Archive for December, 2014

Protesters Stormed The St. Louis Police Metro Station And Served An Eviction Notice

Dozens of people stormed into the St. Louis Police Metro Station to serve an eviction notice.

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 31, 2014

St. Louis, Missouri – On Wednesday, dozens of people from Ferguson stormed into a St. Louis Metropolitan Police District Station, 1915 Olive Street to serve a people’s eviction and demanding the immediate termination of Police Chief Sam Dotson and other police officers. The people went into the police station around 11:00 a.m. and were met by police who kept the protesters from storming into the police station.
Police are being accused of committing police brutally against citizens and a lack of transparency in the department.
A video of the incident was posted on Vine, link at https://t.co/Udj1dRBCGs

A statement was released by organizers of Storm The St. Louis P.D., “The decision to reclaim our police department is the result of willful neglect and violence on behalf of the department toward the community, which they are bound, by oath, to protect and serve. Violations include: Committing crimes against humanity, by ending the life of men, women, and children, and then labeling these executions as “justified” without regard for your humanity, and without thorough investigation. Hiring officers, who are unfit to wear a badge, like Randy Hayes, a known animal torturer, and Jason Flannery, who publicly declared he wanted to “shoot Muslims.” Both these men shot and killed two members of our community and have not been held accountable for these egregious actions, but rather have been protected behind a blue shield. Despite thousands marching in the streets; despite our community having to sue our own police department to stop the use of tear gas and rubber bullets; despite urgent demands for broad and substantive reforms, our cries have been ignored. For all these reasons, we intend to occupy St. Louis Police Headquarters as part of our New Year’s resolution to take back our Justice System, and in doing so reclaiming the promise of our future.”

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Rally And Vigil Planned For Deported U.S. Veterans And Mothers Of DREAMers

Rallies, a march and vigils for deported U.S. Veterans and mothers of DREAMers scheduled for Tuesday at the Washington, D.C. National Monument and outside of the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana.

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 31, 2014

Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, several rallies, a march and vigils for deported U.S. Veterans and Moms of DREAMers will take place at the Washington, D.C. National Monument and outside of the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, the Deported Veterans Support House (DVSH) announced.
A march will follow from the Washington, D.C. National Monument to the White house. The DVSH in a news release stated, that on Tuesday, January 6th, veterans of the U.S. military, their supporters, families and communities will hold a vigil in Washington D.C. & U.S. Consulate in Tijuana calling on President Barack H. Obama to end the policy of deporting U.S. Veterans who have served the country faithfully and to bring home the U.S. Veterans and the mothers of DREAMers that have already been deported. DREAMers Moms are women who have American born children that are deported to various countries.
Under the 1996 former President Bill Clinton deportation law, Veterans were forced across the border and exiled around the world. Some of the deported Veterans who earned medical benefits had their benefits terminated illegally or were never applied when they were deported by the U.S. government. Many deported Veterans were injured and today continue to suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as well as experiencing homelessness and lack of no medical care by the U.S. Veterans Administration (VA). Only upon death are deported Veterans allowed to return to the U.S. with full military Honors.
Today, deported Veterans are required by the VA to be present in the U.S. to applied or be considered for medical benefits, making it impossible for deported Veterans to applied or schedule an appointment. The VA was recently exposed for denying Veterans care and lack of accountability for its failure to provide timely care for Veterans in a waiting list. Also hundreds of Veterans seeking medical care were never added to the waiting list and had to wait for years to get help.
“Our nation’s dedicated servicemen have been separated from their children and families. We request President Obama to pardon them with a stroke of a pen under a presidential executive order,” the DVSH stated.
DREAMers Moms U.S.A. will join the march since many mothers and children have been left alone without one or both parents. There are many U.S. born children living outside the United States as deportees with their deported parents. Many of these children live in shelters under extreme harsh and poor conditions. Many of these mothers have no criminal record. Their only crime was to seek a better life. Susana Sandoval will give testimony about her plight. An estimated five million children are suffering because of family separation.

The Washington, D.C. National Monument rally will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday.

Contacts:

U. S. Veteran
Esteban Burgoa
Estebanhomes@aol.com
773-543-4839

Brother’s Valenzuela
brothersvalenzuela@gmail.com
719-282-5314

Susana Sandoval
sandoval_susana@yahoo.com
312-998-1517

The rally at the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana will begin at 4:00 p.m.

Contacts:

Hector Barajas-Varela, Director & Founder of Deported Veterans Support House
Banishedveteran@yahoo.com
626-569-5491

Yolanda Varona, Director and Founder DREAMers Moms Tijuana
yol.var@hotmail.com
664-130-6144

Robert Vivar, Co-Director Deported Veterans Support House & DREAMers Moms Tijuana
robgrpa@gmail.com
664-807-9008

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The Source, Milwaukee Police News Website Disabled After Attempted Hack

Hackers attempted to disable Milwaukee Police Department news website.

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 31, 2014

Milwaukee, WI – On Wednesday, the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) reported that their news website “The Source” was temperarily disabled to upgrade it after hackers attempted to disable it on Tuesday night. The MPD noticed around 10:00 p.m. on Tueaday that The Source news website had been compromised and discovered a vulnerability, according to police Lieutenant Mark Stanmeyer, the Public Relations Supervisor. Lt.Stanmeyer reported that The Source website was recovered, but was then temperarily disabled by the department to perform an upgrade.
Other MPD social media, Twitter, Facebook and the main website are operational, according to Lt. Stanmeyer.

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City of Milwaukee To Seize Esperanza Unida 611 W. National Building By Monday

Esperanza Unida, Inc. ownership will end by next Monday when the City of Milwaukee will take title ownership of the 611 W. National Ave. building for tax delinquency totaling more that $176K.

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 30, 2014

Milwaukee, WI – The City of Milwaukee by next Monday will take title ownership of the Esperanza Unida, Inc. 611 W. National Ave. building on a foreclosure legal action for more than $176K in tax delinquency property seizure. The city will actually own the 611 building at a cheap cost for tax delinquency, since the building is accessed at nearly $2M.
The current tenants at the building will have to make arrangements with the city to temperarily stay at the location, but most likely they would have to vacate the building to avoid additional costs to maintain the building in operation.
On Monday, the City Treasurer’s Office confirmed that there has not been any effort by the Esperanza Unida Board to pay the delinquent taxes by November 19 and is confident that the city will take ownership of the building after a judge rules on Monday that the city can legally seize the property.
Meanwhile, WE Energies had agreed to keep the light flowing at the 611 W. National Ave. building through December while the city attempted to foreclose the property for tax delinquency. According to the Milwaukee Department of Development, a foreclosure was filed in a Milwaukee County court to seize the 611 building for tax delinquency. The Esperanza Unida had until November 19 to pay over $176,771.60 in property taxes in order to keep the building, which has more than $600,000 in bank liens.
The 611 property is assessed at $1,948,000, but owes delinquent taxes for 2013, $66,556.24; for 2012, $64,103.63 and for 2011, $46,111.73, a total of $176,771.60, plus incurring tax delinquent penalties per month.
Currently, Esperanza Unida owes about $180,000 to WE Energies, which the company had threaten to cut the power off, if it doesn’t get paid. An agreement between the city and We Energies was reached and the power at Esperanza Unida 611 building will be kept on until Wednesday. The city will take up the monthly bill of nearly $5,000 in electricity cost and the remaining balance will be held by WE Energies until it is determine who will actually own the building or take a loss.
The city will have to continue to pay nearly $3,000 to $4,000 per month to keep the power on until it sells the building due to the ongoing water pump system.
The city learned that if the power is shut off at the 611 building, a catastrophic chain reaction would erupt that could damage the foundation of the building and most likely destroy the foundation wall facing S. 6th Street causing severe damage, flooding and sewage backup in the immediate area, according to Manuel “Manny” Pérez, the executive director of Esperanza Unida, Inc.
The 611 building has a water flow of 5,000 gallons with at least 2,000 of psi water pressure to operate the fire sprinkle system. It would take at least two months to actually drain all the water in the system, if the city decides to shut down the building after it gets possession of the property or it would continue to pay WE Energies to keep the water system operating at the building until it is sold.
In the last year or so, the community and city hall, including the Mayor Tom Barrett’s office have failed to backup or support Esperanza Unida it’s financial deficit dilemma. Mayor Barrett and the city have a partnership with Esperanza Unida, but when the organization asked for help, Barrett and the city turned their back on the organization.
Esperanza Unida under the late former Richard Oulahan and predecessors have made the non-profit organization a success. The organization provided job training programs that helped thousands of low income and unskilled community residents to learn a trade and who later became productive and tax paying citizens in Milwaukee and surrounding areas. Esperanza Unida also worked with other organizations to expand on their initiatives geared for job and technical skill training. Today, none of those that have actually benefited in one way or other from the fruits of Esperanza Unida have stepped up to help the ailing organization.
Currently under the Pérez administration at Esperanza Unida, the 611 building has been upgraded to make it a competitive real estate business property in the district, even though a lack of development has been absent in the area. Five businesses are at the 611 location, Reynas Entertainment and Mexican Restaurant, SWC Asbestos, El Sol Broadcasting, VIVA Health Care and a new business, Staffing Partners, a temperary branch employment agency managed by Andrés Guzmán. Guzmán says, the employment agency move at the location last month.
The BMO Harris Bank (formerly Marshall & Ilsley Bank) holds several liens on the building for more than $600,000. An Oshkosh developer has offered to pay $1.3M for the building and turn it into a 55-unit loft apartments, but that deal seems to be at a dead end and to no avail for Esperanza Unida.
In brief, Oulahan took out several real estate mortgages in 1994 totalling $600,000 ($600K) in loans from Marshall & Ilsley Bank (M&I, now BMO Harris Bank) without a Board Chair signature. Pérez has confirmed that there is no record on file about what ever happened to the M&I loans or how they were actually spent.

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Missing AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Wreckage Found And More than 40 Bodies Recovered

Rescue and recover crews have found the missing AirAsia Flight QZ8501 wreckage and have been recovering debris and bodies of Indonesia.

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 30, 2014

Indonesia – On Tuesday, AirAsia and the Indonesian navy have confirmed that debris from missing flight QZ8501 and more than 40 bodies have been recovered from the Karimata Strait in South East Belitung. Flight QZ8501 from Surabaya to Singapore was reported missing on Sunday around 7:24 a.m. The debris was found about 60 miles opposite from its original flight route.
Authorities are claiming that no survivors have been found in the search. At least 155 passengers and seven crew members (162) were on board of flight QZ8501, including 137 adults, 17 children, one infant, two pilots, one engineer and four flight crew members.
“At the present time, search and rescue operations are still in progress and further investigation of the debris found at the location is still underway,” AirAsia stated on Tuesday.

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Milwaukee Police Looking For Three Suspects Who Threaten To Kill Cops

A Milwaukee resident was arrested after asking two Milwaukee police officers a question while they were parked.

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 29, 2014

Milwaukee, WI – The Milwaukee Police Department were looking for three suspects who posted threats to kill cops in a social network. By Sunday, two of the suspects were arrested for questioning.
One Milwaukee resident was mistakenly accused by a police officer on Saturday as one of the suspects sought in connection with making threats to shoot police. Police couldn’t connect him to the threats, but was allegedly arrested and cited for obstructing or resisting an officer and for a standing vehicle after asking two police officers a question who were in their assigned squad car parked at a street. According to Jabril Faraj, a guest contributing writer for On Milwaukee dot com, he was taken into custody on December 27 near N. 27 St. and W. Auer Ave. for just stopping his vehicle next to a marked police squad car and asking Milwaukee Police Officers Branko Stoj and Joseph Anderer why were they there? Officer Stoj told him to move on and while Faraj attempted to drive off, but didn’t move fast enough because he had it in the wrong gear. Stoj got out of his squad and immediately told Faraj to turn off his vehicle, opened the door and forced Faraj out of the car. Stoj then handcuffed Faraj. Faraj has also accused both Officers Stoj and Anderer of illegally searching his vehicle without his permission. Faraj’s vehicle was towed by police. Faraj was in the area to cover Justice for Dontre Hamilton protests, but no protest took place.
Anderer accused Faraj of being a “domestic terrorist” and that one officer at the police station told him, you’re lucky you didn’t get shot and that Anderer responded “We don’t mind making the news again,” according to Faraj’s story on On Milwaukee dot com.
Faraj was taken to Police District 7 Station for questioning, booking and given two tickets. He was released afterwards.
In April 2011, Milwaukee Motorcycle Police Officer Anderer was accused of breaking the camera of Geoff Davidian, a journalist who stopped to record a police vehicle incident that sped out of an alley without stopping and hit a moving vehicle on the street. Officer Anderer did not want any news reporting of the incident and prevented Davidian to continue recording the police accident. The woman driver was just given a warning and Davidian was cited for interfering with police issuing a citation, which was never issued to the woman driver, the Information Liberation dot Com reported.

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Pastor Naasón Joaquín García Takes Over La Luz Del Mundo Church

Pastor Naasón Joaquín García took over as the religious leader of La Luz del Mundo Church after the passing of his father and founder of the church Pastor Samuel Joaquín Flores.

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 29, 2014

Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico – La Luz del Mundo Church has confirmed that Pastor Naasón Joaquín García, 45, the former minister of the La Luz del Mundo Church in Santa Ana, California has taken over as their new religious leader at the Guadalajara’s main church. García is the son of the late Samuel Joaquín Flores, 77, who passed away and led the religious sect of La Luz del Mundo Church, which has between 5 million to 7 million church followers worldwide.
Pastor García is married to Alma Zamora de Joaquín and is the son of the late Samuel Joaquín Flores and Eva García, the surviving wife of Samuel who has seven sons including Pastor García of Guadalajara.
Pastor Flores led the religious sect in Mexico since, 1964. He passed away along side his family on December 8.
Flores was one of the founding leaders of La Luz del Mundo (LLDM – the Light of the World/Church of the Living God), a Pentecostal theology and a Christian doctrine religious group, which has a chain of churches in at least 50 countries, according to a press release by the LLDM.
More than 500,000 followers attended the week long funeral services and the final internal resting ceremony for Pastor Flores in Guadalajara.
Flores along with his father Aaron “Eusebio” Samuel González (passed away in 1964) were the founders of the LLDM, today the religious organization, which was founded in 1926 has grown into numerous non-profit foundations, hospital, libraries, businesses and other entities. Both were considered the living apostles of God, according to the LLDM membership.
The LLDM Church has members in 19 U.S. states, including Washington, D.C. and in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The worth of the LLDM is estimated in the 100’s of millions of dollars in revenue, investments and additional other property assets around the globe.

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