Back when we trusted cops they entered homes all the time to secure them, check if anyone needed help, see if a child wandered out, check if there is a prowler, etc, because an open front door is not a usually happening. Back then, a cop doing a good deed could help himself to a cookie in the cookie jar and we would be happy to have had the extra eyes watching out for us.
But now, we don’t trust cops and think they would rob us as much as any criminal would.
From the comments:
“Fifteen years ago, I left a car door open when I was transferring something from one car to another. Denver police entered my home, searched all through it ... so I’m told by neighbors, then left. They did not leave a card, my house was locked, somehow they got in.
Two weeks later, my home was burglarized with a loss of tens of thousands of dollars. Funny thing, I could always get hold of the burglary detective in his office. He never did crap other than to take a report and tell me the stuff was probably in Mexico.
To this day, I believe the police had something to do with the theft. “
Gee, it couldn’t be that the government employees themselves are contributing to that impression, could it?