Operation Legend helped throw federal firepower, mostly metaphorical, at the crime wave eating up major cities like Chicago. Overloaded police forces got the cavalry and criminals who had gotten used to “prog” DAs freeing them as almost soon as they were brought in, were suddenly getting the book thrown at them.
And there are results.
On July 8, 2020, Attorney General William P. Barr announced the launch of Operation Legend, 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 initiative is named in honor of four-year-old LeGend Taliferro, who was shot and killed while he slept early in the morning of June 29 in Kansas City…
Since the operation’s launch, through Monday, August 31, 2020, more than 2000 arrests – included 147 for homicide – have been made; more than 544 firearms have been seized; and more than seven kilos of fentanyl, 14 kilos of heroin, 12 kilos of cocaine, and 50 kilos of methamphetamine have been seized.
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