Ok, I'm the Police: Who are you?
If you look through the cases coming up for court, one thing you will begin to notice is there seems to be an increasing trend, of identity theft, fake idenity, making a false identity, and etc.
It appears that many of the individuals who are entering the sphere of identity misrepresentation, have many motives from credit card fraud, passing bad checks, and just trying to find a way they can drive a car, because they used up their real name with violations.
In the world of blogs in Virginia, you find many who obscure their real identity with aliases. While my name is my real name, Bob, I really do not go further in saying who I am. There are some who know who I am, exactly. And there are many in Virginia who blog under another identity from judges to lawyers, to Indian Chiefs. No I'm not kidding about Indian Chiefs.
Several in our local media, have asked to do stories on Lynchburg Virginia Blog, but when I cautiously said, I do not want to publicly expose who I am, that puts a damper on the whole affair.
There was one person, from our local press, who wanted "to ask questions," about Lynchburg Virginia Blog. Well soon after that request, I slammed that news source for an opinion article it posted. It was not my fault, they painted a bull eyes on their broadside, and I fired away. Well maybe it was my fault, but I just couldn't resist their off the wall position. I did agree to answer questions, but after that, they shied away much like a hurt puppy.
There are reasons why I do not say who I am. I have posted things, although true, would place a target on me. I shy away from real bullets. I really don't need any more holes in my body.
So why the heck am I telling you this? Well, do you want to know what your responsibilities are with presenting your identity, to police and others? Do you need to carry identification all the time? Some of these questions are answered by a story in the Roanoke Times.