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Police Should Check IDs at Bars and Restaurants’ Doors

A few years ago, my daughter was working at a local eatery that sells beer and was arrested for accepting an ID from law enforcement. Not long after that, The Red and Black published a poll of University of Georgia students in which almost half admitted (anonymously) that they had a fake ID.

Instead of punishing minimum-wage workers for not being able to tell the difference between real and fake IDs, put law enforcement at all entrances to bars and restaurants and search the patrons one-by-one for fake IDs. This would not only punish the appropriate party, but it would be quite a revenue generator for Athens-Clarke County.