Monday, April 30, 2018

May 1st Reckless Driving Enforcement By The Wisconsin State Patrol, Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office and The Milwaukee Police Department Announced By City of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett

The Wisconsin State Patrol, the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office and the Milwaukee Police Department will begin reckless driving and other traffic law violations enforcement on May 1st.

La Patrulla del Estado de Wisconsin, la Oficina del Sheriff del Condado de Milwaukee y el Departamento de Policía de Milwaukee comenzarán a enforzar violaciones de leyes de conducir imprudentemente y a hacer cumplir otras leyes de tránsito el 1 de mayo.

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

April 30, 2018

Milwaukee, WI - City of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett on Monday announced the reckless driving enforcement partnership between the Milwaukee Police Department, Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office and the Wisconsin State Patrol. Reckless driving enforcement will begin on May 1st through the Summer and will target those who flee from accidents, involved in reckless driving including drug trafficking and pedestrian hit-and-runs, which will be prosecuted for local, state and federal violations, according to Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales.
Although undocumented drivers were not mentioned during a press conference by Mayor Barrett, undocumented drivers in the City of Milwaukee involved in violating traffic laws and engaged in reckless driving will also be subject for prosecution as well.
Law enforcement officers including State Police, Milwaukee County deputies on patrol and Milwaukee police will be looking for reckless driving violators. The reckless driving enforcement effort will be funded by state, County and federal sources.


El Alcalde de la Ciudad de Milwaukee, Tom Barrett, anunció este lunes la asociación entre el Departamento de Policía de Milwaukee, la Oficina del Sheriff (Alguacil) del Condado de Milwaukee y la Patrulla Estatal de Wisconsin para aplicar la ley encontra la escala de conducción temeraria en la ciudad de Milwaukee. La aplicación de manejo imprudente comenzará desde el 1 de mayo hasta el verano y se enfocará en aquellos que huyen de accidentes, involucrados en conducción imprudente incluyendo tráfico de drogas y atropello y fuga de peatones, que serán procesados ​​por violaciones locales, estatales y federales, según el Jefe de policía de Milwaukee Alfonso Morales.

Aunque los conductores indocumentados no fueron mencionados durante una conferencia de prensa por el alcalde Barrett, los conductores indocumentados en la ciudad de Milwaukee involucrados en la violación de las leyes de tránsito y en la conducción imprudente también estarán sujetos a enjuiciamiento.

Los oficiales encargados de hacer cumplir la ley, incluida la Patrulla Estatal de Wisconsin, los diputados del Alguacil del condado de Milwaukee en patrulla y la policía de Milwaukee estarán buscando imprudentes violadores de la conducción. El esfuerzo de aplicación de conducción imprudente será financiado por el estado, el condado y fuentes federales.



Saturday, April 28, 2018

Donte Semaj Harris Charged For The Jessica Rodriguez Homicide In Milwaukee's Southside

The criminal complaint says Rodriguez's body was discovered in a rolled-up carpet and a suspect has been charged in connection with the homicide.

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

April 28, 2018

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday, Donte Semaj Harris, 40, was charged with two felony counts, one for 1st-degree intentional homicide and second, for a convicted felon with possession of a firearm in connection with the April 16th murder of Jessica Rodriguez, 23, whose body was found rolled-up in carpet at an alley. If convicted, Harris is facing life in prison without the possibility of parole on the first count and up to 10 years in prison with a fine of $25,000 on the second count. Harris bond was set at $100,000 and is expect back in court for a preliminary hearing on May 7th.
According to the criminal complaint, Harris fatally shot Rodriguez twice at his residence in the 1900 block of S. 11th Street and then placed the body in a rolled-carpet and discarded it in a alley near the 1200 block of W. Burnham Street where it was later discovered by a passer-by who called police. 
A witness who was present when Harris shot Rodriguez told police that Harris had gotten into an argument with the suspect. The suspect then shot Rodrigiez twice. Apparently, Rodriguez was staying with Harris.
Rodriguez is originally from Carolina, Puerto Rico.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Sun Fair 2018 Cancelled By W. Historic Mitchell Street Business Improvement District #4

The Sun Fair for 2018 has been cancelled.

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

April 27, 2018

Milwaukee, WI - On Friday, Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) learned that the annual Sun Fair sponsored by the W. Historic Mitchell Street Business Improvement District #4 in June has been cancelled. Apparently, multiple brawls at last year's Sun Fair 2017 resulted in the arrest of 5 adults and one juvenile. Also concerns about pending budget issues might have contributed to the BID #4 Board to cancel this year's popular Summer event.
Nancy Bush, the Executive Director for BID #4 stated, "The annual Sun Fair on Historic Mitchell Street will not be held this year. But watch for its return in 2019!!!"

Thursday, April 26, 2018

One Vehicle Totalled In Crash After Van Runs Red Light While Speeding In Milwaukee's Southside

Van allegedly ran a red light when it was struck by another vehicle.

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

April 26, 2018

Milwaukee, WI- On Thursday, a two vehicle crash was reported at the S. 16th Street and W. Lincoln Ave. around 5:25 p.m. Both Milwaukee police and first responders were at the scene. The male driver of the overturned van was slightly injured and voluntarily went to the hospital.
The woman driver says, that the male driver of the van was heading eastbound on W. Lincoln when it ran a stop light. The woman driver who had the green light and was headed northbound on S. 16th says, that she applied her breaks, but struck the van, which then overturned. She claims that her neck was injured and will go to the hospital. The male driver left the scene after taking to police and first responders.
The male driver didn't have any vehicle insurance, according to the female driver.


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

La Oficina del Alguacil del Condado de Waukesha implementará el Programa de Inmigración 287(g) ICE a fines de julio

Se espera que la Oficina del Sheriff (alguacil) del Condado de Waukesha implemente la aplicación de inmigración 287(g) a fines de julio o principios de agosto después de que miembros del personal de corrección se certifiquen para llevar a cabo los deberes como oficiales de inmigración dentro de las instalaciones de la cárcel.

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

25 de abril del 2018

Waukesha, WI - El miércoles, Eric J. Severson, el alguacil del condado de Waukesha confirmó a Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) que múltiples miembros del personal de corrección de la instalación de la cárcel han sido designados para tomar la capacitación y certificación de la 287(g) del Servicio de Inmigración y Aduanas (ICE) de EE. UU. desde el 18 de junio de 2018 hasta el 13 de julio de 2018 y, una vez el entrenamiento terminé para esos oficiales de corrección de la cárcel de Waukesha, el programa 287(g) ICE se implementará en las instalaciones de la cárcel a fines de julio o principios de agosto. Según el Sheriff Severson, la Oficina del Sheriff del Condado de Waukesha (WCSO) fue aprobada para el Programa de Delegación de Autoridad 287(g) por el Director Interino del ICE Thomas Homan el 12 de diciembre de 2017 y el acuerdo final del programa también fue aprobado por todas las partes involucradas en el 17 de marzo del 2018.

Severson en la solicitud de 287(g) indicó que todas las solicitudes de detención de ICE para detener a los sospechosos de inmigrantes indocumentados procesados ​​en la cárcel por infracciones de tránsito y otros delitos serán aplicables. En la solicitud del programa ICE 287(g) en la pregunta número 14, la Oficina del Sheriff del condado de Waukesha (WCSO) respondió "Sí" cuando se le preguntó, si aceptan las solicitudes de retención de ICE y en la pregunta 26, respondieron que 1.3 detenciones por mes son honradas por la WCSO.

Cuando se les preguntó cuáles eran las 5 categorías en las que la WCSO entra en contacto y detienen a presuntos inmigrantes indocumentados, la WCSO identificó las cinco violaciones por las que se detienen la mayoría de los inmigrantes indocumentados, incluidos;

• Operando mientras está intoxicado

• Operando sin licencia

• Salto en libertad bajo fianza - delito menor

• Operando después de la revocación, y

• Resistir u obstruir a un oficial.

De acuerdo con la aplicación 287(g) del programa ICE, la cárcel del condado de Waukesha pone bajo custodia a más de 11 inmigrantes adicionales cada mes.

Voces de la Frontera, una organización de derechos de los trabajadores y los inmigrantes de Milwaukee está organizando una marcha y manifestación anual del 1 de mayo en la ciudad de Waukesha en protesta por la implementación previsible del programa 287(g) ICE en la cárcel de WCSO, que se convertirá en la primera oficina del alguacil del condado en el estado de Wisconsin para ser aprobada por ICE bajo el programa 287(g).

El condado de Waukesha es una fortaleza fuerte de los republicanos y es un condado muy antiinmigrante, y los inmigrantes indocumentados que piensan viajar a Waukesha para la marcha, protesta y reunión del VLDF deben ser cautelosos. Cualquier arresto por desobediencia civil y cualquier infracción de tráfico por parte de los que asistieran a la protesta en Waukesha el 1 de mayo definitivamente serán procesados por la WCSO por su estado migratorio también, según la última asociación con ICE.

En el 2012, el ex presidente Barack H. Obama (D) suspendió el programa 287(g) después de haber sido abiertamente abusado por el anterior alguacil del condado de Maricopa, Joe Arpaio, cuyos agentes detectaron ilegalmente a los latinos como indocumentados, fueron ilegalmente detenidos y violaron la ley civil. derechos de los detenidos bajo 287(g). Una demanda presentada en la corte federal contra el Sheriff Arpaio y la SB 1070 de Arizona conocida como la ley "Muéstrame tus papeles" dio como resultado la decisión de Obama de suspender 287(g) porque la Corte Suprema dictaminó que era legal solicitar el estatus legal de los sospechosos. estar en el país ilegalmente, pero negó a las fuerzas del orden detener a presuntos inmigrantes indocumentados por el solo hecho de no tener documentos legales en su persona, ninguna autorización de trabajo, socavar los derechos civiles de los estadounidenses y aumentar el abuso de los perfiles.

El Condado de Maricopa en Arizona optó por no participar en el 287(g) bajo el nuevo alguacil elegido. Hoy, el presidente Donald Trump (R) ha alentado a las agencias de aplicación de la ley de todo el país a asociarse con ICE bajo el 287(g) para ayudar a hacer cumplir las leyes de inmigración a nivel local.

(Aplicación del WCSO para participar en el programa de 287(g) con ICE)


Waukesha County Sheriff's Office Will Implement Immigration Enforcement 287(g) ICE Program In Late July

The Waukesha County Sheriff's Office is expected to implement immigration enforcement 287(g) in late July or early August after multiple correction's staff members become certified to carry out the duties as immigration officers inside the jail facility.

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

April 25, 2018

Waukesha, WI - On Wednesday, Eric J. Severson, the Waukesha County Sheriff confirmed to Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) that multiple correction's staff members from the jail facility have been designated to take the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) 287(g) training and certification on June 18, 2018 to July 13, 2018 and upon completion, the 287(g) ICE program will be implemented at the jail facility in late July or early August. According to Sheriff Severson, the Waukesha County Sheriff's Office (WCSO) was approved for the 287(g) Delegation of Authority Program by Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan on December 12, 2017 and the final program agreement was also approved by all parties involved on March 17, 2018.
Sheriff Severson stated, "As I have stated previously, this will not effect our patrol operations. This is a corrections based program and 287(g) employees will not be put in the community enforcing immigration laws."
Severson in the application for 287(g) indicated that all ICE detainer requests to hold suspected undocumented immigrants processed at the jail for traffic violations and other crimes will be honored. 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, and
• Resisting or obstructing an officer.

According to the 287(g) program ICE application, the Waukesha County jail takes into custody more than 11 additional immigrants each month.
Voces de la Frontera, a workers and immigrant rights organization from Milwaukee will hold its annual May 1st march and rally at the City of Waukesha in protest of the foreseeable implementation of the 287(g) ICE program at the WCSO jail, which will become the first County sheriff's office in the state to be approved by ICE under the 287(g) program.
Waukesha County is a strong Republican stronghold and is a very anti-immigrant county, and those undocumented immigrants traveling to Waukesha for the VLDF march, protest and rally should be cautious. Any arrests for civil disobedience and any traffic violations by those attending the protest in Waukesha on May 1st will definitely be processed by the WCSO for immigration status as well, according to the latest partnership with ICE.
In 2012, former President Barack  H. Obama (D) suspended the 287(g) program after it was blatantly abuse by former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, which deputies were found to illegally profile Latinos as undocumented, were illegally detained and violated the civil rights of those detained under 287(g). A lawsuit filed in federal court against Sheriff Arpaio and Arizona's SB 1070 known as "Show Me Your Papers" law resulted in Obama's decision to suspend 287(g) because the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that it was legal to ask for legal status from those suspected being in the country illegally, but it denied for law enforcement to detain suspected undocumented immigrants for merely not having legal documents in their person, no work authorization, undermine the civil rights of Americans and increased profiling abuse.
Maricopa County in Arizona opt-out from 287(g) under the new elected sheriff. Today, President Donald Trump (R) has encouraged law enforcement agencies around the nation to partnership with ICE under 287(g) to help enforce immigration laws at the local level.

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


El cuerpo femenino encontrado en una alfombra enrollada en un callejón en el sur de Milwaukee fue identificada como Jessica Rodríguez

La policía dice que el cuerpo de Rodríguez fue descubierto en una alfombra enrollada y el médico forense del condado de Milwaukee no ha determinado cuánto tiempo estuvo en el lugar.

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

25 de abril del 2018

Milwaukee, WI - El cuerpo femenino con una herida de bala fue encontrado por un transeúnte el 16 de abril en un callejón cerca de la cuadra 1200 de W. Burnham St., que ha sido identificada como Jessica Rodríguez, de 23 años, madre de un niño y niña. La oficina del forense del condado de Milwaukee no ha determinado cuánto tiempo estuvo el cuerpo en el lugar.
Rodríguez es originaria de Carolina, Puerto Rico.
La policía continúa con una investigación de homicidio sobre la muerte de Rodríguez.

Milwaukee Southside Body Found In Rolled-up Carpet Identified As Jessica Rodriguez

Police say Rodriguez's body was discovered in a rolled-up carpet and the Milwaukee County Coroner hasn't determined how long she had been at the location.

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

April 25, 2018

Milwaukee, WI - The female body with a gunshot wound was found by a passer-by on April 16 at an alley near the 1200 block of W. Burnham St., which has been identified as Jessica Rodriguez, 23, a mother of two (boy and girl). The Milwaukee County Coroner's Office has not determined how long the body had been at the location.
Rodriguez is originally from Carolina, Puerto Rico.
Police have an on going homicide investigation on Rodriguez's death.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Dallas Police Arrested Armando Luis Juarez In Connection With The Shooting Of Two Officers At A Home Depot

Two Dallas police officers remain in critical condition at a local hospital after being shot by a 29-year-old suspect at a Home Depot.

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

April 24, 2018

Dallas, Texas - The Dallas Police Department reported that they arrested Armando Luis Juarez, 29, just after 9:00 p.m. after a vehicle chase. Juarez was sought as a person of interest in the Attempted Capital Murder of 2 Police Officers that occurred on April 24, 2018, at the Home Depot, located at 11682 Forest Central Drive. Juarez also shot a Home Depot lost and prevention officer as well, but his condition was not made available.
According to police, an off-duty Dallas police officer working as a Home Depot lost and prevention officer called police around 4:12 p.m. to report a disturbance. When two officers responded, they were shot by the suspect.
The suspect was seen leaving the location in a truck. The truck is a Ford, possibly F250, white in color with "GX4" on the back fender, ladder rack, and large exhaust pipes rising from the front of the bed.
A $5,000 reward had been offered for any information leading to the whereabouts of the suspect.

Update: Dallas Police Officer Rogelio Santander, 27, has died from his injuries when shot by Armando Luis Juarez at a Home Depot. Santander died at 8:11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Santander was shot multiple times and sustained injuries to the throat, fore head and face.
The other Dallas police officer responding to the incident who was also shot by Juarez was identified as Officer Crystal Almeida.
Also, Scott Painter was identified as the Home Depot loss and prevention officer who was shot as well. Both Almeida and Painter remain in critical condition at a hospital.

Dallas Police Seek Armando Luis Juarez In Connection For Shooting Two Officers At A Home Depot

Two Dallas police officers remain in critical condition at a local hospital after being shot by a 29-year-old suspect at a Home Depot.

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

April 24, 2018

Dallas, Texas - The Dallas Police Department reported that they are looking for Armando Luis Juarez, 29, who is a person of interest in the Attempted Capital Murder of 2 Police Officers that occurred on April 24, 2018, at the Home Depot, located at 11682 Forest Central Drive. Juarez also shot a Home Depot lost and prevention officer as well, but his condition was not made available.
According to police, an off-duty Dallas police officer working as a Home Depot lost and prevention officer called police around 4:12 p.m. to report a disturbance. When two officers responded, they were shot by the suspect.
The suspect was seen leaving the location in a truck. The truck is a Ford, possibly F250, white in color with "GX4" on the back fender, ladder rack, and large exhaust pipes rising from the front of the bed.
A $5,000 reward has been offered for any information to the whereabouts of the suspect leading to his arrest.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Travis Jeffrey Reinking, The White Domestic Terrorist Killer Wanted For The Waffle House Mass Shooting In Antioch Arrested

Reinking, the White domestic terrorist who fatally shot four unarmed victims and wounded two others at the Waffle House restaurant in Antioch has been arrested.

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

April 23, 2018

Antioch, Tennessee - On Monday, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation confirmed that Travis Jeffrey Reinking, 29, of Morton, Illinois had been taken into custody in Antioch. A $2,000 reward for any information leading to Reinking arrest had been offered. Reinking was wanted in connection for the April 22, 2018 fatally shooting of a Waffle House employee identified as Tuarein C. Sanderlin, 29, and customers Joe R. Pérez, 20, Deebony Groves, 21, and Akilah Dasilva, 23, and wounding Sharita Henderson, 24, and Shanita Waggoner, 21.
According to the felony criminal warrant, Reinking was wanted for four felony criminal homicide charges and two attempted murder charges, according to authorities. The criminal complaint and police investigation states that Reinking arrived at the Waffle House in his pickup truck at 3:19 a.m.  He sat inside the vehicle for three to four minutes before getting out armed with an AR-15 rifle.  He immediately opened fire on Sanderlin and Perez.  The front glass of the restaurant was also shot out.  He then went inside and continued shooting.         
Waffle House patron James Shaw, Jr., 29, initially ran to the restroom area to escape the gunfire.  He then looked and saw an opportunity to confront Reinking.  Shaw took that opportunity, wrestled the rifle from Reinking's grasp, and tossed it over the counter.  Shaw's actions undoubtedly saved many lives. Reinking, who was nude during the episode with the exception of a jacket, fled the restaurant.  He shed the jacket nearby.  It contained two magazines for the AR-15.  Reinking then walked south on Murfreesboro Pike.   
Shaw who is Afro-American was later hailed as a hero by restaurant shooting survivors. Shaw received minor injuries in the confrontation with Reinking.
Apparently after the shooting, Reinking went to his apartment after the shooting, put on a pair of pants, and again fled.  A witness reported seeing a shirtless man matching his description in a wood line behind the apartment. 
Reinking is believed to have moved to Nashville in the fall of 2017.  He worked in the crane/construction trade.  The police department has been informed that he was fired from one employer three weeks ago and started with another last Monday, but did not return to work on Tuesday.       
Reinking was arrested by the United States Secret Service for being in a restricted area near the White House in July of 2017.  He was subsequently released.  Reinking was later interviewed by Tazewell County, Illinois, authorities and the FBI.  His Illinois firearms authorization was revoked and four weapons were seized by Tazewell County authorities, among them was the AR-15 used today.  The police department has received information that the guns were returned to Reinking's father, who has acknowledged giving them back to his son.  Presently two of the four guns are unaccounted for (one of them was recovered during the apartment search). 

The Nashville Police Department  released the identity of those victims killed and wounded by Reinking's shooting spree at the Waffle House in Antioch.

•    Taurean C. Sanderlin, 29, of Goodlettsville, an employee of the restaurant who was fatally wounded as he stood outside;

•    Joe R. Pérez, 20, of Nashville, a restaurant patron who was fatally wounded as he stood outside;

•    Deebony Groves, 21, of Gallatin, who was fatally wounded inside the restaurant;

•    Akilah Dasilva, 23, of Antioch, who was critically wounded inside the restaurant and later died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Two other persons were wounded by gunfire and are being treated at Vanderbilt.  They are identified as:

•    Shanita Waggoner, 21, of Nashville; &

•    Sharita Henderson, 24, of Antioch.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Gilchrist County Sheriff Sergeant Noel Ramirez And Deputy Taylor Lindsey Shot Dead While Inside Chinese Restaurant

Both Gilchrist County Sheriff Sergeant Ramirez and Deputy Taylor were fatally shot through a window at the Ace China restaurant by a lone suspect.

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

April 20, 2018

Trenton, Florida - On Thursday, both Gilchrist County Sheriff Sergeant Noel Ramirez, 29, and Deputy Taylor Lindsey, 25, were fatally shot through a window while they were inside the Ace China restaurant around 3:00 p.m. by a lone suspect identified as John Hubert Highnote, 59, of Bell, according to Bobby Schultz, the Gilchrist County Sheriff.
Highnote was found deceased with a self-inflicted wound, Sheriff Schultz reported. Schultz says, he considered it a hate crime.
Sergeant Ramirez leaves behind a wife and two young children. With over seven years' total law enforcement experience, Ramirez served at both the Williston Police Department and the Levy County Sheriff's Office before joining the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office in 2016.
Deputy Lindsey, 25, served for over three years with the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office, originally joining the Sheriff's Office in 2013.  

Wisconsin State Representative JoCasta Zamarripa, A Democrat Wants Photo Prop Removed From Extreme Right-wing Republican Candidate Leah Vukmir's U.S. Senate Campaign Website

Zamarripa photo prop removal request has fallen on deaf ears by Vukmir, an extreme right-wing Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Wisconsin.

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

April 20, 2018

Madison, Wisconsin - On Tuesday, Wisconsin State Representative JoCasta Zamarripa, (D-Milw.) tweeted that she had repeatedly requested for extreme right-wing Republican candidate Leah Vukmir, who is running for the U.S. Senate to remove her photo prop from Vukmir's campaign website. Vukmir is a State Senator in Wisconsin.
Apparently, Zamarripa had requested the removal of the photo where she is pictured behind Governor Scott Walker (R) while Vukmir is conversing with him as they walk along in a corridor. 
Zamarripa tweeted, ".@LeahVukmir - It's been more than 2 weeks since I asked you to remove my photo from your campaign website. I am not a prop for your extreme right-wing agenda. Please remove my photo immediately. #wipolitics #wisen", but it seems Vukmir continues to ignore Zamarripa's removal request.
Both Zamarripa and Vukmir were contacted by Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA). Zamarripa on Friday told HNNUSA that she is looking at other options and is also considering taking legal action as well, if Vukmir doesn't remove the photo.
Vukmir has not responded to the HNNUSA inquiry to determine, if she will comply with Zamarripa's request.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Milwaukee Police Investigating The Southside Fatal Shooting Of Angelica Fiebrink

Fiebrink died from injuries sustained after she was shot twice in an alley near the S. 22 Street and W. Orchard St.

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

April 17, 2018

Milwaukee, WI - On early Tuesday, Milwaukee police around 2:40 a.m. responded to a ShotSpotter report near the 2200 block of W. Orchard St. where they located a woman suffering from several gunshot wounds in an alley. The woman was identified as Angelica Fiebrink, 24, who died after life saving measures from first responders failed.
Police continue their investigation into what led to Fiebrink's fatal death.

Holly Hylton, Former Starbucks Manager In Philadelphia Who Called Police On Two Black Men Outed Out On Social Network

The female manager at the Philadelphia Starbucks who called police on two Black men and resulted in the arrested of both men while they were waiting for another person has voluntarily left employment with Starbucks.

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

April 17, 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - The female manager who called 911 on Thursday to report that two Black men who were later identified as Rashon Nelson, 23, and Donte Robinson, 23, had refused to leave the Starbucks Store #17767 at the 1800 block od Spurce Street has voluntary left her employment in a mutual agreement with the Starbucks Company. The former manager has been identified as Holly Hylton, 31, by Facebook posts circulating in Facebook.
Apparently, Hylton had posted prior employment FB posts criticizing Mexicans and other minorities when ordering or making purchases where she was employed.
Two Black men were taken into custody on Thursday without incident and were faciing trespassing charges for failing to leave when asked. The two men were released after being booked and spent in 8 hours in jail when Starbucks decided not to press charges and no crime was committed. Protests erupted at the Starbucks Store where the men were arrested and call's for Hylton to get fired were made by protesters and customers of Starbucks.
The two men that were arrested have hired an attorney. The Starbucks Company has apologize and on May 29th will close all (8,000) of the stores in the afternoon to provide training on racial-bias sensitivity.
Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson called Hylton's action "reprehensible."
Starbucks training comes after word spread on the social network to boycott Starbucks.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Milwaukee County Supervisor Sylvia Ortiz-Velez Takes Office Representing The 12th District Of The Board of Supervisors

Ortiz-Velez sworn-in as Milwaukee County Supervisor for District 12th.

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

April 16, 2018

Milwaukee, WI - On Monday, Sylvia Ortiz-Velez was sworn-in as Milwaukee County Supervisor for District 12th during a ceremony at the Milwaukee County Board Room at the Milwaukee County Courthouse. Supervisors Ortiz-Velez, Patti Logsdon from the 9th District, Felesia Martin from the 7th District and Steven Shea from 8th District were all newly elected to the Board of Supervisors.
The incumbents re-elected to office were Deanna Alexander, 18th District; Eddie Cullen, 15th District; Marina Dimitrijevic, 4th District; Willie Johnson Jr., 13th District; Supreme Moore Omokunde, 10th District; James Schmitt, 6th District; Dan Sebring, 11th District; Anthony Staskunas, 17th District; Sheldon A. Wasserman, 3rd District and John F. Weishan Jr., 16th District were among other County Supervisors sworn into office.
Incumbents, Supervisor Theodore Lipscomb Sr. from the 1st District was voted as the Chairman, Supervisor Marcelia Nicholson from the 5th District was voted in as 1st Vice-Chair and Supervisor Sequana Taylor from the 2nd District was voted in as 2nd Vice-Chair for the Board of Supervisors. Lipscomb Sr., Nicholson and Taylor were also re-elected to office 
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, Milwaukee County Acting Sheriff Richard Schmidt, Wisconsin State Senator Chris Larson (D), newly Elect Wisconsin State Supreme Judge Rebecca Dallet and City of Milwaukee Election Commissioner Carmen C. Cabrera were also present at the swearing-in ceremony.
A reception to celebrate the election of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors for 2018 session to 2020 was held after the swearing-in ceremony.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

La supervisora ​​electa del condado de Milwaukee, Sylvia Ortiz-Vélez, asumirá su titular el 16 de abril

Ortiz-Vélez se ha convertido en la Supervisora electa más popular para la Junta de Supervisores del Condado de Milwaukee después de derrotar a la actual Supervisora ​​Peggy West, que había estado en el cargo durante 14 años causando malestar a ciertos sindicatos, múltiples funcionarios públicos electos y Voces de la Frontera Action quienes endosaron a la titular.

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

15 de abril del 2018

Milwaukee, WI - Este lunes, Sylvia Ortiz-Vélez será juramentada como la próxima Supervisora ​​del Condado de Milwaukee para el Distrito 12 en la Sala de Juntas del Condado de Milwaukee a la 1:30 p.m. en la Corte del Condado cuarto 200, entre otros 17 supervisores. Ortiz-Vélez logró expulsar a la supervisora ​​titular, Peggy West, quien también era la presidenta del Comité de Finanzas y causó un malestar importante en las elecciones.

West recibió el respaldo de Voces de la Frontera Action (VDLFA) y Christine Neumann-Ortiz, la Directora Ejecutiva de Voces de la Frontera (VDLF), la congresista Gwen Moore (D-Milw.), la Representante estatal JoCasta Zamarripa (D-Milw. ), el Concejal de Milwaukee José G. Pérez, Kim Shroeder, Presidente de la Asociación de Educación de Maestros de Milwaukee (MTEA) y Dave Weingrod de la Federación Estadounidense de Maestros (AFT) 212 de uniones incluyendo el respaldo del Juez del Condado de Milwaukee Pedro Cólon, Juez Municipal Phil Chávez, el fiscal de distrito del condado de Milwaukee John Chisholm, el senador estatal de Wisconsin Chris Larson (D-Milw.) Y la lista continúa.

Por el contrario, Ortiz-Vélez contó con el apoyo de promotores comunitarios, como activistas, Carmen Cabrera, Luz Sosa, Victor Huyke, Marilyn Figueroa, Héctor Colón, Rebecca Arrichello, Gadibel Morales, Geary Morales, Dyango Zerpa, Teresa Mercado, Gregorio Montoto, Nancy Hernández, Martín Jiménez, el abogado Carlos Pastrona, Tony Garnica, Ernesto Nava, Raúl Huerta, Ernesto Ramírez (Chato), Ricardo Díaz, Carmen Cabrera, Anita Abraham, Cy White, Scott Wales, Roy Camronero, Blanca Blanka Estrada, Frankie Sabath, Yussef Morales, Félix Questell, Johnny Osorio, Kristina Reyes y Mariana Reyes (Familia Reyes), Juan Estrada (Familia Estrada), Oscar Brenes, Dueño de El Patrón, Dionisia González. El ex concejal James Witkowiak, Rogelio Cabral, Eleazar López, Ángel Salmerón Dueñas y la lista continúa.

Neumann-Ortiz de VDLF, una organización sin fines de lucro 501c (3) y Acción Voces de la Frontera, una organización política 501c (4), que la Junta Directiva de ambas organizaciones es controlada por Blancos con ideología liberal que participaron en reclamos falsos contra Ortiz-Vélez e incluso usó el sistema de correo electrónico de su organización sin fines de lucro para enviar propaganda política contra Ortiz-Vélez, y también intentó generar donaciones utilizando la elección de Ortiz-Vélez para continuar oponiéndose a su elección a la Junta del Condado. Ortiz-Vélez también es miembra de VDLF y para que Neumann-Ortiz continúe atacándola después de que Ortiz-Vélez derrotara a West por un margen de 57% a 42% y tuvo un aumento en la participación electoral de 48.84% en el distrito en comparación con 2017 no tiene precedentes en la historia de las organizaciones VDLF y VDLFA para seguir atacando a otra latina de la misma organización.

El mandato del 3 de abril fue claro en la carrera del Distrito 12 del Supervisor del Condado de Milwaukee, los votantes enviaron un fuerte mensaje a la Junta del Condado de que querían cambio y a Neumann-Ortiz incluyendo a VDLFA que sus afirmaciones falsas sobre Ortiz-Vélez no fueron tomadas en serio y fue un vergüenza por las acciones de Neumann-Ortiz contra una de sus propias miembras en Voces de la Frontera.

Sin dudas, Neumann-Ortiz, Voces de la Frontera y Voces de la Frontera Action cual la acción bajo el control de una Junta Directiva Blanca liberal ha perdido credibilidad en la comunidad latina y la vergüenza de usar las elecciones de la victoria de Ortiz-Vélez para generar donaciones a continúan oponiéndose a la voluntad de los electores de la comunidad del Southside que votaron por Ortiz-Vélez.

Hoy, ni Neumann-Ortiz, la Junta de VDLFA y los representantes sindicales involucrados no han tenido la decencia de pedir disculpas públicamente a Ortiz-Vélez por hacer afirmaciones falsas (que Ortiz-Vélez era candidata para el Ejecutivo del Condado de Milwaukee Chris Abele y Leadership MKE, que no cierto, Ortiz-Vélez fue una candidata independiente y no recibió un endoso o ninguna donación de Abele ni aceptó o consintió en ninguna publicidad favorable de Leadership MKE, lo que Neumann-Ortiz quería engañar a la comunidad para pensar que lo hizo sin ninguna prueba) contra Ortiz-Vélez y no se espera una disculpa por Neumann-Ortiz porque fracasaron en su búsqueda para evitar que Ortiz-Vélez fuera elegida.

El trabajo duro y la campaña de Ortiz-Vélez en puerta a puerta fue un éxito y definitivamente ella hizo una campaña positiva.

¡Es hora de limpiar la casa tanto en Voces de la Frontera como en Voces de la Frontera Action!

Milwaukee County Supervisor Elect Sylvia Ortiz-Velez Will Take Office On April 16th 

Ortiz-Velez has become the most popular Supervisor elect to the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors after defeating incumbent Supervisor Peggy West who had been in office for 14 years causing an upset for certain unions, multiple public elected officials and Voces de la Frontera Action that supported and endorsed the incumbent.

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

April 15, 2018

Milwaukee, WI - On Monday, Sylvia Ortiz-Velez will be sworn-in as the next Milwaukee County Supervisor for District 12 at the Milwaukee County Board Room at 1:30 p.m. at the Courthouse Room 200 among other 17 supervisors. Ortiz-Velez managed to oust Incumbent Supervisor Peggy West who was also the Finance Committee Chairperson causing a major upset in the election.
West had the endorsements of Voces de la Frontera Action (VDLFA) and Christine Neumann-Ortiz, the Executive Director for Voces de la Frontera (VDLF), Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-Milw.), State Representative JoCasta Zamarripa (D-Milw.), Milwaukee Alderman José G. Pérez, Kim Shroeder, President of the Milwaukee Teachers' Education Association (MTEA) and Dave Weingrod from the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) 212 unions including the endorsements of Milwaukee County Judge Pedro Cólon, Municipal Judge Phil Chavez, Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm, Wisconsin State Senator Chris Larson (D-Milw.) and the list goes on.
In contrary, Ortiz-Velez had the support of community movers and shakers including activists, Carmen Cabrera, Luz Sosa, Victor Huyke, Marilyn Figueroa, Hector Colón, Rebecca Arrichello, Gadibel Morales, Geary Morales, Dyango Zerpa, Teresa Mercado, Gregorio Montoto, Nancy Hernández, Martin Jimenez, Attorney Carlos Pastrona, Tony Garnica, Ernesto Nava, Raul Huerta, Ernesto Ramirez (Chato), Ricardo Diaz, Carmen Cabrera, Anita Abraham, Cy White, Scott Wales, Roy Camronero, Blanca Blanka Estrada, Frankie Sabath, Yussef Morales, Felix Questell, Johnny Osorio, Kristina Reyes and Mariana Reyes (Reyes Family), Juan Estrada (Estrada Family), Oscar Brenes, Owner of El Patron, Dionisia Gonzalez. Former Alderman James Witkowiak, Rogelio Cabral, Eleazar Lopez, Angel Salmeron Dueñas and the list goes on.
Neumann-Ortiz from VDLF, a 501c (3) non-profit org and Voces de la Frontera Action, a 501c (4) political org, which the Board of Directors of both organizations is controlled by White liberals who engaged in false claims against Ortiz-Velez and even used their non-profit organization's e-mail system to send out political propaganda against Ortiz-Velez, and also attempted to generate donations using the Ortiz-Velez election to continue to oppose her election to the County Board. Ortiz-Velez is also a member of VDLF and to have Neumann-Ortiz to continue to target her after Ortiz-Velez defeated West by a 57% to 42% margin and had an increased of the voter turnout by 48.84% in the district compared to 2017 is unprecedented in the VDLF and VDLFA organizations history to continue to attack another Latina from the same organization.
The April 3rd voter mandate was clear in the Milwaukee County Supervisor 12th District race, voters sent a strong message to the County Board that they wanted change and to Neumann-Ortiz including VDLFA that their false claims about Ortiz-Velez were not taken seriously and should be ashame for their actions against one of their own members at Voces de la Frontera. 
No doubt, Neumann-Ortiz, Voces de la Frontera and Voces de la Frontera Action under the control of a White liberal Board of Directors have lost credibility in the Latino community and shame on them for using the Ortiz-Velez victory election to generate donations to continue to oppose the will of the Southside community electors who cast their votes for Ortiz-Velez.
Today, neither Neumann-Ortiz, the VDLFA Board and union representatives involved have not had the decency to publicly apologize to Ortiz-Velez for making false claims (that Ortiz-Velez was a candidate for Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and Leadership MKE, which was not true, Ortiz-Velez was an independent candidate and did not receive an endorsement or any donations from Abele nor accepted or consented for any favorable advertising from Leadership MKE, which Neumann-Ortiz wanted to mislead the community to think that she did without any proof) against Ortiz-Velez and none is expected simply because they failed in their quest to prevent Ortiz-Velez from getting elected.
Ortiz-Velez's hard work and campaigning door to door paid off and she definitely ran a positive campaign.

Time to clean house at both Voces de la Frontera and Voces de la Frontera Action!

Friday, April 13, 2018

Raymond Ceballos-Mendez Charged For Narcotics Manufacturing, Possession Of A Firearm By Felon And Homicide Charge Pending

Ceballos-Mendez arrested in connection with a Southside drive-by fatal shooting that ended the life of a 38-year-old victim.

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

April 13, 2018

Milwaukee, WI - On Friday, Raymond Ceballos-Mendez, 26, was booked in the Milwaukee County jail for 1st-degree intentional homicide for the March 14th drive-by shooting of Miguel A. Aguirre, 38, at the 1200 block of S. 17th Street. A $500,000 bail was set for Ceballos-Mendez, according to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office. The intentional homicide charge is pending, and if convicted Ceballos-Mendez is facing life in prison without parole.
Several felony charges were previously filed against Ceballos-Mendez on April 5th  for one count of manufacturing/delivery of narcotics, and one count for possession of a firearm by a felon. If convicted, Ceballos-Mendez is facing up to 15 years in prison and up to $50K in fines for the narcotics charge and up to 10 years in prison and up to $10K in fines for possession of a firearm by a felon charge.

Deported U.S. Army Veteran Hector Barajas Varela Becomes A U.S. Citizen




Barajas Varela founded the Deported Veterans Support House, which is an adocacy group that helped deported U.S. Veterans get their earned benefits and adjust to being return to their native country.

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

April 13, 2018

San Diego, California - On Friday, deported U.S. Army Veteran Hector Barajas Varela, who founded the Deported Veterans Support House (DVSH) legally crossed into the United States of America after 14 years of struggling to become a U.S. Citizen. Barajas Varela, finally took his Citizenship ceremony oath at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in San Diego. Barajas Varela says that he will continue to work with the DVSH for one year and to advocate for Veteran Administration benefits for those deported Veterans that the U.S. government had failed to grant their earned benefits while being deported. The DVSH has also been instrumental along with the ACLU-CA, the Latham & Watkins lawfirm, Nathan Fletcher, James Erselius, Jennie Pasquarella, Norma CP, and Alor Calderon in helping him get his citizenship and several other deported Veterans to become U.S. Citizens as well. 
Barajas Varela thanked his supporters and everyone that made it possible for him to become a U.S. Citizen.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Ascension Wisconsin Downsizing Services In St. Joseph Hospital In Sherman Park Area Due To Profit Losses

Several local hospitals located in the Sherman Park area and the Southside of Milwaukee will be downsized of primary health care services and will no longer provide surgical and other medical services, according to members of the Milwaukee Common Council.

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

April 12, 2018

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday, members of the Milwaukee Common Council reported during a press conference that hospital services in the African-American and predominantly Latino community area will see a reduction of primary healthcare at the St. Joseph Hospital in the Sherman Park area and gradually at the St. Francis Hospital. Ascension Wisconsin, which is composed of a hospital system in providing healthcare services, seems to operate for profit when it pays no taxes as a non-profit operation announced that it will downsize primary healthcare medical and surgical services at the St. Joseph Hospital and is expected to gradually reduced services as well at the St.Francis Hospital in the Southside. The Ascension Wisconsin decision was made before getting community input or notifying the Milwaukee Common Council, according to Alderman Bob Donovan. Donovan says, their decision was made simply because they are not making profits and that Ascension has not confirmed whether St. Francis Hospital will be targeted next or not for medical and surgical downsizing.
The downsizing of health services at St. Joseph Hospital will no doubt have a devastating affect on the low income area for services to a population already suffering from inadequate healthcare insurance coverage due to TrumpCare, which circumvented ObamaCare for the low income population.
Ald. Donovan also announced that he will ask legislators in the State of Wisconsin to create a Statewide Medical Review Board to review and approve all proposed hospital closures and downsizing.
Alderman Tony Zielinski says, "... Ascension is exacerbating the health care disparity problem in Milwaukee, where there is already insufficient delivery of health care services in neighborhoods where people of color reside."  Ald. Zielinski believes Ascencion's decision could very well be driven by the discrimination factor to cut healthcare services in low income populations of color where profits are minimal, but Ascension operates as a non-profit corporation and is tax exempt.
According to Ald. Donovan, in 2015, Ascension Wisconsin made nearly $205M profit and its CEO, Robert J. Henkel made nearly $8.3M in salary, but retired in July 2017, which executives at Ascension today are highly paid.
In a recent letter to Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Ald. Donovan who is the Chair of the Public Safety and Heath Committee  wrote, "Ascension Wisconsin's recent announcement that it will reduce the footprint of the St. Joseph Hospital campus from its current 1 million square feet to a mere 300,000 – along with significant cuts in needed services -- could hardly come at a more difficult time for the most vulnerable members of our community. Recently, Health Commissioner McManus shared new and troubling information with the Public Safety and Health Committee about the HIV/STD cluster discovered only a few months ago. The City continues to search for answers to deal with the lead contaminating the homes of too many. And the uncertainty relating to insurance plans purchased under the Affordable Care Act has vanished from the headlines, but is a matter of great concern for those involved.
"In all this, the collapse of St. Joseph's is about much more than the loss of a neighborhood institution around which so many have fond memories. It is ultimately about notionally non-profit institutions seeming to act entirely with an eye towards the bottom line. Ascension Wisconsin is a business. Everyone understands this. But the non-profit status of institutions like St. Joseph could reasonably be construed to confer an obligation to act at least occasionally in the public interest. And Ascension/St. Joseph is not alone. Other City hospitals have either closed or cut back significantly on their services as well."
The City of Milwaukee has seen the closure of multiple hospitals in the city since the 1970's.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

FOX TV 6 Milwaukee Reporter Adiar Bayatpour Charged With Felony Count For Breaking Nose Of WTMJ TV 4 News Reporter Ben Jordan

Bayatpour makes bail with a $2,500 signature bond and charged with felony battery.

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

April 11, 2018

Milwaukee, WI - On Wednesday, Adiar Jesus Bayatpour, 31, a reporter for FOX WITI-TV 6 was charged with one felony count for substantial battery with intent to cause bodily harm in connection with the April 6th incident where he punched Benjamin "Ben" Jordan, a reporter for WTMJ-TV 4 multiple times at the Brewers game over a dispute involving Madelene Anderson, Jordan's girlfriend who works at FOX WITI-TV 6, according to the criminal complaint. Bayatpour punched Jordan at least three times in the face breaking his nose, chipped a tooth and who also suffered orbital bone fractures.
Bayatpour signed a signature bond for $2,500 and remains free on bail. If convicted, Bayatpour is facing up to three years and six months in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.
Bayatpour is scheduled to appear in court on April 24 for a preliminary hearing.
Apparently, Bayatpour was criticising and ridiculing his college Anderson over a dog photo and Jordan jumped in to defend his girlfriend and was then punched by Bayatpour over the personal dog matter. Bayatpour then fled the scene, but was later located and taken into custody by police.
Bayatpour will remain off the news team on television at FOX WITI-TV 6 pending the outcome of the case.

Women Brawl At Milwaukee Southside Gas Station As Several Men Try To Defuse Situation



Females brawl outside a gas station.

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

April 11, 2018

Brawl reported at the Southside Citgo gas station, 1225 W. Lincoln Ave., Milwaukee, WI on Tuesday around 11:42 p.m. Several men attempted to defuse the situation as women brawl in a dispute that involved several groups of females.

Video courtesy and posted on Facebook by Roderick Thompson


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Voter Turnout In 2018 Increased By 48.84% Electing Sylvia Ortiz-Velez To The Milwaukee County Supervisor Board District 12th Compared To 2017

The election voter turnout for the Milwaukee County Supervisor Board in the 12th District increased by 48.84% in 2018 compared to the Milwaukee Public School Board District 6th election in 2017.

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

April 10, 2018

Milwaukee, WI - The election voter turnout on April 3rd, 2018 in the Milwaukee County Supervisor Board District 12th increased by 48.84% with 505 more votes cast than in the Milwaukee Public School Board District 6th election, according to the Milwaukee County Election Commission. Sylvia Ortiz-Velez was elected to the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors District 12th. 
In 2017, totals showed that 1,038 votes were cast in the Milwaukee Public Board District 6th compared to 2018, which the total for the Milwaukee County Supervisor Board District 12th was 1,545 with an increase of the voter turnout by 505 votes, an increase of 48.84%.
Supervisor elect Ortiz-Velez defeated incumbent Supervisor Peggy West, who served for 14 years in office indicating that the electors in district 12th wanted change, reform and progress at the County level.


Monday, April 9, 2018

Triangle Dispute Among Male Reporters Involving Female Ends With The Arrest Of Adair Bayatpour

Bayatpour was arrested and booked on a felony assault of another reporter.

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

April 9, 2018

Milwaukee, WI - On Friday, police arrested Adiar Bayatpour, 32, a reporter for WITI-TV 6 on a felony charge for substantial battery with intent to cause injury for punching Benjamin "Ben" Jordan, a reporter for WTMJ-TV 4 at the Brewers game over a dispute involving Madelene Anderson, Jordan's girlfriend who works at WITI-TV 6, according to police. Apparently, Bayatpour was criticising and ridiculing his college Anderson and Jordan jumped in to defend his girlfriend and was then punched by Bayatpour over a personal matter. Bayatpour then fled the scene, but was later located and taken into custody by police.
Charges are pending against Bayatpour., according to police.

Milwaukee White Cops Accused Of Police Brutality Against Black Passenger Youth During Traffic Stop For No Lights

A Black teen passenger of a vehicle was pulled from a vehicle and arrested by Milwaukee police officers.

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

Arpil 9, 2018

Milwaukee, WI - On Sunday, Quelle Robinson posted a video on Facebook showing what she called police brutality by White officers of the Milwaukee Police Department against a Black youth. Apparently, the vehicle was stopped by police because it had no head lights on and a male Black youth passenger was pulled from the vehicle by police because he refused to get out of the car when ordered. He had placed his hands on the dashboard. The 18-year-old Black male was arrested while the female driver and two other females including an 8-year-old girl were in the back seat who witnessed the incident and feared for their lives. A police officer searched the vehicle without permission and the cop searching also threatened the teen video recording with arrest, if she got any closure to him while he proceeded to search the car. The White cop is heard telling her, "you want to be next." Family members had to pick up the 18-year-old teen at the Milwaukee Police Station District 3rd. 
No drugs or weapons were found in the vehicle, according to police.
The male teen was cited for not complying with an officer to get out of the vehicle and the female driver was cited for driving without headlights.
Lena  C. Taylor, who is a Wisconsin State Senator posted the following post on the thread, "Spoke to the them. All are safe but the trauma from this ordeal is way to common and requires FPC action, town hall where youth speak to the mayor and chief (which the mayor promised to do after my son was harassed and he never did) so the youth can speak about how they are treated and what should be changed."
Robinson wrote the following to describe what had happened, "04/08/2018 a day I'll never forget This is my live video. Tonight we could've been another statistic, another hashtag, victims of police brutality, but i serve an awesome god! There is no flame he can not tame, no evil he will not reveal. My city and my people are under attack. Please share this with family friends whom ever you deem necessary, 4 black children in a car, our rights were violated, our lives at risk, our safety in danger! I don't know what to say right now my 8 year old sister, SHE IS EIGHT YEARS OLD; just turned to me and said she thought we were going to die!"
Apparently, the male teen and several officers reported light scrapes and a police sergeant told the female teens that he had viewed a body camera from one of the officers for three minutes and determined that the officers acted legally.
The victims and family are expected to file a complaint about the incident with the Fire and Police Commission.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

La Estatua de bronce de César E. Chavez en Milwaukee, explotada para obtener ganancias políticas de sus endosos

Editorial:

Desafortunadamente, un punto de referencia de César E. Chávez Drive en el sur de Milwaukee fue utilizado para obtener beneficios políticos y el respaldo de funcionarios públicos electos, sindicatos y una organización, lo que ha provocado críticas.

Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

7 de abril del 2018

Milwaukee, WI - El lunes pasado, Voces de la Frontera Action (VDLFA) tuvo una conferencia de prensa junto con la congresista estadounidense Gwen Moore (D-Milw.), la representante estatal JoCasta Zamarripa (D-Milw.), Kim Shroeder, presidente de la MTEA y Dave Weingrod del sindicato AFT 212 frente a la estatua de bronce de César E. Chávez para promover su respaldo a los candidatos que apoyaron para la elección del 3 de abril, cual es la opción de ellos y su derecho a hacerlo. Pero, usar la estatua de Chávez en el corazón de la comunidad latina con fines políticos y apoyar a cierta candidata para la reelección a la Junta de Supervisores del Condado de Milwaukee es una falta de respeto hacia el líder de la Unión de Trabajadores Agrícolas Unidos quien lucho para los derechos civiles de trabajadores.

También la hipocresía en su mejor momento, estos funcionarios públicos electos, representantes sindicales y VDLFA respaldaron a la candidata del Tribunal Supremo del Estado de Wisconsin, Rebecca Dallet, quien aceptó el respaldo del Director Ejecutivo del Condado de Milwaukee, Chris Abele, quien financió el Leadership MKE, un comité de gastos independiente.

El pequeño grupo cual se reunió en la conferencia de prensa encabezada por Christine Neumann-Ortiz de VDLF, una organización sin fines de lucro que también participó en reclamos políticos falsos a través de correos electrónicos dirigidos a Sylvia Ortiz-Vélez, una miembra de su organización y candidata para el condado de Milwaukee Supervisor en el Distrito 12, que intentaron implicar y engañar a la comunidad. Ambos representantes sindicales también siguieron las afirmaciones falsas de VDLFA y VDLFA, pero no criticaron a la jueza Rebecca Dallet por aceptar el respaldo del ejecutivo del condado de Milwaukee, Chris Abele, ni apuntaron a Felesia Martin, candidata a la Junta del Condado de Supervisores de Milwaukee que sí aceptó el apoyo de Abele, pero apuntaron a Ortiz-Vélez, incluso cuando confirmó que no había aceptado ninguna donación de campaña de Abele, no recibió el respaldo de él y no dio su consentimiento para que Leadership MKE publicitara anuncios favorables sobre ella. Neumann-Ortiz y los representantes sindicales intentaron asociar a Ortiz-Vélez con el Leadership MKE haciendo afirmaciones falsas y fallaron miserablemente.

Además, Voces de la Frontera, una organización sin fines de lucro 501c (3) utilizó su servicio de correo electrónico para enviar la propaganda política de su organización hermana Voces de la Frontera Action, una organización 501c (4) en violación de la ley federal y su estado sin fines de lucro, de acuerdo con un agente del IRS.

Menos que agregar, Neumann-Ortiz también está usando los últimos resultados de la victoria de Ortiz-Vélez para generar donaciones al continuar haciendo afirmaciones falsas, pero cualquiera con sentido común no apoyaría a VDLFA y VDLF por involucrarse y diseminar mentiras, odio y división entre las comunidades de inmigrantes y Latina, que en realidad cuenta con el apoyo de su Junta Directiva de blancos con ideología liberal que controla ambas organizaciones.

Lástima de Neumann-Ortiz, Kim Shroeder, presidente de la MTEA y Dave Weingrod de la AFT 212 por hacer las afirmaciones falsas sobre Ortiz-Vélez y la doble vergüenza del representante estatal Zamarripa por explotar la estatua de Chávez y por usarla para la explotación política y para promover mentiras flagrantes dirigidas a una latina que se postulaba para la Junta del Condado de Milwaukee.

La estatua de Chávez fue financiada y erigida por empresas, donantes de donaciones y miembros de la comunidad latina para honrar el legado de César E. Chávez.

Como resultado, la comunidad predominantemente latina del Southside, incluidos otros miembros de una comunidad diversa que residen en el distrito, votó el 3 de abril y rechaza los respaldos de la Supervisora Peggy West por Neumann-Ortiz, el Representante Estatal Zamarripa, la Congresista Moore, el Concejal José G. Pérez y el Representantes sindicales al elegir a Ortiz-Vélez quien recibió el 57% del total del voto y ganó en 21 de 23 precintos en la carrera del Distrito 12 del Supervisor del Condado de Milwaukee.

El Sábado, durante el programa de Joel & Jocasta en la radio NewsTalk 1510 AM, Christine Neumann-Ortiz, directora de Voces de la Frontera durante una entrevista a través de la línea telefónica, dijo, Leadership MKE gastó $ 77,000 dólares en el nombre de Abele para apoyar al oponente de la Supervisora West y dice que el Leadership MKE gastó fondos adicionales para que ganen sus candidatos. Dijo que "no hicimos mucho para movilizar el voto ... se fue por su camino ...", lo que también indica que Leadership MKE sí influyó en el resultado de expulsar a West de su posición como Supervisora.

Para ser justos, Neumann-Ortiz no agregó una advertencia, que el oponente de West era independiente de Leadership MKE y no aceptó, consintió ni cooperó con Leadership MKE y no era candidata para Leadership MKE como Neumann-Ortiz quiere que la gente crea.

Info .: La Representante Estatal JoCasta Zamarripa (D-Milw.) recibió $ 1,000 en donaciones de Abele, según su informe de campaña de donaciónes el 7 de diciembre de 2017, pero parece que Neumann-Ortiz, Voces de la Frontera Action (VDLFA) y la Junta de blancos con ideología liberal de VDLFA no han condenado a Zamarripa de aceptar donaciones de Abele.

Neumann-Ortiz tiene un problema al darse cuenta de que Leadership MKE no influyó en la carrera del Distrito 12 del Supervisor del Condado de Milwaukee, pero fue la oponente de West, Sylvia Ortiz-Vélez, por sus méritos y el trabajo duro y tocó en 10.000 puertas para hablar con personas para que votaran por ella el día de las elecciones.

Neumann-Ortiz debería despertarse y darse cuenta de que el trabajo duro de Ortiz-Vélez realmente dio sus frutos y no el Leadership MKE, porque Ortiz-Vélez recibió 816 votos y el número de electores que votó el 3 de abril no refleja los $ 77,000 dólares que el Leadership MKE gastó en el distrito 12, según Neumann-Ortiz.

¡Llegó la hora de limpiar la casa en Voces de la Frontera!



Cesar E. Chavez Life-size Bronze Statue In Milwaukee Exploited For Political Gain And Endorsements

Editorial:

Unfortunately, a Cesar E. Chavez Drive landmark in Milwaukee's Southside was used for political gain and endorsements by public elected officials, unions and an organization, which has drawn criticism.

Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

April 7, 2018

Milwaukee, WI - Last Monday, Voces de la Frontera Action (VDLFA) held a press conference along with U.S. Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-Milw.), State Representative JoCasta Zamarripa (D-Milw.), Kim Shroeder, President of the MTEA and Dave Weingrod from the AFT 212 union in front of the Cesar E. Chavez lifesize bronze statue to promote their endorsements for candidates that they supported for the April 3rd election, which it's their option and right to do so. But, to use the Chavez's statue in the heart of the Latino community for political purposes and to support a certain candidate running for re-election to the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors is a disrespect to the late civil rights and United Farmworkers Union leader.
Also hypocrisy at its best, these public elected officials, union representatives and VDLFA endorsed Wisconsin State Supreme Court candidate Rebecca Dallet, who accepted an endorsement by Milwaukee County Executive Director Chris Abele who financially backed Leadership MKE, an independent expenditure committee. 
The small group gathered at the press conference led by Christine Neumann-Ortiz from VDLF, a non-profit organization who also engaged in political false claims via e-mail targeted at Sylvia Ortiz-Velez, a member of her organization and candidate for Milwaukee County Supervisor in the 12th District, which they attempted to imply and mislead the community. Both union representatives also followed with the false claims made by VDLFA and VDLFA, but they didn't criticized Judge Rebecca Dallet for accepting Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele's endorsement, nor did they target Felesia Martin, a candidate for the Milwaukee County Board who did accept Abele's support either, but they targeted Ortiz-Velez, even when she confirmed that she had not accepted any campaign donations from Abele, received no endorsement by him and did not consent for Leadership MKE to advertise favorable ads about her. Neumann-Ortiz and the union representatives did attempt to associate Ortiz-Velez with Leadership MKE by making false claims and failed miserably.
Also, Voces de la Frontera, a 501c (3) non-profit organization used its e-mail service to sent out the political propaganda from its sister organization Voces de la Frontera Action, a 501c (4) org in violation of federal law and their non-profit status, according to an IRS agent.
Least to add, Neumann-Ortiz also is using the latest results of the Ortiz-Velez win to generate donations by continuing to make false claims, but anyone with common sense would not support VDLFA and VDLF for engaging and spreading lies, hate and division among the immigrant and none immigrant communities, which is actually supported by their White liberal Board of Directors in control of both organizations.
Shame on Neumann-Ortiz, Kim Shroeder, President of the MTEA and Dave Weingrod from the AFT 212 for making the false claims about Ortiz-Velez and double shame on State Representative Zamarripa to exploit the Chavez statue and for using it for political exploitation and to promote blatant lies targeted at a Latina who was running for the Milwaukee County Board. 
The Chavez statue was funded and erected by businesses, donation contributors and members of the Latino Community to honor the Cesar E. Chavez legacy. 

As a result, the Southside predominantly Latino community including other members of a diverse community that reside in the district voted on April 3rd and reject Supervisor Peggy West's endorsements by Neumann-Ortiz, State Representative Zamarripa, Congresswoman Moore, Alderman José G. Pérez and the union representatives by electing Ortiz-Velez who received 58% of the total vote and won in 21 of 23 precincts in the Milwaukee County Supervisor District 12 race.

On Saturday, during the Joel & Jocasta program on NewsTalk 1510 AM radio, Christine Neumann-Ortiz, executive director from Voces de la Frontera during an interview via the phone line, she said, that Leadership MKE spent $77,000 dollars on behalf of Abele to support Supervisor West's opponent and says Leadership MKE spent additional funds for their candidates to win. She stated, that "We didn't do much to mobilise the vote...it went his way..." also indicating that Leadership MKE did influence the outcome for ousting West from office.
To be fair, Neumann-Ortiz failed to add a disclaimer, that West's opponent was independent from Leadership MKE and didn't accept or consented nor cooperated with Leadership MKE and she wasn't Leadership MKE's candidate as Neumann-Ortiz wants people to believe.
Info.: State Representative JoCasta Zamarripa (D-Milw.) received $1,000 in donations from Abele, according to her donation campaign report entry on Dec. 7, 2017, but it seems Neumann-Ortiz, Voces de la Frontera Action (VDLFA) and the White liberal Board at VDLFA haven't condemn Zamarripa for accepting donations from Abele.
Neumann-Ortiz has a problem realizing that Leadership MKE was not an influence in the Milwaukee County Supervisor District 12 race, but it was West's opponent, Sylvia Ortiz-Velez hard work and knocking at 10,000 doors to get her supporters to vote on election day.
Neumann-Ortiz should wakeup and realize that Ortiz-Velez's hard work actually paid off and not Leadership MKE, because Ortiz-Velez received 816 votes and the number of electors that voted on April 3rd doesn't reflect the $77K that Leadership MKE spent on the 12th district, according to Neumann-Ortiz.

Time to clean house at Voces de la Frontera!



Friday, April 6, 2018

Milwaukee County Supervisor Elect Sylvia Ortiz-Velez Statement To County 12th District Residents

Ortiz-Velez released a statement for those who supported her and says that "I will strive to be an accountable, diplomatic, and accessible advocate for this community."

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

April 6, 2018

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - On Friday, Sylvia Ortiz-Velez, the newly elect Milwaukee County Supervisor for the 12th District released a statement to thank all of her supporters and electors in her Facebook account, "Elect Sylvia Ortiz-Velez for Milwaukee County Supervisor 12th District." Ortiz-Velez was elected on Tuesday and received 57%, 815 of the total votes cast 1,417 in the 12th Milwaukee County Supervisor District for the Spring Election. She won 21 of 23 precincts on Tuesday, according to the Milwaukee County Election Commission.
Ortiz-Velez is scheduled to the oath of office on April 16 along other elected Milwaukee County Board members.

Supervisor Elect Sylvia Ortiz-Velez released the following statement:

I want to thank the people in my beloved 12th District, stakeholders and those who supported me throughout this campaign, but I also want to reassure those who did not that I will do my best to ensure that their voices are heard. . I will strive to be an accountable, diplomatic, and accessible advocate for this community, and will work to ensure that our community is not divided along ideologic or petty disputes, and that its many issues are prioritized and ultimately addressed.

For the past several months, I have gone door to door and heard the concerns of the residents of our community. These concerns are the reason why I was elected, and will be the driving force behind my every action in the County Board. To insist that these concerns were somehow not legitimate, or that those who voted for my campaign were somehow fooled or bought into doing so, is insulting to them, but I will not spend time in campaign squabbles or disputes. The will of the people is sacred, has been heard, and should be respected.

I will move forward and serve my community, and I want to tell everyone, past supporters or opponents alike, that my door is always open and that I am all ears! I want everyone, to leave the past behind and work together as one, united!. The 12th District deserves that from all its leaders and so does Milwaukee County.

Thank you! 

Sylvia Ortiz-Velez, Milwaukee County Supervisor Elect for the 12th District