Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Sayfullo Saipov Facing Multiple Counts For Murder After Running Over Manhattan Bicyclists

Saipov was shot in the abdomen after brandishing a paintball gun and a pallet gun when fleeing scene where he ran over and killed 8 bicyclists at a busy Manhattan bike trail. 6 died at the scene and 2 at a local hospital.

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

October 31, 2017

Manhattan, New York - On Tuesday, Sayfullo Saipov, 29, of Tampa, Florida was taken into custody after he was shot in the abdomen by a NYC police officer assigned to the area responding to a report that a truck driver had gotten into a bicycle/pedestrian path (trail) and struck multiple bicyclists and pedestrians at a busy West Side lower Manhattan bike trail and then crashing into a school bus. Saipov allegedly killed 8 bicylists and injured more than a dozen people at a bike trail just several blocks from the World Trade Center, acording to police. 
Saipov was taken to a local hospital for a gunshot wound to the abdomen. He is a permanent resident and is originally from Uzbekistan, according to federal authorities who joined the investigation with local police. Saipov legally immigrated to the U.S. in 2010 and holds a valid immigration green card.
Saipov apparently rented a Home Depot flatbed truck in New Jersey and used to strike bicyclists on Tuesday afternoon around 3:05 p.m., police reported. Witnesses at the scene say that he chanted in Arabic, "Allah' Akbar" which means God is Great when he exited the truck after crashing into a school bus. Two adults and two children were in the bus.
Saipov also left a note that police recovered claiming he did it in the name of ISIS, a terrorist group.

Luis Hernández-Muratalla Killed, Speed Contributing Factor In Deadly Milwaukee Southside Crash

Hernández-Muratalla died as a result of injuries sustained from a deadly crash.

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

October 31, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Sunday, Luis Hernández-Muratalla, 22, was pronounced dead at the scene of a deadly one vehicle crash. Hernández-Muratalla, the driver was ejected from the vehicle after he lost control around 2:20 a.m. while speeding and struck a curve. The vehicle rolled over mutiple times and the motor of the vehicle separated from the auto on impact when it struck a tree. A passenger in Hernández-Muratalla's vehicle survived and refused treatment, according to police.
According to the police report, Milwaukee Police responded to a fatal crash on October 29 on Milwaukee's South Side. A 22-year-old man was driving his Chevrolet Impala northbound in the 3000 block of S. Chase Avenue at a high rate of speed. The Impala jumped the curb, struck a tree, caught fire, and eventually came to rest in the 100 block of E. Dakota Street. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger of the vehicle, a 21-year-old man, suffered non-life threatening injuries. MPD's investigation is ongoing.
A fundraiser for Hernández-Muratalla funeral is planned for Friday, November 3, 2017 at Candela's Bar and Hall, 2537 W. National Ave. in Milwaukee, WI starting at 8:00 p.m. Food for sale and music by 4 Dj's will be available, a $5 to $10 donation accepted to attend event, according to a flyer being circulated on social network.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Robert Howski, A Motorcycle Driver Killed In Crash With SUV In Oak Creek

Oak Creek Police confirmed that an 18-year-old male motorcycle driver died at the scene after being involved in a fatal crash with an SUV.

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

October 29, 2017

Oak Creek, WI - On Sunday, Robert Howski, 18, a motorcycle driver from Oak Creek was killed in a fatal crash with an SUV around 1:10 p.m., according to Oak Creek police. Howski was identified by friends. 
The Oak Creek police, Wisconsin State Patrol and the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office continue with the investigation. The preliminary medical examiner's report states that Howski was weaving through traffic and speeding on a 45 speed zone. He was believed to have been speeding between 85 to 90 miles per hour along S. Howell Ave. when he struck an SUV heading southbound that made a legal U-turn heading northbound. A group of Howski's friends were following him in a vehicle and witnessed the crash, according to the medical examiner. Howski was wearing a protective helmet.
Howski had worked at a Pick'n Save in Oak Creek and had just been hired by the City of Oak Creek, according to his Facebook account.
Howski graduated last year from Oak Creek High School and was in the wrestling team. He also attended MATC.

Montana's Whitefish Energy Holdings Shady Contract With Puerto Rico's PREPA For Electric Grid Reconstruction Canceled

Whitefish Energy Holdings contract with PREPA for electric grid reconstruction canceled.

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

October 29, 2017

San Juan, Puerto Rico - PREPA, Puerto Rico's electric utility on Sunday canceled shady no-bid $300M contract with Montana's two employee Whitefish Energy Holdings company, it (contract) had no audit stipulation and deadline to finish the electric grid reconstruction, but would get paid even, if it didn't finish the job. Contract also revealed FEMA had reviewed and approved contract when it didn't, according to Trump's FEMA. 
FEMA was expected to pay for the costs of the contract to PREPA and the no audit stipulation voided such agreements by federal government.

Whitefish Energy Holdings LLC full released statement after PREPA contract canceled at link:  http://bit.ly/2zQeR6w

Shady contract at link:  http://bit.ly/2i9pvxT


Friday, October 27, 2017

Mexican Consulate Employees In U.S. Can Now Resolve Labor Disputes In Mexico's Federal Courts

The Mexican Supreme Court ruled that employees working in Mexican General Consulates in Chicago, New York City, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Seattle and other consulates in the U.S. can now move forward and file labor disputes in federal courts.

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

October 27, 2017

Mexico City, Mexico - On Thursday, Aristegui noticias and Mujeres de Hierro reported that 1,700 employees from multiple General Consulates of Mexico in the U.S. can now move forward and file labor dispute lawsuits in Mexican tribunal federal courts, the Mexican Supreme Court ruled (Appeal Court file - Amparo Directo 3068/2017). The Consulate employees were disputing the unfair labor practices and abuses by the SRE government executives. The employees wanted to secure medical coverage, retirement benefits, salary increases and housing. Also the U.S. by 2021 is expected not to renew work visas for Mexican consulate workers and their families in the U.S., which would then be subject for deportation.
Previously, Armando Sigfrido Martínez Estrada, a former Mexican Consulate employee who was fired without justification after working ten years at various consulates filed a labor dispute lawsuit in Mexico. Martínez Estrada's lawsuit has now set precedence for other employees to follow and file labor dispute claims against the SRE. General Consulate of Mexico in Los Angeles employees had also filed a lawsuit in a U.S. District Court in California over a labor dispute, but the court ruled it had no jurisdiction over a consulate from a foreign country.
Mexico's Foreign Relations Secretary Luis Videgaray (Secretaría de Relaciones en el Exterior - SRE) was named in the Martinez Estrada labor dispute case, but Videgaray claimed that the consulate employees were considered special independent workers, which had no rights to litigate working conditions in Mexico and the SRE removed itself from any liability and claimed that the Mexican Consulate employees working in the U.S. are hired by each consulate. The Mexican Supreme Court found that the SRE hired and paid the employees for the General Consulates of Mexico in the U.S., thus making the SRE the employer and could be sued.
Mexican Consulate employees from Chicago, New York City, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Seattle and from other consulates in the U.S. can move forward in filing labor dispute cases in Mexico. So far, the SRE and Mexican Consulates in retaliation have changed labor contracts of Mexican national employees from one year to six months including that each consulate now hires the employees under contracts, according to Dulce Flores, the spokeswomen for the Mexican Consulate employees in the U.S.
The Mexican General Consulate employees are represented by the law firm of Romero McGregor & Associates.

Trabajadores de consulados Mexicanos en EEUU ganan amparo por parte the la Corte Suprema de Mexico que reconoce sus derechos laborales https://youtu.be/U1KKFDa53fQ

Thursday, October 26, 2017

U.S. ICE And Border Customs Agents Lack Congressional Accountability For Illegal Acts And Murder

The U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) and Border Customs agents lack Congressional accountability for engaging in illegal acts and a large portion of ICE agents have also engaged in some sort of illegal acts on the field including giving false statements (lying) while looking for undocumented immigrants, which ICE has gained the reputation of being the most corrupt federal immigration enforcement agency in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security under President Trump.

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

October 26, 2017

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Border Customs agents around the country can commit illegal acts and violate federal laws in the field with no Congressional accountability or subject to be terminated and prosecuted. In most cases, the ICE agents are reassigned to other parts of the nation to continue their illegal acts.
YouTube can provide an array of video recordings where ICE agents are caught violating the law, especially when they enter into private property without a warrant or pemission and even are recorded saying that there is no law to make them identify themselves when asked, they also have been caught enforcing ICE administrative warrants and detained requests, which a appeals federal have ruled they are not legal binding. Also there are plenty of news articles about homicides involving ICE and Border Customs agents as well and not one has ever been charged or prosecuted.
It is about time that Congress address the corrupt issue concerning illegal acts by ICE agents with a badge and for those ICE agents caught breaking the law should no doubt be removed from service and prosecuted as well.

Here are just a few cases involving U.S. ICE and Customs agents committing illegal acts like murder, making false statements, illegal entry into private property without a warrant, coercion and forcing deportation while inside a Peruvian Consulate and etc.

• ICE agents get busted in Portland for illegal entry to private property without a warrant https://youtu.be/auMpdhg-CLs

• ICE sued and Chicago Police gang data base https://youtu.be/G4ZGYEJJimw

• U.S. Citizen illegally targeted by ICE agents who also lied in the process of attempting to detain him https://youtu.be/jAhXoZd_sAM

• The May 2010 Anastasio Hernández Rojas, 32, murder by ICE and Border Customs agents https://youtu.be/5JCmHX1pVCU

• Telemundo Airs Moises Mory Deportation Plight, ICE Agents Confiscated Peruvian Passport With Peru Consul Approval http://bit.ly/2yOFiN2

• Trump's ICE and border customs in Texas detained 10-year-old Rosa Maria shortly after a call bladder surgery and their actions are condemned for unnecessary treatment of girl. http://bit.ly/2hlX3JP

• ICE deported two undocumented witnesses who helped Detroit Cops to convict shooter http://on.freep.com/2iJuJV9

• Illegal act by ICE: Rosa Maria Hernández, 10, was being illegally held in the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, in violation of her statutory and constitutional rights, the ACLU-TX claimed in a filed lawsuit. She has been released by ICE. http://bit.ly/2zbycQz

• 22 Plaintiffs In New York Get $1M Settlement From ICE, Forcing National Policy Changes For Raids http://bit.ly/2Deh9h0

• Rogue ICE Agents Enter Home, U.S. Citizen Shot, Apparently No Warrant Involving Wrong Home http://bit.ly/2FpDcHu


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Waukesha County Sheriff's Office Applies For 287(g) ICE Partnership To Enforce Federal Immigration Laws

The Waukesha County Sheriff's Office in May applied to enter into a 287(g) ICE partnership agreement to enforce federal immigration laws.

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

October 25, 2017

Waukesha, WI - On Wednesday, the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin (ACLU-WI) reported that earlier this year, Eric Severson, the Waukesha County Sheriff had filed a letter and application of intent to partnership with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) 287(g) program. The ACLU-WI says, that Sheriff Severson applied for 287(g) "to let some of his deputies (4) become immigration enforcers.  The deputies would become part of President Donald Trump's "immigration force" which seeks to deport millions of immigrants currently living in the US." Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) checked the ICE website and so far, no law enforcement agency or sheriff's departments from Wisconsin are listed nor have been approved to enter into partnership with ICE under the 287(g) program. The 287(g) is a failed program, which in many court cases, especially involving Arizona's former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio who was found guilty of contempt of court, used 287(g) to allow his deputies to illegally profile and target Latinos as undocumented immigrants.
In March 2017 during a U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Hearing on the Border and Immigration, Sheriff Severson testified that he continued to collaborately work with the Milwaukee area ICE office in sharing information about those undocumented immigrants processed at the Waukesha County Sheriff's Office, but doesn't abide by ICE detainer requests for lacking probable cause to hold someone beyond the allowed time under the local law and the litigation consequences for holding someone beyond allowed under the law.
Severson stated during the Senate hearing, "We are concerned about civil liabilities, we are concerned about some - and I am not an attorney, Senator but we are concerned about some litigation that Sheriffs have faced whereby there is questions as to whether or not the detention or the detainers contain sufficient probable  cause for us to detain folks solely on the basis of those detainers and the frustration that Chiefs and Sheriffs of Wisconsin are feeling that there doesn't seem to be any movement to clarify how ICE is going to solve the problem of giving us the sufficient probable cause so that we can make those detentions without fear of litigation."
"And for the most part we're communicative with ICE and we are trying to share information as best we can and we are limiting our add detentions to very short periods of time to give them an opportunity to resolve, there are legal issues but one of the frustrations that we have experienced is that ICE will not take responsibility for developing clear defendable probable cause for those detentions.
"The challenge of working with ICE under these detainers exists when we have no other underlying criminal offense that we can hold an individual on. So in other words if we make a arrest in Waukesha county and we have probable cause to detain them for a particular charge and we also have immigration status issues and we notify ICE of that and if they say we would like to retain that person for our purposes, that's not going to be an issue as long as they come to our jail and take care of their business before we are forced to release the individual on local charges.
"Where it becomes a challenge is when we have exhausted the reasoning or the rationale for detaining an individual on our local charges or other precedent charges and ICE would like us to detain them solely on the basis of their detainer and there have been several lawsuits that have been working their way through appeals that have suggested that local law enforcement doesn't have the authority to detain an individual based solely on an ICE detainer and again I am not an attorney but the argument generally is that the ICE detail is not sufficient to process in itself and that's all.
"In the case of Wisconsin, I'm happy to report that we don't have a lot of issues of illegally present foreign nationals that are committing a lot of criminal activity in my county. With that being said, for the most part, we are very blessed because we have a localized office in Milwaukee which is very close to us and we have a good working relationship with but I will also report to you that Sheriffs throughout the nation don't necessarily have that immediate access to ICE officials.
"So resourcing can become a challenge, the time it takes to report to, respond to a detainer, that can be a challenge, beyond the obvious policy questions on whether or not, there is an aggressive and in vigorous effort on part of ICE to work cooperative deal with these problems."
When asked by U.S. Senator Claire Conner McCaskill (D-MO) during the Senate hearing, if Sheriff Severson planned to join in partnership with ICE under the 287(g) program? Sheriff Severson responded, "At this time, I don't have the resources to participate with that nor is our community structure such that I don't know if that is necessarily a high priority for us right now and again I am fortunate enough to report to you today that the instances of criminal activity of illegally present immigrants beyond their status is relatively uncommon in my County and generally in Wisconsin, it is less common than some other communities."
Apparently, Sheriff Severson decided to apply for the ICE 287(g) partnership after all, according to the ACLU-WI. The ACLU-WI confirmed, that they filed an open records request and it had obtained a copy of a previously undisclosed May 15, 2017 application from the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department to participate in the Delegation of Authority Program pursuant to Section 287(g) of the Immigration and Naturalization Act. Under the 287(g) program, ICE deputizes local law enforcement officials to enforce federal immigration laws, something which goes outside their normal work and responsibilities to enforce the laws of state and local jurisdictions. 
In his cover letter to the application, Waukesha County Sheriff Eric Severson wrote: "The Waukesha County Sheriff's Office is willing, prepared and committed to assist in [ICE's] effort to investigate, apprehend and detain aliens pursuant to the statutes….My office and staff will make this program a priority in our jail and welcome additional ICE partnerships."
The Waukesha Sheriff says he wants to have a "jail agreement" with ICE.  A jail agreement would allow local law enforcement to act like federal immigration agents within the county jail. This results in sheriff's deputies questioning individuals held in the jails about their immigration status, preparing documents to charge them for immigration violations, and ordering the continued detention of persons thought to be subject to deportation.
According to the 287(g) program ICE application, the Waukesha County jail takes into custody more than 11 additional immigrants each month.
The ACLU-WI says that a 287(g) partnership between local law enforcement and ICE results in;

• Damaged trust between the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department and local immigrant communities in the county: When local law enforcement engages in federal immigration enforcement, local immigrant communities believe the police are there not to protect and serve them, but instead to detain and deport them. The result is that crimes go unreported, and witnesses decline to step forward. There have been recent cases of domestic violence survivors dropping their cases for fear of immigration exposure. Having local law enforcement partner with ICE breaks the bonds needed to keep communities safe. No one should hesitate to call 911 for fear that they or their family will be deported.

• Diversion of time and resources from public safety mission: While deputies are occupied enforcing federal immigration law (in other words, doing someone else's job), they neglect their traditional policing responsibilities. This imposes a public safety cost on Waukesha County. Further, because local law enforcement agencies are responsible for personnel expenses (including salaries and overtime) for these officers, 287(g) agreements also impose a financial cost on the county and its taxpayers.

• Racial profiling and discriminatory policing: Because local law enforcement is not trained in federal immigration law, these agreements often lead to discrimination and racial profiling. Local police often rely on impermissible factors like ability to speak English or appearance. The ACLU and other organizations have documented extensive 287(g) abuses of this type throughout the country.

Also former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. had applied for ICE partnership under 287(g), but ICE hasn't approved it nor Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) has approved such partnership. Governor Walker has yet to appoint a new Milwaukee County sheriff to replace Clarke for the remainder of his term. It is not known yet, if the new appointed sheriff by Governor Walker will accept 287(g) or reject the ICE partnership that Clarke requested.


In the ICE 287(g) program application on question number 14, the Waukesha County Sheriff's Office (WCSO) answered "Yes" when asked, if they accept ICE detainer requests and on question number 26, they answered that 1.3 detainers per month are honored by the WCSO.
When asked what were the 5 categories in which the WCSO come into contact and detain suspected undocumented immigrants, the WCSO identified the five violations that most undocumented immigrants are detained for, included;

• Operating while intoxicated
• Operating without a license
• Bail jumping - misdemeanor
• Operating after revocation
• Resisting or obstructing an officer

(For further review of the WCSO ICE 287(g) application see attached images of ICE application by the WCSO)


Sunday, October 22, 2017

Proposed Wisconsin Anti-immigrant Bills SB 275/AB 190 Remain In State Legislature Committees

Two Wisconsin state legislature proposed Sanctuary City or anti-immigrant SB 275/AB 190 bills remain in committees with no action taken for now.

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

October 22, 2017

Madison, Wisconsin - Both the Wisconsin State Senate Labor and Regulatory Reform Committee (LRRC) Senate Bill 275 (SB 275) and the State Assembly Committee on Local Government Assembly Bill 190 (AB 190) will remain in committees with no action taken so far to move them out for debate in the full state legislature on what the Latino community in the state has come to call anti-immigrant proposed bills. The bills relate: to prohibiting local ordinances, resolutions, and policies that prohibit the enforcement of federal or state law Relating to illegal aliens or immigration status, authorizing certain elective officeholders to commence an enforcement action, providing a reduction in shared revenue payments, and creating governmental liability for damages caused by illegal aliens.
The SB 275/AB 190 bills were sponsored by State Senator Stephen Nass and State Representative John Spiros, both Republicans, if approved would force law enforcement (sheriff and police departments) to accept U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainers as lawful requests, which a federal court of appeals has ruled that they are not legal binding, only a judicial warrant signed by a court judge is legal to hold someone.
During the LRRC hearing on October 12, the Badger State Sheriffs' Association, Wisconsin Sheriff's and Deputy Sheriff's Association released a statement saying, "We are not in favor of illegal immigration and do not support communities designating themselves as a "refuge" for illegal aliens. However, we have questions relating to the provision in the bill requiring compliance with any lawful detained issued by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). While we support federal efforts to apprehend, hold, and deport criminals, the issue we are concerned that we cannot lawfully hold someone beyond what is allowed relating to their state charges and for the additional 48 hours under the bill for ICE to take physical custody of the person, without violating the person's Constitutional rights. Case law from across the country has found that the prolonged detention without probably cause or warrant is unconstitutional."  The Galarza v. Szalczyk (2014) federal case in Pennsylvania became a landmark decision to declare that ICE detainers are merely requests and had no legal standing. ICE detainers lack probable cause to hold someone.
Ernesto Galarza from New Jersey who is of Puerto Rican decent and U.S. Citizen  was held illegally for three days in 2008 at the Lehigh County Prison over the constitutional limit due to a ICE request. 
According to the ACLU in Pennsylvania  who filed a lawsuit in behalf of Galarza reported that "in April 2012, the district court ruled largely in Galarza's favor and denied most of the individual defendants' motions to dismiss, holding that the local police investigator (Allentown police) who called ICE and ICE agent who issued the detainer could both be held liable for violating Galarza's rights under the Fourth Amendment and the Equal Protection Clause.  The district court granted Lehigh County's motion to dismiss, however, and we appealed that portion of the decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
"In May 2014, the Third Circuit ruled in our favor, holding that states and localities are not required to imprison people based on ICE detainers.  The court recognized that ICE detainers are merely requests, that Lehigh County was free to disregard the ICE detainer, and that it therefore shares in the responsibility for violating Galarza's Fourth Amendment and due process rights.  The Third Circuit's decision was the first Court of Appeals decision in the country to squarely address this issue, " the ACLU in Pennsylvania reported.
Senator Nass also wants to penalize local and county governments for not enforcing federal immigration laws and who enact Sanctuary City ordinances, resolutions and policies, which could face between $500 up to $5,000 per day loss of share revenue from the state.
A federal judge in California place an injunction on President Donald Trump executive order that threaten to cut federal grant funding to sanctuary cities, county and municipalities, if they refused to enforce federal immigration laws, which enforcement is reserved for the federal government and not the states. The New York Times reported in April 2017 that, federal "judge, William H. Orrick of United States District Court, wrote that the president had overstepped his powers with his January executive order on immigration by tying billions of dollars in federal funding to immigration enforcement. Judge Orrick said only Congress could place such conditions on spending.
"The ruling, which applies nationwide, was another judicial setback for the Trump administration..."
Senator Nass's SB 275 bill was created as a copycat bill from Texas and based in an incident that happened in California involving the July 1, 2015 fatal shooting incident of Kathryn Steinle who was shot and killed in San Francisco by Francisco Sánchez, an undocumented immigrant who was a convicted felon who was previously deported five times by ICE. Nass blamed the San Francisco District Attorney's office for refusing to prosecute a drug charge. Sánchez was released by ICE after serving a third prison term for entering the country illegally. San Francisco is a sanctuary city.
What Senator Nass failed to understand is that the federal government including ICE failed to apply the stiff sentences for re-entering the country illegally. According to ICE, if a person enters the country illegally, the first violation is a federal civil offense, which a person gets deported at a cost of more than $10,000 per person, the second re-entry violation is a federal offense with a penalty of 5 to 10 years in prison and a third violation, an undocumented immigrant can get a federal prison term of 20 years in prison. So, who actually is at fault in the Sánchez case, it was the failure of the federal government and ICE including the U.S. Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security not to fully apply the law and prison terms for re-entering the U.S. and not the local, county of state governments as Senator Nass's argument to propose the SB 275 in Wisconsin attempts to imply.
No doubt, Senator Nass was trying to create a separate state immigration enforcement bill, which is an overreach of federal immigration laws that will definitely be challenged in a federal court as the similar Texas anti-immigrant SB 4 bill has been challenged and an injunction has been applied after the cities of El Cenizo, San Antonio and Houston filed lawsuits claiming it violated the 1st, 4th and 14th amendments of the U.S. Constitution including other violations as well.

Luz Sosa, Community Organizer for Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin, Sylvia Ortiz-Velez, candidate for the Milwaukee County 12th Supervisor District and H. Nelson Goodson, from HNNUSA and immigrant rights activist testify against WI State Senate proposed anti-immigrant SB 275 bill https://youtu.be/dWEwDdHKUOY


Friday, October 20, 2017

Neo-Nazis Arrested For Attempted Homicide Following White Supremacy Protest In Florida

Three White men suspected of White supremacy and neo-Nazi affiliations were taken into custody after instigating a disturbance ending with gunfire at a group of people in a Gainesville bus stop.

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

October 20, 2017

Gainesville, Florida - On Thursday, three White men with White supremacy and neo-Nazi affiliations were taken into custody and charged with attempted homicide by Gainesville police after stopping at a bus stop and taunting a group of people by chanting Nazi slogans and salutes with their extended arms and hands. The confrontation ended when one person of the group of people at the bus stop struck a vehicle the neo-Nazis were traveling with a stick and one of the neo-Nazis got out and yelled I'm going to kill you and took out a handgun while the two other suspects encourage him to shoot and the suspect then fired a shot at the group of people at the bus stop missing them and striking a building behind them. The neo-Nazis then fled the scene, but were later stopped and arrested by members of the Alachua County Sheriff's Office and other law enforcement agencies in the area.
According to a Gainesville Police Department press release, it reported that Gainesville area law enforcement located and arrested three men about 20 miles north of Gainesville late Thursday for their role in a shooting that followed the afternoon speech by Richard Spencer (a White Supremacy speaker).
Tyler Eugene Tenbrink, 28, of Richmond, Texas; William H. Fears, 30, and Colton G. Fears, 28, both of Passadena, Texas are all currently in the Alachua County Jail on charges of Attempted Homicide after an investigation revealed they engaged in an argument with another group of people that turned violent with gunfire.  At least two of the three have shown connections to extremist groups. Tenbrink is a convicted felon and faces additional charges of possession of a firearm by convicted felon.
The three suspects remain in the Alachua County Jail. The Fears brothers are under $1M bond and Tenbrink under a $3M bond.
Shortly before 5:30 p.m., it was reported that a silver Jeep stopped to argue with a group of protesters and began threatening, offering Nazi salutes and shouting chants about Hitler to the group that was near the bus stop.  During the altercation, Tenbrink produced a handgun while the Fears brothers encouraged him to shoot at the victims.  Tenbrink fired a single shot at the group which thankfully missed the group and struck a nearby building.  The suspects then fled in a silver jeep.
One of the victims amazingly remained calm and was able to get the vehicle tag number and reported it immediately to law enforcement.  Due to the Richard Spencer (White supremacy event) at the University of Florida in Gainesville, law enforcement resources from the local, state and Federal level were still operating in "Unified Command" which allowed local investigators and FBI analysts to quickly identify the vehicle and possible occupants. This information was immediately relayed to area law enforcement to look for the vehicle.
Shortly before 9:00 p.m., Alachua County Deputy A. Diaz was off duty and on the way home after working the Spencer event operation heard the radio call of the incident and description of the suspect's vehicle. He was miles north of the last location of the suspect's vehicle that was known from intelligence reports, but began searching and ultimately located the vehicle. Units from Alachua Police Department, High Springs Police Department and the Florida Highway Patrol conducted a high-risk Felony stop on the vehicle at the 405 Mile Marker of Interstate 75 North and took the three suspects into custody. 
Officer Ben Tobias, the spokesperson for GPD praised the quick thinking victim and area law enforcement. "I am amazed that immediately after being shot at, a victim had the forethought to get the vehicle's license number" Tobias said. "That key piece of information allowed officials from every level of multiple agencies to quickly identify and arrest these persons. This was an amazing team effort by everyone involved."
"This incident and how quickly it was handled displays the true teamwork that went into yesterdays Unified Command Center activation" said Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell. "Information was quickly gathered and disseminated to all law enforcement partners involved and a potentially dangerous situation was averted quickly with the arrests."

Trump's ICE Freed Alleged Undocumented Immigrant After Agents Get Busted For Illegal Entry Into Private Property

Trump's ICE agents in Portland without a warrant entered private property looking for a suspected undocumented immigrant and were video recorded committing an illegal act.

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

October 20, 2017

Portland, Oregon - On Thursday, at least four U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents in Portland entered private property without a warrant and attempted to lie that they had permission, which the person, George Cárdenas who was taking a cellphone video of the illegal act told the ICE agents that he didn't give them permission to enter without a warrant. Cárdenas also told them to leave because they were trespassing. An ICE agent then told Cárdenas that he gave them permission to come in, but Cárdenas denied it while video recording the incident.
The ICE agents detained a suspected undocumented immigrant in the incident who was identified a Carlos Bolanos, 32, but was later released by ICE without an explanation other that they made a mistake, according to an update by Cárdenas.
Cárdenas gives credit to his posted video in Facebook that let to the release of the immigrant.
ICE in Portland has not released any press release regarding the unlawful entry to private property by ICE agents and if the agents will face any disciplinary action or if they will be held accountable for committing an illegal act while on duty.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Red Cross Volunteer From Milwaukee Confirmed Puerto Rico In Worst Condition Than Reported

A Milwaukee Red Cross volunteer who was deployed to Puerto Rico confirmed that people in rural areas at the island haven't seen any relief aid, since Hurricane Maria hit.

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

October 17, 2017

San Juan, Puerto Rico - As President Donald Trump goes golfing on his vacation getaways in the U.S., thousands of U.S. Citizens living in rural areas in Puerto Rico continue to suffer due to lack of relief aid including food, water, electricity, cellphone and internet service and other items that hasn't reach them at all. Yussef Morales, a volunteer from Milwaukee, WI who was deployed to Puerto Rico on October 13 by the Red Cross confirmed that people at the island, especially those living in rural areas since Hurricane Maria struck hadn't seen any FEMA, military or local relief aid workers until he and other Red Cross volunteers happened to reach those areas. Morales and the volunteers are assigned to Hato Rey, a ward in the municipality of San Juan and carry a Satellite phone when on a mission to locate missing persons. When they come upon displaced people on the road or go into rural areas, Morales and his crew allow fellow disaster victims the opportunity to call relatives in the U.S. to let them know they're alive and "Ok."
Victor Huyke, Publisher of El Conquistador Newspaper who is related to Morales posted the following update, according to Morales. Huyke on his Facebook account posted, "Yussef Gave Us An Update

Just got a phone call from Yussef Morales. The situation in Puerto Rico is far worse than being reported.

Four weeks after Hurricane Maria swept through the island of Puerto Rico, many people living in rural areas have not seen any aid.

Yussef said that many people tell him and his team that they are the first rescuers they have seen since the hurricane passed and knock out the water and power.

"It is messed up everywhere. There is not one place that we have gone to that wasn't destroyed by the hurricane," said Yussef. "Mudslides, floods, downed trees, houses that have no roofs. Nothing. People see us and start asking for help, water, and food,"

Staying in a church that has a generator that runs only at night so they can have air conditioning, 100 people are stuffed into the poorly lit church. A mix of Red Cross volunteers, and people that lost everything.

"We go out every day to find people that are listed missing. We try to find as many as we can in a day. But there is so much stuff blocking the roads, that we have to walk most of the time," said Yussef. With a list of names, Yussef and his team try to find the missing. "When we find them, we have a satellite phone and we have them call their families to let them know they are alive." 

But being alive in this devastation is just barely living. The help is not getting to the people fast enough or not at all.

"I have seen some '$#|+' like out of a horror movie. People so thin they looked like zombies. Children running around with almost no clothes. No schools are open. I watched a woman wash her clothes in the rain because that was the only water she had. She had a blanket where her roof use to be. Her kids were under the blanket, but the blanket was so wet, that her kids were still getting wet."

"Stuff is not reaching the people. Not enough help. Some areas are so hard to get too, that nothing can get in. We walked up a mountain to reach one family... Let me tell you, nothing makes you feel as good as seeing the people's faces when they talk to their family"

I (Huyke) will update everyone as Yussef calls.

In other news from Puerto Rico:

Heavily armed private security mercenaries and non-armed security from the private firm Academi (also known as Blackwater), has been contracted by the Federal Protective Services, which is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to provide security and protect the fuel and water supplies in the island. 
The Mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulín Cruz has called on UNICEF and other countries for relief aid as Trump's administration, FEMA and the military are slowly working to fix the electrical grid and gradually transport food and water to rural areas and other parts of Puerto Rico where is desperately needed.
On Friday, Olga Tañon, a Merengue style singer claimed in a Facebook posted video that loads of food donations were being stolen by an organized criminal group that operates at the Aguadilla Airport in Puerto Rico and called on local and federal authorities to investigate.
Don Omar, another singer who worked with Tañon to get food donations in the U.S. and flew the supplies to the island also made the same claims about food and water containers disappearing in Aguadilla.
The Department of Justice in Puerto Rico (DOJPR) confirmed that a prosecutor has been assigned by DOJPR Secretary Wanda Vázquez to investigate food, water and items from FEMA being discarded in trash containers and not bring distributed by those working with the municipality of Patillas. Investigators found discarded FEMA food boxes and other items in a container (video), also food packages were left outside without protection from rain and rats were seen scavenging and contaminating food items, which were also damped. Anyone caught dumping or destroying FEMA supplies will face charges and up to 20 years in federal prison, if convicted.

So far, the official death toll in Puerto Rico was reported at 48, but the New York Daily News reported between 400 to 500 bodies at the Aguadilla morgue and El Vocero reported at least 350 bodies at the Institute of Forensic Science's, which are only several locations compared to other areas in the island. With the overflow of deaths since Hurricane Maria and the slow autopsy process, it has yet to be determined, if the deaths are directly related to the recent devastation and after effects of Hurricane Maria.


Editor's note:

It is a disgrace and shame that the U.S. has the largest armed forces ready to be deployed if war is declared in any part of the world including a $600B budget approved by Congress, but is not equipped to invade Puerto Rico with relief aid, convoy trucks, all terrain vehicles to create field food kitchens in different parts of an island after the Hurricane Maria devastation, which is a U.S. Common Wealth and tent cities to protect U.S. Citizens in Puerto Rico from the elements.
Shame on Trump and the U.S. Congress for not declaring a rapid relief aid deployment as soon as possible.
If Congress can declare war, Congress can declared a rapid relief aid for Puerto Rico as well.
"Puerto Rican lives Matter"


Sunday, October 15, 2017

Food Relief Donations Stolen By Organized Crime Operation At The Aguadilla Airport In Puerto Rico

An employee at the Aguadilla Airport in Puerto Rico exposed that an organized criminal group have been stealing loads of food, water and other items donated for the relief effort in the island.

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

October 15, 2017

Aguadilla, Puerto Rico - On Friday, Olga Tañon, a Puerto Rican Merengue style singer denounced that an organized criminal operation at the Aguadilla Airport in the island of Puerto Rico has been involved in stealing food donations. Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) has also learned that other organized criminal groups have been doing the same thing concerning stolen food donations in other parts of Puerto Rico.  According to Tañon and other reports, large loads of relief aid consisting of food, water and other items in donations have been stolen from the airport warehouse. An employee at the Aguadilla notified Tañon and other groups that have been donating items and food including water that their supplies are being stolen by an organized criminal element. 
Tañon in a Facebook video called for local and federal authorities to investigate and stop such crimes against the people of Puerto Rico. Don Omar, another singer has also claimed that loads of food donations have disappeared and unaccounted for 
from the Aguadilla Airport.
Also, reports that packages send through mail to Puerto Rico are being opened and items stolen.
Apparently, stealing food donations and selling them on the black market had become a lucrative business for criminal organzations and corrupt officials.


Saturday, October 14, 2017

Anti-immigrant SB 275 Bill In Wisconsin Forces Law Enforcement To Commit Illegal Act

Republican Wisconsin State Senator Stephen L. Nass who introduced SB 275, which is considered an anti-immigrant Sanctuary City bill wants to force law enforcement officials to commit an illegal act.

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

October 14, 2017

Madison, WI - On Thursday, hundreds of Latinos and non-Latinos gave testimony at the Wisconsin State Senate Labor and Regulatory Reform Committee (LRRC) hearing on proposed Senate Bill 275, which is considered and an anti-immigrant bill, if approved by the state Republican controlled legislature and signed into law by Governor Scott Walker (R), it would force law enforcement officials to commit an illegal act. The SB 275 bill was sponsored by State Senator Stephen L. Nass from La Grange, Wisconsin.
If SB 275 is approved, the Sanctuary City bill will prohibit resolutions, ordinances and policies that prohibit the enforcement of federal immigration federal laws by local and county governments, which would also allow elected officials to take legal action for non-compliance and provide a penalty to reduce share revenue payments.
The SB 275/AB 190 Relating to: prohibiting local ordinances, resolutions, and policies that prohibit the enforcement of federal or state law relating to illegal aliens or immigration status, authorizing certain elective officeholders to commence an enforcement action, providing a reduction in shared revenue payments, and creating governmental liability for damages caused by illegal aliens.
Most who gave testimony in front of the LRRC were against the bill and several were in favor including an alt-right group known as FIRM and the Badger State Sheriffs' Association, Wisconsin Sheriff's and Deputy Sheriff's Association released a statement saying, "We are not in favor of illegal immigration and do not support communities designating themselves as a "refuge" for illegal aliens. However, we have questions relating to the provision in the bill requiring compliance with any lawful detained issued by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement  (ICE). While we support federal efforts to apprehend, hold, and deport criminals, the issue we are concerned that we cannot lawfully hold someone beyond what is allowed relating to their state charges and for the additional 48 hours under the bill for ICE to take physical custody of the person, without violating the person's Constitutional rights. Case law from across the country has found that the prolonged detention without probably cause or warrant is unconstitutional."  The Galarza v. Szalczyk (2014) federal case in Pennsylvania became a landmark decision to declare that ICE detainers are merely requests and had no legal standing. Ernesto Galarza from New Jersey who is of Puerto Rican decent and U.S. Citizen  was held illegally for three days in 2008 at the Lehigh County Prison over the constitutional limit due to a ICE request. 
According to the ACLU in Pennsylvania  who filed a lawsuit in behalf of Galarza reported that "in April 2012, the district court ruled largely in Galarza's favor and denied most of the individual defendants' motions to dismiss, holding that the local police investigator (Allentown police) who called ICE and ICE agent who issued the detainer could both be held liable for violating Galarza's rights under the Fourth Amendment and the Equal Protection Clause.  The district court granted Lehigh County's motion to dismiss, however, and we appealed that portion of the decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
"In May 2014, the Third Circuit ruled in our favor, holding that states and localities are not required to imprison people based on ICE detainers.  The court recognized that ICE detainers are merely requests, that Lehigh County was free to disregard the ICE detainer, and that it therefore shares in the responsibility for violating Galarza's Fourth Amendment and due process rights.  The Third Circuit's decision was the first Court of Appeals decision in the country to squarely address this issue, " the ACLU in Pennsylvania reported.
Senator Nass also wants to penalize local and county governments for not enforcing federal immigration laws and who enact Sanctuary City ordinances, resolutions and policies, which could face between $500 up to $5,000 per day loss of share revenue from the state.
A federal judge in California place an injunction on President Donald Trump executive order that threaten to cut federal grant funding to sanctuary cities, county and municipalities, if they refused to enforce federal immigration laws, which enforcement is reserved for the federal government and not the states. The New York Times reported in April 2017 that, federal "judge, William H. Orrick of United States District Court, wrote that the president had overstepped his powers with his January executive order on immigration by tying billions of dollars in federal funding to immigration enforcement. Judge Orrick said only Congress could place such conditions on spending.
"The ruling, which applies nationwide, was another judicial setback for the Trump administration..."
Senator Nass's SB 275 bill was created as a copycat bill from Texas and based in an incident that happened in California involving the July 1, 2015 fatal shooting incident of Kathryn Steinle who was shot and killed in San Francisco by Francisco Sánchez, an undocumented immigrant who was a convicted felon who was previously deported five times by ICE. Nass blamed the San Francisco District Attorney's office for refusing to prosecute a drug charge. Sánchez was released by ICE after serving a third prison term for entering the country illegally. San Francisco is a sanctuary city.
What Senator Nass failed to understand is that the federal government including ICE failed to apply the stiff sentences for re-entering the country illegally. According to ICE, if a person enters the country illegally, the first violation is a federal civil offense, which a person gets deported at a cost of more than $10,000 per person, the second re-entry violation is a federal offense with a penalty of 5 to 10 years in prison and a third violation, an undocumented immigrant can get a federal prison term of 20 years in prison. So, who actually is at fault in the Sánchez case, it was the failure of the federal government and ICE including the U.S. Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security not to fully apply the law and prison terms for re-entering the U.S. and not the local, county of state governments as Senator Nass's argument to propose the SB 275 in Wisconsin attempts to imply.
No doubt, Senator Nass is trying to create a separate state immigration enforcement bill, which is an overreach of federal immigration laws that will definitely be challenged in a federal court as the similar Texas anti-immigrant SB 4 bill has been challenged and an injunction has been applied after the cities of El Cenizo, San Antonio and Houston filed lawsuits claiming it violated the 1st, 4th and 14th amendments of the U.S. Constitution including other violations as well.

Luz Sosa, Community Organizer for Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin, Sylvia Ortiz-Velez, candidate for the Milwaukee County 12th Supervisor District and H. Nelson Goodson, from HNNUSA and immigrant rights activist testify against WI State Senate proposed anti-immigrant SB 275 bill https://youtu.be/dWEwDdHKUOY

LULAC Wisconsin and MALDEF testify against SB 275  http://bit.ly/2hI1s91

Christine Neumann-Ortiz, the Executive Director of Voces de la Frontera tells Wisconsin State Senator Stephen L. Nass (R) that his SB 275 is a racist bill http://bit.ly/2gG4HOK


Friday, October 13, 2017

Oak Creek High School Basketball Coach Michael Jossie Charged With Two Counts Of Sexual Assault Of A Child

Jossie confessed to police that he had sex multiple times with a 15-year-old  female student.

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

October 13, 2017

Oak Creek, WI - On Friday, Michael Jossie, 39, was charged with two felony counts for 2nd-sexual assault of a child. If convicted, Jossie is facing up to 40 years in prison for each count and up to $100,000 in fines for each count, according to court records. A warrant was issued for Jossie's arrest as of Friday.
According to the criminal complaint, the sexual affair came to light when a custodian noticed Jossie in a classroom with a 15-year-old female student who had her skirt up to her torso. The custodian reported the incident to school officials.
When police interviewed the female student, she told them that Jossie and her had been having an affair for over year and that they had sex multiple times. Jossie also confessed to police and confirmed that he had sex multiple times with the student.
The female student told police that he had also taken her to a hotel where they engaged in sex.
Jossie is listed on the Oak Creek a high School website as a teacher and a basketball coach. Tim Culver, the Oak Creek School District Superintendent confirmed that Jossie has been place on administrative leave.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Deceased Victim Pulled From KK River In Milwaukee Identified As Ernesto Garcia

Garcia was pronounced deceased after being pulled from the Kinnickinnic River over the weekend along with another man who survived.

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

October 12, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - One of two men who died after being pulled from the Kinnickinnic River has been identified as Ernesto Garcia, 43, according to family members. Milwaukee police pulled both men from the river last Saturday just after 5:00 p.m. A 36-year-old man is expected to survive.
According to police, a death investigation in ongoing to determine what happened on October 7 that led to the death of Garcia.  Milwaukee police officers and the Milwaukee Fire Department responded to the area of S. Chase Avenue and S. 1st Street for several subjects in the Kinnickinnic River. Garcia and a 36-year-old man were pulled from the river and Garcia was later pronounced deceased at a local hospital. The younger man was conveyed to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Police continue with the investigation, but the death does not appear to be suspicious at this time.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Oak Creek High School Coach Michael Jossie Arrested For Inappropriate Touching Of Student

Jossie was taken into custody and multiple charges are pending against the Oak Creek High School basketball coach for inappropriate touching of a student.

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

October 11, 2017

Oak Creek, WI - On Tuesday, Michael Jossie, 39, was taken into custody by the Oak Creek Police and booked into the Milwaukee County jail after he was arrested on allegations of inappropriate touching of a student. Police and Oak Creek school administrators learned of the allegations and informed parents that Jossie had been placed on administrative durties pending the outcome of the investigation. Police in the preliminary investigation determined that Jossie had made inappropriate contact with a student while on school property, according to the criminal complaint. Police continue to investigate whether Jossie had additional inappropriate contact with other students as well during school hours and after school.
Jossie is listed on the Oak Creek a high School website as a teacher and a basketball coach. Tim Culver, the Oak Creek School District Superintendent confirmed that Jossie has been place on administrative leave due an ongoing investigation by the school district and police.


Monday, October 9, 2017

Wisconsin State Senate Hearing Scheduled To Discuss Proposed Anti-immigrant Sanctuary City Bill SB 275/AB 190

State Senate will hold a hearing on anti-immigrant "Sanctuary City" bill SB 275/AB 190 in Madison.

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

October 9, 2017

Madison, WI - On Thursday, the State Senate Committee on Labor and Regulatory Reform will hold a hearing on anti-immigrant "Sanctuary City" bill SB 275/AB 190 at 9:30 a.m., room 412 East at the State Capitol, which is open to the public. If approved, the Sanctuary City bill will prohibit resolutions, ordinances and policies that prohibit the enforcement of federal immigration federal laws by local and county governments, which would also allow elected officials to take legal action for non-compliance and provide a penalty to reduce share revenue payments.
The SB 275/AB 190 Relating to: prohibiting local ordinances, resolutions, and policies that prohibit the enforcement of federal or state law relating to illegal aliens or immigration status, authorizing certain elective officeholders to commence an enforcement action, providing a reduction in shared revenue payments, and creating governmental liability for damages caused by illegal aliens.
The Sanctuary City bill is being pushed forward by anti-immigrant State Republican Senators who sponsored the bill including State Assembly Republican Representatives. State Senators Nass, Stroebel, Craig and Vukmir; cosponsored by State Representatives Spiros, Kremer, E. Brooks, Edming, Gannon, Jacque, Mursau, Neylon, Quinn, Skowronski, Tusler, Weatherston and Hutton.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

FedEx Charging Between $400 to $593 To Ship 51lbs. Of Food In A Box To Puerto Rico

Many Puerto Ricans in the U.S. are left astonished to discover that sending a package to Puerto Rico today will cost up to $500.

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

October 8, 2017

U.S.A. - FedEx has been exposed by several people of Puerto Rican descent in the U.S.A. including in Milwaukee, Wisconsin of price gouging when sending small boxes of nonperishable food to Puerto Rico, according to several Facebook users in the U.S. FedEx employee doesn't know, if the price gouging is due to the Hurricane Maria effect and devastation.
Sly Chispa on October 6 posted on her Facebook (FB) account that "FedEx is price gouging their prices just to send food or any items to Puerto Rico they wanted to charge me $593 or $400 depending on the date  two small packages this is disgusting unbelievable boycott FedEx." Chispa also posted a recorded video on her FB where the FedEx employee explains the flat rate prices. To send a box weighting at 51 lbs. of nonperishable food to Puerto Rico it would cost flat rate of $593 to get there by Tuesday and $400.91 by Wednesday, October 11 at 5p.m., according to the FedEx employee. 
On October 5, FedEx posted on their FB account that "Today we're teaming up with the Pittsburgh Pirates to deliver more than 150,000 pounds of hurricane relief supplies to the people of Puerto Rico. Flight 9121 honors the memory of beloved Pirate #21, Roberto Clemente, who lost his life on a relief mission to earthquake-ravaged Nicaragua in 1972..." 


Wisconsin Man Facing Charges For Having An AR-15 And One Handgun In Vehicle Near Chicago's O'Hare Airport

32-year-old man from Wisconsin was taken into custody during a traffic stop for speeding by Chicago police when several weapons were found in his vehicle shortly after leaving the O'Hare International Airport.

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

October 8, 2017

Chicago, Illinois - On Saturday, Santos Zamora, 32, of Sheboygan, Wisconsin is facing a felony charge for having several weapons, an AR-15 including a handgun in his vehicle while speeding in the City of Chicago. Zamora had just dropped off a friend just before 8 a.m. at the O'Hare International Airport when police notice that he was speeding while leaving the airport area.
When police conducted a traffic stop for speeding at the 5600 block of N. Cumberland Ave. and searched Zamora's vehicle, they found a handgun in front and an AR-15 in the trunk of the vehicle including a pressure cooker. The pressure cooker had food particles and police don't believe that Zamora was threat.
Zamora was arrested and cooperated with police and federal authorities who were notified about the pressure cooker and weapons. Two other passengers with Zamora were detained for questioning and were later released. Zamora was booked by Chicago police for one felony count for aggravated use of a unlawful loaded weapon and was cited for speeding between 15 to 20 MPH over the speed limit and having no auto insurance, according to Chicago police.


Thursday, October 5, 2017

Several Milwaukee Groups Shared West Chicago Relief Aid Donations Destine For Puerto Rico

Marquette University Latino students and Faith Embassy Church were able to share donations from a full trailer of relief aid that arrived in Milwaukee, which included clothing, nonperishable food, water and other items destine for Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico. 

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

October 5, 2017

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - On Thursday, Martin Jimenez, the owner of Candela's Bar and Hall confirmed, that the last load of nonperishable food, water, clothing and other items estimated at more than $50,000 were finally picked up by members of the Faith Embassy Church on Wednesday from the temporary storage space at his hall. Jimenez thanked all the volunteers who helped unload a 53 foot trailer full of donations from a West Chicago church sent to Milwaukee destine for the Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico. Jimenez and his wife Claudia were more than happy to accommodate such a huge load of donations to help the local Puerto Rico community as well. The food donations arrived in Milwaukee about a week ago and was transported free of cost by JR Transport Inc. from the Faith, Life and Hope Church in West Chicago, which has now been successfully distributed to several groups in Milwaukee that included Marquette University Latino students. Cristofer Borghese from the Marquette University student group confirmed to Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) that they were able to pick up some of the donations from Candela's to sent to Puerto Rico via United for Puerto Rico. Also, Pastor Liz Feliciano from Faith Embassy told HNNUSA that the donations that they picked up from Candela's will be sorted out and packaged, then transported to Chicago by the RL Carriers from Milwaukee to be sent to Puerto Rico. Feliciano's husband works at RL Carriers.
Last week, it took about 3 hours to unload the donations at Candela's for temporary storage and were destine to Puerto Rico, according to Rosa Figueroa and Virginio Miranda from Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin who organized the relief effort.
The West Chicago donations for Puerto Rico originated from the Faith, Life and Hope Church in West Chicago, which one of the lead organzers, Juan Sánchez of Chicago approved the transport of donations to Milwaukee in coordination with Miranda. Pastor José Sigfredo Landaverde confirmed that more than 900 tons for food, water, clothing and other donations have been collected from the surrounding Chicago metropolitan community. 
Pastor Landaverde released the following statement, "We are informing all of the community that we have gathered more than 900 hundred tons of donation goods that will be giving out to the victims affected by the earthquake that hit Mexico City and surrounding states. All the donations will be sent out to all of the affected areas by the earthquake. We are reaching out thru this media source to thank  everyone that collaborated and helped in this cause. America Carrillo had Informed us that we Will be continuing  helping the people affected in Mexico's affected states and also Puerto Rico. We are reaching all media sources to make public one of the biggest accomplishment by DuPage County."
According to Sánchez, at least 30 trailers full of donations were able to be filled and more donations continue to arrive at the church in West Chicago. The Faith, Life and Hope church has become the epi-center of food donations. The church group in West Chicago has also distributed donations to Houston, Texas, Florida and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Miranda confirmed that he was able to bring an additional car loads of food donations from Waukegan, Illinois to Milwaukee destine to Puerto Rico. Some of those donations are temporarily stored at El Conquistador Newspaper office, according to Victor Huyke, the Publisher who took the donations for storage. 
Figueroa, Borghese and Huyke are of Puerto Rico descent, and Miranda, Sánchez and the Jimenez family from Candela's Bar and Hall are of Mexico descent.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Leaked Photos From Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Hotel Room 32-135 Shows Paddock's Body And Weapons

Several leaked photos of the crime scene at a hotel room show Las Vegas 64-year-old domestic terrorist shooter who killed 59 people and wounded more than 500 victims dead in his Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino hotel room.

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

October 4, 2017

Las Vegas, Nevada - On Tuesday, leaked photos show Stephen Craig Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, Nevada, the Las Vegas shooting suspect dead in his hotel room 135 on the 32 floor at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Near Paddock's body a small stainless steel handgun revolver with a black handle remained, which showed that he committed suicide with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the mouth. In multiple photos, numerous spent cartridges, assault weapons and a hammer used to break the hotel glass windows could be seen.
Police reported that 59 people were fatally shot and more than 500 people attending a music festival were wounded in a ten minute shooting spree from Paddock's hotel room on the 32nd floor.
Paddock fired upon hundreds of people attending the 91 Route Harvest Country music festival below from his 32nd floor hotel room.
Las Vegas police investigators recovered 23 weapons at the hotel room that were used in the massacre. Police searched Paddock's Mesquite home and found 11 additional weapons and ammunition, which early reports indicate were purchased legally. No motive has been determine on what led Paddock who is White to commit mass murder in Las Vegas.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Enrique Martinez Charged In Connection With The 2013 Death Of Xavier Melgoza In Milwaukee

Martinez was living in Georgia after he fled from a shooting incident that claimed the life of Xavier Melgoza in 2013.

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

October 3, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - Enrique Martinez, 21, aka, Smiley will be arraigned on October 4th in connection with the August 2013 shooting death of Xavier Melgoza, 18, in Milwaukee's Southside. Martinez has been charged with one felony count for discharging of a weapon from a vehicle and a cash bond of $15,000 was set. If convicted, Martinez is facing up to 12 years in prison and up to $25,000 in fines.
Martinez apparently fired his weapon from a moving vehicle at Melgoza who was following him in a red truck. Martinez and another suspect had stolen two 24-packs of beer cases from Salas Grocery on S. 9th Street and W. Hayes. Melgoza was struck in the head and crashed his truck in a tree. Melgoza died a day later from his head injury. Melgoza worked at Salas and witnessed the theft by Martinez and had followed the two suspects who got into a vehicle and fled the scene.
Martinez left the state and was living in Georgia with an assume name. A criminal complaint was filed in Milwaukee County against Martinez on August 2017 and was taken into custody on September 18.
Another suspect connected to the case, Ezequiel Jacobo, now 41 was convicted after pleading guilty to one felony count for harboring and aiding a felon and was sentenced on January 2014 to 18 months in prison and 24 months of supervision, according to court recourts.
The Wisconsin Department of Corrections has listed Jacobo as absconded (fled from supervision and is wanted).



Monday, October 2, 2017

Jonathan D. Perez-Perez, I-43 Highway Incident Shooter in Milwaukee Arrested

Perez-Perez was wanted in connection with the last Friday shooting on I-43 that resulted with one male victim being shot.

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

October 2, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Monday, the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) confirmed that Jonathan D. Perez-Perez, 24, the suspect wanted in connection with the Friday shooting of a male victim along the I-43 freeway is in custody. The victim was reported shot near the Hampton and Capitol Drive exits along southbound I-43.
The victim was injured with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the MCSO.
Perez-Perez is facing one felony count for 1st-degree reckless injury, if convicted, he is facing up to 25 years in prison and up to $100,000 in fines and one felony count for 1st-degree recklessly endangering safety, if convicted, he is facing up to 12 years in prison and up to $25,000 in fines.

Las Vegas Shooter Stephen Craig Paddock Commits Suicide After Killing At Least 58 Victims

Federal officials confirmed that the Las Vegas 64-year-old shooter who killed at least 58 and wounded more than 400 had committed suicide in his Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino hotel room.

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

October 2, 2017

Las Vegas, Nevada - On Monday, federal authorities confirmed that Stephen Craig Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, Nevada, the Las Vegas shooting suspect had committed suicide in his hotel room on the 32 floor at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Preliminary reports indicate that 58 people were fatally shot by domestic terrorist Paddock and more than 400 people attending a music festival were wounded.
Paddock fired upon hundreds of people attending the 91 Route Harvest Country music festival below from his 32nd floor hotel room.
Las Vegas police investigators recovered 23 weapons at the hotel room that were used in the massacre. Police searched Paddock's Mesquite home and found 11 additional weapons and ammunition, which early reports indicate were purchased legally. No motive has been determine on what led Paddock who is White to commit mass murder in Las Vegas.



Sunday, October 1, 2017

I-43 Freeway Shooting Suspect Jonathan D. Perez-Perez Wanted In Milwaukee

Perez-Perez is wanted in connection with the Friday shooting on I-43 that resulted with one male victim being shot.

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

October 1, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Sunday, the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) identified Jonathan D. Perez-Perez, 24, as the suspect wanted in connection with the Friday shooting of a male victim along the I-43 freeway. The victim was reported shot around 4:50 p.m. near the Hampton and Capitol Drive exits along southbound I-43.
The victim was injured with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the MCSO.