On Wednesday, Attorney General William Barr declared the launch of Operation Legend. The operation is Federal law enforcement’s stern response to the spike in violent crime across the nation’s cities. Deaths from shootings and other violent attacks have shot up especially over the July 4th weekend. Even the number of children killed in such incidents has shot up, including 4-year-old LeGend Taliferro in Kansas City who was shot in bed.
Operation Legend will involve federal law enforcement working with state and municipal police forces to halt crime.
Attorney General William P. Barr Announces Launch of Operation Legend https://t.co/Ml2cua5yks
— Justice Department (@TheJusticeDept) July 8, 2020
Enough is enough
— Pete Mundo (@PeteMundo) July 8, 2020
Bill Barr gave a statement saying, “President Trump has made clear: The federal government stands ready and willing to assist any of our state and local law enforcement partners across the nation responding to violent crime. Operation Legend will combine federal and local resources to combat the disturbing uptick in violence by surging federal agents and other federal assets into cities like Kansas City, a city currently experiencing its worst homicide rate in its history.”
Barr went on, “The Department’s Operation Legend is named in honor of one of Kansas City’s youngest victims, four-year old LeGend Taliferro who was shot in the face while sleeping in his bed. LeGend’s death is a horrifying reminder that violent crime left unchecked is a threat to us all and cannot be allowed to continue.”
The Attorney General has ordered agents from the FBI, DEA, ATF, and U.S. Marshal Service to render assistance to state and local officials in order to combat crime in Kansas City.
A press release from the DOJ says, “As part of Operation Legend, Attorney General Barr directed federal agents from the FBI, U.S. Marshal Service, DEA and ATF to surge resources to Kansas City in the coming weeks to help state and local officials fight the surge of violent crime. They will be working alongside state and local law enforcement agencies. Department of Justice assets will include over 100 FBI agents, U.S. Marshals, DEA agents, and ATF agents.”
Biden pulls a bait and switch
Meanwhile, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has made a hard left turn and claimed that the Police ‘have become the enemy.’ This is ironic coming from the main man behind the hated 1994 Crime Bill. Biden said that police funding should ‘absolutely’ be directed elsewhere, only three weeks after he said that the police should not be defunded.