A video detailing the utter disregard for the Constitution that some police departments in the United States have has been shared with the Free Thought Project. The sheer scope of the violation is up there in the most egregious cases on which we've ever reported here at TFTP. An entire bar was unlawfully detained, held against their will, and forced to submit their identification to police officers who ran all of their details through a police database.
The Free Thought Project has reported on multiple instances in which entire groups of people were detained and forced to show ID or submit to a search. However, during these questionable situations, police were able to reasonably articulate suspicion that a crime had been committed or was about to be committed. Over the weekend, at a popular Michigan City bar, there was no crime and no one had been suspected of committing a crime.
Despite these facts, more than a dozen officers raided this peaceful establishment in which patrons were enjoying their Saturday night. Police officers with the Michigan City Police Department blocked all the exits and the rights violating process began.
After police trapped them inside, every person in the bar was forced to line up and submit their identification to one of the many police officers who had setup laptops. Only after they submitted to the background checks were the patrons allowed to leave.