Attorney General William P. Barr Announces Launch of Operation Legend

connecting the dots eraoflightdotcomToday, Attorney General William P. Barr announced the launch of Operation Legend, a sustained, systematic and coordinated law enforcement initiative across all federal law enforcement agencies working in conjunction with state and local law enforcement officials to fight the sudden surge of violent crime, beginning in Kansas City, MO. Operation Legend was created as a result of President Trump’s promise to assist America’s cities that are plagued by recent violence.

Operation Legend is named after four-year-old LeGend Taliferro, who was shot and killed while he slept early in the morning of June 29 in Kansas City, the latest in a string violence to plague Kansas City in recent weeks. Kansas City has already reached 100 homicides this year, a 40 percent increase from last year.

“President Trump has made clear: the federal government stands ready and willing to assist any of our state and local law enforcement partners across the nation responding to violent crime. Operation Legend will combine federal and local resources to combat the disturbing uptick in violence by surging federal agents and other federal assets into cities like Kansas City, a city currently experiencing its worst homicide rate in its history,” said Attorney General Barr. “The Department’s Operation Legend is named in honor of one of Kansas City’s youngest victims, four-year old LeGend Taliferro who was shot in the face while sleeping in his bed. LeGend’s death is a horrifying reminder that violent crime left unchecked is a threat to us all and cannot be allowed to continue.”

As part of Operation Legend, Attorney General Barr directed federal agents from the FBI, U.S. Marshal Service, DEA and ATF to surge resources to Kansas City in the coming weeks to help state and local officials fight the surge of violent crime. They will be working alongside state and local law enforcement agencies. Department of Justice assets will include over 100 FBI agents, U.S. Marshals, DEA agents, and ATF agents.

In addition, Timothy A. Garrison, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri will be surging additional resources from his office to ensure he is able to handle an anticipated increase in prosecutions.

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4 Replies to “Attorney General William P. Barr Announces Launch of Operation Legend”

  1. Tom

    I stand with you Tee Light just read DHS shoot a person in the head in the West.
    Trump and Barr should be locked up!

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  2. TeeLight

    That’s what’s needed, more government thugs.
    Want the violence to stop?
    Stop acting like this is the end of the world, stop promoting separation and fear, quit financially destroying some while unfairly enriching others.
    Nah, let’s just give away more power to the government.

    Insanity, claiming to want change while supporting and mandating following the “right” politician.
    These departments are responsible for a century of human misery and carnage.
    Seeing them grow brings no joy to my heart.

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    1. Bruce Kanary

      Tee Light… you have a lot of catching up to do regarding what is going on… It is also time you got rid of your naiveness and ignorance of what is required to bring down the Dark Side on this Planet. The violence will not stop until the Darkside is completely removed as they are the ones who create the violence. They have been given uncountable chances to come to the light, but they refuse. Now they are being removed and they will not go peacefully. They are now being on the receiving end of their unwise… choices

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