Archive for March, 2015

Los Indios Place Tavern And Upper Apartments Went Up In Flames On S. Chávez Drive

A fire totaled a local Southside bar and upper apartments on S. Chávez Drive after it reignited Tuesday morning.

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

March 31, 2015

Milwaukee, WI – On Tuesday, a fire totaled Los Indios Place tavern and upper apartments at the 913 S. César E. Chávez Drive after it reignited this morning shortly after 8:30 a.m. The building caught fire on Monday night shortly before 11:00 p.m. in a three alarm fire, but it started up again this morning, according to Jeannette Díaz, staff personnel at MG Oficinas located next to Indios Place.
Last night, Milwaukee Fire Department crews responded to a three alarm fire. At least 19 people lost their apartments and the Red Cross is helping them out.
The adjacent buildings weren’t damage, but people are not allowed to go back to adjacent buildings for the time being. The apartment building and Indios Place was later razed by the City of Milwaukee and the S. Chávez Drive remained closed.

Video: Los Indios Place Tavern razed by City of Milwaukee: https://youtu.be/H8RRSxako50

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Milwaukee Police Reported Child Sex Offender Residing Near Southside Grade School

The Milwaukee 2nd Police District Station alerted neighbors that a convicted sexual predator and life time registered sex offender has moved near a grade school at the 700 block of W. Lapham Blvd.

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

March 31, 2015

Milwaukee, WI – Officers from the Milwaukee District 2 Police Station have circulated fliers alerting the neighborhood around Allen Field Elementary School that a released convicted sexual predator and a life time registered child sex offender has moved near grade school. The child sex offender was identified as Luis Antonio Martínez, 49, who was convicted in 2000 for two counts of first-degree sexual assault of a child and served 15-years in prison and received 15-years probation. In 1993, he was convicted of second-degree sexual assault of a child, according to police.
Martínez is now residing at 1609 S. 7th St., which is just across from Allen Field Elementary School.
On Wednesday, April 1st, police will be holding a meeting with neighborhood residents from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Allen Field Elementary School, 730 W. Lapham Blvd. in Milwaukee to discuss Martínez legal presence in the area.
Currently, around that same vicinity or zip code 53204 they are at least 170 registered sex offenders living in the area, according to the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry. Martínez is considered a repeat child sex offender and police are required to notify the residents and the nearby school where Martínez is living close too.

Other cases of suspects charged or convicted of child sexual assaults. http://alturl.com/gs9oo

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WI State Representative Josh Zepnick To Run For Alderman In Milwaukee

Zepnick plans to become the next Milwaukee Common Council member representing the 8th Aldermanic District.

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

March 30, 2015

Milwaukee, WI – On Monday, State Representative Josh Zepnick, 47, (D-Milw.) confirmed that he will seek the 8th Aldermanic seat and is confident that he will become the next Milwaukee Common Council member to represent a portion of the Southside of Milwaukee.
Zepnick was first elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2002 and has been reelected every two years, since then.
Last July 2014, Robert “Bob” Donovan, 56, the current Alderman for the 8th District announced that he was a candidate for Milwaukee Mayor. He submitted his declaration of candidacy paper work to the Milwaukee Election Commission. Ald. Donovan will challenge Mayor Tom Barrett in the 2016 Spring election.
Ald. Donovan was first elected to the 8th Aldermanic District in 2000.
In August, another would-be candidate for the 8th Aldermanic District was Jessica Cavazos who had announced that she was running for Donovan’s seat, but last Thursday she decided to pull out of the race and is no longer a potential candidate. Cavazos cited that a new business venture has made it nearly impossible for her to commit the time needed to launch a successful campaign for 2016.
Cavazos became the UMOS Hispanic Woman of the Year in 2012 and formerly worked for U.S. Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-Milw.). She is the founder of the LULAC Ladies Empowerment Group Council #330, which is a leading community volunteer organization for women in Milwaukee, advocating for women’s rights and uplifting women to lead.

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No Indictments Yet Against 12 U.S. Border Agents For Anastacio Hernández Rojas Cold Blooded Murder

The U.S. Department of Justice has neglected to file indictments after years of the Anastasio Hernández Rojas homicide in the hands of 8 U.S. Border Patrol including Customs and Border Protection agents and 4 supervisors who watched and encouraged the deadly abuse at the San Isidro Port-of-entry crossing in 2010.

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

March 30, 2015

San Diego, California – The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) began a probe into the 2010 murder of undocumented immigrant Anastasio Hernández Rojas, 42, but has not filed any federal indictments against eight border patrol and customs border protection agents and four supervisors. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) including the DOJ and the Obama administration have attempted to cover-up the Hernández Rojas brutal murder at the San Ysidro Port-of-entry in California U.S. Border and Tijuana by not publicly addressing the inhumane treatment and murder of Hernández Rojas in the hands of a rogue group of border agents who conspired to cover-up the murder.
The Anastacio Hernández Rojas family continues to wait for justice for the brutal and cold blooded homicide of Rojas on May 28, 2010 in the hands of eight border agents while four supervisors watched. Judge M. James Lorenz of the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of California on September 29, 2014 determined that the U.S. Border Patrol agents identified as Phillip Krasielwicz, Gabriel Ducoing and Derrick Llewellyn; Immigration Enforcement Agents Harinzo Naraisnesingh and Andre Piligrino; Customs and Border Protection Officers Kurt Sauer and agent Allen Boutwell; Border Patrol Supervisors Ishmael Finn, Guillermo E. Avila and Edward C. Caliri, and Custom and Border Protection Supervisor Ramon De Jesús were responsible or contributed to Hernández Rojas homicide in 2010.
The border agents argued that Hernández Rojas was a threat to the agents and they had to use force to control his combative and aggressive behavior while they were trying to deport him. The border patrol supervisors claimed that Hernández Rojas was aggressive and they allowed the agents to use force to control Hernández Rojas, an undocumented immigrant.
Several cellphone videos surfaced that showed Hernández Rojas screaming for help and that the agents were killing him. The videos survived from getting confiscated by De Jesús and another agent. Multiple people gathered at the San Ysidro Port-of-entry when Hernández Rojas was being beaten and tased while screaming for help. They took photos and videos of the 30 minute incident that ended with Hernández Rojas homicide. Their cellphones were confiscated by De Jesús and he deleted the photos and videos to cover-up the criminal act by the border agents involved in the beating murder of Hernández Rojas.
The videos that survived the censorship by De Jesús contradicted the agents and supervisors claims that Hernández Rojas was a threat to the agents. Judge Lorenz in a summary ruling disagreed with the agents and determined that about 20 to 30 agents including supervisors were present when the eight agents used batons to beat him, punched and kicked him. Vales even tased Hernández Rojas five times when he was on the ground with his hands handcuffed behind his back and after his legs were ziptied and hog-tied to his hands.
Hernández Rojas autopsy revealed that he had five broken ribs, had suffered from a lack of oxygen to his brain for 8 minutes causing brain dead as a result of a heart attack from the beating and taser, he had abrasions/contusions to the his face, arms and legs including a large hematoma. His death was ruled a homicide by the San Diego Medical Examiner’s Office.
Judge Lorenz wrote that the agents were never in danger, since there were more than 20 agents at the scene and none would have been in danger except Hernández Rojas himself who was handcuffed, hog-tied and was eventually killed by the agents involved.
The supervisors watching Hernández Rojas beating could have intervene to stop the brutal abuse of Hernández Rojas, but they stood there and encouraged it, Judge Lorenz found.
A complaint filed by the Hernández Rojas family states, while processing Hernández Rojas, Ducoing slapped and kicked Hernández Rojas in the ankles causing injuries. Hernández Rojas complained to Krasielwics and Supervisor Finn about Ducoing’s abuse when he was brought to the processing center. Krasielwics in an affidavit confirmed that the victim had told Finn about Ducoing’s abuse.
Hernández Rojas had asked Ducoing and Finn for medical attention and wanted to see an immigration judge. Finn refused and ordered both Krasielwics and Ducoing to immediately deport Hernández Rojas without due process or receiving any medical attention.
When they drove Hernández Rojas to the border crossing, Hernández Rojas began to complain that his leg hurt and was in pain. Once they took the handcuffs off, the border agents threw him to the ground and began to struggle with him. Then both Naraisnesingh and Piligrino came over and began to beat Hernández Rojas with batons. Llewellyn, Boutwell and Sauer arrived at the scene and began to punch and kick Hernández Rojas while he was on the ground.
Vales came to the scene too and tased Hernández Rojas at least five times after he was handcuffed and face down and continued after his legs were ziptied and hog-tied to his hands.
They later dragged him to another area so people who had gathered to take photos and videos couldn’t record the brutal beating that went on for almost a half hour. The agents beat Hernández Rojas because he would not stop from crying out for help, according to the witnesses and video that survived from being illegally deleted by De Jesús to conceal and cover-up the agents criminal acts.
The DOJ began a grand jury inquiry into the Hernández Rojas murder, but no indictments have been filed for almost five years. The DHS tried to cover-up the homicide until the videos turned up to contradict the agents declarations of what had happened, which proved that the agents and supervisors had lied and attempted to cover-up the Hernández Rojas murder. The Obama administration, including President Barack H. Obama has been silent and seemed to have attempted to also cover-up the murder as well simply because Hernández Rojas was undocumented.
None of the agents involved in the Hernández Rojas brutal murder have been charged for felony murder, fired and the supervisors involved remain on the job without any accountability for violating the Constitional rights of Hernández Rojas, indicating a conspiracy, cover-up and corruption among the DOJ, DHS and Obama himself.
The Hernández Rojas murder case at the San Ysidro border crossing showed that a group of rogue agents and supervisors had killed an undocumented immigrant at the U.S. border. They also had attempted to cover-up their criminal acts and unlawfully seized cellphones from witnesses to delete criminal and damaging evidence.
The case of the Estate of Anastasio Hernández Rojas, by its personal representative Daisy Hernández and siblings, et v. United States of America has yet to reach a settlement. If no settlement is reached, the case will go to trial this year to seek monetary compensation for damages resulting in the murder of Hernández Rojas by the border agents involved and supervisors named in the complaint.
Hernández Rojas is survived by his wife and five children.

Shocking news video shows Mexican national Anastacio Hernández Rojas, tased and beaten to death by multiple U.S. Border Patrol and Customs and Border Protection agents. https://youtu.be/5JCmHX1pVCU

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Mexican Charro Singer Vicente Fernández Recuperating At Home After Surgery

Fernández who retired recently was hospitalized for seven days after surgery for an abdominal hernia.

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

March 29, 2015

Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico – On Saturday, a press release from STAR Productions announced that Mexican Charro singer Vicente Fernández, 75, was released from the hospital after spending seven days undergoing treatment for a hernia surgery. Fernández was admitted to the hospital on March 22 after suffering a ventral (abdominal) hernia. Fernández thanked his fans for their well wishes and is happy to be at home in Huentitán recuperating along side his family, according to STAR Productions.

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Iowa Mennonite Pastor Max Villatoro Deported To Honduras By The Obama Administration

After 15 years of getting busted for a DUI violation and falsifying documents, undocumented Mennonite Iowa Pastor Villatoro gets deported by ICE.

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

March 29, 2015

Iowa City, Iowa – On Friday, Mennonite Pastor Max Villatoro, 41, father of four U.S. born children was deported to Honduras after losing an immigration appeal to stay in the country. Villatoro in 1998 was convicted for driving under the influence and in 1999 was convicted for falsifying documents when he purchased a Social Security number to apply for a driver’s license.
Those convictions led the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to target Villatoro for deportation, he was arrested in early March. Villatoro’s wife, Gloria is also undocumented, but have four U.S. born children.
Villatoro was among 2,000 undocumented immigrants arrested by ICE throughout the U.S. in March who were convicted for minor to serious crimes. Some of those arrested were DREAMers as well.
Villatoro, clergy and his supporters made an appeal to President Barack H. Obama to stay his deportation, but the Obama administration deported the pastor.

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Henry R. Sifuentes, Former Co-founder Of El Conquistador Newspaper Passed Away

Sifuentes was instrumental in establishing the Hispanic owned bilingual monthly newspaper, which later became a weekly informative edition for the Latino community in the Milwaukee area and adjacent counties in Racine and Waukesha.

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

March 28, 2015

Milwaukee, WI – On Saturday, Henry R. Sifuentes, 60, passed away, Victor Huyke, from El Conquistador Newspaper confirmed. Sifuentes was instrumental in establishing the weekly Hispanic owned El Conquistador Newspaper, under Conquistador, LLC. Sifuentes along with Victor Huyke, H. Nelson Goodson, Frankie Giron, Carlos Arsiniega, Dr. Tom Longoria and Cecil Negron founded the Conquistador, LLC, creating El Conquistador Newspaper in July 4, 1998, which began publishing the monthly bilingual news and informative edition and later became a weekly newspaper.
Sifuentes after leaving El Conquistador, LLC, he started Que Tal? magazine with Rolando Nañez another former employee from El Conquistador. The Que Tal? magazine was short lived after a lawsuit filed by Huyke was settled. Huyke had claimed in the lawsuit a business “trade secrets” infringement.
Despite the result of the lawsuit, Sifuentes and Huyke maintained a friendship. Sifuentes worked for CBS 58/Telemundo 63 in advertising sales. He was a proud member of the LGBT community in Milwaukee.
“Henry was a champion in the establishment of El Conquistador. His dedication and commitment to creating a community newspaper was matched by his love for our community. He will be missed,” Huyke stated in the El Conquistador Facebook (FB) account.
Sifuentes was a recipient for a kidney transplant and had been waiting for the last three years for a matching donor, some people offered to donate a kidney, but weren’t a match, according to Sifuentes. Sifuentes also posted on his FB account that he was going through dialysis treatment for the last three years and had helped him to stay alive.
He suffered from diabetes too.
Last Tuesday, he was admitted to a local hospital for an illness and had gone through one surgery. He was scheduled for a second one, but passed away around 4:00 p.m. today.
Sifuentes will be missed by friends and family.

Funeral services for Henry R. Sifuentes

Memorial gathering on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. and mass at 11:00 a.m. at St. Rose Congregation, 3001 W. Michigan St., Milwaukee, WI

Private interment at Good Hope Cemetery

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