To evade legal restrictions on our actions and government monitoring of our movements, bogus documents are an irreplaceable boon.
J.D. Tuccille writes:
“Record number of fake ID seizures,” New York’s government boasted at the end of last year, presenting the Empire State’s residents with a (not unfamiliar) holiday-season gift of arrests and petty law enforcement. “Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that underage drinking sweeps conducted by DMV investigators in 2016 resulted in the seizure of 862 fraudulent licenses and the arrest of 818 individuals for underage drinking, both single year records.”
Great going, guv! Your intrepid investigators managed to slap cuffs on bunches of 19-year-olds for sneaking beer two years earlier than politicians would allow. How about some medals for your brave enforcers?
This is an old dance. Identification documents don’t always present convenient information to prying officials, so there’s wide demand for forged and altered documents to bypass legal restrictions and evade monitoring.
Now, with restrictions and monitoring a growing threat, more than ever we need fake ID.