It was time for something to happen.
AG Barr has announced that the DOJ will be sending “well over 100 federal agents” to Kansas City to combat the violence in the city.
A request for federal assistance from the state and local officials has lead to the current actions.
Barr stated, “Well, the president recently said to states and cities that the federal government is ready, willing, and able to come in and help. We just received a request, yesterday, actually, from Missouri, the governor of Missouri and the city of Kansas City. They’ve had a serious spiking in crime, particularly murders. … And so, we are going to go in.”
“A 4-year-old, African American boy, who had recovered recently from open-heart surgery was shot in the face while he was lying in his bed. And his name was LeGend. And so, we’re going to launch Operation Legend in Kansas City and put in well over 100 federal agents to augment the agents we already have there working with the state and local to go after the gangs that are responsible for this.”
Watch a clip of his statement here.