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Wed Jul 29, 2020, 07:31 PM

Federal agents, officers head to Detroit, Cleveland, Milwaukee as Operation Legend expands

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/07/29/operation-legend-doj-to-send-officers-to-detroit-cleveland-milwaukee/5535490002/

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department plans to send nearly 100 federal agents and officers to Detroit, Cleveland, Ohio, and Milwaukee in an expansion of Operation Legend, a federal crime initiative that began earlier this month.

The department will send 42 agents to Detroit and more than 25 each to Cleveland and Milwaukee – cities that officials said have seen rising violent crime rates. The federal officers, drawn from the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration and other agencies, will help local and state officials in criminal investigations, the Justice Department has said.

The announcement comes as state and local officials, drawing from the unrest in Portland, Oregon, are increasingly skeptical and apprehensive of a surge of federal law enforcement resources to their cities. Several big-city mayors have decried the aggressive use of federal forces in Portland and have expressed reservations about the deployments of agents to their cities.



Attorney General William Barr has defended the expansion of Operation Legend, saying it's targeting cities struggling with violent crime, and the deployments are different from the surge of officers in Portland, where federal agents have clashed with protesters.

"The most basic responsibility of government is to protect the safety of our citizens," Barr said in a statement. "The Department of Justice’s assets will supplement local law enforcement efforts, as we work together to take the shooters and chronic violent criminals off of our streets."


Lots more stops on the swing state campaign tour. Ohio has a GOP governor so it would be interesting to see if DeWine resists.

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Reply Federal agents, officers head to Detroit, Cleveland, Milwaukee as Operation Legend expands (Original post)
IronLionZion Jul 2020 OP
Eliot Rosewater Jul 2020 #1
SouthernCal_Dem Jul 2020 #2
MissB Jul 2020 #7
msongs Jul 2020 #3
Budi Jul 2020 #4
riversedge Jul 2020 #5
Thekaspervote Jul 2020 #6
ConstanceCee Jul 2020 #8

Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 07:33 PM

1. Probably brutalize or kill patriots soon, GOP will still say nothing.

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Wed Jul 29, 2020, 07:34 PM

2. 100 total in 3 large cities?

This is all for show.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 08:18 PM

7. And only if they can pull them from Portland and

Seattle. They don’t have a big force.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 07:35 PM

3. everybody sing along - look for/the union label nt

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Wed Jul 29, 2020, 07:45 PM

4. Democratic Convention, Aug 17-20 Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2020 Democratic National Convention will begin on
Monday, August 17
and ends on
Thursday, August 20

The event is scheduled to be held at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but may be held virtually.


*Virtual is a smart plan considering who's heading to the city, stirring up unrest for the news & photo ops that will benefit Trump.

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Wed Jul 29, 2020, 07:55 PM

5. n Milwaukee, Mayor Tom Barrett said last week that "given the events that have taken place in Portla




https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/07/29/operation-legend-doj-to-send-officers-to-detroit-cleveland-milwaukee/5535490002/


............Mayors are skeptical:Mayors see broken trust, political agenda in Trump's surge of federal officers to US cities

In Milwaukee, Mayor Tom Barrett said last week that "given the events that have taken place in Portland over the last few nights, I am extremely concerned that President Trump is looking for opportunities to create more political division in cities across the nation. Federal agents are not welcome here for that purpose. If the federal presence is to truly cooperate with local law enforcement, then it is imperative the limits of their activities are clearly delineated and monitored."

Matthew Krueger, U.S. attorney for Wisconsin's eastern district, said the federal officials coming to Milwaukee will focus on violent crime, illegal gun cases and slowing the city's rising homicide rate – not responding to protests or civil unrest.

In Detroit, Mayor Mike Duggan said he will support the deployment "so long as they are used in the continuing effort to enforce federal laws on illegal gun trafficking and gang violence."

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Wed Jul 29, 2020, 08:14 PM

6. This is spin by dotard and his goon barr. Major cities have for decades worked with FBI & ATF

Agents per their request, but want it to look like it’s the same as Portland. So what has been going on for decades between local, state and federal law enforcement appears to be something new they thought up....sure

I also understand from a friend near Portland that the suits brought against the fed goons were not going to go in their favor. So.....suddenly they withdraw.

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Wed Jul 29, 2020, 08:28 PM

8. Something Good They Could Do

Maybe they should be used to enforce wearing of masks. In their regalia, they'd be pretty intimidating as greeters at Walmart.

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