9th Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson and state U.S. Attorney Walt Wilkins are launching a new program called "Operation Fed Up" to get illegal guns off the streets in Charleston and Berkeley counties. The basic idea is to get more of the cases pushed to federal court, where sentences are often harsher.
From Live 5 News:
The initiative is an attempt to reinvigorate and refocus efforts that began under another anti-crime feature known as "Project Cease Fire," which was launched in 2002.
Wilson is scheduled to make an announcement on the initiative on Thursday.
Stay tuned for more details.