Thursday, October 12, 2006

Council's Genuine Concern: Fake IDs

As the NY Post is reporting today, City Council Public Safety Committee chairman Peter Vallone Jr. is promising that, "in the near future," the legislature will "tackle the issue of fake IDs by cracking down on the companies that manufacture them in the Big Apple." This is certainly good news and reflects the fact that the Council has been listening to NYNA's concerns about the right approach to the problem of underage drinking.

Vallone points to the fact that the illegal hawking of these IDs are openly being advertised on the Web and he has written a letter to Homeland Security head Chertoff warning him about this issue As he says, "you can just Google right now 'fake IDs'...and find hundreds of sites that actually advertise that they can beat the scanners."