A semi-naked power play by San Diego police
A semi-naked power play by San Diego police

In San Diego, adult entertainment establishments such as strip clubs must be licensed by the city. But police enforcement of the city's licensing codes has led to egregious violations of the 4th Amendment's protections against unreasonable searches and seizures. In three raids on two strip clubs — Cheetahs Gentlemen's Club and Club Expose — police detained the licensed, nearly nude dancers and photographed them against their will and without their permission — actions beyond the scope of the city's licensing laws. Notably, none of the dancers was detained in connection with a criminal allegation or investigation. Some 30 dancers have now sued the...