Wednesday, July 08, 2020
NAMED FOR SLAIN KANSAS CITY YOUNGSTER, FEDS LAUNCH 'OPERATION LEGEND' LAW ENFORCEMENT EFFORT TO CURB HISTORIC LOCAL HOMICIDE SPIKE!!!
The latest effort to answer Kansas City's skyrocketing murder rate comes from the Prez Trump administration.
About the name tribute . . . KCMO 4-year-old Legend Taliferro survived heart surgery only to be killed by gunfire while he was sleeping about a week ago.
Announced just moments ago at a White House press conference . . .
WASHINGTON — White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany announced the federal government is stepping in to help stop the surge of violent crime in Kansas City, Missouri with a program named after a 4-year-old boy lost to gun violence. “Operation Legend,” named after 4-year-old Legend Tallifero, will lead to increased law enforcement presence in the next 10 days.
McEnany said this was in response to a letter sent by Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas to Missouri Governor Mike Parson saying “we are at a crisis point and additional tools are needed for law enforcement and prosecutors to interrupt conspiracies to commit murder and the violent acts, particularly felons using deadly weapons in the streets of Kansas City."
In response to this, Attorney General William Barr announced they will be launching what is called “Operation Legend.” It’s a new initiative to help fight the surge of violent crime seen in Kansas City and directly in response to the request sent in by Lucas and Parson.
“Operation Legend” is specifically going to focus on a federal effort to increase law enforcement effort in the city. Barr has directed agents from the Department of Justices, law enforcement agencies, the FBI, U.S. Marshal, DEA and ATF to be on the ground in Kansas City within the next 10 days and to help state and local officials fight the surge of violent crime.
This isn't the first time KC has seen the Feds attempt to intervene in order to curb the local murder count. Around August of last year there was a massive federal arrest sweep under "operation Triple Beam" that helped police fight back against local crime.
Accordingly, as the DOJ honors the memory of slain local youngster with the name of this initiative. We ask our blog community . . .
WILL IT WORK?!?
You decide . . .