Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Wisconsin Anti-sanctuary Bill Forces Law Enforcement To Comply With Federal Illegal ICE Detainer Requests

Both of the Wisconsin State versions of the latest anti-sanctuary legislative bills AB190/SB275 submitted to committees by GOP legislators seemed to force law enforcement in the state to comply with illegal federal ICE detainer requests.

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

June 27, 2017

Madison, WI - It seems that Wisconsin Republican legislators in control in both the State Assembly and Senate have failed to confirm that federal ICE detainer requests are not legal binding, but instead are forcing law enforcement agencies and county sheriffs to comply with such ICE detainer requests under two bills AB190/SB275 known as anti-sanctuary bills. According to the text in both bills, "The bill also requires a political subdivision to comply with a lawful detainer that is issued by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and authorizes the attorney general or the appropriate district attorney or sheriff to file a writ of mandamus with the circuit court to require compliance with the requirements created by the bill if he or she believes that the political subdivision is failing to comply with the requirements."
According to the ACLU-Pennsylvania in 2014, "The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled that states and localities are not required to imprison people based on "detainer" requests from the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, ICE, recognizing that states and localities may share liability when they participate in wrongful immigration detentions. The ruling in Galarza v. Szalczyk, et al., stems from Lehigh County Prison's wrongful detention of Ernesto Galarza, a U.S. citizen, who despite posting bail and telling his jailers that he was born in New Jersey was held in jail for three days because of an ICE detainer that stated only that ICE was investigating his immigration status...A growing number of states and localities, including California, Connecticut, New York City, Newark, Cook County, New Orleans, and Washington, DC, have adopted laws or policies limiting their involvement with ICE detainers, or declining to treat them as a basis for detention at all. Although ICE has long characterized its detainers as "requests," this is the first time a federal appeals court has addressed this precise issue."
In other ICE detainer rulings, in an Illinois case, "Jimenez Moreno v. Napolitano — that's currently moving through the courts. In September, U.S. District Judge John Z. Lee ruled that the Department of Homeland Security’s use of detainers exceeded its legal authority and were “void” because “immigration detainers issued under ICE’s detention program seek to detain subjects without a warrant — even in the absence of a determination by ICE that the subjects are likely to escape before a warrant can be obtained.”...the "Mercado v. Dallas County, in which a federal court ruled last year that an ICE detainer didn’t provide probable cause to law enforcement to detain a person because probable cause is an issue relevant to criminal cases, while immigration is a civil matter," the Texas Tribune dot org reported.
On Wednesday, June 28, hundreds of immigrant workers and their families from six cities including Milwaukee will converge in Madison once again and join supporters in a day of lobbying and protest at the Wisconsin State Capitol to oppose both AB190/SB275. The bills authorize local law enforcement to act like immigration agents. Wisconsin Republicans have introduced the bills, which are a copycat of Texas' new anti-immigrant law SB4, and very similar to AB450, which the state Senate didn't take action in February 2016 and expired, according to Voces de la Frontera who staged a major protest in Madison to draw pressure to stall AB450 and succeeded.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit order available at:
http://www2.ca3.uscourts.gov/opinarch/123991p.pdf

More information about Galarza v. Szalczyk is available at:
https://www.aclu.org/immigrants-rights/galarza-v-szalczyk


Thursday, June 22, 2017

34-year-old Driver Of Stolen Vehicle Arrested After Totaled Crash In Riverwest

Milwaukee police are looking for several suspects who carjacked a vehicle and assaulted the vehicle owner over the weekend.

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

June 22, 2017
(Updated)

Milwaukee, WI - On Wednesday, Oscar Brenes, the owner of El Patron Auto Repair confirmed that a 34-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the June 16 carjacking of his vehicle, a 2014 Toyota Camry. The driver was taken into custody after crashing and totaling the stolen Toyota Camry in the Riverwest area.
Brenes says two other suspects who he identified as Puerto Ricans assaulted him while he was parking his vehicle by his residence. The two suspects beat Brenes, took his wallet, a cellphone and then carjacked the vehicle. 
Brenes told Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) that he is warning others to be aware of their surroundings when parking their vehicles to avoid becoming another victim.
A 30-year-old male victim who was struck by the 34-year-old driver of a stolen Camry contacted HNNUSA and says, that his 2011 Suburban was struck by the driver of the stolen Camry. The 30-year-old man survived the accident and says that the Camry driver was driving in excessive speed when it struck his Suburban. The Camry driver was "driving with disregard to human life" and many other incidents have occurred where drivers speed and don't stop at the red lights, according to the Suburban driver. The surviving victim also drives a motorcycle and emphasized that he doesn't feel safe driving around Milwaukee due to a lack of law enforcement of traffic incidents that endanger lives.
The Suburban victim stated, " I literally saw a guy (while driving my motorcycle) blow thru a red light right in front of a cop car and they didn't do anything.  If I would have gone when my light turned green I'd be dead."





Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Biracial Latino Kids And Adults Kicked Out Of Brewers Game For being To Loud And Mexican

The mother of three kids says, they were kicked out along with their father and an adult cousin from the Brewers game for being to loud, but when being escorted out by Milwaukee police, one of the adults says, "we are basically being kicked out for being Mexican."

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

June 20, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Monday, Titania Herrera posted in her Facebook (FB) account that her husband, an adult cousin, a friend and her three young children ages, 8, 7 and 4 were kicked out of the Brewers game for being to loud. José Herrera claims, that a White couple had complained to an usher that the kids were to loud, thsn an usher sat behind them to watch, then the White couple through the middle finger at the kids as they were leaving. Security then decided to escort the family and cousin out, despite another White man who was watching and attempted to explain to security that the White couple had given the middle finger to the children. It was to no avail, security and Milwaukee police escorted them out and didn't do anything to the White couple.
As the family and cousin were being escorted out, one of the adults says, "we got kicked out for being Mexican." According to Herrera, the children are Black and Latino. Titania blamed Trump for racist White to be more open, "I GUESS TRUMP MAKES SOME PEOPLE FEEL THEY CAN BE MORE OPENLY RACIST."
In a video posted by Titania, one adult says, that a supervisor let them back in and sat them at another seating section, which by then the kids were to scare to yell during the game for fear of getting kicked out.
Here's Titania's full FB post (warning it has some adult language directed at the Brewers management, "So I just received a call from my husband. Apparently my husband, his cousin and his friend along with my 8yr old 4yr old son and 7 yr old cousin were kicked out of the game, for being loud and cheering. Not everything is about race if you know me im far from racist, but today was. Two older white ppl complained my KIDS were cheering too loud. They had security sit behind my family and those two older white ppl gave my kids the middle finger (8,4,7years old) i just watched a snapchat video of my kids crying as they were escorted out. My husband and cousin tried to defend themselves but of course that made it worse. Another older white man stepped in , he had also tried defending them saying they did nothing wrong. But they were still asked to leave. Watching my babies so upset just pissed me off and hurt me so deeply. I will NEVER FUCKING BUY ANOTHER BREWERS SHIRT BOBBLE HEAD NOTHING. FUCK THEM AND THE TEAM TOO CAUSE IM SURE IF THEY SEE THIS THEY STILL WONT CARE!! IM A MOM BEFORE ANYTHING. I GUESS TRUMP MAKES SOME PEOPLE FEEL THEY CAN BE MORE OPENLY RACIST. BTW I DNT CARE WHO THIS OFFENDS CAUSE ITS WASNT UR KIDS CRYING AFTER BEING SO EXCITED TO SEE A GAME THEY HAS BEEN BEGGING TO SEE!! Milwaukee Brewers."
Herrera has tagged the Brewers in her FB concerning the incident, but according to her they haven't responded.

Video: Biracial Latino Kids And Adults Kicked Out Of Brewers Game https://youtu.be/gTiy5FD6i8o


Video: The Herrera family speaks out in interview by Tory Lowe http://bit.ly/2rU1BcI




Monday, June 19, 2017

Milwaukee Puerto Rican Fest Adds Teen Age Restriction To Attract Parents To Family Event

Teen age restriction geared at attracting parents to this year's Puerto Rican Festival 2017 in Milwaukee at Humboldt Park.

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

June 19, 2017

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - On Monday, Yuessef Morales, the organizer for the Puerto Rican Festival 2017 (PRfest) in Milwaukee announced via his Facebook (FB) account that a new teen age restriction will be implemented for this year's event at the Humboldt Park in Milwaukee County. The age restriction implementation will take effect on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at the Puerto Rican Fest at Humboldt Park. Morales FB post indicates that anyone from age 17 and under would not be allowed to enter the PRfest without being accompanied by a parent.
When contacted on Monday by Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA), Morales released the following statement, "We decided to require anyone under 17 to be with a parent as a way to bring in families together. It will also make parents responsible for watching their kids and not our security. This will bring families together and help prevent any issues a young crowd might bring. This is a Family event and we want to keep it as perfect as its been for 5 years." 
The PRest is operated as "for profit" and has grown to become one of the largest and most popular Latino festivals to attend in Wisconsin including the City of Festivals.
In 2016, an estimated 7,000 festivalgoers attended the one-day 4th Annual Puerto Rican Family Fest 2016 at Humboldt Park, according to Victor Huyke, the CEO of Conquistador, LLC and Publisher of El Conquistador Newspaper who co-sponsors the PRfest event.
¡Viva Puerto Rico!


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Richard L. Alva Found Not Guilty For Sexual Assault Of Child Under 12

Alva, a convicted child sex offender was found not guilty on a second case, which a criminal complaint charged him with 1st-degree sexual assault of child under 12.

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

June 18, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On May 5, a Milwaukee County Circuit Court jury found Richard L. Alva, 53, aka, "Gato" not guilty on one felony count for 1st-degree sexual assault of a child under 12, according to court records. The criminal complaint was filed on December 6, 2016 and accused Alva of having sexual contact with a male victim. 
Alva was facing up to 60 years in prison, if convicted. He remains incarcerated at the Racine Correctional Institute, according to the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.
According to court records, Alva was convicted on July 2004 for second-degree sexual assault of a child after he pleaded no contest and was sentenced to 7 years in prison, but only served 4 years in prison and 3 years probation. He was ordered to register as a sex offender for life in the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry.
Alva had been released from prison and was on probation for a weapons conviction as a felon.
Alva is a former Mixtecas Motorcycle Club Milwaukee chapter president and co-founder. He served as a Treasurer when the group started in 1998.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

St. Anthony Cop Jerónimo Yañez Gets Away With The Cold Murder Of Philando Castile

Hundreds of demonstrators in the Twin Cities went to the streets and blocked highway I-94 near the Dale Street exit in St. Paul to protest against the acquittal of St. Anthony Police Officer Jerónimo Yañez who killed Philando Castile in cold blood during a traffic stop.

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

June 17, 2017

St. Paul, Minnesota - On Friday, St. Anthony Police Officer Jerónimo Yañez was acquitted for 2nd-degree manslaughter felony charged in the cold blooded murder of Philando Castile, 32, on June 6, 2016 in Falcon Heights, according to court records. Yañez in cold blood fired multiple shots into a vehicle where Castile, his girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds and his 4-year-old child were. Castile had told Yañez that he had a conceal carry permit and that he was not going to take the gun out. Soon after Yañez fired multiple shots striking Castile. Castile died from his wounds.
Castile did every thing right when Yañez stopped him, but Yañez just simply killed Castile. Castile worked at a St. Paul Publc school, as a cafeteria worker and was a law abiding citizen who had a conceal carry license.
The St. Anthony Police Department announced that the "public will be best served if Officer Yanez is no longer a police officer in our city."
Demonstrators on Friday took to the streets in protest of Yañez acquittal and block I-94 near the Dale Street exist. Multiple arrests were were by police.
More protests against the acquittal of Yañez are expected around the nation. 

Video: Aftermath of Philando Castile shot by a St. Anthony cop in Falcon Heights, Minnesota https://youtu.be/1wuyXayGMB8

Terry Williams Had No Criminal Conviction Record Despite Allegation By Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr.

A Wisconsin courts record search indicated that Terry Williams who was shot in the head on Lincoln Memorial Drive while fleeing from a traffic violation had no criminal conviction record, despite allegations made by Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. that Williams had a criminal history during a press conference.

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

June 17, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - A criminal records search in Wisconsin resulted with with no criminal convictions for Terry Williams, 19, despite allegations made by Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. during a press conference that Williams had a criminal history. The family of Williams released a statement demanding for Sheriff Clarke Jr. cease a smear campaign against Williams who was shot in the head on Sunday along Lincoln Memorial Drive by Milwaukee County Sheriff Deputy Michael Truax, a rookie in the department. Williams was declared brain dead and died at a local hospital.
Williams was fleeing from a traffic violation when Deputy Truax at a median fired multiple shots and hit Williams in the head. Once Williams vehicle passed Deputy Truax, he continued to fire his weapon at least 8 to 10 times into Williams vehicle where three other passengers were inside. One female passenger was shot in the shoulder and hand.
Sheriff Clarke claims, that Williams tried to hit Deputy Truax with the vehicle, but Williams family says that the video shows when Deputy Truax first fired his weapon, Williams vehicle (SUV) "was barely moving" and the front wheels were turned to the right and once Williams was struck in the head, he became unconscious, thus contradicting Sheriff Clarke's claim. The Williams family statement was released to CBS 58.
Here's the Williams family statement, "Ms. McEwen, who is not a suspect and is an innocent victim - had her phone and personal belongings seized by the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department following the shooting. She has repeatedly requested these items be returned as they contain photographs of her boyfriend, Terry Williams, which she wants to look at and use for the obituary and funeral. Ms. McEwen repeats her previous requests that these items be returned to her.
"The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department has released dash cam video and appears to be engaging in a smear campaign against Mr. Williams, who was killed by Deputy Truax and cannot defend against their allegations. The Audi is seen fleeing from police and it is understandable that tensions were high. But the video also shows that Mr. Williams was not trying to run down anyone when Deputy Traux began shooting. When the smoke from the shot of Deputy Truax is most visible (circled in the picture below), the SUV is barely moving and the wheels are pointed to the right. When the car turns left, Mr. Williams was already being shot at, and potentially no longer conscious. The autopsy will provide further information.
"Ms. McEwan and the family of Mr. Williams request that the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department end its attempt to vilify Mr. Williams, who was killed by one of their deputies, and cease its efforts to influence public opinion until the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department completes its investigation. Ms. McEwen also repeats her request that her personal property, including her phone, be returned, so that she may use her photos to prepare for Mr. Williams' obituary and funeral."
Paula McEwen, 24, who was a passenger in Williams vehicle was shot in the shoulder and hand by Deputy Truax, she survived, two other passengers, Daniel Nash, 27, and another female were not injured in the incident.
The Milwaukee Police Department released information that Williams and Nash were suspects that had been involved in a shooting the day before, according to a victim who filed a complaint. Nash was charged on Friday in that incident with one felony count for 1st-degree recklessly endangering safety and three misdemeanor charges, one for disorderly conduct and two for bail jumping. If convicted on all charges, Nash is facing up to 13-years in prison. The incident police reported is not related to last Sunday's traffic violation incident where Deputy Truax shot Williams for failing to stop.

Dash cam video released by the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office in the Terry Williams incident https://youtu.be/-wPx3Y-0UfQ

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Milwaukee County Sheriff Deputy Michael Truax Just Open Fired Into Fleeing Vehicle Regardless Of Innocent Passengers

Milwaukee County Sheriff Deputy Michael Truax should face criminal charges for shooting into fleeing vehicle striking one female passenger and endangering two others.

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

June 13, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - Milwaukee County Sheriff Deputy Michael Truax, 32, a rookie in disregard and endangerment to life fired upon a fleeing vehicle with four people in the vehicle for a simple traffic violation. Deputy Truax fired between 8 to 10 shots consisting of .40 Caliber hollow point bullets into fleeing vehicle striking Terry Williams, 19, and Paula McEwen on Sunday. Williams, the driver later died from a head wound (pronounced brain dead on Monday) and McEwen was shot in the shoulder and hand. A second female and a male passenger in the back seat were not injured from Deputy Truax discharging his weapon into the vehicle.
Deputy Truax placed himself in front of a fleeing vehicle and without second thought and not taking into account the number of innocent passengers in the vehicle, Truax recklessly fired his service weapon into the vehicle regardless who was inside. At no time did any of the passengers nor Williams ever point a weapon or fired upon Deputy Truax. A 9mm weapon was recovered from the scene, after Williams lost control of the vehicle and crashed into other vehicles when he was shot in the head.
Deputy Truax upon himself decided to become jury, judge and executioner, some might argue.
During a press conference, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. stated, "...Sunday, June 11 at 7:41 p.m., in the area of Lincoln Memorial Drive and East Water Tower Road, a deputy (Truax) with the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office used deadly force toward a vehicle being pursued by a different Milwaukee County sheriff deputy..."
Deputy Truax who decided to use deadly force on a fleeing vehicle should face criminal charges for attempted homicide when he discharged his weapon and struck McEwen twice and endangered two other passenger's life as well, three innocent persons who just happened to be the passengers in the vehicle Williams was driving.

Milwaukee County Sheriff Deputy fires at fleeing vehicle striking the driver and female passenger https://youtu.be/HApIoGcTaZw


Update: Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) dash cam video released shows Deputy Michael Truax, 32, in the middle median and as Terry Williams approaches,  the deputy discharged his weapon striking the front of the vehicle as debris and smoke is seen on the top front roof of the vehicle. Was Deputy Truax at the median attempting to ambuse Williams, since the pursued was being transmitted on MCSO radios? What was Deputy Truax doing in the median?

It seems, Deputy Truax was already at the median and is attempting to stop Williams by placing himself in front of the vehicle instead of moving away from it, when he fires the first shot at the vehicle, according to the video. Williams tries to avoid the deputy and slightly turns left as the deputy also steps sideways to the left and clears the vehicle and then Deputy Truax continued to discharge his weapon at the fleeing vehicle despite, that there were four people inside the vehicle. Williams, 19, was shot in the head and lost control of the vehicle and crashed. Williams was declared brain dead on Monday. Paula McEwen was struck in the shoulder and hand, two other passengers, a male and female were not injured. McEwen survived the shooting by Deputy Truax.

Once Deputy Truax stepped aside and away from Williams vehicle, he was no longer in the way of the vehicle, but Truax continued to discharge his weapon at the slow moving vehicle. MCSO video was aired by WISN. https://youtu.be/-wPx3Y-0UfQ


Monday, June 12, 2017

Terry Williams Died After Getting Shot By Milwaukee County Sheriff Deputy Michael Truax

Williams has died from a gunshot wound to the head.

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

June 12, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Monday, Terry Williams, 19, died from his injury suffered on Sunday when he was severely shot in the head while fleeing due to a traffic violation from a Milwaukee County Sheriff deputy SUV on Lincoln Memorial Drive. Williams and his girlfriend, Paula McEwen were shot in the vehicle that Williams was driving near the Northpoint Custard Stand by Bradford Beach. Family members confirmed that Williams was declared by a doctor as brain dead. Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. identified the deputy involved in Sunday's shooting as Michael Truax, 32, a rookie who has been on the job less than year.
According to Sheriff Clarke Jr., Deputy Truax used deadly force on a vehicle being pursued by another deputy in a marked department SUV for a traffic violation that was fleeing at the time. Deputy Truax was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the case.
A 9mm handgun was recovered from the scene, according to Sheriff Clarke Jr. When Deputy Truax shot Williams, he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into two other vehicles on his right lane.
The lakefront area was crowed and luckily a stray bullet didn't kill an innocent bystander or kid in the immediate area.

Videos:

Two shot by Milwaukee County Sheriff Deputy by the Northpoint Custard Stand near Bradford Beach https://youtu.be/baNoJP_upO0


Milwaukee County Sheriff Deputy fires at fleeing vehicle striking the driver and female passenger https://youtu.be/HApIoGcTaZw

18-year-old Man And Female Shot By Milwaukee County Sheriff Deputy Near Bradford Beach Area

An 18-year-old man was shot while being pursued and a female passenger was shot in the chest by gunfire from a Milwaukee County Sheriff Deputy near Bradford Beach in the lakefront.

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

June 12, 2017
(Updated)

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - On Sunday, Terry Williams, 18, was shot in the head while he was being pursued in a vehicle along Lincoln Memorial Drive and a female passenger, Paula McEwen was also shot in the chest by Milwaukee County Sheriff Deputy Michael Truax, 32, by the Northpoint Custard Stand near Bradford Beach. Both people injured by Deputy Truax''s gunfire are Afro-American. 
Sheriff Deputy Truax is a rookie and has less than a year on the job fired upon the vehicle window striking the driver, according to witnesses. A another male passenger was taken onto custody.
Sheriff deputies arrived at the shooting scene exhibiting assault rifles and kept the crowds away from the incident.
Apparently, a Milwaukee County Sheriff Deputy was pursuing the vehicle for a traffic violation when it went over the medium while being shot at by Deputy Truax. Williams who was struck by gunfire was taken to a local hospital and is in critical condition. The female passenger was also taken to a hospital for treatment.
Sheriff David Clarke Jr. during a press conference stated that Deputy Truax used deadly force on a vehicle being pursued by another deputy for a traffic violation and that a 9mm handgun was recovered at the scene. Deputy Truax has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. Williams remains in life supports, according to Sheriff Clarke Jr.
Multiple aftermath video recordings by people who witnessed the shooting at the scene uploaded them on Facebook.
Jasmine Jenkins video recorded the aftermath of the shooting and posted the video on her Facebook account and stated, "... officer came pass my passenger door yelling "he's got a gun" to justify their reason for shooting?..."
The shooting investigation is ongoing and the Waukesha County Sheriff's Office has taken over the investigation.







Two shot by Milwaukee County Sheriff Deputy by the Northpoint Custard Stand near Bradford Beach https://youtu.be/baNoJP_upO0


Milwaukee County Sheriff Deputy fires at fleeing vehicle striking the driver and female passenger https://youtu.be/HApIoGcTaZw

Update: Terry Williams, 19, has died from his head wound injury.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Christine Neumann-Ortiz Alleged Greendale Police Chief Malasuk Intimidated Torres To Drop Complaint

Neumann-Ortiz alleged the Village of Greendale Police Department manipulated video and Chief Malasuk intimidated Torres to drop complaint.

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

June 6, 2017

Village of Greendale, Wisconsin - On Tuesday, Katherine Torres withdrew her complaint that she alleged an officer of the Village of Greendale Police Department  (VGPD) had asked her legal status during a traffic stop. Torres during a press conference along with Voces de la Frontera (VDLF) had claimed that she was also profiled for being Latina. 
The VGPD launched an investigation and a squad video with recording sound (had static noise in the background) indicated that the officer, who was identified as Police Sergeant Karczewski never asked Torres for her legal status as she had claimed during a press conference in front of the police department. Torres then walked inside with Christine Neumann-Ortiz, the Executive Director of VDLF, a workers and immigrant rights non-profit organization to file a formal complaint against Sgt. Karczewski who apparently removed his name from a $10 citation issued to Torres for not having a seatbelt on.
The VGPD contacted Torres after it was learned through the screening of the police squad video that the officer never asked Torres for her legal status, according to a VGDP press release. Torres then decided to withdraw her formal complaint, the VGPD reported. The press release from the VGDP did not address or explained why Sgt. Karczewski had removed his name from the citation, which would be considered inappropriate and an illegal act to issue a citation without the identity of the officer issuing the citation. Sgt. Karczewski also asked Torres for her Social Security number.
Neumann-Ortiz in responded to the VGPD alleged finding that Sgt. Karczewski never asked Torres for the legal status when she was stopped on May 31, 2017. Neumann-Ortiz on her Facebook account alleged intimidation by the chief of police and manipulation of the police squad video. Neumann-Ortiz posted, "She (Torres) did not lie. We believe the video was manipulated because there is a part of the conversation (2 minutes and 10 seconds in the Facebook video) where you cannot hear them. Today I accompanied her to a meeting with the Greendale Chief of Police (Robert Malasuk) and the police chief refused to have me accompany her.  In front of me he told her "if you don't withdraw this complaint I will file criminal charges against you." This is clear intimidation. It is ridiculous that they collect people's social security numbers for minor traffic infractions. This is a privacy issue."
If in fact, Neumann-Ortiz allegations have merit, it would mean that Chief Malasuk is lying and making false claims as well and if the police video was edited or manipulated would no doubt be a cover-up and an illegal act.
Neumann-Ortiz has not released any information, if VDLF will now seek legal action against the VGPF to get the full video to see whether in fact, it was actually manipulated and a police cover-up occurred, which a corruption investigation would follow.


Police video: Katherine Torres stopped by Village of Greendale Police Sergeant Karczewski https://youtu.be/tuMaAbjuDqA


Brief history about Chief Malasuk when he was a sergeant: In 2006, then Sergeant Robert Malasuk, along with then Officer Matt Borkoski and a Lt. were conducting an illegal operation inside the Southridge Mall, which they profiled and targeted suspected Latino gang members by the clothing they were wearing. Sgt. Malasuk and the officer and Lt. stopped a male Latino teen and his sister and began to harass him, which was witnessed by the managing editor of El Conquistador Newspaper, H. Nelson Goodson. Sgt. Malasuk noticed the editor and came up to him and threatened to arrest him for just withnessing the incident. Goodson identified himself as a news reporter too.
Goodson then followed up on the incident and contacted the chief of police in that time. Sgt. Malasuk later denied that he had threaten Goodson. Goodson in response wrote multiple articles exposing the illegal and profiling operation by the Village of Greendale Police Department to warn Latinos in the metropolitan area about being targeted while shopping at Southridge Mall in 2006.
Goodson was also a witness in the Village of Greendale case that Attorney Narciso Aleman handle in representing the Latino male and his sister.


Shorewood Safety Committee Considers Resolution For Justice And Dignity, Which Provides Equal Protection For Noncitizens

If the proposed resolution is passed by the Village of Shorewood Board, it would provide equal protection, respect and dignity for noncitizens including everyone residing or visiting the village and would be the first of its kind that has been proposed by local residents.

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

June 6, 2017

Shorewood, Wisconsin - On Monday, the Shorewood Safety Committee (SSC) discussed and considered the introduction of a Resolution for Justice and Dignity (RJD) sponsored by the Shorewood Solidarity Network, which included the support by members from Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin, Shorewood residents and allies. The SSC hearing was full to capacity. The non-binding resolution will assure that all members of the community including noncitizens would be treated with respect and dignity, it would also prevent elected and non-elected officials from working or volunteering to "facilitate the work of, Immigration and Customs Enforcement or Customs and Border Patrol."
Kristin Sziarto and Attorney Carlos R. Pastrana addressed the SSC members and discussed the merits of the proposed resolution, which had been submitted previously to the committee for discussion. The SSC members decided to schedule another hearing after some wording would be revised before the resolution would come before the full Shorewood Board. The SSC will reconsider the revised version of the RJD resolution within a week or so.
The resolution provides an assurance that the Village of Shorewood shall "embrace people of any race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, immigration status, sexual orientation, sexual or gender identity, or disability."
Shorewood "will not adopt nor enforce any policy that allows for unlawful discrimination or denial of services or benefits to individuals on the basis of their race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, immigration status, sexual orientation, sexual or gender identity,  or disability, according to the resolution...it's elected and non-elected officials...shall not do the work of, nor voluntarily facilitate the work of, Immigration and Customs Enforcement or Customs and Border Patrol."

Video: Shorewood Safety Committee hearing for consideration of a Resolution for Justice and Dignity https://youtu.be/xHKEiXadm6s

Revised Resolution:

Monday, June 5, 2017

Milwaukee Police Arrested 6 At Sunfair 2017 Where Afro-American Teen Brawl Broke Out

At least 5 adults and 1 juvenile were arrested at the Sunfair 2017 event over the weekend.

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

June 5, 2017

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - On Saturday, multiple Afro-American teen brawls broke out at the Milwaukee Southside Sunfair 2017 three-day event. At least 5 adults and 1 juvenile were arrested and face charges for misdemeanor resisting arrest and obstruction to an officer, disorderly conduct, also municipal citations were issued ranging from resisting arrest and obstruction to an officer, disorderly conduct, according to police.
Videos of multiple teen brawls were posted on Facebook by Levon Tucker. In one video, two males are seen fighting in the middle of the intersection of W. Historic Mitchell Street and S. 11th Street at night and a second video shows two females fighting by the Sunfair rides during the day. Sunfair is sponsored by W. Historic Mitchell Street Business Improvement District #4.

Teen brawl video 1: https://youtu.be/V1QoLZ1FthU

Teen brawl video 2: https://youtu.be/nF7ppbM8mBA


Sunday, June 4, 2017

Laning And Bowen Re-elected Another Term For Wisconsin Democratic State Party Chair And Vice Chair

Delegates at the State Democratic Convention over the weekend re-elected Laning as Chairperson and Bowen as Vice-Chair.

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

June 4, 2017

Middletown, Wisconsin - On Saturday, democratic delegates elected Martha Laning as Democrat Party of Wisconsin State Chair on a vote of 722 for another term including David Bowen as Vice-Chair. Other party members running for State Chair were Brian Kennedy who received 569 votes, Eric Finch 50 votes and Joe Donovan with 48 votes.
Also, Patricia Ruiz-Cantu was elected as the Wisconsin Democratic Latino Caucus Chair and Sylvia Ortiz Velez was elected as Vice-Chair. Velez founded the Latino Caucus in 2006. At least 2,200 Democratic delegates attended the convention. 
The State Democratic Party has a history of not empowering and funding the Latino Caucus adequately in prior years and have taken the Hispanic vote for granted. Time will tell, if the State Democrats and Laning actually allow the Latino Caucus to strive this time around, if not, Democrats will not succeed in winning the governorship and replace Republican Governor Scott Walker without the Latino vote.
The State Democratic Party also created a Progressive Caucus.


Friday, June 2, 2017

Puerto Ricans Launch Boycott Against Sponsors Who Opt Out Of Annual Parade In NYC

Members of the Puerto Rican population in the U.S. and allies have launched a national boycott against sponsors who opt out of the NYC Puerto Rican Parade in protest of Oscar López Rivera being invited to participate as an honored guest in the annual event.

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

June 2, 2017

New York City, New York - Puerto Ricans against U.S. oppression and colonialism of their island launch boycott against sponsors who opt out from the NYC Puerto Rican (PR) Parade. Former NYC PR Parade sponsors being boycott by Puerto Ricans and allies are Goya, Coca Cola, AT&T, Jet Blue, McDonald's, Corona, Yankees, Univisión, NC and Telemundo.
Oscar López Rivera, convicted Independista against U.S. colonialism of Puerto Rico now freed, decides not to participate as an honoree in the NYC Puerto Rican Parade. Rivera doesn't want those who don't know the history of PR's oppression by the U.S. to defined the event. Numerous parade sponsors and participants decided to boycott the event after Rivera was invited to participate as an honor guest. He spent more than 30 years in prison, but his sentence was commuted by Obama. 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Democrats Proposed Healthcare Protection Package Bill To Protect Residents With Pre-existing Conditions In Wisconsin

State Democrats have submitted the Healthcare Protection Package bill to the Wisconsin State Assembly Speaker for consideration.

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

June 1, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday, State Representative Daniel Riemer (D-Milwaukee), Citizen Action of Wisconsin Executive Director Robert Kraig and consumers with personal health stories gave testimonials of personal and family members health pre-existing conditions, which the proposed TrumpCare bill that passed in the U.S. House of Representatives would definitely eliminate any healthcare coverage for those with pre-existing conditions allowed under the Affordable Care Act, known as ObamaCare. At least, 24 million people including those with pre-existing conditions would lose healthcare coverage, if the ObamaCare is repealed.
The Healthcare Protection Package (HPP) bill proposed by Democrats aims to shield and allow for state residents with pre-existing conditions to continue to be covered, according State Representative Riemer. Riemer says, the HPP was submitted to the State Assembly Speaker's office to be considered and get a legislative bill number, which is expected by Friday.
Testimonials about pre-existing healthcare conditions were made by Katlin Mary, Anita Abraham and Claudine Lienau. 
The joint press conference and testimonials took place in front of the former Assurant Health headquarters and a copy of the HPP bill was hand delivered to Republican U.S. Senator Ron Johnson's office by the joint group.

Video: Healthcare Protection Package Bill Press Conference: https://youtu.be/DmfPS8IVGPU



Monday, May 29, 2017

34-year-old Woman Shot A 29-Year-Old Woman Over Altercation

Police are investigating a shooting incident that left 29-year-old woman hospitalized and a 34-year-old woman was arrested in connection with the incident.

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

May 29, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Saturday, Savanah Laws, 34, was taken into custody after she allegedly shot a 29-year-old woman who went to Savanah's home looking for an altercation. The 29-year-old woman who was shot confirmed that she was doing fine on her Facebook account under the name of Love Jones.
The shooting occurred around 8:30 p.m. near N. 17th Street and W. Locust Ave. Laws is facing multiple felony charges and municipal charges as well.
Also other shooting incidents reported by police:

• On Monday, two men ages 22 and 23 were reported shot during an altercation with a group around 8:00 a.m. near N. 26th and W. Atkinson. Both men suffered non-life threatening injuries.

• A 24-year-old man was reported shot during an altercation with group of men around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday at S. 35th St. And W. Burnham. The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries. Police are looking for suspects.

• On Sunday, Teresa Wade, 24, was found dead at  N. 35th and W. Hampton.  Wade was apparently shot around 5:30 p.m. during an altercation at a gas station parking lot on N. Teutonia and W. Hampton. A 23-year-old woman was arrested in connection with her death.

• On Saturday, a 37-year-old man was fatally shot around 1:30 p.m. after getting into an altercation with a group of men. The shooting occurred near N. 29th and W. Vine.

• A 27-year-old woman and a 7-year-old girl were reported shot around 3:15 p.m. at N.67th and W. Keefe on Saturday. The female victim and a man got into an argument and a gun went off injuring both the female and child. A male suspect is sought in connection with the shootings.

• A 27-year-old man and an 8-year-old boy were shot on Saturday around 8:40 p.m. at N. 62nd and W. Kaul. They suffered non-life threatening injuries. Suspects are being sought, according to police.

• A 29-year-old man was reported shot around 10:45 p.m. on Saturday at N. 54 and W. Chambers and was taken to a local hospital where he later died. Police continue to investigate the homicide.

• Milwaukee Police are investigating a shooting that happened around 11:20 a.m. on May 25 in the 1800 block of W. Greenfield Avenue. The victim, a 46-year-old Milwaukee man, was shot during circumstances that remain unclear at this time. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries. MPD continues to search for suspect(s) and seek a motive.

• Milwaukee Police are investigating a shooting that happened around 12:30 p.m. on May 25 in the 4400 block of N. 29th Street.  The victim, a 24-year-old male, sustained a non-life-threatening injury, and is being treated at an area hospital. The circumstances surrounding the shooting are unclear at this time.  MPD continues to seek suspect(s) for the shooting.

• Milwaukee Police are investigating a double non-fatal shooting that happened around 7:15 p.m. on May 25 in the 1600 block of S. 23rd Street.  The first victim is a 33-year-old woman and the second victim is a 28-year-old man. Both victims are being treated at an area hospital and are in stable condition. The shooting appears to be drug-related. MPD continues to seek suspect(s) for the shooting.

• Milwaukee Police are investigating a shooting that happened around 8:25 p.m. on May 25 in the 3300 block of N. 12th Street.  The victim, a 33-year-old female, sustained a non-life-threatening injury and is being treated at an area hospital. The victim was struck as occupants of two vehicles exchanged gunfire. MPD continues to seek suspect(s) for the shooting.

• Milwaukee Police are investigating a non-fatal shooting that happened around 10:50 p.m. on May 25 in the 2700 block of W. Auer Street.  The victim, a 51-year-old male, sustained a non-life-threatening injury and is being treated at an area hospital. The shooting occurred after a dispute between individuals. The victim does not appear to be the intended target of the shooting. MPD continues to seek suspect(s) for the shooting.


Friday, May 26, 2017

Milwaukee Public School Board Voted Against Pay Scale Raise For Those Earning A Poverty Wage With Associate Degrees

The Milwaukee School Board failed to pass a pay raise for those earning less than $80,000 annual salary and it also rejected an amendment to create a department for prominence of bilingualism and multicultural.

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

May 26, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday, the Milwaukee Public School Board (MPS) voted to approve a Department of Black and Latino males, according to the Board meeting. The MPS Board failed to act on an amendment by Board Member Tony Baez to create a Department that would create a positive high visibility narrative for prominence of bilingualism and multicultural, which Baez also addressed the lack of Latinos in the leadership structure when the Board proposed the reorganization of the Central Services budget. The Board did approved a substitute amendment to Baez' budget proposal that will require a "Board Work Session" in September. Student parents, community members, teachers and other educators during the summer months will have an opportunity in meetings to provide input and address Baez' concerns of the issue raised at the Board meeting.
The Milwaukee School Board also failed to pass a pay raise for those earning less than $80,000 annual salary, which Education Assistants and Paraprofessionals who make around $18,000 annually, despite having an Associate Degree would not get a pay raise, thus continue to earn a poverty wage.



Illegal Anti-sanctuary Bill Introduced In Committee By GOP State Senators And Representatives

Anti-sanctuary state bill introduced in committee by Republican state senators and representatives who are deemed anti-immigrant.

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

May 26, 2017


Madison, WI - On Thursday, the Wisconsin state Senate Republicans and co-sponsors that include GOP State Representatives introduced an illegal anti-sanctuary bill and it was referred to the Committee on Labor and Regulatory Reform. It seems that state legislators want their cake and eat it too.
What state legislators don't want you know is that Wisconsin has a $6 billion dollar trade deal with Mexico and it is enriching some of Wisconsin's White majority of business owners, large corporations and agricultural farmers. State GOP legislators favor the economic flow from Mexico, but they don't favor Mexico's undocumented immigrant community in the state. Shame on you GOP legislators.
Mexican nationals in Wisconsin should petition for Mexico to suspend the $6B dollar trade deal until Wisconsin GOP legislators and Governor Scott Walker (R) actually treat the Mexican national population in the state with more respect and welcome their economic contribution as well. To begin, allow Mexican nationals to legally drive in state roads by providing driving permits or licenses among other needs as well.
The following bill, if passed and challenged in a federal court will no doubt be declared unconstitutional, simply because a state can not forced state or county employees to enforce federal immigration laws, legislators also can't withhold state share revenue funding as a penalty for refusing to enforce immigration laws reserved for the feds and it requires county and state law enforcement agencies to accept Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) administrative detainers, which have been ruled illegal by a federal court, only a signed warrant by a court judge is considered legal.

2017 SENATE BILL 275

May 25, 2017 - Introduced by Senators NASS, STROEBEL, CRAIG and VUKMIR,
cosponsored by Representatives SPIROS, KREMER, E. BROOKS, EDMING, GANNON, JACQUE, MURSAU, NEYLON, QUINN, SKOWRONSKI, TUSLER, WEATHERSTON and HUTTON. Referred to Committee on Labor and Regulatory Reform.

AN ACT to create 66.0414 of the statutes; 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. Bill link:  http://bit.ly/2qk37ZL


Editor's note: It is well known that anti-immigrant GOP federal and state legislators have been influenced by the Koch brothers to initiate and push bills against sanctuary cities and support mass deportations of undocumented immigrants. Also, the LIBRE Initiative by Americans for Prosperity Foundation (APF) is funded and connected to the Koch brothers, which is considered an alt-right organization attempting to plant their seed in the Milwaukee Southside Latino community.
What APF doesn't want Latinos to know is that it is actually funded by the alt-right Koch brothers who oppose immigration reform amd advocate to repeal ACA (Obamacare).
In 2015, State Representative JoCasta Zamarripa (D-Milw) released a statement about LIBRE, "The LIBRE Initiative is an ultra-conservative organization funded by out of state billionaires Charles and David Koch that seeks to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, halt increases in the federal minimum wage, fund anti-immigrant Republican politicians, and support voter photo ID laws that aim to further disenfranchise Latino communities.



Saturday, May 20, 2017

UMOS Mural Unveiled In The Southside Of Milwaukee

Deal, a community artist and students from ArtWorks for Milwaukee unveiled historic UMOS mural in the Southside of the city.

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

May 20, 2017

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - On Saturday, Raoul G. Deal, a community artist and students from ArtWorks for Milwaukee unveiled their historic United Migrant Opportunity Services (UMOS) mural at the Butters-Fetting Co. building wall facing W. Historic Mitchell St. and S. 1st Street. The mural took about 1 year and 6 months to finish, according to Deal.
The theme of the mural included the Wautoma marches for migrant rights, the UMOS social service agency advocacy for social justice, higher education, civil rights and struggle including protests to change the discriminatory hiring practices by the local breweries and the foundry jobs that attracted the Latino work force to the city.
Seven members of the Latino community were included in the mural, Jesús Salas, the first former executive director of UMOS and one of the key leaders of the educational and Latino civil rights movement in the 1960's and 1970's; Ernesto Chacon, the executive director for Latin American Union for Civil Rights; Roberto Hernández, an instrumental leader in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Chapman Hall takerover on August 27, 1970 that led to breaking down the barrier of a discriminatory policy that kept Hispanics from enrolling at the university; Graciela de la Cruz, a UWM student in 1970 who later became a teacher in the Milwaukee Public Schools; Dante Navarro, the first Latino candidate to run for public office in Milwaukee, created the first LULAC council in Milwaukee and was a Spanish language radio host as well and Marla O. Anderson, an instrumental leader of the UWM takeover as well. Anderson's decision to join Salas and Chacon in 1970 led to the active participation of hundreds of families to back, join and march in support of the UWM takeover to gain access to higher education for Latinos and their children. Anderson later graduated from the School of Education at UWM with a Bachelor of Science degree in May 1978.
Salas, Hernández and De la Cruz were students at UWM of only 14 Latinos attending compared to 25,000 Whites students enrolled in 1970. Navarro, Anderson and Salas were among those that included Gregorio "Goyo" Rivera and José Luis Huerta-Sánchez who were arrested at the UWM chancellor's office at Chapman Hall on August 27, 1970 for refusing to leave his office. Also Lupe Martinez, the current UMOS President and CEO who has 47 years of service at the non-profit agency was featured in the mural too.
The UMOS mural depicts just a small piece of the Latino community historical activism roots that influenced change to better the quality of life for Hispanics in the city of Milwaukee and state for decades to follow. 

Jesús Salas explained the meaning of the mural. Salas is a former executive director of UMOS and one of the key leaders of the 1960's and 1970's educational and civil rights movement in Milwaukee, WI. http://youtu.be/TR7FaBV6dwQ

Remarks by Raoul G. Deal at the UMOS mural unveiling presentation https://youtu.be/WFtzPgec0hQ

Mariachi Juvenil presentation at the UMOS mural unveiling in Milwaukee https://youtu.be/f54-iZfhT0M

For full article about the UMOS mural at following link: http://bit.ly/2lHZi9s

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. To Resign And Join U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Sheriff Clarke will join the U.S. Department of Homeland Security next month.

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

May 17, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Wednesday, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. announced during a conservative radio talk show with Viki McKenna on WISN 1130 AM, that he will accept an assistant secretary position in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) next month. Clarke will join the Office of Partnership and Engagement at the DHS.
What does it mean for Milwaukee County? Sheriff Clarke's acceptance of the position will no doubt void the 287g ICE enforcement agreement request by Clarke and it will no longer be applied at the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office in Wisconsin.
It seems that Sheriff Clarke jumped the gun and unofficially confirmed that he accepted the position with DHS, but the DHS sent out a tweet that "Sr. positions are announced when made official by the Sec. No such announcement w/regard to the Office of Public Engagement has been made."
Governor Scott Walker (R) can appoint another replacement for Sheriff Clarke.
Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) first Tweeted on March 22, that Sheriff Clarke was expected to resign from his position when it was learned from a credible source that Clarke would actually resign.
Currently, the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office has reported multiple inmate deaths and one of them, Terrill Thomas had his water turned off in his cell and he died from the lack of drinking water.
At least seven Milwaukee County Correction officers are facing criminal charges by the district attorney's office after a grand jury recommended charges.
The seven county officials who may now face charges in connection with the Thomas death by withholding water for seven days are Milwaukee County jail commander Major Nancy Evans, Lt. Kashka Meadors and corrections officers Jordon Johnson, Thomas Laine, James Ramsey-Guy, John Weber and Dominique Smith.




Victim Of Fatal Motorcycle Crash Near Veterans Park In Milwaukee Identified As Jay Estrada

Estrada died on early Wednesday after crashing his motorcycle on a median near Veterans Park.

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

May 17, 2017

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - On Wednesday, Jorge "Jay" Estrada, 30, was reported killed after he lost control of his motorcycle and struck a median while driving south on N. Lincoln Memorial Drive near Veterans Park around 2:00 a.m., according to police.
Estrada suffered severe injuries in the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Update: The Milwaukee Medical Examiner's Office (MEO) reported that Jorge "Jay" Estrada, 30, died from blunt force trauma after losing control of his motorcycle at the 1000 block of N. Lincoln Memorial Drive. According to MEO, Estrada was speeding, lost control, struck a median and his body was ejected and struck a light pole severing in left lower extremity. Estrada lost his left leg and was found about 100 feet from his body. Also, police found a helmet about 20 feet from Estrada's body and police believe that he was wearing it at the time of the accident. A handgun, multiple tablets of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine were recovered at the crash scene, according to police.
Estrada was riding along with two other motorcycle riders who stayed at the scene of the accident, but have not been to cooperative in providing information to police.


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin Announced That "Todos Somos Perú" Fundraiser Recipient Received $8,034

Last month's organizers for Todos Somos Perú confirmed that a church organization in Perú has received $8,034 from a total of $8,500 raised in April.

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

May 16, 2017

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - On Tuesday, Luz Sosa, the Community Organizer for Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin (ACW) announced that the recipient of the "Todos Somos Perú" fundraising event has received at total of $8,034 ($25,708 Peruvian Sols). Sosa confirmed that Omar Alonzo Sánchez Portillo, a priest at the Asociación de las Bienaventuranzas (non-profit) had received the funds generated by the fundraiser.
According to Sosa, a total of $8,500 was raised, minus the costs for the money transfer and rental of the entire Wherehouse Nightclub, the remaining balance of $8,034 was sent to the Asociación de las Bienaventuranzas on Wednesday. The Todos Somos Perú fundraising event last month was a total success, according to Sosa. Sosa says, that Citizen Action of Wisconsin, which ACW is affiliated with had sent out information about the fundraising success to all its members via e-mail in a news letter dated May 7.
Sosa extended her appreciation to all the volunteers, restaurants, businesses, Latino media outlets that included El Conquistador Newspaper, The Spanish Journal-Azteca Wisconsin TV38, El Periódico Mañanero, Radio Caliente 97.9FM, Radio Latina 5.0/1500AM and Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA, a digital Internet news blog). Also, the Wisconsin Unidos por el Perú group co-sponsored the Todos Somos Perú event with ACW.




Monday, May 15, 2017

Armed Men Used Assault Rifle And Knife To Rob Unsuspecting Milwaukee Southside Tenants

The landowner of a Milwaukee Southside property reported on social media that several men armed with an assault weapon, handgun and a knife forced their way into a home to rob tenants.

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

May 15, 2017

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - On Monday, several White male suspects heavily armed forced their way into a home near S. 13th St. and West Dakota St. in Milwaukee's Southside around 10:00 a.m., according to the landlord who would only be identified as Mr. Orozco, the Handy Man. Orozco says, that the suspects who were described as six feet tall kicked a door open and went inside an apartment catching the tenants by surprised while watching TV. 
The suspects took a wallet, cellphone and ransacked the apartment, Orozco reported. The assessed damaged to the door and hardware totaled about $500.
One suspect had an AK-47 assault rifle and the second suspect was carrying a handgun, a knife and an 18 inch screwdriver. The tenants were not injured.
The incident was reported to police.



Sunday, May 14, 2017

27-year-old Man Died After Getting Shot Inside The Whitehaven Neighborhood IHOP In Memphis



A live Facebook video of the aftermath was posted showing the shooting victim outside of a Whitehaven neighborhood IHOP suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.

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

May 14, 2017

Memphis, Tennessee - On early Sunday, a 27-year-old man identified by family members as Devin Wilson was shot in the head multiple times during an altercation inside an IHOP restaurant in the neighborhood of Whitehaven located at 1277 E. Shelby Drive across from the South Mall shopping centre. The altercation happened after a female worker got into an argument with her ex-boyfriend and he began to choke her. Wilson and a security guard attempted to break up the altercation and the ex-boyfriend took out a hand gun and shot both men striking Wilson in the head multiple times and the security guard suffered a gunshot wound in the arm. Wilson walked out of the IHOP and Dbo Grape was able to video record live on his Facebook account the aftermath and where Wilson was crying out for help and that he couldn't see anymore.
A known suspect in the shooting left the scene and police are looking for him.
Police were the first ones to arrived and then the firefighter paramedics. Wilson later died at a local hospital, according to police.

Video: Aftermath of shooting at the Whitehaven neighborhood IHOP in Memphis http://youtu.be/v5YW7yXr_n4


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Boycott Harley-Davidson Corporation, They Openly Support Trump

The season of riding free on your Harley-Davidson began with the first H-D Museum Bike Night event in Milwaukee on Thursday, but a boycott is on against the H-D Corporation for openly supporting the bad hombre, Trump.

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

May 11, 2017

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - A national boycott has been called against the Harley-Davidson Corporation (H-D) for openly supporting the bad hombre, Trump. This year, President Trump was scheduled to visit the H-D Corporate, but cancelled after thousands of Wisconsin residents threaten to protest at the H-D factory where Trump was scheduled to visit. So, the H-D Corporate officials went to the White House instead with motorcycles and openly supported the bad hombre, Trump who is attempting to repeal ObamaCare, is anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim, doesn't respect women and definitely doesn't show any favorable action towards people of color.
There are 100's of thousands of male bikers and female bikers who ride an H-D motorcycle, but most were purchased before the H-D Corporate officials made the decision to support and back Trump. Well it was their choice to stand with Trump, despite public opinion to boycott all of Trump name products and etc.
So, lets show the H-D Corporation that as long as they stand with Trump, we as bikers of color will stand with the people and flex our trillion dollar purchasing power as Latinos and will not buy their products or attend any H-D funded event.
On Thursday, the H-D Museum held its first bike night set and displayed a defaced U.S. flag, which no doubt many will consider the act disrespectful.
Apparently, the H-D Corporation officials have become victims of their own ignorance. Boycott Harley-Davidson 2017!


Mequon Bank Robbery Suspect Jonathan L. Rivera Charged

31-year-old bank robbery suspect drove by the Mequon Police Department and after a short pursuit crashed his vehicle, a 21-year-old woman and an unrestrained child were found inside the vehicle.

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

May 11, 2017

Mequon, WI - On Monday, Jonathan L. Rivera, 31, of Milwaukee was taken into custody shortly after robbing a BMO Harris Bank in Mequon, according to police. The criminal complaint states, that Rivera entered the bank and handed a note to the bank teller, he was able to receive about $1,700 cash and then fled the scene.
While driving a getaway red Saturn vehicle, he managed to drive by the Mequon Police Department in a high rate of speed. Police had already been called about the bank robbery. Police chased Rivera's vehicle a short distance and arrested him after losing control on a turn and crashing in a ditch. Rivera attempt to flee on foot from the scene, but surrendered to police.
A 21-year-old female passenger and a small child who was unrestrained were found inside the vehicle that Rivera was driving and abandoned when he lost control. The woman and child were not injured, according to police.
Rivera is also suspected of recently robbing several other banks as well.
Rivera remains in custody at the Ozaukee County jail and a hold was placed on him.
Rivera was charged on Tuesday with three felony counts for robbery of a financial institution, operating a vehicle while fleeing or eluding police and 2nd-degre recklessly endangering safety. If convicted on all counts, Rivera is facing 40 years in prison and up to $100K in fines for the bank robbery, six months in prison and up to $10K in fines for eluding police and 10 years in prison and up to $25K in fines for endangering safety. Rivera is expected to appear in a Ozaukee County court on May 16 and a cash bond of $50K was set.
Rivera is also facing additional bank robbery charges.
In 2014, Rivera was convicted for one felony count for possession of THC (second offense). In 2006, Rivera was convicted for felony possession with intent - THC.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Alt-right Group Advisory Board Responsible For Hate Outdoor Ad In Milwaukee's Latino Community

An alt-right group registered as sheriffclarkeforsenate dot com is behind a hate and racist outdoor ad placed on a LAMAR billboard targeted at the Milwaukee Southside Latino community.

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

May 10, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - Hispanic News Network U.S.A. has learned that an alleged alt-right group registered as sheriffclarkeforsenate dot com authorized what many members of the Milwaukee Southside Latino community believe is an outdoor ad that promotes hate towards immigrants and division in the City of Milwaukee. According the sheriffclarkeforsenate dot com website, the group is based in N. Carolina and is headed by Jack Daley, which the political committee is registered with the Federal Election Commission as a Political Action Committee (PAC) and a Draft Committee attempting to persuade Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. to run for the U.S. Senate against U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a Democrat in November of 2018.
The PAC sheriffclarkeforsenate dot com committee advisory board also includes, Duane Chapman, Robert Davi, Nathanael Pendley, Cody Stanton, Beth Chapman, Elbert Guillory, Kay Daley and Michael Searcy.
The Clarke draft ad was placed by LAMAR who operates the billboard at the 1600 block of W. Greenfield Ave. and S. César E. Chavez Dr., and it was paid for by the sheriffclarkeforsenate dot com committee.
Members of the Milwaukee Latino community also believe that the sheriffclarkeforsenate dot com is just a front for the movement of White nationalists and their affiliated allies who promote hate and division among communities of color and in this case the Latino community in Milwaukee.
A community boycott has been initiated against LAMAR for promoting hate and division in the city for profit and word about the boycott is spreading across Milwaukee. LAMAR administrators in Milwaukee have been contacted via email about the outdoor hate ad and so far, there has been no response.
The ad appears that it is only a U.S. Senate draft campaign by an anti-immigrant and alt-right group connected to the GOP who has raised funds to attempt to persuade Sheriff Clarke to run for the U.S. Senate.
The alt-right group ad includes the phrase "He Protects Citizens...not Alien Criminals" are they trying to indicate that UFO aliens are committing crimes in Milwaukee too?
So Sheriff Clarke, according to the alt-right group sponsoring the ad believes that undocumented immigrants shouldn't be protected by Clarke, which by federal law and Constitutional rights are actually protected and includes due process as well whether they are U.S. Citizens or not.
The seems that the alt-right group lacks any knowledge of what the U.S. Constitution stands for, means and who it protects including Civil Rights. The PAC has a several attorneys in the advisory board, but they might not understand that even undocumented imigrants have rights and are afforded due process of the law as well.
Currently, the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office is under investigation for the homicide of Terrill Thomas who died of thirst after his was denied water for seven days. Recently, a Milwaukee County inquest jury found that seven county officials may now face criminal charges in connection with Thomas death for withholding water are Milwaukee County jail commander Major Nancy Evans, Lt. Kashka Meadors and corrections officers Jordon Johnson, Thomas Laine, James Ramsey-Guy, John Weber and Dominique Smith. Milwaukee County District Attorney John T. Chisholm will now determine whether to file criminal charges against the seven county officials. Also, Milwaukee County Corrections Captain George Gold resigned during an inquest to the dehydration death of Thomas at the Milwaukee County jail. Gold's name was not included in the inquest jury list for criminal charges, but Gold is being investigated, if he had any connection to the case as well.
Clarke had attempted to keep multiple inmate deaths at the jail quiet under internal investigations until the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed the deaths. Clarke criticized the medical examiner for informing the public of the pending death investigations by the sheriff's office.
Sheriff Clarke is expected to resign at any day to take a position as assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Office of Partnership and Engagement in Trump's regime, according to Politico.


Mexican Military Killed Unarmed Man In Cold Blood In Palmarito Tochapan

The Mexican military version of what happened on May 3 in Palmarito Tochapan was false, according to El Diario Cambio who released a video version of what actually occurred.

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

May 10, 2017

Palmarito, Tochapan, México - On Wednesday, el Diario Cambio released a security video, which contradicts the Mexican military version of what had occurred on May 3 where 11 military personnel were reported injured, 4 soldiers were killed and 6 civilians were also killed during a three hour gun battle by unknown attackers. The military version of the incident says, that a military unit came under fire just after 8:00 p.m. by unknown assailants who used women and children as human shilelds.
The military was called to investigate an incident where gasoline was stolen by unknown suspects.
The released video by El Diario Cambio showed a different version of the incident where three unarmed men in a vehicle were fired upon by the military and then one of the victims who was wounded, was dragged and while face down on the ground bleeding, a Mexican soldier shot him in the back of the head while other soldiers looked on.
The cold blooded killing of the male victim has drawn concern in the area where the incident occurred that the Mexican military is corrupt and committing murder of innocent people.
The Mexican government hasn't come forward yet to address the brutal cold blooded murder of the victim in Palmarito. 

Video: 3 unarmed men shot at by Mexican military on May 3 in Palmarito Tochapan, 1 man is shot in the head in cold blood. https://youtu.be/0Bp30gdizdc


Monday, May 8, 2017

Amanda Vanetta Threatened Operators Of Berta's Taco Truck For Displaying Upside Down U.S. Flag

Vanetta exercised her own ignorance to threaten the operators of Berta's taco truck for displaying a U.S. flag upside down on S. César E. Chavez Drive.

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

May 8, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Monday, Amanda Vanetta, posted on her Facebook account that she spotted a Berta's taco truck with a U.S. flag upside down and resorted to threaten the operator of the fast food truck by saying that it was illegal and if they wouldn't remove it or fix it up right that she would take it down.
Apparently, Vanetta who video recorded the incident herself doesn't know by her own ignorance that it is the not illegal to display the U.S. flag upside down and by attempting to remove it, she is committing an illegal act herself. An upside-down U.S. flag means distress.
The incident happened at the 1000 block of S. César E. Chavez Drive in Milwaukee, WI.
With in minutes of posting her video in Facebook (FB) as an attempt to attack the Berta's taco truck operators, Vanetta became the laughing stock in the Milwaukee area and comments flooded on her posting criticising her and most were making fun of her ignorance. Vanetta became the victim of her own ignorance and deleted her video posting as FB users began to post her debts found in the court system as well. The FB crowd became so fierce, that Vanetta had to delete her post.
She even changed her FB name to Panda Manda.

Amanda Vanetta's video of incident: https://youtu.be/rtqMb45HwQg


Update: Javier Reyes, the owner of Berta's Tamales and Taco truck in Milwaukee contacted Hispanic News Network U.S.A. on Tuesday and stated that he was replacing the U.S. flag for its old age and while doing it he unintentionally placed it upside down without realizing it. Reyes said, that it was an unfortunate mistake on his part and didn't want to offend anyone. He also says, that he is so grateful for all the support he has received from the public and Facebook users.