“The postal workers have a right to fear for their life. It doesn’t give them the right not to deliver the mail”

Posted by on May 05, 2013 at 12:03 pm

I bet postal workers wouldn’t be afraid to deliver the mail in a neighborhood packed with NRA members. But this is Mike Bloomberg’s New York, so they’re in fear for their lives. Maybe we should arm them.

Snow, rain and gloom of night might not slow Brownsville mailmen down — but gangbangers sure will.

Postmen are too scared to deliver letters and packages to one of Brooklyn’s most crime-ravaged neighborhoods, a US Postal Service worker told The Post yesterday.

“The neighborhood is bad,” the worker said outside the Brownsville Station Post Office on Bristol Street. “I wouldn’t want to go into those buildings.”

Snail mail that goes undelivered finds its way back to the post office, where it can stew for several days until a carrier decides to deliver it — or residents are forced to come pick it up.

“Have you seen this neighborhood? It’s on the news every day,” the terrified employee said.

About 50 angry residents — organized by the neighborhood chapter of New York Communities for Change — gathered in front of the post office yesterday to protest the epidemic of late mail and parcels that never arrive.

Communities for Change, huh? Nothing’s going to change if they get their way. Except maybe there’ll be more dead postal workers.

Letter-starved residents acknowledged their nabe — rife with gang violence — is frightening but said that’s no excuse for them to miss out on their mail.

“The postal workers have a right to fear for their life,” said Quantanya White, 38, a home health-care worker. “It doesn’t give them the right not to deliver the mail. Just because this place is bad, you’re not going to deliver the mail?

“But I do understand why the mailmen feel fear. If I feel unsafe going into certain buildings, they must also.”

Well, duh.

3 Responses to ““The postal workers have a right to fear for their life. It doesn’t give them the right not to deliver the mail””

  1. JohnInMA on 5/05/13 at 12:45 pm

    Wait, I thought NYC and all the Boroughs were stellar examples of gun control legislation that WORKED. They aren’t??? I’m shocked.

  2. Vic Kelley on 5/05/13 at 1:58 pm

    The article quotes a local Brooklyn resident named quantanya white. Why in the hell are colored allowed to have the last name of “White?” As far as the “communities for change” blacktivist group they can go without their mail for all I care. I’m sure they’re the type who picket convenience stores when young underprivileged underserved deserving minority youths are arrested for shoplifting.