DOJ’s Op Legend cut Chicago’s murder rate in half, Dems angry

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Since the Department of Justice began Operation Legend in Chicago, the murder rate has been cut in half.

Attorney General William Barr said during a Wednesday morning press conference that the federal program had helped decrease Chicago’s murder rate to the lowest it’s been “at any time” since April, cutting the rate “roughly in half since before the operation.”

“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. August ultimately saw a 45% decrease in murders compared to July, and a 35% decrease compared to June,” he said.

At least 400 federal agents have been deployed to the Illinois city as part of Operation Legend, and over one-thousand in total have been dispatched nationwide.

Throughout the country, more than 2500 people have been arrested and more than 600 are facing federal charges as part of Operation Legend, an ongoing government effort to combat surging crime in parts of the country, officials announced Wednesday.

The operation is named after 4-year-old LeGend Taliferro was murdered while sleeping in his bed in Missouri by a stray bullet.

DEMOCRATS ARE ANGRY, WILL NOT ACCEPT IT

Meisner is a Chicago Tribune reporter:

WBEZ reporter claims it’s not true:

Tribune reporter says Lori Lightfoot did it [that’s wholly unbelievable]:

Another Democrat:


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