On Wednesday, Attorney General Bill Barr announced that over 200 people had been charged with federal crimes and more than 1000 people had been arrested after the Department of Justice launched Operation Legend.
Operation Legend was launched by the Trump Administration in response to the mass crime that took place in the riots after the death of George Floyd.
On July 8th, Barr started 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.”
Check out what Fox News reported:
It was named in honor of 4-year-old LeGend Taliferro, who was shot and killed while he slept in the early morning of June 29 in Kansas City, Mo. Last week, a Jackson County prosecutor announced second-degree murder charges against his suspected killer, 22-year-old Ryson Ellis, who was being held in Tulsa County Jail.
First launched in Kansas City, Operation Legend expanded to Chicago and Albuquerque on July 22, to Cleveland, Detroit, and Milwaukee on July 29, to St. Louis and Memphis on August 6, and to Indianapolis on August 14.
The latest figures on charges and arrests do not include Indianapolis, whose operation was first announced last Friday. The arrests of more than 1,000 people include those charged in state and local courts.
In Chicago, a total of 61 defendants have been charged with federal crimes. Sixteen have been charges with federal charges in Albuquerque, 32 in Cleveland, 22 in Detroit, 11 in Milwaukee, 15 in St. Louis, and 7 in Memphis, Tenn.
The charges include illegal possession of a firearm, distribution of narcotics, drug trafficking, bank robbery, illegal re-entry of an alien in connection with a widespread drug conspiracy, and making false statements to arms dealers.
The arrests is a clear shot against the radical-left and everything they stand for considering it has been months since the death of George Floyd and they are still terrorizing the streets of major US cities.
One recent example came on Sunday when radical left-wing demonstrators took to the streets in Seattle to protest against the police department.
At one point during the demonstration, the radical extremists set off a “large explosion” which sent at least one officer to the hospital.
“The protest began in the Seattle neighborhood of SoDo around 7 p.m., with an estimated 100 people marching on foot with cars following behind them, according to a Monday morning press release by the Seattle Police Department,” Fox News reported. “They made their way to the building that houses the Seattle Police Officer Guild and, within hours, the demonstration turned violent.”
Check out what the Daily Wire reported:
Although the protests in Seattle have been routinely destructive, Sunday’s saw the use of a large incendiary device, apparently designed to injure police officers and inflict maximum damage.
“Multiple explosives were thrown toward officers,” Seattle’s police department said in a statement. “Several officers were struck by explosives and injured.”
Photos, obtained by Fox News, show one officer with lacerations to his neck and below his eye and what looks to be a large bruise just below his eye socket. Another photo shows an officer with burns to the back of his neck, just below his hairline.
“Three officers were hurt, and one was taken to an area hospital for their injuries,” Fox News said. ‘Their condition was not immediately known.”
It does not appear any of the officers sustained life-threatening injuries.
Seattle has been besieged by anti-police demonstrations since June when demonstrators set up the “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone” (later known as the” Capitol Hill Occupied Protest” or “CHOP”). After two killings, both of black teenagers, the zone was dismantled, but protests continued, often turning violent and destructive.
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