Radars Let Police See Inside Homes



At least 50 U.S. law enforcement agencies have access to radar devices that enable them to see through walls to detect whether anyone is inside, a practice that was otherwise unknown to the public until it surfaced last month in a federal appeals court.

The device, Range-R, has raised new legal concern over government surveillance and privacy issues. A federal appeals court in Denver said in December that officers had used the device, which were first deployed more than two years ago, before entering a house to arrest a man who violated his parole. The judge said he was alarmed authorities had used the technology without a search warrant, and that “the government’s warrantless use of such a powerful tool to search inside homes poses grave Fourth Amendment questions.”

Agencies including the FBI and the U.S. Marshals Service are equipped with the Range-R, which displays whether there is movement on the other side of a wall, but does not show a picture of what’s happening inside. Justice Department spokesman Patrick Rodenbush said officials are reviewing the court’s decision. Read more at USA Today.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. The court already ruled that using infrared sensors to look into homes was illegal without a warraNT. This is the same thing, at a different frequency, and is just as illegal.


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