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Lockport, IL

#270 Nov 6, 2012
illinoisisbroke wrote:
they should let him out now he has suffered enough and has been in prison for a year and a half already!
he has learned his lesson!
he should be released!
Wake up! He's NOT the victim here and he hasn't begun to learn his lesson yet. How about we start sentencing drunk drivers to an extended stay until the victim's family is done grieving?

He should rot in jail. He should know better than to drink and drive.
Late to the thread

Bloomingdale, IL

#272 Nov 14, 2012
Stapinski was a lousy cop. As his long time neighbor I personally witnessed him sleeping in his squad car while on shift behind his house for hours at a time. It was a regular thing when he was on 3rd shift.
He also kept his property in a permanent state of construction, which is now why it is a disgusting eyesore that will never go away. He also had a nasty habit of burning all of his construction waste in his backyard. A class act all the way. My exact response when my wife told me he killed a man by being a drunk P.O.S. was "shocker!"

I know this is an old thread, but I stumbled on it and it struck a nerve. I hope his victims family has found some peace with it.
Yea right

Lockport, IL

#273 Nov 14, 2012
He was never assigned to 3rd shift, but good try. Even if so you were such a good citizen of Lockport you never reported it or took pictures or video so your police department knew and had the chance to do something.
Dont Care

Lemont, IL

#274 Nov 14, 2012
Late to the thread wrote:
Stapinski was a lousy cop. As his long time neighbor I personally witnessed him sleeping in his squad car while on shift behind his house for hours at a time. It was a regular thing when he was on 3rd shift.
He also kept his property in a permanent state of construction, which is now why it is a disgusting eyesore that will never go away. He also had a nasty habit of burning all of his construction waste in his backyard. A class act all the way. My exact response when my wife told me he killed a man by being a drunk P.O.S. was "shocker!"
I know this is an old thread, but I stumbled on it and it struck a nerve. I hope his victims family has found some peace with it.
Why don't you go f*** your mother, your brother, and your sister? Oh... you already have.
I know

Homer Glen, IL

#275 Nov 17, 2012
edknower was never assigned to the night shift...end of story
kat

Chicago, IL

#276 Nov 26, 2012
HI Hope he is coping ok. I met him years ago on match.com
kat

Chicago, IL

#277 Nov 26, 2012
I hope he is doing ok. I dated him years ago from match.com He drank to much for sure but was a total gentleman and nice guy. Prayers for all.
Kat

Chicago, IL

#278 Nov 29, 2012
THis is not spam whomever judged it. He was fun to be around.
enoughisenoush

Joliet, IL

#279 Dec 11, 2012
I agree that this man has suffered enough.

He has lost:
-His Job
-His Financial Security
-His Freedom.

He has been in jail longer than a lot of guys convicted of more serious crimes. It's been what, two years?

Yes drunk driving is serious but this guy is not a violent person. He was a police officer who made a huge mistake.

He has paid.

We should write the governor to have his sentance commuted to time served.

enough is enough
the faker

Lockport, IL

#280 Dec 11, 2012
Two years for a man's life...I hardly think he has paid. He should rot in jail. He is not violent...then he should have thought before he drank himself silly and got behind the wheel and killed a human being. All the more reason to be a person who knows that drunk driving kills when you represent the law! Keep him in jail. The dead person does not have any rights and does not have a chance to be a good old boy anymore! Go cry in your beer! The consequences of your actions is always there as some people on here do not seem to know. 96 users on here right now. I bet for sure at least three fourths of them believe he should be behind bars for a longggggggggggggggg time!
Enough Really is Enough

Homer Glen, IL

#281 Dec 11, 2012
Lets cut to the chase and call him what he is - he is a murderer. He took another man's life. He chose to drive to a bar. He chose to drink too much. He chose to get back in his car and drive home. He is 100% responsible for the fact that another human being will never walk on the face of this earth again. That is way more than a "mistake". Especially considering he was a police officer and had taken an oath to uphold the law, not to knowingly break it. Prior to this happening, would Ed have cut someone else slack if he found them driving drunk? Would he have looked the other way, like he looked the other way for himself? There is only one person in this story who anyone should feel sorry for and that is the victim.
Three ring circus

Lockport, IL

#282 Dec 11, 2012
Enough Really is Enough wrote:
Lets cut to the chase and call him what he is - he is a murderer. He took another man's life. He chose to drive to a bar. He chose to drink too much. He chose to get back in his car and drive home. He is 100% responsible for the fact that another human being will never walk on the face of this earth again. That is way more than a "mistake". Especially considering he was a police officer and had taken an oath to uphold the law, not to knowingly break it. Prior to this happening, would Ed have cut someone else slack if he found them driving drunk? Would he have looked the other way, like he looked the other way for himself? There is only one person in this story who anyone should feel sorry for and that is the victim.
I agree with you. I feel sorry for the victims of drunk driving, not the ones who kill them. The ones that feel sorry for them do not follow the law themselves. They drink and drive and think it is ok. It is not and he found that out. The victim is gone and he lives on in jail where he belongs!
Jessica

Las Vegas, NV

#283 Jun 5, 2013
Just wondering wrote:
You goofy people who "throw stones" need to realize that many of your actions, related to alcohol or not, are "reckless" on any given day. This wonderful young man will pay the price for his recklessness and more just because of his profession. Although his actions were "reckless" there was no malicious intent in his actions. Unlike many of you malious people. He did not purposely cause harm to anyone like the child rapists and abusive husbands that cause harm to people on purpose and get away with it. It is sad for everyone, and the next time all of you wonderful people who are NEVER reckless cause harm to someone on accident, I guess your comments might come back to bite you in the ass. You better put your cell phones down, stop texting, quit putting on your lipstick, stop turning around and yelling at your kids, all while you drive, because that is reckless. He was reckless and he will pay dearly, but you are all reckless as well on any given day.
Finally! Someone who makes sense! Agree with your post!
badcop

Eureka, IL

#284 Jun 28, 2013
he is a badcop and he should have gottened 20 years!!!!!!!
drunk cop

Addison, IL

#285 May 17, 2014
He is doing time in a cushy minimum security joint.

It must be the special privilege for being an ex-cop
drunk cop

Addison, IL

#286 May 17, 2014
Here is the review of the East Moline minimum security summer camp where he is doing his time from Google Reviews:

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Its like a summer camp food, ain't that bad for prison food. Running,baseball,weights,hand ball,basketball,bacci ball court. What do you want for prison. Dont do the crime if you cant do the time. Maybe Stateville would be better to complain about!

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Must be nice having a bacci ball court and a running track. I wonder if they get nice folded napkins with their dinners and maybe even a violin playing band!

This is "justice" for a cop who is a drunken murderer!!!!
Fast Eddie

Lockport, IL

#287 May 22, 2014
Poor Ed. Ed and the PD have many secrets? He barely got what he deserved. But he will.

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