U.S Rep. Velázquez Questions Postal Bust in Brooklyn

U.S Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-Ridgewood, Maspeth, and Woodside, parts of Brooklyn and Manhattan) rebuked the “heavy police presence” and sent a letter to the United States Postal Inspection Service’s (USPIS) Chief Postal Inspector Gary Barksdale demanding answers for the conduct and “force” of USPIS officers who raided the home and reportedly didn’t properly identify themselves, causing other residents to believe USPIS officers were U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents.

“Postal Inspectors are federal law enforcement agents who conduct investigations of postal-related crime, such as mail fraud and theft, violent crimes against postal employees, revenue fraud, dangerous mail, illegal drugs in the mail, and child exploitation conducted via the mail. We routinely partner with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to conduct investigations,” said USPIS in response to KCP.

However, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokesperson confirmed that their “officers were not present, nor involved in the arrests that took place in Sunset Park, Oct. 21.”


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“causing other residents to believe USPIS officers were U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents.” Oh, boo hoo. Who cares what kind of agents were there? Sounds to me, more different kinds of agents should be there. Why do these people have a problem? They should be happy somebody is enforcing the law in their hood. Could they be breaking the law, too? We have laws for a reason. The reason is, to keep order. We pay ALL the police to enforce the laws. Stick that in your bonnet, 14 term, Rep. Velazquez.

They don’t want any law enforcement around they might find out what they are doing