Sunday, May 20, 2018

LULAC Council 346 President Jaime Alvarado Claims State Convention Held In Wisconsin Illegal And Requests Another Be Held

Last week's LULAC State Convention held at the UMOS Corporate Headquarters in Milwaukee was not legally scheduled and it was held on a Thursday causing hardship for some members to attend, which LULAC has a history of holding State Conventions on the weekends and not on a weekday.

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

May 20, 2018

Milwaukee, WI - On Saturday, Jaime Alvarado, the President of League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council 346 released a filed complaint with Joe Henry, LULAC National VP for the Midwest and Manuel Escobar, LULAC National Legal Advisor with the National LULAC Board claiming multiple irregularities that led to holding an illegal LULAC State Convention in Wisconsin on May 17th at the UMOS Coporate Headquarters on S. Chase Ave. in Milwaukee in less than 30-days, violating a 30-day notice stipulation under the LULAC Constitution, including the use of a "cheat sheet" list to elected certain hand picked corporate candidates by four "corporate" LULAC councils (#337, #333, #342 and #343), which all the candidates on the list won election. Alvarado also claimed in a 3-page filed complaint with Henry and Escobar, that his candidacy for State Director in Wisconsin was rejected and blamed the "iron fist" tactics used by the Wisconsin State LULAC Director Eileen Figueroa de Lopez and Darryl Morin, candidate for National LULAC President and current State LULAC Secretary.
Figueroa de Lopez and the corporate councils apparently have endorsed Morin, a Republican for National LULAC President and Figueroa on April challenged three chartered LULAC Councils, which Alvarado and Patricia Kraker helped organized to be registered. According to Alvarado, Figueroa de Lopez gave no evidence in her challenge that the charters were not credible and the National Board eventually decided to approve the three LULAC Council charters that were challenged by Figueroa de Lopez.
Alvarado claimed that a $20 fee was charged for all members attending the State Convention last week Thursday, which it is also illegal to hold a convention on a weekday, according to the LULAC Constitution and Bylaws and that the fees were geared for council members to attend the 89th LULAC National Convention in Arizona in July and those new council members with less than one year in existence would be required to pay the $20 fee, but would be excluded from using and sharing the same funds to attend the national convention.
Having a State Convention on a weekday is not legal according to the LULAC Constitution and LULAC Bylaws, ARTICLE II, Conventions, Section I—Authority To Hold Conventions: Annual conventions of the National, State and District Assemblies may be held as authorized in Article VI, Section l.c., Section 4.c., & Section 6.c., respectively, of the National Constitution. All conventions shall be held in the months stipulated in the Article and Section cited, at such dates as the National Board of Directors, State and District Councils may determine, provided such dates fall on a weekend.
As a remedy, all transactions that transpired during an illegal State Convention would be considered null and void, according to the LULAC Constitution and Bylaws.
Alvarado says, "It is frustrating that over the years, a core group, led by Darryl and Eileen, consistently rule over the state board like an iron fist and shuts down inclusiveness - there are many more examples. It is also frustrating that they are willing to pick and choose the rules that are only convenient to them and not the state as a whole."
As a remedy, Alvarado is requesting for another State Convention to be held on the weekend (Saturday) in Wisconsin at a local library and for free and he hopes to see fair treatment for all LULAC Councils in the state and their members, despite who they support for LULAC National president. 
Civil Rights Texas Attorney Domingo Garcia, a Democrat from Dallas, Texas seems to be the favorable candidate expected to be elected at the National LULAC Convention in Arizona by a majority of LULAC Councils from Texas and nationally, according to endorsements made publicly.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Dimitrios Pagourtzis, A 17-year-old Demestic Terrorist And Nazi Sympathizer Charged With Capital Murder For the Santa Fe High School Massacre

Pagourtzis entered the school with several weapons and at least 10 pipe bombs and killed 10 victims, according to authorities.

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

May 18, 2018

Sante Fe, Texas - On Friday, Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, was taken into custody and booked for one count of capital murder with no bond in connection with 10 homicides reported at the Santa Fe High School (SFHS) in Texas. 10 additional  victims were also reported injured. Pagourtzis is facing 9 additional counts for capital murder and if convicted on all counts, he could face the death penalty.
Pagourtzis entered the SFHS around 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun including a .38 Caliber revolver handgun and at least ten pipe bombs including a Molotov to commit carnage, according authorities. The weapons were legally bought and belonged to Pagourtzis's father.
Ten victims were reported killed including one teacher and 9 students, a police officer was also reported injured.
Pagourtzis is a known Nazi sympathizer, according to news reports.
The following law enforcement agencies responded to the shooting at the SFHS massacre, the Santa Fe ISD PD, Santa Fe Police, Galveston County Sheriff's Office, Texas City Police, Galveston Police, Galveston Fire and Galveston EMC and Hitchcock Police. The FBI and the ATF are also handling the investigation.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Former Fort Atkinson Father William A. Nolan Charged With 6 Felony Counts Of Sexual Assault Of A Child Under 16

Nolan facing life in prison for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old male church participant.

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

May 7, 2018

Fort Atkinson, WI - On Thursday, retired Father William A. Nolan, 64, of Madison was charged with 6 felony counts for 2nd-degree sexual assault of a child under 16 in Jefferson County., according to the Fort Atkinson Police Department. If convicted on all charges, Nolan will face up to 40 years in prison for each count and up $100,000 in fines for each count. Nolan was freed on a $50,000 signature bond and his next preliminary court hearing was set for June 5.
Nolan allegedly sexually assaulted a 13-year-old male church participant at least 100 times at his rectory''s office, church, altar boy room, his residence and other places, which the assaults occurred within the period between 2006-2010. The victim was a student at the St. Joseph's Catholic School in Fort Atkinson, according to the criminal complant.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Dr. Federico Zaragoza Appointed As The 9th President For The College Of Southern Nevada 

Dr. Zaragoza will begin his tenure at the College of Southern Navada on August 15.

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

May 13, 2018

Las Vegas, Nevada - On Friday, Dr. Federico Zaragoza was unanimously appointed as the 9th president of the College of Southern Navada (CSN) by the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents, according to CSN press release. Dr. Zaragoza will begin his tenure at CSN on August 15.
Since 2004, Zaragoza has been the current the vice chancellor for economic and workforce development at the Alamo Colleges District (ACD) in Texas. Dr. Zaragoza will replace Acting President Dr. Margo L. Martin who has served as acting president since the retirement of President Dr. Michael D. Richards in February. Martin will return to her position as vice president for academic affairs.
Dr. Zaragoza comes to CSN with more than 30 years of experience in higher education and workforce development. In his current position, he has focused on ensuring that programs at the Alamo College District's five colleges align with industry demand in the San Antonio area. He is credited for doubling the graduation rate at the ACD.
Dr. Zaragoza was born in Mexico City, Mexico and raised in Laredo, Texas. 
Dr. Zaragoza has held various leadership positions, including State Director for the Wisconsin–Job Training Partnership Act Programs, President and CEO of the Private Industry Council of Milwaukee County, and Dean of Continuing Education for the Milwaukee Area Technical College in Wisconsin.  He also worked for the Milwaukee Public School District as Director for Alternative Education Programs, where he headed a network of 16 public alternative and specialty schools.  Prior to his appointment as Vice Chancellor at the ACD in Texas, Dr. Zaragoza served as Vice President of Administration for St. Philip's College–Southwest Campus.  Dr. Zaragoza holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, a Master's degree in Vocational Education, an Educational Specialist degree in Industrial and Technical Education from the University of Wisconsin–Stout, and a Ph.D. in Urban Education and Administrative Leadership from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.

Monday, May 7, 2018

LULAC National President Candidate Domingo Garcia Presents Listening Tour In Milwaukee

Garcia was in Milwaukee conducting a listening tour with the local LULAC leadership and prominent members of the Latino community and to promote his candidacy for President of the National LULAC organization.

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

May 7, 2018

Milwaukee, WI - On Monday, Attorney Domingo Garcia from Dallas held a luncheon with Latino leaders and LULAC leadership at the Cielito Lindo Restaurant in Milwaukee as part of his "Listening Tour" about his candidacy for the League of Untied Latin American Citizens (LULAC) National President. Those present at the luncheon were Milwaukee County Supervisor Sylvia Ortiz; Carmen Cabrera, the City of Milwaukee Election Commissioner; Matt Flynn (D), candidate for Governor of Wisconsin; Earnell Lucas, candidate for Milwaukee County Sheriff; Luz Sosa, a community organizer; Hector M. Flores, former LULAC National President (2006-2008); Román Palomares, the Chief of Staff and Chairman of Veterans Affairs Committee; Jaime Alvarado, President of LULAC Council #346 and others.
Garcia also held a second gathering in the afternoon at Oscar's Pub and Grill in the Southside of Milwaukee where members of the prominent Latino community were invited to meet with Garcia.
Garcia during the afternoon event told attendees that he will work to increase the LULAC membership to 1 million and will work to address Latino issues affecting Hispanics in the U.S.
The two events were organized by Rodolfo "Rudy" Martinez, the State Director-Elderly  from the LULAC Texas Civil Rights Council #9900, which Martinez is the President of the Council and sponsored by Garcia.
Garcia is a well known Democrat in the State of Texas, which the LULAC National President's election is non-partisan and the election will be held during the 89th Annual LULAC National Convention in Phoenix, Arizona from July 17 - 21 at the Convention Center.
According to a press release, on Sunday, Illinois Latino leaders and LULAC welcomed Garcia, the LULAC National Presidential Candidate to Chicago on May 6th, 2018, which the event was hosted by IL State Director Jose Javier Lopez; Past LULAC National VP for Midwest, Blanca Vargas and Cicero Democratic Township Committeewoman; U.S. Congressman Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL); candidate for U.S. Congress District 4 Chuy Garcia (D-IL) and Chicago Alderman Ricardo Muñoz.
Garcia released the following statement about his Listening Tour in Milwaukee and Chicago and talking to LULAC leadership and members of the Latino community in both cities. "This is a critical opportunity for me to listen firsthand to them about issues challenging Latinos in the region which is one of the most important to our community throughout the United States," said Garcia.
Garcia lives is Dallas, Texas where is a practicing civil rights attorney. He is a former member of the state legislature and the youngest city council member ever to serve as Mayor Pro Tem in one of America's largest cities. Garcia is also author of Texas' DACA legislation which served as the template for President Obama's national DACA program.
"I am extremely proud of the work being done by our LULAC members in the Chicago and Milwaukee metro areas and appreciate the endorsements by retiring U.S. Congressman Luis Gutierrez and Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, who is now running to succeed him in Illinois' 4 th District," said Garcia. "This region represents a vital and vibrant community for Latinos but there are still many challenges which we need to overcome," he added.
Garcia cited a study conducted on the Chicago Metro Area by the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy and the Great Cities Institute. A project team analyzed U.S. Census Data during a year-and-a-half for 12 neighborhoods in Chicago with more than 25,000 Latinos. Despite having higher median incomes in five of the 12 communities, Latinos still lag far behind in receiving a quality public education or healthcare.
"In Milwaukee, research by the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee's Center for Economic Development, found that segregation is still the 7th highest among the 50 largest metro areas in the U.S.," says Garcia. "In fact, it has remained unchanged since 1990, even though we've seen a significant growth in the Latino population. These are the kinds of disparities I am committed to fighting," adds Garcia.
Garcia's election bid will take place at 2018 LULAC National Convention July 17 - 21 in Phoenix, Arizona.
In 2019, the 90th Annual LULAC National Convention will be held in Milwaukee, WI.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Arlene L. Whiting's Death Investigated As A Homicide In Milwaukee's Southside

Whiting's death is a homicide investigation, according to police.

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

May 6, 2018

Milwaukee, WI - The death of Arlene L. Whiting, 54, has been classified as a homicide investigation, the Milwaukee police reported. Last Tuesday, police were called to the 2500 block of S. 6th Street around 3:20 p.m. to investigate a sudden death call involving a female victim.
Police confirmed, that Whiting's death is now considered a homicide investigation and an autopsy by the Milwaukee County Coroner's Office has been scheduled to determine the cause of death.

30-year-old Milwaukee Motorcycle Enthusiast Edgar Ramirez Jr. Passed Away After Crash

Ramirez Jr. died shortly after being involved in a crash with an SUV in the Southside of Milwaukee, his female passenger survived.

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

May 6, 2018

Milwaukee, WI - On Saturday, sport motorcyle driver Edgar Ramirez Jr., 30, also known as "Grullo" who was driving on S. 11 Street with Anaya Johnson, 22, his girlfriend got involved in a crash around 1:30 p.m. with an SUV vehicle who had stopped on W. Madison Street heading West. The 35-year-old female SUV driver remained at the scene.
Ramirez Jr. was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at a local hospital from internal bleeding and injuries. The Milwaukee County Coroner says, that Ramirez Jr. died from blunt force trauma.
Johnson suffered a broken leg.
Ramirez Jr. is survived by a daughter and was known as a local aspiring Hip Hop and R&B singing artist and was a member of the Top Shelf Gas group.