Friday, November 30, 2012

NYPD Officer DePrimo Receives Recognition For Kind Deed

New York Police Officer DePrimo gets spotlight after human kindness deed to Manhattan homeless man.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 30, 2012

New York,  New York - On November 14, New York Police Officer Larry DePrimo, 25, was unexpectedly photographed by Jennifer Foster of Florence, Arizona when the officer gave a pair of socks and all-weather boots to a bare foot (shoeless) Manhattan homeless man. The night was cold and Officer DePrimo was wearing several pair of wool socks and combat boots and he was still cold.
When he saw the barefoot near Times Square on a sidewalk on Seventh Avenue near 44th Street, Officer DePrimo felt compelled to do something. He went and bought thermal socks and boots for the man for $75 and even helped put the socks and boots on the man. 
The man thanked DePrimo for the kindness and told him that he never owned a pair of shoes after DePrimo asked him, if he would like a pair of boots. DePrimo also invited him for coffee, but the man declined and went on his way. The homeless man was not identified.
DePrimo's photo was placed on the NYPD Facebook on Tuesday and then it went viral on Facebook. A friend called DePrimo about the photo being posted on the NYPD Facebook page and that had gone viral.
On Thursday, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly decided to honor Officer DePrimo of Holbrook for his act of human kindness by giving him a set of cuff links. DePrimo never expected anything in return for his kindness.

Domestic Abuse Case Against K-Rod Dismissed In Waukesha County

Francisco "K-Rod" Rodriguez

Live-in girlfriend failed to show up to testified against Rodriguez.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 30, 2012

Waukesha, WI - On Thursday, the Waukesha County District Attorney's Office (WCDA) decided to dismiss a disorderly charge against Francisco "K-Rod" Rodriguez, 30, of Coral Springs, Florida, a relief pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers. Rodriguez' live-in fiancé left the U.S. and returned to Velenzuela and the WCDA didn't expect her to return and testify against him. Rodriguez had been charged with one misdemeanor count for disorderly conduct stemming from a domestic abuse case, which was amended from battery domestic abuse also a misdemeanor. Rodriguez allegedly punched, kicked and beat his 23-year-old fiancé at his Wales residence on September 18, according to the criminal complaint.
The complaint stated that Rodriguez beat his fiancé after she accused him of cheating. His fiancé who has a child from Rodriguez called the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department from their Town of Wales residence. When deputies arrived at the residence, they found Rodriguez' fiancé crying and hiding in a closet. Deputies reported that the battered woman had suffered a noise bleed, had her hair pulled, injured an upper left shoulder blade, had a bruised upper left thigh, also injured her left hand near her wrist after Rodriguez threw her to the floor and then began to repeatedly kick her, according to the complaint.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

18-year-old Milwaukee Man Charged For Accidentally Killing Friend While Handling Gun

Leandro Marin and Nico Emlio Tineo

Tineo facing up to 25 years in prison for Marin's accidental shooting death.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 28, 2012

Milwaukee, WI - On Wednesday, the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office charged Nico Emlio Tineo, 18, of Milwaukee with one felony count for second-degree reckless homicide in the accidental death of Leandro Marin, 17, on November 23. Marin of Greenfield was accidentally shot inside a vehicle by Tineo last Friday around 11:45 p.m. at the 1800 block of S. 32nd Street.
The criminal complaint states, Marin and Tineo found a backpack under a bench at Burnham Park while accompanied by Marin's sister and another teen. They got into a Cadillac Escalade. Tineo who was in the back seat went through the backpack and found a semi-automatic handgun.
Tineo apparently fired the gun facing out of the Escalade and the gun jammed while the rest watched. Tineo tired to unjammed the weapon, but couldn't and handed it to Marin who was seating in the front seat, so he could unjam it. Marin couldn't remove the cartridge or unjam it and returned it to Tineo.
Tineo then was able to unjam it, while placing his finger on the trigger and accidentally fired the weapon striking Marin in the back killing him.
The teens told police that they had smoked marijuana before leaving the park.
Tineo is well known in the Milwaukee area teen circuit for his promising singing career as one of the lead singers for the Yung Ducez. The Yung Ducez have been performing Reggaetón, Hip Hop and R&B for more than ten years.
Tineo is facing up to 25 years in prison and $100,000 in fines, if convicted. Tineo's cash bail was set at $15,000 and is expected back in court on December 6, for a preliminary hearing.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Miss Sinaloa Woman 2012 Reported Killed Among Gang Members In Mexico

Maria Susana Flores Gámez

Miss Sinaloa Woman 2012 was with her boyfriend and other armed men when they confronted Mexican military in a shootout.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 27, 2012

El Palmar de los Leal, Sinaloa, Mexico - The Mexican military (Sedena) confirmed that on Saturday three civilians, including beauty queen Maria Susana Flores Gámez, 20, Miss Sinaloa Woman 2012 and her boyfriend and two military personnel died in a shootout. Gámez was crowned Miss Sinaloa Woman in February and is originally from Culiacán was with her boyfriend and other men when her boyfriend shot at a military unit on routine patrol in the municipality of the Mocorito. 
The shooting happened around 5:00 a.m. and Gámez, her boyfriend, Eleazar López Betrán and another man were killed when military personnel returned fire to repell the aggression, according to Marco Antonio Higuera Gómez, the Sinaloa Attorney General. Gómez in a press conference reported that the shooting began at a safehouse the gang members were using and spread into three areas in the town of El Palmar de los Leal.
The shooting occurred in the municipality of the Mocorito in the state of Sinaloa. Authorities are investigating, if Gámez had also participated in the shootout or was also armed. She died outside an SUV and a AK-47 was next to her body.
Four men were taken into custody, they were identified as Álvaro Cázares Iribe, 22, Gabino Ramirez López, 23, Óscar Geovani Rodríguez Beltrán, 22, and Felipe de Jesús Ortiz Reyes.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Shooting Death Of Teenager Ruled Accidental

Leandro Marin

Suspect facing reckless homicide charges in Marin's death.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 26, 2012

Milwaukee, WI - On Monday, the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office ruled the death of Leandro Marin, 17, an accidental death. Marin of Greenfield was accidentally shot inside a vehicle by a friend last Friday around 11:45 p.m. at the 1800 block of S. 32nd Street.
Police had detained the friend over the shooting incident. The suspect is facing reckless homicide charges in the incident.

Camero Used By Suspects In Get Away After The Lopez Southside Brutal Homicide

Mariano J. Lopez

Police seeking information to locate Camero used to get away after homicide.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 26, 2012

Milwaukee, WI - Police is seeking information to the whereabouts of a 1986 or 1987 Chevy Camero Z28 allegedly used by homicide suspects to flee from the 600 block of S. 5th Street on November 4. Nearby video surveillance camera caught the suspects fleeing from the crime scene, according to Milwaukee police. Two victims were assaulted by a group of suspects outside the Tropical Latino Club, ending in the death of a 45-year-old man and injuries sustained by a 37-year-old man.
The Tropical Latino Club owner has offered a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect or suspects involved in the Nov. 4, beating death of Mariano J. Lopez, 45. Police are looking for multiple suspects in the Lopez homicide and brutal assault of Toby Villarreal, 37, from Greenfield after leaving the Tropical Latino bar. 
Lopez of Franklin was fatally assaulted at the 600 block of S. 5th St. A nearby  surveillance camera recorded the beating and possible suspects involved.
His friend Villarreal survived, but suffered three broken ribs and a collapsed lung. Lopez later died at a local hospital. 
Both Lopez and Villarreal were jumped and beaten by a group of suspects shortly after stepping in to defuse an argument between his female cousin and a man inside the Tropical Latino. After Lopez left the bar around 2:20 a.m. on Nov. 4, the suspects attacked Lopez and Villarreal outside the bar, according to police.
Villarreal says they were attacked from behind and doesn't recall anything after being assaulted.

Democratic Congressional Hispanic Caucus To Introduce Their Version Of Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Democratic federal legislators to present document detailing their version of immigration reform.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 26, 2012

Washington, D.C. - On Monday, federal legislative members of the Democratic Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) announced that they will introduce on Wednesday a document of their version of comprehensive immigration reform at the Capitol Visitors Center. CHC members, Chairman Rep. Charles Conzalez (D-TX), Chair-elect Rep. Ruben Hinojoza (D-TX), Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), Chair of the Immigration Task Force Committee will present a proposal called "One Nation, Principles on Immigration Reform and Our Commitment to the American Dream." 
The proposal will focus on CHC's commitment to continue to work toward common-sense, comprehensive immigration reform that serves America's interests, promotes fairness and the rule of law and contributes to our economic well-being, according to a news release from the CHC.
The November national surge of Hispanic voters in the country that gave Democrats the White House by reelecting President Obama has placed immigration reform a priority for both Democrats and Republicans.
On November 14, President Barack H. Obama who was reelected also announced that immigration reform will be dealt with after his January's inauguration. He would like a bill that would focus on border security, enforcement including stiffer penalties for employers thay hire undocumented workers, provide a pathway for legalization for millions of immigrants and earned citizenship for DREAMers. DREAMers, undocumented children brought into the country illegally at no fault of their own by their non-citizen parents.
There are an estimated 1.7 million undocumented immigrants that arrived in the country as children.
Last August, the Obama administration and Homeland Security Department enacted an administrative policy allowing eligible DREAMERs to apply for deferred action and pay fees to get federal work permits and legal paper work to apply for state licenses. Under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, an estimated 20,000 work permits have been issued to non-citizen DREAMers, since August. The Obama deferred action policy for eligible DREAMers will continue into 2013, since Obama was reelected for a second term.
Obama's administration in the last four years has deported more than 4 million non-citizens than any former administration. Most of those deported, including U.S. Veterans were removed from the country for minor crimes.
On Tuesday, the Illinois Democratic controlled state legislature will introduce a bill when it convenes to allow non-citizens to seek an Illinois driver license. The driver license bill will grant more than 250,000 of non-citizens in the state of Illinois eligibility to apply for licenses.
Illinois once it approves a license bill for illegal immigrants in the state would join both the state of Washington and New Mexico in granting licenses for non-citizens.
On January 1, 2013, California will grant driver licenses to immigrants with a federal work permit.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

"Macho" Camacho Died After Life Supports Unplugged

Hector "Macho" Camacho

Former three time world boxing champ "Macho" Camacho was declared clinically brain dead on Thursday and was removed from life supports on Saturday.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 24, 2012

Bayamon, Puerto Rico - On Saturday, "Macho" Camacho, 50, of Bayamon was removed from life supports and later died. On Thursday, Camacho a former three time world boxing champion was declared clinically brain dead around 10:00 a.m. and remained on life supports.
On Tuesday while Camacho was seating inside a parked Ford Mustang outside a bar in his hometown, he was fatally wounded in the face. Another man, Alberto Yamil Mojica Moreno, 49, who accompanied Camacho was also fatally shot by unknown gunmen, according to Puerto Rican Police. Moreno was Camacho's childhood friend and was a known drug user. He was previously convicted of cocaine charges.
Police found cocaine on Moreno and dozens of small bags of cocaine in the vehicle he was driving.
Camacho suffered a gunshot wound to the jaw and the bullet exited his face and was logged into his shoulder damaging two vertebrae. The injury prevented blood flow to Camacho's brain.
If Camacho would have survived, he would have been paralyzed from the injury, according to Dr. Ernesto Torres, the director at the Medical Center in Puerto Rico.
No suspects have been arrested in the incident, but police continue with the investigation.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Barraza Bocanegra Led A Faction Of The United Mexican Cartels

Sergio Rafael Barraza Bocanegra

Deceased Barraza Bocanegra was also wanted for a double homicide, including the Marisela Escobedo Ortiz murder in Chihuahua.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 23, 2012

Zacatecas, Zacatecas, Mexico - The Mexican military reported that it killed Sergio Rafael Barraza Bocanegra, 25, aka, "El Piwi or El Comandante Bambino" during a confrontation that resulted in his death, including three other men in state of Zacatecas. Barraza Bocanegra was wanted for the murders of Rubí Marisol Fraire Escobedo, 16, on June 2009 and her mother, activist Marisela Escobedo Ortiz in December 2010. Escobedo Ortiz was killed for seeking justice for her daughter's homicide.
Barraza Bocanegra originally from Cuidad Juarez, Chihuahua died in the municipality of Pánfilo Natera near the city of Zacatecas on November 16, according to Arturo Nahle García, the state Attorney General of Zacatecas. García said, that Barraza Bocanegra's body was finally identified on Wednesday by his wife of two months. He fathered three children with his new bride.
On Thursday, local, state and Mexican federal authorities went to get additional evidence to confirm that Barraza Bocanegra had been killed. Military personnel had been guarding the body for several days for fear it would disappear from the state run morgue at the Public Ministry building in Zacatecas. 
Authorities from the state of Chihuahua were also present on Thursday to recover DNA, photos, fingerprints and forensic evidence from Barraza Bocanegra's body. The state of Chihuahua had several warrants against Barraza Bocanegra for the Escobedo Ortiz homicides.
Barraza Bocanegra's body will be released to his wife once authorities finish their forensic evidence gathering.
Barraza Bocanegra had been living in the municipality of Soledad Graciano Sánchez in San Luis Potosi and constantly traveled to the municipality of Fresnillo Zacatecas where his wife is originally from, García reported.
Barraza Bocanegra was a member of the Zetas and when recently the organization fractured in Zacatecas, he joined the United Mexican Cartels (UMC) criminal organization. Barraza Bocanegra led a group from the UMC and operated in Villanueva, Tabasco and Jaoquín Amaro, according to García.
Barraza Bocanegra allegedly planned and ordered Escobedo Ortiz killed to keep her quiet after more than a year of organizing marches, rallies for justice and accusing state authorities of not doing enough to bring Barraza Bocanegra to justice. 
Last October, the Governor of Chihuahua, César Duarte had confirmed the arrest of José Enriquez Jiménez Zavala, 29, aka, "El Wicked" for the December 16, 2010 homicide of activist Marisela Escobedo Ortiz in front of the state goverment building. The Escobedo Ortiz murder was caught on video surveillance camera outside the government building.
Escobedo Ortiz spend weeks outside the government building in an attempt to bring justice for her daughter Rubí Marisol Fraire Escobedo, 16, who was murdered by her boyfriend Barraza Bocanegra who remained a fugitive.
Zavala was taken into custody on October 4, in Chihuahua city the Capitol of Chihuahua by the Chihuahua State Preventive Police. He was traveling in a vehicle with his wife and two children including another man. Both Zavala and the man had handguns and were confiscated by police.
Zavala led a gang known as the Aztecas that are associated with La Linea, the armed branch for the Juárez Cartel. Zavala apparently confessed that he killed Escobedo Ortiz to keep her quiet by orders from Jésus Antonio Chávez, aka, "El Tarzan." Chávez thought that Escobedo Ortiz was putting to much heat on La Linea for pursuing justice for her daughter's homicide and seeking for state authorities to search and arrest Barraza Bocanegra.
Ricardo Escobedo, a witness to his sister's murder told family members that Zavala was not the murder suspect, but that Andy Alonso Barraza Bocanegra, Sergio's younger brother had killed Marisela Escobedo Ortiz, according to Juan Faire Escobedo, Ricardo's nephew. Andy Alonso Barraza Bocanegra is a U.S. citizen and living in Texas.
Barraza Bocanegra was sentenced to 50 years in prison in absentia for Escobedo's homicide.
In 2009, Barraza Bocanegra was arrested, confessed to killing Escobedo and than burning her body in a pig ranch. He led authorities to the crime scene. But a tribunal of three state judges released Barraza Bocanegra believed to be a member of the Zetas for a lack of evidence, despite his confession and leading police to where he burned Escobedo's body.
The three judges later resigned after a public outcry of injustice and to avoid alleged corruption charges. A federal judge vacated their ruling and convicted Barraza Bocanegra in absentia.
Last December, state authorities had reported that Héctor Miguel Flores Morán, aka, "El Payasso" who was killed in September 2011 had been the actual killer of Escobedo Ortiz, but a composite photo drawn by description details provided by Escobedo Ortiz' brother did not match the facial appearance to Morán. 
Police did recover a Sig Sauer Model P239, 9mm Caliber gun from Morán, which forensic and ballistic tests showed it was the handgun used in the Escobedo Ortiz homicide.
Mexican authorities had offered $5 million pesos ($384,616 U.S.) from $500,000 pesos ($41,000 U.S.) it had previously offered for information leading to the arrest of Barraza Bocanegra.

Ecobedo Ortiz surveillance video of homicide  http://is.gd/VQO3ZO

Barraza Bocanegra Killed in Zacatecas By Mexican Military

Sergio Rafael Barraza Bocanegra

Barraza Bocanegra was wanted for a double homicide, including the Marisela Escobedo Ortiz murder in Chihuahua.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 23, 2012

Zacatecas, Zacatecas, Mexico - Last Friday, the Mexican military killed Sergio Rafael Barraza Bocanegra, 25, aka, "El Piwi or El Comandante Bambino" during a confrontation that resulted in his death, including three other men in state of Zacatecas. Barraza Bocanegra originally from Ciudad Juarez was wanted for the murders of Rubí Marisol Fraire Escobedo, 16, on June 2009 and her mother, activist Marisela Escobedo Ortiz in December 2010. Escobedo Ortiz was killed for seeking justice for her daughter's homicide.
Barraza Bocanegra died in the municipality of Pánfilo Natera near the city of Zacatecas on November 16, according to Arturo Nahle García, the state Attorney General of Zacatecas. García said, that Barraza Bocanegra's body was finally identified on Wednesday by his wife of two months. He fathered three children with his new bride.
Barraza Bocanegra had been living in the municipality of Soledad Graciano Sánchez in San Luis Potosi and constantly traveled to the municipality of Fresnillo Zacatecas where his wife is originally from, García reported.
Barraza Bocanegra allegedly planned and ordered Escobedo Ortiz killed to keep her quiet after more than a year of organizing marches, rallies for justice and accusing state authorities of not doing enough to bring Barraza Bocanegra to justice. 
Last October, the Governor of Chihuahua, César Duarte had confirmed the arrest of José Enriquez Jiménez Zavala, 29, aka, "El Wicked" for the December 16, 2010 homicide of activist Marisela Escobedo Ortiz in front of the state goverment building. The Escobedo Ortiz murder was caught on video surveillance camera outside the government building.
Escobedo Ortiz spend weeks outside the government building in an attempt to bring justice for her daughter Rubí Marisol Fraire Escobedo, 16, who was murdered by her boyfriend Barraza Bocanegra who remained a fugitive.
Zavala was taken into custody on October 4, in Chihuahua city the Capitol of Chihuahua by the Chihuahua State Preventive Police. He was traveling in a vehicle with his wife and two children including another man. Both Zavala and the man had handguns and were confiscated by police.
Zavala led a gang known as the Aztecas that are associated with La Linea, the armed branch for the Juárez Cartel. Zavala apparently confessed that he killed Escobedo Ortiz to keep her quiet by orders from Jésus Antonio Chávez, aka, "El Tarzan." Chávez thought that Escobedo Ortiz was putting to much heat on La Linea for pursuing justice for her daughter's homicide and seeking for state authorities to search and arrest Barraza Bocanegra.
Ricardo Escobedo, a witness to his sister's murder told family members that Zavala was not the murder suspect, but that Andy Alonso Barraza Bocanegra, Sergio's younger brother had killed Marisela Escobedo Ortiz, according to Juan Faire Escobedo, Ricardo's nephew. Andy Alonso Barraza Bocanegra is a U.S. citizen and living in Texas.
Barraza Bocanegra was sentenced to 50 years in prison in absentia for Escobedo's homicide.
In 2009, Barraza Bocanegra was arrested, confessed to killing Escobedo and than burning her body in a pig ranch. He led authorities to the crime scene. But a tribunal of three state judges released Barraza Bocanegra believed to be a member of the Zetas for a lack of evidence, despite his confession and leading police to where he burned Escobedo's body.
The three judges later resigned after a public outcry of injustice and to avoid alleged corruption charges. A federal judge vacated their ruling and convicted Barraza Bocanegra in absentia.
Last December, state authorities had reported that Héctor Miguel Flores Morán, aka, "El Payasso" who was killed in September 2011 had been the actual killer of Escobedo Ortiz, but a composite photo drawn by description details provided by Escobedo Ortiz' brother did not match the facial appearance to Morán. 
Police did recover a Sig Sauer Model P239, 9mm Caliber gun from Morán, which forensic and ballistic tests showed it was the handgun used in the Escobedo Ortiz homicide.
Mexican authorities had offered $5 million pesos ($384,616 U.S.) from $500,000 pesos ($41,000 U.S.) it had previously offered for information leading to the arrest of Barraza Bocanegra.

Ecobedo Ortiz surveillance video of homicide http://is.gd/VQO3ZO

Thursday, November 22, 2012

"Macho" Camacho Declared Clinically Brain Dead

Hector "Macho" Camacho

Former three time world boxing champ "Macho" Camacho was declared clinically brain dead and will most likely be removed from life supports on Friday.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 22, 2012

Bayamon, Puerto Rico - On Thursday, former three time world boxing champion, Hector "Macho" Camacho, 50, of Bayamon was declared clinically brain dead around 10:00 a.m. and remained on life supports. On Friday, family members will most likely decide whether to remove Camacho from life supports.
On Tuesday while Camacho was seating inside a parked Ford Mustang outside a bar in his hometown, he was fatally wounded in the face. Another man, Alberto Yamil Mojica Moreno who accompanied Camacho was also fatally shot by unknown gunmen, according to Puerto Rican Police. Moreno was Camacho's childhood friend and was a known drug user. He was previously convicted of cocaine charges.
Police found cocaine on Moreno and dozens of small bags of cocaine in the vehicle he was driving.
Camacho suffered a gunshot wound to the jaw and the bullet exited his face and was logged into his shoulder damaging two vertebrae. The injury prevented blood flow to Camacho's brain.
If Camacho would have survived, he would have been paralyzed from the injury, according to Dr. Ernesto Torres, the director at the Medical Center in Puerto Rico.
No suspects have been arrested in the incident, but police continue with the investigation.

Hundred Vehicle Pileup Along Texas Interstate 10 Claimed Two Lives

Multiple vehicles and trucks crashed into each other during heavy fog in Texas.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 22, 2012

Beaumont, Texas - On Thursday, heavy fog was blamed for an early morning 100 vehicle pileup along Interstate 10 near Beaumont, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. Two people, a woman and a man were reported killed and about 80 people were injured in the Texas pileup and were transported to area hospitals. The accident happened just after 8:00 a.m. between Taylor Bayou and Hampshire Road.
Vehicles and trucks collided with each other due to dense fog, including poor visibility. Most of the vehicles were totalled and mangled.
The victims were commuting to their Thanksgiving holiday family gatherings when the deadly pileup crash occurred.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

NLRB Upheld That Palermo Villa Inc. Violated Federal Labor Laws

Palermo Villa Inc. must rehire a significant number of striking employees who are Hispanic and pay back wages, the National Labor Relations Board decided.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 21, 2012

Milwaukee, WI - On Wednesday, the regional National Larbor Relations Board (NLRB) announced that Palermo Villa Inc. violated federal labor laws when it fired nine of 84 employees after going on strike concerning wages, safety work related concerns and trying to form a union at Palermo Pizza. The NLRB ordered Palermo Villa Inc. to rehire a significant number of striking employees that were terminated back in June and to pay back wages, according to Voces de la Frontera (VDLF).
VDLF confirmed on Wednesday at a news conference that it will appeal the NLRB decision with the Washington, D.C. office due to the lack of issuing a wrongful labor complaint against Palermo Pizza by the regional NLRB office. Palermo representatives said, they will rehire nine employees who crossed the picket line, but won't rehire 75 others. VDLF confirmed it will continue the fight to get all the employees rehired.
NLRB regional director, Irving Gottschalk determined that Palermo Villa engaged in "retaliation" by threatening to terminate multiple employees who crossed the picket line to join the strike. At least nine employees were fired when they joined 75 other striking employees. Palermo violated federal labor laws by threatening to fire employees for joining a strike and Gottschalk ordered Palermo to reinstate those workers with back pay.
Nine of the 84 striking employees who were fired will return to work and back wages dating back to early June will be paid. The NLRB decision clears the way for establishing and recognizing an employee union, thus possibly ending a seven month old strike and national boycott of Palermo Pizza products. But, VDLF is expected to continue the fight to get the rest of the former employees rehired and the boycott could linger longer.

"Macho" Camacho's Shooting Injury Could Paralyzed Him

Hector "Macho" Camacho

Former world boxing champ "Macho" Camacho shot on Tuesday night in Bayamon.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 21, 2012

Bayamon, Puerto Rico - Former world boxing champion, Hector "Macho" Camacho, 50, of Bayamon was reported shot in the face on Tuesday while seating inside a vehicle in his hometown. Another man that accompanied Camacho was fatally shot by unknown gunmen, according to Puerto Rican Police. 
Camacho suffered a gunshot wound to the jaw and the bullet exited his face and was logged into his shoulder damaging two vertebrae. Camacho could become paralyzed from the injury, but is expected to survive, Dr. Ernesto Torres, the director at the Medical Center in Puerto Rico confirmed during a news conference.
No suspects have been arrested in the incident.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Illinois Driver License Bill Expected In 2013 For Non-citizens

Bipartisan proposed bill allowing more than 250,000 of non-citizens to become eligible for Illinois driver licenses expected to be introduced by November 27.

By H. Nelson Gooson
November 20, 2012

Chicago, Illinois - On Tuesday, a bipartisan group of Illinois state legislators announced that a proposal (bill) to allow non-citizens to become eligible for driver licenses is expected to be introduced when the legislature convenes on November 27. The driver license bill will grant more than 250,000 of non-citizens in the state of Illinois eligibility to apply for licenses. Both state House Speaker, Michael Madigan (D) and state Senate President John Cullerton (D) support a measure to allow non-citizens to apply for license. Also, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn (D) and Chicago Mayor Rahn Emanuel (D), including former Republican Governor Jim Edgan and State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka (D) support the measure to grant licenses to non-citizens.
The current surge of Hispanic voters in Illinois gave a majority to Democrats in state government. Some Republicans in the legislature have also joined Democrats in a bipartisan push to pass a measure allowing non-citizens to get licenses.
The Illinois Highway Safety Coalition reported that an estimated 80,000 accidents per year are caused by unlicensed and uninsured drivers. The total accident costs have reached about $650 million in damages, including $64 million in damages caused by non-citizens driving without licenses, according to the Saftey Coalition.
Illinois once it approves a license bill for illegal immigrants in the state would join both the state of Washington and New Mexico in granting licenses for non-citizens.
On January 1, 2013, California will grant driver licenses to immigrants with a federal work permit.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Poaching In Wisconsin Blamed On Poverty

Poverty stricken population in the state resort to deer poaching to feed their own families.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 19, 2012

New Miner, Wisconsin - During opening day for gun hunting season, hunters near the New Miner area in Juneau County admitted that illegal poaching rampant throughout the year by population stricken with poverty trying to feed their families. No public assistance by the Governor Scott Walker's administration available to families living in poverty, to the unemployed and those no longer collecting state unemployment insurance benefits.
Area property owners found multiple garbage plastic bags containing bones from 26 deers stripped of their meat and the discovery was reported to the area DNR Warden and authorities. 
A large portion of the people in Juneau County, especially those living in poverty stricken areas know that poaching is going on throughout the year to feed families and many know those families because they are either relatives or friends. But, no one is stepping up to expose the need to poach illegally to feed families.
Some hunters agreed that poaching to feed poverty stricken families in the area has been overlooked and no prosecutions have ever been imposed by authorities, according to several local hunters attending last Saturday's evening annual local church Hunters dinner in Nacedah. Should poverty stricken families continue to poach to feed their families in Wisconsin?

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Greenfield Officer Young Resigned After Sexting Photo Of His Genitals To Jewelry Theft Suspect

David Young

Greenfield Police Officer Young quits job to avoid getting fired for inappropriate conduct with a jewelry theft suspect.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 15, 2012

Greenfield, WI - The Greenfield Police Department (GPD) confirmed that a 29-year-old officer had resigned in early September after an investigation determined he engaged in inappropriate conduct violating department policy. The former officer was identified by a source as David Young, one of two officers who talked to a 22-year-old woman identified as JoAnne Fagan, suspected of jewelry theft. 
Last August 24, a tip received by the GPD from a third party that a Greenfield officer had engaged in sexting (texting), which led to an internal investigation by the department.
Young was suspended and placed on administrative leave on August 26 with pay pending an investigation. The GPD internal investigation concluded on September 4 and Greenfield Police Chief Bradley Wentlandt confirmed that Young had sent explicit photos in nature of himself to a woman, who became distraught. 
At first, she wouldn't cooperate with the internal investigation. The woman was actually convinced by Greenfield police investigators to cooperate, which she did. 
Chief Wentlandt received the outcome results of the investigation determining Young had engaged in sexting. The investigation determined that Young and Fagan had agreed to keep in contact, which later led to consensual texting and to exchange photos. Fagan told investigators that Young had sent about a dozen lewd text messages and also wanted to have sex with her.
Young sent a final text photo of his genitals to Fagan after she sent him a photo of her wearing shorts.
Wentlandt decided to file a request to terminate Officer Young for violating the Greenfield Police Department rules and standards of conduct related to an inappropriate contact with a suspect. But, Young decided to resigned rather than face termination by the Greenfield Fire and Police Commission.
Young's inappropriate sexting violated the GPD standards of conduct policy for officers but, is not considered a crime. 
Fagan was never charged for theft, according to Chief Wentlandt.


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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Immigration Reform Issue Will Be Dealt With After Obama's Inauguration

Immigration reform a priority for Obama's administration in 2013.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 14, 2012

Washington, D.C. - On Wednesday, President Barack H. Obama during a Presidential press conference at the White House confirmed that immigration reform will be dealt with after his January's inauguration. He would like a bill that would focus on border security, enforcement including stiffer penalties for employers thay hire undocumented workers, provide a pathway for legalization for millions of immigrants and earned citizenship for DREAMers. DREAMers, undocumented children brought into the country illegally at no fault of their own by their non-citizen parents.
There are an estimated 1.7 million undocumented immigrants that arrived in the country as children.
Last August, the Obama administration and Homeland Security Department enacted an administrative policy allowing eligible DREAMERs to apply for deferred action and pay fees to get federal work permits and legal paper work to apply for state licenses. Under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, an estimated 20,000 work permits have been issued to non-citizen DREAMers, since August. The Obama deferred action policy for eligible DREAMers will continue into 2013, since Obama was re-elected for a second term.
Obama's administration in the last four years has deported more than 4 million non-citizens than any former administration. Most of those deported, including U.S. Veterans were removed from the country for minor crimes.


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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Greenfield Police Officer Resigns After Explicit Text Photos Sent To Jewelry Theft Suspect

Officer quits before being fired for inappropriate conduct with a jewelry theft suspect.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 13, 2012

Greenfield, WI - On Tuesday, the Greenfield Police Department (GPD) confirmed that a 29-year-old officer had resigned in early September after an investigation determined he engaged in inappropriate conduct violating department policy. The officer was one of two officers who talked to a woman suspected of jewelry theft. 
The officer began to talk to the woman afterwards that led to consensual texting and to exchange photos. Last August 24, a tip received by the GPD from a third party that a Greenfield officer had engaged in sexting led to an internal investigation.
The officer was suspended on August 26 with pay. The internal investigation concluded on September 4 and Greenfield Police Chief Bradley Wentlandt confirmed that the officer had sent explicit photos in nature of himself to the woman, who became distraught. At first, she wouldn't cooperate with the internal investigation. The woman was actually convinced by Greenfield police investigators to cooperate, which she did.
When Chief Wentlandt received the outcome results of the investigation, he filed to terminate the officer in question for violating the Greenfield Police Department rules and standards of conduct related to an inappropriate contact with a suspect. But, the officer decided to resigned rather getting fired by the Greenfield Fire and Police Commission.


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Terrazas Sisters From Los Horóscopos de Durango Charged For Inciting A Riot

(L-R) Virginia Terrazas, Marisol Terrazas and Antonio Medina

Photos: Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office

Both Virginia and Marisol Terrazas were charged with multiple felonies stemming from Sunday's incident at Rodeo event in Florida.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 13, 2012

Okeechobee, FL - On Monday, both Virginia "Vicky" Terrazas, 32, of Palos Park, IL and Marisol Terrazas, 36, of Lemont, IL,  the lead singers for Los Horóscopos de Durango were freed from the Okeechobee County jail after spending the night in jail and posting bail. The Terrazas' sisters were taken into custody on Sunday night for inciting a riot during a Mexican rodeo dance and event, according to the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office (OCSO). Virginia was charged with three felonies counts for battery to a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest with violence and inciting a riot. Marisol was charged with two felony counts for inciting a riot and resisting arrest without violence. Marisol's bail was set at $31,000 and Virginia's bail was set at $70,000 and both are expected back in court on December 12.
Virginia's boyfriend, Antonio Medina, 20, of Chicago, IL was also arrested and charged with one felony count of battery on a law enforcement officer.
The Terrazas' sisters left for Illinois on Monday and would not comment further about the arrests, according to their group management.
The Terrazas sisters were taken into custody after a scuffle broke out between a private security officer and a fan at the Agi-Civic Center on Sunday night when they were performing their first song.
The Okeechobee County District Attorney's Office is reviewing Sunday's night incident to see, if additional charges will be issued.
Marisol was arrested for shouting vulgarities to Deputies during a dance scuffle and Virginia for kicking a Deputy in the groin after he grabbed her while she attempted to keep Marisol from being detained. Medina was arrested for grabbing a Deputy, "at which the officer was sruck in the head with a can full of beer," Michele Bell, the OCSO Public Information Officer wrote in a news release.
Los Horóscopos de Durango had just began their first song and set when a scuffle erupted in the dance floor around 8:00 p.m. on Sunday. Bell in the news release stated, that there were 1,600 people in attendance when a fight between hired private security personnel and a patron erupted. Sheriff Deputies stepped in to help security to break up the scuffle.
Marisol stopped singing and began to curse the officers over a loud speakers, which showed an immediate effect of aggressive behavior from the crowd. She was ordered to stop or she would be arrested. She dared the officers to come up on stage and arrest her.
Deputies at the dance floor began to grab and push people around in the immediate area to control the crowd, according to fan video images taken and posted on YouTube.
Marisol from the stage told the Deputies and security to stop pushing and roughing up people (Mexicans) at the dance floor. A fan was tased by a security officer, triggering Marisol to insult the officers in both Spanish and English language vulgarities prompting Deputies to go up on stage and attempt to arrest Marisol, including her sister. 
Fans then began to throw cans of beer and debris at Deputies on stage. 
Both Marisol and Virginia fled from the stage and were later apprehended in a vehicle while attempting to leave the area.
The crowd exited the arena area and began to follow officers escorting the Terrazas' to a patrol car. The crowd also began to throw cans of beer, water bottles and drinks. At no time did either of the Terrazas sisters say or do anything to help stop or resolve the violent situation. A security officer was able to identify Luis Maldonado, as the suspect that hit an officer in the head with a can of beer, according to Bell. Maldonado, 25, of Port St. Lucie, FL was charged with aggravated battery to a law enforcement officer.
Sheriff Paul C. May phrased his Deputies for doing an outstanding job while facing the situation on Sunday. Sheriff May said, "I regret this happened in our County, but please do not take this as an apology for my Deputies' action. They did what they had to do to control the situation; there were approximately 1,600 people in attendance and large amounts of alcohol consumed. There were 8 Deputies on duty along with private security to control the crowd. There were 5 arrests after the fighting started. There were no injuries to patrons that we know off. One Deputy was struck in the groin and the head with a beer can and several more were hit with cans."
None of the Deputies suffered injuries that would keep them from returning to duty.

Luis Maldonado

Lo Mas Perron dot com and Pedro Ivan's Facebook account posted video of the scuffle and arrest of the lead singers from Los Horóscopos de Durango at link:  http://t.co/muPYloXT or other fan video http://tinyurl.com/byav5sn

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Horoscopos de Durango Terrazas Sisters Freed From Florida Jail

Both Vicky and Marisol Terrazas were set free on Monday after spending a night at the Okeechobee County jail.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 12, 2012

Okeechobee, FL - On Monday, both Vicky and Marisol Terrazas, the lead singers for Los Horóscopos de Durango were freed from the Okeechobee County jail after spending the night in jail and posting bail. The sisters left for Chicago on Monday and would not comment further about the arrests, according to their group management.
The Terrazas sisters are facing multiple charges after being taken into custody after a scuffle broke out between fans at the Agi-Civic Center on Sunday night when they were performing their first song.
The Okeechobee County District Attorney's Office is reviewing Sunday's night incident to see, if additional charges other than citations will be issued.
Marisol was arrested for shouting vulgarities to deputies during a dance scuffle and Vicky for kicking a deputy in the groin after he pushed her while she attempted to keep Marisol from being detained.
Los Horóscopos de Durango had just began their first song and set when a scuffle erupted in the dance floor between several people around 8:00 p.m. Sheriff deputies and security immediately stepped in to stop and break up the fight. They began to grab and push people around in the immediate area of the dance floor.
Marisol from the stage told the deputies and security to stop pushing and roughing up people (Mexicans) at the dance floor. A fan was tased by officers, triggering Marisol to insult the officers with Spanish language vulgarities prompting deputies to go up on stage and arrest Marisol, including her sister. 
Fans then began to throw beer cups and debris at deputies on stage.


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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Female Lead Singers From Los Horoscopos de Durango Arrested In Florida

Vicky and Marisol Terrazas taken into custody.

Photo: Lo Perron con Pedro Ivan 

Lead female singers arrested for shouting vulgarities to deputies during dance scuffle.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 11, 2012

Okeechobee, FL- On Sunday, two of the female lead singers for the Horóscopos de Durango were taken into custody by Okeechobee County Sheriff deputies at the Agi-Civic Center in Okeechobee for insulting officers while roughing up dance attendees during a scuffle. Marisol Terrazas was arrested on stage and her sister Vicky Terrazas was also taken into custody for trying to keep her sister from being arrested. 
Fans from the dance floor began to throw beer glasses and debris at deputies on stage around 8:00 p.m., according to a video posted by Pedro Ivan on Lo Mas Perron dot com and Facebook account.
Los Horóscopos de Durango had just began their first song and set when a scuffle erupted in the dance floor between several people. Sheriff deputies and security immediately stepped in to stop and break up the fight. They began to grab and push people around in the immediate area of the dance floor.
Marisol from the stage told the deputies and security to stop pushing and roughing up people (Mexicans) at the dance floor. Apparently a fan was tased by deputies. She also insulted them with Spanish language vulgarities prompting deputies to go up on stage and arrest Marisol, including her sister.

Lo Mas Perron dot com and Pedro Ivan's Facebook account posted video of the scuffle and arrest of the lead singers from Los Horóscopos de Durango at link:  http://t.co/muPYloXT or other fan video http://tinyurl.com/byav5sn

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

30th Wrong Way Freeway Driver Arrested By Milwaukee County Deputy Sheriffs

Joshua Klawikowski

21-year-old man failed to stop for deputies while traveling for more than 15 miles the wrong way on a Milwaukee highway.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 10, 2012

Milwaukee, WI - On early Saturday, Joshua Klawikowski, 21, of Waukesha traveled more than 15 miles the wrong way on West I-94 before making a u-turn and stopping near the College Ave. exit. Milwaukee County Deputy Sheriff's responded to a call that a driver was traveling the wrong way on I-94. 
When a deputy spotted Klawikowski going soutbound on northbound I-94 lanes, he attempted to block Klawikowski's passage with blazing red and blue lights, including a loud siren. But, Klawikowski slowed down and failed to stop almost crashing into the deputy. 
Other deputies were able to arrest Klawikowski after he made a u-turn near Rawson and then stopped for deputies near the College Ave. exit around 2:25 a.m.
Klawikowski is facing a felony charge for reckless driving endangering safety and operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OWI). His blood concentration tested .18, more than twice the legal limit.
Klawikowski is the 30th wrong way driver taken into custody on Milwaukee County highways this year.
Shortly after, another driver was arrested by a Milwaukee County Deputy Sheriff near West I-94 on North 41 after crashing into a wall. The driver was cited for OWI.


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Friday, November 9, 2012

14 Mexican Federal Police Officers Charged For Attempted Murder Of Two Americans And Mexican Naval Officer

A Mexican federal judge issued warrants for 14 members of the Federal Police involved in the August attempted homicide of two U.S. Embassy workers and a Mexican naval officer near Huitzilac, Morelos.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 9, 2012

Mexico City, Mexico - On Friday, the federal Mexican Attorney General's Office announced that a federal judge has issued arrest warrants for 14 members of the Federal Police stationed at the Tlalpan district station. The Federal Police officers allegedly attempted to kill two U.S. Embassy workers (CIA) and a Mexican naval captain on August 24, 2012. 
The two Americans and a naval officer were driving along the Mexico-Cuernavaca federal highway near Huitzilac, Morelos when the attack occurred. They were headed to a naval campound when they were pursued by multiple vehicles with men firing at their U.S. diplomatic license plate armoured black Cruiser. The diplomatic vehicle had 152 bullet impact damage on it and the three men on the vehicle survived. One American was injured in the gunfire assault.
The Mexican naval officer traveling with the two Americans was able to call for backup and other Federal Police officers, including naval personal responded to the scene.
The Federal Police officers involved told investigators at the scene that they thought they were pursuing kidnappers. All the officers in the gunfire assault were dressed in civilian clothes and were driving unmarked personal vehicles. When they were ordered to report to a federal police and ministry government building for further investigation of the shooting, the 14 officers arrived in full Federal Police uniforms and drove their assigned squad cars.
Federal investigators say, by arriving in uniform and showing up with their squads drew a red flag and it was later determined that the accused were trying to obstruct the investigation. 
The 14 Federal Police officers were charged with three counts of attempted murder and damage to property, including giving false information and an administrative worker at the Tlalpan Federal Police station was charged with unauthorised use of weapon exclusively used by the military.
The officers charged are also accused of having ties to organized crime.

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"Common Ground" Key To Comprehensive Immigration Reform In U.S.

U.S. House Speaker, John Boehner ready to deal with immigration reform.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 9, 2012

Washington, D.C - On Thursday, John Boehner (R-OH) the U.S. House Speaker told ABC's Diane Sawyer during an interview, that resolving the issue of immigration reform has been long overdue and should be dealt with and that he is confident that a "common ground" could be reach with Democrats and President Barack H. Obama on comprehensive Immigration reform. But, House republicans continue to press for secure borders and to enforce immigration laws before passing any comprehensive immigration reform that would be deemed as an amnesty bill to more than 12 million of undocumented immigrants living in the U.S.
An estimated 10 percent of the total popular vote on Tuesday's election were Hispanic, which for the first time in history, the Latino voting power reached a double digit. At least 75 percent or 14 million of those Latinos voted for Obama. For a majority of Latinos that voted, immigration reform became an important issue, since most have relatives or know someone that is undocumented and residing in the country.
Immigration reform rallies were staged on Thursday by groups and organizations throughout the country and in front of the White House calling for immigration reform and for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, including the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to stop separating families.
Under the Obama administration, about 4 million undocumented immigrants have been deported, including U.S. Veterans who honorably served in various wars and conflicts. 
In 2011, ICE reported that 3,000 U.S. Veterans were facing deportation proceedings. Most of those undocumented immigrants deported by the Obama administration were for minor crimes.
U.S. Veterans that have been deported can only return as Americans upon death. The U.S. Government provides a plot and marker. Their VA benefits for injuries and other illnesses are automatically revoked once deported, thus violating Congressional laws passed to care for injured Veterans.
The first support house (safehouse) for deported U.S. Veterans was created in October at El Rosarito Beach, Baja California, Mexico by deported Veterans. The U.S. Deported Veteran Support House continues to operate in a Tijuana suburb.
Those Veterans seeking support at the safehouse will be able to get spiritual advice, shelter, food, assistance in getting a local Mexican ID. They will also have access to a phone and Internet, but operation costs such as rent, utilities, including light, gas and Internet have made it difficult to operate without needed donations.

For more information about the safehouse you can contact deported U.S. Army Veteran Hector Barajas at Banishedveteran@yahoo.com or at U.S. area code 626-569-549. The e-mail could also be use to send donated funds through PayPal.

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Dozens Of Latinos In Milwaukee Called For Immigration Reform And To Stop Separating Families

Photo by Zonia Lopez

Hispanics held an immigration ralley in front of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices in downtown.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 8, 2012

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday, dozens of Hispanics held a rally in front of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices on E. Knapp St. in the downtown area. The rally was organized by Voces de la Frontera, an immigrant and workers right non-profit organization in conjunction with another organization called FIRM. FIRM members help organize rallies throughout the nation after President Barack H. Obama won reelection on Tuesday. 
Obama on his victory speech to the nation once again promised immigration reform. But any future immigration reform would have to be approved by the Republican controlled U.S. House of Representatives. Unless border security is first initiated (closed the outlining borders) and enforced to eliminate an influx of undocumented immigrants within the U.S. borders, Congress won't pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill.
Obama's reelection does secure the deferred action policy for millions of DREAMers for the next four years, which is already in affect.
An estimated 10 percent of registered Hispanic voters voted on Tuesday, Obama received at least 75 percent of those votes. Latinos made history on Tuesday and for the first time their numbers reached double digits in political voting power.
Those holding the rally in Milwaukee called for immigration reform and for ICE, including the Obama administration to stop separating families.
Under the Obama administration, about 4 million undocumented immigrants have been deported including U.S. Veterans who honorably served in various wars and conflicts. 
In 2011, ICE reported that 3,000 U.S. Veterans were facing deportation proceedings. Most of those undocumented immigrants deported by the Obama administration were for non-serious crimes.
U.S. Veterans that have been deported can only return as Americans upon death. The U.S. Government provides a plot and marker. Their VA benefits for injuries and other illnesses are automatically revoked once deported, thus violating Congressional laws passed to care for injured Veterans.
The first support house (safehouse) for deported U.S. Veterans was created in in October at El Rosarito Beach, Baja California, Mexico by deported Veterans. The U.S. Deported Veteran Support House continues to operate in a Tijuana suburb.

For more information about the safehouse you can contact deported U.S. Army Veteran Hector Barajas at Banishedveteran@yahoo.com or at U.S. area code 626-569-549. The e-mail could also be use to send funds through PayPal.

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Reward Offered For Information Leading To Arrests In Lopez Homicide

Mariano J. Lopez

Two men were severely beaten after leaving a local southside bar. 

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 8, 2012

Milwaukee, WI - The Tropical Latino Club owner has offered a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect or suspects involved in last Sunday's beating death of Mariano J. Lopez, 45. Police are looking for multiple suspects in the Lopez homicide and brutal assault of Toby Villarreal, 37, from Greenfield after leaving the Tropical Latino bar. 
Lopez of Franklin was fatally assaulted at the 600 block of S. 5th St. A nearby  surveillance camera recorded the beating and possible suspects involved.
His friend Villarreal survived, but suffered three broken ribs and a collapsed lung. Lopez later died at a local hospital.
Both Lopez and Villarreal were jumped and beaten by a group of suspects shortly after stepping in to defuse an argument between his female cousin and a man inside the Tropical Latino. After Lopez left the bar around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, the suspects attacked Lopez and Villarreal outside the bar, according to police.
Villarreal says they were attacked from behind and doesn't recall anything after being assaulted.


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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Sahan Charged With OUI Leading To Friends Homicide

Ihor M. Sahan

OUI teenage driver facing up to 15 years in prison for friend's homicide.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 7, 2012

Waukesha, WI - Ihor M. Sahan, 18, of St. Francis was charged with OUI driving, including one felony count of vehicular homicide while intoxicated and two misdemeanor counts of causing injury by intoxicated used of a vehicle. Sahan on early November 1st was driving eastbound on I-94 in Brookfield when he crashed into a Waukesha County Sheriff's squad on the freeway. His friend, Ryan Petri, 17, died of massive brain trauma, according to the Waukesha County Medical Examiner. 
Petri apparently was not wearing his seat belt when Sahan crashed and rear ended the squad. Two deputies were also injured and both suffered injuries to their head, back and neck, but survived.
Sahan's vehicle burst into flames on impact. The deputies were able to remove both Sahan and Petri from the vehicle. Petri was unresponsive and was taken to a hospital where he died.
Sahan told authorities that he and Petri had attended a Madison concert and had drank vodka. He was taking Petri home when the crash took place.
Sahan's blood alcohol concentration was .135 percent, according to the criminal complaint. If convicted, Sahan is facing up to 15 years in prison. A $100,000 cash bond was set for Sahan.


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Obama Re-elected U.S. President And Puerto Ricans Want Statehood

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama

Puerto Ricans voted for change including statehood and recreational marijuana use approved in both Colorado and Washington.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 6, 2012

Washington, D.C. - On Tuesday, Democrat President Barack H. Obama, 51, was re-elected with 332 Electoral College Votes (ECV) defeating challenger former Republican Governor Mitt Romney, 61, who received 206 ECV ending his political career. The ObamaCare plan is sealed and Americans will embrace its benefits in the future.
Romney failed to attract a majority of the Hispanic and Afro-American vote in the U.S. His anti-immigrant rhetoric only drew minimal Hispanic support and voters. Obama received a majority of the 10% of the Hispanic vote making it the first time a double digit of the Hispanic electorate participated in the election.
The newly elected Latinos to the U.S. Congress were Tony Cardenas, Gloria Negrete McLeod, Dr. Raul Ruiz and Juan Vargas of California; Joaquin Castro, Pete Gallego and Filemon Vela of Texas; Joe Garcia of Florida and Michelle Luján Grisham of New Mexico.
In Wisconsin, Democrat Tammy Baldwin recieved 51% of the vote and defeated Republican challenger former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson who received 46% and ending his political career. Baldwin became the first woman and openly lesbian in Wisconsin to be elected to the U.S. Senate. She will take office on January 3.
Republicans took control once again of the Wisconsin state Senate with 17-15 and are expected to get another seat in several months. They also have control of the Assembly in Wisconsin.
Obama won Wisconsin with 53% of the vote and Romney received 46%. Ohio also went to Obama sealing Romney's fate early in the night after the polls closed. Romney won't seek another political seat, ending his political career.
Obama with 303 ECV also won the popular vote as well.
Democrats kept control of the U.S. Senate by 51, 2 Independent and 44 Republicans. 
Ted Cruz (R-TX) supported by the Tea Party was elected and became the first Cuban-American to be elected from Texas. Cruz joins two other Cuban-Americans, Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) in the U.S. Senate.
The U.S. House Republicans kept control with 238-197.
The Obama and Romney campaigns spent more than 700 million and in Wisconsin, the Baldwin and Thompson campaigns spent more than 65 million.
In Arizona, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, 80, easily won re-election for a six term with more than 53% of the vote. Arpaio, is a self proclaim immigration enforcement policy and law enforcer.
Also, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Bebeu, 43, (R) in Arizona won a second term with more than 53% of the vote. Bebeu was known to crack down on illegal immigration into the U.S. He was a candidate for the U.S. Congress, but dropped out abruptly after the Phoenix New Times exposed in February that he was gay and had a falling out with an undocumented immigrant former boyfriend from Mexico who he accused of tampering with his congressional election campaign computers.
Both Colorado and Washington voters approved recreational use of marijuana challenging federal laws.
In Puerto Rico, a two part non binding referendum asking if voters wanted change or status quo and 54% of Puerto Rican voted for change while 46% wanted to remain as status quo. About 61% of Puerto Ricans voted for statehood, while 33% voted for a Sovereign free association and 5% voted for independence.
The U.S. Congress would have to approve statehood for Puerto Rico making it the 51st state.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Obama Defeats Romney For U.S. President

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 6, 2012

Washington, D.C. - On Tuesday, Democrat President Barack H. Obama, 51, was re-elected with 303 Electoral College Votes (ECV) defeating challenger former Republican Governor Mitt Romney, 61, who received 206 ECV ending his political career. The ObamaCare plan is sealed and Americans will embrace its benefits in the future.
Romney failed to attract a majority of the Hispanic and Afro-American vote in the U.S. His anti-immigrant rhetoric only drew minimal Hispanic support and voters.
In Wisconsin, Democrat Tammy Baldwin defeated Republican challenger former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson ending his political career. Baldwin became the first woman and openly lesbian in Wisconsin to be elected to the U.S. Senate.
The Republicans once again took control of the state Senate with 18-15 and continue to maintain control of the Assembly in Wisconsin.
Obama won Wisconsin and Ohio sealing Romney's fate early in the night after the polls closed.
Democrats kept control of the U.S. Senate. The U.S. Senate will be controlled by Democrats with 51, 2 Independent and 44 Republicans. The House continues to be controlled by Republicans by 239 and 196 Democrats.
The Obama and Romney campaigns spent more than 700 million and in Wisconsin, the Baldwin and Thompson campaigns spent more than 65 million.


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Valenzuela-Rodriguez, A U.S. Marine Veteran Voted In Colorado Despite Being Considered A Non-citizen By DHS

Jesus Manuel Valenzuela-Rodriguez

Photo: Facebook

A Vietnam U.S Veteran considered a non-citizen by the U.S. Homeland Security Department voted in Tuesday's election.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 6, 2012

Colorado Springs, CO - On Tuesday, U.S. Marine Veteran Jesus Manuel Valenzuela-Rodriguez, 59, and his brother a U.S. Army Veteran, Valente Valenzuela, 62, both in full dress uniform walked into the First Methodist Church in Colorado Springs for Valenzuela-Rodriguez to cast his vote. Valenzuela-Rodriguez had vowed to vote, despite being considered a non-citizen by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and an attempt to oust him from the voter registration list in Colorado.
The Valenzuela brothers had faced deportation to Mexico, but their immigration cases have been placed on hold due to DHS inability to prove they are not U.S. Citizens. Valenzuela-Rodriguez could face a felony charge for voting, if the DHS decides to prosecution him. Although, it's unlikely DHS will prosecute because both the Valenzuela brothers are U.S. Citizens, eventhough they hold a permanent residency card.
They have challenged the DHS non-citizen status concerning their citizenship afforded to them by their late mother who was a U.S. Citizen born in New Mexico.
On September 12, Valenzuela-Rodriguez was notified by the El Paso County Office of the Clerk and Recorder that DHS had sent a list of registered voting non-citizens to the Colorado Secretary of State, which included his name.
Valenzuela-Rodriguez challenged the DHS non-citizen notification with the State of Colorado by providing documents that he is an U.S. Citizen and succeeded to be recognized as an American by the state clearing his way to exercise his right to vote in Colorado.
"The State of Colorado says I am a Citizen of America and I can vote. I showed all my documents and they took copies, and for once in 7 years of hell, I was told welcome home you are a Citizen of America. So now, I will exercise my rights and who stops me, will have to answer. For, I am an American Citizen," Valenzuela-Rodriguez posted on his Brothers Valenzuela Facebook page.
On October 12, both Valenzuela-Rodriguez and his brother Valente from Colorado addressed and spoke about the issue of the banished U.S. Veterans at the University of Texas El Paso Campus in El Paso, Texas. The Valenzuelas who have become advocates for deported Veterans had faced the threat of deportation themselves for misdemeanor crimes, but were able to stay in the U.S., until their immigration case gets resolved. The Valenzuelas were born in Mexico to a U.S. Citizen mother from New Mexico. Their father was a Mexican national, but later legalised and became a U.S. Citizen. By birth right to a U.S. Citizen in another country, their born children become automatically U.S. Citizens, according to federal law. Also, they have lived in the U.S. for more than ten years, thus certifying their citizenship.
Since then, they have learned of hundreds of Veterans facing deportation or who have been deported regardless of their contributions and honorable service in the armed forces protecting the freedom of Americans and the U.S. Constitution. 
In 2011, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) figures confirmed that at least 3,000 War Veterans were in process of being deported to their native countries.
The Valenzuela brothers have put forth the issue of the deportation of U.S. Veterans in the national political ring, despite President Barack H. Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney's exclusion of the issue in their debates or in their current campaigns for U.S. President.
On October 13, a group of U.S. Deported Veterans led by Army Veteran Hector Barajas opened the first U.S. Deported Veterans Support House (Safehouse) in El Rosarito Beach, Baja California, Mexico to help other deported Veterans from the U.S. ajust to being dislocated and facing removal trauma caused by DHS and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement when separating families.

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Sunday, November 4, 2012

22-year-old Man Arrested For Assaulting Milwaukee Deputy Sheriff During Sobriety Test

Matthew Sleider and Brandon Bell

Deputy attacked by passenger of vehicle while conducting a field sorbriety test on the driver.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 4, 2012

Milwaukee, WI - On early Friday, both Matthew Sleider, 23, of Wauwatosa and Brandon Bell, 22, of Milwaukee were arrested for multiple charges after they were pulled over on a routine traffic stop by Milwaukee County Deputy Sheriff Doug Burmeister. Deputy Burmeister, a 17-year veteran in the sheriff's department stopped a vehicle around 2:22 a.m. on Friday heading westbound on I-94 near the S. 27th St. exit that Sleider was driving. 
Upon close inspection, Burmeister smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from the driver's side and ordered Sleider to exit the vehicle for a field sobriety test. While Deputy Burmeister was conducting the sobriety test, Bell, the passenger of the vehicle got out and attacked Burmeister from behind. Burmeister was able to use his taser on Bell and then placed him under arrest.
Another deputy arrived at the scene and attempted to place Sleider under arrest for driving intoxicated, but Sleider resisted and had to be pepper sprayed by the deputy before being taken into custody.
Deputy Burmeister suffered cuts, bruises and swelling to his face and head from Bell's assault. Burmeister was treated for his injuries at a local hospital and released.
Bell is facing charges for felony battery to an officer, resisting arrest and obstructing an officer. Sleider is also facing charges for felony parole and probation violation, resisting and obstructing an officer and operating a vehicle while intoxicated, according to the initial criminal complaint.


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Friday, November 2, 2012

Ivañez Alias "Smokie" Found Guilty For Romero's Homicide

Eduardo Ivañez and Stephanie Romero

Ivañez facing life in prison for Romero's brutal murder at vacant southside house.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 2, 2012

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday, a Milwaukee County Jury found Eduardo Ivañez, 17, aka, "Smokey or Lalo" guilty of two felony counts for 1st-degree intentional homicide and hiding a corpse for the April 13, cold blooded and brutal murder of Stephanie Romero, 15, at 2512 W. Rogers St. 
Ivañez, an alleged gang member had confessed to police that he had sex with Romero then strangled her until she became unresponsive and afterwards stabbed her while she was still alive inside a vacant house on Rogers St.
Ivañez will be sentenced on December 13 and is facing life in prison without parole and an additional 15 years. The criminal complaint states, Ivañez and Romero went to the house to drink and have sex. Once inside the house, she refused Ivañez sexual advances, which triggered the deadly sexual assault on Romero.
On April 13, an accomplice and two relatives of Ivañez later showed up at the vacant house, which was used by teenagers to smoke marijuana and drink both beer and alcohol. They asked Ivañez what had happened after noticing Romero on the floor bleeding from her face. Ivañez told them that Romero began to yell and scream at him and wouldn't stop. He then kicked and stomped Romero on the face and began to stab her several times in front of the teens. Ivañez and another suspect then dragged Romero's body to the bathroom.
Ivañez then noticed that Romero was still alive. He grabbed a knife again and then stabbed Romero in the chest, neck and left eye. Ivañez and the suspects left the house and took some items, including Romero's jewelry and cellphone. 
Two days later, Ivañez who lived with his sister several houses from where Romero was killed decided to return to the house and moved Romero's body to an upstairs crawl space in the vacant house with the help of an accomplice. Apparently, Ivañez was showing off Romero's body and the homicide he had committed to other teenagers before Romero's body was found a week later by a different group of teenagers who told their school principal about the body. The principal then notified police.
Before the body was found, one of the suspects with Ivañez began to caress Romero's breasts because he became bored and Ivañez thought about having intercourse with Romero's body, according to the complaint.
Two juvenile suspects involved in Romero's death were referred to the juvenile court system for charges and a third suspect was released because the teenager left the vacant house and didn't participate in moving or hiding Romero's body, according to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office.
Some of Ivañez supporters soon after created a Facebook page to "Free Smokie" because they strongly believed he was innocent and the page also be a stage to engage in controversial comments leading to threats of fights, beatings and insults towards Romero's supporters seeking justice for the victim.

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Rodriguez, A Milwaukee Brewer Relief Pitcher Charged In Domestic Abuse Case

Francisco Rodriguez

Fiancé left the country to avoid testifying against Rodriguez in a domestic abuse case.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 2, 2012

Waukesha, WI - On Thursday, the Waukesha County District Attorney's Office charged Francisco "K-Rod" Rodriguez, 30, of Coral Springs, Florida, a relief pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers with one misdemeanor count for disorderly conduct stemming from a domestic abuse case, which was amended from battery domestic abuse also a misdemeanor. Rodriguez allegedly punched, kicked and beat his 23-year-old fiancé on September 18, according to the criminal complaint.
The complaint stated that Rodriguez beat his fiancé after she accused him of cheating. His fiancé who has a child from Rodriguez called the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department from their Town of Wales residence. When deputies arrived at the residence, they found Rodriguez' fiancé crying and hiding in a closet. Deputies reported that the battered woman had suffered a noise bleed, had her hair pulled, injured an upper left shoulder blade, had a bruised upper left thigh, also injured her left hand near her wrist after Rodriguez threw her to the floor and then began to repeatedly kick her, according to the complaint.
Rodriguez than dragged and forced her into his truck and drove around the vicinity. She pleaded with Rodriguez to take her to the hospital because she couldn't move her arm and was suffering from injuries, but Rodriguez went back home and attempted to take away phones to keep her from calling 911.
The fiancé went upstairs and called 911 for help. Rodriguez was arrested by deputies.
Two days later, she recanted her story to sheriff investigators and didn't want to testify. She blamed herself for the altercation with Rodriguez. She later left the country and went back to Velenzuela.
The Waukesha County District Attorney's Office decided to amended the charges and charged Rodriguez with a lesser charge for disorderly conduct instead of battery domestic abuse. He was facing 9 months in jail and $10,000 in fines on the battery charge.
If convicted, Rodriguez is facing 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine for the disorderly charge. He is expected back in court on November 12.
Rodriguez became a relief pitcher for the Brewers in 2011 after signing a contract. He is making $8M for 2012 as a free agent, according to the Brewers.

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Muskego Police Sergeant Arrested For Domestic Abuse Incident

Chad Dornbach

Photo: Muskego Police Department

Waukesha police arrested a Muskego police sergeant for a related domestic disturbance.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 1, 2012

Waukesha, WI - On Tuesday, Muskego Police Sergeant Chad Dornbach was arrested by Waukesha police at his home on South Porter Ave. for a domestic disturbance in the afternoon. Police received a call for a domestic disturbance around 4:31 p.m. from Dornbach's home. Dornbach allegedly was locked out of his home, attacked a woman and was intoxicated, according to the initial complaint. 
A woman living in the home accused Sergeant Dornbach of domestic abuse and was taken into custody. Dornbach's wife is suffering from cancer.
Waukesha police are recommending charges and the case was sent to the Waukesha County District Attorney's Office for review.
Dornbach was placed in administrative leave pending the outcome of the case and the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department was asked to do an internal investigation of the Muskego Police Department and the incident, according to Muskego Police Chief Paul Gieszler. Gieszler will determine, if Dornbach violated any police department policies after the sheriff's department investigation concludes and results are made available to Gieszler.
Dornbach who is an evidence technician has been with the department for 12 years, was promoted as a detective and in 2007, he was promoted to sergeant.


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Forgotten Americans: State of Economic And Unemployment Crisis

Mitt Romney and President Barack H. Obama

The U.S. Government has failed to provide economic aid for the countless of unemployed with no means of income to survive during the unemployment crisis.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 1, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Today more than half of those American workers collecting unemployment benefits don't receive any benefits. Millions of unemployed Americans no longer collect unemployment compensation insurance due to having exhausted their state and extended federal benefits. They have been left penniless by the U.S. Congress, states and the Obama administration. Unemployed Americans with no means to generate income have become the forgotten Americans who continue to struggle day by day to find jobs, food and earned some type of un-taxable income to support themselves and their families. Neither the U.S. Government or presidential candidates, President Barack H. Obama (D), who is running for re-election and former Governor Mitt Romney (R) have offered any type of temperary or long term aid (social welfare programs) for these Americans suffering economic hardships in recent years.
On Tuesday, Americans will choose the next president to lead this country into prosperity. While the Republican and Democratic candidates for president have promised more jobs and to get this country out of the recent recession, none have actually addressed the most crucial crisis affecting a segment of Americans today. Which is the staggering numbers of jobless Americans with no means of economic support at no fault of their own. 
Once unemployed workers exhaust their unemployment compensation insurance, including state and federal extensions, they fall out of the unemployed statistics and disappear into limbo. 
They become part of an existing and growing ghost population in the U.S. The alarming numbers of the ghost population in the U.S. are difficult to provide or estimate, since the U.S. government doesn't keep track of them once they fall out from the unemployment statistics kept for those collecting some kind of compensation insurance and benefits.
Many Americans become homeless and nomads reaching alarming numbers leading to a growing ghost population. The traditional homeless population has no doubt become part of the ghost population as well and most are likely not vote in the November elections.
They've become the forgotten Americans that have fallen through the economic cracks during recent years. America should not forget these unfortunate Americans that have been left behind to suffer by both state and federal governments.


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