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Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Son Zach Mugged, Assaulted Outside Family Home


Police on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s security detail talk to a U.S. Postal Service employee Saturday afternoon. Emanuel’s 17-year-old son, Zach, was injured in a robbery outside his North Side home late Friday night. Craig M. Newman / Sun-Times)

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s son Zach, a teenager, was mugged and assaulted outside the family’s home on the city’s North Side late Friday, according to police.

Police said the 17 year-old was walking outside the house shortly after 10:00 P.M. local time when he was grabbed by two men, who went through his pockets, stole his cell phone and fled. As of late Saturday night, they were still at large.

“Yesterday evening, Mayor Emanuel’s son Zach was assaulted in a robbery during which his phone was stolen,” mayoral spokeswoman Kelley Quinn said. “He sustained injuries that required medical treatment but was able to join the family for a long-planned trip. The mayor’s focus is on his son’s well-being.”

The Emanuel’s had a long-scheduled holiday trip to Chile.

The teenager suffered a chipped tooth and a fat lip when he was punched in the face during the attack, according to the police report, which also states that one of the attackers asked Emanuel “What else you got?” after taking the phone.

The perpetrators, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, which first reported the attack, made Zach enter his security code to unlock the phone before fleeing the scene.

Police said that no weapons were used in the attack. A photo taken by a newspaper photographer showed police officers gathered on the porch of the Emanuel home. On Saturday night, MyFoxChicago reported that an unmarked police car was parked in front of Emanuel’s house.

According to a Chicago Police Department Crime Summary Map seen by MyFoxChicago, there have been 17 robberies in the same police district as Emanuel’s home between Nov. 20 and Dec. 13.

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  • That’s too bad for the young man. I truly hope he recovers quickly. On the other hand, I wonder what his daddy is going to do so that this crisis doesn’t go to waste.

  • This is very sad, and I hope this 17 year old boy is okay… no kid should have to deal with this.
    With that said… it is ironic that while the Democrat Party is attacking the brave police who are trying to protect us, when it is one of their own who suffer from a crime (more than likely committed by a person of color), they ask those cops to give them special protection from these thugs.
    I have to wonder… if a white cop in Chicago would have walked up on the crime while it was occurring, would Emmanuel have supported the cops to use violence to protect HIS kid??

    • Typical wingnut, distorting distorting reality to fit his Fox News-induced delusions.

  • One last thought… if police in America are stripped of their authority to fight crime, it will be African-Americans who suffer the most. The facts are that most crime in American is Black-on-Black crime. Most African Americans in this country are fantastic hard-working people, and it will be open season on them by these other Black thugs once cops are out of the picture.

    • Dear God, you’re living in a Fox News-induced fantasy world…Did you even notice that the victim in this news item is white?

      • Do you even watch Fox News to have any idea what you’re talking about, or are you just spewing talking points fed to you by the Huffington Post? Dan was commenting on the general issues surrounding the police after the NYC shooting. He makes a valid point.

  • So the description is… “two men?” That’s helpful. I wonder if they won’t be described so that they can be “disappeared” more easily? I doubt Rahm is going to be very happy, or lenient.

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