Little LeGend Taliferro, 4, was killed while sleeping in his home in Kansas City, Missouri, a victim of a stray bullet in the recent riots and now his mother is pleading for justice and an end to the violence.
Charron Powell lost her only son last month, and his name was adopted by the Department of Justice (DOJ) by the operation sent to investigate and control the atrocities being committed in the country since the death of African American George Floyd, which have already caused hundreds of deaths, Townhall reported July 22.
“Operation LeGend is not to harass, it is not to harm, it is not to injure,” Powell said. “It’s to help investigate unsolved murders, one of which turned out to be our innocent 4-year-old son,” the African American mother explained at the White House, as the group of agents from the FBI, U.S. Marshals, DEA, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) was announced on July 22.
“Children are supposed to be our future and our 4-year-old didn’t make it to day care. I am here today as a mother fighting against violence for my son, LeGend Taliferro,” Powell said.
The Trump administration sent federal agents to the cities besieged by the violence, despite pressure from Democrats and leftist activists who argue that the federal government is overstepping its bounds by defending the lives and property of Americans in those cities.
“My family and I support Operation LeGend, and we want our community and everyone else to support us,” Powell said, thanking the DOJ’s operation.
“This operation must remain to protect the citizens of Kansas from violent criminals,” Mayor Quinton Lucas said, noting respect for peaceful protesters.
President Donald Trump announced the creation of Operation LeGend and referred to its mission.
“Extremist politicians have joined this anti-cop crusade and have relentlessly vilified our heroes of the law,” President Trump said.
“To look at it from any standpoint, the effort to shut down policing in their own communities has led to a shocking explosion of shootings, killings, murders, and heinous crimes of violence. This bloodshed must end. This bloodshed will end,” Trump stressed.
Trump noted that in New York City alone, more than 300 people were shot in the last month, 414 were murdered in Chicago, and more than 1,900 were shot, in addition to the exaggerated increases in crime in several other cities.