Of course, they are not Russian citizens, so they are not subject to the laws that demand a court order to surveil citizens. Just like everyone not a US citizen is not protected by the 4th Amendment. Sound familiar?
I have a friend that lived in that area for several years, and after hearing stories about the police in that area this is not much of a surprise. They also said that particular rural medical facility has had several ethical lapses, and that they were not at all surprised by this news. A very sad thing.
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