Looting in LA has spread to freight trains

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Photos and videos showing piles of empty boxes littered alongside rail tracks in Los Angeles County, California have gone viral as shipping companies say they've seen a dramatic spike in railroad theft. Some of the boxes are packages from companies like UPS, Amazon and FedEx.

Union Pacific, one of the country's largest railroad companies, says it may avoid operating in Los Angeles County following the spike in thefts, which it blames on lax prosecution of crimes. The containers and trains are locked, but can be broken into.

Union Pacific said last month in a letter to the Los Angeles District Attorney that it saw a 160% year-over-year increase in theft in LA county. The company claims that a December 2020 special directive issued District Attorney George Gascón that changed how low-level offenses are prosecuted has contributed to the uptick.

Union Pacific said in its letter that in the last three months of the year it made over 100 arrests of "active criminals vandalizing our trains" in partnership with the LA police department and Los Angeles Sherriff department. But Union Pacific, which has its own police department with jurisdiction over the 32,000 miles of tracks it owns, said that even as it has expanded its security resources and partnered more closely with local law enforcement, the problem isn't going away. After being arrested individuals are released from custody within 24 hours, it said.


 
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Photos and videos showing piles of empty boxes littered alongside rail tracks in Los Angeles County, California have gone viral as shipping companies say they've seen a dramatic spike in railroad theft. Some of the boxes are packages from companies like UPS, Amazon and FedEx.

Union Pacific, one of the country's largest railroad companies, says it may avoid operating in Los Angeles County following the spike in thefts, which it blames on lax prosecution of crimes. The containers and trains are locked, but can be broken into.

Union Pacific said last month in a letter to the Los Angeles District Attorney that it saw a 160% year-over-year increase in theft in LA county. The company claims that a December 2020 special directive issued District Attorney George Gascón that changed how low-level offenses are prosecuted has contributed to the uptick.

Union Pacific said in its letter that in the last three months of the year it made over 100 arrests of "active criminals vandalizing our trains" in partnership with the LA police department and Los Angeles Sherriff department. But Union Pacific, which has its own police department with jurisdiction over the 32,000 miles of tracks it owns, said that even as it has expanded its security resources and partnered more closely with local law enforcement, the problem isn't going away. After being arrested individuals are released from custody within 24 hours, it said.


That's not looting, it's peaceful protests and reparations.
 

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I have a question for those who know don’t rail companies have special rules regarding their own security and enforcement of protection. Wait until the insurance companies stop paying for the lost.
 
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That's always where the rubber meets the road...........
And wait until they start limiting policies in CA and they will. That will be the kiss of death. My sister-in-law sues insurance companies, she was one of the lawyers that represented PSU in the Sandusky law suit against the PA insurance company. I have no inside information nor ever followed those events. As you know insurance companies are brutal and the minute they can’t re-insure part of the policy the policy will be dead man walking. CA insurance commissioner will threaten to not allow them to do anymore business in the state and their answer will be bye, see FLA housing insurance after Andrew. CA officials believe that they are in command when they are left with high tech and entertainment good luck.
 
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And yet again with another one of these articles pointing out how leftist politicians and officials are destroying these cities, not a peep out of the board leftist idiots.
 

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According to Lafayette Bear all of the California crime and devastation wrought by his Leftie friends is over balanced by California's good weather.
 
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Uh oh, progressive Los Angeles DA is learning that letting crime go unchecked may not be such a great idea.

Gascon is not learning a thing. He is a dunce who 100% believes in what he is doing and that the government can reform adults who are criminals. We are just seeing the beginning of the lid coming off. He is bound and determined to continue with what he mistakenly calls "reform."
 
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Gascon is not learning a thing. He is a dunce who 100% believes in what he is doing and that the government can reform adults who are criminals. We are just seeing the beginning of the lid coming off. He is bound and determined to continue with what he mistakenly calls "reform."
Except, they aren't being reformed. This guy is an ideologue and cares not for any consequences. Ideologues rarely care about anything but themselves.
 

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