Yesterday, I posted this in an open thread at NMCommentor:
Bail was set at $500,000 in the case of an extremely drunk, off-duty Chicago cop [Detective Joseph Frugloli] who killed two young men when his SUV plowed into their disabled car on a local expressway a few days ago. Friends and family of the victims were outraged by the bail amount:
I certainly sympathize with the distress of the victims’ families, but once again I’m struck by the idea that many people think of bail as a form of pretrial punishment. This isn’t a wealthy defendant, nor does he seem like someone who is likely to commit another crime or flee and leave his family deeply in debt to a bondsman.
Q Only $500,000—that's what two lives are worth?