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Amidst train ransackings, Republican Leader Wilk criticizes Democrats for public safety failures

In response to rampant railroad theft in California, Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) highlights the failures of Democrats and urges real action to protect California communities.

“First there were porch pirates, then smash-and-grab robberies, and now we have looters and thieves ransacking cargo trains; all of this happened under one-party rule in the state,” said Wilk. “Criminals know how to exploit California’s policies for their gain.

“Fancy press conferences by the governor are not going to discourage one single crime. Californians deserve safer communities, and Republicans look forward to fighting for every neighbor, retailer, and employer who is fed up with the Democrats’ ‘Criminals First’ public safety agenda. When Democrat policies fail, Republicans are there with good solutions,” said Wilk.

In a letter to Los Angeles County District Attorney, Union Pacific officials expressed their displeasure with the state’s soft-on-crime policies. Specifically, the letter reads, “These individuals are generally caught and released back onto the streets in less than twenty-four hours. Criminals boast to our officers that charges will be pled down to simple trespassing – which bears no serious consequence.”

This article was released by the California State Senate Republican Caucus.