Skip to comments.CeaseFire Closing Its Doors In Woodlawn, North Lawndale After Funding Runs Dry
Posted on 09/18/2013 1:29:44 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA
CeaseFire, the Chicago-based anti-violence group at the focus of the 2011 documentary "The Interrupters" is shutting two of its offices as funding dries up.
The organization laid off staff at its North Lawndale office in August and will close its Woodlawn office later this month now that a $1 million grant from the city of Chicago ran out, according to ABC Chicago.
Rev. Robin Hood, who worked out of Lawndale told the Sun-Times the organization is in talks with the city and "supportive" aldermen. "They're talking now, but the problem is we should be on the ground now," he said.
CeaseFire won the first-of-its-kind contract with the city last year when Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Supt. Garry McCarthy, desperate to stop the bloody spiral of street shootings and homicides, looked for whatever solutions they could to bolster the "comprehensive strategy" to bring down citywide killings.
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million dollar grant....community gets sc.....
I guess that we now know where a good part of the $1M grant went.
The Reverend is Robbin his Hood. Can it get more obvious? What would Friar Tuck have to say ‘bout that? Of course, his constituents have probably never even heard of the Robin Hood Tales anyway. “It that a reality show?”
Actually, only the sections around Stony Island and and West of Cottage Grove are that awful.
We have those bumper stickers and signs in sections of Rockford. No surer way to know a “bad” neighborhood than a sign that says “Stop. Killing. People.”
What a program. I could just imagine a local thug reading the sign, thinking to himself” ... STOP? Killing People? Well, uhhhhh ... OK.”
How much of that grant money was used for electing Democrats??
The money was probably spent on a Mississippi River boat gambling cruise by the community organizer who got the money.
Uh, stop infringing on the potential victims carry rights? Shoot, that's even free.