Sunday, September 21, 2014

Drink Rejection During Siggno Dance In Amarillo Leads To Ejection Of Agitator

Jesse Lee Turner from the Siggno Tejano group stopped his concert and challenged an agitator (aggressor) after refusing to take a shot.

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 21, 2014

Amarillo, Texas - On Sunday, Jesse Lee Turner from the Siggno Tejano group stopped his concert and challenged an agitator who began making faces and was talking bad about Turner during his performance. Turner suddenly stopped his singing, put down his accordion and told the unidentified man who was wearing a Raiders cap, that just because he was a musician, he wasn't going to take his aggression and ordered security at the Amarillo dance to kick the agitator out.
Turner told the agitator, "Ok brother, you follow me, you got a probem with me, don't be making faces, if you got the balls, then come up here and talk shit to me. We are partying in the house and this guy talking shit to me, just because I'm a musician doesn't mean shit to me. I'll talk shit back to you. Hey security, take this guy out of here, vamonos para afuera, a la chingada..."
Then Turner dedicated a song for him while giving the agitator the bird as fans watched and cheered. A video of the incident posted on Facebook by Loraine Nuñez on Tuesday has gone viral.
According to some people at the dance, the unfortunate dispute happened after the agitator offered a shot to Turner while he was singing and Turner refused. The unidentified man then began to agitate Turner while he was performing at Guitars and Cadillacs in Amarillo. 

Jesse Turner Kicks Guy Out From Amarillo Dance:

Friday, September 19, 2014

Milwaukee Southside Campaign Office For Statewide Candidates Opened By Democratic Party of Wisconsin

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The Democratic Party of Wisconsin opened a campaign office in Milwaukee's Southside Chavez Drive for all statewide candidates, including Mary Burke for Governor. 
State Assembly 8th District Representative JoCasta Zamarripa (D-Milw) and Latinos for Mary Burke helped open the campaign office on Thursday. 
Posted by H. Nelson Goodson (HNNUSA)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Members No Longer Serve On Both Historic Mitchell Street BID#4 and the HMSPC Boards

Board members have dropped out from serving on both the Historic Mitchell Street Business Improvement District #4 and the Historic Mitchell Street Preservation Corporation and now serve on one Board to avoid questions of Conflict of Interest.

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 18, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - As of Thursday, Board members previously serving on several non-profit organizations that share a building for office space at 1635 S. 8th Street have decided to serve on one Board to avoid any questions of "Conflict of Interest." Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) raised the question about a possible conflict of interest by Board members serving in both the Historic Mitchell Street Business Improvement District (BID#4) and the Historic Mitchell Street Preservation Corporation (HMSPC) after members of the BID#4 questioned the membership of some Board members in both organizations in June.
BID#4 on Thursday was notified during its monthly Board meeting that its Broad members no longer serve on the HMSPC Board. The BID#4 also approved for David A. Rotter, the Co-President/CEO of the National Ace Hardware to be a Board member after submitting his resume to the Board, Tony Garnica, the owner of Taso's Hairstyling shop in Historic Mitchell Street made a presentation to the Board, but his approval for the Board was placed on hold until the next meeting so, the Board can get a copy of his resume before getting approved to join the current Board.
The lease at 1635 S. 8th Street for BID#4 is up on January 21, and BID#4 initiated a Board discussion to relocate their offices to Historic Mitchell Street. BID#4 under a lease agreement have to provide a 120-day notice to the HMSPC to move and are seeking a month-to-month tenancy in order to determine a new location. The HMSPC owns the building where the BID#4 is currently located.
Alderman José Pérez from the 12th District was at the BID#4 Board meeting and HNNUSA attempted to get a comment from him about the issue of conflict of interest resolved by both organizations, Pérez refused to comment. Ald. Pérez has also refused to comment about his attempt to keep Reynas Events from getting a restaurant license and his influence to also hold a liquor license during the Licenses Committee hearing for Reynas Events. Reynas Event was led by Ald. Pérez to believe that he would support for Reynas Events to open a restaurant at the Esperanza Unida International Building at 611 W. National Ave. Alfonso Morales from Reynas Events said that he spent more than $30,000 at the location, which got an occupancy permit. Morales later discovered that Ald. Pérez had placed a hold on his restaurant license with the Milwaukee Department of Health. 
Reyna Morales from Reynas Events says, she has attempted numerous times to contact Ald. Pérez by phone, leaving messages and e-mail concerning her business, but Ald. Pérez has not contacted her at all. Morales believes that Ald. Pérez is doing everything possible to make sure that no new businesses open at the Esperanza Unida building so, it can be foreclosed and not generate any revenues in rent.
Ald. Pérez before he was elected to the Common Council had offered to purchase the Esperanza Unida 611 building, but the Board and former executive director Robert Miranda refused to sell it to Pérez or his investors, who was at the time a partner at LRG.
The City of Milwaukee Treasurer's Office has filed a foreclosure against Esperanza Unida, Inc. for tax delinquency. Esperanza Unida has until November 19 to pay at least $110,000 (2011-12 delinquent taxes) to avoid foreclosure from the city. A Oshkosh developer has offered to buy the 611 building for $1.3M to invest $7M on a 55-apartment unit. The Esperanza Unida Board approved to accept the developer's offer. 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Don Omar Arrested For Domestic Violence In Puerto Rico

William Omar Landrón Rivera, aka, "Don Omar"

Puerto Rican Police in Bayamón arrested Don Omar for domestic abuse of his 26-year-old girlfriend.

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 17, 2014

Vega Alta, Puerto Rico - On Wednesday, Lieutenant Aimée Alvarado, the Puerto Rico Police director of the Bayamón Regional Division for Domestic Abuse confirmed that William Omar Landrón Rivera, 36, aka, "Don Omar" had been arrested for domestic abuse around 1:00 a.m. at a residence in Vega Alta. Alvarado told Radio Isla 1320 that Don Omar is accused of sending threatening text messages to his 26-year-old girlfriend, Rebecca López from Carolina who filed a domestic abuse complaint against the Reggaeton singer.
López has accused Don Omar of repeated domestic abuse incidents and police in Bayamón say, the investigation is ongoing to determine the dates when the abuse took place.
López made her presence at the police station around 9:00 a.m., according to the preliminary police investigation.
Don Omar later posted $200K of the $600K bond and was placed on electronic bracelet monitoring before being released, according to court records.
Don Omar returned to live in Puerto Rico in June.

Mexican Consulate In Chicago Facing Allegations Of Commercializing El Grito Event

Vicente Serrano, Carlos Tortolero and Carlos Jiménez Macias

Dozens of people from the Chicago Mexican community held a protest on Monday demanding full transparency from the Mexican Consulate.

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 17, 2014

Chicago, Illinois - On Monday, dozens of people from the Mexican community held a protest in front of the Mexican National Museum of Art in Pilsen. The protesters were demanding transparency of the Mexican government funding provided to the Mexican Consulate in Chicago for helping to promote "El Grito de la Independencia de Mexico" (the Midnight shout of the Mexican Independence celebration on September 16).
A local Chicago radio program "Sin Censura with Vicente Serrano" exposed several recordings in which two Consulate workers, Alfonso Rosas Joule, in charge of Community Organizations for the Consulate and Ricardo Duran, the Consulate Office Coordinator were requesting up to $10,000 of sponsorships for the Grito event this week in behalf of the Consul General. One of the workers even suggested that a receipt would be provided that the business sponsor had given the funding to the Mexican National Museum of Art who hold a non-profit organization status 501(c) (3). But the money would actually go to the Mexican Consulate itself for costs, according to the phone recording.
The Mexican Consulate in Chicago is saying, that the Mexican government has given the authority to Mexican Consulates in the U.S. to raise sponsorships for El Grito event, since not enough funding is provided to them by their government. The protesters, community activists and Vicente Serrano have questioned the legality of asking for sponsorships and say that the Consulate has failed to cite their legal basis or Mexican federal law allowing them to seek extra funding for the Grito event. The protesters have been trying to get the actual funding totals that the Mexican government had allocated the Chicago Consulate, but the General Consul has not released the funding totals for the Grito event.
The Mexican Consulate in Chicago under Consul General Carlos Jiménez Macias created the Fiestas Patrias Committee in March to help the Consulate raise funding for the Grito event. The Committee elected Carlos Tortolero, the director of the Mexican National Museum of Art as its president, which his organization or museum holds the non-profit status.
Serrano on Monday joined the protesters at the museum to demand transparency from Macias and Tortolero. Tortolero sent a 2-page letter to Serrano letting him know that the Fiestas Patrias Committee and the Mexican Consulate are looking into filing a possible lawsuit against Sin Censura with Vicente Serrano radio program and others involved for making false and hurtful accusations, including irresponsible allegations against several Mexican Consulate staff members in Chicago and the Fiestas Patrias Committee.
Serrano in response says, wouldn't it be easier to provide transparency of the costs and funds that were allocated to the Consulate for the Grito event rather than engage in a costly lawsuit in an attempt to censor the Mexican community from learning how much the Consulate has been allocated by the Mexican government or profiting from the Grito event.
For 40 years, La Sociedad Civica Mexicana from Chicago has sponsored the Grito event without any funding from the Consulate to coincide with their annual Mexican Independence Parade and the General Consul would be invited to officially celebrate the Grito event. But Consul General Macias has commercialized the Grito event and is attempting to make it into a profit generating event in which Mexican nationals in Chicago would end up paying for it.
With Macias failure to comply with full transparency as members of the Mexican community demand and today, the Fiestas Patrias Committee is dependent on the Consulate. A lack of full transparency will continue unless the Committee decides to become independent and break away from the Mexican Consulate in Chicago.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Jacob Dorsey, A Homophobic And Racist GOP Candidate For The WI State Assembly Ends Campaign

Jacob Dorsey

A self-described Christian and GOP candidate for the Wisconsin State Assembly has dropped out of the race a week after apologizing for a tweet in which he called gays as "fags" last December. 

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 16, 2014

Janesville, Wisconsin - On Tuesday, homophobic Jacob Dorsey, 19, a self-described Christian and GOP candidate for the Wisconsin State Assembly 44th District had dropped out of the race shortly after racist and homophobic remarks surfaced after posting the comments on both his Twitter and YouTube accounts. Last week, Dorsey apologized in a Janesville Gazette article for the December anti-gay remark, "fags need 2 leave my favorite state alone." But Dorsey had also made racist remarks towards Afro-Americans describing them as "Niggers" and anti-gay comments in several YouTube videos. 
Dorsey has since disabled both accounts. Dorsey told the Gazette that "This race has been extremely hard on my family and myself."
Dorsey had launched his campaign in May and had taken off a semester from his studies at Brigham Young University-Idaho to run for public office.
Dorsey says, his racist and anti-gay comments were posted in YouTube in the last two years and described himself as a young child, but has matured. The latest anti-gay remark was posted on his Twitter account just five months before announcing his candidacy for the State Assembly, according to the LGBTQ Nation.
Dorsey's anti-gay remarks were first exposed by NOManics, the LGBTQ Nation reported.
Dorsey's opponent, Debra Kolste (D) is the incumbent in the 44th State Assembly District. With Dorsey's decision to drop out of the race, it will definitely assure that Kolste will be re-elected. 

Undocumented Man Seeking Illinios Driver's License Reported To ICE By DMV Worker

Felipe de Jesus Diosdado-Arellano

An Illinois Secretary of State Department of Motor Vehicle worker turned in to ICE an undocumented driver seeking a driver's license for undocumented immigrants in the state.

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 16, 2014

Chicago, Illinois - Felipe de Jesus Diosdado-Arellano is waiting for a final determination on his deportation case after applying for an Illinois driver's license for undocumented immigrants in February. He went to the Secretary of State Department of Motor Vehicle (SOSDMV) to apply for license and gave his documents to a SOSDMV worker who wanted to make copies, but the worker instead contacted the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Three agents from ICE arrested Diosdado-Arellano and was placed on deportation status. According to Gail Montenegro, spokeswoman for ICE in the Chicago area said, that an immigration judge in 2000 had placed a deportation order for Diosdado-Arellano for a criminal conviction and fugitive status. Diosdado-Arellano says, that he missed an appointment with the immigration judge in 2000 because he never received any information about an immigration hearing, according to Noticiero Telemundo.
In 1999, Diosdado-Arellano was arrested by ICE while traveling on bus to Michigan and was later convicted in 2005 for driving under the influence. He was also convicted for applying for a Indiana Driver's License in 2000 with false documents, according to Telemundo Chicago.
Since then, Diosdado-Arellano had apply for a temperary stay to deal with his immigration deportation case, but was denied by the local ICE office. He is now waiting for another response from the Washington, D.C. ICE office about his temperary stay request.
The states of Illinois, California and North Carolina have changed their reporting status to ICE to only include those undocumented immigrants applying for driver licenses identified or wanted as terrorists. 
In late January 2013, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn (D) signed into law a bill allowing non-citizens to apply for state driver's licenses. The measure took effect in November and allow more than 250,000 non-citizens residing in the state to apply for a legal driver's license.
Non-citizens would have to provide proof (copy) of a one year state residency by providing a lease, a utility bill(s) or other documentation. Temperary Visitor Licenses offered to tourists legally in the U.S. will also be available to non-citizens and they can be renewed every three years, but won't be valid as an ID to board a plane, buying a gun or voting purposes.