Here's your first clue the story is phoney:
When local law enfporcement is no longer capable of maintaing law & order the procedure is usually 1) engage mutual assistance plans with surrounding jurisdictions, 2) call the State Police, and finally 3) ask the Governor to activate the state's National Guard in its role as the state militia.Mayor Rahm Emmanuel has called on the assistance of the United States military to help patrol the blood-soaked streets of Chicago. The unprecedented move is one step away from declaring total martial law in the nationís third most populous city.
The "United States military" is prevented by Possee Comitatus from engaging in local law enforcement - except in some very limited and restricted circumstances.
seems to be some editorial speaker's wet dream.The U.S. military will act as a liaison for the Chicago Police Department and will not be given free reign to enforce the law, at least at this moment.
The recent spate of deaths from gunfire really is not something that the National Guard as State Militia can help control, let alone reduce. The 4th Amendment helps keep that lid firmly in place.
Finally, the shoulder patches of those people wearing gang colors are not US military/Illinois NG unit patches.
While it might be fun for Hizzoner the Mare and the Cheat of Police to wish for a military intervention that includes door-to-door door kicking in and warantless searches and confiscation of property as well as warantless detention of anybody they do not like, it will not be happening due to the inability of the CPD to stem the tide of shooting of firearms by people who are not legally qualified to possess them.