To the Next Mayor of Chicago: How to Get Past Sound Bites and End the Violence

A Message to the next Mayor of Chicago by Ceasefire Director of Illinois Tio Hardiman, original posted on the Huffington Post

This month, as Chicago’s mayoral candidates throw their hat in the ring, there is one issue that will most likely get a lot of attention: violence.

It is no surprise. Crime is always a hot button issue in politics and with just under 400 homicides so far this year, violent crime will be on the agenda. Our city leaders will be expected to have answers that produce results. I want to share with them one solution that is gaining international momentum — a model that was initially tried, tested, replicated, and proven right here in Chicago: CeaseFire.

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Written by on November 12, 2010

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