Monday, March 31, 2014

Mexican Fiesta Should Be Kicked Out From The Summerfest Grounds For Profiling And Discriminating Its Own People

Ruben A. Burgos and Alexander C. Ayala


The Summerfest grounds are City of Milwaukee property, thus Mexican Fiesta, including the Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation its sponsor should not be allowed to profile or discriminate its people for exhibiting body art (tattoos) and publicly labeling as gang members with the aid of the Milwaukee Police Department, while attending the festival endangering the lives of innocent victims.

By H. Nelson Goodson
March 31, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - Last August, the Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation (WHSF), a non-profit organization who sponsors the annual three-day festival was exposed by Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) after it learned that for at least the last four years, the Latino Peace Officers Association (LPOA) along with members of the Milwaukee Police Department used city resources and its department intelligence to profile and discriminate festivalgoers for having tattoos and clothing not in good taste, according to festival organizers. HNNUSA reported that two people at the festival were profiled and targeted by the LPOA and police for having tattoos or believed to be affiliated with a gang.
They were forced to vacate the festival or get cited and arrested for disorderly conduct when in fact the victims did nothing wrong at the event or violated any laws. Both of the victims were kicked out from Fiesta and no refunds were ever returned, including being barred from entering the event during the weekend long Mexican festival. HNNUSA confirmed, that both victims were not affiliated to gangs as police and the LPOA pretended to portray as the reason to violate their civil rights on city grounds.
Most members of the LPOA are in law enforcement and should know better then to profile people and accuse them of gang affiliation when in fact they were not. It was a clear violation of the victims civil rights, if in fact these members of the LPOA were in active duty, they wouldn't act the same. 
We believe countless victims were unjustly kicked out from Fiesta during prior years by the LPOA. Mexican Fiesta (WHSF) rents the Summerfest grounds from Milwaukee World Festival, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which they rent the Henry Mier Festival Park (Summerfest grounds) from the City of Milwaukee. 
Since the grounds where the WHSF holds its three-day Mexican Fiesta is city property, it shouldn't engage in blatant profiling and discrimination against its own people that it depends on generating revenue for its operation, staff salaries, funding projects and scholarships for students. This year, WHSF will include awarding scholarships to U.S. government registered DACA students (DREAMers) for the first time in decades, after HNNUSA criticized the organization for endorsing and advocating for immigration reform, but excluded DREAMers from getting any of the $2.5M of scholarships that it had previously awarded.
Mexican Fiesta was created by the Mexican community in the late 1960's to early 1970's to generate funds for scholarships and to include community involvement and not to exclude or discriminate its own people. 
Several WHSF Board members conceded that LPOA controls Fiesta security and they can't prevent the volunteer LPOA staff from discriminating. These two members and even the entire Board of Directors of WHSF do have the sole authority to change policy and to ensure accountability from LPOA, that no laws are violated by it members to prevent any lawsuits for violating the civil rights of festivalgoers at city property. The Board becomes liable, if a lawsuit is filed due LPOA's inappropriate actions at the festival.
Former LPOA president Ruben A. Burgos, a retired Lieutenant for Detectives even denied access to HNNUSA in September, during a press conference about the same issue of profiling that HNNUSA had reported on. They only allowed several media outlets that support Fiesta and are co-sponsors. It only showed that, WHSF and Burgos don't believe in free press and actual news reporting when it exposes their policy to profile and discriminate its own people and volunteers at Fiesta.
The WHSF Board should stop their practice to bar festivalgoers with tattoos at their event and stop using city police resources to profile Milwaukee residents as gang members when in fact they're not.
The City of Milwaukee Common Council, Mayor Tom Barrett and Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. should consider in revoking the WHSF contract to hold its Mexican Fiesta at the Summerfest grounds for their blatant policy to profile and discriminate against members of its own community it is suppose to serve.
WHSF should become more transparent concerning funds generated and expenditures, allow community input to assure profiling and discrimination is avoided during the festival, hold current LPOA president Alexander C. Ayala and Mexican Fiesta executive director, Teresa Mercado accountable for letting it happen.
If the Board fails to eliminate the profiling and discriminatory policy, the community should demand the removal of the entire Board of Directors. Mexican Fiesta is facing a boycott at the moment for the issues mentioned, according to Facebook users spreading the word throughout the Midwest.

Editorial note: An open records request to the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) requesting how many times did its intelligence center was used to provide information to police or Mexican Fiesta officials about victims alleged gang affiliation in 2013 and several years prior went unanswered. The open records department at MPD denied the request. Was Burgos as a Board member following the wishes of the entire WHSF Board to ban HNNUSA from the September press conference or was he acting alone? It seems HNNUSA is currently prevented from covering any public held activities at the WHSF warehouse office property. What do they have to hide from the community it self?

Milwaukee Police and LPOA profiling at Mexican Fiesta 2013 (Spanish version): News Video

The current Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation, Inc. (WHSF) Board of Directors who operate the annual Mexican Fiesta are;

● Antonio Guajardo Jr. (President)

● Gregorio Montoto (1st Vice President)

● Ricardo Ruiz (2nd Vice President)

● Arturo Martinez (Secretary)

● Ernesto Baca (Treasurer)

● Teresa Mercado (Executive Director)

● Ray Bacalzo

● Frank Gonzales

● Woody Welch

● Marjorie Cervera

● Oscar Cervera

● Julio Maldonado

● Luis Gonzalez

● Julio Guix

● Lupe Martinez

● Ruben Burgos

● Jason Hyland

● Diana Moreno

● Asael Ruiz

● Darryl Morin

These Board members can be contacted for information regarding Mexican Fiesta 2013 or WHSF.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Ghostly Image Captured By Security Surveillance Camera At A Milwaukee Employment Temp Agency

Ghostly image shows that an alleged paranormal figure roams inside a Milwwaukee temporary employment agency at night.

By H. Nelson Goodson
March 29, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - A security camera recorded a foggy transparent female figure at a Milwaukee area temporary employment service agency. Staff reported strange happenings and noises at the job during the day.
A staff worker reviewed the surveillance footage recorded during the night over a month ago, when the place closed for the day. A surprising image emerged and was sent to Hispanic News Network U.S.A. by courtesy of its contributor. Strange and interesting find.

Milwaukee Police Foot Pursuit Ends In Arrest For Alleged Battery

A Milwaukee police officer arrested suspect in South side.

By H. Nelson Goodson
March 29, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - A suspect was taken into custody by Milwaukee police at the corner of S. 13 Street and W. Lincoln Ave. after a foot pursuit ended. Police were called around 5:07 p.m. to West Lincoln Ave. and West Windlake Ave. for a battery investigation. 
Several police squads responded to aid the officer who apprehended the suspect.

Garcia, A NY Mara Salvatrucha Gang Member Wanted For Two Homicides Surrenders

Juan Elias Garcia, Vanessa Argueta and Diego Torres

Garcia surrendered to U.S. Embassy in Managua and agreed to voluntarily return to the U.S.

By H. Nelson Goodson
March 29, 2014

Managua, Nicaragua - On Friday, Juan Elias Garcia, 21, aka, "Cruzito" was taken into custody after he voluntarily surrendered to U.S. Embassy authorities in Managua and agreed to return to the U.S. to face several charges for murder. Garcia was placed of the FBI's ten most wanted list on March 26, 2014 for the execution style murders of his girlfriend Vanessa Argueta, 19, and her son, Diego Torres, 2, on February 4, 2010 in Central Islip, New York. Garcia arrived in New York on Friday.
The FBI says, that Garcia, a Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member was dating Argueta and later became his girlfriend. Both Arguate and Garcia had an argument and Arguata told some friends from the Latin Kings and the 18th Street gangs about their falling out. The rival gang members threatened Garcia.
The FBI reported, that when Garcia explained to fellow MS-13 members Adalberto Ariel Guzman and Rene Mendez Mejia that he had been threatened by members of the rival gang as a result of information he believed Argueta had provided, they obtained permission from their leader, Heriberto Martinez, to retaliate against Argueta. On February 4, 2010, rather than go to dinner as planned, Garcia drove Argueta and Torres to a wooded area in Central Islip, New York. Once they were in the woods, Garcia shot Argueta in the chest, and Mejia shot Argueta in the head with a .22 caliber handgun, as Torres watched. They then turned the gun over to Guzman, who shot 2-year-old Torres twice in the head. But the first shot dropped Torres to the ground and he got up again and held his mother's leg when he was fatally shot again. On February 5, 2010, the bodies of Argueta and her son were found in a wooded area in Central Islip, New York.
Garcia will appear before an Eastern District New York judge on Monday, March 31, to face homicide charges.
A $100,000 dollar reward had been offered for information leading to Garcia's arrest. Garcia was born in Santa Rosa de Lima, El Salvador. When Garcia's FBI wanted profile and reward aired in Managua's TV news networks, Garcia decided to walk into the U.S. Embassy and surrender, according to the FBI.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Wisconsin Republican State Representative Rodríguez Invited Speaker For LULAC Women's Conference

Yesenia Eldermira "Jessie" Rodríguez

Rodríguez to speak at the LULAC Women's Conference VIP Reception and President Barack H. Obama proclaimed March 31, 2014 as Cesar E. Chavez National Day.

By H. Nelson Goodson
March 28, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Friday, Wisconsin Republican State Representative Yesenia Eldermira "Jessie" Rodríguez, 29, will be one of the main invited featured speakers at the LULAC Women's Conference VIP reception in Milwaukee. The other invited speaker is Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. The LULAC Women's Conference began on Thursday.
Representative Rodríguez became the first Hispanic Republican woman to be elected to the state Assembly and one of the Assembly Republicans who voted against a Cesar E. Chavez state employee optional holiday on March 18.
Rodríguez hasn't explained why she voted along Republican party lines against a Chavez optional holiday bill that was sponsored by State Representative JoCasta Zamarripa, the first Hispanic woman Democrat from Milwaukee to be elected to the state Assembly.
Zamarripa told Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) that she approached Rodríguez in January to support and sign into the Chavez optional holiday AB783 bill, but Rodríguez refused. On March 18, Zamarripa attempted to pull AB783 from committee to bring the bill into a debate and vote on the Assembly floor, but the Republican controlled Assembly voted against the bill, including Rodríguez. HNNUSA requested comment from Rodríguez,  to explain her reasoning for not supporting a Chavez state optional holiday, but has not responded to HNNUSA or has made no public comment about her controversial vote.
Rodríguez, a Salvadorian immigrant will no doubt feel pressured to deal with her controversial vote at the LULAC Women's Conference, since the National and local LULAC members support a Chavez state optional holiday and a national holiday. Members of the Cesar E. Chavez family are attending the event as well and I'm sure they'll be interested to hear Representative Rodríguez reasoning for not supporting a Chavez optional holiday.
Especially, when Hispanic national pride pride and celebrations are taking place nationally for the release of the Chavez movie, which opens on Friday in Milwaukee and the upcomming Chavez Birthday on Monday. 
On Wednesday, the Common Council's Finance and Personnel (F&P) Committee voted unanimously to pass a annually Cesar E. Chavez city worker optional holiday. The Chavez optional holiday city ordinance was authored by Alderman T. Anthony Zielinski and co-sponsored by the following Aldermen, José G. Pérez,  Robert "Bob" Donovan, Nik Kovak and Robert W. Puente, including Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs. The F&P Committee approved Chavez optional holiday ordinance goes before the full Common Council on Wednesday, April 2, and is expected to be approved. 
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) has not announced, if he will proclaim a Cesar E. Chavez Day for March 31, 2014. Walker as a former Milwaukee County Executive proclaimed a Cesar E. Chavez Day on March 31, 2008.
Also, recently the National LULAC, the Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation (WHSF) who sponsors the annual Mexican Fiesta in Milwaukee changed their traditional exclusion policy to now accept scholarship applications from U.S. government registered DREAMers. The deadline to apply for WHSF/LULAC scholarships is March 31. 
HNNUSA had exposed major and local non-profit Hispanic organizations that were endorsing immigration reform, but excluded DREAMers from applying for scholarships. Since the HNNUSA article was published, many Hispanic organizations that offered scholarships for only U.S. Citizens and legal permanent U.S. residency status students, but excluded DREAMers have since changed their exclusion scholarship policy to include DREAMers in scholarship awards.
Barack H. Obama, President of the United States of America has proclaimed March 31, 2014, as Cesar E. Chavez Day. "I call upon all Americans to observe this day with appropriate service, community, and education programs to honor Cesar Chavez's enduring legacy, " Obama stated. Obama has declared Chavez Day annually, since 2011.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

37 Arrested For Disobedience Acts At Chicago's ICE Facility

Luis V. Gutierrez and Elvira Arellano

Immigration reform rally, march and protest ends with 37 arrests at Chicago's ICE facility.

By H. Nelson Goodson
March 27, 2014

Chicago, Illinois - On Thursday, at least 37 people were taken into custody for acts of civil disobedience at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Headquarters, 101 Congress Blvd. An estimated 250 gathered at the downtown Federal Plaza for a rally and then peacefully marched to the ICE facility where 37 people blocked the main entrance, were arrested and cited by police. 
U.S. Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez (D) and Elvira Arellano were not arrested with the group, but joined the impromptu protest to bring attention to the massive deportations by the Obama administration. More than 2.1M undocumented immigrants have been deported, since 2009.
Gutierrez and Arellano want the U.S. House GOP to take action and vote on immigration reform. The protesters want President Barack H. Obama to use his executive authority to stop deportations and extend deferred action for the parents of DREAMers. 
The impromptu march and protest was organized by multiple organizations. 

Rally For New Jersey Tamil Family Set To Seek Stay From Deportation

Kirubanesam, Jennifer and Julian Anandarajah

Tamil parents of registered DREAMer facing deportation in April and rally set to call for a stay of their removal from the U.S.

By H. Nelson Goodson
March 27, 2014

Newark, New Jersey - Both Julian and Kirubanesam Anandarajah, originally from Sri Lanka who belong to the ethnic group Tamils are facing deportation by April 8. Their daughter, Jennifer Anandarajah is a registered DREAMer who might be forced to leave the U.S., if her parents get deported. 
The Anandarajah's entered the country in 2003 to escape the Sri Lankan civil war and had petitioned 3 times for asylum for fear of being prosecuted and killed, if they were deported back to their country. The asylum petitions were denied by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) due to lack of evidence that they would face discrimination, torture and death, if deported to Sri Lanka.
The Sri Lankan Sinhalese government is accused of killing more than 40,000 Tamils at the end of their 30 year civil war, which ended in May 2009. Most Tamil Tigers had surrendered or were taken alive, but were put to death by the thousands while bound and women were brutally raped during an ethnic cleansing order by the ruling government of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The United Nations is investigating the mass killings of unarmed Tamil civilians in the weeks leading to the end of the war and will most likely bring war crime charges against the high military command, officials and the head of the government.
In 2010 and then last year, the Channel 4 News UK exposed video of some of the Tamil civilians killed. Photos and videos from government soldiers surfaced showing the brutal killings and bodies of dead civilians in shallow mass graves.
On September 9, 2006, Julian accompanied his wife to an immigration hearing and was arrested by ICE. His lawyer apparently didn't file for stay of deportation and Julian spent three years in ICE detention. 
In mid 2009, julian was released and place on an electronic ankle monitoring bracelet for five years.
His case was mentioned to President Barack H. Obama last week when a group for immigration reform activists were invited to meet with Obama. Since, the meeting, the Obama administration has done nothing to grant the Anandarajah's a stay. But Obama agreed, he would order a review of deportation procedures of cases. 
On Thursday, DREAMers and the Sri Lankan community in Newark will rally at the Newark ICE Field Office, 614 Freylinghuysen Ave. in Newark, New Jersey to called for ICE to grant a stay and avoid the deportation of the Anandarajah family. 
The March 27 ralley will start at 11:30 a.m. and will run until 2:30 p.m., according to Communities United from New Jersey. 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Civil Disobedience Acts And Protest March Targets Chicago ICE Facility

Luis Gutierrez and Elvira Arellano

Public officials, pastors, and Congressman Gutierrez plan protest and march to Chicago ICE facility that will end with civil disobedience and arrests.

By H. Nelson Goodson
March 26, 2014

Chicago, Illinois - On Thursday, U.S. Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D), members of the clergy, pastors, various non-profit organizations, Elvira Arellano, immigration reform activists, families facing deportation,  undocumented parents and DREAMers will gather at the Federal Plaza on Dearborn and Jackson for a 2:00 p.m. rally for an impromptu immigration reform march and to demand for the Obama administration to stop deportations. At 3:00 p.m., the group will march to the U.S. ICE Headquarters, 101 Congress Blvd. where acts of civil disobedience will take place by multiple people. 
Elvira Lozano, who was recently granted a temporary visa told Univision Chicago that the protest was organized to let President Barack H. Obama know, it's time to extend his deferred action to undocumented parents as he did with DREAMers. Emma Lozano from the Familia Latina Unida organization also said, planned acts of civil disobedience will take place, which she plans to get arrested along with Congressman Gutierrez, clergy, public officials and others, according to Univision News in Chicago.
The protest and march is sponsored by The Coalition of Faith, Family, and the Next Generation, Familia Latina Unida/Sin Fronteras, la Conferencia del norte de Illinois de la Iglesia Metodista Unida, Asociación Latina de Empoderamiento de los Pastores (LEAP), Red de Oracion, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, (I.C.I.R.R.), United Neighborhood Organization (U.N.O), CAAAELII, and La Fuerza Juventud.

Milwaukee Common Council's Finance and Personnel Committee Unanimously Passed Cesar E. Chavez Day Optional Holiday For City Workers

Cesar E. Chavez and Alderman T. Anthony Zielinski

The Common Council's Finance and Personnel Committee with a 5-0 vote passed a proposal by five aldermen and an alderwoman co-sponsoring a Cesar E. Chavez Day city worker optional holiday.

By H. Nelson Goodson
March 26, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Wednesday, the Common Council's Finance and Personnel Committee on a vote of 5-0 passed a city ordinance (file 131630) that was introduced by Alderman T. Anthony Zielinski, which would allow city workers the option to annually take off on March 31st "as a holiday observing the birthday of Amercian labor and civil rights champion Cesar E. Chavez." Alderman Zielinski authored the ordinance and was co-sponsored by the following Aldermen, José G. Pérez,  Robert "Bob" Donovan, Nik Kovak and Robert W. Puente, including Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs. 
The Chavez Day optional holiday ordinance now goes before the full Common Council for approval on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Alderman Zielinski when contacted by Hispanic News Network U.S.A. on Wednesday said, that he expects for the Chavez Day optional holiday ordinance to pass before the full Common Council meeting in April.
Zielinski stated, that it's an excellent measure to honor Chavez's legacy with a Cesar E. Chavez Day "of a man who is a true hero to all working Americans...who help bring national attention to the unsafe and unfair working conditions of farm workers, and inspired millions of people of all races to join in the nonviolent movement for farm workers rights."
State Assembly Representative JoCasta Zamarripa (D) also testified in favor of the Chavez optional holiday for Milwaukee city workers before the Common Council's Finance and Personnel Committee on Wednesday. On March 18,  Representative Zamarripa attempted to pull a state version of the Chavez optional holiday AB783 bill for state workers from a state assembly committee, but the bill failed after all the Republican State Assembly Representatives, including newly elected Representative Yesenia Eldermira "Jessie" Rodríguez (R) voted against the bill.
Christella Cielo Juarez, a city employee testified in favor of the Chavez holiday ordinance. Juarez has been an active Cesar E. Chavez supporter and continues to advocate for Chavez's recognition and accomplishments.

Video: City of Milwaukee Common Council Finance and Personnel Committee March 26, 2014 unanimous approval of 131630, an ordinance establishing an optional holiday for employees to observe the birthday of Cesar E. Chavez. (Click on item 8 or advance to minute 38 for hearing of Chavez ordinance) Committee video

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Milwaukee Aldermen Propose Cesar E. Chavez City Worker Optional Holiday

The Common Council's Finance and Personnel Committee will hear a proposal by five aldermen co-sponsoring a Cesar E. Chavez Day city worker optional holiday.

By H. Nelson Goodson
March 25, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Tuesday, Alderman T. Anthony Zielinski announced that the Common Council's Finance and Personnel Committee on Wednesday will hear a proposed city ordinance (file 131630), which would allow city workers the option to annually take off on March 31st "as a holiday observing the birthday of Amercian labor and civil rights champion Cesar E. Chavez." Alderman Zielinski authored the ordinance and is co-sponsored by the following four Aldermen, José G. Pérez,  Robert "Bob" Donovan, Nik Kovak and Robert W. Puente.
The Finance and Personnel Committee will hear the proposed Chavez optional holiday ordinance around 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday in room 301-B at City Hall, 200 E. Wells Street in Milwaukee. 
Zielinski stated, that it's an excellent measure to honor Chavez's legacy with a Cesar E. Chavez Day "of a man who is a true hero to all working Americans...who help bring national attention to the unsafe and unfair working conditions of farm workers, and inspired millions of people of all races to join in the nonviolent movement for farm workers rights."

Bigfoot Hoaxter Rick Dyer Moves To Arkansas After Failing To Make $200K On Daytona Bike Week Hank Exhibit

Rick Dyer

Dyer confirms, backers split after failing to make $200K on Bigfoot farce exhibit during the Daytona Bike Week 2014.

By H. Nelson Goodson
March 25, 2024

Arkansas - On Monday, Bigfoot hoaxter Rick Dyer confirmed that he made about $7,000 within 3 hours in San Antonio exhibiting his farce Bigfoot named Hank, but failed to make $200K in Daytona Bike Week 2014 and lost backers. 
Dyer had expected to make $90K per month, but he never provided any DNA or other official data confirming the Bigfoot that he allegedly killed in September 2012 in San Antonio, Texas suburb wooded area was actually real and not a myth.
He will now target and market Hank to kids, that will most likely have parents pay their way to see the fake Bigfoot, according to his posting on Facebook.
He just moved to Arkansas, according to another of Dyer's Facebook postings. He has taken a 90'day absence from the public due to financial and family related issues.

House Of Deadly Rituals, Torture And Satanic Sacrifice Discovered In Nigeria

Photos courtesy of the Nigerian Tribune

Police rescued at least 15 people who were kidnapped, tortured, starved and destine to be sacrificed by Nigerian Satanic cult.

By H. Nelson Goodson
March 25, 2014

Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria - On Sunday, police raided a warehouse in the community of Soka in Ibadan and discovered 15 people who had been shackled in chains and had been kidnapped, tortured, starved and destine to be sacrificed by a Satanic cult practicing black magic. Authorities were alerted after a group who went out looking for a missing relative and came upon the warehouse. They heard people calling for help from inside and they managed to go in and came upon the live victims. 
The group reported the crime scene to police. When police responded to the scene, they came upon seven people wondering in a lot near a warehouse that had just been freed from chains, according to the Ibadan Sunday Nigerian Tribune. One of the victims died at the scene due to malnutrition and who was apparently starved by his captors.
Police raided the warehouse and found evidence more than a dozen people who were chained and showed signs of torture. In other sections of the warehouse and an adjacent building, they found multiple photo Id's, shoes, clothing and other items from alleged victims. They also found rotting bodies, skeletons and skulls of victims that had been sacrificed.
The House of Death was operated by a Satanic cult at a warehouse owned by Ponti Construction Company and an adjacent building owned by the Black Horse Plastic Company.
One survivinh victim was an immigration official who had been kidnapped and woman who had just given birth. Her baby was taken by her captors shortly after it was born. An ID found at the warehouse identified the holder as Rafiu Alamu and a First Bank ATM card identified the holder as Janet Montunrayo Lemo. Police haven't confirmed, if Alamu and Lemo were among the surviving victims.
Four security guards at the Black Horse Plastic Company were taken into custody. According to police, one surviving woman had been held captive since 2008 and others had been held between two years to seven months. One of the security guards, Abideen Akanmu confessed, that he was hired by someone named Gbadamosi who brought people to the warehouse. Akanmu claimed that he shaved the heads of those held captive and guarded them.
Police continue with the investigation and are looking for members of the Satanic cult.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Malaysian Government Concedes Missing MH370 Flight Has Crashed Into Indian Ocean And No Survivors

The Malaysian government continues its efforts to locate debris and the black box from the missing MH370 flight in the southern Indian Ocean.

By H. Nelson Goodson
March 24, 2014

Kuala, Lumpur - On Monday, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced that new satellite images indicate that missing MH370 flight with 239 passengers,  including 12 flight crew members had crashed in the southern corridor of the Indian Ocean. The Malaysian Airlines sent a text message to family members of the passengers and crew that it is believed that MH370 had crashed in the Indian Ocean and there are no survivors. The airlines text message read, "MH370 has been lost and none of those on board survived."
The Malaysian prime minister didn't confirm, if the missing flight has been found, but all efforts are now concentrated in locating the debris where the MH370 went down and its black box. A black box locator called the Towed Pinger Locator 25 (TPL-25) has been sent to the area, according to the U.S. Navy. The U.S. Pacific Command ordered the deployment of the TPL-25 to the Indian Ocean to help locate the MH370 black box.
More details about missing flight MH370 will follow, according to Razak. 

CTA Blue Line Train Derails And Injured 32 People At O'Hare Airport Station

Photo courtesy of WGN News

CTA Blue Line train has derailed at the O'Hare train station,  according to Chicago police.

By H. Nelson Goodson
March 24, 2014

Chicago, Illinois - Police and Chicago Fire Department rescue emergency workers responded to a CTA Blue Line derailment around 2:50 a.m. after it was reportd that at least 32 passengers had been injured. The eight-car train derailed and hit an escalator. 
Four people were reported critically injured and 28 other suffered injuries, but none are life threatening,  according to police.
Service has been disrupted between Logan Square and Western, but two stations between Rosemont and Logan Square, Western and Forest Park continue to operate, according to the CTA's website. 
Buses are being used to transport passengers between Rosemont and O'Hare. Normal operating routes will resume once the derailment is cleared.

Chicago's O'Hare Airport CTA Blue Line train derailment video

Federal Mexican Immigration Agents Accused Of Kidnapping and Extortion In Tabasco

Several undocumented immigrants from Central America were detained by Mexican federal immigration agents, taken into an isolated jungle sector, then tortured, beaten and verbally threaten to pay for their freedom.

By H. Nelson Goodson
March 24, 2014

Tenosique, Tabasco, Mexico - On Monday, La 72 Immigrant Refuge Shelter Facebook page account denounced that corrupt federal authorities, including Federal Police and Federal Immigration agents from the National Institute of Migration (Mexico's agency equivalent to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) have become an additional threat for undocumented immigrants from South and Central America in Tenosique. Franciscan Father Tomás González Castillo operates La 72 refuge shelter. 
Tenosique in a major travel point where thousands of immigrants catch a freight train to Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz on their way (route) through Mexico and the U.S. border. The train (bestia/beast) is known as the "Death Train or Tren de la Muerte."
Almost two months ago, Federal Police officers kidnapped several undocumented immigrants in Tenosique and then were forced to pay for their freedom after enduring torture, being beaten and extorted for money. On March 10, around 8:30 a.m., two undocumented immigrants were stopped and detained by several Mexican Federal immigration agents driving a government vehicle with license plate MVK9154. The Mexican immigration agents took the two victims to an isolated jungle sector where they were beaten, tortured, verbally abused and threaten to be kill, in order to extort them for $2.7M pesos ($207 U.S.) in return for their freedom. After giving up all the money they had to the agents, the victims were set free. 
The two extortion victims later notified the staff from the migrant shelter about their torture and paying to be set free and not get deported from Mexico.
La 72 Immigrant Refuge Shelter staff have previously complained to federal authorities and the the National Institute of Migration about corrupt federal agents involved in kidnappings, tortures and multiple extortions of undocumented immigrants from South and Central America making their way through Tenosique enroute to the U.S. Border. Immigrants are now falling pray to the same authorities that are supposed to protect them from criminal organizations operating along the Tenosique and railroad route to Veracruz. Armed gangs (Zetas and Mara Salvatrucha's or MS-13) ride La Bestia and force undocumented immigrants riding the train to pay quotas between $100 to $300 dollars or get thrown overboard. Multiple homicides have been reported along the Bestia route of immigrants who couldn't pay quotas were either raped, shot, stabbed, hacked by machetes and thrown overboard the Bestia train while it was moving. Their bodies including both genders have been found along the route and railroad tracks.
La 72 Immigrant Refuge Shelter has requested for the National Institute of Migration to launch an internal investigation of alleged corrupt agents stationed in Tenosique involved in extortions and beatings of undocumented immigrants. It has also demanded for Mexico's Secretary of Governance, the Assistant Secretary of Migration and other federal agencies to investigate the allegations cited by La 72 Immigrant Refuge Shelter.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

22-year-old Woman Shot While Sitting Inside Vehicle By Lone Gunman

Police investigating shooting that injured a woman sitting in a vehicle.

By H. Nelson Goodson
March 22, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Saturday, Milwaukee police responded to a shooting at the 4700 block of W. Forest Home Ave. around 9:00 a.m. after a woman inside a vehicle was shot behind the D'Matrixx Salon & Spa parking lot and alley. The 22-year-old woman was taken to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.  Police are checking out nearby surveillance cameras for video of the shooting.
A lone suspect is being sought, according to police.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Police Investigating Shooting In Milwaukee's South Side

Multiple police units responded to shots fired at W. Orchard Ave. and a 54-year-old man was found dead.

By H. Nelson Goodson
March 21, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Friday, multiple Milwaukee police units responded to shots fired at the 1500 block of W. Orchard St. around 7:30 p.m. Police found a 54-year-old man shot in his apartment. The block and alley were still closed around 9:20 p.m. and traffic was diverted to other areas.
Police confirmed, the shooting was a homicide.

Doral Police Deny Access To Congressman Balart's Office And Arrest Medina

Security at Congressman Balart's Florida office were allowing several immigration rights activists to enter and deliver a letter to Balart, but Doral Police interfered and prevented the delivery by arresting Medina.

By H. Nelson Goodson
March 21, 2014

Doral, Florida - On Friday, a Doral police officer arrested Eloseo Medina, the former secretary and treasurer for the SEIU after asking him to move from the entrance of U.S. Representative Mario Díaz Balart's Florida office. According to Lizzette Escobedo, the national communications director for Fast for Families says, security officers at Belart's office were allowing several members of the national tour of Fast for Families to enter the office to simply deliver a letter to Congressman Belart's staff, who supports immigration reform, when Doral police arrived and interfered and prevented the delivery by arresting Medina. Medina was booked at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center. The arrest was not a planned civil disobedience act, but caught the Fast for Families tour members by surprised. Police were called to remove Balart's constituents and members from the Fast for Families tours from the property. 
Doral Police Chief Richard Blom has not released a statement about what led to Medina's arrest on Friday and why Congressman Balart's constituents, who are city, state and federal tax payers are denied access to his district office by Doral police officers.
An investigation targeting the Doral Police Department actions is being called to look into the legality of denying access to peaceful constituents at Congressman Balart's office.
The Fast for Families tour was initiated in California and have been visiting and stopping at Congressional members offices at different states to deliver letters asking for immigration reform. Congress is in recess. The tour is expected to end in Washington, D.C. on April 9th.
In a press release, the Fast for Families organization wrote, "Following a morning meeting with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Joe Garcia in Miami, "Fast for Families Across America" leaders attempted to deliver a letter to Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart's Congressional Office calling on the U.S House of Representatives to bring immigration reform to a vote in 2014. Advocates, including members of the Florida Immigrant Coalition and constituents, were attempting to peacefully deliver the letter to Rep. Diaz-Balart's office when several police officers arrived on site and instructed constituents and fellow immigration reform supporters to immediately leave the property.  While turning away to leave the property, Doral Police officers arrested Eliseo Medina, former Secretary-Treasurer of SEIU and "Fast for Families" leader."
Maria Rodriguez, Executive Director of the Florida Immigrant Coalition said, "We do not understand why community members, including constituents, are not allowed to visit the office of a Member of Congress, especially when he is considered one of our champions for immigration reform."

Medina, a Fast for Family member arrested for trying to enter Congressman Mario Díaz Balart's office. Arrest video link:  Doral police arrest video

ICE Operation In Seven Wisconsin Cities Nets 31 Criminal Illegal Aliens

A three-day weekend ICE operation arrested 31 criminal illegal aliens in Green Bay, Greenleaf, Manitowoc, Seymour, Grand Chute, Appleton, and Menasha.

By H. Nelson Goodson
March 21, 2014

Green Bay, WI - Last weekend, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) on March 14 launched a northwest Wisconsin operation in the cities of Green Bay, Greenleaf, Manitowoc, Seymour, Grand Chute, Appleton, and Menasha that resulted with 31 criminal illegal alien arrests. The suspects were arrested for prior convictions, which included theft, domestic abuse, battery, burglary, child enticement, drugs, identity theft, hit-and-run involving injury, 4th degree sexual assault, and illegal re-entry after deportation. The group also included two immigration fugitives who had outstanding orders of deportation and eight previously deported aliens.
The 30 men and 1 woman arrested includes the following nationalities, Mexico (27), Honduras (2), El Salvador (1), and Russia (1).
Those arrested included, a twice deported 31-year-old Mexican national with convictions for drug possession, reckless driving, identity theft and illegal re-entry after deportation. A 19-year-old Russian national with four theft convictions. A previously deported 31-year-old Mexican national with a conviction for marijuana possession with outstanding warrants for cocaine possession with intent to sell and driving with a revoked license.
In fiscal year 2013, ICE conducted 368,644 removals nationwide. Eighty-two percent of individuals removed from the interior of the United States had previously been convicted of a criminal offense. It also included 151,834 illegal aliens who were deported with no prior criminal records.
Since 2009 to March 2014, more than 2,000,816 of illegal aliens have been removed by the Obama administration. From July 2009 to September 2012, more than 205,000 parents of children born in the U.S. were deported.  Everyday, an estimated 1,009 families suffer a separation from someone being deported, according to 2Million2Many.
ERO Chicago received significant assistance in the operation from the following agencies: Wisconsin Department of Justice's Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), Brown County (Wis.) Sheriff's Department, Green Bay (Wis.) Police Department Gang Task Force, and Ashwaubenon (Wis.) Police Department.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Sotelo, "El Piolin" Lawsuit Claim Alleging $4.9M Extortion Scheme By Co-workers Dismissed

Eduardo Sotelo, aka, El Piolin

Judge dismissed Sotelo's lawsuit claim against six of his co-workers.

By H. Nelson Goodson
March 20, 2014

Los Angeles, CA - Last week, Los Angeles County Superior Judge Richard A. Stone dismissed Eduardo Sotelo's, 43, aka, El Piolin lawsuit case against six of his co-workers who alleged that he verbally abused them, inappropriately touched them, including another one not named in the lawsuit who accused Sotelo of grabbing his groin. Sotelo had denied the allegations and accused his former co-workers of trying to extort him for $4.9M by conspiring to say that he verbally abused them while they worked at his "El Piolin de la Manana" Univision Spanish language radio program. Sotelo sued Tomas Alejandro Fernández,  Samuel Heredia, and Sergio Vera, Piolin's ex-producers; Gerardo Palencia, ex-delay operator; Domingo Rodrigo Ochoa, Piolin's ex-show manager and Bertha "Betty" Velasco, a reporter and radio personality in an attempt to keep them from further exposing his work related abusive behavior for years. Velasco was dimissed at the end of 2010 after complaining to Univision who was not named in the lawsuit that Sotelo had verbally abused her for years. She also witnessed Sotelo urinating in a bottle inside the production cabin while doing a live radio show. 
Alberto "Beto" Cortez who was not named in the lawsuit had alleged in July that Sotelo "Physically, sexually and emotionally" harassed him for three years and had even grabbed his groin. 
Sotelo has denied that he is gay, but his inappropriate touching of a co-worker's groin has raised questions about his sexual preference.
With judge Stone's decision, the six defendants can now counter sued Sotelo and get him to pay their attorney fees. Sotelo also sued, the defendants attorneys,  Richard A. Clayton and John C. Taylor from the law offices of Taylor and Ring in Los Angeles. 
On July 22, 2013, Sotelo aired his last program from Univision KSCA 101.9 FM radio in Los Angeles. His contract was not renewed due to issues at Univision. Sotelo had issued a statement that both Univision and him had decided to part ways. But soon after, Cortez went public about Sotelo's work related abuse and the co-workers followed. 
In October 2013, Sotelo began transmitting his new Spanish language radio show on SiriusXM satellite radio, after Univision canceled his contract.

Villareal, "El Zeta Pichilo" Arrested By Nuevo León Police In Connection With The 17 Member Kombo Kolombia Band Massacre

José Isidro Cruz Villareal, aka, "El Pichilo"

Villareal was taken into custody on Sunday by Nuevo León police.

By H. Nelson Goodson
March 20, 2014

Monterrey,  Nuevo León, Mexico - On Sunday, José Isidro Cruz Villareal, aka, "El Pichilo," a known Zeta leader in the Monterrey region wanted for ordering the kidnapping of 18 and masterminding the massacre of 17 band members of the Kombo Kolombia group in January 25, 2013 has been taken into custody by Nuevo León police. Villareal ordered the kidnapping, torture and murder of the band members because Los Zetas financed the group and then the band began to perform in territory of their rival cartel members, the Gulf Cartel. Villareal was in charge of Zeta operations in the municipalities of Hidalgo, El Carmen, Mina and Abasolo.
More suspects sought in the Kombo Kolombia band massacre, according to authorities.  
On January 24, 2013, the band was playing at La Carreta bar on the outskirts of the municipality of Hidalgo for a private party of 50 people when a group of ten armed men entered the bar and kidnapped 18 members of the band at gun point.
The Kombo Kolombia band massacre occurred at an abandon ranch in Mina where the bodies of the band members were discarded in a well after being tortured and executed. 
One of the band members managed to escape and notified authorities about the massacre. He led police to where the bodies could be recovered. 
Villareal was one of 29 prisoners who escaped from the Nuevo León Apodaca Prison on February 19, 2012, where 34 prisoners were murdered during the escape.

Names of the Kombo Kolombia Vallenato style band members whose bodies were identified.

• José Antonio Villarreal Villarreal, 39;

•  Heiner Iván Cuéllar Pérez, 24;

• Víctor Ángel Santamaría Cruz, 43;

• José Baudelio Santos López, 38;

• Javier Flores Valerio, 29;

• Edgar Dimas Montes, 31;

• Francisco Javier Alfaro Hernández;

• Saúl Reynoso Sáenz, 30;

• Reyes Alejandro Mendoza Rodríguez, 25;

• Mario Alberto Beltrán Ortega, 24;

• Juan Ignacio Herrera Ortiz, 42;

• Juan Tomás Carrizales Rodríguez;

• Ricardo Alfonso Verduzco Sáenz, 27;

• Carlos Alberto Sánchez Aguirre, 37;

• José Rodríguez Rostro;

• Federico Iván Méndez; and

• José Francisco Jiménez Díaz.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

110 Undocumented Immigrants Rescued From Smugglers In Houston

Houston police, Harris County Sheriff's Office,  constables and feds rescued at least 110 undocumented immigrants from a home.

By H. Nelson Goodson
March 19, 2014

Houston, Texas - On Wednesday,  Houston police, Harris County Sheriff's Office, constables and federal authorities from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), including U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) rescued a total of 110 undocumented immigrants at a Houston home. The undocumented immigrants had been held at the home from two days to two weeks awaiting payment for their release by human traffickers.
Three of the undocumened immigrants escaped from the home and alerted police. Police took two men into custody as they left the home during the day at 14711 Almeda School Road and three other suspects as they tried to flee from authorities. 
When authorities went into the home, they discovered 17 juveniles, 95 males and 15 females ranging from ages 5 to 47. One pregnant woman was taken to a hospital. All of the immigrants were taken into custody awaiting processing and deportation by ICE.
The immigrants were forced to live in squalid and crowded conditions, The men were made to only wear underwear and shoes from the victims were confiscated by the smugglers, so they wouldn't escape. There was one bathroom and foul body odor filled the home, which many weren't allowed to clean-up or take a shower in hot and humid conditions. Some of the victims had to use plastic bags to defecate in and used pales or bottles to urinate. 
The smugglers were actually starving the victims, since they didn't plan to keep them for long.
Most of the immigrants were nationals from South and Central America and Mexico, according to the feds.

Milwaukee's Monkey Bar, Jokerz Comedy Club And Mexican Fiesta Discriminate Against Body Art

Rafael Hernández

Two local Milwaukee businesses and a non-profit organization, including their sponsored event discriminate against body art, whether facial or body.

By H. Nelson Goodson
March 18, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) has learned that a local bar called the Monkey Bar, the Jockerz Comedy Club have joined the Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation's (WHSF) who sponsors the annual three-day Mexican Fiesta in discriminating and profiling people that have facial or body art. A recent posted Facebook comment alleged that the Monkey Bar and the Jockerz Comedy have denied access to Rafael Hernández because of his facial tattoos. Hernández was also kicked out from Mexican Fiesta last Summer because of his tattoos as well. Hernández is an educated individual who happens to have facial tattoos and he has confirmed, that he is not a gang member. HNNUSA in August exposed Mexican Fiesta and its LPOA security, including the Milwaukee Police Department of discriminating and illegally using city resources to profile festivalgoers at the festival. None of the individuals profiled by LPOA, Mexican Fiesta and police during the event engaged in any illegal activity or were cited while at the festival, but their only alleged crime was to wear and exhibit body art or be associated to a gang.
The City of Milwaukee or state legislators have yet to introduce a city ordinance or law to prevent people wearing tattoos from being discriminated or profiled as gang members by a business or non-profit organization, when in fact they are not. 
The Milwaukee Police Department has used its intelligence center to provide questionable information to the WHSF during their three-day festival to identifying suspected, alleged or former gang members without providing actual proof during profiled stops by the Latino Peace Officers Association (LPOA) who do voluntary security for Mexican Fiesta. Once an individual is profiled by police ot the LPOA while inside the festival grounds (city owned grounds), the targeted victims wearing tattoos, which are considered not in good taste for Fiesta's family environment standards are kicked out or face disorderly conduct citations, if they refuse to leave peacefully and those entering are expelled as well without a refund.
Milwaukee is a segregated city, police have been accused of abusing the civil rights of its citizens and now anyone wearing a tattoo could be subject to public prosecution by its intelligence center. The lack any action or to address the current security issue by the Milwaukee Common Council, Mayor Tom Barrett and Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn will most likely lead to a major class action lawsuit.
Well, what can you expect from Milwaukee a very backward town, some might say and agree? 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Cesar E. Chavez Holiday Assembly Bill Killed By GOP Legislators For Lack Of Support

Cesar E. Chavez, JoCasta Zamarripa and Yesenia Eldermira "Jessie" Rodriguez

Not one Republican Assembly Representative, including Rodríguez supported or voted to pull the Chavez bill from committee to recognized March 31st as an optional Cesar E. Chavez Holiday in Wisconsin, according to Representative Zamarripa (D).

By H. Nelson Goodson
March 18, 2014

Madison, WI - On Tuesday,  South side State Representative JoCasta Zamarripa (D-Milw.) announced that she attempted to pull Assembly Bill 783 (AB 783) from committee to recognize March 31st as a Cesar E. Chavez state optional Holiday in Wisconsin. Representative Zamarripa said, that "Not a single Republican voted" for the bill, thus making it moot.
A lack of GOP support in the state Assembly shows the lack of recognition and accomplishments of the late United Farm Workers labor leader, Chavez.
Not even the newly elected Hispanic Republican Representative Yesenia Eldermira "Jessie" Rodriguez supported the Chavez bill. 
Zamarripa said, that she approached Representative Rodríguez in January to sign into the bill as a supporter of the Chavez bill, but she declined. Rodríguez on to Tuesday voted against the Chavez bill, Zamarripa confirmed.
Zamarripa expressed disappointment that the GOP have been attempting to attract the Hispanic vote, but failed to recognize the achievments of Wisconsin's Hispanic population and its leaders.
Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) attempted to reach Republican Representative Rodríguez for comment on the Chavez bill, but was not successful. 
In brief, since the early 1970's, the Hispanic population has struggled to overcome discrimination and barriers in Wisconsin. The Hispanic activists and leaders, including the community have been an integral part in changing laws, opening the educational doors of education for all Wisconsinites, despite their economic status and ethnicity. 
The Chavez holiday bill is one of three that Representative Zamarripa is trying to introduce in the Assembly. The other two bills are an in-state tuition bill that allow state DREAMers to pay residence tuition and a bill to allow undocumented immigrants to apply for driver's license permits. Both bills face the same fate at the Chavez bill due to a Republican control legislature in the Assembly and state Senate.
In October, Governor Scott Walker (R) recognized the economic influence Hispanics have in the state and the projected growth in the near future. "Mexico is Wisconsin's second largest export market. Hispanic-owned businesses in Wisconsin are growing at a rate of 7.6 percent, accounting for $2.4 billion in sales and employing 11,000 people.
If Governor Walker is serious about reaching out to the Hispanic population and acknowledges its contributions to state growth and economic boost, then he should declare March 31st Cesar E. Chavez Day in Wisconsin.
The U.S. Census reports that 355,468 Hispanics reside in the state or 6.2 percent of the total population in 2012.
In Milwaukee County alone, about 13.9 of the County population is Hispanic.

Pink Pajama Bottoms Bandit Leaves Empty Handed From Glendale's UW Credit Union

A slender Black male suspect attempts to rob a UW Credit Union in pink pajama bottoms and gets disappointed when all cash is now being dispensed by money machines.

By H. Nelson Goodson
March 18, 2014

Glendale, WI - On Tuesday, a black male in his late 20's to early 30's wearing a fake wig, including a marker drawn black colored beard with mustache and a fake beauty mark on his left side of the face entered the UW Credit Union, 6016 N. Port Washington Rd. near the Bayshore Mall around 1:00 p.m. and attempted to rob it. The suspect wearing pink pajamas bottoms gave a note to a cashier requesting money, but the cashier told him the money is now dispensed by a machine, which cash drawers are no longer in use. The would-be robber got disappointed and demanded for the cashier to return his note. Once he got the note, he just hurried out without any cash.
The UW Credit Union bank tellers don't have bullet proof glass to protect them from gun fire at the Glendale location.
Police are investigating the attempted bank robbery by the Pink Pajama Bottoms bandit.

Man's Last Facebook Postings Ends With R.I.P.

Michael Anthony Richetti

Family and friends in Facebook are mourning the death of a man that was having issues with sleeping and for reasons only known to him, he decided to take his own life after posting about contemplating of doing do.

By H. Nelson Goodson
March 18, 2014

Virginia Beach, Virginia - On Sunday, Michael Anthony Richetti, 43, of Moorestown, New Jersey ended his life at his residence in Virginia Beach after friends and family members attempted to plead with him and talk him out of taking his own life through Facebook. His Facebook (FB) page is still active for now, but FB users could get a sense that Richetti just gave up and took his own life.
It's not the first time Richetti has felt that he came to the end of his life, according to a family member. Richetti who posted photos of weed on his FB page had tried to reach out and finally was able to talk to a friend in the last hours of his life. He even thanked him for saving his life. But as hours passed and family and friends worried about his welfare, his FB postings had stopped and remained silent.
Many posted that they didn't know where he lived and one mentioned about calling 911. Police finally responded to Richetti's residence where his body was found. 
At around 2:12 p.m. on Sunday, Richetti posted, "Sometimes i wish i wasn't here anymore."  By 7:29 p.m., Richetti posted his last entry, "Thank you jim weaver for taking to me for hour's the best talk I've had in a long time you saved my life thank you brother."
On early Monday around 3:05 a.m.  Weaver posted, "I failed you Mike. I tried so hard to save you but I failed you. I'm so sorry man. R.I.P."
Dawn Richetti, a family member even posted, "Mike didn't start out wanting to be an addict, I don't ever recall him saying I want to be addicted to drugs or alcohol."
Brianna Richetti, Michael's daughter posted that she was shocked to know of his sudden death, but mentioned that at least he is no longer hurting. Brianna posted, "Really? On Facebook? I'm shocked. I have no words."
It's unfortunate Richetti ended his life at a young age, but his memory and brief reach out on FB allowed for family, friends and FB users to know that he lived, cared about others, had family and lived his life to the fullest. His family loved him and will dearly miss him. May he Rest In Peace!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Colombian President Santos Loses Bladder Control And Urinates His Pants While Launching Reelection Campaign

President Santos launches reelection bid and in excitement loses bladder control and urinates in front of supporters.

By H. Nelson Goodson
March 17, 2014

Barranquilla, Colombia - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos while launching his bid for reelection in Barranquilla had an embarrassing incident during his election quest and has gone viral. Santos as he became excited while making a speech, he loses bladder control and urinates his pants while speaking to a crowd of supporters and media outlets that recorded the scene.
None of his supporters in the crowd or his campaign aids noticed enough to stop the embarrassing dilemma for Santos. 
Santos hasn't explained his weak bladder mishap to his constituents. 
In 2012, Santos suffered prostate cancer and was operated. He later had a urination infection due to the surgical treatment. 
He was not wearing an adult diaper to prevent transparency of urination or accident while campaigning. 

President Santo's embarrassing incident goes viral, video link: Santo's urination video

In-state Tuition Bill In NY Defeated And Obama Deports More Than 2M Illegal Aliens

More than 2,000,816 illegal aliens have been deported by the Obama administration and immigration feds.

By H. Nelson Goodson
March 17, 2014

New York - On Monday, the New York State Senate voted 30-29 to defeat a NY in-state tuition bill for DREAMers. The majority vote were Republicans. The bill was approved by the state Assembly last month and if approved, it would have allowed DREAMers to apply for state financial aid, including in-state tuition to enroll at universities. The in-state tuition bill was supported by Governor Andrew Mark Cuomo (D). 
The bill provided $25M to open a Tuition Assistance Program to provide financial aid to state DREAMers enrolling at universities and colleges. 
In brief, President Barack H. Obama, USDHS and USICE has officially deported 2,000,816 illegal aliens, since 2009 to March 2014. Most were for minor offenses.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

NM Nuclear Underground Waste Repository Radiation Leak That Contaminated 17 Surface Workers Remains A Mystery

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad remains closed and U.S. Department of Energy federal investigators are trying to determine how a radiation leak on February 14 reached the surface and contaminated workers at the site.

By H. Nelson Goodson
March 16,  2014

Carlsbad, New Mexico - The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad remains closed and U.S. Department of Energy federal investigators haven't determined how a concentration of unsafe radiation leak had reached the surface from an underground depository storage facility. At least 17 WIPP workers tested positive from their fecal matter for americium-241 and plutonium-239+240 in a preliminary test and 13 tested positive for radioactive isotopes from urine samples, a February 26 test result report indicated. Another 139 workers have been tested as well and their results are due by March 19.
The WIPP facility stores low-levels of radioactive contaminated clothing, tools, packaging and other items, which been exposed to radiation at government defence labs. 
The radiation leak was plugged, but the future of the repository facility is still being debated by federal and local governments. The feds want to reopen the repository after they can determine the cause of the leak and the radiation levels go back to normal.
The WIPP repository was opened in 1997 and is operated by thr URS Corporation that runs it for the U.S. Department of Energy. Thousands of barrels of radioactive material composed of recycled used nuclear fuel or waste from using plutonium to fabricate nuclear weapons from the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has been stored at the WIPP.
Since the repository has been shot down due to a radioactive leak, the LANL can't transfer at least 1,000 barrels of radioactive material that is being temporarily stored at the facility to the repository and has a deadline to get rid of the waste permanently by June 30, according to the New Mexico Environmental Department, Reuters reported. Also facing similar disposal deadlines are Illinois, Idaho and South Carolina who can't transferred their contaminated waste (low-level contaminated items) to the WIPP facility. 
The facility has been an economic boost for the Carlsbad area, since it opened, employing more then 850 workers, who have benefit from the facility. But within a mile of the facility, they're more than 100 oil and gas wells operating, which worries many local residents, according to officials. The latest surface radiation leak in the facility hasn't been evaluated to determine,  if any future effects it will have in the next decade. Federal officials indicate, that the radiation levels are to low and too early to determine any effect to area residents and the environment. 
There is a current effort to expand the repository mission to include high-level storage of radioactive waste material at WIPP, but an act of Congress would have to approve the change.
The URS Corporation that runs the WIPP for the U.S. Department of Energy announced on Thursday that it had replaced Farok Sharif as head of the Nuclear Waste Partnership in wake of February's fire incident blamed on poor maintenance and outdated equipment and radiation leak ten days later. Mike McQuinn will replace Sharif and will become president and project manager at WIPP. Sharif will now oversee the transport of radiation waste to other facilities, as WIPP is temporarily closed, according to URS, KOAT7 ABC reported.
The WIPP operates with a budget of $160 million and has 300 employees and received 20 shipments of radiation waste a week before it closed.

La Parada Market In Lima Demolished Due To Rat Infestation And Mass Garbage Piles

Photos courtesy of Andina

Local and state authorities in Lima initiated a massive clean-up by demolishing La Parada Market Place due to rat infestation and removed all business merchants from the market place.

By H. Nelson Goodson
March 16, 2014

Lima, Peru - On early Saturday, an estimated 500 police officers, local government elected officials and members of the federal attorney general office invaded La Parada Wholesale Market and watched the demolition of all the surrounding buildings due to a rat infestation and massive dumping ground for garbage at the locality. Some of the business merchants threw rocks and bottles at authorities, but no major injuries were reported.
Bulldozers and other heavy equipment was used to demolish the buildings and remove garbage. An estimated 59 tons of garbage was removed.
Lima Mayor Suana Villarán in a press conference before the clean-up demolition operation began said, it was not an eviction of the local merchants, but a health risk sanitary clean-up to ensure a rat and garbage free zone.
The city of Lima had been working to redevelop the area for several decades and a green park that be named "Immigrant Park" will be created instead. No city data has been released, if the green park would replace the economic boost it had for the low income population in the area other then, it will be a green park.
Villarán didn't mention, if the dislocated merchants would be allowed to set-up at another location and replace the lost jobs at La Parada Market. The Santa Anita market was finished in 2012 to accommodate La Parada wholesale market merchants, but many remained at the Victoria District market.
Villarán is being criticized for not regulating and providing enough police protection and city services at La Parada Market where people could buy items and food by large quantities. Most of the merchants and workers have been left without jobs or compensation by their dislocation. Villarán is also accused of deliberately letting La Parada Market area run down by not providing services, despite the economic boost it had for the metropolitan area. Most of the business merchants at La Parada Market Place served the low income population in Lima.
Since October 24, 2012 to March 2014, the merchants had challenged the municipality of Lima from evicting them from the market place, but recently a judge dismissed some of the appeal filings of the business merchants. City officials took advantage of the judge's ruling and proceeded to evict some the merchants from the market and demolish bargain store fronts without a court order. 
Malzón Urbina, an attorney representing the merchants told media outlets that Lima city officials, including Mayor Villarán violated the rights of La Parada merchants and evicted them from store fronts illegally. Some people from the market place and children had been injured during the eviction and demolition of the market.
City workers had to remove about 13 tons of garbage from the sidewalks, streets, open ground and around nearby localities that included Victoria. La Parada lacked regular garbage pick service from the Municipality of Lima and garbage was allowed by Mayor Villarán to pile up for days and even weeks.
Ida Ávila Sedano, the spokesperson for the merchants told Andina dot com that she was injured in the eviction process and that municipality officials from Lima were evicting merchants illegally. Merchants will continue to stay at the local until a judge orders us to leave, Sedano said.
A press release from the Municipality of Lima stated on Saturday, Lourdes Collagua, from the District Attorney's Office in Lima was dispatched to the scene to investigate Sedano's allegations that two to three individuals were killed in a demolished store at the market place. Collagua and a medical team found no one injured or killed where Sedano had claimed some victims had been killed by the demolition. The press release also stated, that a 16-year-old boy was turned over to authorities after he was found at a store front without his parents and that no injuries and arrests were reported.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Malaysian Flight MH370 Highjacked, No Ransom Demand Yet

Malaysian government has confirmed that the Malaysian Airlines missing flight MH370 was possibly highjacked, communications shutoff and deliberately made a turn to the Indian ocean.

By H. Nelson Goodson
March 15, 2014

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - On Saturday, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak confirmed that the Malaysian missing airlines flight MH370 had been possibily highjacked, but are looking at all probabilities of what could have happened, its communications systems turned off and was deliberately made to turn to a different direction flight. Satellite tracking indicate that on March 8, when the flight transmitted for the last time and went missing, the flight managed to take a different direction.
The South China Sea search has been suspended, but earlier reported debris found of missing MH370 could not be confirmed by the Chinese government. All efforts by rescue flight and sea teams are concentrating their search along two areas, the northern corridor from the border of Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan through to northern Thailand, and a southern corridor from Indonesia to the southern Indian Ocean, according to Razak.
Until to date, no ransom or anyone has taken responsibly for the highjacking of the missing flight MH370 with 239 people aboard, including the 12 member flight crew. Malaysian police executed a search warrant at one of the missing pilot's home to look for any evidence of a highjacking. 
Authorities are trying to figure out a possibility where MH370 could have landed and hidden along a remote Thailand or Indonesia coast and if the passengers are still alive and might be held as hostages. 

Rick Dyer, The Bigfoot Hoaxter Retires From Public For 90 Days

Rick Dyer

Dyer, a known hoaxter has finished his first tour and now is suggesting that someone changed his real Bigfoot kill with a fake one. What?

By H. Nelson Goodson
March 15, 2014

Daytona, Florida - On Wednesday, Rick Dyer, a known hoaxter announced that he will no longer go public for the next 90 days citing, family problems with bonding, crew disloyalty/abandonment, and payroll set back. His two priorities in the next 90 days would be to spent time with his family, which Dyer stated, he almost lost. In the last three months of promotional planning, media interviews, and touring he wrote that, "In the process I almost lost the most important thing in my life ...My Family... In this process I have made some stupid decisions that I regret," according to his Facebook posting. He will now be working to finish 19 pending DVD's of Bigfoot for 19 customers.
Dyer confirmed, that for the next tour, he won't hire "friends or associates" and those that are hired will get a weekly salary.
He attempts to suggest that possibly he was given a fake Bigfoot for the real one. Dyer posted on his Facebook account, "Did they give me a copy of the original Bigfoot without me knowing?" 
During the Daytona Beach Bike Week in Florida, Dyer was forced to drop the admission price to $5.00 to see his fake Bigfoot. Publicly about his farce Bigfoot has gone viral in social networks and Internet and is effecting his promotional campaign. His is lacking big sales of T-shirts saying "Bigfoot is Real." Not too many people or Dyer's fan are wearing them, but the T-shirts could become a collectors item of the biggest Bigfoot farce ever perpetrated by Dyer himself.
At the moment, he is trying to hire another promotional agent for his anticipated second tour. Dyer is now suggesting by pondering the question that Hank, his imaginary first kill was replace with a fake Bigfoot. Dyer could very well test the farce specimen that he has in his possession to see, if in fact, he was cheated and was given a fake Bigfoot. 
Dyer continues to say that he killed a second Bigfoot at the same time (September 6, 2012) he allegedly shot the first one in San Antonio, Texas. Maybe, the second Bigfoot was also replaced by a fake one as well. Dyer should have both fake Bigfoots tested!
He mentioned that in Texas, he made a kill and lots of money, but during Daytona Beach Bike Week 2014, the bikers weren't that naive as those Texans in Houston and in charity events in San Antonio. Dyer claimed at least 70,000 people saw the farce Bigfoot called Hank in two days in Texas, according to Larry Perkins, whose encounter with Dyer in Daytona Beach was posted in the Bigfoot Tracker News blog. At $20 per person in Texas, Dyer probably made an estimated $1.4M or did he? The IRS would no doubt want its share.
Some Dyer critics suggested that he paid about $6,000 for the fake Bigfoot and adding another $6,000 for the second one that Dyer says, he killed. Dyer confirmed, that he paid $12,000 to remodel his Bigfoot exhibit hauling trailer. So far, Dyer has allegedly spent more than $24,000 and additional thousands in other items to promote his farce Bigfoot and was hoping to clear about $90,000 per month. He failed to attract major sponsors for the scheme.
It seems, Dyer is getting into deep debt and might be forced to file for bankruptcy,  since his latest hoax is not cashing in the big bucks that he expected.

Rick Dyer's Facebook response to an inquiry about testing a Bigfoot specimen in the state of Washington.

Update: Bigfoot hoaxter Rick Dyer confirmed on Monday (3/24/2014) that he made about $7,000 within 3 hours in San Antonio, but failed to make $200K in Daytona Bike week and lost backers. He now moved to Arkansas.

Owens Charged With Capital Murder For Killing Two Victims With Vehicle During The SXSW Music Festival

Rashad Charjuan Owens

Owens facing at least 23 counts of aggravated assault with a vehicle for driving through a crowed street festival.

By H. Nelson Goodson
March 15, 2013

Austin, Texas - On Friday, Rashad Charjuan Owens, 21, of Killeen was charged with one count of Capital Murder for last Thursday death of Steven Craemeher, 35, and Jamie Ranae West, 27, at the South and South West Music Festival. On early Thursday around 12:30 a.m., Owens a suspected DWI driver failed to stop after police attempted to pull him near a gas station. He managed to maneuver through parked vehicles at a gas station and fled the wrong way in a one-way street. Owens then crashed through a barricade into a street crowd in front of the Mohawk, a local nightclub at 10th Street and Red River Street during the South and Southwest Music Concert. At least two people died, Craemehr who was riding a bicycle and West who was driving a moped and 23 other victims suffered injuries. They were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment, according to Austin's Police Chief Art Acevedo. Three victims remained in critical condition.
Owens allegedly accelerated in a high speed going the wrong way in a one-way street and drove through a crowd on Red River Street injuring at least 23 people. He then crashed into a cab and a van. Both Craemehr and West died at the scene. 
Owens after crashing stopped and attempted to flee, but was tased by a police officer and taken into custody. He is facing 23 counts of aggravated assault by a vehicle, Chief Acevedo stated.
The South and Southwest Musical Festival is a popular five day event that attracts more than 30,000 festivalgoers. 

Friday, March 14, 2014

Border Patrol Agent Commits Suicide After Raping Three Honduran Nationals In South Texas

Esteban Manzanares

FBI find Border Patrol agent with self inflicted gunshot wound at his Mission Texas home and rescued a 14-year-old Honduran girl.

By H. Nelson Goodson
March 14, 2014

Mission, Texas - On Thursday, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents rescued a 14-year-old undocumented Honduran girl who was kidnapped on late afternoon Wednesday shortly after crossing illegally into the U.S. near the Rio Grande River. The girl crossed the border illegally with her mother and another 14-year-old girl when Border Patrol Agent Manzanares took them into custody. 
While in custody, Manzanares sexually assaulted the mother and a 14-year-old girl and then attempted to kill them. The young girl lost consciousness when he tried to break her neck and the woman was left for dead after cutting her wrists. Other border patrol agents doing a routine patrol in the area found the woman near the border alive and later found the girl alive also. They told the agents that another agent had sexually assaulted them and left for dead.
The FBI and a Mission Police Department SWAT team went to Manzanares home at the 4700 block of South Shary Road where they heard a gunshot fired. When they entered the home, they found Manzanares dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. FBI agents found the 14-year-girl bound, with a sock in her mouth, injured and with her wrists cut, but alive. She told agents that Manzanares had kidnapped her from the border on Wednesday and sexually assaulted her after he got off work just before midnight going into Thursday.
The three females are from Honduras and had crossed over to the U.S. illegally on Wednesday. 
FBI agents are investigating,  if Manzanares is involved with other sexual assaults in the area of undocumented women.
Manzaneras was hired as a Border Patrol agent in 2008 and recently had filed for a divorce. The divorce came final at the end of January. He has two children, a 1-year-old daughter and a 6-year-old son.

Nazario Moreno Photos Show Signs Of Torture And Being Beaten Before Fatally Shot By Mexican Marines

Nazario Moreno González, aka, El Chayo, El Doctor or El Más Loco

Newly released photos of El Chayo indicate he was tortured and beaten before being killed by Mexican Marines.

By H. Nelson Goodson
March 14, 2014

Apatzingán, Michoacán, Mexico - On Friday, multiple posted photos of Nazario Moreno González, aka, "El Chayo, El Doctor or El Más Loco" by Valor por Michoacán SDR show signs of torture and being beaten before being fatally shot by Mexican Marines. Moreno was using a driver's license with the name Faustino González Andrade, 31, and an electorial voting registration card with his residence in city of Cuauhtemoc in the Federal District of Mexico.
On March 9, Moreno González was killed in Naranjo de Chila in the municipality of La Aguililla during a confrontation with Mexican Marines. Monte Alejandro Rubido, the Federal Public Safety Chief confirmed that Moreno González was killed after he resisted arrest and fired upon Mexican Marines, who returned fire and fatally shot him. 
Also, Tomas Zeron, the chief of investigations for the Federal Attorney General's Office confirmed that fingerprints taken from the body of the suspected Caballeros Templarios druglord Moreno González positively identified him as El Chayo.
El Chayo had been reported killed in December 2010 by the former President Felipe Calderón's administration. 
Moreno González was the founder of La Familia Michoacán and leader of the Caballeros Templarios. 
Moreno González had a bounty of $30M pesos ($2.4M U.S.) by the Mexican government and a $5M dollar reward by the U.S. government. 

Milk And Food Shortage Turns Chaotic At Merida Supermarket In Venezuela

Milk, flour, bread and gas shortages being reported throughout Venezuela.

By H. Nelson Goodson
March 14, 2014

Mérida, Venezuela - On Thursday in Mérida, Venezuela a crowd outside a supermarket waited for a truck loaded with kilos of milk to be unloaded. The crowd got impatient and began to fight for a kilo (liter/litre) of milk until the truck was forced to leave and someone yelled "no more milk." Also in Miranda, Yaracuy and Caracas a shortage of bread, flour and gas have been reported causing chaos and fighting among those waiting for hours to buy or get food.
The Venezuela government has reported at least 28 deaths since, the people began protesting against President Maduro and his government for a high murder rate, food shortages and economic crisis,  including human rights violations and cold blooded murders by government forces.

Mérida supermarket crowd turns chaotic and ignites fighting over a liter (litre) of milk at link Milk fight video

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Former Common Council President Remains Without A Job Due To Conflict Of Interest Fed Policy

Willie L. Hines Jr.

Hines Jr. is currently out of job due to a city Housing Authority and fed policy that would require him to wait a year before being hired.

By H. Nelson Goodson
March 13, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - Willie L. Hines Jr. is currently out of a job after resigning as the Milwaukee Common Council president and his 15th District Aldermanic job at the end of January. Hines Jr. began working for the Housing Authority on February 3, but was taken off the job after the U.S. Department of Housing of Urban Development (HUD) Wisconsin Public Housing program refused to accept his hiring citing a conflict-of-interest issue and no good cause to grant Hines Jr. a waiver to be hired. 
Hines Jr. has been out of a job since after February 3, and would have been making $120K a year with the Housing Authority. 
Hines Jr. was the chairman of the city Housing Authority Board, but didn't set a resignation date from the board. He would have to wait until February 2015 to get hired. On Tuesday, the city Housing Authority requested again for HUD to grant a waiver from the conflict-of-interest policy that prevents Hines Jr. from taking the position with the Housing Authority. It will take about 30 to 60 days for HUD to decide whether Hines Jr. will be granted a waiver. 
Hines Jr. as board chairman of the Housing Authority should have known of the conflict-of-interest policy before resigning from the Common Council. 
Hines Jr. was briefly the new associate director for the city's Housing Authority. 

Wage Dispute Between Rivera And Lopez From Nfoque Latino Radio Program Settled

Zonia Lopez and Luis Rivera

A wage dispute of $600 has been settled between Nfoque Latino radio host and former account manager.

By H. Nelson Goodson
March 13, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday, Luis Rivera, a former Nfoque Latino account manager who engaged in a public and social network wage dispute with Nfoque Latino radio host Zonia Lopez announced the dispute has been settled. Rivera posted in his Facebook account a retraction and apologized for his actions, but apparently got his wage dispute resolved. Rivera had said, all he wanted was the $600.00 that was owed to him by Lopez.
Lopez had stated, Rivera was working on commission and didn't owe him anything. The wage dispute centered on the public character's of both Rivera and Lopez, which went viral on Facebook and a mass e-mail mailing to more than 206 people in Mikwaukee's Latino community. 
Rivera has since removed all posted comments, including one on Wednesday alleging that Lopez had received funds from a Latino Organization, eventhough Lopez had not filed for a 501-C3 non-profit status. That allegation might have triggered a resolution in the Lopez-Rivera wage dispute?
Rivera when contacted on Wednesdsy would not comment and attempts to contact Lopez failed. Lopez did not returned a call to Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA).
One thing for sure, Rivera had said, that he wouldn't retract unless he resolved his wage dispute, apparently he succeeded. 
Lopez had filed a police report about Rivera hacking into her Nfoque Latino e-mail account, but Rivera had said, he had access while he managed the Nfoque Latino programing and scheduling of guests among other duties. Rivera told HNNUSA, that a Milwaukee police officer had called him and adviced him to file a civil lawsuit against Lopez and not to bother her.
Since, Rivera was dismissed by Lopez, she changed the password of the e-mail account.