The larger than usual number of homicides was counted on the first weekend following the layoffs of about 125 outreach workers for CeaseFire. A $6.2 million cut in the new Illinois state budget left CeaseFire without adequate funding to keep those workers.
"What would have happened if we could have had our violence interrupters out there?" said Rev. Robin Hood. "This program needs to get back started tonight."
The sad thing is the general public buys this nonsense.