Governor Walker’s UW-System Proposed Budget Eliminates Sexual Assault Reporting On Campus

All employees and faculty at the UW-System will no longer be required to report sexual assaults to the dean of students, legislature and the Wisconsin Department of Justice, according to Governor Walker’s proposed budget.

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

February 27, 2015

Madison, WI – Governor Scott Walker’s (R) proposed 2015-2017 budget to cut $300M from the UW-System also eliminates the requirement to provide oral, written or electronic information about sexual assault to freshman during orientation including all students about how to report such crimes. The budget also would prevent anyone employed by the university or college who witness a sexual assault or any student reporting such a crime to an employee from reporting sexual assaults to the dean of students. It would also prevent the universities from reporting methods implemented full filling the requirement to report such crimes to the legislature and would eliminate sexual assault statistics from student acquaintances committed on campus to be included in reports. Any sexual assault statistics from previous years or current would not be required to be reported to the Wisconsin Department of Justice to be included in their crime reports.

Walker’s UW-System Budget text eliminating the requirement to report sexual assaults or provide information during orientation of new students at universities and college campuses.

25. DELETE LANGUAGE RELATED TO SEXUAL ASSAULT INFORMATION AND REPORTING

Governor: Delete the requirement that the Board direct each institution and college campus to incorporate oral and written or electronic information on sexual assault in its orientation program for newly entering students and to supply all students enrolled in the institution or college campus with the same information in either printed or electronic form.

Delete the requirement that the Board of Regents submit an annual report to the Legislature regarding the methods used to comply with the above requirement.

Delete the requirement that any person employed at an institution who witnesses a sexual assault on campus or receives a report from a student enrolled in the institution that the student has been sexually assaulted report the assault to the dean of students.

Delete the requirement that each institution report annually to the Department of Justice (DOJ) statistics on sexual assaults and on sexual assaults committed by acquaintances of the victims that occurred on the campus of that institution in the previous years, and that DOJ include those statistics in appropriate crime reports.

[Bill Section: 1171]

64-page UW-System budget download Link (PDF): http://alturl.com/68ag6

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138 Mexican Altiplano Inmates Including Drug Lords Filed Complaint For Bad Prison Conditions

Spoiled food, smelly mattresses, lack of exercise, unhealthy holding cells, limited access to phone calls and gross inappropriate search procedures done to visitors are a few of the alleged human rights violation complaint filed by 138 Altiplano prison inmates including Joaquín Guzmán Loera, aka, “El Chapo” and other drug lords held at the maximum security prison.

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

February 27, 2015

Mexico, D.F. – On Wednesday, 138 Altiplano maximum security prison inmates including Joaquín Guzmán Loera, aka, “El Chapo” of the Sinaloa Cartel filed a human rights violation complaint registered number 19066 with the Mexican National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) alleging the prison warden and staff of corruption and committing human rights violations. The 11-page hand written complaint to the MNHRC claims that the inmates including multiple drug lords, kidnappers and murders held at the prison, including Edgar Valdez Villareal, aka, “La Barbie,” Héctor Beltran Leyva, aka, “El H,” Abel Valadez Uribe from La Familia Michoacana, Ramiro Rangel Soto from the Gulf Cartel and Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo of the Guadalajara Cartel claim that they are given spoiled food (beans with stones, chicken with worms), sleep in dirty and smelly mattresses, lack of exercise, kept in unhealthy holding cells, have controlled and limited access to phone calls, only allowed one hour of solar powered light and gross inappropriate search procedures done to visitors are just a few of the alleged human rights violations conducted by prison staff and guards. In addition, they claim that they only get one hour limit at the outdoor prison yard, they get inadequate medical care, have no social or exercising activities and the prison store is not operated efficiently.
A medical prison staff member, “Areli” treats them like animals and is the prison technical director, Librado Carmona García’s girlfriend. García is accused of charging inmates money for favors and shares the bribes with other directors of the prison system.
Inmates are allowed to spend $664 pesos ($51 U.S.) per month and they say, that the amount is not enough to buy hygiene products and powder soap to wash and etc. The prison store needs to have a larger variety of products for the inmates need for healthy hygiene, according to the human rights violation complaint.
That the prison conjugal visiting rooms or sections for private visits have no running cold and hot water, bathrooms and sinks are broken and not working, water pipes leak, beds not suitable for inmates and partners to have intimate visits, the inmates filed complaint alleged.
The inmates believe that once their human rights violation complaint is made public, they expect for the prison warden and staff to take reprisals against all of the inmates at Altiplano prison.
Seven months ago, the inmates and drug lords had a hunger strike to bring attention to their mistreatment, bad food and unhealthy conditions at the prison.
A copy of the 11-page inmate complaint was received by the Nayarit online dot MX and it published the inmates allegations on Thursday.

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FCC Voted To Keep Net Neutral And Free For Users

Internet service providers can’t charge or block Web sites and impose limits to users from getting access to information on the net.

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

February 26, 2015

Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to keep the Internet neutral and free, despite lobbying to allow servers like Verizon and various portals through which users are getting their information over the Internet from becoming gatekeepers and to charge different rates to different Web sites, President Barack H. Obama announced. Obama stated, “More than 4 million people wrote to the FCC, overwhelmingly in support for a free and fair internet. Countless others spoke out on social media, petition their government and stood up for what they believe” resulting in a neutral and free Internet.
Obama says, that he called on the FCC to adopt strong and fair rules to allow net neutrality and for Internet service providers (ISPs) to treat all internet traffic equally. The FCC voted to keep the net neutral.
● In May 2010, the FCC introduces strong net neutrality protections that said internet service providers could not block websites or impose limits on users.
● In December, the FCC would go on to pass a final version, adopting their first-ever rules to regulate Internet access.
● In January 2011, just weeks after the FCC adopted their rules, Verizon Communications filed a federal lawsuit that would eventually overturn the order.
● In January 14, 2014, a Federal Appeals Court strikes down the FCC’s 2010 rule.

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Jesús García Getting Closer To Becoming First Hispanic Mayor In Chicago

García could very well become the next Chicago Mayor after incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel failed to get 51 percent of the vote on Tuesday forcing a run-off election in April.

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

February 25, 2015

Chicago, Illinois – On Tuesday, Jesús “Chuy” García pulled an upset and forced Mayor Rahm Emanuel into a run-off election in April. Mayor Emanuel failed to get at least 51 percent to get re-elected for a second term in Chicago.
García ran a grassroots campaign and was less funded than Emanuel. García could very well become the next Mayor of Chicago in April and could become the first Hispanic to get elected as mayor. With 98 percent of the precincts reporting, Emanuel received 45.5 percent of the vote and García received 33.9 percent, while three other candidates received a shared 20.8 percent of the vote.
Emanuel won 35 wards of a total of 50 wards city wide and García took 15 wards including 11 of 12 majority Hispanic wards in Chicago, according to unofficial results late on Tuesday.
Emanuel raised at least $16M with half spent in TV advertising compared to García, who was seen as an underdog in the election but had big endorsements, including the Chicago Jewish Star.

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Mexican First Lady Bodyguards Searched CNN Spanish Reporter’s Cellphone For Photos Of Her

CNN Spanish reporter was forced to show photos from his cellphone to the bodyguards of the Mexican first lady at a Miami restaurant on Sunday.

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

February 25, 2015

Miami, Florida – On Tuesday, Fernando Del Rincón, a reporter for Spanish CNN posted a video on his Facebook account condemning the actions of five bodyguards assigned to Mexican First Lady, Angélica Rivera who forced him to show them his personal cellphone to see, if he had taken any photos of her while at a local restaurant on Sunday. Del Rincón says, that he and wife, including some friends were at a local restaurant in Miami when Rivera and her bodyguards came into the restaurant. Rivera sad next to Del Rincón’s table and several bodyguards began to show gestures of intimidation at him and were watching Del Rincón’s party for any sudden movements, according to Del Rincón.
When a chair was moved at Del Rincón’s table, one of Rivera’s bodyguards jumped quickly and managed to accidentally break a plate on the floor.
When Del Rincón and his family were ready to leave, the five Rivera bodyguards surrounded him and demanded for Del Rincón to turn over his cellphone to see, if he had taken any pictures of the first lady.
Del Rincón says, that he complied because he was afraid what they would do to his family at the restaurant.
But on the video, he condemn their actions and contacted the Mexican government regarding the Miami incident. Now, Del Rincón says, that the bodyguards violated federal laws by demanding to search his phone without a warrant and free speech to report news.
The bodyguards of the Mexican first lady have no authority to confiscate or review any cellphone photos taken in the U.S. They have no jurisdiction to conduct unwarranted seizures or searches of cellphone photos.
The photos that Del Rincón posted on his Twitter account on Monday were taken by a friend of his that was at the restaurant as well. Del Rincón didn’t say, if he would file a lawsuit against Rivera and her bodyguards for violating his civil rights and committing a federal criminal act in U.S. soil.
Rivera’s bodyguards do not enjoy diplomatic immunity, according to the U.S. State Department.

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Eddie Ray Routh Gets Life In Prison For The Murder Of American Sniper Chris Kyle

Routh was found guilty for the cold blooded murder of former Navy SEAL Team 3 sniper and a neighbor.

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

February 25, 2015

Septhenville, Texas – On Tuesday, a Texas Erath County jury found Eddie Ray Routh, 27, guilty for the February 2, 2013 murder of Veteran Chris Kyle, the American Sniper who killed 160 alleged enemy combatants in Iraq and his neighbor, Chad Hutson Littlefield at a shooting range. It took the jury over several hours to reach a guilty verdict and Erath County Judge Jason Cashon sentenced Routh to two life terms without the possibility of parole.
The criminal complaint stated, Kyle, 38, and Littlefield, 35, took Routh, another Iraq Marine Veteran to a shooting range near Fort Worth. Once at the shooting range, Routh fatally shot both Kyle and Littlefield, according to the criminal complaint. Routh confessed to investigators from the Erath County Sheriff’s Office that he knew it was wrong to kill both men.
Routh’s defense attorney argued, that Routh didn’t know what he was doing and was suffering from PTSD.
Routh’s sister informed police that he drove up to her place and told her that he killed two people. She then called police and notified them what Routh had told her.
Routh was later arrested in Dallas and charged with two homicides.
The recent release of the blockbuster movie that has grossed more than $180M, the “American Sniper” depicts Kyle’s military service record from his authored autobiography. He admitted to killing 160 enemy combatants including children trained or forced to kill American soldiers. A reward by Iraqi enemy combatants was offered for Kyle’s head.
Littlefield was a Facilities and Logistics Manager at Eagle Labs, Inc. in DeSoto, Texas.

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Milwaukee Heat Wave Allows Man To Walk Naked Along S. Chávez Drive

With frigid and negative wind chill factors temperarily gone in the Milwaukee Southside, people driving along S. César E. Chávez Drive noticed a naked man walking along the strip on Sunny 30 plus degree temperatures.

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

February 24, 2015

Milwaukee, Wisconsin – On Tuesday, an unidentified naked man was spotted around 12:25 p.m. taking a stroll along the S. César E. Chávez Drive enduring upper 30 degree plus weather and 7 degree windchills. In the last several days, temperature were reported in the single degits and negative windchill factors making it difficult to enjoy the Winter outdoors due to an Artic cold blast.
Several photos of the naked man on Chávez Drive were posted by Almestica Thangz in Facebook (AT-FB), which began to circulate on the social network. The naked man’s photos were tagged to the AT-FB account by another friend, according to AT-FB.
Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) checked police public reports, FB Milwaukee Police Source page, its police blogger and no mention, if the man was actually located by police to see, if he needed help and whether he was suffering from dementia, mental disability or any other disability.
LeStencia Vallejo, a witness told HNNUSA that, she saw him walking towards W. Greenfield Ave. and he started walking back towards W. Lapham. She went to her house and got some pants, t-shirt and a pair of shoes. “I walked and met him towards W. Greenfield Ave. and tried to give him the clothes and he grabbed them. I offered him shoes and he said, he was wearing shoes. He had nothing on! He then tossed the clothes into the snow. I grabbed them and followed him towards W. Lapham. As I was following him 2 police cars pulled up and stopped him. The police were going to put a blanket on him, but the police didn’t have one so I gave the officers the clothes and shoes and left.
I dont think he was mentally sound. He was just repeating everything I said to him and when the police asked, if he was ok, he just repeated the question back to them. I hope he got help,” Vallejo said.
Another friend saw the man earlier near W. Michell St., according to Vallejo.
Romeo Rivera also witnessed the naked man incident and says, that he and Vallejo were coming from a local store when they spotted the man walking without clothes. At first, Rivera thought it was some kind of joke, but when he realized that the man showed that he had a mental disability, he decided to quickly go with Vallejo to her home and get some clothes for the helpless man. The naked man wouldn’t take the clothes and threw them to the snow, but police arrived to deal with the situation, according to Rivera.
If the man would have walked out naked it in the past few days, he might not have survived the frigid Artic cold weather that hit Milwaukee.

Video: Naked Milwauke man on César E. Chávez Drive formerly S. 16 St. : http://youtu.be/OiL0nKrUSBY

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