Friday, December 31, 2010

Feds And State Officials Allowing Illegal Dumpings In Foreign Countries Of Disabled Undocumented Patients By U.S. Hospitals

Quelino Jimenez Ojeda

Editorial:

A New Year approaches as the feds and state officials continue to over look hospitals and their executive medical boards that decide to dump disabled patients in other countries without legal consent.

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 31, 2010

Chicago, Illinois - On December 21, the executive board of the Advocate Christ Medical Center (ACMC) in Oak Lawn near Chicago decided to forcibily remove Quelino Jimenez Ojeda, 23, from the hospital care after five months of treatment for a spinal cord injury. Ojeda was taken out of the hospital by a private company hired by ACMC and put on a plane to Mexico, so ACMC could finally stop paying for his medical treatment. Ojeda became a quadriplegic as a result of a work related injuring. He was admitted to ACMC in August and on December 21, Ojeda was repatriated (deported) to Mexico because he was undocumented and happened to be admitted to ACMC.
The deportation was not done by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement or any other federal agency, but a mere hospital group of people in the executive board of the ACMC.
Their reasoning, Ojeda's mother approved the removal, but now it was learned that she never authorized such removal. His former guardian and lawyer weren't even notified of Ojeda's departure.
So far, no federal or state investigation has been launched to see if ACMC and the private company they hired to removed him violated any federal laws and Ojeda's rights as a disabled person. Sure there was an expense to treat Ojeda, but what ever the cost ACMC could have write it off at the end of the year as a business donation, contribution, or expense in claiming tax deductions, if run as a private business. Even, if they were non-profit ACMC could have claimed it and sought grants and corporate contributions or placed Ojeda at an affordable care service provider where he could continue to get care at a lower cost.
Nevertheless, they took it upon themselves and deported Ojeda to a remote area in Oaxaca, Mexico where there is a less efficient hospital to provide him with an artificial respirator to keep him alive.
ACMC and the private firm that they hired and all those responsible who conspired to repatriate Ojeda should all be charged with federal felonies for kidnapping, civil rights violation, discrimination against disable patients, transporting an unwilling disable person to another country and dumping in a foreign soil among other would be charges.
It's about time the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department Homeland Security, U.S. Congress and President Barack H. Obama step up to the plate to enforce disabilities laws, transporting unwilling disabled patients to a foreign country and protect the disable patients whether legal or illegally in the U.S.
By ACMC decision to deport Ojeda back to Mexico in order to save costs, they have sentenced him to possible death without committing a capital offense.
In the 1940's, Adolf Hitler in Germany had a master plan for disabled people, by putting them in consentration camps and then gasing them as part of the final solution. It's a long shot from what Hitler adopted to compare the final solution with what is actually happening today to defenseless and disabled patients in U.S. hospitals.
Someone has to care and expose the issue nationally to ensure equal protection of the law to all the disabled patients and human beings in our mists. They're equally protected under the U.S. Constitution and disabilities laws that were created to protect people with disabilities. Then, why aren't they being enforced?, are lawsuits the only venue to get remedy? Why haven't hospitals paid the ultimate price by losing their licenses to operate for violating the rights of the disabled? It's time for the feds and state officials to charge those with criminal offenses who commit such violations against the disable patients.
However, ACMC did what some people (Chicago Latino community supporters for Ojeda) are alleging and calling an illegal act by deporting a defenseless disabled patient who was costing them profits in medical treatment.
There has been other cases as well of disabled patients being repatriated to foreign countries. One case in particular was Luis Alberto Jimenez, then 31, in Florida who became a quadriplegic with severe brain damage in a 2000 traffic accident. He was then deported on July 10, 2003 by the Martin Memorial Medical Center in Stuart to Guatemala. The hospital executive medical board argued that they had paid more than $1 million to treat Jimenez for three years, who was an undocumented patient. They decided to repatriate him to Guatemala for his own good by spending more than $30,000 to transport him in a chartered private jet.
In a lawsuit brought by his cousin Montejo Gasper, a jury found that the hospital had done the right thing to deport Jimenez back to his country. On appeal in 2009, the Florida state appeals judge overturned the case and ruled that state judges don't have the power to decide immigration cases and that Jimenez shouldn't have been sent back to Guatemala by Martin Memorial Medical Center. A tragic case.
U.S disabled patients throughout the country are facing the same treatment, discrimination and dumpings by hospitals trying to save their own profits and annual raises for capping costs. News reports from 2006 to date have exposed such illegal dumpings of U.S. Citizens by hospitals in Los Angeles, California, New York, and in other states whose executive medical boards decided to discharge and dump the elderly, disabled and homeless patients who lack insurance into skid row areas, streets and homeless shelters not equiped to handle such patients in order to cut costs.
This type of cases will follow in the New Year 2011, if Americans, the feds and President Obama just seat back and continue to let it happen.

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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Governor Elect Scott Walker Selects Perez, A Hispanic Labor Economist To Lead Wisconsin DWD In January

Manuel "Manny" Perez

Photo: JNA Staffing

Walker names Manuel Perez as Secretary for the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. Perez will become the first Hispanic in Wisconsin's history to lead DWD in January.

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 30, 2010

Madison - On Thursday, Governor-elect Scott Walker (R) named Manuel "Manny" Perez, former President and Co-owner of JNA Staffing as Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) replacing DWD Secretary Roberta Gassman in January. Perez in Walker's Cabinet position will be in charge of seven divisions in the DWD, including the unemployment and compensation division.
Perez originally from Caracas, Venezuela is well known as a labor economist and is currently the Chair of the Wisconsin Hispanic Republican National Assembly and the Secretary for the Republican National Hispanic Assembly.
The DWD website provided the following information, the Department's primary responsibilities include providing job services training and employment assistance to people looking for work, at the same time as it works with employers on finding the necessary workers to fill current job openings.
Under the DWD umbrella, a wide variety of employment programs can be found which range from securing jobs for the disabled, and assisting former welfare recipients as they make a transition into work. Promoting employment in the state through Wisconsin Job Centers, linking youth with jobs of tomorrow, protecting and enforcing worker's rights, processing jobs of tomorrow, protecting and enforcing worker's rights, unemployment claims and ensuring workers compensation claims are paid in accordance with the law, according to DWD's website.

Click here for Manny's Perez bio and pic from WI DWD posted recently.

Perez brief bio:

14 years of experience in the staffing and HR industry

Expert in security and compliance

Doctoral Studies in Labor Economics Economic Development, UW-Madison

Former North America Product Manager for Manpower U.S.A., Managed Services Staffing for the largest staffing corporation in the U.S.

Expert in the design of advanced staffing solutions that generate savings.

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Protest At Advocate Christ Medical Center In Illinois For Illegally Deporting Quadriplegic Undocumented Immigrant To Mexico

Quelino Jimenez Ojeda

Photo courtesy of Jesus Vargas

In January, a lawyer will file a lawsuit asking for an unspecified amount of compensation against hospital for deporting his client. 

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 29, 2010

Oak Lawn, Illinois - On Wednesday afternoon, numerous members and several organizations from the Hispanic community protested in front of the Advocate Christ Medical Center (ACMC), 4440 W. 95th Street in Oak Lawn near Chicago for illegally deporting a quadriplegic undocumented patient back to Mexico. ACMC's repatriation of a patient to eliminate further incurring medical costs is being condemn by members of the Mexican community in Chicago.
The protest included a vigil, which protesters claim that Quelino Jimenez Ojeda, 23, was illegally repatriated (deported) by the hospital in violation of international laws and without the Mexican goverment's legal authorization. Ojeda is originally from Oaxaca, Mexico and in August had been working for an Atlanta based roofing company in the Chicago area when he was injured. He apparently fell to the ground from a ladder located on the fourth floor damaging his spinal cord when he cracked his neck on the fall and became a quadriplegic requiring the use of an artificial respirator to keep him alive.
He was admitted to Advocate Christ Medical Center in August and on December 22, the ACMC hospital medical executive board decided to repatriate Ojeda without his consent and without informing his family, lawyer or the Mexican Consulate in Chicago about the drastic measure. On December 16, Ojeda informed hospital staff that he was refusing to be discharged by an attempt to deport him back to Mexico, where his medical needs won't be provided to survive his condition.
On December 22, Reinaldo Cruz Garcia, the legal guardian for Ojeda and two friends went to visit him at the hospital, but Ojeda was no where to be found. They went to get information from Adam Weber, a social worker at ACMC who neglected to provide them with any information about Ojeda and called security to remove Garcia and two other people from the hospital for inquiring about the whereabouts of Ojeda. Although, they were able to see Ojeda being transported out of the hospital, according to a press release.
Garcia was taken off as the guardian a day before Ojeda was deported when ACMC petitioned a judge in Cook County for his removal. The hospital medical staff upgraded his condition and was discharged the following day with authorization of Ojeda's mother in Mexico. When Garcia and Ana Maria Cruz spoke to his mother in Oaxaca, she denied giving any approval for ACMC to discharge and transport Ojeda to a less efficient hospital in Mexico.
The ACMC hospital officials committed an illegal act of "Dumping," said Chicago Attorney James Geraghty in an interview with the EFE news agency in Mexico. Geraghty prevented Ojeda's repatriation in November when he was hired to represent Ojeda by the Mexican Consulate in Chicago.
In the EFE article Geraghty said, a colleague at the ACMC couldn't confirm who decided for Ojeda to be repatriated without his consent as a result of not having the money to pay for medical costs. No information was provided by Geraghty, if the roofing company had provided insurance for Ojeda.
Ioana Navarrete Pellicer, Department Chief of Protection at the Mexican Consulate in Chicago told EFE that two vice presidents at the ACMC had said they didn't have to comment or give any information concerning Ojeda to the Mexican Consulate. Navarrete is credited for getting Geraghty who provides legal seminers at the consulate to represent Ojeda.
Geraghty confirmed that in January he will file a lawsuit against ACMC asking for an unspecified compensation for the removal of  Ojeda, in behave of Ojeda and his family. He said, Ojeda was taken to a hospital in Mexico where they can't provide an artificial respirator for Ojeda to be kept alive, according to EFE.
In a press released issued by the vigil group protesting ACMC's decision to repatriate Ojeda, Horacio Esparza, Executive Director of Progress Center For Independent Living, which advocates for people with disabilities stated, ”Christ Hospital repatriated this patient back to rural Mexico where he will be unable to receive proper medical care for his condition. The hospital acted with out any humanity and violated all medical ethics to save lives.” Esparza is legally blind.
Jesus Vargas of the March 10th Coalition said, ”We will pray for the respect and dignity of are immigrant brothers that suffer accidents that leave them crippled for life.”
Marlene Cruz a 20 year old Hispanic American whose family helped with the care of Quelino stated, “I use to think that Christ hospital was a good place-- but now after what they have done to Quelino-- I feel outraged that this hospital would do something to a person just for not having papers.”
Julie Contreras, LULAC National Immigrant Affairs Commission stated, ”While the President, Senate and Congress of this nation allow the immigration laws to remain broken—human beings who come to this country to work hard for a better life become disposable waste for Corporations like Advocate Health & Hospitals.”
U.S. hospitals who receive Medicare reimbursements must provide emergency care to a patient until they're stabilized and a plan for discharge is filed, under federal law.

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Reward Offered And Suspect Sketch Released In Escobedo Ortiz Homicide In Chihuahua Mexico

Wanted poster: Left, sketch of alleged killer and right, Sergio Rafael Barraza Bocanegra (Chihuahua PGR)

Chihuahua Attorney General's Office offers $200,000 pesos for information leading to the arrest of suspect in connection with Marisela Escobedo Ortiz homicide.

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 29, 2010

Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico - This week, the Chihuahua state Attorney General's Office (PGR) released the sketch of the alleged 30-year-old suspect who shot Marisela Escobedo Ortiz, 52, several times including a fatal shot to the head. The PGR has offered $200,000 pesos ($16,000 U.S.) for information leading to the arrest of the suspect. The suspect is believed to have been working with Sergio Rafael Barraza Bocanegra, 24, the alleged boyfriend and confessed killer of Ortiz' daughter Rubi Marisol Frayre Escobedo, 16, from Ciudad Juarez. 
Last week, the Cartel de Sinaloa joined Interpol, both the Mexican military and Federal Police in their search for fugitive Bocanegra. Bocanegra is accused of taking part in the planned killing of Ortiz on December 16 and the September 2008 murder of Rubi Marisol. He had confessed to killing Rubi Marisol and even led police to a hog farm where her dismembered body was found.
Mexican authorities are offering $500,000 pesos ($41,000 U.S.) for information leading to the arrest of Bocanegra and his accomplice. They issued an international warrant because Bocanegra could have left the country and Interpol joined the search.
Bocanegra is an alleged member of Los Zetas and now the Cartel de Sinaloa has also joined in the manhunt for Bocanegra, according to several hand written poster size signs discovered around Ciudad Juarez and the Chihuahua Capitol city.
Ortiz had struggled for two years to bring Bocanegra to justice for the murder of her daughter Rubi Marisol in 2008. The day Ortiz was killed, she was outside the Chihuahua state government building in the city of Chihuahua for nine days staging a protest and demanding justice from Governor César Duarte and the Chihuahua Attorney General's Office.

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Monday, December 27, 2010

Time To Turn Off FoxNews?, For Utterly Using Racist Term 'Anchor Baby' In Posted Article By Associated Press

Editorial:

FoxNews owner financially supported through campaign contributions (one million) the Republicans (GOP) and now is using a racist label "Anchor Baby" in a current article " 'Anchor Baby' Constitutional Amendment to Face Scrutiny in Congress" Published on Dec. 26, by the Associated Press to target U.S. Citizens born to undocumented Immigrants.

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 27, 2010

New York, New York - On Sunday, Fox News dot com posted what utterly projects their editorial department staff and management as racists for allowing and adopting the racially motivated term "Anchor Baby" used by extreme conservative Republicans and anti-immigrants groups to smear U.S. Citizen children born to undocumented immigrants. FoxNews posted " 'Anchor Baby' Constitutional Amendment to Face Scrutiny in Congress" Published on December 26, by the Associated Press targeting U.S. Citizen children from undocumented immigrants.
FoxNews parent company who owns it, News Corp. and owner Rupert Murdock seem to welcome such racially motivated terms to target a segment of the U.S. Hispanic population. To other U.S. Citizens in the nation, Associated Press, FoxNews and Murdock have step up in the ladder to bigotry contradicting their own news slogan "Fair and Balance."
It's a shame for the Associated Press, FoxNews and its entire staff and management to adopt such terms as news worthy when in fact they know, it helps create further racial disparity in America. Especially, when Latinos have been growing in population and expected to reach $1.3 trillion in spending economic power by 2013.
How much longer will Latinos take the constant humiliation and racially charged terms by the Associated Press and FoxNews, before they start taking a stand? U.S. Hispanics have as much right to live in America, because they helped built it, economically, politically and fought along other Americans in numerous wars for democracy and freedom. How quick racist American forgets the endeavers Latinos have contributed to this great nation that elected the first African-American President Barack H. Obama.
Shame on you again Associated Press and FoxNews, America is reading your racially motivated terms to create disparity among Americans. Associated Press and FoxNews can call it Freedom of Speech by using 'Anchor Baby,' but in fairness U.S. Hispanics call it racially charged and bigotry at its best.

Shame on FoxNews for using racist label "Anchor Baby" article by Associated Press targeting U.S. citizens born to undocumented immigrants http://fxn.ws/ed0yTG

News Corp. Gives Republicans $1 Million http://nyti.ms/ayiSmT

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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Man Charged With Repeated Child Sexual Assault Plunged To His Death On Christmas Day At Milwaukee County Jail

Manuel Matamoros

Inmate jumps off a Milwaukee County jail Mezzanie to his death while other inmates watched

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 26, 2010

Milwaukee - On Sunday, the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office identified an inmate who committed suicide on Christmas day while being held at the Criminal Justice Facility (Milwaukee County jail), at 949 N. 9th St. The inmate was identified as Manuel Matamoros, 44, who was charged last Tuesday with repeated sexual assault of a child.
Matamoros around 7:00 a.m. on Saturday jumped off a Mezzanie inside the County jail to his death while prisoners watched him hit the floor. Milwaukee County Sheriff deputies transported Matamoros to a nearby hospital where he died several hours later.
Matamoros was scheduled to appear before a preliminary hearing on December 30. He was being held on a $10,000 bail, according to the criminal complaint.

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Las Reynas Bakery Breaks Their Previous Longest "Rosca De Tres Reyes" Record In Wisconsin

Photos: Reyna Morales

Last record acknowledged was in 2008 with 245 feet long has turned into a Morales-Villegas baking tradition in the state.

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 26, 2010

Milwaukee - On Sunday, another "Rosca de Tres Reyes" (The Kings Mexican Coffee cake) record breaking was set by the Reynas Bakery on 1238 S. Cesar E. Chavez Dr. Reynas Bakery provided La Rosca for the Hispanic community and parishioners of St. Adalbert Catholic Church. Alfonso Morales, owner of Las Reynas Bakery confirmed, this year the bakery broke its own record by baking a 255 feet long Rosca, defeating their previous record of 245 feet in 2008. In 2007, they baked a 227 feet Rosca.
The bakery has been operating for the last five years by both Alfonso Morales and Yolanda Villegas family in Milwaukee's predominately Hispanic district on S. Cesar E. Chavez Dr. Buisness District Bid.
The Rosca was provided free of charge to the community by the Morales-Villegas family in appreciation to customers and community for making their bakery a successful business and to promote the traditional family Mexican Rosca in the midwest city during the holiday's, according to Alfonso.
Alfonso said, the Rosca give away attracted a full house at St. Adalbert Church, 1923 W. Becher St. basement and music was provided by D.J. Catalan Sonido.
Reyna Morales, which the bakery carries its name from said, the community event helps promote the start of the continuous baking of La Rosca for customers to help celebrate the holiday's. La Rosca is baked by orders or customers could pick up one freshly baked from Reynas Bakery between December 27 to January 12th, Reyna says.
Alfonso has the inspiration to someday get enough sponsors to help provide resources to bake a world record breaking Rosca and provide it at no cost to the Milwaukee community at Miller Park, which has a capacity of 43,000.  
La Rosca is a ring shaped bread with small dolls baked inside which represents baby Jesus. Who ever gets a doll, the person then gets to sponsor a Rosca party.
La Rosca is baked to celebrate the holidays. As a tradition numerous families wait until January 6, the day of the Three Magicians Kings "El Día de los Tres Reyes Magos" to open their holiday and Christmas gifts.

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Friday, December 24, 2010

Barraza Bocanegra Wanted By Mexican Federal Police, Interpol and Cartel de Sinaloa For Both Mother-Daughter Homicides

Photo of CDS message: Narco Trafico en Mexico

Sergio Rafael Barraza Bocanegra

Suspect in both mother and daughter homicides wanted also by Interpol and Cartel de Sinaloa

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 24, 2010

Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico - This week, the Cartel de Sinaloa joined Interpol, both the Mexican military and Federal Police in their search for fugitive Sergio Rafael Barraza Bocanegra, 22. Bocanegra is accused of taking part in the planned killing of Marisela Escobedo Ortiz, 52, on December 16 and the September 2008 murder of Rubi Marisol Frayre Escobedo, 16. He had confessed to the killing of Rubi Marisol and led police to a hog farm where her dismembered body was found. Bocanegra is believed to have participated in the cold blooded murder of Ortiz who was chased by a gunman and shot at three times, including a fatal shot to the back of her head while a surveillance camera captured the killing. (Building video of chase and murder: http://goo.gl/DvHPH)
Mexican authorities are offering $500,000 pesos ($41,000 U.S.) for information leading to the arrest of Bocanegra and his accomplices. They issued an international warrant because Bocanegra could have left the country and Interpol joined the search.
Bocanegra is an alleged member of Los Zetas and now, the Cartel de Sinaloa has also joined in the manhunt for Bocanegra, according to several hand written poster size signs discovered around Ciudad Juarez and the Chihuahua Capitol city. The Narco message from the Cartel de Sinaloa (CDS) said, they have join in solidarity with the Marisela Escobedo Ortiz family and the people of Chihuahua in finding those responsible who committed the cold blooded murder in the death of Ortiz. Whether they are Los Zetas or La Linea pigs and beasts who have been protected by the state government, turn them in, the CDS massage read.
Ortiz had struggled for two years to bring Bocanegra to justice for the murder of her daughter Rubi Marisol in 2008.
The day Ortiz was killed, she was outside the Chihuahua state government building in the city of Chihuahua demanding justice from Governor César Duarte and the Chihuahua Attorney General's Office.
Last April, Bocanegra had been freed by Municipal Judges Catalina Ochoa Cervantes, Netzahualcóyotl Zúniga Vasquez and Rafael Boudib Jurado when they decided to absolved him of all charges stemming from the Rubi Marisol homicide for lack of evidence. Bocanegra claimed he was tortured by police and forced to confessed.
Bocanegra had been convicted in absentia for Rubi Marisol's murder and had been sentenced to 50 years in prison, ten years less than the maximum sentence.
The three judges have been suspended and may be facing charges for letting a criminal go free who was deemed dangerous to the public. Federal officials are looking into any possible connection the judges had with Los Zetas or organized criminal entities.

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Former Fox Lake Police Chief Lynch Charged With Child Assault, Including Stalking Posts Bail In Wisconsin

Patrick F. Lynch

Lynch says, he is being set up!

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 23, 2010

Juneau, WI - On Thursday, former Fox Lake Police Chief Patrick F. Lynch, 54, denied all the charges, including sexual assault of a child filed against him. He testified through a telecom video hearing from jail in a Dodge County Circuit Court. Lynch claimed, he was being set up by people who won't let him alone. He told a judge, that he retired early as police chief to avoid any further accusations of wrong doing. Lynch said, he will get a lawyer to challenge the allegations once and for all against him. He was charged with assaulting a 7-year-old girl in 1989 and had continued to stalk her through the years.
He is also accused of stalking a woman who worked at the Fox Lake Police Department.
Bail was set at $25,000 and Lynch was freed once he posted bail. He will be monitored by a GPS device to prevent any attempt to intimidate witnesses. Lynch is facing up to 30 years in prison, if convicted.
A state Department Of Justice (DOJ) prosecutor said, he is confident that they have enough evidence to prosecute Lynch.
On Wednesday, DOJ Attorney General J. B. Van Hollen reported that Lynch was being charged with sexual assault of a child under 13 years of age and stalking. A 28-year-old woman came forward and alleged Lynch assaulted her when she was a child The assault happened at her home in the bathroom when Lynch in a Village of Randolph police uniform came over to visit her father, the criminal complaint states.
Through the years, he continued to stalk her at previous jobs and at a bank where she works, according to the 28-year-old woman.
Lynch is accused of first having sex with the young gir when she was just 7-years-old in 1989. He was taken into custody the DOJ Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) and the Dodge Count Sheriff's Office on Wednesday when charges were filed in Dodge County. The case was investigated by both the DOJ DCI and the Dodge County Sheriff's Department.

WIDOJ criminal complaint filed against Patrick F. Lynch: http://bit.ly/eNn9hj

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Fox Lake Former Police Chief Lynch Charged With Sexual Assault Of A Child Under 13-years-old In Wisconsin

Patrick F. Lynch

State DOJ officials alleged former police chief had sex with a 7-year-old child.

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 22, 2010

Madison, WI - On Wednesday, Department Of Justice (DOJ) Attorney General J. B. Van Hollen reported that former City of Fox Lake Police Chief Patrick F. Lynch was charged with sexual assault of a child under 13 years of age and stalking. A 28-year-old woman came forward and alleged Lynch assaulted her when she was a child. The assault happened at her home in the bathroom when Lynch in a Village of Randolph police uniform came over to visit her father, the criminal complaint states.
Through the years, he continued to stalk her at previous jobs and at a bank where she works, according to the 28-year-old woman.
Lynch is accused of first having sex with the young girl when she was just 7-years-old in 1989. He was taken into custody the DOJ Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) and the Dodge Count Sheriff's Office on Wednesday when charges were filed in Dodge County.
Lynch is expected to appear at the Dodge County Circuit Court on Thursday, according to Van Hollen. The case was investigated by both the DOJ DCI and the Dodge County Sheriff's Department. Lynch is facing 30 years in prison, if convicted.
WIDOJ criminal complaint filed against Patrick F. Lynch: http://bit.ly/eNn9hj

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Rosga, "Milwaukee Jack" Outlaws National President Found Guilty For Conspiracy And Racketeering By Federal Jury

Jack Rosga

Outlaws president facing up to 23 years in federal prison

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 21, 2010

Richmond, Virginia - On Tuesday, a federal jury found Outlaws president Jack Rosga, 53, aka, "Milwaukee Jack" of Milwaukee Wisconsin guilty. Rosga was convicted of two federal charges of conspiracy to commit racketeering and commit violence in aid of racketeering. Rosga is facing up to 23 years in prison, but federal sentencing guidelines allows for a lesser sentence. The jury took two weeks to decide a guilty verdict.
In November, a jury went into deadlock and couldn't reach a gulty verdict against Rosga. He along with 26 members and affiliates of the Outlaws were indicted in June and most have entered guilty pleas. Most of the charges stem from conspiring to commit acts of violence and crimes against rival motorcycle club the Hells Angels and their affiliates.
Jeffrey Grabman, an undercover agent for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives testified in the second federal racketeering trial of the Outlaws. Grabman alleged Rosga had ordered members of the Outlaws to seek out members of the Hells Angels and their affiliates the Deperados in order to pick fights with them and to keep the rival groups from taking over the presumed Outlaws territory.
Grabman had infiltrated the motorcycle club and even setup a Petersburg Outlaws chapter with other undercover federal agents.
Also convicted on Tuesday were, Mark Jason Fiel and Christojher Timbers from the Manassas chapter of the Outlaws in Virginia, including Harry McCall of the Lexington chapter of the Outlaws in North Carolina. Timbers who was facing multiple charges was found guilty on two charges and McCall was found guilty on three charges.
Rosga, Fiel, Timbers and McCall will be sentenced on April 8, 2011.
In June, 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.

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800,000 Undocumented Workers Will Be Deported By U.S. ICE Within Two Years, Congressman Gutierrez Projects

Luis V. Gutierrez
U.S. Congressman

What's next? President Barack H. Obama could pardon all the undocumented immigrants, including students in the U.S. and those being detained and in the process of being deported. Nationally, Latinos can manage their U.S. multi-billion spending power to influence change in America.

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 21, 2010

Washington, D.C. - On Tuesday, U.S. Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) in a press release stated, with the current ICE deportation rate, 800,000 undocumented workers (immigrants) will be deported by November 2012. Gutierrez, Chairman of the Immigration Task Force of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, attended a meeting today at the White House with President Barack H. Obama, Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), and Reps. Xavier Becerra (D-CA), Charlie Gonzalez (D-TX) and Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) to discuss immigration reform in the wake of the Republican-led filibuster that effectively killed the DREAM Act for this Congress.
Gutierrez stated, "We had a good meeting and were able to debrief about the very disappointing DREAM Act result in the Senate. The President shares our frustration that despite winning strong bipartisan majorities in both chambers, a handful of Senators were able to block the DREAM Act. It is disillusioning that Republicans who once championed the DREAM Act hid behind procedural excuses or just plane flip-flopped and voted to kill this important bill and the hopes and dreams of so many students and young people.
The President knows that immigration reform and the DREAM Act are struggles that continue and he indicated he wanted to meet with us again right after the New Year to map out strategy. With the Republicans taking over in the House, whose leaders are strongly opposed to immigration and immigration reform, we will likely be playing a great deal of defense for the next two years. Obviously, the President's veto pen is a crucial weapon agains against radically anti-immigrant policies.
At the same time, we cannot afford to be content with just a defensive struggle, fighting attempts to make legal immigration and legality for immigrants harder than they already are. At the current rate another 800,000 people will be deported by the time November 2012 comes around, which does nothing to fix our immigration system and rips apart communities and families and the very fabric of our society. The President understands how important this issue is to the Latino community, so we have to work together to make progress as soon as possible."
On Saturday, the DREAM Act failed to pass the U.S Senate by 5 votes, 55-14 vote result, 60 votes were needed to move for cloture and than a final vote on bil H.R. 5281.
Five Democrats voted no and three Republicans voted yes to move forward with HR 5281. Here's how these Senators voted; Republicans who voted to advance the bill were U.S. Senators, Bob Bennett (R-Utah), Richard Lugar (R-Indiana) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska). Democrats against it included Max Baucus (D-Montana), Jon Tester (D-Montana), Ben Nelson (D-Nebraska), Kay Hagan (D-North Carolina), and Mark Pryor (D-Arkansas).
The action taken by the U.S. Senate is a major set back for the Development Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM Act) and the change over on January wil even make it more difficult to advance and approve any type of immigration reform bill. Republicans will have control of the U.S. House in January and most likely won't pass any immigration reform bill for the next several years.
The House had passed the DREAM Act by 216-198.
In recent years, America has been kept out of bankruptcy by the undocumented workers share of billions of tax dollars they have contributed into the federal government for decades, which they don't claim. They even supported the Social Security fund, which they don't claim when they retire and the tax dollar flow continues from undocumented workers in the U.S. The Congressional Budget Office has never provided a comprehensive report on these accumilative tax funds.
The DREAM Act would have provided a pathway to citizenship for undocumented students who were brought to the U.S. at a young age of 16 and lived in the U.S. for five years. Students must have graduated from a credited high school or have completed the G.E.D., have good moral character, pass a background check and complete at least two years of college or military service.
The moment is upon us, with the latest DREAM Act failure to pass and any future passage of an immigration reform bill looks bleak. What's next on the national Hispanic agenda to influence immigration reform?
President Obama could pardon all the undocumented immigrants, including students in the U.S. and those being detained and in the process of being deported. He has the authority to grant an executive pardon to all of those who violated a civil federal violation for being in the U.S. illegally. Will Obama exercise his executive power to grant clemency? We'll have to wait.
In brief, Hispanics have formed national networks to communicate, have flex their voting power multiple times, and have a multi-billion dollar purchasing wealth. But, what good does it do for Latinos?, if they can't manage their own spending dollar. The most empowering strategic move today, is for Latinos in the U.S. to spread the word through texting, e-mails and social networks, to advocate and engage in limited spending. Latinos should buy bare essentials only and support businesses that support immigration reform. Don't over spend, but spend within Latino communities.
Latinos need to adapt by managing their economic buying power of an estimated $1.3 trillion by 2013. Hispanics managing their earned money and where to spend it should last until an immigration reform bill is passed.
Latinos throughout the U.S. should step up a notch and keep a tight grip on their money. Hispanics are loved and credited for their ability to spend money, purchasing products, a lack to save and pouring billions of dollars into the economy benefiting America's financial enterprizes and government. These enterprizes, government and politicians have taken Latinos for granted for so long because they can't control their spending power and it's time to change that stigma.
Join the movement by limiting your spending and managing your dollar's buying power. An easy accomplishment to do, once the benefits are foreseen.
Spend the dollar where it counts and it will bring you the outmost satisfaction to influence change in America. ;)

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Saint Paul Police Detaining Undocumented Drivers For ICE And 50 Chipotle Latino Workers Fired Weeks Before X-mas In Twin Cities

Photo: MIRAC

Saint Paul Police and ICE engaging in alleged undocumented immigrant detentions by Cesar Chavez St.

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 20, 2010

Saint Paul, Minnesota - Last Thursday, Saint Paul Police stopped a vehicle on the exit of Highway 52 and Cesar Chavez St. with two men inside. Both men were briefly detained by police in Ramsey County for being undocumented and immediately turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). An ICE van came to the scene of the police stop to pick up the two undocumented men. One of the detainees told acquaintances that ICE had a full van of undocumented immigrants when he was picked up at Cesar Chavez St.
The two detainees later signed a voluntary deportation document, waiving their right to challenge their deportation. ICE had told them that they could be facing up to a year in custody while their cases get resolved.
Both men were never cited by police for a traffic violation or taken to the Ramsey County Jail for processing. They were taken to an ICE processing center by ICE agents. 
Numerous reports have surfaced throughout the Twin Cities alleging that police officers and both the Hennepin County and Ramsey County Deputy Sheriff's are engaging in racial profiling by stopping Latino drivers and detaining any suspected undocumented driver on the road or street for ICE. Police don't get to cite or charge the undocumented drivers for any traffic violations, thus eliminating any record of police stopping Hispanic drivers.
Earlier in the year, police chiefs from both Minneapolis and Saint Paul had opposed a similar Arizona SB 1070 law that would allow police to ask for legal status documents from suspected undocumented immigrants stopped for a traffic or domestic violation. The police chief's agreed, that passing a similar Arizona law would create distrust in the Latino communities and Hispanics won't cooperated with police investigating a crime or report crimes for fear of being deported.
The recent stop and detention to two undocumented men by police and than turning them over to ICE on the field contradicts the Saint Paul Police Chief Thomas Smith's belief that it is counter productive for the department.
ICE has deployed agents in the Twin Cities to work in coordination with local law enforcement agencies to ramp up undocumented immigrant detentions whether at work sites or on the roads for faster removal from the state and country.
Several weeks ago, the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAC) in their Wordpress blog site reported that eight Chipotle restaurants throughout the Twin Cities had fired at least 50 Latino workers suspected of being undocumented. Most of the workers fired were long term employees. MIRAC posted, "These mass firings seem to be part of an immigration-related audit, where Latino workers are singled out and fired if they can’t immediately verify their immigration status."
MIRAC alleged that 14 workers had been fired from the Chipotle Grand Avenue branch in St. Paul; 6 at the Seven Corners branch; 7 at the Skyway branch; 11 in Richfield; 7 in Golden Valley; 2 in Stillwater; and 1 in Hudson, according to a City Pages' news report. MIRAC says that more workers terminated could be added, once they can confirm them.
ICE launched a statewide operation, which initiated an I-9 audit on 8 Twin Cities Chipotle restaurants. ICE would not elaborate on the Chipotle  I-9 audit. The Denver-base Chipotle Corporate only admitted to complying with an ICE document request.
Brad Sigal of MIRAC wrote in a press release, “We denounce Chipotle for acting like immigration agents and attacking their own long-term dedicated workers. This mass firing of Latino workers right before Christmas is unconscionable. We demand that Chipotle immediately stop this cruel wave of firings."
Some Chipotle employees are questioning the timing of the firings because those fired won't get their promised Christmas bonuses and those who would have worked three years were about to get full vacation pay. New replacements being trained won't be able to qualify for a Christmas bonus or vacation pay, according to MIRAC.
MIRAC is a grassroots immigrant rights organization that works toward legalization for undocumented immigrants and full equality for all regardless of immigration status.

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Barraza Bocanegra Becomes The Most Wanted Man In Mexico In Connection With The Escobedo Ortiz Mother And Daughter Homicides

Sergio Rafael Barraza Bocanegra

Photo: AEI

Wanted in connection with a double homicide

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 20, 2010

Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico - Over the weekend, Sergio Rafael Barraza Bocanegra, 22, became the most recent wanted man in Mexico in connection with the death of a mother and daughter. He is accused of two counts of homicide for the September 2008 murder of Rubi Marisol Frayre Escobedo, 16, and the December 16, 2010 murder of Marisela Escobedo Ortiz, 52.
Bocanegra is wanted by both the state and federal Attorney General's Office (PGR) Mexican military, and the Federal Police for his connection with the mother and daughter homicides. Carlos Manuel Salas, the Chihuahua Attorney General said, that the state had sufficient evidence to hold Bocanegra and those involved with the death of Escobedo Ortiz for murder.
Last April, Bocanegra a suspected Zeta member had been freed by Municipal Judges Catalina Ochoa Cervantes, Netzahualcóyotl Zúniga Vasquez and Rafael Boudib Jurado when they decided to absolved him of all charges stemming from the Rubi Marisol homicide for lack of evidence. Eventhough, Bocanegra had confessed to the murder and led police to her dismembered body at a hog farm. Bocanegra claimed he was tortured by police and forced to confessed.
Governor César Duarte requested for the Chihuahua State Judge Panel Commission to remove Judges Ochoa Cervantes, Zúniga and the other judge involved in setting Bocanegra free. The judge panel suspended and removed the three judges and are now continuing their investigation into Bocanegra's case dismissal. Bocanegra had been convicted in absentia for Rubi Marisol's murder and had been sentenced to 50 years in prison, ten years less than the maximum sentence. Possible charges against the three judges could be filed for illegaly letting an alleged criminal free who was deemed dangerous to public safety, according to state attorney general's office.
Her mother, Escobedo Ortiz had sought justice for her daughter's death and sought the maximum murder sentence of 60 years in prison for Bocanegra and had embarked on a justice crusade to demand Governor Duarte and the Chihuahua state attorney general's office to investigate her daughter's homicide case for two years.
Last Thursday, she was at the Hidalgo Park across the Chihuahua state government building protesting and demanding justice when several men in a white vehicle stopped and one of them chased Escobedo Ortiz to the state building and shot her dead. She was shot two times and one fatal shot to the head.  A state government building surveillance video captured the killing.
The surveillance video from the Chihuahua's state government office building at the capitol was recovered showing Ortiz's murder. (Building video of chase and murder: http://goo.gl/DvHPH).

Related article: Mexico: Hundreds protest and demand justice for Escobedo Ortiz who was killed outside the Chihuahua's state government building http://bit.ly/g4Gy8d

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

U.S. Senate Fails To Pass DREAM Act By 5 Votes

Editorial: Call for Action!

Latinos need to manage their spending power to influence passage of immigration comphrehensive reform

By H. Neslon Goodson
December 18, 2010

Washington, D.C. - The moment is upon us, with the latest DREAM Act failure to pass and any future passage of an immigration reform bill looks bleak. What's next on the national Hispanic agenda to influence immigration reform? In brief, Hispanics have formed national networks to communicate, have flex their voting power multiple times, and have a multi-billion dollar purchasing wealth. But, what good does it do for Latinos, if they can't manage their spending dollar?
The most empowering strategic move today, is for Latinos in the U.S. to spread the word through texting, e-mails and social networks, to advocate and engage in limited spending. Latinos should buy bare essentials only and support businesses that support immigration reform. Don't over spend, but spend within Latino communities.
Latinos need to adapt by managing their economic buying power of an estimated $1.3 trillion by 2013. Hispanics managing their earned money and where to spend it should last until an immigration reform bill is passed.
Latinos throughout the U.S. should step up a notch and keep a tight grip on their money. Hispanics are loved and credited for their ability to spend money, purchasing products, a lack to save and pouring billions of dollars into the economy benefiting America's financial enterprizes and government. These enterprizes, government and politicians have taken Latinos for granted for so long because they can't control their spending power and it's time to change that stigma. Join the movement by limiting your spending and managing your dollar's buying power. Spend the dollar where it counts and brings you the outmost satisfaction to influence change in America. 
On Saturday, the DREAM Act failed to pass the U.S. Senate by 5 votes, 55-14 vote result, 60 votes were needed to move for cloture and than a final vote on bill H.R. 5281.
Five Democrats voted no and three Republicans voted yes to move forward with HR 5281. Here's how these Senators voted; Republicans who voted to advance the bill were Senators, Bob Bennett (R-Utah), Richard Lugar (R-Indiana) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska). Democrats against it included Max Baucus (D-Montana), Jon Tester (D-Montana), Ben Nelson (D-Nebraska), Kay Hagan (D-North Carolina), and Mark Pryor (D-Arkansas).
The action taken by the U.S. Senate is a major set back for the Development Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM Act) and the change over on January will even make more difficult to advance and approve any type of immigration reform bill. Republicans will have control of the U.S. House in January and mostly won't pass any immigration reform bill for the next several years.
In early December, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report indicated that the approval of the DREAM Act would help cut the federal deficit by $1.4 billion, and generate $2.3 billion in corporate and social insurance taxes within the next ten years. http://bit.ly/fk6B3N
The House had passed the DREAM Act by 216-198.
In recent years, America has been kept out of bankruptcy by the undocumented workers share of billions of tax dollars they have contributed into the federal government for decades, which they don't claim. They even supported the Social Security fund, which they don't claim when they retire and the tax dollar flow continues from undocumented workers in the U.S. The CBO has never provided a comprehensive report on these accumilative tax funds.
The DREAM Act would have provided a pathway to citizenship for undocumented students who were brought to the U.S. at a young age of 16 and lived in the U.S. for five years. Students must have graduated from a credited high school or have completed the G.E.D., have good moral character, pass a background check and complete at least two years of college or military service.

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Escobedo Ortiz Killed While Seeking Justice For Murdered Daughter Outside The Chihuahua's State Government Building

Last month, Marisela Escobedo Ortiz talked to reporters.
Photo: La Parada Digital

Gunman seen in surveillance video chasing Ortiz and then shooting her in the head

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 17, 2010

Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico - On Friday, hundreds of people gathered near where a mother asking for justice for the murder of her 16-year-old daughter was killed Thursday. Protesters are demanding justice and for the Chihuahua state attorney general's office to catch the killer and persons involved in her murder. They vowed to continue to seek justice for both victims. (Protest video: http://bit.ly/eejhld)
On Thursday, a nurse turned activist after her daughter's boyfriend killer was absolved of all charges had been fatally shot while seeking justice outside the Chihuahua's state government office building at the capitol in the city of Chihuahua. Carlos González, spokesperson for the Chihuahua Attorney General's office confirmed on Friday, that Marisela Escobedo Ortiz, 52, was gundown by an unknown suspect just after 8:00 p.m. on Thursday in front of the state government building.
At least two gunmen showed up in a white car at a regular protest Ortiz had organized. She was trying to place a large wanted poster of alleged killer Sergio Rafael Barraza Bocanegra, 22, aka, "DJ Pewe," and a poster demanding for state authorities to investigate her daughters death.
In June 16, 2009, Bocanegra had confessed and asked forgiveness for Rubi Marisol Frayre Escobedo, 16, murder in September 2008 in Ciudad Juarez. He even took authorities to where her dismembered body could be found at a hog farm.
On April 20, 2009, Ortiz had offered a $1,500 dollar reward for information leading to the arrest of Bacanegra. A tip led authorities to Bocanegra whereabouts in Fresnillo, Zacatecas.
But shortly after, Municipal Judges Catalina Ochoa Cervantes, Netzahualcóyotl Zúniga Vasquez and Rafael Boudib Jurado absolved all of Bocanegra's charges and set him free. Afterwards, a state warrant was issued for his arrest and had been eluding capture for two years.
Bocanegra is believed to have joined Los Zetas Drug Cartel.
Just last April, a panel of judges concluded that Judge Ochoa erred in dismissing homicide charges against Bocanegra. Chihuahua Governor César Duarte said on Friday in an interview with Televisa Primero Noticias, that he will act immediately to remove Judge Ochoa and the two other judges for dismissing the case against Bocanegra. Duarte will also push for the judges to be charged for illegaly dismissing the case after Bocanegra had confessed and was considered dangerous to the public, if allowed to go free.
Governor Duarte said, Ortiz had turned in to authorities a letter hand written by Bocanegra asking for forgiveness from Marisol and confessing to her homicide. Neighbors from where Bocanegra lived found the discarded letter in the trash and gave it to Ortiz, according to police.
Ortiz had told authorities, that her life had been threaten by Bocanegra and his family.
González says, the assailant argued with Ortiz' brother first and then chased Ortiz from the Plaza Hidalgo, who was trying to take refuge at a building across the street. But the assassin shot her at least three times, including a fatal shot to the head at close range. Ortiz later died at a nearby emergency clinic.
A surveillance video from the Chihuahua's state government office building at the capitol was recovered showing Ortiz's murder. (Building video of chase and murder: http://goo.gl/DvHPH)
During the day before her death, Ortiz had met with state authorities to continue her push seeking justice for the murder of her daughter.

Sergio Rafael Barraza Bocanegra, 22, is wanted by both the state and federal Attorney General's Office (PGR), Mexican military, and the Federal Police in connection with the homicide's of Rubi Marisol Frayre Escobedo, 16, and Marisela Escobedo Ortiz, 52. Photo Chihuahua state government

News video in Spanish confirming Marisela Escobedo Ortiz had been shot outside the government capitol building in Chihuahua http://bit.ly/gAWT9I

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Teenager Taken Into Custody In Connection With The Fatal Shooting Death Of A Female Bay View High School Student

Photo MPD

Suspect was arrested near where Bay View High School student was killed on Wednesday

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 16, 2010

Milwaukee - On Thursday, Markus Evans, 17, wanted in connection with the shooting death of Jonoshia M. Alexander, 17, has been taken into custody, according to Annie E. Schwartz, spokesperson for the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD). Schwartz indicated Evans is a person of interest and was being sought by police for questioning about Alexander's death.
Evan's was considered armed and dangerous by MPD. He has an extensive juvenile record and numerous contacts with police.
Alexander left a choir practice at Bay View High School and went home by bus. Alexander had just left a bus stop where she got off and was heading home at the 1400 block of W. Keefe when she was shot about 6:55 p.m. She died at he scene, according to police.
Schwartz says, she was not the intended target.
Police reported that Alexander became the 94 homicide victim in 2010, compared to 72 homicides in 2009.

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Milwaukee Public Museum Opens With Human And Animal Mummies Exhibit

The Detmold Child mummy
4504-4457 B.C., Peru (6,420 years old)

Photos by HNG

The mummies will be on display beginning Friday

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 16, 2010

Milwaukee - On Friday, the Milwaukee Public Museum will open its Mummies of the World exhibit to the public. The mummies exhibit includes animal, human and a child from Peru dating back as far as 6,420 years.
The recent exhibition is possible through the discovery of 20 mummies in 2004 within the Reiss-Engelhorn Museums of Mannheim, Germany. The mummies were believed lost until someone found the mummies accidently in a museum basement.
Museum curators says that at least 150 artifacts and real human and animal specimens from South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and Egypt will be displayed making the current exhibit one of the largest in the midwest to see. Fragments from the Book of Death are included in the display. Egyptians used to save their earnings to generate enough wealth to buy document scrolls known in modern day as the Book of Death (transliterated: rw nw prt m hrw), which the funerary text were believe to guide and asist the dead into the underworld (Duat) and to the everafter life. Without it (document scroll), Egyptians would not be able to find their way to eternal life.
The oldest mummy is the Detmold Child from Peru, dated through radiocarbon to be 4504-4457 B.C. or about 3,000 years before the birth of King Tut, making it the oldest infant mummy in history. The child mummy is on loan by the Lippisches Landesmuseum in Detmold, Germany.
The Mummies of the World exhibit runs from December 17, 2010 through May 30, 2011.

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Six Suspects And Joaquín Amaro Police Officers Arrested In Connection With Eight Guanajuato Mexican Missing Hunters In Zacatecas

Police department chief and six officers detained for the disappearance of eight hunters from Guanajuato and six suspects also involved arrested.

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 14, 2010

Joaquín Amaro, Zacatecas, Mexico - The state department of justice in Zacatecas confirms that ten mexican hunters detained by local police were turned over to paid assassins, according to confessions by two Joaquín Amaro municipal police officers. The hunters from León, Guanajuato who are licensed to carry arms and allowed to hunt went to the Sierra de Morones near the Joaquín Amaro municipality to hunt when they were stopped on December 7, by municipal police. They been missing for more than a week.
Police than called a group of armed men who took the ten hunters to a secluded area. Several members of the hunting party were able to escape. One of the hunters was shot in the leg while he escaped and eluded his capters.
A woman driving in the area picked up the injured hunter, identified as Antonio, aka, "El Tongas" from Jalisco. He was able to reach a nearby town and reported the kidnappings and murders.
Antonio, the surviving hunter told authorities that he was able to watch the torture, brutal killings and the burning of his companions bodies before contacting state police. Authorities later found another hunter, a 15-year-old boy identified as Alexis González Cervantes who collaborated the story. The killers allowed the teenager to leave because they don't kill kids, Cervantes told authorities.
Several Joaquín Amaro members of the municipal police later told investigators that they had stopped the hunters and turned them over to drug cartel members in the area, according to Arturo Nahle García, form the Zacatecas Department of Justice. Investigators haven't been able to locate the bodies as of Monday, but family members have been contacted about their disappearance.
García in a press release statement said, the municipal police took them to the local jail, then released the hunters by turning them over to about 20 armed men. The information about the incident was provided by Mario Cordero Anguiano, the brother of one of the missing hunters, García said. 
State police on Monday questioned the Joaquín Amaro chief of police and six municipal police officers suspected of being involved in the disappearances. who denied the allegations.
Julio César Ortiz Pérez, Chief of Police, and Officers Juan Carlos García Guerrero, Felipe Valenzuela Ruiz, Arturo Almaraz Ávila, Agustín Rodríguez Saldívar, José Ángel Ortiz Pérez and Mario Torres Beltrán were later detained in connection with the murders.
Two of the officers have confessed to being connected to alleged cartel members who apparently killed the hunters at a remote Sierra de Morones area.
Zacatecas State Police arrested six men who were caught driving in the red 1994 suburban with license plate number GNH-8616 owned by one of the hunters that was reported missing. The suspects are believe to have been involved in the homicides. Inside the van, police found the hunters clothing, ammunition and weapons.
More arrests are pending in the homicides, according to García.
The ten hunters are members of the "Caza, Tiro y Pezca Aldama" from León, Guanajuato. Most of them were business men in leather goods and manufacturers of shoes, according to authorities. The missing men were identified as, Ernesto Cordero Anguiano, 37, Diego Cordero Anguiano, 47, Juan Diego Cordero Valdivia, 22, Alan Josué Bocanegra López, 19, Sergio Sánchez Pérez, 32, Mario Alberto Reyes, 26, José Javier Martínez, 46, and Héctor González Cervantes, 37.

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Monday, December 13, 2010

López Acosta, "El Cumbias" Leader Of La Nueva Gente Wanted For Eight Homicides In Creel Arrested In Chihuahua Mexico

Wanted for the March 15, eight homicides in Creel

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 13, 2010

Delicias, Chihuahua, Mexico - On Monday, the Secretary of National Defense (Sedena) announced the arrest of Enrique López Acosta, aka, "El Cumbias" by the mexican army in the city of Delicias. The military began a gun battle confrontation early Saturday with La Nueva Gente. Enrique was injured in the gun battle and his brother Ever Horacio López Acosta, 27, aka, "El Ever" was reported killed.  Noel Salgueiro, aka, "El Flaco" was also injured, but eluded capture.
The Mexican government had offered more than $240,000 (3 million pesos) for information leading to Enrique's arrest.
Acosta is the known leader of La Nueva Gente, an armed gang hired as enforcers by the Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera Sinaloa Cartel. He was wanted for the murder of eight people in the Bocoyna municipality of Creel on March 15.
Acosta and other assailants were captured by surveillance cameras when they arrived at the Bocoyna about 5:30 a.m. in 13 vehicles, armed with weapons, and then blocked the Y highway.
The commando leader in the video was identified as Acosta who was seen seating inside an SUV in the passenger's side snorting cocaine after giving orders to his companions, to kill people in the area.
Some of the suspects are seen in the video walking across the field to a nearby condo complex building and just shot through windows killing the victims that included a woman and a female teenager. In total, 8 victims were murdered.
The eight victims murdered by Acosta and his group were identified as Juan Ramiro Solís, Luis Manuel Solís Bustillo, and José Luis Beltrán González from San Juanito. The five other victims were Guillermo Alfredo Gil Torres, Jesús Fidel Manjarrez Alonzo, Ventura Rodriguez Gil, Alfredo Jiménez Ruiz and Margarita Cabada Torres. Torres, 18, and a 14-year-old girl were shot at the Condo building in Creel where the suspects were trying to gain access. Torres died and the 14-year old survived the incident.
The cameras were installed shortly after the August 2008 multiple murders of 13 people in Creel.
Acosta was turned over to the Mexican Attorney General's Office in Mexico City for processing and pending charges against him.

Video of La Nueva Gente leader Enrique López Acosta and the murders in Creel http://bit.ly/fxoojo

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DREAM Act Within One Vote To Prevent Filibuster In U.S. Senate, Act to Resurface Once Vote Is Secured

Photo by HNG

Democrats gear up once again to push passage of DREAM Act measure and deadline to pass it is December 17

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 13, 2010

Washington, D.C. - DREAM Act within one vote to get 60 U.S Senate votes to prevent a filibuster. Measure up for a vote again, once vote is assured, Senate Democrats confirm on Monday.
Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC) also sent out a massive email to it anti-immigrant and extreme conservative Tea Party members that "The latest information we have indicates that the U.S. Senate may be within one vote of passing cloture for Dream Amnesty."
Just several weeks ago, ALIPAC's executive director William Gheen in an email to its membership wrote his organization has used up most of their funding and was functioning within just a few hundreds of dollars. Gheen's organization has been part of the national movement rallying support against the DREAM Act and Immigration Comprehensive Reform. But ALIPAC might go out of business, if the DREAM Act is passed and signed by President Barack H. Obama, according to Gheen's desperate attempt to rally his troops. He even has accused his own troops of being "lazy Americans" for not showing up at rallies (Durham, N.C.) and hearings to promote his anti-immigrant sentiments.
Gheen has even admitted, that he is not racially motivated, but focuses on immigration law enforcement. His prior email contents, calling supporters and membership "lazy Americans" shows that indeed his is racially motivated, despite his denial.
Gheen has admitted he won't grant any interviews with the Spanish language media. He wrote in the latest ALIPAC email that the DREAM Act bill also contains the line allowing Janet Napolitano to arbitrarily waive any and all provisions and grant mass Amnesty to about every llegal alien in America.    
"(2) WAIVER- With respect to any benefit under this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security may waive the ground of inadmissibility under paragraph (1), (4), or (6) of section 212(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1182(a)) and the ground of deportability under paragraph (1) of section 237(a) of that Act (8 U.S.C. 1227(a)) for humanitarian purposes or family unity or when it is otherwise in the public interest."

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

15 Suspects Arrested In Connection With The Escape Of Celada Galdámez In Malacatán Guatemala

Elmer Aroldo Celada Galdámez

Photos: Guatemalan Ministry Government

Escaped prison murder suspect still at large and being sought by police and Guatemalan army

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 12, 2010

Malacatán, San Marcos, Guatemala - On Friday, a total of 15 men connected to Los Zetas involved in the deadly prison escape of Elmer Aroldo Celada Galdámez, 20, have been arrested, announced the Attorney General of Public Ministry Office. Two men were killed and six federal agents, including a soldier were reported injured on Wednesday. Galdámez is still at large and is being sought for the homicide and dismemberment of pro-soccer player Carlos Mercedes Vásquez on November 27.
Galdámez is also wanted for homicides of a Guatemalan federal agent on November 25, several men from Mexico and causing injuries to former beauty queen Odalis Lutin Rodas, 30, from Sinaloa, Mexico.
A joint operation by the National Civil Police Guatemalan Army and the Attorney General of Public Ministry Office were able to capture the suspects. The suspects were identified as Sergio Alex de León Cinto, 34, Mario Guillermo de León Cinto, 43, Wilver Aroldo de León Cinto, 23, Edgar Roberto Lux Meda, 21, Gerson David Castañaza Cruz, 23, Hudo Emmanuel Alvarado Pop, 25, Jim Manahem Herrera Sol, 22, both from Cobán, Alta Verapaz and Luis Daniel Rodríguez García, 27, from Poptún, Petén, Ovando Chanay Canaquic, 22, from Salamá, Baja Verapaz and Jorge Alberto Set Vaides, 22, from Poptún Peten, Jesús Cruz Maldonado, 24, from Tamaulipas, Mexico, Luis Alberto Montufar Pérez, 25, Darwin Gudiel Vásquez Hernández, 23, Joel Isaias Tol Chavéz, 22, from Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa, Escuinta and Selvin Osueli Campeseco Montejo, 35, from La Aldea Cantán.
All the suspects were transported to the Guatemalan capitol for processing. Authorities confiscated numerous high power weapons, AK-47's, an M-16, several handguns and vehicles used in the prison escape shoot out.
Galdámez who was arrested on December 5, for the murder of Vásquez escaped from prison with help of at least 20 armed men believed to be members of the Mexican Zetas who launched a daring attack on a prison around 2:45 a.m. and managed to flee the area along with Galdámez.
Police say, prison official Carlos Alberto Fuentes and Otto Barrientos Sánchez, 39, a passer-by were killed. Sánchez 10-year-old daughter Débora Barrientos Maldonado was injured. The following federal agents Usvín Amílcar Miranda Godínez, Lelvin Israel Ramírez Cifuentes and Edwin Freddy Godínez Orozco, including Sergio John Sosa López, a member of the military were reported injured while trying to repell the attack at the prison.
The criminal complaint states, Galdámez kidnapped Vásquez on November 27, and later killed and dismembered his body, which was then dumped in five plastic bags under a bridge. A note was placed on a bag saying, "died for messing with another man's woman."

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Minneapolis Metrodome Collapsed From Heavy Snow

KARE 11 TV News posted the photo of the collapse Metrodome roof.

New York Giants and Minnesota Vikings game rescheduled for Monday in Detroit

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 12, 2010

Minneapolis, Minnesota - On Sunday, Minneapolis police reported that the Metrodome roof had collapsed as a result of heavy snowfall. The roof apparently couldn't hold the weight of the snow that had accumulated during the blizzard that hit the tri-state area.
About 17.1 inches of snow had fallen since Friday in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area known as the twin cities. The snow stopped falling around 10:00 p.m. Saturday and snow removal crews were pulled from the roof for safety measures, according to Bill Lester, executive director of the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission. Later, the roof deflated. No one was reported injured, according to police. The stadium holds 64,000 people.
The roof had previously deflated due to heavey snow in 1981, 1982 and 1983, NFL records show.
The snow storm hit Iowa, Minnesota and on Sunday reached Southeastern Wisconsin after it rained all day on Saturday.
KARE 11 TVNews reported that the game between the New York Giants and the Vikings, who were scheduled to play Sunday at noon at the Metrodome had been rescheduled until Monday in Detroit.

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Hmong New Year 2010-2011 Celebration At Wisconsin State Fair Draws Thousands To Annual Event

Photos by HNG

Hmong families gathered to enjoy the food, crafts, and music during the two day festival in West Allis.

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 11, 2010

West Allis - On Saturday, ten of thousands of people joined the Wisconsin Hmong community for their annual New Year's 2010-2011 cultural celebration at the Wisconsin State Fair Expo Center. The two day indoor festival ends on Sunday.
The celebration is divided into two sections, one section for the market place and food vendors. The other section showcases numerous talented teen dancing and entertaining groups who will be awared prizes for their performances. A Hmong queen will be selected among those young women participating, according to organizers.
The event attracts people from throughout the tri-state area. Music, a pageant, crafts, jewelry, food and ethnic herbal healing items were provided by vendors.
The New Year's celebration is sponsored by the Milwaukee Hmong Committee composed of various Hmong non-profit organizations. The Consortium is composed of four Hmong organization, which are dedicated to preserving, promoting enriching and educating the general public about their culture encompassing 18 Hmong Clans.
This year, the Hmong Committee estimated that more than 14,000 people are expected to attend the two day New Year's celebration.

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Moreno González "El Chayo" Leader Of La Familia Michoacana Killed By Mexican Feds

Two day gun battle between La Familia Michoacana Cartel and Mexican military ends in the death of drug cartel leader

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 10, 2010

Apatzingán, Morelia, Michoacan - On Thursday, Mexican government officials confirmed that Nazario Moreno González, 40, aka, "El Chayo," "El Doctor," or "El Loco," known as the number one leader for La Familia Michoacana has been killed during a two day gun battle with federal police and the military. González was wanted for drug trafficking, kidnapping, and murder in Michoacan. A $2 million dollar reward had been offered by the Mexican government for any information leading to González arrest and conviction.
He was arrested in 1994 in McAllen, Texas for transporting drugs. Almost a decade later, González surfaced again when a federal court in Texas indicted him for smuggling 5 tons of marijuana into the U.S. between June 15, 2002 to August 21, 2003. He was also wanted for importing synthetic drugs to the U.S.
The gun battle in Apatzingán began on Wednesday when mexican government forces and the federal police located a strong hold for La Familia and ignited a battle between them. La Familia Cartel members tried to block government reinforcements into the city of Apatzingán by burning vehicles and blocking all the main roadways leading to the battle zone.
At least five federal officers were killed, three people, an 8-month-old baby and a teenage girls. Three La Familia members were killed and three arrested, according to Alejandro Poiré Romero, from the Federal Secretary of Public Security (SSP).
In 2006, González broke off from the Gulf Cartel and began La Familia Michoacana.

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Wirth Gets 10 Years In Prison For Butt Grab Turned Double Homicide By Negligent Use Of A Handgun

Andrew J. Wirth

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 10, 2010

Jefferson, WI - On Thursday, Andrew J. Wirth, 25, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for one count of Homicide by Negligent Handling of a Dangerous Weapon. Wirth was convicted in connection with the deaths of Gregg T. Peters, 40, and Jennifer K. Luick, 37. Wirth would have to spent at least five years in prison and five years of supervised probation. He has served one year and three days, according to court records.
The criminal complaint states that on December 7, 2009, Luick an off-duty Town of Oconomowoc Police Officer had grabbed Wirth in the butt while he had a date. Wirth responded to Luick's pinch and said something to offend her. She went back to Peters, her boyfriend and complained. Peters confronted Wirth inside Vinnie's Rock Bottom tavern, but they calmed down. Their altercation resumed after Peters decided to go back inside and confront Wirth again.
Witnesses say Wirth then pulled out a .380 handgun and fatally shot both Peters and Luick. They died later. The complaint says that Peters and Luick had walked out of the tavern, when patrons heard Luick tell Peters "what a jerk" referring to Wirth. Peters then turned around and went inside to pick a fight with Wirth.

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13 Suspects Arrested In Connection With The Escape Of Celada Galdámez In Malacatán, Guatemala

Elmer Aroldo Celada Galdámez

Homicide suspect still at large

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 10, 2010

Malacatán, San Marcos, Guatemala - On Thursday, 13 suspected men connected to los Zetas involved in the deadly prison escape of Elmer Aroldo Celada Galdámez, 20, have been arrested, announced the Attorney General of Public Ministry Office. Two men were killed and six federal agents, including a soldier were reported injured on Wednesday. Galdámez is still at large and is being sought for the homicide and dismemberment of pro-soccer player Carlos Mercedes Vásquez on November 27.
Galdámez is also wanted for homicides of a Guatemalan federal agent on November 25, several men from Mexico and causing injuries to former beauty queen Odalis Lutin Rodas, 30, from Sinaloa, Mexico.
A joint operation by the National Civil Police, Guatemalan Army and the Attorney General of Public Ministry Office were able to capture the suspects. The suspects were identified as Sergio Alex de León Cinto, 34, Mario Guillermo de León Cinto, 43, Wilver Aroldo de León Cinto, 23, Edgar Roberto Lux Meda, 21, Gerson David Castañaza Cruz, 23, Hudo Emmanuel Alvarado Pop, 25, Jim Manahem Herrera Sol, 22, both from Cobán, Alta Verapaz and Luis Danie Rodríguez García, 27, from Poptún, Petén, Ovando Chanay Canaquic, 22, from Salamá, Baja Verapaz and Jorge Alberto Set Vaides, 22, from Poptún Peten, Jesús Cruz Maldonado, 24, from Tamaulipas, Mexico, Luis Alberto Montufar Pérez, 25, and Darwin Gudiel Vásquez Hernández, 23.
All the suspects were transported to the Guatemalan capitol for processing. Authorities confiscated numerous high power weapons and vehicles used in the prison escape shoot out.
Galdámez who was arrested on December 5, for the murder of Vásquez escaped from prison with help of at least 20 armed men believed to be members of the Mexican Zetas who launched a daring attack on a prison around 2:45 a.m. and managed to flee the area along with Galdámez.
Police say, prison official Carlos Alberto Fuentes and Otto Barrientos Sánchez, 39, a passer-by were killed. Sánchez 10-year-old daughter Débora Barrientos Maldonado was injured. The following federal agents Usvín Amílcar Miranda Godínez, Lelvin Israel Ramírez Cifuentes and Edwin Freddy Godínez Orozco, including Sergio John Sosa López, a member of the military were reported injured while trying to repell the attack at the prison.
Galdámez kidnapped Vásquez on November 27, and later killed and dismembered his body, which was then dumped in five plastic bags under a bridge. A note was placed on a bag saying, "died for messing with another man's woman."

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Suspect Accused Of Killing And Dismembering Guatemalan Soccer Player Escapes From Prison

Elmer Aroldo Celada Galdámez

Photo: Prensa Libre

Two dead and six reported injured in daring prison escape in Malacatán

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 9, 2010

Malacatán, San Marcos, Guatemala - On Wednesday, Elmer Aroldo Celada Galdámez, 20, who was arrested on December 5, for the murder and dismemberment of pro-soccer player Carlos Mercedes Vásquez on November 27 has escaped from prison, according to the National Civil Police. At least 20 armed men believed to be members of the Mexican Zetas launched a daring attack on the prison around 2:45 a.m. and managed to flee the area along with Galdámez.
Police say, prison official Carlos Alberto Fuentes and Otto Barrientos Sánchez, 39, a passer-by were killed. Sánchez 10-year-old daughter Débora Barrientos Maldonado was injured. The following federal agents Usvín Amílcar Miranda Godínez, Lelvin Israel Ramírez Cifuentes and Edwin Freddy Godínez Orozco, including Sergio John Sosa López, a member of the military were reported injured while trying to repell the attack at the prison.
Galdámez kidnapped Vásquez on November 27, and later killed and dismembered his body, which was then dumped in five plastic bags under a bridge. A note was placed on a bag saying, "died for messing with another man's woman."

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Milwaukee Senior Walmart Greeter Needs Sensitivity Training To Appropriately Talk To Minorities?

Milwaukee, WI: Does Walmart greeter Lois Speelman need sensitivity training to appropriately speak to minorities? JSOnline: No charges in incident involving 100-year-old Walmart greeter http://bit.ly/gPvPEi

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U.S. Senate Democrats Postpone DREAM Act Vote Until They Can Assure 60 Votes Needed To Prevent Filibuster

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U.S. student immigrants long awaited DREAM Act put on hold as lame duck session comes to an end in three weeks

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 9, 2010

Washington, D.C. - On Thursday, U.S. Senate Democrats decided to postpone the DREAM Act vote until they can assure the 60 votes needed to prevent a filibuster. Democrats voted down a previous Senate DREAM Act version to let the new House version come to debate and a vote.
Senator Harry Reid (D-Navada) majority leader decided to postpone a vote until Democrats can secure enough votes to pass the act. There are only three weeks left for the lame duck session to end.
House Democrats before noon on Thursday decided on a binding vote not to bring up to a vote the Republican/Obama tax cuts, including extending federal unemployment conssessions.
The latest, feds taking high-speed rail $1.2 billion funding from Wisconsin and Ohio and allocating it to other states, according to White House sources
On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the long awaited DREAM Act by a margin of bipartisan 216 - 198 votes, including eight Republicans. 38 Democrats voted with a majority of Republicans against it.
The DREAM Act (Development, Relief, and Education for Aliens Minors Act) would provide a pathway to citizenship for undocumented students who were brought to the U.S. at a young age of 16 and lived in the U.S. for five years. Students must have graduated from a credited high school or have completed the G.E.D., have good moral character, pass a background check and complete at least two years of college or military service.
The DREAM Act will affect about 2 million undocumented students in the U.S.
The House approval comes after millions of undocument parents have already contributed billions of tax dollars and Social Security (SS) in the last twenty years and don't collect tax refunds or qualify for SS retirement benefits. The enormous support that was generated by immigrant rights groups and supporters throughout the nation to convince House representatives to approve it, finnally paid off. But now, Democrats are stalling approval until they can get the votes needed to pass it.
The House DREAM Act approval comes as a major blow for anti-immigrant groups and anti-amnesty organizations, which have engaged in racially motivated attacks and negative propaganda advocating against it.
Last week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report indicated that the approval of the DREAM Act would help cut the federal deficit by $1.4 billion, and generate $2.3 billion in corporate and social insurance taxes within the next ten years. http://bit.ly/fk6B3N

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