Good Morning.. I have always thought the ACLU was doing something as close as one can get to a ‘divine mission’.
The issue being addressed here is obvious in the letter.
I have watched this problem grow.. I have a certain understanding of what young folks who have never committed to civil rights face. Their ’cause’ is one of fashion. ‘Free internet everywhere’.
Living in a city like L.A. I think lines are a must. I do understand and when possible love ‘wireless’ as I have since being a radio operator in the AF. I see no point in getting wireless when the FCC on random patrols in various cities found a bunch of folks who did not have firewalls. (over 70% of those picked up and scanned to a laptop from a long ‘Pringles’ can.
I do not care if one finds a way to save money. I mind my own business and am not any kind of policeman.
There is a radio frequency hum in this building. It is from an enormous amount of unaccounted drop lines. Crimes of opportunity are set forth when landlords and providers do not take out jacks when a customer ends an account. Further they leave the terminals in a junction box ‘hot’. This creates problems.
After photographing wires, Having real and pretend technicians come here and lie to me, in short doing everything I could short of putting my neighbors in jail.. I disabled 7 illegal, unaccounted wires. On the 2nd of Nov. 2009 I cut one line, in my locked Verizon junction box, (I say ‘my’ because I am the only person here with a Verizon account), everyone in the building had to get legitimate service.
My phone is crossed with a TW line. I have called Time Warner. On the 5th of Nov. 2009 is when my neighbors had their phone service installed. (I am not sure but think, save Discover Dishes.. there are no ‘legal accounts’ here, save ours.
This is obviously not a library or public toilet.
The problems engendered by ‘jacks’ without determining if the person has a valid phone number are obvious.
If you have time.. could you please look into this. It was tough the first 3 of 6 years tenancy here. No one cared. They acted as if they did not know, or believe. They feigned ignorance about the right to privacy. (I think governments do quite enough). I would get upset when my aged mother would try to reach me and find my phone was ‘out of service’. It is really awful what folks will do for the cost of their own line.
I am enclosing this letter I put in my files. My phone # is xxxxxxxxxx.
This is a cell. It is set to only ring contacts through. Leave a message and I will return your call. My email is consistent and valid.
In any case.. thank you for the time.. effort and energy of the ACLU.. the accomplishments are noteworthy and the reach of your organization is staggering in an effort to achieve justice and freedom in an egalitarian society. (part of your work anyway