“You make it too easy for the criminals I let go as soon as they’re arrested to steal from you,” is a hell of a comeback.
But it’s all Soros DA George Gascon has to offer after the latest wave of train robberies became so high profile that even Gov. Newsom had to come down for a photo op.
Union Pacific is pressing local and state officials to help it with a spike of robberies occurring on the railroad’s property in Los Angeles. The thefts involve trespassers climbing onto trains and breaking into cargo containers.
UP said Sunday that it asked Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón last month to reconsider local persecution policies so that trespassers are held accountable.
“Even with these expanded resources and closer partnerships with local law enforcement, 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 the local courts, charges are reduced to a misdemeanor or petty offense, and the criminal is released after paying a nominal fine,” said the Dec. 20 letter signed by Adrian Guerrero, UP general director-public affairs.
“These individuals are generally caught and released back onto the streets in less than 24 hours. … 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,” Guerrero said.
Does Gascon deny this?
A day after Gov. Gavin Newsom toured a stretch of Union Pacific rail tracks in Los Angeles littered with the remains of looted packages, L.A. County District Attorney George Gascón said the railroad doesn’t do enough to ensure its trains are adequately locked and protected.
In a letter to UP General Director of Public Affairs Adrian Guerrero, the district attorney said that the Los Angeles Police Department has determined that “UP does little to secure or lock trains and has significantly decreased law enforcement staffing.
So Gascon’s theory is that UP is okay with its trains being robbed and even derailed because? Is it also his contention that CVS doesn’t invest enough money in store security?
This trolling by the Soros/Netflix hack appointed to protect criminals is entirely beside the point. Even if UP chose not to put any guards or locks on its trains, it doesn’t change anything about his own job, which is to hold the criminals who break in to them accountable.
Blaming the victim here for allowing themselves to be robbed is just the final act of the drama.