Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Police "Radars" for Homes

  • 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 radars work like finely tuned motion detectors, using radio waves to zero in on movements as slight as human breathing from a distance of more than 50 feet. They can detect whether anyone is inside of a house, where they are and whether they are moving.
So, can you tell if they're cooking up drugs? Bagging? Interesting developments, but fraught with Constitutional peril.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Totally offensive. Just like the body cameras in 014. FOP has sold law abiding citizens out. Dr. Dean is pro coppers getting jammed up with body cameras.

1/20/2015 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was wondering why that van with the blacked out windows sets across the street from our house every time the wife and I play cop and naughty robber! Sham on you guys.

1/20/2015 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This technology was used by SEALS in a fiction book about fighting terrorists I read last night. Wondered if it was real technology.

1/20/2015 01:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What if a top-notch burglary crew was able to get their hands on one of these? It would sure cut down on their prep work.

1/20/2015 01:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is messed up.

1/20/2015 03:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Used one, it works

1/20/2015 06:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's going down. Supreme Court already addressed this with heat sensors. Get a warrant. The end

1/20/2015 06:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With the new quality construction, you don't need much to see or hear through walls. Many of these walls are the same as a Danley garage.

1/20/2015 07:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets see how the lawyers for all criminals find a way to rob billions of dollars worth of lawsuits out of this one!!!!

1/20/2015 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big Brother Is Watching YOU!

1/20/2015 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about exigency circumstances like a hostage situation?
How about officer and citizen safety / safety of the goof on search warrant entry?
They don't want the police to shoot people no more, just think they won't have to raise their hands as much.

1/20/2015 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shit can't be doing no knock warrants if some one is in there

1/20/2015 09:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you may be able to detect if it is being used with a radar dector. also radio waves will not pas threw tinfoil or copper ect.

1/20/2015 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All a bunch of Backscatter??? Was on Modern Marvels several weeks ago...duh

1/20/2015 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In Israel, they use metal detecting devices that find ordinance, guns, etc. Secured in walls, floorboards. Use them in Palestinian areas. Some day our government will be able to sweep your home, find your guns and ammo. Maybe the technology will be improved beyond your imagination in 10 years.

1/20/2015 10:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shame on any police officer,federal agent who participate in this. R.I.C.O. was initially designed and created to go after mobsters. Whats it used for now? welfare fraud.
The point is this, first and foremost you are u.s. citizens empowered to uphold the constitution. We all walk a treacherous path when you start using cute little gadgets under the auspice of law enforcement.
A police officer has to fight for his life and is left with the horrible choice of shooting someone. Understandably there is public inquiry.
A police officer is peering (leering) into your home, invading personal space. A police officer is monitoring your private moments because of an allegation. OH BOY! I never lived under communist rule I can only imagine this is what it was like. Sadly,there is no inquiry. A small article in a newspaper.

1/20/2015 11:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't trust the City to not use against whistle blowers and the like.

1/20/2015 12:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These were issued more than two years ago.

1/20/2015 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So the question remains. Why take a jeopardize your life, paycheck and the ability to support your children in this liberal politically correct decaying society by doing anything remotely consistent with proactive police work, let alone the simplest way of getting sued via the search warrant?

1/20/2015 03:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They can use it to do a medical check on me, to make sure i'm home!

1/20/2015 04:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very valuable if used in a LIMITED role...for safety... like when doing a search warrant or something....

1/20/2015 06:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just like a heat seeker,they pickup bodyheat and with that you can pin down where people are in the home,great if your going into a violent call,but extremely bad for any privacy!

1/20/2015 06:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Nobody dat nobody sent said...

Maybe the G can point the radar at the daley clan and find all of the stolen money.

And how about Patrick daley Thompson, running for the 11th ward, trying to drop the daley from his public identity for the election. Bwagahahahaha.

1/20/2015 07:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uses terahertz waves to see through the walls.

Easily blocked with some screening and tinfoil.

For a more technical explanation, see here:


While the average criminal might not think of this, those who are engaged in criminal enterprises may have the resources to set things up so you can't see in there...

1/20/2015 07:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is everyone so worked up on this subject here? This is not a COH or anything of the such. It is simply a tool which can be used to detect whether or not there may be people or animals inside of a building. No one cares about you and your old lady knocking boots. Oh well, typical cop conspiracy theorists...

1/20/2015 09:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>"What if a top-notch burglary crew was able to get their hands on one of these? It would sure cut down on their prep work."


And, in time, it won't even have to be a "top-notch burglary crew."

1/20/2015 10:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have been able to listen to conversations a block away and through walls for sometime the Feds' have all the toys.

1/21/2015 11:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does it work on the old Chicago built double and triple brick homes?

That's what many houses in Chicago are built with.

1/21/2015 04:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the government, unless it shows a clear and identifiable picture of the person(s) a big, fat F U!
Local coppers, hope no jealous, curious, psycho cops don't use this for personal stalking. ... u know who u r

1/21/2015 09:40:00 PM  

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