Sunday, June 2, 2013

Ceasefire Illinois head charged with domestic battery

Posted By on 06.02.13 at 09:00 AM

Tio Hardiman
  • Hillside Police Department
  • Tio Hardiman
Bad news for CeaseFire, which got so much positive buzz from the Steve James/Alex Kotlowitz/Kartemquin documentary The Interrupters a couple of years ago. As the Sun-Times reported, CeaseFire Illinois director Tio Hardiman was arrested by Hillside police Friday and charged with domestic battery, after his wife filed a report.

Both CeaseFire, which treats violence like an epidemic, and the film have had their skeptics along with the admirers, but the city currently has a $1 million CeaseFire violence-prevention contract.

What actually happened in this case remains to be seen, but it's not like we needed any more proof that violence is a hard nut to crack.

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