Fourth Amendment? Mike Storie, attorney for the SWAT team that kicked in former Marine Jose Guerena’s door and shot him, has this to say about your fourth amendment rights:
There is nothing wrong with policy. This policy has worked for years and it will continue to work for years. My advice would be if you hear lights and sirens going, and you hear the police pounding on your door, let them in.
Warrant? They don’t need no stinkin’ warrant. If you don’t want a bunch of mall ninjas kicking in your door and shooting at you 71 times (and only hitting you 22 times), then you’d better let them in whether they’ve got a warrant or not.
Giving someone a badge and a gun doesn’t make them infallible, and it doesn’t make their life worth more than the lives of those they are supposedly sworn “to protect and serve.” (Which, by the way, is so much hot air; the SCOTUS has ruled that the police have no duty to protect someone.)
Eroding civil liberties in the name of officer safety is unwise; aside from the blatant infringement on basic rights, it serves to highlight an us vs. them mentality in the police and public, pitting one side against the other.