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The ethics of including Google searches in murder cases


This is the Radio Boston rundown for Jan. 26. Deborah Becker is our host.

  • Tensions remain high in Cambridge after the fatal police shooting of Sayed Faisal, who appeared to be experiencing a mental health crisis at the time of his death. We talk to the president of the Massachusetts Association for Mental Health and the Newton chief of police about how police should respond to people in distress, and whether they're equipped to do so.
  • Tech Talk: Around the time of Cohasset woman Ana Walshe disappearance, her husband Brian Walshe allegedly used Google to search how to dispose of a body and how to clean up blood. In the latest installment of Tech Talk, Boston Globe technology writer Hiawatha Bray explores the ethics of including search engine queries in criminal investigations and prosecutions.
  • Irene Li, local chef and founder of Mei Mei, joins us to talk about leadership, adaptation, tradition and dumplings, following the opening of her new local dumpling factory.

This program aired on January 26, 2023.


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