The only people that benefit from gun control are corrupt governments and criminals, but I repeat myself:
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.
The teen contacted police on Feb. 15, and Hernandez was arrested four days later. He’s being held in jail without bond.
CeaseFire hired Hernandez despite his known involvement as the leader of a local gang and prior criminal convictions for drugs and weapons charges.
As the article notes, CeaseFire’s criminal employees have been arrested time and again for a variety of felony charges, to the point that authorities are wondering if the gun control group is merely a cover for criminal activity.
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.
Another CeaseFire employee was sentenced to Cook County boot camp in 2011 for possession of a machine gun/automatic weapon, records show. Since 2010, five other CeaseFire employees have been sentenced to federal prison — and a sixth was sentenced to probation — in drug cases.
I’d like to know why allegedly “anti-gun” progressives keep hiring criminals who seem intent only on getting the guns of their future victims off the street.