Remember how the cops entered my home to do a wellness check without a warrant, permission, or probable cause on the uncorroborated word of an anonymous person AFTER there had been a confirmed sighting of my alive and well body by the village idiot who started the whole thing?
Last Wednesday a Chicago family called the cops to report that one of their relatives was missing. NOTE: The FAMILY called. Not some anonymous mope. The family KNEW she was missing. There were children who needed their mother. The last time she had been seen was at her stepfather's apartment.
For days the family begged the police to break in and see if she was there at his apartment. Her presence had been confirmed there. For days the cops refused. Bet they were insisting on a warrant, something that would make it legal for them to enter. Finally, this weekend the family begged the cops one more time to please go in. By now everyone could smell decomposition seeping under the door jam. In my town that's as good as having a key. But the Chicago cops still refused to enter. Because they knew it was illegal? Gee, I wonder. So the family had to break into the apartment by themselves. They found her body in a closet.
It's not a nice example, but I'm glad the fourth amendment is still alive and well somewhere.