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Charlie Baker files legislation to update wiretapping laws, but faces some scrutiny

3 monthes ago   |   By Boston Herald

Gov. Charlie Baker refiled legislation first submitted in 2017 to allow law enforcement more power to tap into wiretapping resources to investigate a wider range of violent crimes.
“As technology evolves and the public safety landscape changes, so too should the tools we use to keep our communities safe,” Baker said of the existing laws, passed in 1968 to narrowly target organized crime.
“The common sense changes to the wiretap statute we are again proposing today would finally update this 50-year-old statute to recognize that law enforcement should be able to use the same tools to solve a...
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