Chicago, IL July 20, 2012 – Criminal battery charges have been filed against top aides to Mayor Rahm Emanuel in Chicago.
I am the reporter who filed the charges and here’s the reason why:
Last Sunday, members of the media and area residents were invited to attend an anti-violence march with Gov. Pat Quinn and Mayor Rahm Emanuel organized by Rev. Corey Brooks in the Woodlawn neighborhood.
I arrived at the scene and immediately noticed that I was being shadowed by Emanuel’s entire staff.
My cameraman and I decided to roll tape to capture what was happening and we did.
Emanuel’s senior aides were caught on tape repeatedly ambushing, shoving, and strong-arming me to prevent me from asking Mayor Emanuel any questions – ironic given Rev. Brooks’ message of non-violence that day.