In the wake of Democrat-endorsed riots and surges in crime, the federal government launched an offensive to restore law and order. Trump announced Operation Legend, a campaign to end the spike in crime due to leftist activists defunding local police. Attorney General Barr has been leading the charge. And he just announced how much the operation has already paid off.
If Democrats thought their plan to defund the police would win over voters, they were sorely mistaken. Few Americans (outside of Antifa/BLM) want police departments defunded. That includes 83% of black voters who want more cops. Yet Democrats threw themselves on this grenade and are quickly regretting it.
This Summer has seen a massive surge in violent crime across numerous blue cities. It all goes hand-in-hand with the abusive lockdowns that put millions out of work, widespread riots staged by leftists, and Democrat leaders defunding police departments.
Outraged by the left’s utter lack of respect for law and order, President Trump launched a program to combat violent crime. It was named Operation Legend, in honor of LeGend Taliferro a 4-year-old victim of an early morning shooting in Kansas City.
Now, Attorney General Barr has announced some big progress.
At least 207 people have been charged with a federal crime, and more than 1,000 arrests have been made in major metropolitan cities since the Department of Justice launched Operation Legend in July, U.S. Attorney General William Barr announced on Wednesday…
Barr launched Operation Legend on July 8 as “a sustained, systematic and coordinated law enforcement initiative in which federal law enforcement agencies work in conjunction with state and local law enforcement officials to fight violent crime,” the DOJ said in a release…
“LeGend is a symbol of the many hundreds of innocent lives that have been taken in the recent upsurge of crime in many of our urban areas,” Barr said at a press conference in Kansas City. “His life mattered and the lives of all of those victims matter. His name should be remembered and his senseless death, like those of all the other innocent victims in this recent surge, should be unacceptable to all Americans.” [Source: Fox News]
President Trump promised to put an end to the surge of violence sweeping Democrat-run cities. And that’s just what he’s doing, despite opposition from the left. Many Democratic leaders, both governors and mayors, protested Trump’s use of federal law enforcement to end the violent crime. Some even claimed it was the Feds’ fault for the surge in crime.
Yeah, because all the chaos, destruction, and death before the Feds got involved were just accidents!
The results of Operation Legend so far are staggering, to say the least. Over 1,000 people have been arrested. That suggests the DOJ is no just focusing on gangs or other hardened criminals, but anyone who has incited violence since early Summer. The 200 charges are most-likely the worst offenders, perhaps leaders of radical group Antifa and others.
But the best part is that Operation Legend is a “sustained” initiative. This is only the beginning. It’s possible that the DOJ will round up many more people responsible for death and destruction across this country. Perhaps they have already captured the ringleaders of these radical groups that seek to overthrow the country.
Even if they didn’t, I’m sure they found more than a few low-lives willing to rat out their allies. Operation Legend isn’t just about ending violent crime. It’s about dismantling those anarchistic groups that have plunged America into pain and unrest.
And guess what they’ll find behind these groups? The ugly faces of the Democratic Party.
Which is the very reason why so many Democrats oppose Trump’s efforts to end the chaos.