• Operation Legend Expands: American Cities Need Leadership, Help

    Surge Summary: The Justice Dept. is expanding the federal government’s “Operation Legend”, dispatching federal agents to imperiled cities in an effort to help restore order. As Is common with law-enforcement around the nation, these efforts sometimes involve unmarked vehicles – in part because it helps surprise the “bad guys” in part because easily identifiable police vehicles have come under attack from rioters.

    by Gary Bauer

    The Justice Department announced yesterday that it is expanding Operation Legend to Cleveland, Detroit and Milwaukee.  In these three cities, homicides have spiked 13%, 31% and 85% respectively compared to last year.

    Let’s be absolutely clear about this:  While the left is demanding that we “defund the police,” the Trump Administration is dispatching nearly 100 federal “police” to reverse the horrific violence that has gripped parts of these three cities.

    This effort is named after LeGend Taliferro, a 4-year-old boy who was shot and killed last month while sleeping in his bedroom.  His life mattered too, but there were no protests for LeGend.  It should be obvious who is doing more for black lives.

    Here’s another name you probably don’t know – Bernell Tramell, a well-known black Trump supporter.  He was brutally gunned down in broad daylight right outside of his Milwaukee shop last week.  There were no protests for Bernell.

    Meanwhile, Oregon Governor Kate Brown eagerly announced yesterday that federal law enforcement officers would be withdrawing from Portland starting today.  That’s not exactly the case.

    Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf explained that he has agreed to begin a phased withdrawal of federal agents contingent upon a “robust force” of Oregon State Police being stationed in the city and an end to the regular violence against the federal courthouse there.

    About That Van. . .

    Tuesday, New York City police arrested Nikki Stone, a transgender woman, and put Stone into an unmarked van.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went ballistic, warning, “Our civil liberties are in danger.”

    AOC was responding to an ACLU “BREAKING NEWS” tweet that “a protester” had been “abducted” off the streets.  The ACLU denounced the police action as “dangerous, abusive, and indefensible,” and demanded that “Law enforcement must be held accountable.”

    Really?

    This is just another part of the left’s backwards narrative that the cops are evil and should be “handcuffed.”  Now they are no longer allowed to use unmarked vehicles.

    I don’t know if AOC has ever driven on a major highway.  I know I am always looking out for the unmarked police cars.  The idea that unmarked police cars are a sign of dictatorship is insane.

    Police use unmarked vehicles so they can more easily apprehend the bad guys who won’t see them coming.  Another reason is that the anti-police left frequently attacks marked police cars.

    For example, since the BLM riots erupted in late May, more than 300 NYPD vehicles have been attacked, vandalized and torched.  The damage will cost city taxpayers nearly $1 million.

    I’d like to see state and federal prosecutors get creative and hit radical groups like Antifa with RICO charges to recoup the costs of the damage they are causing.

    The NYPD responded to the ACLU and AOC.  Stone wasn’t a “protester.”  Stone was arrested for destroying multiple police surveillance cameras.

    The fact that progressives are defending this criminal is outrageous.  And it speaks volumes about what they will do to this country if they gain power this November.

    Do you side with progressives or the police?  Do you want anarchy or the rule of law?  Chaos or Order?  Those are the stakes this November.

    Earlier today, Vice President Mike Pence addressed a “Cops For Trump” rally in western Pennsylvania.  He proudly declared:

    “Every day, President Donald Trump has stood without apology for the men and women of law enforcement.  With this president and this administration, we back the Blue!”

    We must defeat the radical left!

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge.

    Originally posted here.

    Image: Screen shot: https://www.france24.com/en/20200729-troops-to-deploy-in-three-more-us-cities-as-federal-forces-begin-portland-withdrawal

    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.


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