A scathing Arizona obituary for a dad who died from the coronavirus blames pols’ “carelessness’’ for his death — with the man’s daughter saying the state’s governor “has blood on his hands.’’
“Mark, like so many others, should not have died from COVID-19,” reads the obit for Mark “Black Jack” Urquiza, a Phoenix resident who died June 30 at age 65 from the contagion.
“His death is due to the carelessness of the politicians who continue to jeopardize the health of brown bodies through a clear lack of leadership, refusal to acknowledge the severity of this crisis, and inability and unwillingness to give clear and decisive direction on how to minimize risk,” the posting bitterly added, referring to the late Mexican American resident, who worked in manufacturing.
Urquiza’s daughter, Kristin Urquiza, told the Arizona Republic, “Gov. [Doug] Ducey has blood on his hands.
“That blood is the blood of my father and nearly 2,000 other Arizonans that have died so far,” she said.
Ducey has been criticized for reopening the state too soon, prompting a soaring resurgence of the virus that forced him to recently start up restrictions again.