Roy Wood Jr. Spends a Day with Chicago Anti-Violence Group CeaseFire on ‘The Daily Show’
The Daily Show kicked off its week of Chicago shows last night, and the episode featured the above segment starring correspondent Roy Wood Jr., who heads to the South Side to meet some of the ex-gang members who now work for CeaseFire, a program that mediates gang conflict and patrols dangerous neighborhoods with the goal of using community engagement to stop gun violence before it happens. “What CeaseFire does is not glamorous or high-tech or action-packed, but this is what actual crime-fighting looks like,” Wood says. “How can we make people get that? The same way we make Americans get everything: Make it a basic cable show.” Hopefully the pitch Wood made for Mouthside Chicago does the trick.