Archive for July, 2017

White Kid Admits Calling Man “Nigger” At The Party City In West Allis

West Allis police were called to the Party City after a couple complained that they were profiled and a White kid called him the N word, which a teenage cashier employee later admitted to exaggerating on her Facebook that the Afro-American couple were arrested for drugs.

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

July 24, 2017

West Allis, WI – On July 22, Carrick “Rick” Smith posted a video recording of an encounter with a White kid and a Party City cashier on his Facebook (FB) account and claimed that he and a woman (Smith’s wife) were profiled for being Afro-Americans at Party City in West Allis. The FB video begins when Smith approached some kids outside of Party City and Smith asks one of the kids, if he called him a “Nigger” and one of the kids admitted to it. Smith then walks back into the Party City business and began to complain that the kids had called him the N word and requested for security.
Later, the Party City cashier alleged that Smith and his wife were arrested by West Allis police for having marijuana. Which, afterwards the White female teenage cashier admitted she had exaggerated on her FB post.
Apparently, the teenage cashier is now alleging that a West Allis police officer told her that the Afro-American couple would be arrested, which Smith confirmed that they were not taken into custody or cited and that “police handled the situation accordingly.”
Smith posted on his FB account, “Kids calling me and my wife niggers at party city after manager harassed us about how we smelled (they say marijuana)… police were called and deemed all my actions appropriate…. no tickets were written, no drugs were found…police handled situation very accordingly
West Allis, WI. Please Share.”
The teenage cashier in her FB post also stated that the couple came into the store and shortly “our whole store smell strongly of weed” and that’s how the incident escalated.

Smith’s Facebook video at link:

Tiffany Tischer posted what the Party City female teenage cashier admitted to exaggerating.

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Joshua F. Larson Sentenced To 14 Years In Prison For Causing Two Vehicular Homicides While Intoxicated

Larson will serve 10 years in prison and 4 years in supervision for driving while intoxicated and causing a crash resulting in two deaths in 2016.

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

July 21, 2017

Milwaukee, WI – On Friday, Joshua F. Larson, 32, a former off-duty Milwaukee firefighter was sentenced to 14 years in prison on two felony counts for homicide use of a vehicle with PAC (Prohibited Alcohol Concentration) in the April 2016 deaths of several victims. Larson was convicted after pleading guilty in May for intoxicated driving and causing a fatal three vehicle crash that claimed the lives of Uber driver Yoruba Sly-Lundasi, 64, and his passenger Wendell Kenneth Johnson, 38, of Chicago.
In May, Larson under the plead guilty agreement, he had two additional felony charges dismissed and will not have to pay restitution, according to court records. The Milwaukee County prosecutor was recommending 8 years in prison, but a judge sentenced Larson to 14 years in prison after hearing testimony from the victim’s family members.
According to West Allis police, Larson was speeding and under the influence of alcohol when his pickup truck struck a Uber van driven by Sly-Lundasi in the 6000 block of W. Pierce in West Allis.
Larson had been drinking during the Brewers Opening Day in Milwaukee.

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19-year-old Deceased Crash Victim Identified As Daryl Brown, Vehicle Split In Half On Impact

Brown was speeding when he lost control, hit a curve, the vehicle then rolled over and slammed into a tree causing the vehicle to split in half on impact.

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

July 18, 2017

Milwaukee, WI – On Tuesday, the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office identified Daryl Brown, 19, as the deceased victim involved in a vehicle crash near W. Fond du Lac and W. Roosevelt in the Northside of Milwaukee. According to the medical examiner’s report, Brown was speeding in an excess of 75 miles per hour in a 30 MPH zone when he lost control of his Lexus around 4:00 p.m. on Monday and rolled over, then his vehicle struck a tree, which the impact split the vehicle in two. Brown died at the scene and an empty beer bottle was found under his body and a liquor bottle near the vehicle.
Brown was not wearing a seat belt at the time and he was driving without a valid license, according to police. Brown was the sole occupant in the vehicle.
The medical examiner ruled the death as an accident caused by blunt force trauma.

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Milwaukee Police Commission Restores Protections For Undocumented Foreigners

Police officers in Milwaukee will not request legal status from foreigners when they come into contact while doing traffic stops, domestic calls and investigations.

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

July 13, 2017

Milwaukee, WI – On Thursday, the Fire and Police Commission (F&PC) on a 7-0 vote decided to amend and restore the former Police Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) protections for undocumented immigrants that prohibited police officers from asking for legal status, also provided an oversight and accountability for abuse including changing the rules to allow the F&PC to review any new policy from the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) on time.
At City Hall in Milwaukee, hundreds of members of the Latino community, Voces de la Frontera (VDLF), a local LULAC Council, Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin and allies gathered at the Milwaukee F&PC hearing to support changes for the lack of transparency and information that Police Chief Edward Flynn and Mayor Tom Barrett failed to provide when they approved the MPD SOP on June 21, 2017 authorizing police officers to act like immigration agents and ask for legal status when in contact with suspected foreigners being stopped and investigated for certain violations and criminal histories. Police had been authorized to contact ICE to let them know where those with non-legal status were located. The MPD SOP policy went into effect on July 6th.VDLF released the following press released, “Thursday’s vote amended new MPD policies implemented on July 6th that had been passed with no community input or meaningful oversight by the F&PC, which is charged with overseeing significant changes to police procedures. The changes would have increased collaboration with immigration agents. The F&PC’s vote followed public outcry after the changes were revealed. Voces de la Frontera, the League of Latin American Citizens – Wisconsin, and Aldmeran José Pérez worked with the Mayor’s Office, the F&PC, and the MPD to ensure the protections were restored.”
Mayor Barrett who had approved the MPD SOP policy along with Chief Flynn allowing cops to ask for legal status released the following statement after the F&PC amended the policy to restore undocumented foreigner protections and for police to use discretion in contacting ICE, but would first have to inform a police supervisor. Barrett stated, “I am pleased with the action taken tonight by the members of the Fire and Police Commission. The national changes to immigration policies and the tenor of the immigration debate have left many of us concerned about our Milwaukee neighbors and families. We cannot allow fear and apprehension to cloud the daily lives of people who have chosen Milwaukee as the place to make a better life for themselves and their families.
Milwaukee is a City built by immigrants and a City that continues to grow strong because of our immigrant population. I want to thank the Fire and Police Commission, Chief Flynn and Assistant Chief Harpole, State Representative JoCastaZamarripa, Alderman Jose Perez and members of Milwaukee’s Hispanic Community for tonight’s resolution.”

Video: On Thursday, Luz Sosa, the community organizer for Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin translated in Spanish at the Fire and Police Commission (F&PC) hearing on Milwaukee Police Department Standard Operating Procedure policy for the Latino Community. The policy was amended by the F&PC to restrict police officers from asking for legal status.

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Immigrant Friendly Resolution For Justice And Dignity Passed By Village Of Shorewood In Wisconsin

Shorewood Board voted unanimously to pass resolution to welcome everyone regardless of immigration status to the village.

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

July 11, 2017

Village of Shorewood, Wisconsin – The Board of the Village of Shorewood on Monday passed an immigrant friendly resolution on a 7-0 vote with added amendments of wording with local community support. Attorney Carlos R. Pastrana addressed the Shorewood Board and spoke in favor of the resolution.
“Resolution for Justice and Dignity” was sponsored by the Shorewood Solidarity Network, which included the support by members from Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin, Shorewood residents and allies.

Full video of Village of Shorewood Board meeting regarding Resolution for Justice and Dignity at link:

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Jose Luis Marquez-Marrero Charged With Four Felonies For Riverwest Crash Totaling Two Vehicles

Marquez-Marrero, the alleged driver of a stolen 2014 Camby who ran a red light and crashed into a 2011 Suburban is facing up to 57 years in prison, if convicted of four felony counts.

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

July 10, 2017

Milwaukee, WI – Jose Luis Marquez-Marrero, 32, who was arrested for driving a stolen 2014 Camby and crashing into a 2011 Suburban while speeding and failing to stop at a red light in the Riverwest neighborhood in June is facing up to 57 years in prison and fines in total of $145,000, if convicted for four felony counts. Marquez-Marrero totaled both vehicles.
Marquez-Marrero was charged on June 23 with four felony counts, 1st count, armed robbery with threat of force (40 years in prison and up to $100K in finrs); 2nd count, 2nd-degree endangering safety (10 years in prison and up to $25K in fines); 3rd count, vehicle operator fleeing and eluding an officer (3 years and 6 months in prison and up to $10K in fines) and 4th count, driving vehicle without owner’s consent (3 years and 6 months in prison and up to $10K in fines).
Marquez-Marrero’s bail was set at $25,000 and will appear in court for a scheduling conference on July 13 at 8:30 a.m., Milwaukee County Courthouse room 634, according to court records.
The stolen 2014 Camry was connected to the assault of its owner in Milwaukee’s Southside. Two Latino men robbed the owner of the 2014 Camry who was parking his vehicle and also beat him, then stole his wallet and other items.
The owner of the 2011 Suburban which was also totaled released photos to Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) of the crash scene and vehicles.

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Milwaukee Police Department Taking 8-months For U Visa Certification Involving Victims Of Crimes

It shouldn’t take 8-months for the Milwaukee Police Department to certify a U Visa request that a victim has cooperated in a criminal investigation.

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

July 9, 2017

Milwaukee, WI – Today, the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) in Wisconsin under Police Chief Edward Flynn takes up to 8-months for U Visa (Form I-918, U Nonimmigrant Status) request certification that a victim has aided an investigation of a crime. The delay to quickly certify such U Visa requests by the MPD could result in the deportation of a undocumented victims of a crime.
The U.S. Congress approved a U Visa for victims of a crime to cooperate in criminal investigations without fear of deportation. Sometimes the MPD has even denied U Visa certifications to victims of a crime, Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) has learned.

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