Issuing ID cards is simple. Take a photo. Type in some basic information. Laminate.
Nothing to it. Certainly nothing controversial.
Yet when the element of official recognition of such cards gets tossed into the mix, it can become toxic.
Such is the case with cards being issued by CHANGE — Communities Helping All Neighbors Gain Empowerment — to members who might lack a state-issued identification. During a routine news conference earlier this month, Chief Scott Cunningham of the Winston-Salem Police Department said that officers would use the card to help identify people they encounter.
Who could argue with that?...[Full Article]