December 8, 2021

Bill Barr says Operation Legend has ‘reversed’ surge of violence in Chicago

Attorney General Bill Barr just announced that the Justice Department’s Operation Legend has ended Chicago’s shocking uptick in murder and violent crime rates in less than three months. 

Operation Legend is named after 4-year-old LeGend Taliferro, who was murdered while sleeping in his home in Kansas City, MO, in July. The operation began shortly after Taliferro’s death in July and sought to quell the violence and crime surging in several large American cities.

Barr revealed on Wednesday morning that the operation has “reversed” the surge of violence in Chicago, resulting in over 500 arrests and federal criminal charges of 124 individuals since its inception.

“The results of those actions speak for themselves: over the first five weeks of Operation Legend in Chicago, murders dropped by 50% over the previous five weeks,” Barr said. “August ultimately saw a 45% decrease in murders compared to July, and a 35% decrease compared to June.”

Barr’s Department of Justice sent over 400 federal agents to the Windy City as part of Operation Legend to help local law enforcement agencies crack down on violent crimes committed within the city.

Barr admitted that the decline of Chicago’s murder rate cannot be exclusively attributed to Operation Legend, but he believes it is “an important part of that drop” in murder rates.

Barr explained:

Operation Legend’s success is perhaps most dramatic here in Chicago. When the operation was announced on July 22, homicides in the city were up 51% over 2019. Over the previous weekend, more than 60 people had been shot in Chicago, with over a dozen fatalities.

“Bringing federal charges is significant because defendants arrested for violent crimes are often detained before trial, unlike state defendants who are too often released. In addition, federal defendants will face serious sentences if convicted, with a real possibility of long-term imprisonment … knowing that, many of the arrestees cooperate with the government and lead to even more violent offenders.

Nationwide, Operation Legend has resulted in 1,500 arrests, of which 600 individuals are facing federal charges.

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Zepher Zipping (@guest_1045830)
1 year ago

Democrates , lost soles !

bob amerine (@guest_1046028)
Reply to  Zepher Zipping
1 year ago

IT is about time that chicago got a break, My goodness how many people have been killed and maimed in the last 10yrs anyway, lets clean it out, give its citizens a well deserved break//

ROBERT RONNING (@guest_1045844)
1 year ago

A.G. BILL BARR.
FINALLY WE HAVE AN A.G. THAT BELIEVES IN AND WILL UPHOLD THE RULE OF LAW!! YOU ARE TO BE COMMENDED. KUDOS!!

ROBERT RONNING
BISMARCK N.D.

Alan (@guest_1045860)
Reply to  ROBERT RONNING
1 year ago

The law needs to put an end to BLM and other terrorist groups.dont put it on the public to do so.

Linda (@guest_1046008)
Reply to  Alan
1 year ago

Alan, I agree

Joann Holmes (@guest_1045997)
Reply to  ROBERT RONNING
1 year ago

It’ all well and good but then you have the people of Illnois that keep electing worthless communist demoRats to run their state, complete waste of time and money.

Linda (@guest_1046010)
Reply to  Joann Holmes
1 year ago

Joann, that is true! Maybe they are getting the point now, I hope! My biggest worry is ballot harvesting and all the other voter fraud that goes on!

Pam R. (@guest_1046001)
Reply to  ROBERT RONNING
1 year ago

I LOVE this guy!!!!

Linda (@guest_1046007)
Reply to  ROBERT RONNING
1 year ago

Robert, you are absolutely right!

P Lightfoot (@guest_1045870)
1 year ago

I wouldn’t trust joe Bribe em to clean the breakfast dishes without breaking 75% of them

Larry! (@guest_1045914)
1 year ago

DUH!!!!!!

Don (@guest_1045917)
1 year ago

When is he going after the leaders of this charade from the local governments up to and including Congress? Always after the little guys. The old adage of cut off the head ans the snake dies is still valid.

Kayley (@guest_1045921)
Reply to  Don
1 year ago

In this case it’s more like a hydra. Cut off a head and two more spring up. Little guys in the rank and file first so there aren’t any to depend on for creating chaos when the biggies are taken; probably as close to all at once as possible.

Karole Conaway (@guest_1045938)
Reply to  Don
1 year ago

George Soros is financially supporting Antifa and BLM. Arrest him and send him to one of the counties that he caused civil unrest in before coming to America.

Eli (@guest_1045956)
Reply to  Karole Conaway
1 year ago

Soros and his Open Society groups still have more radical plans. America has been too easy on treason, and communists, allowing them to increase. George Soros has been banned from a few other countries, so America should take a stand and do the same.

Linda (@guest_1046011)
Reply to  Karole Conaway
1 year ago

Gitmo, would be better, on bread and water, no chance to get out!! EVER!!

George "BUFFALO" Kehl (@guest_1046048)
Reply to  Linda
1 year ago

ALONG with Obama BIN Lying the TERRORIST FAUX PRESIDENTand his Buddy Sgt, BERGDAHL the DESERTER TRAITER who Obama BIN LYING Consideres a HERO.

Linda (@guest_1046012)
Reply to  Karole Conaway
1 year ago

MY last reply was to Karole, about sending Soros to Gitmo!

Robin Andrews (@guest_1046238)
Reply to  Karole Conaway
1 year ago

Totally agreed to eliminate these heads of destruction. Paying for terrorism is a major concern that should be dealt w on the highest levels without any help allowing them any freedom or rights to ever get out or use control w money. Lock them up forever

Kayley (@guest_1045919)
1 year ago

Great beginning, Mr. Barr. Keep it up. There are many more criminals out there as you know well. We’re depending on you and your department to help clean things up from the criminal Dem program.

David Munson (@guest_1045923)
1 year ago

I would slow walk the charges against these animals till, say March 2021!

Rosemarie Weleski (@guest_1045925)
Reply to  David Munson
1 year ago

Exactly David!!!

Ralph Charles (@guest_1045924)
1 year ago

A.G. Barr,

Is truly an American,who wants to do his best to protect and preserve the Constitution Of The United States and it’s
citizens. As we prepare to vote this year in the Presidential Election,keep in mind who acted in the best interest of our country. Biden in his years in politics never got anything completed or moved to position the USA as the predominate world power. He is nothing more than a puppet for Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer . Instead of leading our country to bigger and higher levels,he will just tax all of us and not improve our quality of life at all economic levels. Is this what you want? I certainly don’t. President Trump is a leader with solid business experience,we need a leader not a follower!

Rosemarie Weleski (@guest_1045926)
Reply to  Ralph Charles
1 year ago

Totally agree! Well said!

roland voisine (@guest_1045964)
Reply to  Rosemarie Weleski
1 year ago

me too !!!!!!

Vern (@guest_1045930)
1 year ago

We need to tar and feather biden and rush him out of the Country on the Rail.

Karole Conaway (@guest_1045939)
Reply to  Vern
1 year ago

Let’s send kamala and her boss (george soros’es son with him.

Elizabeth (@guest_1045936)
1 year ago

If Bill Barr runs for President in 2024 after Trump wins the next 4, I’M VOTING FOR HIM!!!!!

roland voisine (@guest_1045968)
Reply to  Elizabeth
1 year ago

great!

Linda (@guest_1046015)
Reply to  Elizabeth
1 year ago

Elizabeth, me too!
I doubt, though, after the hell he has been put through, that he would. However, maybe Donald Jr. or Ivanka, that would be great, give our country more of a chance to stay free longer!!

Wyatt Earp (@guest_1045942)
1 year ago

Would like to see him go after these state DA! Who refuse to honor the LAWS they swear to uphold!

TC (@guest_1045943)
1 year ago

Congrats to Barr and to Legend for the inspiration and job well done. Now travel on to other crime ridden cities with the army of law enforcement and spread your good will to others. Spread the will of God and our Constitution.
TC

jayjay (@guest_1045947)
1 year ago

Thank you AG Barr. Your taking action is much appreciated.

Patty (@guest_1045991)
1 year ago

Glad to see it! Those thugs need to face the consequences of their actions. Light foot in Chicago should be ousted, along with other democrap mayors and governors! They aren’t protecting their citizens! That IS their job after all! If they aren’t doing their job, WHY are they in office? That goes for Piglosi, Schumer, schiff, Nadler and others! They need to be ousted by any means possible!

RICHARD SANDERS (@guest_1046002)
Reply to  Patty
1 year ago

Repeating what others have saide here—GOOD START. If we are still under Trump after November hopefully he will quickly order a sweeping clean up starting with the Soros “family”.

Linda (@guest_1046017)
Reply to  Patty
1 year ago

Patty, I totally agree! Do your job or get out!

OLD MORT (@guest_1046022)
1 year ago

WHEN IS BARR’S APPOINTED PROSECUTOR GOING TO GO AFTER HILLARY, OBAMA, STRZOK, PAIGE, PELOSI, CLAPPER, SCHIFF, COMEY, and the rest of the lying minions? Or after all that investigating are they going to use the lowly FBI lawyer as a scape goat and let everybody off of what was truely TEASON?

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