Head of Anti-Gun Group Accused of Beating his Wife

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“Imagine living in a world where violence was not tolerated in any form or fashion,” Tio Hardiman wrote last year. “However, we may have to rethink some of our history lessons, which tell the stories of world wars throughout the history of the world. What would the conversation sound like when you do not promote violence as a lifestyle?”

“Timing is everything and today is the right time to take this gun control issue connected to public health all the way to the top in order to help our children understand that you can live in a world without worrying about violence. This post is dedicated to all of the victims of violence worldwide and the little children that were killed in the Connecticut Massacre. Rest in Peace!”

It’s hard to know what that wonderful non-violent world would look like. And don’t ask Tio Hardiman about it. He just posted bond on domestic battery charges.

CeaseFire director Tio Hardiman is out of jail Saturday night after posting bond on a domestic battery charge. Hardiman was arrested Friday after an argument with his wife allegedly turned physical at the couple’s hillside home.

“I am Mr. Ceasefire and I got caught up in a situation and I am not here to point fingers and blame nobody,” Hardiman said. “The verdict is still out. I can’t really speak about the case. Things happen for a reason and liberation comes in many forms.”

Yes. Things like violence and the ability of women to defend against it.

  • Matthew

    I vote we give is woman a concealed carry. That would make an interesting point.

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    How many progressives are really violent thugs behind their doublespeak? Too many to count. And this is exactly why leftists go postal every time they are challenged. Hence, they are a mostly prone to totalitarian dictates, for they brook little dissent against their cherished "beliefs" – http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/01/03/leftists-go-p

    Wouldn't entrust them to take care of cats and dogs, let alone other humans!

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • UCSPanther

    Imagine that: One gun control crusader mentioned here some time back was a convicted felon, and now we have one who is a wife beater.

    Just keeps getting better and better…

    • tickletik

      Alleged. If you look at the domestic violence laws critically, youll see that it doesnt require any evidence to lock a man up in a DV case. In fact if the woman is the sole abuser, the man will still be the assumed perpetrator, even if he is the one who calls the police. Its based on something called the Duluth model which is a model of how to deal with domestic abuse that was discredited as flawed by the very man who came up with it.

      Unfortunately the leftists have been using it to enact a fascistic agenda against men to smash husbands and fathers into the ground by appealing to our innate respect for "science" and our innate wish to protect women.

      I dont much like that clown myself, but in DV and rape cases the law is so flawed, that under the current rules for evidence I have no choice but to assume the courts definition of guilty and innocent are meaningless. And this man wasnt even tried.

      • tickletik

        Correction, I looked up the criticism of the Duluth model, and saw that it was the creation of Ellen Pence, for some reason I thought it was the result of research done by a man who later repudiated it. For the record, Pence has not to my knowledge repudiated her model.

      • guest

        Usually in a battery case there must be physical evidence to back up allegations. The story isn't about the trial of this man but the fact he was arrested and I assume the trial will be held at a later date.

        • ron

          That's part of my point, it's only alleged and these allegations get thrown around very easily.

          However, on a larger level I'm pointing out you can't determine much even if he was found guilty. Even if he did batter her, it's already shown that men and women engage in physical violence equally. In cases where only one side is doing the hitting, it is usually women more than men. And in many case men can be arrested and found guilty in DV cases based on literally no physical evidence at all.

          Check it out. it's important and this knowledge might help you save yourself or someone you love from a lot of abuse.

  • redwood509

    If his Frau had her hand on a peace-maker, this fat slob would have been in the ER instead of back at home!

    • tickletik

      What if Frau wanted to simply kill her husband and then claimed DV? Would you be OK with that? I wouldnt be OK with it. Dont let your very justifiable contempt for this bastard cloud your judgement.

      • guest

        If there is no physical and forensic evidence to prove her allegations, it wouldn't do her any good.

        • ron

          Unfortunately, I think if you take a closer look you will be horrifically surprised to see that is not the case. Take a second look.

  • Mary Sue

    B-b-but, guns make people violent!
    Wait, he didn't have a gun?
    Then how on earth did he get violent? By THINKING about a gun?

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  • charlotte

    So he was anti gun so his wife couldn't defend herself against him? I wonder if he is a Muslim? Was this Imam sanctioned wife beating?

    • tickletik

      Whether he had guns or not in the house wouldnt have made it easier or harder to DV. Violence is as much psychological as it is physical. A woman who has had her face punched and her body kicked repeatedly is as unlikely to fight back or even seek revenge as a man who has had his jaw broken and his body kicked repeatedly. The movie trope "innocent woman/man who cant take it anymore is nonsense.

      The only proper response to DV is TO GET OUT..

  • charlotte

    well well well http://hiphopwired.com/2012/08/03/chicago-leader-

    He and Fakkaran are teaming up for a PEACE SUMMIT.AT Mosque Maryam. Now I wonder if he's of the same persuasion as Fakkaran?
    But have a laugh anyway: http://cureviolence.org/staff-member/tio-hardiman

    "Mr. Hardiman also piloted a successful program innovation that year: the introduction of Violence Interrupters. This addition of highly specialized violence intervention experts work to mediate conflict on the “front-end.”

  • Brujo Blanco

    I have heard liberals rail against violence and then excuse violence when it is done for the "right reason." It is not the gun that is the problem. The problem is the criminal. There are also some problems with the investigation of domestic violence. If a woman claims she is a victim of DV she will likely be taken at her word. If a man is the victim of DV he may not be believed all. A long time ago I worked on an ambulance. I went on a call wherein a man came home from work and his wife hit him in the back of the head with a heavy frying pan and there was blood all over. The man was going in and out of consciousness. The police officers arrested the man and took him to jail. We were not even permitted to render any aid to him at all. I was later told that the policy for the department as that in DV the man always gets arrested. I do not believe it is that way anymore. When guns are involved now in this PC world that in some areas the guy with the gun goes to jail.

  • jkbrent

    Yet another fascist, exposed for what he is. That's what taking guns away is all about. Imposing fascism.