AG Barr Announces 1,000 Arrested With Federal Crimes In Operation Legend Sweep

At least 217 people have been charged with a federal crime, and more than 1,000 arrests have been made in major metropolitan cities since the DOJ launched Operation Legend, U.S. Attorney General William Barr announced today.

Finally, someone is enforcing existing gun laws rather than pushing for new ones that won’t be enforced.

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Attorney General William Barr announced Wednesday that the Department of Justice has arrested at least 1,000 people in a handful of major cities following the launch of Operation Legend — a national, anti-crime push named in honor of a young victim of gun violence.

In a press conference, Barr also stated that more than 200 people have been charged with federal crimes, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms has seized more than 400 illegal weapons in just under a month of operations, Fox News reports.

Operation Legend, named for 4-year-old LeGend Taliferro, “who was shot and killed while he slept in the early morning of June 29 in Kansas City, Mo.,” per Fox, is a $78 million, multi-faceted project designed to assist nine major cities like Chicago, Illinois, and Detroit, Michigan, in addressing a shocking uptick in gun violence that began in late May and coincided with the end of most coronavirus-related lockdowns.

The DOJ describes the project 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.”

In most cities, including Chicago, the operation is a partnership with local law enforcement and provides the assistance of the ATF, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to police departments experiencing a dramatic uptick in crime. More

Thank you, Attorney General William Barr for your continued commitment to restoring law and order in America.

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