Martin Kaste

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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.


Years After Sept. 11, Critical Incidents Still Overload Emergency Radios

Monday, March 12, 2018

After the chaos of terrorist attacks, the U.S. spent billions to update first responder radio systems. But the newer gear can still be overwhelmed — as it was in the school shooting in Parkland, Fla.


Gun Violence Protective Orders See Renewed Interest After Florida Shooting

Friday, February 16, 2018

Wednesday's mass shooting at a high school in Florida has renewed interest in something called "gun violence protective orders." This is legislation that would allow authorities to take guns away from from people who are believed to be at risk for violent behavior and only a few states have them.


Who Should Warn The Public Of Nuclear War?

Monday, February 12, 2018

America's emergency alert system expects local authorities to warn the public in case of a ballistic missile attack. Some wish the feds would cut out the middle man.


What It Takes To Get Guns Out Of The Wrong Hands

Friday, January 26, 2018

Prosecutors and law enforcement in the Seattle area have embarked on a new anti-violence strategy: Make sure the people who've been ordered to give up their guns actually do so.


Nuclear Strike Drills Faded Away In The 1980s. It May Be Time To Dust Them Off

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Nuclear civil defense fell out of favor in the latter years of the Cold War. But, as North Korea builds its nuclear arsenal, local officials are reluctant to bring it back.


Weighing Doubts About How Drug-Sniffing Dogs Are Used

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

When a drug-sniffing dog alerts, it usually gives police the right to conduct a search. But how do you know a drug-sniffing dog actually detected the scent of something illegal?


Law Enforcement's Limits To Stopping Shooters

Friday, November 24, 2017

Recent mass shootings have shown how law enforcement can fail to prevent attacks by people who are known threats. The system is limited in what it can do, but there's also room for improvement.


Videos Reveal A Close, Gory View Of Police Dog Bites

Monday, November 20, 2017

Gory arrest scenes captured by smart phones and police body cameras are threatening the noble "Rin Tin Tin" image of police dogs.


How The Texas Church Shooter Was Able To Purchase A Gun

Monday, November 06, 2017

Devin Patrick Kelley was charged with domestic violence while serving in the Air Force. He was sentenced to confinement for a year. Authorities are now investigating whether he could legally buy a gun.


Police Still Investigating Background Of Driver In NYC Terror Attack

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Authorities are investigating the background of Sayfullo Saipov, the man accused of driving a truck through a bike path in New York City. The act of terror in lower Manhattan killed eight and injured 11.


Baltimore Police Overhaul Challenged By Murder Crisis

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Baltimore's stubbornly high murder rate is causing some residents to lose faith in efforts to change policing in the city. They say it has become an excuse for police inaction.


Trying To Better Detect Potential Mass Shooters After Las Vegas

Friday, October 06, 2017

As law enforcement officers try to learn how to identify potential shooters, the people who study this kind of violence say this is being driven partly by the attention the media pays to it.


Authorities Detail How Shooter Prepared For Attack

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Law enforcement confirms the Las Vegas shooter had multiple rifles equipped with devices to enable guns to fire very quickly, as well as spy cameras to watch for approaching police.


Why Did Stephen Paddock Open Fire On Las Vegas Concertgoers?

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Authorities say that so far a motive for the shooting is elusive. He also doesn't fit any common profiles for a mass murderer. One thing that is known, is that Paddock had a lot of weapons.


FBI's 2016 Crime Report Reveals Increase In Homicides

Monday, September 25, 2017

The FBI's crime statistics for 2016 reveal an increase in violent crime. Homicides, in particular, continue to grow, and the increase looks less and less like a mere statistical blip.


Federal Government Steps Up Disaster Response Efforts Since Hurricane Katrina

Friday, September 15, 2017

The coordination of disaster response efforts by the federal government has significantly improved since Hurricane Katrina. In Florida, reviews of the federal response have been positive in the wake of Hurricane Irma.