Newsom vows crackdown: Rail car looting like 'third world country'

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Gov. Gavin Newsom visited the Union Pacific train tracks near downtown Los Angeles. Thieves are breaking into trains and taking what they want, the rest tossed aside, officials say. Union Pacific says it may stop operating in L.A. County following this increase in thefts.
4 months ago·Los Angeles, United States

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CBS Local

Gov. Newsom Helps Clean Up After Rail Thefts, Addresses New Task Force

Gov. Gavin Newsom joined CalTrans workers to clean up a section of the tracks littered with thousands of discarded boxes and to announce a multi-agency task force, led by the California Highway Patrol, charged with cracking down on the massive amount of rail theft occurring in the city.

4 months ago·United States
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The Independent

Newsom compares train looting site to ‘third world country’ as he joins clean up

‘I’m asking myself, what the hell is going on?’

4 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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USA Today

The 'weakest link in the supply chain': Thieves looting LA trains like the Wild West

About 90 shipping containers a day are plundered from trains in Los Angeles. The old Western-styled crime is exposing a weakness in the supply chain.

4 months ago·United States
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Associated Press News

Governor vows state help in cracking down on LA rail theft

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom is promising statewide coordination as law enforcement and prosecutors go after thieves who have been raiding cargo containers aboard trains near downtown Los Angeles for months, leaving the tracks blanketed with discarded boxes.

4 months ago·United States
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The Hill

Newsom vows crackdown: Rail car looting like 'third world country'

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) visited the site of a recent wave of freight train looting and said it "looked like a third world country," according to reports. 

4 months ago·Washington, United States
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Washington Examiner

Gavin Newsom says California looks like a Third World country

California Gov. Gavin Newsom unveils his proposed 2022-2023 state budget during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) Rich Pedroncelli/APGavin Newsom says California looks like a Third World country Zachary Faria January 21, 04:22 PMJanuary 21, 04:23 PMDemocratic Gov. Gavin Newsom of California has noticed that the state he runs looks like a “Third World country.” If …

4 months ago·Washington, United States
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