Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Tonya Couch Deported To U.S. From Mexico

Tonya left Guadalajara on Wednesday and will arrived in Los Angeles where the U.S Marshals Service will take her into custody, according to Mexican authorities.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

December 30, 2015

Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico - Mexican federal authorities have confirmed that Tonya Couch, 48, has been deported to the U.S. Tonya was placed on a flight from Guadalajara to Los Angeles where the U.S. Marshals Service will take her into custody when she arrives on Thursday morning. Tonya will then be taken to Texas to face one felony count for hindering apprehension of her son, Ethan A. Couch, 18, aka, "Affluenza" who was wanted in Tarrant County in Texas for violating probation. Couch was convicted two years ago for driving under the influence of alcohol and killing four people and seriously injured two other victims in a crash in Burleson, just South of Fort Worth. He was given 9 months probation. 
Couch and his mother went missing last month after a video surfaced showing him at a teen beer pong party.
Tonya was arrested along with Couch in Puerto Vallarta after giving false statements and names, according to Mexican authorities in Jalisco.
Couch is facing a petition to transfer his juvenile conviction and sentence to adult court in Tarrant County. Tonya is facing a felony charge for hindering apprehension and if convicted, she is facing from 2 to 10 years in prison.
Couch's attorney filed for a stay from a voluntary departure and will remain in Mexico for an extra three days. Both Tonya and Couch's tourist Mexican visas expired and were being held by Mexican immigration authorities in Jalisco.
The U.S. will seek an extradition request for Couch, if he refuses to return to Texas.

Bill Cosby Charged For Sexual Assault In Pennsylvania

Cosby was charged with one felony count for sexual assault.

By H. Nelson Goodson 
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

December 30, 2015

St. Norristown, Pennsylvania - On Wednesday, Bill Cosby, 78, was charged with one felony count for sexual assault (aggravated indecent assault) and bail was set at $1M in Montgomery County in Pennsylvania. Cosby posted $100K cash and is free on bond. If convicted, Cosby is facing up to 10 years in prison.
The criminal complaint states that Cosby drugged and sexually molested Andrea Constand in 2004 at her home and even penetrated her without consent.
A preliminary hearing for Cosby is set for January 14. Cosby has not entered a plea yet in the case.
Constand's sexual assault criminal case is the first to be filed after 50 White women have alleged that Cosby had drugged them and sexually assaulted them in the past. Cosby, a well known Afro-American comedian who has denied the allegations.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Real ID Act Enforced For 2016 To Enter Federal Buildings And Board Commercial Flights, TSA Confirmed

Licenses and ID''s from nine states, U.S. territories and Common Wealth will no longer be valid in 2016 to enter federal buildings or board commercial flights.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

December 29, 2016

Washington D.C. - On Jan. 10, 2016, licenses or ID's from the following states, territories and Common Wealth including AK, CA, IL, NJ, WA, MO, MN, NM, SC, Puerto Rico, Guam and U.S. Virgin Islands will no longer be valid under the 2005 Real ID Act, according to TSA.
People with these types of identification or licenses will no longer be valid to enter federal buildings or board commercial flights within the U.S.
U.S. Passports valid as an alternative to enter federal buildings and board commercial flights.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Texas Fugitive Ethan A. Couch And Tonya Couch Arrested In Mexico



Couch had vanished and violated probation conditions after being convicted of drunk driving and killing four victims in a crash.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

December 28, 2015

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico - Mexican federal authorities have confirmed that Ethan Anthony Couch, 18, aka, "Affluenza" who was wanted in Tarrant County in Texas for violating probation has been taken into custody. Couch was convicted two years ago for driving under the influence of alcohol and killing four people and seriously injured two other victims in a crash in Burleson, just South of Fort Worth. Couch went missing last month after a video surfaced showing him at a teen beer pong party.
The U.S. Marshal Service and the FBI searched for Couch and his mother, Tonya Couch, 48, who also went missing. She was arrested along with Couch in Puerto Vallarta after giving false statements and names, according to Mexican authorities in Jalisco.
Couch is facing a petition to transfer his juvenile conviction and sentence to adult court in Tarrant County. Tonya is facing a felony charge for hindering apprehension and if convicted, she is facing from 2 to 10 years in prison.
Tonya had voluntarily decided to leave Mexico by Wednesday and return to Texas, but her attorney filed for a stay in the voluntary departure and will remain in Mexico with Couch for an extra three days. Their tourist Mexican visas had expired and are being held by Mexican immigration authorities in Jalisco.
The U.S. will seek an extradition request for both Tonya and her son, if they refuse to return to Texas.
Tonya could attempt to bribe Mexican immigration authorities to grant her and her son asylum until he turns 19, so he will no longer be held accountable for his conviction as a juvenile for driving under the influence of alcohol causing the death of four victims in 2013.

Three Puerto Rico Police Supervisors Killed By Lone Officer In Ponce

A Puerto Rico police officer has been taken into custody after killing three supervisors in Ponce.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

December 28, 2015

Ponce, Puerto Rico - On Monday, three Puerto Rico Police Supervisors, Commander Frank Román Rodriguez, 49; 1st Lieutenant Luz M. Soto Segarra, 49, and Officer Rosario Hernández de Hoyos, 42, were fatally shot by Police Officer Guarionex Candelaria Rivera, 50, according to Puerto Rico Police in Ponce. Rivera went to the police station in Ponce where he was assigned and took both Segarra and De Hoyos hostage after a work related dispute just after 9:00 a.m. Segarra was Rivera's immediate supervisor.
Rivera was severely shot at least three to four times and was transported to the Rio Piedras Medical Center. The hostage and deadly turn of events at the Ponce Puerto Rico Police Station continue to unfold as crime scene investigators search for a motive.
Several weapons including Rivera's police department handgun were recovered at the crime scene.
Rodriguez had 28 years of service in the Puerto Rico Police, Segarra had 23 years of service and De Hoyos had 15 years of service. Rivera has 19 years of service with the Puerto Rico Police.

Captain Heather N. Wurth Assigned To Milwaukee 2nd Police District Station

Captain Wurth advocates to achieve trust, a community partnership with police and making the Milwaukee 2nd Police District Station a safe place in the Southside for the community it serves and protects.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

December 28, 2015

Milwaukee, WI - On Monday, Captain Heather N. Wurth confirmed that she will continue to make the Milwaukee 2nd Police District Station a safe place for community members to visit or seek services from the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD). Wurth was promoted to Captain by MPD Chief of Police Edward Flynn in November and has been working with Hispanic and non-Hispanic officers to learn about the Southside community she now serves and protects.
Captain Wurth says, that she has an open mind and in the short time she has been in the 2nd Police District, Wurth has noticed how diverse the community is in the Southside compared to other districts she has worked. She is looking forward "to learning more about the district itself, the culture, history and diversity, but also learning about the stake holders, community organizations and faith based organizations really engaged in their own neighborhoods assisting the police with our enforcement activities." She has met with community based organization leaders and Business Improvement District (BID) members in the area in the short time that she has been at the 2nd Police District Station.
Captain Wurth wants for the community in the 2nd Police District to continue to trust and work with police officers in the area as a partnership to help prevent and solve crimes. She acknowledged a number of challenges in the district and looks forward in meeting those challenges with a partnership between the community and police. Currently, Captain Wurth has assigned police officers with squads including to walking beats to patrol W. Lincoln Ave., W. Greenfield Ave., W. National Ave. and the Walker's Point area.
A current rise in crime is contributed to car thefts. Now that the Winter weather has arrived, people start their vehicles and leave them unattended during the cold weather and many end up being stolen, according to Captain Wurth. "I strongly believe in community partnerships. I know that it is a cornerstone of what we do and our success largely depends with the cooperation that we have with the community and our citizens. So, I would encourage all of our community and all our citizens, community based organizations and faith based organizations, if you are not already involved, to become involved because we need you, we simply cannot do this job alone. Whether you act as a witness or a partner with some of our stake holders, become engaged, take investment in your neighborhood, take investment in your lives and become a partner with police. I understand trust building is extremely important as well and that is something that we will continue to focus here at district number two with our professionalism by maintaining, building and strengthening our relationship with the community." 
Captain Wurth says that district two has dedicated police officers including Spanish Speaking officers and a Milwaukee County Community Prosecution Unit (CPU) that works in partnership with the community. Two of the Community Liaison Police Officers at district two are Jose Acevedo and Jesús Gloria.
Captain Wurth confirmed that she will be attending both the Spanish and English  language community crime analysis meetings in the Southside, so that she can meet community members residing in the area.
Captain Wurth has an impressive career with MPD, she has been with the Milwaukee Police Department for 23 years and have worked a variety of assignments, both patrol and administrative. Captain Wurth previously worked at District 3, District 4, District 5, District 7, the Warrant Squad (now known as the Fugitive Apprehension Unit), the Vice Squad, and Internal Affairs.  "During my patrol assignments, I have been enthusiastically involved in activities designed to build community relationships and believe this to be integral to the success of the Department and its officers, as well as the strengthening of our neighborhoods.  I have also been committed, through my administrative assignments at the Internal Affairs Division and as an adjunct instructor, to the partnerships between professionalism and advanced training," Captain Wurth stated.
Captain Wurth has a Master's Degree in Administration of Justice from Marquette University and is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy Session # 249.

Photo Of 13-year-old Texas Burglary Suspect Released

The home owner released a photo of a 13-year-old suspect who broke into her Austin area home and burglarized it.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

December 28, 2016

Austin, Texas - A 13-year-old boy and his 15-year-old sister have been taken into custody after allegedly breaking into a home to burglarized it in the Austin area. The male suspect was caught by a surveillance video camera inside the home on December 11. The home owner, Janette Chavez posted the burglary suspect's photo on her Facebook account.
According to Chavez, the teen male suspect also dropped his cellphone in her backyard and neighbors saw him in the vecinity too. She turned the cellphone to the Travis County Sheriff's Office. The two siblings are facing burglary charges.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Black Lives Matter Blocked MSP Airport Access To Terminal Causing Delays For Christmas Holiday Travelers

Hundreds of protesters staged a mock protest inside the Mall of America to keep police from the intended target, the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Airport.

By H. Nelson Goodson 
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

December 23, 2015

Bloomington, MN - On Wednesday, hundreds of protesters staged a diversion protest at the Mall of America (MOA) causing shops to close down temporarily on the busiest day of the holiday season. At least 15 protesters were arrested, according to police. Police from several departments and State Police were at the Mall of America to control crowds.
Most of the Mall of America protesters left the mall and took a light rail to the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Airport where they managed the shut down one terminal for at least an hour. Flights were delayed, but no cancellations were reported. Multiple streets leading to the airport were blocked by protesters. The airport was the intended target, according to protest organizers.
Black Lives Matter organized the protest and are seeking the release of police video footage of the murder of Jamar Clark by Minneapolis police. A Hennepin County grand jury failed to indict police officers involved or investigate Clark's murder.
The Mall of America owners were able to file a restraining order in Hennepin County to keep some of the Black Lives Matter identified activists from protesting at the mall, but was unable to stop the protest and other activists including supporters.
No estimated loss of revenue by the businesses at the MOA or airport has been released by officials.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

April Novak Charged With 12 Felony Counts For Sexual Assault Of A Student By School Staff

A former Menomonee Falls High School special teacher has been charged with 12 counts for sexual assault of student.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

December 22, 2015

Menomonee Falls, WI - On Tuesday, April Novak, 30, of Sussex was charged with 12 felony counts for sexual assault of a student by staff. Novak who is married confessed to police that she had a sexual relationship with a student under the age of 18 and that they were in love. A $100,000 cash bail has been set for Novak and if convicted on all counts, she is facing up to six years and $10,000 in fines for each count. Novak is expected back in court for a preliminary hearing in Waukesha County on January 4.
According to the criminal complaint, Novak began a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student in October 2015 and had multiple sexual contact in a sofa inside the classroom. The classroom sofa was apparently confiscated by police as evidence and for DNA testing.
Novak resigned as a reading specialist teacher shortly after being placed on leave by the school district on December 11, ending the sexual contact in the school.
Novak's husband, Christopher Novak filed for legal separation on Monday, according to Waukesha County court records.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Adal Mundo Caught Torturing And Threatening Tijuana Homeless Man On Video



An indigent homeless man was forced by Adal Mundo to repeat verbal abuse, was then burned in the chest with a cigarette and made to undress while his friend laughed and video recorded the whole incident.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

December 21, 2015

Tijuana, Baja California, México - On Monday, Adal Mundo Rodriguez, 17, posted on his Facebook account that he is ready to face the consequences and criminal charges for verbally abusing and burning an indigent or homeless man in the chest with a cigarette while his friend laughed and video recorded the incident. The indigent man has been identified as Juan Carlos Rodriguez who was forced to take his clothes off by Mundo.
In the video, Rodriguez was forced by Mundo to repeat that he would perform sodomy and would have anal sex among other explicit verbal abuse.
The video was posted on social media and has gone viral. Since the incident, Mundo has been identified, including his family and where he lives. A photo of his girlfriend and Mundo has been posted on social media.
Mundo says, that he wasn't drunk or on drugs when he abused Rodriguez. He did it as horseplay and has turned himself to Mexican authorities. Mundo was accompanied by his mother when he made statements to media outlets.

Adal Mundo from Tijuana, Mexico verbally assaults, threatens and burns homeless man while friend records torture https://youtu.be/b15A3tezaU0


Friday, December 18, 2015

Stephon M. Mosley Sentencing For Sexual Assault Of A Milwaukee Southside Child Set For January

27-year-old suspected convicted for 1st-degree sexual assault of a 10-year--old school girl awaits sentencing after pleading guilty in November.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

December 18, 2015

Milwaukee, WI - Stephon M. Mosley, 27, is being held without bond after pleading guilty in November 30 for 1st-degree sexual assault of a 10--year-old school girl and is scheduled to be sentenced on January 7, 2016. Mosley is facing up to 60 years in prison.
The criminal complaint accused Mosley of forcing himself and having sexual contact with a school girl under the age of 16. Mosley confessed to grabbing the girl while she walked to the St. Martin Lutheran School near S. 15th Place and W. Orchard St. in December 16, 2014. He pulled the girl alongside the rear of a home and proceeded to assault her.
A neighbor heard the girl's scream and came to the rescue. Mosley had his pants down when the neighbor arrived at the scene. But he pulled his pants up and fled North to W. Greenfield Ave.
The girl told police that Mosley had threaten to kill her, had touched and violated her private parts and forced her to perform a sex act. 

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Richard L. Alva Charged With 1st-degree Sexual Assault Of A Child Under 12

52-year-old suspect in sexual assault case placed on hold, despite $50K cash bond.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

December 17, 2015

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday, Richard L. Alva, 52, aka, "Gato" appeared at a Milwaukee County Circuit Court to face a charge for 1st-degree sexual assault of a child under 12, according to court records. The criminal complaint was filed on December 6 and accused Alva of having sexual contact with a male victim. Alva was taken into custody and booked on Wednesday. A cash bond of $50,000 was set for Alva, despite a hold placed on Alva, according to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office. Alva is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing on December 28.
If convicted, Alva is facing up to 60 years in prison.
According to court records, Alva was convicted on July 2004 for second-degree sexual assault of a child after he pleaded no contest and was sentenced to 7 years in prison, but only served 4 years in prison and 3 years probation. He was ordered to register as a sex offender for life in the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry.
Alva lived next door to a run away teen center in the 800 block of S. 21st Street in Milwaukee.
Alva was recently released from prison and was on probation for a weapons conviction as a felon.
Alva is a former Mixtecas Motorcycle Club Milwaukee chapter president and co-founder. He served as a Treasurer when the group started in 1998.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

ACLU-CA Confirmed, At Least Six Attorneys Will Provide Legal Assistance And Advocate For U.S. Deported Veterans To Return

U.S. deported Veterans in Tijuana will now get available legal assistance from the ACLU-CA, which will include policy advocacy change for their return to the country where they honorably served.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

December 16, 2015

Tijuana, Baja California, México - On Wednesday, Hector Barajas, the Director/Founder for the Deported Veterans Support House in Tijuana announced that the American Civil Liberties Union in California (ACLU-CA) has confirmed on Tuesday that it will assign a team of 6 attorneys to provide legal assistance and policy change advocacy for U.S. deported Veterans in Tijuana. According to Jennie Pasquarella from the ACLU-CA, she wrote to Barajas, the ACLU-CA will "...provide legal assistance, where possible, and work with you to advocate for pathways for individuals to return home to the United States to be reunited with their families and to push for broader policy reforms to ensure that veterans receive greater protections against deportation.
"We have identified two principal ways in which we believe we can work with the Deported Veterans Support House to provide legal and policy support. First, we can provide immigration legal assistance to individuals who may be eligible for:

- Post-conviction relief in California to enable them to reopen their immigration cases;
- U.S. citizenship based on military service; 
- Asylum; and
- Humanitarian parole based on medical need.

"Second, we would like to explore opportunities for policy advocacy, such as by writing a report documenting the many compelling stories of veterans who have been deported and making policy recommendations to the administration,including that individuals be allowed to return to the United States."
The ACLU-CA will do intake interviews with U.S. deported Veterans in Tijuana or from around the area on January 23, 2016. The ACLU-CA will also schedule appointments by phone for deported Veterans unable to attend for "intakes mainly to screen individuals for possible immigration relief in the categories mentioned above, as well as to document cases for a possible report (only with the individual's consent and participation)...All intake conversations will be subject to the attorney-client privilege and will be confidential."
The mission of the Deported Veterans Support House is to support deported veterans on their path to self-sufficiency by providing assistance in the realms of food, clothing, and shelter as they adjust to life in their new country of residence. Ultimately, we hope to see an end to the need of our services as we advocate for political legislation which would prohibit the deportation of United States service personnel, both former and current. We advocate for Veterans and their families.

For more info. contact: Hector Barajas Director and Founder Deported Veterans Support House at

U.S.: 626-569-5491
Mexico: 664-504-7592
Mexico: 664-329-1655

Banishedveteran@yahoo.com

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Joshua B. Kapfhamer Charged With Vehicular Homicide For The Motorcycle Crash Death Of James Pulkkila

Kapfhamer pleaded not guilty to an upgraded charge of vehicular homicide while OWI resulting in a motorcycle crash death of a 47-year-old motorcyclist at S. Miller Parkway Drive.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

December 15, 2015

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - On Monday, Joshua B. Kapfhamer, 31, entered a plead of not guilty in the upgraded felony charge of vehicular homicide while OWI for the November 2 vehicle and motorcycle crash in the 4300 block of W. Lincoln Ave. Kapfhamer was travelling Northbound on S. Miller Parkway Drive when he made a Westbound turn into Lincoln Avenue cutting off James Pulkkila, 47, who was heading Southbound on S. Miller Parkway on his motorcycle, according to police. Pulkkila struck Kapfhamer's vehicle, both had the greenlight. The criminal complaint states that Kapfhamer failed to yield the right of way to Pulkkila. Pulkkila died on November 11 from his injuries.
Bail for Kapfhamer was raised to $10,000 on Monday and remains in custody. Kapfhamer failed a field sobriety test and admitted to smoking marijuana before the crash.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Empresa LM Operated By Luis Enrique Martinez Allegedly Scammed People With Larry Hernandez Dance Promotion Tickets

Known event and music alleged scammer continues to con people and dance events in Wisconsin and Illinois out of their cash.

By H. Nelson Goodson 
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

December 14, 2015

Waukesha, WI - It has been five years since fake dance and events promoter Luis Enrique Martinez, 42, aka, Miguel Zaragoza who currently has three active Facebook accounts with the name Empresa LM had attempted to scam people and other dance promoters in Wisconsin and Illinois. Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) first interviewed Enrique Martinez in 2011, when he was accused by the Racine Fiesta Mexicana executive director Wally "Guadalupe" Rendon of attempting to scam event organizers for thousands of dollars. Enrique Martinez denied the allegation, but Rendon said that he had to turn one of his victims away, a food vendor at the Fiesta because she paid Enrique Martinez at least $500 to $1,500 to sell food at the Fiesta and he didn't notify Rendon or turned the contract fees to the Fiesta organizers.
The scam was caught several weeks before the event by Rendon when he noticed that multiple Mexican music groups promised by Enrique Martinez to appear at the three-day event hadn't booked flights or hotel rooms in Racine. Several groups had only received partial deposits to appear at Fiesta. Luis Enrique Martínez from L.E.M. Marketing and Productions in Milwaukee had entered into a contract agreement to bring Bobby Pulido and at least 22 Mexican groups in a package deal to Fiesta. Martínez offered a package deal that included artists of regional Mexican music. He printed posters and then turned them over to Rendon for distribution around Southeastern Wisconsin that Pulido and the groups would be playing at the Fiesta Mexicana in Racine. Most of the main groups that Martínez had promised to bring didn't appeared due to the cancellation of his contract, except a few, according to Rendon. Rendon had to renegotiate contracts with several groups to appear at the Fiesta.
Rendon fired Enrique Martinez from the event and since then the Fiesta has not been able to fully recover financially from the debt incurred by getting replacement groups in 2011. Last year, Rendon cancelled the three-day Fiesta citing a debt.
Today, Enrique Martinez has been accused by Reynita Guzmán on her Facebook account of being scammed by Enrique Martinez. He sold three tickets to Guzmán for $52 each for the expected Larry Hernandez performance event in November 27, 2015, sponsored by both La GranD 104.7 FM radio and Empresa LM. The event was cancelled and didn't provide any refunds. Enrique Martinez had even attempted to sell VIP table tickets to Guzmán for $600, but Guzmán didn't buy them, according to her FB post on Sunday. She had tried to get a refund since last month, but Enrique Martinez has not provided any refunds. Guzmán tagged Larry Hernandez, the Mexican narco ballad regional singer on Facebook to let him know about Enrique Martinez scam that included his name.
According to other event dance promoters, Enrique Martinez has allegedly scammed people for the Paulina Rubio and El Chapó performances. When contacted, Mario Arias, the manager for 97.9 FM Radio La Caliente in Milwaukee confirmed that La Empresa LM has tried to place advertising for events with La Caliente, but has been denied due to a lack of credibility to present groups at events or provide ticket refunds for cancelations of such events.
On February 28, Enrique Martinez held a dance for Valentines Day at the Budista Temple in Milwaukee featuring Los Primos MX, but he failed to pay the group and it didn't show. Those attending the event became upset and a brawl broke out in the VIP section where bottles of liquor were served. Police were called to control the crowd at the event. Some minors were arrested and cited for consuming alcohol. Since then, only beer is sold at the Budista Temple. Enrique Martinez failed to give refunds to those attending Los Primos MX dance. 
On July 18, Enrique Martinez was held against his will, tied up, choked and beaten after scamming Saul Robles, 48, the owner of the Victory Sports Complex (VSC) in Loves Park, Illinois. Enrique Martinez had promised to present certain groups to a prior event at the VPC and they failed to showed up after Robles had paid Enrique Martinez for the bands to perform, so Robles and James Carrington, 48, held and beat Enrique Martinez that Saturday morning after he was lured to the VSC. He later escaped when he was unattended.
Police arrested Robles and charged him with aggravated battery, unlawful restraint, robbery, theft and mob action. Robles later relinquish part ownership of the VSC in order for several other partners to keep the business in operation and liquor license.

Checkout scam by Luis Enriquez Martinez in 2011: Racine Fiesta Mexicana Festivalgoers Unexpectedly Got Change Of Music Venue http://goo.gl/raR9Be

Republican Controlled Legislature Under AB450 Wants To Penalize Local Governments For Non-immigration Enforcement Compliance With Feds

The Wisconsin Republican controlled legislature Committee on Urban and Local Affairs is holding a hearing about Assembly Bill 450 that would penalized local cities, municipalities, counties, townships and villages for not complying with federal immigration enforcement.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

December 14, 2015

Madison, WI - The Republican controlled legislature Committee on Urban and Local Affairs (CULA) is working to pass Assembly Bill 450 allowing the state to reduce shared revenues including financial aid for not allowing law enforcement officials during their daily duties from enquiring the legal status of those individuals arrested for a certain violation or detained and even when becoming witnesses of a crime. AB450, if approved by the State GOP legislature and signed into law by Governor Scott Walker (R) would prohibit any local Political Subdivision to pass any ordinance banning their public employees, police officers and sheriff deputies from enquiring the legal status of individuals they come into contact on a daily basis and prohibiting feds to go into local public buildings and courts to seek legal status enquiry of individuals, including reporting the illegal status of individuals to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
For townships, villages, municipalities and cities with a population of 10,000, the penalty would be $500 per-day, for a population of 22,000, penalty would be $1,000, for a population of less than 250,000, the penalty is $2,000 and for a population of more than 250,000, the penalty would be $5,000 per-day, according to AB450.
The bill would also allow for the State Attorney General, County District Attorneys and local County Sheriffs to file a writ of mandamus with a circuit court against any political subdivision to determine non-compliance and penalty issuance.
A public hearing on AB450 was canceled on Monday afternoon by CULA Chair Edward Brooks (R-Reedsburg), State Representative from the 50th Assembly District. Brooks decided to pull the bill from the committee hearing on Tuesday to avoid a major public controversy and condemnation by Democrats. CULA is still scheduled to meet for a hearing on other bills and business at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 15, at the Assembly: Committee on Urban and Local Affairs, Wisconsin State Capitol building, 400 Northeast in Madison, Wisconsin.
JoCasta Zamarripa (D-Milwaukee) declared a small victory on Monday for the immigrant community in the state. At around 5:26 p.m., Zamarripa confirmed in her Facebook account that the bill was pulled from the CULA scheduled meeting and posted "CANCELLED! Tomorrow's public hearing on anti-immigrant bill, AB 450, has been cancelled! A small victory today, but it may come back in 2016! We must be vigilant!"

WI State Assembly Bill 450, requiring immigration enforce enquiry by local police, sheriffs and ICE http://1.usa.gov/1QHstW5

Friday, December 11, 2015

Former Oklahoma Cop Daniel Holtzclaw Found Guilty Of Rape And Sexual Assault Of Known Prostitutes

Holtzclaw raped the women while on police duty because they were prostitutes and no one would believe them, but a jury did and he was convicted on 18 counts.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

December 11, 2014

Oklahoma, City, Oklahoma - On Thursday, Former Oklahoma Police Officer Daniel Holtzclaw found guilty of 18 charges including rape involving 13 Afro-American women while on duty. The women were considered known prostitutes, according to the trial. Some of victims sang Happy Birthday to Holtzclaw after the conviction trial, he was convicted on his birthday.
He sexually assaulted the women victims and thought that they wouldn't believe them, if they told on him because they were prostitutes. Holtzclaw cried during his conviction in court. He will be sentence in January and is facing between 120 to 263 years in prison. Holtzclaw was a cop from December 2013 to June 2014.
The Oklahoma Police Department released a statement that they were satisfied with the jury's decision to convict Holtzclaw.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Syed Rizwan Farook And Tashfeen Malik Allegedly Killed 14 And wounded 21 Victims At The Inland Valley Regional Center

Federal and local San Bernardino law enforcement agencies launched an investigation into the lives of both Syed Rizwan Farook and his accomplice, Tashfeen Malik in connection with the mass murder of 14 people and wounding 21 others.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

December 3, 2015

San Bernardino, California - On Wednesday, federal and local law enforcement agencies launched an investigation into the lives of both Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and his accomplice (wife), Tashfeen Malik, 27, in connection with the mass shooting at the Inland Valley Regional Center that left 14 people dead and 21 others wounded. 18 of those wounded were County workers. Farook and Malik entered the medical facility for the development disabled and opened fire at victims just after 11:00 a.m. PT.
The suspects then fled, but were located later by citizen tips to police and both Farook and Malik were killed in a gunfight with police after their SUV was stopped. The suspects were wearing bullet proof vests, had tactical clothing on and two assault rifles and two handguns were recovered. 
Another suspect was taken into questioning, but has not been determined, if he was involved as well. 
Farook was a U.S. citizen and a San Bernardino County employee for five years.

The San Bernardino Coroner released the names of the deceased victims killed by both Farook and Malik on Wednesday in a mass shooting at the Inland Valley Regional Center in California.

The 14 deceased victims are named, age included and where they were from:

● Shannon Johnson, 45, Los Angeles

● Bennetta Bet-Badal, 46, Rialto

● Aurora Godoy, 26, San Jacinto

● Isaac Amanios, 60, Fontana

● Larry Kaufman, 42, Rialto

● Harry Bowman, 46, Upland

● Yvette Velasco, 27, Fontana

● Sierra Clayborn, 27, Moreno Valley

● Robert Adams, 40, Yucaipa

● Nicholas Thalasinos, 52, Colton

● Tin Nguyen, 31, Santa Ana

● Juan Espinoza, 50, Highland

● Damian Meins, 58, Riverside

● Michael Wetzel, 37, Lake Arrowhead

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Armando Trejo Jr. Charged With First-degree Murder In The Brutal Aluminum Baseball Bat Beating Of His Wife And Stepson

$5M dollar bail set for 47-year-old suspect in double homicide in Lake County, Illinois.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

December 1, 2015

Beach Park, Illinois - On Monday, Armando Trejo Jr., 47, was charged with two felony counts for 1st-degree murder in connection with the aluminum baseball bat beating death of his wife, Lailani Uy Trejo, 43, and stepson, Patrick K. Cruz Uy, 14, including one felony count for aggravated assault in the beating of his elderly mother. On Sunday around 2:45 a.m., Lailani called 911 after a domestic dispute violence erupted between Trejo and her. It took Lake County Sheriff deputies about five minutes to respond to the 10200 block of W. Bairstow Ave. where they discovered the bloodied bodies of both Lailani and Patrick inside the home. 
Trejo's mother, age 68 was also beaten with an aluminum baseball bat and had her armed broken as she attempted to help Lailani, according to the Lake County criminal complaint. The domestic dispute began over an argument and Trejo brutally beat Lailani with the baseball bat and Patrick as he tried to aid his mother as well causing fatal injuries. Trejo confessed to Lake County Sheriff investigators that he used the baseball bat to murder his wife and stepson. 
A Lake County judge set a $5M dollar bail for Trejo. If convicted, Trejo is facing two life terms in prison.
Trejo is scheduled to be back in court on December 22.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Milwaukee County Supervisor Peggy Romo West's Daughter Reported Missing For Several Days

Supervisor Romo West confirmed that her daughter was reported missing for several days and that she has been in contact with her.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

November 28, 2015 

Milwaukee, WI - On Friday, Milwaukee County Supervisor Peggy Romo West confirmed that she has been in contact with her young daughter Catalina West-Esquivel after she went missing for several days. Members of the Milwaukee Southside community began to circulate photos of missing West-Esquivel including one with an unidentified male friend in Facebook. 
West-Esquivel was reported missing to police and on Friday, Supervisor Romo West thanked the community for their kind efforts to help locate West-Esquivel. Supervisor Romo West posted, "Thank you very much for the outpouring of support. I'm sorry I cannot get back to everyone but please know I have been in touch with Catalina West-Esquivel. She has been reported missing however she is rebelling so she is safe somewhere I just don't know where. My family & I are very grateful and appreciate the prayers."
A group of people plan to meet on W. Grant and S. 16th St. at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday to help locate West-Esquivel in support for Supervisor Romo West. If you have any information about the whereabouts of West-Esquivel, you can contact Milwaukee police and Supervisor Romo West in her Facebook account.

Update:

Robert Lewis Dear Facing Murder Charges In Connection With Planned Parenthood Shooting In Colorado Springs

Police say Colorado Springs murder suspect fatally shot 3 people including 1 UCCS police officer on Friday.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

November 28, 2015

Colorado Springs, Colorado - On Friday, Robert Lewis Dear, 59, was taken into custody just around 4:05 p.m. after he surrendered to police in connection with the fatal shooting of 3 people including University of Colorado Colorado Springs Police Officer Garrett Swasey, 44, and wounding at least 8 other victims including 5 Colorado Springs police officers. Officer Swasey along with multiple law enforcement officers responded to an active shooter scene at a local Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs. 
Dear had taken hostages and fired at police during a gunfight. Dear surrendered later surrendered and was taken into custody.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Three Alleged White Supremacists Arrested In Connection With Five People Shot Outside Minneapolis Police Precinct 4

Three White male suspects believed to be supremacists are in custody in connection with Monday's night shooting of five people during a Black Lives Matters protest in front of the Minneapolis Police Station Precinct 4. 

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

November 25, 2015

Minneapolis, Minnesota - On Tuesday, Minneapolis police arrested a 23-year-old White male suspect from Bloomington in connection with the Monday late night shooting of five people during a protest in front of the Minneapolis Police Precinct 4 Station. Two other White male suspects ages 21 and 26 turned themselves to police as well in connection with the multiple shooting incident. Police investigators are working with the Hennepin County District Attorney's Office and the FBI in the case.
The five people were shot and wounded during a Justice for Jamar Clark demonstration near the Minneapolis Police Department 4th District Precinct late Monday night. Those shot were activists and supporters for Black Lives Matter from Minneapolis.
Witnesses at the scene told police that White masked men wearing bullet proof vests in a,silver SUV had fired upon the crowd at the police precinct from a block away. Police in response used tear gas after the shooting to disperse the crowds. They maced people demonstrating in front of the Minneapolis Police Precinct 4 Station for Justice for Jamar Clark who was shot in the head while handcuffed by a police officer. The protesters want video surveillance of Clark's murder released by the Minneapolis Police Department.
Three wounded demonstrators walked into a local hospital seeking treatment and two others were treated at the shooting scene, according to police.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Captain Alfonso Morales To Head Project At The Milwaukee Police Intelligence Fusion Center

Captain Alfonso Morales from the Second Milwaukee Police District Station has been promoted to head a coordinated state and federal law enforcement project at the Milwaukee Police Intelligence Fusion Center.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

November 24, 2015 

Milwaukee, WI - Last Thursday, Captain Alfonso Morales from the Second Milwaukee Police District Station during a crime analysis meeting announced that he would no longer head the Southside 2nd Police District Station stunning community members. Morales was replaced by Captain Heather N. Wurth who is now in-charge at Police District 2. Milwaukee Police Lieutenant Wurth was promoted to Captain on November 22, 2015.
Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) learned that Milwaukee Police Chief Edward A. Fynn decided to promote Captain Morales to head a project at the Intelligence Fusion Center (IFC) and will work in coordination with Captain David Salazar, head of the IFC.
Morales will work with state and federal law enforcement agencies in coordination to go after "the worst of the worst" criminal element.
In 1993, Morales as a police rookie was first assigned to the Second Police District Station and served four years. But on June 2013 after 20 years of service with Milwaukee Police Department, Captain Morales returned as its commander. 
Captain Morales who is fluent in both Spanish and English was an asset to the Milwaukee Southside and predominately Hispanic community. Morales has an impressive and honorable service record in the department. He was an officer from 1993 to 1999, then was promoted to detective from 1999 to 2003 where he served in the homicide division, then became a Lieutenant in 2003, where served  in several assignments that included the homicide division, internal affairs, training academy and the narcotics bureau.

Five Demonstrators From Black Lives Matter In Minneapolis Shot By Supremacists Near Police Station

Minneapolis police are investigating a multiple shooting near the Precinct 4 Police Station during a demonstration for Jamar Clark.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

November 24, 2015

Minneapolis, Minnesota - At least five people were shot and wounded during a Justice for Jamar Clark demonstration near the Minneapolis Police Department 4th District Precinct late Monday night. Those shot were activists and supporters for Black Lives Matter from Minneapolis.
Witnesses at the scene told police that there middle age White masked men wearing bullet proof vests in a,silver SUV had fired upon the crowd at the police precinct from a block away. Police in response used tear gas after the shooting to disperse the crowds. They maced people demonstrating in front of the Minneapolis Police Precinct 4 Station for Justice for Jamar Clark who was shot in the head while handcuffed by a police officer. The protesters want video surveillance of Clark's murder released by the Minneapolis Police Department.
Three wounded demonstrators walked into a local hospital seeking treatment and two others were treated at the shooting scene, according to police.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Milwaukee Police Arrested Six For Disorderly Conduct During The Red Arrow Park Christmas Tree Lighting Event

Police arrested six including the brother of Dontre Hamilton after using loud bullhorns to disrupt the annual City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

November 20, 2015

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday, Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn confirmed that Nathan "Nate" Hamilton, the brother of deceased Dontre Hamilton and five other people were taken into custody for disorderly conduct after using bullhorns just after 5:15 p.m. to disrupt the annual City of Milwaukee and County Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Red Arrow Park. Chief Flynn said, that Nathan Hamilton and his group didn't have a permit to assemble for a vigil and disrupted the tree lighting event, which 500 people attended. The tree lighting event organizers had a permit. 
Hamilton and the Coalition for Justice held a planned vigil for Dontre Hamilton at Red Arrow Park in conjunction with the tree lighting event.
Police have been very tolerant with Hamilton's exercise of free speech and his group protesting and closing down streets in wake of Dontre Hamilton's homicide in April 30, 2014 at Red Arrow Park by former Milwaukee Police Officer Christopher Manney. Manney was fired, but was able to get disability pay for stress. The U.S.DOJ decided not to charge Manney for violating Hamilton's civil rights resulting in homicide. Chief Flynn says, the Hamilton family and the Coalition for Justice group don't like the decision made by the DOJ not to charge Manney.
Hamilton and the protesters disregarded the rights of those people at the tree lighting event and were arrested, according to Police Chief Flynn. Those arrested were identified as Nathan Hamilton Jr., 34, Jennifer L. Epps-Addison, 33, Vaun "Van" L. Mayes, 28, Corey J. Kirkwood, 29, Emmanuel M. Blackmon, 33, and James A. Finlayson, 57. Kirkwood allegedly burned a U.S. flag last week during the Republican candidates debate for the nomination for president held in Milwaukee. A video surfaced showing Kirkwood igniting the flag.
Three of those arrested, Hamilton Jr., Blackmon and Finlayson were transferred to Milwaukee Police District 2 Station for booking and expected to be moved to the Milwaukee Criminal Justice Facility (County Jail). The other three were booked at the jail.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Andrew G. Emer, 73, Charged With The Fatal Hit-and-run Of David R. Montanez, 64

The 73-year-old hit-and-run driver had returned to the scene to check on the victim, but decided to leave again.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

November 19, 2015

Milwaukee, WI - Andrew G. Emer, 73, has been charged with felony hit-and-run causing the death of David R. Montanez, 64, on Tuesday. Milwaukee police arrested Emer for leaving the scene when he struck Montanez around 5:15 p.m. while he walked near W. Rogers St. and W. Layton Blvd. Montanez had just gotten off a Milwaukee County bus and was headed westbound on W. Rogers and Emer was headed northbound when he struck Montanez. Emer fled the scene, but was located nearby after witnesses identified a white van and one of them managed to take a license plate number. Montanez was pronounced dead at a local hospital, according to police.
According to the criminal complaint, Emer after leaving the scene returned and then left again. Emer told police he was going to turn himself in to authorities on Wednesday. The white van was located near Emer's residence. 

Five Arrested For Disorderly Conduct At Red Arrow Park During Christmas Tree Lighting Dedication

Police arrested five including the brother of Dontre Hamilton after using loud bullhorns to disrupt the annual City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

November 19, 2015

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday, Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn confirmed that Nate Hamilton, the brother of deceased Dontre Hamilton and four other people were taken into custody for disorderly conduct after using bullhorns just after 5:15 p.m. to disrupt the annual City of Milwaukee and County Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Red Arrow Park. Chief Flynn said, that Nate Hamilton and his group didn't have a permit to assemble for a vigil and disrupted the tree lighting event, which 500 people attended. The tree lighting event organizers had a permit. 
Hamilton and the Coalition for Justice held a planned vigil for Dontre Hamilton at Red Arrow Park in conjunction with the tree lighting event.
Police have been very tolerant with Hamilton's exercise of free speech and his group protesting and closing down streets in wake of Dontre Hamilton's homicide in April 30, 2014 at Red Arrow Park by former Milwaukee Police Officer Christopher Manney. Manney was fired, but was able to get disability pay for stress. The U.S.DOJ decided not to charge Manney for violating Hamilton's civil rights resulting in homicide. Chief Flynn says, the Hamilton family and the Coalition for Justice group don't like the decision made by the DOJ not to charge Manney.
Hamilton and the protesters disregarded the rights of those people at the tree lighting event and were arrested, according to Police Chief Flynn. Those arrested were identified as Nate Hamilton, Jennifer Epps-Addison, Vaun L. Mayes and Corey Kirkwood. Kirtwood allegedly burned a U.S. flag during the GOP presidential debates in Milwaukee last week. They were transferred to Milwaukee Police District 2 Station for holding and expected to be moved to the Milwaukee Criminal Justice Facility (County Jail) for booking.


450 Mexican Pork Meat Tamales Confiscated And Importer Fined $1K In Los Angeles Airport

A passenger from Mexico declared 450 tamales to U.S. Customs and was later fined.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

November 19, 2015

Los Angeles, CA - The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists assigned to the Los Angeles International Airport on November 2 seized 450 Mexican pork meat tamales from a passenger who declared the food in his luggage. The passenger was asked if the tamales has any pork meat and the passenger responded no. Once the tamales were determined to have been made with pork meat, they were confiscated and later destroyed. 
"Although tamales are a popular holiday tradition, foreign meat products can carry serious animal diseases from countries affected by outbreaks of Avian Influenza, Mad Cow and Swine Fever," said Anne Maricich, CBP Acting Director of Field Operations in Los Angeles. "Every day CBP agriculture specialists prevent the intentional and unintentional introduction of harmful pests and foreign animal diseases into the U.S."
The traveler was assessed a $1,000.00 civil penalty for commercial activity with the intent to distribute. The pork meat tamales were seized and destroyed under CBP supervision, according to Maricich.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Municipal ID Amendment For Undocumented Approved By Milwaukee County Executive

Milwaukee County Budget including an amendment to create a Municipal ID approved by County Executive.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

November 17, 2015

Milwaukee, WI - On Monday, Chris Abele, the Milwaukee County Executive approved the Milwaukee County budget including an amendment that would create a Municipal Identification card for County-wide undocumented immigrants and underdocumented residents. The Milwaukee Common Council also approved an amendment to its City budget that would set aside funds in agreement with Milwaukee County to create a Municipal ID. 
Both the City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County will work on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will establish the framework for the creation and issuance of community ID's. The Office of Government Affairs provided $150K in an allocated contingency fund account to be used for the Community ID program contingent upon the County's acceptance of the MOU and confirmation that the City of Milwaukee will match the County's contribution.
The Municipal ID will not be valid for voting purposes or to board domestic airflights. The ID will be used for County identification purposes, open a bank account, obtain a library card, get County museum and park discounts, getting prescriptions, Milwaukee Transit discounts for seniors, visiting inmates by relatives and would allow for local law enforcement to identify County residents.
Out of 66 amendments added to the County budget for 2016, Abele only vetoed two, he rejected an additional $4M to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department avoiding a 1.4% property tax increase and rejected to fund a $750,000 fish passage in Estabrook Dam, but instead Abele wants County Supervisors to approve the removal of the dam.
The Municipal ID is the result of the Wisconsin Republican controlled legislature and Governor Scott Walker's (R) failure to approve a state picture driving permit for undocumented immigrants to legally drive in Wisconsin.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Car Abandoned By Driver After Crashing Into Vehicle In Milwaukee's Southside

Driver and passengers fled from crash scene abandoning vehicle.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

November 13, 2015

Milwaukee, WI - On Friday, a driver left a corner gas station around 8:05 p.m. in the 2500 block of S. 13th St. in a high accelerated speed and made a u-turn heading northbound striking a vehicle stopped at the corner of W. Arthur Ave. heading westbound. The victim and passengers of an Impala LS stayed at the scene, but the driver of a Honda Accord, including several other passengers fled from the scene and abandon the Accord on the northbound lane on S. 13th St. at the 2400 block of S. 13.
It took police about 45 minutes to get at the scene after multiple calls to 911. A spectator at the scene managed to alert northbound traffic using a flashlight about the abandoned vehicle in the lane obstructing traffic. A passing Milwaukee Parking Checker was able to stop and managed to use its yellow flashing lights to slow down traffic going North and South on S. 13.
Police suspect the Accord was stolen, but the Accord had an ignition key, the vehicle was left running and the front area airbags were deployed. A cellphone was left on the rear passenger floor.

Car abandoned after crash in Milwaukee's Southide https://youtu.be/IT1bb9j1aRA

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Troy Tiedke Charged With ReeAnna Ramazini's Hit-and-run Death

Suspect in hit-and-run death of a 35-year-old woman turned himself to police.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

November 12, 2015

Milwaukee, WI - Last Saturday, Troy Tiedke, 19, turned himself to police in connection with Friday's hit-and-run that claimed the life of ReeAnna Lynn Ramazini, 35, who was struck by an SUV driven by Tiedke. Ramazini died at the scene at the 1900 block of W. Bolivar Ave., according to police. Tiedke is facing several charges for hit-and-run causing death and driving with a suspended license. 
A second suspect, Dominik Czerwinski, 17, is facing charges for harboring a felon. If convicted, Tiedke is facing up to 25 years in prison and Czerwinski is facing up to 10 years in prison. 
Czerwinski's 17-year-old girlfriend told police that she witnessed the hit-and-run and that the SUV was taken to a garage in Franklin where it was washed to get rid of evidence. 
Ramazini, according to police was in the roadway when she was struck by a white four-door sport utility vehicle driven by Tiedke. Two off-duty Milwaukee police officers saw the Ramazini lying on the roadway and began first aid. The Milwaukee Fire Department responded and attempted lifesaving measures, but Ramazini was later pronounced dead on the scene.  

Monday, November 9, 2015

Gabriel López, Director for the Veterans Center In Laredo Illegally Evicted An Ill Korean War Veteran

Korean War Veteran's eviction from the Rio Grande Plaza Hotel and Suites leads to allegations that Gabriel López, the Director for the Veterans Center had threaten and acted to evict 86-year-old Veteran from the hotel.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

November 9, 2015

Laredo, Texas - On Monday, Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) learned that Gabriel López, the Director for the Veterans Center had been in contact with Kent Mann of Florida for about a month and had threatened to evict Kent's father Larry Mann, 86, a Korean War Veteran who has been ill from the Rio Grande Plaza Hotel and Suites. Kent told HNNUSA that at first he thought López had a good invested interest on his father, but later noticed that López just wanted to evict Mann for no apparent reason other than for being ill. One day around midnight, López called Kent and told him that he was going to evict Mann, according to Kent.
Kent had talked to his father about moving to Florida, but his father refused and wanted to stay in Laredo. 
López told the local Univision News that the family or Mann's son had authorised for López to end Mann's stay at the hotel, but Kent says, that is not true. Mann is now in Florida and is staying at a room rental place and not with his son. Kent explained that Mann suffers from bad kidneys and has been a truck driver for most of his life and was very independent. He didn't want to move from Laredo because a lot of people cared and loved him, according to Kent. 
It now seems, that Mann was evicted without any legal authority or a court order. Alicia Valls exposed the webb of lies and the abuse of Mann by López and Enrique Canales who Coordinate's the Veterans program at the hotel.
López held a press conference at the hotel on Monday to dispute Valls allegations that Mann was forced out or evicted from the hotel, but Kent confirmed that Valls was telling the truth and López was not. López failed to provide any legal document or a family notarized letter of authorization allowing him to evict Mann.
Valls is pushing for a local and federal investigation into any wrongdoing by López and the illegal eviction of a Korean War Veteran from the hotel. 
The Mann controversy and scandal of an eviction of a ill War Veteran has drawn the attention of Jaime Canales, the 4th Precinct Commissioner in Laredo, who is now asking questions and has the Laredo Police Department investigating López and Mann's eviction. Jaime is not related to Enrique.
The Veterans Administration (VA) has not released a statement in regards to Mann's illegal eviction from the Rio Grande Plaza Hotel and Suites. At least 200 other Veterans and their families could be effected, if the program that houses the Veterans at the hotel ends. López now wants to shut down the program in wake off Mann's eviction scandal in Laredo.
How many other ill War Veterans has López evicted from the hotel or program for just being sick? 
López alleged illegal actions has caused a public outcry in Laredo for justice for Mann and other Veterans affected by the mismanagement and illegal action to evict Mann by both López and Canales.

14-year-old Unlicensed Female Driver Facing Charges For Causing Teen Death In Southside Vehicular Crash

A 14-year-old female driver was taken into custody after speeding, losing control and crashing into a tree killing a 14-year-old female passenger and causing injuring to a male and female passengers ages 15 on Sunday night.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

November 9, 2015

Milwaukee, WI - On Sunday, Zaire S. Tellez, 14, was killed after she was ejected from a vehicle at the 2400 block of S.35th Street when it crashed into a tree. Another 14-year-old female who was driving the vehicle was taken into custody and is facing for driving without a license causing death and causing injury to a female and male passengers both ages 15.
According to Milwaukee police news release, the fatal crash happened around 8:35 p.m. on November 8 in the 2400 block of S. 35th Street. A 14-year-old female was driving a 2003 GMC Envoy north on S. 35th Street at a high rate of speed when she lost control of the vehicle and collided with a tree. Tellez, a female passenger was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.  The driver and two additional passengers, a 15-year-old male and a 15-year-old female, were taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The vehicle was not stolen and belonged to the family of one of the passengers. The driver was arrested for Operating Without an Operator's License Causing Death, according to police.

Milwaukee County Board Approved Municipal ID For Undocumented Immigrants And Underdocumented County Residents

Milwaukee County and the City of Milwaukee have both approved a Municipal identification card for undocumented immigrants and for underdocumented County residents.

By H. Nelson Goodson 
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

November 9, 2015

Milwaukee, WI - On Monday, the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors on a 14-3 vote approved an amendment to create a Municipal Identification card in the County Budget for 2016. Last Tuesday, the Milwaukee Common Council also approved an amendment to create a Community Identification Card Special Purpose Account of $150K in the Mayor Tom Barrett's proposed 2016 budget. 
The Municipal ID will be used for County identification purposes, open a bank account, obtain a library card, get County museum and park discounts, getting prescriptions, Milwaukee Transit discounts for seniors, visiting inmates by relatives and would allow for local law enforcement to identify County residents. The Municipal ID won't be valid for voting identification.
The Milwaukee County Finance Committee had approved an amendment to create a Municipal ID as well on the Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele's 2016 budget. 
Both the City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County will work on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will establish the framework for the creation and issuance of community ID's. The Office of Government Affairs provided $150K in an allocated contingency fund account to be used for the Community ID program contingent upon the County's acceptance of the MOU and confirmation that the City of Milwaukee will match the County's contribution.
The Municipal ID is the result of the Wisconsin Republican controlled legislature and Governor Scott Walker's (R) failure to approve a state picture driving permit for undocumented immigrants to legally drive in Wisconsin.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Cursing Kids Used For Political Exploitation Targeting GOP Candidates For President

Controversy brewing over the use of kids engaged in profanity and throwing the bird at Republican presidential candidates who are anti-immigrant, especially Donald Trump.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

November 7, 2015

SMH: Kids using profanity for political exploitation by adults or group don't represent young America, some might argue. Check out video produced and circulated by deportracism dot com PAC https://youtu.be/uDW1R9OmOr0

Friday, November 6, 2015

ReeAnna Lynn Ramazini's Fatal Hit-and-run Was Intentional, Milwaukee Police Claim

Suspect in hit-and-run sought in the death of a 35-year-old woman.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

November 6, 2015

Milwaukee, WI - On Friday, Milwaukee police identified ReeAnna Lynn Ramazini, 35, as a deceased hit-and-run victim at the 1900 block of W. Bolivar Ave. Ramazini was struck on Thursday around 8 p.m. at the 1900 block of W. Bolivar Avenue.  Ramazini, according to police was in the roadway when she was struck by a white four-door sport utility vehicle. The vehicle fled the area northbound on S. 20th Street and is believed to have front end damage.  Two off-duty Milwaukee police officers saw the victim lying on the roadway and began first aid. The Milwaukee Fire Department responded and attempted lifesaving measures but the victim was later pronounced dead on the scene.  
The circumstances leading up to this crash are still under investigation, but police suspect Ramazini was targeted. MPD continues to seek the striking vehicle and the investigation is ongoing.

Update: Two teens, male, 17, and female, 17, were taken into custody and a 19-year-old male driver is sought in connection with the hit-and-run death of ReeAnna Ramazini on November 5. The vehicle used in Ramazini's hit-and-run was located on Friday by police in the City of Franklin.

Undocumented Mexican Father And Son Deported To Face Murder Charges

Both suspects entered home in Nuevo Leon, Mexico, stole $20K and killed a victim.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

November 6, 2015

El Paso, Texas - On Tuesday, both Mexican nationals Luis Alfonso Cantu-Maya, 48, and his son Luis Jesús Cantu-Garcia, 21, were deported and turned over to Mexican authorities at the El Paso Stanton International Bridge by U.S. Immigration and Custom's Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). The suspects illegally entered the U.S. to avoid prosecution in Mexico and were wanted for aggravated homicide, aggravated assault and aggravated armed robbery.
ICE in a news release reported that according to Mexican court documents, Cantu-Maya and Cantu-Garcia are charged with the Oct. 6 death of Jesus Edgar Mendoza-Rojas. Mendoza-Rojas reportedly intervened while the two were taking about $20,000 from a house safe in Nuevo Leon, Mexico. During the robbery, the pair injured the homeowner, his wife, daughter-in-law and grandson. They roughed up and bound and gagged the adults, threatening to harm the young boy if they didn't turn over the money. Mendoza-Rojas was shot to death.
The father and son fled the scene and the country.  On Oct. 19, agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) Border Patrol arrested the pair near Santa Teresa, New Mexico. Both were charged with illegally entering the United States, and their cases were presented to the U.S. Attorney's Office for prosecution.
That same day, the Mexican attorney general's office contacted ICE El Paso to advise of the arrest warrants issued for the father and son in the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon. Mexican authorities requested ICE's assistance in turning over both men at the time of their removal, according to ICE's news release.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Three Teens Flee From Chain Reaction Accident In Milwaukee's Southside

Several victims in Southside crash were reported injured.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

November 5, 2015

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday, three Afro-American teens driving in a stolen Passat VW auto going Northbound on S. 13th Street just before 7:00 p.m. ran a stop sign and crashed into another vehicle crossing Westbound on W. Becher St. The chain reaction crash struck a van stopped on Southbound S. 13th Street intersection causing damage and injuring a woman driver and two other people.
The three teens in the stolen UW Passat fled the scene, according to a woman who was standing in the Westnorth corner.
Not one police squad was at the scene, but firefighters and tow trucks arrived to clear the intersection.
Two of the teen suspects with blood on their clothes fled through W. Grant and S. 15th St., according to neighbors who say they saw the teens running. Another vehicle going Northbound on S. 13th after the incident managed to strike the stolen Passat, then police arrived after one car was towed and victims taken to a local hospital. A chaotic scene with no police around.

Ill Korea War Veteran Evicted From The Rio Grande Hotel In Laredo

The current security provider and Veteran coordinator at the Rio Grande Plaza Hotel and Suites in Laredo under fire for evicting a Korean War Veteran illegally.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

November 5, 2015

Laredo, Texas - On Saturday, Larry Mann, 86, a Korean War Veteran who became ill was evicted from the Rio Grande Hotel and Suites in Laredo by Enrique Canales, the Security and Veteran Coordinator, according to Alicia Valls, a local house care provider (Palomita). Valls posted on her Facebook (FB) account that Canales evicted Mann just because he was ill. Apparently, Canales didn't have any legal grounds or a court order to evict Mann, Valls confirmed. 
The Laredo Police Department were called to the scene. The alleged illegal eviction has drawn the attention of Webb County Pct. 4 Commissioner Jaime Canales, no relation to Enrique who is originally from Kingsville, TX. Commissioner Canales in a FB comment stated that he is looking into Mann's eviction and the Laredo Police Department is conducting an investigation of the incident and alleged eviction.
Valls says, that Canales wouldn't allow Mann back in the hotel to get treated or be given medication by nurses. The nurses had to give Mann his medication outside of the hotel. Afterwards, she was able to take Mann to a local bus station and Mann is now in Florida with family.
Mann's eviction has raised criticism about the questionable treatment of Veterans housed at the Rio Grande Plaza Hotel and Canales, the Veteran Coordinator.
The Rio Grande Plaza Hotel and Suites released a statement in their FB page saying, contrary to rumors spread, Mann was experiencing a medical issue and they recommended for him to go back with family in Florida and that he wasn't evicted or clothes tossed out from the hotel. But photos posted by Valls show a different story of what happened, Mann is shown seating in a bench outside of the hotel with his clothes in a plastic white bag. Mann looked ill.
Gabriel López, the Director for the Veterans Center in Laredo told Univision Noticias Laredo that they were following the instructions from Mann's son who told them to let him go. But on the contrary, Valls says that Mann was treated badly by Canales at the hotel and was evicted.

Univision Noticias Laredo news video clip of Larry Mann's eviction: http://bit.ly/1KYHpYI

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

18-year-old Rashad Higgins Died After Stolen Van Crashed Into Pole In Milwaukee's Southside

Higgins was among four other suspects driving in a stolen van.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

November 4, 2015

Milwaukee, WI - One of the suspects driving in a stolen van, Rashad Higgins, 18, has died from blunt force trauma to the head after he was ejected from the van when it lost control, hit the curb and then struck a pole on S. 6 Street. Milwaukee police in the Southside arrested 3 teens ages 15, and two 16, an 18-year-old man and Higgins was hospitalized for injuries suffered after he was ejected from a stolen van when it crash at S. 6 St. and W. Manitoba St. on Sunday around 11 a.m. Four of the van thieves fled the scene after crashing, but were quickly apprehended by police. 
The stolen van was spotted on S. 1st St. and W. Norwich St. near a garage breakin and then managed to side swiped a police vehicle during a pursued, according to police.
Pending charges are expected against the four surviving suspects.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Deceased Fox Lake Police Lt. Gliniewicz Feared Internal Investigation For Alleged Embezzlement Of Explorer Program Funds

Fox Lake Police Lt. Gliniewicz apparently committed suicide for fear of an internal audit investigation about missing or mismanagement of funds from the Village of Fox Lake Police Explorer Program.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

November 3, 2015

Fox Lake, Illinois - Fox Lake County officials investigating the death of Fox Lake Police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, 52, are expected to claim that Gliniewicz committed suicide on September 1. Lt. Gliniewicz died from two self-inflicted wounds attributed to fear of an internal audit investigation about missing or mismanaged funds from the Village of Fox Lake Police Explorer Program. He allegedly used the department's money for personal purchases, mortgage payments, travel expenses, gym memberships and adult websites totalling thousands of dollars within the last seven years without authorization, according to an investgation.
Lt. Gliniewicz fear of getting indicted for the missing funds triggered his suicide, according to law enforcement sources. A press conference is scheduled for Wednesday to confirm that Lt. Gliniewicz committed suicide.
The Fox Lake Police Department has taken Lt. Gliniewicz photo off its website and Facebook page.

Update: Village of Fox Lake Administrator Anne Marrin during a press conference on Wednesday confirmed that Fox Lake Police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz was under an internal investigation for embezzling thousands of dollars and that she had questioned him about it. Marrin says, the investigation is ongoing and anyone who helped or was involved with Lt. Gliniewicz criminal activity will be prosecuted. At least two other suspects who were not named were also involved with Lt. Gliniewicz embezzlement. Police sources say, Lt. Gliniewicz's wife and son are under investigation for conspiracy to embezzle.
Also, Commander George Filenko of the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force said, that Lt. Gliniewicz had committed suicide and emails from Lt. Gliniewicz indicates that pressure was mounting that he would eventually get indicted for stealing thousands of dollars from the Village of Fox Lake Police Explorer Program. Gliniewicz family had said, that Lt. Gliniewicz would not commit suicide and that he was days from retirement from the police force.

Milwaukee Common Council Approved Funding For A Municipal ID

The City of Milwaukee will partner with Milwaukee County in establishing a municipal identification card for undocumented immigrants and for underdocumented County residents.

By H. Nelson Goodson 
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

November 3, 2015

Milwaukee, WI - On Tuesday, the Milwaukee Common Council approved an amendment to create a Community Identification Card Special Purpose Account of $150K in the Mayor Tom Barrett's proposed 2016 budget. During the amendment budget debate, only Alderman Mark A. Borkowski went on record to oppose the Municipal ID amendment. Ald. Borkowski later voted with 13 other Aldermen to adopt the budget for 2016 with the exception of Alderman Bob Donovan who was absent from voting on the budget resolution and excused, according to the Milwaukee Common Council minutes.
The Municipal ID amendment was introduced by Alderman José G. Pérez on Friday in the Milwaukee Common Council Finance and Personnel Committee (FPC). Ald. Pérez a member of the FPC along with four other members, Aldermen Nik Kovak, Ashanti Hamilton, Terry Witkowski, including Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs voted in favor.
The City $1.55B budget would add 20 additional police officers, pay for police officer body cameras, a $1.3M improvement of City playgrounds, stall alley reconstruction for 4,000 alleys in 2016 and would restore Friday and Saturday hours for various libraries. The once approved City 2016 budget will go to Mayor Barrett for his signature. 
On Monday night, Alderman Pérez addressed the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors at a 2016 budget amendment public hearing at Mitchell Domes in support of a Municipal ID and told the County Board that the City's FPC had unanimously voted to create a fund for a Municipal ID and that the Milwaukee Common Council was expected to approve an amendment in its City budget for 2016. Also, members of Voces de la Frontera, a workers and immigrant rights organization, supporters, several undocumented County residents and clergy spoke in favor of a Municipal ID. No opposition for a Municipal ID was heard at the County Board amendment budget hearing.
The Municipal ID will be used for County identification purposes, open a bank account, obtain a library card, get County museum and park discounts, getting prescriptions, Milwaukee Transit discounts for seniors, visiting inmates by relatives and would allow for local law enforcement to identify County residents.
The Milwaukee County Finance Committee had approved an amendment to create a Municipal ID as well on the Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele's 2016 budget. The full County Board will vote on the budget on November 9.
When the Milwaukee County Board approves their Municipal ID amendment, both the City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County will work on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will establish the framework for the creation and issuance of community ID's. The Office of Government Affairs provided $150K in an allocated contingency fund account to be used for the Community ID program contingent upon the County's acceptance of the MOU and confirmation that the City of Milwaukee will match the County's contribution, according to Monday's County budget hearing on amendments.
The Municipal ID is the result of the Wisconsin Republican controlled legislature and Governor Scott Walker's (R) failure to approve a state picture driving permit for undocumented immigrants to legally drive in Wisconsin.