Chicago and the University of Illinois Chicago have been paying perfectly good money for the anti-gun “Ceasefire” organization to hire convicts, scumbags and gang banging thugs to “mediate” potential criminal violence in the Windy City.
Translation: Here’s some money. Stay out of trouble please.
They’ve hired guys who were arrested for slinging dope when they were supposed to be “interrupting” crime.
They were paying a pair of young thugs who were committing home invasions while they were supposed to be “interrupting” crime – well, until one shot his partner in the back of the head with a sawed-off shotgun (ouch, that left a mark!).
We’ve covered this scandalous group for some time. Chicago’s $1 Million to CeaseFire… for nothing. Ceased: Chicago’s CEASEFIRE folds as $1M “grant” runs dry CeaseFire SCAM castigated in 2007 IL Auditor General report
Now, word comes of a 46-year-old Ceasefire employee who was molesting a teen girl, raping her dozens of times when he was supposed to be “interrupting” crime.
(Chicago Sun-Times) – On the streets, Richard Hernandez was supposed to stop violence as an “interrupter” in the celebrated CeaseFire program.
But Chicago cops have another name for him: rapist.
Hernandez faces 36 counts charging him with sexually assaulting and kidnapping a teenage girl while he worked for the program, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned. He’s among at least nine employees of the anti-violence program to face serious criminal charges in recent years.
Hernandez, 46, started as a temporary worker in December 2010 before becoming a $16-an-hour “violence interrupter” in May 2013, records show. The program is affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.
On April 16, 2012, he allegedly took a 17-year-old girl to a White Sox game and plied her with alcohol. Afterward, he allegedly sexually assaulted her in a junkyard. The assaults continued through August 2013, prosecutors said.
Ceasefire is gun-hating liberals’ idea of crime prevention strategies.
Their employees are really excited to “interrupt” crime… like this model Ceasefire employee:
Police have long been suspicious about whether CeaseFire provides a cover for employees to commit crimes. They point to CeaseFire worker Sylvester Hudson, who was charged last year with selling heroin to a federal informant outside CeaseFire’s headquarters at UIC.
It’s not just the rank-and-file “interrupter” employees with issues with criminal acts. Their former director had his own problems with the law.
[Tio] Hardiman had his own run-in with the law before he left CeaseFire last year. He was charged with domestic violence after his wife filed a complaint, but the case was dropped.
With strategies like hiring drug dealers, home invaders and child-molesting rapists, it’s no wonder Rahm’s city is a criminal cesspool.