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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Mail Isolation Control and Tracking program

Seems like we uncover a shiny new facet of the surveillance state every week, this one didn't come from Snowden but instead a bookstore owner in New York State, Leslie Pickering. Leslie mistakenly picked up an internal memo from the post office which led him to the discovery that he was under the federal microscope.

In fact we all are. Can't say I am shocked, I am long past my capacity to be surprised and have lost any faith in the United States government respecting my civil rights. But now we know that the government takes a picture of and logs every single piece of mail in the entire system. Read the story here in today's New York Times. It is written by Ron Nixon and titled  U.S. Postal Service Logging All Mail for Law Enforcement.
“It’s a treasure trove of information,” said James J. Wedick, a former F.B.I. agent who spent 34 years at the agency and who said he used mail covers in a number of investigations, including one that led to the prosecution of several elected officials in California on corruption charges. “Looking at just the outside of letters and other mail, I can see who you bank with, who you communicate with — all kinds of useful information that gives investigators leads that they can then follow up on with a subpoena.” But, he said: “It can be easily abused because it’s so easy to use and you don’t have to go through a judge to get the information. You just fill out a form.” For mail cover requests, law enforcement agencies simply submit a letter to the Postal Service, which can grant or deny a request without judicial review. Law enforcement officials say the Postal Service rarely denies a request.


Anonymous said...

I believe you should use a bogus return address and drop the letters off in a blue box or the drop box in the post office. They probably have video cameras set up at each drop off point.

Since price is not an issue with this federal government cameras are already likely incorporated into the system.

You could always park a few blocks away and walk to the drop off point wearing a ski mask and there would be a good chance they could not trace it easily, for now anyway. However every city will soon have video surveillance 24/7, where they could actually track you back to your car and eventually to your home.

Why is the government so paranoid? If you were robbing people blind, murdering millions, poisoning billions and staging terror attacks to blame anybody but the zionist scum ordering them, you would be paranoid too.

Blue Heron said...

You had me until the last line.