Archive for February, 2015

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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21-year-old Man Shoplifting Beats Gas Attendants With Their Own Wooden Bat

Police arrested a 21-year-old man involved in an altercation with two gas station attendants with wooden bats over a stolen item.

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

February 24, 2015

Milwaukee, WI – On Saturday, two gas station store attendants working in the 4900 block of W. Lisbon were taken to a local hospital after they were beaten with their own wooden bats. According to police and a video on social network, the gas attendants before 9:30 p.m. confronted a suspect who allegedly stole an item. The suspect began to argue with the attendants and went outside and began to agitate one of the workers. The worker grabbed a wooden bat and the second attendant also got his bat, and went outside. The suspect threw a trash can at the workers standing behind the glass door.
The suspect then confronted one of the attendants, struggled and took his bat away while the second worker tried to hit the suspect. The suspect struck one worker, knocked him down with a blow to the head and then went after the second worker and beat both of them with the bat while several women were encouraging the suspect to beat them.
The suspect then fled, but was arrested Sunday and is expected to be charged with two counts of assault and shoplifting, according to police.

Two Milwaukee gas station store clerks get beaten by alleged 21-year-old shoplifter with their own bat. Video: http://youtu.be/sDgh0CbTDLA

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Christopher Wiken Seeking To Replace Alderman Terry Witkowski In 2016 Over Street Car Vote

Witkowski is the first Milwaukee Alderman to be challenged in 2016 over the Street Car controversy by businessman Wiken, owner of the Packing House Restaurant.

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

February 23, 2015

Milwaukee, WI – On Monday, businessman Christopher Wiken, 45, owner of the Packing Housing Restaurant announced in the Stop the Milwaukee Street Car Facebook page that he is a viable candidate for alderman and is challenging incumbent Alderman Terry L. Witkowski from the 13 Aldermanic District in the 2016 election. Wiken says that Ald. Witkowski failed to listen and return calls from his constituency in the district who were opposed to the $124M Street Car Project. After numerous attempts to contact Ald. Witkowski, he never responded or returned calls concerning the Street Car issue, according to Wiken.
The Milwaukee Common Council voted 9-6 to approved the Street Car Project and Ald. Witkowski voted in favor.
Wiken stated, “The voters of the district deserve an elected official who represents their interests, understands the needs of their community, will listen to them and not be bullied by outside interests. Many of Milwaukee’s elected representatives were “tone deaf” to the needs of the city and its voters.”
Wiken added, Milwaukee’s high crime rate, furloughing of police officers, brown-outs of firefighters, streets cratered with potholes and a public school system which fails to achieve a satisfactory graduation rate amongst issues are more important to the city than a “downtown trolley route.”
Wiken at the age of 18 became a St. Francis Alderman.

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Loaded 9mm Smith & Wesson Found By Inmate At MCHOC In Franklin

Milwaukee County House of Corrections inmate in the laundry section discovered a loaded 9mm Caliber handgun, according to Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr.

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

February 23, 2015

Franklin, WI – On Monday – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele in a press release confirmed that a 9mm Caliber Smith and Wesson semiautomatic loaded hand gun with eight bullets in the magazine and one in the chamber was found at the Milwaukee County House of Corrections (MCHOC) by correctional staff personnel. Abele’s press release stated, “Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele applauds the quick action of correctional personnel at the Milwaukee County House of Correction (HOC) when they discovered a loaded gun in the dirty laundry that was sent from the County Jail – which is run by the Sheriff’s Office. The HOC provides laundry cleaning services for a number of County entities, including the County jail.
The incident is under investigation, but it appears the weapon was snuck into the County jail late last week by an inmate who then stashed the weapon in dirty laundry. Per usual procedure, that laundry was sent this morning to the HOC for cleaning. Indications are that the Sheriff’s Office was looking for the weapon, but they never alerted the HOC,” according to Abele.
The corrections staff reported the weapon to the State Department of Corrections and a search on the FBI’s National Crime Information Center showed that the weapon had been reported stolen.
Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. in response to Abele’s inaccurate information, Clarke says that the handgun was actually found by an inmate assigned to the laundry detail at the MCHOC and not by correction officers as Abele first indicated. Sheriff Clarke praised the inmate “for doing the right thing” by reporting the loaded weapon to correction officers at the MCHOC. Clarke admitted that he was glad the inmate made the right choice and if someone else would have found it, things might have gone differently.
Clarke and Abele say, that an ongoing investigation is trying to determine how the weapon by-passed security check point procedures. Clarke says, that Milwaukee police had arrested a suspect with a leg cast and then took him to the hospital to get checked for a medical issue concerning his leg.
After the hospital treatment, police returned the suspect to the Milwaukee County jail for booking and processing. The suspect had no access to the dirty laundry section at the jail, according to Clarke.

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Milwaukee Street Car Petition Drive Has Collected Over 25K Of 35K Signatures Needed For Referendum

Major community rally and gathering at Serb Hall on Monday to push for final campaign to get the required signatures to force a referendum for the Street Car opposition.

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

February 22, 2015

Milwaukee, Wisconsin – On Sunday, Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) has learned that organizers for a petition signature drive to force a referendum question about the Street Car controversy have almost reached their projected goal. According to a Street Car petition drive organizer, the group has collected more than 25,000 signatures of their 35,000 projected goal, but only need the required 31,000 valid signatures. The deadline to turn in the signatures is March 2.
Milwaukee Alderman Bob Donovan will hold a community gathering and rally to Stop the Street Car on Monday, February 23 at Serb Hall, 5101 W. Oklahoma Ave. from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Milwaukee. Ald. Donovan reported that on Saturday alone, about 1,800 signatures were collected by a couple (Bill and Leslie) from Colgate who came to Milwaukee and helped circulated the petition.
The Milwaukee Common Council on February 10 passed the Street Car measure by a 9-6 vote. The Street Car Project will cost $124M for the 2.5 mile proposed route.
South side Alderman José G. Pérez was among eight other aldermen who voted in favor to move forward on the Street Car Project. Three other Aldermen, Joe Davis, T. Anthony Zielinski and Bob Donovan voted along with three other aldermen to oppose the project. Alderman Zielinski claimed that the city will have to borrow at least $69M and will end up paying the loan for $105M assuming that no cost over run occurs. But Zielinski suggested that a $27M open cost is expected and an estimated $996M or nearly $1B will be the cost for the project on the long run. He wanted to go record that he mentioned the projected costs, so that in the future, those aldermen who voted in favor would later say, they didn’t know it would cost that much to taxpayers.
Two downtown districts, Cathedral Square and Erie Street will see an increase of property taxes to help pay for the Street Car project.

To down load the petition, click on the following link: http://goo.gl/3DEQQS

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