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Anti-Violence, Anti-Gun Crusader Ousted After Arrest for Domestic Violence

Via Sun Times:

Anti-violence group CeaseFire is dropping leader Tio Hardiman after his arrest last Friday on a domestic battery charge.

Cure Violence, the parent organization of CeaseFire which is affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, announced on its website Monday that it will not renew Hardiman’s contract when it expires June 30. . .

Too bad his wife didn't have a gun for, you know, self defense. Here's Tio Hardiman's bio establishing his anti-violence creds from the HuffPo:

Tio Hardiman, director for CeaseFire Illinois and creator of the Violence Interrupter Initiative, has dedicated his life and career to community organizing for peace and social change. In 1999, Mr. Hardiman joined CeaseFire, an award-winning public health model that has been scientifically proven to reduce shootings and killings.
In 2008, under Tio’s direction, CeaseFire received additional funding from the State of Illinois to immediately expand from five to 15 communities and from 20 to 130 outreach workers and violence interrupters. The violence interrupters are a specialty unit of violence intervention experts that work to mediate conflict on the “front-end.” Their reputation and connections in the community provide them access to leaders and influential decision makers in street organizations. As testament to the success of this program overall, homicides declined in Chicago by 25 percent in 2010, to a total of 436. This was the fewest number of homicides in the city since 1965.

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