Donald Trump’s administration sends federal agents to three new cities: Cleveland, Detroit and Milwaukee


Donald Trump’s administration on Wednesday, July 29, announced the dispatch of federal agents to three new US cities, Cleveland, Detroit and Milwaukee, led by Democrats, to help them stem an upsurge in crime.

“These three cities are experiencing a disturbing increase in violent crime, particularly homicides”Justice Minister Bill Barr, who has been widely criticized by the opposition, said in a statement for dispatching federal police to Portland, Oregon, where they oppose anti-racist protesters every night.

In parallel with this controversial intervention in Portland, the administration launched an operation in several Democratic cities prone to rising gun violence, Kansas City, Chicago or Albuquerque. This will be extended to the three large industrial cities of the Great Lakes region, where a hundred agents will be dispatched in the coming weeks, according to the ministry, which deplores a rise in homicides of 13% in Cleveland, 31% in Detroit and 85% in Milwaukee since the start of the year.

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Withdrawal of agents in Portland

The elected officials of these cities have already expressed their reservations about these deployments which come as Donald Trump, vying for his re-election on November 3, is posing as the candidate of “Law and order”. “The recent conduct of federal agents in Portland, Oregon has caused serious concern in Milwaukee and Wisconsin about the purpose and scope of a federal law enforcement mission in our city and our state ”, wrote in particular, Tuesday, in anticipation of the elected local Democrats to the federal prosecutor of the district.

In response to anger over the agents’ presence in Portland, Donald Trump’s administration has agreed to phase out federal agents deployed in the city starting Thursday, the Democratic Governor of the State of the State said on Wednesday. ‘Oregon, Kate Brown:

“After discussions with the vice president and administration officials, the federal government has accepted my request and will begin to withdraw its agents[[who acted] as an occupying force. “

Since the arrival of these police officers, the anti-racist demonstrations organized for two months in this large city in the North West have grown and clashes have taken place every night near the federal court. On Tuesday again, the Minister of Justice, Bill Barr, justified this intervention intended, according to him, to put an end to “Riots”.

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The World with AFP