Archive for July, 2015

Truck And Vehicle Collide Blocking Traffic On W. Morgan And S. 6th Street

A truck overturned and vehicle struck train tracks under pass.

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

July 31, 2015

Milwaukee, WI – On Friday, westbound traffic on W. Morgan Ave. from S. 6th Street was diverted just before 9:30 a.m. after a truck and a vehicle collided. The truck overturned on the street from the impact and the vehicle struck a railroad track overpass.
Police blocked off the area at the scene and details have not been released. It is not known, if anyone was seriously injured. The traffic accident reconstruction is pending, according to police.


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Milwaukee Outlaws Celebrated 51st Anniversary At Local Club House

Several hundred members of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club were in Milwaukee to celebrate their 51st Anniversary.

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

July 31, 2015

Milwaukee, WI – Last weekend, several hundred members of the American Outlaws Association (AOA) were in Milwaukee to celebrate their 51st Anniversary of the Milwaukee Chapter of the Outlaws. The Milwaukee Outlaws opened a club on July 4, 1964, according to the AOA.
Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) learned that the Southeastern Wisconsin Threat Analysis Center (SWTAC) sent out an alert bulletin to all state and local law enforcement agencies warning them of a possible threat and a world-wide meeting to discuss business with other motorcycle club affiliates in Milwaukee and in Eagle, Wisconsin. The entire movement of the Outlaws and their affiliates is being monitored by the feds and local law enforcement agencies.
The fed bulletin also warned that members of the Outlaws carry small radio frequency jammers that can keep law enforcement and police handheld radios from sending information or calling for backup. It warned officers that some Outlaws carry handguns, other weapons and could use motorcycle handlebar tassels as a weapon that could be easily removed and used against a unsuspecting officer during a traffic stop. The police alert says, that the Outlaws carry hidden body cameras to record interactions with police and could have access to attorneys ready to help them provide legal defense against any law enforcement officer that stops them for a traffic violation or any criminal activity.
German Fest and police confirmed that members of the Outlaws attempted to enter the Summerfest event while openly armed with handguns and knifes, but were not allowed. The Outlaws left German Fest without incident, according to the SWTAC bulletin.
No major incidents involving the Outlaws was reported by local police or the feds.
In a recent incident on July 24 involving the Virginia State Police (VSP), a sealed search warrant was executed at the Wicked Few Charity Brotherhood (WFCB) motorcycle clubhouse in Virginia. The VSP after two hours confiscated items, logo vests and a club banner. When a member of the WFCB approached the officers requesting the see the search warrant, police SWAT officers from an armored vehicle aimed their weapons at the member and refused to show him the search warrant, which is unconstitutional since the VSP confiscated items, but made no arrests.
The WSCB is taking legal action against the VSP.
On May 17, the Waco Police Department in Texas had intelligence that the Cossacks M.C. were planning to initiate a brawl with the Bandidos M.C. during a scheduled meeting for the Texas Confederation of Clubs and Independents (TCOC). The Cossacks picked a fight with several members of the Bandidos in the Twin Peaks Restaurant parking lot and one biker affiliated with the Bandidos was shot in the shoulder and survived. Waco police responded quickly and fired their automatic weapons at the bikers killing nine of them including a Medal of Honor Veteran. Police first admitted that all of the bikers involved in the brawl and 179 arrested were criminals, but most had no criminal records. The bikers were all frivolously charged with organized crime to commit murder and a bond of $1M cash was set for all of those arrested. After three to four weeks, the bonds were reduced and many of the bikers lost their jobs and motorcycles were forfeited.
Video surveillance recorded in the parking lots of the Don Carlos and Twin Peaks Restaurants were confiscated and sealed by Waco police and the McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna to cover-up the police massacre of bikers. At least 17 bikers were also injured by police gunfire.
A federal civil rights lawsuit has been filed against the Waco Police Department, the McLennan County District Attorney’s Office by one of the defendants. The TCOC confirmed on Sunday, that they will file a class action lawsuit as well on behave of its members who were falsely arrested on May 17 by Waco police.
Several corrupt U.S. Attorneys in California are facing a legal challenge from the Mongols M.C. after they attempted to confiscate the Mongols trademark club logo. The feds argued that the Mongols have used their club logo to commit crimes or illegal activity. The feds are expected to lose their case because the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to association and free speech, according to the Mongols attorneys.
If the feds succeed, then the Bandidos, Outlaws, Hells Angels, Pagans, Sons of Silence, Warlocks, Highwaymen, Free Souls, Vagos and other motorcycle biker clubs will also be targeted by the feds to confiscate their club vest logos for alleged criminal activity.
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is well aware that the Waco police and the McLennan County District Attorney’s Office used frivolous charges against most of the Waco bikers that were arrested in May, but the DOJ has not launched any investigation targeting the alleged corruption by Waco police and McLennan County D.A. Reyna.
On August 3rd thru the 9th, Sturgis Bike Week will be taking place in South Dakota and thousands of bikers are expected to attend the motorcycle rally, including the feds.

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UMOS Celebrated Its 50th Anniversary For Providing Services To Thousands Of Migrant Workers

The Milwaukee Hispanic and non-Hispanic community joined the United Migrant Opportunity Services in celebrating their 50th Anniversary.

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

July 30, 2015

Milwaukee, WI – On July 25, the United Migrant Opportunity Services (UMOS), a non-profit organization celebrated their 50th Anniversary in providing services to the migrant farmer worker community in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri and Texas. Lupe Martínez, the UMOS President and CEO was recognized for his 46 years of work dedication with the organization that employs hundreds of people and provides services to migrant workers in the state including other social programs, training, child development and a workforce development center that serves approximately 3K W-2’s job seekers as well as the Latina Resource Center for domestic abuse victims.
UMOS also holds their annual awards banquet to honor community recipients for Man of the Year, Woman of the Year, Family of the Year and Youth of the Year awards.
The main guest featured speaker at the UMOS 50th Anniversary was Arturo S. Rodríguez, President of the United Farm Workers organization from California. The sold put event took place at the Potawatomi Casino and Hotel in Milwaukee.
According to the UMOS website, UMOS, is a “non-profit advocacy organization, provides programs and services which improve the employment, educational, health and housing opportunities of under-served populations. UMOS began as a single-focused, single state, migrant and seasonal farm worker serving agency only. Today, UMOS offers diverse programs and services to diverse populations with a diverse staff. Currently, UMOS operates 40+ programs with more than $25 million grant and performance-based contracts from federal, state, and local funding sources.
Programs and services provided by UMOS are divided into three major categories: workforce development, child development, and social services, which include farm labor housing, Teen Tobacco Prevention, HIV prevention services, domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking supportive services, home energy assistance, food pantry and after school programs . In addition to these programs, UMOS sponsors and organizes a number of cultural and community events in Wisconsin.The UMOS corporate offices are located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. UMOS programs operate throughout the state of Wisconsin, as well as in Minnesota Missouri, and Texas, along with a housing consortium in an eight-state area.”

History: Salvador Sánchez is speaking at the first United Migrant Opportunity Services (UMOS) annual meeting in the mid 1960’s. At far left, Marla O. Anderson, a community activist is present at the meeting as well as other members of the Latino community. Photo courtesy of Jesús Salas who was a former Executive Director of UMOS (1969). Salas became the first Latino to become the director of UMOS and Sánchez layer became the second. Sánchez was also a former Executive Director of UMOS (1970).
Anderson, Sánchez and Salas later became instrumental in the takeover of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Chancellor’s Office on August 27, 1970 to seek higher education for Latinos. At the time, there were only 14 Latino students enrolled at UWM compared to 25,000 White students. A discrimination policy was the norm at UWM that kept Latinos from enrolling. After the protest at UWM, Latinos were allowed to enroll, which opened the door to higher education for Latinos, Blacks, Asians and Native Americans.

Current UMOS Board of Directors:

Board Chairman
Juan Jose Lopez

Vice Chairman
Maria Watts

Nedda Avila

Julio Guix

Fifth Member
Jan Banicki

Ben Obregón

Board Members:

Maria Borda-Wiesner

Jose Carrillo

Marisela Galaviz

Cynthia Galvan

Jesse Guerrero

Kevin Magee

Julian Oropeza

Silvia Perez-Rathell

Guadalupe “Wally” Rendon

Joe Villmow

Peggy Romo West

UMOS History (PDF) link:

Stage video: UMOS 50th Anniversary celebration with family, sponsors and friends

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Two Male Suspects Arrested For A Milwaukee Southside Homicide

Two suspects fled on foot from the crime scene and were later taken into custody.

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

July 30, 2015

Milwaukee, WI – Milwaukee police arrested 2 suspects, ages 17 and 18 in connection with the fatal shooting of Montravis D. Johnson, 21, a Afro-American in front of his mother around 7:00 p.m. at the 2100 block of W. Greenfield Ave. on Wednesday night. Several officers were nearby when they heard the gunfire and saw two suspects flee eastbound on Greenfield Ave. After a short foot pursuit, they arrested the suspects and recovered the alleged murder weapon.
Johnson and his mother were headed to a corner store when the suspects confronted them and an altercation ignited ending with the victim getting killed.

Funeral services for Montravis D. Johnson

Thursday, August 6, 2015
Viewing from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and funeral following remembrance service
At Greater New Birth Church
8237 W. Silver Spring Drive
Milwaukee, WI

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Raymond Tensing, University of Cincinnati Cop Indicted For Samuel Dubose’s Murder

Tensing University of Cincinnati cop fatally shot victim in the head during traffic stop for not having front license tag.

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

July 29, 2015

Cincinnati, Ohio – On Wednesday, Raymond Tensing, 25, a University of Cincinnati (UC) Police Officer was indicted for one felony count of murder and one felony count for voluntary manslaughter in the cold blooded homicide of Samuel DuBose, 43, on July 19. Tensing turned himself to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office just after 2:00 p.m. and was processed.
The Hamilton County Coroner ruled DuBose’s death as a homicide.
Tensing stopped DuBose about a mile from the university campus for simply not having a front license plate tag.
Tensing was wearing a body camera when he questioned DuBose and asked him for his license, which he didn’t have it at the time. DuBose told Tensing to look up the registration. Then, Tensing got mad and tried to open the vehicle door as DuBose tries to close it and the officer pulls his gun and within a second fatally shot DuBose in the head. Tensing at first claimed that DuBose dragged him with his vehicle and his life was in danger, but the video shows that DuBose’s vehicle slowly rolls after being shot in the head.
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters in a press conference on Wednesday stated that, “This was an asinine act which did not have to occur. There was no reason for this. And now, Tensing will face a murder charge.”
According to the criminal indictment, “Tensing was working as a UC police officer on July 19thwhen he stopped Samuel Dubose’s 1998 Honda Accord for not displaying a front license plate. Officer Tensing asked Mr. Dubose to produce his driver’s license which he did not do. The officer also asked him to unbuckle his seat belt. Tensing tried to open the car door as Mr. Dubose was trying to close the door. As Mr. Dubose was closing the car door, he was also turning the ignition back on. The officer reached in the car and it appears on the body camera video that the officer draws his gun and fires a single shot to Mr. Dubose’s head as the car starts to move.”

Update: UC Officer Raymond Tensing was arraigned for the murder of Samuel DeBose and pleaded not guilty in court and a $1M bond was set by Hamilton County Judge Megan E. Shanahan.

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Alfonso Paura Martinez Jr. Gets 50 Years In Mental Heath Institution After Found Not Guilty For Double Homicide

A Milwaukee County Court found defendant, Paura Martinez Jr. not guilty due to mental disease for a double homicide.

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

July 29, 2015

Milwaukee, WI – On Tuesday, Milwaukee County Court Judge Stephanie Rothstein found Alfonso Paura Martinez Jr., 26, not guilty for reason of mental disease or defect for a double homicide in November 2014. Paura Martinez Jr. was ordered committed to the Department of Health Services to spend the next 50 years in a mental health institution instead of prison. Judge Rothstein found that the defendant is a danger to himself and the public, which most likely spend the rest of his life in a mental health treatment facility.
The “Court further found the involuntary administration of psychotropic medications is needed because the defendant is substantially incapable of applying an understanding of the advantages, disadvantages and alternatives to his mental illness,” according to Milwaukee County Court records.
On December 1, 2014, police discovered the bodies of Alfonso “Poncho” Paura Martínez, 55, and Paura Martínez Jr.’s uncle, Manuel Paura Martínez, 58, at a Milwaukee North side home. Paura Martínez Jr. who is Poncho’s son was taken into custody after wielding a knife at several police officers where the bodies were found inside the home.
Paura Martínez Jr. was charged with two felony counts for attempted first-degree homicide.

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Former Milwaukee Candidate For Alderman Michael Lutz Dies Of Apparent Suicide

A SWAT team confronted Lutz at his Menomonee Falls residence on Sunday, then he took his own life, according to the Milwaukee Medical Examiner’s Office.

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

July 27, 2015

Menomonee Falls, WI – On Sunday, practicing attorney Michael W. Lutz, 44, a retired Milwaukee Police Department officer and a candidate for Milwaukee Alderman in the 19th District apparently died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound just after 4:00 a.m. while facing a SWAT team at his residence in the 12300 block of W. Mill Road.
An autopsy is scheduled for Monday, according to the Medical Examiner’s Office.
Lutz didn’t survive the July 21st Primary Election, he got fourth place.
Lutz retired shortly after getting injured in the arm as a police officer in a special unit while he and his partner rushed into a Southside building after a drug dealer, Tony Payano then 23 on October 2005. Lutz was criticized for not waiting for backup and was later hailed a hero for his injuries by Mayor Tom Barrett at the time.
Payano was convicted for shooting at Lutz and was sentenced to 12 1/2 years in prison.
Shortly afterwards, it was learned that a citizen complaint was filed against Officer Lutz with the Fire and Police Commission prior to the shooting incident. The complaint accused then Officer Lutz of intimidating a witness. The Milwaukee Police Department conducted an internal investigation about Lutz intimidating a citizen after he filed a citizen’s complaint against Lutz.
Apparently, Lutz and another officer stopped the complaining witness in the Southside after learning he was the target of a filed citizen complaint with the Fire and Police Commission.
Lutz made the mistake of signing the citation given to the complaining witness at the time of the initial stop, confirming that Lutz had actually intimidated him. Intimidating a witness or complaining witness is a felony in Wisconsin. Lutz was never charged with a felony, but didn’t returned to police duty and retired.

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