happened.