Kaña Mojito Building Up For Lease Where August Deadly Parking Lot Shooting Occurred

The U.S. Marshals Service has added both murder suspects, José Sánchez, 24, and Omar Estrada, 25, to most wanted list.

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

September 23, 2017

Milwaukee, WI – The building where Kaña Mojito is located at the 600 block of S. 5th Street has been put up for lease. Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) on Saturday attempted to contact Angel Velazquez, the business owner of Kaña Mojito for comment, but was unsuccessful. Police believe, Velazquez has voluntarily decided not to renew his Kaña Mojito tavern liquor license. A local business owner on S. 5th Street told HNNUSA that most of the businesses including restaurants and bars from W. Virginia and W. Mineral along S. 5th Street have seen a 20% to 30% of business drop, since last month’s shooting incident at Kaña.
On Saturday, the Walker’s Point Association held the 1st Annual S. 5th Street Fest to boost business along the business corridor.
In late August, José Sánchez, 24, and Omar Estrada, 25, got ino an altercation inside Kaña and security was able to break it up and remove those involved in the altercation over a female. The suspets returned to the Kaña after retrieving several handguns (.380 Cal. and .45 Cal.) and began to shoot at patrons exiting Kaña striking a male and a woman including fatally wounding Angel J. Ortega, 20. Sánchez and Estrada fled the scene and have been on the run, since then. Police believe the suspects are trying to enter Mexico and the U.S. Marshals Service has added both suspects to their wanted list.
Sánchez and Estrada were each charged with three felony counts that include 1st-degree reckless homicide and party to crime and use of a dangerous weapon, if convicted they’re facing up to 60-years in prison; 1st-degree reckless injury and party to crime and use of a dangerous weapon, if convicted, they’re facing up to 40-years in prison and 1st-degree reckless endangering safety and party to crime and use of a dangerous weapon, if convicted they’re facing up to 12-years and six months in prison and up to $25,000 in fines, according to court records.


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Racism, Not Being Undocumented Has Divided The U.S.

Undocumented immigrants have become the backbone of today’s economic and development of our nation.

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

September 20, 2017

For those who don’t realize that undocumented immigrants have become contributing members in their communities and stake holders in cities across the U.S., undocumented immigrants have been part in boosting the economic well being of this nation and continue to do so, despite the racist agenda by the Trump administration and the extreme GOP elected officials in local, county, state and federal level.
Racism and the belief that Latinos will come a majority in the U.S., which in some states and cities have surpassed the Afro-American population has become a threat to White nationalists, the KKK and neo-Nazi groups including the racist GOP Party political members and their followers.
Racism has been the leading campaign to detain and deport undocumented immigrants simply for the color of their skin, culture, traditions, bilingualism, religion and etc. and no longer because of their unauthorized stay in the U.S.
Their economic empowerment and contribution as stake holders including investing in their communities to make their communities a better place to live in the U.S. has shown that they have become the backbone of today’s economic and development of our nation.
Here are some stats, which show their tax generated income benefiting states across the U.S. and in Wisconsin, including the City of Milwaukee.

City of Milwaukee economic stats about Latinos and State of Wisconsin http://bit.ly/2mndbia

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Se inicia Mega operación de ICE en EE.UU, ICE initiates Mega Operation in the U.S.

Se inicia Mega operación de ICE en EE.UU

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

18 de septiembre del 2017

El domingo, la agencia federal de Aduanas y Migración (ICE) inicio una redada nacional para detener al menos de 8,000 personas indocumentadas arrededor de los EE.UU entre el 17 a 21 de septiembre. La abogada Susan Reed del Centro de Drechos de Inmigrantes en Michigan reporto en Facebook que el operativo ‘Mega’ de ICE se está llevando acabo en las ciudades de Flint, Grand Rapids y otras cuales se han confirmado agentes de ICE en operación.
¡No abra la puerta, no diga nada y no firme ningún documento si agentes de migración lo visitan en casa!

ICE initiates Mega Operation in the U.S.

On Sunday, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) initiated the ‘Mega Operation’ to locate and detain at least 8,000 undocumented immigrants residing in the U.S. illegally. Susan Reed, the managing attorney for Michigan Immigrant Right Center reported that ICE agents began an operation to detain undocumented immigrants in the cities of Flint, Grand Rapids and other locations in Michigan.
Warning: Do not open the door to ICE, remain silent and don’t sign any documents, if ICE agents come to your door.

Update: Trump’s ICE Mega Operation raids began in the Midwest including Michigan and Wisconsin.

WI: Feds leaving in vehicles after Trump’s ICE Mega Operation raid in Milwaukee’s Southside https://youtu.be/XAOEV1dYV6I

Feds initiate Trump’s ICE Mega Operation raids in the Midwest https://youtu.be/lDqo1om-3eo

When contacted by Hispanic News Network U.S.A., Voces de la Frontera in Milwaukee released the following statement, “ICE has said they are looking for a list of specific people in the Milwaukee area today. Know your rights! If you encounter ICE agents, you have the right to remain silent. If you are at home you have the right to not open the door if they don’t have a warrant for you. You always have the right to remain silent and to not sign any document without consulting an attorney.”

If your loved ones are affected by this, please call Voces’ emergency hotline at 414-418-9409.

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Jury Found Anissa E. Weier Mentally Ill In Slenderman Case

Weier won’t face prison term, but will be committed to a mental illness facility.

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

September 15, 2017

Waukesha, WI – Waukesha County Slenderman case: 10 jurors found Anissa E. Weier, 15, mentally ill and did not know she was committing a criminal act on May 31, 2014 when she was involved in stabbing Payton Isabella Leutner who was 12-years-old at the time. Leutner survived after being stabbed 19 times and left for dead. Weier pled guilty on 8/21/2017 to 2nd-degree intentional homicide. She will remain in custody until she gets committed to a mental illness facility, but won’t face a prison term.
Morgan E. Geyser, 15, is awaiting trial for 1st-degree intentional homicide in the Slenderman case.

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U.S.DOJ Hired Consultant Firm At Fault For Creating Non-factual Draft Review Of The Milwaukee Police Department Practices

Milwaukee Police Chief Flynn blamed the private consultants hired by the U.S. Department of Justice under the Obama administration for creating a non-factual draft review of the Milwaukee Police Department system, practices and lack of policy initiatives for Community Oriented Policing.

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

September 15, 2017

Milwaukee, WI – On Thursday, Milwaukee Police Chief Edward A. Flynn during the Milwaukee Common Council Steering and Rules Committee (SRC) hearing
confirmed that the leaked U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) draft collaborative reform report review of the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) operations and practices included multiple non-factual errors that weren’t corrected by the consultants of a private firm hired by the DOJ. Chief Flynn blamed the DOJ hired private consultant firm for the numerous errors in the DOJ draft, which excluded factual proof, but he didn’t named the firm. Apparently, the same consultant firm did reviews for other law enforcement agencies in the U.S. as well, according to MPD. The DOJ review of MPD began in November 2015 by request of Chief Flynn to participate in the DOJ Office of Community Orientated Policing Services (COPS) Collaborative Reform Initiative For Technical Assistance (CRI-TA) process under the Obama administration.
Members of the Milwaukee Common Council had requested the DOJ review to determine budget funding, but Chief Flynn denied the released of the review due to numerous inaccuracies and the DOJ’s request that the MPD preliminary report not be released.
After the Presidential election, Trump’s DOJ Attorney General Jeff Sessions decided not to move forward in the MPD review, which left the MPD stuck with the preliminary draft review. That MPD DOJ draft review was leaked.
Leslie C. Silletti, the Director of Planning for the MPD confirmed at the SRC hearing that MPD had corrected some parts of the review, but wasn’t complete. She also stated, that MPD agreed with 90% of the DOJ draft review recommendations for improvement.
The SRC members argued that in order to built trust between elected officials, the community and MPD, those reports that were corrected by MPD should also be released so everyone should have copies to evaluate what would be the next step in creating collaborative working initiatives by community stake holders and the MPD, in order to move forward in creating trust and projected changes within the MPD to better serve the Milwaukee community.
The SRC members, MPD and members of the community agreed to move forward in creating trust and accountability in the MPD. The SRC members agreed that Chief Flynn and MPD must create policies that would assure that MPD practices are consistant and that the Fire and Police Commission (F&PC) has access to citizen complaints filed at police district stations.
Testimony by the public included, Brian Verdin who indicated that the Milwaukee Common Council (MCC) should be focused in creating jobs to help eliminate crime in the Northside and the city. Darryl Morin from LULAC called for the MCC to adequately fund the F&PC so, it could get additional staff to help review citizen complaints and office space to interview citizens who had filed complaints involving MPD officers. Wisconsin State Senator Lena Taylor (D-Milw.) was upfront and told the SRC members that most of what was reported in the DOJ draft review was consistent to the MPD practices that the Afro-American community had experienced and complained for years and that her teenage son was stopped, searched and questioned by police while carrying a turkey to a neighbors house, which Chief Flynn and the MPD have yet to apologize.
Vaun Mayes indicated that Chief Flynn should be replaced and cited instances of police wrong doings and the lack of accountability to discipline or terminate police officers.
Chief Flynn released a two page letter concerning the COPS and CRI-TA.
In February 2017, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on a press release reported that, the ACLU of Wisconsin, and the law firm of Covington & Burling had filed a class-action lawsuit against the City of Milwaukee over its police department’s vast stop-and-frisk program. The ACLU claimed in the lawsuit that, the Milwaukee Police Department targets tens of thousands of people without reasonable suspicion of criminal activity, the legal requirement for a police stop, making the program unconstitutional, the lawsuit says. The department’s repeated violations of Milwaukeeans’ constitutional rights are driven by racial profiling, with preliminary data showing significant disparities between police stop rates for white people and for Black and Latino people.
In 2011, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel also found that Milwaukee police were seven times more likely to stop Black drivers than white drivers, and five times more likely to stop Hispanic drivers than white drivers. According to the ACLU’s preliminary analysis of records from a Milwaukee police database on stops, Black (non-Hispanic) people were the targets of 72 percent of stops from 2010 through 2012 when they made up 34 percent of the city’s population.
The department conducts far more stops and frisks in the parts of Milwaukee that are predominantly Black or Latino than in other areas, according to the ACLU lawsuit.

• U.S. DOJ preliminary draft 243 page report (PDF) that was leaked to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in August;
Collaborative Reform Initiative
Milwaukee Police Department
Assessment at link: http://bit.ly/2wzlpEB

• Milwaukee Police Department response to leaked DOJ draft recommendations;
MPD Collaborative Reform
Planning and Implementation Guide
November 2015 to present dated September 13, 2017 at link: http://bit.ly/2f3SZMI

Video of the Milwaukee Common Council Steering and Rules Committee hearing dated 9/14/2017 http://bit.ly/2h6xefO

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75-year-old Melvin Hastings Picks Up Litter While The Neighborhood Sleeps

Hastings drives around with his electric trike scooter and picks up litter for hours while many residents in Milwaukee’s Southside sleep.

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

September 14, 2017

Milwaukee, Wisconsin – On Wednesday, Melvin Hastings, 75, was spotted around 11:00 p.m. in the Southside Lincoln Village neighborhood between S. 13th Street to S. 16th Street and W. Cleveland Ave. to W. Lincoln Ave. riding his trike scooter and picking up litter. Hastings also wears orange clothing and makes frequent stops to pick up litter and wears a reflective vest.
Hastings cares about keeping the area clean and says that he is also the Block Watch Captain for the Milwaukee Police District 2 Station. He usually starts at 10:00 p.m. and finishes around 3:30 a.m. or at 4:30 a.m., which at times fills about five 50 gallon trash bags a given night, but most of the time he get to fills about 2 to 3 bags. Hastings sometimes get help from his daughter as well. He has lived in the neighborhood for 42 years and has been going out at night to pick up litter for the last seven years.
Kudos to Hastings for helping to keep the neighborhood clean.

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Abby Dominski Charged With Vehicular Homicide While Intoxicated In The Death Of Candace Franckowiak

An intoxicated 23-year-old woman while driving went over the center line and struck another vehicle going the opposite way killing a 44-year-old female driver.

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

September 13, 2017

Waukesha, Wisconsin – On Wednesday, Abby K. Dominski, 23, of Pewaukee was charged with one felony count for homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle in the death of Candace Franckowiak, 44, in the Town of Lisbon and one misdemeanor count for operating while under the influence (OWI) causing injury to another male driver who was injured in a third vehicle.
A Waukesha County judge set a $100,000 cash bail for Dominski, if convicted, Dominski is facing up to 25 years in prison and up to $100,000 in fines for the felony charge and up to 9 months in jail including up to $10,000 in fines for the misdemeanor charge. Dominski’s next court appearance is set for a hearing on September 15.
According to the criminal complaint, the fatal crash happened on Highway 164 near S. Jay Lane just after 11:20 p.m. in Lisbon. Apparently, Dominski, the sole occupant in a vehicle was driving southbound on Hwy 164 when she drove over the center line into the northbound (NB) lane and struck Franckowiak head on who was driving a Mazda and heading NB after Dominski missed another vehicle driven by a 49-year-old male driver in a Dodge heading NB who tried to avoid getting hit by Dominski’s Black Cadillac SUV and lost control and the vehicle rolled over landing on its roof. The male driver survived.
Dominski told investigators that she had been drinking at a Brewers game and another tavern with her boyfriend. At first Dominski refused to take an alcohol breathalyzer test and later agreed for authorities to take a blood sample at a local hospital where she was taken for treatment, according to the criminal complaint.

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