No scans unbarred. Mike Nichols reports in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:
Schadt owns OB’s Brauhaus, a successful restaurant and bar in Appleton, where police have developed a habit of asking local establishments to use police-issued scanners to collect information on patrons.
At least some bars now scan every person who comes in on certain weekend nights — proof that the program is about a lot more than deterring underage drinking. At the end of the night, the bars return the scanners to police along with all the information about who showed up to have a beer or, God forbid, a shot with their buddies.
Police say the program is entirely voluntary.
Voluntary, just like renewing your on-premises license is voluntary.