Massachusetts top court rejects police traffic stop challenge

Massachusetts' top court ruled on Wednesday that police can carry out traffic stops for motor vehicle violations as a pretext to probe for other crimes, but the justices expressed concerns about how racial bias can influence such stops. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rejected arguments by lawyers for a man convicted of cocaine possession that "pretextual" traffic stops violate defendants' rights under the state's constitution to be protected from unreasonable seizures....

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