Progressive prosecutors are making a reputation for themselves. Within the dreamworld of authorized academia, it’s all great. Within the precise world regular folks inhabit, it’s one thing totally different. In Kim Foxx’s Chicago, it’s murder galore, especially of black people (whom she falsely claims to wish to shield). A lot the identical in Larry Krasner’s Philadelphia. In Marilyn Mosby’s Baltimore, the bloodshed is now compounded by an virtually comical (against this) federal indictment for rampant dishonesty. In George Gascon’s Los Angeles, an image is price a thousand phrases.
Right here’s the story, much less in anger than in disappointment, from Bloomberg:
Union Pacific is contemplating adjustments to rail operations together with avoiding Los Angeles County as an increase of cargo theft within the space hurts enterprise.
It’s not precisely clear how the Omaha, Nebraska-based firm would perform such a risk and use options to the nation’s largest gateway for imported items. However what’s apparent is the railroad’s frustration with the dearth of deterrents for committing crimes like trespassing and theft alongside the present route….
UP is asking on native law-enforcement officers to prosecute extra aggressively.
Good luck with that, guys.
“Prospects like UPS and FedEx that make the most of our important rail service throughout peak vacation season are actually searching for to divert rail enterprise away to different areas within the hope of avoiding the organized and opportunistic legal theft that has impacted their very own enterprise and prospects,” UP public affairs director Adrian Guerrero wrote in a Dec. 20 letter to the Los Angeles district legal professional….
Within the three months main as much as the vacation procuring season, UP mentioned a median of greater than 90 containers have been compromised per day and greater than 100 arrests have been made. “Of all these arrests, nonetheless, UP has not been contacted for any courtroom proceedings,” the letter acknowledged.
Golly, how might that occur?
The railroad has elevated the variety of brokers, drones, fencing and trespass detection techniques. “We want the L.A. District Legal professional’s assist to make sure there are penalties for many who forestall us from safely shifting buyer items,” UP mentioned within the assertion.
Girls and gents, having your metropolis tuned right into a dump and making no response to open, rampant theft (“non-violent,” dontcha know) is a selection. Los Angeles could make a distinct selection. If it doesn’t, it could actually’t say at this level that it didn’t know the implications.