Andrew Cazares funeral: Friends, fami...

Andrew Cazares funeral: Friends, family bury young man killed i...

There are 119 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Apr 16, 2009, titled Andrew Cazares funeral: Friends, family bury young man killed i.... In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

About 300 friends and family gathered at a southwest suburban graveside Thursday to lay to rest one of the young men killed last week when authorities say a drunken off-duty Chicago police detective slammed into their car on the Dan Ryan Expressway.

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hector

Woodridge, IL

#1 Apr 16, 2009
Uh.... You're a little behind on the story! It has now been revealed (Sun-Times) that the deceased was actually in the process of tagging the wall next to the highway. His "tag" name is" EVOL " and he is responsible for hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage to public property. Now all of those gangbangers that caused the disturbance at court makes sense
CeCe

Woodridge, IL

#2 Apr 16, 2009
The Suntimes Web site says they were parked and were spray painting the wall in a lane of traffic
Clover

United States

#3 Apr 16, 2009
Well, the Chicago Sun Times IS THE PAPER that is breaking most of the "big" local/State news stories now, so everyone should expect most of the facts to be reported either on paper or internet site by the "Chicago Sun Times." With the latest round of Tribune staff cuts, the Sun Times just might have more local reporters now.
Harold

Chicago, IL

#7 Apr 17, 2009
Please people, the cop killed two people, plain and simple, and should pay a heavy price for it - most especially since he was hired to protect and service, not drink, drive, and kill.
Adalai

Woodridge, IL

#8 Apr 17, 2009
Harold wrote:
Please people, the cop killed two people, plain and simple, and should pay a heavy price for it - most especially since he was hired to protect and service, not drink, drive, and kill.
If two people are sitting IN a lane of traffic (committing a felony damage to public property) right at the end of a curve in the highway, the fact that someone is drunk is no longer an element of Reckless Homicide. THIS ACCIDENT COULD HAVE HAPPENED TO ANYONE!
Chgo

Lincolnwood, IL

#10 Apr 17, 2009
hector wrote:
Uh.... You're a little behind on the story! It has now been revealed (Sun-Times) that the deceased was actually in the process of tagging the wall next to the highway. His "tag" name is" EVOL " and he is responsible for hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage to public property. Now all of those gangbangers that caused the disturbance at court makes sense
For your information idiot taggers and gangbangers are two very different things!! Gangbangers are the ones infesting our communities with drugs and violence not taggers!!! I knew these two men personally, you dont, so clearly your information is wrong! We are talking about two LIVES here that were taking away but an irresponsible drunken cop that was traveling at a speed of 120 mph!! Cops of all people should know the law like the back of there hand and be examples at upholding the law not breaking it and causing two young promising men their lives!!
Chgo

Lincolnwood, IL

#11 Apr 17, 2009
For your information idiots taggers and gangbangers are two very different things!! Gangbangers are the ones infesting our communities with drugs and violence not taggers!!! I knew these two men personally, you dont, so clearly your information is wrong! We are talking about two LIVES here that were taking away but an irresponsible drunken cop that was traveling at a speed of 120 mph!! Cops of all people should know the law like the back of there hand and be examples at upholding the law not breaking it and causing two young promising men their lives!!
epekbrick

Chicago, IL

#13 Apr 17, 2009
u r ignorant! thats not how it went down!
Chgo

Lincolnwood, IL

#16 Apr 17, 2009
Adalai wrote:
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My building was spraypainted with the word "EVOL" about a month ago. It cost me a lot of money to have it repaired. Sorry man but it's YOU whose wrong. I also watched the crowd of gangmembers at the court house the day the cop was bonded out, all making gang signs and shouting their gang name. So stay out there in your suburb. We know gangbangers when we see them
So you went PERSONALLY on Easter Sunday to 26th and California to go listen to the bond hearing?!?! I highly doubt that!!!! And I couldn't be more correct cause I knew these two men PERSONALLY, you didnt!
Chgo

Lincolnwood, IL

#17 Apr 17, 2009
Jessica wrote:
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If you knew those 2 low-life tagging criminals "personally" then you are also a criminal.
I have no idea of who you are speaking of cause these two men were not low-lives. And I am definitely no criminal... You ignorance and lack of knowledge is pretty amusing.
Chgo

Lincolnwood, IL

#18 Apr 17, 2009
George wrote:
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both taggers and gangbangers are scum and i'm glad 2 of them are gone...in fact it's pretty funny that God nailed them while they were committing a crime
I didn't know that having a flat tire was a crime!!!
Chgo

Lincolnwood, IL

#19 Apr 17, 2009
F.Y.I.- Fausto Manzera was a student at DEPAUL UNIVERSITY majoring in Marketing and held a job within the UNIVERSITY also. Andrew Cazares held a full-time job in Construction to help his mother with rent and bills since she was a single mother and he was also a father-like figure to his young sister. Also, Andrew took in troubled friends that were kicked out of their homes and had no place to go and Andrew invited them with open arms to stay at his home and helped them turn their lives around! Now that sounds like two very responsible young men not some low-lives like these non-educated drop-out gangbangers out here recruiting KIDS to enter a world clearly leading to destruction by drugs and violence!!! All you people are clearly heartless human beings! Think of it, if something like this would have happen to your children, parents, siblings, cousins, etc. How would you feel? How would you responded to negative remarks like the ones you all are leaving right now? Have some sympathy for their families!! These were young men that were burned to death. Their families couldn't see their faces for one last time cause they were charred!! Their families couldn't give them one last hug, one last kiss!! Please have some kind of heart to really think twice about the harsh comments you are all leaving.
Rambo

Oak Park, IL

#20 Apr 17, 2009
all I have to say is two lives were lost, is as simple as that! Nothing justifies a drunk person killing others. Is as simple as he should not have been driving drunk so stop trying to defend him. Everyone who is defending him and trying to say that Andrew and Fausto were low lives and deserve what they got, I pray to God that all you don't ever have to go through something like this, because first you all are wrong, these two guys were good men, and second of all only God can judge and take life away, not a drunk driver. Stop your ignorance and have some respect...
Rambo

Oak Park, IL

#27 Apr 17, 2009
Craig I don't know you or what you do, but to say something like that clearly shows the type of person you are.... I feel sorry for you and the ones who have to be around you.
Chgo

Lincolnwood, IL

#28 Apr 17, 2009
Westbrook wrote:
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"Single mothers" raise thugs.
You are soo wrong with that comment. EX: Obama's mother was a single parent! Is he a thug???? Nope, he is the PRESIDENT! So get your facts straight before you decided to comment.
Chgo

Lincolnwood, IL

#29 Apr 17, 2009
Hary wrote:
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He was only a part-time student and failing classes. He was only admitted because of minority quotas.
Where did you get that misleading information??? Do you have access to his school records???? Doubt it.
Chgo

Lincolnwood, IL

#30 Apr 17, 2009
Jessica wrote:
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The "flat tire" excuse is a lie...the Sun-Times has already reported they stopped to tag the highway wall and they have long criminal records. Another couple of dead "honor students" who were "getting their lives together"...****.
Well the sun-times is reporting false information!! And post the link to that misleading article so I can view it cause I have not read anything close to what you are claiming!
michael

Studio City, CA

#31 Apr 17, 2009
when i frist read this story and heard they stoped for a flat tire i had a talk with my 16 year old and told him don,t stop on a hiway to fix a flat.i feel real bad for the two boys and family but if the cop was not drunk i would think it would be the boys at fault? it looked like to me there was a exit just a few yards away.parents should talk to their kids about this story so maybe it could be avoided again.i also thought i read that maybe the boys were drinking and maybe drunk too? if this is true should they be at fault too? i,m sure i sound like i,m on the cop,s side and i,m not.nor am i on the boys side either.it,s just an awful thing that happened.
michael

Studio City, CA

#32 Apr 17, 2009
when i heard about this i had a talk with my son (16 years old)and told him to never ever stop on the hiway to fix a flat tire.i,ll buy a new tire and rim.and if the cop was not drunk would the boys be at fault? i thought i read that they were drinking and maybe drunk too.i,m not on the cop,s side nor am i on the boys side either.i just think they should be at fault too.
Chgo

Darby, PA

#33 Apr 17, 2009
Melissa wrote:
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That is true...I saw all the gangbangers and mexicans there too. Many are illegal aliens.
The only people that are not illegal aliens in the country are native americans! And f.y.I. no gangbangers attended the bond hearing on easter sunday...I personally was there not you. Its just typical for your causasian race to stereotype every hispanic as "gangbangers". Nothing new about that.

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