UPS didn’t ask questions about volume shipments from Indian reservations

“A federal judge on Thursday ordered delivery giant UPS Inc. to pay New York City and the state nearly $247 million in damages and penalties for illegally shipping cigarettes” to New York buyers from Indian reservations. “UPS argued it followed the rules and can only do so much to police what its 1.6 million daily shippers send in sealed packages.” The delivery service says the shipments accounted for about $1 million in revenue. [AP/New York Post]

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  • I’m a bit late on this one but wouldn’t questioning these shipments and not ALL others amount to discrimination based on ethnicity? Why are only shipments from Native Americans being investigated? Profiling anyone?