Tio Hardiman, the former director of CeaseFire Illinois, whose contract as their director was not renewed after an arrest for domestic battery, was a happy man as the Cook County State's Attorney dropped charges of domestic violence against him this week.
He's extra lucky, because he's got a prior domestic violence guilty plea for beating another female he was in a relationship with.
What does Tio want to do now that he's freshly unemployed from what was a sweet gig?
He wants to be an advocate for gun control, animal rights and domestic violence. Prevention that is, not wife beating.
What a role model he will be, right?
What do they say about leopards and their spots?
Oh, that's right:
leopard cannot change his spots
(The free dictionary) – Prov. One cannot change the basic way one is. Bill may say he'll stop being so jealous after Cindy marries him, but I doubt he will. A leopard can't change his spots.
Here's the story from the Trib:
Chicago (Tribune) – "She's going to be treated like a queen for the rest of her life," former CeaseFire director Tio Hardiman said after prosecutors dropped a domestic battery charge against him when his wife declined to proceed with the case.
Cook County prosecutors dropped their misdemeanor domestic battery case against former CeaseFire director Tio Hardiman on Tuesday after his wife testified she no longer wished to press charges, her attorney said.
Hardiman, 50, said he was "totally surprised" by his wife's decision and plans to meet with pastors including the Rev. Michael Pfleger this week "to get more spiritually inclined" as the couple reconcile. He also wants to try to return to the violence-prevention group.
"I'm so glad that my wife stepped up," Hardiman said in a phone interview. "I'll be forever grateful to her. She's going to be treated like a queen for the rest of her life."