A homeowner in Waukesha for 20 years, Steve is president of the Waukesha Dog Parks Organization and enjoys motorcycling, fishing and staying on top of politics.
An ominous, dark headline, I admit. But it sums up the story. I write this only to try to save you from suffering the fate of my daughter-in-Law and grandchildren, Jennifer Bukosky, Courtney and Sophia. They were coming home from from school.
I often drive out of state for business. Each time that I leave, my wife worries for my safety and tells me to drive safely. Yet, on one motorcycle trip, coming home from Tennessee, the only incident was a near collision on Grandview Boulevard less than a mile from home and the end of the journey.
In today's paper, the there is a story of two people being hit by a car while walking within a block of one's home. A possible scandal is being looked into. More to my concerns and what prompted me to write, was the story about a drunk that killed two young men. These men were a short way from home. The demon's name is Scott Shallcross. He got a 24 year sentence. But only after a long history of violating laws and reckless behavior. After a time, warning signs such as his should initiate proactive protection of the citizens before disaster happens.
Long sentences such as what he received and Mark Benson, who killed my loved ones, are of little value unless they deter others from leading a path of destruction in their wake. I don't know that they do. Is an article in a newspaper or a segment on the television enough to get the message out? Are we really doing enough to prevent such tragedies? Again I say, insanity is doing the same thing over and expecting different results. Are we insane? Keep that in mind as you do your daily travels. It isn't safe out there!