War on Women: Head of Illinois Anti-Violence Group and HuffPoster Arrested for Beating His Wife

Posted by on Jun 03, 2013 at 8:01 am
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Obviously this is all just a big misunderstanding and his wife accidentally ran into his fist.

Tio Hardiman, the CeaseFire Illinois director arrested last week on charges that he beat his wife, insisted on his innocence Sunday and said he’s interested in one day having mediators “interrupting domestic violence.”

Hardiman, whose anti-violence organization employs former gang members as street-corner peacekeepers, said the time behind bars was instructive. While awaiting his bond court hearing Saturday, Hardiman said, he spoke with young men accused of domestic violence crimes who were “blaming women for all their problems.”

Sounds like this guy just opened up a new front in the War on Women.

Hardiman, who repeatedly said Sunday that he was not speaking on behalf of CeaseFire, believes he’ll be exonerated of charges that he beat his wife Friday and left her with a swollen lip, bruises and a cut on her neck.

Hardiman, 50, is charged with misdemeanor domestic battery. He is free on bond and due back in court Tuesday. CeaseFire placed Hardiman on administrative leave after his arrest.

It’s unclear how Hardiman’s arrest might affect CeaseFire’s future. During last summer’s wave of shootings, the city gave CeaseFire for a one-year, $1 million contract to send mediators, called “violence interrupters,” into two troubled neighborhoods.

Maybe someone should send a violence interrupter to his home. Naturally, this clown in a big Obama fan.

He’s also a so-called full time peace maker. Um, OK.  Meanwhile, Hardiman recently complained that no violence was no news in his Huffington Post column. Well, at least he’s now making news.

 

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11 Responses to “War on Women: Head of Illinois Anti-Violence Group and HuffPoster Arrested for Beating His Wife”

  1. it's those darn kids. on 3/03/13 at 10:01 am

    “Violence Interrupters”? Bet his wife wishes there were one or two of those around. Or maybe not, given the results living with one…

  2. runningrn channeling her inner George McFly on 3/03/13 at 10:02 am

    Henry Rodreiguiz on 3/03/13 at 9:56 am
    “We cannot stand in the way of destiny?

    We sure can. Watch us.”

    You are my density!

  3. it's those darn kids. on 3/03/13 at 10:02 am

    She might want to invest in a more effective “violence interrupter”, like a Ruger GP100.

  4. Kristophr on 3/03/13 at 10:05 am

    His position is very consistent.

    Violent wife-beaters fear women armed with firearms.

  5. runningrn on 3/03/13 at 10:06 am

    It’s unclear how Hardiman’s arrest might affect CeaseFire’s future. During last summer’s wave of shootings, the city gave CeaseFire for a one-year, $1 million contract to send mediators, called “violence interrupters,” into two troubled neighborhoods.

    What could possibly go wrong here? Large amounts of tax payer money given to “former” gang bangers to patrol their hoods, with I’m sure, no strings attached. What is the empiracal data from interventions like this. I’m sure that if Rahm didn’t fork over the cash to these young reformed thugs, the crime statistics in Chicago would be much worse. (Sarc on)

  6. jukin on 3/03/13 at 10:50 am

    I’m going to waaaaay out on the limb and guess liberal democrat AKA totalitarian thug.

  7. Tio the interrupted violater on 3/03/13 at 12:06 pm

    Why yes, yes I have heard of the term projection. Why do you ask?

  8. PJ on 3/03/13 at 12:28 pm

    6. Exactly. This is a $1M shakedown. And I bet a lot of it was kicked back to the Chicago machine or to the Obama machine.

    Read LA Weekly about Hector Marroquin in L.A. Same deal. The Dems pay off a gang leader, and he keeps his guys out of the good areas and kicks back money to the party.

  9. Art Faucett on 3/03/13 at 12:35 pm

    Hardiman, believes he’ll be exonerated of charges. True, she has to make it to court alive or there is no case. #ShallowGrave