Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Wisconsin Anti-sanctuary Bill Forces Law Enforcement To Comply With Federal Illegal ICE Detainer Requests

Both of the Wisconsin State versions of the latest anti-sanctuary legislative bills AB190/SB275 submitted to committees by GOP legislators seemed to force law enforcement in the state to comply with illegal federal ICE detainer requests.

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

June 27, 2017

Madison, WI - It seems that Wisconsin Republican legislators in control in both the State Assembly and Senate have failed to confirm that federal ICE detainer requests are not legal binding, but instead are forcing law enforcement agencies and county sheriffs to comply with such ICE detainer requests under two bills AB190/SB275 known as anti-sanctuary bills. According to the text in both bills, "The bill also requires a political subdivision to comply with a lawful detainer that is issued by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and authorizes the attorney general or the appropriate district attorney or sheriff to file a writ of mandamus with the circuit court to require compliance with the requirements created by the bill if he or she believes that the political subdivision is failing to comply with the requirements."
According to the ACLU-Pennsylvania in 2014, "The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled that states and localities are not required to imprison people based on "detainer" requests from the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, ICE, recognizing that states and localities may share liability when they participate in wrongful immigration detentions. The ruling in Galarza v. Szalczyk, et al., stems from Lehigh County Prison's wrongful detention of Ernesto Galarza, a U.S. citizen, who despite posting bail and telling his jailers that he was born in New Jersey was held in jail for three days because of an ICE detainer that stated only that ICE was investigating his immigration status...A growing number of states and localities, including California, Connecticut, New York City, Newark, Cook County, New Orleans, and Washington, DC, have adopted laws or policies limiting their involvement with ICE detainers, or declining to treat them as a basis for detention at all. Although ICE has long characterized its detainers as "requests," this is the first time a federal appeals court has addressed this precise issue."
In other ICE detainer rulings, in an Illinois case, "Jimenez Moreno v. Napolitano — that's currently moving through the courts. In September, U.S. District Judge John Z. Lee ruled that the Department of Homeland Security’s use of detainers exceeded its legal authority and were “void” because “immigration detainers issued under ICE’s detention program seek to detain subjects without a warrant — even in the absence of a determination by ICE that the subjects are likely to escape before a warrant can be obtained.”...the "Mercado v. Dallas County, in which a federal court ruled last year that an ICE detainer didn’t provide probable cause to law enforcement to detain a person because probable cause is an issue relevant to criminal cases, while immigration is a civil matter," the Texas Tribune dot org reported.
On Wednesday, June 28, hundreds of immigrant workers and their families from six cities including Milwaukee will converge in Madison once again and join supporters in a day of lobbying and protest at the Wisconsin State Capitol to oppose both AB190/SB275. The bills authorize local law enforcement to act like immigration agents. Wisconsin Republicans have introduced the bills, which are a copycat of Texas' new anti-immigrant law SB4, and very similar to AB450, which the state Senate didn't take action in February 2016 and expired, according to Voces de la Frontera who staged a major protest in Madison to draw pressure to stall AB450 and succeeded.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit order available at:
http://www2.ca3.uscourts.gov/opinarch/123991p.pdf

More information about Galarza v. Szalczyk is available at:
https://www.aclu.org/immigrants-rights/galarza-v-szalczyk


Thursday, June 22, 2017

34-year-old Driver Of Stolen Vehicle Arrested After Totaled Crash In Riverwest

Milwaukee police are looking for several suspects who carjacked a vehicle and assaulted the vehicle owner over the weekend.

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

June 22, 2017
(Updated)

Milwaukee, WI - On Wednesday, Oscar Brenes, the owner of El Patron Auto Repair confirmed that a 34-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the June 16 carjacking of his vehicle, a 2014 Toyota Camry. The driver was taken into custody after crashing and totaling the stolen Toyota Camry in the Riverwest area.
Brenes says two other suspects who he identified as Puerto Ricans assaulted him while he was parking his vehicle by his residence. The two suspects beat Brenes, took his wallet, a cellphone and then carjacked the vehicle. 
Brenes told Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) that he is warning others to be aware of their surroundings when parking their vehicles to avoid becoming another victim.
A 30-year-old male victim who was struck by the 34-year-old driver of a stolen Camry contacted HNNUSA and says, that his 2011 Suburban was struck by the driver of the stolen Camry. The 30-year-old man survived the accident and says that the Camry driver was driving in excessive speed when it struck his Suburban. The Camry driver was "driving with disregard to human life" and many other incidents have occurred where drivers speed and don't stop at the red lights, according to the Suburban driver. The surviving victim also drives a motorcycle and emphasized that he doesn't feel safe driving around Milwaukee due to a lack of law enforcement of traffic incidents that endanger lives.
The Suburban victim stated, " I literally saw a guy (while driving my motorcycle) blow thru a red light right in front of a cop car and they didn't do anything.  If I would have gone when my light turned green I'd be dead."





Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Biracial Latino Kids And Adults Kicked Out Of Brewers Game For being To Loud And Mexican

The mother of three kids says, they were kicked out along with their father and an adult cousin from the Brewers game for being to loud, but when being escorted out by Milwaukee police, one of the adults says, "we are basically being kicked out for being Mexican."

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

June 20, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Monday, Titania Herrera posted in her Facebook (FB) account that her husband, an adult cousin, a friend and her three young children ages, 8, 7 and 4 were kicked out of the Brewers game for being to loud. José Herrera claims, that a White couple had complained to an usher that the kids were to loud, thsn an usher sat behind them to watch, then the White couple through the middle finger at the kids as they were leaving. Security then decided to escort the family and cousin out, despite another White man who was watching and attempted to explain to security that the White couple had given the middle finger to the children. It was to no avail, security and Milwaukee police escorted them out and didn't do anything to the White couple.
As the family and cousin were being escorted out, one of the adults says, "we got kicked out for being Mexican." According to Herrera, the children are Black and Latino. Titania blamed Trump for racist White to be more open, "I GUESS TRUMP MAKES SOME PEOPLE FEEL THEY CAN BE MORE OPENLY RACIST."
In a video posted by Titania, one adult says, that a supervisor let them back in and sat them at another seating section, which by then the kids were to scare to yell during the game for fear of getting kicked out.
Here's Titania's full FB post (warning it has some adult language directed at the Brewers management, "So I just received a call from my husband. Apparently my husband, his cousin and his friend along with my 8yr old 4yr old son and 7 yr old cousin were kicked out of the game, for being loud and cheering. Not everything is about race if you know me im far from racist, but today was. Two older white ppl complained my KIDS were cheering too loud. They had security sit behind my family and those two older white ppl gave my kids the middle finger (8,4,7years old) i just watched a snapchat video of my kids crying as they were escorted out. My husband and cousin tried to defend themselves but of course that made it worse. Another older white man stepped in , he had also tried defending them saying they did nothing wrong. But they were still asked to leave. Watching my babies so upset just pissed me off and hurt me so deeply. I will NEVER FUCKING BUY ANOTHER BREWERS SHIRT BOBBLE HEAD NOTHING. FUCK THEM AND THE TEAM TOO CAUSE IM SURE IF THEY SEE THIS THEY STILL WONT CARE!! IM A MOM BEFORE ANYTHING. I GUESS TRUMP MAKES SOME PEOPLE FEEL THEY CAN BE MORE OPENLY RACIST. BTW I DNT CARE WHO THIS OFFENDS CAUSE ITS WASNT UR KIDS CRYING AFTER BEING SO EXCITED TO SEE A GAME THEY HAS BEEN BEGGING TO SEE!! Milwaukee Brewers."
Herrera has tagged the Brewers in her FB concerning the incident, but according to her they haven't responded.

Video: Biracial Latino Kids And Adults Kicked Out Of Brewers Game https://youtu.be/gTiy5FD6i8o


Video: The Herrera family speaks out in interview by Tory Lowe http://bit.ly/2rU1BcI




Monday, June 19, 2017

Milwaukee Puerto Rican Fest Adds Teen Age Restriction To Attract Parents To Family Event

Teen age restriction geared at attracting parents to this year's Puerto Rican Festival 2017 in Milwaukee at Humboldt Park.

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

June 19, 2017

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - On Monday, Yuessef Morales, the organizer for the Puerto Rican Festival 2017 (PRfest) in Milwaukee announced via his Facebook (FB) account that a new teen age restriction will be implemented for this year's event at the Humboldt Park in Milwaukee County. The age restriction implementation will take effect on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at the Puerto Rican Fest at Humboldt Park. Morales FB post indicates that anyone from age 17 and under would not be allowed to enter the PRfest without being accompanied by a parent.
When contacted on Monday by Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA), Morales released the following statement, "We decided to require anyone under 17 to be with a parent as a way to bring in families together. It will also make parents responsible for watching their kids and not our security. This will bring families together and help prevent any issues a young crowd might bring. This is a Family event and we want to keep it as perfect as its been for 5 years." 
The PRest is operated as "for profit" and has grown to become one of the largest and most popular Latino festivals to attend in Wisconsin including the City of Festivals.
In 2016, an estimated 7,000 festivalgoers attended the one-day 4th Annual Puerto Rican Family Fest 2016 at Humboldt Park, according to Victor Huyke, the CEO of Conquistador, LLC and Publisher of El Conquistador Newspaper who co-sponsors the PRfest event.
¡Viva Puerto Rico!


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Richard L. Alva Found Not Guilty For Sexual Assault Of Child Under 12

Alva, a convicted child sex offender was found not guilty on a second case, which a criminal complaint charged him with 1st-degree sexual assault of child under 12.

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

June 18, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On May 5, a Milwaukee County Circuit Court jury found Richard L. Alva, 53, aka, "Gato" not guilty on one felony count for 1st-degree sexual assault of a child under 12, according to court records. The criminal complaint was filed on December 6, 2016 and accused Alva of having sexual contact with a male victim. 
Alva was facing up to 60 years in prison, if convicted. He remains incarcerated at the Racine Correctional Institute, according to the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.
According to court records, Alva was convicted on July 2004 for second-degree sexual assault of a child after he pleaded no contest and was sentenced to 7 years in prison, but only served 4 years in prison and 3 years probation. He was ordered to register as a sex offender for life in the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry.
Alva had been released from prison and was on probation for a weapons conviction as a felon.
Alva is a former Mixtecas Motorcycle Club Milwaukee chapter president and co-founder. He served as a Treasurer when the group started in 1998.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

St. Anthony Cop Jerónimo Yañez Gets Away With The Cold Murder Of Philando Castile

Hundreds of demonstrators in the Twin Cities went to the streets and blocked highway I-94 near the Dale Street exit in St. Paul to protest against the acquittal of St. Anthony Police Officer Jerónimo Yañez who killed Philando Castile in cold blood during a traffic stop.

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

June 17, 2017

St. Paul, Minnesota - On Friday, St. Anthony Police Officer Jerónimo Yañez was acquitted for 2nd-degree manslaughter felony charged in the cold blooded murder of Philando Castile, 32, on June 6, 2016 in Falcon Heights, according to court records. Yañez in cold blood fired multiple shots into a vehicle where Castile, his girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds and his 4-year-old child were. Castile had told Yañez that he had a conceal carry permit and that he was not going to take the gun out. Soon after Yañez fired multiple shots striking Castile. Castile died from his wounds.
Castile did every thing right when Yañez stopped him, but Yañez just simply killed Castile. Castile worked at a St. Paul Publc school, as a cafeteria worker and was a law abiding citizen who had a conceal carry license.
The St. Anthony Police Department announced that the "public will be best served if Officer Yanez is no longer a police officer in our city."
Demonstrators on Friday took to the streets in protest of Yañez acquittal and block I-94 near the Dale Street exist. Multiple arrests were were by police.
More protests against the acquittal of Yañez are expected around the nation. 

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

Terry Williams Had No Criminal Conviction Record Despite Allegation By Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr.

A Wisconsin courts record search indicated that Terry Williams who was shot in the head on Lincoln Memorial Drive while fleeing from a traffic violation had no criminal conviction record, despite allegations made by Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. that Williams had a criminal history during a press conference.

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

June 17, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - A criminal records search in Wisconsin resulted with with no criminal convictions for Terry Williams, 19, despite allegations made by Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. during a press conference that Williams had a criminal history. The family of Williams released a statement demanding for Sheriff Clarke Jr. cease a smear campaign against Williams who was shot in the head on Sunday along Lincoln Memorial Drive by Milwaukee County Sheriff Deputy Michael Truax, a rookie in the department. Williams was declared brain dead and died at a local hospital.
Williams was fleeing from a traffic violation when Deputy Truax at a median fired multiple shots and hit Williams in the head. Once Williams vehicle passed Deputy Truax, he continued to fire his weapon at least 8 to 10 times into Williams vehicle where three other passengers were inside. One female passenger was shot in the shoulder and hand.
Sheriff Clarke claims, that Williams tried to hit Deputy Truax with the vehicle, but Williams family says that the video shows when Deputy Truax first fired his weapon, Williams vehicle (SUV) "was barely moving" and the front wheels were turned to the right and once Williams was struck in the head, he became unconscious, thus contradicting Sheriff Clarke's claim. The Williams family statement was released to CBS 58.
Here's the Williams family statement, "Ms. McEwen, who is not a suspect and is an innocent victim - had her phone and personal belongings seized by the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department following the shooting. She has repeatedly requested these items be returned as they contain photographs of her boyfriend, Terry Williams, which she wants to look at and use for the obituary and funeral. Ms. McEwen repeats her previous requests that these items be returned to her.
"The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department has released dash cam video and appears to be engaging in a smear campaign against Mr. Williams, who was killed by Deputy Truax and cannot defend against their allegations. The Audi is seen fleeing from police and it is understandable that tensions were high. But the video also shows that Mr. Williams was not trying to run down anyone when Deputy Traux began shooting. When the smoke from the shot of Deputy Truax is most visible (circled in the picture below), the SUV is barely moving and the wheels are pointed to the right. When the car turns left, Mr. Williams was already being shot at, and potentially no longer conscious. The autopsy will provide further information.
"Ms. McEwan and the family of Mr. Williams request that the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department end its attempt to vilify Mr. Williams, who was killed by one of their deputies, and cease its efforts to influence public opinion until the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department completes its investigation. Ms. McEwen also repeats her request that her personal property, including her phone, be returned, so that she may use her photos to prepare for Mr. Williams' obituary and funeral."
Paula McEwen, 24, who was a passenger in Williams vehicle was shot in the shoulder and hand by Deputy Truax, she survived, two other passengers, Daniel Nash, 27, and another female were not injured in the incident.
The Milwaukee Police Department released information that Williams and Nash were suspects that had been involved in a shooting the day before, according to a victim who filed a complaint. Nash was charged on Friday in that incident with one felony count for 1st-degree recklessly endangering safety and three misdemeanor charges, one for disorderly conduct and two for bail jumping. If convicted on all charges, Nash is facing up to 13-years in prison. The incident police reported is not related to last Sunday's traffic violation incident where Deputy Truax shot Williams for failing to stop.

Dash cam video released by the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office in the Terry Williams incident https://youtu.be/-wPx3Y-0UfQ

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Milwaukee County Sheriff Deputy Michael Truax Just Open Fired Into Fleeing Vehicle Regardless Of Innocent Passengers

Milwaukee County Sheriff Deputy Michael Truax should face criminal charges for shooting into fleeing vehicle striking one female passenger and endangering two others.

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

June 13, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - Milwaukee County Sheriff Deputy Michael Truax, 32, a rookie in disregard and endangerment to life fired upon a fleeing vehicle with four people in the vehicle for a simple traffic violation. Deputy Truax fired between 8 to 10 shots consisting of .40 Caliber hollow point bullets into fleeing vehicle striking Terry Williams, 19, and Paula McEwen on Sunday. Williams, the driver later died from a head wound (pronounced brain dead on Monday) and McEwen was shot in the shoulder and hand. A second female and a male passenger in the back seat were not injured from Deputy Truax discharging his weapon into the vehicle.
Deputy Truax placed himself in front of a fleeing vehicle and without second thought and not taking into account the number of innocent passengers in the vehicle, Truax recklessly fired his service weapon into the vehicle regardless who was inside. At no time did any of the passengers nor Williams ever point a weapon or fired upon Deputy Truax. A 9mm weapon was recovered from the scene, after Williams lost control of the vehicle and crashed into other vehicles when he was shot in the head.
Deputy Truax upon himself decided to become jury, judge and executioner, some might argue.
During a press conference, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. stated, "...Sunday, June 11 at 7:41 p.m., in the area of Lincoln Memorial Drive and East Water Tower Road, a deputy (Truax) with the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office used deadly force toward a vehicle being pursued by a different Milwaukee County sheriff deputy..."
Deputy Truax who decided to use deadly force on a fleeing vehicle should face criminal charges for attempted homicide when he discharged his weapon and struck McEwen twice and endangered two other passenger's life as well, three innocent persons who just happened to be the passengers in the vehicle Williams was driving.

Milwaukee County Sheriff Deputy fires at fleeing vehicle striking the driver and female passenger https://youtu.be/HApIoGcTaZw


Update: Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) dash cam video released shows Deputy Michael Truax, 32, in the middle median and as Terry Williams approaches,  the deputy discharged his weapon striking the front of the vehicle as debris and smoke is seen on the top front roof of the vehicle. Was Deputy Truax at the median attempting to ambuse Williams, since the pursued was being transmitted on MCSO radios? What was Deputy Truax doing in the median?

It seems, Deputy Truax was already at the median and is attempting to stop Williams by placing himself in front of the vehicle instead of moving away from it, when he fires the first shot at the vehicle, according to the video. Williams tries to avoid the deputy and slightly turns left as the deputy also steps sideways to the left and clears the vehicle and then Deputy Truax continued to discharge his weapon at the fleeing vehicle despite, that there were four people inside the vehicle. Williams, 19, was shot in the head and lost control of the vehicle and crashed. Williams was declared brain dead on Monday. Paula McEwen was struck in the shoulder and hand, two other passengers, a male and female were not injured. McEwen survived the shooting by Deputy Truax.

Once Deputy Truax stepped aside and away from Williams vehicle, he was no longer in the way of the vehicle, but Truax continued to discharge his weapon at the slow moving vehicle. MCSO video was aired by WISN. https://youtu.be/-wPx3Y-0UfQ


Monday, June 12, 2017

Terry Williams Died After Getting Shot By Milwaukee County Sheriff Deputy Michael Truax

Williams has died from a gunshot wound to the head.

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

June 12, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Monday, Terry Williams, 19, died from his injury suffered on Sunday when he was severely shot in the head while fleeing due to a traffic violation from a Milwaukee County Sheriff deputy SUV on Lincoln Memorial Drive. Williams and his girlfriend, Paula McEwen were shot in the vehicle that Williams was driving near the Northpoint Custard Stand by Bradford Beach. Family members confirmed that Williams was declared by a doctor as brain dead. Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. identified the deputy involved in Sunday's shooting as Michael Truax, 32, a rookie who has been on the job less than year.
According to Sheriff Clarke Jr., Deputy Truax used deadly force on a vehicle being pursued by another deputy in a marked department SUV for a traffic violation that was fleeing at the time. Deputy Truax was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the case.
A 9mm handgun was recovered from the scene, according to Sheriff Clarke Jr. When Deputy Truax shot Williams, he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into two other vehicles on his right lane.
The lakefront area was crowed and luckily a stray bullet didn't kill an innocent bystander or kid in the immediate area.

Videos:

Two shot by Milwaukee County Sheriff Deputy by the Northpoint Custard Stand near Bradford Beach https://youtu.be/baNoJP_upO0


Milwaukee County Sheriff Deputy fires at fleeing vehicle striking the driver and female passenger https://youtu.be/HApIoGcTaZw

18-year-old Man And Female Shot By Milwaukee County Sheriff Deputy Near Bradford Beach Area

An 18-year-old man was shot while being pursued and a female passenger was shot in the chest by gunfire from a Milwaukee County Sheriff Deputy near Bradford Beach in the lakefront.

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

June 12, 2017
(Updated)

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - On Sunday, Terry Williams, 18, was shot in the head while he was being pursued in a vehicle along Lincoln Memorial Drive and a female passenger, Paula McEwen was also shot in the chest by Milwaukee County Sheriff Deputy Michael Truax, 32, by the Northpoint Custard Stand near Bradford Beach. Both people injured by Deputy Truax''s gunfire are Afro-American. 
Sheriff Deputy Truax is a rookie and has less than a year on the job fired upon the vehicle window striking the driver, according to witnesses. A another male passenger was taken onto custody.
Sheriff deputies arrived at the shooting scene exhibiting assault rifles and kept the crowds away from the incident.
Apparently, a Milwaukee County Sheriff Deputy was pursuing the vehicle for a traffic violation when it went over the medium while being shot at by Deputy Truax. Williams who was struck by gunfire was taken to a local hospital and is in critical condition. The female passenger was also taken to a hospital for treatment.
Sheriff David Clarke Jr. during a press conference stated that Deputy Truax used deadly force on a vehicle being pursued by another deputy for a traffic violation and that a 9mm handgun was recovered at the scene. Deputy Truax has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. Williams remains in life supports, according to Sheriff Clarke Jr.
Multiple aftermath video recordings by people who witnessed the shooting at the scene uploaded them on Facebook.
Jasmine Jenkins video recorded the aftermath of the shooting and posted the video on her Facebook account and stated, "... officer came pass my passenger door yelling "he's got a gun" to justify their reason for shooting?..."
The shooting investigation is ongoing and the Waukesha County Sheriff's Office has taken over the investigation.







Two shot by Milwaukee County Sheriff Deputy by the Northpoint Custard Stand near Bradford Beach https://youtu.be/baNoJP_upO0


Milwaukee County Sheriff Deputy fires at fleeing vehicle striking the driver and female passenger https://youtu.be/HApIoGcTaZw

Update: Terry Williams, 19, has died from his head wound injury.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Christine Neumann-Ortiz Alleged Greendale Police Chief Malasuk Intimidated Torres To Drop Complaint

Neumann-Ortiz alleged the Village of Greendale Police Department manipulated video and Chief Malasuk intimidated Torres to drop complaint.

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

June 6, 2017

Village of Greendale, Wisconsin - On Tuesday, Katherine Torres withdrew her complaint that she alleged an officer of the Village of Greendale Police Department  (VGPD) had asked her legal status during a traffic stop. Torres during a press conference along with Voces de la Frontera (VDLF) had claimed that she was also profiled for being Latina. 
The VGPD launched an investigation and a squad video with recording sound (had static noise in the background) indicated that the officer, who was identified as Police Sergeant Karczewski never asked Torres for her legal status as she had claimed during a press conference in front of the police department. Torres then walked inside with Christine Neumann-Ortiz, the Executive Director of VDLF, a workers and immigrant rights non-profit organization to file a formal complaint against Sgt. Karczewski who apparently removed his name from a $10 citation issued to Torres for not having a seatbelt on.
The VGPD contacted Torres after it was learned through the screening of the police squad video that the officer never asked Torres for her legal status, according to a VGDP press release. Torres then decided to withdraw her formal complaint, the VGPD reported. The press release from the VGDP did not address or explained why Sgt. Karczewski had removed his name from the citation, which would be considered inappropriate and an illegal act to issue a citation without the identity of the officer issuing the citation. Sgt. Karczewski also asked Torres for her Social Security number.
Neumann-Ortiz in responded to the VGPD alleged finding that Sgt. Karczewski never asked Torres for the legal status when she was stopped on May 31, 2017. Neumann-Ortiz on her Facebook account alleged intimidation by the chief of police and manipulation of the police squad video. Neumann-Ortiz posted, "She (Torres) did not lie. We believe the video was manipulated because there is a part of the conversation (2 minutes and 10 seconds in the Facebook video) where you cannot hear them. Today I accompanied her to a meeting with the Greendale Chief of Police (Robert Malasuk) and the police chief refused to have me accompany her.  In front of me he told her "if you don't withdraw this complaint I will file criminal charges against you." This is clear intimidation. It is ridiculous that they collect people's social security numbers for minor traffic infractions. This is a privacy issue."
If in fact, Neumann-Ortiz allegations have merit, it would mean that Chief Malasuk is lying and making false claims as well and if the police video was edited or manipulated would no doubt be a cover-up and an illegal act.
Neumann-Ortiz has not released any information, if VDLF will now seek legal action against the VGPF to get the full video to see whether in fact, it was actually manipulated and a police cover-up occurred, which a corruption investigation would follow.


Police video: Katherine Torres stopped by Village of Greendale Police Sergeant Karczewski https://youtu.be/tuMaAbjuDqA


Brief history about Chief Malasuk when he was a sergeant: In 2006, then Sergeant Robert Malasuk, along with then Officer Matt Borkoski and a Lt. were conducting an illegal operation inside the Southridge Mall, which they profiled and targeted suspected Latino gang members by the clothing they were wearing. Sgt. Malasuk and the officer and Lt. stopped a male Latino teen and his sister and began to harass him, which was witnessed by the managing editor of El Conquistador Newspaper, H. Nelson Goodson. Sgt. Malasuk noticed the editor and came up to him and threatened to arrest him for just withnessing the incident. Goodson identified himself as a news reporter too.
Goodson then followed up on the incident and contacted the chief of police in that time. Sgt. Malasuk later denied that he had threaten Goodson. Goodson in response wrote multiple articles exposing the illegal and profiling operation by the Village of Greendale Police Department to warn Latinos in the metropolitan area about being targeted while shopping at Southridge Mall in 2006.
Goodson was also a witness in the Village of Greendale case that Attorney Narciso Aleman handle in representing the Latino male and his sister.


Shorewood Safety Committee Considers Resolution For Justice And Dignity, Which Provides Equal Protection For Noncitizens

If the proposed resolution is passed by the Village of Shorewood Board, it would provide equal protection, respect and dignity for noncitizens including everyone residing or visiting the village and would be the first of its kind that has been proposed by local residents.

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

June 6, 2017

Shorewood, Wisconsin - On Monday, the Shorewood Safety Committee (SSC) discussed and considered the introduction of a Resolution for Justice and Dignity (RJD) sponsored by the Shorewood Solidarity Network, which included the support by members from Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin, Shorewood residents and allies. The SSC hearing was full to capacity. The non-binding resolution will assure that all members of the community including noncitizens would be treated with respect and dignity, it would also prevent elected and non-elected officials from working or volunteering to "facilitate the work of, Immigration and Customs Enforcement or Customs and Border Patrol."
Kristin Sziarto and Attorney Carlos R. Pastrana addressed the SSC members and discussed the merits of the proposed resolution, which had been submitted previously to the committee for discussion. The SSC members decided to schedule another hearing after some wording would be revised before the resolution would come before the full Shorewood Board. The SSC will reconsider the revised version of the RJD resolution within a week or so.
The resolution provides an assurance that the Village of Shorewood shall "embrace people of any race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, immigration status, sexual orientation, sexual or gender identity, or disability."
Shorewood "will not adopt nor enforce any policy that allows for unlawful discrimination or denial of services or benefits to individuals on the basis of their race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, immigration status, sexual orientation, sexual or gender identity,  or disability, according to the resolution...it's elected and non-elected officials...shall not do the work of, nor voluntarily facilitate the work of, Immigration and Customs Enforcement or Customs and Border Patrol."

Video: Shorewood Safety Committee hearing for consideration of a Resolution for Justice and Dignity https://youtu.be/xHKEiXadm6s

Revised Resolution:

Monday, June 5, 2017

Milwaukee Police Arrested 6 At Sunfair 2017 Where Afro-American Teen Brawl Broke Out

At least 5 adults and 1 juvenile were arrested at the Sunfair 2017 event over the weekend.

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

June 5, 2017

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - On Saturday, multiple Afro-American teen brawls broke out at the Milwaukee Southside Sunfair 2017 three-day event. At least 5 adults and 1 juvenile were arrested and face charges for misdemeanor resisting arrest and obstruction to an officer, disorderly conduct, also municipal citations were issued ranging from resisting arrest and obstruction to an officer, disorderly conduct, according to police.
Videos of multiple teen brawls were posted on Facebook by Levon Tucker. In one video, two males are seen fighting in the middle of the intersection of W. Historic Mitchell Street and S. 11th Street at night and a second video shows two females fighting by the Sunfair rides during the day. Sunfair is sponsored by W. Historic Mitchell Street Business Improvement District #4.

Teen brawl video 1: https://youtu.be/V1QoLZ1FthU

Teen brawl video 2: https://youtu.be/nF7ppbM8mBA


Sunday, June 4, 2017

Laning And Bowen Re-elected Another Term For Wisconsin Democratic State Party Chair And Vice Chair

Delegates at the State Democratic Convention over the weekend re-elected Laning as Chairperson and Bowen as Vice-Chair.

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

June 4, 2017

Middletown, Wisconsin - On Saturday, democratic delegates elected Martha Laning as Democrat Party of Wisconsin State Chair on a vote of 722 for another term including David Bowen as Vice-Chair. Other party members running for State Chair were Brian Kennedy who received 569 votes, Eric Finch 50 votes and Joe Donovan with 48 votes.
Also, Patricia Ruiz-Cantu was elected as the Wisconsin Democratic Latino Caucus Chair and Sylvia Ortiz Velez was elected as Vice-Chair. Velez founded the Latino Caucus in 2006. At least 2,200 Democratic delegates attended the convention. 
The State Democratic Party has a history of not empowering and funding the Latino Caucus adequately in prior years and have taken the Hispanic vote for granted. Time will tell, if the State Democrats and Laning actually allow the Latino Caucus to strive this time around, if not, Democrats will not succeed in winning the governorship and replace Republican Governor Scott Walker without the Latino vote.
The State Democratic Party also created a Progressive Caucus.


Friday, June 2, 2017

Puerto Ricans Launch Boycott Against Sponsors Who Opt Out Of Annual Parade In NYC

Members of the Puerto Rican population in the U.S. and allies have launched a national boycott against sponsors who opt out of the NYC Puerto Rican Parade in protest of Oscar López Rivera being invited to participate as an honored guest in the annual event.

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

June 2, 2017

New York City, New York - Puerto Ricans against U.S. oppression and colonialism of their island launch boycott against sponsors who opt out from the NYC Puerto Rican (PR) Parade. Former NYC PR Parade sponsors being boycott by Puerto Ricans and allies are Goya, Coca Cola, AT&T, Jet Blue, McDonald's, Corona, Yankees, Univisión, NC and Telemundo.
Oscar López Rivera, convicted Independista against U.S. colonialism of Puerto Rico now freed, decides not to participate as an honoree in the NYC Puerto Rican Parade. Rivera doesn't want those who don't know the history of PR's oppression by the U.S. to defined the event. Numerous parade sponsors and participants decided to boycott the event after Rivera was invited to participate as an honor guest. He spent more than 30 years in prison, but his sentence was commuted by Obama. 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Democrats Proposed Healthcare Protection Package Bill To Protect Residents With Pre-existing Conditions In Wisconsin

State Democrats have submitted the Healthcare Protection Package bill to the Wisconsin State Assembly Speaker for consideration.

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

June 1, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday, State Representative Daniel Riemer (D-Milwaukee), Citizen Action of Wisconsin Executive Director Robert Kraig and consumers with personal health stories gave testimonials of personal and family members health pre-existing conditions, which the proposed TrumpCare bill that passed in the U.S. House of Representatives would definitely eliminate any healthcare coverage for those with pre-existing conditions allowed under the Affordable Care Act, known as ObamaCare. At least, 24 million people including those with pre-existing conditions would lose healthcare coverage, if the ObamaCare is repealed.
The Healthcare Protection Package (HPP) bill proposed by Democrats aims to shield and allow for state residents with pre-existing conditions to continue to be covered, according State Representative Riemer. Riemer says, the HPP was submitted to the State Assembly Speaker's office to be considered and get a legislative bill number, which is expected by Friday.
Testimonials about pre-existing healthcare conditions were made by Katlin Mary, Anita Abraham and Claudine Lienau. 
The joint press conference and testimonials took place in front of the former Assurant Health headquarters and a copy of the HPP bill was hand delivered to Republican U.S. Senator Ron Johnson's office by the joint group.

Video: Healthcare Protection Package Bill Press Conference: https://youtu.be/DmfPS8IVGPU