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(Politico)   A lot of the evidence against the 1/6 insurrectionists was scooped off the internet by iCOP or Internet Covert Operations Program, which is a division of ...the United States Postal Inspection Service? The mail cops have a covert ops branch?   (politico.com) divider line
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2021-09-27 5:37:21 PM  
Ever heard of wire fraud?
 
2021-09-27 5:40:40 PM  
"iCOP" this fall on CBS.

Who's going to be the hot, quirky medical examiner? I think Christina Ricci or Fairuza Balk.
 
2021-09-27 5:47:25 PM  

Mugato: "iCOP" this fall on CBS.

Who's going to be the hot, quirky medical examiner? I think Christina Ricci or Fairuza Balk.


Don't forget the computer geek who, with a few key strokes, can pull up every detail of your life from traffic tickets, outstanding loans, and who your 11th grade calculous teacher was.
 
2021-09-27 6:02:14 PM  

blastoh: Mugato: "iCOP" this fall on CBS.

Who's going to be the hot, quirky medical examiner? I think Christina Ricci or Fairuza Balk.

Don't forget the computer geek who, with a few key strokes, can pull up every detail of your life from traffic tickets, outstanding loans, and who your 11th grade calculous teacher was.


And ENHANCE!
 
2021-09-27 6:03:08 PM  
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2021-09-27 6:18:14 PM  
I hear Postal Cops are more badass than the FBI.
 
2021-09-27 6:18:56 PM  
Good. That's the one semi-governmental agency that doesn't seem to endlessly fawn over right-wing policies.
 
2021-09-27 6:20:03 PM  
And apparently it's better at doing their jobs than most of the other branches of law enforcement.
 
2021-09-27 6:21:44 PM  
 
2021-09-27 6:23:19 PM  
Can these folks be put in charge of police oversight?
 
2021-09-27 6:24:53 PM  

rjakobi: And apparently it's better at doing their jobs than most of the other branches of law enforcement.


Postal workers manage to deliver mail without shooting every pet dog on sight.
 
2021-09-27 6:25:18 PM  
Seinfeld--Newman interrogates Jerry--Mail fraud
Youtube jDmA2xoIoFU
 
2021-09-27 6:25:33 PM  
They are a federal law enforcement agency. Why wouldn't they have a covert division?
 
2021-09-27 6:25:38 PM  
There's a Costner movie
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2021-09-27 6:25:48 PM  

Purple_Urkle: Can these folks be put in charge of police oversight?


But I was told that if there was centalised police oversight it would result in the police becoming roving right-wing death squads, which is totally what they aren't now
 
2021-09-27 6:27:54 PM  

The5thElement: They are a federal law enforcement agency. Why wouldn't they have a covert division?


Because "Silent Service" was already taken?
 
2021-09-27 6:27:54 PM  
The postal service is also responsible for tallying up the dead after a nuclear war. They are multitalented.
 
2021-09-27 6:28:28 PM  
All I have to say to these Federales is "thank you for your service."
 
2021-09-27 6:29:05 PM  
So when are we doing something about DeJoy?
 
2021-09-27 6:30:29 PM  

austerity101: So when are we doing something about DeJoy?


December last I heard?
 
2021-09-27 6:30:53 PM  

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Man I'm glad someone else remembered that B99 episode.  It was the first thing that came to my mind.  Ed Helms was the perfect cast for the USPIS agent.
 
2021-09-27 6:31:59 PM  

Mugato: "iCOP" this fall on CBS.

Who's going to be the hot, quirky medical examiner? I think Christina Ricci or Fairuza Balk.


I'd watch that.
 
2021-09-27 6:32:53 PM  
New Vegas taught us anything, it's not to fark with couriers.
 
2021-09-27 6:33:02 PM  

austerity101: So when are we doing something about DeJoy?


Where was he on the morning of January 6th 2021?
What was he up to?
Who did he talk to?
Did he trade any stocks that day?

He sabotaged the postal system to try to thumb the scale for Trump and himself.
 
2021-09-27 6:37:05 PM  
Probably mentioned above, but the whole DeJoy debacle/privatization of the USPS just became a lot more clear.

Somewhat sarcastic.
 
2021-09-27 6:37:59 PM  
I mean... yes?

Crimes involving the mail have been a major fraction of white-collar crime in the USA since the reconstruction era if not before, arguably they were all of the "federal" fraction of white-collar crime in the US prior to that, I'd imagine there was some equivalent of this division before there was a "post office" as such.

Is subby... unaware that the post office represents one of the core 'traditional' functions of the federal government, and has always had the influence and manpower to reflect that?  Like... there was a version of the Post Office in 1775, it was important enough that Ben Franklin took charge of it.  For a nontrivial fraction of our history it essentially was the civil service.

// The ambiguity of the timelines in this post is because there have actually been multiple rebrands / reshuffles of what part of the government the postal service falls into and what function goes where.  Like, 1770s origins regardless, the current iteration has a listed founding date of 1971, which... I mean, most of our Civil War history primary sources are letters posted by soldiers through a mail service that was established enough to function during a farking civil war, so obviously 1971 isn't the actual start date of the mail, y'know?  Just the last time someone tried to reshuffle the office nameplates and pretend they were doing something, a la Space Force.
 
2021-09-27 6:38:45 PM  
They are as nothing in comparison to the Phone Cops.

WKRP in Cincinatti - THE PHONE COPS!
Youtube cTPzTG1Lx60
 
2021-09-27 6:38:57 PM  
The Detour: "The Heat" [CLIP] | Season 2 | TBS
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2021-09-27 6:40:47 PM  

blastoh: Mugato: "iCOP" this fall on CBS.

Who's going to be the hot, quirky medical examiner? I think Christina Ricci or Fairuza Balk.

Don't forget the computer geek who, with a few key strokes, can pull up every detail of your life from traffic tickets, outstanding loans, and who your 11th grade calculous teacher was.


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2021-09-27 6:42:53 PM  

blastoh: Mugato: "iCOP" this fall on CBS.

Who's going to be the hot, quirky medical examiner? I think Christina Ricci or Fairuza Balk.

Don't forget the computer geek who, with a few key strokes, can pull up every detail of your life from traffic tickets, outstanding loans, and who your 11th grade calculous teacher was.


The cutie NSA guy from Z Nation
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2021-09-27 6:43:53 PM  

Mugato: "iCOP" this fall on CBS.

Who's going to be the hot, quirky medical examiner? I think Christina Ricci or Fairuza Balk.


Don't joke.  The mail cops already had a show on CBS.  Ran for four seasons.  Funded by asset forfeiture.
 
2021-09-27 6:45:17 PM  
"It's not sexy, but it's got teeth! Ten thousand dollars and five years in prison. That's ten and five for each act. Have you really looked at that? You've got every partner in the firm on overbilling. There's two hundred fifty acts of documented mail fraud there. That's racketeering! That's minimum one thousand, two hundred fifty years in prison and half a million dollars in fines. That's more than you had on Capone."
 
2021-09-27 6:46:26 PM  

fatassbastard: Mugato: "iCOP" this fall on CBS.

Who's going to be the hot, quirky medical examiner? I think Christina Ricci or Fairuza Balk.

I'd watch that.


How about "and", and

*scissors.gif*
 
2021-09-27 6:48:35 PM  

clkeagle: Good. That's the one semi-governmental agency that doesn't seem to endlessly fawn over right-wing policies.


Well aside from destroying sorting equipment to delay ballots
 
2021-09-27 6:49:22 PM  

Jim_Callahan: I mean... yes?

Crimes involving the mail have been a major fraction of white-collar crime in the USA since the reconstruction era if not before, arguably they were all of the "federal" fraction of white-collar crime in the US prior to that, I'd imagine there was some equivalent of this division before there was a "post office" as such.

Is subby... unaware that the post office represents one of the core 'traditional' functions of the federal government, and has always had the influence and manpower to reflect that?  Like... there was a version of the Post Office in 1775, it was important enough that Ben Franklin took charge of it.  For a nontrivial fraction of our history it essentially was the civil service.

// The ambiguity of the timelines in this post is because there have actually been multiple rebrands / reshuffles of what part of the government the postal service falls into and what function goes where.  Like, 1770s origins regardless, the current iteration has a listed founding date of 1971, which... I mean, most of our Civil War history primary sources are letters posted by soldiers through a mail service that was established enough to function during a farking civil war, so obviously 1971 isn't the actual start date of the mail, y'know?  Just the last time someone tried to reshuffle the office nameplates and pretend they were doing something, a la Space Force.


Easy pal, no need to go psycho here. I always tip you guys at Christmas.
 
2021-09-27 6:51:23 PM  

austerity101: So when are we doing something about DeJoy?


when did Biden's postal board picks get confirmed?: May 28th

what is today's date?: Sept 27th

/cOmE oN iT's hiS fiRsT sEpTeMbEr 
//aLsO eXaCtLy wHaT dO yOu hAvE oN dEjOy bE sPeCiFiC
 
2021-09-27 6:51:36 PM  
Don't mess with the US Post Office.

The have police and investigative authority to pursue claims of crimes using the mail service.

Now the snail mail is slow and the wheels of justice turn very slowly, so it's going to take a while for them to get up to speed.

One of these days, they will be tasked to investigate e-mail crimes, and, when that happens, there is going to be a Prince of Nigeria begging for Presidential help like the Saudi's on 9/11

And with sleep creep of expanding powers, eventually they will be the internet cops that Jesse Slaughter's father wished he could call on.

But by the time that happens, sub-space communications faster than the speed of light will be a normal thing and the crew of the Star Ship Enterprise will be sending naughty pics to aliens on Grindr.
 
2021-09-27 6:53:12 PM  

Purple_Urkle: blastoh: Mugato: "iCOP" this fall on CBS.

Who's going to be the hot, quirky medical examiner? I think Christina Ricci or Fairuza Balk.

Don't forget the computer geek who, with a few key strokes, can pull up every detail of your life from traffic tickets, outstanding loans, and who your 11th grade calculous teacher was.

The cutie NSA guy from Z Nation
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That kid has some great credits. I'm looking forward to his career!
 
2021-09-27 6:53:32 PM  
Great.  Right now Dick Wolf and Bellisario are typing furiously trying to be the first to get a never-ending shiatshow on the air.
 
2021-09-27 6:56:53 PM  
And that was why TFG and DeJoy were so interested into closing the USPS.
 
2021-09-27 7:00:50 PM  

Resin33: I hear Postal Cops are more badass than the FBI.


Nobody expects Postal Inquisition?
 
2021-09-27 7:03:36 PM  

Resin33: I hear Postal Cops are more badass than the FBI.


I hear USDA cops are more badass than the FBI.  They'll shoot your herd and pistol whip your child faster than you can say "raw milk".
 
2021-09-27 7:07:00 PM  

gameshowhost: fatassbastard: Mugato: "iCOP" this fall on CBS.

Who's going to be the hot, quirky medical examiner? I think Christina Ricci or Fairuza Balk.

I'd watch that.

How about "and", and

*scissors.gif*


I'll be in my bunk.
 
2021-09-27 7:08:19 PM  

Purple_Urkle: rjakobi: And apparently it's better at doing their jobs than most of the other branches of law enforcement.

Postal workers manage to deliver mail without shooting every pet dog on sight.


Sure.  For the packages they finally deliver.  And a delivery doesn't have to be correct.  In my area, the USPS is worse than fed ex.  They deliver my packages to wrong places all the time.  Assuming they are delivered, I cannot confirm it, since the marked delivered packages never get to me.  They could be dumping the packages in a ditch or dumpster for all I know.  And fed ex and UPS have never shot my dog or any dog I know of, so they are tied with the local USPS.

If I want a package delivered, with reasonable assurance that it will get to me, I have to use UPS.  Fed Ex if the time frame isn't important.  The ONLY service worse than USPS is GSO.

And no.  Conplaints to the local post office don't help.
 
2021-09-27 7:09:26 PM  

Resin33: I hear Postal Cops are more badass than the FBI.


They were the ones who arrested Steve Bannon on his Chinese billionaire sugar daddy's yacht.
 
2021-09-27 7:13:03 PM  

snowshovel: clkeagle: Good. That's the one semi-governmental agency that doesn't seem to endlessly fawn over right-wing policies.

Well aside from destroying sorting equipment to delay ballots


Wrong alt?
 
2021-09-27 7:23:45 PM  

Mugato: "iCOP" this fall on CBS.

Who's going to be the hot, quirky medical examiner? I think Christina Ricci or Fairuza Balk.


The Inspectors ... on CBS, Saturday mornings from 2015 to 2019.
 
2021-09-27 7:31:06 PM  
It makes sense--they hire hardened combat veterans.


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2021-09-27 7:33:30 PM  
I was promised pictures of Ricci and Balk.
 
2021-09-27 7:36:19 PM  
So is DeJoy going to deep-six that evidence?
 
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