Friday, December 15, 2017

LAMA-Nomads, Florida Motorcycle Group Allegedly Copycats Logos Igniting Controversy Among Biker Groups

Name and logo infringement of colors taken seriously by motorcycle groups and riding groups in the U.S.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

December 15, 2017

Clermont, Florida - Last August, Nicasio Cuevas Quiles III, aka, "Nic Jones, Nic Yoda, Quil de Nic" was one of a few motorcycle enthusiasts that decided to create a motorcycle group named Latin American Motorcycle Association Nomads (LAMA-Nomads) in Clermont. Quiles is the current President of the LAMA-Nomads. But, the creation of LAMA-Nomads in Florida quickly drew criticism by Florida chapters associated with the actual Latin American Motorcycle Association (LAMA), which originated about 40 years ago in Chicago, whose founder is Mario Nieves and has chapters in multiple U.S. states, other countries and Puerto Rico. Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) attempted to contact Quiles and Elio Cruz from the LAMA-Nomads concerning the allegations raised by the original LAMA chapter members that LAMA-Nomads had decided to use LAMA's name without authorization and had also used the name of the Nomads, which another Motorcycle Club exists including adding a skull and ring around their Colors (LAMA-Nomads vest logo) similar to the Barrio Riders from Chicago.
Lou Pagan, a LAMA member in Florida posted a FB video connecting the LAMA-Nomads Colors to three groups and asked Quiles why did he do it.
The LAMA-Nomads attempt to portray their motorcycle group as authentic, but lack any originality, maybe because Quiles was a former member of LAMA and couldn't let go as a member and continues to use the LAMA name for credibility. Cruz posted on his Facebook (FB) page that their LAMA-Nomads name has been registered and even have an Internet domain with the name of LAMA and had filed lawsuits concerning the use of LAMA. HNNUSA has attempted to contact Cruz about the lawsuits, but no response has been made so far. Quiles has been also contacted as well, but no response has been made by him concerning the LAMA-Nomads and the allegations made that they copied and used other groups, clubs or association logos.
Quiles and members of LAMA-Nomads posed for a photo showing their LAMA-Nomads in front of home at the 9500 block of Royal Vista Ave. in Clermont where they allegedly operate their motorcyle group from and posted the photo in the LAMA-Nomads FB page. 
HNNUSA has also attempted to contact Marcos Rodriguez, the President and David Soto, the Vice-President of LAMA National from Chicago, but no response has been received about their options concerning the association's name infringement by Quiles and his LAMA-Nomads members.
A Weebly dot com web page was setup targeting Quiles by former employees who are seeking compensation from work done, but were never paid. Quiles did respond to the Weebly page about him and stated, "I wish to correct your article one last time related to Milwaukee County case “Mind Mill Creative LLC v. Haban, et al” in which our organization initiated the actions against former staff for, but not limited to, breach of contract, theft/conversion, violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the recent decision by the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) to close their investigation into the baseless claims as to non payment of wages in favor of our organization."
Quiles posted an official and unofficial statements on the LAMA-Nomads comments FB page regarding his group and HNNUSA's inquiry post about the group's decision to use the name LAMA is also posted.
Quiles TM registered Latin American Motorcycle Association L.A.M.A. on June 20, 2017 and then the name was TM registered by LAMA Corporation from Chicago on August 9, 2017. The TM for LAMA Corp. had expired on August 9, 2013, then LAMA was reactivated in July 28, 2015 and expired on March 13, 2017. Quiles didn't include Nomads in the TM filing, according to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Quiles hasn't TM registered the LAMA-Nomads in the State of Florida yet, according to Corporation state records.

Would it be OK for new motorcycle groups (NMG) to use and mimic Colors from other clubs, associations and independent riding groups?

For example:

Hells Angels-NMG

Will it ignite controversy between original M.C.'s, Associations and independent riding groups with wannabes that copy, infringe on names and then TM register the name as their own?
How many M.C.s, Associations and independent riding groups actually have their Colors, logos and names TM registered, so former members and others don't take the name of a club?
The biker drama continues. Stay tuned.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

La GordiLoca Charged For Live Facebook Streaming Incidents Of Laredo Police Department Accident Investigations

La GordiLoca before turning herself into the Laredo Police Department for several warrants claimed that she was being targeted for Facebook live streaming news of police accident investigations.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

December 14, 2017

Laredo, Texas - On Wednesday, Priscilla Villarreal Treviño, 32, aka, "La GordiLoca" turned herself to the Laredo Police Department for two outstanding warrants for using official police information without authorization, which Villarreal Treviño claims was for simply live streaming of accidents and incident investigations by police on Facebook. Villarreal Treviño was released on bond after she was charged with two felony counts for misuse of official information, a 3rd-degree felony, if convicted she could face up to 10 years in prison for each count and $10,000 in fines.
According to the Laredo Police Department (LPD) complaint, Villarreal Treviño allegedly used official information not yet released to report on her Facebook news page called La GordiLoca News Laredo TX and profited from it affecting such investigations.
The LPD would have to prove that Villarreal Treviño had sold LPD unofficial information to other news sources, but she only live streams her reporting on FB.
Villarreal Treviño on the contrary says, that police had been harassing her for at least four months because she reports the news as freedom of the press and speech. On a Facebook (FB) video that Villarreal Treviño posted on December 12, she exposed police corruption and apparently indicated that she had information about police officers engaging in sex and extramarital affairs. She vowed to make it public to her 83,617 FB followers who love the chisme (gossip), if she was taken into custody. Also, she explained that the LPD had launched an internal investigation involving a female police officer (Laredo Police Officer Barbara J. Goodman) who has been placed on administrative reassignment pending the outcome of an investigation, according to the LPD and is facing termination in connection with passing official information to Villarreal Treviño. Villarreal Treviño says, she has received accident reports by people who have come upon a police investigation scene and claimed that Officer Goodman is innocent and in no way has given her any official information. 
Facebook users that follow the GordiLoca news reporting on FB have posted comments on her video posts that also alleged that the LPD is corrupt and should be investigated by the feds.
The LPD has had a history of corruption, a former police chief and officers have been convicted of criminal activity and corruption.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Esteban Alba-Guerrero Charged For Milwaukee Southside Wrong Way Fatal S. 27th Street Crash While Intoxicated

Alba-Guerrero was allegedly speeding while under the influence of alcohol and driving northbound on southbound street lanes, which ended in a fatal crash when he struck a vehicle heading south on S. 27th Street killing a 27-year-old passenger and injuring a 37-year-old driver. 

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

December 13, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday, Esteban Alba-Guerrero, 21, was charged with three felony counts for homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle (if convicted, facing up to 25 years in prison and up to $100,000 in fines), homicide by use of vehicle with PAC (facing up to 25 years in prison and up to $100,000 in fines) and injury by intoxicated use of a vehicle (facing up to 12 years and 6 months in prison and up to $25,000 in fines) for the December 3 wrongway crash at the 2700 block of S. 27th Street. Alba-Guerrero's cash bond was set at $75,000.
According to the police criminal complaint, Milwaukee Police responded to a fatal crash that happened around 5:55 a.m. on December 3 in the 2700 block of S. 27th Street. Alba-Guerreo was driving a 2005 Acura TL northbound in the southbound lanes of traffic at a high rate of speed. The Acura struck a 2013 Hyundai Elantra that was driven by a 37-year-old man. A passenger of the Hyundai, Rafael Rojas-Prado, 27, died at the scene. The driver of the Hyundai suffered serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital. Alba-Guerrero, the driver of the Acura was taken into custody and also hospitalized with serious injuries.
According to family members, Rojas-Prado received a Visa and was visiting his family in Milwaukee after he graduated from a university and received a degree in Engineering in Mexico. He was originally from Tres Valles, Veracruz, Mexico. His family is trying to raise funds to send Rojas-Prado's body back to Mexico for burial.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Democrat Doug Jones Defeated Republican Roy Moore For The U.S. Senate In Alabama

Moore sent his supporters home to sleep after Jones was projected the winner for the U.S. Senate in Alabama.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

December 12, 2017

Montgomery, Alabama - On Tuesday, Doug Jones (D) was projected the winner for the U.S. Senate defeating Roy Moore (R). Jones made his victory speech and gave credit to a diverse voter turn out. According to the Washington Post exit polls, 92% of Black men, 97% of Black women, 23% of White men and 32% of White women voted for Jones. While 74% White men and 65% of White women including 7% of Black men and 3% of Black women voted for Moore.
Jones made history in Alabama and many GOP elected public officials campaigned against Moore who allegedly liked to date young teenage girls. Trump's endorsement didn't even help Moore.

State Assembly Democratic Minority Leader Gordon Hintz Removed Representative Josh Zepnick From Committees Without Due Process

Hintz, a Democrat requested for Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos to remove Democrat State Representative Josh Zepnick from committees without due process indicating how corrupt the leadership in the Democratic Party seemed to be in the State legislature.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

December 12, 2017

Madison, WI - State Representative Josh Zepnick (D-Milw.) has apparently been removed from serving in committees due to a request by Assembly Minority Leader Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh), according to Assembly Speaker Robin J. Vos (R-Rochester). Representative Hintz had requested for Vos to removed Rep. Zepnick from all the committees. Currently, Rep. Zepnick's home page in the State Assembly website shows no committee assignments.
Hintz apparently without due process is trying to pressure Zepnick to resign after allegations of inappropriate kissing and touching were made by two women who did not want to be identified. Zepnick has confirmed that the women have not confronted him and have not filed any complaints against him. Who are these women? In many cases of alleged sexual harassment and assault by public elected officials whether Democrat or Republican, female victims have come forward publicly and have faced the aggressor. 
But, Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) has learned that Zepnick broke from the corrupt ranks of the Democratic Party and pressure was placed to get Zepnick to resign. Rep. Zepnick has confirmed that he will not resign and is expected to seek re-election as a card carrying Democrat.
Zepnick has opposed anti-immigrant legislation by the Republican controlled Assembly.

For the record, ...both Democrats and Republicans are running for cover in relation to sexual harrasment. At the State Assembly many Republicans knew about former State Assembly Majority Leader Bill Kramer (R-Waukesha) drunkness and inappropriate sexual behavior, who was convicted in 2014 for 4th-degree sexual assault and sentenced to five months in jail long before the "Diana Robertson" issue became public, yet the Republicans did nothing. At the federal level, sexual abuse by members of Congress has been known for a long time...Why hasn't the Republicans and Democrats done anything against sexual harrasment until now? Because both Democrats and Republicans, including Trump, the President are equally complicit and corrupt.

Rep. Josh Zepnick released the following statement on December 1st, "As a recovering alcoholic, I have confronted and apologized for many mistakes I made during my years of irresponsible drinking.
While I have no recollection of these alleged incidents, there is never an excuse for inappropriate behavior.
I take the claims seriously and respect the feelings of the women involved. I apologize to both women for my actions and for any distress that I may have caused.
My life is back on track and I've been sober for over 2 years. I will not be resigning and I will continue to work hard on behalf of my constituents."

Monday, December 11, 2017

American Sewer Services, Inc. Fired Worker For KKK Decal Hate Speech At City of Milwaukee Worksite

Sewer and street repair company fired two employees, according to a letter sent to City of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

December 11, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Monday, Dennis Biondich, the owner of American Sewer Services, Inc. (ASS) from Rubicon confirmed in a letter sent to Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett that several employees had been terminated after two incidents that cause public outrage for displaying a Confederate flag including a KKK decal at a city worksite at N. 25th Street and W. Wells and an earlier incident where three workers were open carrying handguns and one of them brandishing his handgun at N. 19th Street and W. Meinecke Ave. Biondich admitted that an employee displaying the KKK decal in his cooler was hate speech and the second employee who was brandishing a handgun including two others who had handguns were legally carrying a weapon at a worksite.
The City of Milwaukee has a zero tolerance for City employees and contractors from carrying any type of weapon while on the job for the City, according to the City's Firearms and Dangerous Weapons prohibition. Last week, during a Common Council Public Works hearing, Alderman Bob Donovan exposed that some City employees had told him that they do carry conceal weapons while on the job violating the prohibition policy.
Multiple unions and organizations gathered at City Hall on Monday to speak against an employee working for ASS that had displayed a Confederate flag and a KKK decal in his cooler. Jacob Flom, Chair for the Young Workers Committee stated, "No worker can be both a unionist and a fascist, White supremacists are the enemy of organized labor and the entire multinational working class. The KKK is a White supremacist terrorist group responsible for killing Afrcan-Americans, LBGTQ people, trade unionists and others. Unions stand for economic and social justice and we condemn and actively fight against White supremacy and fascism in the workplace and society."
"Symbols of hate and division have no place at the worksite. The KKK is an abhorrent organization that fosters hate and violence and it is shocking that someone would feel it is okay to display support for White supremacy  on the job. Likewise, the Confederate flag is not the flag that represents liberty and justice for all," said Pam Fendt, President of the Milwaukee Area Labor Council.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Couple Sought By Milwaukee Police For Several Alleged Crimes In The Southside

A male and female suspects are wanted in connection with several armed robberies in the Southside of Milwaukee.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

December 10, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - The Milwaukee Police Department released the following press release regarding a male and female suspects sought in connection with several armed robberies in the Southside and an incident at a Citgo gas station located at the 1300 block of W. Lincoln Ave. on Wednesday.
Milwaukee Police are asking for the public's help in identifying two suspects wanted in connection with a December 6 crime at the Citgo Gas Station, at S. 13th Street and W. Lincoln Avenue, around 6:00 a.m.
The victim, a 39-year-old woman, walked into the gas station, an altercation ensued, and the male suspect pointed a gun at the victim. The suspect, and his female accomplice, then fled the scene.
Suspect #1 is described as a black male, between 30-40 years-old, 6'-6'2" tall, and 160-170 pounds with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a black skull cap type hat, a dark letterman-style jacket with light gray sleeves and a light gray hood, dark jeans, and black and red shoes.
Suspect #2 is described as a black female, between 30-40 years-old, 5'7"-5'9" tall, and 200-210 pounds with a heavy build, and long black curly hair. She was last seen wearing a white and pink zip-up hooded sweatshirt with a black undershirt and black leggings. It appears she has a large tattoo on her upper chest area.
Both suspects arrived in and entered what appeared to be a black, late 90's, Honda Civic. Surveillance video revealed there was no license plate affixed to the license plate holder. The front passenger's tire hubcap was also missing.
The male suspect and the depicted vehicle closely matches two other violent crimes that occurred on the South Side. In addition to the pointing and aiming, the two suspects are persons of interest for the following crimes:

•Armed Robbery around 4:10 a.m. on December 6 in the 900 block of S. Cesar Chavez Drive

•Armed Robbery/Carjacking around 5:00 a.m. on December 6 in the 1200 block of S. 31st Street