Postal Workers Too Scared to Deliver Mail in Crime-Ridden Brownsville, Brooklyn

Jennifer Bain and Michael Gartland, New York Post, May 5, 2013


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.

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.”



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  • Hunter Morrow

    Rain, Sleet, Snow, just read it, says nothing about TNB.

    • Ironically, the USPS is, at least in areas where they are available to hire, disproportionately Bellcurvius in employee composition.

      • The__Bobster

        Which means they know how dangerous it is to deliver mail in their hoods.

      • Paleoconn

        hilarious QD, Bellcurvius never ceases to amuse me.

    • Robert Binion

      They can refuse delivery if you have a vicious dog–or any deadly animal. (Thanks to the Post for granting imprimatur to “nabe,” a sanctioned n-word.)

      • trollzforlulz

        “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.”

        No doubt they’ll be re-educated with the typical “just like us” propaganda. I hope they don’t fall for it. 50 angry “residents” sure aren’t going to show up at the local crack dealer’s “crib” when you get shot by a local banger.

        “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.”

        What the hell is a “nabe”? An abbreviation for low IQ retards who can’t spell “neighborhood” despite the fact that for 100 years schoolteachers have used the word “neighbor” as an example for spelling words in English?

        I could understand if it was some obscure word that nobody ever uses like onomatopoeia,even I had trouble envisioning how an “o” fits in after the “p”,but for Christ’s sake,the saying is as old as sin. “I before e,except after c, or when sounded as “ay” as in neighbor and weigh”.

        How moronic do you have to be to go around saying something that sounds like a toddler came up with it because you can’t follow simple directions that have been given in elementary schools practically forever?

        • This is because reporters are no longer hired because of their writing skills.

        • pcmustgo

          No, nabe is a white yuppie and/or ethnic, local Brooklyn term… blacks don’t use it.

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  • Mr. E

    Brownsville seems aptly named.

    • The__Bobster

      It is in Texas, too.

      • mobilebay

        Bobster – With PC rife everywhere, we’ll probably have to designate our Texas Brownsville as Non-gringo land. Think that will that pass the PC police?

  • pcmustgo

    To think, I drove through Brownsville last night. Looked like a typical ghetto but not really any people loitering in large groups… I was coming back from a friends house and the only way home is through the ghetto.

  • pcmustgo

    I’m imagining the postal workers are blacks themselves. I live in a white hood in Brooklyn and all our postal workers are Black.

    • Ronald

      They don’t seem to “fear” delivering mail in White neighborhoods such as yours, though, do they? I wonder how long it will be before Government mandates a good stiff dose of “diversity” to put an end to obvious “racist” neighborhoods such as yours?


    • Jefferson

      What the hell is a White hood in Brooklyn ? And what makes it a hood ? Is it a neighborhood where thuggish Hip Hop loving Guido Italian Americans set up meth houses and crack houses ?

      • LastBastionOfHope

        Italian Americans have contributed some of the very best our white culture has to offer.

        • Cheri Rodriguez

          I’d take Capone over Tupac any day.

          • PesachPatriot

            I always thought Frank SInatra was pretty cool…and I have always been a sucker for a good mob movie, as well as a huge Sopranos fan.

        • Eric Shun

          Christopher Colombus contributed a bit to our American culture.

          And I’ve always had a thing for Sophia Loren!

          • Xerxes22

            Sophia was too thin and not a not a very good actress. But she had great knockers.

          • pcmustgo

            Columbus was a Jew… I’m half btw, just saying.

      • pcmustgo

        It can also be a white yuppie or hipster hood. Half of all hoods in Brooklyn are white hoods. Predominantly white hoods.

        Jewish, Italian, Russian, Polish, etc. Or Midwestern yuppie or hipster transplants.

        I live in a white hood in Brooklyn

  • Oil Can Harry

    From 1880 to the 1950s Brownsville was mostly Jewish and mailmen had no problem working there.

    Now that it’s 80% black and 15% hispanic the mail deliverers are afraid to go there? I can’t imagine why.

    Wow, I’m stumped. This is a real head-scratcher…

    • PesachPatriot

      I wonder why the postal workers aren’t afraid to go into crown heights or borough park ….maybe its because the demographic that likes bagels and pastrami sandwiches doesn’t attack its mail carriers. I have generally been pretty friendly with the mailmen wherever I lived. It is slowly but surely dying off as email and smart phones render letters and post cards obsolete.

    • blight14

      ‘Climate Change’……er, uh…..’global warming’………yeah, that’s it…..

  • IstvanIN

    “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?

    Black logic at work here. Let her pick her mail up at the Post Office.

    • Bill

      They usually default payment on post office boxes, just like they do everything else.
      What gets ME is that they all gripe about their unsafe neighborhoods, but as soon as they come into OUR neighborhoods they replicate what they left very quickly.

      • IstvanIN

        They don’t need a PO Box to pick their mail at the counter. I have done that when I have come back from a long trip.

      • I don’t think there is a charge for a postal box when there is no local delivery.

    • capnmorgan5150

      By “mail” I’m assuming you mean welfare check.

  • PDK/Keito-Scandic Secessionist

    I saw the headline in the NYpost online yesterday, I did not bother to read the story, could have bet my life it was blacks and browns.

    As always, here in America and the world over, are stories,
    gleaned via online news services, of “mob” violence, with blacks and Islamics
    being the most obvious and usual culprits.

    Here in America, the blacks periodically do their large mob violence thing,
    destroying property and attempting to shake down whitey. Any guess what will
    transpire if justice is served in the upcoming George Zimmerman trial; George
    clearly, in rightfully defending his life, committed justifiable homicide, not
    murder 2. Soon by the way, thanks to liberals and liberal ideology, the defacto
    thinking box imposed on all whites, we will have another group of 3rd worlders
    doing the very same thing, the Islamics.

    Further, when it comes to black or Islamic “mob” violence, it is not
    due to anger. Anger is ephemeral and in turn serves simply as a trigger
    mechanism or pretext to unleash their genuine pent up emotion of hate. Liberals
    euphemize the black and Islamic hate as anger, while incorrectly labeling white
    separatist groups as hate groups, and by the way, white separatist groups would
    prefer simply to “separate” out and away from all those not born of the white
    gene pool and also, from white liberals and their ruinous baggage of liberal

    Like good immature dolts of solid white IQ, the white
    liberals simply change all things around to further and support their liberal
    ideology. Unfortunately, it is the entire white collective, the world over,
    that will ultimately bear the emerging cross of ruination in white culture and
    of the white gene pool that liberal ideology “in charge and giving the
    orders” is currently materializing.

    Moreover, the hate of the lower IQed third worlders, blacks,
    browns and Islamics, directed at whitey, is elicited in them as they see our
    accomplishments, including civilization, as far superior to anything they are
    capable of. However, they, like white liberals, pretend they believe whitey is
    persecuting them, holding them down, and that this alone is the sole reason for
    their loser status in the world of humans; and this pretended belief of course
    becomes their chosen ideological illusion.

    They, the lower IQed 3rd worlders, are jealous of us, but rather than accept
    their personal responsibility, of nature’s charge to mature, swallow their
    false pride, and ultimately, accept what is a, natural for them, station in
    life in our civilized culture, they choose to become hateful, and either pursue
    their superiority over us, or intend secretly to meld their gene pool to ours
    as the means to achieve elevation out of their loser, lower IQed, reality.

    This, their strategies, results in the ruination of all that is whitey’s;
    whitey’s gene pool, race and culture.

    If not for ourselves then for our posterity and gene pool we must find our
    “courage, via earned moral resolved achieved” to secede.

    Secession is the answer, the only answer. Thanks you.

  • joegoofinoff

    Pretty much, mail delivery is a dying trade. In 5-10 yrs, it won’t matter because there’ll be no more delivery.

    • The__Bobster

      Then the Zulus will complain dat dey don’t haves axe-cess t’ da internets t’ gets dere e-mail.

      • GeneticsareDestiny

        In my city, Zulus who have children who get free or reduced price school lunch are eligible for $10 a month internet from Comcast.

        You can also go into any library across the city and you will be guaranteed to see most of the computers taken by Zulus listening to rap and checking their Facebook pages.

        • And porn …

          • I haven’t seen that at the library near me; it’s a violation of the terms of use; I imagine the staff would call security, who’d toss someone right out of the building for that.

      • Non Humans

        Obama gibbsed dem sayl fawnes, whats going to stop him from gibbing dems komputahs?

    • IstvanIN

      We will always need a postal service. It certainly needs to be downsized, as the Post Master General has repeatedly recommended and been overruled on by Congress, but we will always need it.

  • The__Bobster

    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.

    One would think that the job is somewhat safer today, now that gubmint checks are no longer sent by mail.

  • bigone4u

    Even in the case of all out war, such as WWII, there was safe passage for Red Cross workers and movement of POW mail. You would think that anyone with half a brain who lives in the ghetto would agree that safe passage for EMS and postal service personnel benefits them. I guess no one in the ghetto has even half a brain. But surely community organizer Obama has a solution for this problem. NOT.

    • Erasmus

      Even in the case of all out war, such as WWII, there was safe passage for Red Cross workers and movement of POW mail.

      The civil rights movement guaranteed our return to a more atavistic and brutal age.

  • JohnEngelman

    I read somewhere, probably here, that black taxi drivers do not like to drive in black neighborhoods. One time a black taxi driver, with no prompting from me, explained why that is true.

    • MBlanc46

      They’re not the sharpest knives in the block, but even blacks recognize that black neighborhoods are dangerous.

      • JohnEngelman

        There is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery. Then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved…. After all we have been through. Just to think we can’t walk down our own streets, how humiliating.

        – Jesse Jackson

        Remarks at a meeting of Operation PUSH in Chicago (27 November 1993). Quoted in “Crime: New Frontier – Jesse Jackson Calls It Top Civil-Rights Issue” by Mary A. Johnson, 29 November 1993, Chicago Sun-Times (ellipsis in original). Partially quoted in US News & World Report (10 March 1996)

        • capnmorgan5150

          I’ve seen that quote before, but it does bear repeating.

          • JohnEngelman

            Jesse Jackson has also pointed out that every year more black men are murdered by other black men than the total number of black men who have been lynched since the end of the Civil War.

          • Cheri Rodriguez

            It’s actually every six months (approximately 3,500 during the “Lynching Era” from 1882-1968 vs. 7,000 yearly since the 1970s).

      • pcmustgo

        When they’re not flipping out on us with hair trigger sensitivity about mentioning such and such is a bad neighborhood without even connecting it to race , flying into a black rage.

    • Blacks don’t want to live in black neighborhoods. They don’t want to work in black neighborhoods.
      Sense a problem here? They are the problem that they won’t face.

      • Erasmus

        Well, you’ve got to admit it must be pretty depressing to look in a mirror and see the face of the biggest threat to your well-being staring straight back at you.

  • Postal workers are lazy, facts must be faced. Blacks that work there have been in a form of strike since the 70s, a work slowdown.
    They tend to look like the residents of this neighborhood …. hence the residents are also of the lazy variety as well.
    There are many place in this country where mail is NOT DELIVERED, and they are not dangerous places. What differentiates those areas from this area is the color of the residents’ skins.
    It is okay to deny delivery service to white people, but not black people

    • MBlanc46

      Several friends and relatives of mine have been postal workers and I don’t see that they’re any lazier than any other class of workers.

      • Xerxes22

        There is this myth put out and repeated by Repuplican elites that anyone who works for the government must be Black and/or lazy.

        • MBlanc46

          All of my friends and relatives who worked for the USPS were white.

          • pcmustgo

            it’s all black here in bk

          • MBlanc46

            When I lived in Hyde Park, on the South Side of Chicago, the postal workers were all black (HP is surrounded on three sides by ghetto and on one side by Lake Michigan). The postal service was reputed to be amongst the worst in the country. In the suburbs where I now live, our regulars have been white and the service has been good. The subs are mostly black and the service seems worse when the subs are on, but they might be because they are subs rather than because they are black.

  • The Final Solution

    Anyone seen the movie the Postman? Makes a good point about how important a postal system is to a functioning civilization and government. Us white folk don’t even think about it because we’ve been delivering communication for thousands of years, from pigeons to the internet. For blacks, these things are totally incomprehensible. A friend of mine lived in Africa and he said he wouldn’t dare send a package there from the US – if the ‘postal workers’ saw a package from the USA they would steal it. It must be valuable.
    There was a good scene in End of Watch around this theme – the police respond to some black guy, played by one of the thugs in the movie Training Day – who was harassing the postal worker trying to deliver his own mail. The stupidity of blacks is without end. It’s pretty funny because it’s almost unthinkable to whites to interfere with the mail, but it’s just another thing that blacks can’t comprehend – where the mail come from? nobody know! The welfare check just be there don’t know how it got there.

    • GeneticsareDestiny

      Sometimes I occasionally receive mail at my family’s house. When this happens, I ask them over the phone to open it for me and tell me what it says, so I will know if it’s important.

      This always seems to make them slightly uncomfortable, because among whites, opening another person’s mail is unthinkable. Even with my permission, that discomfort still lingers.

      But blacks have no concept of respecting other people’s right to their own mail. If they see a package they want, dey gots ta have dat!

      And then they wonder why no one wants to deliver mail to them, or why whites don’t want to live around them.

    • pcmustgo

      Yeah, I had an African elite friend who joked about the postal service in Africa.

      It was amazing being down in Latin America this past vacation, THERE WERE NO STREET SIGNS. NO SUCH THING AS AN ADDRESS, except “go 50 meters past the super market).

      Did you hear me? NO STREET SIGNS. NO STREET ADDRESSES. No such thing as “an address”. Addresses don’t exist down there.

      What’s the point, right? Of course, not easy for tourists to navigate.

  • The Final Solution

    Here’s a sold-gold story I just found: singer Lauren Hill argues to the judge she shouldn’t have to pay taxes because it’s part of the economic system of slavery and her ancestors were slaves. Looks like the judge wasn’t impressed:

    • WR_the_realist

      If Lauren Hill was a libertarian she’d at least be consistent. But I bet she pulls the lever for Democrats, believing that white people should be taxed into oblivion.

      • You mean she pulls the leber?

      • Jefferson

        The majority of Black celebrities in general believe they should not have to pay a single dime to Uncle Sam (Lauren Hill, Mike Tyson, Toni Braxton, Wesley Snipes, etc).

        Yet they continue to vote for the pro-higher taxes party every 4 years. That reeks of hypocrisy.

        They believe they should be exempt from paying taxes and that only the masses should pay taxes.

    • pcmustgo

      This theory was actually promoted in Ebony and Jet magazine for decades… they actually encouraged for blacks to write this in and tax protests based on those grounds.

    • A curious attitude on her part, since the federal income tax only came about following ratification of the 16th Amendment in 1913, 48 years after the 13th Amendment abolished slavery. From a chronological standpoint, Hill’s argument was as stupid as saying that the United States entered World War Two in order to drive Spain out of Cuba.

      As for the economic system she claims was unfairly imposed upon her, Hill is free to leave the United States and renounce her citizenship.

  • cecilhenry

    These neighborhoods are like a separate country, aren’t they??

    That’s because they really should be a separate country, one for each level of civilization.

    White man’s burden must end.

  • C B

    Quantanya… I bet she’s a beauty.

  • LastBastionOfHope

    Yall postmanz need ta suk it up an come to da hood anywayz yaheard? We might be murkin peeps out hurr but it don matta.

    God I’ve lived in the NYC metro area too long. If anyone needs a translation let me know.

    • Katherine McChesney

      Hahaha. And I thought “hurr” was ebonics for ‘hair’.

  • libertarian 1234

    Whether it’s black crime and violence, black mob attacks or flash mob robberies, out-of-wedlock births, black killings in urban areas and black crime in general, they all have one very important thing in common: They’re getting worse, and there is every indication that trend will continue.

    Most ALL black neighborhoods are “no go zones” for whites. Even without a continuing drop in the economy the situation is going to reach a point where even white police will refuse to enter, not just postal workers and pizza deliverymen.

    And it will get far worse than “no go zones,” because the restless natives are expanding out into the malls and suburbs and wherever they go they’re looking to whup up on whitey’s head and steal his money and shiny electronics.

    Imagine the situation if the economy continues to decline and there are cut-backs in social freebies, job lay-offs and a reduction in the police forces due to falling government revenues.

    • MBlanc46

      It seems to me that there is a growing awareness among whites of the facts that you state. The corporate media, who are deeply invested in the integrationist ideology, try to downplay coverage of events of the sort that you mention, but even they can’t completely cover them up. People are beginning to wake up.

    • trollzforlulz

      “Imagine the situation if the economy continues to decline and there are cut-backs in social freebies, job lay-offs and a reduction in the police forces due to falling government revenues.”

      You mean whites who are somewhat reasonable will wake up,band together, and defend themselves and each other,and the ones who aren’t will be murdered by their Frankenstein’s monster of a social experiment?

      The horror.

      I can imagine it. I’m waiting for it. It’s just the kick in the ass that we need to get back to promoting what’s most important,a functional civilization.

      Any whites of conventional stock who live near me or encounter me during these times will have all the help,food,and support I can give them,by the way. Most of us aren’t responsible for this. Some of us are, and they can, and will, go straight to hell and I will celebrate it,just as they’ve always told us when speaking of “diversity”. I’ll celebrate the hell out of that diversity because they brought it on not only themselves,but all of us.

      Get ready,brothers and sisters, we’ve got some hard times ahead. But any one of you who wants to support our society,to support one another, will have my support as well. And I will do anything for you that you need done.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    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.

    She has missed letters from her lawyer and her doctor as well as checks from the state.

    My government entitlement check is more important than your raggedy *** gettin capped!!


  • ozzy

    Why doesn’t the post office hire someone from the building that lives there? That seems win win to me.

    • You say that as if you think they actually want to work?

  • capnmorgan5150

    The Constitution doesn’t guarantee mail delivery. This is from an article I found:

    Article 1, Section 8 says that [The Congress shall have the power] to establish Post Offices and Post Roads. It does not say that the federal government shall have the exclusive power to deliver mail. Nor does it require that the mail be delivered by an agent of the federal government to every home in the country, six days a week.

    • The Constitution be damned when it comes to black people ….

  • Jon Dough

    If it was racism, then the postmen would be afraid to go into all the middle class black neighborhoods, right? Oh wait a second, there’s no such thing as a middle class black neighborhood!

  • same here! Montana and Wyoming are looking better every day.

  • As we all know, this is ‘whiteys’ fault. I guess the postal service (as well as every other business) made the choice to declare this area unsafe for no reason. I guess welfare checks will need to be picked up. They are lucky. I would just kick these career and multigenerational bums off of welfare.

  • Erasmus

    “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?

    A magnum of malt liquor says Quantanya has 20 half-brothers and sisters but no full-blooded ones, all with names that never existed before 40 years ago. Is her comment sad or funny? Who needs comedy when we’ve got reality.

  • AugustusAlexander

    I feel there need to be ramifications for these “communities” if they want to live like that then do not expect someone to deliver your mail….go get it.


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  • The neighborhood itself isn’t bad. The people who live in it are bad; the same locals who went to the post office to complain are the ones who ruined the place. The irony of this situation seems to have been lost on them.

    If local police stepped up patrols there and stopped and frisked local “yoofs” in order to reduce crime, the same hypocritical residents would be complaining about that.

  • Since interfering with delivery of US Mail is a federal felony, I must wonder why the FBI has not become involved in this case. There has to be someone in the area on federal probation or whom they have something on. A little applied leverage and presto: they’d have a snitch.

  • Paleoconn

    Bad neighborhoods like this should have centralized boxes where the postman delivers to, and residents need to go to retrieve their mail, kind of like in areas where there are subdivisions.