Adrian Guerrero, a senior official with Union Pacific (UP), has sent a letter to George Gascón, Los Angeles County’s attorney general, stating if he doesn’t stop people from plundering its trains, Union Pacific will move.
According to The Blaze, Guerrero stated that thieves loot up to 90 containers each day as trains slow down before entering the UP’s intermodal facility.
Guerro noted that October thefts were up 365% over the same month in 2020.
In his letter, Guerrero blamed the County’s left-wing policies for the problem, writing:
Criminals are caught and arrested, turned over to local authorities for booking, arraigned before the local courts, charges are reduced to a misdemeanor or petty offense, and the criminal is released after paying a nominal fine.These individuals are generally caught and released back onto the streets in less than twenty-four hours. Even with all the 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. 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.
Guerro noted that other shipping companies, such as FedEx, are also considering moving out of LA County for similar reasons.
It is not just Union Pacific that is reporting these problems:
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Jesus warned us of these days:
12 Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold. (Matthew 24:12 NASV)