CeaseFire Marching To Stop Violence

CHICAGO (WBBM) — Anti-violence protesters plan to hit the streets of Chicago and six other communities tonight to get ahead of spring shootings.

As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Nancy Harty reports, armed with statistics showing violence on the rise in February and March, CeaseFire Illinois director Tio Hardiman is hoping marches in 13 Chicago neighborhoods and six other cities will send a message.

LISTEN: Newsradio 780’s Nancy Harty reports

“Violence is unacceptable behavior, and we’re all coming together to ask people to just stop the violence. Think before you act. It’s not worth it.”

Hardiman says CeaseFire violence interrupters have already mediated over 50 conflicts this year.

He credits his group and Chicago Police for a drop in violence last year in 2009 – something he says hopes will continue under a new police superintendent and mayor.

  • Charles

    I hope they are smart enough to march in the right neighborhoods. We all know which ones they are. Better wear a bullet proof vest, the homies love to bust those caps.

  • You Better Duck

    Look out Mommie, the big rhinos getting to close to the car. South Chicago Ghetto Safari. Keep hands and legs inside vehicle until we reach Du Page County.

  • Didn't know it was time

    Hmm, Cease Fire bes says its time to start the spring hunt. We bees need to start killin. Without Cease Fire we wouldn’t know its time to start killin. We would have to wait for someone to provoike us, like steppin on the grass, or smokin the grass, or lettin their dog go on the grass or some other stupid reason. Thanx Cease Fire for the heads up.

  • Mr. Justice

    Best way to curb violence is to allow Conceal Carry here in Illinois. Chicago has one of the worse crime rates in all of America. Let’s see, 48 other states allow Conceal Carry and their rates are much lower.

  • charleslampkin

    Best news coverage ever

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