Saturday, December 22, 2007
#8 Dumbest Thing Done by Connecticut Democrats in 2007
# 8 - Fabrizi Backs a Sex Offender
It's fitting and appropriate to give the eight ball to a man who has actually done an eight ball.
Back in March, then-Bridgeport Mayor John Fabrizi appeared in court as a character witness on behalf of Juan Carlos Camacho, a 22-year old convicted sex offender and friend of the family.
Camacho had been having a sexual relationship with a 13-year old girl, and got her pregnant twice.
The boy was a friend of Fabrizi's son, and had been over to the Fabrizi household where we presume wholesome family-oriented things like cocaine use were practiced, so Fabrizi felt it was his obligation to speak on the child rapist's behalf.
It probably backfired, as Camacho's association with the mayor probably lowered the esteem the court held him in.
This idiotic move demonstrated the kind of judgment that distinguished Fabrizi's short tenure, and virtually guaranteed that Fabrizi would never get another term. That is why I have selected it as the #8 Dumbest Thing Done by Connecticut Democrats in 2007.