Archive for November, 2012

NYPD Officer DePrimo Receives Recognition For Kind Deed

New York Police Officer DePrimo gets spotlight after human kindness deed to Manhattan homeless man.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 30, 2012

New York, New York – On November 14, New York Police Officer Larry DePrimo, 25, was unexpectedly photographed by Jennifer Foster of Florence, Arizona when the officer gave a pair of socks and all-weather boots to a bare foot (shoeless) Manhattan homeless man. The night was cold and Officer DePrimo was wearing several pair of wool socks and combat boots and he was still cold.
When he saw the barefoot near Times Square on a sidewalk on Seventh Avenue near 44th Street, Officer DePrimo felt compelled to do something. He went and bought thermal socks and boots for the man for $75 and even helped put the socks and boots on the man.
The man thanked DePrimo for the kindness and told him that he never owned a pair of shoes after DePrimo asked him, if he would like a pair of boots. DePrimo also invited him for coffee, but the man declined and went on his way. The homeless man was not identified.
DePrimo’s photo was placed on the NYPD Facebook on Tuesday and then it went viral on Facebook. A friend called DePrimo about the photo being posted on the NYPD Facebook page and that had gone viral.
On Thursday, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly decided to honor Officer DePrimo of Holbrook for his act of human kindness by giving him a set of cuff links. DePrimo never expected anything in return for his kindness.


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Domestic Abuse Case Against K-Rod Dismissed In Waukesha County

Live-in girlfriend failed to show up to testified against Rodriguez.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 30, 2012

Waukesha, WI – On Thursday, the Waukesha County District Attorney’s Office (WCDA) decided to dismiss a disorderly charge against Francisco “K-Rod” Rodriguez, 30, of Coral Springs, Florida, a relief pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers. Rodriguez’ live-in fiancé left the U.S. and returned to Velenzuela and the WCDA didn’t expect her to return and testify against him. Rodriguez had been charged with one misdemeanor count for disorderly conduct stemming from a domestic abuse case, which was amended from battery domestic abuse also a misdemeanor. Rodriguez allegedly punched, kicked and beat his 23-year-old fiancé at his Wales residence on September 18, according to the criminal complaint.The complaint stated that Rodriguez beat his fiancé after she accused him of cheating. His fiancé who has a child from Rodriguez called the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department from their Town of Wales residence. When deputies arrived at the residence, they found Rodriguez’ fiancé crying and hiding in a closet. Deputies reported that the battered woman had suffered a noise bleed, had her hair pulled, injured an upper left shoulder blade, had a bruised upper left thigh, also injured her left hand near her wrist after Rodriguez threw her to the floor and then began to repeatedly kick her, according to the complaint.

Francisco “K-Rod” Rodriguez

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18-year-old Milwaukee Man Charged For Accidentally Killing Friend While Handling Gun

Tineo facing up to 25 years in prison for Marin’s accidental shooting death.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 28, 2012

Milwaukee, WI – On Wednesday, the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office charged Nico Emlio Tineo, 18, of Milwaukee with one felony count for second-degree reckless homicide in the accidental death of Leandro Marin, 17, on November 23. Marin of Greenfield was accidentally shot inside a vehicle by Tineo last Friday around 11:45 p.m. at the 1800 block of S. 32nd Street.
The criminal complaint states, Marin and Tineo found a backpack under a bench at Burnham Park while accompanied by Marin’s sister and another teen. They got into a Cadillac Escalade. Tineo who was in the back seat went through the backpack and found a semi-automatic handgun.
Tineo apparently fired the gun facing out of the Escalade and the gun jammed while the rest watched. Tineo tired to unjammed the weapon, but couldn’t and handed it to Marin who was seating in the front seat, so he could unjam it. Marin couldn’t remove the cartridge or unjam it and returned it to Tineo.
Tineo then was able to unjam it, while placing his finger on the trigger and accidentally fired the weapon striking Marin in the back killing him.
The teens told police that they had smoked marijuana before leaving the park.
Tineo is well known in the Milwaukee area teen circuit for his promising singing career as one of the lead singers for the Yung Ducez. The Yung Ducez have been performing Reggaetón, Hip Hop and R&B for more than ten years.
Tineo is facing up to 25 years in prison and $100,000 in fines, if convicted. Tineo’s cash bail was set at $15,000 and is expected back in court on December 6, for a preliminary hearing.

Leandro Marin and Nico Emlio Tineo

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Miss Sinaloa Woman 2012 Reported Killed Among Gang Members In Mexico

Miss Sinaloa Woman 2012 was with her boyfriend and other armed men when they confronted Mexican military in a shootout.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 27, 2012

El Palmar de los Leal, Sinaloa, Mexico – The Mexican military (Sedena) confirmed that on Saturday three civilians, including beauty queen Maria Susana Flores Gámez, 20, Miss Sinaloa Woman 2012 and her boyfriend and two military personnel died in a shootout. Gámez was crowned Miss Sinaloa Woman in February and is originally from Culiacán was with her boyfriend and other men when her boyfriend shot at a military unit on routine patrol in the municipality of the Mocorito.
The shooting happened around 5:00 a.m. and Gámez, her boyfriend, Eleazar López Betrán and another man were killed when military personnel returned fire to repell the aggression, according to Marco Antonio Higuera Gómez, the Sinaloa Attorney General. Gómez in a press conference reported that the shooting began at a safehouse the gang members were using and spread into three areas in the town of El Palmar de los Leal.
The shooting occurred in the municipality of the Mocorito in the state of Sinaloa. Authorities are investigating, if Gámez had also participated in the shootout or was also armed. She died outside an SUV and a AK-47 was next to her body.
Four men were taken into custody, they were identified as Álvaro Cázares Iribe, 22, Gabino Ramirez López, 23, Óscar Geovani Rodríguez Beltrán, 22, and Felipe de Jesús Ortiz Reyes.

Maria Susana Flores Gámez

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Shooting Death Of Teenager Ruled Accidental

Suspect facing reckless homicide charges in Marin’s death.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 26, 2012

Milwaukee, WI – On Monday, the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office ruled the death of Leandro Marin, 17, an accidental death. Marin of Greenfield was accidentally shot inside a vehicle by a friend last Friday around 11:45 p.m. at the 1800 block of S. 32nd Street.
Police had detained the friend over the shooting incident. The suspect is facing reckless homicide charges in the incident.

Leandro Marin

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Camero Used By Suspects In Get Away After The Lopez Southside Brutal Homicide

Police seeking information to locate Camero used to get away after homicide.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 26, 2012

Milwaukee, WI – Police is seeking information to the whereabouts of a 1986 or 1987 Chevy Camero Z28 allegedly used by homicide suspects to flee from the 600 block of S. 5th Street on November 4. Nearby video surveillance camera caught the suspects fleeing from the crime scene, according to Milwaukee police. Two victims were assaulted by a group of suspects outside the Tropical Latino Club, ending in the death of a 45-year-old man and injuries sustained by a 37-year-old man.The Tropical Latino Club owner has offered a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect or suspects involved in the Nov. 4, beating death of Mariano J. Lopez, 45. Police are looking for multiple suspects in the Lopez homicide and brutal assault of Toby Villarreal, 37, from Greenfield after leaving the Tropical Latino bar. Lopez of Franklin was fatally assaulted at the 600 block of S. 5th St. A nearby surveillance camera recorded the beating and possible suspects involved.
His friend Villarreal survived, but suffered three broken ribs and a collapsed lung. Lopez later died at a local hospital.
Both Lopez and Villarreal were jumped and beaten by a group of suspects shortly after stepping in to defuse an argument between his female cousin and a man inside the Tropical Latino. After Lopez left the bar around 2:20 a.m. on Nov. 4, the suspects attacked Lopez and Villarreal outside the bar, according to police.
Villarreal says they were attacked from behind and doesn’t recall anything after being assaulted.

Mariano J. Lopez

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Democratic Congressional Hispanic Caucus To Introduce Their Version Of Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Democratic federal legislators to present document detailing their version of immigration reform.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 26, 2012

Washington, D.C. – On Monday, federal legislative members of the Democratic Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) announced that they will introduce on Wednesday a document of their version of comprehensive immigration reform at the Capitol Visitors Center. CHC members, Chairman Rep. Charles Conzalez (D-TX), Chair-elect Rep. Ruben Hinojoza (D-TX), Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), Chair of the Immigration Task Force Committee will present a proposal called “One Nation, Principles on Immigration Reform and Our Commitment to the American Dream.”
The proposal will focus on CHC’s commitment to continue to work toward common-sense, comprehensive immigration reform that serves America’s interests, promotes fairness and the rule of law and contributes to our economic well-being, according to a news release from the CHC.
The November national surge of Hispanic voters in the country that gave Democrats the White House by reelecting President Obama has placed immigration reform a priority for both Democrats and Republicans.
On November 14, President Barack H. Obama who was reelected also announced that immigration reform will be dealt with after his January’s inauguration. He would like a bill that would focus on border security, enforcement including stiffer penalties for employers thay hire undocumented workers, provide a pathway for legalization for millions of immigrants and earned citizenship for DREAMers. DREAMers, undocumented children brought into the country illegally at no fault of their own by their non-citizen parents.
There are an estimated 1.7 million undocumented immigrants that arrived in the country as children.
Last August, the Obama administration and Homeland Security Department enacted an administrative policy allowing eligible DREAMERs to apply for deferred action and pay fees to get federal work permits and legal paper work to apply for state licenses. Under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, an estimated 20,000 work permits have been issued to non-citizen DREAMers, since August. The Obama deferred action policy for eligible DREAMers will continue into 2013, since Obama was reelected for a second term.
Obama’s administration in the last four years has deported more than 4 million non-citizens than any former administration. Most of those deported, including U.S. Veterans were removed from the country for minor crimes.
On Tuesday, the Illinois Democratic controlled state legislature will introduce a bill when it convenes to allow non-citizens to seek an Illinois driver license. The driver license bill will grant more than 250,000 of non-citizens in the state of Illinois eligibility to apply for licenses.
Illinois once it approves a license bill for illegal immigrants in the state would join both the state of Washington and New Mexico in granting licenses for non-citizens.
On January 1, 2013, California will grant driver licenses to immigrants with a federal work permit.

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