Archive for May, 2017

34-year-old Woman Shot A 29-Year-Old Woman Over Altercation

Police are investigating a shooting incident that left 29-year-old woman hospitalized and a 34-year-old woman was arrested in connection with the incident.

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

May 29, 2017

Milwaukee, WI – On Saturday, Savanah Laws, 34, was taken into custody after she allegedly shot a 29-year-old woman who went to Savanah’s home looking for an altercation. The 29-year-old woman who was shot confirmed that she was doing fine on her Facebook account under the name of Love Jones.
The shooting occurred around 8:30 p.m. near N. 17th Street and W. Locust Ave. Laws is facing multiple felony charges and municipal charges as well.
Also other shooting incidents reported by police:

• On Monday, two men ages 22 and 23 were reported shot during an altercation with a group around 8:00 a.m. near N. 26th and W. Atkinson. Both men suffered non-life threatening injuries.

• A 24-year-old man was reported shot during an altercation with group of men around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday at S. 35th St. And W. Burnham. The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries. Police are looking for suspects.

• On Sunday, Teresa Wade, 24, was found dead at N. 35th and W. Hampton. Wade was apparently shot around 5:30 p.m. during an altercation at a gas station parking lot on N. Teutonia and W. Hampton. A 23-year-old woman was arrested in connection with her death.

• On Saturday, a 37-year-old man was fatally shot around 1:30 p.m. after getting into an altercation with a group of men. The shooting occurred near N. 29th and W. Vine.

• A 27-year-old woman and a 7-year-old girl were reported shot around 3:15 p.m. at N.67th and W. Keefe on Saturday. The female victim and a man got into an argument and a gun went off injuring both the female and child. A male suspect is sought in connection with the shootings.

• A 27-year-old man and an 8-year-old boy were shot on Saturday around 8:40 p.m. at N. 62nd and W. Kaul. They suffered non-life threatening injuries. Suspects are being sought, according to police.

• A 29-year-old man was reported shot around 10:45 p.m. on Saturday at N. 54 and W. Chambers and was taken to a local hospital where he later died. Police continue to investigate the homicide.

• Milwaukee Police are investigating a shooting that happened around 11:20 a.m. on May 25 in the 1800 block of W. Greenfield Avenue. The victim, a 46-year-old Milwaukee man, was shot during circumstances that remain unclear at this time. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries. MPD continues to search for suspect(s) and seek a motive.

• Milwaukee Police are investigating a shooting that happened around 12:30 p.m. on May 25 in the 4400 block of N. 29th Street. The victim, a 24-year-old male, sustained a non-life-threatening injury, and is being treated at an area hospital. The circumstances surrounding the shooting are unclear at this time. MPD continues to seek suspect(s) for the shooting.

• Milwaukee Police are investigating a double non-fatal shooting that happened around 7:15 p.m. on May 25 in the 1600 block of S. 23rd Street. The first victim is a 33-year-old woman and the second victim is a 28-year-old man. Both victims are being treated at an area hospital and are in stable condition. The shooting appears to be drug-related. MPD continues to seek suspect(s) for the shooting.

• Milwaukee Police are investigating a shooting that happened around 8:25 p.m. on May 25 in the 3300 block of N. 12th Street. The victim, a 33-year-old female, sustained a non-life-threatening injury and is being treated at an area hospital. The victim was struck as occupants of two vehicles exchanged gunfire. MPD continues to seek suspect(s) for the shooting.

• Milwaukee Police are investigating a non-fatal shooting that happened around 10:50 p.m. on May 25 in the 2700 block of W. Auer Street. The victim, a 51-year-old male, sustained a non-life-threatening injury and is being treated at an area hospital. The shooting occurred after a dispute between individuals. The victim does not appear to be the intended target of the shooting. MPD continues to seek suspect(s) for the shooting.

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Milwaukee Public School Board Voted Against Pay Scale Raise For Those Earning A Poverty Wage With Associate Degrees

The Milwaukee School Board failed to pass a pay raise for those earning less than $80,000 annual salary and it also rejected an amendment to create a department for prominence of bilingualism and multicultural.

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

May 26, 2017

Milwaukee, WI – On Thursday, the Milwaukee Public School Board (MPS) voted to approve a Department of Black and Latino males, according to the Board meeting. The MPS Board failed to act on an amendment by Board Member Tony Baez to create a Department that would create a positive high visibility narrative for prominence of bilingualism and multicultural, which Baez also addressed the lack of Latinos in the leadership structure when the Board proposed the reorganization of the Central Services budget. The Board did approved a substitute amendment to Baez’ budget proposal that will require a “Board Work Session” in September. Student parents, community members, teachers and other educators during the summer months will have an opportunity in meetings to provide input and address Baez’ concerns of the issue raised at the Board meeting.
The Milwaukee School Board also failed to pass a pay raise for those earning less than $80,000 annual salary, which Education Assistants and Paraprofessionals who make around $18,000 annually, despite having an Associate Degree would not get a pay raise, thus continue to earn a poverty wage.

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Illegal Anti-sanctuary Bill Introduced In Committee By GOP State Senators And Representatives

Anti-sanctuary state bill introduced in committee by Republican state senators and representatives who are deemed anti-immigrant.

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

May 26, 2017

Madison, WI – On Thursday, the Wisconsin state Senate Republicans and co-sponsors that include GOP State Representatives introduced an illegal anti-sanctuary bill and it was referred to the Committee on Labor and Regulatory Reform. It seems that state legislators want their cake and eat it too.
What state legislators don’t want you know is that Wisconsin has a $6 billion dollar trade deal with Mexico and it is enriching some of Wisconsin’s White majority of business owners, large corporations and agricultural farmers. State GOP legislators favor the economic flow from Mexico, but they don’t favor Mexico’s undocumented immigrant community in the state. Shame on you GOP legislators.
Mexican nationals in Wisconsin should petition for Mexico to suspend the $6B dollar trade deal until Wisconsin GOP legislators and Governor Scott Walker (R) actually treat the Mexican national population in the state with more respect and welcome their economic contribution as well. To begin, allow Mexican nationals to legally drive in state roads by providing driving permits or licenses among other needs as well.The following bill, if passed and challenged in a federal court will no doubt be declared unconstitutional, simply because a state can not forced state or county employees to enforce federal immigration laws, legislators also can’t withhold state share revenue funding as a penalty for refusing to enforce immigration laws reserved for the feds and it requires county and state law enforcement agencies to accept Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) administrative detainers, which have been ruled illegal by a federal court, only a signed warrant by a court judge is considered legal.

2017 SENATE BILL 275

May 25, 2017 – Introduced by Senators NASS, STROEBEL, CRAIG and VUKMIR,
cosponsored by Representatives SPIROS, KREMER, E. BROOKS, EDMING, GANNON, JACQUE, MURSAU, NEYLON, QUINN, SKOWRONSKI, TUSLER, WEATHERSTON and HUTTON. Referred to Committee on Labor and Regulatory Reform.

AN ACT to create 66.0414 of the statutes; relating to: prohibiting local ordinances, resolutions, and policies that prohibit the enforcement of federal or state law relating to illegal aliens or immigration status, authorizing certain elective officeholders to commence an enforcement action, providing a reduction in shared revenue payments, and creating governmental liability for damages caused by illegal aliens. Bill link: http://bit.ly/2qk37ZL

Editors note: It is well known that anti-immigrant GOP federal and state legislators have been influenced by the Koch brothers to initiate and push bills against sanctuary cities and support mass deportations of undocumented immigrants. Also, the LIBRE Initiative by Americans for Prosperity Foundation (APF) is funded and connected to the Koch brothers, which is considered an alt-right organization attempting to plant their seed in the Milwaukee Southside Latino community.
What APF doesn’t want Latinos to know is that it is actually funded by the alt-right Koch brothers who oppose immigration reform amd advocate to repeal ACA (Obamacare).
In 2015, State Representative JoCasta Zamarripa (D-Milw) released a statement about LIBRE, “The LIBRE Initiative is an ultra-conservative organization funded by out of state billionaires Charles and David Koch that seeks to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, halt increases in the federal minimum wage, fund anti-immigrant Republican politicians, and support voter photo ID laws that aim to further disenfranchise Latino communities.

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UMOS Mural Unveiled In The Southside Of Milwaukee

Deal, a community artist and students from ArtWorks for Milwaukee unveiled historic UMOS mural in the Southside of the city.

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

May 20, 2017

Milwaukee, Wisconsin – On Saturday, Raoul G. Deal, a community artist and students from ArtWorks for Milwaukee unveiled their historic United Migrant Opportunity Services (UMOS) mural at the Butters-Fetting Co. building wall facing W. Historic Mitchell St. and S. 1st Street. The mural took about 1 year and 6 months to finish, according to Deal.
The theme of the mural included the Wautoma marches for migrant rights, the UMOS social service agency advocacy for social justice, higher education, civil rights and struggle including protests to change the discriminatory hiring practices by the local breweries and the foundry jobs that attracted the Latino work force to the city.
Seven members of the Latino community were included in the mural, Jesús Salas, the first former executive director of UMOS and one of the key leaders of the educational and Latino civil rights movement in the 1960’s and 1970’s; Ernesto Chacon, the executive director for Latin American Union for Civil Rights; Roberto Hernández, an instrumental leader in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Chapman Hall takerover on August 27, 1970 that led to breaking down the barrier of a discriminatory policy that kept Hispanics from enrolling at the university; Graciela de la Cruz, a UWM student in 1970 who later became a teacher in the Milwaukee Public Schools; Dante Navarro, the first Latino candidate to run for public office in Milwaukee, created the first LULAC council in Milwaukee and was a Spanish language radio host as well and Marla O. Anderson, an instrumental leader of the UWM takeover as well. Anderson’s decision to join Salas and Chacon in 1970 led to the active participation of hundreds of families to back, join and march in support of the UWM takeover to gain access to higher education for Latinos and their children. Anderson later graduated from the School of Education at UWM with a Bachelor of Science degree in May 1978.
Salas, Hernández and De la Cruz were students at UWM of only 14 Latinos attending compared to 25,000 Whites students enrolled in 1970. Navarro, Anderson and Salas were among those that included Gregorio “Goyo” Rivera and José Luis Huerta-Sánchez who were arrested at the UWM chancellor’s office at Chapman Hall on August 27, 1970 for refusing to leave his office. Also Lupe Martinez, the current UMOS President and CEO who has 47 years of service at the non-profit agency was featured in the mural too.
The UMOS mural depicts just a small piece of the Latino community historical activism roots that influenced change to better the quality of life for Hispanics in the city of Milwaukee and state for decades to follow.

Jesús Salas explained the meaning of the mural. Salas is a former executive director of UMOS and one of the key leaders of the 1960’s and 1970’s educational and civil rights movement in Milwaukee, WI. https://youtu.be/TR7FaBV6dwQ

Remarks by Raoul G. Deal at the UMOS mural unveiling presentation https://youtu.be/WFtzPgec0hQ

Mariachi Juvenil presentation at the UMOS mural unveiling in Milwaukee https://youtu.be/f54-iZfhT0M

For full article about the UMOS mural at following link: http://bit.ly/2lHZi9s

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Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. To Resign And Join U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Sheriff Clarke will join the U.S. Department of Homeland Security next month.

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

May 17, 2017

Milwaukee, WI – On Wednesday, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. announced during a conservative radio talk show with Viki McKenna on WISN 1130 AM, that he will accept an assistant secretary position in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) next month. Clarke will join the Office of Partnership and Engagement at the DHS.
What does it mean for Milwaukee County? Sheriff Clarke’s acceptance of the position will no doubt void the 287g ICE enforcement agreement request by Clarke and it will no longer be applied at the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office in Wisconsin.
It seems that Sheriff Clarke jumped the gun and unofficially confirmed that he accepted the position with DHS, but the DHS sent out a tweet that “Sr. positions are announced when made official by the Sec. No such announcement w/regard to the Office of Public Engagement has been made.”
Governor Scott Walker (R) can appoint another replacement for Sheriff Clarke.
Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) first Tweeted on March 22, that Sheriff Clarke was expected to resign from his position when it was learned from a credible source that Clarke would actually resign.
Currently, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office has reported multiple inmate deaths and one of them, Terrill Thomas had his water turned off in his cell and he died from the lack of drinking water.
At least seven Milwaukee County Correction officers are facing criminal charges by the district attorney’s office after a grand jury recommended charges.
The seven county officials who may now face charges in connection with the Thomas death by withholding water for seven days are Milwaukee County jail commander Major Nancy Evans, Lt. Kashka Meadors and corrections officers Jordon Johnson, Thomas Laine, James Ramsey-Guy, John Weber and Dominique Smith.

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Victim Of Fatal Motorcycle Crash Near Veterans Park In Milwaukee Identified As Jay Estrada

Estrada died on early Wednesday after crashing his motorcycle on a median near Veterans Park.

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

May 17, 2017

Milwaukee, Wisconsin – On Wednesday, Jorge “Jay” Estrada, 30, was reported killed after he lost control of his motorcycle and struck a median while driving south on N. Lincoln Memorial Drive near Veterans Park around 2:00 a.m., according to police.
Estrada suffered severe injuries in the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Update: The Milwaukee Medical Examiner’s Office (MEO) reported that Jorge “Jay” Estrada, 30, died from blunt force trauma after losing control of his motorcycle at the 1000 block of N. Lincoln Memorial Drive. According to MEO, Estrada was speeding, lost control, struck a median and his body was ejected and struck a light pole severing in left lower extremity. Estrada lost his left leg and was found about 100 feet from his body. Also, police found a helmet about 20 feet from Estrada’s body and police believe that he was wearing it at the time of the accident. A handgun, multiple tablets of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine were recovered at the crash scene, according to police.
Estrada was riding along with two other motorcycle riders who stayed at the scene of the accident, but have not been to cooperative in providing information to police.

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Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin Announced That “Tod os Somos Perú” Fundraiser Recipient Received $8,034

Last month’s organizers for Todos Somos Perú confirmed that a church organization in Perú has received $8,034 from a total of $8,500 raised in April.

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

May 16, 2017

Milwaukee, Wisconsin – On Tuesday, Luz Sosa, the Community Organizer for Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin (ACW) announced that the recipient of the “Todos Somos Perú” fundraising event has received at total of $8,034 ($25,708 Peruvian Sols). Sosa confirmed that Omar Alonzo Sánchez Portillo, a priest at the Asociación de las Bienaventuranzas (non-profit) had received the funds generated by the fundraiser.
According to Sosa, a total of $8,500 was raised, minus the costs for the money transfer and rental of the entire Wherehouse Nightclub, the remaining balance of $8,034 was sent to the Asociación de las Bienaventuranzas on Wednesday. The Todos Somos Perú fundraising event last month was a total success, according to Sosa. Sosa says, that Citizen Action of Wisconsin, which ACW is affiliated with had sent out information about the fundraising success to all its members via e-mail in a news letter dated May 7.
Sosa extended her appreciation to all the volunteers, restaurants, businesses, Latino media outlets that included El Conquistador Newspaper, The Spanish Journal-Azteca Wisconsin TV38, El Periódico Mañanero, Radio Caliente 97.9FM, Radio Latina 5.0/1500AM and Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA, a digital Internet news blog). Also, the Wisconsin Unidos por el Perú group co-sponsored the Todos Somos Perú event with ACW.

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