Cops Raid Gentlemen's Club to Photograph Strippers for "Investigative Purposes"

Police claim they need near-nude pictures of every stripper to complete their "random inspection."
Police State USA
Mar. 11, 2014

SAN DIEGO, CA — Dancers at a gentlemen’s club felt harassed and uncomfortable when the establishment was raided by nearly a dozen police officers who demanded to take pictures of the women and examine their bodies and permits.

The raid took place at Cheetahs Gentlemen’s Club on Thursday, March 6th.  The evening was disrupted when 10 armed officers swarmed the business to “conduct a random inspection” of the ladies inside.

The 30 dancers were forced into the dressing room, where the police lined them up and photographed their nearly-naked bodies from every angle.

“They made me feel like I was a gang member pretty much and they wanted to document every single one of my tattoos,” a dancer named Katelynn Delorie told ABC 10 News.

“I didn’t know if it was a bank robbery or serial killer on the loose the way they had come in like that.” The ordeal interrupted business for hours.  The owner said its happened before, but the business has never been accused of breaking the law.

“I didn’t know if it was a bank robbery or serial killer on the loose the way they had come in like that,” manager Rich Buonantony said to ABC 10. “It’s just the show of force, show of power was incredible.”

Dancers said police made them produce their papers, and wanted to record their Social Security numbers and license information.

Police officials claimed they needed the nudie photos for “investigative purposes,” even though no one was accused of a crime — like spinning on a pole without government permission.

Permits such as these are themselves a violation of the individuals’ right to work, and the enforcement of the permits is an infringement on the individuals’ privacy as well as the property rights of business owner.   The implication is that the government can deny permission to selected individuals and effectively make working illegal for them.  Work permits have no place in a free society, as free people do not ask permission to form voluntary contracts and make a living.

The power-tripping permit enforcers did not even leave a tip in exchange for their involuntary gawking session and uninvited photo voyeurism.  The police state is truly out of control when it is so intrusive that it makes immodest pole-dancers blush.

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