The governor of Massachusetts moved to update the state's voyeurism laws yesterday.
The move came just two days after the state's highest court ruled that a man who took mobile phone photos up the skirts of female subway passengers in Boston was not violating the law as written.
The new law, which takes effect immediately, bans so-called "upskirting" by making it illegal to photograph or videotape the "sexual or other intimate parts" of women or children in public. The law also applies to male victims.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology police investigating the fatal shooting of one of their officers have issued a campus-wide emergency alert.
Massachusetts State Police and Cambridge police said they were assisting in the investigation.
The shots "were reported near Building 32 ... which is currently surrounded by responding agencies," MIT said in an emergency statement.
"Responding agencies continue to investigate the situation," the university said on its website. "Police are sweeping the campus at this time, please continue to stay indoors and remain inside until further notice."