Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Milwaukee County Jail Inmate Exposed That Fellow Inmates That Shared Pod (Cellblock) With COVID-19 Positive Cellmate Were Not Tested Before Being Placed With Other Inmates Alleging Cross Contamination

Milwaukee County jail inmate cross contamination of COVID-19 alleged by inmate being held on misdemeanor charges.

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

April 7, 2020

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - On Tuesday, Javier Salgado, 43, who is currently being held at the Milwaukee County jail for misdemeanor charges alleged that an inmate who shared a Pod (cellblock) with another sick inmate who tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) did not get tested for the virus before he was placed in another Pod with at least 48 inmates. Salgado says, that multiple cases  of COVID-19 had been reported by inmates in the last two weeks, but correction officers don't provide sanitation items to clean individual cells and the inmates are not provided Facemasks, nor gloves and have to share confined areas with other inmates, which is difficult to practice social distancing with inmates when eating and other activities. Salgado and other inmates who fear getting infected with the virus had requested multiple times to be tested for COVID-19 and correction officers have refused to comply.

Salgado is the only inmate charged with a misdemeanor compared with most inmates charged with felonies that share the same cellblock at the County jail.

Salgado who was booked at the Milwaukee County jail on December 27, 2019 for multiple felony charges had a $200 dollar cash bail placed, but couldn't afford to bail out. Then on January 13, 2020, Milwaukee County Assistant District Attorney Elaine B. Fehrs made a motion to dismiss the charges against Salgado, the motion was granted by Milwaukee County Judge Jean Marie Kies and on January 16, Fehrs refiled the charges as misdemeanors and bail for Salgado was set at $750.

On March 12, Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) contacted Milwaukee County District Attorney John T. Chisholm via email in regards to Salgado's claimed of a double jeopardy injustice. Chisholm never responded to the HNNUSA email.

Salgado's public appointment attorney had made a motion to dismiss his case in December, but was denied by the presiding judge.

The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department has confirmed that a sheriff deputy and a staff jail store worker had recently tested positive for COVID-19 and had no contact with inmates or the public at the jail.

Robert Roman Morales, The Brother Of Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales In Custody For Open DWI (5th or 6th offense) 2018 Case In Milwaukee County

Morales in custody for DWI (5th or 6th) offense, according to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office.

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

April 7, 2020

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Robert Roman Morales, 55, of Muskego was arrested for an open warrant related to a 2018 Driving While Intoxicated (DWI, 5th or 6th) offense, according to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office. Morales was booked in the Milwaukee County jail on March 25, 2020 for a DWI open case and is the brother of Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales, according to sources.

Milwaukee County court records indicate that Morales failed to show up in court on December 12, 2019 and a bench warrant was issued in the DWI case. Morales was charged on September 2, 2018 for DWI (5th or 6th), a felony offense. If convicted, Morales is facing up to 10 years in prison and up to $25,000 in fines. Morales recent bail was set at $3,000.


Wisconsinites Converged At Five Consolidated Polling Locations In Milwaukee During The Coronavirus Pandemic And Spring Primary Presidential Election 2020

Thousands of Wisconsin voters converged at five consolidated polling locations in the City of Milwaukee on Tuesday during the Coronavirus pandemic and the Spring Primary Presidential Election.

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

April 7, 2020

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - On Tuesday, thousands of Wisconsinites headed to the polls in five locations to vote during the Coronavirus pandemic in the City of Milwaukee, Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers (D) on Monday decided to postpone the election by issuing an executive order, but was overturned by a majority of the conservative Wisconsin Supreme Court justices when it was challenged by the Republican controlled legislature.

The Spring Primary Presidential Election polls opened at 7:00 a.m. throughout Wisconsin and will close at 8:00 p.m.

Also, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld the restrictions for the Wisconsin Absentee voting requirements, all Absentee ballots need to postmarked before or April 7 to be counted.

Voters are reminded to wear a Facemask, don't touch you face with your hands (most common way to get infected), wash your hands and practice Social Distancing when voting.


Milwaukee Police To Include Additional Charges For 'Safer At Home' Violators When Committing Crimes

Suspects arrested for committing crimes in the City of Milwaukee will now face an additional charge for violating the Governor's order of 'Safer at Home', according to Milwaukee Police Chief Morales.

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

April 7, 2020

Milwaukee, Wisconsin- On Monday, Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales announced that any suspect who is arrested for committing a crime in the City of Milwaukee during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will now face an additional charge for violating Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers (D) 'Safer at Home' order, which expires on April 27. According to Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul's office, a "violation of the governor's order could result in up to 30 days imprisonment and a fine of up to $500."

The Milwaukee Police Department released the following press release: To reduce the spread of COVID-19, Milwaukee Police along with several community and intergovernmental partners have educated our residents on the importance of abiding by Governor Tony Ever's "Safer at Home" order. We sincerely thank all of our community members who are abiding by the order and are staying home unless out for essential activities.

This past weekend, the City of Milwaukee saw an increase in violent crime, which included nine non-fatal shootings and two homicides. Many of these incidents could have been prevented if the suspect or the victim would have stayed home.

Violations of the Safer at Home order is a criminal offense. Individuals who are out and commit crime will be arrested for violating the Governor's order along with the crime the individual was initially arrested for. Individuals who are out for non-essential reasons and are involved in activity that leads to their victimization, or to the victimization of another, will be arrested for violating the Governor's order.

Click on the link to view Chief Alfonso Morales' message: https://youtu.be/qotlvZDcsns


Thursday, April 2, 2020

Americans And Non-citizens Endure Hunger During COVID-19 Pandemic Including Economic Crisis, Feds Haven't Established 'Feed America' With Military Food Surplus Aid

More than 6.6M U.S. citizens and legal status immigrant eligible workers and nearly 8M undocumented taxpayers have become unemployed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the U.S.

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

April 2, 2020

Washington, D.C. - So far, 6.6M of U.S. citizens and legal immigrants including nearly 8M of undocumented taxpayers are facing hunger as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) 'Stay at Home' measure adopted by most states and the feds during the pandemic economic crisis. While state governments including County, municipal and feds are concentrating in stopping the spread of the COVID-19, also finding resources and much needed supplies for the medical frontline workers, doctors and nurses who treat those tested positive for the virus, they have laxed in providing the much needed food for those unable to work today due to the pandemic and social distancing restrictions. 

The U.S. Congress passed a Coronavirus $2.2T Economic Relief Aid and Trump signed into law, it failed to include a federal food bank measure to help states and local governments to distribute military surplus food and etc. to all those affected by the COVID-19 economic crisis and are currently facing hunger due to a lack of earned income in the pandemic.

Millions of people have been conditioned to stay at home with the fear factor of likely to get infected and have become silent and inactive to demand from the feds, states and local governments to engage in Feed America during the pandemic. 

It is not known when the COVID-19 will subside and a anti-viral vaccine will be effective against the pandemic in the U.S. and it could linger for months.

In many localities in the U.S., food pantries do exist, but are not setup to feed millions of hungry Americans, legal status immigrants and the undocumented taxpayers today.

If you are facing hunger today, don't sit back and gradually starve because you are so proud not to ask for help to feed your loved ones at home, remember, many have become unemployed at no fault of their own. 

Standup, riseup and demand for the feds and local governments to enact Feed America today. Also share this article, if you know anyone who is facing hunger today.




Saturday, March 28, 2020

U.S. Undocumented Taxpayers Won't Qualify For The $2T Federal Emergency Spending Coronavirus Stimulus Aid

The U.S. Congress and Trump have ignored the plight of the U.S. undocumented taxpayer in the country during the Coronavirus pandemic 2020 by not making them part of receiving any of the $2T federal stimulus aid that was passed by Congress and signed into law by Trump.

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

March 28, 2020

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. undocumented taxpayer (nearly 8M, about 57% of immigrants in the U.S.) and their families were not included by the U.S. Congress and President Donald Trump to receive any federal emergency stimulus aid from the Coronavirus Emergency Spending Bill that was just passed and signed into law by Trump to help U.S. citizens and legal status immigrants during the pandemic economic crisis, which millions of workers became unemployed (more than 3,283,000 unemployment claims were filed during the week ending March 21, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor reported), when businesses, corporations and etc. shut down during the 'Stay at Home' order and lock down enacted by state governors, County and municipal officials throughout the country and U.S. territories including Puerto Rico to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Most U.S. undocumented taxpayers with an ITIN, a taxing IRS number, which is an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number used as a tax processing number that was issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for those that don't have a Social Security number) have become unemployed and their families are enduring economic plight to survive as most Americans in the U.S., including those undocumented taxpayers that don't have an ITIN number, but do pay federal and state taxes and don't file for tax refunds at the end of the year.

Unfortunately, Congress and Trump didn't take into account that U.S. undocumented taxpayers are the backbone of the economic fabric of the U.S. economy.

Also, most state governors and state legislatures in the U.S. have not enacted an economic stimulus aid for the undocumented taxpayers currently unemployed and closed businesses during the pandemic.

For example: 

The Institute on Taxation & Economic Policy (ITEP) reported that,

• Undocumented immigrants contribute significantly to state and local taxes, collectively paying an estimated $11.74 billion a year. Contributions range from just over $550,000 in Montana with an estimated undocumented population of 1,000 to more than $3.1 billion in California, home to more than 3 million undocumented immigrants.

• Undocumented immigrants nationwide pay on average an estimated 8 percent of their incomes in state and local taxes (this is their effective state and local tax rate). To put this in perspective, the top 1 percent of taxpayers pay an average nationwide effective tax rate of just 5.4 percent.

• Granting legal status to all undocumented immigrants in the United States as part of a comprehensive immigration reform and allowing them to work legally would increase their state and local tax contributions by an estimated $2.18 billion a year. Their nationwide effective state and local tax rate would increase to 8.6 percent. (ITEP updated (2017) data of undocumented taxpayers in the U.S. link: https://bit.ly/39lbxBG)

• In Wisconsin, undocumented immigrants paid $21,7 million in personal income, $6.1 million in property taxes and $66.5 million in sale taxes in 2010 totaling at least $94.4M, according to the Institute for Taxation and Economic Policy study.

• Undocumented workers in Texas pay $11.6B annually in taxes, according to the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy.

• Undocumented immigrants paid $35B within 10 years to the Medicare Trust Fund even when they don't qualify for benefits. (HNNUSA/Hispanic News Network U.S.A.)

• The Social Security Administration reported that in the Earning Suspense File has $1.3T in taxes in earn wages, which most of it was collected from undocumented immigrants.  (The Atlantic)

• In 2014, Stephen Goss, the Chief Actuary of the Social Security Administration told Vice News that in the last decade, an estimated 11M undocumented immigrants reside in the U.S. and about 7M are unauthorized workers and 3.1M of those worked with fake or expired Social Security numbers and paid automatic payroll taxes to the federal government. In 2010, a $13B annual net contribution was made to the Social Security Trust Fund.

• In the last ten years (prior to 2017), unauthorized workers have paid an estimated $100B into the trust fund and most of the unauthorized workers will never benefit from their tax contributions later in life, according to Goss.  (HNNUSA/Hispanic News Network U.S.A.)

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

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

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

36-year-old Jose Santiago Found Fatally Shot Inside Parked Vehicle In Milwaukee

Santiago was found deceased with a gunshot wound inside a parked vehicle.

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

March 24, 2020

Milwaukee, Wisconsin- On Monday, Milwaukee police around 6:00 p.m. responded to a welfare check call indicating a man had passed out inside a parked vehicle at S. 13th Street and W. Howard Ave. When police arrived at the location, they found Jose Santiago, 36, deceased from a gunshot wound while inside a vehicle.

The Milwaukee Police Department homicide division is currently investigating the case.

Santiago was originally from Ponce, Puerto Rico. He was also a motorcycle enthusiast and a member of the MIXFITS Motorcycle Club from Milwaukee and is survived by his wife and son.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Unemployment Rate Under The Trump Administration And The COVID-19 Pandemic Economic Crisis Will Reach More Than 30% In The U.S.

Today's unemployment rate under the Trump administration and the COVID-19 pandemic economic crisis will reach more than 30% compared to the Great Depression of 1933, which reached 24.9% unemployment.

March 23, 2020

The U.S. unemployment rate for the Great Depression of 1933 was 24.9%, in the coming months, the unemployment rate under the Trump administration and the COVID-19 pandemic economic crisis will reach more than 30% in the U.S.

In the week ending March 21, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 3,283,000, an increase of 3,001,000 from the previous week's revised level. This marks the highest level of seasonally adjusted initial claims in the history of the seasonally adjusted series. The previous high was 695,000 in October of 1982. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 281,000 to 282,000. The 4-week moving average was 998,250, an increase of 765,750 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 250 from 232,250 to 232,500, reported the U.S. Department of Labor (3/26/2020) https://dol.gov/ui/data.pdf

Source: Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Undocumented Detainees And Children In Cages Have Been Forgotten During The COVID-19 Pandemic In The U.S., President Trump Should Release Them Now

All non-violent undocumented immigrants detained including children in cages by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, private prisons and private run detention centers should be released by Trump during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.

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

March 20, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Since the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic breakout, no effort has been made by Trump to release all non-violent undocumented immigrants including children held in cages being detained by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), private prisons and detention centers around the country and Texas as a health safety measure to keep them from being infected as well. According to the mainstream media, a medical staff employee at the ICE private detention center operated by CoreCivic in Elizabeth, New Jersey has tested COVID-19 positive. At least 195 undocumented detainees are currently at the facility, which has a capacity to hold 300. No confirmation has been released whether undocumented detainees at the facility had been infected with the deadly virus.

Most Americans are preoccupied by their own fate and dilemma of being out of work during the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Congress, Trump and state governors around the U.S. are working to provide resources, pay checks, unemployment compensation and economic aid to most U.S. citizens, small businesses and legal status citizens living in the U.S., but it seems that the undocumented workers in the U.S. who have paid billions of dollars in federal taxes including millions of dollars in state taxes, since after the former President Ronald Regan Amnesty passed, but actually don't file for a tax reimbursement, but by no fault of their own have become the vulnerable and forgotten taxpayers by the U.S. Congress and Trump who are paid by the same tax dollars the IRS and states have collected from the undocumented taxpayers.
The undocumented taxpayers have contributed more than 


Former President George W. Bush and former President Barack H. Obama were able to tab into the suspended IRS account of billions of tax dollars that undocumented workers paid to the IRS and the millions of dollars paid in combined taxes to states without filing yearly tax refunds, which the country was actually bailed out during the recession in early 2016.


Statistics:


Each non-criminal undocumented immigrant detained and later removed from a community will create an economic gap of about $25k to $50k in earned income including personal, sales tax, consumption of goods and property tax generated loss annually. Also, it will cost the state and the U.S. government approximately up to $10K or more in deportation costs including holding the undocumented inmate at a local county jail or Private Prison Corporations (PPC), which costs between $130 to $330 per day to hold at a PPC, in addition immigration court costs and flight costs to country of orgin.

Obama during the end of his term attempted to phase out private prisons when contracts expired, but Trump's U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions recinded that memo and is promoting to continue to contract with PPCs. According to a 2015 report by the Council on Hemispheric Affairs, PPC's earned $3B for holding ICE detainees. An estimated 34,000 of undocumented immigrants are incarcerated daily costing about $159 each to hold.

So, the U.S. economic stability in some urban and rural communities, which depend on undocumented labor including farm and dairy workers are faced with a loss of workers that can't easily be replaced once removed by the Trump's ICE initiative. Does Trump and his administration know that every non-criminal undocumented immigrant removed from the local and the U.S. economic system has a long lasting effect in the areas from which removed?

• In Wisconsin, undocumented immigrants paid $21,7 million in personal income, $6.1 million in property taxes and $66.5 million in sale taxes in 2010 totaling at least $94.4M, according to the Institute for Taxation and Economic Policy study.

• Undocumented workers in Texas pay $11.6B annually in taxes, according to the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy.

• Undocumented immigrants paid $35B within 10 years to the Medicare Trust Fund even when they don't qualify for benefits. (HNNUSA/Hispanic News Network U.S.A.)

• The Social Security Administration reported that in the Earning Suspense File has $1.3T in taxes in earn wages, which most of it was collected from undocumented immigrants.  (The Atlantic)

• In 2014, Stephen Goss, the Chief Actuary of the Social Security Administration told Vice News that in the last decade, an estimated 11M undocumented immigrants reside in the U.S. and about 7M are unauthorized workers and 3.1M of those worked with fake or expired Social Security numbers and paid automatic payroll taxes to the federal government. In 2010, a $13B annual net contribution was made to the Social Security Trust Fund.
In the last ten years (2017), unauthorized workers have paid an estimated $100B into the trust fund and most of the unauthorized workers will never benefit from their tax contributions later in life, according to Goss.  (HNNUSA/Hispanic News Network U.S.A.)

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Trump To Declare Martial Law, Mandatory One Week Or More Quarantine For All U.S. Citizens, Deploying National Guard And Military To Prevent Uprising And Looting

Trump preparing to announce a national curfew and one or more weeks of quarantine for all U.S. citizens in all 50 U.S. States and Puerto Rico.

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

March 19, 2020

Washington, D.C. - On Wednesday, a majority of National Guard personnel from around the U.S. received a dispatch from military command in coordination with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to pack and prepare for a 30-day nationwide mobilization deployment within days. Trump will be forced to declare Martial Law, if the COVID-19 is not controlled from spreading from state to state and each State governor is doing their best to deal with the pandemic.

The National Guard along with the military and local law enforcement agencies will be in charge of enforcing a national curfew and a one week or more of quarantine for all U.S. citizens, non-citizens in the country and in Puerto Rico, according to law enforcement and military sources.

The national curfew and the one week mandatory quarantine for all U.S. citizens and non-citizens in the country will be enacted once the National Guard is deployed and ready to assume enforcement of Martial Law to prevent any anticipated citizen uprising, rioting and looting.

No specific details have been announced by the U.S. government and the Trump administration concerning the mandatory closings of all businesses and how food, water and other items will be available to U.S. citizens, non-citizens and Puerto Rico. 

Currently in most U.S. States only bars and restaurants have been closed to prevent Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections and a limit for more than 10 people in public and private gatherings is prohibited and restaurants that have carryout have been allowed to sell food. Also, many businesses, malls  and major retail stores have voluntarily closed within the last four days.

Multiple governors, County executives and mayors of cities have declared a State of Emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic and have issued Executive Orders on how to proceed with the emergency, but have failed to include a health safety net for State, County and local employees with complications with health issues as asthma and etc., which would put them at high risk for the COVID-19 infection.

In Puerto Rico (PR), Wanda Vázquez Garced, the governor is working to suspend all air flights to PR and from PR to the mainland and other destinations for 14-days.

People in the U.S. should prepared for the one week or more of a mandatory quarantine.

Cuba developed the COVID-19 vaccine (Interferon Alfa 2B) and shared it with China during the pandemic...the U.S. has yet to request the vaccine from Cuba... https://youtu.be/YST6dtmWEZ0

Also, U.S. Department of Justice under U.S. Attorney General William Barr who was placed in the position by Trump has asked the U.S. Congress to craft legislation allowing chief judges to indefinitely hold people without trial and suspend other constitutionally-protected rights during coronavirus and other emergencies, according to a report by Politico.





Wednesday, March 18, 2020

New York's COVID-19 Mandatory Restrictions And Containment Centers (Camps) Could Serve As A Model Throughout The U.S.

COVID-19 mandatory restrictions and containment centers (camps) in the State of New York could serve as a model throughout the U.S.

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

March 18, 2020

NY: At least 10K people were tested and 1,700 tested positive for Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) with 12 reported deaths in the state including 7 in NYC and 20% of the people infected needed to be quarantine (hospitalized) in New York City as of Tuesday. NY will setup containment centers in each county affected with a high percentage of those quarantine with the help of the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. No family members will be allowed to visit those in quarantine, according to NY state sources.

So far, there is at least 50% of the government workforce active and bars including restaurants are closed for indoor and outdoor dining. Carry out only food service will be allowed.  

The NY Department of Motor Vehicle stop providing in-person service and only online service available.

All NY public and private schools up to grade 12th are close and could remain closed until the end of the school year.

A mandatory restriction of more than 10 people in a gathering is prohibited throughout the state. People are advised to stay home and restrict travel unless shopping for food, medicine and water.

Also, it is believed that it will take between 45 to 60 days when the Coronavirus pandemic will peak.

The feds, state, county and municipal officials are expected to implement similar model mandatory restrictions in other counties throughout the states depending on the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Within months, it is expected that more the 55K will be infected with the COVID-19 in the U.S. Tens of thousands of people in the U.S. are believed to have been infected already and could be carriers, but might not be aware, since the symptoms take more than 14 days to appear.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as of March 17, 2020 reported (https://bit.ly/2U0kawU): 

• Total cases reported: 4,226 

• Total deaths: 75

Jurisdictions reporting cases: 53 (49 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and US Virgin Islands)

The White House confirmed that every U.S. state has reported COVID-19 cases with infections.

Those young people that are infected with the COVID-19 and survive would live with a damage lung or organ, according to Prabhjot Singh, a physician and health systems expert at Mount Sinai Health System and the Icahn School of Medicine (Hill dot com).

More than 180K COVID-19 cases have been reported with more than 7,100 deaths worldwide.


Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Clifton A. Blackwell Who Doused Muhad Villalaz, Originally From Peru With Chemical Acid During An Alleged Racially Motivated Attack In November Placed On GPS Ankle Monitoring

Blackwell was released on GPS ankle monitoring, he was charged in connection with the chemical acid attack of Muhad Villalaz on November 1st in Milwaukee's Southside.

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

Match 11, 2020

Milwaukee, WI - On March 5, 2020, Clifton A. Blackwell, 62, was in court and his bail was modified and continued on GPS ankle monitoring under the following conditions per week, the defendant is permitted release for medical, meetings with Attorney, 1 trip to check cashing, 2 trips to grocery store of choice, all with verifications in connection with the chemical acid attack of Muhad Villalaz 42, on November 1st in Milwaukee's Southside, according to Milwaukee County Court records. 
Villalaz is originally from Peru and became a U.S. Citizen. According to Villalaz, Blackwell called him an "illegal", including other racial slurs and told him that he should go back to his country.
On March 3, 2020, the Justice Point dot Org. notified Villalaz that Blackwell has been released on GPS ankle monitoring on February 13, 2020, as a condition of bail. Blackwell was prohibited by Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Glenn H. Yamahiro from coming within 500 feet from Villalaz's home.
Blackwell was charged on November 6, 2019 in Milwaukee County with one felony count of 1st- degree reckless injury with a hate crime enhancer including use of a dangerous weapon in connection with the November 1st chemical acid attack of Villalaz. If convicted, Blackwell is facing up to 25 years in prison and up to $100,000 in fines.
Blackwell's next court hearing is on April 8.
Villalaz in November was hospitalized after he was attacked by Blackwell with the chemical acid during a verbal dispute at the 2600 block of  S. 13th Street in the Southside of Milwaukee, according to the criminal complaint. 
Villalaz had just arrived at the Taqueria La Sierrita restaurant located at S. 13 and W. Cleveland when he encountered Blackwell and got into a verbal dispute over a parking spot near a bus route 19 stop before the suspect threw the chemical acid at Villalaz, after telling him to go back to his country including using other verbal racial slurs and then fled on foot.
Blackwell and Villalaz's verbal dispute including Blackwell dousing Villalaz with the chemical acid was recorded by an outdoor video surveillance camera from the restaurant. Blackwell was taken into custody by police shortly after the incident. Police had an encounter with Blackwell for a prior unrelated incident in the area. 
Blackwell is a U.S. military Veteran and served in the U.S. Marines, which his family says suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In 2006, Blackwell was convicted for a felony charge in Rusk County for pointing a weapon at an individual. 
Blackwell is a Trump supporter, according to a woman that operates a local business, which Blackwell used to frequent and is considered a racist just like Trump himself.
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett condemned Blackwell's acid attack on Villalaz and blamed Trump's anti-immigrant and hate rhetoric including his attempt to divide the country. 
So far, none of the Wisconsin Latino MAGAs (Make America Great Again/Keep America Great/Latinos for Trump) who are local Trump supporters that created a fake Latino MAGA Facebook page to promote hate and Nazi propaganda to target Latinos in the Hispanic community and to also raise campaign donations for Trump in the state, including the Republican Party of Wisconsin and Republican State legislators in control of the state legislature have not come forward publicly to condemn the racially motivated acid attack of Villalaz by Blackwell.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales Says That The Milwaukee Police Department Has To Work With U.S. ICE On The Latinos En Milwaukee 93.7FM Radio Program




Chief Morales told the listening Latino audience of the Latinos en Milwaukee 93.7FM weekend radio program that the Milwaukee Police Department has to work with U.S. ICE because it's a federal law enforcement agency without adding or making it clear that in December 2019, the Milwaukee Fire & Police Commission unanimously approved Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) 130, which prohibits police from assisting ICE agents when enforcing immigration law without having a federal or state warrant signed a by court judge to detain a suspected undocumented immigrant in the City.

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

March 7, 2020

West Allis, Wisconsin - On Saturday, Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales was interviewed in the popular Latinos en Milwaukee 93.7FM radio program where he discussed various issues, crime stats, human trafficking, domestic violence, gun violence and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) collaboration with the Milwaukee Police Department. The Latinos en Milwaukee radio program was hosted by Victor Huyke and Yussef Morales. Yussef asked Chief Morales about immigration enforcement including police and any changes or if new policies (or laws) for immigration enforcement that have been enacted involving the MPD, since the program has a large Mexican community listening audience. Chief Morales responded by saying, "It's a federal thing...our job, local law enforcement, which Milwaukee police is a local law enforcement agency, our job and goal is to connect with the community...we work with the feds and if we have to work with ICE, it's because it's part of our work, but the work of the Milwaukee police is to grow in relations, in all the neighborhoods, help the people that need help and that's our primary work..."
In his response, Chief Morales didn't directly explain to the listening audience, especially to the undocumented immigrant community, that they need to continue to trust police and report crimes that they witness without being afraid of being detained for deportation, by simply mentioning that in December 2019, the Milwaukee Fire & Police Commission unanimously approved Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) 130, which prohibits police from assisting ICE agents when enforcing immigration law without having a federal or state warrant signed a by court judge to detain a suspected undocumented immigrant in the City. 
If Chief Morales continues to ignore to mention the new SOP-130 policy, when asked if any new policies have been enacted concerning ICE, its immigration enforcement and police assisting ICE, it could be construed that police are continuing to assist ICE agents in detaining undocumented immigrants without a warrant.

According to Chief Morales:

• 45% of gun violence occurs in 14 neighborhoods from 190 Milwaukee neighborhoods and 20% of gun violence last year was contributed to domestic violence, more than 17 homicides were related to intimate partner domestic violence. Last year, 100 less homicides were reported from previous years.

• In the Southside neighborhoods, Lincoln Village, Mitchell Street and the West end of Walkers Point where the Milwaukee 2nd Police District Station serves, the largest drop of non-fatal shootings percentage wise compared to other neighborhoods in the City, which was reported in the last two years compared to previous gun violence

• Human traffickers in Milwaukee target girls as young as 12 and than move them around (prostitution).

• In 2015, an FBI statistic report indicated that the "LGN" route or W. Lincoln Ave., W. Greenfield Ave. and W. National Ave. corridor strips in Milwaukee's Southside were known nationally as a human trafficking area.

Editors note: According to Paul Mozina, a Community Advocate, he confirmed that the FPC has still not attached the Final version of SOP 130 -- Foreign Nationals Diplomatic Immunity Immigration Enforcement, including the Changes Voces de la Frontera got approved at the December 18, 2019 Milwaukee Fire & Police Commission meeting to Legistar. See FPC19081 at https://bit.ly/2QceI8f nor has the MPD updated the version of SOP 130 on their Code of Conduct website at https://bit.ly/2TuKMGi Almost three months after approval...


Friday, March 6, 2020

LAMAR Billboard Price Gouging Exposed When Attempting To Place Several Bernie Medicare For All Advertising In The Milwaukee Area For The April 7 Presidential Primary Election In Wisconsin

A Wisconsin local Bernie supporter created a GoFundMe to raise at least $2,200 funds to place "Medicare For All" billboard advertising for several weeks from March 11 to the April 7, 2020 Presidential Primary Election in Wisconsin, according to the LAMAR website advertising pricing, it would cost between $2,200 to $7,500 for four weeks in the Milwaukee area, but it turned out, the price to advertise with LAMAR skyrocketed to $26,000 to $45,000 depending to the proximity of the Milwaukee downtown area where the Democratic National Convention (DNC) will take place in July 2020, which is called political pricing gouging. The Bernie supporter GoFundMe received $2,350 by donors.

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

March 6, 2020

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Price gouging by LAMAR advertising exposed by Amy Thomas, a Bernie 'Medicare For All' supporter who created a GoFundMe to raise donations to place several Bernie billboard advertising for Medicare For All with LAMAR who operates billboard digital and print advertising in the Milwaukee area and Wisconsin. As it turned out, Thomas has decided to contract with LAMAR to place a Bernie Medicare For All billboard advertising closer to the Wisconsin-Illinois border, since it would be at as lower price instead of actually paying between $20,000 to $45,000 for four weeks in the proximity of the Milwaukee downtown area where the DNC will take place in July. But, Thomas wants to place the Bernie Medicare For All billboard advertising three months before the DNC takes place in Milwaukee.
The LAMAR website current price to advertising in the proximity of the Milwaukee downtown area before the DNC 2020 is between $2,200 to $7,500 for four weeks in the Milwaukee area, but since it's a Bernie political ad, the price to advertise between March to April skyrocketed, according to Thomas, who actually posted on her Facebook account that she reached out to Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett to let him know of the LAMAR price gouging.
Thomas added an update in her GoFundMe that, "I am signing a contract this afternoon to move forward on one near the Wisconsin, Illinois border--- Between Chicago and Milwaukee. It will run for a total of 4 weeks, March 11 - April 7th."
"The cost will be $1,400. I am also looking for a second location in Green Bay for one week leading up to April 7th."
Thomas also posted yesterday in her Facebook account, "When I posted my billboard fundraiser my goal was to post the billboard in Milwaukee county. My goal was two weeks. $2400 was the going rate on their website and the similar cost for the exact same billboard in South Carolina and in Ohio." 

"Unfortunately, because businesses can do whatever the hell they want, they have decided two weeks would cost over $20,000. I have gone back and fourth with them, contacted local news stations and reached out to Mayor Barrett. 
"Due to this nonsense, I am moving the billboards outside of the city to less expensive locations. 
"I will have one near the Wisconsin and Illinois border, just between Chicago and Milwaukee. It will be up for four weeks. I will also have one up in Green Bay for the week leading up to our primary on April 7th. 
"I am attaching the email from Lamar stating the reason they are price gouging me," Thomas wrote.


Thursday, March 5, 2020

Federal Jury Awarded Victim Jimmy Harris More Than $1.6M For Unlawful Stop And Excessive Use Of Force By Milwaukee Police Officer Forilan Santiago

In November 2010, then Milwaukee Police Officer Santiago, today a detective illegally stopped Harrison and used excessive force after the victim claimed he had recently went through a shoulder surgery.

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

March 5, 2020

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - On Wednesday, a federal jury in the Jimmy Harris, Plaintiff v. City of Milwaukee et al., Defendants Case No. 14-CV-1002 (presiding U.S. District Court Judge Lynn S. Adelman, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin) found that on November 19, 2010, then Milwaukee Police Officer Forilan Santiago today a detective, made an unlawful stop without reasonable suspicion and proceeded to engage in excessive use of force with assault including battery against Harris and awarded him more than $1.6M for his injuries resulting from excessive use of force, assault and battery, according to federal court records made public by Paul Mozina, a Community Advocate who covered and reported on the three day trial on his Facebook account. Also the federal jury found that Police Officer Santiago arrested Harris without probable cause and Officer Walter McCullough (Sergeant Supervisor) failed to intervene and prevent the illegal arrest of Harris. Two other Milwaukee Police Officers Steven Stelter and Mark Kapusta (Sergeants today) involved in the 2010 incident were found that they did not engage in excessive force along with Santiago.
According to Mozina's reporting, on the second day of trial, the Blue Wall/Code of silence ruled in Room 390 of the Federal Courthouse today as Sergeants Kapusta and Stelter and Detective Santiago took turns testilying (all three were officers at the time of the incident back on 11/19/2010).
All three said they had not received any training at the Academy regarding whether or not you could base a traffic stop solely on the color (or perceived color as the case here) of the car not matching that on the report from the License Plate check.
All three agreed that if officer Santiago had noted Jimmy's name listed as the owner of the vehicle when he looked up the license plate and then compared it to the name on Jimmy's driver's license, that it would have been obvious that the vehicle was not stolen.  Detective Santiago had extremely lame excuses for not doing this basic police work, which is SOP (Standard Operating Peocedure) for traffic stops.  Santiago never confirmed who Jimmy was.  Never told him why he was being arrested or cuffed.
All three agreed that if suspect asks for a supervisor that they should immediately call for one but all three claimed neither Jimmy nor Charita Sims (passenger in Harris vehicle) had made any such request.
All three said that they did not see anyone kick, punch or knee Jimmy, although officer Kapusta did confess that he "tripped" over Jimmy.
Sergeants Kapusta and Stelter said they perceived no evidence that Detective Santiago was intoxicated and that they had not smelled alcohol on his breath (Jimmy would testify to the contrary later).
All three had no explanation for why Jimmy's partner, Charita Sims was not interviewed at the scene or later.  Nobody told them too was the best they could come up with.
None of the LEOs could remember what the others were doing during the time the three of them were trying to roll Jimmy onto his stomach so they could cuff his arms behind him.
None of the three LEOs could remember finally putting the cuffs on Jimmy — perhaps Jimmy put the cuffs on himself.  
Jimmy's attorney Nate Cade exposed numerous examples of Detective Froilan Santiago, the one who made the stop, contradicting himself.  If the jury was paying attention, they would know he is not a credible witness.  Santiago denied dashing Jimmy's phone on the pavement or threatening the bystander who was starting to record the incident with arrest if they didn't stop (both statements contradicted by Charita Sims testimony).  Santiago claimed he smelled marijuana, that Jimmy told him he smoked marijuana and that there were roaches and roach clips in the vehicle (but none were taken into evidence?  Jimmy and Charita contradict this).
Mr. Brian Landers expert witness for the plaintiffs gave devastating testimony regarding many examples of police actions that day that were totally against best practices, incompetent and dangerous.  He said there was no legal justification for the stop nor for getting Jimmy out of the vehicle — the whole thing should have never happened and was easily avoidable, many opportunities for de-escalation missed. 
Jimmy Harris finally took the stand around 4:00pm.
Had his drivers license and registration ready when Santiago arrived at driver's side door.  He asked Santiago why he was being stopped.  Santiago asked for D.L. and registration and after barely looking at them said "This is a fucking stolen car — the plates don't list." (because he thought car was black and license plate check said vehicle was gray)
Jimmy told Santiago that he just had rotator cuff surgery, that he had already been through this with the police regarding the color of the car and he asked for a supervisor.
To which Santiago respond 'If you don't fucking believe me you can come back to the fucking squad and see for yourself.' (don't have the exact quote but that was the gist of it)
Jimmy took pride in his 1999 Chrysler Sebring.  It was a special convertible model and he kept the car spotless clean, did NOT allow anyone to smoke anything in it and that there were no marijuana roaches or roach clips in the vehicle.
He agreed to get out the car in the hope that he could straighten it out and he was surprised when Santiago turned him around behind his car and started to pat him down.  He did not consent to be searched.
He reminded Santiago that he had recent shoulder surgery and at that time noticed a strong smell of liquor on Santiago's breath.   Again he asked for a supervisor and said "You out here drinking, you got liquor on your breath."  At which point Santiago became belligerent and made an awkward and unprofessional attempt (per testimony of Mr. Landers) to put handcuffs on Jimmy.
Santiago never did tell Jimmy that he was under arrest or why he was being handcuffed.
Jimmy said that both he and Charita Sims asked for a supervisor at least three times and Santiago became enraged and threw Jimmy's phone to the pavement breaking it.
Detective Santiago finally got Jimmy to the ground and straddled him with one knee on his neck and the other digging into his left shoulder where he just had surgery.  He said "Fucking N—— Die, Just Die!"
Then Santiago told Charita Sims to get back in the car and Sergeants Kapusta and Stelter arrived.
Kapusta kicked Jimmy very hard in the rib cage to get him to roll over.
At this point Jimmy was deeply fearful for his life.
They forced him to sit up on the curb and he expressed that he was in tremendous pain.  Sergeant Kapusta did call for medical attention but also told Jimmy “If you don’t quit fucking complaining about your injuries, you're not going to like what happens to you in the wagon.”
A supervisor finally did show up, a Black Sergeant named Walter McCullough, and Jimmy thought that he would finally get someone to listen to him but McCullough simply told him to "Shut Up!"
They jerked him up and threw him into the back of the paddy wagon and that is when the ambulance arrived.
The paramedics recognized that Jimmy was in shock.  They gave him pain medication (which soon put Jimmy to sleep) and insisted that he be taken to the hospital against the protests of the officers who had assaulted him.
Officer Ratzmann accompanied Jimmy to the hospital and there they handcuffed Jimmy's arms to the hospital bed spread eagle style.
When the pain medication wore off, Jimmy was awakened to the sound of Detective Santiago pacing around in his room talking to himself saying "You should have just taken the fucking ticket."  Jimmy asked him "What ticket?"  Then Santiago threatened Jimmy telling him that "if he insisted on complaining, well then we're going to find drugs in your car — you know where this is going."
None of the other police wanted to be involved anymore and left Santiago to deal with it.  He checked Jimmy out of the hospital before he was even seen by a doctor.
Santiago handcuffed Jimmy again and commenced to driving around looking for jail into which he could check him in.  He even called down to the House of Corrections in Franklin presumably but they refused to admit him because he did not have any of the proper paper work.
Finally, Santiago took Jimmy to the District 1 station to upload the Dashcam video and he waved the disks at Jimmy and said "Now it's my word against yours".  Jimmy later got the a copy of the disks via Open Records Request and, after finding that there was no audio, he figured out how to re-enable the audio portion of the dash cam video.
At the jail when Jimmy was finally admitted, Santiago was trying to joke around with him like they were buddies or something.  Jimmy was appalled.
The following Monday, after 2 days in jail, Charita Sims bailed Jimmy out.  The next day he went to District 1 to file a complaint and found out that the Assistant District Attorney wanted to see him.  Detective Santiago was also there and the A.D.A. said "I'm sorry Mr. Harris, this should never have happened to you, and you are free to go."
In the hall outside the A.D.A. office, Santiago had this to say to Jimmy: "Next time you see me on the fucking street you better fucking respect me!"

Milwaukee police dash-cam video of Harris being stopped by Officer Santiago on November 19, 2010 at: https://youtu.be/jlugUWBghqQ

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Deceased Shooter At Molson Coors Beverage Co. Allegedly Complained To Management Of Racist Act Against Him Before Getting Fired

Racist taunting by employees targeting an African-American employee might have led to five employees being fatally shot including the shooter at the Molson Coors Beverage Company formerly known as MillierCoors.

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

February 26, 2020

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - On Wednesday, Milwaukee police, the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department, Milwaukee Fire Department, Marquette University Police and multiple other law enforcement agencies including the ATF and FBI responded to an active shooter around 2:08 p.m. at the Molson Coors Company formerly known as MillerCoors at the 4100 block of W. State St. in Milwaukee. During an afternoon press conference Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales confirmed that five employees at the company were fatally shot and the 51-year-old suspected shooter who was found with an apparent self-inflicted wound. 

The deceased shooter was identified on Facebook as Anthony Ferrill who worked at MillerCoors/Molson Coors for more than 20 years and is an African-American who was terminated from Molson Beverage Company earlier in the day, according to sources. Police have also identified the shooter as Ferrill.

The victims were identified by police as Jesus Valle Jr., 33; Gennady Levshetz, 61; Trever Wetselaar, 33; Dana Walk, 57, and Dale Hudson, 60.

Multiple Facebook posts indicated that racism by employees at Molson Coors might have triggered the multiple fatalities.

According to a Facebook post by Tony Muhammad, "The shooter at Millers Coors is reported to suffer racial discrimination and harassment from white co-workers. He recently filed a civil lawsuit against Miller Coors's racist work environment. The racist white co-workers had hung a hangman noose on his locker. He was rehired after the lawsuit five years ago. The white racist male harassment continue when he returned to work at Miller Coors." 

"The racist white co-workers this time humiliated the 51-year-old African American male by pasting spade cards on his work locker and making his workday unbearable with white male racist antics. 

"The Brother evidently was forced over the edge of sanity to make a violent and act to end Miller Coors workforce racist harassment. Perhaps with this most recent reported incident of workforce white male racism against African American Miller Coors in the City of Milwaukee will make fair and equal employment for all a matter of private and public policy... Miller Coors has a long history of tolerating its white brewery worker racist behavior and acts against Black brewery workers."

Muhammad also posted on Facebook, "One of my sons was wrongfully fired due to white racists coworkers and supervisors racial targetting him. The other two quit because of the hyper-white racism practiced at Miller Coors. Our young people do not have faith and rightfully so that filing employment discrimination complaints with the DOL, EEOC or State ERD will change the white racist outcomes in the American workforce! And it has not changed this nation practice of employment racism impact on Black Americans the past 55 years."

Police have not released any information or confirmed during their preliminary homicide investigation, if racism targeted at the shooter by unidentified employees at Molson Coors was the motive that led to the firing of the shooter on Wednesday for allegedly reporting a racist act against him to management that later led to the shooting spree.

At a press conference, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett stated, that the multiple shooting was a cowardly act and hopes it never repeats again. 

According to APNews, a lawsuit was filed in 1994, "Three former employees of Miller Brewing Co.'s plant in Fulton, N.Y., allege in a lawsuit that employees were subjected to racist name-calling and harassment...The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in New York, seeks class-action status, which would give attorneys the right to represent as many as 500 black people who have worked at the plant." Three previous legal actions were taken by Black employees before the lawsuit was filed in 1994.


Update: Employees from Molson Coors Beverage Company who did not want to be identified have come forward with allegations and confirmed that some White employees would say the N-word around Black employees and placed "Nooses" at areas where Black employees worked and at or near their lockers area and they (Whites) made the work place a "toxic racial work environment", which the company management might have tolerated, even when Black employees complained to management, according to news reports.
The Molson Coors Beverage Co. management has not confirmed or denied the racially toxic work environment allegations raised by employees reported by media sources. The mainstream media have taken up interest in the toxic racial work environment issue at the company and have began to ask questions.
Police have become aware of the toxic racially motivated work environment at the company from allegations raised in social media as well when it was first reported by Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

Roland H. Buck Jr. posted on his Facebook account, "To answer the reporters question yesterday about the miller shooting. She asked what was the shooters motive? Don’t get me wrong my condolences goes out to all individuals involved. This man has been harassed harassed and harassed on his job. He came to work one morning and had noose hanging on his locker. This informed come from a person that works with him everyday. He went to management and they did nothing about it. So he took actions into his hand and he got fired. They pushed that man to a breaking point. The blood is now on miller’s hand. A sad Occasion all the way around."






Letter posted at Tory Lowe dot com website from Jelani Muhammad says that he recently quit Molson Coors Beverage Company to save his own life from a hostile racially work environment that he almost considered suicide...

Dear Tory Lowe,

I was an employee at Molson Coors for 4 years. I recently quit to save my life. The harassment, and hostile work environment I was exposed to almost made me lose my mind. I worked closely with all the individuals involved. Usually when we are being harassed at Miller we are isolated from other black workers. I was in the meeting when management talked about the noose and other situations of racial discrimination that were continuously swept under the rug. Many black employees were subjected to racist rhetoric, treated less then second class citizens.

I even considered suicide due to being emotionally subjected to being harassed in a racially charged work environment. I want the people to know the truth about what goes on inside Miller Coors. I'm hoping that situations like the recent shooting were 6 people lost their lives will never happen again. The people need to know what was really going on.

Sincerely,

Jelani Muhammad
Dated: February 28, 2020


Twenty-Four Suspects In Milwaukee Charged By Feds With Heroin, Cocaine Trafficking And Firearms Offenses In Wisconsin

24 suspects from Milwaukee were indicted by feds for drug trafficking and firearms violations.

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

February 26, 2020

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - On Wednesday, Matthew D. Krueger, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced in a press release that federal charges were filed against 24 defendants associated with a violent drug trafficking organization in Milwaukee known as the Buffum Meinecke Boys.

All 24 suspects indicted and charged by the feds reside in Milwaukee and are identified as:

• Ramone Locke, 33, aka, Mone/Money Mone

• Jesus Puentes, 33, aka, JP

• Michael Smith, 37, aka, M&M  (not in custody) 

• Victor Gonzalez, 34, aka, Bey Bey

• Garrell Hughes, 33, aka, Rello

• Lamar Johnson, 32, aka, Fresh

• Rico Smith, 29, aka, Rico

• Michael Wilson, 34, aka, Big Mike (not in custody) 

• Amir Locke, 34, aka, Mir/Big Mir

• Joey Vazquez, 34, aka, Joey

• Coury Agee, 33, aka, Lil C/C-Smooth (not in custody) 

• Louis Bates, 31, aka, Little Louis

• Tyrone Bryant, 28, aka, Ty (not in custody) 

• Dennis King, 35, aka, Dee Dee

• Derrell Taylor, 31, aka, D

• Luis Lorenzo, 34, aka, Pito (not in custody) 

• Nicholas Weldon, 29, aka, Tick

• Deon Butts, 38, aka, Stingy/Big Stingy

• Maureno Briggs, 29, aka, Reno (not in custody) 

• Dawan Turner, 18, aka, Big Wan

• Jasmaine Linton, 38, aka, Jas (not in custody) 

• Alfonso Greer, 20, aka, Goo

• Juiquin Pinkard, 35, aka, Quincy and 

• Charles McCollum, 32.

A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging fifteen of the defendants with conspiring to distribute 1 kilogram or more of heroin, at least five kilograms or more of powder cocaine, at least 280 grams or more of "crack" cocaine, and greater than 50 kilograms of marijuana.  If convicted of this conspiracy charge, those 15 defendants face a mandatory minimum term of 10 years in prison.  One of the co-conspirators, Victor Gonzalez, was also charged with unlawful possession of 37 firearms.  Nine other defendants were charged with distribution of heroin or cocaine or illegally possessing firearms.       

On February 25, 2020, federal, state, and local law enforcement officers arrested 17 of these defendants in a coordinated enforcement operation.  Throughout the course of the investigation, officers recovered over 900 grams of heroin, over 150 grams of a mixture containing fentanyl, 1.5 kilograms of cocaine, 20 kilograms of marijuana, almost $300,000 in U.S. currency, and 53 firearms. 

"Every Milwaukee resident deserves to live in a secure neighborhood, free from groups who wield guns and pedal dangerous drugs," said United States Attorney Krueger.  "This joint law enforcement action is another example of our unwavering commitment to fight gun violence and drug trafficking.  I commend the excellent law enforcement cooperation, led by the FBI, to build this case."

FBI Special Agent in Charge Robert E. Hughes stated "The FBI, with its partners, stand committed to reducing the negative impact of gangs responsible for gun violence, illegal drugs and homicides.  Working together, we are dedicated to making Milwaukee a safe place to live, work, and enjoy all our city has to offer."

"The Milwaukee law enforcement agencies continue to show our resolve by working together to investigate and prosecute violent drug organizations like the Buffum Meinecke Boys.  The residents of Milwaukee deserve to live in neighborhoods free of drug related violence, and this investigation is another step to provide that freedom," said DEA Milwaukee District Office Assistant Special Agent in Charge Paul E. Maxwell, Jr.

The defendants were charged based on joint investigation by law enforcement officers from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Southeastern Wisconsin Gang Task Force, the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD), the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, the IRS-Criminal Investigations, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Laura S. Kwaterski and Kevin C. Knight.

Multiple law enforcement agencies participated in the arrests and execution of search warrants yesterday, including Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI's Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Gang Task Force, Milwaukee Police Department, Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, Racine Police Department, Racine County Sheriff's Office, Mt. Pleasant Police Department, FBI's Central Wisconsin Narcotics Task Force, Marathon County Sheriff's Office, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, Wausau Police Department, Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation, FBI's South Central Wisconsin Regional Gang Task Force, Madison Police Department, Dane County Sheriff's Office, FBI Chicago Field Office, FBI Minneapolis Field Office, FBI's Critical Incident Response Group – HRT

Drug Enforcement Administration, Internal Revenue Service, United States Marshal's Service, St. Francis Police Department, Cudahy Police Department, West Allis Police Department, Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Department of Homeland Security, North Central HIDTA

This case is being prosecuted as part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative. Project Safe Neighborhoods is a federal, state, and local law enforcement collaboration to identify, investigate, and prosecute individuals responsible for violent crimes in our neighborhoods. Project Safe Neighborhoods' strategy brings together all levels of law enforcement and community resources to reduce violent crime and improve the quality of life in all our neighborhoods, according to U.S. Attorney Krueger.

The public is cautioned that an indictment or criminal complaint is merely a charge and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Lucas J. Alvarado Fatally Shot By Milwaukee Police After Brandishing Handgun While Fleeing In The Southside Of Milwaukee

Multiple Milwaukee police officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert/report in the Southside of Milwaukee on early Monday and encountered an armed 27- year-old suspect who than brandished a handgun at officers.

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

February 26, 2020

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - On early Monday, Lucas J. Alvarado, 27, was fatally shot by Milwaukee police officers after he brandished a handgun while fleeing the scene of a reported shooting. Alvarado was pronounced death near the 1500 block of S. Union Street shortly after 1:07 a.m. on February 24, according to police.

Police had responded to a SpotSpotter alert around 1:04 a.m. on Union Street in the Southside of Milwaukee and when in the area, they noticed Alvarado who fitted the updated description of a suspect armed with a gun sought in the shooting. The officers told Alvarado to stop and to remove his hands from his pockets, but Alvarado disregarded the officers commands and fled from the scene. The officers pursued Alvarado while giving him commands to stop and to remove his hand from his pocket, but Alvarado then brandished a gun at the officers and the officers fatally shot Alvarado. A hand gun was recovered by police at the scene where Alvarado died.

The three officers involved ages, 31, 30 and 24, in the fatal shooting were placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of the investigation by the Greenfield Police Department who is leading the officer involved shooting investigation, according to Milwaukee police. 

90-page Ethics Board Complaint Submitted By The Milwaukee Police Association Claims That Milwaukee F&P Commissioner Steven M. DeVougas Failed To Report Alleged Earned Income

The Milwaukee Police Association President Dale Bormann Jr. in a 90-page notarized complaint to the Ethics Board claims that Milwaukee Fire & Police Commissioner DeVougas could have earned income as an attorney representing the Haywood Group LLC and did not disclosed his earnings in his City of Milwaukee Statement of Economic Interests filings for multiple years.

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

February 26, 2020

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - On Tuesday, Dale Bormann Jr., the President for the Milwaukee Police Association sent a 90-page complaint to the Ethics Board of the City of Milwaukee claiming the Milwaukee Fire & Police Commission (F&PC) Chair Steven M. DeVougas had failed to report alleged earned income in multiple City of Milwaukee Statement of Economic Interests report filings for 2018 and 2019. Bormann also claimed that DeVougas represented Kalan R. Haywood in an alleged Milwaukee Police Department sexual assault criminal investigation, which a female victim claimed that Haywood sexually assaulted her. DeVougas apparently committed a conflict of interest in that incident because he was a F&PC Commissioner, but told detectives that he was there to just accompanied Haywood while being interviewed by detectives for the alleged sexual assault, according to Bormann.

Third allegation, DeVougas and another F&PC Commissioner Crocoft appeared on WNOV radio  in December 2019 and discussed F&PC business in contrary to Open Meeting laws. Fourth, DeVougas hasn't released any information in his Statement of Economic Interests on whether he holds a financial interest with the Haywood Group LLC, formerly Vanguard or Vangard.

If the Ethics Board finds that DeVougas violated ethics laws, the case will be referred to a Steering Committee for review and investigation.







Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Lowrider, Motorcycle And Truck Cruise For Emanuel Monge To Celebrate His 16th Birthday Set To Begin In The Southside Of Milwaukee

Multiple Lowrider groups and motorcycle WC/MCs are planning a Spring Birthday Bash Cruise in late March to help celebrate Monge's 16th Birthday in the Southside of Milwaukee.

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

February 25, 2020

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - On Tuesday, both Rafael Hernandez and Adriana Hernandez from the Milwaukee Lo Lo Blvd announced that a lowrider, motorcycle and truck cruise organized by multiple groups that include Lo Lo Blvd, Milwaukee Lowrider, Diamond Gurlz WC and Savage Breed MC, and etc. are planning a Lowrider and motorcycle cruise for March 28, 2020, starting at 4:00p.m. at 800 block of W. National Ave. in Milwaukee. The Lowriders, Custom Cars, Motorcycles and Trucks Birthday Bash Cruise (LCMT) will help celebrate the 16th Birthday of Emanuel Monge, who is a Lowrider enthusiast and has been diagnosed with a rare form of childhood cancer called Ewing's Sarcoma, (a bone, muscle and fat tissue cancer), which was discovered in his system in September 2012 at the age of 12.

A doctor's diagnosis says that Monge's cancer is located in his blood and the survival rate is 5% or less that affects his ribs, lungs and bloodstream. 

Monge has five sisters ages 4, 13, 19, 20 and 21. He attended Atlas Preparatory Academy and previously attended La Causa day including La Causa Elementary and Middle School. 

Adriana says, that the response by the Lowrider, motorcycle and truck community to participate in Monge's LCMT has been awesome and Monge's personality and character has touched everyone.

The public is also invited to join for the kickoff of the LCMT at the 800 block of W. National Ave. on March 28th and the cruise will end at the South Milwaukee American Legion Post 27 located at 920 Monroe Ave. in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


Monday, February 24, 2020

Hispanic News Network U.S.A. Endorsed Bernie Sanders For U.S. President In 2020

Bernie 2020! Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA)... "More than 23M people have viewed HNNUSA," according to Google (2/2020).

Video: The Time Is Now...Bernie 2020! https://youtu.be/Ikgh4JbAWUU

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Coverup And Lack Of Transparency By Milwaukee Police For Withholding Cops Response Time To Domestic Violence 911 Call Ending In Triple Homicides In The African-American Community

Milwaukee cops apparently never responded to a domestic violence 911 call until hours later ending in the brutal triple homicides in the African-American community.

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

February 22, 2020

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - On Friday, CBS 58 News confirmed what Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) first reported (broke the story) that a neighbor of three murdered victims had called 911 to report a domestic violence incident next door, but Milwaukee police apparently didn't respond to the scene until hours later. Nine days later, the murdered victims were identified as Amarah J. Banks, 26, and both of her daughters, Camaria Banks, 4, and Zaniya R. Ivery, 5, and the murder suspect was identified as Arzel Ivery, 26.

CBS 58 News reported that the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) has refused to release the response time by police officers to the domestic violence 911 call that involved the deceased victims and the suspect until the triple homicide trial ends. The neighbor who called 911 posted in her Facebook account, that if police would have responded sooner, the victims might have been alive today.

The lack of transparency by the MPD to release the cops response time to the domestic violence incident until the trial ends does indicate a possible coverup, which might show that the neighbor was right, police officers didn't show up at the scene until hours later (at least 6 to 8 hours later). Multiple mainstream media outlets previously reported that when the 911 call was initially made, police officers arrived 9 minutes later, but left the scene, since they couldn't locate the complainant at the time.

What does the cops response time have to do with the trial?, since it is public record and the public has a right to know how long did it take police officers to actually respond to a domestic violence 911 call, especially in the African-American community where the Milwaukee Police District Station 5 is located.

Also, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, the Milwaukee Common Council and the Milwaukee Fire & Police Commission have not commented about the allegations raised that it took Milwaukee cops multiple hours to respond to the local domestic violence 911 call.

During last Sunday's press conference, Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales stated that there was no indication that foul play was in play, but the neighbor (witness) of the murdered victims did tell the 911 operator that the suspect was beating the victim and had heard pleas for the suspect not to kill the victim, which the Ivery criminal complaint states. The Ivery criminal complaint mentions a 911 call, but it doesn't indicate, if police officers ever responded, a coverup by MPD?

Ivery was charged with three felony first-degree intentional homicide charges and if convicted, he is facing three life sentences in prison without the possibility of parole.

The Arzel Ivery's criminal complaint