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In NYC, lots of people are denied the ability to open a bank account or are held by police until their identity can be verified, because they lack an identification card.
In NYC, lots of people are denied the ability to open a bank account or are held by police until their identity can be verified, because they lack an identification card. Earlier this month I went to Chase for a transaction. When I tried to show the NYC ID as proof of identification, I was told Chase wouldn't accept it. I was able to fulfill Chase's ID requirement in other ways, but that was a disappointment.
Because we previously had a Brooklyn Museum membership, they wouldn't let us get a free one. It had to expire in 2011 or 2012. Many, many strings attached.
If you have enough "points" to get a NYS non-driver ID, that is definately the way to go.The advantage of the NYC ID is that is provides some ID to folks who otherwise would have none.
Year 1: 670,000 IDs issued.
For example, one of the intended goals of the cards is to reduce the need for the NYPD to detain someone charged with a minor offense (for example, drinking in public).
Is the NYPD Pct in Corona Queens (a largely immigrant area) finding that they do not need to detain as many people to verify their identity compared to a year ago?
...are mere violations for such offense being issued instead of the costly ritual of arrest, transport, incarcerate, arraign, release?