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Bill Barr Has ’Surged’ Federal Agents Into American Cities Before

Reprinted with permission from ProPublica Illinois

As violent crime continued to climb in Chicago and other cities across the country, Attorney General William P. Barr announced that the U.S. Department of Justice was mobilizing to help: Dozens of federal agents would be sent to work with local police to combat gangs and illegal guns.

“Our message to gangs, gang leaders and gang members is this: When we throw the federal book at you, it will be a knockout blow," Barr said.

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