Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Three Tragic Thanksgivings for Flores and Lagunas Families

Miguel Flores, 22, and Erick Lagunas, 21, were killed on Thanksgiving Day, 2007 when a police officer's car hit them. Two years later, the wheels of justice seem to be stuck. Or spinning. Whichever metaphor you choose, the case has gone nowhere but nowhere. Last year, Chicago News Bench covered a candelight vigil for Miguel and Erick. That was on Friday, June 20, 2008. The two young Chicago men died when struck by an allegedly drunk police officer. The quiet and peaceful vigil was held in front of Cook County State's Attorney Dick Devine's home in Chicago's West Ridge neighborhood on the north side. Please see that report for some background. ABC7 Chicago has a followup on the story, dated Nov. 22, 2009. Another vigil was held, they report, this time at the home of the officer who was allegedly under the influence on that fatal Thanksgiving in 2007. The accident happened exactly two years ago, which was Thanksgiving Day in 2007. A judge threw out the initial charges in the case. New charges were filed in September 2008 after surveillance video surfaced that appeared to show Ardelean drinking a number of shots at a bar while off duty. More at ABC7 Chicago... Leave a Comment Conservative T-Shirts Follow CNB on Twitter RSS Feed