Union Pacific is one of the largest, and oldest, railroad companies in America and recently the company has been faced with modern-day train robbers in the state of California.
Gangs of thieves in California have begun robbing these trains in a variety of ways, the most common of which is to break open one of the containers when it is stopped and rip all of the boxes out of it. This style of railway robbery leaves trash everywhere and many videos have gone viral on social media showing this destruction in the streets of Los Angeles.
The main culprit? Politicians in Los Angeles county.
Union Pacific director of public affairs, Adrian Guerrero, wrote a scathing letter condemning the area and the leaders that run it over the rampant increase in crime. Guerrero slammed the city’s policies which he says enable criminals to get off easy and then brag about getting off easy.
Guerrero’s letter explains that Union Pacific has seen a 160% increase in criminal rail theft in Los Angeles county since December 2020, approximately 90 containers are compromised every day, and there have been approximately $5 million in claims as a result of losses and damages to goods. Guerrero also pointed out that this damage does not reflect the value everyday consumers of goods are losing.
As a result of all this theft Union Pacific is considering completely reworking its routes to avoid the county entirely, Guerrero would explain.
It should be pointed out that robbing railways is a major step up from rampant shoplifting that has been going on in the state for a while now. Criminal gangs have gone from cleaning out the local supermarkets to stealing from train cars. This escalation was entirely predictable, these criminals know that at worst they will get arrested and then slapped with a small fine before being let back out on the street. It is not that hard to imagine where this will lead, the next evolution for these criminal enterprises in likely violent crime.
The delusional politicians in these major metropolitan areas are going to sacrifice the law-abiding citizen for the sake of woke policies and progressive viewpoints, and no, they don’t understand that this is what they are doing, they think that they are doing the right thing and righting the wrongs of American history.