The Feels are Real
When you or someone you know serves in the military, you are usually prepared for the worst when they’re away at war. Everyday is a mini panic attack as you try to get through not wanting to see those two men walking up to your door or receiving that phone call.
I know. I went through those emotions when my second half was in Iraq. The range of emotions as I counted down the days until he was home is something I can’t explain.
What you don’t expect or count on is for them to die early when they come home. Especially not by an immigrant who had been arrested multiple times for offenses ranging from DUI’s to drug possession.
Marine JarHeads Accident
Last week, seven members of the motorcycle club, Marine JarHeads, were killed in a fiery crash when a truck towing a flatbed plowed into them. The club consists of Marines and Marine supporters. The motorcyclists were traveling east bound when Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, age 23, crossed into their lane and plowed into ten people. Seven of the ten died of their injuries.
On June 16th, 2013 Zhukovskyy was arrested for drunk driving in Westfield, Massachusetts. His license was simply suspended for 210 days. June 24th, 2014 he was arrested for a drug offense in Macedonia, Ohio. He was issued his CDL in 2018. After an arrest for drunk driving and a drug offense he still managed to get a CDL. How can that be?
This year, he was arrested on February 11th, 2019 in Baytown, Texas for drug paraphernalia. The on February 18th, 2019 Zhukovskyy was arrested for improper use of lanes and failure to comply with safety regulations in Iowa.
Another arrest came on May 11th for failing a field sobriety test in a Walmart parking lot. On June 3rd, 2019 he was responsible for an 18-wheeler rollover accident in Baytown, Texas. No charges for that accident as of yet.
According to an Associated Press analysis of federal data, Westfield Transport has faced more than 60 violations in the past 24 months. This information is according to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration data updated June 25th. Westfield Transport is located in Massachusetts.
Who’s to Blame?
Looking at this accident, who is to blame along with Zhukovskyy? The government who continued letting him go and letting him get his license back and allowing him to obtain a CDL? The company he worked for after not terminating him due to the first incident and even giving him the job with his track record?
While he was a legal immigrant at the time of all of these crimes, when should that be revoked? Should the government be able to rescind an immigrant’s citizen status if they habitually break the law? If they cause accidents and end up murdering Americans?
Because of the careless actions of this one man, seven people have lost their lives.
Remember these names. These are the innocents who were lost on June 21st, 2019 needlessly.
- Michael Ferazzi, age 62, of Contoocook, New Hampshire
- Albert Mazza Jr., age 59, of Lee, New Hampshire
- Desma Oakes, age 42, of Concord, New Hampshire
- Aaron Perry, age 45, of Farmington, New Hampshire
- Daniel Pereira, age 58, of Riverside, Rhode Island
- Jo-Ann and Edward Corr, both age 58, of Lakeville, Massachusetts.
We will always remember. We will never forget. Semper Fidelis.