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LA Cargo Train Theft Connected to ‘Lost’   The Newsy You: News of Today

Started Jan-15 by WALTER784; 558 views.
WALTER784
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From: WALTER784

Jan-15

Ordered Something That's Delayed? Here Are Some Customers Who Were Victim to Cargo Train Theft

NBCLA found several people whose packages were looted on a cargo train in East Los Angeles. And when we informed the Los Angeles County Sheriff, he said: "Holy moly."
 
By John Cádiz Klemack - Published November 22, 2021
 
After thousands of empty boxes were found along train tracks in East Los Angeles when thieves targeted cargo trains, the Los Angeles County Sheriff said there are plans to investigate.
 
NBCLA found people connected to those empty boxes who were waiting weeks only to find out that their item had been looted from a train.
 
Eve Shaffer was waiting for her unborn baby’s car seat to arrive in the mail in Seattle – only to find out its opened box was sitting near the train tracks in East LA. NBCLA reached out to her to let her know.

Package Delayed: LA Cargo Train Theft Connected to ‘Lost’ Items – NBC Los Angeles

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Showtalk
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From: Showtalk

Jan-15

The shippers didn’t know of the thefts until the boxes were discovered?

WALTER784
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From: WALTER784

Jan-15

Apparently the trains were ransacked en-route... so when the trains arrived at their final destination, I'm sure they noticed numerous containers which had their doors open and some or all cargo missing. But to figure out how many cars had been broken into, and what items from each car had been taken, could have taken up at least 1 ~ 2 days matching up what was still in the containers with what was shipped to determine what was missing.

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Showtalk
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From: Showtalk

Jan-15

They got onto a moving train and emptied boxes, then jumped off holding merchandise? It’s appears to be what happened but it seems extreme for the value of what they got.

WALTER784
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From: WALTER784

Jan-21

Here is an update... and it seems that California's quick release with no bail by D.A. George Gascón (Soros appointed by ther way) and his social justice is the cause. We need real Justice... not social justice!

The thefts involve criminals trespassing on Union Pacific property, climbing aboard trains and breaking into customers’ containers loaded with cargo, packages and merchandise destined to warehouse facilities around the country.

Union Pacific has?1,600 employees covering 275 miles of track at its nine rail facilities throughout Los Angeles County. The railroad mobilized an aggressive response, increasing the?number of police assigned to protecting the targeted areas in Los Angeles County, as well as leveraging technology, such as drone surveillance, specialized fencing and trespass-detection systems.

Union Pacific?agents have made hundreds of arrests, but less than half are booked and some are released in less than 24 hours.?

In addition to Union Pacific efforts, partnership with local and state law enforcement and elected public officials is essential. Over the past year, rail thefts have increased by 160% in Los Angeles County and have spiked in the past three months during the holiday peak season. In October 2021 alone, thefts from Union Pacific trains increased 356% compared to October 2020.

Thefts over the past two weeks left Union Pacific rail property littered with debris, as reported by numerous media outlets.

Union Pacific underscored concerns in 
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Showtalk
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From: Showtalk

Jan-22

How do they not anticipate consequences of early release for criminals who have no other means of support except crime?  They are to blame for their own rise in theft and crime,

WALTER784
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From: WALTER784

Jan-23

They want to create mayhem, disorder and chaos... so they free the criminals within 24 hours without posting any bail under the auspices of social justice... instead of real justice. But this only happens in Democrat run cities where the D.A. has been bought by Soros.

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WALTER784
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From: WALTER784

Jan-23

Here is another article about the incident... Soros appointed Gascon himself is the cause of these problems:

LA train thefts: DA Gascon responds to Union Pacific concerns

LOS ANGELES Published 17 hours ago
 
Gascon said UP filed fewer criminal cases to the DA's office in 2021 than it did in 2020 or 2019
 
Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon on Friday responded to railroad company Union Pacific's (UP) concerns regarding train burglaries in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood of LA. 
 
In December 2021, Adrian Guerrero, UP's state director of public affairs in California, sent a letter to the district attorney pointing to rising retail theft crime in LA County over the past year as part of the reason train thefts were occurring more frequently and asking for assistance in addressing it on UP railroads. UP says it experienced a 160% increase in criminal rail theft in Los Angeles County over the past year.
 
Last week, UP urged Gascon to "reconsider" Special Directive 20-07, which allows many misdemeanor cases to be declined or dismissed prior to arraignment unless "factors for considerations" exist. 
 
Gascon, however, said UP filed fewer criminal cases to the district attorney's office in 2021 than it did in 2020 or 2019.
 
"In 2019, 78 cases were presented for filing. In 2020, 56 cases were presented for filing. And in a sharp decline, in 2021, 47 such cases were presented for filing consideration, and over 55% were filed by my office," Gascon said in his letter to UP. "The charges filed included both felony and misdemeanor offenses alleging burglary, theft and receiving stolen property."
 
Gascon added that out of 20 cases that were declined, 10 "were not filed due to the insufficiency of the evidence presented to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt, which is our ethical standard to file a criminal case." The other 10 were not filed because they "involved offenses such as allegations of unhoused individuals within 20 feet of the railroad tracks and simple possession of drugs for personal use — not allegations of burglary, theft or tampering."
 
The train burglary issue made headlines Friday after photojournalist John Schreiber on Jan. 13 shared footage of train tracks belonging to UP in Lincoln Heights and described "looted packages as far as the eye can see," including "Amazon packages, UPS boxes, unused Covid tests, fishing lures, epi pens," he said in a tweet.
 
The photos and videos prompted questions about what officials are doing to combat rail theft and how these thefts are impacting an already-stressed U.S. supply chain. Various members of Congress have sent letters to Attorney General Merrick Garland asking for help in addressing the matter.
 
Gascon said in his letter that, "according to LAPD Deputy Chief Al Labrada, UP does little to secure or lock trains and has significantly decreased law enforcement staffing. It is very telling that other major railroad operations in the area are not facing the same level of theft at their facilities as UP."

LA train thefts: DA Gascon responds to Union Pacific concerns | Fox News

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  • Edited January 23, 2022 4:12 am  by  WALTER784
Showtalk
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From: Showtalk

Jan-24

Which are all reasons why he should be removed from office.

WALTER784
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From: WALTER784

Jan-24

Yep... 

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