Martin Kaste

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As Trump Moves Forward On Immigration Plan, 'Sanctuary Cities' Push Back

Friday, January 27, 2017

President Donald Trump has vowed to withhold federal funds from "sanctuary cities" to compel local officials and police to help enforce federal immigration law. As cities push back, it's not clear if the plan is workable.


Trump Threatens 'Sanctuary' Cities With Loss Of Federal Funds

Thursday, January 26, 2017

It's unclear which jurisdictions would be covered by an executive order the president signed Thursday, or which funds would be withheld. Trump wants cities to cooperate with immigration enforcement.


Chicago Police Often Used Excessive Force, DOJ Report Finds

Saturday, January 14, 2017

The Justice Department has released a scathing report that accuses the Chicago Police Department of systematic use of excessive force.


In Social Media Age, Young Cops Get Trained For Real-Life Conversation

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Some police officials say their millennial-aged recruits are so used to communicating using social media that they need training in talking with people face to face.


Police Officers Fear More For Their Safety, Pew Survey Finds

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Police officers say recent tensions in some communities have made their jobs more dangerous and have made some reluctant to do their jobs. The findings were part of a national survey by Pew Research.


At Confirmation Hearing, Sen. Sessions Links Police Morale To Crime Spike

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Police say protests have made them feel more threatened and less inclined to do their jobs. Sen. Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump's pick for attorney general, echoed that sentiment in his testimony.


How The Perceived 'War On Cops' Plays Into Politics And Policing

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Many officers believe they're being targeted. But while more were killed in ambushes, statistically it is a small number. Still, as one former cop says, pulling up a spreadsheet doesn't help.


Police And Illegal Immigration: What Our Neighbors Do

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

In the U.S., local jurisdictions choose whether to help with federal immigration enforcement, but in Canada and Mexico, it's different. Cooperation is expected.


Military-Trained Police May Be Less Hasty To Shoot, But That Got This Vet Fired

Thursday, December 08, 2016

A Marine-turned-cop was fired after he did not shoot a man who had a gun. His Marine training led him to believe there wasn't clear hostile intent; his bosses say he risked other officers' lives.


Trump Vows To End 'Sanctuary Cities,' But No One Can Agree What That Label Means

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Donald Trump wants to punish local law enforcement that doesn't cooperate with immigration law, but the decisions to enforce are varied, and some worry it could lead to abuse.


What Trump's Election Means to Police — And Police Reform

Thursday, November 10, 2016

The election of Donald Trump is a balm to police around the country, who say they have felt under siege. But others in the law enforcement community expect reforms to departments' methods to continue.


Gun Control Groups Aim Their Money At States — And The Ballot

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Borrowing tactics from campaigns to legalize same sex marriage and marijuana, gun control groups are shifting to a national strategy of tightening gun laws via state ballot initiatives.


After New York Shooting, Police Say Officials Are Prejudging Cops

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Police say elected officials have become too quick to blame cops involved in deadly shootings before all the facts are in. A recent incident in New York is their case in point.


What Went Wrong — A Police Video Deconstructed

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Body camera footage shows two police officers responding to a routine call about a possible burglary in North Carolina. The encounter comes to a bad end, but what's fascinating is how it gets there.


Police Searches Of Social Media Face Privacy Pushback

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Data analytics firms that analyze vast amounts of public social media are a tool for law enforcement. But there are signs that Twitter, Facebook and others are shutting off access to that data.


New Details Emerge On How Police Use Social Media

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Twitter and Facebook say they are cutting off bulk data access to a firm that scans vast amounts of public social media posts. Critics say the service enables police to conduct invasive surveillance.


Seattle Swings Between Hounding The Homeless And Leaving Them Alone

Thursday, September 29, 2016

As West Coast cities have seen a boom in homelessness, some have declared emergencies. But debates have broken out over how much tolerance should be shown to illegal camps in public spaces.


Protesters Demand Tape Of Police Shooting Of Black Man Be Released

Friday, September 23, 2016

In Charlotte, N.C., some demonstrators chanted "release the tapes" — a reference to police videos of the shooting, which have been shown to the victim's family, but have not been made public.


Police Reform Is Happening, But It's Hard To Track

Thursday, September 22, 2016

There have been calls for police reforms since 2014, but there are practical limits to how fast a willingness to change can translate into its actually happening.


Thanks To Sept. 11 Security 'Inertia,' Restrictions Still Shape Public Spaces

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Fifteen years later, some of the places with heightened security restrictions following the terrorist attacks remain that way. Access to an outdoor sculpture in Seattle, for example, is still tight.