William Barr: FBI Has Made 150 Arrests, Launched 500 Investigations Related To Recent Rioting

Attorney General William Barr recently made it clear that federal authorities are taking recent events very seriously.

The FBI has apparently made 150 arrests and launched hundreds of investigations.

All of this activity has been related to the recent rioting.

FOX News reports:

Barr: FBI has made 150 arrests, launched more than 500 investigations related to rioting

Attorney General Bill Barr gave an update Thursday on the federal investigations into rioting that took place across the nation in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death.

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Barr had previously announced that the Justice Department had evidence that outside instigators — including individuals connected to Antifa — were behind some of the violence that appeared to spin out of peaceful protests against police brutality.

The attorney general said that “legitimate demonstrations” were “hijacked” by these outside actors, and that federal law enforcement is “building up our intelligence” on the alleged instigators.

“We already arrested over 150 people on federal charges, and we have over 500 investigations underway going on across the nation focused on these hardcore instigators involved in this rioting,” Barr said during a federal and local law enforcement roundtable discussion in Arkansas.

The attorney general said that the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force is focusing on extremist groups that are potentially behind the riots. The task force had previously been used to primarily counter Islamic terrorism.

Here’s a video from the roundtable meeting:

Barr recently announced the start of Operation Legend.

From the DOJ website:

Attorney General William P. Barr Announces Launch of Operation Legend

Today, Attorney General William P. Barr announced the launch of Operation Legend, a sustained, systematic and coordinated law enforcement initiative across all federal law enforcement agencies working in conjunction with state and local law enforcement officials to fight the sudden surge of violent crime, beginning in Kansas City, MO. Operation Legend was created as a result of President Trump’s promise to assist America’s cities that are plagued by recent violence.

Operation Legend is named after four-year-old LeGend Taliferro, who was shot and killed while he slept early in the morning of June 29 in Kansas City, the latest in a string violence to plague Kansas City in recent weeks. Kansas City has already reached 100 homicides this year, a 40 percent increase from last year.

The wheels of justice move slowly, but they do move.

 

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