Fed up Union Pacific railroad threatens to abandon lawless Los Angeles over DA’s refusal to prosecute mass thefts of merchandise
By JD Heyes // Jan 21, 2022

A leading official with rail carrier Union Pacific is threatening to pull out of Los Angeles over the refusal of soft-on-crime District Attorney George Gascón, who was installed with George Soros money, to prosecute thieves who are robbing cargo containers with impunity.


The threat comes on the heels of a Twitter report by a Los Angeles-area CBS News affiliate reporter who went down to the rail yards in L.A. after hearing about the mass thefts, only to find a sea of empty boxes, discarded products, and overworked railroad police trying to keep thieves out.

"Keep hearing of train burglaries in LA on the scanner so went to #LincolnHeights to see it all. And… there’s looted packages as far as the eye can see. Amazon packages, @UPS boxes, unused Covid tests, fishing lures, epi pens. Cargo containers left busted open on trains. @CBSLA," correspondent John Scheiber wrote in a post containing a video clip of the carnage.

"I’m told by law enforcement these @UPS bags are especially sought after by thieves opening cargo containers… they are often full of boxes with merchandise bound for residential addresses. More valuable than say, a cargo container full of low value bulky items like toilet paper," he added in a separate post.

As you can see, trains frequently slow or stop in this area as they get worked into the @UnionPacific Intermodal facility near Downtown LA. The thieves use this opportunity to break open containers and take what’s inside. I’d say every 4th or 5th rail car had opened containers," Schreiber continued.

The rail carrier has had enough.

In a letter to Gascón, Adrian Guerrero, Union Pacific's director of public affairs, denounced the DA's soft approach to criminal behavior and his refusal to actually prosecute theft which, he argued, is only fueling more theft.

"We find ourselves coming back to the same results with the Los Angeles County criminal justice system. Criminals are caught and arrested, turned over to local authorities for booking, arraigned before local courts, charges are reduced to a misdemeanor or petty offense, and the criminal is released after paying a nominal fine," wrote Guerrero.

"Even with all these arrests made, the no-cash bail policy and extended timeframe for suspects to appear in court is causing re-victimization to UP by these same criminals," Guerrero continued. "In fact, criminals boast to our officers that charges will be pled down to simple trespassing – which bears no serious consequence."

"Without any judicial deterrence or consequence, it is no surprise that over the past year, UP has witnessed the significant increase in criminal rail theft described above," he said.

"While we understand the well-intended social justice goals of the policy, we need our justice system to support our partnership efforts with local law enforcement, hold these criminals accountable, and most importantly, help protect our employees and the critical local and national rail network."

After noting that "over 90 containers are compromised per day," Guerrero noted that the thefts are so severe and are costing the company millions of dollars, forcing the carrier to consider "contemplating serious changes to our operating plans to avoid Los Angeles County."

Like most other major cities run by insane Democrats, L.A. is in a state of collapse and the only thing that will save it is regime change. Unfortunately, with California having legalized vote fraud, there is no turning back now.

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