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    Trump to 'surge' federal agents to Chicago, other cities, amid spike in violent crime

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    Trump to 'surge' federal agents to Chicago, other cities, amid spike in violent crime

    The surge of agents to Chicago and other American cities is part of Operation Legend


    By Andrew O'Reilly | Fox News


    Trump delivers remarks on 'Operation Legend: Combatting Violent Crime in American Cities'


    President Trump announced on Wednesday that he is deploying 100 federal agents to Chicago to help combat rising crime rates – a move that marks an expansion of the White House’s intervention into local law enforcement as Trump continues to position himself as the “law and order” president.

    The "surge," as Trump called it, of agents to Chicago and other American cities is part of Operation Legend – named after 4-year-old LeGend Taliferro, who was fatally shot while sleeping in a Kansas City apartment late last month – and comes as federal law enforcement officers have already descended on Portland, Ore. And Kansas City, Mo.


    “The effort to shut down police in their own communities has led to a shocking explosion of shootings, killing, violence, murders,” Trump said during a speech in the White House’s East Room. “This rampage of violence shocks the conscience of our nation and we will not stand by and watch it happen.”


    HOURS AFTER CHICAGO MASS SHOOTING, 2 KILLED IN SEPARATE INCIDENTS


    While sending federal agents to aid local law enforcement is not unprecedented – Attorney General Bill Barr announced a similar surge effort in December for seven cities that had seen spiking violence – the type of federal agent being sent, and some of their tactics, have raised concerns among state and local lawmakers.


    Usually, the Justice Department sends agents under its own umbrella, like agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives or the Drug Enforcement Agency. But this surge effort will include Department of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) officers, who generally conducts drug trafficking and child exploitation investigations.

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    A number of lawmakers from New York to Portland have spoken out against the Trump administration sending the agents to their cities, especially following reports that unidentified federal agents detained protesters in Portland and took them away in unmarked vehicles. Portland has been hit with near-daily demonstrations against police brutality and racial injustice since the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody in late May.

    Local authorities also have complained the surges have only exacerbated tensions, and criminal justice experts say the efforts defy explanation because of the unprecedented moment America is living through — with a pandemic, historic unemployment and a mass reckoning over race and how minorities are treated by police.


    “The president is attacking progressive cities with troops who are unwelcome and unskilled,” Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler said in a letter signed by 16 mayors calling on Trump to reverse his orders. “Militarized agents are terrorizing the American people. We must stand together for peace and reform, and against these un-American tactics.”


    CHICAGO OFFICER ORDERED TO WEAR PROTECTIVE GEAR FOLLOWING RECENT CLASHES WITH PROTESTERS


    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot added: “We welcome partnership, not dictatorship, and will never tolerate the kind of unconstitutional deployment and state-sanctioned lawlessness we saw in Portland.”


    Chicago, which is currently experiencing a spat of deadly gun violence, has been a particular target of Trump’s criticism. A shooting at a funeral home earlier this week left 14 people injured, and followed a weekend that saw 10 people killed and 60 people injured due to gun violence.

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    “At least 414 people have been murdered in the city this year,” Trump said. “These are numbers that are not even to be believed.”

    The decision to dispatch federal agents to American cities is playing out at a hyper-politicized moment when Trump is trying to show he is a “law-and-order” president and painting Democratic-led cities as out of control. With less than four months to go before Election Day, Trump has been serving up dire warnings that the violence would worsen if his Democratic rival Joe Biden is elected in November, as he tried to win over voters who could be swayed by that message.


    Trump has worked to tie Biden to some of the progressive Democratic lawmakers have echoed calls of protestors to “defund the police. The president said that Democratic leaders have “embraced the ideology of the radical left to defund the police.”


    Biden has not called on police to be either defunded or abolished, but instead has argued for better training and a redistribution of funding to other social programs.

    The use of federal agents against the will of local officials also has set up the potential for a constitutional crisis, legal experts say.

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    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said federal agents were repressing the American right to protest and he would not welcome federal agents there.

    I still believe in the rule of law in this country, and we would go to court immediately. I believe what the president is doing is unconstitutional,” he said on MSNBC's “Morning Joe” show on Wednesday.

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    Three men charged with federal gun crimes in Chicago after Trump sends hundreds of federal agents to the city

    Hundreds of federal officers have joined local law enforcement in Chicago under Trump's "Operation Legend."

    By Vandana Rambaran | Fox News


    Prosecutors charged three men in Chicago with federal gun crimes Friday-- the first charges under the Justice Department's new crime initiative in the city.
    Hundreds of federal officials poured into Chicago in recent days as part of President Trump's "Operation Legend," aimed at tackling violent crime and gun offenses.

    MOST CHICAGO HOMICIDE VICTIMS OVER THE PAST DECADE ARE BLACK, POLICE DATA SHOW


    Romeo Holloway, 21, was arrested Tuesday night by federal and local law enforcement officers for illegally possessing a loaded handgun.


    Darryl Collins, 30, was arrested Wednesday afternoon by Chicago police for illegally possessing ammunition, which was in a loaded handgun, according to the criminal complaint.


    Both men had previously been convicted of felonies for unlawful possession of a firearm or ammunition.


    Federal and local law enforcement officers
    also executed a search warrant at the home of Darryl Phillips, 22, of Chicago, early Wednesday morning.

    Officers discovered a semiautomatic handgun in a bedroom, the complaint said.


    A special agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), said the firearm was equipped with an auto-sear device, or “switch,” allowing the gun to fire more than one shot without manually reloading, the complaint states.


    Officers from the ATF, FBI, U.S. Marshals Service and Drug Enforcement Administration are working alongside local and state police as part of the Trump administration's plan, the Department of Justice said.


    Mayor Lori Lightfoot initially resisted the initiative, but later said Trump has her support, as her city struggles to tamp down gun violence.


    However, the plan faces skepticism from citizens, especially as the timing coincides with increased scrutiny of other U.S. cities such as Portland, Ore., where federal agents stormed protests to protect federal property. Over a hundred agents are facing an investigation by the Justice Department for their use of aggressive tactics such as pepper spraying and striking unarmed protesters and making questionable arrests




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    In this July 21, 2020 file photo, a federal officer pushes back demonstrators at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)


    “This is not patrol. This is not against civil unrest,” U.S. Attorney John Lausch said on Wednesday as Trump made an announcement of his plans. “This is working with the Chicago Police Department to do what we can to reduce the staggering violent crime we’re facing right now.”

    Lausch, a former federal prosecutor like the mayor, is a longtime friend of Lightfoot and will be leading the initiative.

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