Saturday, February 28, 2015

Tejanos Along The Houston Rodeo Parade Route Held Bring Tejano Music Back Signs

Tejanos and Tejano music enthusiasts stood along the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo parade route holding up signs calling for Tejano music to be included in the Go Tejano Day annual celebration.

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

February 28, 2015

Houston, Texas -  On Saturday, thousands of Tejanos and Tejano music enthusiasts gathered along the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR) parade route holding up signs calling for the GO Tejano Committee to include top Tejano bands and conjuntos at their major event arena during Go Tejano Day on Sunday, March 15 instead of continuing to phase out the music from the annual rodeo event. In the last 8 years, the HLSR has not allowed top known Tejano artists to share the stage with other Latino music genre artists during the "Go Tejano" day at the rodeo major events. 
An estimated 40 percent of the Tejano population is concentrated in Houston alone and many of them do volunteer their services at the HLSR, a non-profit organization that reported more than $117M in revenues per year. Tejanos who volunteer at the HLSR do spend money during the event, but the HLSR has not included Tejano music at the NRG arena for years. Tejano bands and conjuntos are placed in outdoor stages indicating that they are less appealing to the HLSR for generating funds in ticket sales and those attending the rodeo event. Tejanos disagree with the HLSR position to discriminate against their music, including culture and say that Tejano music is popular. In most days during the rodeo events, Tejanos do make the second largest attendence at the rodeo.
José Vega, one of the protest organizers from Tejano Heritage Alliance during a press conference on Saturday said, that more demonstrations and other events are being planned to bring attention to the HLSR discriminatory practice not to book Tejano bands or conjuntos during the Go Tejano day at the Houston rodeo.
The HLSR annual event became Ground Zero for the resurgence of Tejano music at the Houston rodeo. Major corporations sponsor the HLSR event and unfortunately none have stepped forward to sponsor top Tejano artists for their consumers of products during the Go Tejano day at the arena. 

La Tuta Leader Of The Caballeros Templarios Arrested In Michoacán

Mexican Federal Police took the leader of the Caballeros Templarios into custody.

By H. Nelson Goodson 
February 28, 2015

Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico - On early Friday, Federal Police arrested Servando Gómez Martínez, 49, aka, "La Tuta," the main leader of the Caballeros Templarios, a criminal organization. Martínez was arrested with eight other suspects around 4:22 a.m. at a residence in the neighborhood of Tenencia de Morelos in Morelia.
Police say, the suspects including, Maria Antonieta Luna Avalos, Eduardo Esteban Aviles, Jesús Fernando Magaña Gutiérrez, Edgar Agusto Ramírez Haro, Fabricio Magaña Jurado, Juan Manuel Ayala Maldonado, Christian Emanuel Arias Sánchez and Marcelo Reyes Sánchez were taken into custody along with Martínez without firing a shot.
Martínez was wanted for eight federal warrants by the Mexican federal government for his connection to commit murder, operating a criminal organization, extortions, kidnapping and drug trafficking. A $30M pesos ($2.3M U.S.) reward for the drug lord was offered for information leading to his arrest.
Martínez was transported to Mexico City for questioning by the feds.
On Friday afternoon, Flavio Gómez Martínez, 43, the brother of La Tuta was taken into custody in Mérida, Yucatan without firing a single shot as well. He was arrested in the neighborhood of Maya and had five federal warrants in connection with the criminal organization, according to federal authorities. He is considered to be one of the chief financial accountants for the Caballeros Templarios.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Muhammed Emwazi, aka, Jihadi John Wanted Dead or Alive

Wanted dead or alive, Jihadi John, the ISIS executioner unmasked as Muhammed Emwazi who beheaded multiple victims on videos.

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

February 27, 2015

Washington, D.C. - On Thursday, both the Washington Post and BBC reported that Jihadi John was actually Muhammed Emwazi, 26, aka, Muhammad ibn Muazzam born in Kuwait and a British national who lived in West London. Sky News obtained Emwazi's University of Westminster education records with his student photo from 2006 to 2009 and was released to media outlets in London, which ran in front page news.
Emwazi who is Wanted Dead or Alive first appeared in an ISIS video on August where he beheaded American journalist James Foley, then in the beheadings of American journalist Steven Sotloff, American aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig also known as Peter, British national and aid worker David Haines, British taxi driver Alan Henning, Japanese freelance journalist Kenji Goto and appeared in an ISIS video where 21 Syrian soldiers were beheaded as well.
It was previously believe that Jihadi John was Adel Majed Abdel Bary, 24, of London another known ISIS terrorist, but now media outlets are reporting that he was not. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) knew who Jihadi John was back in September and wouldn't confirm it was Emwazi. British intelligence also knew Emwazi was the ISIS terrorist Jihadi John and decided not to confirm his identity until Thursday when it was reported by multiple media sources.
Emwazi got the name John from hostages who nickname him and two other British ISIS terrorists as Jorge and Ringo for their British accents, which later the trio became known as the Beatles. Their nicknames were later known after a hostage was released and told government officials the aliases of their captors.
The ISIS British terrorists Jorge and Ringo have yet to be identified. Emwazi is now wanted in 6 nations for beheading or murdering their nationals.
ISIS has been conducting mass executions of Christians, civilians and soldiers. They even burned alive a Jordanian pilot in a cage and are threatening to burn children in a cage. 
In a recent video from ISIS, children are shown with weapons and are being (forced) trained as terrorists.
Recent information from Iraq indicates that ISIS is mass murdering victims to harvest their organs to sell on the black market to fund their terrorist operations. Other unconfirmed information circulating in the social networks indicate that ISIS terrorists have been eating human parts and drinking human blood from the victims they kill due to lack of food supplies to feed the terrorists or as a ritual to make them invincible and to spread worldwide terror.
ISIS forces or affiliates who are about 500 miles from Italy are planning to invade or infiltrate Rome to behead Catholic Pope Francis and Christians at the Vatican.
More than 150 Assyrians from Christian villages in Syrian were recently abducted by ISIS and are destine to be executed or have been already executed. In one report, dozens of women, children and elderly were killed and then burned. In one recent ISIS video, 21 Egyptian workers were beheaded and another previous video showed male Christians being shot individually and thrown into a river.
Some Western countries targeted by ISIS do not allow their citizens to own or have weapons making it easy for terrorists to kill unarmed civilians. Especially today, when sleeper terrorists cells are lurking among large unsuspecting populations.
The ISIS terrorism and mass murders continue in Libya, Iraq and Syria today under the belief to kill Christians, which is not a true religious practice by other Islamic groups who condemn ISIS for their extremist mass murders conducted under their Islamic religion.

Governor Walker's UW-System Proposed Budget Eliminates Sexual Assault Reporting On Campus

All employees and faculty at the UW-System will no longer be required to report sexual assaults to the dean of students, legislature and the Wisconsin Department of Justice, according to Governor Walker's proposed budget.

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

February 27, 2015

Madison, WI - Governor Scott Walker's (R) proposed 2015-2017 budget to cut $300M from the UW-System also eliminates the requirement to provide oral, written or electronic information about sexual assault to freshman during orientation including all students about how to report such crimes. The budget also would prevent anyone employed by the university or college who witness a sexual assault or any student reporting such a crime to an employee from reporting sexual assaults to the dean of students. It would also prevent the universities from reporting methods implemented full filling the requirement to report such crimes to the legislature and would eliminate sexual assault statistics from student acquaintances committed on campus to be included in reports. Any sexual assault statistics from previous years or current would not be required to be reported to the Wisconsin Department of Justice to be included in their crime reports.

Walker's UW-System Budget text eliminating the requirement to report sexual assaults or provide information during orientation of new students at universities and college campuses. 

25. DELETE LANGUAGE RELATED TO SEXUAL ASSAULT INFORMATION AND REPORTING

Governor: Delete the requirement that the Board direct each institution and college campus to incorporate oral and written or electronic information on sexual assault in its orientation program for newly entering students and to supply all students enrolled in the institution or college campus with the same information in either printed or electronic form.

Delete the requirement that the Board of Regents submit an annual report to the Legislature regarding the methods used to comply with the above requirement.

Delete the requirement that any person employed at an institution who witnesses a sexual assault on campus or receives a report from a student enrolled in the institution that the student has been sexually assaulted report the assault to the dean of students.

Delete the requirement that each institution report annually to the Department of Justice (DOJ) statistics on sexual assaults and on sexual assaults committed by acquaintances of the victims that occurred on the campus of that institution in the previous years, and that DOJ include those statistics in appropriate crime reports.

[Bill Section: 1171]

64-page UW-System budget download Link (PDF): http://1.usa.gov/1DhF6wO


Update: The USA Today reported that a UW Spokesman Alex Hummel said, that the UW had asked Governor Walker to remove the requirements from the proposed two year budget for reporting sexual assaults because federal law already requires it to provide the information to the U.S. Department of Education and reporting to the state would be a duplication.
Isn't the Wisconsin State Legislature who funds the UW-System and shouldn't they get the information, including students who pay tuition at the universities be able to report and get orientation about sexual assaults?, interesting concept to keep sexual assault reports from the state and the WIDOJ.

138 Mexican Altiplano Inmates Including Drug Lords Filed Complaint For Bad Prison Conditions

Spoiled food, smelly mattresses, lack of exercise, unhealthy holding cells, limited access to phone calls and gross inappropriate search procedures done to visitors are a few of the alleged human rights violation complaint filed by 138 Altiplano prison inmates including Joaquín Guzmán Loera, aka, "El Chapo" and other drug lords held at the maximum security prison.

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

February 27, 2015

Mexico, D.F. - On Wednesday, 138 Altiplano maximum security prison inmates including Joaquín Guzmán Loera, aka, "El Chapo" of the Sinaloa Cartel filed a human rights violation complaint registered number 19066 with the Mexican National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) alleging the prison warden and staff of corruption and committing human rights violations. The 11-page hand written complaint to the MNHRC claims that the inmates including multiple drug lords, kidnappers and murders held at the prison, including Edgar Valdez Villareal, aka, "La Barbie," Héctor Beltran Leyva, aka, "El H," Abel Valadez Uribe from La Familia Michoacana, Ramiro Rangel Soto from the Gulf Cartel and Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo of the Guadalajara Cartel claim that they are given spoiled food (beans with stones, chicken with worms), sleep in dirty and smelly mattresses, lack of exercise, kept in unhealthy holding cells, have controlled and limited access to phone calls, only allowed one hour of solar powered light and gross inappropriate search procedures done to visitors are just a few of the alleged human rights violations conducted by prison staff and guards. In addition, they claim that they only get one hour limit at the outdoor prison yard, they get inadequate medical care, have no social or exercising activities and the prison store is not operated efficiently.
A medical prison staff member, "Areli" treats them like animals and is the prison technical director, Librado Carmona García's girlfriend. García is accused of charging inmates money for favors and shares the bribes with other directors of the prison system. 
Inmates are allowed to spend $664 pesos ($51 U.S.) per month and they say, that the amount is not enough to buy hygiene products and powder soap to wash and etc. The prison store needs to have a larger variety of products for the inmates need for healthy hygiene, according to the human rights violation complaint.
That the prison conjugal visiting rooms or sections for private visits have no running cold and hot water, bathrooms and sinks are broken and not working, water pipes leak, beds not suitable for inmates and partners to have intimate visits, the inmates filed complaint alleged.
The inmates believe that once their human rights violation complaint is made public, they expect for the prison warden and staff to take reprisals against all of the inmates at Altiplano prison.
Seven months ago, the inmates and drug lords had a hunger strike to bring attention to their mistreatment, bad food and unhealthy conditions at the prison.
A copy of the 11-page inmate complaint was received by the Nayarit online dot MX and it published the inmates allegations on Thursday.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

FCC Voted To Keep Net Neutral And Free For Users

Internet service providers can't charge or block Web sites and impose limits to users from getting access to information on the net.

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

February 26, 2015

Washington, D.C. - On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to keep the Internet neutral and free, despite lobbying to allow servers like Verizon and various portals through which users are getting their information over the Internet from becoming gatekeepers and to charge different rates to different Web sites, President Barack H. Obama announced. Obama stated, "More than 4 million people wrote to the FCC, overwhelmingly in support for a free and fair internet. Countless others spoke out on social media, petition their government and stood up for what they believe" resulting in a neutral and free Internet.
Obama says, that he called on the FCC to adopt strong and fair rules to allow net neutrality and for Internet service providers (ISPs) to treat all internet traffic equally. The FCC voted to keep the net neutral.
● In May 2010, the FCC introduces strong net neutrality protections that said internet service providers could not block websites or impose limits on users. 
● In December, the FCC would go on to pass a final version, adopting their first-ever rules to regulate Internet access.
● In January 2011, just weeks after the FCC adopted their rules, Verizon Communications filed a federal lawsuit that would eventually overturn the order.
● In January 14, 2014, a Federal Appeals Court strikes down the FCC's 2010 rule.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Jesús García Getting Closer To Becoming First Hispanic Mayor In Chicago

García could very well become the next Chicago Mayor after incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel failed to get 51 percent of the vote on Tuesday forcing a run-off election in April.

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

February 25, 2015

Chicago, Illinois - On Tuesday, Jesús "Chuy" García pulled an upset and forced Mayor Rahm Emanuel into a run-off election in April. Mayor Emanuel failed to get at least 51 percent to get re-elected for a second term in Chicago.
García ran a grassroots campaign and was less funded than Emanuel. García could very well become the next Mayor of Chicago in April and could become the first Hispanic to get elected as mayor. With 98 percent of the precincts reporting, Emanuel received 45.5 percent of the vote and García received 33.9 percent, while three other candidates received a shared 20.8 percent of the vote.
Emanuel won 35 wards of a total of 50 wards city wide and García took 15 wards including 11 of 12 majority Hispanic wards in Chicago, according to unofficial results late on Tuesday.
Emanuel raised at least $16M with half spent in TV advertising compared to García, who was seen as an underdog in the election  but had big endorsements, including the Chicago  Jewish Star.

Mexican First Lady Bodyguards Searched CNN Spanish Reporter's Cellphone For Photos Of Her

CNN Spanish reporter was forced to show photos from his cellphone to the bodyguards of the Mexican first lady at a Miami restaurant on Sunday.

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

February 25, 2015

Miami, Florida - On Tuesday, Fernando Del Rincón, a reporter for Spanish CNN posted a video on his Facebook account condemning the actions of five bodyguards assigned to Mexican First Lady, Angélica Rivera who forced him to show them his personal cellphone to see, if he had taken any photos of her while at a local restaurant on Sunday. Del Rincón says, that he and wife, including some friends were at a local restaurant in Miami when Rivera and her bodyguards came into the restaurant. Rivera sad next to Del Rincón's table and several bodyguards began to show gestures of intimidation at him and were watching Del Rincón's party for any sudden movements, according to Del Rincón.
When a chair was moved at Del Rincón's table, one of Rivera's bodyguards jumped quickly and managed to accidentally break a plate on the floor. 
When Del Rincón and his family were ready to leave, the five Rivera bodyguards surrounded him and demanded for Del Rincón to turn over his cellphone to see, if he had taken any pictures of the first lady.
Del Rincón says, that he complied because he was afraid what they would do to his family at the restaurant.
But on the video, he condemn their actions and contacted the Mexican government regarding the Miami incident. Now, Del Rincón says, that the bodyguards violated federal laws by demanding to search his phone without a warrant and free speech to report news. 
The bodyguards of the Mexican first lady have no authority to confiscate or review any cellphone photos taken in the U.S. They have no jurisdiction to conduct unwarranted seizures or searches of cellphone photos.
The photos that Del Rincón posted on his Twitter account on Monday were taken by a friend of his that was at the restaurant as well. Del Rincón didn't say, if he would file a lawsuit against Rivera and her bodyguards for violating his civil rights and committing a federal criminal act in U.S. soil. 
Rivera's bodyguards do not enjoy diplomatic immunity, according to the U.S. Department of State.

Eddie Ray Routh Gets Life In Prison For The Murder Of American Sniper Chris Kyle

Routh was found guilty for the cold blooded murder of former Navy SEAL Team 3 sniper and a neighbor.

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

February 25, 2015

Septhenville, Texas - On Tuesday, a Texas Erath County jury found Eddie Ray Routh, 27, guilty for the February 2, 2013 murder of Veteran Chris Kyle, the American Sniper who killed 160 alleged enemy combatants in Iraq and his neighbor, Chad Hutson Littlefield at a shooting range. It took the jury over several hours to reach a guilty verdict and Erath County Judge Jason Cashon sentenced Routh to two life terms without the possibility of parole.
The criminal complaint stated, Kyle, 38, and Littlefield, 35, took Routh, another Iraq Marine Veteran to a shooting range near Fort Worth. Once at the shooting range, Routh fatally shot both Kyle and Littlefield, according to the criminal complaint. Routh confessed to investigators from the Erath County Sheriff's Office that he knew it was wrong to kill both men.
Routh's defense attorney argued, that Routh didn't know what he was doing and was suffering from PTSD.
Routh's sister informed police that he drove up to her place and told her that he killed two people. She then called police and notified them what Routh had told her.
Routh was later arrested in Dallas and charged with two homicides.
The recent release of the blockbuster movie that has grossed more than $180M, the "American Sniper" depicts Kyle's military service record from his authored autobiography. He admitted to killing 160 enemy combatants including children trained or forced to kill American soldiers. A reward by Iraqi enemy combatants was offered for Kyle's head.
Littlefield was a Facilities and Logistics Manager at Eagle Labs, Inc. in DeSoto, Texas.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Milwaukee Heat Wave Allows Man To Walk Naked Along S. Chávez Drive

With frigid and negative wind chill factors temperarily gone in the Milwaukee Southside, people driving along S. César E. Chávez Drive noticed a naked man walking along the strip on Sunny 30 plus degree temperatures.

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

February 24, 2015

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - On Tuesday, an unidentified naked man was spotted around 12:25 p.m. taking a stroll along the S. César E. Chávez Drive enduring upper 30 degree plus weather and 7 degree windchills. In the last several days, temperature were reported in the single degits and negative windchill factors making it difficult to enjoy the Winter outdoors due to an Artic cold blast.
Several photos of the naked man on Chávez Drive were posted by Almestica Thangz in Facebook (AT-FB), which began to circulate on the social network. The naked man's photos were tagged to the AT-FB account by another friend, according to AT-FB.
Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) checked police public reports, FB Milwaukee Police Source page, its police blogger and no mention, if the man was actually located by police to see, if he needed help and whether he was suffering from dementia, mental disability or any other disability.
LeStencia Vallejo, a witness told HNNUSA that, she saw him walking towards W. Greenfield Ave. and he started walking back towards W. Lapham. She went to her house and got some pants, t-shirt and a pair of shoes. "I walked and met him towards W. Greenfield Ave. and tried to give him the clothes and he grabbed them. I offered him shoes and he said, he was wearing shoes. He had nothing on! He then tossed the clothes into the snow. I grabbed them and followed him towards W. Lapham. As I was following him 2 police cars pulled up and stopped him. The police were going to put a blanket on him, but the police didn't have one so I gave the officers the clothes and shoes and left. I dont think he was mentally sound. He was just repeating everything I said to him and when the police asked, if he was ok, he just repeated the question back to them. I hope he got help," Vallejo said. Another friend saw the man earlier near W. Michell St., according to Vallejo.
Romeo Rivera also witnessed the naked man incident and says, that he and Vallejo were coming from a local store when they spotted the man walking without clothes. At first, Rivera thought it was some kind of joke, but when he realized that the man showed that he had a mental disability, he decided to quickly go with Vallejo to her home and get some clothes for the helpless man. The naked man wouldn't take the clothes and threw them to the snow, but police arrived to deal with the situation, according to Rivera. If the man would have walked out naked it in the past few days, he might not have survived the frigid Artic cold weather that hit Milwaukee.

Video: Naked Milwauke man on César E. Chávez Drive formerly S. 16 St. : http://youtu.be/OiL0nKrUSBY

21-year-old Man Shoplifting Beats Gas Attendants With Their Own Wooden Bat

Police arrested a 21-year-old man involved in an altercation with two gas station attendants with wooden bats over a stolen item.

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

February 24, 2015

Milwaukee, WI - On Saturday, two gas station store attendants working in the 4900 block of W. Lisbon were taken to a local hospital after they were beaten with their own wooden bats. According to police and a video on social network, the gas attendants before 9:30 p.m. confronted a suspect who allegedly stole an item. The suspect began to argue with the attendants and went outside and began to agitate one of the workers. The worker grabbed a wooden bat and the second attendant also got his bat, and went outside. The suspect threw a trash can at the workers standing behind the glass door.
The suspect then confronted one of the attendants, struggled and took his bat away while the second worker tried to hit the suspect. The suspect struck one worker, knocked him down with a blow to the head and then went after the second worker and beat both of them with the bat while several women were encouraging the suspect to beat them.
The suspect then fled, but was arrested Sunday and is expected to be charged with two counts of assault and shoplifting, according to police.

Two Milwaukee gas station store clerks get beaten by alleged 21-year-old shoplifter with their own bat. Video: http://youtu.be/sDgh0CbTDLA

Monday, February 23, 2015

Christopher Wiken Seeking To Replace Alderman Terry Witkowski In 2016 Over Street Car Vote

Witkowski is the first Milwaukee Alderman to be challenged in 2016 over the Street Car controversy by businessman Wiken, owner of the Packing House Restaurant.

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

February 23, 2015

Milwaukee, WI - On Monday, businessman Christopher Wiken, 45, owner of the Packing Housing Restaurant announced in the Stop the Milwaukee Street Car Facebook page that he is a viable candidate for alderman and is challenging incumbent Alderman Terry L. Witkowski from the 13 Aldermanic District in the 2016 election. Wiken says that Ald. Witkowski failed to listen and return calls from his constituency in the district who were opposed to the $124M Street Car Project. After numerous attempts to contact Ald. Witkowski, he never responded or returned calls concerning the Street Car issue, according to Wiken.
The Milwaukee Common Council voted 9-6 to approved the Street Car Project and Ald. Witkowski voted in favor.
Wiken stated, "The voters of the district deserve an elected official who represents their interests, understands the needs of their community, will listen to them and not be bullied by outside interests. Many of Milwaukee's elected representatives were "tone deaf" to the needs of the city and its voters."
Wiken added, Milwaukee's high crime rate, furloughing of police officers, brown-outs of firefighters, streets cratered with potholes and a public school system which fails to achieve a satisfactory graduation rate amongst issues are more important to the city than a "downtown trolley route."
Wiken at the age of 18 became a St. Francis Alderman.

Loaded 9mm Smith & Wesson Found By Inmate At MCHOC In Franklin

Milwaukee County House of Corrections inmate in the laundry section discovered a loaded 9mm Caliber handgun, according to Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr.

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

February 23, 2015

Franklin, WI - On Monday - Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele in a press release confirmed that a 9mm Caliber Smith and Wesson semiautomatic loaded hand gun with eight bullets in the magazine and one in the chamber was found at the Milwaukee County House of Corrections (MCHOC) by correctional staff personnel. Abele's press release stated, "Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele applauds the quick action of correctional personnel at the Milwaukee County House of Correction (HOC) when they discovered a loaded gun in the dirty laundry that was sent from the County Jail – which is run by the Sheriff's Office. The HOC provides laundry cleaning services for a number of County entities, including the County jail.
The incident is under investigation, but it appears the weapon was snuck into the County jail late last week by an inmate who then stashed the weapon in dirty laundry. Per usual procedure, that laundry was sent this morning to the HOC for cleaning. Indications are that the Sheriff's Office was looking for the weapon, but they never alerted the HOC," according to Abele.
The corrections staff reported the weapon to the State Department of Corrections and a search on the FBI's National Crime Information Center showed that the weapon had been reported stolen. 
Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. in response to Abele's inaccurate information, Clarke says that the handgun was actually found by an inmate assigned to the laundry detail at the MCHOC and not by correction officers as Abele first indicated. Sheriff Clarke praised the inmate "for doing the right thing" by reporting the loaded weapon to correction officers at the MCHOC. Clarke admitted that he was glad the inmate made the right choice and if someone else would have found it, things might have gone differently.
Clarke and Abele say, that an ongoing investigation is trying to determine how the weapon by-passed security check point procedures. Clarke says, that Milwaukee police had arrested a suspect with a leg cast and then took him to the hospital to get checked for a medical issue concerning his leg.
After the hospital treatment, police returned the suspect to the Milwaukee County jail for booking and processing. The suspect had no access to the dirty laundry section at the jail, according to Clarke.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Milwaukee Street Car Petition Drive Has Collected Over 25K Of 35K Signatures Needed For Referendum

Major community rally and gathering at Serb Hall on Monday to push for final campaign to get the required signatures to force a referendum for the Street Car opposition.

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

February 22, 2015

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - On Sunday, Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) has learned that organizers for a petition signature drive to force a referendum question about the Street Car controversy have almost reached their projected goal. According to a Street Car petition drive organizer, the group has collected more than 25,000 signatures of their 35,000 projected goal, but only need the required 31,000 valid signatures. The deadline to turn in the signatures is March 2.
Milwaukee Alderman Bob Donovan will hold a community gathering and rally to Stop the Street Car on Monday, February 23 at Serb Hall, 5101 W. Oklahoma Ave. from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Milwaukee. Ald. Donovan reported that on Saturday alone, about 1,800 signatures were collected by a couple (Bill and Leslie) from Colgate who came to Milwaukee and helped circulated the petition. 
The Milwaukee Common Council on February 10 passed the Street Car measure by a 9-6 vote. The Street Car Project will cost $124M for the 2.5 mile proposed route.
South side Alderman José G. Pérez was among eight other aldermen who voted in favor to move forward on the Street Car Project. Three other Aldermen, Joe Davis, T. Anthony Zielinski and Bob Donovan voted along with three other aldermen to oppose the project. Alderman Zielinski claimed that the city will have to borrow at least $69M and will end up paying the loan for $105M assuming that no cost over run occurs. But Zielinski suggested that a $27M open cost is expected and an estimated $996M or nearly $1B will be the cost for the project on the long run. He wanted to go record that he mentioned the projected costs, so that in the future, those aldermen who voted in favor would later say, they didn't know it would cost that much to taxpayers.
Two downtown districts, Cathedral Square and Erie Street will see an increase of property taxes to help pay for the Street Car project.

To down load the petition, click on the following link: http://goo.gl/3DEQQS

Mall of America Targeted By Al-Shabaab Terrorist Group Affiliated With ISIS

Shoppers at the Mall of America should be careful today, DHS Secretary told CNN on Sunday.

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

February 22, 2015

Bloomington, Minnesota - On Sunday, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson confirmed on CNN that terrorists from al-Shabaab threaten and have targeted the Mall of America (MOA) for a terrorist attack and people shopping at the MOA should be careful today. The information comes from intelligence that the al-Shabaab terrorist group from Somalia could be associated with ISIS and might have terrorist cells in the U.S., Canada and other European countries. The al-Shabaab group has called on terrorist Somali cells to plan and carry out attacks at shopping malls where large shopping crowds are attracted too.
"If anyone is planning to go to the Mall of America today, they've got to be particularly careful today," Johnson told CNN. According to their website, the MOA is owned and operated by Triple Five Group, an Edmond, Alberta base development company. More than 40M people visit the MOA in Bloomington per year and has a year round indoor entertainment mechanical rides, at least 500 retail stores, including a movie theater, restaurants and bars.
The MOA has elevated their threat security alert at the mall.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

25-year-old Woman Who Crashed Over The 27th Street Viaduct Had License Suspended

The 25-year-old woman who lost control of a vehicle she was driving and then plunged into the Menominee River under the 27th Street Viaduct had no valid driver's license, according to court records.

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

February 21, 2015

Milwaukee, WI - Jessenia Tiara Dhanjal, 25, who passed away on Thursday after being declared brain dead was apparently driving without a license, according to court recourts. Dhanjal lost control of her vehicle while driving on the 27th Street Viaduct and plunged in the icy Menominee River on Wednesday. Jasmine Pantoja, 19, the passenger survived the ordeal.
Dhanjal was cited in Kenosha County for driving without insurance and no driver's license in March 2014.
A suspension of her license was issued in September 2014 after failing to pay the fine on both citations. The court filed a commitment for Dhanjal, court records show.
Dhanjal is survived by her two young children. A Gofundme fund for Dhanjal funeral expenses was established by her sister. The fund raised $3,310 in two days of $3K requested.

Fund for Jessy at link: http://www.gofundme.com/mt8dfc

Update: On February 23, The Milwaukee County Examiner autopsy report confirmed, that Jessenia Tiara Dhanjal, 25, died due to near drowning and hypothermia, had suffered blunt force trauma to the head and neck. Her death was ruled accidental, according to the medical examiner's office.

Mexican Federal Senator Layda Elena Sansores San Román Runs For Governor Of Campeche

Senator Sansores San Román in November exposed Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto as a terrorist, inept, coward, corrupt, running a narco-goverment, involved in money laundering, bribery and using the military and Federal Police to commit crimes and murders along with drug cartels.

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

February 21, 2015

Campeche, Mexico - On Sunday, Mexican federal Senator Layda Elena Sansores San Román from Campeche will received the nomination of her political party to run for Governor. She filed her candidacy for Governor of the State of Campeche, under the Movimiento Regeneración Nacional (Morena) political party. It will be her third attempt to run for Governor. She is facing five candidates for Governor.
In November 25, 2014, Senator Sansores San Román from the Labor Party made national headlines during a Senate speech calling for President Enrique Peña Nieto (PRI) to resign and exposed him as a terrorist, inept, coward, corruption, engaging in cover-ups, running a narco-goverment, involved in money laundering, bribery and using the military and Federal Police to commit crimes and murders along with drug cartels against the people. Senator Sansores San Román proposed to create a plural commission of Senators to investigate the allegations raised in 2014 by the Peña Nieto's White House multi-million property scandal, the Ayotzinapa missing students and the November 20 violence sparked by government paid agitators during a peaceful protest calling for justice for the missing students.
She said, Peña Nieto is inept because he has failed to handle the recent crisis (Ayotzinapa's 43 missing students and mass murder/White House scandal, a property given to the president and his wife by a company (associated with Televisa) who received government contracts), instead of finding solutions, he looks to blame someone else; a coward, because he sent his wife to answer for the multi-million White House scandal instead of him addressing the issue, including ordering the military and police to quash the peaceful protest of citizens on November 20, 2014, and for the Secretary of the Military and Marines to comply with Peña Nieto's orders to oppress the right of sovereign Mexican citizens to protest government corruption. As she spoke, most of the PRI party Senators left the Senate floor. Sansores San Román told them, you are all leaving simply because you can't handle the truth, don't worry, you can view my presentation later on the Congressional TV broadcast, and I will send it to you through Twitter.
She continued, Peña Nieto is corrupt, because he failed to report his personal and his wife's financial gains, including a White House gift to them by a private company who received multi-million government contracts by the state of Mexico and has even cover-up for some corrupt high profile officials. Peña Nieto has engaged in conflict of interest as well involving family members and a private company that received a state of Mexico government contract involving the remodeling of the airport and a federal multi-million contract for a fast track train project, which was later revoked by Peña Nieto's administration after the White House scandal broke. 
Peña Nieto has announced that the White House is up for sale, but Sansores San Román said, it doesn't relieve Peña Nieto from getting charged with criminal charges for conflict of interest, cover-up, subordination, corruption, accepting bribes, and the financial system that Peña Nieto used to hide elicit transactions resulting in money laundering.
Senator Sansores San Román says, the Peña Nieto administration and the military, including the Federal Police were corrupt, oppressors of free speech by having military and police agitators to infiltrate a peaceful protest to cause kaos and having the government involved in mass murders and missing people. Sen. Sansores San Román alleged Peña Nieto operates a hypocrite and narco-goverment.
Senator Miguel Romo Medina from Aguascalientes, a members of the Senate PRI party attempted to stop Sen. Sansores San Román in November from speaking by alleging  that her presentation to create a commission to investigate the president and his wife concerning the White House bribery scandal was not included in the agenda and requested a call for quorum, but the Senate president confirmed it was included in the agenda and allowed Sansores San Román to finish her presentation as some PRI party senators left the Senate floor in protest, she accused them of not having the guts to hear the truth. 

Video Senator Layda Sansores San Román presentation: http://youtu.be/hLYW-FvklBA

Friday, February 20, 2015

Houston Ground Zero For Tejano Music Resurgence At Livestock Show And Rodeo Event

A protest and march planned against organizers of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo upcoming event for not including Tejano music at their major event arena.

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

February 20, 2015

Houston, Texas - Tejano music enthusiasts (TME) in Houston have announced that a major protest and march will take place on Saturday, February 28, at 9:30 a.m. at the City Hall Reflection Pond. The protest is being organized by José Vega, William Morris and Melissa Flores who posted a "Houston Rodeo Protest" Facebook page and more than 359 people and students, including Tejano/Conjunto artists, musicians and known singers are planning to attend. The protest was organized against the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR) Board/Executive Committee who decided not to include Tejano music at their major arena venue for the March 3 to 22 event. 
The major TME protest, which coincides with the HLSR Saturday's parade in Houston has become Ground Zero for the resurgence of Tejano music at the HLSR event.
Tejanos and Tejano music enthusiasts are taking a stand and are speaking out against the HLSR discriminatory decision not to show case Tejano music in its main venue. 
Over the weekend, Oscar de la Rosa, the lead singer for La Mafia band made news after a video circulated on the social networks targeting the HLSR for not including Tejano music at the major arena. De la Rosa had a few words to say to the HLSR, "...F_ck Them...I feel that there is some f_cking asshole there that is so anti-Tejano, you know what I'm saying..." The ear catching remarks were made by De la Rosa at the El Dorado St. Valentine's Day dance that drew an over capacity crowd and lines of fans outside trying to get into the dance.
In 1991, La Mafia was featured at the HLSR major event arena and broke the audience attendence record drawing more than 55,000 fans. In the last seven years, the HLSR has failed to add a Tejano headliner in the major or main stage at the arena resulting in criticism and protests. The HLSR allows Tejano music on the side because it doesn't attract revenue, but Tejanos attending the 19-day event and Cook-off do spend money at the event and do support funding for student scholarships, but the HLSR discriminates against the very people (Tejanos) it depends to generate funding.
The HLSR released a statement that they do include Spanish language or Mexican bands, but failed to mention that Tejano/Conjunto music was actually excluded from the main concert event arena once again.
The protest is generating support from Tejanos and Tejano music enthusiasts in the tri-county area and is spreading to other parts of Texas as well. The organizers of the protest say, that they are now working to contact sponsors of the HLSR to let them know that as consumers of their products, they shouldn't be discriminated by the same group (HLSR) that they sponsor.
The protest supporters are also concentrating in boycotting the HLSR pre-party Houston Rodeo Cook-off, which runs from February 26 thru the 28. If most of the Tejano participants at the Rodeo Cook-off boycott the event, it will cause a major economic loss and setback for the HLSR.
The HLSR controversy even resulted with Univision 45 news commentator Laura Sierra to say, like Tejano music is no longer popular, como quien dice "La musica Tejana ya no pega." Well, Sierra missed the crowd at the El Dorado indicating que Tejano music si pega (Tejano music is alive and kicking)!
Sierra's Univision 45 News video: http://youtu.be/8RjNC3VGeTw

HLSR contact e-mail:
questions@rodeohouston.com, lyons@rodeohouston.com or 832-667-1000

HLSR Chairman of the Board

● Jack A. Lyons

Executive Committee

● Jim Bloodworth

● Brady F. Carruth

● Wayne Hollis

● J.P. "Hap" Hunnicutt

● Don D. Jordan

● Ed McMahon

● Chris Richardson

● Charles R. "Butch" Robinson

● Paul G. Somerville

● R.H. "Steve" Stevens Jr.

● P. Michael Wells

● James A. "Jim" Winne III

Chief Executive Officer/President

● Joel Cowley 

Chief Operating Officer/Vice President

● Dan Cheney

There are between 190 to 350 HLSR Board members.

According to an IRS 990 filing for September 2012, annual revenue and expenses for fiscal year starting September 1, 2012 and ending August 31, 2013, the HLSR, Inc., a non-profit organization reported a total revenue of $117,546,534 and expenses of $99,132,642. For the same fiscal year, the HLSR Educational Fund revenue filed was $19,107,404 and expenses $19,106,747. In attendance, the HLSR reported that in 2014, the general attendence was 2,485,721 and Rodeo attendence was 1,377,416.

Online petition to restore Tejano music at event, link: http://alturl.com/t9urz

Video: Oscar de la Rosa from La Mafia said it and we all agree: http://youtu.be/LhG-CEsbk7c

Video of Houston's Fire Marshal shutting down La Mafia St. Valentine's Dance at El Dorado at link: http://youtu.be/jSn5NrGWh74


Editors note: The difference today between Tejano music and other music genres that the HLSR should consider in making their decision to keep Tejano music outside of the major arena lineup is that Tejano music doesn't proliferate on drugs, gangs, murders or drug cartels. Tejano music is about life experiences, love, culture, success, values, family and etc.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Rapper Vanilla ICE Charged With Burglary And Grand Theft In Florida

Rapper allegedly stole furniture and other items from a foreclosed vacant home in Florida.

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

February 18, 2015

Lantana, Florida - On Wednesday, Robert Matthew Van Winkle, 47, aka, Vanilla Ice was taken into custody after police discovered stolen furniture, a pool heater and other items from a foreclosed vacant home were found at a property Van Winkle was using for a reality show, according to police.
He was booked at the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office for two felony counts, grand theft and burglary charges. Bond for Van Winkle was set at $3,000.
Police say, Van Winkle was renovating a home for the DIY Network show "The Vanilla Ice Project" near the vacant home when the items were taken between December 2014 to January 2015.

La Mafia Singer Says "F_ck You" To Organizers Of The Go Tejano Day Livestock And Rodeo Show

The lead singer of La Mafia Tejano band lashed out on Saturday at organizers of the Houston "Go Tejano Day Livestock And Rodeo Show" for not allowing Tejano music at the major arena event.

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

February 18, 2015

Houston, Texas - On Saturday, Oscar de la Rosa, the lead singer of La Mafia finally spoke out and told the organizers (the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR) Board/Executive Committee) of the Go Tejano Day Livestock And Rodeo Show to "F_ck You" for not allowing Tejano music at this year's major arena event. The HLSR event starts March 3 thru 22, 2015.
De la Rosa in a video that circulated on social networks during Saturday's St. Valentine's Dance at the El Dorado Club in front of a packed house said, "I feel that there is some f_cking asshole there that is so anti-Tejano, you know what I'm saying...I only have one thing to say, F_ck Them. I don't give a f_ck, if I never do the rodeo, F_ck Them, F_ck Them. You know why, because if I don't do the rodeo, that's not going to change my f_cking life, I'm still going to do what I do. To the people of the rodeo livestock, F_ck You, kiss my mother f_cking Mexican ass or would that be, kiss my Tejano f_cking ass. I'm serious...I just have to let that out and to express myself. I'm so tired, I'm so tired of people expressing themselves and we never say anything, as Latinos we never say nothing and keep our mouths shut, it's time for us to speak out and time for us to stand our ground and say what we feel."
The organizers of the HLSR event have phased out Tejano music in the last three to four years and has ignited protests from Tejano music enthusiasts and an online petition has even been started. The Tejano petition says, "...The HLSR board claims that it's mission is to serve all ethnic groups that make up the Houston area but when it comes to Tejanos they seem to ignore them, although we make up a large portion of Houston's area population. This change can make an positive impact on any child to defend the values, culture, and education. Please join, support and help us bring Tejano music back to The Major arena so it could continue to be an American tradition." More than 3,000 have signed the petition.
The organizers of the event say that they still used the "GO Tejano Day" theme and included other Hispanic music except the dominant Tejano (Tex-Mex) style of music heard throughout Texas.
The Go Tejano Day organizers released the following statement, "The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo proudly celebrates the Hispanic heritage of Texas in all of its many facets on Go Tejano Day. "Go Tejano" has never been specific to one genre of music-it's a play on our popular "Go Texan" slogan which was created in the 1950s..."
De la Rosa including many Tejano style fans disagree and believe that they're being discriminated, people should speak up and send e-mails to the Go Tejano Day organizers for them to reconsider and add a Tejano music venue as well. De la Rosa indicated that it's okay for Tejanos to participate at the rodeo event, but Tejano music is not allowed at the major arena.
Grupo Fuerte in the petition comments to bring back Tejano music to the major arena made the following statement that could boycott and trigger an economic impact for the HLSR, " Everyone is looking at boycotting the Rodeo Concert. Truth be told our biggest support right now is in the Houston Rodeo Cook-Off. Tejano cooking teams are some of the biggest supporters of the Rodeo Cook-Off. If we can have all the cooking teams that are True Tejanos come together to Boycott the Cook-Off then you'll truly hit them where it hurts and maybe open their eyes to how much support Tejanos bring to the Houston Rodeo. I know a lot of these cooking teams work hard all year long to get to The Houston Rodeo Cook-Off but why support an organization that doesn't give any support back to us Tejanos? Cooking Teams, make your voices heard and help bring Tejano Music back to The Rodeo!"
Jose Vega from Houston announced on the "Houston Rodeo Protest" Facebook page that a major protest against the HLSR decision not to include Tejano music at their major arena will take place on Saturday, February 28, at 9:30 a.m. at the City Hall Refection Pond. More than 359 people and students around the city are planning to attend. Support for the HLSR protest and march is spreading throughout the tri-county area and attendence is expected to increase.

HLSR contact e-mail:
questions@rodeohouston.com, lyons@rodeohouston.com or 832-667-1000

HLSR Chairman of the Board

● Jack A. Lyons

Executive Committee

● Jim Bloodworth

● Brady F. Carruth

● Wayne Hollis

● J.P. "Hap" Hunnicutt

● Don D. Jordan

● Ed McMahon

● Chris Richardson

● Charles R. "Butch" Robinson

● Paul G. Somerville

● R.H. "Steve" Stevens Jr.

● P. Michael Wells

● James A. "Jim" Winne III

Chief Executive Officer/President

● Joel Cowley 

Chief Operating Officer/Vice President

● Dan Cheney

There are between 190 to 350 HLSR Board members.

Online petition to restore Tejano music at event, link: http://alturl.com/t9urz

Video: Oscar de la Rosa from La Mafia said it and we all agree: http://youtu.be/LhG-CEsbk7c

Video of Houston's Fire Marshal shutting down La Mafia St. Valentine's Dance at El Dorado at link: http://youtu.be/jSn5NrGWh74

Houston's Fire Marshal shuts down La Mafia venue for over capacity.



HNNUSA Update: Oscar de la Rosa from La Mafia band was also upset that the Houston Fire Marshal closed down the venue at the El Dorado on Saturday night because it had over capacity and people were forced out from the venue due to a fire hazard. De la Rosa later released a statement saying that they had no control over the tickets sold and the Fire Marshal's decision to shut down the venue due to over crowding, including lines of people outside waiting to get into the dance.
Hundreds of fans waited outside, but due to a capacity limit, they were not allowed into La Mafia St. Valentine's Day dance. Univision 45 in Houston reported what De la Rosa had stated in the circulated video about the HLSR and how the event organizers said, that they are working with groups that can sell concert tickets, prompting one of the female commentators at the Univision broadcast to say, like Tejano music is no longer popular, como quien dice "La musica Tejana ya no pega." Well the commentators missed the crowd at the El Dorado indicating que Tejano music si pega (Tejano music is alive and kicking)!

Univision 45 video:  http://bit.ly/1JrVN1f



Editors note: The difference today between Tejano music and other music genres that the HLSR should consider in making their decision to keep Tejano music outside of the major arena lineup is that Tejano music doesn't proliferate on drugs, gangs, murders or drug cartels. Tejano music is about life experiences, love, culture, success, values, family and etc.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Hanging Electric Cable Sparks Electrocution Killing 16 At Haiti's National Carnaval

Carnaval float was to high and people riding on upper level stood up striking live hanging electric cable.

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

February 17, 2015

Port-au-Prince, Haití - On Tuesday, at least 16 people were killed after a live electric cable was struck by one of the singers on top of a National Carnaval float. The float was sponsored by the Barikad Crew and fans including the musicians were riding on the top level of the float when one of the singers head struck a hanging love electric cable.
Some people were electrocuted and other were trampled to death in the panic. The death told could rise and more than 45 people were reported injured, according to government officials.
Haitian President Michel Martelly and Prime Minister Evans Paul have declared national days of mourning until Saturday.

Leandre T. Edu-White Who Beat Minors Found Competent To Stand Trial

Edu-White had attempted to be declared incompetent to stand trial for severely beating a 14-year-old teen and a 13-year-old boy in May.

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

February 17, 2015

Milwaukee, WI - On Monday, a Milwaukee County Judge Daniel L. Konkol declared Leandre T. Edu-White, 18, competent to stand trial for the May 8, 2014 after school beating of Tayveon Keaton, 14, including a 13-year-old boy. Edu-White was charged with two felony counts for child abuse and intentionally causing great bodily harm and a second for child abuse with intentionally causing harm. He is facing up to 40 years in prison and $100K in fines for the first count and second, Edu-White is facing up to 6 years in prison and $10K in fines, if he is convicted on both counts.
A cash bail of $3,500 was set for Edu-White and remains in custody unable to post bail. Edu-White's next court appearance is on February 26 for a conference hearing.
In May 2014, Tayveon saw Edu-White of Milwaukee bullying several other teens and intervene, but Edu-White turned on Tayveon and severely beat him, which resulted in several surgeries for head trauma that saved his life. So far, Tayveon's medical bills have added to more than $200K.
Edu-White also beat a 13-year-old boy, according to the criminal complaint.
Edu-White was also charged in March of 2014 with misdeamenor battery and was out on a $250 signature bond pending a final pre-trial on August 4, but the case was adjourned for August 11. On August 11, 2014, the witness failed to appear and the case against Edu-White was dismissed. 

Obama's Executive DAPA Immigration Action Stopped By Texas Federal Judge

Texas federal judge ruled President Obama's executive action on immigration allowing 4M of undocumented immigrants (parents) to get state and federal benefits in the U.S. unconstitutional.

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

February 17, 2015

Austin, Texas - On Monday, Texas federal Judge Andrew S. Hanen ruled in a 123-page decision to grant an injunction of President Barack H. Obama's executive action on immigration allowing 4M of undocumented parents of DACA immigrants expansion to get state and federal benefits and to be allowed to stay in the U.S. was unconstitutional. 
Judge Hanen's ruling doesn't not enjoin the 2012 DACA executive action by Obama for undocumented students to stay in the U.S. by renewing their stay every two years and be allowed to get work permits, but only it's expansion of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA), which was approved by Obama on November 20, 2014. DAPA was suppose to take effect on Tuesday.
Texas Governor Greg Abbot (R) filed a lawsuit against Obama's executive DAPA action on immigration and 26 other states joined the lawsuit. Abbot tweeted on late Monday, "The rule of law has been upheld- President Obama's Executive Amnesty has been ruled unconstitutional...Federal Judge just granted my request to halt Obama's Executive Amnesty Order Nationwide."

Federal Judge Andrew S. Hanen 123-page ruling at link: http://t.co/qGZRZpHpEs

Monday, February 16, 2015

Ethics Board Complaint Filed At City Hall Against Alderman José G. Pérez

Ethics Board complaint describes details how Alderman José G. Pérez engaged in conflict of interest, made derogatory comments, attempted to purchase the 611 building and canceled his presence to a grand opening for an insurance business at the Esperanza Unida International Building.

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

February 16, 2015

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - On Monday, the Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) received a copy of the Ethics Board complaint that was filed in June 2014 against Alderman José G. Pérez at City Hall by Esperanza Unida, Inc. (EU) Executive Director Manuel "Manny" Pérez. Manny alleged that Alderman Pérez engaged in conflict of interest as an alderman, made derogatory comments against EU, attempted to purchase the 611 building and canceled his presence to a grand opening for an insurance business at the Esperanza Unida International Building.
Manny wrote, "This Ethics complaint is being pursued because Alderman José Pérez...intended to obstruct or interfere with the business operations of Esperanza Unida...using his position as Alderman to avoid working collaboratively with Esperanza Unida...Evidence that supports this complaint will show that Alderman José Pérez has: 1. A conflict of interest pertaining to Esperanza Unida; 2. Pérez is unable to make objective and impartial decisions regarding any matter Esperanza Unida is involved in that have to do with economic development in the area...; 3. Alderman Pérez has abused the duties of his office by improperly engaging in destructive and negative communications with agency tenants and perspective tenants...are reasons for an ethical investigation to be conducted around the activities of Alderman José Pérez and his interfering actions against Esperanza Unida Business endeavors."
Evidence that Manny indicated showed filed statements, that Ald. Pérez approached a EU Board member before he became an alderman attempting to buy the 611 W. National Ave. EU building, made negative comments to a perspective tenant resulting in questioning whether to rent at EU, in 2013, that Damon Dorsey, a developer contacted EU and notified Manny that he won't be doing any business with EU because Alderman Pérez offered a BID to Dorsey undermining any economic development project for EU without public imput, Manny requested a letter of support from Ald. Pérez for EU's attempt to promote economic development and Ald. Pérez refused to grant a letter of support to EU until a lawyer received a statement from a EU Board member indicating he had requested to buy the EU building, Ald. Pérez found out and immediately released a letter of support to EU. 
In June 1, 2014, Ald. Pérez abruptly canceled his commitment to speak and be present at a Grand Opening event for J&B Insurance when he discovered the event was being held at EU's 611 building. Manny also requested in the EB complaint for Ald. Pérez to recused himself from any dealing or indirectly dealing with EU and asked for a public apology. Ald. Pérez who received a copy of the EB complaint by EU never apologized.
When contacted on Monday, Robert Miranda, the former Esperanza Unida Executive Director stated, "Jose G. Perez never bothered to lift a finger to help Esperanza Unida. Before he became alderman his only action was to come see me in order to ask me to sell the 611 building to developers he had lined up. I told him no. His actions as alderman, as it relates to Esperanza Unida tells the story exactly--his self-interest supersedes the community. A philosophy he again displayed during the matter of placing a library at Cesar E. Chavez Drive. It's always about him getting something in return".
"In addition, had EB investigated this compliant, EB would have found that Dorsey confirmed that Alderman Pérez committed an illegal act by offering Dorsey a BID position, which Dorsey confirmed in cross examination in court hearing proceedings during the Irene Correa v Manuel Pérez case against Manny," Miranda stated.
The EB did not conduct an investigation to the allegations made against Ald. Pérez because the complaint filed by Manny was via e-mail and was not notarized. HNNUSA had requested the EB under a public records law to release any action taken by the EB, both the EB and the Milwaukee City Attorney's Office refused to comment and release any information, but confirmed the EU complaint was filed and no action was taken. The EB is housed in the same section where all the Milwaukee Common Council members have their offices and the EB's personnel also work with the alderman/women during committee meetings or hearings questioning a conflict of interest to conduct any investigation concerning the Common Council.
The City of Milwaukee took ownership of the $1.7M EU 611 building for owing more than $300K in property taxes and is apparently selling the building to an Oshkosh developer who wants to convert it into a 55-unit apartment complex.
Both Manuel Pérez and Alderman Pérez were contacted by an e-mail request to comment about the EB complaint that was filed with the EB, but no response was returned by either party. Manny did not release the EB complaint, but had previously confirmed that he can back up the statement's in the complaint.

ISIS Threatens To Burn Children In Cage And 21 Egyptian Christians Beheaded

Video and an image have surfaced on the Internet showing the beheading of 21 alleged kidnapped Christians in Libya and children inside a cage ready to burn.

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

February 16, 2015

Tripoli, Libya - On Sunday, ISIS released a video showing the beheading of 21 Egyptian nationals of the Christian faith that were kidnapped in Libya and executed. It video doesn't indicate when the men were killed. The men who worked as laborers were marched to a beach at Wilayat Tarabulus near the Mediterranean Sea. Then they were beheaded by ISIS cambatants after a brief message. They claimed, that the men were murdered because ISIS sister's were killed by Christians.
An image also surfaced showing a cage full of children dressed in orange coveralls, which the terrorists threaten to ignite and burn the children alive. No confirmation that the children are still alive has been provided by ISIS.
Their cold blooded murders of beheadings and burning a Jordanian pilot alive have back fired and more countries have joined in a campaign to fight and eliminate ISIS. 
Hours after the ISIS video went public, the Egyptian government launched an air strike at ISIS combatant targets in respond to the mass beheading of Egyptian nationals. Jordan continues to launch air strikes at ISIS targets in revenge for burning a pilot alive in a cage. ISIS combatants and their leaders have been on the run and hiding from retaliation by numerous countries whose nationals have been beheaded by ISIS.
The ISIS video made reference that they plan to invade Rome, indicating they want to destroy the Vatican and behead Pope Francis.
The United Nations or countries that lost nationals from ISIS beheadings have not declared the beheadings and the burning alive of the Jordanian pilot as war crimes by ISIS leaders. The ISIS leaders and those committing the war crimes could then be sought around the world and brought to justice as the Nazi's were after WWII who could still be alive and are still wanted for war crimes. 

Special note: ISIS harvesting organs from murdered victims found in shallow graves to finance combatants, according to Iraqi Ambassador Mohammed Alha Kim.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Investigation Into Child Abuse Of Indigenous Children Initiated In Panama

A video circulating on social networks showing an indigenous boy and girl forced to fight each other, despite the 5-year-old girl's objection has initiated an investigation of alleged child abuse in Panama

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

February 14, 2015

Panama - Alcibiades Vásquez, Panama's Minister of Social Development and Idalia Martínez, the director of the Children's, Adolescent and Family Welfare have initiated an investigation to learn the identities of parents involved and municipality where a four minute video was recorded of two indigenous children forced to fight by their mothers or guardians, La Prensa reported. The video began to circulate over the weekend in the social networks.
The video shows multiple times that the crying young girl begs her mother that she doesn't want to fight with the 5-year-old boy. Her mother forces her to continue. Then the young boy gets punched real hard in the face and starts crying as well, but his mother forces the boy to continue. She even holds the boys hand and shows him how he should hit the girl, while other kids and grownups stood by and used their cell phones to record the fight, kids, including adolescents laugh and watched the fight.
It is not known when the video of the children fighting was recorded.
The video strongly shows the abuse children go through to settle their differences some might believe, but what ever the reason, these kids will be traumatized and carry emotional scars for life, if they don't seek psychological help.

Indigenous Children forced to fight/Niños pelean: http://goo.gl/o7ylv6

Mothers Arrested for child abuse in Panamá

Update: (HNNUSA) - Panamá authorities have located and arrested two mothers that forced their children to fight while it was recorded by spectators. The video went viral on the social networks. The two mothers were arrested in the Island of San Cristobal in the District of Bocas de Toros. They were taken for processing at the police station in Changuinola in the district, according to Idalia Martínez, the director of the Children's, Adolescent and Families Welfare in Panamá.
Both mother's face criminal  charges for child abuse and the children were place under the protective care of the Childrens, Adolescent and Families Welfare in Changuinola. The two children involved in the fight will receive psychological help and everything is being done to care for them, Martínez told local media in Panamá.

Elpidio Contreras, Former Chicago Spanish TV Host Facing 30 Years In Prison For Molesting Two Young Girls

Contreras facing more than 30 years in prison for sexually assaulting two girls, if convicted on all counts for predatory sexual assault of child under 13 and aggravated sexual assault of a child.

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

February 14, 2015

Chicago, Illinois - Elpidio "Juan" Contreras, 55, former host of the popular "Show de Juan Contreras" will appear before a Cook County Court on March 10 in the ongoing case for one felony count for predatory sexual assault of a child under 13 (May 2013). In June 2013, Contreras was also charged with a second felony count of aggravated sexual assault of child. He has pled not guilty on both cases. A bond was set at $250,000 for one count and $400,000 on a second count for the second sexual assault case in addition to an earlier bond of $500,000 for a felony count of predatory sexual assault of a child under the age of 13, according to Cook County court records. Contreras remains in jail unable to post bond.
The second felony count was added after a young girl saw a news broadcast of his arrest for sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl. The second girl told her parents that Contreras had also sexually assaulted her in several different occasions in the Summer of 2007 and then in 2008 when she was just 8-years-old. She was 13, according to the criminal complaint in 2013. The 13-year-old girl told authorities that Contreras had also taken a photo of her partially undressed at his office in the 2000 block of North Avenue and had fondled her while she was learning how to ride a bicycle that Contreras volunteered to teach her how to ride. Contreras knew her parents and they trusted him with their daughter at the time. Even one of her relatives saw when Contreras indecently touched her while riding a bicycle, the complaint states.
In the first felony count that was filed in May of 2013, Contreras allegedly began to molest an 11-year-old girl in the Summer of 2012 and lasted until April 26, 2013. Chicago police arrested Contreras on May 8, 2013 at his residence.
Contreras was accused of repeatedly touching the 11-year-old girl's genitals, taking topless photos of her and photos in a bikini while she was taking singing lessons from him at his Hermosa neighborhood office.
Contreras, a popular TV host has been in the music business for 20 years and was the producer and conductor of his Spanish language program aired on Saturday's on TV Azteca America WJYS Channel 62.4 in the Chicago area.

Funeral Procession For Urban Singer Ivania Zayas Ortiz Attracts Hundreds Of Fans In Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican singer Zayas Ortiz was the victim of a hit-and-run driver who didn't have a driver's license since 2010 and owes more than $4,000 in traffic violation fines.

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

February 14, 2015

San Juan, Puerto Rico - On Friday, Ivania Zayas Ortiz, 38, a popular urban style singer and song writer/composer who died on early Sunday in a hit-and-run incident was placed in internal rest after funeral services and a street procession to a local cemetery in Salinas. Zayas Ortiz around 1:00 a.m. was walking across PR-3 near the Trujillo Alto highway when she was struck by Daniel Roena Vélez, 28, who didn't stop and fled the scene. Vélez on Monday surrendered to police. He was accompanied by his father and an attorney. His attorney advice Vélez not to say anything to police. Formal charges against Vélez for driving without a license and under the influence of alcohol causing death, attempting to hide evidence and hit-and-run causing death are pending.
Yasmín Pérez, the director for the Criminal Investigation Unit confirmed that there is enough credible evidence that Vélez was driving when Zayas Ortiz was struck and killed while walking home.
Police are looking into video surveillance footage that might have recorded the incident near the place where Zayas Ortiz was killed.
Vélez allegedly abandon the vehicle at Villas de Lomas Verdes in Cupey. The vehicle was impounded for evidence.
According to court records, Vélez owes more than $4,000 for traffic violations, including 7 speeding citations for going 12 to 30 miles over the speed limit. He has more than 50 citations for speeding, running a red traffic light, improper use of a lane, driving without a license and not wearing a seat belt. The vehicle is registered to his father.
Pérez believes that Vélez could have been driving while intoxicated.
Zayas Ortiz was known to do charity work, advocated for the homeless and promoted awareness against violence towards women.
Zayas Ortiz was also the sister of former Miss Puerto Rico, Elizabeth Zayas.

Ivania Zayas Ortiz - Extracto Documental "Monte Choca Sinfonias del Bosque": http://youtu.be/Ra88Qj0DC0o


Funeral street procession for Ivania Zayas Ortiz: http://youtu.be/tAEk10IgT6U

Friday, February 13, 2015

Milwaukee Police Detective Rodolfo Gómez Jr. Found Not Guilty For Striking Inmate

Detective Gómez Jr. is facing a lawsuit from former inmate for striking him while in custody for murder.


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

February 13, 2015

Milwaukee, WI - On Friday, a jury found Milwaukee Police Detective Rodolfo Gómez Jr., 48, not guilty on both felony counts, for misconduct in public office, including excessive use authority and for abuse of a resident of a penal facility. Gómez Jr. had been suspended with pay until the outcome of the case. 
He was accused of beating Deron Darnell Love on August 14, 2013 while handcuffed during an interrogation about his son's murder. Gómez Jr. was charged in October 2013 with two felony counts for the incident. 
Gómez Jr. was caught on video surveillance in the interrogation room punching Love in the upper body. Gómez Jr. was removed from the room by another officer who witnessed the beating. Gómez Jr. came back in with several Milwaukee County Sheriff deputies to move Love into another cell. 
Gómez Jr. is also seen grabbing Love's head and bringing it down to knee him, according to the criminal complaint.
Love who was charged with two felony counts for first-degree reckless homicide and neglect in the death of his 7-year-old son was taken to a hospital for treatment after the incident. On September 12, 2014, a jury found Love not guilty on both counts.
On October 14, 2014, Love filed a lawsuit against Gómez Jr. for striking him while in custody in 2013, the next hearing is scheduled for March 12.

Madison Police Officer Eric Parker Charged For Partially Paralyzing Man From India

Police officer in Alabama was investigating a suspicious man walking in a neighborhood.

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

February 13, 2015

Madison, Alabama - On Thursday, Madison Police Chief Larry Muncey announced that Field Training Police Officer Eric Parker was served with disciplinary papers after an internal investigation concerning the use of force, found that he did not follow standard procedure when he confronted Sureshbhai Patel, 57, on February 6 while walking near his son's new home. Chief Muncey confirmed that he is recommending for Officer Parker to be fired. Parker was arrested and charged for assault in the third degree and was booked at the Limestone County Jail. Bail for Parker was set at $1,000.
According to police, neighbors noticed Patel walking in the sidewalk admiring the homes and they got suspicious because he had dark skin, was slender and had not been seen in the area before. A resident called police notifying them that he had seen Patel one day earlier in the neighborhood and that he was walking around looking at homes and garages.
When three police officers arrived to question Patel, he couldn't speak English, but only a few words, which drove Officer Patel to search him after he threw him to the ground. Patel suffered severe injuries and was partially paralyzed. 
He had cervical surgery the next day and is beginning to have some movement on his feet and hands. It will take Patel a long recovery process to regain his body movement or walk again.
His family says, that Patel had recently arrived in the country to help take care of his son's 17-month-old child. Chirag Patel says, his father told him that three officers had stopped him and when he was questioned that he pointed at his son's home. He even gave them their house number. When he pointed at his son's house, Officer Parker grabbed his arm and forced it to his back and threw him on the ground. Patel couldn't stop the fall, hit his face and injured his neck causing him partial paralysis.
Muncey says, that the FBI is also investigating the case to determine, if any federal laws were violated and deprived Patel of his civil rights.
The Patel family has hired an attorney and filed a lawsuit against the Madison Police Department.
Parker's confrontation with Patel was video recorded by a police squad dash camera.

● A Gofundme has been set up for Sureshbhai Patel for medical expenses and in one day has raised more than $32,466 from $100,000 being asked to donate. http://www.gofundme.com/m757pw

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Maggie Rivera Seeks National LULAC Presidency In 2015

Rivera once again will seek to become the National LULAC President.

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

February 12, 2015

Washington, D.C. - On Thursday, Magdalena "Maggie" Rivera of Crystal Lake, Illinois confirmed that she will run as a candidate to become the next National LULAC President in 2015. Rivera will officially announce her candidacy for national president on Saturday during the National LULAC Board meeting. She will initiate a national election campaign of her vision to advocate for real change, transparency, accountability and democracy for all LULAC paying membership Councils in the troubled national non-profit organization. Rivera stated, "Let's finish what we started, a real change in LULAC for future generations, "Real" democracy at its best!" Rivera is viewed as a reformer and advocate for LULAC Council members voting rights.
Rivera is one of many LULAC members in Washington, D.C. attending the LULAC National Board and LULAC Institute meeting from February 13-14.
The next National LULAC election will be held this July in Salt Lake City during the 86th National LULAC Annual Convention.
Last Summer, Rivera was elected as the National LULAC President at the 85th National LULAC Annual Convention in New York City. But, the termed-out LULAC President Margaret Moran, Luis Vera, the election judge and Manuel Escobar, the legal advisor for Moran canceled the election and cheated Rivera of taking office by filing legal challenges, which are still being argued in the New York State Supreme Court and in a Bexar County court in Texas. The legal challenges filed by Moran extended her stay as president of the National LULAC, but has not been recognized by the LULAC Executive Committee (EC) who provides funding approvals for the organization.
Under the leadership of Moran and former National LULAC President Rosa Rosales, the National LULAC organization has become embroiled in major financial, including questionable sales of LULAC properties without the knowledge of the EC leading to scandals within the organization, lawsuits costing the organization thousands of dollars in legal fees and damages to plaintiffs in Texas, Arizona and most likely in New York as well.
Moran, Vera and Escobar recently lost a lawsuit in Arizona for cheating 44 LULAC Councils by denying their state certifications in the 84th Las Vegas National LULAC Convention elections in 2013. The National LULAC, including Moran settled and had to pay more than $25,619 to the plaintiffs.
Moran, Vera and Escobar denied 140 Arizona Council members their right to vote for Domingo García who was running for National LULAC President. García too was denied his candidacy to get elected in the Las Vegas National LULAC Convention.

● In October of 2014, Moran faced two embarrassing situations when she was rejected by both the National LULAC Institute and the LULAC Corporate Alliance for pretending to be the National LULAC president after being termed-out. The National LULAC under Moran ended up paying about $120,000 for partisan delegate unused hotel rooms in NY, after the 85th National LULAC Convention. The payment was done without the approval of the EC and resulted in allegations that Moran and Brent Wilkes, the National LULAC Executive Director had engaged in misappropriation of funds.

● More than $30,000 has been used by Moran to pay for her lawyer fees on several legal cases pending, which were not authorized by the EC.

● A Nueces County civil lawsuit pertaining to a LULAC property located at 2625 Greenwood Dr., in Corpus Christi, Texas claimed that it was sold to the Hacienda Senior Housing, LP (HSH) associated with investor Walter Martinez. The LULAC property was sold in 2012 to multiple identities including the San Antonio  Community Development Council, which Escobar was listed as a director and registered agent subject to conflict of interest allegations.
The lawsuit filed in June 2013 claims that Moran and Escobar conspired to commit fraud and failed to notify the LULAC membership, including the LULAC National Board of the sale before the property was actually sold for $1.7M. "After debt transactional fees were paid, LULAC received a mere $250,000," for the property. Moran authorized the sale and signed documents along with Escobar, the LULAC National Legal Advisor before they could get approval by the National Board. "The property sale was kept secret from the National Board and LULAC members," the Rick Dovalina and LULAC v. Moran and Escobar (case 2013ccv-61062-3 in the Nueces County Civil Court at Law Number 3) lawsuit claims.
Ten days after the property was sold, the commercial real estate value market price was $10M.

● Three other valuable properties were coming up for their 30 year free and clear pay off and were destine to be sold without authorization from the membership, but the lawsuit stopped any attempt by Moran and Escobar to sell them. Wilkes apparently knew of the clandestine sale of the property to HSH. Those three LULAC properties were also marked for sale for pennies to a dollar, but Rick Dovalina's lawsuit halted any further sale of any properties.

● The City of Corpus Christi also filed a lawsuit against several Texas LULAC Councils under former LULAC National President Rosa Rosales for not fulfilling their promise in 2008 to built an 80 low housing unit project by 2010, which the City of Corpus Christi and the Corpus Christi Community Improvement Corporation paid them $400,000 to do so and nothing was ever built in the property. The City of Corpus Christi is seeking to get reimburse for $400,000 from the defendants. 
Rosales financial transactions between 2008 to 2010 led to an allegation of giving away the LULAC Hacienda Housing project and the Kingsville Manor Apartment complex costing LULAC thousands of dollars in losses.
Moran, Rosales and Wilkes were contacted by HNNUSA for comment, but did not return any response.