Violence interrupter Tio Hardiman: “You have to go directly to the shooters to stop the killing”

Tio Hardiman and Justin Kaufmann

Tio Hardiman and Justin Kaufmann

Violence interrupter Tio Hardiman makes a return visit to The Download to talk with Justin about a variety of issues including the correlation between absentee fathers and gun violence, trying to get more resources from the city of Chicago to help curb violence, using those resource properly, his belief that hiring gang members to be violence interrupters would significantly reduce violence, the importance of developing a rapport with kids who are in gangs and how Chicago violence needs to be addressed as a public health emergency.

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