I have a feeling things are beginning to look very different in America
I have a business idea: I’ll carry a box in a timely and reliable manner from you to anyone you want to send it to for not so much money. None of my business what’s in the box. Just its weight.
The Drug Enforcement Administration has been probing whetherFedEx Inc. and United Parcel Service Inc aided and abetted illegal drug sales from online pharmacies for several years, according to company filings, although the investigation has gone largely unnoticed. Both companies were served with subpoenas starting more than four years ago, according to their disclosures.
The probe now appears to be reaching a head. In an interview, FedEx’s in-house counsel and a spokesman said the company has been informed by the Justice Department that it could soon face criminal charges. The company said it was innocent and planned to vigorously fight any charges.
Here’s the big, key change:
The government’s investigation “has now become absurd and deeply disturbing,” said Patrick Fitzgerald, FedEx’s vice president for corporate communications. He said the government wanted to “deputize” FedEx delivery people to help “catch criminals.”
“We cannot do their jobs for them,” he said.
…America’s deadliest drug epidemic. More than 15,000 people die each year in the U.S. after overdosing on [opioids, such as oxycodone and hydrocodone], more than from heroin, cocaine and all other illegal drugs combined…
In 2010, 32,885 people died in car accidents. just sayin…
You die from your choices, that’s none of my business. And it’s sureashell none of UPS/FedEx’s business. They deliver boxes. It’s not their freakin business to vet the company that sent the box nor the person who receives it.
WTF [Win Teh Futchah!]