Tuesday, October 10, 2017

About Those Gun Thefts...

Might be open season on the rail yards if this is correct:
  • FYI...Union Pacific Railroad is laying off all eight police officers from Ogilvie station, so no more cops there. They’re also laying off three more street officers that are supposed to be patrolling the yards and two more quit amid the layoffs. That leaves only about eight police officers responsible for rail yards in most of Illinois, Wisconsin and part of Iowa. Many more gun thefts from Chicago rail yards to come!
Are the aldercreatures listening?

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24 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I talked with a rail road cop--- those guys hate their job, it's incredible

10/10/2017 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe they should switch to air freight?

10/10/2017 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd be less worried about gun thefts and more worried about terrorism. CSX and UP both slashed their police departments in Chicago. Metra, BNSF, NS, and CP have been hiring more cops and working to increase patrols and intelligence units. With blowing up train stations and derailing oil and passenger trains being the flavor of the day for domestic and foreign terrorists, these cuts will come back to haunt railroad leadership. Not only are they not going to repair that crumbling bridge façade, but they are jeopardizing innocent lives by cutting their security forces. But hey, its more important to satisfy private investors by increasing that bottom line no matter the cost.

Most of the rail cops are prior municipal cops and military, and they try hard to secure the yards, stations, and trains with the limited resources given by management. Its the political hires who keep screwing up yet getting multiple promotions that lead to embarrassing headlines.

10/10/2017 01:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like Rahms idea of doing more with less!

Stupid! Very Stupid!

10/10/2017 01:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The ceo should be held criminally negligent for each firearm that goes missing from the yards. At the least, a massive fine per gun should be levied on them. Something so large that the idea of losing 10 guns should scare the hell out of them and even make it more feasible to have armed escorts for these cars. They certainly have no fear of the guns getting into the hands of criminals with the result being dead civilians and cops. They know there is a problem and laying off the few cops they have is a ridiculous reaction.

The democrats seem to want any gun law they can get. So how about increasing the security of the cars with weapons and increasing fines to where it actually would hurt the transit companies for losing them? There are criminal charges if an individual fails to secure his/her gun and it is taken, why not when 50 or 100 guns are taken?

I would think that both republicans and democrats could agree that nobody has a right to steal guns and a company that is transporting them does have an obligation to ensure they are secured. Oh, wait, any new law, requirement, or policy that comes out of this wouldn't be against an individual law abiding gun owner but against a major corporation that probably makes major campaign contributions. Soooooooo lets just ignore the direct correlation that all of these thefts clearly mean the rail yards are failing to properly secure firearms in transit.

10/10/2017 01:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They will want us to somehow patrol the rail yards. These are very dangerous places for the untrained and inexperienced.

10/10/2017 03:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Probably more liability in having employees running around with guns than having trains getting burglarized. Burglary is an insurance matter.

10/10/2017 04:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even experienced cinder dicks have been struck and killed by moving trains in rail yards. Very hazardous duty.

10/10/2017 05:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's wrong with using a semi and an armed escort? Apple does it.

10/10/2017 06:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And yet, all these railroads are making huge profits

10/10/2017 07:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Monterrey security will pick up the slack. LOL!

10/10/2017 08:15:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Choo Choo. I love pulling trains.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

10/10/2017 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
They will want us to somehow patrol the rail yards. These are very dangerous places for the untrained and inexperienced.

10/10/2017 03:29:00 AM

You don't really appreciate that fact until you witness
a 2 mile long freight rolling by just slow enough for you
to read the gross weight amounts stenciled on the sides
of the rail cars... 500+ ton (1+ Million pound) locomotives,
250,000 pound tanker cars and so on...

Now imagine all that potential kinetic energy
just truckin' along at a good clip?

And this era ISN'T the heyday of railroading.
Look at the archival footage of the Union Pacific
"Big Boy" steam locomotives of WW2.

Million and a half pound monsters hauling
2+ mile strings at 80 mph.

Coal, iron, troops, war supplies and so on.

Irony?

America used to work.
America used to build.

America needs to do that again
and not pay the callow poot-butt
nation-hating traitor/seditionist
Progressives, white-guilters and
racialist grievance mongers no mind
at all.

Why do you think it's so horrific when these things
sometimes leave the rails

10/10/2017 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Once upon a time" the Cinder Dicks were serious about their jobs. I have a well used 1956 Colt Detective Special with the Union Pacific logo stamped on it. They patrolled the rail yards in the days before radios and in WWII were watching for Nazi saboteurs at the same time. Today they aren't even allowed to detain punk kids breaking into cars. But when the guns they steal go into circulation, somehow it's the NRA's fault?

10/10/2017 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's ban guns from law abiding tax paying citizens!

10/10/2017 09:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stock market at all-time highs, companies
making money hand over fist, yet you have
these layoffs or reductions in force.
This article is either "bait" or a playbook
for the gangs.

10/10/2017 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Union Pacific Railroad has been doing a lot of layoffs and early retirements of late. Since they do most of the long haul freight from the ports on the Left Coast to here, perhaps the economy is not doing so well, after all.

Will the Crook County States Attorney be any harder on railroad CEOs than she is on the Community? While CEOs have deep pockets, they also have extensive legal departments with which to fight back. Still, holding them accountable for weapons theft on their watch is a good idea.

10/10/2017 11:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's true that Union Pacific laid off their force. The protection and patrol of OTC goes to Metra police. We never called them first anyway. It was always the CPD first if you want a more realistic response. Everyone wants more X with less Y. Need to satisfy us stock holders.

10/10/2017 11:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here it is...I'm opposed to shipping guns by rail...also opposed to shipping money by rail. Among the most dumb a$$ things done to save cash, these are ignorant in the extreme. Grew up 100 ft from the UP tracks and I know what stupid kids did in the 60's...I'm certain it hasn't gotten better since.

10/10/2017 12:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RR Cops or not! these guys know what cars the guns,TVs Whiskey and all the other shit they steal is. Inside job from the RR employees telling their home boys where the good shit is !! Start"Planting" and arrest every one involved. OR just ship FederalExpress or UPS, They use chain of custody for high value shipments.

10/10/2017 03:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Easy, Put a real lock on cars and Crank up the speed on these cars to 55mph through Chirac.

10/10/2017 07:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I went to Target in Hodgkins today and bought a bottle of drain cleaner. I got carded by the pilgrim cashier who said they wanted to stop terrorists by not selling them drain cleaner. Wow that will work just like booze, spray paint, fireworks, guns, ammo and 90% of the other useless laws in existence.
We only need the 10 Commandments of the mob. LOL

10/10/2017 09:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's an idea, use planes, UPS, FEDX to deliver the guns and stop using trains that run through Chicago. There, problem solved, no the Union P can fire all their police.

10/10/2017 10:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get the various states National Guard involved, yeah that'd never be allowed to happen.

10/11/2017 04:27:00 AM  

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