Martin Kaste appears in the following:
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.
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.
Saturday, January 14, 2017
The Justice Department has released a scathing report that accuses the Chicago Police Department of systematic use of excessive force.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.