U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr takes on Antifa, Black Lives Matter, and other domestic terrorists

Operation Legend is having sustained success.

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The scum who have been terrorizing American cities are finding out there is a tough sheriff in charge at the Department of Justice. More than 200 miscreants have been charged with federal crimes and more than 1,000 arrests have been made in major cities since the DOJ launched Operation Legend in July, U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Wednesday. Barr also noted over 400 firearms have been seized by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Yeah, those “peaceful protesters” seem to have had lots of firepower.

Barr executed Operation Legend 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 operation included both rising urban crime threats and the threat that has stemmed from urban unrest due to riots engineered by Antifa and Black Lives Matter.

The crackdown was named in honor of four-year-old LeGend Taliferro, who was murdered on the morning of June 29 in Kansas City. “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. 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 Police arrested the suspected murderer of LeGend… 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.”

Barr said “pent up aggression prompted by state and local quarantine orders work to demonize police and defund their work… 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. Rather than demonizing and defunding our police, we are supporting and strengthening our law enforcement partners at the state and local level.”

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Fox News reports, “Operation Legend was launched in Kansas City, Chicago and Albuquerque on July 22, to Cleveland, Detroit and Milwaukee on July 29, to St. Louis and Memphis on Aug. 6, and to Indianapolis on Aug. 14… In Kansas City, a total of 43 defendants have been charged with federal crimes. Sixty-one have been charged with federal charges in Chicago, 16 in Albuquerque, 32 in Cleveland, 22 in Detroit, 11 in Milwaukee, 25 in St. Louis, and 7 in Memphis, Tenn.”

This will continue until the reign of lawlessness on the streets of America comes to a relative end. Relative in the sense that there is no panacea that will make all streets safe. But there is a point that makes cities livable and now in several American cities we are beyond that point. Barr is doing something about that.

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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