Trump's Operation Legend
President Trump announced a strategy earlier this week, by the name of "Operation Legend", to send Federal agents to more Democratic governed US Cities to subdue homicidal misdemeanor in an escalation of his “Law and Order” theme going into November 3 Presidential Polls.
The program involves deploying Federal Law Enforcement agents to assist regional police in withstanding what the Justice Department has described as a 'surge of violent crime'.
Trump said– “I am announcing a Surge of Federal Law Enforcement into American communities plagued by violent crimes, as we have no choice except to get involved.” He also stated that "The bloodshed must and will end.”
Attorney General Mr. Barr said the Law Enforcement Personnel from various agencies will serve as boulevard agents and detective who will be working to “solve murders and take down violent gangs.”
The Republican President has sharply criticized Democratic Leaders, Mayors and Governors for presiding over cities and states that are experiencing crime waves using issues of 'Law and order', At a news conference, Trump criticized Chicago politicians for what he characterized as “deadly” soft-on-crime policies and cited the recent spate of violence, including over the July 4 weekend, when 87 people were wounded by gunfire in the city and 17 were killed.
The Operation is under action in cities such as Chicago, Abbuerge, New Mexico in a further effort by federal officials to tackle violence.
No other cities have been officially announced at the moment, But in the earlier week, Trump said “other cities need help, they need it badly, they should call as they want it” after mentioning New York and Philadelphia.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, both Democrats, welcomed the federal help, so long as it was to assist local law enforcement with community policing and public safety. Both rejected the use of federal agents for the kind of protest crackdown seen in Portland, Oregon, saying such actions would be met with legal action.
Reporter: Agni Tejas