Rising robberies of postal workers make dog bites appear quaint

  • Members of Congress are calling on the Postal Service to do more to respond to increased attacks on its employees. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) join Rep. Sean (D-Ill.), Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) and Marie Newman (D-Ill.)  in voicing their concerns to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. The Postal Inspection Service found nationwide reports of mail carrier robberies have more than tripled in recent years, from 80 robberies in 2018 to more than 260 in 2021. The lawmakers said USPS recently stopped a nationwide outreach campaign meant to notify employees what to do when a crime is committed in their vicinity.

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