Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Don't Bother Looking For Your Lost Amazon Package It's been Stolen in Lawless LA


Packages stolen from Union Pacific cargo containers and then ransacked, thousands upon thousands of them, are regularly strewn along the tracks in the Alameda corridor that stretches through downtown Los Angeles. The scene is simply shocking (see, e.g., embedded video posted by the city’s CBS News affiliate).

Why is it happening? 

Because George Gascón, the paradigm “progressive prosecutor” who is L.A.’s elected district attorney, follows no-bail and wrist-slap policies, with burglary and grand-theft cases routinely pled down to trespassing, with no-incarceration sentences. Reminiscent of the high-crime 1970s, the criminals are back on the street, and back to the tracks, before the cops can finish the paperwork . . . if they bother to make arrests at all, given the pointlessness of the exercise.

In the year ending October 2021, Union Pacific says train robberies are up by . . . wait for it . . . 356 percent. As Forbes notes, the surge is materially contributing to national delivery delays, holding up “retail shipments of everything from at-home Covid-19 tests, fishing lures and parcels from Amazon, REI and UPS.” About 40 percent of goods shipped into the U.S. come through ports adjacent to the train route in question. The Forbes report elaborates:

Thieves can break into stopped or slow-moving cars and pull a kind of hand brake, which slows the wheels. Sensors in the track read this as an equipment breakdown and stop or slow the train to a crawl. At that point, individuals can use bolt cutters to open up cars and grab items quickly. What they don’t want is left on the sides of the track to blow in the breeze and slowly rot in the southern California sun.

The train ambushes are just one part of the epidemic of robberies and retail organized crime plaguing California — not just in Los Angeles, but in San Francisco, and other commercial hubs.


Frum but normal said...

after this filthy DEMENTED Alzheimer diseased TREASONOUS Communist America hating hair sniffing pervert and gangster finishes his term as President.
This is what all of the U.S will look like.

keep voting for the filthy DemonRats, this is what you'll get, crime, murder, no borders and tens of millions of third world murderous drug dealers invading our country, runaway inflation ,and $5.00 a gallon gasoline

Anonymous said...

Welcome to this Third World Country courtesy of your local Communist Party.
Their leaders get private police protection, so they are doing fine, thank you.
Reminds you of the good old Stalin days.
As an aside, these Russian idiot peasants were inconsolable when their dictator died.
History has an eery way to repeat itself.