There's a civil-rights organization called "Have a Gay Day" that has a fb page, and this was posted to it today:
From our inbox:
i saw the thing you posted the other day about the stickers and i pulled out my envelopes immediately. I pushed my wheelchair to the mail boxes and posted it. The next day i went to check the mail and i found the envelopes torn in half with your address circled by the postman it stated "address no longer exists god has taken care of it"
i tried again and this time it was shredded and returned to me I cant get a ride to the post office because no one here has room for my chair
-I just want to say for someone to tamper with your mail is a crime. I sent Amanda a message back to find out more info and I'm going to cover the cost to get her stickers to her. People are so messed up some days and I won't stand for it. So I'll keep you up to date with this but wanted to share.- Have A Gay Day
Obviously, this is simply a facebook post and there's no confirmation yet of the veracity of the e-mail they received. Presuming for the sake of discussion that the person who sent the message has no reason to lie, what should the consequences for the postal worker be?
Answer by QuinnMae at 8:57 PM on Mar. 8, 2013
Answer by funlovinlady at 8:57 PM on Mar. 8, 2013
It's a crime to tamper with the mail. Federal offense no less. Whatever those charges entail that's what should happen, along with being fired.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 8:58 PM on Mar. 8, 2013
Answer by Dardenella at 9:01 PM on Mar. 8, 2013
Answer by pinkdragon36 at 10:17 PM on Mar. 8, 2013
Answer by okmanders at 11:35 PM on Mar. 8, 2013
"It should be a hate crime ...!!! Answer by pinkdragon36 She didn't do anything except say "address no longer exists god has taken care of it" . All she did was tamper with the mail. Hate crime is generally used to describe bias-motivated violence: "assault, injury, and murder on the basis of certain personal characteristics: different appearance, different color, different nationality, different language, different religion. It can't even be classified as hate speech or hate mail.
There were no threats, not even any potentially intimidating language. But she gets a vote as being the biggest asshat of the year.
Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 2:42 AM on Mar. 9, 2013
Answer by sahmamax2 at 8:20 AM on Mar. 9, 2013