Friday, August 18, 2017

White Supremacist Puerto Rican Michael Alex Ramos Says He Is Not Racist

Ramos was video recorded by a news crew along with neo-Nazis, White nationalists and KKK members beating up an Afro-American in Charlottesville last weekend.

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

August 18, 2017

Charlottesville, Virginia - Michael Alex Ramos of Georgia who happens to be of Puerto Rican descent was identified as one of the attackers who assaulted an Afro-American man in Charlottesville during a protest of anti-White supremacists at the 'Unite The Right' rally near Emancipation Park. Ramos who has participated in alt-right activities along with members of the neo-Nazis, White supremacist group and the KKK attacked and beat Deandre Harris at a parking structure. The Harris assault by White supremacists and Ramos was captured by a news crew. Ramos was wearing a wearing a Trump red cap that says "Make America Great Again" and a white sleeveless t-shirt and jeans.
Ramos in a video posted in YouTube says he is not a racist simply because he is Puerto Rican, but his group affilitions and marching with small Puerto Rican flag in support of White Power in Charlottesville along side neo-Nazis, White Nationalists and the KKK indicates otherwise. 
Ramos is associated with the Atlanta Proud Boys/FOAK and the III% Georgia Security Force, which are White supremacist groups.
Ramos is the first Latino to be identified as a White supremacist sympathizer who bragged on Facebook (FB) about assaulting and stomping on Harris and that he was glad to do it. Ramos will most likely be facing felony charges in Harris assault.
Ramos deactivated his FB account once he learned that a warrant could be issued for his arrest in connection with Harris assault. Ramos in his FB account actually confessed to assaulting Harris.
The U.S. Department of Justice is now involved in the investigation regarding multiple assaults and the murder of Heather Heyer by White supremacists in Charlottesville, according to Trump who on his second address to the nation fonally condemn identified the White nationalists, neo-Nazis and the KKK involved in attacks on protesters.
James Alex Fields Jr., a neo-Nazi has been charged in connection with the vehicular homicide of Heyer.


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Emmanuel Sanchez Charged For The Stabbing Murder Of Crystal Leopold

Sanchez had a four year restraining order against him before stabbing Leopold to death.

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

August 17, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Wednesday, Emmanuel Sanchez, 27, of West Allis was charged with one felony count of 1st-degree intentional homicide and a misdemeanor for violating a no contact restraining order for the August 11 stabbing death of Crystal Leopold, 24. Sanchez is being held on a $100,000 cash bond and an immigration hold was also placed. If convicted for homicide, Sanchez is facing life in prison.
According to the criminal complaint, Leopold filed a restraining order against Sanchez and Sanchez was ordered to stay away from Leopold for four years. Apparently, Sanchez couldn't stay away and became jealous when Leopold began to date. Sanchez went to Leopold's apartment near the 2500 block of W. Orchard St. and began to attack Leopold with a butcher knife. 
A male witness who moved in with Leopold heard her screams coming from the bathroom and when he went to check, he saw Sanchez on top of Leopold. He pulled Sanchez off Leopold and took him out of the apartment. Sanchez then fled from the scene and when the male witness went back to check on Leopold, he saw a butcher knife stuck to her chest. He attempted to help Leopold, but she died at the scene, according to police.
The male witness told police that he and a woman recently moved in with Leopold to help her out.
Sanchez was later arrested near the 3800 block of W. Lincoln Ave. by police after his brother called 911 when Sanchez told him that he had stabbed Leopold with a butcher knife. 
Leopold and Sanchez had a history of domestic violence in their relationship, at one time Sanchez tried to strangle Leopold.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Sylvia Ortiz-Velez Announced Candidacy For Milwaukee County 12th District Supervisor Seat

Ortiz-Velez filed a Declaration of Candidacy to seek the 12th District seat in the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors for the 2018 Spring election.

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

August 16, 2016

Milwaukee, WI - On Wednesday, Sylvia Ortiz-Velez announced her candidacy to seek the 12th District seat in the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors. In a press release, Ortiz-Velez stated, "I believe in representative leadership, I promise to do the right things for our community and to listen to all of your voices. I believe that public servants should be attentive to pressing issues that the 12th District faces on a daily basis.  I humbly look forward to  serving and representing you as your County Board Supervisor."
The Friends of Sylvia Ortiz-Velez says, that Ortiz-Velez is a long time residents of the Southside and "she really cares about her community and would be honored to represent the 12th District on the Milwaukee County Board. Mrs. Ortiz-Velez has a proven track record of effective leadership, in taking action for the betterment of her community, because it is the right thing to do. She is dedicated, hardworking and ready to continue her effective leadership on the Milwaukee County Board. Mrs. Ortiz-Velez has a degree in political science and has been a Real Estate Broker for 15 years."
Ortiz-Velez will be visiting Southside voters and knocking at doors in the 12th Supervisor District in the upcoming months, according to the Friends of Sylvia Ortiz-Velez.


A.B. Quintanilla Held In Texas Nueces County Jail For Child Support Non-payment

A Nueces County judge ordered A.B. Quintanilla into custody at a child non-payment suuport hearing.

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

August 16, 2017

Corpus Christi, Texas - On Wednesday, Nueces County Judge Missy Madery revoked A.B. Quintanilla's, 53, community supervision and ordered him into custody during a child non-payment support hearing. Quintanilla allegedly owes $87,000 in child support since 2012, which he had failed to make full payments as required. Quintanilla has eight children. He actually made a $16.84 child support payment in September 2015, according to court records.
William Dudley, Quintanilla's attorney told media outlets that his client had paid all of the child support, which was supposed to be paid, but the Texas State Attorney General's office and Nueces County court records indicate otherwise.
Judge Madery told Quintanilla during the court hearing on Wednesday that she wants him to think about his "responsibility as a father" is and his child's rights while he sits in jail. Judge Madery has not scheduled the next court hearing on the case, Quintanilla will sit in jail for now.
Quintanilla's ex, Summer Clary filed a non-payment of child support for her son who is now 18-years-old. 
Quintanilla, is a former band member of the Kumbia Kings and brother of the late Selena. In late July, he was listed as one of the ten most wanted in Nueces County in the State of Texas for non-payment of child support and contempt of court.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Lone Gunman Kills Three Men At Great Lakes Dragaway In Kenosha County

The three slain men were from Illinois, according to the Kenosha County Sheriff's Office.

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

August 14, 2017

Union Grove, WI - The Kenosha County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) confirmed that three men (all Afro-Americans) were fatally shot at point blank by a lone gunman, described as an Afro-American in his 20's at the Great Lakes Dragaway Black Sunday event. Two slain men were from Aurora, Illinois.
The deceased were identified as David L. Watson, 30, of Oswego, IL, Khalid R. Howard, 30, of Aurora, IL, and Derek K. Edwards, 26, of North Aurora, IL.
According to KCSO, the three deceased victims were at a vendors booth during the Larry's Fun Fest (Black Sunday) when a suspect opened fire around 6:59 p.m. striking the victims. Two of the victims died at the scene and the third victim died on his way to a local hospital.
Kenosha County Sheriff Sergeant Mark Malecki, the Public Information Officer stated that the three men killed on Sunday at the Great Lakes Dragaway were known gang members from the Aurora area and the triple homicide investigation is now looking to a possible rival gang member shooting massacre.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

White Supremacists, The KKK And Neo-Nazis Domestic Terrorism Claims Three Lives In Charlottesville

Charlottesville police confirmed one dead and 15 injured after a neo-Nazi driver targeted protesters and crashed into them.

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

August 12, 2017

Charlottesville, Virginia - On Saturday, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) during a press conference sent out a stronge message to White supremacists, the KKK and neo-Nazis to go home and that their hatred and bigotry was not welcome in the state. The Charlottesville Police Department (CPD) confirmed that a 32-year-old woman was killed and 15 others were injured when a suspected White neo-Nazi plowed his car into protesters causing a three vehicle crash on Water St. and 4th St. The 32-year-old deceased victim was identified as Heather Heyer, a paralegal for the Miller Law Group in Virginia.
Maurice Jones, the City Manager for the City of Charlottesville confirmed three fatalities due to anti-racist protests on Saturday.
Another 19 people were reported injured during protests at the Emancipation Park rally. Charlottesville Police Department Chief of Police Al Thomas says that one suspect (neo-Nazi) was taken into custody in connection with a deadly crash that claimed the life of a woman.
The suspect was identified as James Alex Fields, Jr., 20, of  Maumee, OH and was charged with one count of second-degree murder.
President Donald Trump on Saturday failed to name or condemn White nationalists, neo-Nazis and the KKK as domestic terrorists.
Trump supporters and White nationalist (neo-Nazis) on Friday marched with lighted torches to promote hate, racism and bigotry at the University of Virginia-Charlottesville chanting "You will not replace us...Blood and Soil...White Lives Matter."



Two Teens Charged In Connection With The Chayse Olivarez Homicide In Rio Grande

Olivarez was last seen alive on July 29 and never made it to a basketball game with friends, according to the criminal complaint.

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

August 12, 2017

Rio Grande City, Texas - On Friday, Jose Luis Garcia, Jr., 17, of Rio Grande was taken into custody by Texas Rangers and charged with capital murder in connection with the disappearance and homicide of Chayse Olivarez, 17. Olivarez was reported missing on July 30, 2017, according to the Starr County District Attorney's Office.  
Olivarez body was discovered buried near a pizza business. A $15,000 dollar reward was being offered for any information leading to Olivarez whereabouts.
The Starr County Sheriff's Office reported that another juvenile was also charged for tempering with evidence and failure to report a felony.
Both juveniles including Garcia are being held at the Starr County Juvenile Detention facility and are expected to be waive to adult court for prosecution. Garcia, if convicted is facing life in prison or the death penalty.
The investigation continues by the Texas Rangers, Rio Grande City Police Department, Starr County Sheriff's Department, 229th District Attorney's Office and the Starr County Special Crimes Unit.

 

Friday, August 11, 2017

José DJ Galvan Charged With The Homicide Of Maria E. Mexicano In Milwaukee

Galvan allegedly choked Mexicano while driving, according to the criminal complaint.

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

August 11, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday, Jose DJ Galvan, 33, was charged with 1st-degree reckless homicide for the August 6 murder of Maria E. Mexicano, 40. Galvan's bail was set at $100,000 and remains on an immigration hold, according to court records. If convicted, Galvan is facing 60 years in prison. Galvan next court appearance is scheduled for August 17 for a preliminary hearing.
According to the criminal complaint, Galvan during an argument while he was driving choked Mexicano, a passenger and apparently she grabbed the steering wheel and caused the vehicle to crash. Galvan told police that he accused Mexicano of having an affair with another man. 
Police released the following statement, "The August 6 fatal crash in the 4700 block of W. Hoyt Place has now been determined a homicide. The investigation has revealed the 40-year-old female victim was strangled before the crash occurred and died as a result of those injuries."
Mexicano died at the scene and Galvan was taken into custody and showed signs of intoxication.
The Milwaukee Medical Examiner's office ruled Mexicano's death as a homicide by strangulation. 


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Two Pending Wisconsin Anti-immigrant Bills By State Republicans Remain In Limbo

The Republican controlled legislature has two anti-immigrant bills pending, which would enforce federal immigration laws in the state.

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

August 8, 2017

Madison, WI - Republican legislators in Wisconsin have introduced two anti-immigrant bills, which Assembly Bill 190 (AB190)/Senate Bill 275 (SB275) would allow law enforcement to hold a suspect involved in a crime that they believed to be an undocumented immigrant for an additional 48 hours by complying with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer requests and Assembly Bill 127 (AB127) would allow Wisconsin residents to filed civil lawsuits against their local government, if they believe immigration laws are not being enforced. AB127 relates to "prohibiting local ordinances, resolutions, and policies that prohibit immigration status inquiries and reports to, and cooperation with, other units of government about the presence of illegal aliens, authorizing a resident of this state to commence an enforcement action, and providing a reduction in shared revenue payments."
ICE detainer requests have been ruled by a federal court of not being legal binding to hold individuals and law enforcement agencies can ignore such ICE requests. Only a court warrant signed by a judge are consideted legal binding to hold an individual.
Both AB190 and AB127 have been introduced in the Wisconsin State Assembly and are pending in committees, which no scheduled hearings have been set for public review. 
If the anti-sanctuary bills AB190/SB275 move forward and are approved by the Republican controlled legislature, the dairy industry will be affected by the lack of dairy immigrant workers and the price of milk will reach $8 per gallon. About 80% of dairy and farm workers in Wisconsin are immigrants.
In June, immigrant rights activists and Voces de la Frontera, a workers and immigrant rights organization held a protest rally against the bills in Madison. Luz Sosa, a local immigrant and civil rights activist and a Professor of Economics at the Milwaukee Area Technical College who was at the rally to protest several ant-sanctuary bills in Madison says, that Wisconsin residents could see an increase of $8.00 in the price of a gallon of milk at grocery stores, if the anti-sanctuary bills are approved and immigrant dairy workers leave their jobs to avoid being targeted by local immigration enforcement efforts.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Desiree Anderson And Robert Beasley Arrested For Having Sex At Wisconsin State Fair Concession Seating Area

Anderson and Beasley were video recorded having sex at a concession seating area at the Wisconsin State Fair.

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

August 7, 2017

West Allis, WI - On Monday, the Wisconsin State Fair Police and officials confirmed that a couple was taken into custody for having sex at the Coliseum concession seating area at the state fair. The public sexual encounter was video recorded and posted on the social media and it went viral. The couple were identified as Desiree Anderson, 28, and Robert Beasley, 28, and are both facing charges for having sex at the state fair where families and children attend events.
State Fair officials described the sexual encounter as disgusting and when State Fair Police became aware of the video on social media, they were able to identify the couple and made the arrest.

Couple arrested for having sex in public at the Wisconsin State Fair 2017 http://bit.ly/2vH5TtO


H-2A Guest Worker From Mexico Died From Heat Stroke After Being Forced To Work In Hot Conditions At Sarbanand Farms

An estimated 80 H-2A guest workers from different parts of Mexico are out of a job for complaining of unfair working conditions and being forced to work on hot days in temperatures over 100 degrees even when sick due to the heat.

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

August 7, 2017

Sumas, Washington - On Sunday, Familias Unidas por la Justicia and Xolotl Edgar FranX posted on Facebook several videos showing H-2A guest workers from Mexico in dilemma and seeking help from multiple non-profit organizations after being dismissed from the Sarbanand Farms. The owner and operators of the Sarbanand Farms, where blueberries are picked dismissed the H-2A workers simply for complaining about the unsafe working conditions at the farms, after Ernesto Silva Ibarra, 28, a guest worker became sick about four days ago working in the field in hot temperatures. Ibarra was given some medical attention, but was later forced to go back to work and collapsed from a heat stroke and was taken to Harborview Medical Center where he went into coma, was in life supports, but died from brain damage, according to some of the workers. An H-2A worker contacted Ramon Torres from Familias Unidas por la Justicia who began to organize fellow farmworker rights activists to help the guest workers in need.
Torres confirmed that four other H-2A guest workers are in the hospital as well and that one side of their bodies is paralyzed and once released from the hospital, they would need medical care and medicine.
Ibarra's death was confirmed by the King County Medical Examiner's office on Monday.
The H-2A workers were given about an hour to vacate the cabins where they stayed. An encampment was set nearby by the Community to Community Development to temporarily provide shelter, tents, portable bathrooms and food for the H-2A workers who have been threatened for deportation. Apparently a private California contractor, Nidia Pérez who works for Munger Brothers LLC managed to transfer most of the guest workers to Sumas from a California farm associated with Munger farms when their visas had expired (including work permits) and had been working in Sumas at the Sarbanand Farms for about a month without valid visas, according to the H-2A guest workers. They were given work contracts in English only by the contractor and were promised that they would get the contracts in Spanish, but they haven't gotten the translated contracts, according to the H-2A guest workers.
Edgar Frank posted on his Facebook account, "H2A workers from Mexico got fired today after they found out that one of their compañeros, who had been telling the company for 4 days that he was not feeling well, is now at Harborview Hospital in Seattle and in a coma. They refused to work because they wanted to improve the overall safety of the farm by having onsite medical attention, shaded areas, and food. After they were fired the company told them they had one hour to leave the property, so they packed their suitcases and backpacks and walked for miles until they found a friendly family to help them. They worked for Sarbanand Farms in Sumas..."
Community to Community Development (C2C) posted on their FB account that "on Saturday, August 5, 2017, C2C marches with H2a workers from Sarabanan Farms in Sumas WA to the company's offices to protest the unsafe working conditions that caused the collapse of their 28 yr old co-worker that is now on life support at Harborview Hospital in Seattle. The workers have been picking blueberries under harsh production standards in high heat and smoke from the fires in BC.  They have been complaining for days of health issues; including their co-worker who finally collapsed in the blueberry field. Only then did company management act."
Other groups also helping the H-2A guest workers are WWU Students for Farmworkers Justice and Old School Boycott Committee.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, "The H-2A temporary agricultural program allows agricultural employers who anticipate a shortage of domestic workers to bring nonimmigrant foreign workers to the U.S. to perform agricultural labor or services of a temporary or seasonal nature. Employment is of a seasonal nature where it is tied to a certain time of year by an event or pattern, such as a short annual growing cycle, and requires labor levels above what is necessary for ongoing operations. Employment is of a temporary nature when the employer's need to fill the position with a temporary worker will, except in extraordinary circumstances, last no longer than 1 year."

Video of H-2A guest workers speaking in Spanish about what happened http://bit.ly/2vEysYG

For Donations, Contact Community to Community Development at link: http://bit.ly/2vEysYG


Friday, August 4, 2017

Tejano Singing Icon, Jessy Serrata Passed Away

After a battle with stage 3 kidney cancer, Serrata passed away and fans mourn his loss.

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

August 4, 2017

Harlingen, Texas - On Friday, the family of Tejano singing icon Jessy Serrata, 63, announced that Serrata had passed away. Serrata lost his battle with stage 3 kidney cancer, which he was hospitalized in April and later released under treatment.
Serrata singing career includes 17 albums and was nominated for the Latin Grammy Awards in 2004. RIP

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

A. B. Quintanilla Wanted In Nueces County For Non-payment Of Child Support

A. B. Quintanilla, former band member of the Kumbia Kings and brother of the late Selena has been listed as one of the ten most wanted in Nueces County in Texas for non-payment of child support and contempt of court.

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

August 1, 2017

Corpus Christi, Texas - A. B. Quintanilla, 53, is wanted by the Nueces County Sheriff's Office for failure to pay child support and contempt of court. Apparently, Quintanilla owes more that $36,809 from June 2011 to July 2015, according to court records.
Quintanilla has eight children and his mugshot was placed in the Nueces County Sheriff's Office 'Top 10 Most Wanted' list on July 31.
Quintanilla remains a fugitive and a reward has been offered for any information leading to his whereabouts.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

New Berlin Firefighters Rescued Several Ducklings From Sewer In Wisconsin

Members of the New Berlin Fire Department are being phrased for their humanitarian deed to save several ducklings from a sewer.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Net work U.S.A.

July 26, 2017

New Berlin, WI - On July 24, 2017, New Berlin firefighters were called to the 14000 block of W. National Ave. just before 3:00 p.m. where they proceeded to rescue several ducklings. 
New Berlin Fire Chief Lloyd Bertram told Hispanic News Network U.S.A. that, "The crews retrieved several ducklings from the sewer." A job well done by the fire crew and the good samaritans that contacted the fire department. 

Monday, July 24, 2017

Carlos Hakas From L.A. Caught On Video Overturning A Food Vendor's Cart

Hakas during a disagreement with a Latino food vendor's cart resorted to over turn the cart destroying much of the food while his girlfriend watched.

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

July 24, 2017

Los Angeles, California - A Facebook (FB) video has gone viral and it didn't take long to identify the suspect who overturned a Latino food vendor's cart during a disagreement over blocking a sidewalk. Carlos Hakas, 40, who was identified by FB users asked the street vendor to move his cart so he could pass and the vendor responded, but Hakas decided not to walk around the vendor's cart and took it upon himself to overturn the cart.
In the video, which was recorded by the street vendor, Benjamin Ramirez, 24, and has been circulating on social media after his mother Imelda Reyes posted it in her FB account, which showed Hakas having an exchange of words with Ramirez, a Latino street food vendor at a city street corner, then Hakas is seen coming up to the cart and overturned it ruining much of the food and damaged the cart.
Ramirez says, that Hakas had bullied him multiple times within the last two weeks and caused about $800 in damage to his cart including loss of food. Ramirez told Fox 11 Los Angeles that he wants justice and for Hakas to pay for the damaged he cause. L.A. police are looking for Hakas who allegedly attacked another man as well.
But, it didn't take long for Hakas and his girlfriend to get identified in social media by FB users, which his name and address including his phone were posted.

Street vendor's video: https://youtu.be/mHIXlSaKMBQ


A Gofundme was started by Israel Carrasco for Benjamin Ramirez who had his antojito food cart damaged by Carlos Hakas in L.A. https://www.gofundme.com/benjamin-elote-man-ramirez


White Kid Admits Calling Man "Nigger" At The Party City In West Allis

West Allis police were called to the Party City after a couple complained that they were profiled and a White kid called him the N word, which a teenage cashier employee later admitted to exaggerating on her Facebook that the Afro-American couple were arrested for drugs.

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

July 24, 2017

West Allis, WI - On July 22, Carrick "Rick" Smith posted a video recording of an encounter with a White kid and a Party City cashier on his Facebook (FB) account and claimed that he and a woman (Smith's wife) were profiled for being Afro-Americans at Party City in West Allis. The FB video begins when Smith approached some kids outside of Party City and Smith asks one of the kids, if he called him a "Nigger" and one of the kids admitted to it. Smith then walks back into the Party City business and began to complain that the kids had called him the N word and requested for security.
Later, the Party City cashier alleged that Smith and his wife were arrested by West Allis police for having marijuana. Which, afterwards the White female teenage cashier admitted she had exaggerated on her FB post.
Apparently, the teenage cashier is now alleging that a West Allis police officer told her that the Afro-American couple would be arrested, which Smith confirmed that they were not taken into custody or cited and that "police handled the situation accordingly."
Smith posted on his FB account, "Kids calling me and my wife niggers at party city after manager harassed us about how we smelled (they say marijuana)... police were called and deemed all my actions appropriate.... no tickets were written, no drugs were found...police handled situation very accordingly
West Allis, WI. Please Share."
The teenage cashier in her FB post also stated that the couple came into the store and shortly "our whole store smell strongly of weed" and that's how the incident escalated.

Smith's Facebook video at link: http://goo.gl/Kd1tXQ


Tiffany Tischer posted what the Party City female teenage cashier admitted to exaggerating.


Friday, July 21, 2017

Joshua F. Larson Sentenced To 14 Years In Prison For Causing Two Vehicular Homicides While Intoxicated

Larson will serve 10 years in prison and 4 years in supervision for driving while intoxicated and causing a crash resulting in two deaths in 2016.

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

July 21, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Friday, Joshua F. Larson, 32, a former off-duty Milwaukee firefighter was sentenced to 14 years in prison on two felony counts for homicide use of a vehicle with PAC (Prohibited Alcohol Concentration) in the April 2016 deaths of several victims. Larson was convicted after pleading guilty in May for intoxicated driving and causing a fatal three vehicle crash that claimed the lives of Uber driver Yoruba Sly-Lundasi, 64, and his passenger Wendell Kenneth Johnson, 38, of Chicago.
In May, Larson under the plead guilty agreement, he had two additional felony charges dismissed and will not have to pay restitution, according to court records. The Milwaukee County prosecutor was recommending 8 years in prison, but a judge sentenced Larson to 14 years in prison after hearing testimony from the victim's family members.
According to West Allis police, Larson was speeding and under the influence of alcohol when his pickup truck struck a Uber van driven by Sly-Lundasi in the 6000 block of W. Pierce in West Allis.
Larson had been drinking during the Brewers Opening Day in Milwaukee.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

19-year-old Deceased Crash Victim Identified As Daryl Brown, Vehicle Split In Half On Impact

Brown was speeding when he lost control, hit a curve, the vehicle then rolled over and slammed into a tree causing the vehicle to split in half on impact.

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

July 18, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Tuesday, the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office identified Daryl Brown, 19, as the deceased victim involved in a vehicle crash near W. Fond du Lac and W. Roosevelt in the Northside of Milwaukee. According to the medical examiner's report, Brown was speeding in an excess of 75 miles per hour in a 30 MPH zone when he lost control of his Lexus around 4:00 p.m. on Monday and rolled over, then his vehicle struck a tree, which the impact split the vehicle in two. Brown died at the scene and an empty beer bottle was found under his body and a liquor bottle near the vehicle.
Brown was not wearing a seat belt at the time and he was driving without a valid license, according to police. Brown was the sole occupant in the vehicle.
The medical examiner ruled the death as an accident caused by blunt force trauma.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Milwaukee Police Commission Restores Protections For Undocumented Foreigners

Police officers in Milwaukee will not request legal status from foreigners when they come into contact while doing traffic stops, domestic calls and investigations.

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

July 13, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday, the Fire and Police Commission (F&PC) on a 7-0 vote decided to amend and restore the former Police Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) protections for undocumented immigrants that prohibited police officers from asking for legal status, also provided an oversight and accountability for abuse including changing the rules to allow the F&PC to review any new policy from the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) on time.
At City Hall in Milwaukee, hundreds of members of the Latino community, Voces de la Frontera (VDLF), a local LULAC Council, Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin and allies gathered at the Milwaukee F&PC hearing to support changes for the lack of transparency and information that Police Chief Edward Flynn and Mayor Tom Barrett failed to provide when they approved the MPD SOP on June 21, 2017 authorizing police officers to act like immigration agents and ask for legal status when in contact with suspected foreigners being stopped and investigated for certain violations and criminal histories. Police had been authorized to contact ICE to let them know where those with non-legal status were located. The MPD SOP policy went into effect on July 6th.
VDLF released the following press released, "Thursday's vote amended new MPD policies implemented on July 6th that had been passed with no community input or meaningful oversight by the F&PC, which is charged with overseeing significant changes to police procedures. The changes would have increased collaboration with immigration agents. The F&PC's vote followed public outcry after the changes were revealed. Voces de la Frontera, the League of Latin American Citizens - Wisconsin, and Aldmeran José Pérez worked with the Mayor's Office, the F&PC, and the MPD to ensure the protections were restored."
Mayor Barrett who had approved the MPD SOP policy along with Chief Flynn allowing cops to ask for legal status released the following statement after the F&PC amended the policy to restore undocumented foreigner protections and for police to use discretion in contacting ICE, but would first have to inform a police supervisor. Barrett stated, "I am pleased with the action taken tonight by the members of the Fire and Police Commission. The national changes to immigration policies and the tenor of the immigration debate have left many of us concerned about our Milwaukee neighbors and families. We cannot allow fear and apprehension to cloud the daily lives of people who have chosen Milwaukee as the place to make a better life for themselves and their families.
Milwaukee is a City built by immigrants and a City that continues to grow strong because of our immigrant population. I want to thank the Fire and Police Commission, Chief Flynn and Assistant Chief Harpole, State Representative JoCastaZamarripa, Alderman Jose Perez and members of Milwaukee’s Hispanic Community for tonight’s resolution."

Video: On Thursday, Luz Sosa, the community organizer for Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin translated in Spanish at the Fire and Police Commission (F&PC) hearing on Milwaukee Police Department Standard Operating Procedure policy for the Latino Community. The policy was amended by the F&PC to restrict police officers from asking for legal status. https://youtu.be/3GqYH6UcGto


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Milwaukee Police Department Standard Operating Procedure For Immigration Enforcement Policy

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett betrayed the Latino community in the City of Milwaukee by approving new immigration enforcement duties for Milwaukee police officers, which will now act as immigration agents without training or partnering with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) 287(g) program.

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

July 12, 2017

WI: The City of Milwaukee sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice regarding the June 21, 2017 approval by Police Chief Edward Flynn of policy for the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for immigration enforcement compliance. Policy went into effect on July 6, 2017.
MPD revised its SOP to comply with federal immigration laws and the September 2, 2016 USDOJ Byrne/JAG grant of $457,884.50 of its shared award of $937,932 for the City of Milwaukee, City of Waukesha and Milwaukee County. 

Article links: Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett Says It's Not Immigration Enforcement, But MPD Indicates It's Immigration Enforcement Strategy  http://bit.ly/2tqk433


Milwaukee Police Department Taking 8-months For U Visa Certification Involving Victims Of Crimes  http://bit.ly/2uYXAWd

(Source: Hispanic News Network U.S.A.)

















Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Immigrant Friendly Resolution For Justice And Dignity Passed By Village Of Shorewood In Wisconsin

Shorewood Board voted unanimously to pass resolution to welcome everyone regardless of immigration status to the village.

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

July 11, 2017 

Village of Shorewood, Wisconsin - The Board of the Village of Shorewood on Monday passed an immigrant friendly resolution on a 7-0 vote with added amendments of wording with local community support. Attorney Carlos R. Pastrana addressed the Shorewood Board and spoke in favor of the resolution.
"Resolution for Justice and Dignity" was sponsored by the Shorewood Solidarity Network, which included the support by members from Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin, Shorewood residents and allies.

Full video of Village of Shorewood Board meeting regarding Resolution for Justice and Dignity at link: https://youtu.be/GKCNsQl8m4Y