Motorcyclist Wearing Helmet Reported Killed In Waukegan

Woman driver exiting private driveway didn’t yield to motorcyclist and fatally struck him.

By H. Nelson Goodson
July 24, 2014

Waukegan, Illinois – On Wednesday, Omar O. Chami, 23, of Chicago was reported killed just before 3:45 p.m. while driving his motorcycle in Waukegan, according to the Waukegan Police Department. Chami was also wearing a helmet when he was struck by Yolanda De La Rosa, 32, of Waukegan coming out of a private driveway at the 3500 block of Sunset Blvd.
Police reported that De La Rosa was cited for driving without a license and failing to yield from a private drive. The investigation is ongoing, according to the news release.
Chami was originally from Beirut, Lebanon and in 2008, he studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Illinois in Chicago. Last year, he began working at Telefonix, Inc. as an Engineer. Chami also previously worked at Envoy Airlines (formerly American Eagle Airlines).

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Darryl Morin, Interim LULAC VP-Midwest Wants 54,000 Of Undocumented Children To Remain In The U.S.

LULAC has launched a nationwide campaign to allow more than 54,000 of undocumented children to stay in the U.S.

By H. Nelson Goodson
July 24, 2014

Milwaukee, WI – On Wednesday, Darryl Morin, the interim LULAC Vice President-Midwest announced at a Southside community event that LULAC has launched a nationwide partnership to allow more than 54,000 of undocumented children to stay in the U.S. under refugee status. Morin doesn’t believe that the children should be quickly deported without legal representation by the Obama administration to their crime ridden countries. The Obama administration is expecting more than 80,000 of unaccompanied children from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador to cross into the U.S. illegally by the end of this year.
The Border Children Relief Project that was launched as a humanitarian act by LULAC and three other groups, Speak Hispanic, Border Kids Relief Project and Kids In Need of Defense are working to find donors, volunteers and attorneys to aid the thousands of undocumented children detained by ICE along the U.S. – Mexico border and are in the process of quickly being deported by the Obama administration. Most of the children voluntarily turn themselves in to U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents (border patrol) in the Texas border with Mexico.
On Tuesday, the Obama administration deported 13 children and 7 mothers including adults in three full planes to Guatemala, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) confirmed.
Morin wants to find sponsors to help temporarily house hundreds of children expected to arrive in Milwaukee from Texas during ICE processing for removal.
LULAC’s action to help the unaccompanied children to seek refugee status and avoid deportation is expected to spread to foreign countries igniting another wave of thousands of undocumented children escaping poverty and crime in an attempt to enter the U.S. for a piece of the American dream.
Morin and Nancy Hernández were selected as the King and Queen during this year’s dinner event held by the Latino Carnival Parade 2014 organizers and sponsorship of LULAC at the Wherehouse Nightclub.
Morin made headlines last week after he resigned from the LULAC National Board due to controversial elections at the 85th LULAC National Convention in New York on July 12. Margaret Moran wouldn’t accept his resignation because she needed his support to illegally extend her term as LULAC’s National President and three other members, Rosa Rosales, Manuel Rendon and Mickie Luna to continue in control of the LULAC non-profit organization.
Luis Roberto Vera Jr.who was appointed as Election Judge by Moran decided to postpone the LULAC National elections after getting a TRO in NY ordering Vera Jr., Moran and Manuel G. Escobar Jr., the National Legal Advisor from using Rules 12 to 21 in an attempt to influence the elections. It’s the first time in LULAC’s 85th history that elections had been suspended at a national convention.
About 825 delegates, including four former LULAC National Presidents took over the Assembly, reconvene and elected Maggie Rivera from Crystal Lake, Illinois as the new LULAC National President who defeated Roger C. Rocha Jr. from Laredo, Texas. Morin, who ran unopposed for VP-Midwest was re-elected, but had left the Assembly along with Vera Jr. and Moran. Vera Jr. told Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) that “there were no elections.”
Moran, Rosales, Rendon and Luna have expired their four one-year terms on July 12 and can no longer serve as LULAC National officers as cited in the LULAC Constitution. Rosales and Elia Mendoza, including Vera Jr. as their attorney filed a TRO in San Antonio, Texas (Bexar County) enjoining Rivera and other National officers from taking office and to stop sending out correspondence concerning LULAC election results. Numerous LULAC Councils in Puerto Rico and in the U.S. have come out publicly recognizing Rivera as their new National President and a campaign to oust Moran, Rosales, Rendon and Luna has been launched this week.
The New York TRO hearing is scheduled for Monday, July 28 to see, if Vera Jr., Moran and Escobar Jr. violated the TRO order. The Texas TRO hearing is set for August 1.

Darryl Morin’s comments on unaccompanied children being deported at link: http://youtu.be/0u5SU083bew

Darryl Morin, Margaret Moran, Rosa Rosales, Manuel Rendon and Mickie Luna

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Two Albuquerque Homeless Men Fatally Beaten By Three Teens

Teens charged with two counts of murder each in connection with the brutal murder of two homeless men.

By H. Nelson Goodson
July 23, 2014

Albuquerque, New Mexico – Three teens, Alex Rios, 18, Gilbert Tafoya, 15, and Nathaniel Carrillo, 16, were charged with two felony counts each for murder of two homeless men. In addition, Rios was charged with conspiracy to commit felony murder and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, three counts of battery and one count each with tampering with evidence and robbery.
The three suspects were arrested where both Carrillo and Tofoya live. The two young teens are brothers, but don’t share the same last name. Police found a debit card and a license belonging to one of the victims at the home. Tofoya was still wearing clothing with blood on it when he was taken onto custody.
The suspects told police that they covered their faces with t-shirts and then beat the victims with sticks, a baseball bat and smashed their faces with a cinder block.
A $5M dollar bail was set for each suspect. If convicted on both charges, each of the suspects is facing two life terms in prison. Both Carrillo and Tofoya are charged as adults.
The faces of the two victims were so badly disfigured beyond recognition that police are having a difficult time identifying them. The bodies of both homeless men were found last Saturday around 8:00 a.m. in a vacant lot adjacent to where the two of the youngest teens reside.
The two victims were killed and a third victim, Jerome Eskeets was able to escape a fatal beating. Eskeets was taken to a local hospital and was treated for injuries. He told police that one of the suspects that beat him lived at a nearby home where the bodies were found, according to the criminal complaint. Tofoya told police that he had broken with his girlfriend and got mad, so they all decided to go out and beat up homeless people. He also confessed that they have also beaten at least 50 other homeless people in the area. Police are also seeking information about other possible victims as well.
The suspects were identified as Navajo and Native Americans by another homeless man, Emerson Roanhorse, 62, who told police that he witnessed the attack.

Alex Rios, Gilbert Tofoya and Nathaniel Carrillo

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Undocumented Central Americans Being Stop In Southern Mexico To Check For Visas

Crackdown on undocumented immigrants initiated in Southern Mexico.

By H. Nelson Goodson
July 23, 2014

Southern Mexico – The latest initiative by Mexican immigration agents in Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico to stop and check for legal documents from suspected undocumented immigrants and unaccompanied children from Central America attempting to board buses at the Ado Bus Central Station.
Ruben Figueroa, a immigration rights activists in Mexico posted a photo on his Facebook account depicting Mexican federal immigration agents checking for legal visas from suspected undocumented Central Americans attempting to board bus into the interior of Mexico.
The Mexican government deployed hundreds of Federal Police, Immigration agents, military and marines to stop the illegal crossings by Salvadoran, Honduran, Nicaraguan and Guatemalan children into Mexico from the Guatemala border.
The Mexican government has launched a Southern border crackdown of illegal crossings into Mexico and are deporting those found not to have the proper visas to be in the country. It is now prohibited for undocumented immigrants to ride in La Bestia (Beast) freight train for their protection, also known at the train of death.
Gangs and drug cartels extort thousands of immigrants and collect at least $300 dollars from each one to ride the freight train between Chiapas, Tabasco, Veracruz and Tamaulipas on their to the U.S. border. Immigrants are raped, thrown off the train and killed, if they don’t pay a quota.
The Mexican government immigration operation has actually affected and began to cut into the multimillion profit making by criminal organizations, gangs, corrupt police, immigration agents and government local, state and federal public elected officials, including government judicial and bureaucracy workers in the area.

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Murder Suspect Killed And Two Edinburg Police Officers Reported Shot

After nearly a four stand-off, a Texas gang member suspected of murdering a Mexican national is killed after shooting two Edinburg police officers.

By H. Nelson Goodson
July 22, 2014

La Joya, Texas – On Tuesday, Hildalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra confirmed during a news conference shortly before 9:00 p.m. that Joaquin Cibrian, 29, had been killed during a shootout and stand-off in a La Joya neighborhood. Cibrian, a Syndicate gang member was wanted by the Edinburg Police Department for capitol murder in connection with the death of Gerardo Omar Melendez Verdin, 19, a Mexican national whose body was discovered in the property of a vacant home in Edinburg.
Cibrian allegedly shot several Edinburg police officers while they attempted to serve a warrant in La Joya for the murder of Verdin. The wounded officers were removed from the scene after police were able to reach them and provide cover for their extraction from the area. They were taken to local hospital for treatment.
Dramatic video of the multiple shootouts and the stand-off was posted on Facebook by Edwin Gonzalez as it was unfolding and ended with the death of Cibrian. Gonzalez lives several houses from where Cibrian had barricaded himself and warned police that he had planted explosives inside the home. The McAllen Police bomb squad assisted at the scene.
Law enforcement agencies involved in the standoff and shootings were, the Edinburg Police Department, La Joya Police, McAllen Police, Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Border Patrol, Texas Rangers and U.S. Marshal’s Service.

Edwin Gonzalez’s La Joya shootout video posted on Facebook: http://alturl.com/9e9kv

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Defecation At Gurnee’s Six Flags Skull Island Pool Caused Closure

Six Flags was forced to shut down the Skull Island pool after someone defacated.

By H. Nelson Goodson
July 22, 2014

Gurnee, Illinois – On Saturday, Six Flags officials were forced to shut down the Skull Island pool after someone defacated. A family was turned away around 4:00 p.m. and people were not allowed to the area.
Also on Sunday, Katy Enrique, the spokeswoman for Six Flags Great America confirmed, that power was restored in affected areas that caused rides to stop. The power outage was reported around 7:30 p.m. just three hours before closing on Saturday night and all the people affected were safely unloaded from several rides, according to Enrique.
Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) reported previously that all the warning signs of danger at Gurnee’s Six Flags are only posted in English and lack signs in Spanish to warn the hundreds of Spanish speaking people that attend Great America daily.

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Thousands Of Palestinian Supporters In Chicago Protest The Israel Attack On The Gaza

Palestine supporters have staged protests in Chicago against the continued bombing assault in the Gaza.

By H. Nelson Goodson
July 22, 2014

Chicago, Illinois – On Tuesday, thousands of Palestine supporters marched along the Citibank on Madison Street in Chicago in protest of the Israel continued assault on the Gaza. Israel began bombarding the Gaza after peace talks failed and fighting among Palestinians and Israelis ignited.
The protests were initiated over the weekend nationally and continued in Chicago today. The U.S. provides about $3B in aid to Israel. The U.S. Senate Appropriation Defense Committee recently approved $351M totaling so far $621M geared for Israel’s Iron Dome missile system.
The protesting in Chicago are calling for Israel to stop the bombing of the Gaza and occupation, which has claimed many lives, especially civilian casualties on both sides. More than, 100 civilians in Palestine especially women and children have died from the Israeli bombings.
Pro-Israel rallies have been also held in support of the Israeli government and there actions to continue the bombings of the Gaza.

On Tuesday, Palestinian supporters in Chicago were counter protesting pro-Israel supporters from the a Zionist organization “Stand with Us” who held a rally in front of the Israeli Consulate at the 500 block of Madison St. around noon. Palestinian supporters staged a die-in as a mock scene. The rallies were peaceful and no arrests were reported.

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