Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Affidavits Filed With Milwaukee County Ethics Board Claiming Supervisor Peggy West Didn't Personally Circulated Some Nominations Papers To Get On Election Ballot

Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office conflict of interest raised, since District Attorney John Chisholm endorsed Supervisor West who is facing allegations by multiple nomination paper signers that indicated in signed affidavits that she didn't circulate some nomination papers as she claimed.

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

February 28, 2018

Milwaukee, WI - On Wednesday, Sylvia Ortiz-Velez, candidate for the Milwaukee County Supervisor 12th District filed multiple affidavits with the Milwaukee County Ethics Board in a complaint alleging that Milwaukee County Supervisor Peggy West who is running for re-election in the Milwaukee County Supervisor 12th District actually didn't circulate multiple nomination papers to get on the April 3rd Spring Election Ballot. The Milwaukee County Ethics Board will send a copy of the filed complaint to the Wisconsin Ethics Commission in Madison and the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office for review to investigate whether Supervisor West fraudulently filed some nomination papers in question that she certified as circulating the papers and collected each signature, which multiple signers in affidavits have claimed she did not.
The Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office (MCDAO) has at least 10 days to notify Ortiz-Velez, if the MCDAO will review the complaint or have another County district attorney's office review the complaint. The Wisconsin Department of Justice would be the last option to investigate the complaint filed by Ortiz-Velez, if the MCDAO and other county district attorney offices won't review the complaint due to any conflict of interest.
According to the filed complaint, in January, Ortiz-Velez, who is challenging West in the Spring Election noticed discrepancies in West's certified nomination papers and sent an email to Stephanie L. Hunnicutt, Personnel Review Board and Ethics Board Administrator and the Milwaukee County Election Commission detailing the discrepancies and requesting an investigation. Ortiz-Velez at the time couldn't verify the alleged discrepencies, but later was able to get multiple signed and notarized affidavits from West's nomination paper signers indicating Supervisor West didn't circulate the papers, but other unidentified persons did and didn't sign the nomination papers as the person circulating them as required by state law. 
The discrepancies happened at several locations in the 12th Milwaukee County Supervisor District including at the 1800 block of W. Becher Street and at the 500 block of S. Layton Blvd., according to the Ortiz-Velez complaint.
One of the signers in an affidavit confirmed that the person that circulated West's nomination paper was an "African woman who was thin and young accompanied by a male." Other signers  (OS) confirmed the person circulating West's nomination papers "was thin and Caucasian" and OS described the person circulating papers having  black hair and also spoked fleunt Spanish, but Supervisor West signed and certified that she collected each signature in the nomination papers in question.
Supervisor West posted the following statement on her Friends of Milw. County Supervisor Peggy West, District 12, "For the record specifically at the address 1800 W. Becher, I did pass nomination papers at that location in addition, at that location, I had NO one African American passing papers, I also had no one Caucasian passing papers. I can and did speak to several residents there in Spanish...1800 W. Becher St is a Senior and disabled apartment complex as were at least 3 other addresses I used to collect signatures. It is very possible that residents don't clearly remember who came to their door to get their signature..."
If in fact, Supervisor West didn't actually circulate the nomination papers that are in question, she wouldn't have had enough signatures to get on the ballot.
According to Wisconsin Statue 12.13 (13) (a), falsifying nomination papers by certification is considered a felony punishable up to 3 years and six months in prison with fines up to $10,000.

Update (3/6/2018): The Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office (MCDAO) decided not to review filed complaint against Supervisor Peggy West alleging that she didn't circulated some nomination papers as she claimed due to conflict of interest. MCDA John Chisholm has endorsed West for re-election.
The MCDAO will have ten days to get another county district attorney to review a complaint filed by Sylvia Ortiz-Velez, a candidate challenging West on the April 3rd election ballot.



Monday, February 26, 2018

Multiple Signed Affidavits Alleged Milwaukee County Supervisor Peggy West Didn't Circulate Some Nomination Papers To Get On Election Ballot

West is facing allegations by multiple nomination paper signers that indicated in signed affidavits that she didn't circulate some nomination papers as she claimed.

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

February 26, 2018

Milwaukee, WI - Milwaukee County Supervisor Peggy West who is running for re-election in the Milwaukee County 12th Supervisor District is facing an allegation that she actually didn't circulate multiple nomination papers to get in the April 3rd Spring Election Ballot. Candidate Sylvia Ortiz-Velez, who is challenging West in the Spring Election noticed discrepancies in West's certified nomination papers and sent an email to Stephanie L. Hunnicutt, Personnel Review Board and Ethics Board Administrator and the Milwaukee County Election Commission detailing the discrepancies and requesting an investigation. Ortiz-Velez at the time couldn't verify the alleged discrepencies, but later was able to get multiple signed and notarized affidavits from West's nomination paper signers indicating Supervisor West didn't circulate the papers, but other unidentified persons did and didn't sign the nomination papers as the person circulating them as required by state law. 
The discrepancies happened at several locations in the 12th Milwaukee County Supervisor District including at the 1800 block of W. Becher Street and at the 500 block of S. Layton Blvd., according to Ortiz-Velez.
One of the signers in an affidavit confirmed that the person that circulated West's nomination paper was an "African woman who was thin and young accompanied by a male." Other signers  (OS) confirmed the person circulating West's nomination papers "was thin and Caucasian" and OS described the person circulating papers having  black hair and also spoked fleunt Spanish, but Supervisor West signed and certified that she collected each signature in the nomination papers in question.
Ortiz-Velez is expected to file the multiple affidavits with the Milwaukee County Election Commission and a complaint with the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office alleging that Supervisor West committed fraud by signing multiple nominations papers that she collected each signature when in fact she did not.
If in fact, Supervisor West didn't actually circulate the nomination papers that are in question, she wouldn't have enough signatures to get on the ballot.
According to Wisconsin Statue 12.13 (13) (a), falsifying nomination papers by certification is considered a felony punishable up to 3 years and six months in prison with fines up to $10,000.

Supervisor Peggy West posted the following statement on her Friends of Milw. County Supervisor Peggy West, District 12 in response to the article posted in Hispanic News Network U.S.A. "Multiple Signed Affidavits Alleged Milwaukee County Supervisor Peggy West Didn't Circulate Some Nomination Papers To Get On Election Ballot"

West's statement:

Thank you to those of you who contacted me regarding this "blog" post alleging that I did not circulate signature papers which I signed stating that I had.

For the record specifically at the address 1800 W. Becher, I did pass nomination papers at that location in addition, at that location, I had NO one African American passing papers, I also had no one Caucasian passing papers. I can and did speak to several residents there in Spanish.

Here is what the "blog" does not tell you.

1. 1800 W. Becher St is a Senior and disabled apartment complex as were at least 3 other addresses I used to collect signatures. It is very possible that residents don't clearly remember who came to their door to get their signature.

2. Knowing that, it is possible that the residents are confused & perhaps Supreme Court candidates had people also circulating papers at these addresses.

3. This is ONE of the same tactics my opponent used to discredit me in 2012.

I will close with this. I have not looked at my opponents signatures. I handed my signatures in and so did she and I was stratified with that. I looked forward tp running a race based on the issues and not slinging mud especially because if I had someone bankrolling my campaign to the tune of $28k+ I would seize that opportunity to promote myself & not throw mud at my opponent.

I welcome the opportunity to talk with whoever is necessary to get this straightened out.

Thank you.


Sunday, February 25, 2018

Milwaukee Suicide Jumper From I-94/I-43 High Rise Bridge Identified

The 40-year-old suicide victim who jumped from the I-94/I-43 High Rise bridge near W. National Ave. exit has been identified.

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

February 25, 2018

Milwaukee, WI - The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office identified a suicide jumper from the I-94/I-43 High Rise bridge as Michael J. Carter, 40, of Fond du Lac. On Friday, the MCSO around 12:20 p.m. responded to a body located at the 800 block of W. Bruce Street under the I-94/I-43 High Rise freeway bridge. According to the MCSO a vehicle was reported abandoned on southbound I-94/I-43 freeway right distress lane near the W. National Ave. exit. Several witnesses saw Carter jumped off the bridge. 
The Milwaukee Fire Department (MFD) and Milwaukee police also responded. MFD declared Carter deceased at 12:34 p.m. after attempting life saving measures.
The Milwaukee Coroner's Office also responded to the scene.
A passerby who wanted to remain anonymous managed to take several photos of the MCSO suicide death investigation and sent them to Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA).
The MCSO has an ongoing investigation on Carter's suicide.


Four Broward County Sheriff Deputies Including Scot Peterson Alegedly Failed To Enter School While Nikolas Cruz Slaughtered 17 Victims

Cowards or just avoiding a death wish? 

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

February 25, 2018

Parkland, Florida - At least four Broward County Sheriff deputies including Scot Ralph Peterson, 54, the School Resource Officer (SRO) decided not to enter the Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland while Nikolas Jacob Cruz, 19, slaughtered 17 unarmed victims, according to Coral Springs police officers who arrived at scene.
Peterson was behind a concrete pillar with handgun drawn for 4 minutes as Cruz continued to kill students and staff for at least 6 minutes before escaping from the scene. Also, three other deputies were spotted behind their squads with handguns drawn by Coral Springs police officers who were just arriving at the crime scene.
The Coral Springs Police Department in a press release indicated it has not officially released any information concerning the actions of Broward deputies at the scene nor did it denied that three deputies were seen behind their squad vehicles with drawn weapons as Coral Springs police officers arrived at the scene, but confirmed that it has an ongoing investigation.
Peterson was suspended without pay while the Broward County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) conducted an internal investigation, but he immediately resigned and than decided to retire from the BCSO after it was clear that he could face termination, according to the BCSO. The BCSO has confirmed that no official findings have been released concerning reports that three BCSO deputies had also failed to go into the school as Cruz killed victims. 
Peterson was spotted with a drawn weapon behind a concrete pillar by students and video at the crime scene showed that Peterson took cover behind the pillar for at least four minutes of the six minutes it took Cruz to commit mass murder. 17 victims died on February 14th and 16 injured victims survived, according to the BCSO.
On Friday, President Donald Trump during remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) says that he wants to improve schools security and "it's time to make our schools a much harder target for attackers, we don't want them in our schools, we don't want them. When we declared our schools to be gun free zones, it just puts our students in far more danger, far more danger." Trump says that he also wants teachers with military and law enforcement training to have conceal carry permits, which could be a major deterrent because killers are inherently cowards, if Cruz would known that people would be shooting back at him, he wouldn't have gone there, but gun free zones sends a message that a killer will not face anyone from shooting back.
According to Trump, the school had one guard and he didn't turn out to be any good and identified Peterson as the deputy who didn't go into the school to stop Cruz.


Saturday, February 24, 2018

Wisconsin State Assembly Republicans Refused To Suspend Rules To Consider A Cesar E. Chavez Optional Holiday

Democrats in the State Assembly attempted to address the Cesar E. Chavez optional holiday, but the Republican controlled State Assembly refused to suspend the rules to take AB 244 out from committee.

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

February 24, 2018

Madison, WI - On Thursday, the Republican controlled State Assembly in Wisconsin on a vote of 34-59 failed to suspend the rules so, Assembly Bill 244 (AB 244) relating to creating an optional holiday for state employees to observe the birthday of Cesar E. Chavez on March 31st would be pulled from the Committee on State Affairs Important Actions and bring it to the floor to debate. AB 244 was introduced on April 14, 2017 by State Representative JoCasta Zamarripa (D-Milw.) including 18 other Democrats in the State Assembly and co-sponsored by 5 State Senate Democrats.
Chavez was the founder of the National Farm Workers Association, which later was renamed the United Farm Workers Union and a civil rights leader for migrant farm workers in California who struggled to improve the treatment of workers, fair wages and better working conditions in farms. 
Zamarripa has been attempting to create an optional holiday for Cesar E. Chavez's Birthday since 2014, but the Republican controlled legislature have opposed it including State Representative Yesenia Eldermira "Jessie" Rodríguez (R-Franklin). State Representative Rodriguez was an undocumented immigrant from El Salvador, but later became a U.S. Citizen.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Southside Death Investigation Conducted By The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office

The body of an unidentified victim layed on W. Bruce Street under the I-94/I-43 bridge located in the Southside of Milwaukee.

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

February 23, 2018

Milwaukee, WI - On Friday, the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office after 1:00 p.m. responded to a body located at the 800 block of W. Bruce Street under the I-94/I-43 freeway bridge. The victim has not been identified or whether the victim committed suicide nor any other circumstances that led to the dead.
A passerby who wanted to remain anonymous managed to take several photos of the MCSO death investigation and sent them to Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA).
The MCSO hasn't released any information about the death investigation.
The Milwaukee Coroner's Office also respondedo to the scene.

Anti-immigrant Sanctuary Wisconsin State Assembly Bill 190 Dead After Legislative Session Ends

The Wisconsin State Assembly ended their session on early Friday without taking up Assembly Bill 190 known as an anti-immigrant bill.

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

February 23, 2018

Madison, Wisconsin - On early Friday, the Wisconsin State Assembly ended its session without taking up Assembly Bill 190, an anti-immigrant bill, which is similar to Senate Bill 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, and creating governmental liability for damages caused by illegal aliens. AB 190/SB 275 also illegally allowed for law enforcement especially County Sheriffs around the state to comply with U.S. immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainers.
On November 3, 2017, the State Senate Committee on Labor and Regulatory Reform on a vote of 3-2 passed it to move it out of the committee after it held a public hearing, which drew public opposition and was available for scheduling to bring it up on the Senate floor. Since, AB 190 remained in the State Assembly Local Government Committee and didn't make it out of the committee to the Assembly floor, it is dead for now.
The Wisconsin Republican legislators in control in both the State Assembly and Senate have been aware that federal ICE detainer requests are not legal binding, but attempted to force law enforcement agencies and county sheriffs to comply with such ICE detainer requests under two bills AB 190/SB 275 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." The acceptance of detainers by law enforcement are voluntary, which many law enforcement agencies shy away from complying due to federal lawsuits for violating the rights of those illegally held without a court warrant signed by a judge.
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.


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

School Districts Should Be Held Accountable For Failing To Safely Secure Schools Even On Election Day

Election Day voting polls at public schools with multiple wards in Milwaukee and around the state of Wisconsin allow easy access into schools without safe guards in place to prevent carnage.

February 21, 2018

Interesting how the outcry on school massacres is silent on the issue for safe and secured schools. People seem to be advocating for gun control instead of mandatory safe and secure schools. Recently, one male student in Ohio took a gun to school and shot himself.
Many schools continue to have easy access for anyone or crazies to easily walk in and commit carnage.
Time to take action against school districts who fail to provide mandatory safe and secure schools. Families of injured and deceased victims of school mass shootings should file a class action lawsuit against school districts that fail to provide a safe and secure school. Most school districts around the U.S. have known that crazies have committed carnage at gun free zones that include schools and yet most have failed to safely secure their schools to prevent mass murder.
Another example: On election day, voters have noticed that voting poll locations at public schools that includes multiple wards are open to the public and have easy access into schools without any safe guards in place to assure crazies don't easily enter to commit carnage.

Source: Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Milwaukee County Executive Power Grab State Senate Bill 777 Pulled From Committee Hearing

SB 777 relates to: increasing the authority of a county executive from a populous county and other counties and reducing the authority of a county board, budgeting procedures for populous counties, certain other counties, and cities, villages, and towns, and the method for establishing the compensation of county supervisors and county elective officers.

February 20, 2018

Madison, WI -  On Tuesday, Wisconsin State Senator Duey Stroebel (R) the Chair of the Committee on Government Operations, Technology and Consumer Protection pulled Senate Bill 777 (the Milwaukee County Exec takeover SB 777 bill is similar to Assembly Bill 923) from the committee hearing for Wednesday, February 21, 2018.

Public outcry against SB 777 and opposing Chris Abele, the Milwaukee County Executive's attempt for a none Democratic power grab is a victory for democratic control of Milwaukee County's future.

The SB 777 was introduced by State Senator Van H. Wanggaard (R) and State Senator Lena C. Taylor (D).

Source: WI State Senator Chris Larson (D) and Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Norteño/Tejano Singer Michael Salgado Hospitalized After Suffering From A Stroke

Salgado canceled a performance at the Conway Dance Hall in Texas due to suffering a stroke.

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

February 19, 2018

New Braunfels, Texas - On Sunday, Michael Salgado, 46, a Norteño/Tejano singer and accordion player announced in a Facebook video that he had canceled a performance at the Conway's Dance Hall in New Braunfels on Saturday after suffering from a mild stroke. Salgado confirmed that he suffered from a stroke and was hospitalized. He is originally from Barrancas, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Salgado will remain in the hospital until Tuesday after results from an MRI had confirmed that he had suffered a mild stroke. Doctors are trying to determine what caused the stroke, according to Salgado. If he gets released from the hospital on Tuesday, he will perform on Thursday and the weekend at scheduled events.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

National LULAC President Roger C. Rocha's Corruption Of Principle Reign Exposed By Presidential Candidate Darryl Morin

Morin, a candidate for National LULAC President in 2018 exposed the "Corruption of Principle" reign by current disgraced National LULAC President Roger C. Rocha Jr. and his supporters within the organization.

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

February 18, 2018

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - On Sunday, Darryl Morin, a former National LULAC Vice-president of the Midwest posted a Facebook video on his account that explained what actually happened in Washington, D.C. when the LULAC National Board met, the resignation of Brent Wilkes, the CEO of the National League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and Morin also confirmed the "Corruption of Principle" by Rocha and his followers. Rocha has agreed to rescind the restraining order as long as the National Board backed away from removing him and let him serve his full term, including for Joe Henry, the National LULAC Vice-president of the Midwest to stop writing negative articles about Rocha. Rocha has endorsed Domingo Garcia, a Dallas, Texas attorney for National LULAC President, according to Morin. If Garcia is elected in July during the annual National Convention, he will definitely follow the long line of those elected before him that no outsider from Texas will get elected as LULAC National President confirming the long standing corruption within the National LULAC.
Garcia's supporters have threaten Morin including other members at the National level and indicated for him to pull out from the race as the next president at the National LULAC. Morin confirmed that he is a candidate for president of the National LULAC and believes Rocha should be removed or impeached.
Last Friday, Wilkes resigned after Roger C. Rocha Jr., the LULAC National President refused to resigned and filed a civil lawsuit seeking a restraining order in Bexar County, Texas to keep the LULAC National Executive Committee Board from ousting him from office. A judge in Bexar County granted Rocha a restraining order on Thursday and a hearing for a continued restraining order is scheduled for February 28.
At the National Board meeting on Saturday, the LULAC National Board of Directors adopted a motion of no confidence against Roger Rocha, Jr., its National President. The Board further confirmed that the National Board of Directors would continue to perform its duties of advocating and fighting for our community.
LULAC released the following press release on Friday, that LULAC National Board convened in Washington, D.C. to address recent public concerns regarding the organization's leadership and assess the necessary next steps. Roger C. Rocha, Jr. announced his intent to serve out his term until the national elections take place on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at the Annual LULAC National Convention & Exposition in Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Rocha does not plan to run for a final term. In the meantime, the National Board, on behalf of the National Assembly, will continue to perform it's duties.
LULAC National Chief Executive Officer Brent Wilkes resigned, but also restated that he will help LULAC with the transition as he exits out of the organization. Mr. Wilkes has served the organization for 30 years, advocating on behalf of Latino civil rights, voting rights, immigration, education, health care, the environment and more. Under his longtime leadership, LULAC has become one of the most respected voices on Latino civil rights issues.
On February 4, the NECB  decided to stripped Rocha from his administrative duties and cut off his stipend. Rocha lost his authority and privilege to return to his administrative office, since the locks were changed and Wilkes too over until a new president is selected.
The Texas State LULAC Board also held an emergency conference call on February 4 and sent a letter to Rocha requesting his resignation "for the good and welfare of the League." The Texas LULAC also stated that it stands with the National LULAC Clean DREAM Act platform and stands against Rocha's letter to Trump supporting his immigration reform plan.
Rocha had sent his support to Trump by using an outdated LULAC National letter head, which drew condemnation from the Texas LULAC including numerous other LULAC Councils from throughout the U.S.
Rocha was forced to retracted the letter sent to Trump. He attempted to explain that it was a personal letter to the president, but the letter was leaked out by the main stream media. U.S. Majority Senate leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) even used Rocha's letter to show support for Trump's immigration reform plan after the government shutdown, which was in contrary with the National LULAC mandate to support a Clean DREAM Act.
In 2015, Rocha was elected National LULAC President, but the year before in New York during the 85th National Convention, the elections were cancelled to prevent any candidate other than from Texas to be elected as president. In LULAC's 89th history, no president from any other state or Puerto Rico other than from Texas have been elected as president to the National LULAC.
In brief: Luis Roberto Verá Jr. who was the election judge at the 85th National LULAC Convention in 2014 decided along with former termed-out National LULAC President Margaret Moran to cancel the elections because Rocha who was running for president in 2014 might not win. It was the first time, that a LULAC National Convention was ever canceled in 85 years. Verá argued that the elections were canceled because of a filed TRO in New York.
Verá was also the election judge at the Salt Lake City 86th National LULAC Convention as well. Verá should have recused himself for conflict of interest from the election, since Rocha was running again. Rocha, Verá and Moran had very close working ties.
Rocha received 385 votes and Magdalena "Maggie" Rivera from Illinois received 160 votes in 2015. In 2014, Rivera was elected President by the membership in NY, but Moran, Verá and Wilkes failed to recognize her election to office. Two lawsuits were filed in Texas and New York pertaining to 2014 elections. Apparently, Moran illegally stayed in office for a fifth term to prevent an outsider other than a candidate from Texas to take office as president of the National LULAC.
Rocha's term will expire in July, if he remains in office. A National LULAC president can only run and get elected to four terms, according to its organization's Constitution and by-laws.
Morin from Wisconsin was the LULAC National Vice-president of the Midwest in 2014 and is currently a candidate for president of the National LULAC, but if the National LULAC keeps its tradition from electing candidates from other states other than from Texas, Morin or any other candidate outside of Texas will probably face opposition from corrupt LULAC members in Texas. Morin in 2014 resigned shortly after the cancelation of the annual elections in NYC, but later recinded his resignation after Moran convinced Morin to stay on to support her administration for a 5th term as LULAC president.
In 2013, Garcia was was ousted from elections in the Las Vegas 84th Annual National LULAC Convention. Moran was running for a fourth term as National President and allegations were brought up that Garcia had not served as a member for three consecutive years to qualify him to run for the National president's position and that his LULAC Council 102's membership dues were paid in 2012, which Garcia claimed that the Council's paid dues were applied for the year 2013 to keep him from challenging Moran at the time. In brief: An unprecedented election was held in 2013 by members of LULAC before the actual presidential election. An estimated 2,000 LULAC members attended the event. The first election process drew controversy and a decision by less than 2/3 voting membership was made to disqualify Moran's main opponent Domingo Garcia from Dallas, TX. Garcia needed at least 2/3 of the membership vote to challenge and stay in the presidential elections. Apparently, Garcia did not serve as a full member for three consecutive years as required to run for president, according to LULAC's legal advisory board decision.  LULAC in March 2013 filed a lawsuit in Dallas in an attempt to keep Garcia, a former Texas State Representative and Dallas mayor pro-temp from seeking LULAC's presidency. LULAC claimed, Garcia didn't pay his LULAC Council 102's membership dues in 2012. Garcia, who has a lifetime membership claims, Council 102 attempted to pay the dues in September and December in 2012, but LULAC applied it to their dues for 2013. Garcia filed a counter lawsuit in April 2013 claiming the LULAC Board rewrote rules to technically prevent him from running for president and that the 2012 dues "payment was manipulated by incumbents and applied to 2013," according to Garcia's Facebook posting of Dallas News dot com article about the lawsuits. In May 2013, a Dallas County judge denied Garcia a temporary or permanent injunction to keep LULAC from keeping him off the ballot for president. The judge cited that the organization had a Board to resolve their own issues, membership was voluntary and members were expected to follow set rules. At least 100 of Garcia's young supporters from the Phoenix, Arizona area and Texas were stripped from their right to cast a vote at the convention, even though they were in good standing with LULAC. Because their candidate Garcia was disqualified. With Garcia ousted, Moran easily won re-election.  Garcia and other LULAC members at the convention alleged dirty politics and Moran's supporters of suppressing the membership vote from those who have paid their dues. 

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Brent Wilkes, CEO of National LULAC Resigns And Roger C. Rocha Jr., National LULAC President Gets Temporary Restraining Order To Prevent From Getting Ousted 

Wilkes resigned as CEO of the National LULAC after Rocha, the LULAC National President refused to resign and filed a civil lawsuit in Texas to prevent the National LULAC Executive Committee Board from ousting him from office.

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

February 17, 2018

Washington, D.C. - On Friday, Brent Wilkes, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) resigned after Roger C. Rocha Jr., the LULAC National President refused to resigned and filed a civil lawsuit seeking a restraining order in Bexar County, Texas to keep the LULAC National Executive Committee Board from ousting him from office. A judge in Bexar County granted Rocha a restraining order on Thursday and a hearing for a continued restraining order is scheduled for February 28.
At the National Board meeting on Saturday, the LULAC National Board of Directors adopted a motion of no confidence against Roger Rocha, Jr., its National President. The Board further confirmed that the National Board of Directors would continue to perform its duties of advocating and fighting for our community.
LULAC released the following press release on Friday, that LULAC National Board convened in Washington, D.C. to address recent public concerns regarding the organization's leadership and assess the necessary next steps. Roger C. Rocha, Jr. announced his intent to serve out his term until the national elections take place on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at the Annual LULAC National Convention & Exposition in Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Rocha does not plan to run for a final term. In the meantime, the National Board, on behalf of the National Assembly, will continue to perform it's duties.
LULAC National Chief Executive Officer Brent Wilkes resigned, but also restated that he will help LULAC with the transition as he exits out of the organization. Mr. Wilkes has served the organization for 30 years, advocating on behalf of Latino civil rights, voting rights, immigration, education, health care, the environment and more. Under his longtime leadership, LULAC has become one of the most respected voices on Latino civil rights issues.
On February 4, the NECB  decided to stripped Rocha from his administrative duties and cut off his stipend. Rocha lost his authority and privilege to return to his administrative office, since the locks were changed and Wilkes too over until a new president is selected.
The Texas State LULAC Board also held an emergency conference call on February 4 and sent a letter to Rocha requesting his resignation "for the good and welfare of the League." The Texas LULAC also stated that it stands with the National LULAC Clean DREAM Act platform and stands against Rocha's letter to Trump supporting his immigration reform plan.
Rocha had sent his support to Trump by using an outdated LULAC National letter head, which drew condemnation from the Texas LULAC including numerous other LULAC Councils from throughout the U.S.
Rocha was forced to retracted the letter sent to Trump. He attempted to explain that it was a personal letter to the president, but the letter was leaked out by the main stream media. U.S. Majority Senate leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) even used Rocha's letter to show support for Trump's immigration reform plan after the government shutdown, which was in contrary with the National LULAC mandate to support a Clean DREAM Act.
In 2015, Rocha was elected National LULAC President, but the year before in New York during the 85th National Convention, the elections were cancelled to prevent any candidate other than from Texas to be elected as president. In LULAC's 89th history, no president from any other state or Puerto Rico other than from Texas have been elected as president to the National LULAC.
In brief: Luis Roberto Verá Jr. who was the election judge at the 85th National LULAC Convention in 2014 decided along with former termed-out National LULAC President Margaret Moran to cancel the elections because Rocha who was running for president in 2014 might not win. It was the first time, that a LULAC National Convention was ever canceled in 85 years. Verá argued that the elections were canceled because of a filed TRO in New York.
Verá was also the election judge at the Salt Lake City 86th National LULAC Convention as well. Verá should have recused himself for conflict of interest from the election, since Rocha was running again. Rocha, Verá and Moran had very close working ties.
Rocha received 385 votes and Magdalena "Maggie" Rivera from Illinois received 160 votes in 2015. In 2014, Rivera was elected President by the membership in NY, but Moran, Verá and Wilkes failed to recognize her election to office. Two lawsuits were filed in Texas and New York pertaining to 2014 elections. Apparently, Moran illegally stayed in office for a fifth term to prevent an outsider other than a candidate from Texas to take office as president of the National LULAC.
Rocha's term will expire in July, if he remains in office. A National LULAC president can only run and get elected to four terms, according to its organization's Constitution and by-laws.
Darryl Morin from Wisconsin, the former Midwest Vice-president of LULAC has announced that he is a candidate for president of the National LULAC, but if the National LULAC keeps its tradition from electing candidates from other states other than from Texas, Morin or any other candidate outside Texas will probably not succeed. Morin in 2014 resigned shortly after the cancelation of the annual elections, but later recinded his resignation after Moran convinced him to stay on to support her decision to stay for a 5th term as LULAC president.
Morin posted a Facebook video on his account that explained what actually happened in Washington, D.C. when the LULAC National Board met, the resignation of Wilkes and Morin also confirmed the "corruption of principle" by Rocha and his followers. Rocha has agreed to rescind the restraining order as long as the National Board backed away from removing him and let him serve his full term, including for Joe Henry, the National LULAC Vice-president of the Midwest to stop writing negative articles about Rocha. Rocha has endorsed Domingo Garcia, a Dallas, Texas attorney for National LULAC President, according to Morin. If Garcia is elected in July during the annual National Convention, he will definitely follow the long line of those elected before him that no outsider from Texas will get elected as LULAC National President confirming the long standing corruption within the National LULAC. Garcia's supporters have threaten Morin including other members at the National level and indicated for him to pull out from the race to become the next president at LULAC. Morin has confirmed that he is a candidate for president of the National LULAC.

Friday, February 16, 2018

13 Russian Nationals Indicted By Feds For U.S. Elections Meddling

FBI counter intelligence investigation resulted with 13 Russian nationals charged for U.S. Election's meddling.

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

February 16, 2018

Washington, D.C. - On Friday, the Department of Justice in a press release announced that a grand jury in the District of Columbia returned an indictment by the Special Counsel's Office charging thirteen Russian nationals and three Russian companies for committing federal crimes while seeking to interfere in the United States political system, including the 2016 Presidential election. President Donald Trump had claimed the allegations by feds that the Russians had meddle in the U.S. elections was a hoax, but the federal indictments indicate otherwise. 
Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, the Russian President says, the feds are conducting a witch-hunt, but the Russian indictments could tie Putin in a conspiracy to interfere with the elections in favor of Trump.
According to the indictments, the defendants allegedly conducted what they called "information warfare against the United States," with the stated goal of "spread[ing] distrust towards the candidates and the political system in general."  
"This indictment serves as a reminder that people are not always who they appear to be on the Internet," said Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein. "The indictment alleges that the Russian conspirators want to promote discord in the United States and undermine public confidence in democracy. We must not allow them to succeed. The Department of Justice will continue to work cooperatively with other law enforcement and intelligence agencies, and with the Congress, to defend our nation against similar current and future schemes. I want to thank the federal agents and prosecutors working on this case for their exceptional service."
According to the allegations in the indictment, twelve of the individual defendants worked at various times for Internet Research Agency LLC, a Russian company based in St. Petersburg, Russia. The other individual defendant, Yevgeniy Viktorovich Prigozhin, funded the conspiracy through companies known as Concord Management and Consulting LLC, Concord Catering, and many subsidiaries and affiliates. The conspiracy was part of a larger operation called "Project Lakhta." Project Lakhta included multiple components, some involving domestic audiences within the Russian Federation and others targeting foreign audiences in multiple countries. 
Internet Research Agency allegedly operated through Russian shell companies. It employed hundreds of persons for its online operations, ranging from creators of fictitious personas to technical and administrative support, with an annual budget of millions of dollars. Internet Research Agency was a structured organization headed by a management group and arranged in departments, including graphics, search-engine optimization, information technology, and finance departments. In 2014, the agency established a "translator project" to focus on the U.S. population. In July 2016, more than 80 employees were assigned to the translator project.
Two of the defendants allegedly traveled to the United States in 2014 to collect intelligence for their American political influence operations.
To hide the Russian origin of their activities, the defendants allegedly purchased space on computer servers located within the United States in order to set up a virtual private network. The defendants allegedly used that infrastructure to establish hundreds of accounts on social media networks such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, making it appear that the accounts were controlled by persons within the United States. They used stolen or fictitious American identities, fraudulent bank accounts, and false identification documents. The defendants posed as politically and socially active Americans, advocating for and against particular political candidates. They established social media pages and groups to communicate with unwitting Americans. They also purchased political advertisements on social media.  
The Russians also recruited and paid real Americans to engage in political activities, promote political campaigns, and stage political rallies. The defendants and their co-conspirators pretended to be grassroots activists. According to the indictment, the Americans did not know that they were communicating with Russians.
After the election, the defendants allegedly staged rallies to support the President-elect while simultaneously staging rallies to protest his election. For example, the defendants organized one rally to support the President-elect and another rally to oppose him—both in New York, on the same day.
On September 13, 2017, soon after the news media reported that the Special Counsel's Office was investigating evidence that Russian operatives had used social media to interfere in the 2016 election, one defendant allegedly wrote, "We had a slight crisis here at work: the FBI busted our activity.... So, I got preoccupied with covering tracks together with my colleagues."
The indictment includes eight criminal counts. Count One alleges a criminal conspiracy to defraud the United States, by all of the defendants. The defendants allegedly conspired to defraud the United States by impairing the lawful functions of the Federal Election Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the U.S. Department of State in administering federal requirements for disclosure of foreign involvement in certain domestic activities.
Count Two charges conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud by Internet Research Agency and two individual defendants.
Counts Three through Eight charge aggravated identity theft by Internet Research Agency and four individuals.
There is no allegation in the indictment that any American was a knowing participant in the alleged unlawful activity. There is no allegation in the indictment that the charged conduct altered the outcome of the 2016 election. 

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Alfonso Morales Selected As The New Milwaukee Acting/Interim Chief of Police

Morales becomes the new Acting/Interim Chief of Police for the City of Milwaukee.

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

February 15, 2018

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday, the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission Board selected Milwaukee Police Captain Alfonso Morales, 47, on a vote of 4-3 as the new Acting/Interim Chief of Police. Morales becomes the second Hispanic to become Chief of Police in the City of Milwaukee. 
Morales is bilingual and speaks Spanish very well, which in 2013, he told Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) during an interview that it has been an asset in communicating with the predominantly Hispanic population in Milwaukee. Morales is one of 10 siblings and his father is originally from the state of Michoacan.
He went to Milwaukee Trade and Technical High School from 1984 to 1988, in that same year he entered Carroll College and later received a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal justice and Spanish. While attending high school, he met assist. football and baskeball Coach David Borowiscz who encouraged him to pursue a college degree. Morales credits Borowiscz for his success today and he also wants to encourage other teens to succeed as Borowiscz has done for him.
Morales has an impressive and honorable service record in the police department. He was an officer from 1993 to 1999, then was promoted to detective from 1999 to 2003 where he served in the homicide division, then became a Lieutenant in 2003, where served in several assignments that included the homicide division, internal affairs, training academy and the narcotics bureau.
Morales also worked with  former detective partner, Lt. Timothy Heier at District 2 (Heier was later appointed Captain). Another highly recognized and respected supervisor at District 2 was Lt. Alexander Ramirez (Ramirez was appointed Captain in 2017 and is the commander at District 2). The Milwaukee Police District 2 Station has a history of making strives in community and police relations by preventing crime. Under Captain Morales' leadership and experience, including the highly staffing of professional police personnel at District 2, it definately contributed in lowering crime statistics and provided a good working relation with the community it served and protects.
In May 2002, Morales was also instrumental in stopping a convicted murder felon from escaping during a trial at the Milwaukee Public Safety Building courtroom. Laron Anthony Ball, 20, was fatally shot by then Det. Morales after Ball attempted to escape from the courtroom moments into his convicted verdict. Ball jump from the box and tried to go through a window, but failed. He then jumped a Milwaukee deputy sheriff and while trying to disarm the deputy, the weapon fired shooting the deputy in the left leg. Ball also had bit another deputy. Det. Morales took out his service weapon and killed Ball.
Morales was hailed as a hero for preventing Ball from getting control of the deputy's weapon to shoot his way out and possibly injurying other people in the courtroom during his dramatic attempted escape. Ball had just been convicted for felony murder and several counts of arm robbery charges, according to court records.
According to the Milwaukee Police Department website, Captain Morales was appointed to the Milwaukee Police Department in 1993.  As an officer, Captain Morales was assigned to District Two and the Vice Control Division.  In 1999, he was promoted to Detective and worked in the Criminal Investigation Bureau where he worked various assignments from burglaries to robberies to homicide.  From 2003 until 2009, he served as Lieutenant in the Criminal Investigation Bureau where he managed the night shift Gang Crimes Unit and Homicide Unit.  In 2010, he transitioned to the Patrol Bureau where he managed the detective decentralization project in District Three.  He later worked assignments in Internal Affairs, the Police Academy, and HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas).  From 2004 to 2013 he was the Crisis Negotiator Commander of MPD's negotiators unit that responded to incidents involving barricaded armed subjects.  In 2013, Captain Morales was promoted to the role of Commanding Officer of District Two, which encompasses part of Milwaukee's South Side and is comprised of more than 87,000 residents. Captain Morales currently runs MPD's Project Safe Neighborhood-High Value Target program, a department-wide initative designed to reduce violent crime by focusing enforcement efforts on some of the worst gun offenders in our community.  
Captain Morales holds a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Carroll University in Waukesha, has taken masters level classes at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, and is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP).

The Latino community made history when Morales was selected as the first Chief of Police from Milwaukee since the 1970's when Latino activists fought to remove the height requirement, which was discriminatory for Latinos who were barred from joining the police and fire departments because they were not tall enough as required.
Former Chief Phillip Arreola was the first Latino Chief of Police in Milwaukee, but he was considered an outsider.
Brief history, in the early 1970's only one Latino Police Officer was in the Milwaukee Police Department. The officer was Procopio Sandoval who retired as a Detective in 1993. The height requirement of 5' 7" (est. 1885) and 5' 9" for hiring a police officer under police Chief Harold A. Breier kept many Hispanics from being appointed as police officers by the Fire and Police Commission.
Members of the Latino community led by Jesus Salas, Marla O. Anderson and others in the 1970's protested the height requirement in front of Chief Breier's office claiming it was discriminatory. The Fire and Police Commission height requirement kept most Hispanics from joining the police and fire department, which Salas and Anderson claimed it discriminated Latinos because of their height. The Hispanic community was being defranchised and unable to have members from the community appointed to the department in order to serve their community, according to the protesters.
After several protests, the Commission lowered the height requirement, thus paving the way for Hispanics to join both the Milwaukee Fire and Police Departments. 


Nikolas Jacob Cruz, The St. Valentine's Day Massacre Suspect In Florida Charged With 17 Counts Of Premeditated Murder

19-year-old St. Valentine's Day Massacre suspect charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder.

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

February 15, 2018

Parkland, FL - Nikolas Jacob Cruz, 19, aka, "Nic", an ex-student was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder for the cold blooded murder of 17 victims at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday. No bail was set for Cruz.
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel reported that Cruz used an AR-15 rifle with multiple ammo mags to commit mass murder. At least 23 victims were reported injured.
Cruz had been previously suspended from the school for disciplinary issues.
Cruz was known to exhibit knives and weapons on social networks. He was also a member of the Republic of Florida, a White supremacist and separatist paramilitary protofacist group.

List of deceased victims:

• Alyssa Alhadeff, 15, - student, Parkland, Florida
• Martin Duque Anguiano, 14, - student, Parkland, Florida
• Scott Beigel, 35, - teacher, Coral Springs, Florida
• Nicholas Dworet, 17, - student, Coral Springs, Florida
• Aaron Feis, 37, - Football Coach, Coral Springs, Florida
• Jaime Guttenberg, 14, - student, Parkland, Florida
• Christopher Hixen, 49, - Athletic Director, Hollywood, Florida
• Luke Hoyer, 15, - student, Parkland, Florida
• Cara Loughran, 14, - student, Coral Springs, Florida
• Gina Montalto, 14, - student, Parkland, Florida
• Joaquin Oliver, 17, - student, Coral Springs, Florida
• Alaina Petty, 14, - student, Parkland, Florida
• Meadow Pollack, 18, - student, Parkland, Florida
• Alexander Schachter, 14, - student, Coral Springs, Florida
• Carmen Shentrup, 16, - student, Parkland, Florida
• Peter Wang, 15, - student, Parkland Florida

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

St. Valentine's Day Massacre, 17 Reported Dead At Marjory Douglas High School In Parkland

St. Valentine's Day Massacre in Florida.

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

February 14, 2018

Parkland, FL - Nikolas Jacob Cruz, 19, aka, "Nic", an ex-student was arrested for the murder of 17 victims at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel reported. Cruz used an AR-15 rifle with multiple ammo mags. At least 23 victims were reported injured.
Cruz had been previously suspended for disciplinary issues and was bullied by other students, according to fellow students.
Cruz was known to exhibit knives and weapons on social networks.
The FBI is investigating the deadly massacre on St. Valentine's Day.


Three Milwaukee County Sheriff Jailers Charged In The Homicide Of Inmate Terrill Thomas Who Died From Thirst

Thomas had his water turned off in his cell for seven days and he died from the lack of drinking water.

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

February 14, 2018

Milwaukee, WI - On Monday, Milwaukee County jail commander Major Nancy Evans, 48; Milwaukee County Sheriff Lt. Kashka Meadors, 40, and Milwaukee County Sheriff Corrections Officer James Ramsey-Guy, 38, were charged with the 2016 death of inmate Terrill Thomas, 38, who suffered from bipolar disorder was deprived of drinking water for seven days.  Evans was charged with one misdemeanor count for obstructing an officer and felony count misconduct in office, she is facing up to nine years in prison on both counts; Meadors and Ramsey-Guy were each charged with one felony each for neglect of resident in a penal facility, each is facing up to three years in prison. 
Thomas was arrested and booked at the Milwaukee County jail in connection with a shooting inside the Potawatomi Hotel and Casino on April 15, 2016 shooting. He was also wanted for shooting a victim earlier in the day at his mother's property. Thomas was later found dead on his jail cell on April 24 and an autopsy indicated he had died from dehydration (lack of drinking water) and the death was ruled a homicide by the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office.
A Milwaukee police investigation revealed that Evans failed to save a video showing Thomas's water being turned off and lied to investigators in order to cover-up the intent to shut off Thomas drinking water by Meadors. Meadors ordered Ramsey-Guy to shut the water off from Thomas's cell after Thomas used a mattress to flood the toilet. Ramsey-Guy failed to login the report of the incident and turning off the water or notify other supervisors and staff so, that they could monitor Thomas's condition while the water was off before it led to his death. Thomas had complained that he needed drinking water, but the jail staff ignored him, according to the investigation.
Four other county corrections officials who faced charges in connection with the Thomas death were identified as corrections officers Jordon Johnson, Thomas Laine, John Weber and Dominique Smith. Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm decided not to file charges against the four corrections officers.
Since the Thomas death, at least seven other deaths were reported at the Milwaukee County jail under Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. who resigned last year.

Update: Both Evans and Meadors have resigned, according to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Immigrant Homework Survey From Bruce-Guadalupe School At UCC An Invasion of Privacy?

A Facebook post has ignited a debate whether a immigrant homework survey is an invasion of privacy.

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

February 12, 2018

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - On Monday, a parent of an 8-year-old student at the Bruce-Guadalupe located at the United Community Center (UCC), 1028 S.  9th Street is questioning an immigrant homework survey, which is mandatory and if the student fails to turn it in, the consequence is detention. Several photos of the immigrant survey were posted by Jr Jr Jr. in his Facebook account and asked for opinions regarding the survey.
The survey requested name and three photos of the person interviewed. 

Survey questions: 

1. Who are you interviewing? What is their full name?

4. How did you or that person arrived in the United States? What type of transportation did they used?

5. Did they have any difficulties getting to the United States? If yes, what?

What do you think? Is it an appropriate mandatory immigrant survey to be assign to 8-year-olds for homework and the consequence of detention for failing to do it and would it be an invasion of privacy to disclose information, name and photos about an immigrant instead of withholding name?
Lastly, what happens to such disclosed information after it's turned in and the purpose to disclose actual names and photos of those being interviewed?

The Bruce-Guadalupe Community School has a partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the United Community Center that operates a K4 - 8th grade charter school within its campus, according to their website.
At least 1,116 students attend the school and has a predominantly large margin of Latino students.

Traducción en español:

El lunes, un padre de un estudiante de 8 años en Bruce-Guadalupe ubicado en el United Community Center (UCC), 1028 S. 9th Street está cuestionando una encuesta de tareas para inmigrantes, que es obligatoria y si el estudiante no entrega la tarea en clase, la consecuencia es la detención. Varias fotos de la encuesta para inmigrantes fueron publicadas por Jr Jr Jr. en su cuenta de Facebook y pidió opiniones con respecto a la encuesta.
La encuesta solícita el nombre y tres fotos de la persona entrevistada.

Preguntas de la encuesta:

1. ¿A quién entrevista? ¿Cuál es su nombre completo?

4. ¿Cómo llegaron usted o esa persona a los Estados Unidos? ¿Qué tipo de transporte usaron?

5. ¿Tuvieron alguna dificultad para llegar a los Estados Unidos? Si es así, ¿qué?

¿Qué piensan? ¿Es la encuesta de inmigración apropiada y asignada a niños de 8 años para la tarea y la consecuencia de la detención después de clase por no hacerlo y sería una invasión a la privacidad divulgar información, nombre y fotos sobre un inmigrante en lugar de no nombrar tal persona o inmigrante?
Por último, ¿qué sucede con dicha información divulgada después de que se entregó y el propósito de revelar los nombres reales y las fotos de los entrevistados?

Bruce-Guadalupe Community School tiene una asociación con la Universidad de Wisconsin-Milwaukee y el United Community Center que opera una escuela chárter de K4 a 8 grado dentro de su campus, según su sitio web.
Al menos 1,116 estudiantes asisten a la escuela chárter y tienen un margen predominantemente grande de estudiantes latinos.


Sunday, February 11, 2018

City of Milwaukee Fined Local Residents More Than $700K For Illegal Parking During Snowfall

Milwaukee local residents were fined more than $700,000 for at least 12,500 citations for illegal parking during snowfall accumulation in 10 days.

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

February 11, 2018

Milwaukee, WI - The City of Milwaukee received more than 9" of snow within 10 days, parking and shoveling becomes a dilemma. On Friday, at least 4,000 vehicles got ticketed for unlawful parking during a snowfall with accumulation.
Last week within three days of snowfall, at least 8,500 tickets were issued at an estimated more than $500K, which each ticket can average between $40 to $50, with additional  $5, if paid after 10 days and up to $15 after 28 days.

Photo of the César E. Chavez bronze full size statue located at the 900 block of S. César E. Chavez Dr. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Chavez full size statue remains without a name plaque, since it was erected in 2016.



Saturday, February 10, 2018

Racist DACA Cartoon Published By Albuquerque Journal Editorial Staff Draws Apology

The Albuquerque Journal editor in chief was forced to apologize after a published DACA racist cartoon drew protests and condamnation by the public and immigrant communities in New Mexico.

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

February 10, 2018

Albuquerque, New Mexico - On Wednesday, the Albuquerque Journal published a DACA racist cartoon depicting three MS-13 characters with weapons committing an armed robbery of a White couple where the husband is telling his wife who is cursing that they rather be called DREAMers. The cartoon was created by Sean Delonas of the syndicated Cagle Cartoons website and its caption read "Now, honey…I believe they prefer to be called 'Dreamers'...or future Democrats…" which it referred to DREAMer recipients. 
The racist DACA cartoon was published in the opinion section by the the editorial staff, which actually depicts speech hate instead of an opinion. In order for an undocumented student to get accepted in the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a criminal background is done and DACA students must not have a criminal record. There are about 800,000 DREAMers in the U.S. DACA recipients contribute billions of dollars to the economy, Social Security, Medicare, Gross National Product (GNP) and Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
On Thursday, crowds gathered outside the Albuquerque Journal building in protest with signs saying "You crossed the line! Racist Rag."
The racist act by the Albuquerque Journal editoral staff went viral and a backlash by the immigrant and local communities forced Kate Moses, the Editor in Chief of the paper to apologize for the racist cartoon. Moses explained that it was published to mock Trump's devisive and hate agenda towards DREAMers, but the paper failed to show that the cartoon was actually mocking Trump when it published the cartoon. Moses stated, "...it appeared to us to be poking at President Trump's rhetoric by portraying a quaking Republican couple who were painting Dreamers with a broad, totally false, brush."
The publication of racist cartoon by the Albuquerque Journal came shortly after Trump and his advisors held a meeting at the White House about the MS-13 gang in the country and blamed immigration policies for the ineffectiveness to control the flow of gang members into th U.S. Trump and his advisors failed to also mention the domestic White supremacists, neo-Nazis and the KKK as terrorists and their criminal activities, which includes mass murders of Americans in the U.S.
Moses's statement of apology: 

Political cartoons are often satire and poke at more than one point of view. I do not presume to know what cartoonist Sean Delonas was trying to convey in his cartoon that was published in Wednesday's Albuquerque Journal. But on one level it appeared to us to be poking at President Trump's rhetoric by portraying a quaking Republican couple who were painting Dreamers with a broad, totally false, brush.
Obviously, that was not the message received by many readers. Instead, many saw an extremely objectionable cartoon and thought that was the position of the Journal. It is not.
In hindsight, instead of generating debate, this cartoon only inflamed emotions. This was not the intent, and for that, the Journal apologizes.
I repeat that the Albuquerque Journal does not condone racism or bigotry in any form.
I also want to reiterate that we do not agree with many of the opinions expressed on the editorial pages, which are intended to encourage debate. Also, the editorial board decides what to publish on these pages, and that is separate from the newsroom and its reporters.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Se entrega a la Policia, Juan C. Mata-Chávez fue acusado de la Muerte de Mónica Hernández en Milwaukee

Mata-Chávez se entregó a la policía de Milwaukee y está siendo procesado por la muerte de Hernández, quien murió luego de un accidente mortal en el sur de Milwaukee.

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

9 de febrero de 2018

Milwaukee, WI - El jueves, Juan C. Mata-Chávez, de 27 años, buscado por dos delitos graves por la muerte de Mónica Hernández, de 43 años, el 4 de febrero, se entregó a la policía, según el Departamento de Policía de Milwaukee. Mata-Chávez fue acusado de dos cargos de felonía que incluyen atropello con un vehículo y huida que lo implican por la muerte de una mujer de 43 años y en adicional por conducir un vehículo cuando tenía su licencia de manejar revocada causándo una muerte por el accidente mortal ocurrido el 4 de febrero de Hernández y causando lesiones a su hijo de 13 años, Jonathan. Si es declarado culpable, Mata-Chávez enfrenta 25 años de prisión y hasta $100,000 en multas por el cargo de golpe y fuga, también enfrenta hasta 6 años y $10,000 en multas por conducir mientras su licencia estaba de revocación.
Fianza para Mata-Chávez fue puesta en $100,000 dólares y la próxima audiencia de la corte fue programada el 21 de febrero.
Según la denuncia penal, Mata-Chávez llamó a su hermana después del accidente mortal y le dijo que denunciara Ram como robada a punta de pistola. Ella informó a la policía una media hora después del accidente que le robaron la Ram, pero cuando fue interrogada por la policía, admitió que había mentido por su hermano y lo identificó como la persona que llevaba la gorra en el videovigilancia. El médico forense del condado de Milwaukee informó que Hernández murió a causa de una hemorragia interna que incluía daños en el hígado causados ​​por un trauma de fuerza contundente, que también sufrió a causa de dos piernas rotas. Ella aparentemente murió durante el procedimiento operativo para salvar su vida.
La policía dice que dos pasajeros en el Ram se entregaron a la policía también incluyendo una mujer de 23 años de edad.
El domingo pasado, la policía de Milwaukee después de las 11:05 a.m. respondió a un choque de dos vehículos que resultó en daños adicionales a tres vehículos estacionados en la cuadra 1500 de W. Lincoln Ave. Una camioneta Ram estaba acelerando hacia el este en W. Lincoln Ave. cuando perdió el control en la calle con nueve y giró de costado bloqueando el Toyota Corolla que se dirigía hacia el oeste y se estrelló contra la Ram.
El restaurante La Canoa ubicado en el mismo bloque grabó el accidente con una cámara de vigilancia afuera y fue publicado en Facebook por Valeria Estefanía. Tres hombres sospechosos y una mujer que viajaban en la Ram huyeron de la escena y también fueron grabados en video huyendo a través de un callejón ubicado en el lado del restaurante.
Mata-Chávez, uno de los sospechosos con gorra, sacó una pistola y la apuntó a los testigos que intentaron evitar que abandonaran la escena del accidente.
Hernández, que conducía el Toyota Corolla que se estrelló con impacto con la Ram falleció en un hospital local y su hijo de 13 años, Jonathan, que era el pasajero, sobrevivio con heridas en un brazo.

Juan C. Mata-Chavez Wanted For The Death Of Monica Hernández Has Turned Himself In To Police

Mata-Chavez turned himself in to Milwaukee police and is being processed for the death of Hernández who died after a deadly crash in Milwaukee's Southside.

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

February 9, 2018

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday, Juan C. Mata-Chavez, 27, who was wanted on two felony counts for the February 4th death of Monica Hernández, 43, has turned himself in to police, according to the Milwaukee Police Department. Mata-Chavez was charged with hit-and-run involving death and knowningly operating a vehicle while revoked causing death for the February deadly crash that resulted with the death of Hernández and causing injuries to her 13-year-old son, Jonathan. If convicted, Mata-Chavez is facing 25 years on prison and up to $100,000 in fines for the the hit-and-run charge, he is also facing up to 6 years and $10,000 in fines for driving while having a revoked license.
Bail for Mata-Chavez was set at $100,000 and the next scheduled court hearing is February 21.
According to the criminal complaint, Mata-Chavez called his sister after the deadly accident and told her to report the truck as stolen at gunpoint. She did reported it stolen about half an hour after the accident, but when questioned by police, she admitted that she had lied for her brother and identified him as the person wearing the cap in the video surveillance. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner reported that Hernández died from internal bleeding including damage to her liver caused by blunt force trauma, which she also suffered from two broken legs. She apparently died during the operating procedure to save her life.
Police say, that two other passengers in the Ram have turned themselves in to police as well including a 23-year-old woman.
Last Sunday, Milwaukee police just after 11:05 a.m. responded to a two vehicle crash resulting in damages to three additional parked vehicles at the 1500 block of W. Lincoln Ave. A Ram pickup truck was speeding eastbound on W. Lincoln Ave. when it lost control on the icy street and turned sideways blocking Toyota Corolla heading westbound that crashed into it. 
La Canoa Restaurant located in the same block recorded the crash with a surveillance camera outside. Three male suspects and a women who were in the truck fled the scene and were also video recorded fleeing through an alley located on the side of the restaurant. 
Mata-Chavez who was wearing a cap, pulled a handgun out and pointed it at witnesses who attempted to stop them from leaving the scene of the crash.
Hernández, who was driving a Toyota Corolla that struck the truck passed away in a local hospital and her 13-year-old son, Jonathan who was the passenger survive with injuries to his arm.


Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Milwaukee Assistant Chief of Police Harpole To Retire From MPD, It's Between Captain Morales Or Inspector Brunson To Become The Next Interim Chief

Assistant Chief of Police Harpole, decided to retire and removed his name as a candidate for Acting/Interim Chief of Police, according to the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission.

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

February 7, 2018

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - The Fire and Police Commission (F&PC) was expected to select James Harpole, the Assistant Chief of Police as the next Acting/Interim Chief of Police, but Harpole decided to retire on February 16 along with out going Police Chief Edward Flynn. Harpole became the first Puerto Rican descent supervisor to be named as Assistant Chief by Chief Flynn. 
With Harpole retiring, it provides an opportunity for two other candidates for Acting/Interim Chief of Police, Police Captain Alfonso Morales Jr., a Mexican-American and Police Inspector Michael Brunson, a African-American to move up in the ranks of the MPD and one of them will be named Acting/Interim Chief.
The MPD faced a major retirement turnover in 2015 and 2016. Between 400 to 600 police officers and supervisors (more than 1/3 of the sworn officers) qualified for retirement.
The projected vacancies provided opportunities and promotions to Afro-American and Hispanic officers among the ranks of the department. Minorities rank and file will exceed by 30% from the 2011 disproportionate rank and file in the department, depending on promotions of officers seeking to advance within the department today. 
In 2011, the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) personnel statistics showed that the highest Hispanic ranking police supervisor was Assistant Chief James Harpole (to present), next in line was Deputy Inspector Ramon Galaviz who retired in 2013, and Captain Kurt R. Liebold was the only Latino ranking captain in the department. At least four Lieutenants were named as ranking officers, they were Ruben Burgos (Lt. of Detectives) who retired in 2013, Alfonso Morales Jr. who was appointed to Captain in 2013, Alexander Ramirez and David Salazar. In 2018, Ramirez was appointed Captain.
There were only 14 Latino Sergeants, including three women, Lisa M. Gagliano, Vickie Gagliano and Elizabeth I. Ibarra, 17 Detectives, and three Latino Identification Technicians, which two were Latinas, Yvette P. Benitez and Sylvia M. Castro. In 2017, Ibarra was appointed Lieutenant.
There were about 146 Hispanic officers in the department, including 24 Latinas, and at least 37 ranking and officers, including two Latinas serving in the military.
The high ranking Latino officer positions in 2011 were disproportionate compared to more than 2,000 sworn police officers, including high ranking in the entire department, also more than 700 non-sworn personnel, according to the MPD 2011 statistics.
Brief history, in the early 1970's only one Latino Police Officer was in the Milwaukee Police Department. The officer was Procopio Sandoval who retired as a Detective in 1993. The height requirement of 5' 7" (est. 1885) and 5' 9" for hiring a police officer under police Chief Harold A. Breier kept many Hispanics from being appointed as police officers by the Fire and Police Commission. 
Members of the Latino community led by Jesus Salas, Marla O. Anderson and others in the early 1970's protested the height requirement in front of Chief Breier's office claiming it was discriminatory. The Fire and Police Commission height requirement kept most Hispanics from joining the police and fire department, which Salas and Anderson claimed it discriminated Latinos because of their height. The Hispanic community was being defranchised and unable to have members from the community appointed to the department in order to serve their community, according to the protesters. 
After several protests, the Commission lowered the height requirement, thus paving the way for Hispanics to join both the Milwaukee Fire and Police Departments. 

Marla O. Anderson passed to eternal peace in 1984.

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

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

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Juan C. Mata-Chávez acusado de dos Felonías por el Southside de Milwaukee golpe Fatal y Fuga en el accidente que mató a Monica Hernández

Mata-Chávez ahora es buscada en el choque de embestida que acabó con la vida de una mujer de 43 años e hirió a su hijo de 13 años el domingo pasado en el sur de Milwaukee.

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

6 de febrero de 2018

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - El martes, Juan C. Mata-Chávez, de 27 años, con familia en la ciudad de Delicias, Chihuahua, Mexico fue acusado de dos cargos de felonía que incluyen atropello con un vehículo y huida que lo implican por la muerte de una mujer de 43 años y en adicional por conducir un vehículo cuando tenía su licencia de manejar revocada causándo una muerte por el accidente mortal ocurrido el 4 de febrero de Mónica Hernández, de 43 años, y causando lesiones a su hijo de 13 años, Jonathan. Si es declarado culpable, Mata-Chavez enfrenta 25 años de prisión y hasta $100,000 en multas por el cargo de golpe y fuga, también enfrenta hasta 6 años y $10,000 en multas por conducir mientras su licencia estaba de revocación. Se ha emitido una orden para su arresto, de acuerdo con los registros judiciales en el Condado de Milwaukee.
Según la denuncia penal, Mata-Chávez llamó a su hermana después del accidente mortal y le dijo que denunciara Ram como robada a punta de pistola. Ella informó a la policía una media hora después del accidente que le robaron la Ram, pero cuando fue interrogada por la policía, admitió que había mentido por su hermano y lo identificó como la persona que llevaba la gorra en el videovigilancia. El médico forense del condado de Milwaukee informó que Hernández murió a causa de una hemorragia interna que incluía daños en el hígado causados ​​por un trauma de fuerza contundente, que también sufrió a causa de dos piernas rotas. Ella aparentemente murió durante el procedimiento operativo para salvar su vida.
La policía dice que otro pasajero en el Ram se entregó a la policía también.
Ninguno de los sospechosos intentó ayudar a Hernández o su hijo que acababan de asistir a un servicio dominical en la iglesia antes de que ocurriera el accidente fatal.
El domingo pasado, la policía de Milwaukee después de las 11:05 a.m. respondió a un choque de dos vehículos que resultó en daños adicionales a tres vehículos estacionados en la cuadra 1500 de W. Lincoln Ave. Una camioneta Ram estaba acelerando hacia el este en W. Lincoln Ave. cuando perdió el control en la calle con nueve y giró de costado bloqueando el Toyota Corolla que se dirigía hacia el oeste y se estrelló contra la Ram.
El restaurante La Canoa ubicado en el mismo bloque grabó el accidente con una cámara de vigilancia afuera y fue publicado en Facebook por Valeria Estefanía. Tres hombres sospechosos y una mujer que viajaban en la Ram huyeron de la escena y también fueron grabados en video huyendo a través de un callejón ubicado en el lado del restaurante.
Uno de los sospechosos con gorra, sacó una pistola y la apuntó a los testigos que intentaron evitar que abandonaran la escena del accidente.
Hernández, que conducía el Toyota Corolla que se estrelló con impacto con la Ram falleció en un hospital local y su hijo de 13 años, Jonathan, que era el pasajero, sobrevivio con heridas en un brazo.
Una mujer de 23 años que era pasajera en la Ram y huyó con tres hombres más tarde se entregó a la policía el domingo por la noche y se busca al conductor del Ram, según el Departamento de Policía de Milwaukee.

Juan C. Mata-Chavez Charged In The Milwaukee's Southside Fatal Hit-and-run Crash That Killed Monica Hernández

Mata-Chavez is now wanted in the hit-and-run crash that ended the life of a 43-year-old woman and injured her 13-year-old son on Sunday in Milwaukee's Southside.

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

February 6, 2018

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - On Tuesday, Juan C. Mata-Chavez, 27, with family connections in the town of Delicias, Chihuahua, Mexico has been charged with two felony counts that include hit-and-run involving death and knowningly operating a vehicle while revoked causing death for the February deadly crash that resulted with the death of Monica Hernández, 43, and causing injuries to her 13-year-old son, Jonathan. If convicted, Mata-Chavez is facing 25 years on prison and up to $100,000 in fines for the the hit-and-run charge, he is also facing up to 6 years and $10,000 in fines for driving while having a revoke license. A warrant has been issued for his arrest, according to court records.
According to the criminal complaint, Mata-Chavez called his sister after the deadly accident and told her to report the truck as stolen at gunpoint. She did reported it stolen about half an hour after the accident, but when questioned by police, she admitted that she had lied for her brother and identified him as the person wearing the cap in the video surveillance. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner reported that Hernández died from internal bleeding including damage to her liver caused by blunt force trauma, which she also suffered from two broken legs. She apparently died during the operating procedure to save her life.
Police say, that another passenger in the Ram has turned himself in to police as well.
None of the suspects attempted to help Hernández or her son who had just attended a church Sunday service before the fatal crash occured.
On Sunday, Milwaukee police just after 11:05 a.m. responded to a two vehicle crash resulting in damages to three additional parked vehicles at the 1500 block of W. Lincoln Ave. A Ram pickup truck was speeding eastbound on W. Lincoln Ave. when it lost control on the icy street and turned sideways blocking Toyota Corolla heading westbound that crashed into it. 
La Canoa Restaurant located in the same block recorded the crash with a surveillance camera outside and was posted on Facebook by Valeria Estefania. Three male suspects and a women who were in the truck fled the scene and were also video recorded fleeing through an alley located on the side of the restaurant. 
One of the suspects wearing a cap, pulled a handgun out and pointed it at witnesses who attempted to stop them from leaving the scene of the crash.
Hernández, who was driving a Toyota Corolla that struck the truck passed away in a local hospital and her 13-year-old son, Jonathan who was the passenger survived with injuries to his arm.
A 23-year-old woman who was a passenger in the Ram truck and fled with three men later turned herself in to police on Sunday night and the driver of the truck is being sought, according to the Milwaukee Police Department.