If you see this:

By: Diane Benjamin

The statement below on correspondence from any government official or employee is meaningless.

It is meant to intimidate you.  You can freely share anything you receive.  All documents belong to the citizens unless government can  prove they have a right to withhold them.

This isn’t proof!


The information contained in this communication from the sender is confidential. It is intended solely for use by the recipient and others authorized to receive it. If you are not the recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution or taking action in relation of the contents of this information is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. This email has been scanned for viruses and malware.

7 thoughts on “If you see this:

    1. Most companies have their employees put this into their e-mail signature. It’s standard practice pretty much. I don’t think anybody is intimidated by it. Nor do I think that’s the intention. Calm down.

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      1. Gotta play devil’s advocate here – I’ve seen comparable disclaimers from multiple sources. While I’m sure our local rulers do like the fact that some people Are intimidated by it, it is not-uncommon legal CYA intended for instances of mis-directed email that contains information that shouldn’t be available by a FOIA request.

        If you’re the intended recipient, yes, you’re free to do whatever you want with it, including pass it on to a lawyer or even post it on a billboard. If you received it in error, you’re Probably still free to do whatever you want with it, but be careful if it has private information like social security numbers, home addresses, or medical information.


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