Originally Posted by Prison Bitch
Why couldn't they just wait outside the house? Even if an armed criminal is inside a house and the cops surround it knowing he is inside, what is the harm in waiting him out? Isn't that the safer alternative than barging a home anyway?
The Constition disallows quartering of soldiers too. Your home is your home. Either get a warrant or wait outside.
Because they don't have an infinite amount of cops. They can't just wait outside 1,000 houses if 1,000 idiots insist they can't search their house in a unique situation like this