Archive for July, 2016

Laredo Police Officer Victor R. Rodriguez Charged With 4 Counts For Indecency Touching Of A Child

Officer Rodriguez was taken into custody and charged with four counts of child indecency.

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

July 31, 2016

Laredo, Texas – On Friday, Officer Victor Raul Rodriguez, 39, a 14-year Veteran of the Laredo Police Department was charged with four counts of child indencency. According to the criminal complaint, Officer Rodriguez is accused of inappropriately touching a child. The mother of the female child filed a complaint with police after the child told her mother about Rodriguez touching her inappropriately. Rodriguez has been under investigation since May and police investigators found enough probable cause to charge him.
Officer Rodriguez was placed on administrative dury pending the outcome of the case. Rodriguez has denied the charges, according to his attorney.

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Laredo Police Homicide Investigators Execute Search Warrant At Home Owned By Intocable Drummer René Orlando Martínez

The home owned by Intocable drummer was searched by Laredo police investigators in connection with a double homicide in June.

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

July 31, 2016

Laredo, Texas – The Laredo police homicide investigators executed a search warrant at a home owned by René Orlando Martínez, the drummer for the popular Tejano/Norteño music group Intocable from Zapata and his wife in connection with the double homicide of George O. Rodriguez, 20, and Alondra A. Gutierrez, 19, according to Exclusivo de Laredo in Facebook. Both the nude bodies of Rodriguez and Gutierrez were discovered at a vacant lot in the Northside of Laredo in the Lakeside Subdivision and had their heads covered with plastic bags.
Police reported that Rodriguez was wanted for an alleged shooting of a man in June. Apparently, Rodriguez and his live-in girlfriend were together when Rodriguez got into an altercation with the 23-year-old victim who was shot in the foot and leg. Rodriguez and Gutierrez were last seen by family members on June 13, the day of the shooting incident and were reported missing on June 16, according to police. Police also suspect that Rodriguez and Gutierrez were involved in elicit drug dealing.
Police want to talk to Martínez’s older stepson as a person of interest in the double homicide. The bodies of the victims were found in a vacant lot on June 26 near by the Martínez home.
Police have not released any further details concerning the search warrant at the Martínez residence.

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Felix Questell Facing Civil Lawsuit For Slander From Robert Miranda

Miranda in a filed civil lawsuit case claims that Questell has made false allegations in social media and had continued to do so for over a year.

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

July 29, 2016

Milwaukee, WI – On Thursday, Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) learned that former Esperanza Unida Executive Director Robert F. Miranda filed a civil lawsuit for slander against Felix Questell from Milwaukee claiming that Questell has been making false allegations against Miranda for over a year. According to Miranda’s civil case claim, Questell in his Facebook (FB) account page posted that Miranda stole from the community and had destroyed the community, which in fact Questell has failed to provide any proof and it seems the Hispanic community is striving today and growing in population as well.
In a FB post on Thursday, Questell even posted that HNNUSA should write about “…El Gordo who Stole from the Community and destroyed it!!! That’s all.” Which definitely Questell meant to say Miranda, but he says, “Did I say Names??”
HNNUSA attempted to get a response from Miranda, but Miranda could not be reached for comment.
The Milwaukee County civil court case against Questell was filed on May 27, 2016 after he failed to retract his false allegations targeting Miranda. A conference hearing on the Miranda v. Questell case is set for October 13.

Miranda v. Questell case: http://bit.ly/2aAr9II

Update:

Raquel Questell released the following statement on August 6, 2016 to Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) about her brother Felix Questell, “I know from first hand experience he will slander anybody’s name because I’m his ONLY sister & he has put me through so much!! What brother physically, mentally & verbally abuses his only & youngest sister???? Well look up CCAP it’s open records to the public!!!! The government wouldn’t listen to me well listen to the 4 kids from 3 different women he didn’t raise or better yet come ask me??? I can write a book on him. When we lived in Chicago we moved because a gang shot our house 3 days in a row!! Why, because Felix was part of a rival gang & it was retaliation! My father RIP worked in Nabisco for 26 years & my brother stole his checks & cashed him since they have the same name only difference is that my pops was Sr. Back then of course that was over looked. Then we moved here he started smoking crack stole from me, my mother & even my brother Francisco RIP who was a DJ! He even burned down the house in the back of my mother’s house on 18th & Scott! He stole gold from my mother & myself plus other house hold items even told my mom he’ll call immigration on her when she’s a CITIZEN!!! Felix needs help like the help that nobody can offer he should seek God since in our family he’s the only one that did his First communion. I don’t & will never understand the hate he carries!!! I’m the back bone of my family yet my father was the only one to see this. I pray Robert Miranda gets justice for all of us. Why Felix talks about fat etc… The government paided for his gastric bypass surgery that’s the only reason he’s skinny or when he was smoking crack!! So Felix like I told you before God don’t like ugly! Leave people alone & live your life for the love of God!!!”

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Soler And McKenzie Confirmed As Members Of The Milwaukee Fire And Police Commission

Fire & Police Commission nominees Soler and McKenzie were confirmed by the Milwaukee Common Council.

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

July 28, 2016

Milwaukee, WI – On Tuesday, the Milwaukee Common Council by 14-1 vote approved Angela McKenzie and Nelson Soler as members of the Fire & Police Commission. Alderman Robert “Bob” G. Donovan was the only Common Council member to oppose the appointments of both McKenzie and Soler citing that citizens with police experience were needed in the Commission.
The term of the Commissioners overlap 5-years and each will get a salary of $6,600.00 per year.
MaryNell Regan was reappointed as executive director of the Fire and Police Commission by the Milwaukee Common Council and was approved by unanimous vote.
McKenzie is a Milwaukee County Court Commissioner and Soler is the Chief Solutions Officer at Multicultural Entrepreneurship Institute, Inc., Adjunct faculty member at Cardinal Stritch University and Adjunct instructor at Milwaukee Area Technical College Alumni Network.
The full Milwaukee Common Council also approved the creation of a Water Quality Task Force to concentrate in the removal of at least 70,000 lead toxic fresh water laterals connected to homes in the City of Milwaukee.

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Boy With Autism Ends Up Unaccompanied By River Bank Near Miller Park

Several off-duty Milwaukee police officers were able to keep a child with autism from falling into the Menomonee River near Miller Park.

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

July 27, 2016

Milwaukee, WI – On Tuesday, several off-duty Milwaukee Police officers and on-duty officers are being called as heroes for locating and preventing an unaccompanied child with autism from falling into the Menomonee River. According to a press release by the Milwaukee Police Department, Alert on and off-duty Milwaukee Police officers worked together and helped rescue a child with autism near Miller Park. MPD bike officer Juan Lopez was on patrol for the July 26 baseball game when he was flagged down by a father from Glendale who said his 6-year-old son with autism was missing. Officer Lopez and Officer Michael Maldonado began immediately searching the surrounding area. A few minutes later, a woman yelled to officers that the child was in the Menomonee River near the pedestrian bridge.
The child was standing in the water and MPD Detective Alexander Ayala and Officer Jose Acevedo, who were off-duty and attending a tailgate, ran to the river and took the boy to safety. The child was reunited with his parents and no medical attention was needed.
The quick response by everyone involved prevented a potentially dangerous situation and demonstrated that officers, even when off-duty, are always there to help the community, according to the MPD news release.

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Milwaukee’s Puerto Rican Festival Flyer Draws Criticism With Slogan “This Ain’t Chicago!”

Some people in Milwaukee and Chicago are taking offense that a flyer for the 4th Annual Puerto Rican Festival includes a slogan, “This Ain’t Chicago!”

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

July 27, 2016

Milwaukee, WI – A flyer posted in Facebook and being circulated by members of the Puerto Rican Team (PRT), a for profit group in Milwaukee is generating criticism after a slogan saying, “This Ain’t Chicago!” was included. Some people in Milwaukee and Chicago took offense, but most likely the PRT wants to make sure people don’t confuse their smaller festival with the huge Puerto Rican Festival in Chicago, which takes place in June.
This year, a new sign was placed to identify Humboldt Park in Milwaukee where the PR festival will take place on August 14 at the Milwaukee County Park, but the name of the park was mispelled “Humbolt Park” as well. Hopefully, people won’t confuse the Milwaukee PR festival with the Chicago PR festival or get lost because of the typo in the park’s sign.
Chill out people, it is only a Milwaukee PR festival and PRT, stop trying to keep up with the Joneses in Chicago.
You would think that the PRT in Milwaukee would try and welcome Chicago’s Puerto Rican community to Milwaukee for its event, but with a slogan “This Ain’t Chicago!” is bad advertising and not good public relations or marketing strategy to generate funds, some might argue.

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Nearly 30 Black Teens Brawl At Southgate’s $5 Tuesday Movie

Black teens brawl and some used pepper spray on other teens.

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

July 27, 2016

Milwaukee, WI – On Tuesday, nearly 30 Black teens including males and females got into a brawl just outside of the Southgate Theater, 3330 S. 30th Street on $5 Tuesday, according to a video posted on Facebook (FB). A group of 7 Black teens got into a brawl with another group of 20 Black teens, which some of the females and males began to throw punches and someone took out a can of pepper spray and sprayed other teens.
According to one teen, a group approached her group inside the Southgate Theater and was told to meet them outside, once outside a brawl broke out and a family member was able to video record the brawl in his cellphone. On Wednesday, both groups began to discuss what happen on FB where the video was posted at.
Several comments in FB indicate that one of the teens had a handgun and struck someone with it, but it wasn’t discharged. It couldn’t be confirmed, if it was a real handgun. Another comment from a Black teen indicated that they also jumped and beat on some Mexicans as well. The majority of the people involved in the brawl at Southgate were Afro-Americans.
Threats of fighting continued on FB between the teens involved and some extended family members are also threatening take revenge.
Milwaukee police have not released any comment about the Southgate Theater brawl.

Video of teen brawl outside Southgate Theater on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2a57U4I

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