Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Two Men Arrested For Possession Of 35 Weapons Including Drugs In Dodge County

One felon and a 34-year-old suspect were taken into custody for drug and weapons possession.

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

April 27, 2016 

Town of Lowell, Wisconsin - On Wednesday, the Dodge County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) announced that a joint operation by the sheriff's office SWAT team and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tabacco and Firearms (ATF) resulted with arrest of several suspects, including a felon in possession of at least 35 weapons, ammunition and drugs. According to the DCSO, at about 6:00 a.m. the Dodge County Sheriff's Office SWAT team executed a search warrant at N3315 County J, in the Town of Lowell, Dodge County. The search warrant was a part of a lengthy joint investigation conducted by the Dodge County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigative Division and the ATF in regard to the purchasing and possession of firearms by individuals who have state or federal firearms disqualifiers prohibiting them from possessing a firearm.
The search warrant led to the seizure of about 35 firearms along with thousands of rounds of ammunition, and suspected drugs.  One suspect was identified as Kirk Lupton, 56, aka, "Kirt Binztler" who was taken into custody and booked into the Dodge County Jail and charged with one felony count for Possession of a Firearm by a Felon and the second suspect, Richard Nutter, 34, was also taken into custody on a probation violation and booked into the Dodge County Jail.
An ordinance device was located within the home as well.  As a precaution, the Milwaukee County Bomb Squad was requested to assist the DCSO and determined it to be inert and safe.
This case remains under investigation and additional charges are pending against both suspect.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Female Northside Neighbors Fight In Front Of Children In Milwaukee

Several women were video recorded as they punched and kicked each other and apparently are neighbors who live across the street from each other.

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

April 26, 2016

Milwaukee, WI - On Monday, several women who happen to be neighbors apparently began to fight in front children. The women punched, kicked and pulled each other's hair as other neighbors just watched or jumped in as well.
It is unclear, if police were called to yesterday's brawl or it was just another isolated incident going viral on social media that by passed any action or investigation by Milwaukee police.

Video of brawl by neighbors and children watching as several women engaged in a fierce fight.

Voces de la Frontera, An Immigrant Rights Group To Lobby For City of Milwaukee ID's

State Republican legislators SB 533/AB 723 bill prohibits municipal governments from issuing ID's to undocumented immigrants, but doesn't prohibit Wisconsin cities from enacting an ID program for local residents.

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

April 26, 2016

Milwaukee, WI - On Tuesday, Voces de la Frontera (VDLF), an immigrant and worker rights organization and multiple groups announced during a press conference that they will lobby for the City of Milwaukee to create an identification card program for local residents. On Monday, Governor Scott Walker (R) signed SB 533/AB 723 into law regulating municipal ID's and prohibited county governments from issuing ID's to undocumented immigrants. SB 533/AB 723 was also co-sponsored by State Representative Jessie Rodriguez (R-Franklin) from El Salvador who entered the U.S. illegally as an undocumented immigrant and later gained her legal status.
Rodriguez hasn't publicly addressed her reasoning for co-sponsoring SB 533/AB 723, which is considered an anti-immigrant bill in the state. Rodriguez has been also criticized by Latinos immigration activists, the WI immigrant community and State Representative JoCasta Zamarripa (D-Milw.) for sponsoring the SB 533/AB 723 bill, since she was once an illegal alien herself. 
Rep. Zamarripa criticized Rep. Rodriguez by posting on Twitter, "Disappointed & disheartened that fellow Latina lawmaker & 1st gen immigrant @RepJessie co-authored anti-immigrant SB 533. @WisDems @wisgop"
in response, Rep. Rodriquez posted "@repjocasta @WisDems @wisgop #mustbecampaignseason" in her Twitter account.
VDLF in the following news release says that SB 533/AB 723 blocks counties throughout Wisconsin from using their own resources to provide local identification cards, but it doesn't block cities like Milwaukee from creating a local ID program. The bill signed by Governor Walker stopped Milwaukee's city-county partnership to create local ID cards, the first such partnership in the nation. The Milwaukee Common Council and the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors had passed legislation creating the Milwaukee ID overwhelmingly in October and November of last year. 
VDLF and a coalition of groups will now lobby the Milwaukee Common Council to create an ID program.
According to VDLF, the We Are All Milwaukee Coalition had advocated for the creation of the cards, which would benefit vulnerable community members who struggle to obtain (or legally cannot obtain) Wisconsin State ID and Driver's Licenses, including undocumented immigrants, transgender community members, formerly incarcerated people, seniors, and homeless people. There are at least 5,000 senior citizens within the Milwaukee area that are in need of an ID who can't obtain a state ID or a driver's license, according to the Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans. 
The coalition is made up of End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin, GenderQueer Milwaukee, the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), Milwaukee Inner City Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH), Project Return, St. Ben's Community Meal, the Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans, Wisconsin Jobs Now, and Voces de la Frontera.

Voces de la Frontera live video press conference

Monday, April 25, 2016

Wisconsin Bans Local ID's For Undocumented Immigrants Issued By Municipal Governments

Governor Walker signs SB 533/AB 723 bill regulating the production and issuing of local municipal government  ID's in the state, prohibiting undocumented immigrants from applying for them. One of the SB 533/AB 723 co-sponsors was State Representative Rodriguez who was an illegal alien herself before gaining legal status in the U.S.

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

April 25, 2016

Madison, WI - On Monday, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) signed into law Senate Bill 533 (AB 723) now Act 372 that will regulate the production and issuing of local municipal Identification Cards (ID's) in the state. The bill was created to prohibit undocumented immigrants in the shadows and homeless people living in Wisconsin from getting some sort of ID to be identified when opening a bank account, getting prescriptions and other local purposes including helping police to at least identify a person. The bill only allows for local ID's to be issued for employment purposes.
Senate Bill 533, now Act 374, which amends 6.34 (3) (a) 3.;and creates 66.0438 of the statues to regulate the production and use of photo identification cards by local units of government to protect taxpayers and the integrity of elections. The bill was introduced by Senators Van Wanggard (R–Racine), LeMahieu, Lasee, Gudex, Kapenga, Stroebel, Nass and Lazich, including State Representatives Joe Sanfelippo (R–New Berlin), Jessie Rodriguez (R-Franklin), Brandtjen, Allen, Born, Craig, Duchow, Gannon, Kremer, J. Ott, Skowronski and Weatherston.
Ironically, State Representative Rodriguez immigrated and entered the U.S. from El Salvador as an illegal alien who later gained her legal status was one of the co-sponsors of SB 533/AB 723, which is considered an anti-immigrant bill copied from the State of Arizona when it was first introduced in that state. Arizona legislators failed to pass the ID bill that was later copied by Wisconsin state legislators. 
Wisconsin Governor Walker decided to sign the bill into law on Monday adding Wisconsin on the national spotlight as another anti-immigrant state in the U.S.
In February, at least 60,000 people converged at the Madison Capital to rally against SB 533/AB 723.
In response of Governor Walker's signing SB 533 into law, Voces de la Frontera (VDLF), a workers and immigrant rights organization released the following statement by its executive director. "Governor Walker and the Republicans in the State Legislature should be ashamed of themselves for taking away local governments' ability to recognize and respond to the needs of some of their most vulnerable constituents, and they will suffer consequences for their bigotry," said Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Executive Director of Voces de la Frontera. "We made it clear that if this bill was passed we would call for a boycott of one of Governor Walker's largest corporate funders, and on May 1st, in Milwaukee and throughout the nation, we will be calling on all people who believe in the dignity of all people to boycott Menard's."
VDLF says, it will now lobby for the City of Milwaukee to create a City ID for local residents.
On May 1st, VDLF will hold a 10th Anniversary march and rally. Also on March 23, 2006 VDLF held the largest march and rally in Wisconsin's history, more than 30,000 people attended and marched in opposition of U.S. Representative James Sensenbrenner's (R-WI) anti-immigrant bill that criminalized anyone who rendered aide to undocumented immigrants nationwide. The Border Protection, Anti-terrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005 (H.R. 4437) bill failed to pass the 109th Congress.
State Representative JoCasta Zamarripa (D-Milw.), released a statement condemning SB 533. Zamarripa stated, "Gov Walker signed SB 533 into law today. Anti-immigrant & anti-local govt, this bill blocks Milwaukee County from offering local ID's to undocumented immigrants & others. Wisconsin has taken a step backwards today by singling out immigrants in order to marginalized them from our public life...this law is aimed at keeping immigrants in this country in the shadows by barring individuals from using local ID's for daily life activities such as having access to services such a recycling centers, homeless shelters and health care facilities."

Editor's note: It would seem that state Republican legislators and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker are actually working to aide homeland terrorist cells within the state boundaries by keeping undocumented immigrants in the shadows. Wisconsin and other states including the federal government should pass a mandatory ID law that would instruct states to issue ID's to all residents in order to identify everyone within the U.S. border regardless of having legal status or not. Today in Wisconsin and the U.S. millions of undocumented immigrants remain in the shadows not knowing who they actually are. Smh

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Waukesha County Sheriff Deputy J. Dunston Allegedly Profiled Latinos At Bob And Rocco's Gunshow

Three Latinos apparently were profiled at the Waukesha gunshow by Waukesha County Shetiff Deputy Dunston.

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

April 23, 2016

Waukesha, WI - On Saturday, Waukesha County Deputy Sheriff J. Dunston stopped three Latinos inside the Bob and Rocco's gunshow at the Waukesha Expo Center and allegedly claimed that someone complained that they were attempting to buy guns with fake identification. He later explained that someone said, the Latinos were trying to exchange ID's while attempting to buy guns, but Deputy Dunston wouldn't identify who made the complaint about the Latinos stopped inside the gunshow. 
The Latinos are now accusing Deputy Dunston of profiling Hispanics, requesting identification from them and holding the ID's to check for warrants. One of the Latinos asked Deputy Dunston to identify who complained, so that they could avoid purchasing anything from that person or vendor at the gunshow. Deputy Dunston refused to identify who made the frivolous complaint, giving reason to believe that Deputy Dunston made false allegations and engaged in profiling.
The Latinos, which one of them is a tourist from Guatemala now says that he felt humiliated and everyone was staring while the incident took place. Deputy Dunston didn't even apologize for the mishap and his profiling behavior at the gunshow. The tourist from Guatemalan said, he was not happy about what happened while at the gunshow and later admitted that he won't be returning to Waukesha.
Deputy Dunston was assisted by a Waukesha County Motorcycle Sheriff deputy. 

Video: Waukesha County Sheriff Deputy J. Dunston Profiled Latinos At Bob and Rocco's Gunshow

Editor's note: One of the Latinos profiled at the Bob and Rocco's gunshow by Waukesha County Sheriff Deputy J. Dunston was the author of the article.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Teacher's Aide Jasmine Pennix Charged With Child Abuse Causing Harm In Scuffle With 14-year-old Bay View High School Student

Milwaukee Public Schools District fired a 39-year-old teacher's aide after a disturbing classroom video surfaced on social media showing him scuffling with a 14-year-old student.

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

April 22, 2016

Milwaukee, WI - On Friday, Jasmine Pennix, 39, a teacher's aide at Bay View High School was charged with one felony count of child abuse-intentionally causing harm for scuffling with a 14-year-old student on Wednesday. A hold was placed on Pennix and remains in custody at the Milwaukee County jail without bail. If convicted, Pennix is facing 6 years in prison and $10,000 in fines.
Last Wednesday, Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) first broke the story shortly after a classroom cellphone video surfaced in social media showing Pennix scuffling with a 14-year-old student in a Bay View High School classroom. Administrators for the Milwaukee Public Schools District (MPS) were made aware of the video on social media (Facebook) and notified police. Hours later, Pennix was taken into custody and the student involved was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
The 14-year-old student apparently kicked Pennix first and was acting recklessly in the classroom. The student had been recently arrested by police for an attempted carjacking and was on an electronic monitoring device for an armed robbery.
The student involved in the incident is facing disciplinary action by MPS.

Video: Jasmine Pennix, a high school teacher's aide scuffles with high school student in Bay View. Warning: Explicit language

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Deported U.S. Marine Veteran Daniel Torres Granted U.S. Citizenship

Torres became the first deported U.S. Marine Veteran to earn U.S. Citizenship.

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

April 21, 2016

San Diego, CA - On Thursday, deported U.S. Marine Veteran Daniel Torres was granted U.S. Citizenship just a day after he was allowed to reenter the country with a humanitarian Visa for a federal court hearing about his status. A federal judge decided to grant Torres full citizenship. He was sworn in as a citizen by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services hours later. 
Torres, a former U.S. Marine was deported five years ago to Mexico for enlisting with fake documents. Torres is the first deported Veteran to be granted U.S. Citizenship. 
Torres posted on his Facebook account, "I want to thank Hector Barajas at the Deported Veterans Support House and Jennie Pasquarella from the ACLU, all my family, everyone that has helped the DVSH. without any of you this would have never been possible, I promise you our challenge has just started, I might be the first, but I will not be the last. There will be no rest until all brothers and sisters of this great nation have returned home, for we do not choose where we are born, but we can choose who we are loyal too.
I solemnly swear..."
Torres was one of many deported Veterans who have been deported for minor crimes and are seeking citizenship status to return to the U.S. with the help of the ACLU-CA and the Deported Veterans Support House (DVSH), a non-profit organization in Tijuana, Mexico.
The DVSH was founded by Hector Barajas, a deported U.S. Army Veteran. Barajas is the managing director of DVSH and is seeking to return to the U.S. as well.
On Wednesday, a press release by U.S. Representative Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) announced that he led a group of veteran members of the U.S. Congress to introduce legislation that would help deported veterans to reunite with their families in the United States. The bill "Restoring Respect for Immigrant Service" would also prevent the removal of service members and veterans in the future.
Specifically, the bill urges the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to use his powers under current law to readmit veterans into the United States who have been deported and who have not committed a serious crime. The bill also limits the current grounds of deportability to prevent the removal of a service member or veteran who has served at least 6 months in the military and who has not committed a serious crime.
U.s. Representatives Ted Lieu (D-CA), Charles Rangel (D-NY) and José E. Serrano (D-NY) are original co-sponsors of the legislation.