Perrotte gains support for early release

Perrotte gains support for early release

There are 26 comments on the Desert Sun story from May 18, 2007, titled Perrotte gains support for early release. In it, Desert Sun reports that:

“He will continue to commit crimes if he is released, I know that”

Jeffrey Perrotte has spent around 14 years behind bars for causing the car crash that killed Frank Sinatra's longtime friend, Jilly Rizzo. via Desert Sun

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SSWolfslair

AOL

#1 Jun 8, 2007
It is so rediculous how you idiots can say that Jeff Perrote will commit crimes if he is released. Who the hell are you a wanna be fortune teller. Jilly Rizzo would of died long before now if he wasn't killed in the accident. The man was a criminal himself. He was sentenced to a term in prison for beating up a guy for Sinatra but the sentence was dropped because of his poor health. Also this man was nothing without the backing of Frank. You can't even talk about him without saying franks name first. Mainly because no one would remember him if you didn't mention Frank's name first. So get off you high donkey and get a life. You can start by getting an education because you sound real ignorant in your posting. Rizzo was not a pillar of the community he was a criminal no matter how you look at it. It was no loss when he died!!!
England - TN

United States

#2 Jun 12, 2007
So much for justice and rehabilitation.It looks as if the CA parole only knows one thing in the Jeff Perrotte case.Punish,punish and more punishment.To use future prediction to denie parole is sad.I thought it should be based on present and recent behavior since being in prison,accomplishments and it doesn't hurt to show a little Grace and Mercy.What happened with Jeff could be anyone who has ever drove when drinking.So much for overcrowding.God bless you Jeff and family.
Stranger in the Night

Cathedral City, CA

#3 Jun 27, 2007
Hey Perrotte hope you like jail food because my friend while I am dining and haveing a good drink in my own home you can rot in jail and regret what you did to Mr Rizzo hope they loose the key to your rotton cell you stink up the joint
BIG STEVE O

San Pedro, CA

#4 Aug 23, 2007
YO JEFF KEEP YOUR HEAD UP IN THERE I WILL PRAY FOR YOUR RELEASE. THESE CATS DONT HAVE A F-N CLUE ON HOW FAR YOU HAVE COME ALONG. I WAS WITH YOU IN TEHACHAPI REMEMBER "THE DRY CLEANERS" TAKE CARE AND ILL TRY TO WRITE TO YOU SOON. IM PULLING FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!111
ABC123

Lynwood, CA

#6 Sep 15, 2007
Dear SSWolfslair aka GEORGE PERROTTE,
Before you tell other people they need to get an education, maybe you should reconsider posting such an ignorant statement without even spell checking yourself and your grammar...f*cking idiot.
-"rIduculous" not "rEdiculous"
-"wannabe" is ONE word
-"would HAVE" not "would of"
-"...nothing without the backing of Frank"?? I've never heard that phrase...'backing of'
-"Frank's" with an apostrophe to show possession, "Franks" with no apostrophe is the plural meaning more than one Frank.
-"high donkey"?? never heard that one either...
-Yes, an education is exactly what the journalist for the Desert Sun who wrote this "posting" needs...cause Lord knows the idiot brother of Jeff Perrotte is far too smart for any schoolin' of his own.
-And yes, it was no loss to YOU when he died...oh except when your brother and his scum bag girlfriend got cuffed and taken away. Or how bout no loss to you the past 15 some odd years your brother's been locked up. I'd be disgusted to be related to Jeff Perrotte. An ex Marine with a MASSIVE criminal record (car, banking & employment fraud...) and THREE DUIs, one of which he received days before murdering Mr. Rizzo, injuring another driver. And yes, it's MURDER not an "accident" you f*cking retard. When someone is screaming for help and the other person runs home to get his girlfriend to come take the blame for him...when he had PLENTY of time and the capability to SAVE A LIFE...yes, that's negligence...that's MURDER.
Go drowned in your own filth you disgusting piece of pig vomit. You AND your brother.
Unknown1

Rosemead, CA

#7 Oct 24, 2007
ABC123 it's pretty pitiful that your such a hatful person... It is definantly a shame that you have so much hate built up and you have yet to experience forgiveness. I hope one day that you will come to grips with your own self and learn how to love yourself... I wish you the best in all your endeavors and hope one day you will realize the goodness of life..

Regards,

Unknown One
Unknown1

Rosemead, CA

#8 Oct 30, 2007
Its pretty funny as well that ABC123 spells "rIduculous" this way when He/She has still got it wrong... Get an education DONKEY!
Randal Perrotte

Lake George, NY

#9 Nov 13, 2007
I wonder if I am related to Jeff?
Get an education

Irvine, CA

#10 Jun 27, 2008
Wrong ABC123 - ridiculous - check yourself idiot! OWNED!!!!
Jack Collins

AOL

#11 Mar 29, 2009
Randal Perrotte wrote:
I wonder if I am related to Jeff?
You are his cousin. His late father, and your late father (Robert) were brothers. I am your first cousin.
tony

AOL

#12 Jul 22, 2009
Stranger in the Night wrote:
Hey Perrotte hope you like jail food because my friend while I am dining and haveing a good drink in my own home you can rot in jail and regret what you did to Mr Rizzo hope they loose the key to your rotton cell you stink up the joint
With a comment like that you STINK you F*CKING IDIOT
tony

AOL

#13 Jul 22, 2009
With a Comment like that you stink you F*CKING IDIOT
MURDERER

Berkeley, CA

#14 Jul 27, 2009
I love the way Perrote keeps referring to his murder of that guy as an "accident"

I also love how he is now writing in the UCB student newspaper complaining that the system won't let him serve the time the way he wants to.

Note to the murderer: You don't get to choose your own punishment.
Lissenhere

Mill Valley, CA

#15 Jan 2, 2010
The forums of the internet seems to be a magnet for the dumbest of the dumb and meanest of the mean. I've been following this story about Perrotte for awhile, and while he was a repeat DUI offender he has had all these years to repent for his crimes. At least he wants to work to deter others from following the same path, so perhaps he should be released on parole. Yet with the hysteria in general about drinking and driving it seems that the world in general won't accept repentance or apology, so you wonder why he is putting his rehabilitative efforts forward in the first place. However, the profanity, insults and, especially, the heartless condemnation of Jilly Rizzo as a "good riddance" case is inexcuseable. I might add that, despite the crimes he committed, Perrotte at least is savvy enough to read, write, spell, punctuate and put forth his ideas and commentaries in a civil manner. Many of you "writing" these comments show your ignorance and lowlife manner, and I see why YOU ALL are more of a problem than Perrotte's drinking!
Freddy D

Whitestone, NY

#16 May 10, 2010
Jeff, I am in AA, Jilly R. was a friend of Sinatra my belief is that organized crime and or influence of those on the board has been either financially or in a twisted way been pre-determined to continue sentencing you regardless of your sobriety, your efforts. Your sentence for killing Mr. Rizzo has more been served better by your work in AA and your sharing your experience.

I believe everyone should take a step back with the hate postings. Mr. Rizzo died unfortunately I am not saying that is right or wrong but realistically Jilly surely had a few cocktails periodically here in NYC. Jeff, made a mistake he has changed his life completely.

What is the point of prison if not reabilitation and making people pay for their crime by repaying the community. I wanted to drink today and after reading Jeffs website I did not. Maybe that saved my life or another.

Mr. Rizzo might have been good or bad , but if external opinions, admiration for Sinatra, or whatever are keeping Jeff in jail its wrong.
Milania0306

San Diego, CA

#17 May 19, 2010
Freddy please read all of the posts, Mr. Rizzo's "status" and friendships are not keeping that pig Perrotte in there.

He has 2 prior DUIs, one was 1-2 months before he killed Mr. Rizzo. He was driving on a suspended license while enrolled in AA classes. After he struck Mr. Rizzo's vehicle he got out and while Mr. Rizzo screamed for his life in a burning vehicle Perrotte ran home and brought back his gf to take the blame for the accident. Passersbys stopped to help and that pig was a former Marine and had he stayed to help he could've saved Mr. Rizzo's life before his car exploded.

Since then Perrotte has jumped around from prison to prison and before of his actions that night and in the prison system, he remains in jail serving his 15-life sentencing. It's so easy for his family to get on here and say horrible things about Mr. Rizzo but so hard for him or any of his family to accept the consequences of his actions. He shows no remorse without strings attached, in hopes of gaining recognition and praise for his "accomplishments". He is a lecherous pig and deserves to suffer his punishment for murdering a human being.

And before you people sit here and judge Mr. Rizzo by his past, let's take a look at Perrotte AND his family's criminal history, bank fraud, drugs, possession of stolen property, attempted auto theft, battery...his pride and joy son arrested in 2004, naked in the parking lot of a desert Wal-Mart after beating up a security guard.
SPDSKYR

Glendale, CA

#18 Jun 8, 2010
I don't think that Mr. Perrotte denies the responsibility for Mr. Rizzo's tragic death. Looking at his web site he has used the system to rehabilitate himself and contribute to society. What's the point of after all this money spent that they can't give him a chance! Is our prison system broken. They let out the child molesters. Enough time has been spent, enough generations of life's have been damage.
Freddy D

Whitestone, NY

#19 Jun 12, 2010
Hi Milania0306,

Don't take this wrong....please. I noticed you are from CA. as is Jeff I am sorry if this personally touched you truly.

I do not have any opinion on Mr. Rizzo other than my admiration of Sinatra music. However, I appreciate you mentioning the events of the night Mr. Perrotte committed the crime.

In my humble opinion Mr. Perrotte was drunk. I have been drunk many times. I have taken careless risks, said things I regretted and been in altercations I wish never occured. Being drunk is not an excuse but it does let one realize these are not the actions of a sober person.

Each thing you mentioned about Mr. Perotte seems to indicate he was deap inside drug or alcohol adddiction. So I wrote to Mr. Perotte in prison. Guess what he wrote me back.

The letter I got from Mr. Perotte was nothing but regret and remorse and support, and guidance toward AA. He suggested I get a sponsor, he noted my sobriety and congradulated me and openly admitted he was trying to get sober before that night the crime was committed.

Please don't be angry with me, I am still sober. Believe it or not today is Saturday. I am getting a divorce, I am upset I can't see my son due to divorce (not drinking related) and yes I wanted to drink today.

Luckily I opened my mailbox and a letter from Jeff Perrotte at CSTATE Prison was inside...I read it and I did not drink today. Miracle, coincidence? Did Mr. Perotte save my life today? Maybe, did he help me today? Yes.

Rehabilititation is for the state to give out. Forgiveness is for us to give. I heard a story recently at AA of a man who's father was murdered by another man while the killer was drunk.

The man went to prison for 15 years attended AA and when he got out of prison the man who's son was killed by him 15 years earlier was outside. He picked his fathers killer up, and brought him back to his house , fed him, helped him find a job and took him to AA meetings. The man who was killed ended up having a son who was involved with AA and not only forgave his fathers killer, but helped him remain sober.

I do not know if I could do that for the man who would harm my father, but if Jeff is a stranger to you, or if he has touched you so terribly do you feel you could forgive? Hatred only breeds hatred in my humble opinion.

Jeff Perrotte has done all he can to rehabilitate with the states help. IF there is no such thing as forgiveness, no such thing as changing and rehabilitating we should all give up, put words of hate from our tounges and live unhappily.

Please try to read this twice and inside if there is a small part of you that feels forgiveness no matter how small...thats god trying to help you...not Mr. Perotte.

All my best. Freddy D.
Freddy D

Whitestone, NY

#20 Jun 12, 2010
Hi Milania0306,

Don't take this wrong....please. I noticed you are from CA. as is Jeff I am sorry if this personally touched you truly.

I do not have any opinion on Mr. Rizzo other than my admiration of Sinatra music. However, I appreciate you mentioning the events of the night Mr. Perrotte committed the crime.

In my humble opinion Mr. Perrotte was drunk. I have been drunk many times. I have taken careless risks, said things I regretted and been in altercations I wish never occured. Being drunk is not an excuse but it does let one realize these are not the actions of a sober person.

Each thing you mentioned about Mr. Perotte seems to indicate he was deap inside drug or alcohol adddiction. So I wrote to Mr. Perotte in prison. Guess what he wrote me back.

The letter I got from Mr. Perotte was nothing but regret and remorse and support, and guidance toward AA. He suggested I get a sponsor, he noted my sobriety and congradulated me and openly admitted he was trying to get sober before that night the crime was committed.

Please don't be angry with me, I am still sober. Believe it or not today is Saturday. I am getting a divorce, I am upset I can't see my son due to divorce (not drinking related) and yes I wanted to drink today.

Luckily I opened my mailbox and a letter from Jeff Perrotte at CSTATE Prison was inside...I read it and I did not drink today. Miracle, coincidence? Did Mr. Perotte save my life today? Maybe, did he help me today? Yes.

Rehabilititation is for the state to give out. Forgiveness is for us to give. I heard a story recently at AA of a man who's father was murdered by another man while the killer was drunk.

The man went to prison for 15 years attended AA and when he got out of prison the man who's son was killed by him 15 years earlier was outside. He picked his fathers killer up, and brought him back to his house , fed him, helped him find a job and took him to AA meetings. The man who was killed ended up having a son who was involved with AA and not only forgave his fathers killer, but helped him remain sober.

I do not know if I could do that for the man who would harm my father, but if Jeff is a stranger to you, or if he has touched you so terribly do you feel you could forgive? Hatred only breeds hatred in my humble opinion.

Jeff Perrotte has done all he can to rehabilitate with the states help. IF there is no such thing as forgiveness, no such thing as changing and rehabilitating we should all give up, put words of hate from our tounges and live unhappily.

Please try to read this twice and inside if there is a small part of you that feels forgiveness no matter how small...thats god trying to help you...not Mr. Perotte.

All my best. Freddy
Jack

AOL

#21 Jun 14, 2010
Unfortunately, in life, it's not what you know, but WHO you know. The legal system, the prison system, the parole board, etc. are all part of the political system. If you know the right people, or have lots of money, you can get/buy what you want.
It's always been that way, and probably will continue.

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