Archive for June, 2013

Imagine Dragons Drew Capacity Crowds At Summerfest 2013

Thousands of Summerfest attendees added to the overcrowding conditions during the Imagine Dragons performance at the Miller stage.

By H. Nelson Goodson
June 30, 2013

Milwaukee, WI – On Saturday, the Summerfest grounds reached overcapacity with overwhelming crowds during the Imagine Dragons gig that drew over 10,000 fans to the stage area. Officials had to stop selling tickets at the gates, then the crowds outside made their way inside Summerfest for free without getting checked, according Facebook users.
Festivalgoers reported the largest drunk crowds in Summerfest history. People had to wait between 1 1/2 to over two hours to buy an admittance ticket into Summerfest.
Others posted in Facebook, their first hand accounts of having difficulty moving from stage to stage, which some wrote they were stepped on, pushed, elbowed disrespectful drunks. While others pished their way to the front of the stages in order to move from the overcrowed areas.
After closing, the crowd movement was even more chaotic then expected, which people had to push their way out of Summerfest. Most festivalgoers who took a shuttle or bus to Summerfest had to wait between 30-45 minutes for them.
Summerfest 2013 will go down in history for the largest capacity crowds in one day. Officials at Summerfest haven’t relased the attendance totals for Saturday yet.
Some festivalgoers also posted their accounts of what happened at Summerfest on the Today’s TMJ 4 Facebook page. Sarah Olsen posted, “No one was carding for alcohol. Went at 6 and the miller oasis was already packed. Had to leave. Tons of drunk kids underage, no parental supervision. Kids under 18 shouldn’t be let in without an adult. Left around 10pm, crowds outside gates were large and unruly, practically no security checks. I love summerfest but this was insane.”
Kat Bubash posted, “Miller was horrific..some punk tried getting in a fight with me because I was “touching” him..ridiculous…ive never seen it that bad.”
Lisa Girmschid posted, “Update: my teen is safe at home. Said she didn’t have to pay to get in, because while she was standing in line they announced they weren’t selling any more tickets. So the crowd just stormed the gates and everyone was allowed in for free. I asked my teen if she would have changed her mind about going if she knew it would be that bad. There was a very long pause before she responded….lol.”

Photo of crowd from YouTube

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Casa Mexico -USA To Open Satelite Office In Milwaukee To Help Mexican Nationals Get Their Official Birth Certificates

Chicago base Casa Mexico-USA to open a Casa Mexico-USA – Milwaukee, a consulting service at Las Reynas Bakery and Ice Cream in the Milwaukee’s south side.

By H. Nelson Goodson
June 29, 2013

Milwaukee, WI – A recent agreement between the Binational Institute of Human Development (BIHD), a nonprofit organization from Chicago who operates Casa Mexico-USA (CMUSA) with three Wisconsin business owners, Roberto Franco, Alejandro Mazatl Franco and Alfonso Morales will soon open an official satellite office to be called Casa Mexico-USA-Milwaukee (CMUSAM), a Milwaukee consulting service operation by July. Morales, spokesman for the Wisconsin busness group confirmed that by this Sunday, June 30, Mexican nationals can visit Las Reynas Bakery and Ice Cream, 1238 S. Cesar Chavez Dr. in Milwaukee where the CMUSAM will begin to operate before the official grand opening on July 20. Mexican nationals can now easily filed through CMUSAM for a request of their official civil registered copies of birth certificates, marriage licenses, divorce and death certificates from Mexico, which have been difficult to acquire from the U.S. Other services by CMUSAM will include is a consulting service in assessing which documents are needed to be filed with the consulate to get other legal documents and help small business growth and development.
Morales says, having a consulting service like Chicago’s CMUSA in Milwaukee, it will greatly provide the much needed services for filing civil and legal documents request in Mexico.

Alfonso Morales

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Obama Free Gov’t Phones Given Away In Milwaukee’s South Side

Two more days left to get your Obama free cell phone!

By H. Nelson Goodson
June 29, 2013

Milwaukee, WI – Wisconsin or Milwaukee County residents have several more days to apply for an free government cell phone provided by Accesswireless dot com or also known as the popular Obama free mobile phone. The mobile Accesswireless staff will be at the 700 block of S. Layton Blvd. in the southside of Milwaukee waiting for those who qualify to apply and get one for free. The applicant just needs an ID and a Quest card or information needed to determine eligibility. The Obama phones are now easier to get in Milwaukee.
Hopefully, the NSA doesn’t have access to listening and gather calling and texting information about how low income residents in Wisconsin conduct their lives today?

Photo: HNG/USA

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U.S. Senate Passed Immigration Bill S. 744 By 68-32 Votes

Historic federal Senate immigration bill S. 744 moves to U.S. House of Representatives for consideration and debate.

By H. Nelson Goodson
June 27, 2013

Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, anti-immigrant groups felt a blow and a major set back after the U.S. Senate passed S. 744 immigration bill by a bipartisan vote of 68-32. Fourteen Republicans supported the bill. The immigration bill now heads to the House of Representatives for consideration and debate.
The immigration bill includes sending $30 billion to the southern border to provide tighter security. The bill is moving forward on schedule for a possible final passage in the House by July 4, according immigrant rights groups.
Some House Republicans say, the bill is dead on arrival. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said, the House is not going to approve what the Senate passed. The immigration bill must be grounded with real border security and have a majority of GOP support to pass.
Boehner said, “The House is not going to take up and vote on whatever the Senate passes. We’re going to do our own bill, through regular order, and it’ll be legislation that reflects the will of our majority and the will of the American people. For any legislation – including a conference report – to pass the House, it’s going to have to be a bill that has the support of a majority of our members.
“Listen, immigration reform has to be grounded in real border security. That’s what the American people believe, and it’s a principle that our majority believes in as well. Chairman McCaul’s done a good job passing a border security bill. Chairman Goodlatte is doing good work over in the Judiciary Committee.
“And if immigration reform is going to work, it’s essential that the American people have the confidence that it’s being done correctly. That’s how the House will approach this issue,” Boehner stated on Thursday.
President Barack H. Obama stated, “Today, with a strong bipartisan vote, the United States Senate delivered for the American people, bringing us a critical step closer to fixing our broken immigration system once and for all.
“I thank Majority Leader Reid, Senator Leahy, Senator Schumer, and every member of the ‘Gang of Eight’ for their leadership, and I commend all Senators who worked across party lines to get this done.
“The bipartisan bill that passed today was a compromise. By definition, nobody got everything they wanted. Not Democrats. Not Republicans. Not me. But the Senate bill is consistent with the key principles for commonsense reform that I – and many others – have repeatedly laid out.
“If enacted, the Senate bill would establish the most aggressive border security plan in our history. It would offer a pathway to earned citizenship for the 11 million individuals who are in this country illegally – a pathway that includes passing a background check, learning English, paying taxes and a penalty, and then going to the back of the line behind everyone who’s playing by the rules and trying to come here legally. It would modernize the legal immigration system so that it once again reflects our values as a nation and addresses the urgent needs of our time. And it would provide a big boost to our recovery, by shrinking our deficits and growing our economy.
“Today, the Senate did its job. It’s now up to the House to do the same.
“As this process moves forward, I urge everyone who cares about this issue to keep a watchful eye. Now is the time when opponents will try their hardest to pull this bipartisan effort apart so they can stop commonsense reform from becoming a reality. We cannot let that happen. If you’re among the clear majority of Americans who support reform – from CEOs to labor leaders, law enforcement to clergy – reach out to your Member of Congress. Tell them to do the right thing. Tell them to pass commonsense reform so that our businesses and workers are all playing by the same rules and everyone who’s in this country is paying their fair share in taxes.
“We have a unique opportunity to fix our broken system in a way that upholds our traditions as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants. We just need Congress to finish the job,” Obama stated.

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Morales Returns As Captain To District 2 Station Where He Began As A Rookie

Captain Morales assigned to Milwaukee Police District 2 in the South Side of Milwaukee.

By H. Nelson Goodson
June 27, 2013

Milwaukee, WI – Last Monday, Alfonso Morales, 42, began his first day as the newly assigned Captian to the Milwaukee Police District 2 Station. Police Chief Edward Flynn officially promoted Morales to Captain on June 23, but his promotion was actually recognized during a police promotion ceremony for all those rank and file that were promoted, including officers on June 21.
In 1993, Morales as a police rookie was first assigned to the Second Police District and served four years. But last Monday after 20 years of service with Milwaukee Police Department, Captain Morales returned as its commander.
Captain Morales told Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) that he was elated to return to the Milwaukee Police District 2 Station as its commander. He is currently working to reach out to the community in his district along with Officer Jesus Gloria, a decorated Community Liaison and wants to make a difference by working with the young population as well. Captain Morales confirmed that in the month of June about 17 armed robberies and 17 strong arm robberies were reported, which many of those crimes were committed by juveniles. He plans to deter and minimize those statistics and believes that young people can look for alternative and positive things to do, once given the opportunity. He is ready for that challenge and is confident he will succeed in lowering violent crime statistics with help of the community.
Morales is bilingual and speaks Spanish very well, which he says is an asset in communicating with the predominantly Hispanic population in his district. Morales is one of 10 siblings and his father is originally from the state of Michoacan.
He went to Milwaukee Trade and Technical High School from 1984 to 1988, in that same year he entered Carroll College and later received a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal justice and Spanish. While attending high school, he met assist. football and baskeball Coach David Borowiscz who encouraged him to pursue a college degree. Morales credits Borowiscz for his success today and he also wants to encourage other teens to succeed as Borowiscz has done for him.
Captain Morales has an impressive and honorable service record in the department. He was an officer from 1993 to 1999, then was promoted to detective from 1999 to 2003 where he served in the homicide division, then became a Lieutenant in 2003, where served in several assignments that included the homicide division, internal affairs, training academy and the narcotics bureau.
Captain Morales will also be working with a former detective partner, Lt. Timothy Heier at district 2. Another highly recognized and respected supervisor is Lt. Alexander Ramirez. The Milwaukee Police District 2 Station has been making strives in community and police relations by preventing crime. Now with Captain Morales’ leadership and experience, the highly staffing of professional police personnel at district 2 will definately contribute in lowering crime statistics and to provide a good working relations with the community it serves and protects.
With Captain Morales at district 2, there will definitely be no communication gap or misunderstanding between police and the predominantly Spanish speaking community, according to Morales. Morales is eager to be working to lower crime in the area, so local businesses can strive in district 2 and provide the much needed jobs for teens and the community. He is planning to encourage hard working parents in the district to be more aware of what their kids are involve in to prevent future problems.
Captain Morales replaced Captain Rebecca L. Pixley who is now working for an assist. police chief. Captain Pixley was the first woman to head Milwaukee’s Police District 2 Station in the South side. Captain Morales is the second Hispanic to command at district 2. Former Captain Eduardo Negron became the first Hispanic to lead district 2.
In May 2002, Morales was also instrumental in stopping a convicted murder felon from escaping during a trial at the Milwaukee Public Safety Building courtroom. Laron Anthony Ball, 20, was fatally shot by then Det. Morales after Ball attempted to escape from the courtroom moments into his convicted verdict. Ball jump from the box and tried to go through a window, but failed. He then jumped a Milwaukee deputy sheriff and while trying to disarm the deputy, the weapon fired shooting the deputy in the left leg. Ball also had bit another deputy. Det. Morales took out his service weapon and killed Ball.
Morales was hailed as a hero for preventing Ball from getting control of the deputy’s weapon to shoot his way out and possibly injurying other people in the courtroom during his dramatic attempted escape. Ball had just been convicted for felony murder and several counts of arm robbery charges, according to court records.

Milwaukee Police Officer Jesus Gloria and Police District 2 Captain Alfonso Morales

Photo: HNG/HNNUSA

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Patriots Cut Hernández From Team After Murder Charge

Hernández was arrested early Wednesday and charged with the homicide of Odin Lloyd, a Boston Bandits semi-pro football player.

By H. Nelson Goodson
June 26, 2013

Attelboro, Mass. – On Wednesday, police arrested Aaron Hernández, a New England Patriots player for the homicide of Odin Lloyd, 27, a semi-pro Boston Bandit football player. Hernández was also charged with five counts of weapons charges, one count for possession of a handgun without a license, two counts for carrying a high capacity firearm and two counts for not having a gun FID permit to own high capacity firearms at home.
Judge Daniel J. O’Shea ordered Hernández held without bail. Hernández is scheduled for a haering on July 24.
The New Orleans Patriots decided shortly after Hernández was arrested and charged to cut him from the team.
Hernández lives with his fiancee and their 8-month-old baby.
Hernández became the focus of a murder investigation after Lloyd’s body was found with multiple gunshot wounds in the back and front chest, according to police.
Police recovered a video surveillance showing Hernández leaving his home with a gun.
On June 14, the victim and Hernández were seen at a local Boston bar where they argued and then left the place. Hernández and two friends on June 17 around 2:30 a.m. picked up Lloyd at his home and it was the last time Lloyd was seen alive. Lloyd was taken to an industrial park about a mile from where Hernàndez lived.
Police were able to get a text from Hernández cellphone where he text his sister about being with Lloyd at 3:22 a.m. Then investigators say, workers at the industrial park reported gunshots between 3:23 a.m. to 3:27 a.m. to police. Odin’s body was found nearby where the shots were fired.
Police haven’t determined who fired the weapon or who killed Odin, according to the criminal complaint.
Odin was dating the sister of Hernández’s girlfriend.

Aaron Hernández

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Four Dead After VxT Facebook Mistakenly Posted La Cucaracha Business Was Associated With Zetas

Days after La Cucaracha business deposit in San Fernando was singled out as a Zeta hangout by Valor por Tamaulipas on Facebook, gunmen went to the business and killed the owner, her dentist son, an employee and a customer.

By H. Nelson Goodson
June 26, 2013

San Fernando, Tamaulipas, Mexico – On Wednesday, the administrator of Valor por Tamaulipas (VxT) posted on its Facebook account that Imelda Galván Zárate, the owner of La Cucaracha Deposit Business, her Dentist son Dr. Hugo Gabriel Gonzales Galvan, an employee and a customer were all innocent and were not members or associated with the Zetas as previously alleged on a posted meassage by VxT on June 20.
A Zeta local leader Goyo Villa Franca used the business to collect quotas, held Zeta meetings and the Zeta’s used the business as a hangout because the owner was threatened, forced to look the other way and ignore what was happening, according to VxT.
Last Saturday, La Cucaracha business Deposit was attacked by gunmen after it was exposed by VxT of being a Zeta hangout. The gunmen suspected to be from the Cartel del Golfo (CDG) around 6:30 p.m.went to the business and shot three people including the owner who was killed. Her son was also shot in the attack, including a customer and an employee. They all later died of their injuries.
VxT had posted on Facebook on June 20 at 9:20 p.m. that a Zeta leader, Z Goyo Villa Franca used La Cucaracha business to hangout, get mail, where people came in to pay extortion quotas and use it as a meeting place for the local Zetas. VxT posted that it was confirmed that La Cucaracha was utilised by Villa Franca after he threaten the owner.
The owner of La Cucaracha was identified as Imelda Galván Zárate, a teacher and her son as Dr. Hugo Gabriel Gonzalez Galván, a local dentist.
The business was owned the Gonzalez Galván family and the former owner was Hugo Sr. who recently passed away and Imelda later took over the business with her son. The family is well respected and has no ties to organized crime, VxT is now posting.
The VxT administrator took responsibility for what occurred at the business after it was posted that La Cucaracha was used as a Zeta hangout and an extortion quota collection business. VxT asked his 240,000 followers, if VxT should continue to expose suspected businesses being operated by organized crime or cartels?
In this case, four innocent people were killed by gunmen after La Cucaracha business was exposed as a Zeta operation by VxT. But many FB users following VxT who use fictitious names on accounts to protect themselves from retribution by organized crime say, no matter what VxT actually does, innocent people become victims of the cartels and organized crime every day.
VxT confirmed, that users have a final say whether the FB page continues to expose criminal activities by organized crime.
VxT had previously stopped posting for a week and then came back active, but has become more blunt in exposing businesses, people, social gatherings, crimes, extortions, corruption in all levels of the Mexican government, including Tamaulipas and quinceñeras sponsored by cartels or organized crime.
A few days ago, a video was posted on the Internet by a cartel that depicted a woman being killed for tipping VxT about an incident. On Monday, VxT posted, there was no information of any tip provide by the woman killed after checking and reviewing the VxT inbox. VxT does not recognize or remember the woman killed.
VxT indentified both cities of Tampico as the capital of kidnappings and Victoria for homicides.

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