Friday, October 31, 2014

MJS And Wisdems Want Jefferson County Republican Party Chair Gary Ellerman Fired


Both the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the Wisdems are calling for Wisconsin Governor Walker to fire Jefferson County Republican Party Chair Gary Ellerman for posting racist comments and making false statements.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 31, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Friday, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (MJS) editorial board and the Wisconsin Democratic Party (Wisdems) called on Governor Scott Walker (R) to fire the Jefferson County Republican Party Chair Gary Ellerman for making racist and false comments. The Wisdems released the following statement, Ellerman's GOP fanaticism runs deep, as he reportedly had a Facebook page filled with racist, homophobic, bigoted postings about Democrats and President Barack Obama.
The MJS in its editorial on Friday asked the following question about Ellerman, "The problem is poor judgment, and Walker shouldn't tolerate it in a party leader...Does Walker condone that in a county chairman of his party?" The MJS suggests for Walker to cut his ties with Ellerman who recently made false statements about Walker's Democratic challenger Mary Burke being fired from her family Trek Bicycle Corp. business or does he condone Ellerman's actions.
The MJS editorial board wrote, "Ellerman was the main source in a story in the conservative Wisconsin Reporter that claimed Burke was "fired" by Trek management...Walker should put some space between himself and his county chairman in Jefferson County.
And, he should demand that Ellerman resign."
Trek Bicycle  Corp. released  the following statement Regarding Ellerman's false allegations, "This last-minute attempt to disparage Mary's contributions to Trek is attributed to Gary Ellerman, Chairman of the Jefferson County Republican Party. Mr. Ellerman was fired from Trek in 2004. His politically motivated characterizations of Mary and her tenure at Trek are inaccurate. When Mary was in charge of Europe, she grew sales from $3 million to $50 million. In 1993, Mary decided that it was time for her to make a change and she left Trek. In 1995, John Burke asked Mary Burke to return to Trek to help with some key areas of the business. After she returned, Mary assumed the lead of Trek`s Global Forecasting department."
Also from the Wisdems, "Scott Walker owes the people of Wisconsin answers to the questions posed by the Journal Sentinel editorial board today. For instance, does he agree with Gary Ellerman's offensive, slanderous posts about both the President and First Lady of the United States?" said Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate on Friday. "This is a close race, and desperate parties do desperate things, but this has no place in Wisconsin politics. Unless Walker agrees with Gary Ellerman's views he should denounce Ellerman's claims immediately and demand he resign from his leadership position in the Republican Party." 
On Thursday in an update of the 2011 DWD scandal in Walker's administration, Manuel "Manny" Pérez, the former Secretary of the Wisconsin  Department of Workforce Development (DWD) confirmed to Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) that he briefed Walker's administrative team, including Keith Gilkes, Walker's Chief of Staff in 2011 about two top DWD administrators involved in an inappropriate relationship. Despite the information provided by Pérez, Governor Walker decided to appoint Scott Baumbach as the next DWD Secretary after Pérez resigned in May 2011. Baumbach was actually having an inappropriate relationship with Allison Rozek, an administrator for the Administrative Services Division.
Rozek had raised allegations that she was being sexually harassed by a top DWD administrator, but never filed a complaint probably because Governor Walker had learned of her affair with Baumbach. Baumbach and Gilkes who knew about the Rozek and Baumbach's relationship while at DWD resigned in October 2011. It is not known, if Rozek resigned or was fired from the DWD in October 2011.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Keith Gilkes, Governor Walker's Chief Of Staff In 2011 Knew About Baumbach And Rozek's Inappropriate Relationship

Pérez has confirmed that he briefed Walker's administrative team, including Keith Gilkes, Walker's Chief of Staff in 2011 about two top DWD administrators involved in an inappropriate relationship.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 30, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday, Manuel "Manny" Pérez, former Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) in 2011 when contacted, if Governor Scott Walker (R) and his administrative leadership, including Keith Gilkes, Walker's Chief of Staff in 2011 knew that two top DWD administrators were having a relationship. Pérez stated, "as the Former Secretary of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, I am proud of my record as out of 110,000 jobs generated or filled in the last 4 years; 26,000 or approximately 23% were filled in the 5 months that I was Secretary of DWD via exceptionally coordinated efforts with Workforce Development Boards, Tech Colleges, and non-profit organizations. As a Secretary, I briefed other members of the administration leadership on many matters, including personnel. I do not know whether the administration leadership team shared the entire briefings with the Governor." 
Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) learned that Governor Walker appointed Scott Baumbach as Secretary of the DWD in 2011 after Pérez resigned in May as DWD Secretary. Governor Walker, Gilkes and his administration leadership had learned of an allegation that Baumbach and Allison Rozek, then administrator for the Administrative Services Division were in an inappropriate relationship before Pérez resigned. Apparently Walker knew of the relationship and still appointed Baumbach to the position. Baumbach resigned in October 2011, just four months after Pérez resigned.
Rozek had complained that she was being sexually harassed by a top administrator, but she later left her position and it is not known whether she actually resigned or was let go in October 2011. Rozek never followed through with the sexual harassment complaint, probably because Walker had learned of the relationship between both Baumbach and Rozek.
In October 2011, Gilkes, Baumbach and Rozek resigned from their positions indicating the scandal at the DWD took a toll on Walker's administration. Pérez resigned four months before Gilkes, Baumbach and Rozek resigned for personal reasons.
Governor Walker should have never appointed Baumbach as DWD Secretary knowing that it would haunt him later in his political career for re-election.
Walker, Gilkes, Baumbach and Rozek could not be reached for comment.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

GOP Leader Gary Ellerman's Allegation That WI Governor Candidate Mary Burke Fired From Trek Is False

Mary Burke and Gary Ellerman

Ellerman's allegation that Burke was fired by own family business is false, according to a Trek Bicycle Corp. statement.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 29, 2014

Waterloo, WI - On Wednesday, Gary Ellerman, a former employee who was fired after working twelve years at Trek Bicycle Corporation and is the current Chair for the Jefferson County Republican Party is under fire for making false statements about Wisconsin candidate for Governor Mary Burke (D). Ellerman was quoted by the Wisconsin Reporter (WR) that Burke had been terminated from Trek, her own family business in the 1990's for poor performance. In response, Burke called Ellerman's false statement to the WR as "ridiculous" and "baseless."
Trek released the following statement about Ellerman's false allegation, "This last-minute attempt to disparage Mary's contributions to Trek is attributed to Gary Ellerman, Chairman of the Jefferson County Republican Party. Mr. Ellerman was fired from Trek in 2004. His politically motivated characterizations of Mary and her tenure at Trek are inaccurate. When Mary was in charge of Europe, she grew sales from $3 million to $50 million. In 1993, Mary decided that it was time for her to make a change and she left Trek. In 1995, John Burke asked Mary Burke to return to Trek to help with some key areas of the business. After she returned, Mary assumed the lead of Trek`s Global Forecasting department."
Ellerman could not be reached for comment because he is out of the country, according the Jefferson County GOP office.
Tom Albers another former Trek executive who was let go in 1997 after serving three years as President and CEO of Trek Bicycle Corporation from 1994 and a supporter of Governor Scott Walker (R) told WISN 1130 radio that indeed Mary Burke, a Democrat who is challenging Walker was fired by her father Dick Burke and brother John Burke. Albers came forward after Ellerman mentioned him as a person who also knew that Burke had been fired. Ellerman has a history of running as a false Democrat in several state races, but is a true Republican. Albers has contributed $500 to Walker's campaign, according to WISN 1130. Burke recently explained that her European position was eliminated after admitting she left Trek Bicycle Corp. when she felt burned out, which Albers believed was one of the reasons she was replaced, according to WISN 1130. Trek Bicycle Corporation has denied that Burke had been fired and that Burke left by her own decision to do so. Albers told WISN 1130 that he hasn't talked to Ellerman since 1997, but both are main GOP supporters who are worried that Burke could actually defeat Walker on November 4, according to some members of the WI GOP Party.
Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) learned that Governor Walker knew of an inappropriate relationship before he appointed Scott Baumbach as the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) in 2011 after Manuel "Manny" Pérez, had resigned in May as DWD Secretary. Governor Walker and his administration (chief of staff) had learned of an allegation that Baumbach and Allison Rozek, then administrator for the Administrative Services Division were in a relationship. Apparently Walker knew of the relationship and still appointed Baumbach to the position. Baumbach resigned in October 2011 four months after Pérez resigned. Rozek had complained that she was being sexually harassed by a top administrator, but she later left her position and it is not known whether she resigned or was let go. Rozek never followed through with the sexual harassment compliant, probably because Walker had learned of the relationship between both Baumbach and Rozek. Governor Walker should have never appointed Baumbach as DWD Secretary knowing that it would haunt him later in his political career for re-election.
Walker, Pérez, Baumbach and Rozek could not be reached for comment.

Immigration Reform Undocumented Activist Jaime Valdez Released On $15K Bond

The Valdez family announced that it has raised $15,000 with in-kind needed donations to free Jaime Valdez by posting his immigration bond.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 29, 2014

Phoenix, Arizona - On Tuesday, the family of immigration reform activist Jaime Valdez announced that they had raised a total of $15,000 bond needed to secure his release yesterday from immigration detention while he challenges his deportation case. The Valdez family raised $9K and a Gofundme account has raised the balance through in-kind donations.
A YouTube video posted by Puente Movement in Arizona on Tuesday showed Valdez thanking his supporters from his residence in Arizona. Valdez is free on bond, but is continuing to challenge his unjust deportation from the U.S.
Valdez was deported in February 2014 after spending a year in detention. Soon after, he decided to present himself at the Nogales Port of Entry so he could continue challenging his deportation. He strongly believes that he was deported because his father and supporters were staging a hunger strike outside an ICE facility and ICE retaliated by deporting him the same day of the protest. The Puente Human Rights Movement created the Gofundme account on October 22 to help raise funds for Valdez freedom.


Thank You Video From Jaime Valdez: http://youtu.be/KXWakozlkTA




Tuesday, October 28, 2014

NASA's Supply Rocket Explodes On Liftoff

October 28, 2014

NASA Antares unmanned supply rocket exploded 6 seconds after launch on Tuesday, carrying 5K of supplies including 1.3K of food for International Space Station. Posted by H. Nelson Goodson 

43 Ayotzinapa Missing Students Bodies Discarded At Cocula's Municipal Garbage Dump

Mexican federal authorities led to Cocula's Municipal waste and garbage dump where the bodies of 43 Ayotzinapa missing students were discarded by local police and Guerreros Unidos.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 28, 2014

Cocula, Guerrero, Mexico - On Tuesday, Jesús Murillo Karam, Mexico's federal Attorney General arrived at the waste and dump in Puente del Río San Juan in Cocula where the bodies of 43 missing Ayotzinapa students were discarded. The scene, a massive clandestine grave smelled like death, according to investigators. 
Four members of the Guerreros Unidos (GU), a criminal organization confessed on Sunday that two of them participated in the massacre of the missing students and two others were just lookouts for the GU.
On Monday, Karam announced that the four suspects taken into custody recently provided key information that led federal forensic authorities, federal police and military police to the massive crime scene in Cocula's garbage dump site. One of the suspects, Andrés Apolinar Barrera, a Guerrero Ministry Police Agent confessed and told where the students were buried. Barrera and one of the suspects participated in the students massacre and two others were just lookouts for the GU.
Karam said, that those responsible for the Ayotzinapa student massacre have been detained including some of the leaders and masterminds of the killings. More arrests are expected Karam, confirmed.
So far, 58 suspects have been detained including 14 municipal police officers from Cocula, 22 municipal police officers from Iguala, 16 members of the Guerreros Unidos, including several of its leaders, Sidronio Casarrubias Salgado and Salomón Pineda, aka, "El Molón."
Cocula Mayor César Miguel Peñaloza Santana was also arrested in connection with the missing students from the Raúl Isidro Burgos school in Ayotzinapa.
The federal attorney general's office (PGRF) issued warrants for former Iguala Mayor José Luis Abarca Velázquez, his wife, María de los Ángeles Pineda and Felipe Flores Velázquez, Iguala's Public Security Director who have disappeared and went into hiding after the students were kidnapped and some were brutally tortured and killed on September 26 and 27. Abarca Velázquez, Pineda Villa and Flores Velázquez have been implicated in multiple murders.
Guerrero Governor Ángel Heladio Aguirre Rivero resigned on Thursday over allegations that he was connected to the student murders and his political party was moving forward to oust him.


Iguala Municipal Police Officers arrested were;


1. Fausto Bruno Heredia

2. Emilio Torres Quezada

3. Baltazar Martínez Cosarrubias

4. Abraham Julián Aguado Popoca

5. Miguel Ángel Hernández Morales

6. Juan y/o Iván Armando Hurtado Hernández

7. Zulai Marino Rodríguez

8. Salvador Herrera Román

9. Osvaldo Arturo Vázquez Castillo

10. Juan Luis Hidalgo Pérez

11. Arturo Calvario Villalba

12. Rubén Alday Marín

13. Hugo Hernández Arias

14. Fernando Delgado Sánchez

15. Marco Antonio Ramírez Urvan

16. Margarita Contreras Castillo

17. Raúl Cisneros García

18. José Vicencio Flores

19. Mario Cervantes Contreras

20. Alejandro Andrade de la Cruz

21. Hugo Salgado Wences

22. Nicolás Delgado Arellano

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Reynas Events And Restaurant Opens At Esperanza Unida Building

The Reynas family provided complimentary breakfast as customer appreciation day on their first day of opening Reynas Events and Mexican Restaurant on Sunday.

By H. Nelson Goodson 
October 26, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Sunday, Reynas Events and Mexican Restaurant opened after a long wait to get their food dealer license from the Milwaukee Department of Health and Alderman José G. Pérez, 12th Aldermanic District. Ald. Pérez ok'd the release of the food license after Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) first reported that Perez had withheld it. Pérez and an assistant city attorney told the Reynas family on October 9th during a meeting at city hall that the food license had been combined with a liquor license. Both licenses were supposed to have been brought before the Milwaukee Common Council Licensing Committee, Pérez told the Reynas. But according to the September 9th hearing only the Class-B Tavern liquor license request by Reynas Events and Mexican Restaurant, LLC was discussed and then placed on hold by Ald. Pérez request.
The minutes of the Licensing Committee hearing and a live television broadcast of the hearing that was recorded confirmed that only the liquor license was included in the agenda and discussed. Alderman T. Anthony Zielinski, the Chairman of the Licensing Committee confirmed that only the liquor license was discussed and placed on hold.
Alfonso Morales, owner of Reynas Bakery and ICE Cream on Chávez Drive and associate of Reynas Events said, that the city inspectors had approved everything needed to get a food dealer license and should have received the license back in July, about the same time Reynas Events had received an occupancy permit by the Department of Neighborhood Services. 
Morales estimated more than 200 people had visited their restaurant between 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and many took advantage of the complimentary breakfast (delicious menudo) and others ordered from their menu.
Reynas Events is still looking forward to getting a Class-B Tavern liquor license from the city.
Reynas Events is the first Mexican restaurant to open at the Esperanza Unida International Building at 611 W. National Ave., since the controversy ignited after Ald. Pérez publicly assume during the Licensing Committee hearing that the Esperanza Unida building is owned by the city for just owing taxes. According to Morales, the Esperanza Unida property will be bought by developers in November allowing the Board of Directors to pay taxes owed to the city and avoiding a foreclosure. The developers plan to invest millions into the building and Reynas Events has an exclusive agreement with them to stay at the location for the next 10 years.
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.
In June, Callan Shultz,  of North Pointe Holdings ll LLC and President of Keystone Development from Oshkosh offered $1.3M for the Esperanza Unida property and is planning to invest more than $7M to convert the 611 building into a 55-unit apartment complex.

Groups Want Buckeye Police Department To Release Officer's Name In Teodulo Sánchez Incident

Several groups and supporters of undocumented immigrant that was threatened to be killed by a Buckeye officer, if he moved during a traffic stop want officer fired.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 26, 2014

Buckeye, Arizona - On Thursday, several groups, from Puente Movement, Dream Acton Coalition including supporters gathered in front of the Buckeye Police Department (BPD) to demand an independent investigation, the release of the officer's name and for the officer to be terminated in the Teodulo Sánchez incident. More than a dozen people are seeking to learn the identity of a Buckeye Police officer who on October 10 during a traffic stop threaten to kill and shoot Sánchez, if he moved while being questioned.
The officer apparently made false statements to his department initial inquiry about the incident. The BPD in a press release when contacted by Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) stated that according to the officer, Sánchez was "uncooperative" and "making furtive movements."
But, Sánchez's video selfie contradicted the officer's account of the incident. Sánchez began recording the incident with his cell shortly after he noticed the officer following him. During the first seven minutes before he was stopped, Sánchez was driving the legal speed limit and actually when stopped he followed the officers demands while the he pointed a gun at Sánchez. The officer involved is a Spanish speaking Latino officer, according to the BPD.
The BPD is conducting their own administrative department internal investigation and hasn't identified the officer. The BPD has stated that "the officer used a poor choice of words, and does not condone the statement made during the stop."




Friday, October 24, 2014

Multiple Shots Fired By South Division High School Residence

Milwaukee police investigating a call of multiple shots fired in the Southside neighborhood. 

By H. Nelson Goodson 
October 24, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Friday, police around 7:27 p.m. were called to the 1600 block of S. 15th Place to investigate a multiple shooting. Police recovered more than 16 spent bullet cartridges.
Several neighbors say, that a drug house is active in the block, which is just across South Division.
Police went door to door to see, if anyone was reported hurt. The shooting happened in the West side of South Division High School on W. ODell St. and S. 15th Place. No one was reported injured.



Ángel Heladio Aguirre Rivero, Governor Of Guerrero Resigns During Protests Over 43 Missing Students

Ángel Heladio Aguirre Rivero

Rivero resigned of Thursday after weeks of unrest, protests and marches seeking justice for the 43 missing students from Ayotzinapa.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 24, 2014

Chilpancingo, Guerrero, Mexico - On Thursday, Governor Ángel Heladio Aguirre Rivero, 58, of Guerrero during a press conference announced his resignation after weeks of protests and marches in the state and Mexico seeking justice for the missing 43 students from the Raúl Isidro Burgos school in Ayotzinapa. Rivero was accused of being involved in the disappearance of the students on September 26 in Iguala.
Rivero's PRD political party was moving forward to oust Rivero in wake of unrest, protests and his alleged implication in the disappearance of the students. He has not been charged yet in connection with the September  26 murder of 6 people including students in Iguala. 
Mexico's federal Attorney General's Office on Monday reported that a reward of $4.7M ($64.5M pesos) has been offered for any information leading to the whereabouts of the missing students.
So far, more than 50 suspects have been detained including 14 municipal police officers from Cocula, 22 municipal police officers from Iguala, 16 members of the Guerreros Unidos, a criminal organization including several of its leaders, Sidronio Casarrubias Salgado and Salomón Pineda, aka, "El Molón."
Cocula Mayor César Miguel Peñaloza was also arrested in connection with the missing students from the Raúl Isidro Burgos school in Ayotzinapa.
The federal and state attorney general's office are searching for Iguala Mayor José Luis Abarca Velázquez, his wife, María de los Ángeles Pineda and Felipe Flores Velázquez, Iguala's Public Security Director who have disappeared and went into hiding after the students were kidnapped and some were brutally tortured and killed. Abarca Velázquez, Pineda Villa and Flores Velázquez have been implicated in multiple murders.


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Narco-ballads Singer Alfredo Rios, El Komander Twitter Posted He Is Alive And Not Murdered

Alfredo Rios, aka, "El Komander"

Several news reports that Rios was killed by a drug cartel at a private party in Culiacán, Sinaloa on early Thursday are false, according to El Komander Twitter account.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 23, 2014

Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico - On Thursday, Alfredo Rios, aka, "El Komander" known for his singing and composing narcocorridos or drug lord ballads refuted all news reports of his murder today on his Twitter account. Rios says, don't believe all those false reports that I was murdered, the reports are completely false. Rios has received death threats, but doesn't shy away from continuing to sing narcoballads.
Several news reports were published indicating that Rios was killed along with three of his body guards around 3:30 a.m. on Thursday at a private party in Culiacán. A group of armed man in a truck crashed the private party and killed Rios and his body guards. Six people were injured and taken to a local hospital.
At least 129 rounds by several different calibers were fired at the party, according to news reports that are going viral.
Mexican authorities have not confirmed  Rios homicide.

$2,415 Needed Of $15K To Free Activist Jaime Valdez On Immigration Bond

The Valdez family announced that it has raised $9,000 and an additional $2,415 from a Gofundme account of $6,000 needed that would total $15,000 for Jaime Valdez's immigration bond hold.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 23, 2014

Phoenix, Arizona - On Thursday, the family of immigration reform activist Jaime Valdez announced that they only need $2,415 in donations to finally complete a total of $15,000 bond needed to secure his release from immigration detention while he challenges his deportation. The Valdez family raised $9K and a Gofundme account has raised $3,585 in the last 22 hours of its $6K goal.
Valdez was deported in February 2014 after spending a year in detention. Soon after, he decided to present himself at the Nogales Port of Entry so he could continue challenging his deportation. He strongly believes that he was deported because his father and supporters were staging a hunger strike outside an ICE facility and ICE retaliated by deporting him the same day of the protest. It has been nearly two years that he has been detained and has now been granted a $15K immigration bond so, he could get release and return to his family in Arizona, according to the Puente Movement who created the Gofundme account on October 22.

If you would like to donate $15 or more to free Jaime Valdez from immigration hold, go to the following link: http://www.gofundme.com/g5zbqk


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Aldo Sarabia García From The Recodo Band Found Dead With Gunshot To The Neck In Mazatlán

Mexican authorities in Mazatlan recovered García's body on early Wednesday, which showed bruises and a bullet wound to the neck. His wife, Alma Delia Chávez Guerrero and her lover, Yahir Alfredo Sandoval Estrada have been arrested for García's murder.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 22, 2014

Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico - On Wednesday, Mexican authorities reported that Aldo Sarabia García, a member of the Recodo Band was found deceased around 2:00 a.m. and his body was in a stage of decomposition in Mazatlán. García had been reported missing on October 13. Recodo Band members believed that García had gone on a drinking spree and were expecting him to return.
Someone called that a decomposing body was near El Recodo community and when authorities went to the scene, they found García's body.
Mexican authorities in Mazatlán indicated, García's body showed bruises and had been fatally shot in the neck. Some reports suggest, García's body was mutilated.
Authorities have detained García's wife and meat market worker in connection with García's murder. Marco Antonio Higuera Gómez, the Sinaloa state Attorney General confirmed that the body of García had been found and that his wife, Alma Delia Chávez Guerrero and her lover, Yahir Alfredo Sandoval Estrada have been arrested for García's murder.
Both Guerrero and Sandoval are facing between 30 to 50 years each in prison, if convicted.
Gómez in a press conference stated, that García had just arrived at his home after a Recodo Band tour and was receive with flowers by his wife. He was then invited the next morning for breakfast at a local sea food restaurant.  As García entered a vehicle, Estrada who was hidden behind the rear vehicle then shot García in front of Guerrero. Apparently, Guerrero planned the murder.
Guerrero met Estrada about four months ago in a meat market in the port of Culiacán. Estrada worked as a meat cutter. 

Global Candlelight Vigil And Peaceful March in Solidarity With Ayotzinapa's Missing Students

University students, schools, teachers, activists and social organizations to participate in a global candlelight vigil and peaceful marches on Wednesday for Iguala missing students.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 22, 2014

Ayotizanapa, Guerrero, Mexico - On Tuesday, the Raúl Isidro Burgos school announced a global candlelight vigil and peaceful marches for Wednesday in solidarity with the Ayotizanapa missing students. 43 students were kidnapped on September 26 by corrupt Iguala municipal police officers and haven't been located.
Mexico's federal Attorney General's Office has announced on Monday that a reward of $4.7M ($64.5M pesos) has been offered for any information leading to the whereabouts of the missing students.
The global candlelight vigil and peaceful marches seek justice for the missing students. More than 28 clandestine graves have been found in the state of Guerrero, but none of the bodies or charred remains have been connected to the missing students. DNA testing has been taking place and will takes weeks to learn, if those remains are indeed some of the missing students.
So far, more than 50 suspects have been detained including 14 municipal police officers from Cocula, 22 municipal police officers from Iguala, 16 members of the Guerreros Unidos including several of its leaders, Sidronio Casarrubias Salgado and Salomón Pineda, aka, "El Molón."
Cocula Mayor César Miguel Peñaloza was also arrested in connection with the missing students from the Raúl Isidro Burgos school in Ayotizanapa. 
The federal and state attorney general's office are searching for Iguala Mayor José Luis Abarca Velázquez, his wife, María de los Ángeles Pineda and Felipe Flores Velázquez, Iguala's Public Security Director who have disappeared and went into hiding after the students were kidnapped and some were brutally tortured and killed. Abarca Velázquez, Pineda Villa and Flores Velázquez have been implicated in multiple murders.
The following are some of the global candlelight vigils and peaceful marches that have been announced. (Spanish version)

AYOTZINAPA GRO. ESCUELA NORMAL RURAL "RAUL ISIDRO BURGOS"

Ciudades de México y del mundo que se unen a la jornada "Una luz por Ayotzinapa", este miércoles 22 de octubre 2014.

1. IGUALA, GUERERO miércoles 22, 1O horas
2. Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, 22 de octubre, 4 p.m.,
reunión Normal Superior
3. Nueva york, EU, Viernes 24, 6 p.m.,
Manifestación por los 43 normalistas
desaparecidos por el Estado mexicano, Consulado
de México en Nueva York
4. FES Iztacala, UNAM, paro del 21 al 23 de octubre
5.  San Juan del Río, Querétaro Miércoles 22, 5:30 p.m.
6. Orizaba, Miércoles 22 Secundaría Vicente
Guerrero a Parque Casstillo 6 p.m.
7. D.F. CU Marcha con Antorchas, Miércoles 22, 6 p.m., Salida Rectoría CU al Zöcalo
8. EZLN se une a la jornada del 22 en apoyo a Ayotzinapa y al pueblo Yaqui «
9. LA PAZ, BOLIVIA miércoles 22, 19 horas
10. Universidad de Ciencias de la Comunicacion y Mercadotecnia en Chilpancingo se une al paro laboral
11. Nuevo León, UANL, rectoría, miércoles 22, 6 p.m.
12. DF: Marcha del Angel al Zöcalo, 6 p.m.
13. MIÉRCOLES 22, Parque Borunda, Ciudad Juárez, Chih, 16:30 horas
14.  Yucatán, 22 octubre, 6 p.m., Palacio de gobierno estatal
15. Londrés 22 de octubre 17:00 a 18:00 horas en Potters Fields Park, Southwark
16. Pachuca, 22 oct, 18:30 horas Reloj Monumental
17. DF Red Contra la Represión y por la
Solidaridad: contingente como adherentes a La Sexta a partir de las 17:30 horas y encontrarnos
en el costado sur de la glorieta del Ángel de la Independencia.
18. TAPACHULA: Paro indefinido Normal Fray Matías de Cordova, en Tapachula , Chiapas
19. San Luis Potosí 22 oct, 18: horas, Plaz de Armas
20. Chicago, 22 oct, a las 6:30 pm en
Plaza Tenochtitlan
21.  Madrid, embajado México, 8 p.m.
22. Tlaxcala miércoles a las 14 horas
23. MONTREAL, Canadá: Solidarité avec
Ayotzinapa, Miércoles, 22 de octubre 17:00 horas en Place Émilie-Gamelin en Montreal
24. BARCELONA: Plaza Calatunya miércoles 22, 20:30 horas
25. Cancún, miércoles 22, 6 p.m. La Palapas
26. Oaxaca, marcha con antorchas, salida de C.U al Zocalo
27. Marcha en Morelia, saliendo de casa de gobierno, miércoles 22 de octubre a las 6 p.m., asistir con veladoras y ropa blanca
28. Campeche mitin 6 de la tarde parque principal frente a la catedral, miércoles 22 de octubre.
29. MONTERREY, Tec, Jardínde las Carreras 19 horas
30. Guadalajara, Frente de Resistencia de Comerciantes se manifestara a las 7 p.m. afuera de Catedral 22 de octubre rodearemos toda la catedral con veladoras .
31. Guadalajara, Jalisco empezará a las 5:00 p.m. de la glorieta de la normal, con dirección a la plaza de armas
32.  Guadalajara, Marcha Guadalajara por Ayotzinapa, Miércoles, 22 de octubre a la(s) 17:00 en UTC-05
La Normal en Guadalajara
33. UAM xochimilco e Iztapalapa se suman al paro 22 y 23 de octubre,
34.- EDOMEX Universidad Autónoma del estado de México, de la Normal Rural Lázaro Cárdenas del Rio de Teneria, profesores del movimiento
magisterial del Valle de Toluca, Estudiantes de la Coordinadora Estudiantil Universitaria y el Frente
de Organizaciones del Valle de Toluca
convocamos a movilizarnos este 22 de Octubre en el parque Vicente Guerrero a las 2:30 p.m.
35. Ixmiquilpan y Tulancindo a Pachuca Caravana de autos 4 p.m. Plaza Juárez
36. Jalpa Zacatecas marcha silenciosa Jueves 23,  7 p.m. principales calles de la ciudad
37. Movilización UAEMex 22 de octubre Parque Vicente Guerrero
38. CHIAPAS: Tuxtla Guti´erez, Calle central y libramiento. 16: horas
39. San Cristobal
40. Comitán, 16: horas (hrs)
41. Tapachula, 22 oct, 16: hrs
42. Motozintla, 22 oct, 16: hrs
43. Ocosingo, 22 oct, 16: hrs
44. Palencque, 22 oct, 16: hrs
45. Villaflores, 22 oct, 16: hrs
46. Tila, 22 oct, 16: hrs
47.  Carranza 22 oct, 16: hrs
48.  Tijuana B. C. Miércoles 22 a las 5:00 p.m. glorieta Cuauhtémoc.
49.  Saltillo, 22 de oct, 18 hrs Plaza de Armas
50. Buenos Aires 10:30 a.m. frente a la embajada de México.
Paros: aprobados para los días 22 y 23 de octubre.
51. Todos los Posgrados de la UNAM. Unidad de Posgrado.
52. UAM Cuajimalpa.
53. CCH Sur.
54. CUEC (Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos)
55.  Universidad de Guadalajara (sus centros universitarios regionales, temáticos y preparatorias)
56. Facultad de Arquitectura.
57. FES Iztcala.
58. UPN Ajusco
59. UACM San Lorenzo Tezonco
60. UACM Del Valle
61. Todas las Normales Rurales se mantienen en paro indefinido.
62. Todo el IPN
63. Escuela de Artesanías (EDA), la de diseño (EDINBA) y la de Investigación coreográfica (CICO) salimos de la colonia Tránsito 6 p.m. para el Ángel.
64. Pachuca, alumnos UAEH 11:00 a.m. Plaza Juarez a Ciudad del Conocimiento.
65. HERMOSILLO, 22 de oct, 17 hrs kiosco de la catedral
66. PUEBLA, 22 de oct, 17: hrs CU AL ZÓCALO
67.  COATZACOALCOS, 22 de oct, 18:30 horas Paloma del Malecón
68. Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, mitín, parque 28 de julio 6 p.m.
69. Xalapa, 22 de oct, 18 horas Pde la Normal Veracruzaba a Plaza lerdo
70. TABASCO Miércoles, 22 de octubre 16:00 horas Plaza De Armas en Villahermosa (Tabasco)
71.  HERMOSILLO UNISON, EN PARO POR 12 HORAS MAÑANA 22 Y MARCHA A LAS 5 DE LA TARDE EN LA PLAZA EMILIANA ZUBELDIA HERMOSILLO SON, SALUDOS
72.  FESC Campo 1, UNAM, paro del 21 al 23 de octubre.
73. Phoenix Consulado General de Mexico 320 E. McDowell. Rd 85004 a las 4 p.m.
74.  Managua , Nicaragua miércoles 22 de octubre a las 9:00 a.m. frente a la embajada de México.
75. Munich, Alemania, miércoles 22, 19 hrs Sendlinger Tor
76.  Santiago de Chile Embaja de Mexico, 19 horas local
77. Tepic, Nayarit miércoles 22 de octubre a las 6:00 p.m. en la plaza de la música.
78.  BOLIVIA: ¡CEF-URUS SE PRONUNCIA POR LA SEGUNDA JORNADA INTERNACIONAL DE LUCHA EN SOLIDARIDAD CON LOS ESTUDIANTES DE AYOTZINAPA!
¡Concentración el día 22 de octubre en la puerta de la Jordan/Oquendo (puerta de la UMSS) a las 09.00 am para manifestar nuestro apoyo a los compañer@s mexicanos!
79. Rio de Janeiro, miércoles 22 de octubre a las 18 horas en los Arcos da Lapa:
80. La Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas (UAZ) tendrá paro de labores los días 22 y 23.
Así mismo, marcha el día 22 teniendo como punto de encuentro las instalaciones de Seduzac (antes SEC) a las 7 p.m.
81. León, Guanajuato, a las 6 p.m. en el arco de la calzada,
82. Colima 14:00 hrs. ISENCO. 22 de octubre
83.  LIMA PERÚ, MIÉRCOLES 22 A LAS 19:00 HRS , PLANTON EN LA RESIDENCIA DEL EMBAJADOR DE MÉXICO- AV. NICOLÁS DE RIVERA 540- SAN ISIDRO
84. Bogotá- Colombia, Plaza de Bolívar 8 p.m. 22 octubre.
85. Tecoanapa Gro, en la escuela secundaria tecnica No. 22. a las 9:00 a.m.
86. CUERNAVACA, MORELOS. Marcha el 22 de octubre a las 5 de la tarde, de Chipitlán al Zócalo de Cuernavaca
87. Cordoba Veracruz a las 16:00 horas
88. QUERÉTARO Plaza de armas 5:00 p.m.
89. León, Guanajuato, mañana en el arco de la calzada a laa 6 p.m.
90. AGUASCALIENTES.
MIÉRCOLES 22, 6:00PM
AFUERA DE PALACIO DE GOBIERNO
91. Ocotlan, Jalisco, Miercoles 22 de Octubre 10 a.m, marcha pacifica de la Escuela Normal Rural Miguel Hidalgo y Centro Universario CUCI.
92. Nápoles, Italia. Miércoles 22 a las 15.00 (horario de Italia)
93. MONTERREY, ITESM Campus Mty 7 p.m.
94. San Salvador, 1:30 pm en la embajada de México
95. Escuela Normal Experimental Huajuapan (ENEH) . Salida del "Chacuaco" 18:30 horas hacia la Plaza de la Libertad de Expresión de Huajuapan, Oaxaca, México.
96. University of Texas at El Paso UTEP - EUA Leech Grove Park @ 13.00 - 14.30 horas
97. Licenciatura Educación Primaria ENOI Irapuato,gto Escuela Normal Oficial de Irapuato 5:00 p.m. ¡Todos somos Ayotzinapa !
98. GUATEMALA SE UNE MAÑANA 22 de octubre a las 6:00 pm a la exigencia global por la aparición de los cuerpos de 43 Normalistas desaparecidos. Nos vemos afuera de la Embajada de México en Guatemala.
Embajada de México en Guatemala: 2da ave. 7-57 zona 10.
99. Cuautla Morelos. A las 6 de la tarde
100. FESC Campo 4 paro de 48 hrs con actividades planeadas.
101. Facultad de Derecho, Campus CU, UNAM.
Históricamente apoyando.
102. 22 de octubre, se llevará acabo una Marcha por las principales calles para exigir la presentación con vida de los 43 estudiantes de Ayotzinapa. La marcha iniciará en el Colegio de Bachilleres a las 9:00 a.m.
103. Torreón, Coah. mier. 22 a las 6.30 p.m. en la Facultad, FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS POLÍTICAS Y SOCIALES - UADEC

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Mexico Offers $4.7M Or $111K Reward For Each Of 43 Iguala Missing Students

Mexico announced that it is now offering about $111K for each student or $4.7M reward for information leading to the whereabouts of the 43 missing Iguala students.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 21, 2014

Mexico,  D.F. - On Monday, Mexico's federal Attorney General's Office (PGRF) has announced that it is now offering $111K ($1.5M pesos) for each missing student or $4.7M ($64.5M pesos) for information leading to the whereabouts of the 43 missing students from Ayotizanapa. The students from the Raúl Isidro Burgos school were kidnapped by corrupt Iguala municipal police officers and members of the criminal organization the Guerreros Unidos on September 26.
On Friday, mayors from 16 of 18 municipalities reported a shut down of their government offices in anticipation of the mega-march to avoid unnecessary confrontations with area protesters who have been advocating the release of the 43 missing students by the Guerreros Unidos (GU) criminal organization. The GU have bought off several corrupt mayors from Cocula and Iguala municipalities including some members of their police force to carry out extortions, kidnappings, torture and murders for the criminal group.
On Friday, thousands of students, teachers and activists participated in a mega-march seeking justice for the killing of at least six people including students and the kidnapping of 43 students, which are still missing since September 26.
Sidronio Casarrubias Salgado, one the main leaders of the criminal organization the Guerreros Unidos was taken into custody on Friday in the state of Mexico by federal police and military, according to Jesús Murillo Karam, the Mexican federal Attorney General. Salgado's arrest could provide information about the whereabouts of the 43 students that were reported missing from Iguala since September 26.
So far, more than 50 suspects have been detained including 14 municipal police officers from Cocula, 22 municipal police officers from Iguala, 16 members of the Guerreros Unidos including several of its leaders, Salgado and Salomón Pineda, aka, "El Molón."
Cocula Mayor César Miguel Peñaloza was also arrested in connection with the missing students from the Raúl Isidro Burgos school in Ayotizanapa. 
The federal and state attorney general's office are searching for Iguala Mayor José Luis Abarca Velázquez, his wife, María de los Ángeles Pineda and Felipe Flores Velázquez, Iguala's Public Security Director who have disappeared and went into hiding after the students were kidnapped and some were brutally tortured and killed. Abarca Velázquez, Pineda Villa and Flores Velázquez have been implicated in the students murders. At least nine clandestine graves have been discovered and 28 bodies have been recovered. An additional four mass graves have been uncovered and authorities are investigating, if the remains recovered are some of the missing students.
In an unrelated homicide, Mayor Abarca Velázquez is also accused of personally killing Arturo Hernández Cardona, the leader of the United Popular organization from Guerrero in late May to early June 2013, according to a notarized affidavit from Nicolás Mendoza who witnessed the cold blooded murder by Abarca Velázquez. Abarca Velázquez shot Cardona in the face and chest while saying "I'm going to have the pleasure of killing you" as Flores Velázquez watched, according to Mendoza. Félix Rafael Bandera Román and Ángel Román Ramírez were also killed. Román attemped to escape and was fatally shot and Ramírez tried to run from another location where the remaining five kidnapped victims were taken to be executed. The victims had been tortured and beaten for several days. Mayor Abarca Velázquez and Flores Velázquez were not charged for the murders in 2013 because the Guerrero state Attorney General's Office filed the case and didn't act. Federal prosecutor, Karam confirmed to Aristegui that René Bejarano from the PRD political party had mentioned Mayor Abarca Velázquez 2013 Cardona murder case to him when Bejarano was at the federal Attorney's General Office talking to Karam for a different issue, but Bejarano never gave Karam the file and evidence to prosecute Abarca Velázquez as he promised. Karam has now taken up the Cardona, Román and Ramírez murder case against Mayor Abarca Velázquez. If Abarca Velázquez would have been prosecuted by the Guerrero state Attorney General's Office for the Cardona, Román and Ramírez murders in 2013, the Iguala student massacre could have been avoided, according to Karam.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Stockton Police Fired 600 Rounds Into Bank Robber's Vehicle Killing 41-year-old Female Hostage

Ten bullets fired by police officers fatally struck bank hostage, according family attorney.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 20, 2014

Stockton, California - On Thursday, attorney Gregg Bently representing the family of Misty Holt-Singh, 41, during a press conference said, that 33 police officers shot at least 600 bullets into a vehicle with three armed bank robbers and one female hostage on an hour long 55-mile chase that ended in the death of two suspects and Holt-Singh. Two of the other women hostages were also taken. The two hostages managed to escaped while the vehicle was moving. They both survived, according to police.
The armed bank robbers on July 16, 2014 went into the Bank of West in Stockton and held up the bank. They stood three female customers as hostages and fled in a vehicle.
While being chased, the suspects fired at more than 100 bullets at police in pursuit. In returned, police fired 600 rounds with ten bullets fatally striking Holt-Singh. Two of the suspects were killed, Alex Gregory Martínez, 27, and Gilbert Rentería Jr., 39. The sole surviving suspect, Jaime Ramos, 19, was charged with Holt-Singh's death. Police recovered three handguns and a AK-47 at the scene.
The Stockton police chief confirmed that Holt-Singh was shot ten times by police bullets, which Bently stated, it is unreasonable and excessive use of force during the press conference.
Bently is expected to a file lawsuit against the Stockton Police Department and those involved in the shooting death of Holt-Singh.

Darren Deon Vann, Charged With Afikka Hardy's Murder, 6 Homicide Charges Pending

Vann led police to six female bodies after the discovery of a 19-year-old female body at a Motel 6 in Indiana.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 20, 2014

Hammond, Indiana - On Monday, Darren Deon Vann, 43, of Gary, Indiana was charged with Friday's homicide of Afrikka Hardy, 19, at a Hammond Motel 6, in the 3800 block of 179th Street. Hardy is Black and White, according to her Facebook posting. She died from strangulation, the Lake County Coroner's Office confirmed. 
Last Saturday afternoon, police detained Vann for questioning in the strangulation death of Hardy. Hardy allegedly was a prostitute who met Vann at the motel. Vann used the Chicagobackpage dot com to contact Hardy for sex, according to police.
Police say, Hardy's female friend got weird text messages from Vann, then she and a male friend decided to check up on Hardy at the motel. They found Hardy's body at the motel. Police later located Vann by his text messages and cell phone.
Vann told police that he was surprised that Hammond police were quick to find him after Hardy's body was found at the motel.
While being questioned, Vann confessed to police of other homicides involving women dating back to 1994. Vann led police to three bodies in Gary, identified as Anith Jones, 35, of Merrillville, Indiana, Teaira Batey, 28, and Christine Williams, 36, both of Gary, Indiana.
According to police, another unidentified three female bodies were found, but have not been identified by the Lake County Coroner's Office. Six of the victims were found in Gary.
Vann, originally from Austin, Texas is a registered sex offender for a 2009 Travis County conviction who later moved to Indiana a decade ago. He register as a sex offender in Indiana in June 2013. 
Vann has admitted of committing additional homicides in Hammond between 1994 and 1995,  according to police.  The homicide investigation is ongoing and additional murder charges are pending. Police have not verified, if he is a serial killer.
Some of Batey's family members are expected to attend Vann's court hearings to seek justice.

Darren Deon Vann, Texas Convicted Sex Offender Detained In Connection With 7 Women Murdered In Indiana

Darren Deon Vann

Vann led police to six female bodies after the discovery of a 19-year-old female body at a Motel 6 in Indiana.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 20, 2014

Hammond, Indiana - On Saturday, police detained Darren Deon Vann, 43, of Gary, Indiana for questioning in the strangulation death of Afrika Hardy, 19, on Friday at a Hammond Motel 6. Hardy allegedly was a prostitute who met Vann at the motel. Vann used the Chicagobackpage dot com to contact Hardy, according to police.
Vann also confessed to police of other homicides involving women. Vann led police to three bodies in Gary, identified as Anith Jones, 35, of Merrillville, Indiana, Teairra Batey, 28, and Christine Williams, 36, both of Gary, Indiana.
According to police, another unidentified three female bodies were found, but have not been identified by the Lake County Coroner's Office. Six of the murdered victims were found in Gary.
Vann is expected to be charged with Hardy's homicide today, Monday.
Vann, originally from Austin, Texas is a registered sex offender for a 2009 Travis County  conviction who later moved to Indiana a decade ago. He registered as a sex offender in Indiana in June 2013.
Vann has not been charged for any of the homicides. But, he has admitted of committing additional homicides in Hammond between 1994 and 1995,  according to police.  The homicide investigation is ongoing and police have not verified, if he is a serial killer.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Two Vehicle Collision On S. 6th Street And W. Historic Mitchell Street, Multiple Injuries

Photojournalist jumps into action and helps injured man from bleeding to death from a head injury.

October 19, 2014

"I arrived at an accident just in time around 2:30 a.m. on early Sunday to help a man with a head injury that was bleeding and could have died on the sidewalk after a two vehicle collision. I applied pressure to his open head wound to stop the bleeding after an accident at S. 6th Street and W. Historic Mitchell Street in Milwaukee,  WI. I noticed that everyone else around were in panic mode or just froze at the time. One guy asked me to help out the injured man and I quickly acted and kept him alive. I believe he will survive, hojala?
His friends were yelling at him "Bebo" as an alias to get up. I'm glad to have helped him live another day!
Fire rescue arrived and they took over after a firefighter told me to leave, pinche guey. Another firefighter in charge chased witnesses away and was very rude to people. Lack of  professionalism by him. I did my deed for the day.
There was another injured person or persons inside a gray vehicle, but the man on the sidewalk needed help first.
Thought I was getting a story on site and got involved, wow! Kept my cool and I hope it really pays off with the injured man surviving," by H. Nelson Goodson, Hispanic News Network U.S.A.  :)

Update: Police say three people injured, two seriously after a red Acura ran a stop light and slammed into a Toyota. A 21-year-old man driving the Acura who fled the scene of the accident along with two passengers later surrendered to police after 11:00 a.m. on Sunday. He is facing several charges, driving with a suspended license and felony hit-and-run.
Also good news, Noel Luciano, aka, "Bebo" survived and is being released from the hospital and going home, according to Facebook postings on Monday.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

U.S. Embassy In Acapulco Warned For Americans Not To Participate In Mega-march For 43 Missing Students

The U.S. Consular Agency closed operations on Friday in Acapulco,  but offered emergency assistance by a Consular Agent.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 18, 2014

Acapulco, Guerrero,  Mexico - On Thursday, the U.S. Embassy in a news release warned Americans to avoid a mega-march planned for Friday morning in Acapulco and those U.S. citizens who choose to participate would be subject to arrest and deportation proceedings by Mexican immigration and customs. "The Mexican Constitution prohibits political activities by foreigners, such actions could result in detention and/or deportation," the U.S. Embassy warned.
Mayors from 16 of 18 municipalities reported a shut down of their government offices in anticipation of the mega-march to avoid unnecessary confrontations with area protesters who have been advocating the release of the 43 missing students by the Guerreros Unidos (GU) criminal organization. The GU have bought off several corrupt mayors from Cocula and Iguala municipalities including some members of their police force to carry out extortions, kidnappings, torture and murders for the criminal group.
On Friday, thousands of students, teachers and activists participated in a mega-march seeking justice for the killing of at least six people including students and the kidnapping of 43 students, which are still missing since September 26.
Sidronio Casarrubias Salgado, one the main leaders of the criminal organization the Guerreros Unidos was taken into custody on Friday in the state of Mexico by federal police and military, according to Jesús Murillo Karam, the Mexican federal Attorney General. Salgado's arrest could provide information about the whereabouts of the 43 students that were reported missing from Iguala since September 26.
So far, more than 50 suspects have been detained including 14 municipal police officers from Cocula, 22 municipal police officers from Iguala, 16 members of the Guerreros Unidos including several of its leaders, Salgado and Salomón Pineda, aka, "El Molón."
Cocula Mayor César Miguel Peñaloza was also arrested in connection with the missing students from the Raúl Isidro Burgos school in Ayotizanapa. 
The federal and state attorney general's office are searching for Iguala Mayor José Luis Abarca Velázquez, his wife, María de los Ángeles Pineda and Felipe Flores Velázquez, Iguala's Public Security Director who have disappeared and went into hiding after the students were kidnapped and some were brutally tortured and killed. Abarca Velázquez, Pineda Villa and Flores Velázquez have been implicated in the students murders. At least nine clandestine graves have been discovered and 28 bodies have been recovered. An additional four mass graves have been uncovered and authorities are investigating, if the remains recovered are some of the missing students.
In an unrelated homicide, Mayor Abarca Velázquez is also accused of personally killing Arturo Hernández Cardona, the leader of the United Popular organization from Guerrero in late May to early June 2013, according to a notarized affidavit from Nicolás Mendoza who witnessed the cold blooded murder by Abarca Velázquez. Abarca Velázquez shot Cardona in the face and chest while saying "I'm going to have the pleasure of killing you" as Flores Velázquez watched, according to Mendoza. Félix Rafael Bandera Román and Ángel Román Ramírez were also killed. Román attemped to escape and was fatally shot and Ramírez tried to run from another location where the remaining five kidnapped victims were taken to be executed. The victims had been tortured and beaten for several days. Mayor Abarca Velázquez and Flores Velázquez were not charged for the murders in 2013 because the Guerrero state Attorney General's Office filed the case and didn't act. Federal prosecutor, Karam confirmed to Aristegui that René Bejarano from the PRD political party had mentioned Mayor Abarca Velázquez 2013 Cardona murder case to him when Bejarano was at the federal Attorney's General Office talking to Karam for a different issue, but Bejarano never gave Karam the file and evidence to prosecute Abarca Velázquez as he promised. Karam has now taken up the Cardona, Román and Ramírez murder case against Mayor Abarca Velázquez. If Abarca Velázquez would have been prosecuted by the Guerrero state Attorney General's Office for the Cardona, Román and Ramírez murders in 2013, the Iguala student massacre could have been avoided, according to Karam.
A $1M pesos ($77K U.S.) reward is being offered by the state of Guerrero for information leading to finding the 43 Iguala missing students.

Sidronio Casarrubias Salgado, Leader Of Guerreros Unidos Arrested In Connection With 43 Missing Students

Sidronio Casarrubias Salgado

Salgado was taken into custody in the state of Mexico in connection with 43 missing students from Ayotizanapa. 

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 18, 2014

Mexico D.F. - On Friday, Sidronio Casarrubias Salgado, one the main leaders of the criminal organization the Guerreros Unidos was taken into custody in the state of Mexico by federal police and military, according to Jesús Murillo Karam, the Mexican federal Attorney General. Salgado's arrest could provide information about the whereabouts of the 43 students that were reported missing from Iguala since September 26.
So far, more than 50 suspects have been detained including 14 municipal police officers from Cocula, 22 municipal police officers from Iguala, 16 members of the Guerreros Unidos including several of its leaders, Salgado and Salomón Pineda, aka, "El Molón."
Cocula Mayor César Miguel Peñaloza was also arrested in connection with the missing students from the Raúl Isidro Burgos school in Ayotizanapa. 
25 of the suspects were transferred to the Nayarit federal penitentiary on Friday, according to Karam.
Benjamin Mondragon Pereda from the municipality of Jiutepec in the state of Morelos committed suicide early last Tuesday after federal police surrounded his residence. He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Pereda was considered one of the leaders of the Guerreros Unidos.
The federal and state attorney general's office are searching for Iguala Mayor José Luis Abarca Velázquez, his wife, María de los Ángeles Pineda and Felipe Flores Velázquez, Iguala's Public Security Director who have disappeared and went into hiding after the students were kidnapped and some were brutally tortured and killed. Abarca Velázquez, Pineda Villa and Flores Velázquez have been implicated in the students murders. At least nine clandestine graves have been discovered and 28 bodies have been recovered. An additional four mass graves have been uncovered and authorities are investigating, if the remains recovered are some of the missing students.
In an unrelated homicide, Mayor Abarca Velázquez is also accused of personally killing Arturo Hernández Cardona, the leader of the United Popular organization from Guerrero in late May to early June 2013, according to a notarized affidavit from Nicolás Mendoza who witnessed the cold blooded murder by Abarca Velázquez. Abarca Velázquez shot Cardona in the face and chest while saying "I'm going to have the pleasure of killing you" as Flores Velázquez watched, according to Mendoza. Félix Rafael Bandera Román and Ángel Román Ramírez were also killed. Román attemped to escape and was fatally shot and Ramírez tried to run from another location where the remaining five kidnapped victims were taken to be executed. The victims had been tortured and beaten for several days. Mayor Abarca Velázquez and Flores Velázquez were not charged for the murders in 2013 because the Guerrero state Attorney General's Office filed the case and didn't act. Federal prosecutor, Karam confirmed to Aristegui that René Bejarano from the PRD political party had mentioned Mayor Abarca Velázquez 2013 Cardona murder case to him when Bejarano was at the federal Attorney's General Office talking to Karam for a different issue, but Bejarano never gave Karam the file and evidence to prosecute Abarca Velázquez as he promised. Karam has now taken up the Cardona, Román and Ramírez murder case against Mayor Abarca Velázquez. If Abarca Velázquez would have been prosecuted by the Guerrero state Attorney General's Office for the Cardona, Román and Ramírez murders in 2013, the Iguala student massacre could have been avoided, according to Karam.
A $1M pesos ($77K U.S.) reward is being offered by the state of Guerrero for information leading to finding the 43 Iguala missing students.
On Friday, 16  of 18 Mayors from municipalities in Guerrero closed their government offices in anticipation of an Acapulco mega-march advocating for the return of the 43 missing students to avoid any confrontations with students, activists and family members of the missing students. There were reports of a two day closure of multiple universities around Mexico in protest of the missing students.

Four Milwaukee County Men Busted For Trading Cash For WIC Vouchers

Caston Love, Mohansingh Boparai, Awarjeet Boparai and Amandeep Singh

State undercover agents busted four men from three area businesses willing to trade cash for WIC vouchers.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 18, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - The Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office charged four local men with WIC voucher fraud. The suspects are charged with multiple counts to trade cash for Woman, Infants and Children (WIC) program vouchers. The suspects paid less than half their value and then collected the full amount from the state.
The suspects, Awarjeet Boparai and Mohansingh Boparai, 42, who operate the Center Street Food Mart, 4630 W. Center Street. Both Boparai's are each facing three felony counts of fraud for providing cash for WIC vouchers. Mohansingh is being held without bail and will make a court hearing appearance on October 29 for a preliminary hearing.
Amandeep Singh, 26, from Big Jim's Liquor Store, 2161 W. Hopkins Street was charged with six felony counts of fraud for providing cash for WIC vouchers. He is out on bond with a $250 signature bond and is expected to appear at a preliminary hearing on October 29. 
Caston Love, 53, from Deep Pantry ll, 2450 W. Burleigh St. Love is facing six felony counts of fraud for providing cash for WIC vouchers. He remains in custody on a warrant. Love has an initial court appearance on October 18.

Pérez, Former WI DWD Secretary Proposed Minimum Wage Increase Plan For GOP And Democrats

Manuel "Manny" Pérez

Pérez proposed his own economic concept to increase state worker minimum wage without increasing labor costs to companies. He says, that both Governor Scott Walker (R) who is running for re-election and his Democratic challenger Mary Burke have received his living wage proposal.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 18, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday, Manuel "Manny" Pérez, the current executive director for Esperanza Unida, Inc. and former Governor Scott Walker's Secretary for Wisconsin Department of Work Development told Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) that he has an innovative plan, which would increase worker wages without increasing labor costs to companies. Pérez confirmed, that his plan to raise the minimum wage to provide a living wage for those struggling to survive on $7.25 per hour can be increased, contradicting Governor Walker's belief that $7.25 is a living wage for those living in poverty in Wisconsin. Walker and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) consider the current state's minimum wage a living wage for Wisconsinites.
About 100 minimum underpaid workers filed a complaint with Governor Scott Walker's office on September 24 claiming that making $290 per week or $7.25 per hour is not a living wage under state law. Early in October,  Robert Rodriguez, an administrador for the Equal Rights Division with the Wisconsin DWD on behalf of Governor Walker send out letters to about 100 underpaid workers who filed a complaint that the minimum wage was not a "living wage." Rodriguez wrote, "The Department has determined that there is no reasonable cause to believe that the wages paid to the complainants are not a living wage."
Wisconsin Jobs Now stated, "It is outrageous for the Walker administration to claim that there is no reasonable cause to believe that $7.25 (the minimum wage) is not a living wage...But for the governor to brazenly say to the working families of Wisconsin that $7.25 an hour is enough to sustain themselves is not only misguided, it is incredibly ignorant and willfully obtuse...The fact that Governor Walker thinks that $290 a week is what it costs to cover the basics of life in Wisconsin is beyond comprehension."
Pérez's proposal "consists of implementing targetted tax breaks for a company and workers to effectively bring to offset the labor cost and the taxes paid by workers on the wage differential. For example, a company can receive a tax break for the increased wage and the worker can receive a tax break for the wage differential. This can be done via the corporate taxes and the Earned income tax credit for workers." Pérez said, that "we need workers producing and consuming and companies producing and investing. Together with additional training we can help workers earn more money now and in the future." He is also proposing that money spent by workers for their own trainning should be tax deductible.
"We must empower workers to succeed" Pérez says. Pérez provided copies of his proposal to both democrats and republicans as well as the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance and the State Department of Revenue.
Pérez stated, "This is a proposal both democrats and republicans should be able to support because it benefits both workers and companies at the same time. The next step should be to conduct the needed technical scenario analysis to establish the optimal thresholds, agree on assumptions, and implement in a credible, reliable manner."
Pérez is the former Chair of the Wisconsin Hispanic Republican National Assembly and Secretary for the Republican National Hispanic Assembly (2010).

Friday, October 17, 2014

Felina@Miut3 Killed By Criminals For Tweeting Crime Incidents In Reynosa

María del Rosario Fuentes Rubio

Rubio tweeted under the byline of Felina@Miut3 and collaborated with Valor por Tamaulipas, a Facebook account that reports on crimes and incidents around Reynosa in the state of Tamaulipas. She is being remembered as a heroine who stood up for justice, despite life threats from criminals. 

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 17, 2014

Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico - On Thursday, Dr. María del Rosario Fuentes Rubio, aka, "Felina@Miut3" who posted narco crime incidents on Tweeter to inform people was reported killed in her own Tweeter account. The murder suspect or suspects apparently gained access to her account after torturing and then murdering her. The killers posted a photo of her body and several messages. 
Rubio was kidnapped on Wednesday in Reynosa and killed on early Thursday. 
The killers added warnings in her name for her followers to stop tweeting crime incidents and warned people that what happened to Rubio can happen to them too. 
She collaborated with Valor por Tamaulipas (VxT) in both Facebook (FB) and Tweeter accounts which reports on narco crimes, killings, corruption in government involving local officials, kidnappings, missing people, drug trafficking and extortions, which local mainstream media fails to report for fear of being killed.
Soon after her deceased photo was posted, Rubio's Tweeter Felina@Miut3 was disabled. She used Felina@Miut3 to hide her identity, which the killer or killers revealed her actual name in her Tweeter account. 
Dr. Fuentes Rubio worked at BBB Industries, LLC since July 2011 in Reynosa. She graduated from the Universidad del Valle de Mexico and had her Masters in Occupational Health.
The Tamaulipas State Department of Justice (PGJE) confirmed that on Wednesday a family member had filed a kidnapping report that claimed Doctor María del Rosario Fuentes Rubio was stopped by some armed men as she left a busy business district in Reynosa and was taken against her will. Rubio's Tweeter account Felina@Miut3 on Thursday just after 5:04 a.m. and 5:11 a.m., several messages appeared including two photos and one that showed her deceased were posted. Her Felina@Miut3 Tweeter account around 2:00 p.m. was disabled. The PGJE is investigating her kidnapping and her alleged homicide. It's is not known, if Rubio knew the identity of the main administrator of VxT and compromised his/her life as well. VxT has more than 507K followers in FB. Rubio's murder has caused an outrage in FB and Tweeter throughout the Reynosa region and more people in social networks vowed to expose such crimes and what some users are calling a Revolution against crimes, corruption and drug cartels. Dr. Rubio's alleged homicide added fuel to an ongoing Revolution between social network users tired of the daily rampant crime and criminal organizations including local drug cartels in Tamaulipas.
The administrator of VxT has also received life threats as well and a $47k ($600K pesos) bounty for his head was offered in Feb 2013. VxT's FB and Tweeter accounts were disabled for 7 days, between April 1 to 7, 2013, but were reactivated later. The VxT administered Esperanza por Tamaulipas (ExT) too.
VxT posted that Rubio also collaborated with Responsabilidad por Tamaulipas (RxT) another narco crime reporting account administrated by the same person managing VxT, who says that Rubio was the only trusted contributor of news incidents.
VxT is considered one of the main reliable sources of information for people residing in the Reynosa region, since it began to post criminal activity in the area on January 1, 2012.
Local authorities in Reynosa have not confirmed Rubio's death.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

José Manuel Cruz-Crispin Deported By ICE For Missing 2010 Immigration Court Hearing

José Manuel Cruz-Crispin

Cruz-Crispin was arrested on October 4 for a traffic violation, but was deported by ICE on Tuesday.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 16, 2014

Waukesha, WI - On Tuesday, José Manuel Cruz-Crispin, 24, was deported to Mexico by the U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Enforcement Removal Operations (ERO) for missing a 2010 immigration court hearing, according to Voces de la Frontera (VDLF), a immigrant and workers rights non-profit organization from Milwaukee. Cruz-Crispin never received a letter from ICE informing him of a pending hearing. When he failed to show up for the hearing, an immigration judge ordered his removal. VDLF confirmed on Wednesday that Cruz-Crispin had been deported, despite efforts by citizens to contact ICE on Tuesday to stay his deportation.
Cruz-Crispin was arrested on October 4 by Waukesha police for a speeding violation and he was later turned over to ICE on a hold request.
Cruz-Crispin has lived in the U.S. for 11 years and has three U.S. born children, two twin boys ages 5 and one 11-year-old. He has no criminal record, according to VDLF.
Cruz-Crispin's lawyer tried to reopen his 2010 immigration case, but the deportation proceeded. 

U.S. ICE/ERO Opens School At Artesia Family Detention Center For Undocumented Children

Monday was the first day of school for at least 200 undocumented detained children at the Artesia Family Residential Center in New Mexico.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 16, 2014

Artesia, New Mexico - On Monday, the Artesia Family Residential Center (AFRC), a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) holding detention center for undocumented families and children opened its first day of school for 200 children ages 4 to 17, ICE reported. The AFRC is operated by both ICE and ERO in Artesia.
ICE will almost complete 12 classrooms in six converted buildings and will hold classes between 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. daily. Children are allowed to have breakfast and lunch with family members during class operations.
AMIkids was contracted by ICE to instruct the children with general educational services in accordance with the State of New Mexico Public Education Department,  ICE reported. The children are learning basic English as part of their daily curriculum. 
The AFRC is located in the grounds of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in New Mexico and opened in June to accommodate an influx of undocumented families and unaccompanied children crossing into the U.S. in record numbers. 
"The Artesia Family Residential Center provides an effective and humane alternative to maintain family unity as families await the outcome of immigration hearings or return to their home countries," said Alfredo Fierro ERO deputy field office director in El Paso, who is charged with overseeing the center's operations.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Christopher Manney Fired From MPD For Homeless Man Dontre Hamilton's Death

Dontre Hamilton and Christopher "Chris" Manney

Milwaukee Police Officer Manney was terminated by Chief Edward A. Flynn for violating protocol in a pat-down of a Emotionally Disturbed Person.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 15, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Wednesday,  Milwaukee Police Chief Edward A. Flynn announced that he fired Police Officer Christopher "Chris" Manney, 38, for failing to follow a pat-down policy dealing with a Emotionally Disturbed Person (EDP). Chief Flynn said, that Officer Manney decided to pat-down (hand searching for weapnons) without reasonable suspicion to do so and Manney treated Dontre Hamilton, 31, as a criminal before the incident escalated to a confrontation. Manney ended up killing Hamilton. 
Officer Manney began to search Hamilton on April 30 for weapons. Two other officers had checked on Hamilton twice who was sleeping on the ground near a Starbucks place and was not bothering anyone.
Manney had received a voicemail to check on a person at Red Arrow and didn't know that two other officers had already checked on Hamilton. Manney never called the voicemail sender or checked in to find out, if the call was taken care off. If Manney would have checked in, he would have learned that the call was serviced by two other officers who followed EDP protocol, instead he went to Red Arrow and confronted Hamilton.
Hamilton and Manney got into an altercation, punches were thrown, Manney took out his baton, but Hamilton managed to take it away and allegedly struck Manney with it several times. Officer Manney fearing for his life, then fatally shot Hamilton multiple times, according to Flynn. Chief Flynn said, that Manney was justified for shooting Hamilton for fear of his life. 
Chief Fynn stated, "Christopher Manney, by his own statements in his response to charges, accurately assessed Dontre Hamilton as an Emotionally Disturbed Person (EDP). He made a determination that Mr. Hamilton was dangerous based solely on observations of apparent mental illness, absent any overt actions on the part of Mr. Hamilton. Despite his accurate assessment of Mr. Hamilton as an EDP, Christopher Manney treated Mr. Hamilton as a dangerous criminal instead of following his training and treating Mr. Hamilton as an EDP. Christopher Manney's approach, including an out-of-policy pat down, was not based on individualized reasonable suspicion but on an assumption of his mental state and housing status. This intentional action, in violation of training and policy, instigated a physical confrontation that resulted in a deadly use of force." 
The Milwaukee District Attorney's Office would have to decide whether to press charges against former Officer Manney.
Milwaukee District Attorney John T. Chisholm had received an independent investigation report concerning the shooting three months after Hamilton's death, but has not made it public. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Milwaukee and the FBI are investigating Hamilton's shooting as well.
In May, Hamilton a homeless man with a mental illness was shot 10 times at Red Arrow Park from 10 feet away as he stood holding a baton and watched a Milwaukee cop named "Chris" pull his gun to fatally shoot him without saying a word, according to Kelly R. Brandmeyer, a barista at Starbucks and witness of the killing on April 30. Several other Starbucks workers also witnessed that Hamilton was ten feet away from Officer Manney before he was killed, Brandmeyer stated.
Brandmeyer published her statement in the Occupy Riverwest paper dated May 3.
Brandmeyer's and two other workers at Satrbucks eyewitness accounts contradict Chief Flynn's statement on Wednesday that former Officer Manney was justified in killing Hamilton.
Hamilton's family learned the identity of former Officer Manney from Chief Flynn for months and neglected to release it to the media. Manney's identity was made public by Chief Flynn at the press conference. 

Full Video Shows Buckeye Police Officer Not Truthful About Immigrant Being Uncooperative

A full selfie video recorded by an Arizona immigrant who was threaten to be killed, if he moved by a Buckeye police officer during a traffic stop shows that he complied with all of the officer's demand and was cooperative, despite a press release by the police department issued saying that he wasn't.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 15,  2014

Buckeye, Arizona - A full selfie video of about 12:26 minutes posted on the Internet shows Teodulo Sánchez on October 10 driving for about seven minutes and following the speed limit when he was then pulled over by a Buckeye police officer. Right away the officer threatens Sánchez that if he moved, he would be killed or will shoot him. Sánchez in the video is shown to comply with the officer's demands and kept his hand on the wheel contradicting information in a press release issued by the Buckeye Police Department (BPD). The BPD press release says, that according to the involved officer, Sánchez was uncooperative and not complying with the officer's demands. Sánchez did open the window when asked to do so and did get out of the vehicle when asked too by a second officer.
The press release says, that Sánchez was stopped for a traffic violation. But according to the selfie video, he was following the speed limit law for at least 20 minutes before he was stopped. Sánchez had noticed an officer following him and decided to turn on his cellphone video camera to record the incident. The officer never mentioned why he stopped Sánchez during the video recording. The video camera on his cell was turned off when he exited the vehicle and after he was told by an officer to put the phone down. He was later released after no weapons were found and he wasn't wanted.
According to Sánchez,  he is undocumented and has lived in the U.S. for 10 years and has two U.S. born children ages 5 and 10. He is facing deportation proceedings. Sánchez claims that the officer was aggressive and pointed a gun at him.
According to the full video recording version, the Buckeye police officer involved must have not been truthful about the incident with Sánchez when questioned by his department's internal affairs investigators. 
Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) noticed the short version video posted on Erika Andiola Arreola's Facebook account where she uploaded it on YouTube. HNNUSA contacted Buckeye Police Chief Larry Hall on late Sunday via e-mail and on Monday, Chief Hall stated, "I was just made aware of this video and we are currently conducting an inquiry as to who was involved. At this time the BPD PIO Team is formulating a response to this incident."

The Buckeye Police Department has stated, that "the officer used a poor choice of words, and does not condone the statement made during the stop."

Here's the English translation based on the video recording incident on October 10.

Officer: "Do you have a license?"

Driver: "Yes sir."

Officer: "Show me your license,  if you move, I will kill you. Do you understand me?"

Driver: "Yes, I'm recording you."

Officer: "Don't move, put your hands up here. Do you have any weapons in the car? Are you sure? Is there one in the car?"

Driver: "No, if you want I can get down?"

Officer: "What do you have here?"

Driver: "I'm coming from work and those are my tools."

Officer: "Just tools, are you sure?"

Driver: "I'm sure."

Officer: "Ok, don't get down, stay there. If you move, I will shoot you. Do you understand?"

Here's part of the Buckeye Police Department's press release where it states that Sánchez was "uncooperative" and "making making furtive movements."

"...As the officer approached the gold Honda, he repeatedly asked the driver to lower the car windows and turn off the ignition. The driver, later identified as Teodulo Sanchez, did not comply with the officer's requests. The officer, who is bi-lingual gave commands in Spanish and English as the driver was not complying. Mr. Sanchez continued making furtive movements in the vehicle before the officer approached the passenger side window. With the information that the driver may be armed, and the fact that he was not obeying the officer's commands, this heightened the officer's concern for safety.  

"Mr. Sanchez eventually rolled down the passenger door window.  As the officer approached, he asked Mr. Sanchez to shut off the vehicle and place his hands on the steering wheel. While the officer was speaking with Mr. Sanchez, he continued to move his hands about and at one point, put his left hand out of the officer's view. He then moved to the center console which prompted a warning from the officer. The officer never pointed his weapon at the driver. 

"After the backup officers arrived, Mr. Sanchez was asked to exit the vehicle and complied. He was seated on the curb beside the vehicle and asked the officer for an explanation, the officer explained to Mr. Sanchez the reasons for his actions to which Mr. Sanchez advised he understood.  Officers asked Mr. Sanchez if they could search his vehicle and he advised they could, with no illegal narcotics or weapons were located. Mr. Sanchez was then released from the stop..."

On Wednesday, when HNNUSA contacted the BPD about the newly released full version of the Sánchez video posted on the Internet, Sergeant Jason Weeks, the BPD Public Information Officer stated, "At this time will not be commenting further about this. We are conducting our administrative review and will make it available to the media once it is complete. However, Mr. Sanchez still has not provided the full un edited video to the Buckeye Police Department."

Full 22:26 minutes video posted by Diana D. on Oct. 14 of Teodulo Sánchez and Buckeye police officer who threaten to kill him while complying with officer's demands: http://youtu.be/fbqMhCEdIGA

Internet Child Predator Sting Nets 24 Suspects By Feds And Local Authorities

Images courtesy of NBC26

24 suspects including one woman taken into custody within a 72 hour sting operation in northeast Wisconsin.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 15,  2014

Green Bay, Wisconsin - Federal and local authorities involving 19 law enforcement agencies arrested 24 male suspects including one female during a 72 hour period sting last week to nab Internet child predators,  NBC26 reported. The suspects were lured by law enforcement officers pretending to be minors on Craigslist in the Internet. 
The suspects contacted police posing as minors with text messages and photos in an attempt to have sex with them. They were all charged with using a computer to falicitate a sex crime with a child, according to the Brown County Sheriff's Office.
The sting operation took place on Thursday thru Saturday, NBC26 reported.