Thursday, March 26, 2015

Milwaukee Fundraiser For César E. Chavez Lifesize Bronze Statue Draws Crowd Of Supporters

The César E. Chávez lifesize bronze statue will be unveil this Summer in Milwaukee's Southside.

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

March 26, 2015

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday, the S. César E. Chávez Drive Business Improvement District (BID) #38 held their fundraiser to promote and raise donations for their lifesize bronze statue of the late United Farm Workers leaders, César E. Chávez. Julio Maldonado, the executive director for the Chávez Drive BID #38 confirmed, that the fundraiser raised $5,150 and 125 people attended the event. BID #38 has raised nearly $40K for the cost of the $40K statue.
The City of Milwaukee, Zilber Family Foundation and El Rey Foods have pledged $10K each, according to an itinerary flyer provided at the event that took place at the Mangos Tropical Bar and Grill on Chávez Drive. 
The fundraising event was hosted by Julio Maldonado, Christella Juarez Cielo, Ivan Gamboa, Ian Bautista, Victor Huyke, Lupe Martinez, State Representatives JoCasta Zamarripa and Josh Zepnick, Milwaukee County Board Chair Supervisor Marina Dimitrijevic, Milwaukee County Supervisor Peggy West and Alderman José G. Pérez.
The Chávez bronze statue will be unveil this Summer in front of El Rey Foods, 900 S. César E. Chávez Drive.
Anyone donating up to $500 will get a miniature size Chávez statue while supplies last. On March 31, a ceremony commemorating César E. Chávez will take place at noon at the Milwaukee City Hall Rotunda. Cake and music will be featured with guest speakers, including Alderman José G. Pérez, Mayor Tom Barrett and members of the BID #38.
The Chávez bronze statue is part of a three year FARM Project to promote small business economic growth in the 12th Aldermanic District that will include a rich cultural environment for tourists, a consumer retail, food and art base attraction to the heart of the Latino community.
Milwaukee will become the 8th location in the U.S. to unveil a Chávez lifesize bronze statue in the country.

Other Chávez lifesize bronze statue locations are:

● University of Texas - Austin

● Phoenix, Arizona

● San Fernando, California

● Sacramento, California

● California State University - Fresno

● Riverside, California

● California State University - San Marcos


Sponsors, businesses and organizations involved:

• City of Milwaukee
• Clark Square Neighborhood Initiative
• Jazele Art Studios
• Journey House/Board members
• Latino Arts
• LISC
• Newaukee
• United Community Center
• Ivan Gamboa, President of the César E. Chávez Drive BID #38
• Christella Juarez Cielo, FARM events coordinator
• Olivia Villareal, El Rey Holdings, Inc.
• United Migrant Opportunity Services (UMOS)
• Roberto Hernández Center UW-Milwaukee
• Milwaukee Arts Board
• Milwaukee Shines
• Milwaukee Urban Gardens
• Zilber Family Foundation
• Wisconsin Bike Federation
• César E. Chávez National Foundation
• La Casa de Esperanza

Media/publicity sponsor:

• Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

For information, contact Julio Maldonado, the Executive Director of the César E. Chávez Drive BID #38 at e-mail: cesarchavezmkebid38@gmail.com

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Wisconsin State Trooper Trevor Casper Killed In Gunfight With Bank Robber

Wisconsin State Trooper Casper and bank robber involved in gun fight, both were fatally shot.

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

March 25, 2015

Fond du Lac, WI - On Tuesday, Wisconsin State Trooper Trevor Casper, 21, of Kiel was fatally shot after getting into a gun fight with a suspected bank robber, Steven Timothy Snyder, 37, of Michigan. According to court records, Snyder was arrested and convicted in 1996 for disorderly conduct after a group of skinheads, which he was a member off got into an altercation with Blacks and Hispanics in Fond du Lac.
Casper noticed a vehicle used in the Bank of Florence robbery in the Village of Wausaukee in Marinette County and pursued Snyder. 
Trooper Casper and the suspect engaged in a gun battle near the Pick 'N Save, which ended with both getting fatally shot. Casper had graduated as a trooper on December 19, 2014.
Police are investigating whether Snyder killed Thomas C. Christ, 59, whose body was found near an abandon vehicle used in an earlier bank robbery just East of Wausaukee, according to police.

Eight U.S. Border Agents And Four Supervisors Contributed To Anastacio Hernández Rojas Death

The Anastacio Hernández Rojas family is waiting for justice in the cold blooded and brutal murder of undocumented immigrant Anastasio Hernández Rojas in the hands of eight U.S. Border Patrol including Customs and Border Protection agents while four supervisors watched and encouraged the deadly abuse at the San Isidro Port-of-entry crossing.

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

March 25, 2015

San Diego, California - The Anastacio Hernández Rojas family continues to wait for justice for the brutal and cold blooded homicide of Rojas, 42, on May 28, 2010 in the hands of eight U.S. Border Patrol including Customs and Border Protection agents while four supervisors watched. Judge M. James Lorenz of the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of California on September 29, 2014 determined that the U.S. Border Patrol agents identified as Phillip Krasielwicz, Gabriel Ducoing and Derrick Llewellyn; Immigration Enforcement Agents Harinzo Naraisnesingh and Andre Piligrino; Customs and Border Protection Officers Kurt Sauer and agent Allen Boutwell; Border Patrol Supervisors Ishmael Finn, Guillermo E. Avila and Edward C. Caliri, and Custom and Border Protection Supervisor Ramon De Jesús were responsible or contributed to Hernández Rojas death in 2010.
The border agents argued that Hernández Rojas was a threat to the agents and they had to use force to control his combative and aggressive behavior while they were trying to deport him. The border patrol supervisors claimed that Hernández Rojas was aggressive and they allowed the agents to use force to control Hernández Rojas, an undocumented immigrant. 
Several cellphone videos surfaced that showed Hernández Rojas screaming for help and that the agents were killing him. The videos survived from getting confiscated by De Jesús and another agent. Multiple people gathered at the San Ysidro Port-of-entry when Hernández Rojas was being beaten and tased while screaming for help. They took photos and videos of the 30 minute incident that ended with Hernández Rojas death. Their cellphones were confiscated by De Jesús and he deleted the photos and videos to cover up the criminal act by the border agents involved in the beating death of Hernández Rojas.
The videos that survived the censorship by De Jesús contradicted the agents and supervisors claims that Hernández Rojas was a threat to the agents. Judge Lorenz disagreed with the agents and determined that about 20 to 30 agents including supervisors were present when the eight agents used batons to beat him, punched and kicked him. Vales even tased Hernández Rojas five times when he was on the ground with his hands handcuffed behind his back and his legs were ziptied and hog-tied to his hands. 
Hernández Rojas autopsy revealed that he had five broken ribs, had suffered from a lack of oxygen to his brain for eigth minutes causing brain dead as a result of a heart attack attributed to the beating and taser's electrical shocks, had abrasions/contusions to the face, arms and legs including a large hematoma. His death was ruled a homicide by the San Diego Medical Examiner's Office. 
Judge Lorenz wrote that the agents were never in danger since there were more than 20 agents at the scene and none would have been in danger except Hernández Rojas himself who was handcuffed, hog-tied and was eventually killed by the agents involved.
The supervisors watching Hernández Rojas beating could have intervene to stop the brutal abuse of Hernández Rojas, but they stood there and encouraged it.
While processing Hernández Rojas, Ducoing slapped and kicked Hernández Rojas in the ankles causing injuries. Hernández Rojas complained to Krasielwics and Supervisor Finn about Ducoing's abuse when he was brought to the processing center. Hernández Rojas had asked Ducoing and Finn for medical attention and wanted to see an immigration judge. Finn refused and ordered both Krasielwics and Ducoing to immediately deport Hernández Rojas without due process or receiving medical attention.
When they drove Hernández Rojas to the border crossing, Hernández Rojas began to complain that his leg hurt and was in pain. Once they took the handcuffs off, they threw him to the ground and began to struggle with him. Then both Naraisnesingh and Piligrino came over and began to beat Hernández Rojas with batons. Llewellyn, Boutwell and Sauer also came over and began to punch and kick Hernández Rojas. 
Vales came to the scene and tased Hernández Rojas at least five times after he was handcuffed and face down with his legs zip tied and hog-tied to his hands.
They later dragged him to another area so people who had gathered to take photos and videos couldn't see what was happening. The agents beat Hernández Rojas because he would not stop from crying out for help, according to the witnesses and video that survived.
The U.S. Department of Justice began a grand jury inquiry into the Hernández Rojas murder in 2012, but no indictments have been filed. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has tried to cover up the homicide until the videos turned up to contradict the agents declarations of what had happened, which proved that the agents and supervisors had lied and attempted to cover up the Hernández Rojas murder. The Obama administration has been silent and seemed to have attempted to cover up the murder as well.
None of the agents involved in the Hernández Rojas brutal murder have been charged for felony murder and the supervisors involved remain on the job.
The Hernández Rojas murder case at the San Ysidro border crossing showed that a rogue group of agents and supervisors abuse undocumented immigrants at the border. They also had attempted to cover up their criminal acts and unlawfully seized cellphones from witnesses to delete criminal and damaging evidence.
The case of the Estate of Anastasio Hernández Rojas, by its personal representative Daisy Hernández and siblings, et v. United States of America has yet to reach a settlement. If no settlement is reached, the case will go to trial this year. 
Hernández Rojas is survived by his wife and five children.


Shocking news video shows Mexican immigrant Anastacio Hernández Rojas, 42, tased and beaten to death by multiple U.S. Border Patrol and Customs and Border Protection agents while hog tied and hands behind his back in May 2010. USDHS coverd up brutal cold blooded killing by Border Patrol agents. https://youtu.be/5JCmHX1pVCU

Monday, March 23, 2015

Fired MPD Officer Christopher Manney Won't Get Job back, Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission Ruled

Dontre Hamilton and Christopher Manney 

Former Milwaukee Police Officer Manney lost an appeal to get his job back after getting fired for violating the pat down and use of force protocol.

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

March 23, 2015

Milwaukee, WI - On Monday, the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission (MFPC) ruled that former Police Officer Christopher Manney had violated both the patting down and use of force protocol in the shooting death of Dontre Hamilton, 31, on April 30, 2014 at Arrow Park in downtown Milwaukee. After a five day appeal process, the MFPC sustained Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn's decision to fire Manney as a result of violating and failing to follow a pat down protocol ending with the use of deadly force that ended Hamilton's life.
The second phase of Manney’s appeal determined that his termination was justified.
Hamilton, who suffered from a mental disability was sleeping at Arrow Park and was awaken by Manney who patted down Hamilton and an altercation between the two ignited. Manney shot and killed Hamilton after he took Manney's wooden baton and struck Manney, in return Manney fired up to 14 rounds at Dontre.
Alderman Bob Donovan from the 8th Aldermanic District and who is a candidate for Milwaukee Mayor stated, "I stand by my earlier statements regarding Officer Manney's firing: it was ill-conceived, unwarranted and politically motivated, with Mr. Manney becoming a scapegoat in Milwaukee's racially-charged political environment...The Chief continues to play politics and be the Mayor's puppet from behind his office desk while handcuffing our officers on the streets from doing their jobs safely and effectively...The result of all of this is that our officers will now be more hesitant to investigate calls, there will be more calls for backup by officers for fear of being "Manney'd" should they make the wrong call in the Chief's eyes. This will lead to an increase in crime, at a time when Milwaukee is experiencing a skyrocketing murder rate...Officer Manney continues to have mine (support)."

Stantavious Armond Sillas Arrested After K-9 Police Dogs Tracked Him To A Brush In Mount Pleasant

Suspect arrested while hiding in a brush, according to the Racine County Sheriff's Office.

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

March 23, 2015

Village of Mount Pleasant, WI - The Racine County Sheriff's Office (RCSO) reported that Stantavious Armond Sillas, 20, aka, "Stan" was arrested after K-9 police dogs working with Mount Pleasant police and Racine police tracked Sillas to a brush where he was hiding at the 5300 block of Taylor Ave. on Monday afternoon. Sillas was identified and taken into custody after a self-inflicted wound.
Sillas had threaten to shoot himself, none of the law enforcement agencies that responded to the scene fired a shot. Sillas suffered a self-inflicted wound and was taken to the Wheaton Franciscan Hospital for treatment, his condition is unknown, according to the RCSD.
Sillas was wanted in connection for abducting a woman at gun point on Sunday around 3:00 p.m. from the Racine Neurological Center near Waterford. Silla afterwards fired multiple shots at a Racine County Sheriff's deputy at the Piggly Wiggly parking lot and fled into a nearby woods alone. The kidnapped woman managed to escape from Sillas.
Sillas is considered armed and dangerous.
Five schools in the area where Sillas disappeared on Monday had canceled classes. The Union Grove High School, Union Grove Elementary, Raymond School District, both Yorkville Elementary and Kansasville Grade schools were closed for safety reasons.

Cottonwood Police Officer Shot And One Suspect Killed At Arizona Wal-Mart

Nine alleged family members from Idaho and eight Cottonwood police officers, including a Wal-Mart employee involved in an altercation at a parking lot resulted with one officer wounded in a leg, one suspect fatally shot and another suspect shot in the abdomen.

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

March 23, 2015

Cottonwood, Arizona - The Arizona Department of Public Safety (ADPS) reported that Cottonwood Police Sargeant Jeremy Daniels, 31, was shot in a leg and seven other officers sustained minor injuries that included bruises and lacerations. Cottonwood police were called to a reported assault of a female Wal-Mart employee around 11:52 p.m. on Saturday. The employee was apparently assaulted during an altercation in the men's bathroom incident by two suspects. Several female members of the Gaver family including a minor went into the men's bathroom and the female Wal-Mart employee followed to investigate and she was shoved by one of the suspects.
When the officers arrived at the Wal-Mart parking lot in Cottonwood, a group of family members identified as Peter Gaver, 55, Ruth Gaver, 52, Jeremiah C. Gaver, 29, David Gaver, 28, Nathaniel Gaver, 27, and Enoch Gaver began to fight with officers. Several officers drew their weapons and were fired upon by the suspects. Sgt. Daniels was wounded in the leg, Enoch Gaver was fatally shot and David Gaver was shot in the abdomen. Seven members of the Gaver family including two juveniles ages 11 and 15 were taken into custody by police. The minors were placed under state juvenile protection services. All the suspects are related and were driving a camper with Idaho license plates. They were parked at the Wal-Mart parking lot for several days.
The family is known as a traveling Christian Band called the Matthew 24 Now or the Busking in the Son.
One Wal-Mart employee was reported with a sprained arm. The ADPS has taken over the investigation.
The Gaver family from Boise, Idaho is facing multiple charges and are expected in court on March 31. Bail for Jeremiah was set at $75K, for Peter at $25K, and for Nathaniel at $75K.

Stantavious Armond Sillas Abducted Racine County Woman And Fired Multiple Shots

Suspect abducted a woman at gun point and fired shots at a Piggly Wiggly parking lot.

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

March 23, 2015

Village of Union Grove, WI - The Racine County Sheriff's Office reported that Stantavious Armond Sillas, 20, aka, "Stan" is wanted in connection for abducting a woman at gun point around 3:00 p.m. from the Racine Neurological Center near Waterford. Silla afterwards fired multiple shots at the Piggly Wiggly parking lot and fled into a nearby woods alone. The kidnapped woman managed to escape from Sillas.
Sillas is considered armed and dangerous.
Five schools in the area where Sillas disappeared have canceled classes for Monday. The Union Grove High School, Union Grove Elementary, Raymond School District and both Yorkville Elementary and Kansasville Grade schools will be closed for safety reasons.