An article from Cnet News, wrote a piece about a student who is in a battle with Newton District Court over the seizure of his computer, iPod, and cellphone.
“Riccardo Calixte, a computer science student at Boston College, is petitioning the Newton District Court in Massachusetts for the immediate return of his property and is demanding that investigators be prohibited from any further searches or analysis of his digital data. The confiscation of Calixte’s property was spurred by an investigation into who sent an e-mail to a Boston College mailing list alleging that Calixte’s roommate is gay.
According to a complaint (PDF) Calixte filed April 10, the warrant issued is invalid because there was no probable cause to believe that a crime was committed. The Electronic Frontier Foundation is representing Calixte and filed a memorandum (PDF) in support of Calixte’s complaint.
see whole article here.
Regardless of how immature the behavior of both the roommate or Calixte, I believe there is more useful things the police of Boston could attend too.