Friday, April 29, 2022

Workers say "crime and verbal abuse at Union Station [in Los Angeles] have become unbearable"

LAT (the 2021 Academy Awards were held at Union Station): 

In the first two months of this year, violent crime at the station has shot up 94% over the same period last year, and property crime has doubled.


[Those] who work at Union Station say the danger is even worse than the official statistics reflect.


Unlike other parts of Metro’s sprawling rail and bus system, there is no law enforcement contracted to patrol the 38-acre Union Station at all hours of the day.