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Old 01-20-2015, 07:38 AM
 
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50 police agencies have been using the Range Radar Device for 2 years. When placed on the outside of a house, it detects movement inside up to 50-feet away. No warrant is needed for its use, but many are saying it violates our rights. The police argue that it saves lives by letting them know where occupants are before they storm troop a home.

I say, anyone caught with one of these in his or her possession, cop or not, should receive and automatic 20 years in prison. Problem solved. Of course those devices violate our right to privacy. How can anyone argue that they don't?

New police radars can 'see' inside homes
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Old 01-20-2015, 07:57 AM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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But it's all for your saaaafffffety and may save chiiiilllldren (insert whining voice). Isn't that the usual excuse for things such as this?
I'd bet there's going to be a test case sooner than later, probably going all the way to SCOTUS under the right to privacy/unreasonable search and seizure argument.
I'd also bet SCOTUS will require a warrant before this device can be used. As for private uses, there's already laws in place that would cover non law enforcement use. I'd envision laws against peeping as one of them.
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Old 01-20-2015, 08:55 AM
 
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But it's all for your saaaafffffety and may save chiiiilllldren (insert whining voice). Isn't that the usual excuse for things such as this?
I'd bet there's going to be a test case sooner than later, probably going all the way to SCOTUS under the right to privacy/unreasonable search and seizure argument.
I'd also bet SCOTUS will require a warrant before this device can be used. As for private uses, there's already laws in place that would cover non law enforcement use. I'd envision laws against peeping as one of them.
Jim, if the law required the cops to have a warrant signed by a judge before using this thing, I guess I'd be OK with that. The cops should not, however, be able to use this thing at will.

I felt safer 50 years ago, back when we didn't even lock our doors at night. I sometimes feel that I'm only a whisper away from being arrested for some stupid thing or another.
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Old 01-20-2015, 09:47 AM
 
Location: A great city, by a Great Lake!
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Welp!!! When Americans continue to vote for Big Government statists on both sides of the aisle, playing "the lesser of two evil" game, instead of voting any of these fools out that implement such policies on all levels (local, state, and federal) to further grow the police state, what did you expect?
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Old 01-20-2015, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Keller, TX
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Can it tell if I'm fapping or not?

I wonder if there is a way to defend against it.

Like a lot of technology, it could do some good, and it could be tempting for it to be misused and abused.
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Old 01-20-2015, 10:53 AM
 
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I think something like this can be very helpful. I think of the instance where the flash bang they through into the house landed on the baby. This scanner could have helped determine that there was indeed an infant in there.
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Old 01-20-2015, 11:02 AM
 
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I think something like this can be very helpful. I think of the instance where the flash bang they through into the house landed on the baby. This scanner could have helped determine that there was indeed an infant in there.
That device can't distinguish between a baby and a cat.
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Old 01-20-2015, 11:03 AM
 
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I think something like this can be very helpful. I think of the instance where the flash bang they through into the house landed on the baby. This scanner could have helped determine that there was indeed an infant in there.
Or maybe they shouldn't be using military style raids on the public in the first place.

1/2 the time I think we have more of a cop problem than a crime problem.
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Old 01-20-2015, 11:29 AM
 
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Welp!!! When Americans continue to vote for Big Government statists on both sides of the aisle, playing "the lesser of two evil" game, instead of voting any of these fools out that implement such policies on all levels (local, state, and federal) to further grow the police state, what did you expect?
Someone else gets it. There are two choices in American politics, the devil and his brother.
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Old 01-20-2015, 12:00 PM
 
Location: SWFL
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Whew, glad I have nothing to hide! Things are seriously getting out of hand in this country.
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