Video Clip: The Role of Federal Law Enforcement In Cities


Walter Olson from the Cato Institute talked about President Trump’s recent “surge” of federal agents to Chicago and other American cities to combat crime. He explained historical examples of the federal government using federal officers to enforce federal and local laws. He also responded to a clip of Attorney General William Barr discussing the limits of the federal law enforcement actions.

4 minutes


  • Attorney General
  • Civil Liberties
  • Insurrection Act
  • Operation Legend
  • Precedent
  • Reconstruction
  • Rodney King Riots

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