Advertisement

'Wilkinson vs. the FBI'

October 25, 1987

I believe the United States government's surveillance of the National Committee Against Repressive Legislation did not cease in 1971 as the article implies. I believe I have proof the FBI presses on or some other federal agency picked up and is carrying on.

In 1986, an envelope containing a check I sent to NCARL on April 3 was returned to me bearing a yellow sticker stating "No Forwarding Address on File Unable to Forward." The envelope had been opened and resealed with plastic tape. Inside the envelope with my check to NCARL for my monthly contribution as an NCARL sustainer, was a note from the United States Postal Service, St. Paul, Minn., telling me "If a return address had been on" my mail, it would not have been sent to the dead letter office, etc.

The opened and resealed returned envelope was of the same type NCARL has been using for years, bearing the pre-printed address NCARL has been using for as long as I've known Wilkinson, and is the return address on the package I received from NCARL recently. I don't know where the Postal Service came up with the notion NCARL was no longer at the pre-printed address.

From the admonishing tone of the wording of the note from the dead letter office, one could conclude the Postal Service is cracking down on those who send mail without return addresses. But, if so, why do postal workers not also refuse to deliver pre-printed envelopes without my return address containing checks I send each month to pay my utilities, credit card purchases, mortgage payments, etc.? Why only the pre-printed envelope to NCARL?

I'm convinced the federal government is keeping book on contributors to NCARL and lacking my return address, opened my mail to identify me.

LOUIS ST. MARTIN

Pomona

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|