Police across America now deploying radar devices that see inside your home

Monday, February 9, 2015
By Paul Martin

by: J. D. Heyes
Monday, February 09, 2015

As I have often written, the Digital Age is replete with technology that can, and has, been used as a double-edged sword, on one hand providing humanity with immeasurable benefits but on the other robbing it of dignity, liberty and basic protection from those who seek to rule.

The latest example of the harm being done to civil liberties in the Digital Age comes in the form of surveillance technology now being employed by dozens of federal agencies and police departments that enables agents and officers to actually see inside homes. No possibility of abuse here, right?

As reported by USA Today, some 50 law enforcement agencies have secretly (of course) outfitted officers with new radar devices that effectively allow them to peak through walls of houses to see whether anyone is inside. Naturally, this new law enforcement “technique” is raising even more concerns about illicit, unconstitutional surveillance in a time when technology has made such surveillance all too possible (and all too abused).

The paper further reported in its online edition:

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.

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