Archive for October, 2017

Luis Hernández-Muratalla Killed, Speed Contributing Factor In Deadly Milwaukee Southside Crash

Hernández-Muratalla died as a result of injuries sustained from a deadly crash.

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

October 31, 2017

Milwaukee, WI – On Sunday, Luis Hernández-Muratalla, 22, was pronounced dead at the scene of a deadly one vehicle crash. Hernández-Muratalla, the driver was ejected from the vehicle after he lost control around 2:20 a.m. while speeding and struck a curve. The vehicle rolled over mutiple times and the motor of the vehicle separated from the auto on impact when it struck a tree. A passenger in Hernández-Muratalla’s vehicle survived and refused treatment, according to police.
According to the police report, Milwaukee Police responded to a fatal crash on October 29 on Milwaukee’s South Side. A 22-year-old man was driving his Chevrolet Impala northbound in the 3000 block of S. Chase Avenue at a high rate of speed. The Impala jumped the curb, struck a tree, caught fire, and eventually came to rest in the 100 block of E. Dakota Street. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger of the vehicle, a 21-year-old man, suffered non-life threatening injuries. MPD’s investigation is ongoing.A fundraiser for Hernández-Muratalla funeral is planned for Friday, November 3, 2017 at Candela’s Bar and Hall, 2537 W. National Ave. in Milwaukee, WI starting at 8:00 p.m. Food for sale and music by 4 Dj’s will be available, a $5 to $10 donation accepted to attend event, according to a flyer being circulated on social network.


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Robert Howski, A Motorcycle Driver Killed In Crash With SUV In Oak Creek

Oak Creek Police confirmed that an 18-year-old male motorcycle driver died at the scene after being involved in a fatal crash with an SUV.

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

October 29, 2017

Oak Creek, WI – On Sunday, Robert Howski, 18, a motorcycle driver from Oak Creek was killed in a fatal crash with an SUV around 1:10 p.m., according to Oak Creek police. Howski was identified by friends.
The Oak Creek police, Wisconsin State Patrol and the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office continue with the investigation. The preliminary medical examiner’s report states that Howski was weaving through traffic and speeding on a 45 speed zone. He was believed to have been speeding between 85 to 90 miles per hour along S. Howell Ave. when he struck an SUV heading southbound that made a legal U-turn heading northbound. A group of Howski’s friends were following him in a vehicle and witnessed the crash, according to the medical examiner. Howski was wearing a protective helmet.
Howski had worked at a Pick’n Save in Oak Creek and had just been hired by the City of Oak Creek, according to his Facebook account.
Howski graduated last year from Oak Creek High School and was in the wrestling team. He also attended MATC.

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Montana’s Whitefish Energy Holdings Shady Contract With Puerto Rico’s PREPA For Electric Grid Reconstruction Canceled

Whitefish Energy Holdings contract with PREPA for electric grid reconstruction canceled.

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

October 29, 2017

San Juan, Puerto Rico – PREPA, Puerto Rico’s electric utility on Sunday canceled shady no-bid $300M contract with Montana’s two employee Whitefish Energy Holdings company, it (contract) had no audit stipulation and deadline to finish the electric grid reconstruction, but would get paid even, if it didn’t finish the job. Contract also revealed FEMA had reviewed and approved contract when it didn’t, according to Trump’s FEMA.
FEMA was expected to pay for the costs of the contract to PREPA and the no audit stipulation voided such agreements by federal government.

Whitefish Energy Holdings LLC full released statement after PREPA contract canceled at link:

Shady contract at link:

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Mexican Consulate Employees In U.S. Can Now Resolve Labor Disputes In Mexico’s Federal Courts

The Mexican Supreme Court ruled that employees working in Mexican General Consulates in Chicago, New York City, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Seattle and other consulates in the U.S. can now move forward and file labor disputes in federal courts.

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

October 27, 2017

Mexico City, Mexico – On Thursday, Aristegui noticias and Mujeres de Hierro reported that 1,700 employees from multiple General Consulates of Mexico in the U.S. can now move forward and file labor dispute lawsuits in Mexican tribunal federal courts, the Mexican Supreme Court ruled (Appeal Court file – Amparo Directo 3068/2017). The Consulate employees were disputing the unfair labor practices and abuses by the SRE government executives. The employees wanted to secure medical coverage, retirement benefits, salary increases and housing. Also the U.S. by 2021 is expected not to renew work visas for Mexican consulate workers and their families in the U.S., which would then be subject for deportation.
Previously, Armando Sigfrido Martínez Estrada, a former Mexican Consulate employee who was fired without justification after working ten years at various consulates filed a labor dispute lawsuit in Mexico. Martínez Estrada’s lawsuit has now set precedence for other employees to follow and file labor dispute claims against the SRE. General Consulate of Mexico in Los Angeles employees had also filed a lawsuit in a U.S. District Court in California over a labor dispute, but the court ruled it had no jurisdiction over a consulate from a foreign country.
Mexico’s Foreign Relations Secretary Luis Videgaray (Secretaría de Relaciones en el Exterior – SRE) was named in the Martinez Estrada labor dispute case, but Videgaray claimed that the consulate employees were considered special independent workers, which had no rights to litigate working conditions in Mexico and the SRE removed itself from any liability and claimed that the Mexican Consulate employees working in the U.S. are hired by each consulate. The Mexican Supreme Court found that the SRE hired and paid the employees for the General Consulates of Mexico in the U.S., thus making the SRE the employer and could be sued.
Mexican Consulate employees from Chicago, New York City, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Seattle and from other consulates in the U.S. can move forward in filing labor dispute cases in Mexico. So far, the SRE and Mexican Consulates in retaliation have changed labor contracts of Mexican national employees from one year to six months including that each consulate now hires the employees under contracts, according to Dulce Flores, the spokeswomen for the Mexican Consulate employees in the U.S.
The Mexican General Consulate employees are represented by the law firm of Romero McGregor & Associates.

Trabajadores de consulados Mexicanos en EEUU ganan amparo por parte the la Corte Suprema de Mexico que reconoce sus derechos laborales

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U.S. ICE And Border Customs Agents Lack Congressional Accountability For Illegal Acts And Murder

The U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) and Border Customs agents lack Congressional accountability for engaging in illegal acts and a large portion of ICE agents have also engaged in some sort of illegal acts on the field including giving false statements (lying) while looking for undocumented immigrants, which ICE has gained the reputation of being the most corrupt federal immigration enforcement agency in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security under President Trump.

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

October 26, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Border Customs agents around the country can commit illegal acts and violate federal laws in the field with no Congressional accountability or subject to be terminated and prosecuted. In most cases, the ICE agents are reassigned to other parts of the nation to continue their illegal acts.
YouTube can provide an array of video recordings where ICE agents are caught violating the law, especially when they enter into private property without a warrant or pemission and even are recorded saying that there is no law to make them identify themselves when asked, they also have been caught enforcing ICE administrative warrants and detained requests, which a appeals federal have ruled they are not legal binding. Also there are plenty of news articles about homicides involving ICE and Border Customs agents as well and not one has ever been charged or prosecuted.
It is about time that Congress address the corrupt issue concerning illegal acts by ICE agents with a badge and for those ICE agents caught breaking the law should no doubt be removed from service and prosecuted as well.

Here are just a few cases involving U.S. ICE and Customs agents committing illegal acts like murder, making false statements, illegal entry into private property without a warrant, coercion and forcing deportation while inside a Peruvian Consulate and etc.

• ICE agents get busted in Portland for illegal entry to private property without a warrant

• ICE sued and Chicago Police gang data base

• U.S. Citizen illegally targeted by ICE agents who also lied in the process of attempting to detain him

• The May 2010 Anastasio Hernández Rojas, 32, murder by ICE and Border Customs agents

• Telemundo Airs Moises Mory Deportation Plight, ICE Agents Confiscated Peruvian Passport With Peru Consul Approval

• Trump’s ICE and border customs in Texas detained 10-year-old Rosa Maria shortly after a call bladder surgery and their actions are condemned for unnecessary treatment of girl.

• ICE deported two undocumented witnesses who helped Detroit Cops to convict shooter

• Illegal act by ICE: Rosa Maria Hernández, 10, was being illegally held in the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, in violation of her statutory and constitutional rights, the ACLU-TX claimed in a filed lawsuit. She has been released by ICE.

• 22 Plaintiffs In New York Get $1M Settlement From ICE, Forcing National Policy Changes For Raids

• Rogue ICE Agents Enter Home, U.S. Citizen Shot, Apparently No Warrant Involving Wrong Home

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Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office Applies For 287(g) ICE Partnership To Enforce Federal Immigration Laws

The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office in May applied to enter into a 287(g) ICE partnership agreement to enforce federal immigration laws.

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

October 25, 2017

Waukesha, WI – On Wednesday, the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin (ACLU-WI) reported that earlier this year, Eric Severson, the Waukesha County Sheriff had filed a letter and application of intent to partnership with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) 287(g) program. The ACLU-WI says, that Sheriff Severson applied for 287(g) “to let some of his deputies (4) become immigration enforcers. The deputies would become part of President Donald Trump’s “immigration force” which seeks to deport millions of immigrants currently living in the US.” Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) checked the ICE website and so far, no law enforcement agency or sheriff’s departments from Wisconsin are listed nor have been approved to enter into partnership with ICE under the 287(g) program. The 287(g) is a failed program, which in many court cases, especially involving Arizona’s former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio who was found guilty of contempt of court, used 287(g) to allow his deputies to illegally profile and target Latinos as undocumented immigrants.
In March 2017 during a U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Hearing on the Border and Immigration, Sheriff Severson testified that he continued to collaborately work with the Milwaukee area ICE office in sharing information about those undocumented immigrants processed at the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office, but doesn’t abide by ICE detainer requests for lacking probable cause to hold someone beyond the allowed time under the local law and the litigation consequences for holding someone beyond allowed under the law.
Severson stated during the Senate hearing, “We are concerned about civil liabilities, we are concerned about some – and I am not an attorney, Senator but we are concerned about some litigation that Sheriffs have faced whereby there is questions as to whether or not the detention or the detainers contain sufficient probable cause for us to detain folks solely on the basis of those detainers and the frustration that Chiefs and Sheriffs of Wisconsin are feeling that there doesn’t seem to be any movement to clarify how ICE is going to solve the problem of giving us the sufficient probable cause so that we can make those detentions without fear of litigation.”
“And for the most part we’re communicative with ICE and we are trying to share information as best we can and we are limiting our add detentions to very short periods of time to give them an opportunity to resolve, there are legal issues but one of the frustrations that we have experienced is that ICE will not take responsibility for developing clear defendable probable cause for those detentions.”The challenge of working with ICE under these detainers exists when we have no other underlying criminal offense that we can hold an individual on. So in other words if we make a arrest in Waukesha county and we have probable cause to detain them for a particular charge and we also have immigration status issues and we notify ICE of that and if they say we would like to retain that person for our purposes, that’s not going to be an issue as long as they come to our jail and take care of their business before we are forced to release the individual on local charges.
“Where it becomes a challenge is when we have exhausted the reasoning or the rationale for detaining an individual on our local charges or other precedent charges and ICE would like us to detain them solely on the basis of their detainer and there have been several lawsuits that have been working their way through appeals that have suggested that local law enforcement doesn’t have the authority to detain an individual based solely on an ICE detainer and again I am not an attorney but the argument generally is that the ICE detail is not sufficient to process in itself and that’s all.
“In the case of Wisconsin, I’m happy to report that we don’t have a lot of issues of illegally present foreign nationals that are committing a lot of criminal activity in my county. With that being said, for the most part, we are very blessed because we have a localized office in Milwaukee which is very close to us and we have a good working relationship with but I will also report to you that Sheriffs throughout the nation don’t necessarily have that immediate access to ICE officials.
“So resourcing can become a challenge, the time it takes to report to, respond to a detainer, that can be a challenge, beyond the obvious policy questions on whether or not, there is an aggressive and in vigorous effort on part of ICE to work cooperative deal with these problems.”When asked by U.S. Senator Claire Conner McCaskill (D-MO) during the Senate hearing, if Sheriff Severson planned to join in partnership with ICE under the 287(g) program? Sheriff Severson responded, “At this time, I don’t have the resources to participate with that nor is our community structure such that I don’t know if that is necessarily a high priority for us right now and again I am fortunate enough to report to you today that the instances of criminal activity of illegally present immigrants beyond their status is relatively uncommon in my County and generally in Wisconsin, it is less common than some other communities.”
Apparently, Sheriff Severson decided to apply for the ICE 287(g) partnership after all, according to the ACLU-WI. The ACLU-WI confirmed, that they filed an open records request and it had obtained a copy of a previously undisclosed May 15, 2017 application from the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department to participate in the Delegation of Authority Program pursuant to Section 287(g) of the Immigration and Naturalization Act. Under the 287(g) program, ICE deputizes local law enforcement officials to enforce federal immigration laws, something which goes outside their normal work and responsibilities to enforce the laws of state and local jurisdictions.
In his cover letter to the application, Waukesha County Sheriff Eric Severson wrote: “The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office is willing, prepared and committed to assist in [ICE’s] effort to investigate, apprehend and detain aliens pursuant to the statutes….My office and staff will make this program a priority in our jail and welcome additional ICE partnerships.”
The Waukesha Sheriff says he wants to have a “jail agreement” with ICE. A jail agreement would allow local law enforcement to act like federal immigration agents within the county jail. This results in sheriff’s deputies questioning individuals held in the jails about their immigration status, preparing documents to charge them for immigration violations, and ordering the continued detention of persons thought to be subject to deportation.
According to the 287(g) program ICE application, the Waukesha County jail takes into custody more than 11 additional immigrants each month. The ACLU-WI says that a 287(g) partnership between local law enforcement and ICE results in;

• Damaged trust between the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department and local immigrant communities in the county: When local law enforcement engages in federal immigration enforcement, local immigrant communities believe the police are there not to protect and serve them, but instead to detain and deport them. The result is that crimes go unreported, and witnesses decline to step forward. There have been recent cases of domestic violence survivors dropping their cases for fear of immigration exposure. Having local law enforcement partner with ICE breaks the bonds needed to keep communities safe. No one should hesitate to call 911 for fear that they or their family will be deported.

• Diversion of time and resources from public safety mission: While deputies are occupied enforcing federal immigration law (in other words, doing someone else’s job), they neglect their traditional policing responsibilities. This imposes a public safety cost on Waukesha County. Further, because local law enforcement agencies are responsible for personnel expenses (including salaries and overtime) for these officers, 287(g) agreements also impose a financial cost on the county and its taxpayers.

• Racial profiling and discriminatory policing: Because local law enforcement is not trained in federal immigration law, these agreements often lead to discrimination and racial profiling. Local police often rely on impermissible factors like ability to speak English or appearance. The ACLU and other organizations have documented extensive 287(g) abuses of this type throughout the country.

Also former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. had applied for ICE partnership under 287(g), but ICE hasn’t approved it nor Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) has approved such partnership. Governor Walker has yet to appoint a new Milwaukee County sheriff to replace Clarke for the remainder of his term. It is not known yet, if the new appointed sheriff by Governor Walker will accept 287(g) or reject the ICE partnership that Clarke requested.

In the ICE 287(g) program application on question number 14, the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) answered “Yes” when asked, if they accept ICE detainer requests and on question number 26, they answered that 1.3 detainers per month are honored by the WCSO.
When asked what were the 5 categories in which the WCSO come into contact and detain suspected undocumented immigrants, the WCSO identified the five violations that most undocumented immigrants are detained for, included;

• Operating while intoxicated
• Operating without a license
• Bail jumping – misdemeanor
• Operating after revocation
• Resisting or obstructing an officer

(For further review of the WCSO ICE 287(g) application see attached images of ICE application by the WCSO)

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Nine Month Homicide Toll For Each State In Mexico In 2017

October 22, 2017

The Mexican Executive Scretary for the National System of Public Safety released the total of homicides, kidnappings and extortions from each state in Mexico from January to September 2017.

El Secretario Ejecutivo del Systema Nacional de Seguridad Pública reporto los homicidios, extorsiones y secuestros en cada estado de México entre enero a septiembre del 2017.

Source: Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

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