Very recently, Donald Trump has announced the overall expansion of Operation Legend. It’s an inter-agency law enforcement effort led by the Department of Justice. The inspiration of the name is taken from LeGend Taliferro. The main objective of this law enforcement effort is to put an end to unacceptable levels of the recent violence in the cities of the US.
“My first duty as President is to protect the American people, and today I am taking action to fulfill that sacred obligation,” President Trump said.
Bill Barr, the United States Attorney General, announced the creation of Operation Legend just 10 days after LeGend’s heart-breaking death. The Department of Justice is now designing the entire operation, with more than 200 Federal Law Enforcement officers in Kansas city — to take matters into serious consideration. They aim to curb the number of senseless violence cases such as the one that took the life of the 4-year-old boy.
The President has just announced that the operation will immediately start from Chicago and Albuquerque and within the span of the next 3 weeks, will expand into the other states like Cleveland, Detroit, and Milwaukee.
When it comes to apprehending the violent criminals in Chicago, more than 300 Federal law enforcement officers will work with police hand in hand to make it highly effective. Very recently, another mass shooting outside a funeral house took the lives of 15 people.
President Trump has sanctioned the funds of more than $61 million for the Justice Department so that they can hire hundreds of new police officers. More than 200 Federal agents and Deputy Marshals will be reassigned permanently into Operation Legend cities.
“We will never defund the police—we will hire more great police,” President Trump said. “We want to make law enforcement stronger, not weaker. What cities are doing is absolute insanity.”
According to Trump, Democrats are engaging in “Anti-Police crusade” while the number of daily crimes in the US surges up. Democrats “want to defund, and they want to abolish,” Mr. Trump told a panel at the White House, including people who have had positive interactions with the police.
Democrats have been mainly targeting the Police Reform efforts and shifting funding from Police Departments to social services like Mental Health and Substance Counselling. President Trump has called this a fad effort. He has issued an executive order outlining a series of over-reaching principals that are designed to encourage, not to mandate. It mainly encourages departments to alter their behavior.
“The radical politicians are waging war on innocent Americans,” Mr. Trump said. “If that’s what you want for a country, you probably have to vote for Sleepy Joe Biden because he doesn’t know what’s happening, but you are not going to have that with me.”
The President has recently declared that the police “must take a stronger stand with the Radical Left politicians that are treating them so badly, and so disrespectfully.”
The truth is that the so called “Police-Against” behaviour of democrats has caused upticks in overall rate of crime recently, especially in cities like Chicago and New York.
“They ought to spend their time doing something else,” Mr. Trump added. “Last month, over 300 people were shot.”
Matthew J. Hickman, the Criminal Justice Professor at Seattle University, has opposed Trump’s idea.
“Any police executive with a head on their shoulders rejects this idea that they somehow need to be tougher on protesters,” Mr. Hickman said, citing as an example Art Acevedo, Houston’s police chief, who last month publicly criticized Mr. Trump’s comments. “The ‘law and order’ thing is nothing new, but what is new in the Trump era is police chiefs pushing back on that.”
But then again, when it comes to eradicating violent crimes, having a strong and rigid mindset is crucial — which Trump certainly has.