1998-02-08 - Re: the best justice/kinds of monopolies

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From: Duncan Frissell <frissell@panix.com>
To: cypherpunks@cyberpass.net
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From: Duncan Frissell <frissell@panix.com>
Date: Sun, 8 Feb 1998 23:07:29 +0800
To: cypherpunks@cyberpass.net
Subject: Re: the best justice/kinds of monopolies
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At 05:41 PM 2/6/98 -0800, bill.stewart@pobox.com wrote:

>I don't care if they call their boss Grand Wazoo Snail Mail Evangelist;
>there are software and ice cream companies that use non-standard titles too.
>"Postal Inspector" is a much more serious problem title, since they
>seem to have quasi-police powers to do criminal investigations of
>postal offenses like pornography and pyramid scams and running competing
>formatted-tree-product information delivery services.

A few years ago, they actually said that they stopped the armed raids on corporate mailrooms to investigate the crime of using Fedex for non-critical First Class deliveries.  The Postal Inspectors are still Peace Officers, however.  But then so are the Railroad Police.