Friday, October 23, 2009

Drunk Killer Cop protest

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You're invited to protest...
Detective Joe Frugoli
FOP Hall
1412 W. Washington Blvd.
Chicago, Illinois

"Chicago police officers are planning a benefit this weekend at their union headquarters for Joseph Frugoli, who is accused of crashing into a car while driving drunk on the Dan Ryan in April, killing two people.

An invitation to the event is posted on the Web site of the Fraternal Order of Police, and appears next to the numbers '10-1', radio code for officer in need of assistance.

Police said Frugoli’s blood-alcohol content was more than three times the legal limit when his Lexus SUV struck a car that had pulled over on the Dan Ryan Expressway north of 18th Street. The car exploded into flames and killed Andrew Cazares, 23, and Fausto Manzera, 21. Frugoli is also accused of leaving the scene."

Watching the video footage of the resulting car explosion that morning was one of the most horrible things I've ever seen. Just realizing that you're watching the last moments of someone's life. If the force of Frugoli's crash didn't kill them, then the resulting fireball did.

The fact that Frugoli had monetarily settled earlier that week with the victim of another drunk car crash he had caused on that same expressway AND that he had also caused injury to some other officers through another car accident that was his fault as well is infuriating. He was given more chances than regular people and he ended up killing two young men.

His family protested at Area 1 Police Headquarters last night. The contact phone number for the fundraiser was linked back to that building. The protest tonight is going to be at the FOP Hall, where the fundraiser is being held.

Links to recent news stories...
WBEZ Chicago Public Radio

Friday, October 23, 2009
5 to 9pm
FOP Hall
1412 W Washington Blvd
Chicago, IL

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