Saturday, January 31, 2015

Deputy's Girlfriend Vehicle Carjacked At Southside Speedway Gas Station

Two suspects sought in carjacking from Southside.

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

January 31, 2015

Milwaukee, WI - On Saturday, police were called to the 900 block of West Greenfield Ave. after two male suspects carjacked a Toyota in the morning hours.
According to police, the two suspects pulled the woman from the vehicle and fled from the scene. The victim was at the Speedway gas station and surveillance video footage is being reviewed.
The victim was reported to be the girlfriend of a Milwaukee County Sheriff Deputy. She was shaken up, but is dealing with the ordeal.

Kenji Goto, Latest Japanese National Beheaded By ISIS

Photos released from an ISIS video shows that another Japanese national has been beheaded.

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

January 31, 2015

Syria - On Saturday, ISIS released a video showing that Kenji Goto, a Japanese national and a freelance journalist has been beheaded. Photos of Goto's cold blooded execution appeared on Twitter and other social media sites. Goto's executioner is believed to be Muhammed Emwazi, aka, "Jihadi John."
Goto had gone to Syria in the hope to help another Japanese national, Haruna Yukawa from getting executed, but was unsuccessful. Yukawa was beheaded. Goto himself was taken by terrorists. 
ISIS killing of both Yukawa, 42, and Goto has now forced Japan to join the international community against the terrorists. Japan did not give in to the $200 million demand to free both hostages. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed to bring justice for the Japanese hostages killed by the terrorists. ISIS terrorists have marked the start of their end by executing neutral nationals from various countries forcing those nations to join the international armed forces, including the U.S. and United Kingdom's campaign to demise the terrorists.
More bombings are expected against ISIS strongholds in Syria.

Editors note: Update ISIS Jihadi John identified as Muhammed Emwazi born in Kuwait, raised in London, who beheaded Foley, Sotloff, Haines, Goto and 22 Syrian soldiers, the Washington Post reported on February 25, 2015.

Traffic Violation Stop Yield $6.75M Of Cocaine In Chicago

Police in the Northwest side of Chicago pulled over driver for not using a turn signal and discovered 119 pounds of cocaine in several suitcases.

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

January 31, 2015

Chicago, Illinois - On Friday, Juan Roberto Vázquez, 28, was taken into custody around 2:30 p.m. after a traffic violation led to a discovery of 119 pounds of cocaine worth at least $6.75M, according to Chicago police. Vázquez was seen loading several suitcases into a vehicle by police and then drove away. He failed to make a turn signal and was stopped by police.
Vázquez was taken into custody after he failed to show a driver's license and didn't have insurance for the vehicle. Police checked both suitcases and found 54 bricks of cocaine when tested.
Vázquez  was charged with one felony count for possession of a control substance, one misdemeanor count for no driver's license and cited for no insurance and failing to make a turn signal when turning.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Huyke, The Conquistador Newspaper Publisher Strongly Considering To Drop HCCW Membership

Who's Who in the Latino community claimed the HCCW continues to be a "Sell Out."

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

January 30, 2015

Milwaukee, WI - Since last Saturday, many members of the Latino community have stepped up on Facebook to claim that the local Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin (HCCW) has always been known to "Sell Out" the Latino community for profit. The "Sell Out" label was first bestowed on the HCCW when it was headed by Maria Monreal-Cameron, the former executive director/President of the HCCW who retired and now has followed Jorge Franco, the new CEO, Chairman and President of the HCCW. The latest business contract between the HCCW and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ignited another allegation that Franco is following the legacy of Monreal-Cameron in selling out the Latino business community and even its own membership like El Conquistador Newspaper. 
On Saturday, Victor Huyke, the publisher of El Conquistador Newspaper accused the HCCW of not working with fellow Latino businesses that are members of the same organization. The HCCW had announced that Visión, an upcoming newspaper would be published by its new partner, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (MJS) during the 25th HCCW Annual Banquet. 
Huyke was led to believe that he was betrayed by the HCCW, according to numerous postings and comments supporting his newspaper. Apparently, the HCCW didn't announce a contract bid to its own business memberships, including Latino businesses. 
In October 27, 2004, radio host Mark Belling made a racial and derogatory slur calling Latino community voters "Wetbacks" for potential voter fraud. He was suspended for about a week from his Clear Channel, Inc. WISN radio program after the Latino community protested. Monreal-Cameron from the HCCW and other members of the community represented some of the protesters and Monreal-Cameron was able to get Clear Channel to provide a radio spot for Perfecto Rivera, a member of the HCCW and give a donation to their conference and billboard advertising too. Many members of the community realized that Belling could have been forced to get fired, but the HCCW received credit for neutralizing the protests and they just faded away until now when Robert Miranda, the Editor of the Wisconsin Spanish Journal rehashed the Belling racial slur and the HCCW selling out in 2004.
One question that no one has been asking today is, how much business relocation has the HCCW attracted to the Southside, especially new development, small business growth including grand openings and job growth can the HCCW take credit for?, probably not much. The HCCW is currently facing a budget deficit and Franco is working to keep the HCCW afloat, according to its members.
A local business owner on César E. Chávez Drive has even accused Franco of possibly responsible for the Forest Home Library not locating to the 1100 block of Chávez Drive. Last month, the Milwaukee Library Board of Trustees Committee decided to relocate the Forest Home Library to the Hills Building at the 900 block of W. Historic Mitchell St. Milwaukee's Southside and the city would have been on the national scene, if the city would have picked a major development project on Chávez Drive and possibly creating the César E. Chávez Drive Library instead of a remodeling project on W. Historic Mitchell Street.
Franco has not released any statement regarding the Conquistador Newspaper, HCCW and MJS debacle. HNNUSA has attempted to reach Franco for comment, but was unsuccessful.
Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) contacted Huyke on Friday and confirmed that he is strongly considering to drop his membership with the HCCW and decided not to publish his discontent statement against the HCCW. But will keep his HCCW discontent statement on FB. Huyke implied that he is moving on. One thing for sure, Huyke has survived despite facing many obstacles including the current Visión newspaper HCCW issue and will continue to do so after 16 years of weekly publishing service to the Hispanic community.

The listed HCCW Board officers and members are:

Chairman, President & CEO: Jorge Franco

Vice Chair: Thomas Mason - Thomas A. Mason Co. Inc.

Treasurer: Frank Becerra - BITS & Associates LLC

Secretary: Dimas Ocampo - RC Insurance Services Inc

● Joaquin J. Altoro
Town Bank

● Tony Arteaga
Arteaga Construction Inc.

● Frank Becerra
BITS & Associates LLC

● Antonio Chavez

● Brian Ganos
Sonag Hispanic-Owned Companies

● Perfecto Rivera

● The Honorable Alberto R. Gonzales
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP

● Thomas A. Mason
Thomas A. Mason Co. Inc.

● Roberto Monteagudo DDS
Wisconsin Smiles

● Dimas Ocampo
RC Insurance Services Inc.

● Attorney Peter Ramirez
Von Briesen & Roper SC

● Aaron Rudberg
Robert W. Baird & Co – Private Equity

● Eric S. Serrano
Strategic Employee Benefit Services

Here are just a few posted comments from Facebook (FB).

Olivia Villareal, one of the owners of El Rey Grocery Stores posted, "This would NOT be first time Mr Franco kicked a Hispanic business or Hispanic organization in the teeth! Ask him why he made the Cesar E Chavez library NOT HAPPENED ON Cesar E Chavez Drive?...El Rey is tired of lip service and no positive action from this organization for us Hispanic businesses but they're the first to put out their hand for donations!"

Julio Maldonado, the César E. Chávez Drive BID executive posted, "I actually said the same thing to my wife while at the banquet, wow another Aqui! Then again, this move from Franco, is not surprising to me. The only business that is gained from the HCCW is that from the board themselves!...maybe it's time to revive Hispanic Entrepreneurs of Wisconsin! He did ask me this last summer "why don't we merge"? I laughed, as I read right through that.... He wanted our membership numbers and to say they "actually" help out small businesses! What a joke!" (Maldonado has since removed his comment from FB.)

Becky Quesada works at MATC, "Hispanic Chamber of commerce hasn't changed. Still a backstabber."

Raul Huertas, "It is nothing new, the what we should call left wing Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, always will contribute tho the growth of the anglos and African American business, they till this day treat us as illegals, that's why HEW was born, to REPRESENT AND EMPOWER LATINO BASE BUSINESS, wen I operate it, the chamber look at us as their biggest threat, and Gorge Franco?, what I think, he is just living on Maria's legacy, this events make me so sick that I even contemplating to revive HEW and show the chamber what the real LATINOS can do for their COMMUNITY, by not selling our self to the highest bidder...To all those that you don't know what HEW stands for, it means HISPANIC ENTREPRENEURS OF WISCONSIN, we were the real deal."

Graciela Hernández is a SOC Board member and business owner, "...I guess any collaboration with the hcc will have to be trademark so they don't steal it like always. As a business owner hcc was of no help to me on the contrary they discourage my business. I know they are only in it for the $$$. We need to establish a true Hispanic Chamber one that is for the hispanic community not one that sells our community for the highest bid..."

Cheri LaLoca González, "The only benefit i see is that it could be in english. Being a non-spanish speaking latina there is alot ive missed however they should use an hispanic business rather than non. I feel they sold out, not sending a good message of support to our youth."

Sylvia Ortiz is a former Milwaukee County Supervisor candidate, "Not supprised with the actions of the chamber. What the chamber did was wrong. Firstly it was your idea in the first place and to partner with non hispanic busineess when we have the el conquistador which has been here, on so many different levels, for the community. I SAY BOYCOTT. They probably figured that you would take it lying down. Smf.. They are out of touch with the hispanic community and have been for years.....I for one will not pick it up...Unfortunately to you really can't blame the milwaukee journal sentinel the chamber had always represented that they speak for the whole hispanic community."

Alan Eisenburg is the Editor of El Conquistador, "double cross...Hisp Chamber must be disbanded"

Update: On Friday, Victor Huyke only published a brief version of his Facebook statement to "thank everyone that has extended their support and kind words." He didn't explained, why the thank you notice was printed on his publication and I'm sure everyone coming upon his statement on page 5 are wondering, what is he referring too? Huyke's latest thank you notice indicates a deal might have been struck to neutralize Huyke's previous discontent with the HCCW and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's debacle and latest scandal.
Robert Miranda from the Wisconsin Spanish Journal when contacted by Hispanic News Network U.S.A. stated, "whatever arraignment was made between HCCW and the Conquistador, Huyke at least thanked the community for getting him what he wanted. SMH"

New Trial Ordered For Get Away Driver Involved In Four Lakewood Cop Homicides

Get away driver facing new trial in the murder of four Lakewood police officers in 2009.

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

January 30, 2015

Tacoma, Washington -  Darcus Dewayne Allen, 43, or Dorcus Allen, the get away driver allegedly involved in the murders of four Lakewood police officers on November 2009 who was convicted as an accomplice in May 2011 for four counts of first-degree of murder and sentenced to 420 years in prison will get a new trial, the Washington State Supreme Court (WSSC) ruled on January 15. Allen was charged for driving Maurice Clemmons, 37, to the Parkland coffee shop on November 29, 2009 where Clemmons allegedly walked into the shop and fatally shot four Lakewood Police Officers, Greg Richards, 42, Sgt. Mark Renninger, 39, Tina Griswold, 40, and Ronald Owens, 37, while they were inside. 
Clemmons and Allen the accused get away driver then fled the scene. Clemmons was killed two days later by a Seattle police officer.
Clemmons had bragged that he wanted to kill some police officers and Allen knew and drove Clemmons to the coffee shop, according to the criminal complaint.
The WSSC in a 26-page opinion ruled that the Pierce County deputy prosecutor during Allen's trial engaged in "prejudicial misconduct" that influence a jury by repeatedly misstating the law describing how a defendant must have prior knowledge of a crime to be committed in order to be convicted by a jury and ordered a new trial. The Pierce County prosecutor's office maintains that Allen was convicted on evidence and are confident Allen will be convicted once again. A new trial for Allen will be scheduled in 60 days.

Allen's 26-page ruling at link (PDF):

Thursday, January 29, 2015

7 Dead And 66 Reported Injured After Gas Explosion Rips Mexican Infant Hospital Apart

At least 7 dead including four infants have been reported after gas explosion in Mexico, D.F.

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

January 29, 2015

Mexico, D.F. - On Thursday, Mexican authorities have reported that 66 people, including infants were injured after a gas explosion ripped apart the Infant Maternity Hospital in Cuajimalpa. Medical rescue workers indicated that at least seven victims have died including four infants.
The hospital staff reported a gas leak before 6:45 a.m. and fire rescue units arrived at the scene. A half hour later around 7:10 a.m., an explosion occurred and was captured on a cell phone video by a spectator on the street.
Apparently, a gas truck from Gas Express Nieto was filling the gas system and a hose connector began to leak, which ignited and the gas exploded destroying about 70% of the hospital, according to Miguel Ángel Mancera, the Governor of Mexico, D.F.
Rescue workers throughout the day have been removing debris to locate possible missing, injured and surviving victims, according to Mancera.
Armando Ahued, the Health Secretary has confirmed that 21 of the 66 injured were infants, which seven are in critical condition, also seven adults were reported in critical condition as well.
Another version, a gas pipe was being repaired when a leak was detected, but someone connected a heater close to the gas leak and sparked an explosion. 18 victims are listed as critical condition and some might not survive, according to authorities. The dead count could increase. 
According to neighbors, police blocked the streets and access to the hospital scene and kept news media away for a while until word began to spread around the neighborhood. People began to arrive at the scene looking for relatives. The hospital has a 35 bed capacity and more than 100 people and staff were at the hospital facility when the gas ignited causing kaos.
People are criticizing the fire rescue units of not evacuating the hospital in time before the explosion occurred.

Miranda Speaks Out About El Conquistador Newspaper And The HCCW Debacle

Robert Miranda is the former Esperanza Unida, Inc. Executive Director and is the current Editor of the Wisconsin Spanish Journal in Milwaukee.

Posted by H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

January 29, 2015

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday, Robert Miranda, the Editor of the Wisconsin Spanish Journal (WSJ) released the following article as a courtesy from both Miranda and the WSJ for Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) to share with the community at large. On Sunday, the HNNUSA published an article about a controversial issue involving both El Conquistador Newspaper, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin (HCCW) and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that also involved a third party, Miranda.
The latest WSJ newspaper will be distributed for this week and will feature Miranda's article about El Conquistador Newspaper and the HCCW controversy.
For the full HNNUSA article go to following link: Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin Announced Partnership With The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel To Publish Visión

The following article was released by Robert Miranda and the Wisconsin Spanish Journal.

Support HCCW? Group That Got Mark "Bigot" Belling off the Hook.

By Robert Miranda, Editor Wisconsin Spanish Journal 

January 28, 2015

This past weekend the Highspanic Chamber of Commerce (HCCW) held its 25th Annual Awards Banquet at the Potawatomi Hotel and Casino.  The love-us-fest showcased Governor Scott Walker's award and a host of pompous débutant Highspanic wanna-bees. 
The sweet smell of cheap perfume marinated the overflowing audience in an ambiance of pretentious hellos amidst the dull glow of imitation jewelry.  But the evening of self-appreciation and fake greetings did not go by without a hitch. Indeed, the night's event carried on into the following day after Jorge (or is it George) Franco, the President and CEO of HCCW, announced his partnership with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to create "Visión," another attempt by the Hispanic group to establish a Latino publication focused on the Highspanic community and Latte Latino owned businesses—not to mention covering the presidential aspirations of Governor Scott Walker.

However, while everyone sat star-struck at the news, Franco's announcement was not at all received well by Victor Huyke, publisher of the Conquistador, a Latino owned business and member of the HCCW. By the way, in 1999 the HCCW award Huyke HCCW Business of the Year (so much for that honor).
Anyway, the local blog, Hispanic News Network U.S.A. reports that Huyke was so pissed off about the news he went right to his Facebook page and posted some rather choice words against the HCCW.  Huyke commented, "My staff and I were in shock as he (Franco) said this. When he finished speaking, we loudly left the event, letting everyone around us know our discontent."  UY QUE MALO! NO MUERDES. 
The Hispanic News Network U.S.A. blog also reports that after Huyke gave his rant, a chorus of his supporters chimed in including: Jessica McBribe, a journalist who posted: "I would think the 'Hispanic Chamber of Commerce' would support Hispanic-owned businesses, not help non-Hispanic businesses compete against them. That's pretty shocking, really."
Julio Maldonado of the César E. Chávez Drive BID also quipped and posted: "I actually said the same thing to my wife while at the banquet, wow another Aqui! Then again, this move from Franco is not surprising to me. The only business that is gained from the HCCW is that from the board themselves! Maybe it's time to revive Hispanic Entrepreneurs of Wisconsin. He did ask me this last summer: "Why don't we merge?" I laughed, as I read right through that…. He wanted our membership numbers and to say they "actually" help out small businesses! What a joke!"
Such disdain for this Hispanic leader of a Hispanic organization. 
Hmmm…Why are Huyke and his supporters attacking Hispanics?  Now that I think about it, Victor Huyke and some of his supporters would say that about me in my writings. Oh! I get it. Only Huyke and his supporters can attack other Hispanics. 
Well, that being said, HCCW did not react much to what Huyke had to say, which has always been the play of the HCCW whenever they acted in their own best interest.


Like when HCCW sold out our community to Clear Channel Inc. after WISN 1130 radio ultra conservative blowhard Mark "Bigot" Belling slurred our community on air calling our people a bunch of "WETBACKS." 
After weeks of demonstrations and talks to have the racist Belling removed from the air, we were just a hair away from making it happen when all of a sudden Perfecto (or is that Imperfecto) Rivera, then chairman of the board of the HCCW, announced he was getting a radio program at WISN. Shortly thereafter, the HCCW announced that Clear Channel Inc. was going to be a major sponsor of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce National convention that year in Milwaukee.
Yep! HCCW pulled off a classic betrayal and in return, Mark "Bigot" Belling was let off the hook and returned on the air continuing his bashing of Hispanics and immigrants and anything that looks brown or speaks English funny.
And this is really the point of what happened to the Conquistador publisher. 
Huyke's tirade about the HCCW betraying the Hispanic community and Hispanic owned businesses is all gobbledygook. Let's be real, he kissed their ass expecting goodies and when they didn't deliver the goodies they're the bad guys again? 
The hypocrisy of Victor Huyke and others like him, who go and support HCCW then turn on HCCW for not supporting the Latino community after HCCW doesn't deliver them the goodies Huyke wanted, is a clear example of why the HCCW is still able to continue to betray our community by ignoring Latino owned businesses. Huyke and his followers/supporters should have been boycotting HCCW after HCCW sold out our community to Clear Channel and Mark "Bigot" Belling all this time. Not looking to HCCW over the years for a hand out.
The snake like activities of HCCW will continue at the expense of our community's dignity.  Latinos should continue to boycott HCCW events for selling out our people and ignoring Latino businesses. 
My suggestion for what should be done now you ask? I think what needs to happen at HCCW is simple. HCCW has to move away from being controlled by individuals who think it's their private company. Second, restructuring of the board of directors of HCCW has to happen. The board should reflect the Latino community business population, not white corporate America. Get those two things done, all else should fall in place.

Miranda is editor of the Wisconsin Spanish Journal

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Mexico's PGR Concluded 43 Ayotzinapa Students Murdered In Iguala And Cocula

Leader of the Guerreros Unidos confessed to ordering other members to kill the students left alive after 15 were sufficed to death by municipal police after being arrested.

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

January 27, 2015

Mexico, D.F. - On Tuesday, Jesús Murillo Karam, the Federal Attorney General (PGRF) and Tomás Zero de Lucio, the director of the Federal Criminal Investigation Agency announced that the latest arrest on January 15 of Felipe Rodríguez Salgado, aka, "El Terco or El Cepillo," the cell leader of the Guerreros Unidos (GU) in Iguala, a criminal organization has resulted with additional information, which confirmed that the 43 Ayotzinapa missing students were tortured, executed and their bodies incinerated to eliminate any DNA evidence. Rodríguez Salgado's latest confession confirmed that the Ayotzinapa missing students were murdered by members of the GU, corrupt municipal police from both Iguala and Cocula under orders of Rodríguez Salgado himself, Iguala Mayor José Luis Abarca Velázquez, his wife, María de los Ángeles Pineda Villa and Sidronio Casarrubias Salgado. Abarca Velázquez was receiving payment to protect the Guerreros Unidos in Iguala and his wife had family ties to the criminal organization. Casarrubias Salgado was a leader of the GU in the state of Guerrero. Also, Cocula Mayor César Miguel Peñaloza Santana was taken into custody for his involvement in the massacre.
If convicted of all charges, kidnapping, organized crime, corruption, torture including murder, Rodríguez Salgado, Abarca Velázquez, Pineda Villa, Casarrubias Salgado and other suspects are facing up to 140 years each in a Mexican federal prison.
According to Rodríguez Salgado, on September 26, 2014 he received a call from Chucky, who told him that he was going to be delivered some packages and to go meet the delivery at La Loma de Coyote. The packages meant that rival criminal members from Los Rojos were captured and needed to be interrogated and then eliminated, according to Rodríguez Salgado.
Rodríguez Salgado said that when the delivery of the packages arrived that there were at least 15 to 18 students already dead, which was attributed to asphyxiation when they were tortured by Iguala police and other students were still alive. He also mentioned that about 38 to 41 students were delivered, which some students had their hands tied with rope and others were handcuffed. Rodríguez Salgado noted that between 30 to 35 municipal police officers brought the students in their vehicles and then transferred to several trucks and taken to the Cocula city dump where they were killed and burned.
Rodríguez Salgado ordered Patricio Reyes Landa, aka, "El Pato" to question the students and then execute them. El Pato questioned Bernardo Flores Alcaroz, aka, "El Cochiloco," "El Flaquito," and Miguel Ángel Hernández Martínez, aka, "El Patilludo" who were the aliases of some students. El Pato fatally shot the students in the back of the neck, according to Rodríguez Salgado.
The rest of the students who were still alive were questioned, tortured, executed and then burned at the city dump. Rodríguez Salgado ordered for the bodies to be stripped and cellular phones were found hidden in the groin of some students. The cell phones were also burned in the fire fueled by tires, plastic bottles, gasoline and diesel.
Rodríguez Salgado on September 27 returned to the city dump after the bodies were incinerated. He received an order by Gildardo López Astudillo, aka, "El Gil" to get rid of the evidence. El Gil had received orders from Iguala Mayor Abarca Velázquez to eliminate the missing Ayotzinapa students. Astudillo had texted Casarrubias Salgado, another leader of the GU that the students detained by corrupt Iguala and Cocula municipal police were members of a rival crime group called, "Los Rojos." Casarrubias Salgado had agreed with Mayor Abarca Velázquez to get rid of the students.
Rodríguez Salgado then ordered El Pato to buy some plastic bags to put the ashes in. The following men known as aliases, El Pato, Chequel, Wereke, Primo and Salgado filled the bags with ashes, bones and other fragments and threw them in the San Juan River where they were later recovered by Mexican authorities.
Karam said, that Rodríguez Salgado's confession collaborated what other suspects have confessed and had identified the three students with aliases that El Pato had executed.
De Lucio says, that 99 suspects involved in the disappearance and murders of the 43 Ayotzinapa students have been detained, some have been charged, others facing charges and that 386 statements including confessions from suspects and witnesses have been documented.
The investigation is ongoing to locate additional suspects that were directly and indirectly responsible for the mass murder of the students.
So far, only one the Ayotzinapa missing students has been identified by DNA, he was identified as Alexander Mora Venancio. The DNA evidence was recovered from a head bone fragment found in a black garbage bag recovered from the San Juan River where Rodríguez Salgado said the bags were discarded. In total, about 60,000 fragments of bones and other evidence was recovered from the city dump, according to Karam.
With Rodríguez Salgado's arrest and confession, the PGRF is concluding that most of the missing Ayotzinapa students were killed and burned in the Cocula city dump.
The parents, relatives and supporters of the missing Ayotzinapa students have continued their protests and mass marches against President Enrique Peña Nieto's narco-goverment. They claim that Peña Nieto's narco-goverment has covered up evidence of their own military and Federal Police involvement in the mass corruption of public officials, police and the murder of students in Guerrero.
Recently, one of the fathers of a missing Ayotzinapa student with the help of unidentified federal authorities traced the student's cell phone to the Mexican Infantry 27 Battalion military base in Iguala indicating the military and Federal Police were also involved in the mass murder case. The Guerrero State police and Federal Police allegedly were keeping surveillance on the Raúl Isidro Burgos School in Ayotzinapa and it was the authorities that alerted the Iguala Mayor and his wife that the students were headed to Iguala.
None of the students were associated to Los Rojos and there is no evidence to indicate that some students were members of a criminal organization as the PGRF attempts to portray.
The Guerrero Governor Ángel Aguirre Rivero was forced to resigned in 2014 after the Iguala and Cocula student massacre. It was later learned that Rivero's governorship campaign was also financed by the Guerreros Unidos and the PRD political party moved to oust Rivero from office, but he resigned. Rivero hasn't been implicated in the student massacre yet.
Currently, Felipe Flores Velázquez, Iguala's Secretary of Public Safety is being sought by federal Mexican authorities in connection with the student massacre.

The following video explains what happened to the 43 Ayotzinapa missing students (Spanish version), according to Mexico's Federal Attorney's General Office.

PGR video que explica hechos en caso Iguala:

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Qayed Murtaza Shareef Charged With 30 Counts Of Lewd Acts With Children

Feds trying to identify additional victims who might have been molested by high tech firm CEO.

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

January 27, 2015

Santa Ana, CA - Qayed Murtaza Shareef, 39, of Aliso Viejo has been charged with 30 felony counts for lewd acts with children under 14, one felony count of using a minor for sex acts, one felony count of distributing pornography to a minor, one felony count of possession or control of child pornography, with a sentencing enhancement for substantial sexual conduct with a child under 14 years old and committing lewd acts upon multiple victims. If convicted, Shareef faces a maximum sentence of 752 years in state prison.
Shareef is the CEO for an Irvine-base high tech firm, Adaptive Media, Inc. He allegedly coerced children to commit sexual acts through the Internet. Shareef didn't touch the children, but made children commit sex acts with each others, then had them record videos and photos while committing sex acts.
One of the videos was found by a mother who notified authorities. Shareef was using the alias Jeremy Stevens on a Tango application.
He even engaged in sex acts by himself, video record them and took photos which were then send to children he had contacted on the Internet.
He was taken into custody on January 21 in Orange County and a $2M bail was set.

Ruben García Charged With Double Stabbing Homicides Including Infant Daughter

García fatally stabbed 5-month-old child and 39-year-old man.

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

January 27, 2015

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - On Tuesday, Ruben V. García, 20, was charged with four felony counts, two counts for first-degree intentional homicide and two counts for attempted first-degree intentional homicide for the January 23 murder of 5-month-old Kairii Dailey and Paul Kucharczyk, 39, and the stabbing of Alexia Dailey, 19, and Christopher Hamilton, 22. Both Dailey and Hamilton survived the stabbing crime spree by García.
The criminal complaint states, that García was the father of Kairii and the mother is Alexia who in January broke up with García. Alexia became involved with Hamilton and García was not to happy. He wanted to get back with Alexia, but when she refused, García attacked her with a knife in the kitchen at her residence near the 3900 block of W. Clybourn. If García couldn't have Alexia, no one would.
Hamilton who was in another room went to the kitchen to help Alexia and was injured by 22 lacerations. Alexia suffered cuts to her neck and back. Kucharczyk who attempted to help both Alexia and Hamilton was fatally stabbed by García. He died at the scene. 
García allegedly stabbed and killed his daughter while in the crib, according to the criminal complaint. García was cut and injured during the altercation with Hamilton and Kucharczyk, according to police.
García is facing more than two life terms in prison, if convicted. A cash bail of $750,000 was set for García. He is expected back in court on February 4 for a preliminary hearing.

Chicago Drug Lords Pedro And Margarito Flores Sentenced To 14 Years In Prison

The Chicago Flores twins trafficking and distribution estimated at $2B.

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

January 27, 2015

Chicago, Illinois - On Tuesday, both twin brothers Pedro Flores and Margarito Flores, 33, were sentenced to 14 years each in a federal prison for trafficking and distribution of 64,000 kilos (71 tons) of heroin, including 276 kilos of cocaine totaling nearly $2B in profits for the Sinaloa Cartel in the U.S. At least 80% of the drugs were distributed from the Chicago area by the Flores drug trafficking network.
The Flores brothers received a lighter sentence for their cooperation to work with federal authorities and their help to indict more than 60 members of the Sinaloa Cartel, including the drug cartel kingpins.
The brothers worked as informants for the feds and even recorded conversations with drug lord Joaquín "El Capo" Archivaldo Guzmán Loera while infiltrating top operating and distributing operations of the Sinaloa Cartel.
The Flores brothers helped in the 14 grand jury indictments that were unsealed in San Diego on January 16 that named 60 members of the Sinaloa Cartel including drug lords Guzmán Loera and Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada García, 64. Guzmán Loera, 54, was arrested in February 2014 in Mexico and the U.S. has requested an extradition order for the Mexican government to extradite Guzmán Loera to the U.S. to face drug trafficking and distribution, money laundering and murder charges against Guzmán Loera. Zambada García is wanted in New York, Chicago and Washington, D.C. for similar charges including conspiring to distribute drugs as his partner Guzmán Loera. The indictment also names two for Guzmán Loera's sons and two of Zambada García's sons as well. Zambada Carcía's sons, Ismael Zambada-Sicairos, 32, known as "Mayito Flaco," and Ismael Zambada-Imperial, 30, known as "Mayito Gordo."   Zambada-Imperial was arrested by Mexican authorities in November 2014.  Also part of that indictment is Ivan Archivaldo Guzman-Salazar, 31, known as "Chapito," and Jesus Alfredo Guzman-Salazar whose father is Guzmán Loera the alleged leader of the Sinaloa Cartel along with Zambada García. Guzmán Loera was considered the world's most powerful drug lord until his arrest in Mexico in February 2014, according to the DEA.
The three year drug cartel investigation resulted with 117 arrests. The U.S. feds and foreign authorities made arrests and seizures from San Diego, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and Imperial counties to the big cities of San Francisco, Chicago, New York City and Detroit; the states of Nevada, Texas, South Carolina, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Kentucky, Georgia; and the countries of Mexico, Canada, Colombia, Great Britain, the Philippines, Guatemala and China.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Paulina Vega From Baranqilla, Colombia Crowned Miss Universe 2015

Paulina Vega from Colombia crowned Miss Universe 2015 and first runner-up was Nia Sánchez from U.S.A.

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

January 26, 2015

Miami, Florida - On Sunday, Paulina Vega, 22, from Baranqilla, Colombia was crowned Miss Universe at the 63rd Annual Miss Universe pageant beating 88 contestants. Vega a business administration student defeated Nia Sánchez, 24, from Las Vegas who became the first runner-up representing the U.S.A. The second runner-up was Diana Harkusha from the Ukraine.
In 2013, Miss Universe was Gabriela Isler, 26, from Venezuela.
The Miss Universe pageant was billed as 2014 - 2015 because it was canceled last year and the 63rd Annual Miss Universe was suppose to have happened last year. But Miss Colombia was crowned on January 25, 2015 creating the confusion why Vega was being labeled Miss Universe 2014.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Traffic Violation Leads To $1M Marijuana Bust In Chicago

A 37-year-old Chicago man was taken into custody for driving around with 386 pounds of marijuana in a vehicle.

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

January 25, 2015

Chicago, IL - On Saturday, police arrested James Hargett, 37, for possession of 386 pounds of marijuana with a street value at $1M. Hargett came out from an alley at the 1700 of N. Moody around 7:15 p.m. without a making a complete stop before entering the street.
Police attempted to stop Hargett, but he fled and later abandoned the vehicle at the 6200 block of N. Cortland. Hargett fled on foot, but was later taken into custody by police.

HCCW Announced Partnership With The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel To Publish Visión

The new HCCW Visión newspaper ignites controversy over who will benefit the Hispanic community the most in news publishing.

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

January 25, 2015

Milwaukee, WI - On Saturday, Jorge Franco, the President, Chairman and CEO of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin (HCCW) during their 25th Annual Awards Banquet at the Potawatomi Hotel and Casino announced that the HCCW and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (MJS) in a partnership deal have decided to publish "Visión" another Latino publication focused on the Hispanic community and Latino owned growing businesses. Franco says, that there are more than 10,000 Latino owned businesses in the state of Wisconsin. 
Franco's announcement was not taken to well by Victor Huyke, the publisher of the local Conquistador Newspaper who is also a member of the HCCW and in 1999 was awarded the HCCW Hispanic Owned Business of the Year award. 
Huyke in his Facebook (FB) posting says that he proposed the same idea to Franco about Visión indicating that Franco might have then decided to partnership with the MJS who would have the resources to actually publish the Visión newspaper. Huyke in a FB comment post wrote, "My staff and I were in shock as he (Franco) said this. When he finished speaking, we loudly left the event. Letting everyone around us know our discontent."
Jessica McBribe an independent journalist posted, "I would think the "Hispanic Chamber of Commerce" would support Hispanic-owned businesses, not help non-Hispanic businesses compete against them. That's pretty shocking, really."
Olivia Villareal, one of the owners of El Rey Grocery Stores posted, "This would NOT be first time Mr Franco kicked a Hispanic business or Hispanic organization in the teeth! Ask him why he made the Cesar E Chavez library NOT HAPPENED ON Cesar E Chavez Drive?...El Rey is tired of lip service and no positive action from this organization for us Hispanic businesses but they're the first to put out their hand for donations!"
Julio Maldonado, the César E. Chávez Drive BID executive posted, "I actually said the same thing to my wife while at the banquet, wow another Aqui! Then again, this move from Franco, is not surprising to me. The only business that is gained from the HCCW is that from the board themselves!...maybe it's time to revive Hispanic Entrepreneurs of Wisconsin! He did ask me this last summer "why don't we merge"? I laughed, as I read right through that.... He wanted our membership numbers and to say they "actually" help out small businesses! What a joke!"
According to Huyke, Visión will focus on local news regarding Latino businesses, entertainment, investigative reporting and etc. Most of the members of the HCCW are Republican and GOP supporters, including Huyke. Huyke has admitted that he donated to Governor Scott Walker's (R) campaign and other Democrats as well. But it seems, Huyke has been left out to dry by Franco, according to FB postings. Huyke believes that the HCCW and MJS Visión partnership will effect him economically, but Huyke has survived and keeps publishing.
Currently in Milwaukee, other Hispanic publications and a popular blog exists, El Mañanero Newspaper (Bi-weekly), El Corre Caminos Newspaper (Bi-weekly) and the Spanish Journal (Weekly) continue to publish and the Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA), a Latino informative, investigative and news blog on the Internet that publishes articles before it is news. The Visión newspaper would just be another alternative publication in the Milwaukee metropolitan area and if it follows the same format and publishing as the former publications Guía and Aquí magazine did, it would just fade away in time as well. 
One of the main guests at the HCCW banquet was suppose to be Governor Walker, but he was absent. He received a recognition award by Franco.
A large percentage of the HCCW current membership are White and predominantly White managed corporations and businesses, according to its membership list.
Huyke posted his discontent between the HCCW and MJS partnership to publish Visión in the HCCW Facebook account. But Huyke's posting was removed on Sunday from the HCCW FB indicating its members are not allowed to post controversial issues against the new management in charge.
Huyke wrote, "I am deeply outraged by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's announcement of their partnership with the non-Hispanic run Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to create Visión, a newspaper to target the Hispanic Community...It seems that El Conquistador is only good enough for free advertisement when it comes to the Hispanic Chamber, while money making ventures are reserved for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, which has a staff that employs a very small percentage of Hispanics, with none in leadership positions. I guess it takes a non-Hispanic owned newspaper like the Milwaukee Journal to reach the Hispanic Community...What makes this insult that much hurtful, is that "Visión" mission is what I had proposed to Franco that HCCW do with El Conquistador."
Franco could not be reached by HNNUSA for comment.

HCCW 25th Annual 2015 awards went to:

 ● Workforce Investment Leader of the Year

 Governor Scott Walker

 ● Hispanic Business of the Year

 Physical Therapy of Milwaukee

 ● Hispanic Small Business of the Year Stars

 Landscaping & Snow Removal Services

 ● Hispanic Start-up of the Year

 Terrazas Cakes and Pastries

 ● Corporation of the Year

 Johnson Controls, Inc.

 ● HCCW Manufacturer of the Year

 Schuette Metals

 ● HCCW Lifetime Achievement Award

 Mike Weller, Group President
 Miller Electric Mfg., Co.

 ● HCCW Lifetime Achievement Award

 Major League Baseball Commissioner
 Allan "Bud" Selig

Breaking update: Scandal escalates involving the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin, El Conquistador Newspaper and third party.

When contacted by Hispanic News Network U.S.A. Robert Miranda, the current editor of the Spanish Journal and former Esperanza Unida, Inc. executive director released the following statement, " Victor Huyke made public comments I sent to him in a private FB in-box message. The language that I used was specifically intended for him. I will not apologize or retract my comments I intended to be used as private. They were not made public by me. It was his choice to make my words public. Anytime Victor Huyke wishes to address my work in the community in a public arena, all he has to do is make the invitation and I will be happy to talk about Esperanza Unida, my years of activism and accomplishments in our community, in front of any crowd he wishes to invite. Until he does. His snake like activities when talking about my community work, will be addressed in private message to him in the same manner I have addressed them to him over the past couple of years--raw and in his face. I have no respect for hypocrites or cowards."

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Haruna Yukawa Beheaded By ISIS Terrorist

A video with Japanese hostage Kenji Goto holding images of a beheaded body believed to be fellow country man Haruna Yukawa was released by ISIS.

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

January 24, 2015

Syria - A video released by ISIS shows Japanese national Kenji Goto, 47, holding several images including a beheaded body believed to be of fellow country man Haruna Yukawa, 42. ISIS terrorists had demanded for the Japanese government to pay $200M for their release on Monday and gave a 72 hour deadline for the the Japanese government to pay. Later, ISIS demanded a trade of hostages for a female suicide terrorist who is detained by the Jordanian government.
The Japanese government does not exchange money for hostages. ISIS after allegedly killing Yukawa has now demanded for the release of terrorist Sajida al-Rishawi. Al-Rishawi is an Iraqi national awaiting execution in Jordan for her involvement in the Amman 2005 deadly bombings. 
Yukawa's killer is believed to be Adel Majed Abdel Bary, 24, aka, "Jihadi John" who comes out in the video where Goto is speaking and condemning the Japanese government for not paying their ransom. Goto says, to release Al-Rishawi and he will be freed, if not he will be killed as well. So far, ISIS beheadings of journalists and foreign aid workers have failed to get any government to give in to their demands. More targeted bombings are planned against ISIS strongholds as a result of the merciless beheadings of journalists and people.
Most likely, the Japanese government will no longer give in to the ISIS terrorist demands after killing Yukawa.

Jennifer Ricardo Scammed Thousands From NY Affordable Housing Seekers

New York police say, Ricardo believed to have fled to the Dominican Republic after scamming thousands of dollars from at least 15 families seeking affordable housing.

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

January 24, 2015

Inwood, New York - Both the U.S. and the Dominican Republic have joined efforts to locate Jennifer Ricardo, 33, a fake real estate leasing agent who scammed thousands of dollars from at least 15 families looking for affordable housing in Inwood. People presented the victims to Ricardo who promised that if they would pay her between $2,700 to $3,000 she could get them a secure apartment at a newly renovated city Inwood housing development located at 552 Academy Street managed by the city and the Community League of Heights who acquired the building.
One bedroom apartment units are rented for $720 and two bedrooms for $1,059 per month at the affordable multi-apartment complex and can only be acquired through a public lottery. Those selected from a lottery and approved would then get an apartment unit by the city's Department of Housing Preservation and Development. Ricardo promised the victims that she had city connections and once they paid her the entire fee for her service, she would then provide them with false leases and keys to apartment units. When the victims realized that they had been scammed, Ricardo was long gone with their money ($45,000). Police say, there could be more victims that Ricardo took advantage off during the scam operation.
Both New York Councilman Ydanis Rodríguez from District 10 and New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat along with the Dominican Republic Consulate in NY are working together to bring Ricardo to justice in the U.S.
The New York Police Department is also working with the Dominican Republic government to apprehend Ricardo and once arrested to extradite Ricardo to New York to face felony charges.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Unlawful To Drug Test SNAP (Food Stamps) Recipients

Wisconsin Governor Walker Ignorant or just wants to waste taxpayers monies to implement drug testing for Quest Card recipients?

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

January 23, 2015

Madison, WI - Governor Walker included drug testing for recipients enrolled or seeking FoodShare aid in the state on the 2015-16 budget. Walker knows the state can not create additional eligibility requirements to apply or receive federal food stamp aid.
Last June, the U.S. Department of Agriculture told the Georgia Department of Human Services that states can not create eligibility standards for recipients to qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, known as food stamps) after Governor Nathan Neal (R) signed a law that would be implemented on April 2016 that would require drug testing for recipients. Robin Baily, the USDA administrator wrote, "Requiring SNAP applicants and recipients to pass a drug test in order to receive benefits would constitute and additional condition for eligibility, and therefore, it is not allowable under law." Full story at following link

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino In Kenosha Proposal Rejected By Governor Walker

The Office of Governor Walker has announced that a proposal by the Menomonee Tribe to built a Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Kenosha has been rejected.

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

January 23, 2015

Madison, WI - On Friday, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) announced that a proposal from the Menomonee Tribe to built a Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Kenosha has been rejected. Walker says, it would have cost state taxpayers more than $100M in the long run.
"After a comprehensive review of the potential economic impact of the proposed Kenosha casino project, the risk to the state's taxpayers is too great," said Governor Walker.  "Due to the compacts negotiated by Governor Doyle, the current cost to taxpayers of approving the proposed casino project is up to $100 million and the long-term economic hit to the state budget would be a potential loss of hundreds of millions of dollars."
The Governor Walker's office reported, that the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs took more than nine years to review the proposed casino project.  For over a year, Department of Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch conducted a comprehensive economic analysis of the potential impact of the proposed casino project.  In an ideal scenario, jobs could have been created by the casino, the reality of Governor Doyle's compacts with the tribes open the State of Wisconsin up to significant litigation risk, which would put state taxpayers on the hook for up to hundreds of millions of dollars. 
Walker took into consideration the following report and decided to reject the Menomonee Tribe proposal.
In a report to Governor Walker, Secretary Huebsch explained the outstanding issues facing the proposed casino, which could have a devastating impact on the state budget:

Although the Kenosha casino could result in these positive economic benefits, approval also comes with substantial and significant risks.  Our analysis shows taxpayers could lose out on hundreds of millions of dollars of tribal revenue sharing payments as a result of the compact negotiated by Governor Jim Doyle. Due to the legal exposure created by the Doyle compacts, beyond just losing future revenue, approving the Kenosha casino could require taxpayers to pay FCPC [Forest County Potawatomi Community] hundreds of millions of dollars in refunds of previous payments made to the State.  If the Kenosha casino is approved, there are a number of other issues that should be considered:

● the impact of possible expanded gaming in northern Illinois;

● the Menominee's use of more than 220 acres that would likely be put in trust;

● the cost of litigation;

● the consequences of a delayed casino opening;

● the immediate and long-term impact on our state budget and consequently Wisconsin taxpayers; and,

● the cost of indemnifying FCPC.

The Menomonee Tribe leadership criticized Governor Walker's decision to reject their casino proposal and blamed the Forest County Potawatomi Tribe and Walker's aspiration to run for president for rejecting the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino project in Kenosha. The Forest County Potawatomi Tribe supported Walker's decision to reject the Menomonee Tribe's Kenosha Hard Rock Hotel and Casino project.
Tribal Chairwoman Laurie Boivin told Fox 6 News that the project would have improved the lives of nearly 9,000 Menomonee tribal members.
The project in Kenosha would have created about 3,000 good paying jobs, in addition, 1,400 construction jobs and 1,500 in indirect jobs, which the tribe had a union labor commitment. More than $800M of investment was projected for the hotel and casino plan, according to Boivin.
On the long run, the project would have created about $10,600 jobs and would have been a $1.6B investment in the state, millions in new payments to the state and contributions to schools ($1.5M annually) and charities.

U.S. Filed Extradition Request In Mexico For Sinaloa Drug Lord Joaquín Guzmán Loera

The U.S. has requested for the Mexican government to turn over the Sinaloa Drug kingpin "El Chapo" who is facing several federal indictments.

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

January 23, 2015

Mexico, D.F. - On Wednesday, the U.S. government filed an extradition request in Mexico for Sinaloa drug lord Joaquín "El Capo" Archivaldo Guzmán Loera, 60, who was arrested in February 2014 in Mexico. Guzmán Loera is facing several federal indictments in the U.S. for money laundering, drug trafficking, murder and conspiracy in Chicago, Illinois.
Guzmán Loera is facing life in prison, if convicted of all charges in the U.S.
Since his capture in February, the U.S. Treasury had moved to confiscate and freeze any bank assets or properties in the country tied to Guzmán Loera, the Sinaloa Cartel and his family.
Today, Guzmán Loera is being held in a secured isolation section at the Altiplano Mexican federal prison.

Copycat Drug Testing Approach Proposed For Wisconsin Aid Recipients

Governor Walker copycats drug testing proposal from other states for state aid recipients

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

January 23, 2015

Madison, WI - A copycat approach of drug testing those collecting unemployment benefits, medicaid and FoodShare (Quest Card/food stamps) aid recipients was added by Wisconsin  Governor Scott Walker (R) to the 2015-16 budget proposal. The budget proposal will be released on February 3. Walker's proposal is just a copycat approach used by other states who have wasted taxpayers funding to implement a drug testing program that yield few results.
Governor Walker wants for everyone applying or receiving unemployment insurance benefits and foods stamps to be tested for drugs. Walker's reasoning, because employers require for employees to be drug free.
He also wants to cut off a year in unemployment benefits and funding for programs offering public aid.
In Tennessee, state government spent millions of tax payer dollars for drug testing those enrolled in food stamps and getting state aid, but only resulted with 2.8% who were actually using drugs. Drug testing in Tennessee turned out to be a waste of taxpayer funding for drug testing.
In late August of 2014, the Legislative Physical Bureau reported that revenue collections fell by 2.0% ($281M) during the fiscal year that ended in June. Tax collections fell by 1.0% instead of the projected rise of 1.0% the Walker administration had anticipated. The 2013-2014 revenue shortfall is blamed on Walker's tax breaks for wealthy employers.
Wisconsin is facing a $1.7B projected structural deficit for the 2015-16 budget and ending the fiscal year with $283M deficit on the budget, according to the Legislative Fiscal Bureau.
Some states and the Wisconsin GOP controlled legislature attempted to enact drug testing for those seeking state aid, but the federal government halted the GOP drug testing move. Extended unemployment benefits and food stamps are funded by the federal government.
Last June, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) told the Georgia Department of Human Services that states can not create eligibility standards for recipients to qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, known as food stamps) after Governor Nathan Neal (R) signed a law that would be implemented on April 2016 that would require drug testing for recipients. Robin Baily, the USDA administrator wrote, "Requiring SNAP applicants and recipients to pass a drug test in order to receive benefits would constitute and additional condition for eligibility, and therefore, it is not allowable under law."

City of Milwaukee Fines Double For Failure To Shovel Snow Or Remove Ice From Sidewalks

Increase of fines for non-compliance and failure to shovel snow or remove ice from sidewalks take effect.

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

January 23, 2015

Milwaukee, WI - On Tuesday, property owners in Milwaukee will be fined double for failure to shovel snow or ice form the sidewalk within 24 hours after a snow fall. The City Department of Public Works will oversee that all sidewalks be shovel after a snow accumulation.
The new change of Milwaukee City Ordinance 116-8-4 that includes doubling fines and raising fines for non-compliance or failure to remove snow or ice from sidewalks took effect on January 20.
Alderman T. Anthony Zielinski reported that City of Milwaukee private property, residential or commercial property owners and occupants are required to clear the sidewalks abutting their property of snow or ice within 24 hours after a snow fall. This includes the corner crosswalk area for property owners with corner lots, and those whose property abuts a midblock crosswalk.
Alderman Zielinski says, If a property owner is found to be in violation of this ordinance, a special charge of $50 (up from $25) will be assessed. Property owners who fail to clear all sidewalk snow and ice within 24 hours after receiving notice of the violation will be assessed additional special charges of $75 (up from $45) for the first violation and $100 (up from $90) for a second violation and any violations thereafter, plus the cost of snow and ice removal if cleared by the City.
The Department of Public Works staff is responsible for monitoring properties for snow and ice removal compliance and provides clean-up services when necessary. Residents can also alert DPW to problem properties by calling (414) 286-CITY, according to Ald. Zielinski.

D.C. City Councilmen Proposing Municipal Voting Rights To Non-citizens

Permanent legal immigrant residents who are not U.S. citizens residing in D.C. could some day vote on municipal issues, if some members of the City Council have it their way.

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

January 23, 2015

Washington, D.C. - On Tuesday, D.C. At-large Councilman David Grosso introduced the following bill, Local Residents Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2015 (LRVRAA2015), which would extend and allow permanent residency immigrants with legal status who are not U.S. citizens the right to vote on local municipal issues affecting their lives. Grosso wants to extend the electoral process to all legal immigrant residents, so they can elect municipal representatives as well.
Grosso stated, "This bill would grant voting rights in local municipal elections to D.C. residents who are not U.S. citizens but have permanent residency status."
"All politics is local" is a common phrase in the U.S. political system and what most District residents care about are the tangible things that affect their day-to-day lives like potholes, playgrounds, taxes, snow removal, trash collection, red light cameras and more.  All of these issues are important to voters in D.C.  Unfortunately, not all of our residents have a say in choosing the officials who make these decisions.  In my opinion, that is unjust.
"Since 1970, the District of Columbia has had a steady increase in the number of foreign-born residents. According to the U.S. Census Bureau (2012), approximately 53,975 residents in the District are foreign born, but not naturalized U.S. citizens.  Over 90% of that population is 18 years of age or older. These are taxpayers who should have the opportunity to have their voices heard in local elections.
"For most of American history, non-citizens were permitted to vote in 22 states and federal territories. It was not until the 1920s that, amidst anti-immigrant hysteria, lawmakers began to bar non-citizens from voting in local and statewide elections.  Unfortunately, this hysteria continues across the United States, but it does not need to continue any longer in the District of Columbia.
"Currently, there are seven jurisdictions where non-citizens can vote in local elections in the U.S., six of which are in neighboring Maryland. None of these cities or towns has experienced incidents of voting fraud with regard to non-citizens voting in federal elections.  A similar bill was introduced in the Council in 2004 and unfortunately, due to the political climate at the time regarding immigration reform, it did not receive full consideration by this Council. Eleven years later, the time is now to reignite this conversation." Sponsors of the bill include, Council members Allen, Nadeau, Evans and Silverman.
If the LRVRAA2015 is approved, D.C. would become the first municipality in the U.S. to allow immigrants legally in the U.S. residing in D.C. to vote. Today, the City of Chicago allows legal status immigrants who are none U.S. citizens to vote in school board elections.
California now allows for non-citizens to practice law, get into jury lists and become poll monitors in elections.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Bridgeton Police Officers Fatally Shot Vehicle Passenger With Hands Up

Bridgeton Police Officers Braheme Days and Roger Worley fatally shot Jerame C. Reid as he steps out of a vehicle with hands up.

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

January 22, 2015

Bridgeton, NJ - On December 30, 2014, Police Officers Rodger Worley (White) and Braheme Days (Afro-American) pulled a vehicle over after failing to completely stop at a stop street sign. Officer Braheme cautiously approached the vehicle with two men, he asked the driver, Leroy Tutt, 46, for a license. Then, he notices a handgun in the glove compartment and tells the men to show their hands and Officer Days reaches into vehicle and pulls out a silver handgun. He orders both men to show their hands and threatens the passenger that he would "fucking kill" him, if he didn't show his hands or moved.
Officer Days backs away and the passenger, Jerame C. Reid, 36, (Afro-American) opens his door without being asked too and comes out with his two hands up. Officers Days and Worley then fired their service weapons fatally striking Reid 9 times.
Officer Days didn't even asked both men, if they had a weapon in the vehicle or a permit for the handgun after he noticed it.
Tutt was placed in custody, according to police.
Both officers have been place on administrative duty pending the outcome of a criminal investigation conducted by the Cumberland County District Attorney's Office, the New Jersey State Police and the Bridgeton Police Department. 
Witnesses and a retired police officer indicated that Reid was unarmed and with his hands up when shot by the officers.

Police vehicle dashcam video released at link:

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Derrick Brown Charged For The Snails Crossing Park Sexual Assault

DNA led to Brown's arrest in connection with the Snails Crossing Park  sexual assault in December.

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

January 21, 2015

Milwaukee, WI - On Tuesday, Derrick L. Brown, 32, was charged with two felony counts for first-degree sexual assault and kidnapping for the December 12, 2014 attack on Colin Acumen, 25. Acumen was walking on the sidewalk by the Snails Crossing Park and playground at the 3200 block of N. Bremen St. in the Riverwest neighborhood.
Police say, Brown forced the Acumen into the park, then struck her several times and attempted to sexually assault her. She resisted, managed to scream and Brown fled after people came to her aid.
Brown was identified through DNA, according to police. Brown was arrested on Friday after he was located by police at a residence in the 2600 block of N. 48th Street. Brown jumped out from a window and tried to elude police, but a Milwaukee Police K9 dog chased Brown, caught up with him and bit the Brown to restrain him. He was taken to a local hospital and treated for injuries. 
The day after her brutal attack by Brown, Acumen in her Facebook account posted a photo of herself in a hospital bed directly giving the "Bird" (middle finger), as a defiant statement to Brown who brutally assaulted her and attempted to rape her that December night. She wrote, "Guess who didn't get raped last night? This woman right here."
Acumen suffered four lacerations in the back of her head requiring 15 staples, ten stiches in her noise, six stiches in her lip and damage to her two front teeth, which will eventually have to be pulled. In her last posting on December 22, Acumen wrote that she is healing and the staples have been removed, fracture bones are healing and was expected go through several surgeries.
Acumen acknowledged those (heroes) who heard her screams for help and came to her aid. 
Acumen is part of the Milton Kings, a Burlesque and Draglesque performing and entertainment show in the Milwaukee area.

Efrain García-Sotelo Charged For Killing His Father Over Broken Xbox

García claims that he fatally stabbed his sister because she was "sluttish" and was a bad mother to her two children.

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

January 21, 2015

Milwaukee, WI - On Tuesday, Efrain García-Sotelo, 22, was charged with two felony counts for first-degree intentional homicide for the January 12 fatal stabbing of his sister, Martha Garcia, 26, and the January 15 fatal stabbing of his father, Moses García-Macias, 47. If convicted on both homicide counts, García-Sotelo is facing two life terms. A cash bail of $250,000 was set for García-Sotelo.
According to the criminal complaint, García-Sotelo confessed to police that he killed his sister because she was "sluttish" and was a bad mother to her children. He stabbed her in the chest and neck multiple times after the children went to school. Then he hid her body in the closet for three days until his father found the body.
As García-Macias became emotional and began to cry, García-Sotelo then stabbed his father in the back multiple times. His two nieces ages 8 and 9, including his 46-year-old mother attempted to stop García-Sotelo from stabbing his father. The children and mother suffered minor knife injuries, according to police.
García-Sotelo told police, that he had the best sleep in 10 years during the first night in jail because his father always nagged at him. His father was killed because García-Sotelo thought he had broken his Xbox and couldn't play any games. 
García-Sotelo is expected back in court on January 28 for a preliminary hearing.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

City Notified Tenants At Esperanza Unida 611 Building To Vacate

All tenants at the former Esperanza Unida building must vacate.

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

January 20, 2015

Milwaukee, WI - On Tuesday, the City of Milwaukee notified all the tenants of the former Esperanza Unida 611 W. National Ave. to vacate the property by 11:00 a.m on February 5. The Esperanza Unida Inc. lost ownership of the title when the city foreclosed the property for taxes owed.
Once the tenants vacate, they are not expected to re-occupy the building. The building needs more than $700K in repairs. The 611 building is accessed at $1.9M, according to court records.
The City of Milwaukee Department of City Development Deputy Director Martha L. Brown notified the current tenants, that the city made an inspection of the 611 W. National Avenue building on January 9 and resulted with the decision to close and vacate the building due to major repairs that are needed. She cited multiple repair issues as windows, electrical services including wiring, elevator repairs, air conditioning units, etc. and stated, "The City has public and human health, safety and welfare concerns regarding" the 611 building.
In other words, the building is operational, if another entity manages it. But the City doesn't want to invest funds for repairs and provide for the tenants to continue at the building at taxpayers expense.

Hispanic Billiards League Ousted Alfredo Garcia From President Position

García's pending child sexual assault case and missing several meetings has led to his removal as the Hispanic Billiards League president.

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

January 20, 2015

Milwaukee, WI - On Monday, the Hispanic Billiards League in a unanimous decision by its 14 bars membership decided to remove Alfredo García as their league president, Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) has learned. Apparently, García missed two meetings and criminal charges filed against him for two felony counts for first-degree sexual assault of a child under 13 and repeated sexual assault of a child contributed to the decision by league members to replace him from continuing as president until the case gets resolved.
The Agave Tequila Lounge assets, equipment, liquor and beer stock on S. 6th St. and W. Cleveland, which García is associated with has been sold and a new owner has taken over the business.
The Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office ongoing investigation could result with possible additional sexual assault charges against García.

Update: García during an arraignment on Wednesday, January 21, pled not guilty in court and was ordered not to have any contact with the victim's mother.
García posted $25,000 cash bail on January 9 and remains free on bond. 

Child Sexual Predators Charged In Milwaukee County

Sexual assault cases involving children prosecuted in Milwaukee County.

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

January 20, 2015

Milwaukee, WI - On Wednesday, the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office is expected to file additional child molestation charges against Alfredo García, 53, who was charged with two felony counts for first-degree sexual assault of a child under 13 and repeated sexual of a child. The DA's office has an ongoing investigation in the García case and believes additional victims might have been molested. García is accused of occasionally molesting his daughter since she was seven for almost eight years, according to the criminal complaint.
Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) has learned of other cases that involved adults accused of molesting children in Milwaukee County alone. One of those cases involved Rogelio Lee García, 60, who was charged in November 2014 with two felony counts for second-degree child sexual assault/sexual contact with a child and repeated sexual assault of a child. Rogelio Lee is held on a cash bond of $50,000. 
In December 2014, César R. Romero-Zavala, 31, was convicted for one felony count of repeated sexual assault of the same child and was sentenced to 18 years in prison, but is eligible for release after serving 12 years in prison with 6 years of probation.
In March of 2013, Armando Briseño-Alonso, 39, was charged with repeated sexual assault of a child and two counts of child enticement, including sexual contact or intercourse with a child. Briseño-Alonso is accused of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old boy when he was in third grade at the Rogers Street Academy located in the 2300 block of W. Rogers Street.
Briseño-Alonso was freed on a cash bail of $10,000, but forfeited the bond when he failed to appear in court on September of 2013. Briseño-Alonso allegedly fled to Mexico to avoid prosecution. A bench warrant was issued for Briseño-Alonso. 
On September 9, 2013 two additional felony counts were filed against Briseño-Alonso, one felony count for child sexexploitation (video, record) and a second count for possession of child pornography, according to court records.
These are only a few cases that have been made public and the community, parents and relatives are encouraged to report any alleged child sex molestation to authorities in order to protect and bring justice for the children that were allegedly molested at no fault of their own.
HNNUSA continues to inform the community at large about alleged sexual predators that target children and sometimes even their own for sexual gratification. No child should suffer from sexual abuse and molestation in our communities, only by making the public aware of the growing sexual molestation issue in our community can we help to bring those responsible to justice.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Thomas And Cotton Charged For Sharwani's Homicide In Waukesha

Thomas and Cotton charged with murder and third suspect, Malone remains at large in connection with the Waukesha Citgo gas clerk homicide.

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

January 19, 2015

Waukesha, WI - A $5,000 dollars reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest of Darrin Malone, 28, who is wanted in connection with the January 13 homicide of Saeed Sharwani, 65, a Citgo gas clerk. Two other suspects, Kenneth J. Thomas, 19, the alleged trigger man was arrested less than 10 hours in West Allis after the Citgo robbery and homicide of Sharwani. The handgun that killed Sharwani was recovered at a residence in West Allis where Thomas was arrested. 
Thomas was charged on Monday with seven felony counts, one felony count for first-degree intentional homicide, 2 counts for armed robbery, 2 counts for felon in possession of a firearm, 1 count for selling a dangerous weapon to a minor and 1 count for first-degree recklessly endangering safety. If convicted on all counts, Thomas is facing multiple life terms. A $1M cash bail has been set for Thomas.
Jerica L. Cotton, 23, was taken into custody and was the alleged get away driver in the Waukesha Citgo gas station robbery and homicide, according to the criminal complaint.
Cotton was charged on Monday with one felony count for murder/armed robbery and one felony count for armed robbery. A cash bail of $250,000 was set for Cotton.
The three suspects were connected to at least six area robberies in Waukesha, Town of Brookfield, Milwaukee and West Allis.