More than 200 people have been charged with a federal crime and at least 1,000 have been arrested in major U.S. cities as part of the Justice Department's Operation Legend that started in July, Attorney General William Barr announced Wednesday.
H/T: Just The News
Attorney General William Barr held a press conference on Operation Legend in Kansas City, Missouri on Wednesday. Watch below.
“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.
“We saw one result of those efforts last week when Kansas City olice arrested the suspected murderer of LeGend," Barr said. "This arrest will not bring LeGend back but it will make his case an example of how we can come together to take violent criminals off the street and to make our communities safer.
“Operation Legend is the heart of the federal government’s response to this upturn in violent crime. Its mission is to save lives, solve crimes and take violent offenders off the streets before they can claim more victims,” Barr said. “Rather than demonizing and defunding our police, we are supporting and strengthening our law enforcement partners at the state and local level.”
Breaking: @realDonaldTrump announces the killer of 4-year-old LeGend Taliferro, the namesake of Operation Legend, has been arrested and charged with murder. #AmericaFirst #MAGA #Dobbs pic.twitter.com/S8YIlqAThR— Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) August 13, 2020
More than 200 people have been charged with federal crimes and more than 1,000 people have been arrested since the DOJ launched Operation Legend. https://t.co/ifdNSH2eXD— Praying Medic (@prayingmedic) August 19, 2020
Today AG Barr announces over 200 people have been charged with a federal crime, & more than 1,000 arrests have been made in major cities since @TheJusticeDept launched #OperationLeGend in July!— PARIS (@PARISDENNARD) August 19, 2020
The @realDonaldTrump Administration is about ACTION and results for the people! pic.twitter.com/bNBEC5VLjc
.@ATFDetroit SAC Jim Deir briefs @TheJusticeDept AG Barr, @detroitpolice Chief Craig, and @USAO_MIE Schneider before observing an arrest operation. Thanks @MINationalGuard for the ride! #OperationLegend pic.twitter.com/NUpTvYGyUI— ATF Detroit (@ATFDetroit) August 18, 2020
As part of #OperationLegend, the #FBI Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Gang Task Force including @MilwaukeePolice executed two searches yesterday - seizing weapons, drugs and even a flamethrower! #Partnerships #SafeCommunity pic.twitter.com/avmYmjnYtz— FBI Milwaukee (@FBIMilwaukee) August 18, 2020
In #Detroit, AG Barr and Detroit Police Chief Craig stopped by a family-owned motel to discuss violent crime reduction and its impact on small businesses. #OperationLegend #ProjectGreenLight pic.twitter.com/75BPAFCNVu— Kerri Kupec DOJ (@KerriKupecDOJ) August 18, 2020
Hello, Michigan! Today, Attorney General Barr met with @ChiefJECraigDPD of @detroitpolice and his top-notch team. They discussed law enforcement challenges and the AG expressed his appreciation for our shared partnership in fighting violent crime via #OperationLegend. pic.twitter.com/dwBmsUGr4e— Kerri Kupec DOJ (@KerriKupecDOJ) August 18, 2020