FBI releases 2019 hate crime statistics
Highlights of Hate Crime Statistics, 2019 follow. Offenses by Crime CategoryOf the 5,512 hate crime offenses classified as crimes against persons in 2019, 40% were for intimidation, 36.7% were for simple assault, and 21% were for aggravated assault. In 2019, most hate crime incidents (24.6%) occurred in or near residences/homes. The location was reported as other/unknown for 11.2% of hate crime incidents. The remaining 27.3% of hate crime incidents took place at other or multiple locations.
Over half ton of marijuana seized from trash hauler at Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron
DETROIT – On Sunday, Oct. 18 at around 11:15 p.m., the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations Officers at the Blue Water Bridge encountered a driver operating a trash hauler. The driver declared he was transporting municipal trash destined for a landfill in New Boston, Michigan to CBP. During the exam of the hauler, officers uncovered over 1,000 pounds of marijuana concealed in trash bags in the rear of truck. “Traffickers will use any means to attempt to transport illegal narcotics across our borders,” said Acting Port Director April Donaghy, who oversees operations at the Port Huron Area Port of Entry. In Fiscal Year 2020, CBP Field Operations seized more than 9,000 pounds of marijuana at ports of entry across the state.
Operation Legend in Detroit: More than 40 people charged with federal offenses
Through the initiative, 41 people have been reportedly charged with federal offenses in Detroit, including narcotics-related and firearms-related offenses. Authorities say that as of August 31, Operation Legend has led to the arrests of more than 2,000 people -- with 476 of them charged with federal offenses -- in participating cities nationwide. One of the groups organized protests against Operation Legend turned violent, leaving a number of protesters injured or in custody. Operation Legend is also currently active in St. Louis, Memphis and Indianapolis as of August. Click here to read the latest report on Operation Legend arrests and indictments made in participating cities.
Operation Legend: What federal agents will be focusing on in Detroit
DETROIT – US Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, Matthew Schneider spoke Wednesday about the plan to bring bring federal agents to Detroit. “Let me be clear: there are no federal troops coming to Detroit or Michigan to interfere with protesters,” Schneider said. The city of Detroit will be getting 44 ATF agents and 12 FBI agents -- some with permanent jobs, some temporary. RELATED: ‘Operation Legend’ to bring federal agents to Detroit: Here’s what that will look likeIn many cases, children are getting caught in the crossfire. RELATED: Surge of federal agents leaves many questions unanswered
Operation Legend: What federal agents will be focusing on in Detroit
Operation Legend: What federal agents will be focusing on in DetroitPublished: July 29, 2020, 5:25 pmUS Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, Matthew Schneider, spoke Wednesday about the plan to bring bring federal agents to Detroit.
‘Operation Legend’ to bring federal agents to Detroit: Here’s what that will look like
DETROIT – US officials on Wednesday provided additional details regarding “Operation Legend” -- which is bringing a number of federal agents to Detroit in the coming weeks. “Operation Legend continues and expands what we have been doing for decades, which is sending federal agents and money to Detroit to fight gun and gang violence,” Schneider said. The governor of Oregon did announce Wednesday that federal agents will begin leaving Portland. A number of U.S. cities will also participate in Operation Legend, including Albuquerque, Chicago, Cleveland and Milwaukee. READ MORE: Surge of federal agents leaves many questions unanswered
LIVE STREAM: US Attorney to discuss plan to bring federal agents to Detroit
DETROIT – US officials will detail expanded plans to bring federal agents to Detroit during a news conference on Wednesday morning. US Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, Matthew Schneider, will provide details on the plan, which was originally announced by President Trump last week. Who: United States Attorney Matthew Schneider, along with ATF Special Agent in Charge James Deir, FBI Special Agent in Charge Steven D’Antuono, Assistant Special Agent in Charge Ken Kleinschmidt, and United States Marshal Owen Cypher. The federal agents brought in is phase two of “Operation Relentless Pursuit,” and there have been other agents in the city working alongside police for months. RELATED: Surge of federal agents leaves many questions unanswered
Community leaders weigh in on plan to bring federal agents to Detroit
DETROIT Community leaders and Michigans attorney general are weighing in on President Donald Trumps decision to send federal agents to Detroit. RELATED: President Trump announces plan to send federal agents to Detroit to quell recent violenceThe Local 4 Defenders have learned the plan to send agents has been in the works for months and the spike in crime was predicted. The federal agents brought in is phase two of Operation Relentless Pursuit and there have been other agents in the city working alongside police for months. Phase two is called Operation Legend.Attorney General Dana Nessel said she hopes the focus will stay on violent crime. RELATED: Surge of federal agents leaves many questions unansweredMore federal agents are expected to be in Detroit in late July.
President Trump announces plan to send federal agents to Detroit to quell recent violence
DETROIT President Donald Trump announced he plans to send federal agents to Detroit as part of an initiative to quell recent violence in cities across the country. Trump announced the expansion of Operation Legend on Thursday by sending more than 200 federal law enforcement officers into Kansas City. Trump said Operation Legend is named after the boy. Over the next three weeks, the Justice Department plans to expand the operation into Detroit, Cleveland and Milwaukee, the White House announced. About 200 federal agents and deputy marshals will be permanently reassigned to the involved cities, Trump said.
President Trump says he plans to send federal agents into Detroit
DETROIT President Donald Trump initially announced announced he plans to send federal agents to Kansas City, Chicago and Albuquerque as part of an initiative to quell recent violence in cities across the country. Trump announced the expansion of Operation Legend on Thursday, adding Detroit, Cleveland and Milwuakee to the list. RELATED: President Trump announces plan to send federal agents to Detroit to quell recent violenceIn 2019, U.S. Attorney General William Barr came to Detroit to announce a partnership between multiple federal agencies called Operation Relentless Pursuit. The federal agents coming to Detroit will be a part of that. RELATED: Portlands mayor tear-gassed by US agents as protest ragesDuggan said federal agents assisting in getting illegal firearms off Detroit streets would be helpful. Trump has come under fire for the deployment of federal agents with elected officials questioning his motives.
No possible justification: Detroit mayor, police chief respond to threat of federal troop deployment
DETROIT U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to deploy federal agents to cities across the country, including Detroit, amid ongoing national protests. It is deeply disturbing that President Trump is once again choosing to spread hateful rhetoric and attempting to suppress the voices of those he doesnt agree with. There is no reason for the president to send federal troops into a city where people are demanding change peacefully and respectfully. In Portland, theyve done a fantastic job. MORE: Federal agents, local streets: A red flag in Oregon
Over 80 pounds of cocaine and fentanyl seized at Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron
PORT HURON, Mich. – Customs Border Protection officers inspecting commercial trucks departing the United States and destined for Canada overnight at the Blue Water Bridge discovered several pounds of narcotics located in the tractor cab of an outbound commercial carrier. The commercial carrier was hauling a shipment of flavoring syrup originating in California. During the inspection, over 80 pounds of suspected cocaine and fentanyl were discovered. Officers discovered several bricks of suspected cocaine and fentanyl. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Border Enforcement Security Task Force Port Huron is investigating.