Liberal Fascism of the Day: U.S. Mail Snoop

New Prog "public safety" measures violate the soul, spirit of America
The United States Postal Service photographs and records the information on the outside of every piece of mail sent in America — 160 billion every year — the New York Times reported Wednesday.

Under the auspices of a program called Mail Isolation Control and Tracking, the USPS stores the details of physical correspondences in a way that some have characterized as analogous to the National Security Agency’s collection of telephone “metadata.” Unlike the details of the much-publicized NSA program, however, many aspects of the USPS system, called “mail covers,” remain unclear.

It remains unclear if the programs’ existence will spark the same level of outrage and sense of violation that the NSA cyber-snooping program has triggered. Snail mail use has certainly declined in the modern era of smart phones and the internet, but law enforcement officials maintain that the ability to retro-actively investigate individuals based on their physical communications is still useful.

“It’s a treasure trove of information,” former FBI agent James J. Wedick told the Times. “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.”
(full story at dailycaller.com)

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Lwów Massacre, George Jackson Brigade, Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah

On this day: July 4
City of Providence, Rhode Island forms (1636)

Nazi Germans massacre Polish scientists and writers in the captured Polish city of Lwów (1941)

President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Freedom of Information Act into United States law (1966)

The George Jackson Brigade plants a bomb at the main power substation for the Washington state capitol in Olympia in solidarity with a prison strike at the Walla Walla State Penitentiary Intensive Security Unit (1977)

b: Meyer Lansky (1902), George Steinbrenner (1930); d: Élisée Reclus (1905), Gerda Steinhoff (1946), Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah (2010)

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