Sunday, August 31, 2014

Lupillo Rivera Hospitalized For Respiratory Complications

Lupillo Rivera

Wife confirms Rivera out of the hospital and is doing well.

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 31, 2014

California - On Saturday, Mayeli Rivera, the wife of banda singer Lupillo Rivera posted a photo on her Instagram account that her husband was hospitalized for respiratory complications. Lupillo was taken to a hospital on early Saturday for observation. Mayeli confirmed that Lupillo is doing well and thanked her followers for the get well wishes. He was later released from the hospital and needs to see a specialist concerning his recent respiratory problem. Lupillo will take a fews day to recuperate, Mayeli later posted.
Recently, Lupillo and part of his band went into a Circle K store and began to sing while members of his band played music. The incident was video recorded and posted. The store White workers weren't to happy and called police, but Lupillo had already left.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Juan Gabriel Impersonator At St. Vincent de Paul Parish Festival

St. Vincent de Paul church celebrating its 125th Anniversary of serving the Southside of Milwaukee community. 

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 30, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Saturday, the St. Vincent de Paul Parish festival kick-off over the weekend. Hundreds of festivalgoers helped celebrate the first day of the church festival. The church serves a large majority of Spanish speaking Catholic parishioners.
Hugo Pequeño also known as the Juan Gabriel impersonator entertained the crowd during the first day. He is originally from Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico and has been imitating the following personalities, Lupe Esparsa, Jose Jose and Rigo Tovar for 10 years.
Also live bands like Nueva Vida are scheduled to perform for those who enjoying the outdoor festival. 
St. Vincent de Paul, 2100 block of W. Mitchell Street will have a dinner/anniversary celebration on Saturday, September 27, with Archbishop Jerome E. Listechi, according to one of the festival organizers, Carlos Barillas.

Adel Majed Abdel Bary Wanted For The Beheading Of U.S. GlobalPost Reporter James Wright Foley

Both the British and U.S. Intelligence has identified ISIS terrorist Abdel Bary as Foley's killer by voice identifying technology. 

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 30, 2014

London, England - A world search has been launched to locate, arrest or kill Adel Majed Abdel Bary, 24, aka,"Jihadi John" a former London rapper who was identified by voice matching tech as the Islamic State for Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist who beheaded U.S. GobalPost reporter James Wright Foley, 40. Abdel Bary was identified by both British and U.S. Intelligence last week. Abdel Bary's British passport has been revoked and is currently hiding after his identity was made public. A worldwide dragnet for his capture continues and authorities are closing in on Abdel Bary and his ISIS companions.
Abdel Bary is the son of, Adel Abdel Bary, 54, one of Osama Bin Laden's lieutenants who was extradited to the U.S. for his alleged connection to al-Qaeda's 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya, Africa that killed 224 people. The al-Qaeda terrorist is being held in a New York federal prison in Manhattan and is expected to go on trial in November. 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Harley-Davidson 111th Motorcycle Rally Bikers Denied Service For Wearing Sunglasses, Hoodies Or Hats At George Webb

Harley-Davidson bikers denied food service, if wearing sunglasses, hoodies or hats at Milwaukee Southside 24-hour restaurant.

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 29, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday, a Harley-Davidson (H-D) motorcycle rider was denied service at a Southside Milwaukee George Webb restaurant that is opened 24-hours because of a simple cap. The restaurant waitress would serve the biker, if it was a carry-out, but denied service as a seat-in service unless the cap was taken off. 
The biker decided to leave and go to another Southside restaurant where bikers are welcome. There were only two customers eating at the George Webb (GB) located in the 2000 block of W. Mitchell Street.
The GB adopted a "No hats, hoodies or sunglasses for the safety of customers and employees" policy. The GB is definitely discriminatory against biker enthusiasts and simply put, they're not welcome at the George Webb restaurant.
The GB at the Southside location has been robbed multiple times and thugs or criminals targeting the restaurant won't be stopped by a simple fashion prohibition sign, if they want to rob the place again. It seems, the GB can survive by selecting certain potential clientele, but no doubt its fashion discriminatory policy will end up chasing most customers away. I guess they can affort the economic loss. SMH!
Biker enthusiasts began to arrive in Milwaukee on Thursday for the 111th motorcycle rally in Milwaukee. The rally ends on Sunday and all H-D dealerships in the Milwaukee area within 30 miles are participating, including the H-D Museum. Live bands and events are scheduled for the next three days. The public is welcome to participate. 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

David Barajas Acquitted For Fatally Shooting DUI Texas Driver

David Barajas and José Banda Jr.

Texas jury acquitted Barajas for Banda's murder.

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 27, 2014

Angleton, Texas - On Wednesday,  a jury in just three hours returned a not guilty verdict in the case of David Barajas, 32, a father who was charged for the December 2012 shooting death of José Banda Jr., 20, for killing his two sons. Barajas and his two sons, David Barajas Jr., 12, and Celeb Barajas, 11, were pushing a disabled truck, which had ran out of gas about 50 yards from their home in Alvin. When Banda who was driving under the influence crashed into their truck and killed the boys.
According to police, in a bit of rage and chaos Barajas immediately went home minutes after the crash, got a gun and went back to the fatal crash scene. He then fatally shot Banda in the head. Banda had just become a father with a new born baby.
Barajas had pleaded not guilty and denied killing Banda. Police found an empty holster and bullets at Barajas home and noticed his home surveillance system had been disabled. Police also weren't able to find the gun or a witness to the shooting.
Barajas was facing life in prison.

Leslie Grace Awesome Performance At Mexican Fiesta 2014 In Milwaukee

Leslie Grace

Bachatera won the hearts of Mexican Fiesta 2014 festivalgoers. 

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 27, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Friday, thousands of Mexican Fiesta 2014 festivalgoers made their way to the stage where Leslie Grace Martínez, 19, (stage name, Leslie Grace, song writer/singer) performed at the Henry Mier Festival Grounds (Summerfest grounds). Leslie Grace performance and her interpretation of Bachata style songs in both English and Spanish was an awesome performance that captivated the hearts of festivalgoers in Milwaukee. 
Leslie Grace who is of Dominican descent and from the Bronx, New York City is considered one of the fastest uprising Bachata singing female artists today. The Leslie Grace interpretation of "Be My Baby" into a bilingual Bachata lyric song has received more than 1.2M views in YouTube. Her remake of "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" has been viewed more than 8.6M in YouTube. No doubt, Leslie Grace has become today's hottest female bilingual Bachata artist in the music entertainment stage.
Mexican Fiesta 2014 is a three-day festival that offers a taste of Mexican culture, foods, crafts, traditional folklore dancing, including a music mixture of banda, cumbias, rancheras, Tex-Mex and Puerto Rican music during the last weekend of August, which ended on Sunday. 

Leslie Grace "Be My Baby"  (Official Video):

Leslie Grace - Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow:

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

45-year-old Man Stabbed At Local Milwaukee Southside Tavern

Stabbing victim suffered a non-life threatening wound at a local bar.

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 26, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Monday, police responded to a call that a man had been stabbed during an argument at a local Southside bar. When police arrived just after 1:45 a.m. at the Club 6 Street bar at the 2100 block of S. 6th St., they found a 45-year-old man who was stabbed during an altercation. 
Lieutenant Mark Stanmeyer, the Public and Media Relations Supervisor stated, "A 45-year-old Milwaukee man was stabbed by an unknown suspect.  The victim was conveyed to a local hospital for treatment of what is believed to be non-life threatening injuries.  Milwaukee Police continue to search for the suspect."
Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) learned that David Lava, 45, was stabbed in the chest and had one of his lungs punctured during the knife stabbing at the bar. Lava is also a diabetic and the stab wound complicated his medical treatment and early release from the hospital. He is expected to remain at the hospital until he gets stabilized, according friends.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Fiesta Auto Insurance Now Part Of The MG Oficinas Services In Milwaukee

An affordable insurance for your auto now available at Fiesta Auto Insurance in Milwaukee

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 25, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Monday, Miguel Garza from MG Oficinas announced the new opening of an expanded branch to offer Fiesta Auto Insurance to the Latino community in the area. Garza says, "Fiesta Auto Insurance is a credible policy payout insurance when its most needed by auto insurance policy holders."
Fiesta Auto Insurance now offers the best and affordable insurance quotas for valid driver license holders, suspended or expired licenses, especially for drivers with the Mexican Matricula Consular ID and foreign license holders.
Our local community can stop by at Fiesta Auto Insurance, 3514 W. Burnham St., Suite 100, Milwaukee, WI, or call 414-988-4551 for a quote. For more information people can also contact us at 414-383-3310 or visit us at 923 S. Cesar E. Chavez Dr. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Our community can always count on our professional staff to provide the service people required to insure their vehicles. MG Oficinas has been serving and supporting the Latino community with multi-services for the last seven years. "A credible and bonafide company you can count on," Garza said.

Cavazos To Run For 8th Aldermanic District In Milwaukee

Jessica Cavazos

Cavazos will seek the 8th Aldermanic seat.

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 25, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Saturday, Jessica "Jess" Cavazos, the executive director and President of The Eleva Group, LLC. confirmed to Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) that she will seek to become an Alderwoman for the 8th District. Cavazos will make her official announcement to run for the 8th Aldermanic seat in mid September.
Cavazos is the first candidate to announce to run for incumbent Alderman Robert "Bob" Donovan's seat. Donovan announced in July after filing his Declaration of Candidacy that he is running for Mayor in Milwaukee in the 2016 Spring election, but it is unclear yet if he will also run as alderman.
Cavazos became the UMOS Hispanic Woman of the Year in 2012 and formerly worked for U.S. Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-Milw.). She is the founder of the LULAC Ladies Empowerment Group Council #330, which is a leading community volunteer organization for women in Milwaukee, advocating for women's rights and uplifting women to lead.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Mexican Fiesta 2014 Giving Refunds To Victims Profiled As Gang Members

Mexican Fiesta 2014 organizers once again engaging in the violation of people's rights on City of Milwaukee grounds.

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 24, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - Once again, Milwaukee Police Officer Alexander Ayala representing the Latino Peace Officers Association (LPOA) has confirmed that those festivalgoers kicked out of Mexican Fiesta in 2013 were active gang members and some weren't kicked out for having tattoos on their face, according to a CBS 58 news report on Friday. Ayala, the Milwaukee Police Department, which uses its Intelligence Center to identify past, present and future gang members and the LPOA have not provided any proof that those kicked out last year and even this weekend are active gang members. They don't keep statistics or data of those believed to be gang members and have been kicked out. Once festivalgoers are labeled gang members, they are restricted from entering the three-day festival, even if they are not actual gang members. 
Last year, those kicked out from Mexican Fiesta 2013 weren't given refunds, CBS 58 reported. But this year according to Ayala, refunds will be given to those profiled victims who are kicked out. CBS 58 also reported that the Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation, Inc. (WHSF) Board members who sponsors Mexican Fiesta have approved for LPOA, its volunteer Fiesta security and police to kick out "suspected" gang members without actually providing a recourse for victims profiled as gang members. 
The Summerfest grounds where the three-day festival takes place are owned by the City of Milwaukee. Officer Ayala, LPOA and Milwaukee police have definitely and continue to violated the civil rights of those people kicked out of the festival. 
Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) broke the story in 2013 and found none of those kicked out were actually gang members at all. Some were also kicked out for undesirable tattoos. None of the victims have filed a lawsuit as of yet, but the CBS 58 news report, HNNUSA, WHSF and Officer Ayala have provided the needed legal recourse for the victims to move forward in suing WHSF, Mexican Fiesta, World Festival (Summerfest), the Milwaukee Police Department and the City of Milwaukee for violating their rights. Which Ayala also confirmed, their policy to kick out "suspected" active gang members this year is in effect regardless, if in fact they are not gang members.
Last Friday, several people were kicked out, according to some festivalgoers who saw the incident. Another incident, police attempted to kick out a group of teenagers with blue hair and black clothing, but numerous festivalgoers began to shout at police that the teens weren't doing anything wrong and to leave them alone. As more and more people surrounded police, they decided to leave the teens alone, according to witnesses who learned last year that people were being kicked out from Fiesta for nothing.
On Saturday, several fights involving intoxicated people were reported. They were kicked out by police.
The WHSF Board, Summerfest (World Festival), Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn, the Milwaukee Common Council have learned of the gross violations its own officers on-duty and off-duty engaged in at Mexican Fiesta 2013 and have done nothing to prevent innocent tax-paying citizens from being labeled as gang members when they are not. Ayala even confirmed that the police used the Milwaukee Intelligence Center to profile present, past and future gang members for none criminal investigations on tax-payers money. Those targeted are never given a recourse to contest the allegations and HNNUSA has challenged Ayala and the police department to prove those kicked out during Fiesta at Summerfest grounds in 2013 were active gang members. One thing for sure, they can't prove it, because they don't keep any data of who gets targeted and kicked out as an alleged gang member.
It's not illegal to belong to a so call gang, only when those members engage in illegal activity does it become a clear violation of the law.
None of those targeted victims by Officer Ayala, retired and former Milwaukee Police Lt. Ruben Burgos, LPOA and police have actually committed any illegal acts or violated any rules of conduct while at Mexican Fiesta. Ayala, Burgos, LPOA and police have violated the rights of Latinos who were never given any refunds in 2013. 
Shameful, Mexican Fiesta is the only festival in Milwaukee that discriminates its own people. 
On Friday, Asael "Chico" Ruiz, a WHSF Board member publicly told festivalgoers on the grounds and in front of my family that I was "Mexican Fiesta's number one enemy" and that the people he was talking too should actually physically beat me to the ground. Chico then just walked off. Was Chico talking in behalf of the WHSF Board? All I'm guilty off and proud was that last year I exposed that out $2.5M in scholarships that have been given out to students in prior years by the WHSF, none were ever given to undocumented students residing in Wisconsin. At least one thing came out for the good of the community, WHSF and National LULAC began to accept scholarship applications from DACA students after HNNUSA reported that undocumented students were left out from scholarships. They finally changed their discriminatory policy and this year, they only accepted scholarship applications from DACA registered students (DREAMers). Which now, WHSF and the National LULAC halfway discriminate by leaving those undocumented students who do not qualify for DACA, but reside in the state continue to be left out from getting scholarships. Even though, their parents and family members volunteer for hours at Fiesta and do fund Mexican Fiesta by spending at the event. 
The illegal acts by Ayala, Burgos, LPOA and police at Mexican Fiesta operate on a backwards politics mentality. It's not the alleged labeled gang members who were actually none gang members they should worry about, but those festivalgoers who over consume beers and margaritas at the event. Beer and a family environment festival that Ayala was trying to promote on Friday's CBS 58 news don't mix or does it?
Mexican Fiesta in Milwaukee is a rich cultural and tradition experience for the Midwest and should be preserved, but the inside politics overshadow its continued success.
Most of the year, Chico resides in Mexico. He should know, even though police have become militarized, the State of Wisconsin and the United States of America still have their Constitutions and Bill of Rights intact. Does the WHSF Board have the same sentiment as Chico, that I'm Mexican Fiesta's number one enemy? I'm certainly am flattered.
But lastly, what happens to the annual profits and why have less and less scholarships been given out? WHSF promotes that they have given out about 100 scholarships every year, but last year and the year before, it didn't even come near that amount. Also, how many scholarships were given to DACA DREAMers this year? Questions the public should know and the WHSF under their non-profit status should make public as a courtesy.
Mexican Fiesta ends on Sunday. Viva la Raza!, important note, immigrants from Mexico do help finance Fiesta! 
Also noted, Milwaukee police and the LPOA have a reputation of providing state of the art security at Fiesta and have a rapid response to any trouble reported at the event, but have over stepped their limits by mislabeling people as gang members for having tattoos. 

The current Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation, Inc. (WHSF) Board of Directors who operate the annual Mexican Fiesta are;

● Antonio Guajardo Jr. (President)
● Gregorio Montoto (1st Vice President)
● Ricardo Ruiz (2nd Vice President)
● Arturo Martinez (Secretary)
● Ernesto Baca (Treasurer)
● Teresa Mercado (Executive Director)
● Ray Bacalzo
● Frank Gonzales
● Woody Welch
● Marjorie Cervera
● Oscar Cervera
● Julio Maldonado
● Luis Gonzalez
● Julio Guix
● Lupe Martinez
● Ruben Burgos
● Jason Hyland
● Diana Moreno
● Asael Ruiz
● Darryl Morin

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Dental Associates On S. Chavez Drive In Milwaukee To Relocate

Milwaukee's Southside Dental clinic at the 1100 block of S. Chavez Drive expected to close by the end of the year or early next year.

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 23, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Friday, Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) learned that the Dental Associates clinic, 1135 S. Cesar E. Chavez Drive is expected to close by the end of the year or early next year. The closing will affect about 300 staff members who are mostly Spanish speaking.  
Dental Associates plans to remodel a building near W. Lincoln Ave. on Miller Parkway (S. 43rd St.). Employees haven't been told, if they will relocate to the Miller Parkway clinic or will be replaced, according to a creditable source who did not want to be identified.
Also, Hispanic, Hmong and ethnic employees at the Dental Associates clinic, 11711 W. Burleigh St. in Wauwatosa have been prohibited from Speaking Spanish or other languages at the clinic, unless they are translating. Some employees have refused to translate because their supervisor doesn't want employees speaking their native language with other staff members while at work. The Wauwatosa clinic has at least 60 to 80 employees and one Dentist who speaks predominately in Spanish, according to the source.
The administration at Dental Associates hasn't announced their intent to relocate the S. Chavez Drive clinic to Miller Parkway. If the Southside clinic relocates, Chavez Drive will be left without a dental clinic in the Chavez Drive proximity.  

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Afro-American Salt Lake City Police Officer Kills Unarmed Homeless White Man

Dillon Taylor

Taylor was killed several days after he predicted his own death on Facebook.

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 20, 2014

South Salt Lake, Utah - On Monday, protesters in Salt Lake City were demanding justice for Dillon Taylor, 20, who was killed on August 11 coming out of a South Salt Lake 7-Eleven Store by an Afro-American (Black) Salt Lake City Police officer. The officer and two other officers were placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of the shooting have not been identified, but one officer fired at least two fatal shots at Taylor. Taylor was unarmed and the fatal shooting was captured by police body cameras, but the Salt Lake City Police Department whose officers were involved is refusing to comment, if Taylor was armed or have not mentioned what the video actually shows. The Black officer was accompanied by two other officers who responded to a 911 call that a man was brandishing a weapon and Taylor fit the description. Taylor and two friends were coming out of the 7-Eleven store when they were confronted by police. The entire incident outside the 7-Eleven store was recorded by the officers body cameras.
Taylor was convicted for felony robbery and obstruction of justice and had an outstanding $25,000 warrant at the time of his death for violating conditions of his probation, according to court records.
Taylor who is Hispanic, according to his family also had posted on his Facebook account on August 9, that he was homeless, couldn't get along with family members and had the premonition that he would die soon. He was killed by the officer several days later.
The Salt Lake City Police Department indicated that the investigation results might take weeks or months and Taylor's family and friends want answers now. The South Salt Lake Police Department has taken over the investigation.
Taylor was killed in cold blood and police are attempting to cover-up Taylor's murder, according to the protesters. A protest was held near the Salt Lake City Police Department on Monday, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.
Newly release (May 2015) body camera video shows Salt Lake, Utah Police Officer Bron Cruz murder Dillon Taylor on August 11, 2014. The D.A. ruled it justified, but the video shows he was murdered while listening to a radio.

Milwaukee Police Body Cameras Proposed By Alderman Zielinski

T. Anthony Zielinski

Alderman Zielinski will propose body cameras for Milwaukee police, if Mayor Tom Barrett doesn't include them in 2015 budget.

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 21, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday,  Alderman T. Anthony Zielinski from the 14th District announced that he will introduce an amendment to Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett's 2015 executive budget, if he doesn't include body cameras for Milwaukee police officers. Alderman Zielinski in his Facebook account posted, "Wearable body cameras for Milwaukee police officers should be included in Mayor Tom Barrett's proposed 2015 executive budget. If the Mayor does not include this in his budget I will submit a budget amendment to accomplish this goal. 
The small cameras record the interactions officers have with citizens, and also document calls for service. These cameras offer the public a clear record of what transpired, and for officers who followed the law and followed procedure--but who are wrongfully accused - the footage can provide irrefutable vindication. 
Given current events, I believe these cameras are a good investment which can increase overall transparency while providing a clear record of what occurs during a given call for service."
Body cameras for police have been long overdue in Milwaukee, one of the most segregated cities in Wisconsin. The cameras will help minimize in appropriate and questionable actions by officers during field interactions with citizens or suspects.

Joe Bravo Being Stalked, According To Facebook Postings

Joe Bravo and Rosa Margie Calderon

Bravo warned several alleged stalkers that "if something should happen to Margie or me, you are going to pay big-time."

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 21, 2014

Austin, Texas - On Wednesday, Joe Bravo, 69, a popular Spanish language Tejano style singer posted on his Facebook (FB) account that several people have been harrassing, including stalking him and his girlfriend, Rosa Margie Calderon. Bravo told FB users that he had just learned of the alleged stalking and that several people had showed up at their residence to take photos of his vehicle, apartment and had claimed that they even knocked at their door.
Other FB (fans) users were able to identify the stalkers and Bravo just identified them by their initials as R.G. and S.C. Bravo warned the alleged stalkers on FB that "if something should happen to Margie or me, you are going to pay big-time." Bravo apparently notified the authorities about the stalking and hopes that the stalkers stop harrassing him and his live-in girlfriend, according to Bravo's postings.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Tracking The Missing $690K In Loans To Esperanza Unida, Inc.

Adam E. Mata and Manuel "Manny" Pérez

Mata extends his assistance to help solve the mystery of the missing $690,000 in loans to Esperanza Unida, Inc.

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 20, 2014

Mikwaukee, WI - On Wednesday, Adam E. Mata, the former executive director of Esperanza Unida, Inc. in 2005, when contacted by Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) confirmed that he has extended his assistance to help solve the mystery of the missing $690,000 in loans made to the non-profit organization. Mata is currently a Realtor Associate with Century 21 affiliated out of Wautoma, Wisconsin. Mata had learned that Manuel "Manny" Pérez, the current executive director of Esperanza Unida has claimed that the funds had been missing and no record was available to what happened to that money. 
Mata told HNNUSA, "We tried to stop the bleeding and manage the property. We never got a chance to request federal funds. If we received any they were already in place. I can say for certain we never attempted to get any monies thru a mortgage or refinancing of the building on 611." Mata's associate director in 2005 was Cuauhtemoc "Temo" Rodríguez.
Rodríguez when contacted stated, "If you have a date on when that transaction took place, then you will be able to zero-in on who made that transaction. I do not recall any such transaction. I'm sure you are aware that Board of Directors approve large transactions and are legally responsible."
Mata also stated, "I was the executive director for most of 2005. I don't remember the exact dates. But I have contacted the current Director and offered my assistance in resolving this matter, I am awaiting to hear from him so that I can help the agency resolve this issue. once I get more info. on what exactly is going on I will let you know within the confines of what is best for the agency. I am saddened by this turn of events and hope that this issue gets resolved in the best interest of the agency."
When contacted on Wednesday,  Pérez stated, "I've indicated to Mr. Adam Mata that the $690K in loans or leans against the 611 building were missing and that I do not know where that money went nor that the Economic Development Authority (EDA) and the State Department of Commerce had approved for these loans to be made." The matter of the missing funds have been turned over to the EDA and State Department of Commerce for review, according to Pérez.
The EDA has requested all records from the banking institutions that made the loans and are tracking the financial paper trail of who requested the loans and where the money ended up.
Pérez also confirmed that the building at 611 W. National Ave. has at least five leans totalling almost $700K and it can't be sold until the EDA approves it and the leans are paid. 
In June, the Esperanza Board of Directors from the non-profit organization had accepted an offer from Callan Shultz, of North Pointe Holdings ll LLC and President of Keystone Development from Oshkosh to sell. The Oshkosh developer offered $1.3M and will invest a $7M project to convert the 611 building into a 55-unit apartment complex and will keep some businesses on the first floor. The Board couldn't refuse the offer, since it has been on debt and facing a $1.3M deficit. 
Last year, Esperanza Unida ended with $495,000 in gross revenue and for 2014, Pérez projected about $900,000 in gross revenue. But in terms of net income, Esperanza owes $50,000 to CD, it owes $388,000 to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and $70,000 to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) employment insurance. Pérez had also confirmed that several "inappropriate loans were made during former Richard Oulahan (1978 to 2005) or right after, which a $600,000 loan from M&I Bank was made before former executive director Robert F. Miranda (2005 to 2014) took over, also a loan from Wells Fargo of $100,000 was made and we have no idea where it is. So, the total debt for Esperanza Unida is between $1.2 to $1.3 million.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

ISIS Beheads James Wright Foley, GlobalPost Reporter Who Went Missing In 2012

James Wright Foley

ISIS terrorist group beheads U.S. reporter after giving prepared statement to his family and Americans.

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 19, 2014

Binesh, Syria - An ISIS terrorist message to all Americans first posted on YouTube and then on LiveLeak on the Internet shows the decapitation of James Wright Foley, 40, a U.S. reporter for the GlobalPost and a native from New Hampshire, who disappeared in November 2012 (Thanksgiving Day) from Syria. Foley is shown on his knees and is reading a prepared statement by ISIS, which blamed the U.S. for the deaths of ISIS members and innocent Syrians.
The masked man covered in black standing beside Foley has been identified as Adel Majed Abdel Bary, 24, a former London rapper. Bary then proceeds to decapitate Foley. Afterwards, Foley's body is shown decapitated and his head on the body's back.
A second U.S. reporter is also shown in the video and is believed to be Steven Joel Sotloff who worked for the Time and Foreign Policy magazines. He was also kidnapped in Syria near the border with Turkey. Sotloff awaits the same fate, according to ISIS.
The U.S. government has confirm that the video is real and Foley's death.

Graphic video showing James Wright Foley decapitation was removed by LiveLeak.

Missing Elkhorn Man's Body Found In Kettle Moraine Forest Near Whitewater

Russ Delorme

Delorme was last seen in Elkhorn on July 13, the Walworth County Sheriff reported.

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 19, 2014

Whitewater, WI - On Tuesday, the Walworth County Sheriff's Office (WCSO)  reported that they believe the body of Russ Delorme, 48, of Elkhorn was discovered in the Kettle Moraine Forest. His vehicle was located on July 15 on Esterly Road at the Kettle Moraine Forest near Whitewater.
According to the WCSO, it had search the area multilple times with no luck to find Delorme. The WCSO says, "he was reported missing on August 01, 2014.  Prior to this discovery, the Walworth County Sheriff's Office conducted eight separate searches involving persons on foot, horseback, and ATVs."
On Sunday, a hiker around 3:30 p.m. discovered Delorme's body just off the Yellow Trail in the Kettle Moraine Forest. 
An autopsy on Monday indicates, Delorme suffered a self-inflicted wound. The WCSO is waiting to confirm Delorme's body by dental records.

Milwaukee County Sheriff Captain Trimboli Cited With Drunk Driving In Minnesota

Catherine Trimboli

Trimboli was arrested and cited for OWI-1, a misdemeanor charged in Minnesota, the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office reported.

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 19, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Tuesday, the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) reported that it has launched an internal investigation into the arrest of MCSO Captain Catherine Trimboli, 41, on last Sunday around 2:30 a.m. by a Red Wing Police Officer in Minnesota. Trimboli an 18-year veteran with the MCSO was stopped for having her tail lights out and it was learned that she was driving under the influence. At first, Trimboli refused a Field Sobriety Test (FST), but later consented after a police supervisor arrived at the scene.
Captain Trimboli who was off-duty at the time had asked the officer to let her proceed to her destination after showing her MCSO badge ID and for the officer to extend her a "professional courtesy" by letting her go. Trimboli indicated that she was just several minutes from her hotel. 
The FST breathalyzer showed that she had a .14 percent alcohol concentration, twice the legal limit, according to the MCSO.
Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. says, Captain Trimboli has been relieved from her command from the Countywide Services Bureau,  Training Division and placed on paid administrative leave. She was one of the first members of the OWI (Operating While Intoxicated) Task Force and teaches Standardized Field Sobriety Tests as a Master Instructor, according to the MCSO website.
Showing her MCSO credentials and "badge and asking to be given a pass aggravated this already bad situation...After the adjudication of the case in Minnesota and an internal investigation here that I have ordered, this captain will be held accountable and dealt with in an appropriate fashion," Sheriff Clarke stated on Tuesday.

Monday, August 18, 2014

35-year-old Milwaukee Motorcyclist Shot At Vehicle Over Road Rage On U.S. South Hwy 41

James L. Norman

Automatic weapon recovered by Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office along U.S. South Highway 41 on the Miller Parkway interchange.

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 18, 2014

West Allis, WI - On Monday, the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) and Milwaukee Police responded to a road rage shooting on southbound U.S. Highway 41 ust before 7:30 a.m. involving a motorcyclist and a vehicle. The Sheriff's office says, James L. Norman, 35, who was driving a motorcycle had fired a gunshot at a driver going southbound on U.S. Highway 41. The gunshot went through the passengers side window and exited on the driver's window slightly missing the vehicle driver.
Norman who has a criminal history, then proceeded south and crashed into a median guard wall at the Miller Parkway interchange. He then discarded the weapon. Police and Sheriff's deputies took him into custody. Norman was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of slight injuries. He became combative with arresting officers while in a squad car.
A blood test was taken to determine alcohol content on his blood.
He is facing attempted homicide, a felon with a weapon and possible DUI charges, according to the MCSO.
The road rage shooting incident happened after a vehicle and motorcycle attempted to enter the highway and both drivers were trying to enter first when the incident was sparked.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Eyewitness Tweeted Michael Brown Shot Twice In The Back And Five After He Turned Around

Tweeted account of the Michael Brown shooting by Missouri Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson indicates he was shot twice from behind and five after he turned arround.

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 17, 2014

Ferguson, Missouri - A nearby neighbor where unarmed Michael Brown, 17, was fatally shot by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, 28, tweeted on August 9, that Brown was shot twice from behind and five times after he turned around and then dropped from the mortal wounds. Bruh tweeted the account and a photo of Officer Wilson holding his service weapon next to Brown's body.
On Friday, Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jacksin stated, that Brown allegedly was involved in a strong-arm robbery at a neighborhood convenience grocery store and had taken some cigars. Brown and some friends were walking in the middle of the street when they were confronted by Officer Wilson. Wilson was unaware Brown had been involved in the alleged robbery minutes earlier. A convenience surveillance video was released by police showing Brown shoving the store clerk during the robbery.
An attorney for the grocery store has confirmed, that the owner or an employee never called 911 and that Brown had paid for the cigars and left the rest on the counter. The owner of the store went to talk to Brown and he shoved the owner before he left the store. The police are making false allegations against Brown and Brown did not robbed the store as Ferguson Police Chief Jackson claims, according to the store's attorney.
The department is investigating the shooting incident. Brown was not armed at the time he was fatally shot by Wilson.
Since the shooting, peaceful protests have turned violent after police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at people and media. Tear gas was used by police to disperse protesters and rampant looting at business stores has been reported since August 9. 
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has sent about 40 agents to investigate the Brown shooting by Officer Wilson. One looter was reported shot on Saturday and more than five suspected looters have been arrested. Governor Jay Nixon (D) of Missouri ordered a night curfew for Ferguson residents.
The Ferguson Police Department has been accused of using excessive force on peaceful protesters. Most looters and those engaged in civil disobedience are said to be from surrounding cities taking advantage of the Brown killing.
On Sunday, a peaceful rally calling for justice for #MichaelBrown was organized at 3:00 p.m. by Brown's family and the Greater Grace Church in Ferguson condemning Brown's killing by Officer Wilson. Reverend Al Sharpton, Martin Luther King III and Captain Ron Johnson from the Missouri State Police spoked at the church gathering. Johnson told those attending that he will protect them and their right to protest and received a standing ovation.
Also on Sunday, the Department of Justice (DOJ) spokesperson, Brian Fallon has confirmed that an autopsy will be performed by the DOJ. The state autopsy was conducted last week and the DOJ will take it into account as well, according to Fallon.
On August 14, the Alpha Phi Alpha, Fraternity, Inc. sent a letter to the Austin A. Layne Mortuary,  Inc. that they will pay for the memorial and funeral services for Michael Brown, according to Wayne C. Harvey, the General Counsel for the Fraternity. 

Hernández, Esperanza Unida Peace Mural Artist Expected To Return $2,500

Reynaldo Hernández and Manuel "Manny" Pérez

Hernández has until Friday to return funds to Esperanza Unida, Inc.

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 17, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Sunday, Manuel "Manny" Pérez, the executive director of Esperanza Unida, Inc. when contacted by Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) confirmed, that Reynaldo Hernández, a local artist who was previously paid $2,500 to restore the non-profit organization's outdoor Peace mural and did no work was given until next Friday to return the funds. Pérez said, that the organization decided to cease any effort to restore the mural and that Hernández never did any work to restore the mural.
Pérez stated, "I talked to Reynaldo and gave him the opportunity to ethically return the money and told him that I was not authorizing any work on the mural for the remainder of the year or next year." Pérez added, I've told him that the full CMAC fund of $4,500 was returned to the city and the $2,500 paid to him from those funds, now needs to be returned to the Esperanza Unida general fund.
The City of Milwaukee Art Council (CMAC) gave Esperanza Unida a matching fund grant of $4,500 geared for the outdoor Peace mural restoration in 2011. But this year, the full CMAC fund was returned by Pérez after it was decided not to authorize any further work for the outdoor mural.
HNNUSA has attempted to contact Hernández for comment, but has not been successful after leaving a message regarding the fund on his Facebook account. 

Friday, August 15, 2014

Truck Rolls Over On S. 27 Street And Lands On Its Roof

No one reported injured after truck rolls over on busy street.

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 15, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - Police responded to a reported rollover just before 6:00 p.m. on S. 27th Street just South of Grange Ave. No one was reported injured, but victims were allowed to recover belongings before vehicle removed.
The street was temporarily closed to remove the rollover truck.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Casper, Former Mixtecas Milwaukee Motorcycle Club President Pulled From Life Support

Donald Lee Dutch

Family members decided to pull Dutch from life supports after he was declared brain-dead days after being involved in a collision by the northbound 16th Street Viaduct and W. Clybourn.

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 13, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Wednesday, life supports for Donald Lee Dutch, 42, aka, "Casper" were pulled just days after being critically injured in a motorcycle and vehicle involved accident on Sunday afternoon at the northbound 16th Street Viaduct and W. Clybourn Street. Dutch suffered brain trauma and cerebral hemorrhaging. He had been in coma since Sunday and it was later determined that he was brain-dead, according to family members. Dutch passed away peacefully at 1:30 a.m. on Thursday. Family, relatives and friends were allowed to say farewell to Dutch on Wednesday. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
A fundraiser for Dutch was held at a Southside local bar at the 3500 block of W. National Ave. on Wednesday. Dutch was a former chapter president of the Mixtecas Milwaukee Motorcycle Club. He is survived by family, relatives, five children and a girlfriend.
Casper on Sunday was heading northbound on the S. 16th Street Viaduct when a male driver around 5:30 p.m. who was driving westbound on W. Clybourn Street struck Casper. According to a video camera surveillance footage, Casper attempted to beat the changing green light and was speeding northbound when a vehicle going westbound on the just changed green light collided with Casper. A Marquette Public Safety officer was the first one to arrive at the scene. 
Lieutenant Mark Stanmeyer, the Milwaukee Police Department Public Relations Supervisor stated, "The crash remains under investigation and no determination on the cause has been made."
In the passing of Casper, James Sehrank, aka, "JJ" one of the co-founders of the Milwaukee Chapter of the Mixtecas stated, "From the beginning Casper was the Sergeant of Arms when we founded the club in 1998 in Milwaukee. He later became Vice-President and went on to become President of the motorcycle club for almost four years. He was also the Ambassador working as public relations with clubs. Casper was a diamond patch holder, who was responsible for the Milwaukee Mixtecas to receive the diamond patch. The patch holder is a member of good standing with the club. His famous quote "TCB" (Taking Care of Business). Milwaukee Mixtecas are considered brothers of the D.C. Eagles and Hells Lover. May he RIP for Ever."
In 1997, Casper joined the Milwaukee Latin American Motorcycle Association (LAMA) and became a full colors wearing member, according to Eduardo Velez, the former and first president of the Milwaukee LAMA chapter. Velez sent his condolences to his family.
Then, Casper in 1998 broke away from LAMA along with Juan Rivera and Eddie Alva who were also members of LAMA. Alva, as president and Casper as Sargeant of Arms started the first Mixtecas chapter in Milwaukee. Juan Rivera shortly afterwards began a Mixtecas Waukesha chapter. He now lives in Guanajuato, Mexico.
Daniel "Danny" Garcia, who also was one of the co-founders for the Mixtecas in Milwaukee and a former LAMA member later established the Mixtecas Wisconsin. Today, Garcia is one of two that are privileged Mixtecas members for serving more than 17-years in the motorcycle club. All Mixtecas must wear their club colors when riding a motorcycle and Garcia is one of few in Wisconsin that is exempt from that mandatory rule. The current Mixtecas Milwaukee chapter president is Richard Alva. Alva was another co-founder of the Milwaukee Mixtecas, he served as a Treasurer when the group started in 1998, according to Eddie Alva.
Velez also decided to break away from LAMA and went on to establish the Independent Riders of Milwaukee, a motorcycle riding group along with Joselito Velez and H. Nelson Goodson, also former LAMA members. Goodson became the first Milwaukee LAMA member to break away from the Chicago based LAMA group. Goodson, aka, "El JR" along with the late Carlos Medina, aka, "Two Tone" who also broke away from LAMA then began the Hispanic Knights of Milwaukee Motorcycle Club and later became the Hispanic Warriors MC. Goodson later left the Hispanic Warriors and joined the Velez brothers to establish the Independent Riders of Milwaukee in 1998.
Since then, the Independent Riders group had spread to Tallahassee and Orlando, Florida. Other riding groups throughout the U.S. have also been established using the Independent Riders name known for motorcycle enthusiasts riding free with no boundaries and not affiliated with motorcycle clubs or 1%'s. To become a motorcycle club wearing colors, prospective clubs would have to get approved by the Afro-American Motorcycle Club (MC) the Hell's Lovers or the Milwaukee Outlaws MC. Riding motorcycle enthusiasts wearing unique colors and are not MC's don't need to be approved to wear their colors. Many riding groups are welcome to participate at MC local events.

Update: A candle light vigil was held for Casper on Thursday at the 1600 block of W. Clybourn St. in Milwaukee.

Funeral services for Donald Lee Dutch, aka, "Casper" will be held on Friday, August 22, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Witkowiak Funeral Home, 529 W. Historic Mitchell Street, Milwaukee, WI.
Private internment after mass services (Cremation).

A funding raising page to raise $3K for funeral expenses for Casper was set up at following link:

Update: Video of biker brotherhood gathering at funeral service August 22, 2014, RIP Donald Lee Dutch, aka, Casper:

Cover-up At Milwaukee City Hall Over Esperanza Unida's Complaint Against Alderman Pérez?

José Pérez, Grant F. Langley and Manuel "Manny" Pérez

The Milwaukee City Attorney's Office and the Ethics Board refused to comply with an open records request to release an e-mail sent to the Board by Esperanza Unida, Inc. alleging an ethics complaint against Alderman José Pérez.

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 13, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Wednesday, Melanie Rutledge, the Assistant City Attorney confirmed that she and Grant F. Langley, the Milwaukee City Attorney are refusing to comply with an open records request to release an e-mail sent to the Ethics Board by Manuel "Manny" Pérez, the executive director of Esperanza Unida, Inc. alleging an ethics complaint against Alderman José G. Pérez. Rutledge stated, "I have spoken to Mr. Langley about your concerns as noted below.  This office has reviewed the initial public records request and the response of the Ethics Board.  The response is consistent with the applicable state statute and city ordinance.  The Ethics Board response letter explains the reasons for the denial. We agree that the law and the city ordinance allow non-disclosure under these circumstances."
Pérez confirmed that he sent the complaint against Alderman Pérez via e-mail about three or four months ago. Jessica Celella, the Staff Assistant at the City Clerks Office also had confirmed that the Ethics Board received Pérez complaint and cited that the open records request from Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) would not be granted and the Esperanza Unida ethics alleged complaint against Ald. Pérez would not be released. HNNUSA has learned that the Ethics Board failed to act on Pérez alleged complaint against Alderman Pérez simply because the initial complaint was not notarized. 
HNNUSA has also noted that the Ethics Board is located in the same office area where Aldermen (Common Council) have their offices, it sure would seem a conflict of interest and in this case a possible cover-up at City Hall?
HNNUSA has attempted numerous times to contact Alderman Pérez for comment on the Esperanza Unida complaint, but as usual Ald. Pérez shys away from comment. Allegations were raised that before Alderman Pérez was elected to office, he attempted numerous times to offer to buy the Esperanza Unida building at 611 W. National Ave. Pérez also attempted to get the Esperanza Board of Directors to force then executive director of Esperanza Unida, Robert Miranda to work with José Pérez who operated his private company. Miranda refused and Pérez was left out from an opportunity to buy the building for investors.
Since Alderman Pérez was elected, it seems that the Esperanza Unida building had more frequent visits by city inspectors than usual, a coincidence, who knows? But, the ethics complaint filed by Manuel Pérez could show some concerns about Ald. Pérez actions as a public elected official. Which, the Common Council President Michael J. Murphy had become aware of Ald. Pérez and Esperanza Unida's issue at hand.
HNNUSA had requested the Esperanza Unida ethics complaint from the Ethics Board, which is refusing to release it under the open records laws. 

Milwaukee Mexican Consulate To Open In Wisconsin

José de Jesús Cabrera Sandoval

The Mexican government has approved a Mexican Consulate in Milwaukee. 

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 13, 2014

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - On Tuesday, José de Jesús Cabrera Sandoval, 42, an advisor for the Institute for Mexicans Abroad confirmed to Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) that the Mexican government has decided to open a Milwaukee Mexican Consulate in Wisconsin. The new Mexican Consulate in Milwaukee will be independent from the Chicago Mexican Consulate on Ashland. Cabrera Sandoval says, that it will take between six to eight months to find a location in Milwaukee once a petition is signed by Eduardo Medina-Mora Icaza, Mexico's Ambassador to the U.S.; Dr. Sergio M. Alcocer Martínez de Castro, the Undersecretary of North America, Mexico's Secretariat of Foreign Relations; Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R). The U.S. State Department will get the petition and the Mexican Consulate will begin operating in Wisconsin, according to Cabrera Sandoval.
The Milwaukee Mexican Consulate (MMC) is expected to relieve the congestion that the Chicago Mexican Consulate (CMC) is experiencing per year. Mexican nationals seeking services (legal documents, passports, La Matricula ID and ect.) from the CMC have to make an appointment and might take weeks or months to be seen. The CMC is a major source for generating revenue for Mexico from services rendered to Mexican nationals in the tri-state area. After all expenses and payroll is paid out to staff, including consuls, the CMC has about $8M in profit left annually. Which, the Mexican government helps fund other less revenue generating consulates in the U.S.
Cabrera Sandoval, who was elected in September 2011 for a three year term (2012 - 2014) as an advisor for the Advisory Council (Consejo Consultivo) to the Institute for Mexicans Abroad (Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior, IME) had campaigned and vowed that he would work to open a Mexican Consulate in Wisconsin. Cabrera Sandoval has accomplished in his term what others before him had attempted to do for more than 40 years, since the Mexican community began to advocate for a consulate in Milwaukee. 

Zamarripa Defeats Manriquez For Democratic Nomination In The 8th Assembly District

JoCasta Zamarripa confirmed her win among supporters during her victory party at the South Side Tres Hermanos Restaurant.

Democratic incumbent State Representative Zamarripa facing challenger, Republican Synowicz in the November General Election.

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 13, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Tuesday, incumbent State Representative JoCasta Zamarripa defeated challenger Laura Manriquez for the Democratic nomination to run against Republican Vincent Synowicz in the November 4 General Election. Zamarripa received 62% (619 votes) and Manriquez got (38%) 378 votes on Tuesday. Manriquez became ill at the initial of the primary campaign and didn't do much campaigning other than posting comments to get out the vote on her Facebook account. 
Zamarripa at her victory party said, that the primary election actually increased the Hispanic vote in the 8th Assembly District by 24% compared to the 2012 election. She vowed to continue her quest to introduce legislation for undocumented immigrant driver's licenses and in-state tuition for Wisconsin DREAMers.
In the November election, Zamarripa, a Democrat will face Synowicz, 18, who is running as a Republican in a predominantly Democratic district.

In other Primary races:

● Incumbent Democrat Milwaukee County Sheriff David E. Clark Jr. (52% of the vote) defeated challenger Chris Moews (49% of the vote). Clarke Jr. will face Independent challenger Angela Walker in November. 

● Incumbent U.S. District 4 Congresswoman Gwen Moore (70% of the vote) defeated Gary George (30%) for the Democratic nomination. Moore will face Republican Dan Sebring in November. 

● Democratic challenger Mary Burke will face incumbent Republican Governor Scott Walker in November.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

42-year-old Milwaukee Motorcyclist Critically Injury In Accident

Donald Lee Dutch

Dutch who was riding a motorcycle was critically injured in a collision involving a vehicle.

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 10, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Sunday, police responded around 5:30 p.m. to the 1600 block of W. Clybourn St. to investigate a motorcycle and vehicle involved collision. The motorcycle rider was identified as Donald Lee Dutch, aka, "Casper," 42, of Milwaukee who suffered brain trauma and cerebral hemorrhaging. He remains in critical condition. Dutch was not wearing a helmet.
Dutch was taken to Froedtert Hospital and is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), according to family members.
Police haven't released any information about the condition of the driver of the vehicle. Dutch's motorcycle was totalled and the vehicle received intensive front end damage.

Mermaid Allegedly Found In Mexican Pajapan Beach Man Created

Joel Harlow with created Mermaid

Mermaid was created 2011 for Pirates of the Caribbean movie and recently used to promote upcoming sequel. 

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 10, 2014

Veracruz, Mexico - The alleged Mermaid said to be found at the Pajapan Beach in Southern state of Veracruz turned out to be a mere prop from the movie Pirates of the Caribbean "On Stranger Tides" filmed in 2011. The prop was created by Joel Harlow for the movie filmed in the region.
Recently, photos of Harlow's created Mermaid began to circulate claiming that it was a real Mermaid that had washed up on the Mexican beach. But soon afterwards, it was learned that it was just a movie prop that someone or promotional agency attempted to pass it off as the real thing to promote the upcoming sequel. The photos of the Mermaid went viral on the Internet. 
The cheap hoax was just to promote the next saga of the Pirates of the Caribbean "Dead Man Tells No Tales" movie expected out on 2017.

Miranda To Plea Guilty For Making False Statements To Get City Matching Art Funding

Robert F. Miranda

Miranda is expected to enter a guilty plea for making false statements and obstructing an officer during an art funding investigation looking into allegations of taking city funds without having a matching fund as required.

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 10, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - Robert F. Miranda, 52, the former executive director of Esperanza Unida, Inc. and current editor of the Milwaukee Spanish Journal is expected to enter a guilty plea in November after an adjournment of his case on August 7. Court records indicate that Miranda will enter a guilty plea in return for a plea agreement deal on November 5, his next scheduled plea and sentencing hearing.
In April, Miranda was charged with a misdemeanor for resisting or obstructing an officer during an investigation. He posted a signature bond of $250. If convicted, Miranda is facing up to nine months in jail and $10,000 in fines. 
Miranda is accused of making false statements concerning a matching fund from the CMAC, which agreed to grant $4,500 geared for a mural repair in 2011, if Miranda would provide another $5,000. Miranda claimed he had a matching fund and the CMAC released their funding. It was later discovered that Miranda didn't have a matching fund until months later, according to the criminal complaint.
Miranda says, that Reynaldo Hernández, the artist that painted the Esperanza Unida mural was paid $2,500 from the city art funding and never returned the money for work never done. Miranda told Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) that Hernández should return that money to the organization.
Manuel "Manny" Pérez, the current executive director of Esperanza Unida, Inc. also confirmed that Hernández was paid $2,500 and to this date hasn't seen anything that the artist has done to the building outdoor mural to keep the funding. Hernández should as an ethical stand strongly consider returning the money, according to Pérez.
HNNUSA has attempted to reach Hernández for comment. If Hernández does response, an update will be added to the article.
Pérez previously confirmed, that a $4,500 check was sent to the City Attorney's Office to resolve the issue concerning Miranda's prior request to get city art funds to recondition a mural without actually having a matching fund.
Pérez also stated, that Esperanza Unida could not account for $700,000 of loans that were granted by several banks to prior administrations. There is no record of what happened to the funds and the feds had been notified of the discrepancy of funds, according to Pérez.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Mexico's Health Secretariat Minimizes Panic Over First Ebola Case In The Country

Reports that a UNAM 22-year-old Mexican national student returning from Africa had gotten sick from what appeared to be the Ebola deadly virus.

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 7, 2014

Mexico - On Thursday, the first Ebola case in Mexico was first reported by Novatimes. According to the Novatimes, José Antonio Gonzáles Figueroa, 22, is the first suspected case in Mexico of the Ebola outbreak. Figueroa apparently was quarantined since, August 2 after he went a local hospital with signs of vomiting, fever and diarrhea. Figueroa had arrived from a African country and was sick.
Mexico's Secretariat of Health and Epidemic Control spokesperson, Doctor Cuitláhauc Ruiz Matus on Thursday denied that any case of Ebola outbreak has been officially confirmed or reported. But, Figueroa is the first suspected Ebola case, according to news reports that went viral.
In the U.S., multiple Ebola infected victims have been quarantined in the country after the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) transported an unconfirmed number of infected victims from Africa,  including a doctor to a undisclosed health center in the country. The CDCP has declined to release the number of Ebola victims already in the country. 
Many fear, that the Ebola virus could eventually spread in the U.S. and if the Ebloa case is actually confirmed in Mexico, the Ebola virus will most likely spread quickly to the U.S. and throughout other countries.
There is no known cure for the deadly Ebola.

Funeral Services Held For 35-year-old Homicide Victim Found At Bay View Alley

Roche's body was found shot in an alley and police continue the homicide investigation.

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 7, 2014

Bay View, WI - Police are investigating the homicide of Damien M. Roche, 35, of Cudahy whose body was found by a Bay View resident around 11:30 a.m. on Friday at the 300 block E. Burdick Ave., according to homicide investigators. Roche is believed to have been killed at another location and then his body was disposed off in the alley.
The body showed signs that Roche was fatally shot, according to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office. 
Funeral services for Roche were held on Thursday. He is survived by a daughter and wife.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

10th Annual Southside National Night Out Celebrated At Milwaukee County Kosciuszko Park

Neighborhood residents and local children gathered at Kosciuszko Park with local and county law enforcement and firefigthers departments to help celebrate the 10th Annual National Night Out event.

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 6, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Tuesday, more than 1,700 hundred residents and children, including local and county law enforcement agencies and the fire department gathered at Kosciuszko Park to celebrate it's 10th Annual National Night Out at the Milwaukee County Southside park. Milwaukee County Supervisor Peggy Romo West who represents most of the Latino community said during the opening ceremony, that she remembered when recently retired Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department Captain Sylvia Rodríguez was the brainchild of the event along with West. Since then, the Southside National Night Out has been a huge event where hundreds of local residents get to spent an afternoon with police, Milwaukee County deputies and other law enforcement officials including members from the fire department and Bell ambulance.
West also stated, that it is a collective partnership between police, the sheriff's department that makes the event a success and the neighborhood safer. She pointed out, that last year a lot of the mainstream media covered the event after a shooting took place near South 17 Street and W. Lincoln Ave. Law enforcement officials were criticized by the media because an armed robbery shooting occurred close by. West explained, a family that attended last year's event notified her about a known shooting suspect when they saw a news report. West called police and gave them the information that the daughter of a woman recognized one of the suspects who lived upstairs from her. Police were able the arrest the suspect on the same day of last year's National Night Out. She gave credit to the event, which allows neighborhood residents to meet their local police, while developing trust and a partnership to fight crime in the area, according to West.
Complimentary white t-shirts, food and beverages were given out to those attending. A live band, Spanglish and D.J. Ramzilla Monk provided the entertainment. 
This year, kids went to each law enforcement officer to get their t-shirts signed and who ever received the most signatures received a gift from one of the sponsors. 
State Representative JoCasta Zamarripa (D-Milw.), Alderman José Pérez,  Milwaukee Police 2nd District Station Captain Alfonso Morales, Milwaukee County Sheriff David E. Clarke Jr. and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett were present at the event.
Food and beverages including t-shirts were provided by sponsors and community organizations. The event was hosted by Milwaukee County Supervisor West and the National Night Out Committee. 
National Night Out is an event that allows law enforcement and local residents to take back the streets from criminals. The event takes place in communities around the country during the week.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Steven Zelich Charged With The Gamez Murder And Hiding A Corpse In Kenosha County

Zelich charged for killing Gamez in late 2012 or early 2013 in Kenosha County after engaging in BDSM sex acts.

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 5, 2014

Kenosha, Wisconsin - On Tuesday, Steven Mark Zelich, 52, from West Allis, Wisconsin was charged with first-degree intentional homicide and hiding the corpse of Jenny Gamez, 21, of Oakridge, Oregon. Zelich admitted that he killed Gamez in late 2012 or early 2013 at a Kenosha County hotel while engaging in BDSM sex acts. Bond for Zelich was set at $2M. Gamez was reported missing from Oregon in 2012 by her family.
Zelich told homicide investigators that he killed Gamez in late 2012 or early 2013 in Kenosha County, but wouldn't identified her. Zelich had been engaging in BDSM sex (BD) Bondage and Dominance, (SM) Sadism and Masochism with Gamez. 
Zelich kept Gamez's body for about a year at his West Allis apartment,  according to the criminal complaint.
Zelich, is former West Allis Police Officer who resigned from his job and then worked as a security guard. He is also facing a homicide charge in Minnesota for the murder of Laura Jean Simonson, 37, from Farmington, Minnesota. Zelich also admitted to Rochester police in Minnesota that he killed Simonson, 37, on November 2, 2013 at a local Rochester hotel. He then hid the body in his vehicle and left to Wisconsin. 
He kept the bodies of Gamez and Simonson and later discarded them inside several suitcases. Police have also confirmed the bodies were intact and not dismembered as previously reported. The bodies were discovered on the side of a rural road on June 5, 2014 near the Town of Geneva, Wisconsin.
Simonson's body still had a sex gagging mouth ball tied to her mouth and believed to have been strangled during BDSM sex. Gamez body had her hands tied behind her back and both bodies had been in a decomposing stage when they were found in several suitcases in Walworth County, according to police.
Zelich had been charged in June with two felony counts of hiding a corpse and a $1M cash bail was set during a bond hearing in Walworth County.
Zelich had used Collarspace with the name "Mr. Hancuffs" to promote his desire to have sex with submissive women who enjoy BDSM sex and liked to be tortured, placed on a cage, handcuffed and used as sex slaves.
In 2001, Zelich was given the option to resign from the West Allis Police Department after a naked prostitute ran into the street in handcuffs from his apartment. He was facing a misconduct disciplinary charge from the department, but after he resigned the charged was dismissed.
Zelich then went to work at Johnson s Control in Glendale as a security guard contracted by Securitas Security Services USA. He was hired by the security agency in 2007 and has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the criminal charges.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

First Annual Customized Vehicle Exhibition And Family Picnic Held At Milwaukee County Wilson Park

Car and vehicle enthusiasts around the tri-state region gathered at Wilson Park in Milwaukee for their 1st Annual Lows Picnic in Southeastern Wisconsin.

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 3, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Sunday, more than 153 car and vehicle enthusiasts gathered at Milwaukee County Wilson Park to exhibit their customized vehicles, motorcycles, Lowrider bicycles and hold their first annual picnic. More than ten vehicle enthusiast groups sponsored the event and was opened to the public to check out their unique customized vehicles.
Ricardo Hernández,  Vice-President of the Good Times Car Club said, that it was a multi-group effort to organize the event and had received a large response by other groups as well to participate. Groups from Milwaukee, Illinois and Indiana participated in the one-day picnic event.
Some of the groups indicated, that they won't participate at the three-day annual Mexican Fiesta 2014 this month as they usually do. The reason, last year Rafael Hernández,  a member of the Good Times Car Club was escorted out of the event for just having body art on his face. Hernández was banned from the three-day Fiesta event by police and organizers, despite doing nothing wrong at Fiesta other than having body art. 
Last September, Mexican Fiesta 2013 organizers confirmed that this year certain body art will be prohibited and those festivalgoers caught with tattoos will be banned or kicked out from the event. Mexican Fiesta is sponsored by the Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation, Incorp. (WHSF). Their projected message, not everyone from their Latino, White, Native American and Black communities are welcome to their event, if they have tattoos not suitable for the family orientated festival. Most Latinos in the Southside community wear tattoos to portray cultural tradition, art and lifestyle. 
No cash refunds were given last year to those innocent victims that were profiled by Milwaukee Police Officer Alexander Ayala, president of the Latino Peace Officers Association (LPOA-Milwaukee chapter) who does voluntary security for Mexican Fiesta and the Milwaukee Police Department who used their "Intelligence Center" for non-criminal activity to profile suspected past, present and future gang members, according to Ayala. Most likely, victims profiled, targeted and kicked out from Fiesta this late August for having undesirable tattoos, won't even get refunds either. 
Mexican Fiesta is held at the Summerfest grounds, which Milwaukee World Festival, Incorporated rents the grounds to Fiesta and other ethnic festivals. Mexican Fiesta is the only festival at Summerfest that discriminates against people who wear tattoos. World Festival rents the grounds from the City of Milwaukee. Today, Mayor Tom Barrett, Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn and the Milwaukee Common Council seem to support Mexican Fiesta's discriminatory policy against tattoos, because they haven't publicly addressed the issue. Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) has informed Barrett, Flynn and the Milwaukee Common Council of the discriminatory tattoos policy that Mexican Fiesta will continue to enforce. Mexican Fiesta has not released any information since September, if they will stop discriminating against their own community for wearing certain tattoos. 
Last year, the Milwaukee Police Department issued a statement to Telemundo Wisconsin indicating, that they work with Mexican Fiesta to enforce their policy to discriminate for security reasons. What a disgrace and blatant discriminatory practices by both the Milwaukee Police Department under Chief Flynn, Mexican Fiesta, and the WHSF Board of Directors.

The current Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation, Inc. (WHSF) Board of Directors who operate the annual Mexican Fiesta are;

● Antonio Guajardo Jr. (President)
● Gregorio Montoto (1st Vice President)
● Ricardo Ruiz (2nd Vice President)
● Arturo Martinez (Secretary)
● Ernesto Baca (Treasurer)
● Teresa Mercado (Executive Director)
● Ray Bacalzo
● Frank Gonzales
● Woody Welch
● Marjorie Cervera
● Oscar Cervera
● Julio Maldonado
● Luis Gonzalez
● Julio Guix
● Lupe Martinez
● Ruben Burgos
● Jason Hyland
● Diana Moreno
● Asael Ruiz
● Darryl Morin

WI LOWs 1st Annual Picnic 2014; hopping vehicles video courtesy of Jo Ann (FB):

News video in Spanish about kicking people out of Mexican Fiesta 2013 at link:

Saturday, August 2, 2014

LULAC Defendants Filed NY TRO Case In Federal Court

Margaret Moran, Luis Vera Jr. and Manuel Escobar

Defendants Margaret Moran, the former National LULAC President, Manuel Escobar and Luis Vera Jr. had their attorneys sent out notices of removal to Plaintiffs and judge in an attempt to move a NY TRO hearing to a federal court.

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 2, 2014

New York, New York - On Friday, attorneys representing Margaret Moran, the former National LULAC President, Luis Vera Jr., and her legal advisor Manuel Escobar, including the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) sent out notices for removal indicating that they have filed a NY TRO case in the United States District Court for the Southern State of New York. They also notified Judge John A. Barone, for the Bronx County State Supreme Court that they will not appear for a scheduled TRO court hearing on August 4. Judge Barone issued a temporary TRO against Moran, Escobar and Vera Jr. preventing them from using rules to influence a LULAC National election. Moran and Vera Jr. decided to postpone the national election after they noticed that their candidate Roger Rocha Jr. from Laredo, Texas who was running for LULAC National President didn't have enough delegate votes to defeat Maggie Rivera, from Crystal Lake, Illinois for the 2014 LULAC presidency. She received 60% of the registered delegate vote. It was the first time in LULAC's 85th year history that the national elections were briefly postpone. 
The delegates at the 85th LULAC National Convention in New York City reconvene the Assembly, despite Vera Jr.'s attempt to postpone the election and elect Rivera as LULAC National President. Rivera became the first Hispanic woman from the Midwest to get elected LULAC National President breaking the traditional control of the organization's presidency by Mexican-Americans from Texas.
Moran and three other LULAC members have continued in control of the LULAC organization, despite that they can no longer hold those positions because they have expired their four one-year terms, according to the LULAC National Constitution and By-laws.
A federal court judge would have to decide, if the court will hear the NY TRO by Judge Barone. The federal judge will probably rule, that the case hasn't been exhausted in the state supreme court and will likely deny a hearing to the defendants.
The attorneys for Moran, Escobar and Vera Jr. notified Judge Barone that they will not be present at the August 4, NY TRO hearing to determine, if the defendants violated the TRO. 
Eduardo LaGuerre, the NY State LULAC Director filed a TRO on July 11 to keep the Defendants from attempting to influence the National LULAC elections. Moran and other National Board members have been accused of fraud, corruption and manipulating to suppress national board elections.
A second TRO was filed by the Defendants Rosa Rosales and Elia Mendoza against the Plaintiff Eduardo LaGuerre in Bexar County Texas. The TRO prevents the newly elected LULAC National President, Maggie Rivera from taking office and disseminating information to LULAC members nationally about her election, including the results from the 85th LULAC National Convention elections in New York City on July 12, 2014. The Texas TRO hearing has been rescheduled for August 15, according to court records.