Saturday, May 31, 2014

Lincoln Park Police Department Initiate Investigation After Two Embarrassing Incidents With 6-month Pregnant Women Go Viral

Andrea Dingess

Dingess who is 6-months pregnant was allegedly hit by a Lincoln Park police officer during a stop and then when she attempted to file a complaint, a police supervisor failed to take it and believed it never happened.

By H. Nelson Goodson
May 31, 2014

Lincoln Park, Michigan - On Wednesday, Andrea Dingess received a letter from a Lincoln Park police lieutenant advising her that the department has initiated an internal investigation into several incidents that went viral on the Internet after she posted a YouTube video and reported it on her Facebook (FB) account. Dingess who is 6-months pregnant claims that she was stopped by several Lincoln Park police officers and one of them hit her in the face after citing her for not having an ID (License). 
She told the officer that she had an ID, but for some reason the officer cited her for not having one and then got mad, threw the ticket at her and hit Dingess in the face. The officer told her, to bad about the ticket, which he had already wrote it and that she didn't tell him soon enough about the ID on her possession. Dingess had several people with her who witnessed the officer hit her.
Later when she went to the Lincoln Park Police Department to file a citizen's complaint against the officer for an assault, a supervisor refused to take the complaint and believed the incident never happened without even attempting to investigating. The incident with the supervisor at the police station was recorded and posted on Facebook and in YouTube. In the background, one of the people with Dingess can be heard saying how corrupt the Lincoln Park Police Department is. The video has gone viral. 
Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) sent an e-mail to Brian Hawk, the Lincoln Park Police Chief on early Wednesday asking about the supervisor's failure to take a citizen complaint against an officer, according to the video footage and what are the proper procedures dealing with a citizen complaint regarding an officer? Chief Hawk has not responded to the HNNUSA inquiry regarding the failure of a police supervisor to take a citizen's complaint.
Dingess posted on Wednesday, "Lincoln Park police sent me a letter and said they are investigating the matter. I'm still waiting on a return call from the lieutenant. I'm trying to allow them to rectify this before I give any statements to media." She will meet with the lieutenant on Tuesday, according to Dingess FB posting.

Dingess and Lincoln Park police supervisor video at link: http://youtu.be/jVws0aaPj0g

Hundreds Of Milwaukee Police Officers And Supervisors To Retire

Milwaukee Police Department facing major retirement of officers and supervisors in the next several years.

By H. Nelson Goodson
May 31, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) has learned that the Milwaukee Police Department is facing a major retirement turnover by 2015 and 2016. Between 400 to 600 police officers and supervisors (more than 1/3 of the sworn officers) are expected to retire.
The vacancies expected within the next few years will provide opportunities and promotions to Afro-American and Hispanic officers among the ranks of the department. Minorities rank and file will exceed by 30% from the present disproportionate rank and file in the department, depending on promotions of officers seeking to advance within the department. 
In 2011, the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) personnel statistics showed that the highest Hispanic ranking police supervisor was Assistant Chief James Harpole (to present), next in line was Deputy Inspector Ramon Galaviz who retired in 2013, and Captain Kurt R. Liebold was the only Latino ranking captain in the department. At least four Lieutenants were named as ranking officers, they are Ruben Burgos (Lt. of Detectives) who retired in 2013, Alfonso Morales who was appointed to Captain in 2013, Alexander Ramirez and David Salazar. 
There were only 14 Latino Sergeants, including three women, Lisa M. Gagliano, Vickie Gagliano and Elizabeth I. Ibarra, 17 Detectives, and three Latino Identification Technicians, which two were Latinas, Yvette P. Benitez and Sylvia M. Castro.
There were about 146 Hispanic officers in the department, including 24 Latinas, and at least 37 ranking and officers, including two Latinas serving in the military.
The high ranking Latino officer positions in 2011 were disproportionate compared to more than 2,000 sworn police officers, including high ranking in the entire department, also more than 700 non-sworn personnel, according to the MPD 2011 statistics.
Brief history, in the early 1970's only one Latino Police Officer was in the Milwaukee Police Department. The officer was Procopio Sandoval who retired as a Detective in 1993. The height requirement of 5' 7" (est. 1885) and 5' 9" for hiring a police officer under police Chief Harold A. Breier kept many Hispanics from being appointed as police officers by the Fire and Police Commission. 
Members of the Latino community led by Jesus Salas, Marla O. Anderson and others in the early 1970's protested the height requirement in front of Chief Breier's office claiming it was discriminatory. The Fire and Police Commission height requirement kept most Hispanics from joining the police and fire department, which Salas and Anderson claimed it discriminated Latinos because of their height. The Hispanic community was being defranchised and unable to have members from the community appointed to the department in order to serve their community, according to the protesters. 
After several protests, the Commission lowered the height requirement, thus paving the way for Hispanics to join both the Milwaukee Fire and Police Departments. 
Marla O. Anderson passed to eternal peace in 1984.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Sonora Cartel Narco Ballad Singer Shot Dead In La Red Restaurant

Tito Torbellino

Torbellino had received death threats before being ambushed at La Red restaurant in Obregón.

Obregón, Sonora, Mexico - On Thursday, Tomás Eduardo Tovar Rascón, 30, stage name  "Tito Torbellino," from Phoenix, Arizona, a popular drug cartel ballad singer was killed as he was having an early afternoon dinner at La Red restaurant in Obregón. He dedicated ballads to the Sinaloa Cartel infuriating rival cartels.
Mexican authorities say, Torbellino was shot inside the restaurant. Ballistic evidence from the crime scene indicated that at least six shots were fired.
An armed group of six men arrived at the restaurant and four stayed outside to prevent anyone from going in or escaping as two suspects went inside and fatally shot Torbellino. 
Torbellino had a 14-year singing career and began his career at age 26. He had three children. 

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Milwaukee County Courthouse Security To Be Replaced By County Sheriff Deputies

By December, all Milwaukee County Courthouse security personnel will be replaced by sheriff deputies. 

By H. Nelson Goodson
May 29, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday,  Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) learned that all Milwaukee County Courthouse security personnel will be replaced by sheriff deputies. The county security workers in charge of screening people as they enter the courthouses received a noticed this week that Milwaukee County Sheriff's Deputies will replaced them in December. 
David A. Clarke Jr., Milwaukee County Sheriff, Milwaukee County Human Resources, the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors and Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele have not officially announced the change of security.

Five Mexican Posse Gang Members Among 22 Alleged Illegal Aliens Arrested In Wisconsin During ICE Raids

22-people deemed as illegal aliens, including five Posse gang members were arrested by ICE and local police during two operations in Wisconsin.

By H. Nelson Goodson
May 29, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday, at least 200 people and children rallied and protested outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Milwaukee office on 310 E. Knapp Street. The protest was organized by Voces de la Frontera (VDLF), an immigrant and workers rights non-profit organization. 
VDLF claims, that the ICE raids detained multiple members of the undocumented immigrant community who had no criminal records and had been working in the country for years. The protesters were demanding for ICE to release all non-criminal undocumented immigrants that were arrested on Tuesday.
Chicago's ICE spokeswoman, Gail Montenegro in a released statement says, two raids were executed on Tuesday in Wisconsin. Five alleged members of the Mexican Posse gang were taken into custody along with 17 other illegal aliens, which one was turned over to local authorities for a warrant, another had re-entered the country and the rest are facing deportation proceedings under administrative orders, according to Montenegro. 
The ICE raids have continued after President Barack H. Obama ordered ICE officials to cancel a prior review that he requested of their policies in detaining undocumented immigrants. Obama cancelled the review after pressure from multiple groups to halt the review in order to allow the U.S. House of Representatives time to introduce an immigration reform bill.
The New York Times reported that the immigration council for the United States Conference of Bishops, the main Hispanic evangelical Christian coalition and the Service Employees International Union headed by Eliseo Medina urged President Obama to delay an ICE review of policies for several months. Medina who stopped eating and fasted for days was called a "sell out" by other immigration rights groups in social media. The A.F.L.-C.I.O. denounced Obama's delay.
The House will take its time to deal with immigration reform, despite Obama's attempt to force the Republican controlled House to introduce a bill. If the House doesn't act before its August recess, immigration reform for 2014 is considered dead.
In May, VDLF held a march and rally at the Milwaukee County Courthouse to demand for ICE to stop detaining undocumented immigrants when they go pay fines, getting marriage licenses, have court hearings, are seeking restraining orders and other court related legal business. ICE has been present at multiple county courthouses in Wisconsin when Spanish interpreters are requested at hearings and then take suspected undocumented immigrants into custody without a court order.
Numerous rogue ICE agents have been exposed in Wisconsin, California, Illinois and other states for such illegal activities at courthouses. No ICE agent has been ever held accountable or prosecuted by the U.S. Department of Justice for corruption and illegal activities that include illegal coercing of undocumented immigrants into signing voluntary deportation documents and denying them legal representation. ICE is considered one of the most corrupt agencies within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Every U.S. Citizen and whether legal or not are afforded Constitutional rights to seek due process and protective services from crimes. When ICE detains immigrants at a courthouse,  they prevent people or victims of crime from seeking justice and due process, thus aiding criminals.
Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) has noticed that immigration reform pro-rallies, protests, marches and disobedience strategies to bring attention to reform have become stagnant and attracted limited support in the last few years. One economic strategic campaign has not been taken seriously by national immigration rights groups, which is to collaborate on a national campaign to educate undocumented immigrants and their families to save their hard earned money and commit to spend only on necessary items. Immigrants need to realize that they have an economic power to spend and need to learn to manage that empowerment to their advantage as a collective group. They should stop indiscriminate spending until the U.S. House of Representatives and Congress decides to approve an immigration reform bill with a path to citizenship. 
Undocumented Immigrants have yet to engage in a national economic attempt to slow down the U.S. economic growth in an effort to show their influence on economic growth.

VDLF and family members want the following undocumented immigrants released from ICE custody.

● Epigmenio Martinez-Ruiz, 29.

● Celsor Juarez Martinez

● Antonio Ayala Gonzalez, released on bail and awaiting deportation proceedings.

● Manuel Lopez Hernandez

● Jose de Jesus Gonzalez

● Mario Gonzalez Camacho

● Jose de Jesus Vargas Flores

Shots Fired At Milwaukee's Southside House

Police blocked off the 800 block of S. 8th Street during investigation.

By H. Nelson Goodson
May 29, 2014

Milwaukee,  WI - On Thursday,  police responded to a shooting at the 800 block of S. 8th Street around 12:30 p.m. According to a resident, a suspect or suspects stopped on S. 8th and W. Burnham,  then shot multiple times at a home facing W. Windlake Ave.
Police are investigating the shooting. No one was reported injured.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Telemundo Wisconsin Facebook Allowed What Could Be Deemed Slanderous Comments To Be Posted Against Raul Espinosa's Mother


Linda Morenita, an annonymous Facebook user posted what can be deemed as slanderous comments against Aurora Mejia, the mother of Raul Espinosa, 6, who was killed by a Lakeside School bus on Chavez Drive.

By H. Nelson Goodson
May 27, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Tuesday, Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) noticed that the Telemundo Wisconsin Facebook page account had added a posting about Raul Espinosa, 6, who was killed on May 21, by a Lakeside School bus on S Cesar E. Chavez Drive. The posting had about 106 comments by Facebook (FB) users, especially some dated May 23, from Linda Morenita, an annonymous user who seemed to personally launch an attack on Espinosa's mother, Aurora Mejia.
Linda Morenita alleged that Mejia sold drugs, picked up men at a local bar, was a neglectful mother, was receiving food stamps, was unemployed and was getting aid from the government for Espinosa's autism condition. Mejia is currently married and according to her Facebook account posted multiple photos of Espinosa showing her unconditional love for him and her kids.
Mejia responded to Linda Morenita comments and dismissed her allegations and says she doesn't know the identity of Linda Morenita (La Shorty). 
HNNUSA contacted CBS 58 who manages Telemundo 63 and asked about the Telemundo Wisconsin Facebook page posting about Espinosa's death news item and its comments. A Spanish speaking sales person for Telemundo said, it was a long weekend and no one had monitored the postings. But someone in the Telemundo 63 production who can't speak or read Spanish monitors their FB page and would look into it.
Mejia when contacted by HNNUSA on Tuesday said, that she doesn't know why Telemundo Wisconsin kept the false comments posted by Linda Morenita on their FB page without checking, if it was an anonymous FB user. Mejia is still waiting for her child's body to be released by the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office, so funeral services can take place.
No other comments were made by Telemundo or CBS 58.

(Update)

Telemundo Wisconsin removed the comment thread that included comments deemed slanderous targeted at Espinosa's mother, Aurora Mejia shortly after Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) reported on Telemundo Wisconsin Facebook page lack of proper monitoring of comments made by Linda Morenita, an annonymous Facebook user.
Telemundo 63 also after posting a notice that the comment thread was taken off, the news posting was then removed and reposted. (HNNUSA)

West Historic Mitchell Street Days To Be Proposed By BID Board President

Rudy Gutiérrez

Mitchell Street Days in the horizon, according to Gutiérrez.

By H. Nelson Goodson
May 27, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - Rudy Gutiérrez, the current president of the Board of Directors for the West Historic Mitchell Street Business Improvement District (BID) #4 told Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA), that he would like to see the area revitalized with economic growth along Mitchell Street. One of many projects planned to accomplish his goal is to propose the Mitchell Street Days, which could add several activities per month to attract a steady flow of shoppers to the area.
This weekend, the Historic Mitchell Street Sun Fair will take place on May 30, 31 and June 1 along the strip from S. 7th Street to S. 11th Street. It has been a yearly event for the last two years and Gutiérrez says, it's time to reevaluate the Sun Fair event that includes, beer sales, food and carnaval rides. 
Last year, the BID made just enough revenue to pay for the Sun Fair costs and this year, the three year contract expires with the carnaval rides company. The Sun Fair's future is uncertain and depends on the revenue generated on this upcoming weekend to determine its future on Mitchell Street.
Today, Gutiérrez wants to focus on additional events that can attract more business to Mitchell Street depending on available funding.
He was selected as BID #4 president of the Board in February and is working to get more business owners to join the BID. Currently there are five vacancies on the Board.
Gutiérrez is the current Bank Manager and Assistant Vice-President of the US Bank on West Mitchell St. He is also a Board member for La Casa de Esperanza in Waukesha. 

Monday, May 26, 2014

God Bless The Fallen Deported U.S. Veteran Heroes Left Behind During Memorial Day!

America's deported U.S. Veterans in distress.

By H. Nelson Goodson
May 26, 2024

Washington, D.C. - In memory of all the fallen deported U.S. Veterans heroes who fought for America's freedom, dirty wars and values who were later left behind by former U.S. presidents, President Obama, the Obama administration and the U.S. Congress. They have also been cheated out of their earned medical disability benefits by the Vaterans Administration (VA). The VA requires for deported Veterans to be present in the U.S. during appointments to apply for benefits. Deported Veterans could face between 5 to 10 years in a federal prison for illegal reentry to the U.S.
Shame on all of those who turned their backs on deported U.S. Veterans and Patriots who have died in foreign countries in poverty and without VA medical benefits during Memorial Day remembrance.

Tamaulipas Gulf Cartel Leader Arrested By Mexican Federal Authorities

Juan Manuel Rodríguez García,  aka, "Juan Perros"

García had fled to Nuevo Leon to avoid prosecution for drug trafficking,  extortion, murder, kidnappings and having military weapons.

By H. Nelson Goodson
May 26, 2014

San Pedro Garza García, Nuevo Leon, Mexico - On Sunday,  Juan Manuel Rodríguez García, 39, aka, "Juan Perros" or "Juan Manuel Rodríguez Larios" was taken into custody by Mexican federal authorities. The Mexican government initiated an operation on early Sunday in the municipality of San Pedro Garza García without the aid of local authorities. García is the known Gulf Cartel leader from Tamaulipas who fled the state to avoid prosecution.
Authorities received intelligence that García was hiding in Nuevo Leon. García was wanted for drug trafficking, human trafficking, kidnapping of thousands of Central American undocumented immigrants to collect ransom, murders, extortion, operating a criminal organization and using weapons exclusively used by the military. He operated in Rio Bravo and had been disputing with factions of the Gulf Cartel in Tamaulipas over control of the Gulf Cartel operations in the state. García took over the Gulf Cartel in Tamaulipas after Mario Armando Ramirez Treviño was taken into custody in August 2013. Other factions of the Gulf Cartel refused to accept García as their main leader in Tamaulipas,  so García enaged in a bloody battle to eliminate all those who opposed him in the municipalities of el Rio Bravo, Reynosa, Valle Hermoso, Matamoros and Tampico. 
He also waged a cartel war with Los Zetas in an attempt to control the multi-million drug trafficking routes leading to the U.S. border in the municipalities of Ciudad Victoria, San Fernando, Nuevo Laredo and Guerrero, according to Monte Alejandro Rubido, the Mexican National Security Commissioner.  
A joint operation by the Mexican military, Marines, Federal Police and the Federal Attorney General's Office led to the arrest of Juan Perros.

Rodriguez Retires From The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office

Sylvia Rodriguez

Rodriguez served 22-years in the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office.

By H. Nelson Goodson
May 26, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Sunday, Milwaukee County Sheriff's Captain Sylvia Rodriguez, Airport Division officially announced her retirement from the Sheriff's office, according to her husband, Guillermo Rodriguez. Rodriguez had been on medical leave for about a year, but officially retired last February 13.  
Friends and family celebrated her retirement and one year anniversary of her life saving transplant on Sunday. She has survived a liver transplant, Guillermo posted on his Facebook account.
Rodriguez told Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) that her success was based on strong family values, family support and "hard work, determination and continuously settings goals."
The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office website still shows Rodriguez as the current Captain at the Airport Division.
Rodriguez became the first bilingual County Sheriff's deputy to be hired in the department on November 13, 1992.  
The MCSO website says that Rodriguez as a bilingual officer had the opportunity to work in all divisions of the Sheriff's Office and assist other law enforcement agencies in Milwaukee County with Spanish interpretations, criminal investigations, and community events. As a deputy, she was assigned to Detention Bureau's Classification Unit, Patrol Division, Courts Division, and the Community Policing Unit. 
In May 2003, Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. created the Community Policing /Facilitator's Unit to build positive relationships within our community. Captain Rodriguez was the first officer assigned to this specialized unit, and assisted in its development. In February 2005, she was promoted to Sergeant. 
In December 2008, Sheriff Clarke promoted her to the rank of Lieutenant to be the commander of the Quality Assurance Unit. This unit is responsible for evaluating what we, as an agency, do well and how we can do it better. The unit incorporates in-depth analysis of our processes and determines what changes are needed to meet the needs of our customers.
Captain Rodriguez graduated from IBA College of Cosmetology and completed numerous higher education courses at Milwaukee Area Technical College, and the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. She has also completed Supervision of Police Personnel at Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, and Leadership in Police Organizations sponsored by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the MCSO website states.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

22-year-old Male Virgin Rejected By Blondes Led To Isla Vista Drive-by Shooting Massacre

Elliot Oliver Robertson Rodger

Rodger, a self proclaimed virgin who had never kissed rants on selfie video's how women rejected him for eight years and failed to see how magnificent and beautiful he was.

By H. Nelson Goodson
May 25, 2014 

Isla Vista, California - Elliot Oliver Robertson Rodger, 22, a Santa Barbara City College student from Woodland Hills and self proclaimed loner wishing to be noticed and loved by women turns into a mass killer after years of rejection by blondes. Rodger who posted multiple videos on YouTube ranting on his loneliness, on Friday went on a drive-by shooting rampage at the University of California-Santa Barbara Isla Vista neighborhood that resulted in seven deaths including his own, according to Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office (SBCSO). Rodger died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
Rodger drove a black BMW and drove around shooting at victims until he crashed after being pursued by sheriff deputies. He was found inside the vehicle with a fatal gun shot wound to the head.
SBCSO investigators later discovered three bodies that were stabbed to death at Rodger's apartment in the 6500 block of Seville Road. Rodger killed the three men because they were Asian and he considered them inferior. Thirteen other victims were reported injured.
All the victims were randomly selected because Rodger believed that they had a better love life then he did. He detested beautiful blondes dating ugly looking guys around the UC campus instead of a perfect guy like himself who travelled the world.
Rodger was obsessed about his failure to get a girlfriend and claimed that he was still a male virgin and had never been kissed. As he speaks on his selfie videos, Rodger seems to be conceded and expected women to fall in love with him because he was the perfect guy. But, it turned out that women didn't find him attractive and appealing enough to date him, according to Rodger.
In April, deputies were called to Rodger's apartment for a welfare check and he was found to be alright. Afterwards in a 140-page manifesto,  Rodger wrote that a deputy in April almost foiled his plan to executed a massacre. He almost crapped on his pants for a few seconds because if the deputy would have inspected his room, he would have discovered Rodger's written manifesto and three guns that he legally purchased. "That would have ended everything, for a few horrible seconds, I thought it was all over," Rodger wrote on the manifesto.

Elliot Rodger's revenge video http://youtu.be/9o1nFYTVyGU

Three victims have been identified:

● Veronika Elizabeth Weiss, 19, of Westlake Village, California, a freshman at the University of California-Santa Barbara (UCSB)

● Katherine Breann Cooper, 22,  of Chino Hills, California, a student at UCSB

● Christopher Ross Michaels-Martinez, 20, of Los Osos, California, a student at UCSB

Three victims were found deceased with multiple stabbed wounds at Rodger's apartment. Hong and Chen were sharing the apartment with Rodger. SBCSO investigators are trying to determine, if Wang was also a roommate or was just visiting the victims.

● Cheng Yuan Hong, 20, of San Jose, California 

● George Chen, 19, of San Jose, California

● Weihan Wang, 20, of Fremont, California

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Nfoque Latino Talk Radio Program No Longer Aired In La GranD FM

Zonia Lopez

A community talk radio program Nfoque Latino is no longer being aired at La GranD 104.7 FM, according to its radio host.

By H. Nelson Goodson
May 24, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Saturday, Zonia Lopez, the host of Nfoque Latino talk radio program confirmed that the program is no longer aired in La GranD 104.7 FM. Nfoque Latino was aired on Saturday mornings and addressed community issues, promoted businesses and non-profit organization services to the community at large.
Lopez when contacted on Saturday wouldn't comment about being off the air at La GranD or if she would continue her talk show programming at another radio station.
In early March, Lopez became the target of a wage dispute by Luis Rivera, a former Nfoque Latino account manager who claimed that Lopez owed him $600 for work done and wouldn't pay him. He sent out e-mails to more than 250 people in the community and posted disrespectful comments about Lopez on his Facebook (FB) account involving the wage dispute. Since then, Rivera recanted after the wage dispute was settled and his FB account was disabled. Rivera just wanted to get paid. He didn't say how much he was paid to settle and Lopez wouldn't confirm that she paid Rivera or deny it.
During the wage dispute on Rivera's FB, Mario Moreno Fuentes, a former Nfoque Latino associate alleged that Lopez still owed him at least $2,000.
In June 2013, Lopez left La Nueva Ritmo, WJTI 1460 AM radio where she began the program on March 2010 with H. Nelson Goodson, Patricia de la Torre and Mario Moreno Fuentes. In July 2013, Lopez went independent and began her program at La GranD claiming she wanted to reach a broader audience. 
Lopez owns the Flylda Travel Agency since, September 2002.
Hispanic News Network U.S.A. made numerous attempts to get a comment from both La GranD and Rivera, but was unsuccessful. 

Friday, May 23, 2014

Milwaukee's Southside Esperanza Unida Non-profit Facing $1.2 Million Debt

Manuel "Manny" Perez

Perez working to cap a $1.2 to $1.3M deficit incurred by prior executives of the non-profit Esperanza Unida organization.

By H. Nelson Goodson
May 23, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Friday, Manuel "Manny" Perez, the newly appointed executive director of Esperanza Unida, Inc., a non-profit Southside organization stated that he is working to cap a $1.2 million debt incurred by prior directors. Perez says, since he has been at Esperanza Unida, five businesses have opened and including several entities are expanding their services. 
Perez said, "We are seeking to bring prosperity to Milwaukee's Southside. We are doing it in three matters, helping entrepreneurs grow and we have five new businesses that are expanding or developing their operations at Esperanza Unida. One of them is Reynas Events, its owner is Alfonso Morales from Reynas Bakery; Zumba Training, owner Sandra Alizondo; an Insurance Company (with Liberty Mutual) owned by Bernie Gonzalez; the Bridge Clinic that focuses on alcohol and drug rehabilitation is expanding their clinic at Esperanza Unida and we are also helping Dr. Manuel Thomas from Viva Health Care to expand and continue operations at Esperanza Unida. The idea is that by helping entrepreneurs grow, we also help the community because employment increases, but part of the agreement with them is to provide top quality services to the community at large. In this way, Esperanza Unida completes its mission by helping entrepreneurs to become self sufficient. As an executive director, my position is to ensure the financial viability of the organization and at the same time maximize the benefits to the community," Perez stated.
Last year, Esperanza Unida ended with $495,000 in gross revenue and for 2014, Perez projected about $900,000 in gross revenue. But in terms of net income, Esperanza owes $50,000 to CD, it owes $388,000 to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and $70,000 to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development employment insurance. He also confirmed that several "inappropriate loans were made during former Richard Oulahan or right after, which a $600,000 loan was made before former executive director Robert F. Miranda took over, also a loan of $100,000 was made and we have no idea where it is. So, the total debt for Esperanza Unida is beteen $1.2 to $1.3 million," according to Perez.
Perez has been working to get community support and says, Esperanza Unida welcomes any community help as a joint venture to bring prosperity to the area.
On July 26, Esperanza Unida will hold a two day lobby expansion opening day.
The retouching of the Esperanza Unida "Mural of Peace" is now stalled until a later date, according to Perez. Since, the City of Milwaukee Art Council (CMAC) funding of $4,500 was returned to the City Attorney's Office.
Perez says, that former executive director Miranda is no longer associated with Esperanza Unida and is not a board member.
Steed Welch, is the current Chair for the Esperanza Unida Board of Directors and is Vice-President of the Spanish Journal Operations. Miranda is the current Editor in Chief of the Spanish Journal. 
Perez became the general manager of Esperanza Unida in March 2013. He was the former Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and resigned just four months into his four year appointment by Governor Scott Walker (R). Perez also owned the now defunct JNA Temperary Employment Agency and formerly worked at the ManPower agency.
Late last month, Miranda was replaced by Perez, according to a decision rendered by the six current Board of Directors. Miranda was charged on April 24, 2014 with one misdemeanor count for resisting or obstructing an officer. He posted a signature bond of $250. If convicted, Miranda is facing up to nine months in jail and $10,000 in fines. Miranda pled not guilty.
Miranda is accused of making false statements concerning a matching fund from the CMAC, which agreed to grant $4,500 geared for a mural repair in 2011, if Miranda would provide another $5,000. Miranda claimed he had a matching fund and the CMAC released their funding. It was later discovered that Miranda didn't get a matching fund until months later, according to the allegations. 

Man Steps Into Open Man Hole And Brawl Ignites With Lalonde Construction Workers

Several men argued with construction workers after one of them claimed that he stepped on an open man hole.

By H. Nelson Goodson
May 23, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday, several men got into a brawl with some construction workers around 10:40 p.m. after one stepped on an open man hole at the 2400 block of S. 14th St. The man hole is wide and about 30 feet deep.
According to one of the construction workers who are rebuilding the sidewalks and street from W. Lincoln Ave. to W. Harrison Ave. on S. 14 St. says, that he noticed two men walking South on the West sidewalk. They stopped at the 2400 block of the street and sat there for about 20 minutes on the steps of a home near the open man hole. 
The construction workers were just down the street when the men came over and complained that one of them had step on the open man hole and had been injured. They were told to called the company to complain. The men left for 10 minutes according to another worker. 
Then the men returned and began to argue with one of the construction workers. The argument escalated to a fist and kicking match. A worker was kicked in the face and punched. The men left after police were called.
Some of the construction workers had told the men that they could file a complaint with Lalonde Construction Inc., but the encounter escalated to a brawl.
Apparently, one of the man showed an injury to his face, according to several workers. None of the workers witnessed the man step into the man hole. The workers had tape off the street after fresh concrete was poured earlier and the man holes were left open because the actual covers are to heavy and could damage the wet concrete setting.


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

6-year-old Boy Fatally Struck By Lakeside School Bus

Photos courtesy of Maritza Pica

Raul "Raulito" Espinosa

Boy with autism struck by bus while in crosswalk on S. Chavez Drive and W. Mineral St.

By H. Nelson Goodson
May 21, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Wednesday, Raul "Raulito" Espinosa, 6, was fatally struck by a Lakeside School bus just before 4:00 p.m. as he was walking in the crosswalk on S. Cesar E. Chavez Drive. Espinosa was struck by a 24-year-old woman bus driver heading Southbound, according to police.
The 24-year-old Lakeside school bus driver was able to stop about a quarter block from the fatal incident after witnesses were able to let the driver know that she had just struck a child. Between three to five school children were in the bus at the time of the incident. They were transferred to another bus, according to witnesses. She is cooperating with police.
Ruben Rogelio, 50, a pickup cart worker from the El Rey Grocery Store told several media news outlets that he noticed Espinosa on the Northeast corner pressing the light change button to cross Chavez Dr. When the light turned green, Espinosa proceeded to walked across East on the crosswalk. The school bus was stopped and then moved forward and apparently struck Espinosa.
Rogelio had to protect Espinosa's body from other traffic that was passing through before police or an ambulance arrived at the scene, according to witnesses. Espinosa died at the scene and the body was transported to the Milwaukee Medical Examiner's Office.
Espinosa suffered from a severe case of autism and had walked out from his home without the caregivers being aware, according to police.
A video surveillance camera at a corner business on the Southeast corner overlooking the area captured the last moments when he was crossing the crosswalk. The bus was stopped and moved forward striking Espinosa.
Three staff members from the Lakeside School Bus company were at the scene.



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A video surveillance camera on W. Mineral St. from the City Furniture store caught the last minutes of the 6-year-old boy alive wearing a diaper heading to S. Cesar E. Chavez Drive alone before being struck by a Lakeside School Bus. Neighbors in the area say that Raul Espinosa had autism.
His mother was nearby when he was struck and witnessed the fatal incident. Espinosa was pronounced dead at the scene. (HNNUSA)

Ryan Road Mobil Owners Removed Racist Illegal Immigrant Hunting Permit Decal From Sticker Rack

Karen Puetz

Sales cashier when contacted by HNNUSA about racist decal notified  owners of the Ryan Road Mobil gas and convenient store about inquiry of the sticker being sold at the gas station, owner says.

By H. Nelson Goodson
May 21, 2014

Oak Creek, WI - On Wednesday when contacted by Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA), Karen Puetz, confirmed that an employee had removed the U.S.A. Illegal Immigrant Hunting Permit decal from the sticker rack on Sunday. Puetz who operates the Mobil gas station at 9444 S. Chicago Road with her husband stated, that when HNNUSA called on Sunday regarding the sticker, the cashier working at the time immediately called them about the decal and they decided to remove those stickers in question from the rack. Puetz apologized and told both HNNUSA and Tony Garnica, a community activist that they were sorry about the mishap.
She had adviced the decal distributor not to place any decals deemed derogatory in the rack. Once they were notified of the U.S.A. Illegal Immigrant Hunting Permit by HNNUSA, it was removed. Puetz says, that she has a lot of Latino customers that stop at the gas station and didn't want to offend anyone.
Last Saturday, a Facebook (FB) posting by Alejandro Alba showed that the Ryan Road Mobil was selling the alleged racist U.S.A. Illegal Immigrant Hunting Permits distributed in Wisconsin under the label Stickers by JoNeil at their location. Alba took a photo and posted it on his FB account. 
In 2011, the racist decals began to be distributed in Wisconsin and some gas stations began to sell them. The stickers are sold for $4 to $5.00 a piece. To some the stickers are a form of speech, novelty, comical and to others it promotes hate and violence towards immigrants.
The decal is a novelty, but tasteless and feeds into racial hate, profiling and suggests that illegals can be hunted (killed) in the country. Someone with a lack of common sense could actually believe it's legal to hunt illegals (undocumented immigrants).
The U.S.A. Illegal Immigrant Hunting Permit is distributed by Central States Novelty, LLC from Kansas.
The FBI reported that between 2003 to 2006, hate crimes against Latinos had increase by 35% in the U.S.

30-year-old California Mother Fatally Stabbed Her Three Daughters

Carol Coronado

Coronado was found naked in bed full of blood with her three lifeless daughters. 

By H. Nelson Goodson
May 21, 2014

Torrance, California - The Los Angeles Sheriff's Office reported that Carol Coronado, 30,  was taken into custody on Tuesday and is facing three counts of murder in the deaths of her three daughters ages, 2 months, 2 and 3. Coronado allegedly stabbed her daughters to death. Two knives were recovered for evidence.
Coronado's mother around 5:10 p.m. called 911 and said, that she believed her daughter was killling her granddaughters. When deputies and detectives arrived at the 1000 block of 223 Street, the grandmother and Coronado's husband were at the residence.
Detectives found Coronado in the bedroom naked in bed and full of blood. The bodies of Coronado's daughters were recovered.
Coronado was arrested and taken to a hospital for evaluation, according to the L.A. Sheriff's Office. No motive for the murders has been established.

Billboard Appears In San Luis Potosi Seeking Victims Of Pedophile Catholic Priest Córdova Bautista

Eduardo Córdova Bautista

Group sponsors a billboard seeking victims of pedophile priest Córdova Bautista. 

By H. Nelson Goodson
May 21, 2014

San Luis Potosi, Mexico - On Monday, a  billboard appeared seeking sexual abuse children to come forward and testify against accused pedophile Catholic priest Eduardo Córdova Bautista from the San Luis Potosi Archdiocese. The billboard sponsored by the Victims Foundation of Pedophiles (VFP). The VFP group included a Facebook page, but has since been disabled, an e-mail and a Twitter account on the billboard.
The billboard was removed about four hours later. No one knows who order it removed.
Bautista had been accused of sexually molesting more than 100 children in the last 30 years. He has been ordered by the Archdiocese of San Luis Potosi not to leave town.
The San Luis Potosi Department of Justice on Monday has requested for the Archdiocese to hand over all the complaints of sexual abuse against Bautista,  according to Miguel Ángel Covarrubias, the head prosecutor. 
The Archdiocese of San Luis Potosi confirmed during a press conference that the Vatican has received complaints and are looking into multiple sexual abuse allegations against Bautista. Some of the victims began to testify against Bautista in recent weeks. 
Bautista hasn't been charged, but is facing multiple charges for sexual abuse and molesting children while being a priest. 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Thousands Of Gallons Drained From Milwaukee's South Side Fire Hydrants

The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works drained thousands of gallons of water from fire hydrants.

By H. Nelson Goodson
May 20, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Tuesday, the City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works drained thousands of gallons of water in the South side. A city water works employee around 7:00 p.m. opened fire hydrants between W. Mitchell Street and W. Lincoln Ave. in order to clean the system.
Complaints from the South side indicated the water was dirty and the city had workers going around the South side opening the hydrants to flush the dirty water out from the system.

Michael Jace Charged With Wife's Homicide

April Jace and Michael Jace

Police booked Michael Jace for homicide.

By H. Nelson Goodson
May 20, 2014

Los Angeles, CA - On Tuesday, Michael Jace, 51, was charged with the homicide of his wife, April Jace, 40. Jace was taken into custody on Monday around 8:30 p.m. shortly after admitting that he shot his wife multiple times at the couple's Hyde Park area residence.
Police are investigating the homicide as a domestic violence incident.
April's body had gunshot wounds and their two children were at home when the homicide occurred, according to police. Jace is known for his part in the "Shield" series of FX. He also appeared in other films.

Missing 33-year-old Man's Body Recovered From Lake Michigan

John P. Moebs

Facebook page for missing John P. Moebs confirmed, his body was recovered from Lake Michigan.

By H. Nelson Goodson
May 20, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Tuesday, the body of John P. Moebs, 33, was recovered by police in Lake Michigan, according to Milwaukee police. Moebs Missing Facebook page posted that both Milwaukee and West Milwaukee police had confirmed that Moebs body was found.  
Moebs went missing on May 3, around 3:30 a.m. shortly after texting his girlfriend that he was on his way home and that he believed he had just broken his nose.
Moebs was last seen at the Brothers Bar and Grill on Water Street, according to police.
A body was recovered from Lake Michigan just after 8:00 a.m. On Tuesday and was taken to the Milwaukee Medical Examiner's Office to get a dental record check to determine, if it was Moebs. Moebs' ID was found on the body, police confirmed.
In the last three years, at least four male bodies have been recovered from the Milwaukee River. Several of those missing had disappeared from the Water Street night club scene. Only males have been reported missing and later recovered from the Milwaukee River.
Several other bodies have been also recovered after accidental drownings in the river.
Some Milwaukeeans suspect a serial murderer is targeting intoxicated people in the Water Street bar scene and are calling for police and city officials to step up foot patrols and place surveillance cameras along the river. Police have not confirmed or connected any of the drownings of prior missing victims to a serial killer, but all of the victims were males allegedly intoxicated when they went missing. 
One male victim was reported missing from the Milwaukee downtown area and never found.

Pastor Padilla From The United Pentecostal Church In Colombia Went Into Hiding After Deadly Bus Fired

Pastor Roberto Padilla failed to take responsibility for the tragic bus fire fatalities during La F.M. Radio interview. People threaten to burn Padilla alive, but he went into hiding.

By H. Nelson Goodson
May 20, 2014 

Fundación, Magdalena, Colombia - On Sunday, authorities reported that 33 children between the ages 2 to 12 had died after an explosion caused by over flooding the bus carburetor with gasoline caught fire. The bus had stalled as it was transporting 52 children to their homes that had attended services at the United Pentecostal Church of Colombia in municipality of Fundación, department of Magdalena. The bus driver, Jaime Gutiérrez Ospina poured gasoline into the carburetor and then tried to start the bus, it exploded while children were still inside the bus. The rear exit was locked and couldn't be open. Ospina and 19 other passengers managed to escape the death trap. 
The fatalities were attributed to fire that engulfed the bus, according to the preliminary forensic report. The bus was not up to code, wasn't insured, hadn't passed a mechanical test and had been out of circulation since 2012. 
Investigators say, the bus was loaded to over capacity and was transporting 52 children. 
During La F.M. radio interview with Pastor Roberto Padilla, it was learned that Manuel Ibarra, a member of the church contracted Ospina as a bus driver, who apparently had no driver's license because it expired. Padilla during the interview failed to take responsibility and blamed Ibarra for not making sure that Ospina was certified, licensed and had all the required paper work in order to use his bus to transport passengers on the road. 
Pastor Padilla said, that a 20 member committee decides how the church operates and that Ibarra was responsible for making sure buses were available to transport members of the church and their children to and from the church. 
Ibarra had a verbal agreement with Ospina, the authorities learned. Ibarra during a radio interview with La F.M. on Monday stated, that he didn't feel responsible for the childrens deaths. He has requested police protection.
Ospina was supposed to be paid $30,000 pesos ($15.60 U.S.) for gas and $20,000 pesos ($10.40 U.S.) for service.
Padilla went into hiding to protect himself from family members who lost their children that might want to take revenge. People in the rural town threaten to burn Padilla and Ibarra alive. He told La F.M. that police had requested for him to go into hiding while the investigation is ongoing.
Luis González,  the head of the Colombian Attorney General's Office says that those held responsible are expected to be charged with aggravated manslaughter for the massive deadly toll on Sunday and are facing up to 40 years in prison, if convicted. Ospina is currently been held in custody.
The interview hosts from La F.M. criticized Pastor Padilla for his incompetence and lack of condolences to family members who lost children and taking responsibility for the 33 deaths.

Pastor Padilla's radio interview in Spanish at link: http://bit.ly/1o12UCD

Ibarra during a radio interview says, he wasn't responsible for the childrens deaths. Interview in Spanish at link: http://alturl.com/i6juk

Monday, May 19, 2014

Johnson Brass Foundry Explosion Injures Seven Employees, Including One Hispanic In Saukville

Two critically burned and five others injured after melted brass metal in tumbler lost balance and spilled over water causing an explosion.

By H. Nelson Goodson
May 19, 2014

Saukville, WI - On Monday, the Saukville Fire Department and local police responded to an explosion at the Johnson Brass and Machine Foundry, 270 N. Mill Rd. Seven people were reported injured, 2 men were critically burned and flown by Flight for Life to the Columbia St. Mary's Hospital in Milwaukee for treatment. A third was taken there by ambulance. Four other men were taken by ambulances to nearby hospitals. 
One Hispanic, Miguel Gomez, with five years seniority was splattered with hot metal in his lower body and feet; Steve Jones, with 20 years seniority was splattered with melted brass and is in critical condition and shift Supervisor Jeff, with 25 years seniority was injured after he jumped for safety, injured his head and was also splattered with melted brass were among those reported injured. Another victim was identified as Mark Edbauer Jr. who was also injured.
The explosion happened before 4:00 p.m. while the 7:00 a.m. shift workers were getting ready to leave. Some of the workers were in the shower and locker section when the explosion occurred.
One 5 ton molted piece had been completed earlier before the second attempt was made to make another piece. As melted brass was being poured into the rotating mold, it became unbalanced and got loose from the bolted base as it rotated more than 300 times per minute. The base of the mold when placed on the tumbler was narrow and the top, which was suppose to be the base was wider.
It's believed that the tumbler loaded with 10,500 pounds (5 tons) of melted brass with double digit % lead content mixture lost balanced as it rotated and tilted over. The hot brass (1,750 degrees, 3-D class temp) then poured over and combined with water used at the base to cool the rotating connection with the mold causing an explosion.
The gas torch hoses used to melt the brass burned with the melted brass spill and flames ensued. The gas flow was shut off. The torch hoses and water coolant for the tumbler are located at the base.
OSHA is expected at the scene on Tuesday. The company has had other incidents at the foundry, according to OSHA.
The plant was evacuted on Monday and employees working at the section where the incident occurred have been notified by the company not to show up for work for several days.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Tribute To Milwaukee's Renown Mexican Cuisine Chef "Pepe" Mendieta

Jose "Pepe" Gonzalez Mendieta

Mendieta was diagnosed with only months to live, HNNUSA has learned.

By H. Nelson Goodson
May 18, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Saturday, Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) has learned that doctors have given renown Mexican Cuisine Chef Jose "Pepe" Gonzalez Mendieta, 81, less than six months to live due to an illness. We hope, retired Chef Mendieta can out live the doctors. HNNUSA would like to give out a shout out to Mendieta, recognize his accomplishments and the following is a well earned tribute for introducing Mexican cuisine (gourmet) style of cooking in Milwaukee, especially in the state of Wisconsin.
Mendieta operated El Rey Sol restaurant with his former wife, Chef Elvira Prado, 60, and family in Milwaukee's South side and specialized in Mexican cuisine foods.
Mendieta has been a chef for more than 50 years and served as a chef for several Mexican presidents before living in California and then moving to Milwaukee. He retired in 2008. 
For years, Mendieta published articles during El Día de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead. In Latin American, the Day of the Dead is celebrated in remembrance of relatives and their earthly habits and food they liked to consume while they lived. 
In 2001, Mendieta suffered a back injury and had to temporarily close El Rey Sol. In 2004, Citlali Mendieta-Ramos, Jose's daughter opened La Antigua Restaurant at 5800 block of W. Burnham St. in West Allis. Her husband, Nicolas Ramos, the Chef and owner of La Antigua along with Citlali, also an owner and catering director operate the restaurant. 
La Antigua serves contemporary Mexican, Latin American and Spanish foods as a specialty.
Today, Chef Elvira Prado continues to cook at La Antigua.

Ryan Road Mobil Selling Racist Illegal Immigrant Hunting Permits In Oak Creek

Sales cashier didn't know they were selling them!

By H. Nelson Goodson
May 18, 2014

Oak Creek, WI - On Saturday, a Facebook (FB) posting by Alejandro Alba indicates that the Ryan Road Mobil at 9444 S. Chicago Rd. is selling U.S.A. Illegal Immigrant Hunting Permits at their location. Alba took a photo and posted it on his FB account. Since then, FB users have been sharing and circulating Alba's post.
When Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) contacted the establishment on Sunday,  the sales clerk stated, "that she didn't know, and that she was to busy to check because she had a line of customers."
In 2011, the decals began to be distributed in Wisconsin and some gas stations began to sell them. The stickers are sold for $4 to $5.00 a piece. To some the stickers are a form of speech, novelty, comical and to others it promotes hate and violence towards immigrants.
The decal is a novelty, but tasteless and feeds into racial hate, profiling and suggests that illegals can be hunted (killed) in the country. Someone with a lack of common sense could actually believe it's legal to hunt illegals (undocumented immigrants).
The U.S.A. Illegal Immigrant Hunting Permit is distributed by Central States Novelty, LLC.
Some FB users are asking people to boycott the business as a result of selling the so called racist decals. 
The FBI reported that between 2003 to 2006, hate crimes against Latinos had increase by 35% in the U.S.
The City of Oak Creek, which has more than 34,000 in population made national headline news in early August 2012 when a crazed lone suspect massacred multiple Sikh Temple members. The Sikh Temple at 7512 S. Howell Ave. was attacked by a known racist, Wade Michael Page, 40, a White male who went to the temple and opened fire killing six victims between the ages of 39 to 84. Three of the deceased victims were also brothers.
Three injured victims that survived were identity as Baba (priest) Punjab Singh and Baba Santokh Singh, including Oak Creek Police Lieutenant Brian Murphy, 51. Murphy was shot at least 15 times, 12 struck his body and three his body armor (bullet proof vest), but survived and later retired from the Oak Creek Police Department.
Page, an Army Veteran was a member of a supremacy group, according to the FBI.

Milwaukee Business Owner Closed Shop For One Day Due To Bad Attitude From Customers

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The business owner at Tess Beauty Supply in Milwaukee's South side had enough of bad attitudes from customers all day and decided to close shop for one day. She then posted on Facebook, "Because I can."

By H. Nelson Goodson
May 18, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Saturday, some customers shopping for some hair supplies at the last minute got a big surprise when they went to Tess Beauty Supply at the 2600 block of W. National Ave. A posted sign on the the door read, "Open Sunday, 12 - 5 p.m. I closed because everybody had a shitty attitude to me today. :(  I'm going home." Then she posted a photo on Facebook (FB) and wrote, "Because I can."
The business owner commented on FB, that every customer who came to the store had a bad attitude on Saturday, so she decided to close her business for one day before she lost any customers. She hopes that one of those customers that treated her like shit would return to read the posted sign. The Tess Beauty Supply owner also commented that she wrote the sign upside down and grabbed it on her way, but felt happy to have posted it. 
Some of her FB friends got a kick out of it, others found it humorous and unique way to deal with shitty customers. Lmfao!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Zamarripa Passed Away In Las Cruces, Funeral Service In Milwaukee

Alicia M. Zamarripa

Alicia M. Zamarripa

Zamarripa ran as a candidate for the Wisconsin State Assembly 8th District in 1998 and was an active member in Hispanic community issues. 

By H. Nelson Goodson
May 16, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On May 6, Alicia M. "Nena" Zamarripa, 66, also Known as "Patricia" originally from San Antonio, Texas passed away to eternal life. Loving daughter of the late Andres and the late Alicia M. (nee Morones) Zamarripa. Sister of Humberto, Andres Jr., Gabriel, the late Sylvia, Patricia, Alejandro, Diana and the late Mario Zamarripa. She is the aunt of JoCasta Zamarripa (D-Milwaukee), the current State Representative for the 8th Assembly District. 
Patricia ran for public office in Wisconsin and was one of the first Hispanic woman to seek the 8th Assembly seat in 1998. She was one of six candidates after State Representative Walter J. Kunicki retired.
Patricia was well known in the community and active on community issues for most of her life. She and her mother Alicia M. (nee Morones) Zamarripa, 88, who shared the same name went to Las Cruces, New Mexico to visit with family members and died days apart from each other. 
Some family members of the Zamarripas and mother participated in the annual Guadalupe Catholic Church festival at the 700 block of S. 4th Street as cold soda venders.
The young Zamarripa passed away on May 6 and funeral services will be held in Milwaukee. Her mother passed away on May 10 and funeral services will take place in Las Cruces, New Mexico, according to family members. 
Zamarripa is one of nine siblings. 

Funeral services today for Zamarripa will take place at the Asención Lutheran Church, 1236, S. Layton Blvd. in Milwaukee, WI. Visitation from 11:30 a.m. To 1:30 p.m.  and memorial service at 1:00 p.m. 

41-year-old Camden Woman Buried Alive And $8K Stolen By Murder Suspects

Fatima Perez, Ramon Ortiz and Carlos Alicea-Antonetti

Suspects buried victim alive in shallow grave and stole $8,000.

By H. Nelson Goodson
May 16, 2014

Camden, New Jersey - On Thursday, both Carlos Alicea-Antonetti, 36, of Camden and Ramon Ortiz, 57, of Pennsauken were charged with one felony count each for murder in the death of Fatima Perez, 41, of Camden. If convicted, both Antonetti and Ortiz are facing life in prison without parole. A cash bond of $5M each was set for both suspects.
The suspects confessed that they tied up Perez with duct tape covering her eyes and mouth.
They placed Perez while still alive in a shallow grave after she pleaded for her life. The suspects put lime on the hole, then placed Perez and covered up the hole. 
She was reported missing on Monday. The family told police that she was meeting up with Antonetti to go buy a vehicle for the family. 
Her body was found on Wednesday in Monroe Township. She died of asphyxiation, according to the criminal complaint.
On Monday, Perez arranged for Antonetti to accompany her to purchase a vehicle. She was carrying $8,000 in cash. Antonetti decided to steal the cash with the help of Ortiz. Ortiz had dug the shallow hole where Perez was buried. He later led police to the crime scene.
A tip led detectives to arrest Ortiz at the Express Inn on Cherry Hill. Antonetti was taken into custody along route 38, where police saw him walking. Both men were staying at the hotel.
Police recovered $7,000 in cash from Antonetti. Antonetti operated a landscaping company and Ortiz worked for him.
Perez is survived by a 7-year-old son and a 21-year-old daughter, according to family. 


Thursday, May 15, 2014

8-year-old Child Forced Into Prostitution And Sex With 72-year-old Chiquimula Alderman

Max Eduardo Cordón

Guatemalan police arrested Cordón at a hotel where he sexually assaulted an 8-year-girl forced into prostitution by her mother.

By H. Nelson Goodson
May 15, 2014

Chiquimula, Guatemala - On Thursday, Guatemalan national civil police arrested Max Eduardo Cordón, 72, for sexual assault of an 8-year-old girl. Police and the state's child social services had been investigating allegations that Erika Mariela Osorio Vélez, 34, was allowing men to have sex with her daughter for Q400 ($52 U.S.), according to Pablo Castillo, spokesman for the National Civil Police in Guatemala. Vélez was also taken into custody and is facing charges for selling her daughter for sex and forcing her into prostitution. 
The 8-year-old girl told authorities that Vélez would give her Q100 ($13 U.S.) after she would have sex with men. The mother told her daughter to comply and fulfill Cordón's sexual gratification, according to the girl.
The girl admitted that Cordón had three previous sexual encounters with her. The child was placed with a state child social services agency to protect her.
Last February, Luis Armando Aguilar, 68, also an alderman from the municipality of Chiquimula was arrested for having repeated sex with a child. Aguilar remains free on bond and is awaiting trial. 

Bonilla Charged For Marijuana Growing And Distributing

Eric Matthew Bonilla

Kenosha County Sheriff's Office confiscated more than $190,000 worth of marijuana plants.

By H. Nelson Goodson
May 15, 2014

Town of Randall, WI - On Thursday, Eric Matthew Bonilla, 29, was charged with three counts of manufacturing and delivery of THD (200-1,000 grams of marijuana), the Kenosha County Sheriff's Office reported. If convicted,  Bonilla is facing 52 years in prison. Bonilla's bond was posted at $25,000, according to court records.
Bonilla was taken into custody on Monday after a search warrant was executed by the Kenosha Drug Operations Group (KDOG) at the 33500 block of 116th Street and an elaborate marijuana operation was discovered. 
The KDOG confiscated $190,000 worth of marijuana, cocaine and a .22 rifle. They recover 16,589.78 grams of packaged marijuana with street value of $145,000 and 43 mature plants valued at $45,000, according to the KDOG.


Aaron Hernández, Former NFL Player Indicted For 2012 Double Homicide

Aaron Hernández

Hernández was identified as the main shooter in the 2012 drive-by killing of two Boston men leaving a night club.

By H. Nelson Goodson
May 15, 2014

Boston, Massachusetts - On Thursday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office charged Aaron Hernández, 24, with two felony counts for first-degree murder, three counts of armed assault with intent to murder and one count of battery and assault with a dangerous weapon for a double homicide in 2012. Hernández, a former NFL Patriot's player was tied to the July 16, 2012 drive-by fatal shooting of both Safiro Hurtado, 28, and Daniel de Abreu, 29.
During a press conference, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley also stated, that Hernández was also charged with unlawfully possessing the .38 caliber Smith and Wesson revolver he allegedly used in the murders. Tanya Cummings-Singleton, 38, of Bristol, Connecticut,  Hernández' cousin, was also charged with criminal contempt of court, according to Conley.
Conley stated, "At about 12:30 a.m. on July 16, 2012, the victims arrived at the Cure Lounge on Tremont Street in Boston's Theater District.  By coincidence, Aaron Hernández and another known individual entered the club at the same time.  Our investigation has not uncovered any evidence that these two groups were known to each other, but their chance encounter inside the club triggered a series of events that ended in the murders.
"After the victims left the club at about 2:00 a.m., they drove down Tremont Street.  Unbeknownst to them, Hernández followed behind, traveling in an SUV.  When the victims' car stopped at a red light on Shawmut Avenue waiting to turn onto Herald Street, the SUV pulled up beside the victims' car on the right.  Aaron Hernández fired a .38 caliber revolver multiple times from the driver's side of his vehicle into the passenger's side of the victims' vehicle.  Daniel de Abreu, the driver, suffered multiple wounds, including a fatal gunshot wound to the chest.  Safiro Furtado, in the front passenger seat, also suffered multiple wounds, including a fatal gunshot wound to the head.  Two backseat passengers escaped physical injury and fled on foot.  A third remained with his friends, suffering a gunshot wound to his arm.
"From last June forward, there were a number of significant developments in the investigation.  Those developments include the recovery of the car Hernández used in the murders and hid in a relative's garage in Bristol, Connecticut, and the recovery of the murder weapon from an individual with connections to Hernández.
"As to the indictment returned against Hernández' cousin, Tanya Singleton, she was subpoenaed to testify before the grand jury investigating the July 2012 murders.  She was granted an order of immunity to provide to certain information regarding the SUV used in those murders without exposing herself to prosecution, but on Sept. 13, 2013, she refused to testify," Conley said.
Video surveillance from the Cure night club showed Hernández and another men enter the club and then leaving the place. They followed the victims who were in a BMW and then ambushed them as they waited at a traffic stop light.
Witnesses identified the SUV used and video footage placed Hernández near the crime scene. Hernández allegedly shot at the victims, while driving a 2006 Toyota 4Runner with Rhode Island plates.
Hernández was previously charged with the June 2013 homicide of Odin L. Lloyd, 23, from the Boston Bandits. Hernández and two other suspects lured Lloyd to an industrial park in North Atleborough and then Lloyd was killed for talking about Hernández. 
Lloyd's body was discovered on June 17, 2013.

FBI Memo Confirmed Aliens And Flying Saucers Crashed In Roswell

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UFO's and aliens did crash in Roswell, a 1950 FBI memo confirmed.

By H. Nelson Goodson
May 15, 2014

Washington, D.C. (HNNUSA) - In 2011, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) declassified over 2,000 documents and released them. One document confirmed the Roswell, New Mexico UFO crash involving three UFO's and three alien occupants in each circular flying saucer, according to an Air Force investigator.
UFO's and aliens do exist, according to the FBI.
Since then, the U.S. Government created an underground secretive universe alliance network with extraterrestrials representing at least 160 worlds. Not even the U.S. president, Congress, CIA or the NSA have access to the network. So, who is in control of the Alien-Human World Alliance (AHWA) that had allowed aliens to abduct humans to be used for experiments in exchange for technology and guidance to expand life as we know it? A specialized unit of the Pentagon with high security clearance has been working and managing the AHWA, according to UFO investigators.
Millions of people have disappeared without a trace, many attributed to serial killings, drug cartel wars, abductions, body parts black market, and other reasons, but the majority are atributed to alien kidnappings every year. Can the U.S. Government stop the human abductions (harvesting)?, not according to UFO specialist that claim, thousands of U.S. Citizens continue to disappear without a trace every year. One of every 100 Americans know someone who has disappeared. 
Today millions of humans have access to a cellphone with high megapixels cameras with video that can record UFO's. More sightings and reports have been documented. Even the Vatican has known about aliens and the universe alliance existence. 
Peru has recently created a specialized unit to investigate the origins of the UFO's that have been constantly been sighted and reported in the country.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

19-year-old Appleton Police Explorer Charged With Sexaul Assault of Two Minors

Tyler A. Jochman

Jochman admitted to having sexual contact with a 15-year-old girl and a 17-year-old.

By H. Nelson Goodson
May 13, 2014

Appleton, WI - On Monday, Tyler A. Jochman, 19, of Appleton was charged with one felony count of 2nd-degree sexual assault of a child under 16 and one misdemeanor count for having sexual contact with a child over 16. Jochman resigned from the Appleton Police Department Explorer Program Post 9925 on Monday, which teens between the age of 14 to 21 as auxiliary community non-sworn and unarmed officers. The part time program was created for teens interested in becoming future sworn officers. Jochman was a captain in the police explorer program and began the program in June 2013.
A girl 15 and 17 admitted of spenting a night with Jochman in April and having sexual contact with him during the night. The 15-year-old girl who met Jochman through the older girl told authorities that she felt compelled to having sex with Jochman because of his rank and influence in the police program.
Once the Appleton Police Department became aware of both sexual assaults on May 8, they contacted the Outagamie County Sheriff Department to investigate the allegations. Jochman was arrested on Friday.
Jochman appeared in court on Tuesday and posted a $5,000 bond.

Mexican Sisters Used Facebook To Find Boyfriends To Kidnap For Ransom

Rosa Angélica Morales Martínez and Karla Morales Martínez

The suspects were wanted in Tijuana for a 2013 kidnapping case that involved a U.S. university student living in Mexico who was studying in San Diego.

By H. Nelson Goodson
May 14, 2014

Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico - On Tuesday both sisters, Rosa Angélica Morales Martínez, 18,  and Karla Morales Martínez, 19, originally from Tijuana were taken into custody by agents of the Sinaloa Anti-kidnapping Unit in the municipality of Rosario, Sinaloa in connection with the December 12, 2013 kidnapping of a U.S. student from the University of San Diego. The Martínez sisters were wanted in Tijuana for kidnapping charges, but had fled to Rosario to avoid prosecution. 
Rosa is accused of using Facebook to befriend the student and later their friendship progressed to a boyfriend and girlfriend relationship. The sister's intent was to eventually kidnapped the student and get a ransom. 
On December, the student from the University of San Diego who resided at the Guaycura Gardens neighborhood met Rosa for a date. The sisters with the help of three other suspects, Luis Fernando Valenzuela Jiménez, 18, Jesus Everardo Moreno Valencia, 27, and Luis Fernando Quintero Ontiveros kidnapped the student at gunpoint.
The next day, they contacted the family that the 23-year-old student was kidnapped and that they wanted $170,000 dollars ransom to release the victim. Five days later, authorities found the location of the safehouse in Vista Bella where the kidnapping victim was being held and two of the suspects, Luis Fernando Valenzuela Jiménez and Jesus Everardo Moreno Valencia were taken into custody. 
Jiménez told authorities that he was recruited by the sisters and at the time he was unemployed. He used some of the ransom money to buy clothes and other items. In one kidnapping case, they got $20,000 pesos ($1,539 U.S.) and a second, they received $40,000 pesos ($3,077 U.S.), according to Jiménez. 
Then in April of this year, Luis Fernando Quintero Ontiveros was taken into custody.
The suspects confessed that Rosa was the leader of the kidnapping gang and that they participated in three kidnappings in Tijuana. The sisters used Facebook to lure victims with friendships and relationships. Three kidnapping cases that the gang committed are still pending, according to the Baja California Delinquency, Kidnapping and Organized Crime Investigating Unit.


Cat Saves Boy From Vicious Attack By Stray Dog In California

A stray dog bites boy in the leg, then begins to drag him when a pet cat springs into action, jumps on the dog and chases the dog away.

By H. Nelson Goodson
May 14, 2014

Bakersfield,  California - On Tuesday, a neigbor's pitbull dog attacked a small boy riding his bicycle in front of his home. The dog took a bite of the boy's leg and then began to drag him. 
Tara, the boy's pet cat noticed the attack and jumps into action. The cat then attacked the dog and chased him away. All of the action was caught on home video surveillance. 
The video was posted on YouTube by Roger Triantafilo, who titled the video 'My cat saved my son' and also wrote, "My cat defends my son from a vicious dog attack and runs the dog off before he can do additional damage. Thankfully my son is fine!"
The boy was hospitalized and received six stitches to close the dog bite wounds. The Triantafilo family say, the neighbor's pitbull dog was located and is being checked for rabies. 

Home surveillance video of dog attack and cat rescue: http://youtu.be/C-Opm9b2WDk

Patterson Wanted In Connection With Rivera's Homicide In Milwaukee

Jimmy D. Patterson Jr. and Jose Rivera

Patterson shot Rivera during an attempted robbery.

By H. Nelson Goodson
May 13, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Friday, Jimmy D. Patterson Jr., 28, was charged with one count of felony murder and one count for possession of a weapon by a felon in connection with the May 5, South side homicide of Jose Rivera, 32, aka, "El Chino." A warrant has been issued for Patterson. 
Police say, Rivera was fatally shot at the 700 block of S. 32 Street while sitting inside a vehicle with a friend, who was driving. They went to the residence with intent to buy marijuana, but as they sat outside in the vehicle, Patterson apparently showed up in another vehicle. He approached both Rivera and his friend and attempted to rob them. In the process, Patterson fired several shots into the vehicle striking and killing Rivera. Rivera's friend was not reported injured.
The driver witness later identified Patterson from some mugshots as the shooter. Patterson lived about three blocks away from the crime scene and was staying at the 3000 block of W. National Ave. Patterson remains at large and is being sought for Rivera's murder, according to police.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Famous Singer And Composer Juan Gabriel Still Kicking After Hoax Of His Death

Alberto Aguilera Valadez, aka, Juan Gabriel

Gabriel a renown Mexican romantic singer and composer continues to struggle with his health, but is surviving.

By H. Nelson Goodson
May 13, 2014

Las Vegas, Nevada - Alberto Aguilera Valadez, 64, also known by his stage name as Juan Gabriel had been hospitalized several times after battle with pneumonia, a slight heart condition and high blood pressure at the Southern Hills Hospital. He says, that he is looking forward to begin his tour on September 5, in Miami.
In one of his recent tweets on May 11, Gabriel wrote that he even got spooked by the rumors that he had passed away. Gabriel indicates that it is all a hoax going viral.