Justice Department Labels New York, Portland, and Seattle ‘Anarchist Jurisdictions’

Bill Barr in Georgia on Monday. Barr said in a statement: ‘We cannot allow federal tax dollars to be wasted when the safety of the citizenry hangs in the balance.’
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The US Department of Justice on Monday designated three cities as “anarchist jurisdictions”, where it says elected officials have allowed property destruction and violence during protests over racism and police brutality.