My last commentary outlined the issues that I have recently encountered at the United States Post Service (USPS)—mainly theft of my property. Yes, I am calling it what it is, stealing of goods by some postal employees. Maybe you have experienced a similar situation but felt helpless to do anything. Well, I’m not going to sit idly by and do nothing.

At the end of my last commentary, I indicated that I was sending an email to Congressman Steve Knight and State Senator Scott Wilk and said I would report back as to what, if anything, they could do or if they didn’t respond at all. Well, they both responded immediately, both personally and with their respective staffers.

Although the post office is a federal agency, State Senator Wilk responded anyway and said he would do what he could to put additional pressure on the situation. Congressman Knight also emailed me personally and a staffer followed up promptly. I was required to fill out a Privacy Release Act form first and once I did that allowed the matter to move forward.

Knight’s office has reached out to the Congressional Liaison for the USPS with the sole purpose of launching an investigation into the theft of items belonging to my brother, a deceased veteran, that were sent to me by his widow. I have been informed that theft by postal workers is rampant and a nationwide problem. I know what you’re thinking, then why the hell isn’t anything being done about it?

It is yet another example of the inefficiency of government—they can’t even police their own organizations. I would also speculate that theft at the USPS is so wide spread that it is likely organized on local levels. Yes, I will just come out and say it—the USPS is apparently a criminal organization and the crimes being committed should fall under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act or RICO Act. Okay laugh, but I am serious here.

Read more here: Commentary: Enlisting Help to Expose Theft at the Post Office