Monday, April 12, 2021

Brooklyn Center White Female Cop Kimberly A. Potter, 48, Murdered Daunte Wright, 20, A Black Driver Over A Traffic Stop And Warrant

Brooklyn Center Police Officer Potter fired her service handgun at victim and claims that she meant to use a taser instead, according to the homicide investigation.

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

April 12, 2021

Brooklyn Center, Minnesota - The Brooklyn Center White female cop who murdered Daunte Wright, 20, on Sunday afternoon has been identified as Kimberly A. Potter, 48. Officer Potter claims that she mistook her personal service handgun for her taser when she fatally shot Wright in the chest. Potter's personal body camera footage was released and she is being heard as saying "taser, taser", “Oh shit I just shot him” another officer said “Oh well”, but she actually fired a single gunshot at Wright striking him in the chest.

It seems that after being an officer for nearly 26 years in the department, Potter can't tell the difference between a taser or a handgun.

Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon is calling Wright's homicide an accidental shooting.

Wright was stopped for having an air freshener on his rear view mirror and police learned that he had an outstanding warrant. In the video, an officer is seen trying to handcuff Wright as Potter attempts to help, but Wright struggles and gets into the car and Potter's handgun could be clearly seen before she fired a single shot at Wright striking him in the chest.

Wright temporarily drove off, but stopped in a short distance and died. Wright's girlfriend was in the passenger's seat and witnessed Wright's murder.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Julio C. Romo-Gutierrez Fatally Shot, Suspect Sought In Milwaukee's Southside Homicide At The 1800 block of S. Muskego Ave.

Romo-Gutierrez died at the 1800 block of S. Muskego Ave. after being shot, two 26-year-old men were also injured and hospitalized, according to police.

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

April 8, 2021

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Police reported that Julio C. Romo-Gutierrez, 26, was fatally shot on April 2, 2021 at around 11:33p.m. at the 1800 block of S. Muskego Ave. in the Southside and two other 26-year-old men were also injured in the shooting, but were hospitalized. 

Police are seeking a suspect or suspects in connection with Romo-Gutierrez's homicide.

Theodore Edgecomb Pleads Not Guilty For The Cold Blooded Homicide Of Immigration Attorney Jason T. Cleereman Involving Riverwest Bicycle And Car Road Rage Incident

Edgecomb being held at the Milwaukee County jail on a $255K cash bail with a hold order for felony murder in connection with the September homicide of local immigration attorney Cleereman.

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

April 7, 2021

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - On Tuesday, during a preliminary Milwaukee County Court hearing on YouTube virtual, Theodore Malcolm Edgecomb, 31, entered a not guilty plead after a judge found probable cause to proceed with the homicide case of immigration attorney Jason T. Cleereman, 54, who Edgecomb is charged with committing, according to the criminal complaint.

Edgecomb remained on the run since September, but State Police in Kentucky arrested Edgecomb on March 4, 2021 for a misdemeanor charge of OWI (.08), speeding over 12 miles the speed limit, giving officer false identifying information, possession of marijuana, open bottle of alcoholic beverage in vehicle and for a felony fugitive warrant from Wisconsin in connection with the September 22, 2020 murder of local immigration attorney Cleereman in Milwaukee.

Edgecomb was extradited to Wisconsin to face a felony count for a homicide charge.

On October 2, 2020, Edgecomb, was charged in Wisconsin with one felony count for 1st-degree reckless homicide,  including use of a dangerous weapon, one felony count for bail jumping and one misdemeanor count for bail jumping in connection with the September 2020 homicide of Cleereman, an immigration and divorce attorney who was fatally shot by Edgecomb in an apparent road rage incident at E. Brady St. and N. Holton St., according to Milwaukee police.

If convicted on all counts in Wisconsin, Edgecomb is facing up to 60 years in prison on the first homicide felony count, up to 6 years in prison and $10,000 in fines on the second felony count and up to 9 months and $10,000 in fines for the third misdemeanor count.

Cleereman was the passenger of a vehicle whose wife was the driver and she witnessed the shooting.

Cleereman practiced law for 22 years and was the former Chairman of the Southside Organizing Center (SOC) and an active Board member, according to SOC.

According to the criminal complaint, Edgecomb was being sought by Milwaukee police and a felony warrant was issued for his arrest in October.

Cleereman's wife told police that Edgecomb was riding his bicycle Westbound on the Eastbound side of the street as she was headed East and almost struck him. Cleereman reacted and made a comment.

While stopped at the corner, Edgecomb caught up with the victims and he got close and asked Cleereman, if he had said something about him and then struck Cleereman through the open vehicle window. Cleereman got out of the vehicle and confronted Edgecomb as he took out a gun and fired at Cleereman fatally striking him in the head. Cleereman's wife attempted to warn her husband that Edgecomb had a gun, but Cleereman didn't hear his wife's warning and got killed.

Edgecomb remained on the run at the time, but his bicycle including a loaded an another unloaded 9mm magzines were recovered at his home. Milwaukee police followed a trail of security cameras in the area, which footage showed where Edgecomb was headed too after the homicide shooting.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Ann B. Taylor Elected First Woman Waukegan Mayor In Illinois

Taylor defeated incumbent Mayor Cunningham by more than 717 votes, according to City of Waukegan election results.

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

April 7, 2021

Waukegan, Illinois - On Tuesday, Alderwoman Ann B. Taylor from the 9th Ward (2015-present) was elected City of Waukegan Mayor. Taylor became the first woman ever to be elected mayor. 

Taylor is originally from Liverpool, England and as a child, she immigrated to Waukegan with her parents. Taylor is also the President of Taylor Enterprises.

Taylor an Independent candidate received 3,576 (55.58%) votes and Sam Cunningham (D), the incumbent received 2,858 (44.42%) of the vote.

The Latino vote in Waukegan was instrumental in electing Taylor to office. Margaret Carrasco, a Waukegan community activist and a Taylor supporter helped launched a get out to vote on social media and in the Latino prominent community in the City, which was successful to oust Cunningham.

According to the population stats from the City of Waukegan, the Hispanic or Latino population is 47,612 (53.4% of the 89,078 total population),  which 38,638 (43.4%) are of Mexican descent, 2,918 (3.3%) are Puerto Rican, 136 (0.2%) are Cuban and 5,922 (6.6%) are other Hispanic or Latino, this category is composed of people whose origins are from the Dominican Republic, Spain, and Spanish-speaking Central or South American countries.

Monday, April 5, 2021

Latino Fake MAGA Facebook Page In Wisconsin Used In Deceptive Practice For Unwitting Recurring Donations To The Trump Campaign

The Latino fake MAGA Facebook page Hispanic News Network USA with the link hispanicnewsnetworkusa dot com and red logo was created to promote hate and Nazi propaganda by several local Trump supporters in Wisconsin to raise campaign funds for Trump in August 2019, which connected directly to WinRed and the Trump donation campaign.

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

April 5, 2021

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - In August 2019, Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) was the first alternative news source to exposed the deceptive practice by Mario Herrera, the former Hispanic Outreach Director for the Republican Party of Wisconsin and a known Make America Great Again/Keep America Great (MAGA) Trump supporter and Dawn Maldonado, another known MAGA in Wisconsin who plotted to create the Latino MAGA fake Facebook (FB) page with the red logo to raise funds for the Trump campaign by connecting their link hispanicnewsnetworkusa dot com (now up for sale by GoDaddy/Afternic dot com) to WinRed and to the Trump donation campaign site.

Both Herrera and Maldonado were so upfront (confessed) that Herrera himself posted the plot on his personal FB account of the alleged deception, which has now been exposed as an unwitting scam (fraud) by the Trump campaign to illegally take recurring donations from his own supporters without them knowing, according to the New York Times report.

According to the New York Times and Fox News, once a donor donated an amount to the Trump campaign by using WinRed who processed the donations, it continued to collect donations on a weekly basis from the unsuspecting donor totaling in the thousands of dollars in some cases until they eventually discovered the scam by the Trump campaign.

The donors filed complaints of the Trump campaign deception and the campaign had to refund at least $122.7M to WinRed donors.

In the case of Herrera and Maldonado, the Latino MAGA fake Facebook page used their hispanicnewsnetworkusa dot com link without attribution that it was connected to the WinRed donation site and that by donating through their link, donors would be facing unwitting recurring donations, which today has turned out to be another scam by the Trump campaign. The link was later connected directly to the Trump campaign as well.

Most likely, the Trump campaign or WinRed have not filed campaign donations that were directly generated through the Latino MAGA fake Facebook page in Wisconsin that targeted members of the Latino community in Wisconsin and promoted hate and Nazi propaganda in the guise of a parody front to allegedly scam Trump supporters in Wisconsin through recurring campaign donations.

Editor's note: 

Facebook continued to allow for the Latino MAGA fake Facebook page to be active, eventhough FB users reported as fake and that it was spreading hate and promoting Nazi propaganda targeting Latinos in the state to raise funds for the Trump campaign, which turned out to be a unwitting scam to rip off supporters was actually taking place. 

Last year, HNNUSA contacted via email both WinRed and the Trump campaign concerning the Latino MAGA fake page that was engaging in a deceptive act to raise funds for the Trump campaign. Neither WinRed or the Trump campaign responded to the inquiry concerning their connection to the Latino MAGA fake page created by Herrera and Maldonado from Wisconsin. 

Also, most of the Latino MAGAs that were able to be identified from Wisconsin were easily known through their likes by name and FB profiles for the fake page and their posted likes on posts in the Latino MAGA fake Facebook page.

Update: Apparently after this report was published, it seems that someone has bought the www dot Hispanic News Network USA dot com link from Daddy again to connect to the Bitnami site and are now using Facebook as a tool to continue to engage in false information and malicious defamation content without a byline and posting false content anonymously against a member or members of the Latino community in Wisconsin, but what can anyone expect from Trump Latino MAGAs. They are certainly leaving behind a digital trail for a possible legal action against them, but these MAGAs don't have much of anything of value, but only debts.
Another Latino MAGA who knows Herrera personally and requested not to be named confirmed to HNNUSA that Mario Herrera was the actual byline author of most of the false posts in the fake MAGA Facebook account page and the Bitnami site, which Herrera didn't identified himself and it seems that he doesn't have the courage to do so, while he writes anonymously, in an attempt to avoid liability for his false and malicious defamation posts against a member or members of the Latino community in Wisconsin. 

Former WI DWD Manny Perez Personal Facebook Account Profile Copied By Unknown User

Perez reported the fake copied Facebook profile to FB administration.

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

April 5, 2021

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - On Monday, Manuel "Manny" Perez, the former Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) under the former Republican Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker administration confirmed when contacted by Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) that he had reported a fake Facebook (FB) profile ( account that was using his personal profile photo and name "Manny Perez". The fake FB account was immediately removed after Perez received information that an unknown person had sent out unauthorized friend requests and a FB friend of Perez contacted him personally to confirm that Perez himself indeed was the person who sent a friend request. Perez admitted that he didn't sent any FB friend requests with a new account, which actually had only had one friend indicating that it was recently created.

Perez after learning that his personal FB profile photo and name was stolen by an unknown FB user, he reported it immediately to the FB administration police and the fake Manny Perez profile account was removed.

The FB administration does keep the email used and IP information of any person creating FB accounts.

Sunday, April 4, 2021

MKE Boriqua Fest 2021 Planned For August 1st, But Local COVID-19 Health Restrictions Including Possible Contagious Rise In WI Could Cancel Event

Organizers of the Boriqua Fest 2021 (Puerto Rican Family Festival) plan event for August 1st, location to be announced.

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

April 4, 2021

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - On Sunday, Victor Huyke from the Puerto Rican Family Festival of Wisconsin announced that they "are planning to move forward with the festival. It will be held on August 1, 2021. Please note that the festival may be canceled should the (COVID-19) virus blow up again. But we feel confident with the current vaccine and the precautions we are planning."

In 2019, the Boriqua Fest (Puerto Rican Family Festival) in Milwaukee had an attendance of more than 15,000, according to Huyke. The one-day event was held at Humboldt Park in the Southside of Milwaukee, but organizers are currently looking for another location to accommodate the largest Boriqua Fest in Wisconsin.

So far, multiple local festivals around the Milwaukee metropolitan area have canceled for a second year in a row due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most of the outdoor festivals draw crowds and with the current COVID-19 health restrictions in place, which mandate the use of facemasks and distancing including outdoor capacity restrictions by the City of Milwaukee Health Department could very well play a big role in deciding to move forward with an outdoor event that can generate profits for the organizers including vendors and not a loss of revenue.

Apparently, local festivals and music venues that include large crowds can't secure any insurance against COVID-19 liability today and event organizers and music venues could be held liable, if someone attending gets infected with the virus and dies.

Also, the Hispanic Scholarship Foundation of Wisconsin that operates the three-day Mexican Fiesta at the Henry Maier Festival Summerfest grounds continues to plan for their event in late August, but Fiesta organizers could also decide to cancel once again, if the COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten the public health.

Some of the local Milwaukee festivals that have canceled for 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic are Bastille Days, Locust Street Festival, Festa Italiana, German Fest, Polish Fest and PrideFest.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported that on April 4, 2021, 579,877 Wisconsinites have been tested positive for COVID-19 including 584 for April 4th, and that 6,639 deaths have been reported since, the pandemic began in 2020, but no deaths were reported for April 4th, although a negative death was reported from the total of deaths reported, which meant that one death was reported when in fact it did not occurred.

In Milwaukee County, at least 164,963 people have been fully COVID-19 vaccinated, the CDC reported for April 4th.

In Wisconsin, at least 139 positive cases of the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) variant, B.1.1.7 from England have been reported, 8 positive cases of the B.1.351 variant from South Africa and 2 positive cases from variant P.1 from Brazil. The variants are ten times more deadly and contagious than the COVID-19, according to the CDC.

On Monday, April 5, 2021, everyone over the age of 16+ can be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine in Wisconsin, Governor Tony Evers (D) announced in order to stop the spread of the virus in the state.

Nationwide, there have been 30,492,334 COVID-19 positive cases reported with 533,681 deaths and so far, 165M people in the U.S. have been vaccinated, according to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

In other news, Oklahoma became the 7th state in the U.S. to remove COVID-19 restrictions including facemask use. The other states include Wyoming, Texas, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota and Iowa.

Most states that have removed COVID-19 restrictions and the use of facemasks have Republican governors. Cities in those states will continue to have discretion on enforcement of their own COVID-19 health restrictions and facemask mandates.

Some businesses, including travel agencies and music venues will begin to require that those patrons attending venues or traveling to show their full Coronavirus vaccination cards (known as vaccine passports) to enter businesses, music venues and to travel.