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Tougher wiretap law urged for Mass.

Highlight impact on reducing gun violence

The state’s 45-year-old wiretapping law needs to be updated to give police and prosecutors more muscle to clamp down on gun violence, a group of legislators, law enforcement officials, and mayors said Monday.

The group said they were pushing for “critical and long overdue” changes in a bill filed Monday in the Legislature. The bill would expand the scope of electronic surveillance, which is currently limited to organized crime cases, to cases involving drugs and guns, child pornography, human trafficking, and money laundering.

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