Sunday, July 31, 2016

Illinois Road Rage Between Bikers And Truck Driver In Aurora

Dozens of sports bike riders encounter pick-up truck driver in Aurora.

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

July 31, 2016

Aurora, Illinois - On Sunday, police initiated an investigation into a confrontation between sports bike riders and a pick-up truck driver in Aurora. Several videos recorded by bikers shows a pick-up truck driver and dozens of sports bike riders in a road rage incident. In one video, it shows several biker's that approached the truck and hit it with their helmets. The truck driver accelerated striking one biker and running over a bike.
The truck driver jumps the curve and drives through front lawns and sidewalks until he gets back on the street. Police arrived and the driver stopped.

Close up videos show road rage in different angles between bikers and a pick-up truck driver on Sunday in Aurora, IL http://bit.ly/2aFN2VE and http://bit.ly/2ar07kS


Laredo Police Officer Victor R. Rodriguez Charged With 4 Counts For Indecency Touching Of A Child

Officer Rodriguez was taken into custody and charged with four counts of child indecency.

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

July 31, 2016

Laredo, Texas - On Friday, Officer Victor Raul Rodriguez, 39, a 14-year Veteran of the Laredo Police Department was charged with four counts of child indencency. According to the criminal complaint, Officer Rodriguez is accused of inappropriately touching a child. The mother of the female child filed a complaint with police after the child told her mother about Rodriguez touching her inappropriately. Rodriguez has been under investigation since May and police investigators found enough probable cause to charge him.
Officer Rodriguez was placed on administrative dury pending the outcome of the case. Rodriguez has denied the charges, according to his attorney.

Laredo Police Homicide Investigators Execute Search Warrant At Home Owned By Intocable Drummer René Orlando Martínez

The home owned by Intocable drummer was searched by Laredo police investigators in connection with a double homicide in June.

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

July 31, 2016

Laredo, Texas - The Laredo police homicide investigators executed a search warrant at a home owned by René Orlando Martínez, the drummer for the popular Tejano/Norteño music group Intocable from Zapata and his wife in connection with the double homicide of George O. Rodriguez, 20, and Alondra A. Gutierrez, 19, according to Exclusivo de Laredo in Facebook. Both the nude bodies of Rodriguez and Gutierrez were discovered at a vacant lot in the Northside of Laredo in the Lakeside Subdivision and had their heads covered with plastic bags.
Police reported that Rodriguez was wanted for an alleged shooting of a man in June. Apparently, Rodriguez and his live-in girlfriend were together when Rodriguez got into an altercation with the 23-year-old victim who was shot in the foot and leg. Rodriguez and Gutierrez were last seen by family members on June 13, the day of the shooting incident and were reported missing on June 16, according to police. Police also suspect that Rodriguez and Gutierrez were involved in elicit drug dealing.
Police want to talk to Martínez's older stepson as a person of interest in the double homicide. The bodies of the victims were found in a vacant lot on June 26 near by the Martínez home.
Police have not released any further details concerning the search warrant at the Martínez residence.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Felix Questell Facing Civil Lawsuit For Slander From Robert Miranda

Miranda in a filed civil lawsuit case claims that Questell has made false allegations in social media and had continued to do so for over a year.

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

July 29, 2016

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday, Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) learned that former Esperanza Unida Executive Director Robert F. Miranda filed a civil lawsuit for slander against Felix Questell from Milwaukee claiming that Questell has been making false allegations against Miranda for over a year. According to Miranda's civil case claim, Questell in his Facebook (FB) account page posted that Miranda stole from the community and had destroyed the community, which in fact Questell has failed to provide any proof and it seems the Hispanic community is striving today and growing in population as well.
In a FB post on Thursday, Questell even posted that HNNUSA should write about "...El Gordo who Stole from the Community and destroyed it!!! That's all." Which definitely Questell meant to say Miranda, but he says, "Did I say Names??" 
HNNUSA attempted to get a response from Miranda, but Miranda could not be reached for comment.
The Milwaukee County civil court case against Questell was filed on May 27, 2016 after he failed to retract his false allegations targeting Miranda. A conference hearing on the Miranda v. Questell case is set for October 13.

Miranda v. Questell case: http://bit.ly/2aAr9II


Update:

Raquel Questell released the following statement on Saturday, August 6, 2016 to Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) about her brother Felix Questell, "I know from first hand experience he will slander anybody's name because I'm his ONLY sister & he has put me through so much!! What brother physically, mentally & verbally abuses his only & youngest sister???? Well look up CCAP it's open records to the public!!!! The government wouldn't listen to me well listen to the 4 kids from 3 different women he didn't raise or better yet come ask me??? I can write a book on him. When we lived in Chicago we moved because a gang shot our house 3 days in a row!! Why, because Felix was part of a rival gang & it was retaliation! My father RIP worked in Nabisco for 26 years & my brother stole his checks & cashed him since they have the same name only difference is that my pops was Sr. Back then of course that was over looked. Then we moved here he started smoking crack stole from me, my mother & even my brother Francisco RIP who was a DJ! He even burned down the house in the back of my mother's house on 18th & Scott! He stole gold from my mother & myself plus other house hold items even told my mom he'll call immigration on her when she's a CITIZEN!!! Felix needs help like the help that nobody can offer he should seek God since in our family he's the only one that did his First communion. I don't & will never understand the hate he carries!!! I'm the back bone of my family yet my father was the only one to see this. I pray Robert Miranda gets justice for all of us. Why Felix talks about fat etc... The government paided for his gastric bypass surgery that's the only reason he's skinny or when he was smoking crack!! So Felix like I told you before God don't like ugly! Leave people alone & live your life for the love of God!!!"



Thursday, July 28, 2016

Soler And McKenzie Confirmed As Members Of The Milwaukee Fire And Police Commission

Fire & Police Commission nominees Soler and McKenzie were confirmed by the Milwaukee Common Council.  

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

July 28, 2016

Milwaukee, WI - On Tuesday, the Milwaukee Common Council by 14-1 vote approved Angela McKenzie and Nelson Soler as members of the Fire & Police Commission. Alderman Robert "Bob" G. Donovan was the only Common Council member to oppose the appointments of both McKenzie and Soler citing that citizens with police experience were needed in the Commission. 
The term of the Commissioners overlap 5-years and each will get a salary of $6,600.00 per year.
MaryNell Regan was reappointed as executive director of the Fire and Police Commission by the Milwaukee Common Council and was approved by unanimous vote. 
McKenzie is a Milwaukee County Court Commissioner and Soler is the Chief Solutions Officer at Multicultural Entrepreneurship Institute, Inc., Adjunct faculty member at Cardinal Stritch University and Adjunct instructor at Milwaukee Area Technical College Alumni Network.
The full Milwaukee Common Council also approved the creation of a Water Quality Task Force to concentrate in the removal of at least 70,000 lead toxic fresh water laterals connected to homes in the City of Milwaukee.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Boy With Autism Ends Up Unaccompanied By River Bank Near Miller Park

Several off-duty Milwaukee police officers were able to keep a child with autism from falling into the Menomonee River near Miller Park.

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

July 27, 2016

Milwaukee, WI - On Tuesday, several off-duty Milwaukee Police officers and on-duty officers are being called as heroes for locating and preventing an unaccompanied child with autism from falling into the Menomonee River. According to a press release by the Milwaukee Police Department, Alert on and off-duty Milwaukee Police officers worked together and helped rescue a child with autism near Miller Park.  MPD bike officer Juan Lopez was on patrol for the July 26 baseball game when he was flagged down by a father from Glendale who said his 6-year-old son with autism was missing.  Officer Lopez and Officer Michael Maldonado began immediately searching the surrounding area.  A few minutes later, a woman yelled to officers that the child was in the Menomonee River near the pedestrian bridge.  
The child was standing in the water and MPD Detective Alexander Ayala and Officer Jose Acevedo, who were off-duty and attending a tailgate, ran to the river and took the boy to safety.  The child was reunited with his parents and no medical attention was needed.  
The quick response by everyone involved prevented a potentially dangerous situation and demonstrated that officers, even when off-duty, are always there to help the community, according to the MPD news release.

Milwaukee's Puerto Rican Festival Flyer Draws Criticism With Slogan "This Ain't Chicago!"

Some people in Milwaukee and Chicago are taking offense that a flyer for the 4th Annual Puerto Rican Festival includes a slogan, "This Ain't Chicago!"

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

July 27, 2016

Milwaukee, WI - A flyer posted in Facebook and being circulated by members of the Puerto Rican Team (PRT), a for profit group in Milwaukee is generating criticism after a slogan saying, "This Ain't Chicago!" was included. Some people in Milwaukee and Chicago took offense, but most likely the PRT wants to make sure people don't confuse their smaller festival with the huge Puerto Rican Festival in Chicago, which takes place in June.
This year, a new sign was placed to identify Humboldt Park in Milwaukee where the PR festival will take place on August 14 at the Milwaukee County Park, but the name of the park was mispelled "Humbolt Park" as well. Hopefully, people won't confuse the Milwaukee PR festival with the Chicago PR festival or get lost because of the typo in the park's sign.
Chill out people, it is only a Milwaukee PR festival and PRT, stop trying to keep up with the Joneses in Chicago.
You would think that the PRT in Milwaukee would try and welcome Chicago's Puerto Rican community to Milwaukee for its event, but with a slogan "This Ain't Chicago!" is bad advertising and not good public relations or marketing strategy to generate funds, some might argue.

Nearly 30 Black Teens Brawl At Southgate's $5 Tuesday Movie

Black teens brawl and some used pepper spray on other teens.

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

July 27, 2016

Milwaukee, WI - On Tuesday, nearly 30 Black teens including males and females got into a brawl just outside of the Southgate Theater, 3330 S. 30th Street on $5 Tuesday, according to a video posted on Facebook (FB). A group of 7 Black teens got into a brawl with another group of 20 Black teens, which some of the females and males began to throw punches and someone took out a can of pepper spray and sprayed other teens.
According to one teen, a group approached her group inside the Southgate Theater and was told to meet them outside, once outside a brawl broke out and a family member was able to video record the brawl in his cellphone. On Wednesday, both groups began to discuss what happen on FB where the video was posted at.
Several comments in FB indicate that one of the teens had a handgun and struck someone with it, but it wasn't discharged. It couldn't be confirmed, if it was a real handgun. Another comment from a Black teen indicated that they also jumped and beat on some Mexicans as well. The majority of the people involved in the brawl at Southgate were Afro-Americans.
Threats of fighting continued on FB between the teens involved and some extended family members are also threatening take revenge.
Milwaukee police have not released any comment about the Southgate Theater brawl.

Video of teen brawl outside Southgate Theater on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2a57U4I



Monday, July 25, 2016

WikiLeaks Released DNC Email Referring To Latinos As Taco Bowls

Racist officials from the Democratic National Convention Committee referred to Hispanics as Taco Bowl Engagement.

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

July 25, 2016

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - An e-mail leaked by WikiLeaks on Friday showed that members of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) engaged in racism via an e-mail blast and referred to Hispanics as "Taco Bowl Engagement." The e-mail by Rebecca Christopher from the DNC refers to Latinos in a video script as Taco Bowl Engagement to attack Trump.
Christopher and others in the DNC who received the e-mail blast definitely were planning to fuel more racism and hatred around the country with their negative ad campaign.
On Sunday, former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and U.S. Representative from Florida resigned as Chairperson days after the WikiLeaks e-mails scandal broke linking her to corruption in the DNC. Schultz joined the Clinton campaign later on Sunday after she was linked to conspiring with other DNC members to get Hillary Clinton nominated for president by unfair corrupt practices while she was the chairperson of the DNC. The DNC Committee also conspired to make false allegations for the purpose to keep Bernie Sanders from being nominated for president during the primary elections.
In another leaked email, Luis Miranda, the DNC Communications Director received an email on May 22 indicating that Hispanics are brand loyal consumers and should be marketed as corporations do, so the DNC can get them to support the Democrats in November.
Also that Hispanics and their families are "most responsive to story telling...," according to the email.
The DNC email generalized about Latinos and is deemed racist as well. According to the DNC, Latinos should be marketed as consumers of a brand instead as potential key voters or U.S. Citizens.
The DNC Convention starts on Monday and ends on Thursday in Philadelphia.




Friday, July 22, 2016

Omi Kennedy's Bachata Video "Llorame" Goes Viral On Social Media

"Llorame" a Bachata single song by Urban music artist Omi Kennedy has been going viral in 13 countries including the U.S.

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

July 22, 2016

Milwaukee, WI - Omi Kennedy, an Urban music artist from Milwaukee with roots in Puerto Rico has confirmed that his recent Bachata single song "Llorame" recorded in video has gone viral in at least 13 Spanish speaking countries including the U.S. Kennedy thanked his fans on Facebook (FB) from Brazil, Mexico, Ecuador, Republica Dominicana, Puerto Rico, Honduras, El Salvador, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Venezuela, España and the U.S. for sharing his "Llorame" Bachata video song more than 234 shares, which had more than 33,000 views as of Friday in his Omi Kennedy EMC FB page. 
The Llorame song was first posted in 2011 on the Internet, in 2014 it appeared in some music sites and Omi just added Llorame in video to his FB page and it was shared quickly on social media by fans.
Omi is originally from Arecibo, Puerto Rico.


Thursday, July 21, 2016

Busto's Media Sister 93.7 FM Radio Station To La GranD 104.7 FM Begins To Air In Milwaukee

Second Mexican style music venue Spanish language radio starts to air in Milwaukee.

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

July 21, 2016

West Allis, WI - On Thursday, Bustos Media began to air 93.7 FM from its sister station La GranD 104.7 FM in West Allis at the Bustos Media Broadcast Center. The 93.7 FM will have a similar Mexican style music venue as other area Spanish language stations, but will air music fom the 1980's, 1990's and today's selected hits. La GranD, which was bought in April 21, 2015 by Bustos Media has been transmitting a music venue geared to the Mexican population in the coverage area. 
Its competitor Radio Caliente 1460 AM and Radio Caliente 97.9 FM operated by John Torres from Sol Media LLC, airs popular oldies and the latest hits of the Mexican music style venue as La GranD, but includes programs that air Salsa, Bachata, Merengues and Tropical Cumbias making Radio Caliente the only Spanish language radio station today in the Milwaukee area that airs a variety of music for a diverse Spanish speaking community from Mexico, Puerto Rico and other Spanish speaking countries.
Radio Caliente transmits from the former La Esperanza Unida Building at the 600 block of W. National Ave. in Milwaukee.
In June 2014, the Latino population in Wisconsin became the largest minority population with 6.34% surpassing the Afro-American population with 6.23% in the state, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. There are approximately 260,000 in population of Mexican origin in the state, which is 75% of the total Hispanic population in Wisconsin. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Puerto Rican Festival In Milwaukee Allowed To Continue At Humboldt Park

Organizers for the local 4th Annual Puerto Rican one-day festival announced that this year the event will take place once again at Humboldt Park in Milwaukee.

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

July 20, 2016

Milwaukee, WI - Organizers for the local 4th Annual Puerto Rican one-day festival have confirmed that this year's event will be held on August 14 at Humboldt Park. In early 2016, the Milwaukee County Department of Parks had denied a permit for this year's event, but eventually decided to grant a permit after Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) and the local El Conquistador Newspaper published in April that members of the Puerto Rican Festival Team (PRFT) had been denied a park permit, which generated a public outcry after an administrator from the Milwaukee County Parks cited in an e-mail that the even was overcrowded and apparently a successful event. At least 5,000 people attended the one-day PR festival in 2015, according to organizers.
Last year after the 2015 event, the PRFT met with officials with the Milwaukee County Parks administration including a representative of the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office and the meeting turned sour when the PRFT was denied a permit in September 2015 for this year's event. 
In early 2016, Ryan Broderick, the Milwaukee County Parks Special Events Coordinator in an e-mail to the PRFT denied to grant another permit citing multiple issues from last year's festival. Broderick claimed that allegations of public urination were reported, there was excessive trash during and after the festival, loud music and vehicles squealing tires, overcrowding exceeding permit estimated attendance and parking complaints by neighbors around Humboldt Park. Broderick confirmed that in the September 2015 meeting between the PRFT members and park administrators, it was decided to denied the PRFT a permit to hold this year's PR festival at Humboldt Park.
The organizers for the 4th Annual Puerto Rican Festival have not released any information concerning any conditions that were agreed upon to hold the event once again at Humboldt Park, but Victor Huyke, the Publisher for El Conquistador, which sponsors the festival confirmed in his Facebook account that the PR festival will be held on Sunday, August 14 at Humboldt Park from 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. This year's PR festival starts an hour early and ends an hour early than last year.
Huyke is a former President of the Puerto Rican Cultural Committee and has been instrumental in supporting and continuing the local PR festival.


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino Adds Armed Milwaukee Police To Patrol Inside

A shooting in April prompted officials from Potawatomi Hotel & Casino to add several armed uniformed police officers to its security at the indoor casino area.

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

July 19, 2016

Milwaukee, WI - On Tuesday, the Milwaukee Police Department confirmed that Potawatomi Hotel & Casino has added several Milwaukee police officers to patrol the inside of the Casino. Sergeant Timothy Gauerke from the Milwaukee Police Chief's Office stated, "The Potawatomi Hotel and Casino has a contract with MPD to have MPD Officers patrol their casino.  This is similar to what the Brewers and Bradley Center have set up with MPD.  The casino pays for the officers to be present.  The presence is during times and days that are requested by the casino."
The Milwaukee police officers at the Casino have limited arrest authority and do avoid contact with Potawatomi Casino customers and members unless it becomes a policing issue.
In April 2016, a 38-year-old man was arrested after discharging a handgun multiple times inside the Casino. The gun was recovered and no injuries were reported.
In June 2013, a 27-year-old man got into an altercation inside the Casino and he discharged a weapon several times. A woman was reported injured.
In July 2011, an armed suspect grabbed a money bag from a cashier at the Casino and fled outside. A unarmed Casino guard confronted the suspect and the robber managed to fire several shots at the guard. The suspect dropped the money bag and fled empty handed. No one was reported injured.

Milwaukee Police Officer Brandon Baranowski Received The MPD Purple Valor Award

Officer Baranowski survived a gunfire ambush attack by a 20-year-old suspect over the weekend.

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

July 19, 2016

Milwaukee, WI - On Tuesday, Milwaukee Police Officer Brandon Baranowski, 31, was awarded the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) Purple Valor Award in the hospital where he is recuperating from multiple gunshot wounds that he sustained on early Sunday in Milwaukee's Southside. Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn visited Officer Baranowski at the Froedtert Hospital and awarded Officer Baranowski the MPD Purple Valor Award metal.
Mayor Tom Barret called Officer Baranowski's shooting an ambush attack by a 20-year-old suspect in Milwaukee's Southside.
Officer Baranowski was shot multiple times on early Sunday in the 3500 block of S. 17th Street as he sat in his assigned police SUV after responding to a domestic violence incident regarding a woman and child. Police responded twice to the domestic violence calls, but the suspect had left.
The MPD confirmed that Tomas Angel Rivera Uriegas, 20, walked to Officer Baranowski's police SUV and fired multiple gunshots at the officer and then Rivera Uriegas fled the scene. Shortly after officers arrived at the crime scene, they heard a shot nearby and discovered Rivera Uriegas had a self-inflicted wound to the head. The suspect died, despite life saving measures taken by officers to keep Riverá Uriegas alive. Officer Baranowski was transported to the hospital for treatment.
Police recovered a handgun next to Rivera Uriegas and found unspent .22 LR Caliber cartridges at the crime scene.
Rivera Uriegas was a convicted felon as a juvenile and had been charged with one felony count for aggravated assault causing injury in April regarding the beating of his mother's live-in-boyfriend who suffered a fractured cheekbone and spinal injury, which almost completely paralyzed him. Rivera Uriegas was free on a $500 cash bail, pending the outcome of the case.
Rivera Uriegas was also convicted for a misdemeanor charge for credit card fraud and had to pay $2.6K in restitution and served 90 days in the Milwaukee County House of Corrections.
Mildred Rivera, the mother of Rivera Uriegas told CBS 58 News that her son was not a monster, but suffered from depression and was taking medication, which he recently decided not to take anymore. She says, her son was a caring person, a loving father to his surviving son and that she doesn't know what triggered her son to shoot Officer Baranowski while he sat on his police vehicle. 

Sunday, July 17, 2016

31-year-old Milwaukee Cop Shot And Alleged Suspect Commits Suicide In the Southside

20-year-old shooter commits suicide and officer sustained non-life threatening injuries. 

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

July 17, 2016

Milwaukee, WI - On Sunday around 2:30 a.m., Tomas Angel Rivera Uriegas, 20, of West Allis allegedly committed suicide in a yard after being involved in a domestic dispute and shooting Milwaukee Police Officer Brandon Baranowski, 31, as he sat in a police squad car at the 3500 block of S. 17 Street.
The officer was responding to several domestic violence dispute calls in the area, but the suspect was no longer at the scene. While the officer was in his squad vehicle doing a report, the suspect approached on foot and discharged his .22 Cal. weapon at the officer inside the squad car, striking the officer twice. The suspect then fled.
Other officers who responded to the scene investigating the shooting heard a single shot nearby and discovered the body of the alleged suspect in a backyard near the shooting incident with a self-inflicted wound to the head. A handgun was recovered next to the body. The wounded officer sustained several non-life threatening wounds. Rivera Uriegas was convicted of felony as a juvenile, according to the Milwaukee Police Department.
Rivera Uriegas used to work at the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in West Allis and is survived by a child.
Rivera Uriegas was charged in April for one felony count of aggravated assault. Rivera Uriegas got into an altercation with his mother's live-in-boyfriend at a balcony porch. Rivera Uriegas struck him causing him to fall off a porch and fell seven feet to the ground causing a cheekbone fracture and a spinal injury, which almost paralyzed him from the neck down, according to the criminal complaint.
Rivera Uriegas was out on a $500 cash bail.
On August 2015, Rivera Uriegas was charged with one misdemeanor count for credit card fraud. He pleaded guilty and served 90 days in the House of Corrections and was ordered to pay more than $2,600 in restitution.

Update: On Tuesday, Milwaukee Police Officer Brandon Baranowski received the Milwaukee Police Department Purple Valor Award by Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn for getting shot by Tomas Angel Rivera Uriegas while seating inside his assigned police SUV and surviving. Rivera Uriegas committed suicide shortly after shooting Officer Baranowski with a .22 LR Cal. weapon.





Thursday, July 14, 2016

Nominees McKenzie and Soler Approved For Fire and Police Commission By Milwaukee Common Council Safety Committee

Fire & Police Commission nominees Soler and McKenzie approved by Milwaukee Common Council Safety Committee

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

July 14, 2016

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday during a special meeting held, the Milwaukee Common Council Safety Committee by 4-1 vote approved Angela McKenzie and Nelson Soler as members of Fire & Police Commission. The term of the Commissioners overlap 5-years and each will get a salary of $6,600.00 per year.
Alderman Robert "Bob" G. Donovan opposed the approval citing that citizens with police experience were needed in the Commission.
Recommendation for MaryNell Regan to be reappointed as executive director of the Fire and Police Commission was approved by unanimous vote. Regan's confirmation goes before the full Common Council.
Donovan made it clear at the meeting that the Fire & Police Commission are required to review once a year the policies of both the Milwaukee Police Department and the Milwaukee Fire Department.
Aldermen José G. Perez, Cavalier Johnson, Mark A. Borkowski and Terry L. Witkowski voted to approve.
McKenzie is a Milwaukee County Court Commissioner and Soler is the Chief Solutions Officer at Multicultural Entrepreneurship Institute, Inc., Adjunct faculty member at Cardinal Stritch University and Adjunct instructor at Milwaukee Area Technical College Alumni Network.
The full Milwaukee Common Council on July 26 will vote on the Safety Committee's recommendation. 

Video: Milwaukee Common Council Safety Committee meeting regarding appointment of the Fire & Police Commission nominees Angela McKenzie and Nelson Soler http://goo.gl/Pvu3oo


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Arizona's U.S. Congressman Grijalva To Introduce The Veteran Visa And Protection Act

The Veteran Visa and Protection Act will allow deported Veterans to get legal residency with a path to citizenship.

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

July 12, 2016

Washington D.C. - On Thursday, U.S. Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) will hold a Skype press conference to discuss the proposed Veteran Visa and Protection Act that will be introduced to grant legal residency with a path to U.S. Citizenship to eligible deported Veterans. According to the news release, Congressman Grijalva will be joined via Skype by Hector Barajas, a Veteran of the Army's 82nd Airborne Division who was deported after serving our nation in uniform. They will announce the proposed Veteran Visa and Protection Act, which would establish a Veteran visa program to permit deported Veterans to permanently return to the United States as a Lawful Permanent Resident. The bill would ensure eligibility for the existing naturalization process for military service and provide access to their military and Veteran benefits.
They will be joined by additional Members of Congress as well as by Jennie Pasquarella, Director of Immigrants' Rights for the ACLU of Southern California, which released last week Wednesday a report entitled "Discharged, Then Discarded," highlighting how Veterans who served as far back as the war in Vietnam were later deported over punitive offenses.

The press conference will take place Thursday, July 14th at 1:00 PM in Cannon 234.
Cannon 234
RSVP: dan.lindner@mail.house.gov
to learn more visit deportedveteranssupporthouse.org


Update: Video of Press Conference to announce the Veteran Visa and Protection Act (begins at minute 5) http://ow.ly/6Yj2302gIEK



Monday, July 11, 2016

21 St. Paul Police Officers Injured And 102 Protesters Arrested Over The Weekend

St. Paul police arrested 102 protesters on Saturday and Sunday and 21 police officers were reported injured.

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

July 11, 2016

St. Paul, Minnesota - At least 102 protesters were taken into custody on Saturday and Sunday. 21 police officers were reported injured by fireworks and bottles, including one officer who had a concrete block thrown at his head from a bypass resulting with a broken vertebrae, according to St. Paul Police Department.
Police reported that 50 people were arrested at I-94 on Saturday night and charged for 3rd degree riot and 52 people were arrested on Sunday around 4:00 a.m. near the intersection at Dale and Grand, they were charge for public nuisance and unlawful assembly.
Unicorn Riot members of a local independent media outlet reported that police targeted them with tear gas, concussion smoke grenades and shined flashlights at cameras to blind any coverge of police attacking protesters who then began to thow bottles at police. 
Protesters chanted "F_ck the Police, Fu_k the Police" during Saturday's Interstate I-94 highway traffic flow blockage on both directions.
The St. Paul protest was one of the numerous protests around the nation against racist police officers who have murdered Afro-Americans recently in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where two Whites cops murder Alton Sterling, 37, and St. Paul, Minnesota where a St. Anthony Police officer fatally shot Philando Castile, 32.
Protests by Black Lives Matter are expected to continue around the nation to bring about justice for the murdered Afro-American victims involving racist police officers, according to protesters from Black Lives Matter. 
A national social media discussion about racial tensions in the U.S. has prompted for other countries to warn their nationals traveling to the U.S. about the unstable situation between the Afro-American population, which has been victimized by racist cops in law enforcement who have escaped prosecution for killing Blacks.
A hash tag #PolicePurge in social media has drawn major concern by U.S. law enforcement because it encourages for people to target police and commit murder. A photo of a terrorist cutting the throat of a police officer in uniform has been going viral and promoting #PolicePurge, which has been condemned by many users of social media.

Unicorn Riot videos of protesters and St. Paul police on I-94 http://youtu.be/h64cftsHnNY and https://youtu.be/b3kddl9-b_U



Editor's note: Should a police officer who racially and unlawfully targets a minority and threatens to shoot and kill be charged with a hate crime in the U.S.?


Sunday, July 10, 2016

Greenfield Park Geese Rounded Up For Defecating And Killed For Meat By Milwaukee County Department of Parks

County taxpayers began to notice the disappearance of hundreds of geese and ducks from the Greenfield Park in late June, but discovered that the Milwaukee County Department of Parks actually rounded up the geese and then were slaughtered for meat to be donated to area food pantries. 

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

July 10, 2016

Greenfield, WI - In late June, Milwaukee County taxpayers in Greenfield began to notice the sudden disappearance of hundreds of geese, ducks and mollars from the Greenfield Park, which is managed by the Milwaukee County Department of Parks. The taxpayers began to discuss the issue in social media (Wisconsin Wildlife Photographers) and were determined to get answers. 
Chelsea Shapiro in her Facebook (FB) account says that her husband received a response about the geese killings from the Milwaukee County Department of Parks and posted the response on FB. Shapiro was also interviewed by Fox 6 Now several days ago concerning the geese killings in Greenfield Park.
Jon Canavan from the Milwaukee County Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture responded by confirming that the geese were rounded up and killed for meat to donate to area food pantries. The geese and ducks were apparently rounded up while many were moltering (shedding their feathers) and couldn't fly or escape, while protecting their hatchlings.
The geese were killed for simply defecating in the park land, which is not considered fertilizing the grounds, harassing people during nesting, a large geese population nuisance and health risks, according to Canavan. Many area residents used to go to the park in a daily basis with their kids to check out the geese and other birds, but since the killings they have ceased to use the park, according to some people in social media (Facebook).
The round up and killing of geese and other species of birds campaign by the Milwaukee County Department of Parks has expanded to other parks as well without providing any formal notice to Milwaukee County taxpayers using the parks.
The Greenfield Park operates a golf course and waterpark.
The Milwaukee County Department of Parks has released no information about how the roundup of geese occurred and time, why did they eradicated all of the geese population including the baby geese as well, where were the geese taken for processing and how were they actually killed? And lastly, who actually benefits from the geese eradication in large numbers and the cost?
Why wasn't other alternatives or options considered to relocate the geese and their baby geese?

Friday, July 8, 2016

Baseball Card Blogger Says, He Is Not Associated With The Chicago Racist True News USA Blog

Topps baseball card blogger says his articles were plagiarized in the tposbaseballcard2 dot blogspot dot com blog.

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

July 8, 2016

Chicago, Illinois - On Friday, JayBee Anama, the Topps baseball card blogger (James B. Anama) contacted Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) and confirmed that numerous of his articles had been plagiarized or posted in tposbaseballcard2 dot blogspot dot com without his authorization, which allegedly seemed to link him to the racist True News U.S.A. blog. Anama denied the use of the alias profile Preeti and stated that he is not associated with True News U.S.A. Anama told HNNUSA that Google has been contacted to remove tposbaseballcard2 blog. The blog in question remains active. 
Most of the articles by Anama are posted in the tposbaseballcard2 blog, since 2013 and the alias Preeti profile shows other personal blogs including True News U.S.A. created by Preeti. Anama says, he didn't know about the tposbaseballcard2 blog until HNNUSA contacted him a few days ago and responded to the HNNUSA inquiry about his articles and his byline in the tposbaseballcard2 blog. 
Anama released the following statement, "My name is James B. Anama. I write a blog called bdj610's Topps Baseball Card Blog. I am not associated with this True news USA, nor am I associated with the person linked to this site, Preeti.
I have sent a message to Google/Blogger requesting that the site created by Preeti be removed."
HNNUSA first broke the story several days ago about the tposbaseballcard2 alleged link to the racist True News USA blog and Anama's numerous articles posted in the blog. The anonymous blog administrator of the Chicago racist True News USA blog that promotes hate has not released any statement regarding Preeti's blog indicating its association.
Since, Anama has denied any link or association to Preeti including the tposbaseballcard2 blog and the racist True News USA blog, HNNUSA would like to thank Anama for contacting HNNUSA regarding his articles being plagiarized and HNNUSA extends an apology for any inconvenience.


Three Suspects Arrested In Connection With 4 Dallas Police Officers Killed And 11 Shot

Police have taken three suspects including a female suspect into custody, a fourth suspect is holdup in a two story garage and police continue to negotiate with the suspect to surrender.

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

July 8, 2016

Dallas, Texas - On Thursday, Israel DeJesus, a witness at the Crowne Hotel began to video record a suspect who shot a Dallas police officer after the officer shot him in the back. The officer was shot multiple times by a suspect in body armor. The video was released to CNN by DeJesus, it showed a parked dark SUV, which the suspect drove and then engaged into a shootout with police after shooting one officer.
Police were able to take three suspects into custody including a female, according to Dallas Police Chief David Brown. The suspects detained are not cooperating with pilice. Another suspect is holdup in a two story garage and has indicated that bombs have been planted. Police continue to negotiate with the armed suspect in the garage to surrender. The suspect told police "that the end is coming."
The Dallas Police Department reported that 11 police officers were shot and four of the officers were killed and one civilian was injured.
A mass protest was gathered in downtown Dallas in protest of several recent homicides of Afro-Americans, Alton Sterling, 37, in Louisiana by several Baton Rouge police officers and Philandro Cristle, 32, in Minnesota by a St. Anthony police officer.

Update: Shooting suspect Micah Xavier Johnson, 25, was identified as the Dallas sniper who fatally shot 5 Dallas police officers and wounded 7 other officers. Johnson was killed in a standoff with police.


Thursday, July 7, 2016

St. Anthony Cop Fatally Shot 32-year-old Afro-American In Minnesota

Woman recorded aftermath when boyfriend was shot multiple times by a St. Anthony cop in Minnesota.

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

July 7, 2016

Falcon Heights, Minnesota - On Wednesday, Philando Castile, 32, an Afro-American male was shot multiple times by St. Anthony Police Officer Jerónimo Yañez, according to Lavish Reynolds who recorded the aftermath scene live on her Facebook account. Reynolds says, her boyfriend had told the officer that he was a carry concealed license holder and he was reaching for his identification when he was shot multiple times. Officer Yañez had asked for a license and registration from Castile who was driving.
Reynolds continued to record when other officers arrived to the scene. Her 4-year-old daughter witness the shooting. 
Castile later died at the Hennepin County Medical Center. He worked as a supervisor at J.J. Montessori school in St. Paul, according to relatives.
Castile's death was ruled a homicide by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office.
Both Castile and Reynolds were pulled over for a broken taillight by several St. Anthony police officers. 

Video: Philando Castile, 32,  shot by a St. Anthony cop in Minnesota https://youtu.be/1wuyXayGMB8



Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Wisconsin Department of Corrections Illegal Prolonged Solitary Confinement Exposed By Hunger Striking Inmates

Several inmates in the Wisconsin Department of Corrections prison system have exposed the illegal practice of prolonged solitary confinement in the state.

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

July 6, 2016

Madison, WI - 2 Wisconsin prison inmates, Cesar de Leon, 34, and Laron Mckinley, 61, in a hunger strike are being forced fed. WI Department of Corrections (DOC) spokesman Tristan Cook confirmed, that 100 inmates are currently in solitary confinement. The inmates in hunger strike are protesting the prolonged solitary confinement, which is illegal in the U.S., but the WI DOC continues to keep inmates in prolonged solitary confinement for years causing irreversible mental disabilities for victimized inmates.
The U.S. Department of Justice should probe the illegal prolonged solitary confinement practuce at the WI DOC system. 

Monday, July 4, 2016

Oaxaca Municipal Government Officials Will Clash With Mexican Federal Police, If They Use Deadly Force

Municipal officials in Oaxaca vowed to clash with Mexican Federal Police, if they use deadly force to quash the CNTE's teachers strike.

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

July 4, 2016

Oaxaca, México - On Sunday, municipal Oaxaca government officials during a press conference announced that they will act and use deadly force as well against any deadly aggression by Federal Police, if they engage and fire upon CNTE's unarmed striking teachers. So far more than 12 unarmed striking teachers have been killed by Federal Police and hundreds have been injured. 
More than 6,000 Federal Police personnel have been deployed to Chiapas and Oaxaca under orders by Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto (EPN) to use deadly force to quash the movement of the CNTE striking teachers that has paralyzed most of the nation's economy structure, which has caused an increase of cost for gasoline and basic utilities such as electricity and natural gas as well.
Teachers from CNTE protested on Monday in front of Mexico's Stock Exchange and demanded for EPN to stay the Educational Reform Act and to begin a dialogue with CNTE. EPN has said, the repeal of Mexico's Educational Reform Act (MERA)will not be discussed in negotiations with CNTE, but teachers will continue their national strike against MERA's national implementation.

Oaxaca municipal officials vowed to clash with Mexican Federal Police, if they use deadly force to quash CNTE's teachers strike https://goo.gl/z4Bxky


Native American Woman Arrested By Police Supervisor For Burning Sage At Denver Trump Protest

Police arrested three people including a Native American woman who was burning sage at a Trump protest.

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

July 4, 2016
Updated

Denver, Colorado - On Friday, a Native American woman was taken into custody by a police supervisors, cited and later released for refusing to put out a burning sage at a Trump protest rally in Denver. The arrest of the woman burning sage was video recorded and Denver police is now facing national criticism for violating the woman's indigenous right to practice her native religion in public.
According to Red Power Media, Denver police arrested Josie Valadez Fraire, 22, who has a court date for August 1. She plans to challenge the charges against her for burning sage and violating her Constitutional rights.
Fraire is Xicana and is a member/activist of MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan), a national Chicano student rights organization, according to Red Power Media.
Denver police have not released a statement about her arrest and could very well be facing a lawsuit as well. In Colorado, it is legal to smoke marijuana, but not to burn sage in public, especially at a Trump protest.
The Trump protest took place outside the Colorado's Convention Center at the 3-day Western Conservative Summit where Trump attended.
Some Trump supporters and protesters had a vocal including a push and shoving clash during the rally, but no injuries were reported.

Video of woman arrested by Denver police for burning sage in public http://youtu.be/Y76efILN0Tg


Video: Josie Valadez Fraire speaks about her arrest for burning sage. https://youtu.be/K859R_YOu3U


Saturday, July 2, 2016

A Gofundme Account And Gathering Set To Remember Michael Pettis

Police investigating the untimely death of a 41-year-old man who died on Friday.

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

July 2, 2016

Milwaukee, WI - On Friday, Michael Pettis Jr., 41, apparently died of what indicates to be a possible overdose, but the cause of death has not been determined and is under investigation by police. The Milwaukee County Coroner's Office is expected to do an autopsy to determine cause of death.
His untimely death is being mourned by his family and a GoFundMe has been set up to cover his funeral expenses. Also his cousins, Anthony and Sergio Pettis, well known local MMA fighters will host a gathering to remember the life of Michael "Mikey" Pettis at the Anthony Pettis Showtime Sports Bars, 11400 W. Silver Spring Drive on Sunday, July 3, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and all the proceeds will be donated for funeral expenses.



Friday, July 1, 2016

Neighborhood Residents Participate In Games With Milwaukee County Sheriff Deputies At Sherman Park

Milwaukee County Sheriff deputies and neighborhood residents participate in games at Sherman Park showing good policing tactics with residents.

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

July 1, 2016

Milwaukee, WI - On Friday, Milwaukee County Sheriff deputies joined community neighborhood residents at Sherman Park, but the confrontation was unusual, both deputies and residents participated in soccer and other games while at the park. The deputies are actually practicing good policing and gaining the trust of residents and community stakeholders.
More good policing tactics are needed between Milwaukee police including deputies with the community it serves to protect. It seems, the unusual approach by deputies is working and could be successful in neutralizing tensions in the Sherman Park neighborhood.
Several days ago dozens of teens engage in a melee at Sherman Park that made national news when they confronted police in riot gear. Windows were broken in a BP gas station, a Milwaukee County Transit bus and a police vehicle. No one was arrested, but on Thursday, a White Milwaukee cop pulled a 12-year-old boy from his bicycle and arrested him for yelling profanity as he left the park. The boy was taken into custody.


Videos courtesy of Sean Abraham Muhammad Sr.: Milwaukee County Sheriff deputies participate in games with community members at Sherman Park https://goo.gl/L1cZAa and https://goo.gl/5mf9o2


Milwaukee White Police Officer Arrests Teen For Profanity At Sherman Park

One arrest reported at Sherman Park, a day after dozens of teens began a melee after they were forced to vacate the park.

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

July 1, 2016

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday, a Milwaukee White police officer managed to pull a 12-year-old boy from his bike after he yelled profanity at police. The teen was taken into custody, according to adult witnesses at the park. 
A group of activists, residents and members of the Black Panthers were at the Sherman Park playground monitoring the deployment of dozens of Milwaukee police officers and Milwaukee County Sheriff deputies, according to David Muhammad, a community activists. The adults monitoring police managed to get all of the teens out of the park by 9:00 p.m. The adults are expected to be back at the park by 6:00 p.m. on Friday as well.
Zeynab Ali in her Facebook account posted, "I'm very proud of our youth today for standing up for their rights. The community came together tonight at Sherman Park to spread peace. Then, the police showed up preying on our children and eventually arrested one of them for no reason at all. But in the end we were still united. I realized today that we have more youth leaders in Milwaukee, they just never thought they had it in them. Join us again tomorrow at 6 PM at Sherman Park!"
Earl Ingram Jr., another community activist posted on Facebook, "Kudos to those of you who showed up last night at Sherman Park to help curve the violence. Around 60 adult concerned citizens came out in response to what occurred the night before. There were minimal problems, thanks to all of you. Trump talks about taking back America, last night started the process of taking back our community.
"People from all walks of life showed up to direct and guide about 150 young people. We made a pledge to come back and make a difference in their lives. That's what's needed in our community, we have enough talk we need more ACTION!!! We need more people willing to show up when called on, those yesterday stayed the course.
Last night over 150 officers were at Sherman Park, surly it was over kill. I don't support anyone in wrong doing, when our young people are wrong they must be told they are wrong. Wednesday night those who created the trouble were wrong. Last night there was tension between law enforcement and citizenry. At times it resembled the demilitarized zone, that must change.
"It was a good beginning, if only a beginning. It's going to take the community to turn it around, that includes YOU..."
During the last week, police have been going to the park and forcing groups of teens including park users to leave the park before the park is actually closed. Some of the teens have been standing for their right to peacefully gather at the park, since their parents are taxpayers and the park is open for public use.
On Wednesday, dozens of teens confronted police twice after 8:00 p.m. and rocks including bricks were thrown at some police officers. Windows at a nearby BP gas station were smashed by rocks including windows from a Milwaukee County Transit bus and a police vehicle. No arrests were made on Wednesday night, according to police.
The alleged teens involved in the melee on Wednesday are Afro-Americans and the deployed police officers and deputies are mostly White, which doesn't help to ease the tension between them.
Afro-Americans teens are usually taken into custody more often than White teens and are most likely to be incarcerated more often.
Some residents in area on their Facebook accounts are indicating since the lead pipe lateral scandal in Milwaukee has been exposed, that some teens could be suffering from neurological dificiencies due to the freshwater toxic lead pipe laterals found in the thousands of homes throughout the district. Studies have indicated that exposure to lead in the drinking water could be linked to high murder and crimes by at least 25% compared to areas where no lead pipe laterals exists.
Many residents in the Northside and Southside want the City of Milwaukee and Mayor Tom Barret to remove all the toxic lead pipe laterals from homes as soon as possible.
Once lead gets inside the body it will not diminish, which lead is extremely toxic and affects the liver, kidneys, reproductive system and nervous system. Lead's most dangerous impact is on the brain and can cause serious development problems. It's been linked to everything from violent crime to low IQ.