March 11, 2010 Court, Surveillance
Martin Finucane reports:
A homeless shelter is a person’s home, at least when it comes to privacy protections under the state and federal constitutions, the state’s highest court ruled today.
The Supreme Judicial Court [of Massachusetts] ruled in the case of a juvenile who was living with his mother in a Roxbury homeless shelter in March 2006. Police searched the room the juvenile occupied after the shelter director unlocked the door. The officers found a loaded Glock .40-caliber gun.
Read more in the Boston Globe.
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