31-year-old Illinois Man Travelled To Wisconsin For The Purpose To Engage In Sex With A 9-year-old Child

Alleged 31-year-old pedophile suspect arrested in Racine County in possession of child pornography.

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

September 24, 2016

Racine, WI – On Thursday, the Racine County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD) investigators conducted an undercover operation in Eastern Racine County and arrested an Illinois man with child pornography in his possession. David M. Baker, 31, of Wilmette, Illinois, who traveled to Racine County in order to exchange child pornography and engage in sexual activity with a 9-year-old girl was taken onto custody by the RCSD.
According to the Racine County criminal complaint, Baker had made arrangements to meet and exchange child pornography as well as engage in sexual activity with a juvenile who was actually a RCSD investigator posing as a child. Baker traveled to a pre-designated location where he was met by Sheriff’s investigators and was subsequently taken into custody.
Baker was taken to the Racine County Jail without incident and was booked on multiple felony charges. Baker is charged with one felony count for 2nd-degree sexual assault of a child, he is facing up to 40 years in prison and four felony counts for possession of child pornography, facing up to 25 years in prison for each count and up to $100,000 in fines for each count, if convicted on all counts. Baker is being held on a $100,000 cash bond and has a scheduled preliminary court hearing for September 28, according to court records.

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Milwaukee County Supervisor Nicholson Claims “Dark Money” Attempted To Influence Colón’s Reappointment

Dark Money has no place in County Board proceedings, according to Supervisor Nicholson.

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

September 23, 2016

Milwaukee, WI – On Thursday, the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors voted 11-6 to reappoint Hector Colón, as the Director of the Department for Health and Human Services in Milwaukee County. Colón was placed on a two year term probation period after Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and Colón agreed on a compromised by the County Board.
Multiple supervisors during the full Board meeting on Thursday claimed that Colón was not transparent, had a disrespectful attitude towards Board members, had failed to provide certain reports to the County Board Human and Needs Committee and failed to grant courtesy visits for supervisors requesting inspection of certain County facilities under Colón’s management in the last five years.
A campaign to get Colón reappointed drew controversy when Milwaukee Works, Inc., a pro-Walker right wing non-profit organization spent thousands of dollars in mass mailings to multiple county supervisory districts and placing a half page ad on the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, which targeted certain supervisors who claimed during Thursday’s County Board meeting that much of the information provided by Milwaukee Works, Inc. was false and misleading. The “Stand with Hector” campaign was included in the allegations by County supervisors, but some of the Latino community leaders and businesses that helped fund the campaign say that they are not connected to Milwaukee Works, Inc. or “Dark Money.” Some of the Latino and business leaders did confirmed that they were just an unofficial group that united to support Colón’s reappointment.
Supervisor Marcelia Nicholson released the following statement about “Dark Money” on Thursday, “As a democratically elected Supervisor, I represent my district and my constituents. The events of this week clearly demonstrated that the vote to reappoint DHHS Director Hector Colon was not intended to be democratic. My name and face were plastered over postcards and sent to my constituents. I was also featured in a half page ad in the Journal Sentinel. These inaccurate and misleading publications were funded by a dark money organization and used scare tactics in attempt to swing my vote in favor of Director Colon’s reappointment. This organization, claiming to be the voice of the people, stifled the voices of concerned constituents not only within my own district, but across the County.
Earlier this week, I also received a letter signed by members of our State Legislature. As a dedicated Milwaukee Public Schools teacher, I am not soon to forget that these same signatories orchestrated the take over and privatization of our school system. Time and time again these State Representatives have inserted themselves into our local governance, impeded in our democratic processes, and consistently voted against the best interests of our children and our County. Not only do I question the motive behind this letter, but I refuse to be swayed by those with a personal vendetta against our great County.
In voting against the reappointment of DHHS Director Hector Colon, I chose not to be bullied and to stand with my constituents and concerned Milwaukee County citizens. I am alarmed by reports of perceived inaction by Director Colon on issues deemed important by my constituents, colleagues, and the general public. I also stand against County Executive Abele and Director Colon’s plan to privatize our mental health division. We need to work for our most vulnerable citizens, not against, and this is something that I plan to share and discuss
with the Director. While I find the result of today’s vote disappointing, in the coming months I will work cooperatively with Director Colon to improve the conditions for our most vulnerable citizens, and hold him accountable for his actions.”Colón released the following statement, “I am thankful to the county board to have the opportunity to work as your director of the Department of Health and Human Services. Thank you Chris Abele for your unwavering support, friendship and service.
This has been a tough process. I am so thankful to the StandwithHector campaign. This effort to get me re-confirmed was pretty awesome and made a difference. But more importantly, this effort brought people together from all walks and sides of life. That is what was most special and impressive to me. Let’s think about ways to keep us together – fighting for people, causes and making our world a better place to live for all. This work isn’t easy but together we can do this!!!
Thank you for your confidence and friendship!”

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Tulsa Cop Betty Shelby Booked For 1st-degree Manslaughter For The Terence Crutcher’s Homicide

Tulsa Police Officer Shelby says that she fear for her life, even though the deceased 40-year-old victim was unarmed at the time and had his hands up while multiple officers were at the scene.

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

September 23, 2016

Tulsa, Oklahoma – On early Friday, Tulsa Police Officer Betty Shelby was booked around 1:11 a.m. for one felony count of 1st-degree manslaughter and was released about 20 minutes later on a $50,000 bond. Officer Shelby was charged with the homicide of Terence Crutcher, 40.
Crutcher’s car had stalled in the middle of the road and sought help. Officer Shelby was the first officer at the scene and she claims that Crutcher wasn’t answering and questions and was not following lawful orders when he was shot. Shelby says that she fear for her life when she fatally shot Crutcher after another officer at the scene had tased him first.
Crutcher had his hands up when he was fatally shot. A police squad and a hovering helicopter video cameras captured Crutcher’s deadly cold blooded murder.

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Hector Colón Reappointed To A 2-year Term For Lack Of Transparency To Milwaukee County Board

Colón, the Director of the DHHS was placed on what some Milwaukee County Supervisors are calling it a probation period.

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

September 22, 2016

Milwaukee, WI – On Thursday, the Milwaukee County Board on a vote of 11-6 approved a 2-year term reappointment of Hector Colón, the current Director of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for Milwaukee County, which otherwise would have been a 4-year term. Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele was forced to take a compromise by the County Board to accept a shorter term for Colón.
Multiple supervisors on the County Board cited a lack of transparency from Abele and Colón for the last 5 years, including Colón’s disrespectful attitude towards members of the County Board Human and Needs Committee and his lack of providing information about the Mental Health facility to other Board members as well, which some claimed that Colón had ignored requests to visit department facilities too.
Supervisor Peggy West introduced a 2-year term amendment and voted for Colón’s two year reappointment. West went on record and told the Board that she was a little jealous after receiving many calls from those supporting Colón to get reappointed, but that none of them ever called her to support her when her salary position was cut in half, position turned part-time and they didn’t even called to congratulate her for becoming the first Latina Vice-chair on the County Board.
Colón will be back in October of 2018 before the full Board for reappointment consideration, if Abele reappoints him once again.
A campaign “Stand with Hector” was questioned by some Board members and asked who was funding it. The Hector campaign to get reappointed spend thousands of dollars to sway public opinion to support Colón.
The County Board can no longer be involved or provide an oversight in private contracts negotiated by Abele regarding Milwaukee County facilities and selling properties.
Supervisor Marcelia Nicholson released the following statement on Thursday, Dark Money has no place in County Board Proceedings. “As a democratically elected Supervisor, I represent my district and my constituents. The events of this week clearly demonstrated that the vote to reappoint DHHS Director Hector Colon was not intended to be democratic.”
“I am disgusted with the dark money that has been spent in an attempt to swing my vote. Instead of swinging my vote, this effort has strengthened my resolve. I should not have to be concerned that my future as a Supervisor is in jeopardy because I didn’t vote the way this dark money group, “Milwaukee Works,” wants me to vote.
“I took a stand today against the privatization efforts that are bleeding our County dry and voted against the reappointment of Hector Colon because I chose not to be bullied. Instead, I chose to stand with my constituents and against the privatization of our mental health services,” Supervisor Nicholson stated.
Colón did affirm that he is more willing to work with the County Board in the next several years.
Colón has served five years as the director of the DHHS and last year in May 2015, Abele gave Colón a 39% raise, his annual salary increased from $126,318 to $175,000 a year, making Colón the highest paid executive at a Milwaukee County department.

Under Director Colón’s leadership throughout 2015 the, DHHS reached many outstanding milestones…

• At Behavioral Health, we closed our final long term care unit and expanded our support for community based behavioral healthcare.
• With partners across business, government and nonprofit, our Housing Division launched Housing
First, an initiative to end chronic homelessness in Milwaukee County by 2018. We have already seen a 70% reduction in chronic homelessness.
• Disabilities Services began a tremendous program to provide employment opportunities for all exiting high school students with a disability in Milwaukee County.
• Delinquency and Court Services accelerated our juvenile justice reforms while advancing data-driven decision making tools and evidence-based practices that are yielding better outcomes and improved public safety.

Editors note: Hispanic News Network U.S.A. has learned that the “Stand with Hector” campaign to get Hector Colón reappointed as the Director of the Department of Health and Human Services was spearheaded by a unofficial group composed of community leaders and the support of local businesses that funded Colón’s campaign and are not connected to Milwaukee Works, Inc. or “Dark Money” as some Milwaukee County supervisors were led to believe. Most of those community and business leaders were from the Milwaukee Latino community, according to one of those leaders that participated.
They managed to send out several mass mailings to specific Supervisor districts, according to the inside source who wanted to remain anonymous.
The inside source says, “It was a good campaign. Effective, but, honestly, it worked because Hector is honorable. People know him as fair. So when they hear the supervisors trying to smear him, it doesn’t fit.”
According to a flyer supporting Colón, the Milwaukee Works, Inc., a non-profit organization distributed the flyer in Supervisors Jim “Luigi” Schmitt and Eddie Cullen’s districts.
The non-profit group website, Milwaukee Works, Inc. says, the group is committed to educating citizens about the value of good government, risk-taking enterprise, and inclusive communities.
MKE Work is considered a pro-Walker right wing group, according to some Latino community activists.

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Major Electrical Blackout In Puerto Rico Due To Central Aguirre Power Plant Fire

Power in most of the Island in Puerto Rico remains out.

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

September 21, 2016

Salinas, Puerto Rico – On Wednesday, a fire destroyed part of the Central Aguirre Power Plant transformers in Salinas and caused a major electrical blackout on the entire Island of Puerto Rico. The blaze began near electrical transformers causing an electrical outage to 3.5 million people including homes, hotels and businesses around the island.
The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority officials say that two transmission lines with 230,000 volts each failed and resulted with a 30% of an electrical outage throughout the island.
Workers at the power plant are trying to restore power by Thursday. Authorities say that their first priority is to restore power to airports, hospitals, police stations and water plants.
The power company is facing a $9B debt and its executive management is accused of engaging in corruption, according to a government investigation.

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Domestic Terrorist Ahmad Khan Rahami Charged With Bombing Acts Resulting In Mass Injuries

Rahami is charged with several acts to conduct bombings in NYC and New Jersey.

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

September 21, 2016

New York City, New York – On Tuesday, Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, aka “Ahmad Rahimi” originally from Afghanistan was indicted in federal court for conducting and attempting to conduct bombings in New York City and various locations in Elizabeth, N. Jersey on September 17-18, 2016, according to a federal indictment. The U.S. Department of Justice (U.S.DOJ) announced that, Rahami is charged in a Complaint filed in the Southern District of New York with one count of using and attempting to use weapons of mass destruction, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2332a, which carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment; one count of bombing and attempting to bomb a place of public use, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2332f, which carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment; one count of destroying and attempting to destroy property by means of fire or explosive, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 844(d), which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison; and use of a destructive device in furtherance of a crime of violence, namely, the use and attempted use of weapons of mass destruction, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 924(c), which carries a mandatory minimum consecutive sentence of 30 years in prison, all in connection with Rahami’s alleged detonation of an explosive device and efforts to detonate explosives in New York City.
Rahami is also charged in a Complaint filed in the District of New Jersey with two counts of using and attempting to use weapons of mass destruction, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2332a, which carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment on each count; one count of bombing and attempting to bomb a place of public use and public transportation system, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2332f, which carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment; one count of attempting to destroy property by means of fire or explosive, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 844(i), which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison; and two counts of using a destructive device in furtherance of a crime of violence, namely, the use and attempted use of weapons of mass destruction, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 924(c), each count of which carries a mandatory minimum consecutive sentence of 30 years in prison and, if convicted of both counts, a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment, all in connection with Rahami’s alleged efforts to detonate explosives in Seaside Park, New Jersey, and Elizabeth, New Jersey, according to the federal indictment.l, according to the U.S.DOJ.
Rahami was taken into custody on Monday morning after a gun fight with Linden police.

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Posted Video On FB Shows Nasty Green Liquid Dumped Into Menomonee River

An unknown green liquid substance was dumped into the Menomonee River flow.

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

September 20, 2016

Milwaukee, WI – On Tuesday, a man on his break noticed a green liquid being dumped into a Menomonee river from a drainage outlet under the Hawley Rd. Bridge, according to a partial sign that was also recorded in a Facebook (FB) posted video by Earnest Ulysses. Ulysses even says that the Milwaukee drinking water is supposed to be safe to drink, but doubts it now.
The FB video is being shared by users. It sure seems the river is being polluted by an unknown substance.

Unknown green liquid being dump into the Menomonee River under a bridge, video: http://bit.ly/2cHw4ce

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