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Privacy Alert: Police Have Device That Allows Them To ‘See’ Inside Your Home

January 21, 2015 | Posted by  

 

Range-R Radar SystemAs if the relationship with law enforcement was not strained enough, now comes the news that agencies have a device that allows them to determine if someone is inside his private home through the walls—in effect spying through the walls into residences. Talk aboutinvasion of privacy

Hardly anyone noticed this groundbreaking technology was released, but at least 50 law enforcement agencies around the country have attained the apparatus, according to USA Today. And get this: They have had them for the last two years.

 

The Range-R Radar System is used by the FBI and U.S. Marshals, among other crime-fighting groups. It works as a stud-finder would on a wall. It is pressed up against a structure and sends a signal that penetrates the walls, searching for movement as far as 50 feet away.

 

When motion is detected, it registers on the device.

 

Of course, the potential problems with this kind of access into private residences are significant. The right to privacy certainly seems to be breached.

 

And what happens when criminals get their hands on the Range-R Radar System?

 

Surely they will use them to detect if someone is home before breaking into the home.

 

It’s also disturbing that law enforcement has been using the system for two years with impunity and without the knowledge of citizens or push back from lawmakers.

 

Based on the demo video provided to USA Today by manufacturer L-3 Communications, the device has somewhat limited capabilities, only offering a rough approximation of the distance between the unit and a moving object. But it penetrates most common building walls, ceiling or floor types including poured concrete, concrete block, brick, wood, stucco glass, adobe, dirt, etc. It cannot penetrate metal. . .  yet. Surely someone is working to improve the technology.

 

Question, though: Is this legal? The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that law enforcement agencies cannot use high-tech sensors in this way without a search warrant. However, law enforcement agencies were using the RANGE-R technology with no one’s knowledge until a federal appeals court raised an issue over warrantless use in December, according to USA Today. Court documents show that police never admitted to using the scanner in their original report.

 

L-3 Communications told the newspaper that the radar costs about $6,000 each and that it has sold about 200 units to 50 separate agencies. As technology advances, it’s likely similar devices will end up in the hands of officers and SWAT teams nationwide.

 

What happens when the U.S. Marshals detect movement in a house, storm it with guns brandished, only to learn it is a suspect’s 85-year-old grandmother? That’s bound to happen, if it has not already.

 

The room for abuse of such access into people’s homes and the room for misidentification is significant. And for Blacks in America, who have been unjustly targeted more than any other race, it’s another reason to be wary the civil rights violations could occur at the hands of the agencies paid to protect them.

 

Though officers could use advanced motion detectors to locate suspects, they also offer countless possibilities for abuse. To be honest, sometimes the police don’t inspire confidence in their motives.

 

Electronic Frontier Foundation Hanni Fakhoury said to USA Today: “The problem isn’t that the police have this. The issue isn’t the technology; the issue is always about how you use it and what the safeguards are.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The White Man determines "legality".  If he wants something to be "legal" all he does is write a "law".

 

Black men, when you get out of bed, stand up and wave your rod at a wall, maybe you can give one of these suckers a thrill, if he just happens to be peeking.  He'll like that!!!! Will give him and his gang something to laugh and talk about, if he doesn't put 2,000 bullets in the house before hand. You know how they do.

 

This is just a continuation of their love for pornography.  Trying to catch ya plowing in one way or another. Something's wrong with these "folks".

 

Don't waste your time over here, Massa with the Guns and Camera.  All you're gonna see is someone running to the toilet or sitting on the toilet, or maybe someone thinking they're as spry as the old days, getting out of the bath tub. Save your film and your arresting/killing time.

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Well shux if they're doing all that they need to come in and help wash these dishes and put that next load of clothes in the machine.  Don't tell me I gotta install metal panels in my walls? There's gotta be some survivalist off the grid group that knows how to jam these things. I ain't doing nothing illegal, yet and still the sanctity of a person's home gotta be held inviolable.  They need a warrant to be viewing the inner damn contents of my household.

Where Xum at? He can tell us if there is technology to defeat this!

"Americans" so damn afraid of "Americans". After they slaughtered all the Natives, they should have kept the joint snow white, then they could have been insane and bat shit crazy all by their cave man selves.  All pirate-like and shit. God damn cotton got all up in the mix, now look at the racial fiasco!!!!!! White women got the fuckin' vapors; shit hit the fan and we're dying like flies!!!!!!

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