See how strange of a predicament we are in with controlling factors. Controlling factors often present “solutions” to non-problems.
In this case, LEO wanted to use non-traditional means of evidence gathering in order to prosecute an individual suspected of criminal activity.
It may be unwise to allow this type of Law-fare into the internet. Same predicament as with wikileaks.
It may be a fine idea to limit powers to non-invasive pursuits until the fulcrum of this mess may be untangled and allowed to swing freely.