In Detroit, the Department of Justice will supplement state and local law enforcement agencies by sending approximately 42 federal agents from the FBI, DEA, and ATF to the city. An additional 10 Detroit ATF agents have been reassigned to work on violent gun crimes. Under the leadership of Matthew Schneider, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, these federal agents will work cooperatively with the Detroit Police Department to combat gun and gang violence, as they have been doing since December 2019. These additional resources include 11 new and permanent ATF Special Agents and five new and permanent FBI Special Agents who will focus on violent crime in the City of Detroit.
The Bureau of Justice Assistance will make available $1.4 million to support Operation Legend’s violent crime reduction efforts in Detroit, and the COPS Office has also made $2.4 million available to the Detroit Police Department to fund the hiring of 15 officers.
What better way to mark a 53 year anniversary than sending in the feds, again.
Today, President Trump threatened to send federal law enforcement into many cities, including Detroit. Frankly, he doesn't know the first thing about Detroit. If he did, he’d know Detroiters gathered to peacefully protest the systemic racism that Black Americans face every day.
The man was protecting the group, according to his attorney, Lucas Dillon. Protection is needed because passersby have been threatening protesters, saying things like “you’re all going to die,” Dillon said.
If this is what passes for female leadership, then I want Gretchen Whitmer to keep this state on lockdown so long that at least a generation will never vote Democrat again.
In Michigan, State and eligible local governments received over $3.8 billion from the Coronavirus Relief Fund to help address unforeseen financial needs created by the pandemic. pic.twitter.com/N8j8StPZBv