September 28, 2020

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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37 Responses

    1. 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//

  1. 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.

    1. 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.

      1. 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!

  2. 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.

    1. 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.

    2. 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.

      1. 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.

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

      2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

    1. 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!!

  5. 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

  6. 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!

    1. 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”.

  7. 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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