Gavin Newsom on L.A. Rail Theft: ‘We Look Like a Third-world Country’

Finally, Gavin Newsom admits the truth—California under his leadership looks like a Third World country.  This is part of the explanation for the middle class fleeing the State—who wants to live in a State that is disease and crime ridden, homeless, slums and a government that laughs at its citizens?

““I’m asking myself, what the hell is going on? We look like a third-world country,” Newsom said, before apologizing for using the word “gangs” to describe the attacks on the trains, stressing that he did not mean the word in a “pejorative” way.”

He is embarrassed to use the phrase gangs—since he fears they will attack him.  California has no Governor, just a rich guy afraid of his own shadow.

Gavin Newsom on L.A. Rail Theft: ‘We Look Like a Third-world Country’

JOEL B. POLLAK, Breitbart,  1/22/22

LOS ANGELES, California — Governor Gavin Newsom professed shock and outrage as he visited the site of mass looting of cargo trains in L.A. on Thursday, helping clean up debris and touting his recent plan to help law enforcement fight theft.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 19: A Union Pacific freight train passes along a section of tracks littered with debris from packages stolen from cargo containers stacked on rail cars on January 19, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. The area has seen numerous thefts of the containers aboard trains which sometimes are required to stop in the area on their way to other destinations. Union Pacific has seen a 160 percent increase in rail thefts in Los Angeles County over the past year. Many of the packages are from Amazon and other retailers. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

“I’m asking myself, what the hell is going on? We look like a third-world country,” Newsom said, before apologizing for using the word “gangs” to describe the attacks on the trains, stressing that he did not mean the word in a “pejorative” way.

As Breitbart News has reported, images and videos of torn boxes and packages were shared widely on social media last week as the country learned of the looting of cargo trains as the Union Pacific line slowed near L.A, providing a target to thieves in the absence of law enforcement.

Newsom joined workers in trying to clean up the mess, the latest in a series of media events where he has worked to clean graffiti and debris.

The Union Pacific rail line wrote to left-wing, George Soros-backed L.A. District Attorney George Gascón — whom Newsom endorsed — demanding better law enforcement and threatening to route trains elsewhere.

Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg has done little about the theft, while claiming credit for having “saved Christmas.”

In a statement, Newsom touted his “Real Public Safety Plan,” which proposes $255 million in grants to law enforcement agencies. It does not reverse the cuts to law enforcement undertaken by many Democrat-run cities, including L.A., where Mayor Eric Garcetti cut police funding by up to $150 million in response to the Black Lives Matter riots in the summer of 2020. Newsom also promoted his programs aimed at cleaning up the state and assisting “local litter abatement efforts.”

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Comments

  1. Richard Cathcart says

    Dear Newsom and your Silicon Valley elitists: in Hollywood-speak, the language your kind are most familiar with: “California IS the World’s Wealthiest 3rd World Imaginary Nation”. That is why we “look like one”.

  2. You got that right DUMB ASS….We have a THIRD WORLD GOVENOR FOR A THIRD WORLD STATE….Corrupt ELECTIONS IS HOW WE GOT HERE….

  3. We enjoy watching Virtual Railfan Grab Bag on YouTube, a daily compilation of video from cameras watching trains all over the country.

    We recently saw a very long BNSF container stack train on the Hesperia cam in Cajon Pass. Open doors on the majority of them. Our supply chain is being fenced at swap meets and flea markets. I’m amazed anything gets out of LA.

  4. Geezzz people don’t you get it?

    This is petty theft, and not worthy of jail.

    Remember you voted for them and the D people now are faced with rising crime.

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