Sunday, October 22, 2017

Nine Month Homicide Toll For Each State In Mexico In 2017

October 22, 2017

The Mexican Executive Scretary for the National System of Public Safety released the total of homicides, kidnappings and extortions from each state in Mexico from January to September 2017.

El Secretario Ejecutivo del Systema Nacional de Seguridad Pública reporto los homicidios, extorsiones y secuestros en cada estado de México entre enero a septiembre del 2017.

Source: Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

Proposed Wisconsin Anti-immigrant Bills SB 275/AB 190 Remain In State Legislature Committees

Two Wisconsin state legislature proposed Sanctuary City or anti-immigrant SB 275/AB 190 bills remain in committees with no action taken for now.

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

October 22, 2017

Madison, Wisconsin - Both the Wisconsin State Senate Labor and Regulatory Reform Committee (LRRC) Senate Bill 275 (SB 275) and the State Assembly Committee on Local Government Assembly Bill 190 (AB 190) will remain in committees with no action taken so far to move them out for debate in the full state legislature on what the Latino community in the state has come to call anti-immigrant proposed bills. The bills relate: to prohibiting local ordinances, resolutions, and policies that prohibit the enforcement of federal or state law Relating to illegal aliens or immigration status, authorizing certain elective officeholders to commence an enforcement action, providing a reduction in shared revenue payments, and creating governmental liability for damages caused by illegal aliens.
The SB 275/AB 190 bills were sponsored by State Senator Stephen Nass and State Representative John Spiros, both Republicans, if approved would force law enforcement (sheriff and police departments) to accept U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainers as lawful requests, which a federal court of appeals has ruled that they are not legal binding, only a judicial warrant signed by a court judge is legal to hold someone.
During the LRRC hearing on October 12, the Badger State Sheriffs' Association, Wisconsin Sheriff's and Deputy Sheriff's Association released a statement saying, "We are not in favor of illegal immigration and do not support communities designating themselves as a "refuge" for illegal aliens. However, we have questions relating to the provision in the bill requiring compliance with any lawful detained issued by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). While we support federal efforts to apprehend, hold, and deport criminals, the issue we are concerned that we cannot lawfully hold someone beyond what is allowed relating to their state charges and for the additional 48 hours under the bill for ICE to take physical custody of the person, without violating the person's Constitutional rights. Case law from across the country has found that the prolonged detention without probably cause or warrant is unconstitutional."  The Galarza v. Szalczyk (2014) federal case in Pennsylvania became a landmark decision to declare that ICE detainers are merely requests and had no legal standing. ICE detainers lack probable cause to hold someone.
Ernesto Galarza from New Jersey who is of Puerto Rican decent and U.S. Citizen  was held illegally for three days in 2008 at the Lehigh County Prison over the constitutional limit due to a ICE request. 
According to the ACLU in Pennsylvania  who filed a lawsuit in behalf of Galarza reported that "in April 2012, the district court ruled largely in Galarza's favor and denied most of the individual defendants' motions to dismiss, holding that the local police investigator (Allentown police) who called ICE and ICE agent who issued the detainer could both be held liable for violating Galarza's rights under the Fourth Amendment and the Equal Protection Clause.  The district court granted Lehigh County's motion to dismiss, however, and we appealed that portion of the decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
"In May 2014, the Third Circuit ruled in our favor, holding that states and localities are not required to imprison people based on ICE detainers.  The court recognized that ICE detainers are merely requests, that Lehigh County was free to disregard the ICE detainer, and that it therefore shares in the responsibility for violating Galarza's Fourth Amendment and due process rights.  The Third Circuit's decision was the first Court of Appeals decision in the country to squarely address this issue, " the ACLU in Pennsylvania reported.
Senator Nass also wants to penalize local and county governments for not enforcing federal immigration laws and who enact Sanctuary City ordinances, resolutions and policies, which could face between $500 up to $5,000 per day loss of share revenue from the state.
A federal judge in California place an injunction on President Donald Trump executive order that threaten to cut federal grant funding to sanctuary cities, county and municipalities, if they refused to enforce federal immigration laws, which enforcement is reserved for the federal government and not the states. The New York Times reported in April 2017 that, federal "judge, William H. Orrick of United States District Court, wrote that the president had overstepped his powers with his January executive order on immigration by tying billions of dollars in federal funding to immigration enforcement. Judge Orrick said only Congress could place such conditions on spending.
"The ruling, which applies nationwide, was another judicial setback for the Trump administration..."
Senator Nass's SB 275 bill was created as a copycat bill from Texas and based in an incident that happened in California involving the July 1, 2015 fatal shooting incident of Kathryn Steinle who was shot and killed in San Francisco by Francisco Sánchez, an undocumented immigrant who was a convicted felon who was previously deported five times by ICE. Nass blamed the San Francisco District Attorney's office for refusing to prosecute a drug charge. Sánchez was released by ICE after serving a third prison term for entering the country illegally. San Francisco is a sanctuary city.
What Senator Nass failed to understand is that the federal government including ICE failed to apply the stiff sentences for re-entering the country illegally. According to ICE, if a person enters the country illegally, the first violation is a federal civil offense, which a person gets deported at a cost of more than $10,000 per person, the second re-entry violation is a federal offense with a penalty of 5 to 10 years in prison and a third violation, an undocumented immigrant can get a federal prison term of 20 years in prison. So, who actually is at fault in the Sánchez case, it was the failure of the federal government and ICE including the U.S. Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security not to fully apply the law and prison terms for re-entering the U.S. and not the local, county of state governments as Senator Nass's argument to propose the SB 275 in Wisconsin attempts to imply.
No doubt, Senator Nass was trying to create a separate state immigration enforcement bill, which is an overreach of federal immigration laws that will definitely be challenged in a federal court as the similar Texas anti-immigrant SB 4 bill has been challenged and an injunction has been applied after the cities of El Cenizo, San Antonio and Houston filed lawsuits claiming it violated the 1st, 4th and 14th amendments of the U.S. Constitution including other violations as well.

Luz Sosa, Community Organizer for Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin, Sylvia Ortiz-Velez, candidate for the Milwaukee County 12th Supervisor District and H. Nelson Goodson, from HNNUSA and immigrant rights activist testify against WI State Senate proposed anti-immigrant SB 275 bill https://youtu.be/dWEwDdHKUOY


Friday, October 20, 2017

Neo-Nazis Arrested For Attempted Homicide Following White Supremacy Protest In Florida

Three White men suspected of White supremacy and neo-Nazi affiliations were taken into custody after instigating a disturbance ending with gunfire at a group of people in a Gainesville bus stop.

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

October 20, 2017

Gainesville, Florida - On Thursday, three White men with White supremacy and neo-Nazi affiliations were taken into custody and charged with attempted homicide by Gainesville police after stopping at a bus stop and taunting a group of people by chanting Nazi slogans and salutes with their extended arms and hands. The confrontation ended when one person of the group of people at the bus stop struck a vehicle the neo-Nazis were traveling with a stick and one of the neo-Nazis got out and yelled I'm going to kill you and took out a handgun while the two other suspects encourage him to shoot and the suspect then fired a shot at the group of people at the bus stop missing them and striking a building behind them. The neo-Nazis then fled the scene, but were later stopped and arrested by members of the Alachua County Sheriff's Office and other law enforcement agencies in the area.
According to a Gainesville Police Department press release, it reported that Gainesville area law enforcement located and arrested three men about 20 miles north of Gainesville late Thursday for their role in a shooting that followed the afternoon speech by Richard Spencer (a White Supremacy speaker).
Tyler Eugene Tenbrink, 28, of Richmond, Texas; William H. Fears, 30, and Colton G. Fears, 28, both of Passadena, Texas are all currently in the Alachua County Jail on charges of Attempted Homicide after an investigation revealed they engaged in an argument with another group of people that turned violent with gunfire.  At least two of the three have shown connections to extremist groups. Tenbrink is a convicted felon and faces additional charges of possession of a firearm by convicted felon.
The three suspects remain in the Alachua County Jail. The Fears brothers are under $1M bond and Tenbrink under a $3M bond.
Shortly before 5:30 p.m., it was reported that a silver Jeep stopped to argue with a group of protesters and began threatening, offering Nazi salutes and shouting chants about Hitler to the group that was near the bus stop.  During the altercation, Tenbrink produced a handgun while the Fears brothers encouraged him to shoot at the victims.  Tenbrink fired a single shot at the group which thankfully missed the group and struck a nearby building.  The suspects then fled in a silver jeep.
One of the victims amazingly remained calm and was able to get the vehicle tag number and reported it immediately to law enforcement.  Due to the Richard Spencer (White supremacy event) at the University of Florida in Gainesville, law enforcement resources from the local, state and Federal level were still operating in "Unified Command" which allowed local investigators and FBI analysts to quickly identify the vehicle and possible occupants. This information was immediately relayed to area law enforcement to look for the vehicle.
Shortly before 9:00 p.m., Alachua County Deputy A. Diaz was off duty and on the way home after working the Spencer event operation heard the radio call of the incident and description of the suspect's vehicle. He was miles north of the last location of the suspect's vehicle that was known from intelligence reports, but began searching and ultimately located the vehicle. Units from Alachua Police Department, High Springs Police Department and the Florida Highway Patrol conducted a high-risk Felony stop on the vehicle at the 405 Mile Marker of Interstate 75 North and took the three suspects into custody. 
Officer Ben Tobias, the spokesperson for GPD praised the quick thinking victim and area law enforcement. "I am amazed that immediately after being shot at, a victim had the forethought to get the vehicle's license number" Tobias said. "That key piece of information allowed officials from every level of multiple agencies to quickly identify and arrest these persons. This was an amazing team effort by everyone involved."
"This incident and how quickly it was handled displays the true teamwork that went into yesterdays Unified Command Center activation" said Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell. "Information was quickly gathered and disseminated to all law enforcement partners involved and a potentially dangerous situation was averted quickly with the arrests."

Trump's ICE Freed Alleged Undocumented Immigrant After Agents Get Busted For Illegal Entry Into Private Property

Trump's ICE agents in Portland without a warrant entered private property looking for a suspected undocumented immigrant and were video recorded committing an illegal act.

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

October 20, 2017

Portland, Oregon - On Thursday, at least four U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents in Portland entered private property without a warrant and attempted to lie that they had permission, which the person, George Cárdenas who was taking a cellphone video of the illegal act told the ICE agents that he didn't give them permission to enter without a warrant. Cárdenas also told them to leave because they were trespassing. An ICE agent then told Cárdenas that he gave them permission to come in, but Cárdenas denied it while video recording the incident.
The ICE agents detained a suspected undocumented immigrant in the incident who was identified a Carlos Bolanos, 32, but was later released by ICE without an explanation other that they made a mistake, according to an update by Cárdenas.
Cárdenas gives credit to his posted video in Facebook that let to the release of the immigrant.
ICE in Portland has not released any press release regarding the unlawful entry to private property by ICE agents and if the agents will face any disciplinary action or if they will be held accountable for committing an illegal act while on duty.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Red Cross Volunteer From Milwaukee Confirmed Puerto Rico In Worst Condition Than Reported

A Milwaukee Red Cross volunteer who was deployed to Puerto Rico confirmed that people in rural areas at the island haven't seen any relief aid, since Hurricane Maria hit.

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

October 17, 2017

San Juan, Puerto Rico - As President Donald Trump goes golfing on his vacation getaways in the U.S., thousands of U.S. Citizens living in rural areas in Puerto Rico continue to suffer due to lack of relief aid including food, water, electricity, cellphone and internet service and other items that hasn't reach them at all. Yussef Morales, a volunteer from Milwaukee, WI who was deployed to Puerto Rico on October 13 by the Red Cross confirmed that people at the island, especially those living in rural areas since Hurricane Maria struck hadn't seen any FEMA, military or local relief aid workers until he and other Red Cross volunteers happened to reach those areas. Morales and the volunteers are assigned to Hato Rey, a ward in the municipality of San Juan and carry a Satellite phone when on a mission to locate missing persons. When they come upon displaced people on the road or go into rural areas, Morales and his crew allow fellow disaster victims the opportunity to call relatives in the U.S. to let them know they're alive and "Ok."
Victor Huyke, Publisher of El Conquistador Newspaper who is related to Morales posted the following update, according to Morales. Huyke on his Facebook account posted, "Yussef Gave Us An Update

Just got a phone call from Yussef Morales. The situation in Puerto Rico is far worse than being reported.

Four weeks after Hurricane Maria swept through the island of Puerto Rico, many people living in rural areas have not seen any aid.

Yussef said that many people tell him and his team that they are the first rescuers they have seen since the hurricane passed and knock out the water and power.

"It is messed up everywhere. There is not one place that we have gone to that wasn't destroyed by the hurricane," said Yussef. "Mudslides, floods, downed trees, houses that have no roofs. Nothing. People see us and start asking for help, water, and food,"

Staying in a church that has a generator that runs only at night so they can have air conditioning, 100 people are stuffed into the poorly lit church. A mix of Red Cross volunteers, and people that lost everything.

"We go out every day to find people that are listed missing. We try to find as many as we can in a day. But there is so much stuff blocking the roads, that we have to walk most of the time," said Yussef. With a list of names, Yussef and his team try to find the missing. "When we find them, we have a satellite phone and we have them call their families to let them know they are alive." 

But being alive in this devastation is just barely living. The help is not getting to the people fast enough or not at all.

"I have seen some '$#|+' like out of a horror movie. People so thin they looked like zombies. Children running around with almost no clothes. No schools are open. I watched a woman wash her clothes in the rain because that was the only water she had. She had a blanket where her roof use to be. Her kids were under the blanket, but the blanket was so wet, that her kids were still getting wet."

"Stuff is not reaching the people. Not enough help. Some areas are so hard to get too, that nothing can get in. We walked up a mountain to reach one family... Let me tell you, nothing makes you feel as good as seeing the people's faces when they talk to their family"

I (Huyke) will update everyone as Yussef calls.

In other news from Puerto Rico:

Heavily armed private security mercenaries and non-armed security from the private firm Academi (also known as Blackwater), has been contracted by the Federal Protective Services, which is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to provide security and protect the fuel and water supplies in the island. 
The Mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulín Cruz has called on UNICEF and other countries for relief aid as Trump's administration, FEMA and the military are slowly working to fix the electrical grid and gradually transport food and water to rural areas and other parts of Puerto Rico where is desperately needed.
On Friday, Olga Tañon, a Merengue style singer claimed in a Facebook posted video that loads of food donations were being stolen by an organized criminal group that operates at the Aguadilla Airport in Puerto Rico and called on local and federal authorities to investigate.
Don Omar, another singer who worked with Tañon to get food donations in the U.S. and flew the supplies to the island also made the same claims about food and water containers disappearing in Aguadilla.
The Department of Justice in Puerto Rico (DOJPR) confirmed that a prosecutor has been assigned by DOJPR Secretary Wanda Vázquez to investigate food, water and items from FEMA being discarded in trash containers and not bring distributed by those working with the municipality of Patillas. Investigators found discarded FEMA food boxes and other items in a container (video), also food packages were left outside without protection from rain and rats were seen scavenging and contaminating food items, which were also damped. Anyone caught dumping or destroying FEMA supplies will face charges and up to 20 years in federal prison, if convicted.

So far, the official death toll in Puerto Rico was reported at 48, but the New York Daily News reported between 400 to 500 bodies at the Aguadilla morgue and El Vocero reported at least 350 bodies at the Institute of Forensic Science's, which are only several locations compared to other areas in the island. With the overflow of deaths since Hurricane Maria and the slow autopsy process, it has yet to be determined, if the deaths are directly related to the recent devastation and after effects of Hurricane Maria.


Editor's note:

It is a disgrace and shame that the U.S. has the largest armed forces ready to be deployed if war is declared in any part of the world including a $600B budget approved by Congress, but is not equipped to invade Puerto Rico with relief aid, convoy trucks, all terrain vehicles to create field food kitchens in different parts of an island after the Hurricane Maria devastation, which is a U.S. Common Wealth and tent cities to protect U.S. Citizens in Puerto Rico from the elements.
Shame on Trump and the U.S. Congress for not declaring a rapid relief aid deployment as soon as possible.
If Congress can declare war, Congress can declared a rapid relief aid for Puerto Rico as well.
"Puerto Rican lives Matter"


Sunday, October 15, 2017

Food Relief Donations Stolen By Organized Crime Operation At The Aguadilla Airport In Puerto Rico

An employee at the Aguadilla Airport in Puerto Rico exposed that an organized criminal group have been stealing loads of food, water and other items donated for the relief effort in the island.

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

October 15, 2017

Aguadilla, Puerto Rico - On Friday, Olga Tañon, a Puerto Rican Merengue style singer denounced that an organized criminal operation at the Aguadilla Airport in the island of Puerto Rico has been involved in stealing food donations. Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) has also learned that other organized criminal groups have been doing the same thing concerning stolen food donations in other parts of Puerto Rico.  According to Tañon and other reports, large loads of relief aid consisting of food, water and other items in donations have been stolen from the airport warehouse. An employee at the Aguadilla notified Tañon and other groups that have been donating items and food including water that their supplies are being stolen by an organized criminal element. 
Tañon in a Facebook video called for local and federal authorities to investigate and stop such crimes against the people of Puerto Rico. Don Omar, another singer has also claimed that loads of food donations have disappeared and unaccounted for 
from the Aguadilla Airport.
Also, reports that packages send through mail to Puerto Rico are being opened and items stolen.
Apparently, stealing food donations and selling them on the black market had become a lucrative business for criminal organzations and corrupt officials.


Saturday, October 14, 2017

Anti-immigrant SB 275 Bill In Wisconsin Forces Law Enforcement To Commit Illegal Act

Republican Wisconsin State Senator Stephen L. Nass who introduced SB 275, which is considered an anti-immigrant Sanctuary City bill wants to force law enforcement officials to commit an illegal act.

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

October 14, 2017

Madison, WI - On Thursday, hundreds of Latinos and non-Latinos gave testimony at the Wisconsin State Senate Labor and Regulatory Reform Committee (LRRC) hearing on proposed Senate Bill 275, which is considered and an anti-immigrant bill, if approved by the state Republican controlled legislature and signed into law by Governor Scott Walker (R), it would force law enforcement officials to commit an illegal act. The SB 275 bill was sponsored by State Senator Stephen L. Nass from La Grange, Wisconsin.
If SB 275 is approved, the Sanctuary City bill will prohibit resolutions, ordinances and policies that prohibit the enforcement of federal immigration federal laws by local and county governments, which would also allow elected officials to take legal action for non-compliance and provide a penalty to reduce share revenue payments.
The SB 275/AB 190 Relating to: prohibiting local ordinances, resolutions, and policies that prohibit the enforcement of federal or state law relating to illegal aliens or immigration status, authorizing certain elective officeholders to commence an enforcement action, providing a reduction in shared revenue payments, and creating governmental liability for damages caused by illegal aliens.
Most who gave testimony in front of the LRRC were against the bill and several were in favor including an alt-right group known as FIRM and the Badger State Sheriffs' Association, Wisconsin Sheriff's and Deputy Sheriff's Association released a statement saying, "We are not in favor of illegal immigration and do not support communities designating themselves as a "refuge" for illegal aliens. However, we have questions relating to the provision in the bill requiring compliance with any lawful detained issued by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement  (ICE). While we support federal efforts to apprehend, hold, and deport criminals, the issue we are concerned that we cannot lawfully hold someone beyond what is allowed relating to their state charges and for the additional 48 hours under the bill for ICE to take physical custody of the person, without violating the person's Constitutional rights. Case law from across the country has found that the prolonged detention without probably cause or warrant is unconstitutional."  The Galarza v. Szalczyk (2014) federal case in Pennsylvania became a landmark decision to declare that ICE detainers are merely requests and had no legal standing. Ernesto Galarza from New Jersey who is of Puerto Rican decent and U.S. Citizen  was held illegally for three days in 2008 at the Lehigh County Prison over the constitutional limit due to a ICE request. 
According to the ACLU in Pennsylvania  who filed a lawsuit in behalf of Galarza reported that "in April 2012, the district court ruled largely in Galarza's favor and denied most of the individual defendants' motions to dismiss, holding that the local police investigator (Allentown police) who called ICE and ICE agent who issued the detainer could both be held liable for violating Galarza's rights under the Fourth Amendment and the Equal Protection Clause.  The district court granted Lehigh County's motion to dismiss, however, and we appealed that portion of the decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
"In May 2014, the Third Circuit ruled in our favor, holding that states and localities are not required to imprison people based on ICE detainers.  The court recognized that ICE detainers are merely requests, that Lehigh County was free to disregard the ICE detainer, and that it therefore shares in the responsibility for violating Galarza's Fourth Amendment and due process rights.  The Third Circuit's decision was the first Court of Appeals decision in the country to squarely address this issue, " the ACLU in Pennsylvania reported.
Senator Nass also wants to penalize local and county governments for not enforcing federal immigration laws and who enact Sanctuary City ordinances, resolutions and policies, which could face between $500 up to $5,000 per day loss of share revenue from the state.
A federal judge in California place an injunction on President Donald Trump executive order that threaten to cut federal grant funding to sanctuary cities, county and municipalities, if they refused to enforce federal immigration laws, which enforcement is reserved for the federal government and not the states. The New York Times reported in April 2017 that, federal "judge, William H. Orrick of United States District Court, wrote that the president had overstepped his powers with his January executive order on immigration by tying billions of dollars in federal funding to immigration enforcement. Judge Orrick said only Congress could place such conditions on spending.
"The ruling, which applies nationwide, was another judicial setback for the Trump administration..."
Senator Nass's SB 275 bill was created as a copycat bill from Texas and based in an incident that happened in California involving the July 1, 2015 fatal shooting incident of Kathryn Steinle who was shot and killed in San Francisco by Francisco Sánchez, an undocumented immigrant who was a convicted felon who was previously deported five times by ICE. Nass blamed the San Francisco District Attorney's office for refusing to prosecute a drug charge. Sánchez was released by ICE after serving a third prison term for entering the country illegally. San Francisco is a sanctuary city.
What Senator Nass failed to understand is that the federal government including ICE failed to apply the stiff sentences for re-entering the country illegally. According to ICE, if a person enters the country illegally, the first violation is a federal civil offense, which a person gets deported at a cost of more than $10,000 per person, the second re-entry violation is a federal offense with a penalty of 5 to 10 years in prison and a third violation, an undocumented immigrant can get a federal prison term of 20 years in prison. So, who actually is at fault in the Sánchez case, it was the failure of the federal government and ICE including the U.S. Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security not to fully apply the law and prison terms for re-entering the U.S. and not the local, county of state governments as Senator Nass's argument to propose the SB 275 in Wisconsin attempts to imply.
No doubt, Senator Nass is trying to create a separate state immigration enforcement bill, which is an overreach of federal immigration laws that will definitely be challenged in a federal court as the similar Texas anti-immigrant SB 4 bill has been challenged and an injunction has been applied after the cities of El Cenizo, San Antonio and Houston filed lawsuits claiming it violated the 1st, 4th and 14th amendments of the U.S. Constitution including other violations as well.

Luz Sosa, Community Organizer for Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin, Sylvia Ortiz-Velez, candidate for the Milwaukee County 12th Supervisor District and H. Nelson Goodson, from HNNUSA and immigrant rights activist testify against WI State Senate proposed anti-immigrant SB 275 bill https://youtu.be/dWEwDdHKUOY

LULAC Wisconsin and MALDEF testify against SB 275  http://bit.ly/2hI1s91

Christine Neumann-Ortiz, the Executive Director of Voces de la Frontera tells Wisconsin State Senator Stephen L. Nass (R) that his SB 275 is a racist bill http://bit.ly/2gG4HOK


Friday, October 13, 2017

Oak Creek High School Basketball Coach Michael Jossie Charged With Two Counts Of Sexual Assault Of A Child

Jossie confessed to police that he had sex multiple times with a 15-year-old  female student.

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

October 13, 2017

Oak Creek, WI - On Friday, Michael Jossie, 39, was charged with two felony counts for 2nd-sexual assault of a child. If convicted, Jossie is facing up to 40 years in prison for each count and up to $100,000 in fines for each count, according to court records. A warrant was issued for Jossie's arrest as of Friday.
According to the criminal complaint, the sexual affair came to light when a custodian noticed Jossie in a classroom with a 15-year-old female student who had her skirt up to her torso. The custodian reported the incident to school officials.
When police interviewed the female student, she told them that Jossie and her had been having an affair for over year and that they had sex multiple times. Jossie also confessed to police and confirmed that he had sex multiple times with the student.
The female student told police that he had also taken her to a hotel where they engaged in sex.
Jossie is listed on the Oak Creek a high School website as a teacher and a basketball coach. Tim Culver, the Oak Creek School District Superintendent confirmed that Jossie has been place on administrative leave.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Deceased Victim Pulled From KK River In Milwaukee Identified As Ernesto Garcia

Garcia was pronounced deceased after being pulled from the Kinnickinnic River over the weekend along with another man who survived.

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

October 12, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - One of two men who died after being pulled from the Kinnickinnic River has been identified as Ernesto Garcia, 43, according to family members. Milwaukee police pulled both men from the river last Saturday just after 5:00 p.m. A 36-year-old man is expected to survive.
According to police, a death investigation in ongoing to determine what happened on October 7 that led to the death of Garcia.  Milwaukee police officers and the Milwaukee Fire Department responded to the area of S. Chase Avenue and S. 1st Street for several subjects in the Kinnickinnic River. Garcia and a 36-year-old man were pulled from the river and Garcia was later pronounced deceased at a local hospital. The younger man was conveyed to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Police continue with the investigation, but the death does not appear to be suspicious at this time.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Oak Creek High School Coach Michael Jossie Arrested For Inappropriate Touching Of Student

Jossie was taken into custody and multiple charges are pending against the Oak Creek High School basketball coach for inappropriate touching of a student.

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

October 11, 2017

Oak Creek, WI - On Tuesday, Michael Jossie, 39, was taken into custody by the Oak Creek Police and booked into the Milwaukee County jail after he was arrested on allegations of inappropriate touching of a student. Police and Oak Creek school administrators learned of the allegations and informed parents that Jossie had been placed on administrative durties pending the outcome of the investigation. Police in the preliminary investigation determined that Jossie had made inappropriate contact with a student while on school property, according to the criminal complaint. Police continue to investigate whether Jossie had additional inappropriate contact with other students as well during school hours and after school.
Jossie is listed on the Oak Creek a high School website as a teacher and a basketball coach. Tim Culver, the Oak Creek School District Superintendent confirmed that Jossie has been place on administrative leave due an ongoing investigation by the school district and police.


Monday, October 9, 2017

Wisconsin State Senate Hearing Scheduled To Discuss Proposed Anti-immigrant Sanctuary City Bill SB 275/AB 190

State Senate will hold a hearing on anti-immigrant "Sanctuary City" bill SB 275/AB 190 in Madison.

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

October 9, 2017

Madison, WI - On Thursday, the State Senate Committee on Labor and Regulatory Reform will hold a hearing on anti-immigrant "Sanctuary City" bill SB 275/AB 190 at 9:30 a.m., room 412 East at the State Capitol, which is open to the public. If approved, the Sanctuary City bill will prohibit resolutions, ordinances and policies that prohibit the enforcement of federal immigration federal laws by local and county governments, which would also allow elected officials to take legal action for non-compliance and provide a penalty to reduce share revenue payments.
The SB 275/AB 190 Relating to: prohibiting local ordinances, resolutions, and policies that prohibit the enforcement of federal or state law relating to illegal aliens or immigration status, authorizing certain elective officeholders to commence an enforcement action, providing a reduction in shared revenue payments, and creating governmental liability for damages caused by illegal aliens.
The Sanctuary City bill is being pushed forward by anti-immigrant State Republican Senators who sponsored the bill including State Assembly Republican Representatives. State Senators Nass, Stroebel, Craig and Vukmir; cosponsored by State Representatives Spiros, Kremer, E. Brooks, Edming, Gannon, Jacque, Mursau, Neylon, Quinn, Skowronski, Tusler, Weatherston and Hutton.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

FedEx Charging Between $400 to $593 To Ship 51lbs. Of Food In A Box To Puerto Rico

Many Puerto Ricans in the U.S. are left astonished to discover that sending a package to Puerto Rico today will cost up to $500.

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

October 8, 2017

U.S.A. - FedEx has been exposed by several people of Puerto Rican descent in the U.S.A. including in Milwaukee, Wisconsin of price gouging when sending small boxes of nonperishable food to Puerto Rico, according to several Facebook users in the U.S. FedEx employee doesn't know, if the price gouging is due to the Hurricane Maria effect and devastation.
Sly Chispa on October 6 posted on her Facebook (FB) account that "FedEx is price gouging their prices just to send food or any items to Puerto Rico they wanted to charge me $593 or $400 depending on the date  two small packages this is disgusting unbelievable boycott FedEx." Chispa also posted a recorded video on her FB where the FedEx employee explains the flat rate prices. To send a box weighting at 51 lbs. of nonperishable food to Puerto Rico it would cost flat rate of $593 to get there by Tuesday and $400.91 by Wednesday, October 11 at 5p.m., according to the FedEx employee. 
On October 5, FedEx posted on their FB account that "Today we're teaming up with the Pittsburgh Pirates to deliver more than 150,000 pounds of hurricane relief supplies to the people of Puerto Rico. Flight 9121 honors the memory of beloved Pirate #21, Roberto Clemente, who lost his life on a relief mission to earthquake-ravaged Nicaragua in 1972..." 


Wisconsin Man Facing Charges For Having An AR-15 And One Handgun In Vehicle Near Chicago's O'Hare Airport

32-year-old man from Wisconsin was taken into custody during a traffic stop for speeding by Chicago police when several weapons were found in his vehicle shortly after leaving the O'Hare International Airport.

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

October 8, 2017

Chicago, Illinois - On Saturday, Santos Zamora, 32, of Sheboygan, Wisconsin is facing a felony charge for having several weapons, an AR-15 including a handgun in his vehicle while speeding in the City of Chicago. Zamora had just dropped off a friend just before 8 a.m. at the O'Hare International Airport when police notice that he was speeding while leaving the airport area.
When police conducted a traffic stop for speeding at the 5600 block of N. Cumberland Ave. and searched Zamora's vehicle, they found a handgun in front and an AR-15 in the trunk of the vehicle including a pressure cooker. The pressure cooker had food particles and police don't believe that Zamora was threat.
Zamora was arrested and cooperated with police and federal authorities who were notified about the pressure cooker and weapons. Two other passengers with Zamora were detained for questioning and were later released. Zamora was booked by Chicago police for one felony count for aggravated use of a unlawful loaded weapon and was cited for speeding between 15 to 20 MPH over the speed limit and having no auto insurance, according to Chicago police.


Thursday, October 5, 2017

Several Milwaukee Groups Shared West Chicago Relief Aid Donations Destine For Puerto Rico

Marquette University Latino students and Faith Embassy Church were able to share donations from a full trailer of relief aid that arrived in Milwaukee, which included clothing, nonperishable food, water and other items destine for Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico. 

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

October 5, 2017

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - On Thursday, Martin Jimenez, the owner of Candela's Bar and Hall confirmed, that the last load of nonperishable food, water, clothing and other items estimated at more than $50,000 were finally picked up by members of the Faith Embassy Church on Wednesday from the temporary storage space at his hall. Jimenez thanked all the volunteers who helped unload a 53 foot trailer full of donations from a West Chicago church sent to Milwaukee destine for the Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico. Jimenez and his wife Claudia were more than happy to accommodate such a huge load of donations to help the local Puerto Rico community as well. The food donations arrived in Milwaukee about a week ago and was transported free of cost by JR Transport Inc. from the Faith, Life and Hope Church in West Chicago, which has now been successfully distributed to several groups in Milwaukee that included Marquette University Latino students. Cristofer Borghese from the Marquette University student group confirmed to Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) that they were able to pick up some of the donations from Candela's to sent to Puerto Rico via United for Puerto Rico. Also, Pastor Liz Feliciano from Faith Embassy told HNNUSA that the donations that they picked up from Candela's will be sorted out and packaged, then transported to Chicago by the RL Carriers from Milwaukee to be sent to Puerto Rico. Feliciano's husband works at RL Carriers.
Last week, it took about 3 hours to unload the donations at Candela's for temporary storage and were destine to Puerto Rico, according to Rosa Figueroa and Virginio Miranda from Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin who organized the relief effort.
The West Chicago donations for Puerto Rico originated from the Faith, Life and Hope Church in West Chicago, which one of the lead organzers, Juan Sánchez of Chicago approved the transport of donations to Milwaukee in coordination with Miranda. Pastor José Sigfredo Landaverde confirmed that more than 900 tons for food, water, clothing and other donations have been collected from the surrounding Chicago metropolitan community. 
Pastor Landaverde released the following statement, "We are informing all of the community that we have gathered more than 900 hundred tons of donation goods that will be giving out to the victims affected by the earthquake that hit Mexico City and surrounding states. All the donations will be sent out to all of the affected areas by the earthquake. We are reaching out thru this media source to thank  everyone that collaborated and helped in this cause. America Carrillo had Informed us that we Will be continuing  helping the people affected in Mexico's affected states and also Puerto Rico. We are reaching all media sources to make public one of the biggest accomplishment by DuPage County."
According to Sánchez, at least 30 trailers full of donations were able to be filled and more donations continue to arrive at the church in West Chicago. The Faith, Life and Hope church has become the epi-center of food donations. The church group in West Chicago has also distributed donations to Houston, Texas, Florida and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Miranda confirmed that he was able to bring an additional car loads of food donations from Waukegan, Illinois to Milwaukee destine to Puerto Rico. Some of those donations are temporarily stored at El Conquistador Newspaper office, according to Victor Huyke, the Publisher who took the donations for storage. 
Figueroa, Borghese and Huyke are of Puerto Rico descent, and Miranda, Sánchez and the Jimenez family from Candela's Bar and Hall are of Mexico descent.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Leaked Photos From Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Hotel Room 32-135 Shows Paddock's Body And Weapons

Several leaked photos of the crime scene at a hotel room show Las Vegas 64-year-old domestic terrorist shooter who killed 59 people and wounded more than 500 victims dead in his Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino hotel room.

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

October 4, 2017

Las Vegas, Nevada - On Tuesday, leaked photos show Stephen Craig Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, Nevada, the Las Vegas shooting suspect dead in his hotel room 135 on the 32 floor at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Near Paddock's body a small stainless steel handgun revolver with a black handle remained, which showed that he committed suicide with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the mouth. In multiple photos, numerous spent cartridges, assault weapons and a hammer used to break the hotel glass windows could be seen.
Police reported that 59 people were fatally shot and more than 500 people attending a music festival were wounded in a ten minute shooting spree from Paddock's hotel room on the 32nd floor.
Paddock fired upon hundreds of people attending the 91 Route Harvest Country music festival below from his 32nd floor hotel room.
Las Vegas police investigators recovered 23 weapons at the hotel room that were used in the massacre. Police searched Paddock's Mesquite home and found 11 additional weapons and ammunition, which early reports indicate were purchased legally. No motive has been determine on what led Paddock who is White to commit mass murder in Las Vegas.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Enrique Martinez Charged In Connection With The 2013 Death Of Xavier Melgoza In Milwaukee

Martinez was living in Georgia after he fled from a shooting incident that claimed the life of Xavier Melgoza in 2013.

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

October 3, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - Enrique Martinez, 21, aka, Smiley will be arraigned on October 4th in connection with the August 2013 shooting death of Xavier Melgoza, 18, in Milwaukee's Southside. Martinez has been charged with one felony count for discharging of a weapon from a vehicle and a cash bond of $15,000 was set. If convicted, Martinez is facing up to 12 years in prison and up to $25,000 in fines.
Martinez apparently fired his weapon from a moving vehicle at Melgoza who was following him in a red truck. Martinez and another suspect had stolen two 24-packs of beer cases from Salas Grocery on S. 9th Street and W. Hayes. Melgoza was struck in the head and crashed his truck in a tree. Melgoza died a day later from his head injury. Melgoza worked at Salas and witnessed the theft by Martinez and had followed the two suspects who got into a vehicle and fled the scene.
Martinez left the state and was living in Georgia with an assume name. A criminal complaint was filed in Milwaukee County against Martinez on August 2017 and was taken into custody on September 18.
Another suspect connected to the case, Ezequiel Jacobo, now 41 was convicted after pleading guilty to one felony count for harboring and aiding a felon and was sentenced on January 2014 to 18 months in prison and 24 months of supervision, according to court recourts.
The Wisconsin Department of Corrections has listed Jacobo as absconded (fled from supervision and is wanted).



Monday, October 2, 2017

Jonathan D. Perez-Perez, I-43 Highway Incident Shooter in Milwaukee Arrested

Perez-Perez was wanted in connection with the last Friday shooting on I-43 that resulted with one male victim being shot.

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

October 2, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Monday, the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) confirmed that Jonathan D. Perez-Perez, 24, the suspect wanted in connection with the Friday shooting of a male victim along the I-43 freeway is in custody. The victim was reported shot near the Hampton and Capitol Drive exits along southbound I-43.
The victim was injured with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the MCSO.
Perez-Perez is facing one felony count for 1st-degree reckless injury, if convicted, he is facing up to 25 years in prison and up to $100,000 in fines and one felony count for 1st-degree recklessly endangering safety, if convicted, he is facing up to 12 years in prison and up to $25,000 in fines.

Las Vegas Shooter Stephen Craig Paddock Commits Suicide After Killing At Least 58 Victims

Federal officials confirmed that the Las Vegas 64-year-old shooter who killed at least 58 and wounded more than 400 had committed suicide in his Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino hotel room.

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

October 2, 2017

Las Vegas, Nevada - On Monday, federal authorities confirmed that Stephen Craig Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, Nevada, the Las Vegas shooting suspect had committed suicide in his hotel room on the 32 floor at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Preliminary reports indicate that 58 people were fatally shot by domestic terrorist Paddock and more than 400 people attending a music festival were wounded.
Paddock fired upon hundreds of people attending the 91 Route Harvest Country music festival below from his 32nd floor hotel room.
Las Vegas police investigators recovered 23 weapons at the hotel room that were used in the massacre. Police searched Paddock's Mesquite home and found 11 additional weapons and ammunition, which early reports indicate were purchased legally. No motive has been determine on what led Paddock who is White to commit mass murder in Las Vegas.



Sunday, October 1, 2017

I-43 Freeway Shooting Suspect Jonathan D. Perez-Perez Wanted In Milwaukee

Perez-Perez is wanted in connection with the Friday shooting on I-43 that resulted with one male victim being shot.

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

October 1, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Sunday, the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) identified Jonathan D. Perez-Perez, 24, as the suspect wanted in connection with the Friday shooting of a male victim along the I-43 freeway. The victim was reported shot around 4:50 p.m. near the Hampton and Capitol Drive exits along southbound I-43.
The victim was injured with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the MCSO.


Friday, September 29, 2017

Police Investigate Several Reported Shootings In Milwaukee's Southside

No injuries reported after shots fired in several Southside locations, according to police.

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

September 29, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - Multiple shots fired within a three block radius in the Southside of Milwaukee on Friday around 7:00 p.m. According to police, the shots originated between the 1100 and 1200 block of W. Orchard St. and multiple shots were fired along the 1500 of S. 11th Street and several more spent cartridges were recovered at the 1100 block of West Lapham Blvd.
No one was reported injured in the shooting, according to police.
Also around 8:43 p.m., Milwaukee police responded to shots fired at 2018 S. 1st. Street. No further information was released by police.


Milwaukee Taquiza Sponsors Donated $33,618 To Red Cross Relief Aid For Mexico And Puerto Rico

Sponsors donated to the Red Cross a total of $33,618 in relief aid generated during a 2-day Taquiza in Milwaukee's Southside for Mexico and Puerto Rico.

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

September 29, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - Friday, the 2-day Taquiza (Taco Sale) sponsors, John Torres owner of 97.9 FM Radio Caliente also Mario Arias and Alex Preciado from 97.9 FM, Francisco Salazar from Loncheras Cabrito, Ramon Orozco from Tres Hermanos Restaurant, Marco A. Santos from Loncheras Tapatio in Milwaukee's Southside donated $33,618 of generated funds to the Red Cross for relief aid to Mexico and Puerto Rico.
Alderman José G. Pérez was also at the press conference to donate to the Red Cross.

Taco sale sponsors/Patrocinadores de la Taquiza: Loncheras El Charrito, Taqueria El Cabrito, Salas Burgers, Loncheras Tapatío, Berta's Tamales, 97.9 FM Radio Caliente, Tres Hermanos Restaurant, Fiesta Garibaldi, Pete's Fruit Market, National Liquor, National Mufflers, El Tucanazo Restaurant, NANA's, Rancheritos Rentals. Hugo L. Alarcón from H Tax Accounting LLC.


Thursday, September 28, 2017

West Chicago Church Has Become The Epicenter Of Donations For Disaster Victims In Mexico And Puerto Rico

More than 900 tons of food, water, clothing and other items have been collected by a church group in West Chicago and have distributed donations to Houston, Texas, Florida, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and is preparing to sent 24 trailers full of donations to Mexico.

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

September 28, 2017

West Chicago, Illinois - On Wednesday, a 53 foot trailer full of food, water and other donations worth more than $50,000 arrived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in a 53 foot trailer transported by JR Transport Inc. to be unloaded by volunteers. The donations were unloaded within 3 hours at Candela's Bar and Hall and will be sent to Puerto Rico, according to Rosa Figueroa and Virginio Miranda from Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin who organized the relief effort.
The West Chicago donations for Puerto Rico originated from the Faith, Life and Hope Church in West Chicago, which one of the lead organzers, Juan Sánchez of Chicago approved the transport of donations to Milwaukee in coordination with Miranda. Pastor José Sigfredo Landaverde confirmed that more than 900 tons for food, water, clothing and other donations have been collected from the surrounding Chicago metropolitan community. 
Pastor Landaverde released the following statement, "We are informing all of the community that we have gathered more than 900 hundred tons of donation goods that will be giving out to the victims affected by the earthquake that hit Mexico City and surrounding states. All the donations will be sent out to all of the affected areas by the earthquake. We are reaching out thru this media source to thank  everyone that collaborated and helped in this cause. America Carrillo had Informed us that we Will be continuing  helping the people affected in Mexico's affected states and also Puerto Rico. We are reaching all media sources to make public one of the biggest accomplishment by DuPage County."
According to Sánchez, at least 24 trailers full of donations will depart from Chicago in the coming days and will be escorted by Illinois state troopers by order of the governor. The Faith, Life and Hope church has become the epi-center of food donations, which is operating a massive volunteer effort to help bag and package the donations and is now collecting money through a gofundme to help pay the cost of diesel fuel for the trailers to travel more than 2,000 miles to Mexico and deliver the food donations to other religious groups who will distribute the donations to the effected victims of the earthquake in different parts of Mexico.


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

El Rey Family Market Has Raised More Than $31K For Disaster Victims In Mexico And Puerto Rico

El Rey Family Market & Taco Loco confirmed that more than $31K has been raised in conjunction with the help of its customers and Western Union.

El Rey confirmó una recaudación de fondos de más de $31 mil de dólares para los afectados del terremoto de México y el huracán Maria en Puerto Rico con la ayuda de sus clientes y Western Union.

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

September 27, 2017

Milwaukee,  WI - On Tuesday, El Rey Family Market & Taco Loco announced on its Facebook (FB) account that a fundraising campaign has raised more than $31,000 and will continue through Sunday, October 1st. The El Rey posted the following notice on FB, El Rey is extremely proud of our customers in their active support towards the disaster relief in Mexico and Puerto Rico.  Together, in partnership with Western Union, we have raised over $31,000 since Friday!!!  If you are looking for an avenue to help, we will continue our campaign for Mexico and Puerto Rico disaster relief through Sunday!  Thank you for helping us make a difference!!  We love serving you and the people you are!!!

El Rey esta extremedamante orgulloso de sus clientes y su continuo apoyo hacia la recaudacion de fondos para aliviar los desastres causados en Mexico y Puerto Rico. Juntos, en union con Western Union, hemos juntado mas de $31,000 desde el pasado Viernes!!! Si esta buscando un lugar para ayudar, continuaremos nuestra campaña para mexico y Puerto Rico hasta el Domingo! Gracias por ayurdarnos a hacer la diferencia!!! Es un honor servirles y estamos orgullosos de ustedes!!!

In other Milwaukee area fundraising events for disaster victims in Mexico and Puerto Rico by members of the Latino community included a two-day Taquiza at S. 16th Street and W. National Ave. in the PNC Bank parking, which raised $33,618. The event was sponsored by 97.9 FM Radio Caliente, Loncheras El Charrito, Taqueria El Cabrito, Salas Burgers, Loncheras Tapatío, Berta's Tamales, Tres Hermanos Restaurant, Fiesta Garibaldi, Pete's Fruit Market, National Liquor, National Mufflers, El Tucanazo Restaurant, NANA's, Rancheritos Rentals and Hugo L. Alarcón from H Tax Accounting LLC.
Also, El Conquistador Newspaper reported that they had a food, water and clothing collection over the weekend at their location. Members from Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin volunteered in the relief effort headed by El Conquistador. The United Latino Fundraiser by El Conquistador will continue for October 21-22 at their next two-day event at 4807 S. 2nd Street in Milwaukee from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. where people can drop off shoes, batteries, clothing, non-perishable food, water, blankets, hygiene products and etc.
The Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee announced on Monday that they had collected at least $3,000 for the Puerto Rico and Mexico relief efforts, Which the Brewers Community Foundation matched $1K and an anonymous donor agreed to match the next $1K that they raise.
On Wednesday, more than $50K of dollars of donated food, blankets clothing, water and other items arrived in a 53 foot trailer from a church in West Chicago to Milwaukee. Juan Sánchez of Chicago approved the transfer of donations to Milwaukee and another 23 semi-trailers full of donations from West Chicago will head to Mexico in coming days. The donations for Milwaukee were unloaded at Candela's Bar and Hall and will be sent to Puerto Rico, which was organized by Rosa Figueroa and
Virginio Miranda from Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin.
Children and adults helped unload the donations at Canadela's and thanks to owners, Martin Jimenez and Claudia Jimenez for temporarily storing the donations.

En otros eventos de recaudación de fondos en la área de Milwaukee para las víctimas de desastres en México y Puerto Rico por miembros de la comunidad latina incluye la Taquiza de dos días en la calle sur de la 16 y oeste de avenida National en el estacionamiento de PNC Bank, que recaudó $33,618 mil. El evento fue patrocinado por 97.9 FM Radio Caliente, Loncheras El Charrito, Taqueria El Cabrito, Salas Bugers, Loncheras Tapatío, Berta's Tamales, Tres Hermanos Restaurant, Fiesta Garibaldi, Pete's Fruit Market, National Liquor, Nacional Mufflers, El Tucanazo Restaurant, NANA'S, Rancheritos Rentals y Hugo L. Alarcón de H Tax Accounting LLC.
Además, el periódico El Conquistador informó que se llevó acabo una colección de alimentos, agua y ropa durante el fin de semana en su ubicación. Los miembros de Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin se ofrecieron en el esfuerzo de ayuda organizado por El Conquistador. La recaudación de fondos Latinos United por El Conquistador continuará para octubre 21-22 en su próximo evento de dos días en el 4807 Sur de la calle 2 en Milwaukee de 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. donde la gente puede dejar zapatos, pilas, ropa, alimentos no perecederos, agua, mantas, productos de higiene y etc.
Los Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee anunciaron el lunes que habían recaudado $3.000 dólares para los esfuerzos de ayuda para México y Puerto Rico y que la Fundación Comunidad Cerveceros igualó con $1mil dólares y un donante anónimo decidió también si recaudan $1mil más, el/la donante lo hace doble con $1mil dólares más.
El miércoles, más de $50,000 dólares de donaciones de alimentos, ropa mantas, agua y otros artículos llegaron de una iglesia en West Chicago en un trailer de 53 píes. Juan Sánchez de Chicago aprobó la transferencia de donaciones a Milwaukee y otros 23 trailers  llenos de donaciones de West Chicago se dirigirá a México en los próximos días. Las donaciones para Milwaukee fueron descargadas en el Bar y Salón de Candela's y serán enviados a Puerto Rico, que fue organizado por Rosa Figueroa y Virginio Miranda de Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin.
Los niños y adultos ayudaron a descargar las donaciones en Canadela's  y gracias a los propietarios, Martin Jimenez y Claudia Jimenez para almacenar temporalmente las donaciones.


Monday, September 25, 2017

Fake Southwest Airlines Hiring Agent Scammed Victims For $220 At Milwaukee County Airport

30-year-old suspect taken into custody and facing charges for posing as a Southwest Airlines hiring agent at the Milwaukee County Airport to scam victims.

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

September 25, 2017

Milwaukee, WI – On Thursday, Rey Antonio Figueroa-Diaz, 30, of Milwaukee was taken into custody by the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) and is facing three felony counts for unauthorized use of an entity's information or documents. If convicted, Figueroa-Diaz is facing up to 6 years in prison for each count for posing as a Southwest Airlines hiring agent and scammed at least three victims of $220 in deposit to be considered for a job.
According to the criminal complaint,  MCSO Airport deputies were able to identify Figueroa-Diaz who used social media to attract his victims. He would meet his victims at the airport where he told them they needed to complete an application. Figueroa-Diaz would wear a reflective vest during the meetings. Once the victims completed the bogus applications, Figueroa-Diaz would tell 
them that they needed to give him $220 as a deposit for equipment. After receiving the money, Figueroa-Diaz would then disappear.
Figueroa-Diaz confessed to MCSO detectives of scamming a total of three victims from August to September, the MCSO reported.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Milwaukee Southside Two-day Taco Sale Fundraiser For Disaster Victims In Mexico And Puerto Rico Totaled $33,618

Funds raised over the weekend will be shared by those victims affected by Mexico's earthquake and Puerto Rico Maria's huracane disaster.

Los fondos recaudados está fin de semana se compartirán para la ayuda a las víctimas del desastre del huracán Maria en Puerto Rico y el terremoto en Mexico.

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

September 24, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Sunday, organizers for the Taco sale at S. 16 Street and W. National Ave. in Milwaukee, WI generated a total of $21,272 and on Saturday a total of $12,346 dollars with a combined total of $33,618 was raised in two days for victims affected by Mexico's earthquake and Puerto Rico's Maria hurricane.
The food vendors donated all the money that was generated by food sales to the a relief fund for both Mexico and Puerto Rico.
50% of the funds will be donated to the Red Cross in Mexico and 50% to the Red Cross in Puerto Rico.

El domingo, los organizadores de la Taquiza en S. 16 y W. National Ave. en Milwaukee, WI confirmaron un total de $21,272 y el sábado se reporto un total de $12,346 dolares con un total por los dos días de $33,618 de recaudación de fondos para los afectados del terremoto en México y el huracán María en Puerto Rico.
Los vendedores de comida donaron todo los fondos de ventas de comida para la ayuda a las víctimas del terremoto en México y en Puerto Rico afectados por el huracán Maria.
50% de los fondos se donaran a la Cruz Roja de México y 50% de fondos a la Cruz Roja de Puerto Rico.


Taco sale sponsors/Patrocinadores de la Taquiza

• Loncheras El Charrito
• Taqueria El Cabrito
• Salas Burgers
• Loncheras Tapatío
• Berta's Tamales
• 97.9 FM Radio Caliente
• Tres Hermanos Restaurant
• Fiesta Garibaldi
• Pete's Fruit Market
• National Liquor
• National Mufflers
• El Tucanazo Restaurant
• NANA's
• Rancheritos Rentals 
• Hugo L. Alarcón from H Tax Accounting LLC

21 Suspects Indicted, 19 Taken Into Custody For Drug Distribution In Milwaukee

Several suspects sought by feds in connection with drug distribution in the Milwaukee area.

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

September 24, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - Gregory Haanstad, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin reported that 21 suspects were indicted in federal court for conspiracy related to the distribution of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine in the Milwaukee area. The following 19 suspects were taken into custody on September 19 in Milwaukee during a law enforcement operation involving 200 federal agents, state and local police including sheriff deputies from different jurisdictions.

The 19 suspects are:

• Luis F. Gomez, age 39
• Pablo Hidalgo-Sanchez, age 28
• Fernando Reyes, age 39
• Mario Esquivel-Sotelo, age 24
• Oscar Garnica-Manriquez, age 32
• Juan Avina, age 32
• Jonathan Martinez-Acosta, age 36
• Helder Rodriguez, age 39
• Sergio Camacho-Gonzalez, age 20
• Ricardo Cervantes-Vargas, age 34
• Carlos Flores-Gomez, age 24
• Ricardo Rodriguez, age 32
• Kristian Yanez, age 24
• Luis Torres, age 24
• Bryan Banks, age 41
• Dante Williams, age 44
• Tommie Cole, age 36
• Alejandro Casteneda, age 28
• Maria Gomez-Gonzalez, age 31

According to a press release by the feds, all of the defendants currently reside in the greater Milwaukee area. This case is a part of a long-term federal drug and money laundering investigation based out of Milwaukee. The federal investigation has led to the seizure of multiple kilograms of cocaine and methamphetamine and the seizure of over $800,000 in United States currency.
The defendants are charged with drug offenses including: distribution of and possession with intent to distribute controlled substances and conspiracy. If proven that the offenses involved more than a kilogram of heroin, and / or five kilograms or more of cocaine each defendant will face up to life in prison, with a mandatory minimum sentence of ten years in prison.
Law enforcement officers executed 13 federal search warrants in Milwaukee targeting members of this drug-trafficking organization. Approximately 200 federal, state and local officers participated in these arrests and searches. Law enforcement recovered approximately 1½ kilos of heroin, two (2) kilos of cocaine, 50 pounds of marijuana, 12 firearms and one assault rifle, $500,000 in United States currency, six vehicles, a money counter, kilo press and drug paraphernalia.
U.S. Attorney Haanstad stated, "The large-scale distribution of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and other controlled substances presents a clear, significant danger to public safety and public health. The pernicious effects of large-scale organizations like this one are not only felt locally, but also extend beyond state and international borders. These charges and this prosecution are the result of an aggressive, coordinated approach to dismantling drug-trafficking organizations, and the United States Attorney's Office is committed to continuing to work with our law enforcement partners to attack these public safety and public health threats." U.S. Attorney Haanstad specifically commended the local, state, and federal law enforcement officers and units involved in the investigation for their hard work and inter-agency cooperation.
The investigating agencies include the Drug Enforcement Administration, Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin Department of Justice - Division of Criminal Investigation, North Central High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, Department of Homeland Security - Homeland Security Investigation / Enforcement Removal Operations, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Marshals Service, Wisconsin State Patrol, Waukesha County Sheriff's Department, Waukesha County Metro Drug Enforcement Unit, Wauwatosa Police Department, Greenfield Police Department, West Allis Police Department, South Milwaukee Police Department and the Oak Creek Police Department.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Kaña Mojito Building Up For Lease Where August Deadly Parking Lot Shooting Occurred

The U.S. Marshals Service has added both murder suspects, José Sánchez, 24, and Omar Estrada, 25, to most wanted list.

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

September 23, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - The building where Kaña Mojito is located at the 600 block of S. 5th Street has been put up for lease. Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) on Saturday attempted to contact Angel Velazquez, the business owner of Kaña Mojito for comment, but was unsuccessful. Police believe, Velazquez has voluntarily decided not to renew his Kaña Mojito tavern liquor license. A local business owner on S. 5th Street told HNNUSA that most of the businesses including restaurants and bars from W. Virginia and W. Mineral along S. 5th Street have seen a 20% to 30% of business drop, since last month's shooting incident at Kaña.
On Saturday, the Walker's Point Association held the 1st Annual S. 5th Street Fest to boost business along the business corridor.
In late August, José Sánchez, 24, and Omar Estrada, 25, got ino an altercation inside Kaña and security was able to break it up and remove those involved in the altercation over a female. The suspets returned to the Kaña after retrieving several handguns (.380 Cal. and .45 Cal.) and began to shoot at patrons exiting Kaña striking a male and a woman including fatally wounding Angel J. Ortega, 20. Sánchez and Estrada fled the scene and have been on the run, since then. Police believe the suspects are trying to enter Mexico and the U.S. Marshals Service has added both suspects to their wanted list.
Sánchez and Estrada were each charged with three felony counts that include 1st-degree reckless homicide and party to crime and use of a dangerous weapon, if convicted they're facing up to 60-years in prison; 1st-degree reckless injury and party to crime and use of a dangerous weapon, if convicted, they're facing up to 40-years in prison and 1st-degree reckless endangering safety and party to crime and use of a dangerous weapon, if convicted they're facing up to 12-years and six months in prison and up to $25,000 in fines, according to court records.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Racism, Not Being Undocumented Has Divided The U.S.

Undocumented immigrants have become the backbone of today's economic and development of our nation.

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

September 20, 2017

For those who don't realize that undocumented immigrants have become contributing members in their communities and stake holders in cities across the U.S., undocumented immigrants have been part in boosting the economic well being of this nation and continue to do so, despite the racist agenda by the Trump administration and the extreme GOP elected officials in local, county, state and federal level.
Racism and the belief that Latinos will come a majority in the U.S., which in some states and cities have surpassed the Afro-American population has become a threat to White nationalists, the KKK and neo-Nazi groups including the racist GOP Party political members and their followers.
Racism has been the leading campaign to detain and deport undocumented immigrants simply for the color of their skin, culture, traditions, bilingualism, religion and etc. and no longer because of their unauthorized stay in the U.S.
Their economic empowerment and contribution as stake holders including investing in their communities to make their communities a better place to live in the U.S. has shown that they have become the backbone of today's economic and development of our nation.
Here are some stats, which show their tax generated income benefiting states across the U.S. and in Wisconsin, including the City of Milwaukee.

City of Milwaukee economic stats about Latinos and State of Wisconsin http://bit.ly/2mndbia

Monday, September 18, 2017

Se inicia Mega operación de ICE en EE.UU, ICE initiates Mega Operation in the U.S.

Se inicia Mega operación de ICE en EE.UU

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

18 de septiembre del 2017

El domingo, la agencia federal de Aduanas y Migración (ICE) inicio una redada nacional para detener al menos de 8,000 personas indocumentadas arrededor de los EE.UU entre el 17 a 21 de septiembre. La abogada Susan Reed del Centro de Drechos de Inmigrantes en Michigan reporto en Facebook que el operativo 'Mega' de ICE se está llevando acabo en las ciudades de Flint, Grand Rapids y otras cuales se han confirmado agentes de ICE en operación.
¡No abra la puerta, no diga nada y no firme ningún documento si agentes de migración lo visitan en casa!

ICE initiates Mega Operation in the U.S.

On Sunday, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) initiated the 'Mega Operation' to locate and detain at least 8,000 undocumented immigrants residing in the U.S. illegally. Susan Reed, the managing attorney for Michigan Immigrant Right Center reported that ICE agents began an operation to detain undocumented immigrants in the cities of Flint, Grand Rapids and other locations in Michigan.
Warning: Do not open the door to ICE, remain silent and don't sign any documents, if ICE agents come to your door.


Update: Trump's ICE Mega Operation raids began in the Midwest including Michigan and Wisconsin.

WI: Feds leaving in vehicles after Trump's ICE Mega Operation raid in Milwaukee's Southside https://youtu.be/XAOEV1dYV6I


Feds initiate Trump's ICE Mega Operation raids in the Midwest https://youtu.be/lDqo1om-3eo


When contacted by Hispanic News Network U.S.A., Voces de la Frontera in Milwaukee released the following statement, "ICE has said they are looking for a list of specific people in the Milwaukee area today. Know your rights! If you encounter ICE agents, you have the right to remain silent. If you are at home you have the right to not open the door if they don't have a warrant for you. You always have the right to remain silent and to not sign any document without consulting an attorney."

If your loved ones are affected by this, please call Voces' emergency hotline at 414-418-9409.


Friday, September 15, 2017

Jury Found Anissa E. Weier Mentally Ill In Slenderman Case

Weier won't face prison term, but will be committed to a mental illness facility.

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

September 15, 2017

Waukesha, WI - Waukesha County Slenderman case: 10 jurors found Anissa E. Weier, 15, mentally ill and did not know she was committing a criminal act on May 31, 2014 when she was involved in stabbing Payton Isabella Leutner who was 12-years-old at the time. Leutner survived after being stabbed 19 times and left for dead. Weier pled guilty on 8/21/2017 to 2nd-degree intentional homicide. She will remain in custody until she gets committed to a mental illness facility, but won't face a prison term.
Morgan E. Geyser, 15, is awaiting trial for 1st-degree intentional homicide in the Slenderman case.