Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid Are Alive And Well In Chicago!
Drugs, Crime, Murder, Unemployment, and Gangs; you can find them all in Chicago, but this one tops the list. This century old crime was thought to have gone the way of the dinosaur, but train robberies are making a comeback in Chicago . . . really.
In the last five years, trains have been robbed in Chicago more than 400 times.
According to WGNTV News, a half a dozen semi-automatic rifles and 27 handguns were lifted from a rail car stationed in downtown Chicago last November. Where did they end up? In the hands of street gang members who facilitate the murder of children and other Chicago residents on an ever growing basis. All because people ‘we the people’ are not allowed to arm themselves, which leaves the gangs the only ones who are armed.
“There’s no other city like Chicago where every major railroad comes together said,” Joseph Schwieterman, a transportation expert and DePaul University professor. “You have dozens of interfaces — that means small yards spread around town that creates some of these vulnerabilities.”
How modern day train robberies are bringing more guns to Chicago.
According to The Federalist Papers Project:
An investigation by a Chicago news station has revealed that thousands of guns have been illegally obtained by the city’s criminals through the ages-ol’ tradition of train robbery.
This stunning tactic works because to reach their destination, trains must “pass through some of Chicago’s roughest neighborhoods,” according to station WGN, which added that unfortunately, these paths can take up to a full day to traverse:
It is a slow and meandering path to pass through the city, sometimes taking a full day to move through, says Senator Emil Jones III. During some of that time Jones says, “Trains are sitting in high-crime neighborhoods. It’s just a potential target to get broken into.”
And being broken into is exactly what has happened to dozens upon dozens of trains. In the past five years, in fact, trains passing through Chicago have reportedly been hit more than 400 times. And in a number of those robberies, the goodies obtained were weapons.”
Why isn’t there armed security on these trains? Pinkerton and Loomis used to ride the rails to protect cargo. The US Marshals also rode the rails. Why aren’t they doing this now? It seems it would head off theft and lawsuits. Chicago could mandate that trains who travel through the city have security. This isn’t rocket science here. I assume there is no security because the shipper or the railroad or both are cutting costs.
There are railroad police agencies out there. Most railroad police agencies are participants in the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF). It would be a pretty straightforward thing for either the railways to employ security when cargo is going into a major city or for the city itself to require it. There’s more than one way to stop a train robbery… more guns and security is the best way.
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