Governments set up rules governing how they govern. Then they ignore them. So, what’s the point? Is it a nod to decorum before the proverbial government party guest throws up in the bathtub and hits on your mom?
If the law says an entry order or warrant is needed to enter people’s homes to investigate alleged crimes against children and you choose to ignore that law, that should make you a lawbreaker. Instead, it just makes you a child protective services investigator.
An investigation by ProPublica has found that these orders are almost never obtained. Instead, investigators simply exploit the ignorance of those targeted, bullying their way past their thresholds to perform warrantless searches of people’s homes.