SJC: Police will need warrants for remote surveillance

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Ruling that criminal investigators have to get a warrant if they want to use hidden cameras for prolong surveillance. For years, investigators have placed hidden cameras on utility poles without having to get a warrant in order to gather evidence. With the state Supreme Court says From now on, I've got to get a warrant. The ruling comes in the case of a drug investigation that resulted in a number of indictments, based in part on evidence gathered by scammers targeting a couple homes of suspects. Court writes that the practice of the hidden cameras raises the specter of a nor William State. And if the home is a castle, a home that is subject to continuous targeted surveillance is a castle under siege. Eight New

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