(RightWing.org) – Through the spring and early summer, riots and lawlessness spread across America. While few paid attention, violent crimes, and gang activities were on the rise. The challenges were so alarming that in July, US Attorney General William Barr launched a nationwide effort, Operation Legend, to help state and local communities curb the criminal activity.
As of September 22, the operation netted over 3,500 arrests nationwide, 200 of which were homicides. The federal government has committed more than 1,000 federal agents. In St. Louis, 205 people were charged with violent crimes.
Homicide, rape, aggravated assault, theft, robbery, burglary, human trafficking, and drug distribution all surged over the summer. The FBI said there were 1.4 million gang members in the United States as of 2011. Baltimore was no exception, as the video highlights.
CITY IN CRISIS |
Yesterday we learned about the indictments of 16 people allegedly involved with a gang known as the 'NFL Gang' in a Baltimore neighborhood.
Today, I looked at how it could impact the safety of Baltimore City moving forward.
— Mikenzie Frost (@MikenzieFrost) September 18, 2020
This summer, shootings in Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Seattle, and St. Louis increased substantially. Some cities began defunding their police as crime rose and accountability for criminal activity decreased.
In some communities, citizens are resigned to the fact they will have to defend themselves, leaving some parts of America looking and feeling a lot like the wild, wild west.
When will it end? Will these cities finally accept help from President Trump?
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