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9/21/2020, 3:01 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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DoJ labels NYC, Portland, Seattle anarchist cities

United States Department of Justice identified on Monday New York City, Portland, and Seattle as jurisdictions that allow "violence and destruction of property" and "have refused to undertake reasonable measures to counteract criminal activities" amid the civil unrest still raging in those cities.

"When state and local leaders impede their own law enforcement officers and agencies from doing their jobs, it endangers innocent citizens who deserve to be protected, including those who are trying to peacefully assemble and protest," Attorney General William Barr said. "It is my hope that the cities identified by the DoJ today will reverse course and become serious about performing the basic function of government and start protecting their own citizens."

Earlier this month, United States President Donald Trump reportedly signed an executive memo ordering a review of federal funds in the cities he described as "anarchist," including New York City, Portland, and Seattle.

Breaking the News / JR