Trump tweets about Chicago “carnage” threatening to send in the Feds, but he can’t.
Not long after Trump issued the statement, Rev. Jesse Jackson, a civil rights leader who has been outspoken about ending violence, criticized the president’s suggestion with a tweet of his own.
It is important to note the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878, which was signed into law by President Rutherford B. Hayes and limits the powers of the federal government in using federal forces to enforce domestic policy, bars Trump from deploying the National Guard to Chicago. So what Trump intends to do is really suspect, sounds like more “braggadocio”, more Trump talk and no action.
As the Mayor Rahm Emanuel has said:
“The Chicago Police Department is more than willing to work with the federal government to build on our partnerships with DOJ, FBI, DEA and ATF and boost federal prosecution rates for gun crimes in Chicago.”