Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Law Abiding Citizen's Self Defense Action Sparks Controversy Between Local Newspaper And Sheriff Clarke's Speech At NRA

David A. Clarke Jr.

Sheriff Clarke response to "reporter" of "opinion" story online today in Milwaukee Sentinel Journal.

By H. Nelson Goodson
April 30, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Wednesday, Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. responded to Bruce Veilmetti, a column writer for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel who wrote a piece criticizing Sheriff Clarke for his NRA speech that brought cheers from its members in favor of law abiding citizens defending and protecting their lives by using their Conceal Carry weapon to neutralize the death threat. Sheriff Clarke wrote in the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office Facebook page, " Bruce, News/Talk1130 WISN radio program host Mark Belling did a segment on your weird article that appeared online in Sentinel Journal today regarding my speech at the NRA national convention. Your objective obviously was to get your kick in by somehow discrediting my appearance or take some of the luster off what was overall well-received nationwide. You didn't like that, did you? I think you did that after my appearance at CPAC in January.
"Mark Belling indicated on air that he sent you an email asking about your column and whether it was a news story or an editorial piece as it drifted back and forth between the two. He said on the air that you never responded.
"I find that incredible. You and your colleagues at Sentinel Journal call my office frequently demanding comment about some story you are doing with the tag that your deadline is that very afternoon. You then go to print if we don't drop what we are doing to answer your call and you write that we didn't respond to a call for comment.
"Why didn't you get back to Mark Belling and answer his email? Are you planning to get back to him? He'll share it with his listeners. Unlike you, he's fair that way. I think you're afraid because you know that he knows what your story was really about. It was to paint NRA members in a negatively biased manner since you could not disparage me directly. It stems from your anti-gun bias.
"The arrogance of you expecting my office to get back to you in a quick fashion when you have questions, but you do not expect to have to do the same, is profound. Apparently what is good for the goose is not good for the gander in your elitist world.
"Next time you write a hit piece on me and write that I did not respond, you should tell readers that you have done the same thing in not getting back to radio show host Mark Belling."

Welcome to my world.
Sheriff Clarke

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke addresses the crowd at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum, an event of the 2014 NRA Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana. Aired on 4/25/2014, speech video link: http://youtu.be/OJBnAlE7ix4


Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article by Bruce Veilmetti at link: http://alturl.com/qzctn

56-year-old Man Held On $1M Bond For Sexually Assaulting 9-month-old Baby In North Carolina

Michael McCord Crowder

Gaston County police arrested a 56-year-old man for sexually assaulting a baby and assaulting several women at a party.

By H. Nelson Goodson
April 30, 2014

Gastonia, North Carolina - On Sunday, Gaston County police took Michael McCord Crowder, 56, of Gastonia into custody after allegedly assaulting a 30-year-old woman and second woman, including sexual assault of a 9-month-old baby. The 30-year-old woman told police that Crowder had to much to drink and had attempted to pull her pants down multiple times at a birthday party. She told him to quit, but he finally managed to pulled her pants down in front of those attending the party.
She then noticed Crowder fondle a 9-year-baby that another woman was holding during a card game and saw him insert his hand inside the diaper to touch the child's private parts. That's when the 30-year-old woman got up and began to beat on Crowder face.
The woman admitted to police that she gave Crowder several black eyes for inappropriately touching the child, according to the police report. 
Crowder is been held on a $1M bond and is charged with first-degree sexual assault and battery.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Tijuana's Deported Veterans Support House Inauguration Set For May

Support house for deported U.S. Veterans will hold its inauguration. 

By H. Nelson Goodson
April 29, 2014

Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico - On Saturday,  the Deported Veterans Support House (DVSH) will celebrate its inauguration, Hector Barajas, Director of the DVSH announced. Barajas a deported U.S. Veteran himself posted on his Facebook account that, the DVSH allows recently deported Veterans to temporarily stay at the house as they become adjusted and can cope with their deportation status. The DVSH is the first of its kind and has become known as the "Bunker." It is used by deported Veterans as a center to stay in contact with other Veterans and as a resource center for information, aid and counseling through religious awareness, including a suicide preventive initiative for those in crisis situations. Their philosophy stems from "No Men Left Behind" acquired through military service training.
Most of the deported U.S. Veterans are stripped from their Congressional right to collect earned pensions and medical benefits once they're deported. Those that quality for the Veterans Administration (VA) benefits must be present at a U.S. VA during an appointment for benefits, which none can be present due to their deportation status and severe penalties for returning to the U.S. illegally to claim VA benefits.
Barajas is one of those that quality for VA benefits, but is required to be in the U.S. to claim his benefits. The VA won't set an appointment for Barajas because he can't cross into the U.S. legally.
The VA has a Foreign Medical Program, but most deported Veterans don't qualify because they don't have any ratings to apply. No statistics have been released by the VA to show how many of the thousands of deported Veterans apply through the program.
On April 21, decorated war hero Army Sergeant Hector Barrios, 70, passed away in Tijuana and since he was deported had tried to get his medical benefits for a head injuring that he received while serving in Vietnam. Barrios died in poverty and never received VA benefits. Most of the Veterans have been deported for a criminal offense, whether a minor conviction.
The DVSH inauguration will be held on May 3, 2014 beginning at noon to 6:00 p.m. at:

2ndo Pizo arriva de Baja Gym 
3rd st and 5 de Mayo 
Calle 3cera #7592 
Zona Centro, Tijuana BC Mexico

For more information, Barajas can be contacted at U.S. 626-569-5491 or at Mex. 664-504-7592, and e-mail at Banishedveteran@yahoo.com. Also Gaba Cortes, Media Relations can be contacted at e-mail rutamigrantecinema@gmail.com, 664-142-6703.

Wisconsin Voter ID Law Struck Down By Federal Judge Lynn Adelman

Wisconsin's voter ID law keeps Afro-American, Hispanics and poor from voting because they would most likely lack proper birth documents to get a state issued ID to vote, according to federal Judge Lynn Adelman.

By H. Nelson Goodson
April 29, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - Another blow to the GOP (Republican) controlled Wisconsin legislature and Governor Scott Walker (R), on Tuesday U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman ruled in a 90-page ruling that the Wisconsin Voter ID Act 23 Law, which was passed in May 2011 was unconstitutional and burden minorities and poor from getting IDs to vote. Judge Adelman determined that the Republican controlled legislature wrongly passed a law that would keep minorities (Afro-American and Hispanics) and poor from getting their state issued IDs because it would be most likely they could not acquire proper birth documents to apply for a state ID.
Judge Aldelman wrote, "First, I give an overview of the relevant provisions of Act 23. Second, I address the Frank plaintiffs' claim that Act 23 violates the Fourteenth Amendment because it imposes substantial burdens on the many eligible voters who do not currently possess photo IDs, and because such burdens are not justified by the state interests that Act 23 purports to serve. Third, I address the plaintiffs' claim that Act 23 violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act because it has a disproportionate impact on the voting rights of Blacks and Latinos."
The lawsuit was filed by the Wisconsin American Civil Liberties Union, the League of United Latin American Citizens and multiple residents of the state.
The state ID law took effect in a 2012 primary and was later declared unconstitutional by a Dane County judge in another lawsuit.
In press release, Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen (R) issued the following statement in response to the decision released by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin in the case of Ruthelle Frank, et al. v. Scott Walker, et al. and League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) of Wisconsin, et al. v. David G. Deininger, et al. "I am disappointed with the order and continue to believe Wisconsin's law is constitutional.  We will appeal," Van Hollen stated.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Solorio, Mayor From Lazaro Cardenas Arrested For Corruption In Michoacan

Arquímides Oseguera Solorio

Solorio tied to the Caballeros Templarios Cartel.

By H. Nelson Goodson
April 28, 2014

Lázaro, Cárdenas, Michoacan, Mexico - On Monday, Mayor Arquímides Oseguera Solorio from the municipality of Lázaro Cárdenas was taken in custody by law enforcement officials from the State Attorney's Office from Michoacan. Solorio is accused of having ties with the leadership of the Caballeros Templarios Cartel and allegedly was involved in kidnappings and extortions, according to the initial investigation by state authorities and Alfredo Castillo Cervantes, the State of Michoacan Security Commissioner. 
Solorio was elected as Mayor on April 13 under the Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD). He was taken to the Mexican federal attorney's office of organized crime and delinquency investigation bureau for questioning concerning the alleged crimes against Solorio.
 

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Thousands Of Native Americans And Supporters Gathered At The National Mall To Protest The Keystone XL Pipeline

Photos courtesy of Reject and Protect org.

An alliance made up of both Native Americans and Cowboys, including ranchers, farmers, tribal leaders and supporters gathered to push President Obama to reject or veto the Keystone XL Pipeline and protect mother earth.

By H. Nelson Goodson
April 27, 2024

Washington, D.C. - On Saturday, thousands of Native Americans and supporters gathered at the Washington National Mall to protest the Keystone XL Pipeline. An alliance made of both Cowboys and Native Americans want President Barack H. Obama to the reject or veto the pipeline project.
They set-up a tipi encampment for almost a week. They also marched to the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian to deliver a tipi as a gift to President Obama.
One message says, "We speak on behalf of all Creation today, to communicate an urgent message that man has gone too far, placing us in the state of survival. The Keystone XL Pipeline and the dirty oil that it transports creates an urgent threat to our collective future and poses the greatest immediate risk of contaminating our sacred waters, land, air, our communities and our way of life as the People of the Earth. In time, we will reconcile our differences, but for now we must come together for Mother Earth," Chief Arvol Looking Horse stated about the pipeline controversy.
The Reject and Protect org. who organized the six day encampment, rally, march and protest released the following report, the five-day Reject and Protect encampment began with a march and opening ceremony on Earth Day, April 22. On Wednesday, members of the Cowboy and Indian Alliance met with the White House to voice their concerns about Keystone XL and tar sands expansion. On Thursday, the Alliance hosted a protest at the Lincoln Memorial where Rosebud Sioux member Wizipan Little Elk and Nebraska farmer Art Tanderup risked arrest by walking into the reflecting pool with a sign that read, "Standing in the water could get me arrested, TransCanada pollutes drinking water and nothing happens." On Friday, the Alliance hosted an interfaith prayer ceremony outside Secretary of State John Kerry's house, before marching through Georgetown and holding a round dance in the middle of the M St. and Wisconsin Ave. intersection.
Legendary musician Neil Young and actress Daryl Hannah were amongst the crowd of thousands who rallied on the National Mall and then marched past the Capitol building.  "We need to end the age of fossil fuels and move on to something better," Young told the crowd according to Reject and Protect. 
Reject and Protect has helped shine a spotlight on the strengthening opposition to Keystone XL amongst ranchers, farmers, and Native American tribes along the pipeline route. Buoyed by the State Department's recent delay of the project, the Cowboy and Indian Alliance has pledged to intensify their efforts to convince President Obama to "reject" the pipeline and "protect" their families, land, water, treaty rights, and climate.
The event ends on Sunday morning, but protests and awareness of the possible devastation the Keystone XL Pipeline will do to the region will continue ny the Cowboy and Indian Alliance until President Obama rejects the project and protects mother earth.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Gallegos Castrellon Gets 10 Life Sentences For U.S. Consulate Worker 2010 Triple Homicide In Juarez

Arturo Gallegos Castrellón

Castrellón received seven life terms to be served concurrently and three life terms to be served consecutively and a 20 year term to be served consecutively for money laundering. 

By H. Nelson Goodson
April 26, 2014

El Paso, Texas - On Thursday, Arturo Gallegos Castrellón, 34, aka "Benny," "Farmero," "51," "Guero," "Pecas," "Tury," and "86," 35, of Chihuahua, Mexico, the Barrio Azteca Lieutenant who ordered the March 2010 murders of a U.S. Consulate employee, her husband and the husband of another U.S. Consulate employee, was sentenced to serve ten life terms in a federal prison, the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) reported. Seven life terms to be served concurrently and three life terms to be served consecutively and a 20 year term to be served consecutively for money laundering. 
Castrellón and his criminal gang organization operating in both Juarez, Mexico and El Paso, Texas were involved in 1,600 homicides. Castrellón confessed of ordering the deaths of two U.S. Consulate workers gunned down in several areas on March 13 and the deaths of 14 students in Villas de Salvárcar on January 31, 2010. He also is accused of ordering the deaths of five federal police officers from Juarez.
U.S. District Judge Kathleen Cardone in the Western District of Texas sentenced Castrellón to life in prison. In addition, Judge Cardone ordered Castrellón to pay $998,840 in restitution and $785,500 in forfeiture.
Castrellón was extradited to the U.S. from Mexico on June 28, 2012, and a federal jury found Castrellón guilty of six counts of murder and conspiracies to commit racketeering, narcotics trafficking, narcotics importation, murder in a foreign country and money laundering.
Federal prosecutors proved that Castrellón ordered the March 13, 2010, triple homicide in Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, of U.S. Consulate employee Leslie Enriquez, her husband Arthur Redelfs, a El Paso County Sheriff's detention officer and Jorge Salcido Ceniceros, a Mexican national working at the Consulate and married to another U.S. Consulate employee.
USDOJ reported that a total of 35 defendants were charged in the third superseding indictment and are alleged to have committed various criminal acts, including the 2010 Juarez Consulate murders, as well as racketeering, narcotics distribution and importation, retaliation against persons providing information to U.S. law enforcement, extortion, money laundering, murder and obstruction of justice. Of the 35 defendants charged, 26 have been convicted, one committed suicide before the conclusion of his trial, and two remain fugitives, including Eduardo Ravelo, an FBI Top Ten Most Wanted Fugitive.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Dancel Charged With Attempted Homicide Of 22-year-old Woman Behind D'Matrixx Salon And Spa

Jose Mari Dancel

Photo courtesy of Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office

Dancel is facing up to 66 years in prison for attempted first-degree homicide and bail jumping.

By H. Nelson Goodson
April 25, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday, Jose Mari Dancel, 43, of Kenosha was charged with one felony count of attempted first-degree intentional homicide for the March 22, shooting of a 22-year-old woman behind D'Matrixx Salon and Spa, according to Milwaukee police. Dancel was taken into custody on April 19 at his Kenosha home.
If convicted, Dancel is facing up to 66 years in prison. A $500,000 cash bond was set for Dancel. He is expected back in court on May 5, for a preliminary hearing, according to court records.
Dancel was also wanted for felony bail jumping for 2012 case in Kenosha. In December 2012, Dancel was charged with sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl, pleaded not guilty and was on a $50K bail.
Dancel allegedly fired multiple gunshots at 22-year-old woman seating in a vehicle behind the D'Matrixx Salon parking lot near an alley at the 4700 block of W. Forest Home Ave. She was injured, but survived the shooting.

Mexican Fiesta 2014 Will Continue To Profile And Discriminate Hispanic Festivalgoers

Mexican Fiesta organizers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to continue profiling and discriminating against Latinos and non-Hispanics for exhibiting body and facial tattoos not in good taste for the Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation Board.

By H. Nelson Goodson
April 25, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - Mexican Fiesta 2014 at Summerfest grounds, which are city owned plans to use once again the Milwaukee police intelligence center to profile festivalgoers as alleged gang members for exhibiting body and facial tattoos or certain clothing to expell them without returning refunds or deny them admittance to the three day event without committing any wrong doing (crime) inside the festival grounds.
Last Summer, festival security LPOA (Latino Peace Officer Association) and police were exposed for profiling festivalgoers and kicking out multiple innocent people for exhibiting tattoos not in good taste for festival organizers and wearing clothing not approved by security without returning refunds. Fiesta organizers conspired to keep refunds, by knowingly expelling profiled victims and not offering them refunds. Shameful Mexican Fiesta organizers, more transparency and accountability needed for the Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation Board who sponsor Mexican Fiesta! 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

VA Administration Admits Deported Veteran Eligible For Earned Pension, But Has To Be In U.S. For Appointment

Barajas, a deported U.S. Veteran won't get a VA Administration appointment to apply for his eligible earned military pension unless he appears in person at a U.S. VA location.

By H. Nelson Goodson
April 24, 2014

Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico - On Thursday, Hector Barajas, a U.S. deported Veteran living in Tijuana says, that he received a call from the Veteran's Administration confirming that he is eligible to apply for his earned military pension, but the VA won't schedule an appointment to apply because he has to be present in the U.S. Barajas says, that the VA's Foreign Medical Program can't do anything for him, since he doesn't have a rating. He is now considering filing a federal lawsuit to challenge the current policy of the VA Administration to require all deported U.S. Veteran's to apply in person when applying or being scheduled for an appointment to initiate a pension or medical benefits process.
Barajas in one of hundreds of U.S. deported Veterans facing the same dilemma,  which many deported Veterans are cheated out of their earned benefits by the VA and U.S. government under the Obama administration. 
Yesterday, a funeral was held for former U.S. Army Sergeant Hector Barrios, 70, who passed away from a heart stroke in Tijuana. Barrios, a Vietnam deported Veteran had attempted to apply for his disability medical benefits for years and was denied because he couldn't be physically present in the U.S. to apply. Barrios was a decorated hero who received head injuries when an explosive device exploded in Vietnam, just several months before ending his service. 
Barrios suffered for years from post traumatic stress and from his head injuries and never received medical benefits from the VA after he was deported to Mexico.
Barajas operates the Deported Veterans Support House in the Tijuana area.
The Obama administration should open VA Administration clinics along major U.S. border crossings or U.S. Embassies to allow deported U.S. Veterans the opportunity to apply for their earned benefits afforded by the U.S. Congress.
Barajas and Barrios are just several cases of the many deported U.S. Veterans that have been left without pension or medical benefits from the U.S. government. The VA offers certain benefits to U.S. Veterans that live abroad, but no information or statistics have been released to indicate that deported Veterans do receive such benefits, possibly because to date most don't receive them, even when applying.
According to an article in January 2013, the Military dot com quoted VA's spokeswoman Jo Schuda that deported U.S. Veterans who already had VA medical benefits can apply for their continued benefits through the VA's Foreign Medical Program. Even deported Veterans eligible for educational benefits can apply as long the foreign educational institution is credible and accepted by the government. The earned service pension can still be sought by the deported Veteran, as to how many deported U.S. Veterans have taken advantage of these VA services is unknown, because most of those deported are not informed of their rights to continue to get VA earned pensions, medical benefits abroad and continued education.
Barajas claims, that his research has turned up between 3,000 to 30,000 of U.S. Veterans that have been deported since 1996. 
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released the following estimates. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) removal services have deported 57 in 2009 and the deportations doubled every year. In 2010, 114 were removed, 228 in 2011 and so on, according to Barajas. He has personally identified about 200 U.S. Veterans heroes who were deported by ICE to 19 different countries.

Hector Barajas can be contacted at 626-569-5491 U.S. or 664-504-7592 Mex.

Bundy, A Navada Republican Rancher Believes Negroes Better Off As Slaves

Cliven Bundy

Bundy gain recent national publicity by challenging the federal government on its land restrictions limiting where his cattle can graze on.

By H. Nelson Goodson
April 24, 2014

Bunkerville, Navada - The Navada Republican conservative rancher, Cliven Bundy, 67, who recently gained national attention after challenging the federal government land restrictions that limited his cattle where to graze has made news again. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) rangers under a federal court order attempted to confiscate about 500 cattle from Bundy. Bundy's cattle had been grazing on government land since 1993. The rangers confronted Bundy and his armed supporters in the attempt and the rangers backed off from confiscating the cattle.
According to the feds, Bundy owes about $1.2M in grazing fee taxes since 1993, which he was allowed to pay $1.35 per month for each of the 150 cows under agreement. More than 200 cows have crossed over into federal lands. In the stand-off with the feds, the cows were released back to Bundy. The armed militia that gathered to support Bundy were prepared to exchange gunfire with the feds and local sheriff's office. The BLM rangers backed down and released the cows. Some militia members say, that they were ready to exchange gunfire with federal rangers.
The federal government is accused of allowing federal contractors and BLM rangers kill dozens of stray cows and bulls that graze on government land along the Virgin River. The government land is not fenced. A mass grave was discovered where the carcasses were dumped by the feds.
But Bundy's recent comments targeting Blacks has numerous federal politicians backing away support for the rancher after he made some racist comments about African-Americans and suggested that Blacks would be better off a slaves who he labed as "negro" during a New York Times (NY Times) article.
Bundy stated according to the New York Times, "I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro," he said. Mr. Bundy recalled driving past a public-housing project in North Las Vegas, "and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids -- and there is always at least a half a dozen people sitting on the porch -- they didn't have nothing to do. They didn't have nothing for their kids to do. They didn't have nothing for their young girls to do.
"And because they were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do?" he asked. "They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I've often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn't get no more freedom. They got less freedom."
Several U.S. Senators have condemned his racist statements. Senator Dean Heller (R-Nevada) distance himself from Bundy and his spokesperson told the NY Times, that Heller "completely disagrees with Mr. Bundy's appalling and racist statements, and condemns them in the most strenuous way."
Also, Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) who supported Bundy's cattle grazing cause released the following statement, that "His remarks on race are offensive and I wholeheartedly disagree with him."

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Hector Barrios, A Deported Disabled Vietnam Draftee Died Without VA Medical Benefits In Tijuana

Hector Barrios

Barrios had for years attempted to get his VA benefits for his disability,  but was not successful, even in death.


By H. Nelson Goodson
April 23, 2014

Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico - On Wednesday, a group of deported U.S. Veterans will provide a Military Funeral Honors for Sergeant Hector Barrios, 70, at his funeral service. Barrios passed away on April 21. His family, friends and fellow deported Veterans will honor his memory. 
Barrios family decided not to return his body to the U.S. for military funeral honors and to be buried at a government plot. Barrios who died from a heart stroke will be cremated.  Only upon death do U.S. deported Veterans are allowed to return to the U.S. for burial honors and are provided a complimentary government burial plot.
Barrios had suffered from head injuries sustained during the Vietnam War. He was drafted by the U.S. government and served in the U.S. Army from July 1967 to July 1969. Barrios was sent to Vietnam from August 1968 to July 1969. While serving in the Vietnam conflict, he suffered head injuries from an explosive device and continued to suffer until his death without any Veteran Administration's (VA) medical benefits. He attempted to apply for benefits, but was unsuccessful. 
Barrios was a decorated Army Veteran, he earned the National Defense Ribbon, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and Army Commendation Medal. Before his death, Barrios told another U.S. Deported Veteran Hector Barajas, who runs the Deported Veteran Support House in Tijuana that he wasn't one of those draftees that ran to Canada, Barrios was proud to serve in the military. Barrios earned less $5.00 ($50 pesos) per-day who worked at a taco stand from 3 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. remained proud to have served in the U.S. Army and remained loyal to the U.S.
Barajas stated that, "Barrios, a greencard holder, was drafted to served in Vietnam, was promised citizenship, received several medals for his extraordinary service, and was severely injured by explosives just prior to the end of his enlistment.
His DD214 stated that he was a US citizen; he assumed he was.
He died waiting to return to the country he proudly served. Barrios was convicted for possession of marijuana in a vehicle he was in and then deported after serving his sentence.
Like many other deported Vets, he was denied benefits and medical attention for his war-related injuries, physical and psychological."
Barrios in one of many deported U.S. Veterans that have been left without pension or medical benefits from the U.S. government. The VA offers certain benefits to U.S. Veterans that live abroad, but no information or statistics have been released to indicate that deported Veterans do receive such benefits, possibly because to date most don't receive them, even when applying.
According to an article in January 2013, the Military dot com quoted VA's spokeswoman Jo Schuda that deported U.S. Veteran's who already had VA medical benefits can apply for their continued benefits through the VA's Foreign Medical Program. Even deported Veterans eligible for educational benefits can apply as long the foreign educational institution is credible and accepted by the government. The earned service pension can still be sought by the deported Veteran, as to how many deported U.S. Veterans have taken advantage of these VA services is unknown, because most of those deported are not informed of their rights to continue to get VA earned pensions, medical benefits abroad and continued education.
Barajas claims, that his research has turned up between 3,000 to 30,000 of U.S. Veterans that have been deported since 1996. 
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released the following estimates. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) removal services have deported 57 in 2009 and the deportations doubled every year. In 2010, 114 were removed, 228 in 2011 and so on, according to Barajas. He has personally identified about 200 U.S. Veterans heroes who were deported by ICE to 19 different countries.

Hector Barrios interview in Spanish at following video link: http://youtu.be/IGr-VlTWQdE

Funeral services for Hector Barrios will be held on Wednesday,  April 23, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. for wake and viewing time at:

Funeraria Nuevo Jerusalem
Calle Brasil 8411 INt 2324 Col Juarez , Tijana BC
Tel: 664-381-3632

For more info. about Barrios and the  Deported Veterans Support House, inquires should be directed to:

626-569-5491 U.S.
664-504-7592 Mex.

Contact: Spc. Hector Barajas Deported 82nd Abn. or

Fabian Rebolledo at 664-438-5587.

To donate to the Deported Veterans Support House go to following link: http://www.gofundme.com/6zumc0

Update:

U.S. Deported Veterans Impromptu Military Funeral Honor Guard for Hector Barrios on Wednesday were the following Veterans.

A U.S. flag was presented to Barrios sister by both Hector Barajas and Fabian Rebolledo. Ernie Aguilar called the commands.

Present Arms by Honor Guard!

● DANIEL OYARZABAL, US AIR FORCE/DEPORTED

● HECTOR LOPEZ, US ARMY/DEPORTED

● FABIAN REBOLLEDO, 82ND ABN/DEPORTED 

● HECTOR BARAJAS, 82ND ABN/DEPORTED

● ALEX MURILLO, US NAVY/DEPORTED

● TONY ROMO, US MARINE/DEPORTED

● AGUSTIN ABARCA, VIETNAM 1ST CAV DRAFTEE/DEPORTED

● RUBEN ROBLES, US ARMY/DEPORTED

● FERNANDO OROSCO, US ARMY/DEPORTED

● VICTOR HINOJOSA, US ARMY VIETNAM

● HANK RAMIREZ, US ARMY VIETNAM

● ERNIE AGUILAR, 1ST CAV

Hector Barrios funeral video with Deported Honor Guard (Spanish version)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Undocumented Immigrant Viacrucis Seeks To Stop Kidnappings, Extortions And Murders In Chiapas, Tabasco And Veracruz

Photos courtesy of Rubén Figueroa

A delegation of 20 undocumented immigrants from Central America, including immigrant rights activists and Viacrucis organizers met with the governor of Veracruz.

By H. Nelson Goodson
April 22, 2014

Amatlán de los Reyes, Veracruz, Mexico - On Monday, more than 1,000 undocumented immigrants from Central America involved in a tri-state (Chiapas, Tabasco and Veracruz) Immigrant Viacrucis departed from Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz to the municipality of Amatlán de los Reyes where a 20 member delegation met with Veracruz Governor Javier Duarte de Ochoa. The delegation requested for Governor Duarte de Ochoa to act and help stop the kidnappings, extortions and murders committed against undocumented immigrants riding La Bestia (Beast) freight train through Veracruz on their way to the U.S. border.
Veracruz and the region of Coatzacoalcos has become known as the capital of kidnappings and extortions, according to Franciscan Priest Tomás González Castillo, one of the Viacrucis organizers and director of La 72 Immigrant Refuge Shelter in Tenosique, Tabasco. Castillo says, that thousands of undocumented immigrants from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador who ride La Bestia through the state of Veracruz have become victims of kidnappings, extortion and murder by criminal groups, gangs and corrupt immigration officials along the train route. Most of those crimes committed against the undocumented immigrants have gone unpunished by Duarte de Ochoa's administration in Veracruz allowing criminal organizations to operate without impunity in Coatzacoalcos. 
Immigrants riding La Bestia fall victims of several gangs and criminal organizations operating in the tri-state area who charged between $100 to $300 dollars in quota to ride La Bestia train. Those who fail to pay the quota are thrown off the moving train, raped, stabbed or murdered.
Governor Duarte de Ochoa recently filed a complaint and lawsuit with the Mexican federal attorney general's office against both of La Bestia freight train operators, Ferrosur and the Kansas City Group for allowing undocumented immigrants to ride the train into Veracruz. Duarte de Ochoa claimed that both train operators should be held accountable for the major crimes perpetrated towards undocumented immigrants during the train route to Veracruz. But immigrant rights groups on the contrary say, that Duarte de Ochoa's administration has not prosecuted or investigated such crimes that have been reported and has lacked to provide any state police security or protection along La Bestia route to prevent such crimes.
Duarte de Ochoa promised the immigrant delegation to pursue criminal investigations and prosecutions against those who commit crimes against the undocumented immigrants. He also said that undocumented immigrants would be allowed to use the Veracruz public bus transit to safely travel through Veracruz without fear of becoming victims of further extortions by criminal groups, according to Ruben Figueroa, an immigrant rights activist from Movimiento Migrante Mesoamericano.
Last Thursday, the Immigrant Viacrucis began at the border in Naranjo, Guatemala with 50 immigrants and later increased to almost 500 when a group in Tenosique, Tabasco waiting at La 72 Immigrant Refuge Shelter joined the group. They were expecting to ride La Bestia from Tenosique to Palenque, Veracruz, but the freight train operators in protest of Duarte's recent lawsuit denied the immigrants access to the train. The Immigrant Viacrucis group than decided to walk to Veracruz stopping at immigrant refuge shelters at different cities and picking up more than 1,000 supporters along La Bestia route.
Fray Castillo and immigrant activists are advocating for government visas to allow legal transit of immigrants through Mexico and government protection of immigrants against violence resulting from extortions, murder, quotas, rape and forced prostition by local gangs known as Los Zetas, Mara Salvatrucha's (MS-13) and corrupt Mexican immigration agents, including local, state and Federal Police. 
Exploiting undocumented immigrants has become a multi-million dollar operation. An estimated 70,000 undocumented immigrants from South and Central America travel through Mexico on their way to the U.S. border every year.
Figueroa estimates that criminal organizations, gangs and corrupt public officials, including Mexican immigration agents, local/state police and fededal police lost about $4M U.S. ($52M pesos) of extortions, kidnapping ransoms and La Bestia freight train quota charges during the week long immigrant Viacrucis march from Naranjo, Guatemala to Mexico's states of Chiapas, Tabasco, Veracruz and Mexico City.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Murder-Suicide Married Couple Involved Chicago Cop And Cook County Sheriff Officer

Javier Acevedo, Veronica Rizzo-Acevedo, Kimberlee J. Carmack and Ryan P. Anders

Easter Sunday murder-suicide involved two law enforcement officers that were married from the Chicago area.

By H. Nelson Goodson
April 20, 2014

Chicago, Illinois - On Sunday, police were called to the 5300 block of South Austin Avenue in Garfield Ridge shortly before 5:00 a.m. by someone at the residence after hearing gun fire inside the home. When police arrived, they discovered a murder-suicide involving a married couple in law enforcement. Police identified the murdered victim as Veronica Rizzo-Acevedo, 50, an 18-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department and the alleged killer, Javier Acevedo, 50, a 25-year veteran for the Cook County Sheriff's Office who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. 
Javier worked as a corrections officer in Division 8 Cook County jail who had been previously involved in a road rage incident in Berwyn and was under investigation by internal affairs, according to a source from the Cook County Sheriff's Office.
Veronica as a police officer had been awarded 23 department award citations during her career. Chicago police are treating the Acevedo murder-suicide case as a domestic violence incident.
In an unrelated murder-suicide in Indiana, last Thursday Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Sergeant Ryan P. Anders, 32, fatally shot his ex-wife Kimberlee J. Carmark, 45, a patrolwoman with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department before killing himself of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Officer Carmack was fatally shot in the head and chest.
Anders was on administrative leave after Carmack filed for a protective order on March 31st against him for domestic violence allegations that included 6 years of emotional, physical and sexual abuse. She also feared for her life. Carmack divorced Anders in October.
Anders was promoted to sergeant in 2011 and had been working in the department for nine years. Carmack had worked as undercover vice and had been working for the department for 20 years.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

White House Won't Influence Justin Bieber's Deportation From U.S.

Justin Bieber

Bieber hasn't been convicted for any criminal act or sentenced to one year incarnation that would automatically put him on deportation status.

By H. Nelson Goodson
April 19, 2014

Washington, D.C. - The White House declined to comment on a "We the People" petition requesting for the U.S. government to deport pop star Justin Bieber, a Canadian national. More than 273,968 thousand petition signers seeking for the Obama administration to deport Bieber.
Bieber has been involved in several alleged criminal acts, but hasn't been convicted for a misdeamenor or a felony act. He holds an O-1 U.S. residency card afforded to exceptionally talented artists working in the country.
In January, Bieber was charged with one count of assault in connection with the December 30, 2013 beating of a limousine driver in Toronto.
Last year, Bieber was charged in Miami Beach, Florida with one count of driving under the influence (smoking marijuana and taking medication), resisting arrest and driving with a Georgia expired license for six months.
Bieber was facing felony vandalism charges in California for throwing dozens of eggs at a nieghbor's home causing thousands of dollars worth of damage. He was caught on video audio by the neighbor threatening to throw more eggs. The neighbor released Bieber's audio indicating he was also trespassing when he committed the vandalism.
A statement posted by the White House in response to the petition to deport Bieber cited immigration issues and broken down immigration system. "We need a smart, effective immigration system -- one that can keep up with the demands of a 21st century economy," according to the statement. The White House posted,  "Sorry to disappoint, but we won't be commenting on this one...to avoid the appearance of improper influence, the White House may decline to address certain procurement, law enforcement, adjudicatory, or similar matters properly within the jurisdiction of federal departments or agencies, federal courts, or state and local government in its response to a petition...Not only is it the right thing to do morally, it's the right thing for our country: Independent economists say immigration reform will grow our economy and shrink our deficits by almost $1 trillion in the next 20 years. For those of you counting at home, that's 12.5 billion concert tickets -- or 100 billion copies of Mr. Bieber's debut album."

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Tenosique Viacrucis Participants Denied Access To Ride La Bestia Freight Train In Tabasco

Photo courtesy of Ruben Figueroa

Hundreds of undocumented immigrants gathered in Tenosique, Tabasco for their annual Viacrucis and started their pilgrimage by walking to Palenque, Chiapas.

By H. Nelson Goodson
April 17, 2014

Tenosique, Tabasco, Mexico - On Thursday, Franciscan priest Fray Tomás González Castillo, director of the La 72 Immigrant Refuge Shelter reported that more than 400 undocumented immigrants from Central America gathered at the shelter for the annual Viacrucis (Stations of the Cross) along the Bestia (Beast) freight train death route in Tenosique. The participants were expected to board La Bestia in the morning for a ride to Palenque, Chiapas, but the operators of the freight train refused to allow about 400 Viacrucis participants to take the ride, according to Rubén Figueroa, an immigrant rights activist from Movimiento Migrante Mesoamericano. Figueroa on his Facebook account posted that the operators of La Bestia refused to let the Viacrucis participants board the train in protest that the State of Veracruz Attorney General Luis Ángel Bravo Contreras and Governor Javier Duarte de Ochoa had filed a complaint and lawsuit against the operators, both the Ferrosur and the Kansas City Group of La Bestia for allowing undocumented immigrants ride the train into their state. 
Immigrants riding La Bestia fall victims of several gangs and criminal organizations operating in the tri-state area who charged between $100 to $300 dollars in quota to ride the train. Those victims that fail to pay the quota are either thrown off the moving train, shot or stabbed to death. 
The participants began their journey of the Station of the Cross (Viacrucis) at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday by walking to Chiapas, according to Figueroa. The Viacrucis organizers haven't decided, if they will also walk to the state of Veracruz.
The Viacrucis had began in Naranjo, Guatemala and those participating were transferred by vehicles to Tenosique where hundreds of immigrants await the arrival of the Viacrucis. The Viacrucis is expected to follow the death route of La Bestia through central Mexico.
Fray Castillo and immigrant activists are advocating for government visas to allow legal transit of immigrants through Mexico and government protection of immigrants against violence resulting from extortions, murder, quotas, rape and forced prostition by local gangs known as Los Zetas, Mara Salvatrucha's (MS-13) and corrupt Mexican immigration agents, including local, state and Federal Police. 
Exploiting undocumented immigrants has become a multi-million operation. An estimated 70,000 undocumented immigrants from South and Central America travel through Mexico on their way to the U.S. border every year.

La 72 Viacrucis 2014 video

76-year-old Husband Fatally Shot Wife For Nagging In Oak Creek

Jack Lang

Lang confessed that he shot his wife for nagging him for weeks and finally lost it.

By H. Nelson Goodson
April 17, 2014

Oak Creek, Wisconsin - On Wednesday, police responded to a call by Jack Lang, 76, from Oak Creek who later confessed of murdering his wife, June Lang, 75, for nagging him for several weeks. Police found his wife deceased in the bedroom with a fatal shot to the face at 1131 W. Wayland Drive around 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday. 
Lang told police that he finally lost it after she wouldn't stop nagging for stuff dealing with house repairs and his uselessness to clean the yard. Lang after killing his wife, attempted to commit suicide with a .22 Caliber handgun by shooting himself in the head, but just got grazed.
He explained to investigators, that he had warned her to stop nagging and that he had a loaded gun, which she wouldn't believe him. Lang got close to his wife who is legally blind and fired while she continued to nag him.
Lang also said, that while heading to the Patowatomi Bingo Casino to eat with some friends. She just began to nag, nag and nag. He felt sick and wanted to go home, but his wife got mad and continued to nag him.
While at home, Lang finally lost it, went to his room and loaded a handgun. He shouted at his wife to stop nagging or he would shoot her with a loaded gun. She didn't believe him until he just walked up to her and fatally shot her in the face, according to the criminal complaint.
Lang was charged on Thursday with one felony count for 1st-degree intentional homicide, if convicted he is facing life in prison. 
Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) was contacted by Lang's grand daughter and stated, "I'm Jack Lang's grand daughter, my name is Hillary Lang. This article described the situation accurately, but has failed to acknowledge that he's had minor strokes and dementia the past few months. I've taken my grandpa Jack to a neurologist myself and they claimed he was okay, but they'd been putting him on too much medication.
This is not my grandpa, he loved my grandma June. This situation is absolutely heartbreaking and unexpected. Please have respect for our family and try to understand our horror and loss. Don't slander him, this is not the same man that helped raise me."

Suspect Sought For Attempted Homicide Behind D'Matrixx Salon Parking Lot

Police looking for a Hispanic male suspect involved in the shooting of a 22-year-old woman sitting in a vehicle behind a hair and spa salon parking lot.

By H. Nelson Goodson
April 17, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - Milwaukee police have released a composite of a Hispanic male suspected of attempted homicide for the shooting of a 22-year-old woman who sat in a vehicle behind the D'Matrixx Hair and Spa Salon parking near an alley. On March 22, the suspect approached the woman in the parking lot behind the spa salon located at the 4700 block of W. Forest Home Ave. at around 8:55 a.m. and fired multiple shots striking the woman. Neighbors heard between five to six shots fired.
The D'Matrixx spa salon was forced to close that day, but posted on Facebook that it had closed due to an electrical problem and didn't mention the shooting incident.
The 22-year-old woman was taken to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.  
The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 5'6", 160 pounds, and between 25-35 years-old. He was last seen wearing a black waist-length jacket with a zipper, a gray shirt, black boot-cut type jeans, and black shoes. He was driving a 2005-2013 silver, four-door, Toyota Tacoma pick-up truck. The truck had an extended bed with a silver tonneau cover and a distinctive four-to-six inch white butterfly sticker on the rear window, according to police.
Anyone with information is asked to call Milwaukee Police at 414-935-7360.

Missing Educators Credit Union Former Employee Involved In 2013 Robbery Arrested By U.S. Marshals

Jessica M. Benson, Kevin Blackburn and Ricardo Lorenzo Perkins

Benson was taken into custody in Illinois and extradited to Wisconsin in connection with the May 2013 robbery of the Educators Credit Union robbery.

By H. Nelson Goodson 
April 17, 2014

Mikwaukee, WI - On Thursday,  Milwaukee police reported that Jessica M. Benson, 23, was arrested in northern Illinois on April 4 by the U.S. Marshals Service and extradited to Wisconsin in connection with the May 7, 2013 robbery of the Educators Credit Union. Benson was booked into the Milwaukee County jail, where she remains today. Her boyfriend Nathaniel Robinson, 36, was also arrested for a parole violation and was wanted in connection with the robbery of a financial institution. Charges for planning to rob a financial institution are pending against Robinson.
Benson was working at the financial institution when both Benson and Robinson planned to rob it. They had two suspects rob the credit union, but were caught shortly after the robbery. The suspects got about $6,000 in cash.
Benson disappeared three days after the robbery and before taking her final exams to graduate from Mount Mary College. She called in sick about four days after the robbery. 
When police went to do a welfare check, they discovered that her apartment was empty and she had moved. Neighbors told police that they saw her and her live in boyfriend moving out at night. She had cut and tinted her hair, according to a friend who loan her $200.
Police were able to connect her to the robbery after her mother told police that Benson had admitted that she had been talked into robbing the financial institution where she worked at. Benson's mother said, that Robinson had convinced her daughter to help him rob the place, according to the criminal complaint. She was charged with one felony count of robbery of a financial institution and party to a crime in November 2013.
The two bank robbers, Kevin Blackburn, 26, was convicted in the case after a jury found him guilty of robbing a financial institution, operating a vehicle without consent and eluding an officer. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 6 years probation. The second suspect, Ricardo Lorenzo Perkins, 32, was convicted for robbing a financial institution and operating a vehicle without the owners consent. He was sentenced to 4 years in prison and 4 years probation, according to court records.
A police search warrant was issued in 2013 to get rental car records from a car rental place that Benson used after the robbery. Police investigators alleged that both Benson and her live in boyfriend, Robinson had planned the robbery, but managed to move out from their apartment on or after May 3. Court documents indicate, a probation agent had visited Robinson's apartment earlier and furniture was still at the place. Soon after, both Benson and Robinson moved out and disappeared. 
Robinson didn't report his new address to his parole agent and had missed a meeting with the agent. A warrant was issued for Robinson after violating his parole conditions. 

Feds Indicted 27 Suspects And Shutdown Milwaukee Family Drug Trafficking Enterprise

Kevin R. Arms

Multi-million drug smuggling operation involved family members and friends.

By H. Nelson Goodson
April 16, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Wednesday, United States Attorney James L. Santelle announced that 27 suspects were indicted in a poly-drug conspiracy case, which included homicide, money laundering, and firearms offenses. They were identified as Kevin R. Arms, 40, John Bailey, 37, Trevan Brown, 29, Cecil Arms, 70, Timothy Cunningham, 44, Maurice Handy, 42, Roosevelt Lee, 40, Phillip Moffett, 32, Brandon Owens, 30, Joe Parker, 73, Sam Spears, 37, Roger Walker, 33, and Carl Wilson, 41,  who were charged with conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, including heroin, crack cocaine, marijuana, and five kilograms or more of cocaine. They allegedly smuggled, trafficked and distributed about 660 pounds of cocaine in the City of Milwaukee, the indictment states.
In addition, John Cleveland, 38, Demerius Sholar, 28, Ronnie Reid, 45, Kyle Carrington, 22, and Brandon Trotter, 27, are charged with possession with intent to distribute or distribution of controlled substances.
Kevin R. Arms, Bailey, and Moffett are charged with causing death by discharge of a firearm. Federal prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Kevin and two of the suspects in connection with the November 18, 2008 murder of Paula P. Jackson, 40.
Cleveland, Lee, Owens, Walker, Wilson, Carrington and Trotter are charged with possession of firearms to commit and engage in drug-trafficking offenses.
Kevin R. Arms, Cecil Arms, Kevin C. Arms, 21, Shenese Arms, 33, Shenita Arms-Nicholas, 33, and Tremell Nicholas, 34, are charged with money laundering offenses.
Malik Danun, 28, is charged with obstruction of justice. Ricky Shaw, 38, and Patricia Arms, 65, are both charged with misprision of a felony. Katilia Jackson, 26, and Brenda Arms, 55, are both charged with maintaining a drug-involved premises. All of the suspects currently reside in Milwaukee, except for Kevin R. Arms (Pewaukee), Ricky Shaw (Atlanta, GA) and Malik Danun (Atlanta, GA).
On Wednesday,  law enforcement officers arrested 18 of the suspects. Three of the suspects were already in custody. Six remained at large, including: Trevan Brown, John Cleveland, Ronnie Reid, Demerius Scholar, Sam Spears, and Roger Walker. In addition, law enforcement executed eight search warrants and recovered 31 firearms and approximately $143,000 in cash. They also seized 11 homes, several vehicles, a 2008 and 2014 Cadillac Escalades and jewelry,  including a money judgement for $3 million.
The feds confiscated two businesses, True Boss Entertainment and Arms company, including its money assets.
The drug conspiracy and firearms offenses are all punishable by up to life in prison. The other offenses have lower maximum penalties, including: money laundering (20 years); maintaining a drug involved premises (20 years); possession with intent to distribute or distribution of controlled substances (20 years); obstruction of justice (20 years); and misprision of a felony (3 years), according to the federal indictment.
The defendants were charged based on a multi-year investigation by law enforcement officers from the U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, the Milwaukee Police Department, the Wisconsin Department of Revenue, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, assisted by the Wisconsin Department of Justice- Division of Criminal Investigations, and the Milwaukee High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Heroin Task Force.
Law enforcement agencies assisting on Wednesday's arrests include the U.S. Marshals Service, Waukesha Metro Drug Unit, and the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Immigrant Viacrucis Travels Along La Bestia Freight Train Death Route To U.S. Border

Photo courtesy of Ruben Figueroa

Hundreds of undocumented immigrants gathered in Tenosique for annual Viacrucis pilgrimage.

By H. Nelson Goodson
April 16, 2014

Tenosique, Tabasco, Mexico - On Wednesday, Franciscan priest Fray Tomás González Castillo, director of the La 72 Immigrant Refuge Shelter reported that more than 400 undocumented immigrants from Central America gathered at the shelter to prepare for the annual Viacrucis (stations of the cross) along the Bestia (Beast) freight train death route and then embark to the U.S. border from Tenosique, Tabasco, Mexico.
The Viacrucis began in Naranjo, Guatemala and those participating were transferred by vehicles to Tenosique where hundreds of immigrants await the arrival of the Viacrucis. The Viacrucis is expected to follow the death route of La Bestia through central Mexico.
Fray Castillo and immigrant activists are advocating for government visas to allow legal transit of immigrants through Mexico and government protection of immigrants against violence resulting from extortions, murder, quotas, rape and forced prostition by local gangs known as Los Zetas, Mara Salvatrucha's (MS-13) and corrupt Mexican immigration agents, including local, state and Federal Police. 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Former Texas Hidalgo County Sheriff Pleas Guilty For Money Laundering

Guadalupe "Lupe" Treviño and Maria Patricia Medina

Treviño facing up to 20 years in a federal prison for money laundering in widespread Hidalgo County law enforcement corruption case.

By H. Nelson Goodson
April 14, 2014

McAllen, Texas - On Monday, former Hidalgo County Sheriff Guadalupe "Lupe" Treviño, 65, pleaded guilty for money laundering totalling between $70,000 to $120,000 before U.S. Magistrate Micaela Alvarez. Treviño is facing up to 20 years in prison and $500,000 in fines. He later appeared before U.S. Magistrate Peter Ornsby who set a $30,000 unsecured bond for Treviño. Treviño was set free on a signature bond. 
Federal prosecutors are seeking a lighter sentence and fine when he gets sentenced on July 17 for cooperating in the investigation. The federal indictment claims an investigation between 2011 to 2012 revealed that Treviño received campaign contributions in 2012 from drug dealer Tomas "El Gallo" Reyes González. Treviño who resigned last month as a result of the federal investigation confessed that he knew the money came from González.
On Friday, Maria Patricia Medina, 40, Treviño's chief of staff and campaign treasurer pleaded guilty for helping to launder money, falsifying campaign contributions in Treviño's 2012 re-election bid records and failing to report González cash contribution of $5,000 to authorities. Medina also resigned last month. She is facing up to three years in prison and $250,000 in fines. She remains free on a signature bond of $30,000. Medina will be sentenced on July 3.
The widespread Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office corruption case also involved Treviño's son, Jonathan Christian Treviño, 30, a former Mission Police Department Officer, five sheriff Hidalgo deputies and five other law enforcement members of the Sheriff's drug task force unit known as Panama. A federal lawsuit filed by Jose and Maria Perez in federal court claims that six members of the Panama unit conducted an illegal search in 2012 of their home to confiscate drugs. No drugs were ever found by the drug task force unit, but the couple and two other victims discovered that thousands of dollars of jewelry and perfumes were missing from their homes. In the lawsuit both former Hidalgo Sheriff Treviño and former Mission Police Chief Martin Garza who is now the city's manager were named.
Along with Jonathan's indictment, also Alexis Rigoberto Espinoza, the son of the Hidalgo police chief; Fabian Rodriguez; Gerardo Mendoza Duran; Alvaro Gilberto de Hoyos; Salvador Joel Arguello; Claudio Alberto Matos and Eric Michael Alcantar conspired with both drug trafficers Fernando Guerra, Sr.and Fernando Guerra, Jr. to steal drugs from rival drug dealers, than redistribute and sell the drugs for profit.
Also indicted were, sheriff's Crime Stoppers program head James Phil Flores, deputy Jorge Garza, 47, and investigator Aida Palacios who worked for the district attorney's office. Jonathan and the others were convicted for conspiring with drug dealers to steal drug loads of marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamines from rival competitors, then selling them and splitting the profits between January 2009 to December 2012. They are expected to be sentenced in April 29.
In a separate case, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested Jose "Joe" Padilla, Treviño's second-in-command in the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office last December for a drug trafficking and money laundering charges. Padilla allegedly provided protection for González. 
Treviño's political foe, Republican challenger Robert Caples has filed a lawsuit against Treviño claiming that he violated campaign contribution laws by accepting more than allowed and receiving a campaign contribution from a known drug trafficker. Caples ran against Treviño, but was defeated.
The Hidalgo County Commissioner Court appointed Precint 4 Constable J.E. "Eddie" Guerra, 52, to head the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office until an election is held to elect a sheriff. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Zambada-Niebla, Son Of Sinaloa Cartel Druglord Cooperated With Feds And Had Pled Guilty To Multiple Federal Charges

Vicente Zambada-Niebla, Vicente Zambada-Garcia, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera and Rafael Caro Quintero

Zambada-Niebla had pleaded guilty in April 2013 and had been cooperating with feds under a plead agreement that would free him in tens years from a pending life sentence.

By H. Nelson Goodson
April 10, 2014

Chicago, Illinois - On Thursday, the U.S. Attorney's Office of the Northern District of Illinois announced that Jesus Vicente Zambada-Niebla, 29, aka, "El Vicentillo" had pled guilty on April 3, 2013 and since has been cooperating with federal authorities. Zambada-Niebla is facing life in prison, but hasn't been sentenced or a scheduled date has not been set for sentencing. The feds wouldn't confirm or deny, if Zambada-Niebla will be put on a witness protection program after completing his sentence, since his cooperation with authorities has placed his life in danger.
Zambada-Niebla's cooperation provided intelligence that led to Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzman Loera's capture in February in Mazatlán, Mexico. Guzman Loera was one of the most wanted druglords from the Sinaloa Drug Cartel. Zambada-Niebla's father, Ismael Zambada-Garcia, also known as "Mayo" was Guzman Loera's partner and has taken over command of the Sinaloa Cartel along with Rafael Caro Quintero.
Quintero, 58, a reputed druglord. Quintero, a former founder of the Guadalajara Cartel who Guzman Loera had worked for, just walked out a free man from prison last August after a federal court overturned his 40 year prison sentence and conviction for the 1985 murder of DEA Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena in Guadalajara, Jalisco. After serving 28 years in prison, the appellate court found that Quintero should have been prosecuted in a state court and not a federal court. The court's decision and Quintero's released was kept secret until Quintero had been released indicating the three judge panel was bought off. Quintero has disappeared and is believed to be heading the Sinaloa Cartel along with Zambada-Garcia.
In August, Zambada-Niebla implicated the U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in a deal between the federal agencies and the Sinaloa Cartel. Zambada-Niebla in an affidavit filed in federal court alleged, the the U.S. federal agencies allowed the shipment of large quantities of cocaine from the Sinaloa Cartel into Chicago and other parts of the U.S. in exchange for information leading to arrests of rival members of drug cartels.
Zambada-Niebla testified, that he had provided information about rival cartels to the feds in exchange for protection and allowing drug shipments to reach their destinations. Zambada-Niebla also confirmed, that he was present when U.S. federal agents met with key leaders from the Sinaloa Cartel and witnessed compact agreements. The agreements included intelligence information would be provided to the Sinaloa Cartel by the U.S. feds concerning investigations and raids.  Any raid planned by other law enforcement agencies and the Mexican government against the Sinaloa Cartel was passed on to the Sinaloa Cartel, inorder to allow them time to elude capture. The agreements were done without the Mexican authorities knowing anything about it, eventhough the U.S. feds knew most of the Sinaloa Cartel operators and leaders were wanted in the U.S. and Mexico, according to Zambada-Niebla.
Under the plead agreement, Zambada-Niebla would only serve 10 years from a pending life sentence. If the defendant continues to cooperate, Zambada-Niebla could even do less time.
He agreed to forfeit more than $1.37 billion in assets. "Zambada-Niebla pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute multiple kilograms of cocaine and heroin between 2005 and 2008. More specifically, the plea agreement describes the distribution of multiple tons of cocaine, often involving hundreds of kilograms at a time on a monthly, if not weekly, basis between 2005 and 2008. The guilty plea means that there will be no trial for Zambada-Niebla, whose case was severed from that of his co-defendants. Among his co-defendants are his father, Ismael Zambada-Garcia, also known as "Mayo," and Joaquin Guzman-Loera, also known as "Chapo," both alleged leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel. Zambada-Garcia is a fugitive believed to be in Mexico, and Guzman-Loera is in Mexican custody after being arrested this past February," according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Zachary T. Fardon from the Northern District of Illinois. 
Zambada-Niebla admitted that between May 2005 and December 2008, he was a highlevel member of the Sinaloa Cartel and was responsible for many aspects of its drug trafficking operations, "both independently and as a trusted lieutenant for his father," for whom he acted as a surrogate and logistical coordinator, the plea agreement states. Zambada-Niebla admitted he was aware that his father was among the leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel since the 1970s and their principal livelihood was derived from their sale of narcotics in the United States.
Zambada-Niebla admitted that he participated in coordinating the importation of multiton quantities of cocaine from Central and South American countries, including Colombia and Panama, into the interior of Mexico, and facilitated the transportation and storage of these shipments within Mexico. The cartel used various means of transportation, including private aircraft, submarines and other submersible and semi-submersible vessels, container ships, go-fast boats, fishing vessels, buses, rail cars, tractor-trailers, and automobiles.
Zambada-Niebla "subsequently assisted in coordinating the delivery of cocaine to wholesale distributors in Mexico, knowing that these distributors would in turn smuggle multiton quantities of cocaine, generally in shipments of hundreds of kilograms at a time, as well as on at least one occasion, multi-kilogram quantities of heroin, from Mexico across the United States border, and then into and throughout the United States, including Chicago," according to the plea agreement.
On most occasions, the Sinaloa Cartel supplied this cocaine and heroin to wholesalers on consignment, including to cooperating co-defendants Pedro and Margarito Flores, whom Zambada-Niebla knew distributed multi-ton quantities of cocaine and multi-kilogram quantities of heroin in Chicago, and in turn sent payment to Zambada-Niebla and other cartel leaders. Zambada-Niebla also admitted being aware of, and directly participating in, transporting large quantities of narcotics cash proceeds from the U.S. to Mexico.
Zambada-Niebla also admitted that he and his father, as well as other members of the Sinaloa Cartel, "were protected by the ubiquitous presence of weapons," and that he had "constant bodyguards who possessed numerous military-caliber weapons." Zambada-Niebla also admitted that he was aware that the cartel used violence and made credible threats of violence to rival cartels and to law enforcement in Mexico to facilitate its business.

18-year-old Student Taken Into Custody For Having Conceal Knife At Private Property Across From South Division High School

Police dispersed a crowd of students gathered at a South side home.

By H. Nelson Goodson
April 10, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday, police responded at 3:11 p.m. to a subject with a weapon at the 1500 block of W. Lapham Blvd. and made an arrest at the 1600 block of S. 15th Place. A number of students from South Division had gathered at a home front yard when police went to investigate. An 18-year-old man was taken into custody after police discovered a folding knife in his pocket.
Apparently, the suspect's 50-year-old mother was called to the scene and told Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) that the 18-year-old man is a student at South, but skipped classes today. He and several other students were coming from W. Forest Home Ave. and had stopped at a friends home at S. 15th Place when they noticed alleged members of a gang called the MP's throwing gang signs at them. The students ignored those trying to initiate a response. She said, her two sons are not gang members.
A security guard at South Division High School allegedly spotted the 18-year-old suspect exhibiting a knife to his friends at the front grassy area property of the home across S. 15th Place and called police. Police arrived and went into the property and searched the suspect and found a concealed knife. He was arrested and his mother said, that she expects for her son to be released after processing. He is expected to apply for a knife permit to carry a conceal knife, according to the mother.
An officer told the owner of the residence at S. 15th Place that they were responsible, if anything happens at the property when a gathering of numerous students draws attention and attracts trouble. But the woman responded, that they can invite or have anyone they want at their property.
Police dispersed the crowd of students and police also recovered three bats, (one wood and two metal) from under several garbage disposal containers.
Another man, wearing a red t-shirt was seen in handcuffs, but it was not immediately learned, if he was involved in the same incident. Police did not comment at the scene.

Three Chacho's Restaurant Employees Fired For Customer Brawl Over Refund Request

Three Chacho's Restaurant employees including the manager were fired for a customer brawl over an alcoholic drink refund request.

By H. Nelson Goodson
April 10, 2014

Houston, Texas - Three women are pursuing legal action against three former employees, including a manager who were fired from the Chacho's Restaurant at the 6000 block of Westheimer over a customer brawl that was ignited when one of the women asked for a refund on April 2. The woman says, "So, you're not giving me my money?" The employee responds, "No." She asked "Why?" Then the employee told the woman "because you're bitch."
The manager and other employees came around the counter and attempted to force the woman out of the restaurant while someone was recording the incident on their cell phone. More employees got involved, the two other women jumped in to help their sister being beaten by the employees. One of the sisters had her hair pulled by another female employee while at the counter.
The three women are filing a complaint with police for criminal charges and are taking legal action against the former Chacho's employees and other employees involved in the incident that was captured on video.
Peyman Momeni, an attorney representing the three women (sisters) told KHOU, that one of the women asked for a cup to go for a drink. An employee instead of bringing a cup to go picked up her other sister's alcoholic drink instead and took away. The sister who lost her drink then went to the counter and asked for a refund, and that's how it quickly escalated into a brawl, according to Momeni.
The Chacho's Restaurant released the following statement,  "We apologize for the unfortunate incident that took place in the late afternoon of April 2, 2014 at our Westheimer location. We have been in business at this location for 15 years and in our other restaurants for over 30 years and have never experienced such an incident before.As a result of our internal investigation, we have terminated the manager on duty and two employees."

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

16-year-old Student To Be Charged As An Adult For Pennsylvania School Knifing Rampage

Alex Hribal

Students and an adult suffered non-life threatening injuries at the high school.

By H. Nelson Goodson
April 9, 2014

Murrysville, Pennsylvania - On Wednesday, Alex Hribal, 16, was taken into custody in connection with stabbing and knifing at least 19 Franklin Regional High School students and a 60-year-old school staffer. Four students were seriously knifed around 7:15 a.m. as Hribal went on a rampage with a 6" and 10" knives and attacked anyone in his path when students were arriving at the school.
Hribal will be charged as an adult, he is facing four counts of attempted homicide, 21 counts of aggravated assault and one count for carrying a weapon at school, according to authorities.
No motive has been determined to what led Hribal to just attack other students at his school.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Hoaxter Rick Dyer Confirmed He Paid Russell, A Prop Maker $4,500 For Fake Bigfoot Hank

Bigfoot hoaxter Rick Dyer admitted to pulling another big scam with the help of news networks looking for a great story than proving it was a fake Bigfoot, according to Dyer.

By H. Nelson Goodson
April 8, 2014

Arkansas - On Tuesday, known Bigfoot hoaxter Rick Dyer went on his blog talk radio show and came clean once again saying that he actually paid Chris Russell, a Spokane, Washington state prop maker $4,500 to make a fake Bigfoot, which later was named Hank. He had Russell from Twisted Toy Box start on the fake Bigfoot project in late October. Dyer also admitted that Andrew Clacy, his former marketing agent went with him to pickup Hank at Russell's home. 
Dyer found it hilarious that he even parked in front of Russell's home with his truck that had Bigfoot advertising signs on it and that no one suspected he was picking up a fake Bigfoot prop from Russell. Russell confirmed that Dyer had paid him to make the Bigfoot and had agreed not to divulge any information under a non-disclosure agreement with Dyer.
The fake Bigfoot story broke about a week ago, when Team Tracker LLC. members Clacy, Lynk Paul, Gregg Phillips, Frank Cali and Dale Boswell had a falling out with Dyer and exposed the Bigfoot scam, which passed Hank as a real Bigfoot that Dyer shot on September 6, 2012 just outside San Antonio, Texas. Dyer still admits of actually shooting a real Bigfoot and continues to lure the fools that paid him to view a fake Bigfoot for his next planned Summer tour. 
Dyer said, all the news channels around San Antonio reported that it was a fake Bigfoot and people still came out in long lines to pay to view the fake Bigfoot. He believes that he didn't do anything wrong about lying to people who wanted to believe a Bigfoot really exists. 
Dyer said, he made $6,000, $3,500 and $5,500 in three different paid interviews about Bigfoot. During the scam tour, Clacy made $12,000, which most of that money went to a woman in Africa that apparently scammed him about getting a visa to come see Clacy. The woman apparently took Clacy for the money and she never left Africa, according to Dyer. Lynk made between $6,000 to $7,000 and always said he was a planner, but "never planned shit," Dyer admitted in his blog talk radio. Phillips only made $1,000, until he left the crew.
We went on a "tour with a fake Bigfoot and it made news, it's as funny as hell," Dyer joked about it. Dyer says, he will not refund any of the viewing fees to those people, especially children that were led to believe that they were seeing a real Bigfoot when in fact it was fake.
Dyer said, that an unidentified lawyer who would represent him, if the feds ever do attempt to prosecute him. He says, that he did nothing wrong when he lied to Bigfoot enthusiasts that it was real instead of fake. Dyer even said, that he looked up laws and found he didn't do anything unlawful. 
Dyer even signed a petition at Change dot org to get the U.S. Department of Justice to come after him for committing what he has come to label as one of the biggest Bigfoot scams in U.S. history. He confirmed that all his Team Tracker members knew from the beginning that Hank was fake and enjoyed the fruits (steak dinners/cars/cash) that were generated until Daytona Beach Bike Week 2014, when the Bigfoot tour failed to make any money. The Team Tracker members began to plot against him and finally had a falling out that led to exposing Dyer as a scammer and a fake.
Dyer might be laughing at justice, but justice will come and Dyer will most likely fall on his own accord and own admission that he is sole responsible for scamming Bigfoot enthusiasts or fools into paying to see a dummy. Fools are fools and Dyer knows that he has discovered a gold mine of ripping people off who voluntarily fall victim to Dyer's con talk to fool those few in need of reality.
Dyer says, "I'm no angel and I don't regret what I did and will do it again, again, again and again...I did it in 2008, (2012) and could do it again." Dyer seems to show no remorse at all about scamming people and children out of cash.
People paid between $20 to $10 dollars and children paid between $10 to $5 dollars to view Hank, the fake Bigfoot. Hank was exhibited in New Mexico, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas and Florida.

Rick Dyer's blog talk radio show link (4/8/2014)

Eaton Booked For 1997 Rape, Beating And Murder Of 14-year-old Amber Creek

James P. Eaton and Amber Creek

DNA and thumb print led to Eaton's arrested for the 1997 murder of 14-year-old Amber Creek, whose body was found in Racine County.

By H. Nelson Goodson
April 8, 2014

Racine, WI - On Tuesday, James P. Eaton, 36, of Palatine, Illinois was booked in the Racine County jail for the 1997 brutal murder and rape of Amber Creek, 14, of Palatine. Creek's body was discovered at a wild reserve refuge by hunters 17 years ago. 
Cold case investigators were able to get a discarded cigarette from Eaton at a train station while under surveillance. An Oklahoma crime lab specializing in cold cases was then able to match Eaton's DNA to some DNA found on a plastic bag left at the crime scene. Investigators were also able to match a thumb print left on the bag to Eaton in February after he was arrested and booked for another crime.
Racine County Sheriff Chistopher Schmaling in a press conference said, Eaton's thumb print was matched to the suspect. Eaton's thumb print was recovered from a plastic bag used over Creek's head to suffocate her after she was brutally beaten, raped and killed. Her body was later found in a Burlington wild life preserve in Racine County.
Eaton's bail was set at $1M and is facing charges for first-degree intentional homicide and hiding a corpse. If convicted, Eaton is facing life in prison without parole.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Female Body Found In Jefferson County Cornfield Identified As Guzman-Flores

Alejandra Guzman-Flores

Guzman-Flores was not reported missing by family, authorities say investigation ongoing.

By H. Nelson Goodson
April 7, 2014

Ixonia, WI - The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has identified the female body found at a cornfield on March 29, as Alejandra Guzman-Flores, 23, of Milwaukee. The body of Guzman-Flores was spotted in the field by a driver who saw some crows feeding on the corpse and contacted authorities. 
Guzman-Flores was not reported missing by her family in Milwaukee because she had told family members that she was moving to California due to repeated life threats. They never suspected she was murdered until her body was discovered in March and finally identified on Friday. She was last seen on October 5, 2013. The cause of death is pending due to autopsy results by the Milwaukee County Medical examiner's office. But the investigation indicates, she was stabbed multiple times and brutally beaten.
The nude body of Guzman-Flores was found in an advanced state of decomposition and the only items found near the body were sandals.
Investigators say, she might have been left the cornfield since late fall.
Guzman-Flores graduated from South Division High School in 2010 and had announced that she was engaged on July 22, 2013.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Obama Administration Should Open U.S. Veterans Pension And Medical Benefits Claim Clinics At Major Border Crossings

Deported U.S. Veteran heroes and patriots automatically lose earned service pension and medical benefits illegally, but in order to claim them, thay have to be in the country.

By H. Nelson Goodson
April 5, 2014

El Paso, Texas - To date, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is illegally holding the earned service pensions and medical benefits of U.S. Veteran heroes and patriots who were honorably discharged, but were deported to other countries for various felonies or minor crimes. Once the deported Veterans arrived at their original birth country, they are left without any recourse to collect their earned pensions or medical benefits from the U.S. government. 
They are eligible to collect those benefits, but have to claim them in U.S. soil. Not possible, due to the severe illegal re-entry sentences imposed on deported Veterans. 
The Obama administration should open up VA intake clinics at major U.S. border crossings to allow deported U.S. Veteran heroes to claim lost earned service pensions and medical benefits at the border.
Thousands of U.S. Veterans that have been deported for decades are left without means of support or medical benefits to deal with medical issues sustained while in service or afterwards.
On Friday, Hector Barajas, a deported U.S. Veteran posted on his Facebook account, that he has an appointment with the Veteran's Administration,  but since he has a life time deportation,  he cannot apply for his service pension legally. Barajas claims, that his research has turned up between 3,000 to 30,000 of U.S. Veterans that have been deported since 1996. 
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released the following estimates. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) removal services have deported 57 in 2009 and the deportations doubled every year. In 2010, 114 were removed, 228 in 2011 and so on, according to Barajas. He has personally identified about 200 U.S. Veterans heroes who were deported by ICE to 19 different countries.
In one case, Orlando Castañeda, who did one tour in Iraq was deported by ICE for not renewing his work permit, Barajas posted in his Facebook account. Castañeda was left with no recourse to apply of earned Veteran's benefits. 
The DHS reported on some deported U.S. Veterans,  but DHS and ICE don't actually keep track or statistics of Veterans who were previously deported or are scheduled to be deported today. Why? The DHS and ICE should be held accountable and should be forced to report those deported U.S. Veterans to the Veteran's Administration to make sure, that they can get their earned service pensions and medical benefits wherever they're deported too.
Only upon death, a U.S. Deported Veteran can return to the U.S. and be buried at a government military cemetery. The government provides a headstone, plot and honorary burial ceremony for their honorable service to the country.
According to an article in January 2013, the Military dot com quoted VA's spokeswoman Jo Schuda that deported U.S. Veteran's who already had VA medical benefits can apply for their continued benefits through the VA's Foreign Medical Program. Even deported Veterans eligible for educational benefits can apply as long the foreign educational institution is credible and accepted by the government. The earned service pension can still be sought by the deported Veteran, as to how many deported U.S. Veterans have taken advantage of these VA services is unknown, because most of those deported are not informed of their rights to continue to get VA earned pensions, medical benefits abroad and continued education.