Monday, August 31, 2015

Female Body Found Behind Building In The Northwest Side Of Milwaukee

Police investigating a suspicious death in the Northwest side of the City.

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

August 31, 2015
(Updated)

Milwaukee, WI - On Monday, the body of Emily J. Hastings, 30, was found behind a home at the 5900 block N.36th Street around 6:15 a.m. "...an autopsy will be performed by the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office to determine a cause of death," Milwaukee Police Sergeant Timothy Gauerke from the Chief of Police Office reported.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Miniature César E. Chávez Replica Bronze Statue Showcased At CicloviaMKE On Chávez Drive

A miniature replica bronze statue of the actual 6 foot César E. Chávez lifesize statue was showcased at the 1st Annual CicloviaMKE on Saturday.

By H. Nelson Goodson 
August 30, 2015

Milwaukee, WI - On Saturday, hundreds of people attended the 1st Annual CicloviaMKE event along S. César E. Chávez Drive, despite damp and wet drizzle conditions. Vendors and businesses along the S. Chávez BID #38 Business District participated and a miniature replica bronze statue of the actual César E. Chávez 6 foot bronze statue to be unveiled in October was showcased at the BID #38 and Clarke Square booth during the outdoor event.
Julio Maldonado, the executive director for the Chávez Drive BID #38 confirmed to Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) on Saturday, that the César E. Chávez life size bronze statue measuring 6 feet in height will be unveiled in mid September at the El Rey Super Mercado in the 900 block of S. César E. Chávez Drive. Ian B. Bautista, the executive director of Clarke Square said, the lifesize statue of Chávez at El Rey will not have a mount, but will be flush with the ground to depict César E. Chávez as actually walking on level ground.
A fundraiser in March raised $5,150 and 125 people attended the event. BID #38 has raised nearly $40K for the cost of the $40K statue, according to Maldonado. The City of Milwaukee, Zilber Family Foundation and El Rey Foods have pledged $10K each, according to an itinerary flyer provided at the March fundraising event that took place at the Mangos Tropical Bar and Grill on Chávez Drive.
People who contribute $500 or more to the statue in donations will receive a Chávez replica miniature bronze statue while supplies last, the Chávez BID #38 reported.
Milwaukee will become the 8th location in the U.S. to unveil a Chávez lifesize bronze statue in the country.

Other Chávez lifesize bronze statue locations are:

● University of Texas - Austin

● Phoenix, Arizona

● San Fernando, California

● Sacramento, California

● California State University - Fresno

● Riverside, California

● California State University - San Marcos

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Milwaukee Paralegal With Southside Durrani Law Firm Killed By Suspect



Police are investigating a Milwaukee Southside homicide where a body was found at a rear parking lot of a four unit apartment building.

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

August 29, 2015

Milwaukee, WI - On Saturday, around 11:30 a.m. police were called to the 1200 block of S. 24th Street after several gun shots were heard. When police arrived to investigate, they found the body of a woman in the rear parking lot of a four unit apartment building. The woman was identified by police as Carmen G. Rivera Colón, 42, and worked as a paralegal with the Durrani Law Firm and had moved to Milwaukee from Madison about two months ago and was going through a divorce, according to neighbors.
Cynthia Rich, a neighbor told Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) that a surveillance camera was placed at a light pole near the parking lot where Rivera-Colón was gunned down, but the camera was removed by the City. Police are reviewing other surveillance cameras in the area.
The investigation is ongoing and suspects sought.

47-year-old Texas Harris County Sheriff Deputy Gunned Down Execution Style

Authorities searching for a male suspect who walked up to a Harris County Sheriff Deputy and killed him in cold blood at a Chevron gas station in Houston.

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 29, 2015
(Updated)

Houston, Texas - The Harris County Sheriff's Office reported that 10 year veteran in the department Deputy Darren Goforth, 47, was fatally shot execution style at a Chevron gas station located at Telge Road and West Road on Friday night by a lone suspect. Video surveillance from the gas station shows a dark completed male walk up to Deputy Goforth from behind and shot him multiple times. Goforth had just finished filling up his squad with gas and didn't notice the suspect walking up on him.
The suspect is believe to be between the age of 20 to 25 and fled the scene in a red fleet side extended cab Ford ranger.
The homicide investigation is ongoing. Deputy Goforth was married and has two children.

Update: On Saturday, Shanon J. Miles, 30, was taken into custody for the murder of Harris County Sheriff Deputy Darren Goforth. Miles was arrested at his mother's house, she turned him in to authorities.

New UCC Acosta Middle School Named After Dora And Israel "Shorty" Acosta

Dora and Israel "Shorty" Acosta were honored on Friday by the United Community Center by naming the new middle school as the UCC Acosta Middle School.

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

August 29, 2015

Milwaukee, WI - On Friday, Ricardo Diaz, the executive director for the United Community Center (UCC) located in the Southside of Milwaukee announced that a new charter school has been named the UCC Acosta Middle School in honor of Dora and Israel "Shorty" Acosta who have a combined 75-years of working at the UCC. The school will open in the Fall of 2016. Israel is well known in the Hispanic community as former U.S. Olympic boxer in 1984 when he lost in a decision of 3-2 to Gold Medalist Paul Gonzalez in the Los Angeles boxoff finals when he was 31 years of age.
He later became an assistant coach for the U.S. Olympic Boxing Team.
Acosta has worked for the Milwaukee Housing Authority for the last 42 years, is a current boxing coach at the UCC and trained for more than three decades. Twenty-five years ago, Acosta married Dora who was the Dean of Students at the Bruce-Guadalupe Middle School, but has since retired. They have on child named Israel.
Acosta at the age of 16 arrived from Puerto Rico in 1971 and attended South Division High School. Acosta only spoke Spanish and H. Nelson Goodson, who at the time was a Junior bilingual student mentor at South was assigned to be Acosta's tutor while attending South.
Dora and Israel Acosta while working at UCC, they have made great contributions. They have proudly served as role models for students at the charter schools and teenagers that train at the UCC boxing center. 
About 97 percent of students at the UCC charter schools are Hispanic and at least 80 percent come from low-income families, according to the UCC website.
Congrats to Dora and Israel "Shorty" Acosta!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Milwaukee Teens Fled After Crashing Stolen Vehicle At S. 6th And W. Hayes Ave.

Stolen vehicle totaled after crash at Milwaukee's Southside.

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

August 28, 2015

Milwaukee, WI - On Friday, police were called to the 2400 block of S. 6th Street just after 9:00 p.m. after a reported 1993 Honda Accord had crashed into pole. According to a 54-year-old witness, he told Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) that he was driving northbound of S. 6th Street and noticed the Honda Accord driving erratic while driving westbound and almost crashed into him. The driver of the stolen vehicle lost control and crashed into a pole on the eastside of the street on S. 6th.
The witnessed said, that he saw four to five Afro-American teens get out of the vehicle and fled the scene. A 21-year-old woman who reported the vehicle stolen, says that she noticed it missing around 5:10 p.m. and reported it stolen to police. The vehicle was stolen from near S. Greeley St. and E. Clarence St.
She had just bought the vehicle and was about to get insurance after recently registering the vehicle with the DMV. The vehicle was totaled, according to the woman.
The 54-year-old man says, the teens were also involved in an accident near the 1300 of W. Harrison St. before crashing on S. 6th Street.
No one was reported injured.
In an unrelated incident, a car jacking was reported on Thursday near the 2500 block of W. Lapham Street making it the third one for August.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Milwaukee's Hispanic Community Commemorates 45th Anniversary Of Equal Access To Higher Education

This year marks the 45th Anniversary that the Hispanic community struggled to gain equal access to higher education by staging protests after taking over Chapman Hall in 1970.

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 27, 2015

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday, the Milwaukee Hispanic community once again will commemorate its 45th Anniversary for the struggle to provide equal access to higher education for generations of Hispanic students in the State of Wisconsin. On August 27, 1970, the Hispanic community took over Chapman Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) after a discriminatory policy was in place to keep Hispanics from enrolling at UWM. In the Fall semester of 1970, there were only 14 Hispanic students enrolled at UWM, most of them from South and Central America compared to 25,000 students attending classes. 
For the Hispanic community, "In Milwaukee many barriers existed blocking their paths to higher education. Their language and cultural distinctness were frowned upon, and they had limited access to information about educational opportunities and few professional role models. Discriminatory treatment was the norm." (Cited from Myriad Magazine UWM 1990)
At least 500 people took it upon themselves to stand up and challenge the UWM discriminatory policy that prevented Hispanics and other minorities from enrolling at the urban university. 
Four men, Jesus Salas, Gregorio J. "Goyo" Rivera, Dante Navarro and Jose Luis Huerta-Sanchez and one woman, Marla O. Anderson were taken into custody for protesting the discriminatory policy that kept Latinos from enrolling at UWM and for refusing to leave UWM Chancellor J. Martin Klotsche's office on that August afternoon. The UWM protest began with about 150 people and within days, it grew to more than 500 people.
Klotsche refused to meet with the protesters, but after three days of hunger strikes by the protest organizers, the stalemate broke and Klotsche finally met with them.
By September 1970, UWM along with members of the Hispanic community created the Spanish Speaking Outreach Institute (SSOI) to offer academic counseling, recruit and retain potential students. The SSOI would especially serve nearly 30,000 Latinos living in the Milwaukee area.
Believe it or not, the 1970 takeover of UWM quietly faded away in the memories of those who participated and went on with their lives. After 31 years, it resurfaced again when the first comprehensive article by H. Nelson Goodson detailing the accounts was written and published in 2001. 
In 1996, the SSOI was renamed the Roberto Hernandez Center. Hernandez was one of the instrumental leaders of the UWM protests in 1970.

For full historical article: Revisiting The 1970 Hispanic Takeover At UW-Milwaukee Demanding Equal Access To Education http://goo.gl/qOEF5I

Video link depicting the history, including news clips of the UWM takeover, SSOI, Roberto Hernández Center at UWM and events leading to higher education for countless of Hispanics in Wisconsin: http://tinyurl.com/3e6odcb

Two page article of the UW-Milwaukee 1970 Takeover of Chapman Hall by the Hispanic community seeking higher education for Latinos at following link (PDF): http://bit.ly/1NYi44R

In loving Memory and Special Tribute our dearly departed leaders and community founders/activists 

• Juan V. Alvarez
• Marla O. Anderson
• Manuel Ayala
• Miguel Berry
• Danny Campos
• Raul Cano
• Camila Casarez
• Alfonso Flores
• Raul Flores
• Enriqueta Gonzalez
• Gloria Gonzalez
• Irma Guerra
• Loyd J. Guzior
• Roberto Hernández
• Pantaleon Hill
• Manuela Hill
• Mary Lou Massignani
• Mary Ann McNulty
• Genevieve Medina
• Julia Mendoza
• Dante Navarro
• Maria Ortega
• Juanita Renteria
• Francisco "Panchillo" Rodriguez
• T. Carlos "Charlie" Salas
• Dorothy Torres
• Luis Torres

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Hispanic Lives Matter In The U.S. And Have A $1.5T Purchasing And Voting Power

Anti-immigrant and hate hysteria campaign towards Hispanics and immigrants has become the focal issue for the candidates campaigning for the Republican nomination for U.S. President in 2016. 

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

August 26, 2015

Washington, D.C. - More than 75% of Hispanics in the U.S. have a negative view of the leading candidate in the polls, Donald J. Trump from the Republican political party, who has gained the Pendejo/Estúpido (Stupid) label by Latinos nationwide for his outspoken anti-immigrant and hate hysteria rhetoric campaign. The Republican Party has also been labeled "El partido político de Estúpidos" by Hispanics. Trump is campaigning for mass deportations, eliminating Obama's DACA and DAPA policies, if elected and deporting DREAMers, ending birthright citizenship to children born to undocumented parents residing in the country. Trump is advocating to built 1,284 miles of border wall between the U.S. and Mexico that will cost tax payers $20B and the mass deportation of 11M of undocumented immigrants at a cost of $12.5K per person totalling up to $137B, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Today U.S. Hispanics including undocumented workers have more than $1.5T in purchasing power in the country and within several years could reach up to $2T. Unfortunately, Hispanics today haven't been able to manage their own purchasing empowerment to influence immigration reform for nearly a decade, since the first uprising and activism in the national level against anti-immigrant bashing and the attempt by U.S. Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) to criminalize people for providing aid to undocumented immigrants.
Hispanics nationwide need to wake up from being idle and need to fight back against immigrant bashing and racism towards Latinos targeted by Trump and the other 14 candidates for the Republican nomination for President by limiting their purchasing power to influence change and immigration reform today. This nation runs by the dollar and the dollar, if used effectively can influence change. A national campaign to stop purchasing products from those businesses and companies that don't support immigration reform would no doubt halt the anti-immigrant bashing by Trump and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) who agreed with Trump in ending birthright citizenship to children born to undocumented parents in the U.S., but a political backlash and losing 50% of his support in Iowa influenced his decision to recant his support for ending birthright. Walker is known to flipflop on issues just to get votes, but if elected, he will be anti-immigrant and would attempt to end birthright to U.S. Citizens.
U.S. birthright landmark case, the United States vs. Wong Kim Ark (169 U.S. 649) set precedent in 1898 that children born in the U.S., despite having undocumented or foreign parents granted them birthright to citizenship. On March 28, 1898, Supreme Court Justice Herace Gray in a majority decision wrote, " “irresistibly lead us to these conclusions: the Fourteenth Amendment affirms the ancient and fundamental rule of citizenship by birth within the territory, in the allegiance and under the protection of the country, including all children here born of resident aliens ….The Amendment, in clear words and in manifest intent, includes the children born, within the territory of the United States, of all other persons, of whatever race or color, domiciled within the United States.”
The mass deportation alone of 11M undocumented immigrants would have a devastating effect of the U.S. economy that would plunge the country into a deep recession leading to a depression. The created job void by mass deportations to replace unauthorized workers nationwide would force restaurants, companies and businesses to shut down that would eliminate state and federal tax generating revenue.
In the last decade, unauthorized workers have contributed $100B into the Social Security Trust Fund and most won't benefit from their contribution and don't claim tax refunds.
One thing for sure, Hispanic lives do matter in the U.S. and the Hispanic vote will determine the next President elect in 2016.

Republican candidate for President Donald J. Trump's plan for mass deportation of undocumented immigrants would cost more than $137B, according to ICE. The Center for American Progress estimated a combine processing and deportation of undocumented immigrants at a cost of $570B. Trump's assumption that crime has increased by the influx of illegal crossings into the U.S. is contradicted, because between 1990 to 2013, crime decreased by 48% while the influx of immigrants increased by 8% - 13%.

● Trump's mass deportation plan to deport 11M illegals would cost $12,500 each or $137B, according to U.S. ICE

● The U.S. border between Mexico is 1,954 miles long, it has 670 miles of fence and building a wall for 1,284 miles would cost at least $16M per mile with a total projected cost of $20M, according to Univision.

● 40% of foreigners who overstay their Visa's in the U.S. arrive by passenger planes, according to Government Accountability Office/PEW Hispanic Center

● 75% of the Hispanic population in the U.S. consider Trump in a negative view, according to NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Telemundo poll

● In 2015, Hispanics purchasing power reached $1.5T, an increase of 50% since 2010. Hispanic women control a majority of house spending. Women spend $3.3B in foot wear, according to the Nielsen report.

● 56M Hispanics reside in the U.S. making a 17.6% of the U.S. population, the Latin Post reported. 2/3 of the reported population are Mexican-American in the U.S.

● At the age of 21, children born in the U.S. to undocumented parents can petition for their parents to be legalize, in contrary to the notion that birthright of children grants quick legalization to undocumented parents.

● By 2019, Hispanics will account for 10.6% in U.S. purchasing power.

● In 2013, more than 150,000 Hispanics were in active duty compared to 2011, which they made up 17 percent of new recruits. More than 60 Medals of Honor were awarded to Hispanics, Aljazeera reported.

● In the last decade, undocumented workers contributed $100B to the Social Security Trust Fund. An estimated 11M undocumented immigrants reside in the U.S. and about 7M are unauthorized workers and 3.1M of those worked with fake or expired Social Security numbers and paid automatic payroll taxes to the federal government. In 2010, a $13B annual net contribution was made to the Social Security Trust Fund. Most of the unauthorized workers will never benefit from their tax contributions later in life, according to Stephen Goss, Chief Actuary Secretary of the SSA.

● More than 60M U.S. Hispanics are eligible voters and could cast their vote in 2016 to determine the next President elect.

● Crime in the U.S. went down between 1990 to 2013 by 48% as 8% to 13% of the immigrant population increased (American Immigration Council)

● Actually undocumented immigrants crossing into the U.S. dropped from 12.2M in 2007 to 11.2M in 2012 and only 12% living in the U.S. were born in another country (Center for American Progress)

● Only 3.5% of undocumented immigrants make up a small segment of the total population in the U.S. and make up 5% of the labor force in the country (Pew Research Center)

● Trump and the other 14 GOP candidates for president don't realize that in 2013, 125,000 Mexican nationals crossed into the U.S. compared to 147,000 Chinese nationals that same year, according to the WSJ.

● If all undocumented immigrants were deported today, the U.S. economy would lose $2.6T over ten years and would cost $285B to deport them and an additional $285B to process them for deportation (Center for American Progress)

● The New Republic dot com reported, the American Immigration Council estimates that immigrants earn about $240 billion a year, pay about $90 billion a year in taxes, and use about $5 billion in public benefits,” a 2010 report by the Council found. “In another cut of the data, immigrant tax payments total $20 to $30 billion more than the amount of government services they use.” And a report by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 2013 found that “more than half of undocumented immigrants have federal and state income, Social Security, and Medicare taxes automatically deducted from their paychecks.” Those immigrants are essentially helping to underwrite the welfare system, providing an enormous subsidy to it every year without being able to reap any of the benefits. The Chamber of Commerce report found they are more than twice as likely as native-born Americans to start a new business each month. In fact, immigrants started 28 percent of all new businesses in the United States in 2011. Immigrants pay billions in taxes to the government every year; in Texas alone, they generate $1.6 billion annually in taxes.

● Undocumented immigrants in the U.S. paid $11.84B in state and federal taxes in 2012, according to the Institute of Taxation and Economic Policy.

● 2 of 3 Americans support a pathway to U.S. Citizenship for undocumented immigrants (Gallop Poll, August 2015)

● Today, 8.8M legalized immigrants can be naturalized, 3.3M are of Mexican descent, 640K Chinese are legalized and 2.9M can become naturalized, according to USDHS (2012). 11.2M Hispanics voted in 2012, 12.1M failed to vote or 82% of registered Hispanic voters cast their vote in 2012.

Update: Candidate for President federal Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told CNN, Trump is an idiot on Mideast policy and ill prepared to be commander in chief, shallow and engages in demagoguing immigrants. If Trumps gets the Republican nomination for President, it would be the end of the Republican Party and should lose the election in 2016.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Milwaukee Police District 2 Station To Hold Open House In September

Milwaukee Police Captain Alfonso Morales, police officers and personnel at 2nd District Police Station invites Southsiders to their annual Open House event.

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 25, 2015

Milwaukee, WI - On Tuesday, Milwaukee Police Officer Jesús Gloria, the Community Liaison Officer confirmed that Police Captain Alfonso Morales from the Milwaukee 2nd District Police Station has invited the Southside community to their annual "Open House" at the station. Captain Morales and officers will be present at the event and personnel will conduct tours of the police station.
Specialized police exhibits, squads, SWAT, and equipment will be showed case by the Milwaukee Police Department. Also pizza and refreshments will be served, according to Officer Gloria.
The Open House will take place on Sunday, September 13, 2015, 245 W. Lincoln Ave. in Milwaukee, WI from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Children and parents welcome to the event.

For more information please contact Community Liaison Officers José Acevedo or Officer Jesus Gloria at 935-7228
or Block Watch Council President Paul Grippe at 645-4795.

El Departamento de Policía de Milwaukee Distrito Dos los invita a su anual Casa Abierta este 13 de Septiembre de 2015 de 12:00 p.m. hasta las 3:00 p.m.

Localizado al 245 W. Lincoln Avenida en Milwaukee, WIsconsin

La Estación de Policía Distrito Dos estará abriendo sus Puertas a nuestra comunidad para la visita de usted y su familia!

· Conozca y Salude a los los miembros del Distrito Dos
· Recorra la estación de Policía del Distrito Dos
· Área con Recursos de la Comunidad
· Exhibición de unidades de la ley
· Pizza & otros refrigerios
· Y MUCHO MÁS!

Para obtener más información, póngase en contacto con los Oficiales de Enlace de la Comunidad José Acevedo o el Oficial Jesús Gloria al 935-7228 o con el Presidente del Consejo de la vigilancia de la cuadra Paúl Grippe al 645-4795.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Mexican Fiesta 2015 Draws 80,000 To Lakefront Festival At Summerfest Grounds

An estimated 80,000 festival goers attended this year's Mexican Fiesta 2015, according to volunteers and organizers.

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 24, 2015

Milwaukee, WI - An update about Mexican Fiesta 2015: according to former Mexican Fiesta Ambassador Vanessa Vasquez Facebook posting, she claims that more than 80,000 people attended this year's Fiesta over the weekend. No official record of attendance has been released from Mexican Fiesta 2015. Also, no one was reported banned from the Mexican Fiesta for having body art on their face or body deemed distasteful to Fiesta organizers, police and the LPOA security, according to unofficial preliminary Milwaukee police and Latino Peace Officers Association (LPOA) reports.
This year's music venue included, the Tejano Show Case with Ram Herrera, Casey Zavala, Oscar G., David Farias, Michael Salgado, Liberty Band, XS Band and Tejano Highway 281. Mexican Fiesta performers were Bachatero Joe Veras, Carmen La Salsera with Cache Pueblo Latino and Mexican music venue that included Los Invasores de Nuevo Leon, Pablo Montero, Chuy Lizarraga y su Banda Tierra Sinaloense, Grupo Kual?, Mariachi Cobre, Espinosa Paz, Dinastia Norteña and La Sonora Internacional USA.
In brief history, two years ago, Mexican Fiesta in Milwaukee banned Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) from the Mexican Fiesta Office during a press conference for first reporting on August 24, 2013 that Fiesta was enforcing a discriminating policy to ban people with certain facial and body tattoos from assisting the Mexican Fiesta at the Summerfest grounds because they were deemed as gang members or would-be gang members even if they were not or did nothing wrong at the Fiesta grounds. HNNUSA also reported in 2013 about Mexican Fiesta's discriminating policy not to award scholarships to DREAMers. According to their website in 2013, Mexican Fiesta claimed that it had given more than $2.5M in scholarships, but HNNUSA discovered that not one single dollar was ever awarded to DREAMers because they were prohibited from applying for scholarships.
The Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation Board (WHSF), which sponsors the Mexican Fiesta three-day festival at the Summerfest grounds and the National LULAC changed their discriminating policy after Hispanic News Network U.S.A. exposed the exclusion of DREAMers from applying for scholarships. 
Last year in 2014, the WHSF began to accept scholarship applications from registered DREAMers. The LULAC National gave a matching scholarship fund as well and also had excluded DREAMers from getting scholarships.
Some have asked, how did Salsa, Bachata and Merengue music venue was introduced at the annual Fiesta? Well, Puerto Rican (PR) music was first introduced back in 1983 to the Fiesta Mexicana when I suggested it at the time to La Fiesta Mexicana organizers, which were having a volunteer party at Margaritas Bar and Hall on W. Windlake Avenue. The Fiesta Mexicana sponsor was Latin American Union for Civil Rights (LAUCR) which was headed by Executive Director Salvador Sanchez and former UMOS director. 
The Fiesta Mexicana organizers finally agreed that it would boost attendance  and the first PR artist to appear at the Fiesta Mexicana was Willie Colón from NY. The year after, I briefly joined the Fiesta Mexicana Board and when a Board meeting took place, one of the Board members was opposed to continue to have a Puerto Rican band play again at Fiesta Mexicana claiming it wasn't a PR fest, but when I brought up Willie Colón's successful performance including a huge attendance and how the grounds were packed,  the Board once again decided to bring another PR artist, Ray Barreto performed and the year after Frankie Sabath.
The PR music venue was a success in generating funds at the old Summerfest Miller stage and ever since then, a Salsa band, Merengue or Bachata artist performs at the annual festival, regardless of the non-profit organization that sponsors the Fiesta. Not to many people know about my influence to stop discrimination among cultures in our own community and bridging harmony by working together for the benefit of our community.
The Puerto Rican community is credited and was also involved with the Mexican community in the 1970's activism and the take-over of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) to allow Hispanics to enroll. Only 14 Hispanics were enrolled on August 27, 1970 compared to 27,000 White students.
Our community united and took over UWM and succeeded in eliminating the discriminatory policy and barrier that kept Hispanics from enrolling at UWM due to high prerequisites demand in which Hispanic students were not being prepared by the Milwaukee Public School system with college bound courses needed to pass college tests for enrollment.
Today, the doors of education remain open and basically anyone seeking a higher education can enroll without any problems. The annual Fiesta was first created by the community founders and activists to generate funds for scholarships to students to attend universities and colleges throughout the State of Wisconsin.
On August 27th, it will mark the 45th Anniversary of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee take-over by the Hispanic community to break down the discriminatory policy and barrier to keep Hispanics from enrolling at the university.

Update: On Tuesday, Mexican Fiesta 2015 confirmed that more than 80K people attended the three-day fest.

Two Milwaukee Southside Homicide Victims Identified As Luis A. Santiago And Gabriel Velazquez



Milwaukee police looking for multiple suspects in several unrelated Milwaukee Southside homicides over the weekend.

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

August 24, 2015

Milwaukee, WI - On Monday, the Milwaukee Police Department identified two Milwaukee Southside homicide victims that were reported killed over the weekend as Luis A. Santiago, 35, and Gabriel Velazquez, 35, both of Milwaukee. Santiago was fatally shot in an alley at the 1400 block of S. 31Street on August 21. Three suspects have been taken into custody and police are looking for more suspects connected to Friday's homicide.
On early Saturday, Velazquez was shot at the 1500 block of S. 15 Street after getting into an altercation with several men inside a corner tavern. The altercation continued outside the tavern and Velazquez attempted to run over the two suspects with his vehicle, which one of them had a weapon and shot at Velazquez in the driver's seat. Velazquez was wounded, but fled the scene and later died while driving on S. Cesar E. Chavez Drive and W. National Ave. where the vehicle crashed.
Police released a surveillance video from the tavern showing the suspects wanted in connection with the Velazquez murder and a vehicle used by the suspects to flee the crime scene.

Video of suspect and vehicle used in Velazquez homicide https://youtu.be/zF7bK9fqw1Y 

Police released the following information about the suspects description and vehicle used in Velazquez homicide.

● Suspect #1: Black male, 5'5" tall, 130 lbs., goatee, short faded hair with a small Mohawk, no shirt, dark colored shorts with boxer style underwear, white tennis shoes (not pictured in the video)

● Suspect #2: White or Hispanic male, 5'10" to 6'2" tall, 170-180 lbs, light complexion, short hair, light blue t-shirt, blue jeans, two tone sneakers, black watch on left wrist, and wearing a necklace

The suspects were seen leaving the scene in an early 2000's tan or gray Saturn with black front and rear bumpers. Anyone with information is asked to call Milwaukee Police at (414) 935-7360.

Republican Political Party Gains The Pendejos Party Label Over Mexican Hate Rhetoric

The hate rhetoric towards Mexicans and U.S. born citizens of Mexican descent by most of the Republican candidates for the nomination for President in 2016 has labeled the GOP as the Pendejos political party.

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

August 24, 2015

Washington, D.C. - The GOP or the Republican political party is now known nationally by Hispanics and immigrants as the "Pendejos" (Stupid) political party for the hate rhetoric and hysteria towards Mexicans, Puerto Ricans and immigrants by most of the 15 candidates trying to get the Republican nomination for President in 2016. Out spoken pendejos and racists, candidates Donald J. Trump, Jeb Bush and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker have taken the lead to exploit the hate card towards Hispanics and immigrants just to gain votes from bigoted Americans.
They seem to try to get America back into a White candidate control of the White House instead of embracing the diverse rich culture make up face of America today. No doubt, the combined ethnic population in the U.S. has taken over and these White candidates are desperate to keep Whites in political power or status quo to exploit racial discriminatory practices and to keep people of color in poverty and homeless.
Hispanics and immigrants have now been declared undesirable in America by the leading Republican candidate Trump who declared "War" on immigration, but in reality against all Hispanics in the U.S. Trump and the other GOP candidates are hoping most Hispanics can just turn sit back or turn their backs and allow for other Latinos to be discriminated, their rights violated and get as many U.S. born children in the country deported because of their Mexican roots and families. 
Even some Republican Hispanics and Mexicans legally in the U.S. support Trump's outspoken attack on Latinos not realizing that they too have been targeted by Trump who is part German and his ancestors immigrated to the U.S. Some Latinos agree with Trump and Walker, that all Mexican nationals residing and working illegally in the country should be deported including ending a birthright to citizenship for those children born in the country to undocumented parents. 
Since 2006, immigration reform activists, organizations and clergy staged demonstrations, marched, engaged in civil disobedience acts, hunger strikes and even had undocumented children confront GOP elected federal representatives at the national level for immigration reform while the majority of the undocumented population in the country stood idle and watched a few thousand activists struggle for their rights to remain in the U.S. Some Hispanics believe, if the 11M undocumented population continues to sit quietly and expect for immigration reform to get accomplish soon while being idle, then they deserve to get deported by Trump, Walker or the next Republican President elect.
Hispanics have become to complacent to racism and discrimination in the country, we inject trillions of dollars into the U.S. economy, but can't manage our spending power to influence change and immigration reform. We can vote in large numbers, we can spend trillions of dollars, but today we need to spend less in the U.S. to hit those Pendejos where it hurts, in their pockets. 
Undocumented workers in the last ten decades have contributed more than $100B into the Social Security Trust Fund and even more to the IRS suspended account, which most undocumented workers don't file for tax refunds.
Trump declared a War against illegal immigration on Sunday, but has no credible plan for immigration reform other than to built a border wall by Mexico, promotes mass deportations, hate and ending U.S. birthright to children with undocumented parents. The bigoted America today is a dying breed and will eventually become dormant. 

● Trump's mass deportation plan to deport 11M illegals would cost $12,500 each or $137B, according to U.S. ICE

● Cost to built a 1,900 mile border wall between the U.S. and Mexico $14B

● 40% of foreigners who overstay their Visa's in the U.S. arrive by passenger planes, according to Government Accountability Office/PEW Hispanic Center

● 75% of the Hispanic population in the U.S. consider Trump in a negative view, according to NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Telemundo poll

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Two Homicides Within Several Days Reported In Milwaukee's Southside

The latest Milwaukee homicide happened on early Saturday along S. Cesar E. Chavez Dr. raising the murder rate to 101 people reported killed in the city.

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

August 22, 2015
(Updated)

Milwaukee, WI - On Saturday, a victim was reported shot around 1:55 a.m. in the 1500 block of W. Scott Street after an altercation with several suspects outside a corner tavern. The 35-year-man got into his vehicle and attempted to run over two men. One of the men shot and struck the driver, but the driver left the scene. He later crashed at the 700 block of S. Cesar E. Chavez Drive and W. National Ave. The driver apparently died from a gun shot wound and crashed. Police continue the homicide investigation. Saturday's Southside homicide raised the Milwaukee reported homicides to 101.
On Friday, police reported that a 35-year-old man was fatally shot around 6:55 p.m. in an alley after an altercation with 3 to 5 men at the 1400 block of S. 31st Street. The victim died at the scene.
Police released the following information, "The suspects are described as Hispanic males who fled in a older white SUV-style vehicle with a partial plate of 737." No suspects have been arrested.
Friday's reported murder was the 100th homicide in the city.
Last Sunday, two women ages 34, and 29, were reported shot at 2:00 a.m. outside Mango's Tropical-n-Grill, 721 S. Cesar E. Chavez Dr. after a fight broke inside.
One of the women, Reina Mae Pavlik is recovering from a gunshot wound and the second victim suffered a non-life-threatening wound as well. Both women were not the intended targets, according to police.

35-year-old Man Fatally Shot At A Milwaukee Southside Alley

The murdered 35-year-old victim became the 100 homicide reported in Milwaukee.

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

August 22, 2015

Milwaukee, WI - On Friday, police reported that a 35-year-old man was fatally shot around 6:55 p.m. in an alley after an altercation with 3 to 5 men at the 1400 block of S. 31st Street. The victim died at the scene.
Police released the following information, "The suspects are described as hispanic males who fled in a older white SUV-style vehicle with a partial plate of 737." No suspects have been arrested.
The latest murder in the Southside is the 100th homicide reported in Milwaukee.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Four Dumb Criminals Charged After Returning To Crime Scene

Three of four suspects including a 15-year-old female were charged, they were labeled as dumb criminals for returning to a crime scene while police investigated an armed robbery in Milwaukee's Southside.

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

August 21, 2015

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday, Genaro (booked as Gerrard) Martínez, 18, Adrian J. Guerrero, 17, and Javier Salinas, 17, were charged for the August 15 armed robbery of a 49-year-old man in Milwaukee's Southside. Police arrested four suspects after returning to the crime scene when they were spotted by the victim while police were taking a statement about the armed robbery.
Martínez was charged with one felony count for armed robbery and a bond of $9,000 cash was set. He is facing 40 years in prison and $100,000 in fines, if convicted. Guerrero was charged with two felony counts, for fleeing from a police officer and using a vehicle without the consent of the owner and bail was set $10,000 cash. He is facing 3 1/2 years in prison and $10,000 in fines for each count. Salinas was charged with three felony counts for armed robbery and bail was set at $150,000 cash. He is facing 40 years in prison and $100,000 in fines for each count. The 15-year-old female suspect is being held as a juvenile.
Last Monday, Milwaukee police reported that four suspects, Martínez, Guerrero, Salinas and a 15-year-old female were taken into custody after returning to a crime scene minutes after an armed robbery. The criminal complaint states, that a 49-year-old man was robbed at gun point at the 1200 block of W. Mineral Street by one of the suspects who got out of a red vehicle, which was reported stolen earlier. The suspect took some items from the victim around 4:00 a.m. on August 15.
The victim called police from District Two, while police were interviewing the victim at the scene. The victim noticed the suspect's red vehicle passing nearby. He alerted police about the vehicle.
Several officers pursued the vehicle, that had been stolen just hours before from the 1900 block of E. Euclid Avenue. The suspect's car was stopped by police in the 1200 block of S. 37th Street. The suspects were arrested.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Hundreds Fed During Milwaukee's Southside Annual St. Vincent de Paul Society Picnic

Annual Summer Mealsite cookout draws hundreds of people to the St. Vincent de Paul Society picnic.

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

August 19, 2015

Milwaukee, WI - On Wednesday, St. Vincent de Paul Society held its annual Summer Mealsite cookout picnic at 931 W. Madison Street. The annual picnic drew hundreds of people who enjoyed a dinner that included hamburgers, chicken, hot dogs, beans, cookies and potato salad. Milk and juice was served by volunteers.
The meals provided at the Southside location to most people and children being served is the only meal for the day. 
St. Vincent de Paul Society mission is to eliminate hunger and poverty in Milwaukee low income neighborhoods. Meals provided from donations are served to the public at 5:30 p.m. from Monday through Friday at 931 W. Madison St. at the Southside location.

Video: St. Vincent de Paul Summer Mealsite Picnic 2015 https://youtu.be/vHrnwPCSQwM

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

White Woman Brutally Beaten By Afro-Americans At A Milwaukee Northside Food Mart

Two unidentified Afro-American suspects, one female and the other male beat a White woman outside a Milwaukee Northside Food Mart.

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

August 18, 2015
(Updated)

Milwaukee, WI - On Tuesday, a video posted on Facebook shows two Afro-American suspects, one female and the other, a male beating up a White woman outside of a Milwaukee Northside food mart at W. Locust Street and N. Teutonia Ave., according to the video posted on Facebook (FB) that has been shared. The male suspect wearing glasses sucker punched the White female victim in the face by the door and then begins to repeatedly punch her. A female accomplice wearing a red cap joins in, punches and wrestles the White woman to the ground while the male suspect stomps on her head repeatedly.
While the male suspect beats her, the following phrase is heard out load repeatedly saying, "wrong hood bitch, wrong hood bitch, wrong hood bitch." After the beating, both suspects left while the whole brutal assault was video recorded by another person. Other people are seen in the background coming out of the food mart, but no one helps the White victim.
It is not known what triggered the brutal beating, but some comments by FB users claimed, the White woman called the male suspect the "N" word, but it can not be confirmed or heard on the video recording.
A woman on FB who saw the video recognized the male suspect as her "ex" and contacted him about the video going viral and the suspect told her that the woman told him some comments that triggered the beating, but that the victim didn't tell him the "N" word.
Hispanic News Network U.S.A. contacted Milwaukee police in regards to getting information about the incident, but police confirmed that the assault of the woman was not reported to them. Other FB users and family members of the victim who saw the video have contacted police.
The video has since been removed by the FB user who posted it.
A hate crime committed or just a brutal attack?

Video: Milwaukee White Woman Beaten By Two Afro-Americans https://youtu.be/UlD7rR9L1kU

Rosie O'Donnell's 17-year-old Daughter Reported Missing Since August 11

17-year-old Chelsea O'Donnell Reported Missing From Rockland County In New York

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

August 18, 2015

Village of Nyack, New York - On Tuesday, Rosie O'Donnell, former TV co-host for the "View" talk show on her website Rosie dot com confirmed that her daughter, Chelsea O'Donnell, 17, has been missing from the Village of Nyack, New York since August 11. The Rockland County Sheriff's Department has been looking for her since August 16. Chelsea suffers from a mental illness and stopped taking her medicine.
She was last wearing a black sweatshirt hoodie, dark ripped blue jeans, women's grey converse sneakers and a black backpack. Chelsea has a large tattoo on her right side of a dream catcher with the word 'Breathe.'
She left home with her 6 month old therapy dog named Bear. The dog is a 9 lbs brown and black terrier. Chelsea stopped taking her medicine and is in need of medical attention.

Update:

GOP Thugs Attacked Union Protester At Walker's Iowa State Fair Speech

Several GOP supporters didn't care about free speech and destroyed a protest sign by a union supporter criticising Wisconsin's Republican Presidential candidate Governor Scott Walker at the Iowa State Fair.

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

August 18, 2015

Des Moines, Iowa - On Monday, several GOP thugs who support Wisconsin Presidential candidate Governor Scott Walker (R) aggressively attacked a union supporter after exhibiting a protest sign while Walker was giving a speech at the Register's stage at the Iowa State Fair. One of the GOP thugs wearing glasses can be seen reaching out to destroy and take a sign down that criticised his candidate, Walker. 
The yellow sign was destroyed by the unidentified GOP thug, apparently he doesn't believe in free speech or protest signs criticising his candidate who is struggling to stay afloat to survive the Republican nomination for president.
According to recent polls, Donald J. Trump (R) one of 15 candidates campaigning for the Republican nomination for president is ahead in the Iowa polls and around the country for his anti-immigration views, stand and recent manifesto to end the U.S. Citizenship birthright of children born in the country to undocumented parents residing illegally in the country. Also, Trump wants to built a wall between the U.S. and Mexican border, make it a criminal offense for foreigners who stay in the U.S. with expired visas and would authorize mass deportations including whole families of undocumented immigrants with or without criminal records.
Governor Walker on Monday followed Trump's lead by telling MSNBC's Kasie Hunt that he agreed in ending the U.S. Citizenship birthright to children born to undocumented immigrants in the U.S., citing the need to enforce immigration laws. But, Walker seems to lack any knowledge that citizenship birthright is guaranteed by law and the U.S. Constitution, according to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
In 1898, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the 14th Amendment guaranteed U.S. Citizenship birthright to children born in the country or U.S. territory regardless, if the parents were foreigners (undocumented). (United States v. Wong Kim Ark, 169 U.S. 649 (1898))  Even an act by the U.S. Congress or President today can't end a birthright under the U.S. Constitution.
News video: Governor Walker agreed in ending the birthright citizenship for children born to undocumented parents in the country. http://on.msnbc.com/1HSu1Ee

Monday, August 17, 2015

13 Suspects Charged For The Brutal Beating Torture Death Of 13-year-old Samiul Alam Rajon

Prosecutors in Bangladesh have filed charges against 12 men and 1 woman for the 28 minute brutal beating torture and murder of a 13-year-old boy in the outskirts of the city of Sylhet, which was video recorded for Facebook.

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

August 17, 2015

Sylhet, Bangladesh - On Monday, prosecutors in Sylhet filed murder charges against 12 men and a woman for the July 8 mob brutal beating death of Sheikh Md Samiul Alam Rajon, 13. Rajon was accused by the suspects of stealing a trike van and then was taken to the Kumargaon abandoned bus stop where he was brutality beaten with a steel rod by Kamrul Islam, 24, the alleged lynching mob leader. The suspects identified include, Moyna Mia, 45, a security guard, Ruhul Amin, 29, Muhit Alam, Ali Haider, 34, Ismail Hossain Ablus, 30, Lipi Begun, Feroz Ali, and Azmat Ullah. Begun is Muhit's wife and Ablus is his brother.
Rajon's autopsy report showed that he had 64 body, head, leg and arm injuries and died of blunt force trauma to the head that cause a fatal brain haemorrhage.
According to the criminal complaint, the suspects accused Rajon of stealing a trike van, then tortured and beat him for nearly 30 minutes as he pleaded for his life until he was eventually killed. One of the suspects video recorded Rajon's torture while Islam beat him with a metal rod in his feet, leg joints, shoulders and head. As other suspects watched Rajon's beating, several are seen on the video helping to tie and untie Rajon in a post. Another suspect is heard multiple times laughing at Rajon as he cried and suffered in pain. They even made fun of him and told him that they were recording a video of his beating to post it on Facebook (FB).
Police believe the suspects conspired to torture, beat and kill Rajon just to amuse themselves and post a video on FB. Authorities and the community in Sylhet discovered the cold blooded and brutal murder of an impoverished child when four of the suspects discarded Rajon's body at a remote area. Some passers-by noticed the suspects trying to dump the body and were able to detain Muhit while the other three suspects fled.
Islam fled to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to escape prosecution, but some members of the Bangladesh community in Jeddah recognized Islam and took him into custody. Islam begged for mercy and even faked his crying when he was being interviewed inside a vehicle.
Rajon's murder has caused an outcry for justice for Rajon.

Video: Rajon's beating torture that ended in his death https://youtu.be/WsW0Di8uwVg

Milwaukee Dumb Criminals Busted After Returning To Crime Scene With Stolen Vehicle

Four suspects have been taken into custody after returning to a crime scene in Milwaukee's Southside.

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

August 17, 2015

Milwaukee, WI - On Monday, Milwaukee police reported that four suspects were taken into custody after returning to a crime scene minutes after an armed robbery. The criminal complaint states, that a 49-year-old man was robbed at gun point at the 1200 block of W. Mineral Street by a suspect who got out of a red vehicle, which was reported stolen earlier. The suspect took some items from the victim around 4:00 a.m. on August 15.
The victim called police from District Two, while police were interviewing the victim at the scene. The victim noticed the suspect's red vehicle passing nearby. He alerted police about the vehicle.
Several officers pursued the vehicle, that had been stolen just hours before from the 1900 block of E. Euclid Avenue. The suspect's car was stopped by police in the 1200 block of S. 37th Street. 
Four suspects, a 15-year-old female, two 17-year-old males, and an 18-year-old man, were taken into custody. The Milwaukee Police Department will present the case to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office for review and prosecution, according to police

Several People Taken Into Custody After Bar Fight In Mount Pleasant

One male suspect fought with a Racine County Sheriff Deputy during a bar altercation.

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

August 17, 2015

Village of Mount Pleasant, WI - On Sunday a couple, Jared Carbajal, 29, and Jessica C. Cruz, 29, were taken into custody after being involved in a brawl fight at Jimmy's Restaurant and Bar, 2101 Racine Street in Mount Pleasant. Squads from the Mount Pleasant Police Department, the Racine County Sheriff's Office, the Wind Point Police Department and Racine Police responded to a bar fight that began inside, escalating into two other fights outside and another one in the parking lot that involved multiple patrons.
When Racine County Sheriff Deputies arrived around 2:19 a.m., Carbajal began to fight with one of the deputies and pepper spray was used to take him into custody. Carbajal was charged with four misdemeanor counts, one count for battery, two counts for disorderly conduct, one count for resisting arrest, one count for carrying a concealed weapon and two municipal citation's for driving without a license and no insurance. Carbajal had several open warrants from Mount Pleasant as well. A cash bail for Carbajal was set at $2,099.
His girlfriend, Cruz is facing one misdemeanor count for disorderly conduct, according to the complaint.

Mexican Norteño Singer Eliseo Robles Involved In Accident, Two Band Members And Driver In Critical Condition

Three members of the Eliseo Robles y Los Bárbaros del Norte norteño band remain in critical condition after accident in San Luis Potosí in Mexico.

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

August 17, 2015

San Luis Potosí, México - On Saturday, Mexican Norteño singer Eliseo Robles and members of his band, Los Bárbaros del Norte were involved in a road accident by El Huizache road near the city of Matehuala in the state of San Luis Potosí. The accident was reported around 6:30 a.m., according to municipal police in Guadalcázar. 
Ricardo Morales, the driver of the band's touring bus lost control after an oncoming trailer almost struck the bus on the road. The bus rolled over and landed on a road side creek. 
Alberto Peña, the bass player, Nicandro Cantú, the drummer, Ricardo Morales, the bus driver and Francisco, a sound technician remain in critical condition and Robles is in stable condition, according to Armando Luna, the representative of Artísticas Apodaca. Robles suffered chest injuries, but will survive.
The accident victims were flown to Monterrey Coty in the state of Nuevo León for medical treatment. The Norteño group was traveling to Guadalajara for a concert presentation on Saturday and their gig had to be cancel due to the accident.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Two Women Shot At Milwaukee's Southside Mango's Tropical Club

The victims suffered non-life threatening gunshot wounds.

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

August 16, 2015

Milwaukee, WI - Two women ages 34, and 29, were reported shot at 2:00 a.m. on early Sunday outside Mango's Tropical-n-Grill, 721 S. Cesar Chavez Dr. after a fight broke inside.
The women suffered non-life threatening wounds and were not the intended targets, according to police.
Police are reviewing video surveillance footage from the parking lot and inside the club to identify suspect or suspects involved.
Police around 4:00 a.m. returned to the scene after vehicles were reported broken into in the parking lot.

Unauthorized Workers Contributed $100B In Payroll Taxes To The Social Security Trust Fund And The IRS Suspended Account

Undocumented or unauthorized workers in the U.S. have contributed about $100B to the Social Security Trust Fund in the last decade and when unauthorized workers fail to file tax refunds, those unclaimed tax refund dollars get deposited into the IRS suspended account as a tax revenue surplus.

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

August 16, 2015

Washington, D.C. - In 2014, Stephen Goss, the chief actuary of the Social Security Administration told Vice News that in the last decade, an estimated 11M undocumented immigrants reside in the U.S. and about 7M are unauthorized workers and 3.1M of those worked with fake or expired Social Security numbers and paid automatic payroll taxes to the federal government. In 2010, a $13B annual net contribution was made to the Social Security Trust Fund.
In the last ten years, unauthorized workers have paid an estimated $100B into the trust fund and most of the unauthorized workers will never benefit from their tax contributions later in life, according to Goss.
Most of the payroll tax funds collected from unauthorized workers are not claimed at the end of the year because they fail to file a tax refund with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The IRS transfers unclaimed tax refunds to a suspended account totalling billions of dollars.
Also, State Tax Revenue Departments around the country have seen a surplus of state generated payroll tax revenue from unauthorized workers, but state governments have failed to report revenue earnings to its constituency including state unclaimed tax refunds generated by unauthorized workers.
The Immigration Policy Center reported that a study by the Institute for Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) showed undocumented immigrants who were the main income wage earners and head of households did in fact paid their fair share of state and local taxes in 2010.
In 2010, the ITEP study showed that undocumented immigrants paid $8.4 billion in sales taxes, $1.6 billion in property taxes, and $1.2 billion in personal income taxes. (ITEP study http://tinyurl.com/illegalsPayTaxes). States that gained the most revenue from undocumented immigrants (UI's) paying taxes were California ($2.7 billion), Texas ($1.6 billion), Florida ($807 million), New York ($662 million), and Illinois ($499 million). They were followed by Georgia ($456 million), New Jersey ($446 million), Arizona ($433 million), and in Wisconsin ($94.4 million).
In Wisconsin, UI's paid $21,7 million in personal income, $6.1 million in property taxes and $6.5 million in sale taxes in 2010, according to the ITEP study.

Video: Unauthorized workers paid $100B of payroll taxes into the Social Security Trust Fund https://youtu.be/E2q9s7ZmFHw

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Suspect Executed By Police In Aragua, Venezuela And Try To Cover-up Crime

A video circulating the Internet shows more than 10 police officers from Aragua, Venezuela at the scene where a male suspected is executed by one of the officers.

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

August 15, 2015

Aragua, Venezuela - A dramatic video of a crime scene is circulating the Internet showing more than 10 Venezuelan police officers including women at a crime scene in Aragua where police supervisor executes a male suspect while two officers hold him and the others watched. Then they throw water on the body to wash off the blood to hide evidence. 
Three bodies of males are also visible at the scene, it is not known, if the officers executed the other men as well.
The Nuevo Herald posted the video on YouTube.

Video of Venezuelan police executing a suspect https://youtu.be/Ck9cFTDOtS4

Balloons Released Marking The First Anniversary Of Donald Lee Dutch's Fatal Motorcycle Crash

Dozens of friends and family members gathered at the Marquette University campus to released balloons in remembrance of the former Milwaukee Mixtecas Motorcycle Club leader killed in a vehicle and motorcycle crash in 2014.

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

August 15, 2015

Milwaukee, WI - On Friday, dozens of friends and family members of the late Mixtecas Motorcycle Club leader Donald Lee Dutch, 42, aka, "Casper" from Milwaukee gathered at the corner of N.16th Street and W. Clybourn to release red balloons in remembrance of the first anniversary of the fatal vehicle and motorcycle crash that took Casper's life. Casper on August 10, 2014 at around 5:30 p.m. was traveling Northbound on the 16th Street Viaduct and while crossing W. Clybourn, Casper and a vehicle crashed.
Casper after five days in coma at a local hospital had his life support machine removed after being declared brain dead from head trauma injuries. He passed away on August 14, 2014 at 1:30 a.m. Casper was not wearing a helmet. The driver and a passenger of the vehicle survived.
A Milwaukee police report concluded that Dutch was speeding and attempted to run a flashing yellow light turning red. The crash was reported as an accident.
A video released by the MPD that recorded the accident about a block away shows Dutch riding across W. Clybourn on N. 16th when he was struck by a vehicle turning Southbound on the 16th Street Viaduct.

Seven Indicted For $2.9M Fraud Scheme Involving Puerto Rican Goverment Contract Bids

Two remodeling and construction company owners and five former Puerto Rico government employees with the Surperintendent of the Capitol Office were indicted on 73 counts of fraud and corruption.

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 15, 2015

San Juan, Puerto Rico - On Friday, the Puerto Rico Public Ministry and the Department of Justice reported that Edil Danois Román and his wife, Elena Cuervo Sierra owners of Restoura Contractors, Inc. and Fasan Construction, Corp. along with five former employees from the Superintendent of the Capitol Office, Finance Director Juan Carlos Acosta Ramírez, Álex E. Martínez Morales, an engineer and head of projects, Endel Rodríguez Cortés, Jamilette Ramírez Sánchez and Gladys Alberti Torres were criminally indicted with a combined 73 counts for fraud, misappropriation of private and government funds, not conducting open bidding for construction and modeling contracts of government buildings and corruption. Román alone was charged with 31counts of fraud for false contract bidding and filing false documents to get government contracts. The defendants bail was set at $100 per criminal count each.
According to the indictment, the defendants conspired to commit fraud by filing low contract bids, which were processed as a scheme to defraud the Puerto Rico government of $2.9M from 2010 to 2012.
An audit by the Superintendent of the Capitol and Contollers Office discovered the fraud scheme.
Puerto Rico has a $58M debt with bank bond creditors and is facing a $72B government deficit today. In early August, the Puerto Rico Government Development Bank reported that it paid $260K on the bank creditor debt and defaulted on the debt when it did not make a required payment.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Milwaukee's White Castle Craving Mobil A Disappointment To Some Turning Customers To MickyD's

No would be customer is allowed to order two burgers from the White Castle's craving mobil at the Milwaukee downtown location, the minimum order is a set of four and up to 30 burgers.

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

August 13, 2015

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday, a would be customer craving for some White Castle (WC) burgers got a big disappointment from the visiting WC craving mobile at the 400 block of W. Wisconsin Ave. The WC craving mobile is visiting Milwaukee until Saturday, but has a menu that is forcing customers to head to MickyD's for burgers.
The WC menu indicates people can buy a minimum limit of four burgers, despite a menu note that suggest for customers to ask for other options. A man ordered two jalapeño cheese burgers, but was refused service by the female order taker unless he ordered at least a set of four burgers. The man couldn't eat all four and looked around the immediate area for homeless people to possibly share the two other burgers with, if he ordered a set of four. Not locating any homeless people around to share the extra burgers, the WC craving was quashed and the would be customer headed to MickyD's for some burgers. The MickyD's burgers are not WC, but people have the option to buy one, two or 200 burgers at a time. 

Biker Group Gatherings To Become Illegal Without Municipal Permit, Milwaukee Alderman Zielinski Proposing

A Milwaukee alderman announced that he will be proposing an city ordinance to prohibit motorcycle groups from assembly or public gatherings without a municipal permit.

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

August 13, 2015

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday, Milwaukee Alderman T. Anthony Zielinski from the 14th Aldermanic District in the Bay View area announced that he will be proposing an ordinance in early September to prohibit the public assembly or gatherings of motorcycle groups without a municipal permit. Motorcycle groups will be fined up to $500, if a group gathers or rides together within the Milwaukee city limits without a permit, which the ordinance will most likely be considered unconstitutional for prohibiting the right of assembly or public gatherings.
Alderman Zielinski's proposal, if enacted by the full Milwaukee Common Council would require the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Museum bike nights and other major venues attracting bikers to get permits to assemble in addition to event permits. Local motorcycle clubs, independent riding groups, Harley-Davidson Owners groups, including the Milwaukee Outlaws would be required to get a city permit when a group gathers for meetings, business, riding or biker parties and events.
The proposed ordinance hasn't been defined or restrictions about the number of bikers considered an illegal group has been made available by Zielinski, but if Ald. Zielinski and the Milwaukee Common Council enact the proposed ordinance, they would definitely be facing a federal lawsuit challenge for prohibiting motorcycle groups to peacefully assembly or gather for riding within Milwaukee City limits.
Alderman Zielinski's proposal comes after last weekend's havoc raised by some participants of 500 riders from the sport motorcycle riding groups involved in the annual Miltown Throwdown 2015. Dozens of sport motorcycle riders managed to run stop lights, did burn-outs, rode on sidewalks, did wheelies, stunts and reckless driving endangering other drivers on roads and local streets throughout Milwaukee and neighboring communities. Some area businesses saw an increase of economic boost from the riders who spend money on food, gas and other items. The annual Miltown Throwdown event began about 5 to 7 years ago and has been organized once a year.
Police in Milwaukee treated the Miltown Throwdown 2015 event as a low priority and didn't do much to enforce traffic laws. Police hasn't released any information about how many riders were cited for traffic violations.
An accident involving a Milwaukee police sergeant driving a squad on W. McKinley Ave. and a motorcycle sports rider and a passenger brought attention to the havoc many local residents endured on August 8, including Alderman Zielinski who witness the havoc in his district and saw police doing nothing about it.

Actual video of Miltown Throwdown 2015 street racing, speeding, doing wheelies, stunt riding going through red lights in Milwaukee and surrounding communities https://youtu.be/Flf2XaA1oow

Massive Explosion Blasts And Fire Reported In Tianjin Killing Dozens

The Chinese government is investigating a massive explosion and fire that was reported in the northeast part of China.

By H. Nelson Goodson 
August 13, 2015

Tianjin, China - On Wednesday, multiple massive explosions and fire mushrooms were reported in the northeast part of China in the industrial city of Tianjin reported by the People's Daily and China Xinhua News. More than 100 people including 21 firefighters are confirmed dead, dozens missing and the civilian dead toll could rise.
Nearby crowded apartment complexes were heavily damaged and hundreds of vehicles from the auto industry were totalled. The Chinese government have send investigators into the effected area and 721 people have been injured including 58 reported in critical condition, according to reports coming out of Tianjin.

China: Tianjin explosions ripped city industrial area https://youtu.be/H_nnZntSYjo

Videos: Massive explosions reported in China https://youtu.be/JiGJ8-Ka9Sg and https://vine.co/v/edweVmiiP1i

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

29-year-old Suspect Arrested In Connection With Child Sexual Assault At A Walgreens Restroom

Milwaukee police arrested a 29-year-old man who allegedly molested a child at a Northwest side Walgreens drug store restroom.

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

August 12, 2015
(Updated)

Milwaukee, WI - On Wednesday, police reported that Lamar Blachmer, 29, was taken into custody in connection with the August 9th sexual assault of a child at a Walgreens restroom at the 7600 block of W. Capitol Drive. Police confirmed that a tip led to Blachmer's arrest.
The pending 1st-degree sexual assault case by Blachmer of a 5-year-old boy will be turned over to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office for prosecution.

Felony Charges Filed Against Wisconsin Attorney Robin E. Chamoy In Child Custody Battle

Attorney Chamoy is believed to have fled the country to avoid DNA testing to determine 9-year-old daughter's biological father.

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

August 12, 2015

Waukesha, WI - On Tuesday, three felony charges have been filed against attorney Robin E. Chamoy, 40, of Mequon after she failed to comply with a court order in 2014 for a paternity test to determine the biological father of her 9-year-old daughter. Chamoy was charged with interfering with child custody of other parent, interfering with child custody order and making false statements to the court. If convicted on all felony counts, Chamoy is facing up to 30 years in prison and $60K in fines, or both. A cash bond of $1M in absentia was set for Chamoy, if taken into custody.
Chamoy allegedly made false statements to the court that her daughter was from her current marriage, but court documents indicate that she had lived with Kyle S. Conway, 31, for a number of years in Wisconsin and had a daughter. Conway moved to California and Chamoy was supposed to have followed, but she remained in Wisconsin and began another relationship. Chamoy later married.
Conway after nine years filed for shared custody of his daughter in 2014, but Chamoy allegedly fled the country to Israel to avoid a custody claim. Waukesha County Judge J. Mac Davis on June 29, 2015 adjudicated full custody to Conway after Chamoy failed to show up to court.
Chamoy failed to comply with a court order for a paternity test and disappeared on October 24, 2014 as well as her daughter and current husband.
A warrant for her arrest was issued on November 17, 2014.

Milwaukee Grandmother Wielding Baseball Bat During Northside Brawl Struck By SUV

A Facebook video posting on Tuesday showed a brawl on W. Lisbon Ave. of men and women fighting with sticks, knives, crutches and a grandmother wielding a baseball bat deliberately struck by SUV, which drove-off afterwards.

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 12, 2015

Milwaukee, WI - On Tuesday afternoon, a video was posted on Facebook (FB) showing a heated brawl between men and women in broad daylight. The video was recorded by a driver around 2:00 p.m. going through the area, but before it got more than 32K views, it was removed. Milwaukee police confirmed a copy of a video of the incident at the 1800 block of N. 40th Street near W. Lisbon Ave. was recovered by officers as evidence.
In the video, a group of Afro-American men and women attacked another men and a woman. One the men with the first group goes up to where what seems to be a heavy set woman wearing a white top and shorts was standing and yelling at the group, then a men wearing a dark grayish t-shirt struck the woman with a stick in the face. The injured woman leaves the immediate scene.
A 63-year-old woman wearing a red top or what some FB postings described is a grandmother wielding a baseball bat is seen walking on the sidewalk lawn. She is then intentionally struck by a driver in a moving SUV. The grandmother is left on the ground motionless and the SUV drives off. The unidentified men wearing the dark gray t-shirt is seen running right by the grandmother and doesn't stop to see, if she is alright.
A known suspect who was driving the SUV is being sought by police. The 63-year-old woman was taken to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries and is expected to survive, according to police.

Video: Milwaukee Grandma Wielding Baseball Bat Struck By SUV https://youtu.be/4oVImRUNNeM

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Omar Perdomo Jr.'s Death In Milwaukee's Southside Investigated As A Homicide Instead Of Suicide

Victim's death was considered a suicide, but a continuing investigation led police to a homicide case.

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

August 11, 2015

Milwaukee, WI - Milwaukee police confirmed that the death of Omar Perdomo Jr., 30, originally from Glendale, California on August 8th in Milwaukee's Southside was previously investigated as a suicide. But new evidence indicates the investigation led police to believe Perdomo was murdered in the 1800 block of W. Grant. A 31-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man, both from Milwaukee were taken into custody in connection with Perdomo's homicide.
Perdomo is survived by two children. Perdomo's homicide case is ongoing, according to police.

Milwaukee Police Department Caught Sleeping On The Job As Hundreds Of Sports Bikes Invade City

Local mainstream media outlets have estimated that between 250 to 500 bikers in sport motorcycles and Harley's swarmed into Milwaukee and raised havoc in neighborhoods while police were caught sleeping on the job.

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

August 11, 2015

Milwaukee, WI - The annual Miltown Throwdown motorcycle rally, stunt and riding event has gained national attention after a video was posted on social networks and YouTube showing a Milwaukee police sergeant swerving with emergency lights on McKinley Ave. and attempting to cut-off a biker and striking another with a passenger as the biker tried to pass the squad on its left side lane in a 6 inch medium. The incident caused the biker to lose control and strike the police squad. Both the biker and passenger were injured. The biker involved, Daniel Cuffie was cited for driving with a suspended license, not yielding to an emergency vehicle and attempting to pass an emergency vehicle.
The bikers have argued that they weren't doing anything illegal, but noticed the police sergeant pull in front of them and began to swerve with his emergency lights to slow down the bikers, which some found unusual and attempted to pass him. The bikers say, they weren't speeding as seen on the video. The Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) and Police Chief Edward Flynn won't comment on the matter, but confirmed the biker was cited.
The police sergeant might have violated protocol when he struck the biker causing an accident. It is not known, if an internal police department investigation has been launched to see, if the police sergeant violated any police policy.
Milwaukee local media have tried to get a response from Chief Flynn, but he seems to be avoiding them. Milwaukee Alderman T. Anthony Zielinski is seeking answers as well from the MPD for its laxed enforcement of traffic laws during the Miltown Throwdown annual event on August 8th, which has taken place for the last three to four years.
The Facebook (FB) page for the Miltown Throwdown 8/8/2015 event has since been disabled to avoid bikers from being identified and cited by police for illegal stunt riding throughout city streets.
Zielinski in his FB account stated that he received complaints from residents of bikers raising havoc in his Bay View Aldermanic District. According to Ald. Zielinski, he called police multiple times to report the bikers. He then got into his vehicle and followed them. While following the bikers, Zielinski noticed a police squad with officers parked at a neighborhood street that just stood there and did nothing as bikers rode by and allegedly violated traffic laws. Zielinski is raising questions, why didn't police stopped the bikers and gave out citations for riding on neighborhood sidewalks, speeding, doing wheelies and going through stop lights? Chief Flynn has yet to respond to either Ald. Zielinski or to local media questions about the police sergeant cutting off a biker and causing an accident.
It seems, the MPD was caught sleeping or police officers were just following Chief Flynn's established low priority policy that kept officers busy handling more serious offenses than bikers raising havoc during their annual rally and stunt riding event that agitated residents.
The bikers in Milwaukee raising havoc on Saturday are lucky that it is not Waco, Texas or everyone would have been taken into custody by Waco police, charged with a frivolous felony for organized crime and held for weeks on a $1M bond each just to set an example.

Actual video of Miltown Throwdown 2015 street racing, speeding, doing wheelies, stunt riding going through red lights in Milwaukee and surrounding communities https://youtu.be/Flf2XaA1oow

Video: Milwaukee Police Supervisor cut-off biker on McKinley Ave. and caused accident https://youtu.be/F5WdwNqoB3c

Scott Herbst who took video of police squad striking biker says, bikers did nothing wrong http://bit.ly/1Mmw3UN

EPA Contaminates Animas River With Toxic Metal Mining Water

River turned into mustard color for miles after EPA's toxic metal water contamination

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

August 11, 2015

Durango, Colorado - EPA spilled 3M gallons of mining toxic metal contaminated water into the Animas River in Colorado, long term environmental disaster effect expected.
The Navajo Nation to file federal lawsuit against EPA for river contamination, New Mexico declared a disaster also. River front businesses have lost millions of dollars daily due to the metal toxic contamination.
People have lost the use of river water for crops, water wells contaminated, cooking and showering water banned. Fish, birds and wildlife contaminated for over one hundred miles.