Saturday, March 28, 2015

TARGET-ED: Rahm "Shoved" Me On Video, YouTuber Claims

UPDATE APRIL  This video has been taken down due to a copyright claim by Ron Perrillo.

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Did Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel really shove a man who refused to shake his hand inside a Target store recently? With a child watching from just steps away and cameras everywhere?

That's the accusation of YouTube user Hechosdcolon, who posted 5 seconds of cell phone video along with his claim of being mayorally battered.

“At no time did I say anything to Mr. Emanuel or approach him in any way,” text in the video says, “I was just recording the unusual event of our mayor being in our local Target store.”

As the video rolls, a small child bounces behind Emanuel and the mayor extends his hand toward the camera. Left hanging, Rahm takes his hand back and says to the camera, "get that thing out of your face there for a second." Emanuel appears to then raise his hand and make contact with the video maker as he walks by. The clip abruptly ends.

Skip ahead to the 19 second mark for the footage HERE.

There is no evidence that the mayor shoved other "people" away as Hechosdcolon implies in some of his word choices.

We emailed Hechosdcolon Friday evening to ask questions such as if he has political affiliations and if, by chance, he had something other than a phone "in his face" at the time of Emanuel's statement. He has not yet responded. His video post history includes clips that encourage viewers to "fire" Rahm.
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19 comments:

  1. The king was having a bad day. Voters get what they deserve. And they get it good and hard.

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  2. I am no fan of Rahm’s but I did check Hechosdcolon’s YouTube channel and it does have one other anti-Rahm video. Seems like a hatchet job to me - a very short clip with limited audio, no context, and hyperbolic statements.

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    1. We did mention his other posts. We're curious to learn who this guy is.

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  3. He seems like a jerk, honestly. I'm no fan of Rahm, but I'd slap that guy too if he put a camera in my face.

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  4. It doesn't matter if this guy is holding his phone in one hand and gesturing with his middle finger in the other. Nothing justifies a battery, which is what this appears to be.

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    1. I don't care if you're legally correct, you are what's wrong with this country. You provoke and instigate until you are retaliated against and then cry about it. If you play with fire your gonna get burned. Just mind your own business

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    2. Oh grow up, I'm no fan of Rahm nor Chuy, and I am a cop. If someone calls me and complains that he was filming a guy and the guy pushed the camera away I'd say "don't record people without their permission then and things like this won't happen." I would then leave... Now if Rahm punches the guy, fine, but get in a persons personal space? Expect a shove now and then

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    3. Hey, dogass, look at the General Orders. Unwanted touching is a battery. If the guy wants to sign a complaint and Target's video backs him up (which I have heard it does) he can put a case on Rahm. Would Anita prosecute?

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  5. Looks like Tiny Dancer slapped the phone away. Whether or not the guy likes Rahmbolina, doesn't give Mayor 9.5 the right to be physically aggressive. What happened to his Mr. Rogers persona? That didn't last long.

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  6. I would guess he's permanently trailing Rahm at all his public appearances, conducting oppo research for Chuy.

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  7. Rahm was in a hurry. There was only one pair of boys pants left in his size and he wanted to make sure no one got to them first!

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  8. Oh come on... no context and clearly from the commentary in the video, the guy was looking for a negative reaction. Looks to me like Rahm sort of slapped him on the shoulder or something. If he were shoved I'm sure we'd have heard a lot of reaction from the other 100 people standing around. I'm no huge Rahm fan, but this is just stupid.

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  9. In Yiddish culture, that is what is known as a "Bronx handshake".

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  10. Yet another thing Rahm has ruined: my shopping experience at Target.

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  11. Unwanted touch. Simple battery. Arrogant. Stupid.

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  12. Lol, are you serious? I don't even think he touched the guy. Looked like he joshingly tapped his video camera.

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  13. The emperor wore no clothes.

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    1. This video has been taken down due to a copyright claim by Ron Perrillo.

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