Police in Illinois may soon have more protections against criminals who “booby trap” their homes. House Bill 4269 would make it a crime to impede the entry of law enforcement officers by using video surveillance, motion sensing devices or the so-called “booby traps” such as steel doors, wooden planks crossbars and alarm systems.
State Representative Dan Beiser (D-Alton) is co-sponsoring the bill. He says the issue has not become a big one in the Riverbend yet.
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He says the use of video surveillance or motion-sensing devices in a legal manner is perfectly acceptable when done in a law-abiding manner, but he draws the line in situations where the criminals are fortifying drug houses, for example.