Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Judge Ruled Cutting Federal Grants From Cities For Limiting Cooperation With ICE Illegal, Setting Precedent For Similar State Bills

Wisconsin's State Senate Bill 275, known as the Sanctuary City Bill will face the same fate as Trump's Executive Order cutting federal grants from cities who limit cooperation with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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

November 21, 2017

San Francisco, California - On Monday, U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick permanently ruled and set precedent that the Trump Executive Order to cut federal grants from cities who limit cooperation with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement  (ICE) was illegal. Judge Orrick's ruling set precedent and could very well make it illegal for states to pass legislation cutting share revenue funding to cities as well who also limit cooperation with ICE. 
Republican senators in the State of Wisconsin Labor and Regulatory Reform Committee recently approved by a 3-2 vote to move forward Senate Bill 275, known as the anti-Sanctuary City Bill that prohibit cities, townships and county governments from enacting resolutions banning employees and local Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA) from enforcing federal immigration laws by cutting (reducing) share revenue funding by $500 to $5,000 per-day depending on the population size for each local government found to limit or probit employees and LEA cooperation with ICE.
SB 275 is now on hold and waiting to be scheduled for debate on the state Senate floor once it gets scheduled in January 2018. If SB 275/AB 190 are passed in both the State Senate and the State Assembly, which are in Republican controlled today and signed into law by Governor Scott Walker (R), the anti-Sanctuary City Bill will definitely be challenged in court as well.
An SB 275 similar bill, AB 190 has been also proposed in the State Assembly, but remains in the Local Government Committee for now.
AB 190 relates to prohibiting local ordinances, resolutions, and policies that prohibit the enforcement of federal or state law relating to illegal aliens or immigration status, authorizing certain elective officeholders to commence an enforcement action, providing a reduction in shared revenue payments, and creating governmental liability for damages caused by illegal aliens.


Monday, November 20, 2017

88 Milwaukee's Headstart And Early Start Programs Employees At Centro Hispano Get Layoff Notices

Head Start and Early Start programs at Centro Hispano will terminate by the end of November due to grant elimination.

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

November 20, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - About 88 employees from the Head Start and Early Start programs at Centro Hispano (The Council for the Spanish Speaking), 614 W. National Ave. In Milwaukee will be permanently layoff by November 30 due to grant funding loss, according to a letter of noticed sent to those affected by Toni Rivera-Joachin, President and CEO of the Centro Hispano. Rivera-Joachin informed the employees affected that the Head Start and Early Start programs will permanently cease to exist due to "unforeseeable termination of our funding available" starting on November 30.
The layoff notices were sent to all non-union employees affected and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development on November 13.
According to Centro Hispano in Milwaukee website, the Head Start and Early Start bilingual programs have its administrative offices and a Resource Center at the Dr. Filiberto & Carmen Murguia Campus on S. 36th St. and W. Mitchell Street, and it serves approximately 712 children and their families at six (6) sites in Milwaukee area including the Southside. The federal and state funding including other sources totaled more than $4.6M (2010-2011 funding sources report, no current budget report posted).
Head Start provides child health and nutrition services as well as specialized support to children with special needs. Through the Family Resource Center, family support and training is provided to parents. In collaboration with Parents Plus, Head Start parents may enroll in a program called Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Children (HIPPY) and in the Parents as Teachers program. Both promote school readiness and early literacy through parent education and child development; these services are provided bilingually.

Current Board of Directors of the Centro Hispano Milwaukee

• Julio Maldonado, Chairman
• Aurea Ramirez, Secretary
• Eduardo Herrera-Meir. Treasurer
• Attorney Marisabel Cabrera
• Julia Luna
• Attorney Israel Ramon
• Jesús Santos

• Toni Rivera-Joachin, President and Chief Executive Officer

Sunday, November 19, 2017

HUD Residents In Michigan Pay $500 To Heat One Bedroom Apartments Per Month To Consumers Energy

Information released by a HUD resident in Michigan confirmed that low income residents with HUD pay at least between $400 to $500 in heating bills to Consumers Energy per month.

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

November 19, 2017

Haslet, Michigan - On Thursday, Ernesto R. Rodriguez released a letter exposing the high cost of heating one bedroom apartments under HUD affordable homes by using Consumers Energy. According to Rodriguez, residents of low income HUD funded affordable one bedroom apartments pay between $400 to $500 for heating bills calling "Consumers Energy a danger to HUD residents."
Rodriguez says, that he resides at Grange Acres, a HUD funded subsidy housing in Haslet and pays $500 per month in heating bills for a one bedroom apartment.
Consumers Energy high cost of heating apartments is one reason 5,000 people and children have become homeless in the state. Housing Corp. of Lansing, Michigan should have never allowed for HUD residents to shift utilities payments to Consumers Energy, according to Rodriguez. 
Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) has included the Rodriguez press release posted on his Facebook account exposing the high cost of heating bills that HUD residents in Lansing are endured to pay Consumers Energy as allowed by the Housing Corp.

Friday, November 17, 2017

United Day School In Laredo Notified Parents Of Roaches Found On Food From Emperor Garden Asian Bistro

Parents of United Day School students in Laredo received a letter from the private school that food ordered from Emperor Garden Asian Bistro had roaches in it and was discarded, then replaced by pizza.

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

November 17, 2017

Laredo, Texas - On Thursday, Jessica Rivera, the Head of School at United Day School, 1701 San Isidro Parkway, a private school in Laredo sent out a notice to the parents of students to notify them that lunch food ordered from Emperor Garden Restaurant had been discarded (kept from being served) due to roaches found inside a food container. Rivera explained that students were about to be served a "Japanese luncheon as an extension of their World Fair unit of study" when teachers noticed roaches in one of the food containers from Emperor Garden and the food was immediately replaced with pizza.
Rivera confirmed that the local Health Department was also notified about the roaches on the food and that the students were unaware roaches had been found in the food from Emperor Garden Asian Bistro, 620 W. Calton Road in Laredo. 
Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) was able to get a copy of Rivera's notice to the parents dated November 16, 2017.

Homeless American Who Lost Memory In Mexico Roaming The Streets In Matamoros

A homeless man who people believe is a U.S. Citizen and can't remember his name or from where he originated has been roaming the streets of Matamoros begging for food.

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

November 17, 2017

Matamoros, Tamaulipas, México - An alleged homeless U.S. Citizen has been spotted in Matamoros roaming the streets begging for food and suffers from memory loss, according to a Facebook (FB) posting by David Nostas, which Laura Rodriguez originated the request to have it posted in an attempt to locate and identify family has gone viral in social networks. The unidentified homeless American usually can be located around the Periférico Park in Matamoros.
The unidentified man has been living in the streets of Matamoros for at least six months, according to the FB posting.
If any one has any information of who this person is, please notify authorities at the U.S. Consulate in Matamoras to help identify him.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Private Prisons Alternative Sought By Wisconsin Republican Leadership In The State Assembly

Republicans in control of the Wisconsin State Assembly leaning to having private prisons house and manage the growing Department of Corrections prison population in the state.

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

November 16, 2017

Madison, WI - The Wisconsin Republican controlled State Assembly leadership is contemplating whether to contract private prison corporations as an alternative to house and manage the growing prison inmate population in the state. On August 2017, the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (WIDOC) released a data report showing that the prison inmate population in the state totaled 23,124 as reported in the Prison Point-in-Time Populations: 2000-2016 data by the Office of the Secretary - Policy and Research Unit with the Division of Adult Institutions. 
The Republican controlled legislature approved $600,000 in the Wisconsin State Budget to create a prison planning task force made up of members from both the State Assembly and Senate legislature to look into alternatives to house and manage the growing prison inmate population, which an option could be to contract a private prison corporation to house inmates. So far, three Assembly Republicans, State Representatives Michael Schraa (R-Oshkosh), the Corrections Committee Chairman; Mark Born (R-Beaver Dam) and David Steffen (R-Green Bay) and no Democrats have been selected for the prison task force panel (PTFP) by State Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) and two State Senate Republicans, Van Wanggaard (R-Racine), Den Feyen (R-Fond du Lac) and one Democrat, LaTonya Johnson (D-Milwaukee) were selected by Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau), also Governor Scott Walker (R) has yet to pick members to the task force panel.
State Representative Steffen who was selected by Rep. Vos to seat on the PTFP is pushing for the state to lease a private prison to replace the Green Bay Correctional Institution (GBCI), according to the Journal Sentinel. The GBCI has a capacity to hold 1,091 inmates and is a maximum security facility. 
President Trump supports private prisons, which are very lucrative today and hold most of the undocumented inmate population in the U.S. for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement  (ICE).
Holding undocumented immigrants is a lucrative business for private corporation prisons and in Wisconsin, the State Assembly and State Senate Republicans have proposed SB 275/AB 190 known as the anti-Sanctuary City bills targeting the undocumented population, which would allow law enforcement to ask for legal status and turn over suspected undocumented immigrants to ICE. 
According to a 2015 report by the Council on Hemispheric Affairs, Private Prison Corporations (PPC's) earned $3B for holding ICE detainees. An estimated 34,000 of undocumented immigrants are incarcerated daily costing about $159 each to hold.
States do pay for most of the costs to hold undocumented detainees from their jurisdictions and the federal government reimburse the states about half.
The L.A. Times reported in 2015, that to hold ICE detainees in a private prison, it costs between $130 to $330 daily (per day) compared to being place under electronic monitoring bracelet for low risk detainees, which cost $5.00 daily ($155 per month). Electronic bracelet monitoring in some states is also done by BI Inc., a subsidiary of the second largest PPC in the country.
In Wisconsin, the Kenosha County Sheriff's Office generated at least $6M in revenue in the lucrative business to hold ICE detainees. The Kenosha County jail holds 1,000 inmates.
The Dodge County Sheriff's Office in WI also profits from holding ICE detainees for at least a week before they are transported back to the Chicago ICE detention facility for deportion.
In 2012, former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. confirm that the County jail has been in an agreement for the last five years with the feds to hold illegal immigrants under the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program and the County was reinburse about $135,000 in 2009. In 2008, the county received at least $60,000 under the program, according to Sheriff Clarke Jr.
On Tuesday, the Waukesha County Sheriff's Office confirmed that their application to join the 287g Memorandum of Agreement program in partnership with ICE to process undocumented immigrants at the County jail was approved and is awaiting final approval by the ICE director and Governor Walker. If the PTFP approves to contract a private prison coporation to house state WIDOC inmates in Green Bay, will it also open the door to house undocumented immigrants in Wisconsin? Time will tell.


Stats on WIDOC inmate population:

Totaled WIDOC prison population is 23,124

Prison Population by Gender as of 12/31/2016

• Male - 21,665, 93.7%
• Female - 1,459, 6.3%

Prison Population by Race

• White - 12,357, 53.4%
• Black - 9,604, 41.5%
• American Indian/Alaska Native - 895, 3.9%
• Asian - 251, 1.1%
• Latino - 2,018, 8.7%

Adult Institutions operating in over capacity: Totaled 12, which three are maximum security and the rest are either minimum or medium security facilities.

Wisconsin Correction Centers running over capacity: Totaled 2, which are minimum security facilities.

Wisconsin Women's Correctional System 

Milwaukee Women's Correctional Center operating inmate capacity is 100, but has 110 inmates (12/31/2016). Minimum Security facility

Robert E. Ellsworth Correctional Center operating inmate capacity is 408, but has 446 inmates (12/31/2016). Minimum Security facility

Taycheedah Correctional Institution operating inmate capacity is 752, but has 853 inmates (12/31/2016). Maximum Security facility 



Tuesday, November 14, 2017

USDHS-ICE Approved 287g MOA For The Waukesha County Sheriff's Office In Wisconsin

The Waukesha County Sheriff's Office and 22 other jurisdictions were approved by DHS-ICE to partnership and join the 287g MOA program, but the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office was denied the MOA application.

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

November 14, 2017

Washington, D.C. - On Tuesday,  the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has approved the 287g Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the Waukesha County Sheriff's Office (WCSO) and 22 other jurisdictions around the nation, but denied former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke's MOA application. President Trump could very well decide to approve such MOA agreement with the MCSO. Under the 287g MOA, selected trained deputies can enforce federal immigration laws and ask for legal status when processing County inmates under the supervision of ICE.
Eric Severson, the Waukesha County Sheriff released the following statement, "Today the Program Advisory Board at the Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Headquarters, recommended approval for Waukesha County in obtaining 287(g) authority relative to the jail model. Final approval is currently pending with the director of ICE and is expected to take up to 4 weeks."
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) will have to approve the ICE MOA for the WCSO and if approved, it will most likely allow other state County Sheriff Departments to also apply for the 287g program as well.
Although, the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) has a contract with ICE to hold undocumented immigrants being processed for deportation and it automatically allows County jailers to ask for legal status from those suspected of being the country illegally when processed at the jail for minor or other violations.
In 2012, former Sheriff Clarke Jr. admitted that under the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program contract with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the County was reinburse about $135,000 in 2009 for holding undocumented detainees. In 2008, the county received at least $60,000 under the program, according to Sheriff Clarke Jr.
Under the above agreement, the MCSO has to check the legal status of everyone being processed at the jail that they suspect is an illegal alien and report their results to ICE.
Currently, the Kenosha County Sheriff's Office has a $6M contract with ICE to hold undocumented detainees.
In 2012, former Obama suspended the 287g program after it was blatantly abuse by former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, which deputies were found to illegally profile Latinos as undocumented, were illegally detained and violated the civil rights of those detained under 287g. A lawsuit filed in federal court against Sheriff Arpaio and Arizona's SB 1070 known as "Show Me Your Papers" law resulted in Obama's decision to suspend 287g because the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that it was legal to ask for legal status from those suspected being in the country illegally, but it denied for law enforcement to detain suspected undocumented immigrants for merely not having legal documents in their person, no work authorization, undermine the civil rights of Americans and increased profiling abuse.
The cost to implement the 287g program at a sheriff's department will become the burden of the County and local taxpayers. For example: in February 2017, Ed Gonzalez, the Harris County Sheriff in Texas decided to leave the 287g partnership with ICE because it cost taxpayers $675,000 and spurred racial profiling, according to the Texas Observer.
According to 287g MOA, the cost of the program is the sole responsibility of the law enforcement agency that agrees to partnership with ICE under the MOA understanding.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Lawrence Ingram Charged For The Victor Rogers Homicide In Milwaukee

Ingram killed Rogers for allegedly taking $200 cash.

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

November 13, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - Last Thursday, Lawrence Ingram, 55, was charged with 1st-degree intentional homicide for the homicide of Victor Rogers, 55, on November 5, according to the criminal complaint. A cash bond of $125K was set for Ingram, if convicted, he is facing life in prison.
A tip led police to Rogers body at the 2200 block of S. 5th Street near a bridge. 
Apparently, Lawrence accused Rogers of taking $200 cash and an altercation between both men ended with Rogers murder. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's report confirmed that Rogers suffered a fatal cut in his throat with a knife. 


Grove Shopping Mall Security Guard Called Alleged Female Panhandler With Baby In Arms "Illegal"

Several women confront the Market Place Grove Shopping Mall security guard for calling a woman with her baby in her arms "illegal".

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

November 13, 2017

San Diego, CA - A Security guard was recorded calling an alleged female panhandler with a baby in her arms "illegal" outside the Grove Shopping Center Target store, 3424 College Ave. in San Diego. A woman comes over to help the alleged panhandler and calls the security guard "a fat motherf_cker". Another woman, Sonia Serrano Zavala records the incident and then posted the video in her Facebook account, which went viral in the social network.
The alleged woman recently panhandling could actually be another gypsy from Romania, which a pregnant gypsy woman that spoke Spanish, English and Romanian made the news three years ago in the local area for asking people for money and then seen driving off in a Mercedes-Benz and living at a condominium. Some panhandlers with the skill to beg do make more than $500 per day. In many cities panhandling is illegal, but people do continue to give money to them.
The security guard made reference to her being on YouTube video. Apparently, the gypsy woman told the guard that she doesn't have an ID. But, she is usually accompanied by a child and her husband who wait in a distance. Various news reports about the panhandling couple have gone viral as well.
A Target representative confirmed to Hispanic News Network U.S.A. on Monday that the security guard involved in this incident is a Grove Shopping Mall guard and not a Target team member.


Editor's note: Since this article was published, Sonia Serrano Zavala has since deactivated her Facebook account.


Mahad Addiaziz Abdirahaman Facing Charges For Attempted Property Theft And Multiple Stabbings At Mall of America

Two men were stabbed by 20-year-old suspect after a failed attempted property theft at the Macy's store located inside the Mall of America in Minnesota.

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

November 13, 2017

Bloomington, Minnesota - On Sunday, Mahad Addiaziz Abdirahaman, 20, of Minneapolis was taken into custody by police after an attempted property theft after 6:44 p.m. and the stabbing of two men at the men's fitting section inside Macy's store in the Mall of America. According to Bloomington police, Abdirahaman went into the Macy's men fitting section and attempted to take property from a man who was trying some clothes and showing his companions. Then the victim returned to the fitting room where he confronted the suspect that was trying to take personal property from him. During the confrontation, Abdirahaman took out a knife and stabbed the victim who then yelled for help. Several people nearby who were with the victim at the store joined the confrontation and altercation with the suspect. A second victim was also stabbed before they were able to subdue Abdirahaman and disarmed him until police arrived and took him into custody.
Both male victims suffered non-life threatening injuries and were taken to the Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment. Abdirahaman also suffered minor superficial injuries and was booked for two counts of 1st-degree assault, according to police.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Isabel Orosco Found Deceased At A Franklin Roadway

Orosco's body was found by a driver in Franklin.

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

November 10. 2017

Franklin, WI - On Thursday, the Franklin Police Department identified the female body found at the 3300 block of W. Oakwood Road around 5:16 a.m. on November 7 as Isabel Orosco, 34, from Milwaukee. Police are releasing few details about Orosco's death, but say the investigation is being investigated as a suspicious death and is ongoing.
Orosco's body was spotted in a roadway by a driver who then called police with the location where it had been found.
The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office is conducting an autopsy to determine how Orosco died.
The area where Orosco's body was found has few homes and neighbors were not helpful in providing any information to police how Orosco's body ended up in that location.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Wisconsin Becomes 28th State To Join U.S. Constitution Convention Call, But Failure Eminent

It takes two-thirds or 34 states to call a U.S. Constitution Convention to add amendments for a balance federal budget and other proposed amendments that could target liberties and Constitutional rights of citizens, but Republican controlled state legislatures today are a mere 32, which a Convention to actually take place in the near future is less likely to become a reality.

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

November 8, 2017

Madison, WI - On Tuesday, the Wisconsin State Senate voted 19-14 to join other Republican controlled state legislatures to call on a U.S. Constitution Convention in accordance to Article V of our Constitution in order to add amendments to balance the federal budget, which two-thirds or 34 states are needed to make it a reality. If the U.S. Constitution Convention would take place, it will take three-fourths or 38 states in total to pass such amendments. As it stands today, there are only 32 states that have Republican controlled legislatures, which the Convention call is led by the GOP and it wants to open a can of worms to add hidden agenda amendments that could very well eliminate certain liberties, Constitutional rights, and legalize voter suppression, according to Democrats and opponents of the Constitution Convention. (Today, they are 32 Republican controlled legislatures, 12 Democratic controlled legislatures and 6 split legislatures, according to Wikipedia.org)
Last June, the Wisconsin State Assembly voted 54-41 to pass its version of the U.S. Constitutional Convention resolution to join a call for a Convention and Governor Scott Walker (R) favors the act (both Senate and Assembly resolutions), but he is not required to sign on.
Some states who adopted resolutions and voted in favor of calling for a Constitutional convention the 1970s and 1980s have since rescinded their resolutions. Once a Constitutional convention takes place, delegates can open up the Convention to whatever amendments its delegates choose to propose. A balanced budget amendment could deepen the recession and prolong it, requiring a balance budget every year, no matter the state of the economy triggering job losses. Also federally funded programs, such as Medicare and Social Security would be vulnerable to cuts, which federal grants account for about a third of all state government revenues, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (Wisconsin Budget Project).
Members and allies of both Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin an affiliate of Citizen Action of Wisconsin, which has over 900 members statewide gathered at the State Capitol in Madison to show opposition to the State Senate resolution calling for a Constitutional Convention and Senate Bill 281/Assembly Bill 354, which would permit co-ops to make certain changes to their bylaws that are currently prohibited under state law, a change that would only apply, if the co-op votes to adopt them. 
Opponents of the SB 281/AB 354 say that up to 20% of the cooperative's board could be turned over to non-members, including outside investors, lose the right to review cooperative records that are more than 5 years old and a co-op wold be allowed to give greater than 8% returns to capital investors. The co-op could also choose to base voting power on patronage, rather than the principle of 1 member, 1 vote, according to the Wisconsin Farmers Union fact sheet.
The State Senate on Tuesday voted to refer SB 281 back to Senate Committee on Senate Organization.

Wisconsin Water Protector Female Arrested At Enridge Pipeline 3 Area In Superior

Superior police arrested a woman at the Enridge Energy Pipeline 3 project area and several other people locked themselves inside a pipeline segment as well.

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

November 8, 2017

Superior,  WI - On Wednesday, Superior police arrested a female water protector at the Enridge Energy Pipeline 3 for trespassing and two other people are locked down inside a pipeline as well. Native Americans and allies are protesting the oil pipeline that has crossed from Minnesota and going through Ojibwe Treaty Native American lands, which includes hunting grounds and wetlands in Douglas County Wisconsin.
When finished, the crude oil pipeline will allow for millions of gallons of oil to flow into the U.S. from Canada. The water protectors fear that an oil spill disaster is eminent and Lake Superior will be polluted, if oil spills into the lake.

Video of Enridge Energy Oil Pipeline protest in Superior http://bit.ly/2hptD0p

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Ivan Santiago And Rodolfo Pantojas-Juarez Charged With The Felony Murder Of Humberto Varela Caballero

Two suspects charged with murder including property theft and one suspect with property theft in the homicide of a 30-year-old man.

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

November 7, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Monday, Ivan A. Santiago, 23; Rodolfo Pantojas-Juarez, 24, and Marco R. Felipe, 24, were charged with multiple felonies in connection with the October 31st fatal shooting murder of Humberto Varela Caballero, 30. Santiago was charged with six felony counts for armed robbery (facing 40 years in prison and $100K in fines, if convicted), felony murder (facing 15 years), two counts of 1st-degree recklessly endangering safety (facing 12 years in prison and $25K in fines for each count), possession of a firearm by felon (facing 10 years in prison and $25K in fines) and possession with intent of THC (facing 6 years in prison and $10K in fines, if convicted). A cash bond of $450K was set for Santiago
Pantojas-Juarez was charged with four felony counts for armed burglary with a dangerous weapon (facing 40 years in prison and $100K in fines, if convicted), felony murder (facing 15 years), and two counts of 1st-degree recklessly endangering safety (facing 12 years in prison and $25K in fines for each count). A cash bond for $520,400 was set for Pantojas-Juarez. 
Felipe was charged with armed robbery (facing 40 years in prison and $100K in fines, if convicted), burglary (facing up to 15 years in prison and $50K in fines) and 1st-degree recklessly endangering safety (facing 12 years in prison and $25K in fines, if convicted). A cash bond was set at $57,500.
According to the criminal complaint, the suspects, Santiago and Pantojas-Juarez fatally shot Varela Caballero around 11:55 p.m. during an armed robbery just outside his Milwaukee Southside residence located at the 2100 block of S. 7th Street. Varela Caballero suffered four gunshot wounds to the chest.
The criminal complaint says, that police found a 9mm handgun at Santiago's home and spent cartridges found at 5 separate crime scenes were connected to the same weapon including an armed robbery shooting on October 30 of a man seating in a vehicle near the 3200 block of W. Lincoln Ave. The 49-year-old victim survived, he was shot multiple times.
Also, Santiago had fired his handgun at several Parking Checkers with the Department of Public Works including one at the 1300 black of W. Orchard. A parking checker was going to issue a citation to Santiago's vehicle when he fired his weapon over the head of the checker.
Another shooting incident happened when a parking checker noticed a home invasion and followed the suspect's vehicle near the 1300 block of W. Waterford and Santiago fired gunshots at the checker.
Felipe confessed to police that he also participated in several home invasions.
Pantojas-Juarez was connected to a Mexican drug cartel, which he apparently owed money too after someone stole 15 kilos of cocaine from him and had about 50 to 70 days to repay the cartel, so he went on a crime spree targeting suspected drug dealers and other victims that included kidnappings, home invasions, robbery and torture of some victims with Santiago and Felipe from October 11 to October 31 to get cash to repay his drug cartel debt, according to the criminal complaint.
Hispanic News Network U.S.A. learned that Pantojas-Juarez on October 31 sent a text to a family member of deceased victim, Varela Caballero to give his sincere condolences. Apparently, Pantojas-Juarez had worked for the family when he needed a job and repaid the family by planning to rob Varela Caballero and killing him. Varela Caballero's family later learned that Pantojas-Juarez was also implicated in the murder.


Monday, November 6, 2017

54-year-old Suspect Arrested In Connection With Victor Rogers Stabbing Death

Rogers was stabbed to death in Milwaukee's Southside.

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

November 6, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Sunday, Milwaukee police arrested a 54-year-old man in connection with the stabbing death of Victor Rogers, 55, according to police. Aparently, Rogers died from a fatal stab wound near S. 5th and W. Becher Streets on Sunday.
Police continue to investigate the Rogers death and no further details have been release pending the investigation.

Murder Suspect Jóse Antonio Córdova-Rodríguez Deported To Mexico By ICE-ERO

Córdova-Rodríguez who was wanted for murder in Mexico had re-entered the U.S. after being deported in 2010.

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

November 6, 2017

Chicago, Illinois -  The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement Removal Operations (ERO) deported Jóse Antonio Córdova-Rodríguez, 33, to Mexico on October 20 to face a murder charge. Córdova-Rodríguez was turned over to Mexican authorities at the Brownsville, Texas border port of entry. The suspect who re-entered the U.S. illegally had been previously been deported in 2010 and had minor criminal convictions in Illinois and Texas.
Córdova-Rodríguez was taken into custody on September 8 outside his Chicago residence by officers with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Chicago, the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), and the Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force, according to ICE's press release.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Photo Snapped Of Young Colorado Truck Thieves By Traffic Camera When Failing To Stop On Red Light

A snapped photo by a traffic stop camera in Denver resulted in revealing who actually stole a truck for an apparent joy ride.

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

November 5, 2017

Denver, Colorado - On Friday, Adam Meis from Denver posted on his Facebook (FB) account that the teens responsible for stealing his a white 05 F350 4 Door Long Bed Diesel Ford truck on September 10 have been identified after posting several photos on November 2 of the teens in his truck. Meis got surprised to a get a citation notice and several photos accompanying the notice showing three young male teens including the driver of the stolen truck in the front seat and a female teen in the back seat from the driver.
Apparently, the teen driver of the stolen truck ran a red light and the red light traffic camera snapped several photos of the teens in the truck.
Meis's FB post and photos of the teens went viral on the social network and meme's began to surfaced making fun of the teens, but in this case, dumb truck thieves. A police officer on patrol found the abandoned truck on September 14 in Lakewood just off W. Kentucky Ave. and S. Ames Street, according to Meis. Meis says, the teens had broken the door lock and ignition as well to start the truck, must have ran out of diesel fuel after a joy ride and then abandoned the truck.
Meis reported that an Edge evolution CS tuner was stolen from the truck.
Police continue to investigate the truck theft incident and with the photos of the teens in the truck and their identities provided by FB users, it won't take long for police to arrest the teens and charged them for the truck theft.
Meis is a freelance Sports TV and Broadcaster, according to his FB account.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Alfredo D. Montanez Charged For Shooting At Milwaukee Police Officers In Milwaukee's Southside

Montanez who was wanted on several warrants including in connection for a Milwaukee Southside shooting incident involving police officers was taken into custody on Tuesday at a Franklin motel, according to police.

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

November 4, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Saturday, Alfredo Daniel Montanez, 32, appeared in court to face multiple felony charges involving a shooting incident with police officers in September. Montanez was taken into custody at a Franklin motel on Tuesday in connection with shooting at Milwaukee police officers on September 26 after a traffic stop has been charged with four felony counts in the case, according to court records. The criminal complaint states that, Montanez fired a weapon multiple times at police and then fled the scene after crashing his vehicle near the 900 block of W. Cleveland Ave. Police recovered a .40 caliber semiautomatic handgun from the SUV and personal documents identifying Montanez including a court notice to appear for another case from the vehicle.
Police initially stopped Montanez at the 1300 block of W. Cleveland for several traffic violations and while being questioned by a police officer at the scene for an odor of marijuana coming from the interior of the SUV, Montanez decided to flee from the scene shortly after the officer also noticed a gun holster near the drive shift of the vehicle and warned another officer that Montanez had a weapon. 
Montanez was charged with 1st-degree recklessly endangering safety (if convicted, he is facing 12 years in prison and up to $25K in fines), possession of a weapon by a felon (facing 10 years in prison and $25K in fines), bail jumping (facing 6 years in prison and $10K in fines) and fleeing and eluding an officer (facing 3 and 6 months in prison and $10K in fines). A cash bond of $75K was set on Saturday  for Montanez.
According to court records, Montanez was also wanted for failure to appear in court for several felony charges filed on December 2016, for bail jumping (if convicted, he is facing 6 years in prison and $10K in fines) and possession of an electric weapon (facing 6 years in prison and $10K in fines). Montanez forfeited $4K in cash bond. 
He was also wanted for failure to appear in court for a felony charge filed on August 2016 for possession of cocaine (if convicted, Montanez is facing 3 and 6 months in prison and $10K in fines) and forfeited $500 in cash bond, according to court records.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Anti-immigrant SB 275 Bill Passed By Wisconsin Senate Committee On Labor And Regulatory Reform

The anti-immigrant SB 275 known as the anti-Sanctuary City bill was passed by the Wisconsin Senate Committee on Labor and Regulatory Reform.

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

November 2, 2017

Madison, WI - On Thursday, the Wisconsin Senate Committee on Labor and Regulatory Reform (CLRR) passed the anti-immigrant SB 275 bill on a vote of 3-2, according to Wisconsin State Senator Stephen Nass's Office. The Republicans in the CLRR voted along party lines, in favor of moving forward  SB 275 to the full Senate floor were Wisconsin Republican State Senators Stephen L. Nass, Van H. Wanggaard and Frank G. Lasee. Those voting against the anti-immigrant bill were Senators Robert W. Wirch and Janise A. Ringhand, both Democrats.
The State legislature is expected to go on recess after Tuesday and the SB 275 bill has not been scheduled for debate on the Senate floor. The SB 275 bill will most likely come up for scheduling when the legislature reconvenes in January.
SB 275 passed the CLRR without any amendments meaning that it will definitely be challenged in a federal court for forcing state law enforcement agencies to break the law, if passed by the Republican controlled legislature and signed into law by Governor Scott Walker (R). 
The SB 275 bill is sponsored by State Senator Stephen L. Nass from La Grange, Wisconsin.
The SB 275 bill if approved by the State Senate would force law enforcement agencies to abide by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement  (ICE) detainers, which a U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled are not legal binding to hold someone without probable cause (Galarza v. Szalczyk 2014).
The Galarza v. Szalczyk (2014) federal case in Pennsylvania became a landmark decision to declare that ICE detainers are merely requests and had no legal standing. Ernesto Galarza from New Jersey who is of Puerto Rican decent and U.S. Citizen  was held illegally for three days in 2008 at the Lehigh County Prison over the constitutional limit due to a ICE detainer request. 
The SB 275 Relating to: prohibiting local ordinances, resolutions, and policies that prohibit the enforcement of federal or state law relating to illegal aliens or immigration status, authorizing certain elective officeholders to commence an enforcement action, providing a reduction in shared revenue payments (between $500 to $5,000 per day in penalties), and creating governmental liability for damages caused by illegal aliens.
A federal judge in California place an injunction on President Donald Trump executive order that threaten to cut federal grant funding to sanctuary cities, county and municipalities, if they refused to enforce federal immigration laws, which enforcement is reserved for the federal government and not the states. The New York Times reported in April 2017 that, federal "judge, William H. Orrick of United States District Court, wrote that the president had overstepped his powers with his January executive order on immigration by tying billions of dollars in federal funding to immigration enforcement. Judge Orrick said only Congress could place such conditions on spending.
"The ruling, which applies nationwide, was another judicial setback for the Trump administration..."
A similar bill to SB 275 is AB 190, which is still in the Committee on Local Government in the State Assembly. Both bills would have to be passed by the Republican legislature before Governor Walker can sign the bill into law. If that happens, it will definitely cost the taxpayers more than $10M to defend the Republican unconstitutional SB 275/AB 190 bill in federal courts.

In brief: Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) no longer uses the DHS-ICE I-247 detainer request form under the Priority Enforcement Program (PEP), DHS now issues several voluntary request forms, one is Form I-247N, a Request for Voluntary Notification of Release of Suspected Priority Alien. The Form I-247N requests the receiving local law enforcement agency (LEA) notify ICE of the pending release from custody of a suspected priority removable individual at least 48 hours prior to release, if possible. The Form I-247N does not request or authorize the LEA to hold an individual beyond the point at which he or she would otherwise be released. Additionally, on the Form I-247N, ICE must identify the enforcement priority under which the individual falls.
The second form is a detainer request issued by DHS, which is Form I-247D, an Immigration Detainer - Request for Voluntary Action. The Form I-247D requests the receiving LEA maintain custody of the priority individual for a period not to exceed 48 hours beyond the time when he or she would have otherwise been released from custody. On this form, ICE must identify the enforcement priority under which the individual falls, as well as the basis for its determination of probable cause. The LEA must also serve a copy of the request on the individual in order for it to take effect.


En español: Los republicanos del Senado del estado de Wisconsin en el Comité de Trabajo y la Reforma Reguladora el jueves votaron 3-2 a lo largo de líneas partidarias, a favor de avanzar el proyecto de ley SB 275 anti-Sanctuary City (copia al proyecto de ley SB4 de Texas, que ha sido impugnado legalmente en el tribunal por las ciudades de Cenizo, Houston y Dallas) al pleno del Senado. Los senadores estatales republicanos Stephen L. Nass, Van H. Wanggaard y Frank G. Lasee votaron a favor, y quienes votaron en contra del proyecto de ley antiinmigrante fueron los senadores Robert W. Wirch y Janise A. Ringhand, ambos demócratas.

La propuesta SB 275 de Wisconsin obliga ilegalmente a las agencias estatales de aplicación de la ley (policías locales y departamentos de alguaciles de condados, incluida la Patrulla Estatal de Wisconsin) a solicitar el estatus migratorio y cumplir (aceptar) solicitudes de retención (para detenciones) por parte del Servicio de Inmigración y Aduanas (ICE), que en el caso de Galarza v. Szalczyk en 2014 estableció la precedencia de que los pedidos de ICE para detener a personas que creen (sospechan) de ser indocumentados no eran vinculantes jurídicamente.

El caso federal Galarza v. Szalczyk (2014) en Pensilvania se convirtió en una decisión histórica al declarar que las detenciones de ICE son solo solicitudes y carecían de validez legal. Ernesto Galarza, de Nueva Jersey, de nacionalidad puertorriqueña decente y ciudadano estadounidense, fue retenido ilegalmente durante tres días en 2008 en la prisión del condado de Lehigh por un límite constitucional debido a una solicitud de detención de ICE.

Hoy, el Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS) de EE. UU. Ya no utiliza el formulario de solicitud de retención DHS-ICE I-247 bajo el Programa de cumplimiento prioritario (Priority Enforcement Program, PEP). DHS ahora emite varios formularios de solicitud voluntaria, uno es Formulario I-247N, una Solicitud para notificación voluntaria de liberación de sospechoso de prioridad presunta. El Formulario I-247N solicita que la agencia local de cumplimiento de la ley (LEA) notifique a ICE sobre la liberación pendiente de la custodia de una persona sospechosa de prioridad eliminable al menos 48 horas antes de la liberación, si es posible. El Formulario I-247N no solicita ni autoriza a la LEA para retener a un individuo más allá del punto en el que de otro modo sería liberado. Además, en el Formulario I-247N, ICE debe identificar la prioridad de cumplimiento bajo la cual cae el individuo.

El segundo formulario es una solicitud de detención emitida por el DHS, que es el Formulario I-247D, un Detención de Inmigrantes - Solicitud de Acción Voluntaria. El Formulario I-247D solicita que la LEA receptora mantenga la custodia de la persona prioritaria por un período que no exceda las 48 horas posteriores al momento en que de otro modo hubiera sido liberado de la custodia. En este formulario, ICE debe identificar la prioridad de cumplimiento bajo la cual cae el individuo, así como la base para su determinación de la causa probable. La LEA también debe entregar una copia de la solicitud a la persona para que surta efecto. 


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Wisconsin State Senate Committee To Vote On Anti-immigrant SB 275 Bill Behind Closed Doors

The Wisconsin State Senate Committee on Labor and Regulatory Reform announced that it will take a paper vote behind closed doors on anti-immigrant SB 275 bill on Thursday.

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

November 1, 2017

Madison, WI - The Wisconsin State Senate Committee on Labor and Regulatory Reform (CLRR) will conduct a closed door paper ballot whether to move forward with the anti-immigrant SB 275 bill known as the "Sanctuary City Bill" on Thursday, according to an announcement by the CLRR committee. The SB 275 bill is sponsored by State Senator Stephen L. Nass from La Grange, Wisconsin.
The SB 275 bill if approved by the State Senate would force law enforcement agencies to abide by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement  (ICE) detainers, which a U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled are not legal binding to hold someone without probable cause (Galarza v. Szalczyk 2014).
The Galarza v. Szalczyk (2014) federal case in Pennsylvania became a landmark decision to declare that ICE detainers are merely requests and had no legal standing. Ernesto Galarza from New Jersey who is of Puerto Rican decent and U.S. Citizen  was held illegally for three days in 2008 at the Lehigh County Prison over the constitutional limit due to a ICE detainer request. 
The SB 275 Relating to: prohibiting local ordinances, resolutions, and policies that prohibit the enforcement of federal or state law relating to illegal aliens or immigration status, authorizing certain elective officeholders to commence an enforcement action, providing a reduction in shared revenue payments (between $500 to $5,000 per day in penalties), and creating governmental liability for damages caused by illegal aliens.
A federal judge in California place an injunction on President Donald Trump executive order that threaten to cut federal grant funding to sanctuary cities, county and municipalities, if they refused to enforce federal immigration laws, which enforcement is reserved for the federal government and not the states. The New York Times reported in April 2017 that, federal "judge, William H. Orrick of United States District Court, wrote that the president had overstepped his powers with his January executive order on immigration by tying billions of dollars in federal funding to immigration enforcement. Judge Orrick said only Congress could place such conditions on spending.
"The ruling, which applies nationwide, was another judicial setback for the Trump administration..."
Senator Nass's SB 275 bill was created as a copycat bill from Texas and based in an incident that happened in California involving the July 1, 2015 fatal shooting incident of Kathryn Steinle who was shot and killed in San Francisco by Francisco Sánchez, an undocumented immigrant who was a convicted felon who was previously deported five times by ICE. Nass blamed the San Francisco District Attorney's office for refusing to prosecute a drug charge. Sánchez was released by ICE after serving a third prison term for entering the country illegally. San Francisco is a sanctuary city.
What Senator Nass failed to understand is that the federal government including ICE failed to apply the stiff sentences for re-entering the country illegally. According to ICE, if a person enters the country illegally, the first violation is a federal civil offense, which a person gets deported at a cost of more than $10,000 per person, the second re-entry violation is a federal offense with a penalty of 5 to 10 years in prison and a third violation, an undocumented immigrant can get a federal prison term of 20 years in prison. So, who actually is at fault in the Sánchez case, it was the failure of the federal government and ICE including the U.S. Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security not to fully apply the law and prison terms for re-entering the U.S. and not the local, county of state governments as Senator Nass's argument to propose the SB 275 in Wisconsin attempts to imply.

Luz Sosa, a Community Organizer for Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin, Sylvia Ortiz-Velez, candidate for the Milwaukee County 12th Supervisor District and H. Nelson Goodson, a journalist and immigrant rights activist testified in October against WI State Senate proposed anti-immigrant SB 275 bill https://youtu.be/dWEwDdHKUOY


Sayfullo H. Saipov Charged With Federal Crimes For ISIS Support And Using Vehicle To Commit Multiple Murders

Saipov, a domestic terrorist was charged by feds for supporting ISIS and using a motor vehicle to cause multiple deaths, which 8 bicyclists were reported killed at a busy Manhattan bike trail. 6 died at the scene and 2 at a local hospital.

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

November 1, 2017

Manhattan, New York - On Wednesday, Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, 29, of Tampa, Florida was charged by federal authorities with two federal counts for material support of ISIS, and violence and destruction of motor vehicles used to commit multiple murders. Authorities recovered a note from the Home Depot truck that he rented to plow into unsuspecting bicyclists and pedestrians at a bike trail in Manhattan.
Several cellphones were also recovered and authorities discovered videos of ISIS beheading victims and also ISIS tanks running over victims, which according to the feds, it inspired Saipov to commit a terrorist act. 
On Tuesday, Saipov was taken into custody after he was shot in the abdomen by a NYC police officer assigned to the area responding to a report that a truck driver had gotten into a bicycle/pedestrian path (trail) and struck multiple bicyclists and pedestrians at a busy West Side lower Manhattan bike trail and then crashing into a school bus. Saipov killed 8 bicylists and injured more than a dozen people at a bike trail just several blocks from the World Trade Center, acording to police. 
Saipov was taken to a local hospital for a gunshot wound to the abdomen. He is a permanent resident and is originally from Uzbekistan, according to federal authorities who joined the investigation with local police. Saipov legally immigrated to the U.S. in 2010 and holds a valid immigration green card.
Saipov apparently rented a Home Depot flatbed truck in New Jersey and used to strike bicyclists on Tuesday afternoon around 3:05 p.m., police reported. Witnesses at the scene say that he chanted in Arabic, "Allah' Akbar" which means God is Great when he exited the truck after crashing into a school bus. Two adults and two children were in the bus.


Sayfullo Saipov federal criminal complaint (PDF) https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdny/press-release/file/1008081/download


Wrong-way Driver Burned To Death At I-43/I-94 High-rise Bridge Collision With UPS Semi-trailer

A wrong-way driver was burn to death after crashing into a UPS semi-trailer on I-43/I-94 high-rise bridge and W. National Ave., according to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office.

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

November 1, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Wednesday, a wrong-way driver going southbound on the northbound I-43/I-94 on the high-rise bridge on W. National Ave. around 3:45 a.m. was burned to death after the vehicle crashed head-on into a UPS semi-trailer heading northbound and caught fire, according to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office. Acting Milwaukee County Sheriff Richard Schmidt during a press conference described the incident at the high-rise bridge as "catastrophic" and that an off-duty police officer on the highway who stopped at the scene attempted to pull the unconscious driver from the vehicle, but flames forced him to fall back.
The unconscious driver and the vehicle were burned to the point that authorities are having a difficult time in identifying the deceased driver and the type of vehicle that it was.
The semi-driver who survived the crash told deputies at the scene that he noticed a vehicle coming at him head on without lights and couldn't swerve to avoid it because another vehicle was on the lane next to him. When the crash occurred, the UPS semi-trailer driver managed to exit the trailer with reported injuries to his knees and feet. Most of the packages in the UPS trailer were burned as well.
The high-rise bridge going northbound remained closed for eight hours during the investigation.
Sheriff Schmidt says, that 81 wrong-way incidents have been reported for 2017 in Milwaukee County and most involved drugs or alcohol except one when an elderly driver got into the highway the wrong-way by mistake.

Michelle Lavin Filed Lawsuit Against JetBlue Three Years After A Hot Tea Spilled And Burned Her Bottom

Lavin claims JetBlue "treated her like dirt", according to a recent lawsuit filed in the Manhattan Supreme Court.

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

November 1, 2017

Manhattan, New York - Michelle Lavin, 25, filed a lawsuit against JetBlue after an incident in 2014, where a cup of hot brim accidentally spilled on her and burned her bottom during the Labor Day weekend. Lavin was on a flight from NYC to Las Vegas and was wearing a seat belt at the time when she turned to look at several passengers arguing over a dog barking. When she complained to the flight attendants, they would only offer her ice and a aspirin.
In the lawsuit, Lavin claimed she received second-and-third-degree burns on her butt after bumping a tray and spilling the hot tea on herself. The flight attendant failed to secure the lid on the hot tea to prevent the spill and the hot tea was unfit for human consumption at the time, according to the lawsuit.
Lavin also had to pull her pants down to show the JetBlue flight attendants the severe burns on her butt because they weren't taking her seriously. 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Sayfullo Saipov Facing Multiple Counts For Murder After Running Over Manhattan Bicyclists

Saipov was shot in the abdomen after brandishing a paintball gun and a pallet gun when fleeing scene where he ran over and killed 8 bicyclists at a busy Manhattan bike trail. 6 died at the scene and 2 at a local hospital.

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

October 31, 2017

Manhattan, New York - On Tuesday, Sayfullo Saipov, 29, of Tampa, Florida was taken into custody after he was shot in the abdomen by a NYC police officer assigned to the area responding to a report that a truck driver had gotten into a bicycle/pedestrian path (trail) and struck multiple bicyclists and pedestrians at a busy West Side lower Manhattan bike trail and then crashing into a school bus. Saipov allegedly killed 8 bicylists and injured more than a dozen people at a bike trail just several blocks from the World Trade Center, acording to police. 
Saipov was taken to a local hospital for a gunshot wound to the abdomen. He is a permanent resident and is originally from Uzbekistan, according to federal authorities who joined the investigation with local police. Saipov legally immigrated to the U.S. in 2010 and holds a valid immigration green card.
Saipov apparently rented a Home Depot flatbed truck in New Jersey and used to strike bicyclists on Tuesday afternoon around 3:05 p.m., police reported. Witnesses at the scene say that he chanted in Arabic, "Allah' Akbar" which means God is Great when he exited the truck after crashing into a school bus. Two adults and two children were in the bus.
Saipov also left a note that police recovered claiming he did it in the name of ISIS, a terrorist group.

Luis Hernández-Muratalla Killed, Speed Contributing Factor In Deadly Milwaukee Southside Crash

Hernández-Muratalla died as a result of injuries sustained from a deadly crash.

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

October 31, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Sunday, Luis Hernández-Muratalla, 22, was pronounced dead at the scene of a deadly one vehicle crash. Hernández-Muratalla, the driver was ejected from the vehicle after he lost control around 2:20 a.m. while speeding and struck a curve. The vehicle rolled over mutiple times and the motor of the vehicle separated from the auto on impact when it struck a tree. A passenger in Hernández-Muratalla's vehicle survived and refused treatment, according to police.
According to the police report, Milwaukee Police responded to a fatal crash on October 29 on Milwaukee's South Side. A 22-year-old man was driving his Chevrolet Impala northbound in the 3000 block of S. Chase Avenue at a high rate of speed. The Impala jumped the curb, struck a tree, caught fire, and eventually came to rest in the 100 block of E. Dakota Street. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger of the vehicle, a 21-year-old man, suffered non-life threatening injuries. MPD's investigation is ongoing.
A fundraiser for Hernández-Muratalla funeral is planned for Friday, November 3, 2017 at Candela's Bar and Hall, 2537 W. National Ave. in Milwaukee, WI starting at 8:00 p.m. Food for sale and music by 4 Dj's will be available, a $5 to $10 donation accepted to attend event, according to a flyer being circulated on social network.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Robert Howski, A Motorcycle Driver Killed In Crash With SUV In Oak Creek

Oak Creek Police confirmed that an 18-year-old male motorcycle driver died at the scene after being involved in a fatal crash with an SUV.

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

October 29, 2017

Oak Creek, WI - On Sunday, Robert Howski, 18, a motorcycle driver from Oak Creek was killed in a fatal crash with an SUV around 1:10 p.m., according to Oak Creek police. Howski was identified by friends. 
The Oak Creek police, Wisconsin State Patrol and the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office continue with the investigation. The preliminary medical examiner's report states that Howski was weaving through traffic and speeding on a 45 speed zone. He was believed to have been speeding between 85 to 90 miles per hour along S. Howell Ave. when he struck an SUV heading southbound that made a legal U-turn heading northbound. A group of Howski's friends were following him in a vehicle and witnessed the crash, according to the medical examiner. Howski was wearing a protective helmet.
Howski had worked at a Pick'n Save in Oak Creek and had just been hired by the City of Oak Creek, according to his Facebook account.
Howski graduated last year from Oak Creek High School and was in the wrestling team. He also attended MATC.

Montana's Whitefish Energy Holdings Shady Contract With Puerto Rico's PREPA For Electric Grid Reconstruction Canceled

Whitefish Energy Holdings contract with PREPA for electric grid reconstruction canceled.

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

October 29, 2017

San Juan, Puerto Rico - PREPA, Puerto Rico's electric utility on Sunday canceled shady no-bid $300M contract with Montana's two employee Whitefish Energy Holdings company, it (contract) had no audit stipulation and deadline to finish the electric grid reconstruction, but would get paid even, if it didn't finish the job. Contract also revealed FEMA had reviewed and approved contract when it didn't, according to Trump's FEMA. 
FEMA was expected to pay for the costs of the contract to PREPA and the no audit stipulation voided such agreements by federal government.

Whitefish Energy Holdings LLC full released statement after PREPA contract canceled at link:  http://bit.ly/2zQeR6w

Shady contract at link:  http://bit.ly/2i9pvxT


Friday, October 27, 2017

Mexican Consulate Employees In U.S. Can Now Resolve Labor Disputes In Mexico's Federal Courts

The Mexican Supreme Court ruled that employees working in Mexican General Consulates in Chicago, New York City, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Seattle and other consulates in the U.S. can now move forward and file labor disputes in federal courts.

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

October 27, 2017

Mexico City, Mexico - On Thursday, Aristegui noticias and Mujeres de Hierro reported that 1,700 employees from multiple General Consulates of Mexico in the U.S. can now move forward and file labor dispute lawsuits in Mexican tribunal federal courts, the Mexican Supreme Court ruled (Appeal Court file - Amparo Directo 3068/2017). The Consulate employees were disputing the unfair labor practices and abuses by the SRE government executives. The employees wanted to secure medical coverage, retirement benefits, salary increases and housing. Also the U.S. by 2021 is expected not to renew work visas for Mexican consulate workers and their families in the U.S., which would then be subject for deportation.
Previously, Armando Sigfrido Martínez Estrada, a former Mexican Consulate employee who was fired without justification after working ten years at various consulates filed a labor dispute lawsuit in Mexico. Martínez Estrada's lawsuit has now set precedence for other employees to follow and file labor dispute claims against the SRE. General Consulate of Mexico in Los Angeles employees had also filed a lawsuit in a U.S. District Court in California over a labor dispute, but the court ruled it had no jurisdiction over a consulate from a foreign country.
Mexico's Foreign Relations Secretary Luis Videgaray (Secretaría de Relaciones en el Exterior - SRE) was named in the Martinez Estrada labor dispute case, but Videgaray claimed that the consulate employees were considered special independent workers, which had no rights to litigate working conditions in Mexico and the SRE removed itself from any liability and claimed that the Mexican Consulate employees working in the U.S. are hired by each consulate. The Mexican Supreme Court found that the SRE hired and paid the employees for the General Consulates of Mexico in the U.S., thus making the SRE the employer and could be sued.
Mexican Consulate employees from Chicago, New York City, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Seattle and from other consulates in the U.S. can move forward in filing labor dispute cases in Mexico. So far, the SRE and Mexican Consulates in retaliation have changed labor contracts of Mexican national employees from one year to six months including that each consulate now hires the employees under contracts, according to Dulce Flores, the spokeswomen for the Mexican Consulate employees in the U.S.
The Mexican General Consulate employees are represented by the law firm of Romero McGregor & Associates.

Trabajadores de consulados Mexicanos en EEUU ganan amparo por parte the la Corte Suprema de Mexico que reconoce sus derechos laborales https://youtu.be/U1KKFDa53fQ

Thursday, October 26, 2017

U.S. ICE And Border Customs Agents Lack Congressional Accountability For Illegal Acts And Murder

The U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) and Border Customs agents lack Congressional accountability for engaging in illegal acts and a large portion of ICE agents have also engaged in some sort of illegal acts on the field including giving false statements (lying) while looking for undocumented immigrants, which ICE has gained the reputation of being the most corrupt federal immigration enforcement agency in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security under President Trump.

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

October 26, 2017

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Border Customs agents around the country can commit illegal acts and violate federal laws in the field with no Congressional accountability or subject to be terminated and prosecuted. In most cases, the ICE agents are reassigned to other parts of the nation to continue their illegal acts.
YouTube can provide an array of video recordings where ICE agents are caught violating the law, especially when they enter into private property without a warrant or pemission and even are recorded saying that there is no law to make them identify themselves when asked, they also have been caught enforcing ICE administrative warrants and detained requests, which a appeals federal have ruled they are not legal binding. Also there are plenty of news articles about homicides involving ICE and Border Customs agents as well and not one has ever been charged or prosecuted.
It is about time that Congress address the corrupt issue concerning illegal acts by ICE agents with a badge and for those ICE agents caught breaking the law should no doubt be removed from service and prosecuted as well.

Here are just a few cases involving U.S. ICE and Customs agents committing illegal acts like murder, making false statements, illegal entry into private property without a warrant, coercion and forcing deportation while inside a Peruvian Consulate and etc.

• ICE agents get busted in Portland for illegal entry to private property without a warrant https://youtu.be/auMpdhg-CLs

• ICE sued and Chicago Police gang data base https://youtu.be/G4ZGYEJJimw

• U.S. Citizen illegally targeted by ICE agents who also lied in the process of attempting to detain him https://youtu.be/jAhXoZd_sAM

• The May 2010 Anastasio Hernández Rojas, 32, murder by ICE and Border Customs agents https://youtu.be/5JCmHX1pVCU

• Telemundo Airs Moises Mory Deportation Plight, ICE Agents Confiscated Peruvian Passport With Peru Consul Approval http://bit.ly/2yOFiN2

• Trump's ICE and border customs in Texas detained 10-year-old Rosa Maria shortly after a call bladder surgery and their actions are condemned for unnecessary treatment of girl. http://bit.ly/2hlX3JP

• ICE deported two undocumented witnesses who helped Detroit Cops to convict shooter http://on.freep.com/2iJuJV9

• Illegal act by ICE: Rosa Maria Hernández, 10, was being illegally held in the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, in violation of her statutory and constitutional rights, the ACLU-TX claimed in a filed lawsuit. She has been released by ICE. http://bit.ly/2zbycQz


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Waukesha County Sheriff's Office Applies For 287(g) ICE Partnership To Enforce Federal Immigration Laws

The Waukesha County Sheriff's Office in May applied to enter into a 287(g) ICE partnership agreement to enforce federal immigration laws.

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

October 25, 2017

Waukesha, WI - On Wednesday, the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin (ACLU-WI) reported that earlier this year, Eric Severson, the Waukesha County Sheriff had filed a letter and application of intent to partnership with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) 287(g) program. The ACLU-WI says, that Sheriff Severson applied for 287(g) "to let some of his deputies (4) become immigration enforcers.  The deputies would become part of President Donald Trump's "immigration force" which seeks to deport millions of immigrants currently living in the US." Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) checked the ICE website and so far, no law enforcement agency or sheriff's departments from Wisconsin are listed nor have been approved to enter into partnership with ICE under the 287(g) program. The 287(g) is a failed program, which in many court cases, especially involving Arizona's former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio who was found guilty of contempt of court, used 287(g) to allow his deputies to illegally profile and target Latinos as undocumented immigrants.
In March 2017 during a U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Hearing on the Border and Immigration, Sheriff Severson testified that he continued to collaborately work with the Milwaukee area ICE office in sharing information about those undocumented immigrants processed at the Waukesha County Sheriff's Office, but doesn't abide by ICE detainer requests for lacking probable cause to hold someone beyond the allowed time under the local law and the litigation consequences for holding someone beyond allowed under the law.
Severson stated during the Senate hearing, "We are concerned about civil liabilities, we are concerned about some - and I am not an attorney, Senator but we are concerned about some litigation that Sheriffs have faced whereby there is questions as to whether or not the detention or the detainers contain sufficient probable  cause for us to detain folks solely on the basis of those detainers and the frustration that Chiefs and Sheriffs of Wisconsin are feeling that there doesn't seem to be any movement to clarify how ICE is going to solve the problem of giving us the sufficient probable cause so that we can make those detentions without fear of litigation."
"And for the most part we're communicative with ICE and we are trying to share information as best we can and we are limiting our add detentions to very short periods of time to give them an opportunity to resolve, there are legal issues but one of the frustrations that we have experienced is that ICE will not take responsibility for developing clear defendable probable cause for those detentions.
"The challenge of working with ICE under these detainers exists when we have no other underlying criminal offense that we can hold an individual on. So in other words if we make a arrest in Waukesha county and we have probable cause to detain them for a particular charge and we also have immigration status issues and we notify ICE of that and if they say we would like to retain that person for our purposes, that's not going to be an issue as long as they come to our jail and take care of their business before we are forced to release the individual on local charges.
"Where it becomes a challenge is when we have exhausted the reasoning or the rationale for detaining an individual on our local charges or other precedent charges and ICE would like us to detain them solely on the basis of their detainer and there have been several lawsuits that have been working their way through appeals that have suggested that local law enforcement doesn't have the authority to detain an individual based solely on an ICE detainer and again I am not an attorney but the argument generally is that the ICE detail is not sufficient to process in itself and that's all.
"In the case of Wisconsin, I'm happy to report that we don't have a lot of issues of illegally present foreign nationals that are committing a lot of criminal activity in my county. With that being said, for the most part, we are very blessed because we have a localized office in Milwaukee which is very close to us and we have a good working relationship with but I will also report to you that Sheriffs throughout the nation don't necessarily have that immediate access to ICE officials.
"So resourcing can become a challenge, the time it takes to report to, respond to a detainer, that can be a challenge, beyond the obvious policy questions on whether or not, there is an aggressive and in vigorous effort on part of ICE to work cooperative deal with these problems."
When asked by U.S. Senator Claire Conner McCaskill (D-MO) during the Senate hearing, if Sheriff Severson planned to join in partnership with ICE under the 287(g) program? Sheriff Severson responded, "At this time, I don't have the resources to participate with that nor is our community structure such that I don't know if that is necessarily a high priority for us right now and again I am fortunate enough to report to you today that the instances of criminal activity of illegally present immigrants beyond their status is relatively uncommon in my County and generally in Wisconsin, it is less common than some other communities."
Apparently, Sheriff Severson decided to apply for the ICE 287(g) partnership after all, according to the ACLU-WI. The ACLU-WI confirmed, that they filed an open records request and it had obtained a copy of a previously undisclosed May 15, 2017 application from the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department to participate in the Delegation of Authority Program pursuant to Section 287(g) of the Immigration and Naturalization Act. Under the 287(g) program, ICE deputizes local law enforcement officials to enforce federal immigration laws, something which goes outside their normal work and responsibilities to enforce the laws of state and local jurisdictions. 
In his cover letter to the application, Waukesha County Sheriff Eric Severson wrote: "The Waukesha County Sheriff's Office is willing, prepared and committed to assist in [ICE's] effort to investigate, apprehend and detain aliens pursuant to the statutes….My office and staff will make this program a priority in our jail and welcome additional ICE partnerships."
The Waukesha Sheriff says he wants to have a "jail agreement" with ICE.  A jail agreement would allow local law enforcement to act like federal immigration agents within the county jail. This results in sheriff's deputies questioning individuals held in the jails about their immigration status, preparing documents to charge them for immigration violations, and ordering the continued detention of persons thought to be subject to deportation.
According to the 287(g) program ICE application, the Waukesha County jail takes into custody more than 11 additional immigrants each month.
The ACLU-WI says that a 287(g) partnership between local law enforcement and ICE results in;

• Damaged trust between the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department and local immigrant communities in the county: When local law enforcement engages in federal immigration enforcement, local immigrant communities believe the police are there not to protect and serve them, but instead to detain and deport them. The result is that crimes go unreported, and witnesses decline to step forward. There have been recent cases of domestic violence survivors dropping their cases for fear of immigration exposure. Having local law enforcement partner with ICE breaks the bonds needed to keep communities safe. No one should hesitate to call 911 for fear that they or their family will be deported.

• Diversion of time and resources from public safety mission: While deputies are occupied enforcing federal immigration law (in other words, doing someone else's job), they neglect their traditional policing responsibilities. This imposes a public safety cost on Waukesha County. Further, because local law enforcement agencies are responsible for personnel expenses (including salaries and overtime) for these officers, 287(g) agreements also impose a financial cost on the county and its taxpayers.

• Racial profiling and discriminatory policing: Because local law enforcement is not trained in federal immigration law, these agreements often lead to discrimination and racial profiling. Local police often rely on impermissible factors like ability to speak English or appearance. The ACLU and other organizations have documented extensive 287(g) abuses of this type throughout the country.

Also former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. had applied for ICE partnership under 287(g), but ICE hasn't approved it nor Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) has approved such partnership. Governor Walker has yet to appoint a new Milwaukee County sheriff to replace Clarke for the remainder of his term. It is not known yet, if the new appointed sheriff by Governor Walker will accept 287(g) or reject the ICE partnership that Clarke requested.


In the ICE 287(g) program application on question number 14, the Waukesha County Sheriff's Office (WCSO) answered "Yes" when asked, if they accept ICE detainer requests and on question number 26, they answered that 1.3 detainers per month are honored by the WCSO.
When asked what were the 5 categories in which the WCSO come into contact and detain suspected undocumented immigrants, the WCSO identified the five violations that most undocumented immigrants are detained for, included;

• Operating while intoxicated
• Operating without a license
• Bail jumping - misdemeanor
• Operating after revocation
• Resisting or obstructing an officer

(For further review of the WCSO ICE 287(g) application see attached images of ICE application by the WCSO)