(CBS) – The death toll of young Chicagoans to urban violence appears to be taking a toll on the mayor.
In the days since the murder of 15 year-old Hadiya Pendleton, Rahm Emanuel has twice been overcome with emotion.
On Thursday, there were tears in his eyes as he talked about violence plaguing inner-city youth.
*Must. Squeeze. Out. Tear. Nnnnghh!*
It happened when CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine asked the mayor about his own experiences growing up in Chicago.
A Vanity Fair article that excerpts a biography written by the mayor’s older brother, Zeke, talks about how Rahm and his younger brother, Ari, faced the issues of race and violence early on at Foster Avenue Beach.
“After a few days in the sun, Ari and Rahm could pass for African-Americans, which led to the occasional dustup,” the article says.
But Rahm and Ari Emanuel came away with cuts and bruises, not bullet wounds suffered by some of those in the Becoming a Man, BAM, program highlighted Thursday.