When Chicagoans are charged with a DUI, they face jail time, fines, a suspended driver's license, required alcohol education classes and more.
But when a Chicago cop drunkenly drives his vehicle into another car, the Fraternal Order of Police throw him a party.
In April, police detective Joseph Frugoli plowed his SUV into the back of a disabled car parked on the side of the Dan Ryan Expressway, killing 21-year-old Fausto Manzera and 23-year-old Andrew Cazares. Frugoli then tried to flee the scene.
Protesters gathered outside the courthouse and outside Frugoli's home. They felt Frugoli was receiving special treatment because he was a police officer.
Well, he'll definitely be receiving special treatment this weekend. There might even be cake!
Tickets are $50 each. The invitation does not specify exactly where the money is going, except "to assist Detective Joe Frugoli."
The families of the two deceased victims were outraged upon hearing about the event and hope that all those attending will reconsider.
One has to wonder if alcohol will be served at the event.
Matt Bartosik is a "between blogs" blogger and a Chicago native.