Monday, July 25, 2016

WikiLeaks Released DNC Email Referring To Latinos As Taco Bowls

Racist officials from the Democratic National Convention Committee referred to Hispanics as Taco Bowl Engagement.

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

July 25, 2016

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - An e-mail leaked by WikiLeaks on Friday showed that members of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) engaged in racism via an e-mail blast and referred to Hispanics as "Taco Bowl Engagement." The e-mail by Rebecca Christopher from the DNC refers to Latinos in a video script as Taco Bowl Engagement to attack Trump.
Christopher and others in the DNC who received the e-mail blast definitely were planning to fuel more racism and hatred around the country with their negative ad campaign.
On Sunday, former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and U.S. Representative from Florida resigned as Chairperson days after the WikiLeaks e-mails scandal broke linking her to corruption in the DNC. Schultz joined the Clinton campaign later on Sunday after she was linked to conspiring with other DNC members to get Hillary Clinton nominated for president by unfair corrupt practices while she was the chairperson of the DNC. The DNC Committee also conspired to make false allegations for the purpose to keep Bernie Sanders from being nominated for president during the primary elections.
The DNC Convention starts on Monday and ends on Thursday in Philadelphia.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Omi Kennedy's Bachata Video "Llorame" Goes Viral On Social Media

"Llorame" a Bachata single song by Urban music artist Omi Kennedy has been going viral in 13 countries including the U.S.

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

July 22, 2016

Milwaukee, WI - Omi Kennedy, an Urban music artist from Milwaukee with roots in Puerto Rico has confirmed that his recent Bachata single song "Llorame" recorded in video has gone viral in at least 13 Spanish speaking countries including the U.S. Kennedy thanked his fans on Facebook (FB) from Brazil, Mexico, Ecuador, Republica Dominicana, Puerto Rico, Honduras, El Salvador, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Venezuela, España and the U.S. for sharing his "Llorame" Bachata video song more than 234 shares, which had more than 33,000 views as of Friday in his Omi Kennedy EMC FB page. 
The Llorame song was first posted in 2011 on the Internet, in 2014 it appeared in some music sites and Omi just added Llorame in video to his FB page and it was shared quickly on social media by fans.
Omi is originally from Arecibo, Puerto Rico.


Thursday, July 21, 2016

Busto's Media Sister 93.7 FM Radio Station To La GranD 104.7 FM Begins To Air In Milwaukee

Second Mexican style music venue Spanish language radio starts to air in Milwaukee.

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

July 21, 2016

West Allis, WI - On Thursday, Bustos Media began to air 93.7 FM from its sister station La GranD 104.7 FM in West Allis at the Bustos Media Broadcast Center. The 93.7 FM will have a similar Mexican style music venue as other area Spanish language stations, but will air music fom the 1980's, 1990's and today's selected hits. La GranD, which was bought in April 21, 2015 by Bustos Media has been transmitting a music venue geared to the Mexican population in the coverage area. 
Its competitor Radio Caliente 1460 AM and Radio Caliente 97.9 FM operated by John Torres from Sol Media LLC, airs popular oldies and the latest hits of the Mexican music style venue as La GranD, but includes programs that air Salsa, Bachata, Merengues and Tropical Cumbias making Radio Caliente the only Spanish language radio station today in the Milwaukee area that airs a variety of music for a diverse Spanish speaking community from Mexico, Puerto Rico and other Spanish speaking countries.
Radio Caliente transmits from the former La Esperanza Unida Building at the 600 block of W. National Ave. in Milwaukee.
In June 2014, the Latino population in Wisconsin became the largest minority population with 6.34% surpassing the Afro-American population with 6.23% in the state, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. There are approximately 260,000 in population of Mexican origin in the state, which is 75% of the total Hispanic population in Wisconsin. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Puerto Rican Festival In Milwaukee Allowed To Continue At Humboldt Park

Organizers for the local 4th Annual Puerto Rican one-day festival announced that this year the event will take place once again at Humboldt Park in Milwaukee.

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

July 20, 2016

Milwaukee, WI - Organizers for the local 4th Annual Puerto Rican one-day festival have confirmed that this year's event will be held on August 14 at Humboldt Park. In early 2016, the Milwaukee County Department of Parks had denied a permit for this year's event, but eventually decided to grant a permit after Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) and the local El Conquistador Newspaper published in April that members of the Puerto Rican Festival Team (PRFT) had been denied a park permit, which generated a public outcry after an administrator from the Milwaukee County Parks cited in an e-mail that the even was overcrowded and apparently a successful event. At least 5,000 people attended the one-day PR festival in 2015, according to organizers.
Last year after the 2015 event, the PRFT met with officials with the Milwaukee County Parks administration including a representative of the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office and the meeting turned sour when the PRFT was denied a permit in September 2015 for this year's event. 
In early 2016, Ryan Broderick, the Milwaukee County Parks Special Events Coordinator in an e-mail to the PRFT denied to grant another permit citing multiple issues from last year's festival. Broderick claimed that allegations of public urination were reported, there was excessive trash during and after the festival, loud music and vehicles squealing tires, overcrowding exceeding permit estimated attendance and parking complaints by neighbors around Humboldt Park. Broderick confirmed that in the September 2015 meeting between the PRFT members and park administrators, it was decided to denied the PRFT a permit to hold this year's PR festival at Humboldt Park.
The organizers for the 4th Annual Puerto Rican Festival have not released any information concerning any conditions that were agreed upon to hold the event once again at Humboldt Park, but Victor Huyke, the Publisher for El Conquistador, which sponsors the festival confirmed in his Facebook account that the PR festival will be held on Sunday, August 14 at Humboldt Park from 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. This year's PR festival starts an hour early and ends an hour early than last year.
Huyke is a former President of the Puerto Rican Cultural Committee and has been instrumental in supporting and continuing the local PR festival.


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino Adds Armed Milwaukee Police To Patrol Inside

A shooting in April prompted officials from Potawatomi Hotel & Casino to add several armed uniformed police officers to its security at the indoor casino area.

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

July 19, 2016

Milwaukee, WI - On Tuesday, the Milwaukee Police Department confirmed that Potawatomi Hotel & Casino has added several Milwaukee police officers to patrol the inside of the Casino. Sergeant Timothy Gauerke from the Milwaukee Police Chief's Office stated, "The Potawatomi Hotel and Casino has a contract with MPD to have MPD Officers patrol their casino.  This is similar to what the Brewers and Bradley Center have set up with MPD.  The casino pays for the officers to be present.  The presence is during times and days that are requested by the casino."
The Milwaukee police officers at the Casino have limited arrest authority and do avoid contact with Potawatomi Casino customers and members unless it becomes a policing issue.
In April 2016, a 38-year-old man was arrested after discharging a handgun multiple times inside the Casino. The gun was recovered and no injuries were reported.
In June 2013, a 27-year-old man got into an altercation inside the Casino and he discharged a weapon several times. A woman was reported injured.
In July 2011, an armed suspect grabbed a money bag from a cashier at the Casino and fled outside. A unarmed Casino guard confronted the suspect and the robber managed to fire several shots at the guard. The suspect dropped the money bag and fled empty handed. No one was reported injured.

Milwaukee Police Officer Brandon Baranowski Received The MPD Purple Valor Award

Officer Baranowski survived a gunfire ambush attack by a 20-year-old suspect over the weekend.

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

July 19, 2016

Milwaukee, WI - On Tuesday, Milwaukee Police Officer Brandon Baranowski, 31, was awarded the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) Purple Valor Award in the hospital where he is recuperating from multiple gunshot wounds that he sustained on early Sunday in Milwaukee's Southside. Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn visited Officer Baranowski at the Froedtert Hospital and awarded Officer Baranowski the MPD Purple Valor Award metal.
Mayor Tom Barret called Officer Baranowski's shooting an ambush attack by a 20-year-old suspect in Milwaukee's Southside.
Officer Baranowski was shot multiple times on early Sunday in the 3500 block of S. 17th Street as he sat in his assigned police SUV after responding to a domestic violence incident regarding a woman and child. Police responded twice to the domestic violence calls, but the suspect had left.
The MPD confirmed that Tomas Angel Rivera Uriegas, 20, walked to Officer Baranowski's police SUV and fired multiple gunshots at the officer and then Rivera Uriegas fled the scene. Shortly after officers arrived at the crime scene, they heard a shot nearby and discovered Rivera Uriegas had a self-inflicted wound to the head. The suspect died, despite life saving measures taken by officers to keep Riverá Uriegas alive. Officer Baranowski was transported to the hospital for treatment.
Police recovered a handgun next to Rivera Uriegas and found unspent .22 LR Caliber cartridges at the crime scene.
Rivera Uriegas was a convicted felon as a juvenile and had been charged with one felony count for aggravated assault causing injury in April regarding the beating of his mother's live-in-boyfriend who suffered a fractured cheekbone and spinal injury, which almost completely paralyzed him. Rivera Uriegas was free on a $500 cash bail, pending the outcome of the case.
Rivera Uriegas was also convicted for a misdemeanor charge for credit card fraud and had to pay $2.6K in restitution and served 90 days in the Milwaukee County House of Corrections.
Mildred Rivera, the mother of Rivera Uriegas told CBS 58 News that her son was not a monster, but suffered from depression and was taking medication, which he recently decided not to take anymore. She says, her son was a caring person, a loving father to his surviving son and that she doesn't know what triggered her son to shoot Officer Baranowski while he sat on his police vehicle. 

Sunday, July 17, 2016

31-year-old Milwaukee Cop Shot And Alleged Suspect Commits Suicide In the Southside

20-year-old shooter commits suicide and officer sustained non-life threatening injuries. 

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

July 17, 2016

Milwaukee, WI - On Sunday around 2:30 a.m., Tomas Angel Rivera Uriegas, 20, of West Allis allegedly committed suicide in a yard after being involved in a domestic dispute and shooting Milwaukee Police Officer Brandon Baranowski, 31, as he sat in a police squad car at the 3500 block of S. 17 Street.
The officer was responding to several domestic violence dispute calls in the area, but the suspect was no longer at the scene. While the officer was in his squad vehicle doing a report, the suspect approached on foot and discharged his .22 Cal. weapon at the officer inside the squad car, striking the officer twice. The suspect then fled.
Other officers who responded to the scene investigating the shooting heard a single shot nearby and discovered the body of the alleged suspect in a backyard near the shooting incident with a self-inflicted wound to the head. A handgun was recovered next to the body. The wounded officer sustained several non-life threatening wounds. Rivera Uriegas was convicted of felony as a juvenile, according to the Milwaukee Police Department.
Rivera Uriegas used to work at the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in West Allis and is survived by a child.
Rivera Uriegas was charged in April for one felony count of aggravated assault. Rivera Uriegas got into an altercation with his mother's live-in-boyfriend at a balcony porch. Rivera Uriegas struck him causing him to fall off a porch and fell seven feet to the ground causing a cheekbone fracture and a spinal injury, which almost paralyzed him from the neck down, according to the criminal complaint.
Rivera Uriegas was out on a $500 cash bail.
On August 2015, Rivera Uriegas was charged with one misdemeanor count for credit card fraud. He pleaded guilty and served 90 days in the House of Corrections and was ordered to pay more than $2,600 in restitution.

Update: On Tuesday, Milwaukee Police Officer Brandon Baranowski received the Milwaukee Police Department Purple Valor Award by Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn for getting shot by Tomas Angel Rivera Uriegas while seating inside his assigned police SUV and surviving. Rivera Uriegas committed suicide shortly after shooting Officer Baranowski with a .22 LR Cal. weapon.