Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Burke Five Steps Ahead Of Walker In The Battle For The Wisconsin Governorship

Democrats in Wisconsin are picking up steam as Burke takes a 5-point lead in a new poll leaving Walker behind in a tight race.

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 30, 2014

Milwaukee,  WI - On Monday, the Democrats in Wisconsin spread word that their candidate for Governor Mary Burke has gained a 5-point lead over Republican incumbent Governor Scott Walker, according to a recent poll. Both Burke and Walker have been in a tight race for the governorship and on Monday, the First Lady Michelle Obama was in Milwaukee to campaign for Burke. 
Thousands of Burke's supporters showed at the Wisconsin Center to hear Mrs. Obama speak in support of Burke. She believes that Burke can be elected and will most likely become the next governor of Wisconsin come November. Obama said, "I know we can elect Mary Burke as Governor!" She is expected to return to Wisconsin on October 7 to once again campaign for Burke. 
The Republican party of Wisconsin has become worried that Burke will actually defeat Walker in November and have accused her of plagiarism, but Burke fired back and admitted that her campaign has incorporated other ideas from Democrats that haven't been put to work. Compared to Burke's incorporated economic development ideas for the state, the Walker administration is facing a $115M budget deficit this year for the state and a $1.7B structural deficit going into 2015.
The Right Wisconsin reported that reporters attending the Burke campaign visit of Mrs. Obama were prohibited by Burke's aides from speaking to attendees and that the elderly and the disabled were kept on the side or behind allowing only VIP's to get a closer glimpse of Mrs. Obama. "Mary Burke's headline event with the First Lady Michelle Obama Monday sparked outrage and controversy after reporters were told not to talk to the crowd and VIPs were given priority seating over attendees in wheelchairs," the Right Wisconsin posted on its website.
Mrs. Obama did attract a full house in which attendees could be heard chanting, "Mary, Mary, Mary," which filled the Wisconsin Center campaign event.
In late August, the Legislative Physical Bureau reported that revenue collections fell by 2.0% ($281M) during the fiscal year that ended in June. Tax collections fell by 1.0% instead of the projected rise of 1.0% the Walker administration had anticipated. The 2013-2014 revenue shortfall is blamed on Walker's tax breaks for wealthy employers.
Wisconsin is facing a $1.7B projected structural deficit for the next budget and a $115M deficit for this budget.
Governor Scott Walker's Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) created 4,796 jobs within 2 years and spent $203M in taxpayer monies for those jobs, the Capitol Times reported.
Walker also wants to drug test all recipients collecting unemployment benefits insurance and FoodShare (food stamps) aid to get drug tested. The feds have previously stopped Wisconsin from conducting drug tests on FoodShare recipients because it's unconstitutional. Several states have tried to drug test, but spent millions to gain few results and none provided rehabilitation treatment for those who were found addicted to prescription and other drugs in order to continue receiving aid. 

22 Iguala Municipal Police Officers Arrested In Connection With Murdering Four Students In Guerrero

More than 2,000 Mexican Federal Police, marines and Guerrero State Police have been deployed to the municipality of Iguala over the weekend.

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 30, 2014

Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico - Over the weekend, 22 of 280 Iguala municipal police officers have been arrested in connection with three major armed attacks on buses carrying students from an adjacent municipality. Four students have been reported killed, a woman passenger in a taxi, a faculty member and one of the bus drivers. The victims were identified as, Daniel Solis Gallardo; Yosivani Guerrero; Aldo Gutiérrez Solano was declared brain dead; David Josué García Evangelista, 15; Pedro Rentería, the technical director for the Avispones soccer team from Chilpancingo; Victor Manuel Lugo Ortiz, a bus driver and Blanca Montiel Sánchez. Evangelista, Rentería and Ortiz were in a soccer bus team called the Avispones (Bees) from Chilpancingo, the capital city of Guerrero and were shot by the suspects by mistake thinking they were from the Raul Isidro Burgos school the intended target by corrupt police officers from Iguala. Los Avispones had played a soccer team from Iguala and had won the game earlier. They were headed back home when their bus and two taxi cabs were intercepted and ambushed by police. 
The corrupt police officers had clashed with a group of students from the Raul Isidro Burgos school after police ambused three buses from their school, two vans, two cars and a motocycle driver. The students through rocks at the municipal police officers and they returned fire.
A student was able to recognize the following Iguala municipal police vehicle numbers, 080, 022, 027, 028 and 302 involved in the shootings. More than 500 cartridges from various calibers, including 9MM and AK-15's were recovered at the crime scenes.
At least 17 people, including students have been reported injured after the buses were riddled with bullets on Friday night and early Saturday.
The students were out collecting donations to fund their school activities when they were suddenly ambushed and fired upon by Iguala municipal police officers. The first shooting incident occurred on Friday night around 9:00 p.m. and the second incident happened on early Saturday when some students were talking to media. The student victims were from the Raul Isidro Burgos school in Ayotzinapa in the municipality of Tixtla.
Iñky Blanco Carrera, the Guerrero State Attorney General on Sunday reported that the 22 Iguala municipal police officers (21 men and one woman) were arrested on Saturday. The suspects were taken to an Acapulco jail on Sunday to face charges for the murder of four students, a woman, a faculty director and a bus driver, including additional charges for shooting and injuring at least 17 other students and adults. 
The Guerrero State Police had learned that family members and members of a criminal organization were planning to rescued the detained officers, so the suspects were transferred to Acapulco.
Also, about 42 students have disappeared or reported missing after the police attack on three buses carrying more than 105 students from Ayotzinapa and school faculty.
The suspects arrested are also accused of having connections with organized crime and that the students were targeted because of a losing bet on a soccer game.
On Sunday, hundreds of family members of those students that have disappeared or murdered after the shooting held a major protest in Iguala. Some of the protesters are alleging that the Governor of Guerrero, Angel Aguirre Rivero and the Iguala Mayor, José Luis Abarca Velásquez are responsible for the killings.
Last reports from the area indicated that about ten bodies were found believed to be some of the students missing, but the report has not been confirmed by Mexican government officials.


MIssing students

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Telemundo's José Diaz-Balart Responds To Laura Ingraham's Tasteless Mocking Of His English Translation

José Diaz-Balart and Laura Ingraham

Diaz-Balart tells Ingraham, "We are bilingual and we are not leaving!"

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 29, 2014

Miami, FL - On Thursday, Telemundo's host José Diaz-Balart fired back and responded to ABC's news and radio host Laura Ingraham who criticized and made fun of his translation from Spanish to English in an interview. Diaz-Balart was interpreting for undocumented Maria Cruz Ramirez during a bilingual interview dealing with immigration on his MSNBC show. When he was asked about the portrayed mockery and bullying by Ingraham on Telemundo's September 26 Un Nuevo Día show, Diaz-Balart responded.
Diaz-Balart stated, that "We are bilingual.. we are not leaving!" Diaz-Balart also said, "It happens to many people everyday, all the time. But you know what? We are here to contribute, to help move our families forward, to contribute to the country. And to people who are bothered by the fact that in this country there are 53M Hispanics contributing to the economy, to the culture and to this country's infrastructure, if our names bothers them, what we all have to tell them is, "I'm bilingual, " and you know what? We are not leaving!"
On September 23, Ingraham said during her show, "I can't even follow what he is saying because it's so kerky-jerky. Are we sure he is a native Spanish speaker?" She did admit on her program that it's difficult to simultaneously translate at the same time, but that she was having fun mocking Diaz-Balart and Ramírez during her interview about immigration reform, President Obama's broken promises for reform and DREAMers.
At one point Ingraham attempted to pronounce Ramírez's full name in Spanish, but couldn't because she referred to her self as a Gringa. She said, if you can't pronounce her name in Spanish, you are such a gringo.
Ingraham proved one point, she is in the minority who can only speak English and is not like most Americans today that can speak two or more languages.
To Un Nuevo Día hosts, Ingraham was bullying Diaz-Balart, but to Hispanics in the U.S., Ingraham is just another bigot with no taste to host a national ABC program, which attempts to mock and make fun of ethnic people to get high ratings from other bigots and racists.
Bigotism and racism is still strongly embedded in a minority U.S. population today, but is gradually phasing out as people interracially coexist by marriage or share a home.

José Díaz-Balart Responds To Laura Ingraham video: http://youtu.be/E06HOzGFd3w

Laura Ingraham's September 23 radio show criticizing José Diaz-Balart's translation (mocking starts 4 minutes into program) at link: http://alturl.com/jd73r

María Cruz Ramírez MSNBC full interview with José Diaz-Balart http://alturl.com/nbs44

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Michael Richard Van Deurzen Jr. Passed Away After A Long Battle With Cystic Fibrosis

Michael "Mike" Richard Van Deurzen Jr.

Van Deurzen Jr. touched many lives while battling Cystic Fibrosis for most of his life.

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 28, 2014

Fond du Lac, WI - On Sunday, Michael "Mike" Richard Van Deurzen Jr., 32, passed away peacefully at home after a long battle with Cystic Fibrosis surrounded by family members and loving friends. Van Deurzen Jr. was a popular dance instructor, guitarist and enjoyed motorcycle riding, despite suffering from Cystic Fibrosis. He touched so many lives that a Flash Mob dance tribute was dedicated to him by friends and people who came together to celebrate his life. 
Last Tuesday, dozens of friends and people gathered at the Fond du Lac High School football field to do a Flash Mob dance in tribute to Van Deurzen Jr. who was battling Cystic Fibrosis and was going through his last stages of life. Julie M. Wilson, a popular Ballroom and Salsa/Bachata instructor in Fond du Lac organized a Flash Mob dance with family members and friends in tribute to the life of Van Deurzen Jr. Van Deurzen Jr. was able to see his Flash Mob dance tribute last week. He was also a well known dance instructor and dance performer along with Wilson, a motorcycle enthusiast and a member of the Top Hats Motorcycle Club in Wisconsin. 
Van Deurzen Jr. touched many lives and will be greatly missed, hundreds of Facebook comments on Sunday indicate.

Funeral services for Michael "Mike" Richard Van Deurzen:

Visitation on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 855 Martin Ave., Fond du Lac, WI 

Funeral service on Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 55 Prairie Road, Fond du Lac, WI

Visitation: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Internment at St. John Cemetery, E. Main Street, Little Chute, WI


The Flash Mob video was uploaded in YouTube in tribute to his life and has received more than 1,908 views.

Michael "Mike" Richard Van Deurzen Jr.'s Flash Mob video tribute and remembrance: http://youtu.be/mj-xuVRTXqs

Saturday, September 27, 2014

One Male Victim Reported Shot At A Southside Milwaukee Alley

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Police investigating multiple shots fired at a Southside alley and one White male reported injured.

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 27, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Saturday, a man was reported shot in the lower body around 12:20 p.m. in an alley between the 2500 block of S. 14th Street and S. 15th Street. Some neighbors heard at least five shots fired. 
Rebecca, 31, said she scolded the victim and other men after the shooting who apparently showed up after the victim was shot because children could have been hurt. She said, that children were in the vicinity where the shots were fired and struck a male victim. 
She took a photo of the victim, who was wearing a red top and white shorts seating on the ground after getting shot. Another man who arrived shortly afterwards in a vehicle took the victim to a local hospital for treatment. 
She wants people to know that she is vigilant and will take photos of those coming into the neighborhood to start problems. Rebecca warned would be trouble makers to stay out of her neighborhood. She released the photos to Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) and police investigators at the scene.
Police investigators continue with the shooting investigation to determine, if it was drug related or a drug deal gone bad.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Protest Held In Front Of TKE Frat House Near UWM

Thomas L. Kreinbring

Protesters on Thursday want for the TKE frat house members to be prosecuted for allegedly drugging women at parties.

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 26, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday, more than 100 people, including University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) students demanded for authorities to prosecute members of the Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) fraternity house for allegedly drugging women during parties. The protesters believe the drug used on some women were date rape drugs, because some women claimed that they don't remember what had happened to them after taking a drink at the frat on Oakland Ave.
The TKE frat house members held a party on September 13, when police raided the party 3321 N. Oakland Ave., they found at least 41 under age teens in the basement where beer and alcohol was present and available to them for consumption, according to police. Several women were hospitalized after drinking and believed they were given a date rape drug. Police continue to investigate the date rape drugging allegation on some women at the TKE frat house.
The TKE frat house president, Thomas L. Kreinbring, 28, was taken into custody and charged with two felonies, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (200-grams of THC), maintaining a drug trafficking place (grug house) and a misdemeanor charge for possession of a presicription drug (Aderrall) without a prescription. He posted $5,000 signature bond and is expected back in court on October 4 for a preliminary hearing. 
Police on September 16 executed a warrant and found two bags of marijuana, Aderrall pills, pipes, a digital scale with THC residue and sandwich bags at Kreinbring's room. Aderrall is a prescribed drug, which he had in his room, but had obtained it without a prescription. 
Kreinbring confessed to police that the marijuana was for his personal use, but if a frat member wanted to buy some he would sell it to them.
The TKE frat house was investigated in April after three women alleged that they were sexually assaulted while attending a party. Shorewood police investigated the allegations and no charges against any member of the TKE frat house was charged.
The national TKE stripped the the TKE in Milwaukee of its membership charter and the UWM administration also suspended its charter.
According to Sunshine Alliades who posted on Facebook 'Take the Night Back UWM', "The Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity of UW-Milwaukee is responsible for drugging unsuspecting females at their parties. This is just a sick perpetuation of the rape culture we live in. The members of that fraternity deserve more than just a suspension of affiliation from the university and an "investigation" conducted by UWM police. This kind of response does nothing to end the disease that is rape culture. We need to let these destructive individuals know that this kind of behavior is not tolerated at all. No more turning a blind eye. Time to send a clear message and warning to the rapists at Tau Kappa Epsilon, and everywhere else."
The protest was organized and hosted by End Rape-Culture at UWM.

Josef And Stacie Leutner To Talk About Payton Isabella's Slenderman Stabbing Incident

Morgan E. Geyser, Anissa E. Weier and Payton Isabella Leutner

Parents of Slenderman stabbing 12-year-old victim to appear and speak about incident on ABC's 20/20 with David Muir.

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 26, 2014

Waukesha, WI - On Friday, both Josef and Stacie Leutner, the parents of Payton Isabella Leutner, 12, will appear and speak about their daughter's ordeal during and after she was stabbed 19 times by two 12-year-old friends in a park wooded area in the City of Waukesha. The family attempted to keep their daughter's name from the public, but Facebook postings and comments made that impossible. Apparently, Payton will also appear on ABC's 20/20 segment with David Muir on Friday night, according to a promotional video announcement by ABC.
This month, Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Michael O. Bohren ordered Anissa E. Weier, 12, for a mental evaluation to see if she is competent to stand trial. She is charged as an adult for stabbing Leutner at least 19 times on May 31. Weier is charged with first-degree intentional homicide. Her court proceedings for a probable cause hearing has been rescheduled for October 22.
In early August, the second suspect Morgan E. Geyser, 12, was found to be incompetent to stand trial for first-degree intentional homicide in Leutner's stabbing. A hearing date on Geyser's competency report was set for November 12 to continue with the case. Leutner was not present at both Weier and Geyser's competency request hearings.
The Geyser's ruling in court also indicated that Geyser could become competent within a year with treatment and might stand trial. Geyser remained in custody in the care of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (WDHS) and is housed at the Washington County Juvenile Center in West Bend.
Both Geyser and Weier, had planned her murder for months. Leutner was invited to a birthday slumber party by Geyser. They lured Leutner to Davids Park and committed the horrific act and then left their best friend to die as a sacrificed murder to Slenderman. Leutner crawled out of the wooded area and was found by a bicyclist who called 911. Geyser and Weier later confessed to police that they wanted Leutner dead because they were influence by Slenderman, a fictional character. They told police, that they wanted people to believe in the fictional character. 
Both Geyser and Weier were charged with one felony count each for first-degree attempted intentional homicide, party to a crime and use of a dangerous weapon.
If convicted, both Geyser and Weier are facing up to 65-years in prison each and are being held each on a $500,000 cash bond at a Washington County Juvenile Detention Center.


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Walking Ghost At Espanola Police Department Secured Area Captured On Surveillance Video

Officers and staff have complained about someone breathing down on them, its presence or have seen a ghost like figure at the Espanola Police Department holding station, but after years, they finally captured the ghostly figure walking through a secured and alarm fenced area.

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 25, 2014

Espanola, New Mexico - The Espanola Police Station (EPD) finally after years of trying to break the case of an unidentified ghostly presence at the secured holding station get a break. Some police officers and staff have felt a presence of an unknown force near them or breathing down on them while filing reports and have complained. Others have reported a ghostly figure in the police station grounds and lobby, but on September 20, the break finally occurred when an outdoor surveillance camera capture the ghostly image on surveillance video.
On Saturday September 20, Public Safety Aide Karl Romero finished cleaning the holding facility and then sat down to wait for an officer to bring in a prisoner and was watching the video surveillance screens around 11:06 p.m., when he noticed the ghostly figure walking through a secured and alarm fenced area. The alarm was not triggered as the ghostly figure walked through the closed gates and area.
Several days later, Romero reported the ghostly incident to his supervisor and a staff member. The staff member then went through the surveillance video footage and she found the ghostly figure walking through the secured area.
The EPD says, that the station was not built on an ancient burial ground or cemetery that they know off, but that several unsolved murders near the area were reported. The EPD station was built in 2006.
As to the officers and staff, they're glad that finally people can now see for themselves what they had endured during working hours. It is not known yet, if the EPD police chief and officers will actually make the ghostly figure an honorary deputize officer so, it can continue to have unlimited access to the holding facility. 
So far, it's not known if it's a male, female or child.

Espanola Police Department Holding Facility GHOST video: http://youtu.be/D44cqsHOlGI

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Potawatomi Hotel And Casino Confirmed That Bedbugs Found In Isolated Areas

Casino administrative officials have confirmed that bedbugs were found in isolated areas and are working to eradicate them.

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 24, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Wednesday, Potawatomi Hotel and Casino administrative officials have confirmed that bedbugs have been found in isolated areas in the casino. Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) first broke the story after it was learned that the Blackjack area had been shut down for an hour or two the other day due to a bedbug problem.
Potawatomi Hotel and Casino staff and employees had been restricted from saying anything or warn the public until HNNUSA broke the bedbug dilemma going on for weeks at the casino on Tuesday.
Potawatomi Hotel and Casino recently opened their $150M hotel and officials are taking measures to make sure the bedbugs don't invade the hotel area.
Potawatomi released the following statement, "We immediately treated those areas and are working diligently to ensure no other areas are affected. We have not found any evidence of this issue in the hotel.
"Outside experts will be working on site over the next several days to ensure the issue is eradicated and to establish a system to prevent any future recurrence. We are also working closely with the city of Milwaukee Department of Neighborhood Services," Ryan Amundson, spokesman for Potawatomi Casino stated.
According to exterminators, it will take at least three weeks to get rid of the bedbugs at the Potawatomi Casino. Bedbugs multiply quickly, have heat sensors that seek and locate humans in any room or place. When humans are asleep, they crawl up and inject a fluid that numbs any feeling of them sucking blood all night until satisfied. They usually leave a red mark. Bedbugs can live up to a year without sucking any blood. They also leave black spots on beds, mattresses, sheets, pillows and walls. Their eggs are small and soft white, which hatch within days. It is not known how many Potawatomi Casino visitors or those regular gamblers took bedbugs home with them instead of big winnings.
People who have an infestation of bedbugs at home will pay more than $1,500 to get an exterminator to eradicate bedbugs and it might take several visits to get rid of them.

Michael Marzion Fired From UWM Police Department After Requesting Nude Photo From Student

Michael Marzion

Marzion had been demoted from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee police chief to captain during an internal investigation for inappropriate behavior involving a student.

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 24, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) has confirmed that Police Chief Michael Marzion who was demoted to captain on August 25 after making inappropriate online comments to a student had been fired on September 19. Marzion and a female student at UWM began communicating with each other in an online conversation and at one point Marzion requested the student to send him a nude photo.
The inappropriate (unprofessional) online conversation was leaked to the UWM administration, which initiated an internal investigation. The administrative investigation resulted in Marzion's termination for inappropriate behavior with a student.
Gregory Habeck, was named the interim Chief of Police at UWM after Marzion was demoted. Habeck was the assistant chief of police.

Flash Mob Tribute To Mike Van Deurzen Who Is Battling Cystic Fibrosis

Dozens of friends and people gathered for a Flash Mob tribute to a dance instructor struggling in his last stages of Cystic Fibrosis.

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 24, 2014

Fond du Lac, WI - On Tuesday, dozens of friends and people gathered at the Fond du Lac High School football field to do a Flash Mob dance in tribute to Mike Van Deurzen, 32, who is battling Cystic Fibrosis and is in his last stages of life, according to Julie M. Wilson, who organized the Flash Mob with family members and friends. Van Deurzen is a popular dance instructor, motorcycle enthusiast and a member of the Top Hats Motorcycle Club in Wisconsin. 
Van Deurzen is currently at the University of Wisconsin-Madison hospital where he is struggling to stay awake on his last hours of life, according to family and friends. A blog was created in his name to post updated diaries of his life and struggle with Cystic Fibrosis. 
Van Deurzen has touched many lives and will be greatly missed, Facebook comments indicate. The Flash Mob video was uploaded in YouTube in tribute to his life.

Mike Van Deurzen's Flash Mob video tribute: http://youtu.be/mj-xuVRTXqs

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Bedbug Dilemma At Potawatomi Hotel And Casino Blackjack Tables In Milwaukee

Bedbugs have been reported at the Potawatomi Hotel and Casino.

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 23, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Tuesday, Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) has learned that Potawatomi Hotel and Casino, 1721 W. Canal Street is trying to get rid of their bedbug problem at the Blackjack tables in the Casino area. Employees at the hotel and casino have been prohibited from talking about the bedbug infestation that has been going on for weeks.
The Blackjack section was apparently closed for one or two hours the other day and was later reopened, but the bedbug infestation was not resolved. The bedbug infestation could spread into the new recently opened hotel section, but Potawatomi executives, staff and employees are keeping the lid on the issue until HNNUSA learned of the bedbug problem.
Potawatomi has not warned the public visiting the casino area or hotel about the bedbug dilemma and people could be also taking bedbugs home instead of big winnings. Potawatomi Casino employees could also be taking home bedbugs as well.
The Potawatomi Hotel and Casino remains open while trying to eradicate the bedbug problem. But will eventually be a costly health issue to resolve at Potawatomi Casino, if the casino is temporarily shut down to remove the bedbug infestation. Has the City of Milwaukee Health Department been notified of the bedbug issue at Potawatomi Casino?, apparently not. Since, no Potawatomi Casino bedbug warning has been issued by the city.
Potawatomi Hotel and Casino is operated by the Forest County Potawatomi Community.

MPD Awaiting Toxicology Tests On Donald Lee Dutch's Fatal Motorcycle Accident

Donald Lee Dutch, aka, "Casper"

The Milwaukee Police Department has not determined the actual cause of last August 10 fatal motorcycle and vehicle accident that claimed one life at N. 16 Street and W. Clybourn by Marquette University. 

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 23, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Tuesday, the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) confirmed that they haven't been able to determined the final results of a reconstruction crash that claimed the life of motorcycle enthusiast and former Mixtecas Motorcycle Club president Donald Lee Dutch, 42, aka, "Casper" on August 10. The MPD is awaiting toxicology test results from both Dutch and the driver of a vehicle involved in the fatal collision. Dutch passed away five days later after life supports were removed.
Once the results are received, the results will be sent to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office for review, according to Lieutenant Mark Stanmeyer, the MPD Public Relations Supervisor.  
Dutch was heading Northbound on the S. 16th Viaduct and a vehicle was heading Westbound on Clybourn when they collided at the intersection. A video surveillance camera at the corner on the Marquette University captured the collision. Dutch's family members have requested a copy of the fatal accident video from the university, but Marquette University will only release it under a subpoena request, according to family members.
The first officer at the scene was a Marquette University Public Safety officer.

Rebeca M. López Zambrana Drops Assault Charges Against Former Boyfriend Don Omar

William Omar Landrón Rivera, aka, "Don Omar" and Rebeca M. López Zambrana

López Zambrana decides not to press charges against former boyfriend Don Omar for domestic violence abuse.

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 23, 2014

Carolina, Puerto Rico - On Monday, Rebeca M. López Zambrana, 26, posted on her Facebook social page that she has decided to drop her domestic violence abuse complaint against her former boyfriend William Omar Landrón Rivera, 36, aka, "Don Omar." She says, that she will love Rivera forever and has forgiven him, but doesn't want him to go to jail or ruin his career as a singer. Rivera who goes by the stage name Don Omar was arrested on September 17, after López Zambrana called 911 and accused Rivera of sending her threatening texts and physically abusing her on numerous occasions. 
Rivera was charged with four counts of domestic violence assault and two counts for possession of a weapon. He allegedly struck López Zambrana in the face and pointed a gun at her, according to the criminal complaint.
He posted a $200K cash bond of a $600K bond set on Wednesday. He was also ordered to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet as a condition of release. Rivera has been also previously accused of having domestic abusive relationships by former girlfriends.
On Wednesday, police in Puerto Rico arrested Rivera for domestic abuse around 1:00 a.m. at a residence in Vega Alta. Rivera was accused of sending threatening text messages to López Zambrada from Carolina who filed a domestic abuse complaint against the Reggaeton singer.
López Zambrana had accused Rivera of repeated domestic abuse incidents.

Monday, September 22, 2014

La Tuta Exposed Several News Collaborators For Los Caballeros Templarios Cartel

Servano Gómez Martínez, aka, La Tuta; Elisello Caballero Ramírez and José Luís Díaz Pérez

La Tuta sends several videos to news source in order to expose two corrupted news collaborators.

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 22, 2014

Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico - On Tuesday,  Noticias MVS with radio host Carmen Aristegui/Noticias Aristegui released several video recordings in which Servano Gómez Martínez, aka, "La Tuta" the drug cartel leader of the Caballeros Templarios and one of the most wanted man in Michoacán talking and paying off two news collaborators. The two news collaborators with La Tuta were identified as Elisello Caballero Ramírez, a news correspondent for Televisa (Digital Diprosa, SA de CV) in Michoacán and José Luís Díaz Pérez, owner and director for Esquema News Agency. 
La Tuta wanted them to help him portray a better image and ways to convey Los Caballeros Templarios messages to overcome the negative news reporting by other news agencies and groups from self-defense community militias. Ramírez recommended for La Tuta to continue to use banners with messages at different locations in Michoacán and the use of social media to counter attack news against Los Caballeros Templarios posted by self-defense militia groups. 
La Tuta in the videos is seen taking out stacks of money from his pockets and paying off both Ramírez and Pérez. Before leaving, Pérez asked for a pick-up truck from La Tuta and Ramírez asked the drug lord for support to buy several $6,000 digital cameras.
La Tuta send two UBS's with several videos showing Ramírez and Pérez taking bribes for control of news reports aimed at Los Caballeros Templarios, including notes addressed to Carmen Aristegui on September 16 giving her the exclusive to report and release the corrupted news collaborators. 
Since the MVS report, Ramírez who was dropped by Televisa and Pérez have confirm their identities in the videos to MVS. Noticiero Televisa in a press release stated on Monday, that Ramírez had called the central office and notified them that MVS had called him about the La Tuta video, in which he confirmed his identity on the video. Televisa fired Ramírez for not letting them know ahead of time that he was going to meet with La Tuta and Televisa notified authorities about Ramírez meeting with La Tuta. Ramírez apparently violated a Televisa policy prohibiting news staff, reporters and correspondents meeting with drug cartel leaders and criminal organizations without permission to avoid bribes and propaganda for such entities. 
Pérez in a video release about him meeting with La Tuta stated, that many reporters have accepted bribes during the drug cartel takeover in Michoacán for fear of their lives. Pérez did admit of accepting the bribe when he met with La Tuta for fear that if he wouldn't, he might not have been allowed to leave the meeting with his life. "If I wouldn't have attended the meeting with La Tuta, they would have kidnapped me and force me to meet with him anyway," Pérez said. He also says, that he feared for his life and the lives of his family and employees, if he didn't accept the bribe. But in the video, Pérez asked for a pickup from La Tuta contradicting his statement about being forced to take the bribe.
Ramírez is now saying that he was forced to meet with La Tuta and made to take a bribe along with Pérez. Ramírez is seen asking for La Tuta to help fund several $6K digital cameras in the video indicating otherwise. 

La Tuta video showing both Elisello Caballero Ramírez, a news correspondent for Televisa in Michoacán and José Luís Díaz Pérez, owner and director for Esquema News Agency getting bribes. 

MVS video part one: http://youtu.be/HfmaGzWzSwU

MVS video part two:http://youtu.be/51yEvT5mMU0

Video statement from José Luís Díaz Pérez:http://youtu.be/3LJ8BLCF7xI

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Raul Cano, Milwaukee Civil And Educational Rights Activist Passed Away In San Antonio

Cano along other Mexican-American civil and educational rights activists fought for Hispanics to be given the opportunity to higher education in Wisconsin.

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 21, 2014

San Antonio, Texas -  On Sunday, Raul Cano Jr., 65, a well known Milwaukee civil and educational rights activist in the late 1960's and early 1970's past away, according to family members. Cano passed away peacefully with family at his side at the Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital in San Antonio, according to Yolanda Cano, his sister.
Cano joined the Brown Barets and fought along side other Mexican-Americans, Puerto Ricans and undocumented immigrants for equal access to higher education and employment opportunities in local, county and state jobs.
Cano fought along side with the late Roberto Hernández and the late former Aldermanic woman Mary Ann McNulty and was one of more than 500 educational activists who took over the U.W.M. Chancellor's Office on August 27, 1970. The educational protest by Cano and other community activists lasted until the chancellor decided to accept Latinos to enroll at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (U.W.M.) and created the Spanish Speaking Outreach Institute and later was renamed the Roberto Hernández Center at U.W.M.
Cano was also instrumental with the changing of the leadership role at the United Migrant Opportunity Services (UMOS) in the late 1960's along with Jesus Salas who became the first Hispanic director of UMOS.
"Cano was one of the community organizers with the Latin American Union for Civil Rights (LAUCR) during the late 1960's and 1970's and was one that care very much how Latinos were being treated in Milwaukee. Also, he always wanted to make a difference for young people in Milwaukee and around the state," said Ernesto Chacon, former executive director for LAUCR.
Cano also joined and fought along side iconic Milwaukee Hispanic leaders and community organizers like, Jesus Salas, Ernesto Chacon, Lalo Valdez, Armando Orellana, Dante Navarro, Salvador Sánchez, Roberto Hernández and Tony Baez, including a group of women known as las Adelitas, Marla O. Anderson, Maria Ortega, Clementina Castro and Mercedes Rivas who were just initiating a local civil rights movement in the late 1960's to bring down the barriers of discrimination, exclusion and inequalities in fair housing, Welfare rights, higher education and the lack of employment opportunities for Latinos in local, county and state governments.
Cano Jr. is survived by his sons, Raul Cano III and Ricardo Javier Cano both of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; sisters, Linda Cano Basaldua and husband Paul Estala and Yolanda Cano; brother, John Jay Cano all of Uvalde; grandchildren, Carissa Meilani Cano and Isabella Veronica Cano; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raul and Guadalupe (Arizmendi) Cano.

A rosary will be held on Thursday and Friday at 7:00 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, 220 S. Getty, Uvalde, Texas.

Cano Jr.'s cremation is under the direction of Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary.

Drink Rejection During Siggno Dance In Amarillo Leads To Ejection Of Agitator

Jesse Lee Turner from the Siggno Tejano group stopped his concert and challenged an agitator (aggressor) after refusing to take a shot.

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 21, 2014

Amarillo, Texas - On Sunday, Jesse Lee Turner from the Siggno Tejano group stopped his concert and challenged an agitator who began making faces and was talking bad about Turner during his performance. Turner suddenly stopped his singing, put down his accordion and told the unidentified man who was wearing a Raiders cap, that just because he was a musician, he wasn't going to take his aggression and ordered security at the Amarillo dance to kick the agitator out.
Turner told the agitator, "Ok brother, you follow me, you got a probem with me, don't be making faces, if you got the balls, then come up here and talk shit to me. We are partying in the house and this guy talking shit to me, just because I'm a musician doesn't mean shit to me. I'll talk shit back to you. Hey security, take this guy out of here, vamonos para afuera, a la chingada..."
Then Turner dedicated a song for him while giving the agitator the bird as fans watched and cheered. A video of the incident posted on Facebook by Loraine Nuñez on Tuesday has gone viral.
According to some people at the dance, the unfortunate dispute happened after the agitator offered a shot to Turner while he was singing and Turner refused. The unidentified man then began to agitate Turner while he was performing at Guitars and Cadillacs in Amarillo. 

Jesse Turner Kicks Guy Out From Amarillo Dance: http://youtu.be/0ohxbAsQ9y4

Friday, September 19, 2014

Milwaukee Southside Campaign Office For Statewide Candidates Opened By Democratic Party of Wisconsin

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The Democratic Party of Wisconsin opened a campaign office in Milwaukee's Southside Chavez Drive for all statewide candidates, including Mary Burke for Governor. 
State Assembly 8th District Representative JoCasta Zamarripa (D-Milw) and Latinos for Mary Burke helped open the campaign office on Thursday. 
Posted by H. Nelson Goodson (HNNUSA)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Members No Longer Serve On Both Historic Mitchell Street BID#4 and the HMSPC Boards

Board members have dropped out from serving on both the Historic Mitchell Street Business Improvement District #4 and the Historic Mitchell Street Preservation Corporation and now serve on one Board to avoid questions of Conflict of Interest.

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 18, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - As of Thursday, Board members previously serving on several non-profit organizations that share a building for office space at 1635 S. 8th Street have decided to serve on one Board to avoid any questions of "Conflict of Interest." Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) raised the question about a possible conflict of interest by Board members serving in both the Historic Mitchell Street Business Improvement District (BID#4) and the Historic Mitchell Street Preservation Corporation (HMSPC) after members of the BID#4 questioned the membership of some Board members in both organizations in June.
BID#4 on Thursday was notified during its monthly Board meeting that its Broad members no longer serve on the HMSPC Board. The BID#4 also approved for David A. Rotter, the Co-President/CEO of the National Ace Hardware to be a Board member after submitting his resume to the Board, Tony Garnica, the owner of Taso's Hairstyling shop in Historic Mitchell Street made a presentation to the Board, but his approval for the Board was placed on hold until the next meeting so, the Board can get a copy of his resume before getting approved to join the current Board.
The lease at 1635 S. 8th Street for BID#4 is up on January 21, and BID#4 initiated a Board discussion to relocate their offices to Historic Mitchell Street. BID#4 under a lease agreement have to provide a 120-day notice to the HMSPC to move and are seeking a month-to-month tenancy in order to determine a new location. The HMSPC owns the building where the BID#4 is currently located.
Alderman José Pérez from the 12th District was at the BID#4 Board meeting and HNNUSA attempted to get a comment from him about the issue of conflict of interest resolved by both organizations, Pérez refused to comment. Ald. Pérez has also refused to comment about his attempt to keep Reynas Events from getting a restaurant license and his influence to also hold a liquor license during the Licenses Committee hearing for Reynas Events. Reynas Event was led by Ald. Pérez to believe that he would support for Reynas Events to open a restaurant at the Esperanza Unida International Building at 611 W. National Ave. Alfonso Morales from Reynas Events said that he spent more than $30,000 at the location, which got an occupancy permit. Morales later discovered that Ald. Pérez had placed a hold on his restaurant license with the Milwaukee Department of Health. 
Reyna Morales from Reynas Events says, she has attempted numerous times to contact Ald. Pérez by phone, leaving messages and e-mail concerning her business, but Ald. Pérez has not contacted her at all. Morales believes that Ald. Pérez is doing everything possible to make sure that no new businesses open at the Esperanza Unida building so, it can be foreclosed and not generate any revenues in rent.
Ald. Pérez before he was elected to the Common Council had offered to purchase the Esperanza Unida 611 building, but the Board and former executive director Robert Miranda refused to sell it to Pérez or his investors, who was at the time a partner at LRG.
The City of Milwaukee Treasurer's Office has filed a foreclosure against Esperanza Unida, Inc. for tax delinquency. Esperanza Unida has until November 19 to pay at least $110,000 (2011-12 delinquent taxes) to avoid foreclosure from the city. A Oshkosh developer has offered to buy the 611 building for $1.3M to invest $7M on a 55-apartment unit. The Esperanza Unida Board approved to accept the developer's offer. 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Don Omar Arrested For Domestic Violence In Puerto Rico

William Omar Landrón Rivera, aka, "Don Omar"

Puerto Rican Police in Bayamón arrested Don Omar for domestic abuse of his 26-year-old girlfriend.

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 17, 2014

Vega Alta, Puerto Rico - On Wednesday, Lieutenant Aimée Alvarado, the Puerto Rico Police director of the Bayamón Regional Division for Domestic Abuse confirmed that William Omar Landrón Rivera, 36, aka, "Don Omar" had been arrested for domestic abuse around 1:00 a.m. at a residence in Vega Alta. Alvarado told Radio Isla 1320 that Don Omar is accused of sending threatening text messages to his 26-year-old girlfriend, Rebecca López from Carolina who filed a domestic abuse complaint against the Reggaeton singer.
López has accused Don Omar of repeated domestic abuse incidents and police in Bayamón say, the investigation is ongoing to determine the dates when the abuse took place.
López made her presence at the police station around 9:00 a.m., according to the preliminary police investigation.
Don Omar later posted $200K of the $600K bond and was placed on electronic bracelet monitoring before being released, according to court records.
Don Omar returned to live in Puerto Rico in June.

Mexican Consulate In Chicago Facing Allegations Of Commercializing El Grito Event

Vicente Serrano, Carlos Tortolero and Carlos Jiménez Macias

Dozens of people from the Chicago Mexican community held a protest on Monday demanding full transparency from the Mexican Consulate.

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 17, 2014

Chicago, Illinois - On Monday, dozens of people from the Mexican community held a protest in front of the Mexican National Museum of Art in Pilsen. The protesters were demanding transparency of the Mexican government funding provided to the Mexican Consulate in Chicago for helping to promote "El Grito de la Independencia de Mexico" (the Midnight shout of the Mexican Independence celebration on September 16).
A local Chicago radio program "Sin Censura with Vicente Serrano" exposed several recordings in which two Consulate workers, Alfonso Rosas Joule, in charge of Community Organizations for the Consulate and Ricardo Duran, the Consulate Office Coordinator were requesting up to $10,000 of sponsorships for the Grito event this week in behalf of the Consul General. One of the workers even suggested that a receipt would be provided that the business sponsor had given the funding to the Mexican National Museum of Art who hold a non-profit organization status 501(c) (3). But the money would actually go to the Mexican Consulate itself for costs, according to the phone recording.
The Mexican Consulate in Chicago is saying, that the Mexican government has given the authority to Mexican Consulates in the U.S. to raise sponsorships for El Grito event, since not enough funding is provided to them by their government. The protesters, community activists and Vicente Serrano have questioned the legality of asking for sponsorships and say that the Consulate has failed to cite their legal basis or Mexican federal law allowing them to seek extra funding for the Grito event. The protesters have been trying to get the actual funding totals that the Mexican government had allocated the Chicago Consulate, but the General Consul has not released the funding totals for the Grito event.
The Mexican Consulate in Chicago under Consul General Carlos Jiménez Macias created the Fiestas Patrias Committee in March to help the Consulate raise funding for the Grito event. The Committee elected Carlos Tortolero, the director of the Mexican National Museum of Art as its president, which his organization or museum holds the non-profit status.
Serrano on Monday joined the protesters at the museum to demand transparency from Macias and Tortolero. Tortolero sent a 2-page letter to Serrano letting him know that the Fiestas Patrias Committee and the Mexican Consulate are looking into filing a possible lawsuit against Sin Censura with Vicente Serrano radio program and others involved for making false and hurtful accusations, including irresponsible allegations against several Mexican Consulate staff members in Chicago and the Fiestas Patrias Committee.
Serrano in response says, wouldn't it be easier to provide transparency of the costs and funds that were allocated to the Consulate for the Grito event rather than engage in a costly lawsuit in an attempt to censor the Mexican community from learning how much the Consulate has been allocated by the Mexican government or profiting from the Grito event.
For 40 years, La Sociedad Civica Mexicana from Chicago has sponsored the Grito event without any funding from the Consulate to coincide with their annual Mexican Independence Parade and the General Consul would be invited to officially celebrate the Grito event. But Consul General Macias has commercialized the Grito event and is attempting to make it into a profit generating event in which Mexican nationals in Chicago would end up paying for it.
With Macias failure to comply with full transparency as members of the Mexican community demand and today, the Fiestas Patrias Committee is dependent on the Consulate. A lack of full transparency will continue unless the Committee decides to become independent and break away from the Mexican Consulate in Chicago.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Jacob Dorsey, A Homophobic And Racist GOP Candidate For The WI State Assembly Ends Campaign

Jacob Dorsey

A self-described Christian and GOP candidate for the Wisconsin State Assembly has dropped out of the race a week after apologizing for a tweet in which he called gays as "fags" last December. 

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 16, 2014

Janesville, Wisconsin - On Tuesday, homophobic Jacob Dorsey, 19, a self-described Christian and GOP candidate for the Wisconsin State Assembly 44th District had dropped out of the race shortly after racist and homophobic remarks surfaced after posting the comments on both his Twitter and YouTube accounts. Last week, Dorsey apologized in a Janesville Gazette article for the December anti-gay remark, "fags need 2 leave my favorite state alone." But Dorsey had also made racist remarks towards Afro-Americans describing them as "Niggers" and anti-gay comments in several YouTube videos. 
Dorsey has since disabled both accounts. Dorsey told the Gazette that "This race has been extremely hard on my family and myself."
Dorsey had launched his campaign in May and had taken off a semester from his studies at Brigham Young University-Idaho to run for public office.
Dorsey says, his racist and anti-gay comments were posted in YouTube in the last two years and described himself as a young child, but has matured. The latest anti-gay remark was posted on his Twitter account just five months before announcing his candidacy for the State Assembly, according to the LGBTQ Nation.
Dorsey's anti-gay remarks were first exposed by NOManics, the LGBTQ Nation reported.
Dorsey's opponent, Debra Kolste (D) is the incumbent in the 44th State Assembly District. With Dorsey's decision to drop out of the race, it will definitely assure that Kolste will be re-elected. 

Undocumented Man Seeking Illinios Driver's License Reported To ICE By DMV Worker

Felipe de Jesus Diosdado-Arellano

An Illinois Secretary of State Department of Motor Vehicle worker turned in to ICE an undocumented driver seeking a driver's license for undocumented immigrants in the state.

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 16, 2014

Chicago, Illinois - Felipe de Jesus Diosdado-Arellano is waiting for a final determination on his deportation case after applying for an Illinois driver's license for undocumented immigrants in February. He went to the Secretary of State Department of Motor Vehicle (SOSDMV) to apply for license and gave his documents to a SOSDMV worker who wanted to make copies, but the worker instead contacted the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Three agents from ICE arrested Diosdado-Arellano and was placed on deportation status. According to Gail Montenegro, spokeswoman for ICE in the Chicago area said, that an immigration judge in 2000 had placed a deportation order for Diosdado-Arellano for a criminal conviction and fugitive status. Diosdado-Arellano says, that he missed an appointment with the immigration judge in 2000 because he never received any information about an immigration hearing, according to Noticiero Telemundo.
In 1999, Diosdado-Arellano was arrested by ICE while traveling on bus to Michigan and was later convicted in 2005 for driving under the influence. He was also convicted for applying for a Indiana Driver's License in 2000 with false documents, according to Telemundo Chicago.
Since then, Diosdado-Arellano had apply for a temperary stay to deal with his immigration deportation case, but was denied by the local ICE office. He is now waiting for another response from the Washington, D.C. ICE office about his temperary stay request.
The states of Illinois, California and North Carolina have changed their reporting status to ICE to only include those undocumented immigrants applying for driver licenses identified or wanted as terrorists. 
In late January 2013, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn (D) signed into law a bill allowing non-citizens to apply for state driver's licenses. The measure took effect in November and allow more than 250,000 non-citizens residing in the state to apply for a legal driver's license.
Non-citizens would have to provide proof (copy) of a one year state residency by providing a lease, a utility bill(s) or other documentation. Temperary Visitor Licenses offered to tourists legally in the U.S. will also be available to non-citizens and they can be renewed every three years, but won't be valid as an ID to board a plane, buying a gun or voting purposes.

Austin Michael Symonds Fired And Charged Over Testicle Rubbing On Papa Murphy's Pizza

Austin Michael Symonds

Symonds posted $10,000 bail after being charged with tempering with customer product.

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 16, 2014

Georgetown, Texas - Austin Michael Symonds, 18, has been fired from Papa Murphy's Take "N" Bake Pizza, 3316 Williams Drive in Georgetown after police charged him with a felony for the September 2 tempering of a customer's product. Police say, Symonds was caught by a customer rubbing his testicles (Scrotum) on a family-sized stuff pizza. According to a police affidavit for a warrant, a customer who went to Papa Murphy's just before closing to pick up a pizza that he had ordered noticed Symonds rubbing his testicles all over his family-sized stuff pizza. 
Symonds apparently apologized to the  customer after getting busted with his testicles on the pizza, the criminal complaint stated. Symonds told police, that if the customer wouldn't have caught him rubbing his genitals on the pizza, he would have sold it to the customer to take home and bake it.
Symonds who was taken into custody on September 12, also admitted to police that he became upset after he received a family-size stuff pizza with Canadian bacon, pineapple and extra cheese order just before closing. He posted a $10,000 Surety Felony Bond and was released on the same day he was arrested after getting booked, according to court records.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Slanderman Stabbing Suspect Anissa E. Weier Ordered To Undergo Competency Examination

Morgan E. Geyser, Anissa E. Weier and Payton Isabella Leutner

Probable cause court proceedings against Weier halted until mental evaluation completed in the Slanderman stabbing case of a 12-year-old victim.

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 15, 2014

Waukesha, WI - On Monday, Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Michael O. Bohren ordered a mental evaluation for Anissa E. Weier, 12, who is charged as an adult for stabbing 12-year-old Payton Isabella Leutner at least 19 times on May 31. Weier is charged with first-degree intentional homicide. Her court proceedings for a probable cause hearing has been rescheduled for October 22.
In early August, the second suspect Morgan E. Geyser, 12, was also found to be incompetent to stand trial for first-degree intentional homicide in Leutner's stabbing. A hearing date on Geyser's competency report was set for November 12 to continue with the case. Leutner was not present at both Weier and Geyser's competency request hearings.
The Geyser's ruling in court also indicated that Geyser could become competent within a year with treatment and might stand trial. Geyser remained in custody in the care of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (WDHS) and is housed at the Washington County Juvenile Center in West Bend.
Geyser was also charged with stabbing of Leutner from Waukesha. Leutner was stabbed at least 19 times by Geyser and Weier, who planned her murder for months. Leutner was invited to a birthday slumber party by Geyser. They lured Leutner to Davids Park and committed the horrific act and then left their best friend to die as a sacrificed murder to Slenderman. Leutner crawled out of the wooded area and was found by a bicyclist who called 911. Geyser and Weier later confessed to police that they wanted Leutner dead because they were influence by Slenderman, a fictional character. 
Both Geyser and Weier were charged as adults with one felony count each for first-degree attempted intentional homicide, party to a crime and use of a dangerous weapon.
If convicted, both Geyser and Weier are facing up to 65-years in prison each and are being held each on a $500,000 cash bond at a Washington County Juvenile Detention Center.
Leutner's identity was made available after her name was posted on numerous Facebook discussions about the Waukesha attempted murder case. 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

WI Governor Walker Wants Everyone Receiving Unemployment Benefits And Food Stamps To Get Drug Tested

Scott Walker

Walker is pushing for the GOP controlled legislature to move forward on a bill that would require everyone receiving or applying for unemployment insurance benefits and foods stamps (FoodShare/Quest Card) to undergo drug testing.

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 14, 2014

Madison, WI - Governor Scott Walker (R) wants for everyone applying or receiving unemployment insurance benefits and foods stamps (Quest Card) to be tested for drugs. Walker's reasoning, because employers require for employees to be drug free.
He also wants to cut off a year in unemployment benefits and funding for programs offering public aid. If Walker really wants drug testing, then he and all public elected officials, state workers and police should also get drug tested as well. Governor Walker, state elected representatives and senators including state workers get paid by the state from taxpayer revenues and should get drug tested. Walker should also move and propose for a cut in salaries for the GOP elected officials, himself and compensate the cut with food stamps. But one thing for sure, that will never happen during Walker's term.
Some states and the Wisconsin GOP controlled legislature attempted to enact drug testing for those seeking state aid, but the federal government halted the GOP drug testing move. Extended unemployment benefits and food stamps are funded by the federal government. 
Will Governor Walker also propose for state citizens that are now required a state ID or license to vote in November to also get drug tested? Will the state now require for those applying for Conceal Carry and driver's licenses to get drug test? How far can citizens seat idle and allow their elected representatives, senators and governor intrude in their private lives? 
Walker and the GOP legislature should focus on job creation and investing more revenue into programs that help the unemployed find jobs and those who apply of food stamps, so the recipients can spend more in their local communities to boost the state economic. 
Governor Walker hasn't projected the cost of drug testing thousands of food stamps and unemployed recipients receiving benefits. The drug testing approach by the Walker administration can end up costing Wisconsin taxpayers millions.
Governor Walker is facing a strong Democratic challenger, Mary Burke and most who are receiving unemployment benefits and food stamps will most likely vote to replace Walker in the upcoming November election. Walker's timing in proposing drug testing for those who are unemployed not because of their own fault deserve better, than a governor trying to boost his ratings during election year. Maybe Walker is getting bad advice,  since he will already have a difficult time convincing women voters to support him when he failed to approve a bill to penalize employers who continue to pay women less than men. Statewide Latinos who just became a majority and surpassed the Afro-American population will also have a difficult time supporting Walker, since he opposed in-state tuition for Wisconsin DREAMers and driver licenses for the undocumented in the state. 
In late August, the Legislative Physical Bureau reported that revenue collections fell by 2.0% ($281M) during the fiscal year that ended in June. Tax collections fell by 1.0% instead of the projected rise of 1.0% the Walker administration had anticipated. The 2013-2014 revenue shortfall is blamed on Walker's tax breaks for wealthy employers.
Wisconsin is facing a $1.7B projected structural deficit for the next budget and a $115M deficit for this budget.

Leslie Grace, Selected Queen For The 2014 Dominican-American Hudson County Parade

Leslie Grace

The Dominican-American Hudson County Parade Committee selected Leslie Grace as their Queen for this year's parade.

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 14, 2014

North Bergen, West New York - On Saturday, Leslie Grace Martinez, 19, announced that she will be the Queen for this year's Dominican-American Hudson County Parade (DAHCP). The DAHCP is celebrating when the Dominican Republic gained its independence and its 7th annual parade on Sunday. This year's parade will also be dedicated to the Marabal sister's who were abducted by the Dominican military of dictator Rafael Trujillo who were visting their husbands in prison. Agents for Trujillo in 1960, kidnapped, tortured and killed the three sisters and then attempted to cover it up as an accident after their vehicle was found over a cliff. Trujillo's dictatorship ended in 1961.
Martinez's stage name is Leslie Grace and is a talented song writer/singer. Leslie Grace who is of Dominican descent and from the Bronx, New York City is considered one of the fastest uprising Bachata singing female artists today. The Leslie Grace interpretation of "Be My Baby" into a bilingual Bachata lyric song has received more than 1.2M views in YouTube. Her remake of "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" has been viewed more than 8.6M in YouTube. No doubt, Leslie Grace has become today's hottest female bilingual Bachata artist in the music entertainment stage.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

José Mendoza Sosa Found Guilty Of Sexually Assaulting Daughters

Sosa was convicted of sexually assaulting his two daughthers.

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 13, 2014

Aurora, Illinois - On Friday, a Kane County jury convicted José Mendoza Sosa, 46, of 20 counts for criminal sexually assault and one count for aggravated sexual abuse of his two daughters. The criminal complaint states, that one of his daughthers age 15 told her brother that Sosa had molested her multiple times and a younger sister from June to August 2012. The brother notified police and Sosa was arrested and charged with multiple counts of sexual assault.
The prosecutor says, Sosa had even threaten the mother from saying anything about the assaults on her daughters. 
Sosa will be sentenced on October 16 and is facing between 80 to 307 years in prison. 

Friday, September 12, 2014

Wisconsin Voter ID Injunction Lifted By Three Federal Judge Panel In Chicago

Wisconsin voters will now be required to present a valid state photo ID for the upcoming November elections.

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 12, 2014

Chicago, Illinois - On Friday, a panel of three federal judges from the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago ruled to lift the Wisconsin Voter ID injunction. Wisconsin can now move forward to require state voters to present a valid state photo ID to vote in the upcoming November elections.
Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen issued the following statement after the ruling of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago in the matters of League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) of Wisconsin, et al. v. David G. Deininger, et al., and Ruthelle Frank, et al. v. Scott Walker, et al.
Van Hollen stated, "Today's decision is a victory for common sense, fair elections, and the right of every eligible voter to cast a vote that will count. This ruling vindicates the law and our efforts to ensure the policy of this state will be in effect for November's election.
"My staff and I will work with the Government Accountability Board to ensure every eligible voter will be able to cast a ballot." 
"Act 23 became law more than three years ago.  The United States Supreme Court held that voter ID laws are constitutional more than six years ago.  It is well past time that Wisconsin's law, overwhelmingly supported by Wisconsin citizens, be in effect so they can have confidence that every vote cast is that of an eligible voter, and that no citizen's vote has been stolen or diluted," Van Hollen also said.
On April 29, 2014, Judge Lynn Adelman entered judgment in Plaintiffs' favor and entered a permanent injunction enjoining enforcement of the voter photo ID requirement in 2011 Wisconsin Act 23.  On May 12, 2014, the State filed appeals in Frank v. Walker and LULAC v. Deininger, according to Van Hollen. 
Governor Scott Walker released the following statement, "This ruling is a win for the electoral process and voters of Wisconsin. Voter ID is a common sense reform that protects the integrity of our voting process. It's important that voters have confidence in the system. Today's ruling makes it easier to vote and harder to cheat."
Also on Friday, State Representative JoCasta Zamarripa (D-Milw.) from the 8th Assembly District said, "This ruling will disenfranchise Wisconsin voters and lower voter turnout in this fall's election."
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett stated, "We think this is a step back in time to the era prior to the Voting Rights Act that established fairness in elections. We continue to advocate with the legislature to encourage voter participation, not discourage it. There is a disparity in the population that will be most affected---people in poverty, students and seniors. While it is just 45 days prior to the Election, with an anticipated voter turnout comparable to a presidential election, the City of Milwaukee will be prepared and do everything to ensure its residents still have a smooth voting experience."
Chris Ahmuty, ACLU of Wisconsin Executive Director stated, "We are very disappointed in the irresponsible decision to lift the injunction against Voter ID, which will cause chaos and disruption for voters and elections workers for the November election. The state has not demonstrated it is prepared to make this new ID scheme work. The new procedures were presented at the last second and it is unclear whether or how they will work in time to ensure that eligible voters are actually able to vote. It has not demonstrated how it will train 1,852 municipal clerks and tens of thousands of poll workers, as well as notifying voters of the new rules. We will continue to review and closely monitor this decision." 
James H. Hall Jr., President of the NAACP stated, "NAACP still believes it is a bad law and a discriminatory law and has the potential to disenfranchise many individuals who otherwise would be voters. We will continue to represent disenfranchised persons and advocate for their voting rights. This may include assisting them to get identification, filing administrative appeals where appropriate or possibly pursuing other litigation.
Most importantly, all must register and vote in the November election. Every effort must be made to over-come hurdles to get the required identification in a timely manner in order to vote in the November election."


Friday's Voter ID ruling at following link (PDF): http://alturl.com/ii8qn

13-year-old Racine Boy Facing 60 years In Prison For Stabbing 11-year-old Girl

Williams attacked 11-year-old girl with knife for messing with his girlfriend.

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 12, 2014

Racine, WI - On Thursday, Jamal S. Williams, 13, was charged as an adult for Monday's after school stabbing of an 11-year-old girl from Gilmore Middle School. He was charged with attempted first-degree homicide. A cash bond of $50,000 was set for Williams. If convicted, Williams is facing up to 60 years in prison. He is expected back in court on September 17 for a preliminary hearing.
Williams told police that he didn't know the victim or her friends. The criminal complaint states, that the victim and friends were walking home from school and Williams and another suspect approached the victim. He  told her why she was messing with his girlfriend. Williams then attacked the victim by punching her and stabbing her multiple times with a pocket knife. The victim received stab wounds to her arms and upper chest.
The victim called her mother from the crime scene after Williams had fled. Her mother took the girl to a local hospital for treatment where she received multiple stitches. The stabbing incident was reported to police.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Jorge Santiago Ramírez, Miller Parkway Wrong-way Driver Charged With 2nd OWI

Santiago Ramirez drove almost a mile in the wrong-way and crashed head on with a BMW heading northbound on US-41 at the Miller Parkway interchange.

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 11, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday, Jorge Santiago Ramírez,  23, was charged with misdemeanor OWI-2nd offense and three felonies. A cash bail of $7,500 was set for Santiago Ramírez. He is expected back in court on September 19 for a preliminary hearing.
Santiago Ramírez on early Sunday allegedly drove the wrong-way about a mile of I-94 to Miller Parkway interchange. He was charged with a misdemeanor for operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OWI-2nd offense), and three felonies for Injury by Intoxicated Use of Motor Vehicle,  knowingly operating while revoked (Cause Great Bodily Harm) and Injury by Intoxicated Use of Motor Vehicle. If convicted of all charges, Santiago Ramírez facing more than 25 years in prison.
The MCSO news release stated that on early Sunday, the Milwaukee Police Department initially received a call about an abandoned white Nissan on N. 35th Street. Milwaukee Fire and a tow truck responded, but saw two occupants, Santiago Ramírez the driver and his fraternal twin, Chris Ramírez, 23, in the vehicle. When MFD personnel approached, Santiago Ramírez fled and entered I-94 at 35th Street in the wrong direction.
At about 2:30 a.m., the Milwaukee Fire Department called dispatch about a wrong- way driver traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of I-94 at 35th Street. At 2:36 a.m., dispatch aired that the wrong-way driver, Santiago Ramírez had crashed head-on with a vehicle that was traveling northbound on US-41 (Miller Parkway) on the southeast ramp.
Both Santiago Ramírez and Chris, his passenger of the wrong-way vehicle, a white Nissan, were unconscious. Deputies also found empty and full cans of beer in Santiago Ramírez's Nissan. 
The female driver of the blue BMW was treated at the hospital for minor leg injuries. Chris Ramírez, who was in the Nissan suffered life-threatening injuries. He suffered brain trauma in the collision.

Milwaukee City Treasurer's Office Files Foreclosure Against Southside Esperanza Unida Property

Esperanza Board must pay at least 2012 and 2011 delinquent taxes by November 19 or city will move forward to foreclose the 611 W. National Ave. Property.

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 11, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Wednesday,  the City of Milwaukee Treasurer's Office filed a foreclosure action against Esperanza Unida, Incorp. for delinquent taxes to the city. Spencer Coggs, the City Treasurer couldn't be reached for comment, but his assistant confirmed to Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) that the Treasurer's Office had filed a foreclosure action against the Esperanza Unida, 611 W. National Ave. property. 
The 611 property is assessed at $1,948,000, but owes delinquent taxes for 2013, $66,556.24; for 2012, $64,103.63 and for 2011, $46,111.73, a total of $176,771.60, plus incurring tax delinquent penalties per month. The Treasurer's Office says, Esperanza Unida has a redemption period of November 19, which the Esperanza Board has to pay at least $110,215.36 for delinquent taxes for both 2011 and 2012 to forgo foreclosure. 
When contacted on Tuesday, Manuel Pérez, the executive director of Esperanza Unida told HNNUSA that Coggs, the City Treasurer knows of the $1.3M purchase offer by an Oshkosh developer. The Oshkosh developer is planning to invest more than $7M to convert the 611 building into a 55-unit apartment complex.
Why would the city move on a foreclosure when there is a bona fide offer by a developer to purchase the building for $1.3M, which would create jobs and tax revenue for the city?, Manuel questioned.
The Treasurer's Office said, that they don't wait until a property is sold by its owner to pay delinquent taxes. Delinquent taxes owed to the city must be paid and the Treasurer's Office files for foreclosure when they are not paid. 
The city foreclosure action was made public on Tuesday by Alderman José Pérez during a Licenses Committee hearing for a Class-B Tavern liquor license for Reynas Events at the 611 building. Ald. Pérez opposed the issuing of the liquor license to Reynas Events because he questioned the ownership of the 611 building. The property at 611 W. National Ave. is delinquent on taxes, but the property and building is owned by the Esperanza Unida Board. 
Ald. Pérez also notified Alderman T. Anthony Zielinski, the Chairman of the Licenses Committee that Reynas Events had been cited in August for holding a private family party at the 611 building. Reynas Events was granted an occupancy permit, but Ald. Pérez had withheld any action for a restaurant license after Reynas Events had filed for one.
Reynas Events actually received a police citation of $600 eight days after the family event by Milwaukee Police Officer Guadalupe Velasquez. Officer Velasquez issued the citation on hearsay and was never present or investigated the incident when the event happened.
Ald. Zielinski brought up the issue of the citation after he was told by Ald. Pérez and police at the hearing had no record of it and had not notified Reyna or Alfonso Morales from Reynas Events of the issue pending. Reynas Events was not granted a liquor license because Ald. Pérez wanted to hold the matter because of the citation and questionable ownership of the 611 property. The Committee also didn't want to continue on the matter until the citation issue was dealt with and they voted to hold any action on granting a liquor license to Reynas Events until next month.
Morales also told HNNUSA that Alderman Pérez set a meeting on August 21 at 10:00 a.m. in City Hall.  When Morales arrived at the meeting with Ald. Pérez, there were at least 15 people including Ald. Pérez's administrative assistant. Apparently, Officer Velasquez and Erica Lewandowski, Special Enforcement Supervisor with the Department of Neighborhood Services were also present. 
HNNUSA has sent an e-mail request to Ald. Pérez to explain the purpose of the meeting with the 14 city employees and Morales and to provide any information in discussion. HNNUSA also would like to know, if it is a common practice by an alderman or Common Council members to hold such meetings with every potential business owner seeking a license from the city before the actual official Licenses Committee meeting.
Ald. Pérez has not comment on the August 21 meeting with Morales and city employees. 
On Thursday, Alfonso Morales from Reynas Events said, that he applied for a restaurant (food dealer) license and occupancy permit in May and later discovered the food license for the restaurant had been delayed by Ald. Pérez who had placed a hold with the Milwaukee city Health Department. In July, Morales received his occupancy permit for 300 people. He says, that all the required modifications ordered by city inspectors for the restaurant were made, including installing an air conditioned system, which the place didn't have when prior owners of the first floor lounge ran the place. Morales has been paying about $2,500 in rent per month since May and has invested more than $30,000, including $19,000 for the air conditioning unit, rebuilt all refrigerators, made kitchen and lounge space modifications to pass city inspections. Ald. Pérez led Morales to believe that he would open soon at the lounge formerly known as El Babalu, Tainos Lounge/Sports Bar or later El Sabroso. But on Tuesday, Morales discovered that Ald. Pérez had mislead him and actually blocked Morales from opening his business at the 611 building. Morales stated, "Ald. Pérez also recommended for me to apply for an Assembly permit on August 21 and all these months an army of city inspectors with Ald. Pérez knowledge had inspected and approved the modifications needed to get the restaurant license." Morales's restaurant license continues on hold today by Ald. Pérez request.

For more information and video of the Licenses Committee at following article and link: Alderman Pérez Opposed Liquor License For Business At Esperanza Unida Building http://alturl.com/usdx3

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Alderman Pérez Opposed Liquor License For Business At Esperanza Unida Building


José G. Pérez, Alfonso Morales and Manuel Pérez

Alderman Pérez on Tuesday during a Licenses Committee meeting opposed a liquor license for Reynas Events at the Esperanza Unida building at 611 W. National Ave. because the city is taking action to foreclose it due to taxes owed.

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 10, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Tuesday, the Milwaukee Common Council Licenses Committee denied a liquor license to Reynas Events after Alderman José Pérez opposed and publicly disclosed that the city is taking action to foreclose the International Esperanza Unida building at 611 W. National Ave. in Milwaukee's Southside. The Licenses Committee Chair Alderman T. Anthony Zielinski told Ald. Pérez that the disclosure of the expected foreclosure of the Esperanza Unida had no influence in the committee and was not an issue during the hearing. Ald. Zielinski said, that a citation was given to Morales in August, but had not been included in the agenda or Morales had been notified that it would be an issue that Committee members wanted to discuss.
The Committee members moved to deny and hold the matter of granting a Class-B Tavern liquor licenses until the citation issue is resolved. Reyna Morales and Manuel "Manny" Pérez,  the executive director of Esperanza Unida were present at the hearing.
Ald. Pérez opposed the issuing of the liquor license until the ownership of the Esperanza Unida building was clarified. The building is currently owned by the Esperanza Board of Directors.
Ald. Pérez had previously withheld any action on a request and filing for a restaurant license by Reyna and Alfonso Morales from Reynas Events and Mexican Restaurant who recently negotiated a 10-year contract with an Oshkosh developer to operate a restaurant and hall establishment at the Esperanza building main floor.
In June, Callan Shultz,  of North Pointe Holdings ll LLC and President of Keystone Development from Oshkosh offered the Esperanza Unida Board $1.3M to purchase the building and the offer was accepted by the Board.
Morales had received an occupancy permit and was recently cited for having a family private party at the establishment. Alfonso Morales said, that someone had complained that a party was held in the building and 2nd District Milwaukee Police Officer Guadalupe Velasquez with the Community Prosecution Unit mailed him a $600 citation. Velasquez citation was also discussed at the Licenses Committee. The most interesting part of the issuing of the citation by Officer Velasquez was, that the officer was not actually present or investigated the matter when the family party was happening. Velasquez issued the citation eight days later on just hearsay, according to Morales.
Morales also told Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) that Alderman Pérez set a meeting on August 21 at 10:00 a.m. in City Hall.  When Morales arrived at the meeting with Ald. Pérez, there were at least 15 people including Ald. Pérez's administrative assistant. Apparently, Officer Velasquez and Erica Lewandowski, Special Enforcement Supervisor with the Department of Neighborhood Services were also present.
HNNUSA has sent an e-mail request to Ald. Pérez to explain the purpose of the meeting with the 14 city employees and Morales and to provide any information in discussion. HNNUSA also would like to know, if it is a common practice by an alderman or Common Council members to hold such meetings with every potential business owner seeking a license from the city before the actual official Licenses Committee meeting.
Ald. Pérez hasn't responded to HNNUSA request about the August 21 meeting. Why wasn't Morales told by Ald. Pérez during the August meeting that he was going to oppose a liquor license for Morales at the 611 building.
HNNUSA has also sent an e-mail request to Spencer Coggs, the Milwaukee City Treasurer regarding Ald. Pérez public disclosure that the city was taking action by Wednesday to move forward to foreclose the Esperanza Unida building after recently passing city building inspections to reopen after a 14-day shut down by the city.
When contacted on Tuesday, Manuel Pérez, the executive director of Esperanza Unida told HNNUSA that Coggs, the City Treasurer knows of the $1.3M purchase offer by an Oshkosh developer. The Oshkosh developer is planning to invest more than $7M to convert the 611 building into a 55-unit apartment complex.
Manuel stated, that Esperanza Unida will owe at least $210K in city taxes, about $150K for the 2011 and 2012 tax period and the rest for 2013. Why would the city move on a foreclosure when there is a bona fide offer by a developer to purchase the building for $1.3M, which would create jobs and tax revenue for the city?, Manuel questioned. The Esperanza Unida Board has not been notified of the foreclosure move by the city that Ald. Pérez disclosed on Tuesday.
Coggs has not responded to HNNUSA request concerning the expected city foreclosure of the Esperanza Unida building that Ald. Pérez disclosed during the Licenses Committee meeting.
HNNUSA learned that Ald. Pérez had attempted to buy the 611 building for some investors before he was elected Alderman. Ald. Pérez has not responded to repeated requests to comment about the allegation that he tried to purchase the building. The Esperanza Board and former executive director Robert Miranda had refused to sell it to José G. Pérez or his investors. Since then, Ald. Pérez seems to flex his influence to make sure the 611 building is closed. His opposition on Tuesday to Morales getting a liquor license at the 611 building is just unprecedented, since prior liquor licenses have been granted to other prior operators.
Morales operates the Reyna's Bakery and Ice Cream establishment on Chavez Drive for at least 10 years.
Manuel Pérez filed a complaint with the Ethics Board against Ald. Pérez through an e-mail, but the Board failed to act because it wasn't notarized. The Ethics Board and the City Attorney's Office has denied an open records request to release the Ethics Board complaint that Manuel filed.
The Ethics Board is also located in the same office section where the Aldermen have their offices indicating a conflict of interest.

Reynas Events Milwaukee Licenses Committee Hearing 9/9/2014: http://youtu.be/fVlFVXZmMJ0