Sunday, October 31, 2010

González Honored As UMOS Woman Of The Year During 30th Annual Awards Banquet

Gloria González
Bilingual Community Liaison
Milwaukee Public Schools (Photo by HNG)

United Migrant Opportunity Services recognizes Latinos for their contributions to the community at their UMOS 30th Annual Awards Banquet over the weekend.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 31, 2010

Milwaukee - On Saturday, Gloria González, Bilingual Community Liaison from Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) was honored as the Hispanic Woman of the Year for 2010 during the 30th Annual United Migrant Opportunity Services (UMOS) awards banquet at the Italian Community Center. UMOS also recognized Salvador Carranza as the Hispanic Man of the Year, Alejandro Cortes, as the Hispanic Youth of the Year, and Juan and Martha Andrade as Hispanic Family of the Year.
During the banquet, González was picked by UMOS for her community involvement and everywhere I go, I see Gloria, said Lupe Marinez, President and CEO of UMOS. Gloria during her acceptance address said, she got her inspiration from her mother Enriqueta González a former MPS teacher. Gloria recalled a time when a family needed some help and she didn't know what to do and came home crying. She told her mother about it after she stopped crying. Her mother then told her, "Ok" you stopped crying now...now what are you going to do about it because crying isn't going to solve anything. At that moment and afterwards, I began to help people when in need. That's why I've been involved in so many organizations and groups trying to help people as my mother did. She also recognized her supervisor Jesús Santos, Director of MPS Bilingual Division for his support and making the department at MPS a success.
González is the proud daughter of the late Enriqueta González who was a former teacher for MPS. Enriqueta was involved in the August 27, 1970 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) Chapman Hall takeover during a peaceful protest against a discriminatory policy that prevented Latinos from enrolling. Her instrumental leadership role along with Marla O. Anderson, Jesus Salas, Dante Navarro, Ernesto Chacon, Reberto Hernández and Armando Orellana helped strike down the education barrier that kept Hispanics from higher education. The Spanish Speaking Outreact Institute (SSOI) was established to help recuit, advice and retain students at UWM. In 1996, SSOI was renamed the Roberto Hernández Center.
In 1970, only 14 Hispanic students were enrolled at UWM compared to 25,000 White students and UWM had no Latino faculty. Today, at least 1,400 Latino students attend UWM per semester and 30 Latino falculty work at the university.
Enriqueta González along with Anderson, Salas, Navarro, Chacon, Hernández, Orellana and other participants during the peaceful takeover at UWM led to thousands of Latinos graduating from the UW-System in Wisconsin.
In the late 1960's, Enriqueta González, Marla O. Anderson, Tony Baez and others were also instrumental in helping to create the MPS Bilingual/Bicultural Education Program in Wisconsin, which later became the model for other states to follow.
The Bilingual Program in Pulaski High School posted that in 1969, the MPS Bilingual/Bicultural Education Program was one of 64 bilingual education programs to be funded under Title VII, ESEA. The MPS program began at Vieau Elementary, South Division High School and Lincoln Junior/Senior High School.
The MPS Bilingual/Bicultural Education Program, one of the first in the nation, is founded on these legislative landmarks: 1974 - U.S. Supreme Court Decision, Lau vs. Nichols: Special educational services must be provided by the schools to ensure a high quality of educational opportunity for language minority students.
1976 - The State of Wisconsin passed the Bilingual Education Act (Chapter 115, Subsection VI), mandating school districts in the State with 10 or more limited English-speaking students in grades K-3 or 20 in grades 4-12 to begin transitional bilingual/bicultural programs.

Click to enlarge the following UMOS banquet program images for information about awards recipients.

Glori González, Hispanic Woman of the Year

Salvador Carranza, Hispanic Man of the Year

Alejandro Cortes, Hispanic Youth of the Year

Juan and Martha Andrade, Hispanic Family of the Year

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Republican Linked Groups Sending E-mails Illegals Will Steal Election By Voting In Arizona And Other States

Latest intimidation geared at U.S. Hispanics to keep them from voting in midterm elections and USDOJ sending federal election observers to 30 states.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 31, 2010

Phoenix, Arizona - Several groups linked or support the Republican Party have sent e-mails trying to ignite voter suppression of minority groups, especially U.S. Latinos from getting to the polls. FoxNews reported that last Monday, an anti-immigrant group Ban Amnesty Now, or B.A.N., sent an e-mail entitled "6 Days to STOP Illegals from Stealing the Election!" The e-mail had the signature of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who is the honorary co-chair. The e-mail referred to unions, the White House and Latino groups as "open-border criminals determine to undermine," our elections.
Parts of the e-mail read: "FACT: "The illegal registration of alien voters has become pervasive," says Kris Kobach, the attorney who helped Arizona write SB 1070. The problem exists across the nation, bolstered by open-borders criminals determined to undermine our elections, including the unions, La Raza... even the White House...
FACT: The same pro-amnesty criminals working in states like Washington to turn out pro-amnesty voters have been working to register illegal voters all over the nation! In one Arizona congressional district, more than 65% of the 3,000+ new voters registrations submitted by Mi Familia Vota and One Arizona were found to be invalid - many of them to non citizens.
...Our grassroots army of VOTER FRAUD PREVENTION VOLUNTEERS will stand vigilant across the nation. We will be the first and strongest line of defense to ensure that only legal citizens vote on November 2nd, but to do this, we need your help today."
Sean McCraffrey, president of B.A.N. had to retract the first massive e-mail above after Arpaio objected and hadn't approved or signed such a massage. Arpaio stepped down as co-chair of the group as a result of the controversy. McCraffrey admitted it was a mistake to use Arpaio's name without his permission, but stands by the message alleging illegal immigrants are expected to vote on Tuesday's election.
On the B.A.N. website, it reads "Barack Obama has made a conscious decision not to enforce federal immigration laws including looking the other way while ILLEGALS VOTE!"  So far, McCraffrey hasn't provided any proof that illegal immigrants have voted or will attempt to vote. In this case, B.A.N. lacks credibility and common sense to understand that undocumented immigrants can't vote and actually don't vote.
McCraffrey's desperate attempt to cry wolf and trying to gain support for his insane campaign to keep Illegal immigrants from voting is just insane and shouldn't be taken seriously. This type of e-mails and massage content by B.A.N. creates hestieria among anti-immigrant and known racists groups looking for an excuse to react, target and discriminate against Latinos in general.
McCraffrey confirmed that about 500 election voter fraud monitors have volunteered for B.A.N., including 100 in Arizona.
Only U.S. Citizens can vote in elections. Last week, MALDEF who filed a lawsuit in 2004 challenging an Arizona law requiring citizenship documents to vote announced that a Ninth Circuit Court federal appeals judge ruled in Gonzalez v. State of Arizona that people registering to vote don't have to proof they are U.S. Citizens, striking down state law Proposition 200 requiring proof of citizenship when registering. Although, the deadline to register in Arizona expired before the decision was rendered by the judge.
On Thursday, Mi Familia Vota, a voting rights group requested the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) to send election observers to assure Latinos that can legally vote won't be harrassed or kept from voting by groups attempting to keep Hispanics from voting.
On Friday, the USDOJ decided to send 400 federal observers to 18 jurisdiction in 30 states in an attempt to keep anti-immigrant groups from targeting and intiminating Latinos from voting.
Another group known to oppose immigration reform, Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC) also forwarded e-mails alarming followers of alleged illegal immigrant voters. FoxNews reported that William Gheen, president of ALIPAC had said, "They're sending them (federal election observers) out because the Obama administration is doing everything it can to make sure as many illegal aliens vote in 2010, although that is a violation of federal law." 
Gheen provided no proof that illegal aliens will vote or have voted in prior elections. Both Gheen and ALIPAC's credibility come into question for making false allegations, that illegal aliens will vote. One thing is to actually catch and prove an undocumented immigrant has voted illegally, but to presume undocumented immigrants will vote illegally to steal an election is outrageous and unprofound.
Both B.A.N. and ALIPAC actions only shows to what lenghts these type of anti-immigrant groups lower themselves too and fabricate voter fraud by undocumented immigrants, to try and keep Latinos from voting on November 2nd.

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Día De Los Muertos Display Opens At Walker's Point Center Of The Arts

Claudia Elena Guzman, one of the Co-Chairs for Latinas en Acción helped coordinate the ofrenda for Anderson, McNulty and Medina. On Friday, Guzman (left) poses with Marla J. Possell, the proud daughter of the late Marla O. Anderson at Walker's Point Center of the Arts. Photos by HNG

Latinas en Acción honor three women for their legacies during the Day of the Dead celebrations.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 29, 2010

Milwaukee - On Friday, the traditional Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) displays opened in several South side community arts centers. One of the displays called ofrendas or alters showcased at the Walker's Point Center of the Arts (WPCA), 839 South 5th Street, where their annual Día de los Muertos Ofrenda Arts can be seen by the public, family members and friends of the honored dead.
The second displayed opened at the Latino Arts, Inc., at the United Community Center (UCC), 1028 South 9th Street. A parade where people dressed up, wear designs of the dead and masks began at 4:30 p.m. at the UCC and ended up at the Walker's Point Center of the Arts.
One of the displays at the WPCA was sponsored by Latinas en Acción, which features their ofrenda and honors the legacies of three women, Marla O. Anderson, Mary Anne McNulty and Genevieve Medina who help make Milwaukee a better place to live.
Claudia Elena Guzman, one of the Co-Chairs for Latinas en Acción helped coordinate the ofrenda for Anderson, McNulty and Medina.
Also, Latinas en Acción of the Women's Fund of Greater Milwaukee in hosting a reception next November 18th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Walker's Point Center of the Arts to honor the three women at no cost to the public, but donations will be accepted.
Anderson originally from Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico is well known for her leadership and instrumental role in the August 27, 1970 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) takeover of Chapman Hall, where she along with four men, Jesus Salas, Dante Navarro, Gregorio "Goyo" Rivera and Jose Luis Huerta-Sanchez were arrested in a peaceful protest. They were protesting UWM's discriminatory policy that prevented Latinos from enrolling.
In 1970, only 14 Hispanic students were enrolled compared to 25,000 White students and there were no Latino faculty at UWM. Anderson's role helped open the doors of education for thousands of Latinos in the state of Wisconsin UW-System. Their success helped create the Spanish Speaking Outreach Institute (SSOI) at UWM, which focus on recruitement, advicing and retention of Hispanic students. The SSOI was later renamed in 1996, the Roberto Hernandez Center and since 1970, thousands of Hispanics have graduated.
Anderson enrolled at UWM and later graduated from the School of Education with a Bachelor of Science degree in May 1978, while raising six children. Today, about 1,400 Hispanic students are enrolled per semester and at least 30 Latino faculty work at UWM.
McNulty a native of Chicago also participated in the 1970 UWM takeover and later became an Alderwoman in 1983 representing the 12th Aldermanic District in Milwaukee until she retired in 1992.
Medina was one of the first women coordinators at United Migrant Opportunity Services, Inc. (UMOS) in Milwaukee. She was instrumental ensuring migrants were able to get benefits such as housing, medical assistance, food services, job preparation skills and educational services through UMOS.
Día de los Muertos is a traditional festival that dates back to pre-Colombian times in the Americas that celebrates the lives of those who have passed and moved on to the afterlife. Colorful masks, costumes, dancing and music are a part of the pageantry of this vibrant ancient festival. Milwaukee's South side celebrated the traditional holiday with a community-based parade and several displays to honor the dead. 
Latinas en Acción (LEA) is a program dedicated specifically to supporting programs that enhance the lives of Latina women and girls in the Greater Milwaukee area. In partnership with the Women's Fund of Greater Milwaukee, LEA works to build a community where Latinas thrive in a supportive, just environment that promotes health, education and the opportunity to succeed in life.

Update: Members of the Latinas en Acción posed for a group shot during their reception on November 18, 2010. Photo by HNG

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Manriquez Launches Write-in Campaign In Wisconsin's 8th Assembly District

Laura Manriquez

JoCasta Zamarripa

Manriquez continues her quest to challenge JoCasta Zamarripa the Democratic nominee for November 2nd General Election.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 29, 2010

Milwaukee – On Friday in an unexpected twist in the South side predominately democratic Hispanic district, Laura Manriquez held a press conference to announce her last minute write-in campaign in front of her home at 2224 S. 7th Street. The general election is four days away on Tuesday, November 2nd and Manriquez decision at the last minute to launch a write-in campaign will likely push for a slow start, securing JoCasta Zamarripa the Democratic nominee the election victory. 
In September's Primary Election, Zamarripa won the Democratic nomination with 755 votes, with 53% of the vote; defeating Manriquez, who received 238 votes, with 16% of the votes cast in the 8th Assembly District. Since the Primary Election, Zamarripa has been non-stop knocking on doors and campaigning to secure her election this coming Tuesday.
In the 8th Assembly District, about 75,000 people reside in the area, more than 12,000 people are registered to vote. But in any given election, especially in a primary at least between 1,000 to 1,500 actually vote, a slightly higher voter turn out during general elections and even a higher turnout in U.S. Presidential elections depending on the political party and candidate.
With Manriquez decision to run as a last minute write-in candidate and Ramona Rivas who is on the ballot for Tuesday's election as an Independent, Zamarripa as the Democrat nominee is seen as the next elected state representative for the South side district.
On Wednesday, the Hispanic News Network U.S.A. polled at least 2,000 eligible voters in the South side, which 1,965 indicated they will cast their votes for Democrats on November 2. If in fact, these voters head to the polls and vote for Democrats as they indicated, Manriquez and Rivas who is running as an Independent candidate will mostly likely not even get close to beating Zamarripa on Tuesday.
Manriquez supporting her decision to run again stated through a press release, Zamarripa is the poster child for special interest politics which has embedded its influences within the election outcomes of our 8th Assembly District.
The voters of our community are being bamboozled by special interest propaganda which does not focus on issues important to our community.
In addition, with Zamarripa as state representative, the special interest politics of Planned Parenthood could become the leading issues during Zamarripa’s tenure as state representative in the 8th Assembly; disregarding the fact that many residents of the 8th Assembly do not agree with the politics of Planned Parenthood. Manriquez is concerned that JoCasta’s tenure would come at the expense of our neighbors in our 8th Assembly District.
Manriquez said that in the primary as candidate for the 8th Assembly, she had to put her campaign on hold for a number of weeks to clean up a false report published about her by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. She has since worked to repair the damage caused by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article to her integrity, and because of the overwhelming encouragement she received from voters, she is pursuing a write-in campaign.
“Because the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published an article that misidentified me during this campaign, which caused me to spend much of my time repairing the damage to my credibility and because I believe many of our neighbors oppose special interest groups influencing our community politics, I have decided to represent our neighbors by mobilizing a write-in campaign so that their concerns, and not the pocketbook needs of Planned Parenthood and other special interest groups Zamarripa is beholding too, is heard”, said Manriquez.

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Two Milwaukee Police Officers Shot In 2007 With Handgun Purchased At Badger Guns Sue Shop

Photo by HNG

Gun rights activists say, lawsuit is frivolous and Badger Guns only sold weapons to state approved purchasers after a criminal background check by the Wisconsin Department of Justice was done.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 28, 2010

Milwaukee - On Thursday, a former Milwaukee police officer and an officer filed a lawsuit in Milwaukee County Circuit Court against Badger Guns, Inc. of West Milwaukee claiming negligence for selling a handgun involved in a crime. Retired Milwaukee Police Officer Alejandro J. Arce during a press conference announced the filing of the lawsuit against Badger Guns for selling a weapon that resulted in a shooting injury of both him and Milwaukee Police Officer Jose Angel Lopez III. Arce after enduring medical rehabilitation from the shooting incident decided to take a duty disability retirement from the department as a result of his injuries. Arce can still carry a weapon and has arrest powers.
They were both shot with a handgun purchased at Badger Guns through a straw purchase. A straw purchase is when someone legally buys a weapon intended for someone else, a felon or buys it to sell it to someone else who is not legally entitled to own a handgun.
On November 6, 2007, Officers Arce, then 26, and Jose Angel Lopez III, then 31, were shot multiple times at the 1300 block of S. Greenfield Ave. by Victor Veloz, 16, in Milwaukee's South side. Arce was shot in the groin and Lopez in the shoulder. Veloz was convicted and is serving 60 years in prison.
His accomplice, Jose Fernandez, 24, legally bought a gun at Badger Guns and then gave it to Veloz who went looking for rival gang members at the 1200 block of W. Madison St. Veloz shot two teens at the Madison St. location. Fernandez was later convicted and sentenced to 24 years and six months in prison.
Arce during the conference said, “I want my fellow officers to be safer. That is why I am suing Badger Guns. I hope that this lawsuit will change the way Badger Guns does business.” 
Arce and Officer Lopez are claiming undisclosed financial damages and seeks to declare Badger Guns a public nuisance for selling a gun used by a 16-year-old shooter. 
Within less then three years, at least six Milwaukee officers have been shot by weapons bought at Badger Guns. Prior police and federal investigations proved Badger Guns did nothing illegal by selling guns to purchasers approved by the state through a criminal background check. The state Department of Justice legally approved gun buyers to purchase weapons, according to Badger Guns.
Gun activists say, Badger Guns sold the weapons legally to a purchaser who later admitted to police he bought it for someone else. The purchaser is the one responsible and should be the one being sued.
Both Arce and Officer Lopez would have to prove Badger Guns employees knew the gun was being sold to someone who intended to sell or was purchasing a gun for a felon. Which most likely won't happen, unless an employee admits he knew it was a straw purchase.
Attorney's from the firm of Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence from Washington, D.C. filed a 40 page civil complaint and are representing Arce and Officer Lopez in the lawsuit. The firm says, other officers might join in the lawsuit who were also shot as well with purchased Badger Guns.
The City of Milwaukee was also included as a plaintiff, but City Attorney Grant Langley confirmed the city did not seek to be included in the lawsuit. Most likely, the City of Milwaukee would be compensated for workers's compensation it paid for Arce and Officer Lopez.

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Woman Files Lawsuit Claiming King Republican Candidate For WI State Secretary Got Her Pregnant When She Passed Out

David D. King

Lawsuit claims King got woman drunk and then took advantage of her after she passed out and got her pregnant in August. She admitted to being a lesbian.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 28, 2010

Milwaukee - On Tuesday, Charlett Harris, 31, former employee for BUYSEASONS, Inc. in New Berlin has filed a lawsuit claiming she got pregnant from David D. King after drinking several drinks while having lunch with him. Afterwards, they ended up in King's apartment and she later passed out. Harris claims King who hired her to work at BUYSEASONS took advantage of her while she was too drunk and apparently passed out in his apartment in August.
In September, Harris discovered she was pregnant. She admitted to being a lesbian and has not been with another man.
King is the Republican candidate for Secretary of State in Wisconsin. He is denying the allegations made by Harris, but has not denied the sexual encounter with Harris. A DNA test will prove, if King fathered the child.
Harris in the lawsuit filed in Milwaukee County Circuit Court says, King requested an abortion. She is also claiming battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, violation of privacy and supervisory negligence from BUYSEASONS that contributed to her current situation.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Latinos In Milwaukee Favor Democrats For Midterm Elections Poll Indicates

Hispanic voting block to determine which political party takes control of both houses in Congress.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 27, 2010

Milwaukee - On Wednesday, the Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) released its poll findings indicating Milwaukee's South side Latino voters favor Democrats over Republicans for the November 2nd election. HNNUSA polled 2,000 Latinos in Milwaukee's South side, 20 said they are voting for Republican, 1,965 indicated they will cast their votes for Democrats and a mere 15 of those polled said they will vote Independent next Tuesday.
Latinos who are voting for Republican, 12 are males between the ages of 18 to 57, half indicated they have lived in Wisconsin for more 15 years. Five are enrolled at a credited college or university, four are college graduates and 3 are skilled workers with high school diplomas and some technical college background.
Eight are women who said they will vote Republican, they fall between the ages of 19 to 50. Three are attending a credited college, two have professional careers, one is a housewife, and two are executive assistants. Most of the women have lived in the state for more than 18 years.
Those voting Independent are five males and ten women, the men are between the ages 18 to 35. Three of the men are skilled workers with some technical college, two others are unemployed. Six women are housewives, and four others are working in retail and sales for the last two years. They all indicated they have lived in the state for more then six years.
Those of the 1,965 voting for Democrats about 60 percent are males and 40 percent are women. The men are between the ages of 18 to 60 and the women are between 18 to 62.
About 25 percent of the males are skilled workers, with some type of technical education, 10 percent have no college education, but graduated from high school. 25 percent of the men indicated some type of college degrees, with professional careers. 
Twenty five percent of the women graduated from high school and are housewives and 15 percent indicated some type of college degree and most have more than two jobs.
Of those polled, 97 percent said they voted Democrat in 2008, and only 3 percent voted for either Independent or third party candidates.
Most important issues facing the Wisconsin Latino community today are; jobs, gentrification in the South side, immigration reform, health care, having some type of driving licenses for undocumented drivers, the DREAM Act, keep their homes from being foreclosed, and keeping a similar Arizona SB 1070 from being enacted in the state. Were some of the few issues indicated by those polled.
From those polled, more than 90 percent believed Democrats have a better dialogue with Latinos and Democrats have at least attempted more than several times to get an immigration reform bill passed, but attempts failed due to Republican opposition to move the bill forward. They are willing to continue to support Democrats, so that they can actually accomplished what they promised, compared to Republicans. Latinos who were polled indicated that Republicans were less likely to support or even push for an immigration reform bill after the November election, if in control of Congress. Republicans have created a barrier and have failed to compromise with Hispanics on the immigration reform issue and other issues affecting them.
About 75 percent of those polled indicated, the Republican backed "NO Vote" ad campaign in Nevada launched by Latinos for Reform headed by Robert de Posada to keep Hispanics at home and for them not to vote was one of the determining factors to get out to the polls this upcoming November and vote. A majority of those polled said, they will take a friend or family member to vote also.
An estimated 40 million Latinos live in the U.S. and by 2050, Hispanics will make up 100 million of the population. In 2008, more than 2 million Latinos voted totalling 9.7 million, 84% of registered Hispanic voters than in any previous election in the country, according to Census data. The Latino voting surge created a voting block and political empowerment for Hispanics. Today, there are at least 19 million Latino eligible voters in the U.S.
Most polls suggesting Republicans leading by double degits in major elections throughout the country failed to include Hispanics in their polls. Other factors about Latinos have also been excluded from major polls, but a fact remains that 2/3 of registered U.S. Hispanic voters are Democrats, compared to 1/4 of Latino voters who are Republican. In fact, since 2006, the GOP or the Republican Party began losing their Latino base voters when extreme conservatives made major changes and influenced the GOP to adopt an agenda blocking a path for citizenship for more than 13 million undocumented immigrants.
The latest in Arizona, a federal judge ruled that people voting or registering to vote weren't required to prove citizenship at the voting polls.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Hispanics Mad As Hell For Republican Backed "No Vote" Campaign In Nevada, Latinos Expected To Vote In Record Numbers

Last week, Hispanics became outraged nationally by ads in Nevada from Latinos for Reform headed by Robert de Posada, a Republican base group that were geared to keep Hispanics from voting. In English: Ads telling Latinos not to vote in Nov. 2nd at link http://bit.ly/czfvsS, and in Spanish at link: http://bit.ly/9godeh

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 26, 2010

Washington, D.C. - Since 2006 and recently, Hispanics have been asking the following question. What has the GOP and elected Republicans done to curve the reccession, lost jobs or immigration reform to attract and get the U.S. Latino vote on Tuesday, November 2, 2010? Nada... means nothing!
Republicans and supporters are out spending Democrats in political campaigns to gain control of both houses in the U.S. Congress. Latino political activists and Hispanic organizations expect a major defeat in the horizon for the GOP for taking Hispanics for granted and not including a comprehensive Latino agenda to address issues affecting the U.S. Hispanic community.
An estimated 40 million Latinos live in the U.S. and by 2050, Hispanics will make up 100 million of the population. In 2008, more than 2 million Latinos voted totalling 9.7 million, 84% of registered Hispanic voters than in any previous election in the country, according to Census data. The Latino voting surge created a voting block and political empowerment for Hispanics. Today, there are at least 19 million Latino eligible voters in the U.S.
Most polls suggesting Republicans leading by double degits in major elections throughout the country failed to include Hispanics in their polls. Other factors about Latinos have also been excluded from major polls, but a fact remains that 2/3 of registered U.S. Hispanic voters are Democrats, compared to 1/4 of Latino voters who are Republican. In fact, since 2006, the GOP or the Republican Party began losing their Latino base voters when extreme conservatives made major changes and influenced the GOP to adopt an agenda blocking a path for citizenship for more than 13 million undocumented immigrants.
In Texas. Republicans have even tried to remove the U.S. Citizenship birth right of children born in the country by undocumented parents. The measure failed, but other states are planning to push for a similar measure, if the GOP takes control of both houses in Congress.
In Arizona, the state adopted SB 1070 in the Summer and was immediately blocked in federal court just before being enacted. The law allowed state and local police to request legal status documents from suspected illegal immigrants. The U.S. Department of Justice challenged SB 1070's legality for police to arrest illegal immigrants when investigating a violation of an ordinance or law and then charging them with a crime for illegally being in the state. 26 other states were working to adopt similar measures, including Wisconsin.
The Republican Party and affiliated Tea Party are pushing for U.S. border security and massive immigration enforcement, which is expected to lead the U.S. into a longer period to recover.
Undocumented immigrants have contributed excessive amounts of taxes totalling billions through the decades and have spent billions in the U.S. economy. Undocumented immigrants, if allowed to remain and become legalized, they would purchase homes and continue to contribute economically into the economy. Thus, helping the country recover from a reccession and boosting the economy by disproving myths that they are costing the government more than they contribute.  
For example in Wisconsin, Democrats were instrumental for fixing roads and highways all over the state by providing construction funding and jobs with the $700 billion in stimulus funds. U.S. President Barack H. Obama (Dem.) and Democrats in both houses in Congress were able to get the Wisconsin National Guard out of Iraq and helped banks from closing through stimulus funding.  Democrats provided unemployed workers with extended insurance compensation, despite Republican opposition. The federal unemployment extended benifits for workers kept money comming in to neighborhood shops and businesses otherwise would have gone belly up without the unemployment funds that are spent in the local economies, are just a few from the countless things and benefits Democrats have done for the state and other parts of the country.
Republicans have done "nada," which means nothing since 2006, and have become the No Party according to President Obama for opposing to almost everything Democrats have tried to get pass for this country to get out of a reccession.
Democrats kept most Americans working and kept the country from a depression, with the Obama $700 billion stimulus package, according to economists.
Now, what have Republicans done to earn the Hispanic vote? Nada, Nothing!

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

6th Annual Hunting Moon Pow Wow Held In Milwaukee

Hundreds of native americans from throughout Wisconsin and neighboring states gathered in Milwaukee for their 6th annual Pow Wow.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 24, 2010

Milwaukee, WI - On Friday, Native American drumers played a traditional song during the opening of the Grand Entry ceremonies of Hunting Moon Pow Wow 2010. The 6th annual Pow Wow ends Sunday.
The Hunting Moon Pow Wow is sponsored by the Forest County Potawatomi Community.

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Woman Caught In The Act Of Vandalizing SUV Along Chavez Drive In Milwaukee's South Side

Photos by HNG

Driver of jeep bumps into SUV three times and then woman passenger gets off jeep and scratches parked SUV

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 23, 2010

Milwaukee - On Saturday, several people outside Reyna's bakery on the 1200 block of S. Cesar E. Chavez Drive witnessed a gray jeep intentional bump into the rear of a parked 2001 Lincoln Navigator three times. Afterwards, the jeep driver backs up and a woman gets off the passengers side and proceeds to scratch the SUV, while smiling and holding a cellphone.
The unusual incident of vandalism was captured in several photos taken at the moment it occured. The incident happened at 2:48 p.m.
The owner of the SUV says, he doesn't recognized the woman and doesn't know why his SUV was vandalized. The owner called Milwaukee police minutes after the incident happened and gave the license nummber of the jeep involved. He told the operator that photos were available of the woman committing the vandalism.
At 4:10 p.m., the owner of the SUV got tired of waiting for police to arrive. He left the area and then went to the 6th Police District Station located at S. 27th and W. Oklahoma Ave. to report it. Police told him to get them a memory card with the photos and to return to the police station, so they would act on the incident.
Unfortunately, police never arrived at the scene before this news report was posted. Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn enacted a policy for police not to respond to low priority calls, thus avoiding adding crime statistics into the departments annual crime reports. Calls made to 911 for low priority incidents don't make it into reports or explains why police never responded or investigated.
Also on early Saturday, vandals hit the Chavez Drive Business district with graffiti once again.

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Doctor Having Second Thoughts Of Opening Practice In Milwaukee's South Side After Purse Snatching Incident

Video photo of suspect by Envisions

Purse snatcher fell along with victim and doctor having second thoughts about opening clinic in the area.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 22, 2010

Milwuakee, WI - On Friday, a woman standing with four men outside the Madre Angela Clinic building, 1308 S. Cesar E. Chavez Drive just after 2:46 p.m. became a victim of a failed purse snatcher. The woman along with a man and a doctor all from Chicago were in Milwaukee looking for a place to open up the doctor's practice. They were accompanied by a Milwaukee man who was showing them the Latino neighborhood.
Another man happened to stop by and began talking to them about their posibility to open a medical practice business in S. Chavez Dr. when a Black male at about 2:47 p.m. walking South passed by them and tried to snatch a purse from the woman standing with four men.
The suspect fell along with the woman in front of the clinic building and when the four men reacted, the suspect quickly stood up and ran without the purse. Two of the men were just seconds from grabbing him, but the suspect gained ground and fled South on Chavez Dr.
He went East on W. Greenfield Ave. and disappeared, but the outside camera at Envisions clothing store caught an image of the fleeing suspect.
A police report was filed and the woman reported she was cut in the right side of the head and was treated at the clinic.
Now, the doctor is having second thoughts about opening up his medical practice in the area. He wanted to open his practice on Chavez Dr. because he thought it was a quiet and tranquil business district.

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Four Outlaw Members On Trial In Virginia, 15 Have Pleaded Guilty

Jack Rosga, aka, "Milwaukee Jack"
Outlaws National President

Rosga, Outlaws leader on trial and federal agent admits to establishing an Outlaws club in Petersburg with other agents.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 22, 2010

Richmond, VA - On Wednesday, the federal government trial against leaders of the Outlaws motorcycle national club began. On Thursday, Jeffrey Grabman, undercover agent for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives testified in the federal racketeering trial of Outlaws president Jack Rosga, 53, aka, "Milwaukee Jack" of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Outlaws leader Leslie Werth, 47, aka, "Les" of Rock Hill, South Carolina; William Davey, 46, aka, "Rebel" the enforcer in the Asheville, North Carolina chapter and Mark Spradling, 52, aka, "Lytnin" of Hickory, North Carolina, treasurer of the region that includes Virginia and the Carolinas.
Agent Grabman testified, he along with other Outlaws went to a Petersburg bar called Cockades Bar where one of the members confronted rival members of the Desperados who are affiliated with the Hells Angels. An Outlaw member picked a fight with one to the Desperados inside the bar and when Grabman jumped in, he was hit with a bottle in the face causing a cut that took 14 stitches to close. Grabman took out his ATF-issued extended baton and beat the attacker with it.
The brawl was taken outside the bar and almost became a shootout when guns were drawn between the Outlaws and Deperados, but police arrived, according to Grabman. He told the jury that Werth had ordered members of the outlaws to go out and look for rival gang members.
Defense attorney for the Outlaws told the jury, that the defendants were not even there and were not guilty of the crimes they are accused of doing.
Grabman said, he was assigned to investigate the Warlock motorcycle club and later was instrumental in bringing some of its members down for criminal activities in Baltimore. Before joining the Outlaws, he assumed a different identity and rented a home equiped with recording devices, including cameras. Other agents helped him start an Outlaws club in Petersburg when Rosga ordered to establish one to keep the Hells Angels away from the area. He became a full pledge member on July 4, 2009 and received his Outlaws colors, vest insignia of the skull and two crossed pistons.
Grabman testified that several times he almost blew his cover when a picture showed up on the Internet that was posted by the Warlocks accusing him as a fed, once when he hid behind another Outlaws member trying to avoid coming out in a photo snapshot, which drew suspicion by key members and another encounter at a party where he recognized a woman from the Warlocks club, but fortunate she didn't recognized him.
The jury saw video surveillance clips from Grabman's Prince George County residence and heard recorded conversations from Outlaws planning attacks on the Desperados in Petersburg and then afterwards talking about it. The video recordings and audio were of poor quality and prosecutors had to provide transcripts of the recordings to jurors to follow.
Rosga and the four suspects are accused of planning attacks on the Hells Angels and its affiliates.
In June, 21 members of the Outlaws were indicted, 15 have pleaded guilty, charges for one have been dropped and trial for six others will begin at a later date.
The indictment charged members of the Outlaws for participating in a criminal enterprise that engaged in at least 80 crimes, including attempted murder kidnapping, assault, robbery, extortion witness intimidation, narcotics distribution, illegal gambling and weapons violations.
If convicted, some members of the Outlaws are facing between 5 years to life in a federal prison.

Related article: Milwaukee Outlaws Club Raided, One Suspected Outlaw Killed In Maine During National Crackdown By Feds http://bit.ly/bPQ5ZH

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Republicans Aired Political Ads Telling Latinos Not To Vote In Nevada

Ads taken off the air after complaints ignited by Hispanic groups and Latinos for Reform linked to GOP.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 20, 2010

Nevada- The latest on Tuesday, Univision a Spanish network took an ad off the air after Democrats and Hispanic groups complained that the Republicans were trying to infringe on Latinos right to vote in Nevada. Democrats say it was a dirty trick against U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in his hotly contested race against Republican Sharron Angle.
Latinos for Reform, a Republican base group sponsored the controversial ad and had planned to eventually run the commercials in Nevada, Florida, California, Texas and Colorado through the Nov. 2 election, according to FoxNews.
The aired ad said, "Don't vote this November. This is the only way to send them a clear message," the ad's narrator announces in Spanish. "You can no longer take us for granted."
The ads were aired on Monday by Latinos for Reform in a effort to launch a national ad campaign to target states with high Latino populations urging them not to vote for Members of Congress that have failed to deliver on their immigration reform promise. The ads were made in both English and Spanish.
The plan backfired for one simply reason, it intended to suppress voter turn out and were geared to keep registered or potential Hispanic voters from voting. In the 2008 election, more than two million Hispanic voters came out to vote, than in previous elections adding to the number of Latinos voting for Democrats. The Hispanic vote was instrumental in getting President Barack H. Obama (Dem.) elected to the Whitehouse.
Today, about 40 million Latinos live in the U.S. and by 2050 the Hispanic population will reach 100 million in the U.S. At least 2/3 of Hispanics vote Democrat, compared to 1/4 of Hispanics that vote Republican. In Nov., most Latinos are expected to vote.
Republicans need to elect 10 U.S. Senators and 39 GOP U.S. House of Representatives to control Congress. The Latino vote is expected to keep Democrats in control of Congress and is one of the main reasons Latinos for Reform launched their failed voter suppression campaign to provide an edge for Republicans to gain seats in Congress.
Robert de Posada, who heads the Republican group Latinos for Reform says, the group will push the ads in the Internet, since, Univision has pulled the ad, after Democrats and Hispanic groups complained of being a "voter suppression" ad.
De Posada is planning to file a complaint with the FCC against Univision for pulling the ad and violating his right to advertise, ABC News reported.
De Posada told ABC News that the group made the ad targeting Democrats and didn't include a single Republican. The first ad was pulled by Univision a Spanish language national network before we could finish a second ad with Republican leaders who also oppose immigration reform.
In 1989, De Posada was the Republican National Committee's (RNC) director of Hispanic Affairs and worked for the Bush administration and is associated with a group founded by Tea Party leader Dick Armey. He also worked for the RNC in 1992. The Treasurer for Latinos for Reform, Juan Carlos Benites is a Republican lobbyist. De Posada admits to being a conservative, but doesn't deny he is a Republican. In 2008, De Posada's Republican based group Latinos for Reform aired an anti-Obama ad and the campaign only targeted Democrats.
Regardless of De Posada and his group intentions, voter suppression is voter suppression and Hispanics, especially have the right to choose and vote for whoever they favor on Nov. 2.
Hispanic registered voters and U.S. Citizens have the Constitutional right to vote, despite Republicans campaigning for Latinos not to vote.

The following ads were created by Latinos for Reform, a Republican based group.

In English: Ad telling Latinos not to vote in Nov. at link: http://bit.ly/czfvsS, and in Spanish at link: http://bit.ly/9godeh

Here's an interview where Robert de Posada was linked to the GOP and ect.
MNBC: The Last  Word interviewed with Robert de Posada from Latinos for Reform at link: http://bit.ly/9OXLev

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Republicans To Engage In Massive Deportations Of Illegals Once In Control Of Both Houses In Congress

The November 2nd election could lead into a new push for massive deportations, if Republicans gain control of both houses in Congress.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 20, 2010

Washington, D.C. - A national alert has been issued by immigration rights groups, organizations and activists from coast to coast throughout the country alerting registered Hispanic voters that their family members might be deported in massive numbers, if Republicans gain control of Congress. The alleged mega move to deport large numbers of illegals, if accurate could create economic havoc in a nation already facing a reccession and a 9.6% of unemployment.
President Barack H. Obama's $700 billion stimulus funding to banks, AIG, and automotive corporations in the U.S. prevented the country from a depression, according to economists.
Today, more than 40 million Hispanics live in the country (U.S.) and by 2050, more than 100 million Latinos will make up population. Registered Hispanic voters in political parties make up 2/3 Democrats and 1/4 Republicans, which most are expected to vote on Nov. 2.
Last Summer, the state of Arizona enacted SB 1070 and anti-immigrant law, which would allowed state police and local enforcement agencies to ask for legal status of suspects being investigated for any violation, if they suspected the person was illegally in the state or country. The state was challenged in federal court by the U.S. Department of Justice and other groups and parts of the law were block by a judge making it useless to enforce. The federal case is still pending in Arizona.
About 26 other states have endorsed Arizona's SB 1070 and are working to enact similar laws to engage in immigration enforcement.
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is pushing for sheriff departments to partner with them in using a biometric fingerprinting system to identify illegal immigrants and legal immigrants facing violations in order to revoke their legal status in the country.
In Wisconsin, Scott Walker (Republican), candidate for Governor has promised to sign a similar Arizona SB 1070 law, if elected. Although, Tom Barrett (Democrat) candidate of Governor won't support a similar SB 1070 in the state. Other Republican candidates for governor in different states, the U.S. Senate and Congress have vowed to push for immigration enforcement and legislation similar to SB 1070.
Immigration rights activists from throughout the country suspect, Republican candidates have included a hidden agenda, which includes massive deportations of illegal immigrants in the country, if elected. 
A national Latino movement to get Hispanics into the polls on November 2 has been launched, despite a lack of funding from both the Republican and Democratic parties. For example, both Wisconsin candidates for the U.S. Senate, Russ Feingold (Democrat) and Ron Johnson (Republican) placed a combine of 18,000 ads throughout the state, except in the Hispanic media. Feingold supports the DREAM Act and immigration reform, while Johnson advocates for immigration enforcement. Both campaigns have gained national attention and might have spent more money than any other for the U.S. Senate.
Republicans have received millions of political funding from undisclosed donors and Democrats allege the money is being funnel from foreign countries. The GOP and Republican candidates have failed to disclose political funding sources, according to Democrats.
No doubt on November, Hispanics as a voting block will show once again that they will determine, which political party will lead the nation into economic recovery. Most likely, Democrats will maintain the majority in both houses in Congress.
Republicans need to elect 10 U.S. Senators and 39 U.S. House of Representatives to take control from the Democrats on Nov. 2.

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Prince Royce Meets Latino Students And Performs At Henry Sibley High School After Receiving Letter

Spanish teacher Robert Hanson introduces Prince Royce to Henry Sibley High School Students.

(L-R) Aricela Gallegos and Thalia Reynero both 17 posed with Prince Royce. Gallegos and Reynero are Henry Sibley High School students participating in ALMAS (Anglos Latinos Motivated to Succeed).

October 18, 2010

Mendota Heights, Minnesota (HNNUSA) – On Monday, the Hispanic students at a local high school received a visit from Prince Royce, a Dominican-American bachata singer and songwriter, according to a press release. Prince Royce visited Henry Sibley High School to talk to students about the importance of staying in school and following their dreams. All Latino students and students in Spanish classes were invited to attend. Royce also sang his hit song "Corazón Sin Cara" and took pictures with students.
A 21 year-old high school graduate from the Bronx, Royce pursued his dream of singing at the age of 18 while working full-time and taking college classes at night. He told his story to Henry Sibley students and encouraged them to study multiple languages, avoid drugs, graduate from high school, and continue their education. Royce emphasized maintaining a positive selfesteem and focusing on what inspires you.
Royce had a concert over the weekend in Minneapolis in which people had to be 18 years or older to attend. Robert Hanson, Henry Sibley Spanish teacher and adviser of the student group ALMAS (Anglos Latinos Motivated to Succeed) reached out to Royce since many of his students and ALMAS members were too young to attend. Hanson sent a letter to Royce’s manager explaining the ALMAS program at Henry Sibley and how successful it is at engaging Latino students, noting that meeting successful Latinos also helps to motivate them. He proposed a meet-and-greet before his concert for younger fans and was ecstatic when Royce agreed to come speak at Henry Sibley instead.
“Royce was in a difficult situation growing up, living in a tough neighborhood and being offered drugs, which could be very similar to our kids,” said Hanson. “He took a different pathway to follow what he really wanted to do in life, and told the kids that they could do the same.”
Hearing Royce speak at Henry Sibley was a very unique opportunity for students, many of whom look up to him as a positive role-model. “I think Prince Royce is inspiring because he is really young and is already realizing his dream,” said Henry Sibley ALMAS student Joanna Zamarra, “Listening to his songs lifts my own self esteem.”
Aricela Gallegos, 17, said, "It was a great opportunity, exciting and cool to meet him. I'm glad he was able to graduate and pursue his singing career and is taking time from his busy schedule to encourage inspiring Latino high school students to continue their education and dreams as he did and to stay away from drugs and gangs." Gallegos thanked the Henry Sibley High School administration and especially Spanish teacher Robert Hanson for contacting Prince Royce's manager and allowing students in ALMAS meet and enjoy a special concert dedicated to motivate them.

Prince Royce video taken by a Henry Sibley High School student and posted at following link: http://bit.ly/9AA2bQ

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Sepulveda, Second Chile Rescued Miner Breaks Silent Pack

Mario Sepulveda greets and thanks Chilean President Sebastian Piñera moments after surfacing.
Photo by Chilean government

Sepulveda speaks out on first days after being trapped

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 18, 2010

Chile - Mario Sepulveda, 40, the second Chilean miner to surface from the San Jose Mine after spending 69 days trapped underground spoke to ABC News about his ordeal. Sepulveda told ABC News that the first few days of being trapped underground, that some of the 33 miners often "scream, fought and cried."  "You have everything going through your mind: You fear, you cry and you suffer. You wonder, 'Is anyone coming to save us -- or not?' But doubt always was a passing moment, because we had faith. Every day at noon, we would pray. Every day. Down there, we were all … one religion," Sepulveda said.
The miners could hear drills digging around them, until one finally broke through 17 days later. Sepulveda and some of the miners began to beat on the drill for an hour to let the rescuers on the surface know they were alive. Finally, they strapped a note on the drill saying "We're alive, in the shelter, all 33 of us." When the drill was pulled up, rescuers found the note.
Sepulveda actually went to the beach and stripped naked and went into the water and then kneeled down and thanked God for his rescue.
When Sepulveda first addressed the media shortly after getting rescued while accompanied by his wife and two children, he said, I've seen God and evil while spending time underground and admitted of being reborn again.
Sepulveda says, he managed to encourage the miners and helped keep the faith among them. They held a praying session at noon everyday while trapped, according to him.
Before being discovered alive, Sepulveda admitted to have prepared to die and hoped he would die while sleeping. But, God spared their lives and were all rescued last week Wednesday, Sepulveda says.
He thanked Chilean President Sebastian Piñera and the rest of the rescuers. Sepulveda brought rocks to the surface from the mine and gave them to the president, the engineers and some of the ministers.
On Sunday, a dozen miners that were rescued on Wednesday returned to the San Jose Mine to attend a Sunday mass. The rest stayed away and are coming into grips of being saved.
Dozens of other miners staged a protest while the mass was taking place inside the San Jose Mine property claiming that 300 other miners have become unemployed and haven't received wages since the mine closed and are requesting aid from Piñeras government.

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ACLU-PA To File Civil Rights Lawsuit Against New Castle Jameson Hospital For Drug Test Resulting In Seizure Of Newborn

Elizabeth Mort

Mother had eaten a bagel with poppyseeds the same day her baby was born and tested positive for opiates.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 18, 2010

New Castle, PA - The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU-PA) and Elizabeth Mort, 21, are jointly filing a civil rights lawsuit against Jameson Hospital for a test resulting positive for drugs and the seizure of Mort's newborn. The positive drug test results were reported to county officials as required by state law. The Laurence County Children and Youth Services then took the newborn by the named of Isabella, from her mother three days after her birth on April 27. Isabella was placed in a foster home for five days, according to county officials.
Under a state law that was passed three years ago, House Assembly Bill 2760 (state Act 146, 2006) allows hospitals to test the mother for drugs. If the mother fails the test, county officials are notified and the newborn is then taken from the mother or removed from the home.
The hospital takes a blood test from all mothers giving birth for the drug test. The ACLU says, the hospital is actually using low levels of drug traces in the mother's blood as a determining factor to notify county child services about the drug test results.
Jameson Hospital (Jameson Health Systems) officials say, the hospital had 500 births last year and tests results only discovered that at least five mothers in paternity had tested positive.
But Mort of Neshannock Township says, the hospital reacted to soon to inform county child services before actually investigating to confirm, if she was using drugs. Mort had eaten a poppy-seed bagel before giving birth, which the seeds triggered an increased level of opiates on in the urine test.
Dr. Nicole Carlson, Mort's doctor helped solved the mishap, because Mort doesn't use drugs.
The baby, Isabella and Mort have since been reunited, but Mort is now taking legal action against the hospital.
On Friday, Attorney Sara Rose, for ACLU-PA confirmed that Mort was a client. Mort contacted the ACLU on Monday at a Pittsburgh's ACLU event.
The hospital released a statement saying that they were just protecting the baby, according to state Act 146.

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Saturday, October 16, 2010

U.S. Deputy Marshal Found Guilty Of Taking Unconsensual Nude Photos And False Imprisonment

Timothy D. Moseley

U.S. Marshal Service to terminate Deputy Marshal Timothy D. Moseley after guilty verdict

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 16, 2010

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - On Friday, U.S. Deputy Marshal Timothy D. Moseley, 48, of South Milwaukee was found guilty of one count of taking nude photos without consent and two counts of false imprisonment, all felonies. A Milwaukee Circuit Court jury before finding Moseley guilty, had to review nude photos and video Moseley had taken while engaging in sex with two women. The two women were handcuffed without their consent and had their nude photos taken as well by Moseley without them knowing while being drugged. The jury decided that 4 photos were actually taken without the women's consent.
One woman by the first name of Teresa, 55, had worked with Deputy Marshal Moseley in the U.S. Marshal's Wyoming office and admitted to taking an official trip with him. She later discovered Moseley had taken photos of her in a U.S. Marshal van while she was handcuffed and nude. South Milwaukee Police brought the sexual encounter to her and police showed her the photos when they were investigating Moseley for another criminal complaint involving a woman.
Teresa told police, that she had sex with Moseley at least 100 times, but she never consented for Moseley to take photos, especially during the trip in the Marshal's van encounter.
Another women told the jury that Moseley had threaten she would loose her kids, if she wouldn't have sex with him. While, she was at his apartment, Moseley became forceful when she tried to resist his sexual bondage encounter.
Moseley's lawyer tried to portray he was intoxicated and wasn't at fault for his actions, but evidence and testimony from the women proved otherwise, according to the jury.
Moseley was a supervisor for the Milwaukee U.S. Marshal's office and was on paid leave pending the outcome of the case. The U.S. Marshal's office in Washington D.C. confirmed he will now be terminated as a result of the guilty verdict.
He was taken into custody on a $100,000 cash bond and sentencing is scheduled for November 17.

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Boyfriend Charged With Homicide In 3-year-old Mattasia Bowie's Death

Mattasia A. Bowie, 3.

District Attorney's Office modified charges in childs death.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 14, 2010

Milwaukee - On Thursday, the Milwaukee District Attorney's Office charged a boyfriend with homicide and mother with child neglect in the death of a three year old child. Mattaya Bowie, 20, was charged with child neglect, resulting in the death of her daughter Mattasia Bowie, 3, and her boyfriend Jeremy Pierre Johnson, 21, was charged with count one of child abuse and count 2 of first degree reckless homicide. The charges were modified Thursday after results of an autopsy indicated Mattasia had die of forced blunt trauma to the head. She also had an intoxicated level of methadone that contributed to her death, according to the autopsy results.

Johnson told police that on September 30th, he picked up Mattasia at a daycare and took her home. Once at home, Johnson heard Mattasia fall in a pile of toys. When he went to check on her, she was crying and wouldn't stop crying. He then slapped her to make Mattasia stop crying. She wouldn't stop, so he grabbed Mattasia and threw her against the wall, according to the criminal complaint.
When her mother came home from work, Johnson told her Mattasia had fallen on some toys.
Mattasia's grandmother told police that she saw Mattasia on Friday and she was showing some bruises and told Mattaya to take her see a doctor.
On October 2, Mattaya took Mattasia to the Aurora Sinai Samaritan Medical Center. Mattasia died a couple of hours later of head trauma and her mother was arrested at the hospital after doctors reported the death to police.
The beating incident occurred in the 1600 block of S. 20th Street in a lower basement apartment, according to the criminal complaint.
Bowie's cash bond was set at $25,000 and for Johnson was set at $100,000. Both remain in custody.

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Chilean President Visits The 33 Rescued Miners At Hospital

Chilean President Sebastian Piñera (center) poses with the 33 San Jose miners at the Copiapo Hospital. (Click on photo to enlarge)

Chilean trapped miners begin to communicate with the rescuers.
Photos: Chilean government

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 14, 2010

Copiapo, Chile - On Thursday, Sebastian Piñera, President of Chile went to the Copiapo Hospital to visit all of the 33 miners that were rescued on Wednesday. The miners spent 69 days underground in the San Jose mountain after the walls of the mine collapsed on August 5, at about 1:45 p.m. and their exit became block.
The foreman of the shift, Luis Alberto Urzua Iribarren, 54, tried to lead the men out through an air shaft, but as they were crawling to the surface, the shaft became to narrow and halted their escape from the mine.
Meanwhile, the San Jose Mine owners and fellow miners on the surface believed the 33 miners missing had been killed. No one had heard of them for 17 days, Urzua Iribarren managed to keep the miners calm and began rationing their food and supplies at their underground shelter. Their self imposed iron rationing was composed of two spoonfuls of tuna, a sip of milk, a bite of a cracker and a morsel of peach every other day. They only had a two day emergency food supply, but were able to stretched it by rationing, which kept them alive for 17 days.
As days went by, hope was diminishing for some of the miners. The miners had to conserved their helmet lights (only source of light) and used a bulldozer to reach a water source, but had to limit its use in order not to contaminate their air supply. They also had use of other mine chambers and one of them was used as a bathroom, but managed to stay at a refuge shelter rescuers could try and reach them. 
The temperature was hot, steaming and were experiencing between 70 to 80% humidity.
They were trapped a half mile (2,200 feet) under the San Jose Mountain silver and gold mine in the Atacama Desert, about 33 miles from the city of Copiapo. The San Jose Mine has a four mile long corkscrew like route into the cave.
Until, they were able to get a message out to the outside world that they were alive. On August 22, a 6-inch bore drill finally broke through the underground refuge shelter's ceiling where they were located, after seven failed attempts. 
Then, Mario Gomez, 63, wrote a simple message on a hammer telling the drillers above that all of the 33 miners were alive. Gomez' message was made public and family members who had set up a make shift camp, naming it Hope near the mine began to rejoice.
Two other 6-inch bore holes were drilled reaching the men, totalling three. One was being used as a communications line, the second for a supply line and the third for pumping clean air into it.
The rescuers first determined, the miners would be freed in December, according to Laurence Golborne, the Chile Mining Minister.
"The way that they have rationed the food, just as they've performed throughout this crisis, is an example for all of us," said Golborne, on August 24.
During a conversation with Urzua Iribarren on the same afternoon Chilean President Sebastian Piñera vowed not to abandon them and the government would do everything possible to get them out.
"You will not be left alone, you have not been alone. The government is with you all, the entire country is with you all," Piñera said. 
A week later, NASA Deputy Administrator Dr. Michael Duncan and a team of four specialists, including physicians and mental health experts arrived in Chile to support the miners' psychological well-being, at the request of the Chilean government. NASA has experience in dealing with isolated environments.
Experts say, miners who are confined in a tight, dark spaces, must endure a dangerous and uncomfortable physical environment alongside other stressed men. Other factors include, the air quality might not be all that good, and miners face perpetual darkness and absence of sunlight, which eventually is going to play havoc with their circadian rhythms in their eyes. Depression and anger will strike, and they will experience varying degrees of sadness and depression, anger and inability to sleep, while confined in darkness.
Some family members had said that some of the men had separated from the main group, which was split into three teams. But eventually, they kept united and were able to survive the ordeal of not knowing whether they would actually be taken out alive.
Rescuers began drilling a hole on September 3, which finally reached the miners on early morning Saturday October 9th, sooner than expected. A U.S.-made Schramm T-130 dril manufactured by Schramm Inc.of Chester, PA and a 28 inch wide canister that functions as a bit made by Center Rock Company in Pennsylvania broke through the ceiling of the refuge shelter where the miners were located.
The drill and canister bit was provided by Brandon Fisher, President of Center Rock, Inc. Fisher, 38, and Richard Soppe, 58, his director of construction and mining tools spent 37 days in Chile supervising the drilling operation and were instrumental in breaking through the ceiling mine.
The rescuers drilled a 28 inch wide hole to get a 13-foot tall rescue claustrophobic capsule shaped like a bullet down to the miners. The Phoenix 2 capsule and two backups were manufactured by the Chilean military.
On Tuesday before midnight, Manuel Gonzalez Pavaz the first rescuer went down the 28 inch shaft inside the Phoenix 2. Shortly after, Florencio Antonio Avalos Silva 30, left the underground mine just after 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday Chile time. He arrived on the surface at about 12:17 a.m. and became the first of 33 trapped miners to be brought to the surface.
The operation took more than 22 hours to take all the 33 trapped miners out. The world watched through live TV streaming when each man stepped into the capsule in the underground mine shelter and then was pulled upwards the shaft to began his journey to the surface.
On Wednesday at 9:55 p.m. Chile time, Urzua Iribarren, the last of the San Jose miners trapped in the mine reached the surface and was greeted by family members, Chilean President Sebastian Piñera and his wife, Mining Minister Laurance Golborne, Health Minister Jaime Manalich Ministers Andre Sougarret, Rene Aguilar and other people involved in the historic rescue and ending the rescue operation of the century.
Urzua Iribarren will definately go into the Guinness World Record as the longest miner to be trapped underground for 69 days and survive.

Related article: Urzua Iribarren, Last Of Chilean 33 Trapped Miners In San Jose Mine Surfaces http://bit.ly/bVtRFo

Order of miners rescued:

1. Florencio Ávalos, 31,

2. Mario Sepúlveda, 39,

3. Juan Illanes, 52,

4. Carlos Mamani, 23,

5. Jimmy Sánchez, 19,

6. Osmán Araya, 30,

7. José Ojeda, 46,

8. Claudio Yáñez, 34,

9. Mario Gómez, 63,

10. Álex Vega, 31,

11. Jorge Galleguillos, 56, 

12. Edison Peña, 34,

13. Carlos Barrios, 27,

14. Víctor Zamora, 33,

15. Víctor Segovia, 48,

16. Daniel Herrera, 37,

17. Omar Reygada, 56,

18. Esteban Rojas, 44,

19. Pablo Rojas, 45,

20. Darío Segovia, 48,

21. Yonni Barrios, 50,

22. Samuel Ávalos, 43,

23. Carlos Bugueño, 27,

24. José Henríquez, 54,

25. Renán Ávalos, 29,

26. Claudio Acuña, 44,

27. Franklin Lobos, 53,

28. Richard Villarroel, 23,

29. Juan Aguilar, 46,

30. Raúl Bustos, 40,

31. Pedro Cortez, 24,

32. Ariel Ticona, 29,

33. Luis Urzúa Iribarren, 54.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Urzua Iribarren, Last Of Chilean 33 Trapped Miners In San Jose Mine Surfaces

Luis Alberto Urzua Iribarren and Chile President Sebastian Piñera

Luis Alberto Urzua Iribarren, 54, the 33rd Chile San Jose miner to surface, making him the longest underground trapped miner and ending the rescue of the century.
Photos: Chile government

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 13, 2010

San Jose Mine, Chile - On Wednesday, Luis Alberto Urzua Iribarren, 54, became the last of the 33rd Chile San Jose miners to surface, making him the longest underground trapped miner and ending the rescue of the century. Iribarren came out after spending 69 days inside a cave where the San Jose mine ceiling collapsed on August 5, shortly after 1:45 p.m. trapping 33 miners. The miners were believed dead, but after 17 days a note in a hammer that surfaced through a drilled hole notified rescuers that all of the miners were alive.
The rescuers realized that the trapped miners were running out of food, oxygen and needed to get them out. They estimated, the miners could be taken out of the mine by December. A small shaft that was drilled helped supply the miners with food, and communication systems allowing rescuers and family members to speak with them.
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration was able to provide their assistance to rescuers and the Chilean government, as well as other countries.
Rescuers began drilling a hole on September 3, which finally reached the miners. Two other holes were being drilled at different sites. On early morning Saturday October 9th, a U.S.-made Schramm T-130 drill manufactured by Schramm Inc.of Chester, PA and a 28 inch wide canister that functions as a bit made by Center Rock Company in Pennsylvania broke through the ceiling of the shelter where the miners were located.
The drill and canister bit was provided by Brandon Fisher, President of Center Rock, Inc. Fisher, 38, and Richard Soppe, 58, his director of construction and mining tools spent 37 days in Chile supervising the drilling operation and were instrumental in breaking through the ceiling mine.
The rescuers drilled a 28 inch wide hole to get a 13-foot tall rescue claustrophobic capsule shaped like a bullet down to the miners. The Phoenix 2 capsule and two backups were manufactured by the Chilean military.
On Tuesday before midnight, Manuel Gonzalez Pavaz, the first rescuer went down the 28 inch shaft inside the Phoenix 2. Shortly after, Florencio Antonio Avalos Silva 30, left the underground mine just after 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday Chile time. He arrived on the surface at about 12:17 a.m. and became the first of 33 trapped miners to be brought to the surface.
After more than 22 hours, all 33 miners were brought to the surface by the rescuers, after spending 69 days trapped underground.
On Wednesday at 9:55 p.m. Chile time, Iribarren, the last San Jose miner trapped in the mine reached the surface and was greeted by family members, Chilean President Sebastian Piñera and his wife, Mining Minister Laurance Golborne, Health Minister Jaime Manalich, Ministers Andre Sougarret, Rene Aguilar and other people involved in the historic rescue.
Rescuers yelled Chi, Chi, Chi, le, le, le... Los mineros de Chile, as their rescue efforts came to an end.
More than 1,700 media personnel from 39 countries were at the San Jose Mine to cover the rescue and its finale.

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Spanish news video of Luis Alberto Urzua Iribarren reaching the surface at San Jose Mine: http://bit.ly/cgTIzS

Order of miners rescued:

1. Florencio Ávalos, 31,

2. Mario Sepúlveda, 39,

3. Juan Illanes, 52,

4. Carlos Mamani, 23,

5. Jimmy Sánchez, 19,

6. Osmán Araya, 30,

7. José Ojeda, 46,

8. Claudio Yáñez, 34,

9. Mario Gómez, 63,

10. Álex Vega, 31,

11. Jorge Galleguillos, 56, 

12. Edison Peña, 34,

13. Carlos Barrios, 27,

14. Víctor Zamora, 33,

15. Víctor Segovia, 48,

16. Daniel Herrera, 37,

17. Omar Reygada, 56,

18. Esteban Rojas, 44,

19. Pablo Rojas, 45,

20. Darío Segovia, 48,

21. Yonni Barrios, 50,

22. Samuel Ávalos, 43,

23. Carlos Bugueño, 27,

24. José Henríquez, 54,

25. Renán Ávalos, 29,

26. Claudio Acuña, 44,

27. Franklin Lobos, 53,

28. Richard Villarroel, 23,

29. Juan Aguilar, 46,

30. Raúl Bustos, 40,

31. Pedro Cortez, 24,

32. Ariel Ticona, 29,

33. Luis Urzúa Iribarren, 54.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

First Chilean San Jose Miner Surfaces After Spending 69 Days Underground

Florencio Antonio Avalos Silva arrives on the surface.

Chile and family members celebrate rescue as the world watched.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 12, 2010

San Jose Mine, Chile - On Tuesday, the first rescuer Manuel Gonzalez Pavaz was lowered just before midnight into the mine, while the world watch through live coverage. Afterwards, Florencio Antonio Avalos Silva, 30, left the underground mine just after 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday Chile time. He arrived on the surface at about 12:17 a.m. and became the first of 33 trapped miners to be brought to the surface in a 13-foot tall rescue claustrophobic capsule shaped like a bullet. The capsule was equip with a communication device, an oxygen mask and tinted goggles for miners to protect their eyes from daylight or lights from media cameras when they reach the surface.
Avalos Silva had been underground since August 5, when a chamber corridor of the mine collapsed and blocked the exit about a half a mile from the surface of the San Jose mountain in the Atacama Desert.
Chilean President Sebastian Piñera in a press conference said, the San Jose Mine will not reopen until safety measures are established and can operate safely. Piñera assured that all the mines in Chile will be brought up to safety codes.
The second rescuer Roberto Rios was lowered and arrived at the mine shelter site at 12:44 a.m. and the second miner Mario Sepúlveda, 40, was prepared and began his journey at 12:55 a.m. to the surface. Sepúlveda arrived yelling of joy to the surface at 1:09 a.m. The next miner to surface at 1:50 a.m. was Juan Illanos Palma, 52. He reached the surface at 2:08 a.m. The fourth miner, Carlos Mamani Soliz, 24, from Bolivia began to exit the mine at 2:53 a.m. and arrived at the surface at 3:09 a.m. The rescue process will be ongoing for at least 46 hours. The miners have spent 69 days underground,
The operation to extract the miners began shortly after 6:00 p.m. (5:00 E.T.) and will take about an hour, including the turn around time to bring each miner to the surface totaling at least 48 hours. It will take a few minutes to strap the miner into the capsule, to hoist the capsule to surface will take between 10-15 minutes and to return the capsule to the underground shaft will take another 25-30 minutes, said Laurence Golborne, Mining Minister.
Each miner received new socks, underwear, and a green moisture resistant coveralls before surfacing. They will also get a take home towel, both the towel and coveralls will have their names on it.
The first five to be extracted from the mine would be the miners with the most technical experience, who are expected to advise the surface rescuers about getting the rest of the men out. The second group of five men will be those with minor medical conditions.
The foreman for the shift, Luis Alberto Urzua Iribarren, 54, is expected to be the last miner to surface and will go into the Guinness World Record as the longest miner to be trapped underground for more than nine weeks and survive.
More than 1,700 media personnel from 39 countries have been at Camp Hope to cover the last phase of the rescue. They brought their own noisy power generating equipment that can be heard all around the camp Hope.
The Chilean government also provided a major news televise network pool for the rest of world countries seeking to cover the history making event.
A Chilean mine executive, Leonardo Farkas has given a $10,000 dollar check to each family in the name of each of the 33 miners that were trapped and has set up a fund to collect donations.
Family members of 27 workers have filed a $10 million dollar lawsuit against the San Jose Mine owners claiming that negligence contributed to the collapse of the mine. They are also planning to file a similar lawsuit against government regulators, according to media reports.
So far, the cost of the rescue has been estimated between $9.7 million to $22 million U.S. dollars. The San Jose Mine owners who also own other mines around Chile were planning to file bankruptcy to avoid paying for the rescue, according to their attorney. But the government intervene and froze all the assets of the San Jose Mine, including the other mines the owners have to make sure they do get to pay for the cost incurred and to help families with funds that were affected by the mine incident.
Other miners who escaped and were injured have been without work since August 5.

Photo and profile for each miner provided at BBC News link at: http://bbc.in/b96yYH

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Boat Skids Through Cesar E. Chavez Drive And Disrupts Trafffic Flow

Photo by Eduardo Velez

Boat blocked traffic flow along Chavez Drive

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 12, 2010

Milwaukee - On Friday, a vehicle hauling an antique boat in a trailer along Northbound on Cesar E. Chavez Drive lost the boat after it got loose from the trailer. The boat skidded Westbound and landed near the door steps of El Charro liquor store on the 1200 block of Chavez Drive.
The owner said he was taking the boat to get it restored, when the mishap occurred.
Two passers by helped recover the boat after traffic was blocked for about a half hour, according to Eduardo Velez, the Chupi's Beef Hotdog vender nearby. 
The boat apparently got loose after straps holding it gave way.

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