Friday, March 18, 2016

Daughter of Democratic state rep from Chicago charged with stapling primary opponent's head

Illinois politics reached another new low this week--and surely this won't be the final new low.

On the other hand we might be privy to more of what Mayor Rahm Emanuel calls "Chicago values."

From the Chicago Sun-Times:
Robert Zwolinski said he was floored when he learned that one of the people who'd allegedly attacked him and stapled his forehead outside his Ukrainian Village campaign headquarters earlier this month was the daughter of his opponent in his unsuccessful Illinois House race.

"My common sense intuition said no way it would be her daughter because that in itself sounds so extreme," Zwolinski told the Chicago Sun-Times.

Jessica Soto, the daughter of state Rep. Cynthia Soto, was ordered held in lieu of $25,000 bail Friday for the attack Cook County prosecutors said left Zwolinski with a black eye, broken nose and six stitches to his forehead.

Jessica Soto and Bradley Fichter, both 26, both face three felony counts of aggravated battery in connection with the March 6 incident in the 800 block of North Ashland.
While violent attacks are not unusual in Chicago, stapling of people is rare.

Cynthia Soto is a Democrat, which the Sun-Times somehow managed to leave out of its account of the alleged assault--she defeated Zwolinksi in Tuesday's primary election.

According to Soto's General Assembly website, "[s]he has sponsored legislation reflecting her commitment to working families, access to affordable health care, better schools, and safer neighborhoods."

Just watch out for those errant staplers.

1 comment:

Holding My Nose said...

Sean Connery's character in 'The Untouchables": "That's the Chicago way".