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    New police radars can 'see' inside homes

    New police radars can 'see' inside homes

    WASHINGTON — At least 50 U.S. law enforcement agencies have secretly equipped their officers with radar devices that allow them to effectively peer through the walls of houses to see whether anyone is inside, a practice raising new concerns about the extent of government surveillance.

    Those agencies, including the FBI and the U.S. Marshals Service, began deploying the radar systems more than two years ago with little notice to the courts and no public disclosure of when or how they would be used. The technology raises legal and privacy issues because the U.S. Supreme Court has said officers generally cannot use high-tech sensors to tell them about the inside of a person's house without first obtaining a search warrant.

    "The idea that the government can send signals through the wall of your house to figure out what's inside is problematic," said Christopher Soghoian, the American Civil Liberties Union's principal technologist. "Technologies that allow the police to look inside of a home are among the intrusive tools that police have."
    There's no doubt in my mind this will be abused. Police safety my ass. Next thing these peeping pervs will be peering in people bedrooms.
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    Re: New police radars can 'see' inside homes

    As usual, I'm in agreement with the ACLU.

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    Re: New police radars can 'see' inside homes

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
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    There's no doubt in my mind this will be abused. Police safety my ass. Next thing these peeping pervs will be peering in people bedrooms.
    If it is true, it's truly a disgusting attack against the Constitution and freedom. If true, all those who had anything to do with the creation and execution of this order should be fired and barred from public service.
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    Re: New police radars can 'see' inside homes

    I can see a practical use for this kind of technology for SWAT teams. But not for the beat cops. This kind of tech needs to be monitored closely and kept under watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    If it is true, it's truly a disgusting attack against the Constitution and freedom. If true, all those who had anything to do with the creation and execution of this order should be fired and barred from public service.
    The Constitution just prevents the information from being used against you in court. It doesn't keep people from doing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    The Constitution just prevents the information from being used against you in court. It doesn't keep people from doing it.
    Nope, search and seizure require warrants or sufficient probable cause too. We mostly ignore that, but this would be a search and subject to the restraints of the 4th. Remember that amendment? Most don't.

    The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects,[a] against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
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    Re: New police radars can 'see' inside homes

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
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    There's no doubt in my mind this will be abused. Police safety my ass. Next thing these peeping pervs will be peering in people bedrooms.
    If we have this type of technology then why in the hell do kids still get killed during drug-raids, hmm?

    I mean - gesus - they could at least pretend to try to use something for good.
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    Requiring warrants and the idea of privacy is pretty much over, huh?
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    Re: New police radars can 'see' inside homes

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Requiring warrants and the idea of privacy is pretty much over, huh?
    Pretty much, yes.
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    Re: New police radars can 'see' inside homes

    They should only be able to use this with a court order or search warrant

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