Milwaukee County Judge Disappointed That No Cops Were Responding To Reported Illegal Fireworks

A Milwaukee County Judge learned over the weekend that Milwaukee police under Police Chief Edward Flynn have placed setting off illegal fire within the city limits a low priority, especially in Mikwaukee”s Southside.

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

July 6, 2015

Milwaukee, WI – On Saturday, Pedro Colón, a Milwaukee County Judge posted a comment on his personal Facebook account that he was disappointed that no police officer would respond to a report of illegal fireworks being set off near his Southside home located in the predominantly Hispanic neighborhood. Judge Colón learned that even a concern elected and well respected County judge can’t get police to investigate illegal fireworks in his own neighborhood.
Colón posted that he contacted the police district in the area and that an officer had honestly told him that most likely no officer would respond to check out the report of illegal fireworks being lighted late at night.
Recently, Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn was reappointed to another four year term by the full Fire and Police Commission, but the Commission really decided to continue with Flynn’s current policy to treat some criminal activity and city ordinance violations as low priority.
Lighting illegal fireworks within the City of Milwaukee can be fined $500, if an adult allows a child to use fireworks (any item that emits smoke, bang or sparkles), he or she can be fined more than $1,000 upon conviction, but apparently Chief Flynn believes it is a low priority. Low priority calls that are not handled by police can lead to potential crimes.
Today, Milwaukee is facing a high rate of homicides and other crimes under Chief Flynn. Milwaukee has recently gained an unfortunate recognition contributed to the rising homicide rate, Milwaukee is now being referred too as Kilwaukee by citizens disappointed with Chief Flynn’s performance.
In other unrelated city issues, the Milwaukee Southside, especially in the 12th Aldermanic District has become the dumping ground for litter, trash on most of the streets and a lack of street pot holes repairs. The worst part about these issue, people have become too complacent with the trash and garbage environment around them and on the city streets and sidewalks, despite litter fines, if caught dumping trash on streets.
Wait a minute, most likely another low priority issue for Chief Flynn to enforce the litter ordinance.
What ever happened to help keep Milwaukee clean?

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Salsero Andy Montañez Performance Cut Short At Summerfest 2015

Many fans were surprised on Sunday night that the Salsero Andy Montañez performance ended one hour before the Summerfest 2015 ended at midnight.

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

July 6, 2015

Milwaukee, WI – On Sunday, many Salsero Andy Montañez fans attending his performance at the Summerfest 2015 Harley-Davidson (H-D) stage left the 11-day music festival very disappointed because his performance stopped one hour before closing at midnight. Sunday was the last day of Summerfest at the lakefront.
In prior years, top Salsa performers have played until 11:30 p.m. to midnight, but this year’s music at the Harley-Davidson stage ended one hour before closing.
Other Latino genre music performers during Sunday at the H-D stage on Sunday were Tres Acoustico/Jt Inconfundible, Orquesta Nabori and De La Buena.

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Milwaukee 14-year-old Boy Fatally Shot Shortly After U.S. Bank Fireworks Ended

Police are investigating a deadly shooting after the annual U.S. Bank’s July 3 fireworks at the lakefront.

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

July 4, 2015

Milwaukee, WI – Milwaukee Police reported that a known suspect is sought in connection with a homicide that happened just before 10:30 p.m. on July 3 in the 2200 block of N. Lake Drive and Wyoming Pl near St. Mary’s Hospital. The victim, Tariq Akbar, 14, who was identified by his Facebook account had been shot and suffered serious injuries. Amid the chaos, responding Milwaukee Police officers performed CPR on Akbar and were able to restore his heartbeat.
Akbar was transported to a local hospital where he later died. Preliminary information indicates Akbar was among a group of individuals who were feuding with another group on Facebook over a girl, according to police.
Police Chief Edward Flynn confirmed during a press conference that 8 to 9 shots were fired.

Another teen, T.M. in his FB account posted a photo of himself with blood on his white t-shirt and a cast on his right arm. T.M. wrote that Akbar was shot in front of him. Police then peppered sprayed T.M.’s eyes and threw him on the ground ending with a broken arm and six stitches in his head. Akbar was with a group of teens at the lakefront on Friday.
Chief Flynn has not reported nor has confirmed that T.M., another victim was injured by police officers at the shooting scene also.

Update: On Saturday, Milwaukee police arrested a juvenile in connection with Tariq Akbar’s homicide.

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July 4th Vigil Planned For Deported U.S. Veterans At San Ysidro Port Of Entry

A vigil is planned for honorably discharged U.S. deported Veterans who have lost their lives without receiving earned medical benefits from the U.S. government.

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

July 3, 2015

Tijuana, Mexico – On Thursday, the Deported Veterans Support House (DVSH) announced that a vigil will be held at the San Ysidro Port of Entry on Tijuana’s side of the border on July 4th at 3:00 p.m., according to Hector Barajas Varela, the Director for the DVSH. Barajas Varela says, that members of the DVSH, DREAMER Moms, Border Angels and the Young American DREAMers will gather on the Tijuana side of the border to place crosses and candles for all of the fallen U.S. deported Veterans who were denied access to earned medical benefits by the U.S. Veterans Affairs (VA) and as a result have passed away.
One of those deported U.S. Veterans was José Solorío, a former Marine who tried to get VA medical benefits for years, but was denied because he had been deported for a criminal offense. Solorío was given a humanitarian Visa by the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol to return to the U.S. to apply and receive treatment for Pulmonary Fibrosis, he passed away days later on June 18, 2015.
According to a DVSH press release, “A growing number of U.S. Veterans, including people who have recently honorably served the U.S. in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, have been deported by the federal government due to aggressive tactics that have been all together blind to service members. Many were long-time lawful permanent residents of the U.S. or came to the U.S. as children, and after serving in the military have been deported due to run-ins with the law. Often their run-ins with the law were directly related to the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder they suffer as a result of their service.
“Once deported, many of these Vets have found it impossible to get the medical attention that they need from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, despite their continuing eligibility for VA medical benefits. The vigil will include a call to action for the VA to change their policies, so that deported veterans can get access to medical care before it’s too late.
“Currently the only way to go home is in a casket, only then will we be treated as American citizens and American Veterans,” said Hector Barajas Varela, Director of the Deported Veterans Support House. “If we are going to be buried as Americans when we die, we should be allowed to live the rest of our lives with our American families.” Mr. Barajas Varela served in the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne division from 1995 to 2001 and was honorably discharged. He received two Army commendation medals, a national defense ribbon, and a humanitarian award. His 2004 deportation came as a result of falling into a bad crowd during a difficult time in his life.
“America has a moral obligation to balance the scales of justice with compassion and allow those men and women who put on a uniform and served honorably a second chance to pay their debt to society and be restored to the country they were willing to die for,” said Bishop Dermot Rodgers, who serves as a Chaplain for the Deported Veterans Support House.
On April 14, 2015, former Army Veteran Juan José Montemayor passed away after a long illness without VA medical benefits and was cremated on May 17. His ashes were returned to Wisconsin in the U.S. Only upon death, a deported Veteran can return with full military honors and a head marker and burial plot is provided at a military cemetery.
On March 10, 2015, Gonzalo Chaidez, 64, a deported U.S. Army Veteran passed away in Tijuana. Chaidez suffered from Tuberculosis and as a deported U.S. Veteran, he was not allowed to use his earned benefits or seek treatment at any VA hospital. Under deportation, all Veterans are illegally stripped from their earned benefits under the last three presidential administrations, including President Obama’s administration.
In April 21, 2014, Hector Barrios, 70, a deported U.S. Army Sergeant Veteran died in Tijuana from a heart stroke and was a house resident at the DVSH too. Barrios attempted to collect earned VA benefits for years, but was unsuccessful and died in poverty because he couldn’t return to the U.S. to apply for medical care.
Other deported U.S. Veterans who have passed away include, Manuel Castano, Dardar Paye and Ramon Acedo III, 61.

For more info. about the July 4th vigil for José Solorio, contact: 626-569-5491 U.S., 664-329-1655 MX and 664-522-8745 MX

A special video tribute to the Deported Veterans Support House: https://vimeo.com/122712920

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Mexican Military Discovered 5.3 Tons Of Marijuana In Zacatecas

Two trucks were abandoned with 5.3 tons of marijuana, according Mexican feds.

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

July 2, 2015

García de la Cadena, Zacatecas, Mexico – On Thursday, the Secretary of Governence (Segob) announced that Mexican military during a routine patrol spotted to abandoned trucks in the community of Ceja in the Municipality of García de la Cadena, Zacatecas. When military personnel searched the trucks they discovered 487 packages in one truck and 300 packages in the second truck, the Mexican federal Attorney General’s Office (PGRF) reported.
The packages contained marijuana. An ongoing investigation continues to locate the drug traffickers that abandoned the marijuana shipment, according to the PGRF.

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Handcuffed Indiana Afro-American Man In Squad Car Backseat Shot By Evansville Police

A disturbing video posted in social media shows an Indiana police officer shooting an Afro-American man with a taser while handcuffed in the backseat of a squad car.

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

July 2, 2015

Evansville, Indiana – A posted social media video by Media Take Out dot com (MTO) shows an unidentified Afro-American man getting shot with a taser in the back of an Evansville police squad car while handcuffed at a local gas station. A uniformed officer immediately tries to intimidate the person who was video recording the incident. The witnesses can be heard telling the officer why did he shot the man, the officer responded that he didn’t do anything and asked for their ID. The officer than gives the witnesses his card when they asked for it.
Another plainclothes officer tries to grab the cellphone, so the person with the cellphone stops recording.
In the video, a taser shot is heard and the wounded man cries out in pain that he was shot in the stomach. A bleeding wound is shown in his stomach. According to MTO, police claimed that the detained man was shot with a taser dart and were attempting to cover-up the shooting.
The extend of the injuries of the victim or his arrest has not been confirmed by Evansville police. No press release about the incident has been issued yet by police.
The video was posted on social media on June 28.

Evansville police shooting video: https://youtu.be/7LhaCUGsezs

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OWI Driver Crashed Into Off-duty Milwaukee Police Officer

An off-duty Milwaukee police officer was injured with non-life threatening injuries after a 29-year-old OWI driver crashed into him on southbound I-43 on early Tuesday.

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

June 30, 2015

Milwaukee, WI – On Tuesday, Juan Pintor, 29, was taken into custody after crashing into an off-duty Milwaukee police officer near the West National Ave exit and I-43 around 1:30 p.m., according to the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO). Pintor had an strong odor of alcohol when questioned about the crash and told Sheriff’s deputies that he had been drinking earlier.
He was cited for operating a vehicle while intoxicated and unsafe lane deviation and charges are pending. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment for slight injuries and was released to the custody of the MCSO. A 23-year-old passenger in Pintor’s vehicle was not injured.
The 49-year-old off-duty Milwaukee police officer was hospitalized for injuries to his chest and leg, but is expected to survive.
Court records show, Pintor had a West Allis municipal open warrant for his arrest for resisting an officer.

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