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Unarmed Undocumented Immigrant Riding Greyhound Bus Accused Of Terrorist Threat

So far, no weapon has been found in the Greyhound bus, which the driver also failed to yield immediately for 20 miles to authorities using flashing red and blue lights responding to an alleged passenger threat by a suspect.

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

January 14, 2018

Wadsworth, Illinois – On Sunday, both the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and the Racine County Sheriff’s Office have not confirmed if a weapon actually existed when several passengers of a Greyhound bus headed to Chicago from Milwaukee claimed that another passenger acting irrational indicated to have. Authorities have not released any information about what triggered an argument and actually happened between Margarito Vargas-Rosas, 33, an undocumented immigrant who reentered the U.S. illegally and several passengers inside a Greyhound bus that led law enforcement agencies from three counties in Wisconsin and one county in Illinois to respond to several 911 calls from passengers riding a bus to Chicago.
According to Sheriff Christopher Schmaling, from the Racine County Sheriff’s Office, Vargas-Rosas surrendered peacefully and without incident on early Saturday and that the suspect was unarmed. The suspect threatened to kill deputies and an investigator when he surrendered, according to Schmaling.
The bus was seized and a search warrant was issued to try and locate a weapon inside the bus.
The question has been raised, why is Vargas-Rosas being charged with a felony terrorist threat when no evidence has been found or any cellphone video of the incident recorded by passengers has been turned in to authorities to support such claim. Also a misdemeanor charge for disorderly conduct was filed as well against Vargas-Rosas.
Many of the 37 passengers inside the bus didn’t even noticed that there was an altercation between Vargas-Rosas and several passengers because most were sleeping. None of the passengers who supposedly reported an altercation to 911 operators didn’t even attempt to alert the bus driver to stop after noticing county sheriff’s squads attempting to stop the bus. Was it really an intended terrorist act by Vargas-Rosas?, but to even accomplish such threat would be very unusual especially when there is no weapon involved, according to the initial report by Sheriff Schmaling. The initial investigation indicates that it was certainly an argument between several passengers, which some claimed that the suspect threaten to kill all the passengers.
The incident was escalated when the bus driver failed to stop for 20 miles until authorities had to spike the front tires to deflate them in order to stop the bus. What might have been just an argument between passengers, it simply turned out to be a terrorist threat, according to information released to the media by Sheriff Schmaling. No injuries were reported.
The bus driver claims that he thought the authorities were on a training exercise when he saw the flashing red and blue light behind him or that they were trying to stop someone else, so he didn’t stop. It certainly is no excuse for the bus driver to have failed to stop when flashing red and blue lights are used by deputies and state police.
Vargas-Rosas will appear in court on January 17, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office in Illinois. Wisconsin authorities are seeking extradition for Vargas-Rosas.
Authorities haven’t been able to connect Vargas-Rosas to any terrorist group. He apparently worked at a Milwaukee restaurant, but lived in Chicago.

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Margarito Vargas-Rosas Facing A Terrorist Charge For Allegedly Threatening To Kill Greyhound Passengers

Vargas-Rosas was taken into custody in Illinois after a Greyhound bus driver failed to stop for County Sheriff’s deputies from various agencies until authorities were force to spike several front tires of the bus.

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

January 14, 2018

Lake County, Illinois – On Friday, Margarito Vargas-Rosas, 33, who resides in Chicago was taken into custody after several passengers on Greyhound headed to Chicago called 911 and told the emergency operator that man had threaten to kill passengers and indicated he had a weapon. The Greyhound bus left the Milwaukee terminal and was headed to Chicago when Milwaukee County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 911 call and attempted to stop the bus. Also, the Racine County Sheriff’s deputies joined in the attempt to stop the bus. Authorities were finally able to stop the bus when they spiked the front tires of the bus to take the air out and it finally stopped inside the Illinois border. Lake County deputies from Illinois took Rosas into custody and is now awaiting extradition to Wisconsin to face a felony and misdemeanor charges for making terrorist threats and disorderly conduct.
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) confirmed that Rosas was in the country illegally and had been deported twice in 2012. Rosas reentered the U.S. illegally again and was residing in Chicago, but was working at a Milwaukee restaurant.
The Greyhound driver told authorities that he thought deputies were in a training exercise or might have been trying to stop some one else to explain why he didn’t stop earlier. There were 37 passengers in the bus including the driver and Rosas. The bus driver also told investigators that he didn’t notice Rosas getting into an argument with several other passengers.
The bus has been seized to check, if any weapon was hidden inside. Rosas was arrested without incident and he was unarmed. Passengers were searched as well and no weapon was located.
Rosas apparently threatened to kill the arresting deputies and investigators, according to Christopher Schmaling, the Racine County Sheriff in Wisconsin.
Lt. C. Schulman from the Criminal Investigations for the Racine County Sheriff’s Office (RCSO) released the following report, On 1/12/18 at approximately 9:50pm, the Racine County Communications Center received a transferred 911 call from Milwaukee County. The caller advised that he was a passenger on a greyhound bus that was en route to Chicago. The caller advised a male on the bus claimed to have a gun and made threats to kill people.
The Racine County Sheriff’s Office located the bus S/B on I-94 and a traffic stop was initiated. The bus did not come to a stop until it was just south of the Illinois state line.
A male subject has been arrested and detained as a result of this incident. Nobody on the bus was injured. This investigation is ongoing, according to Lt. Schulman.
The assisting law enforcement agencies from Wisconsin involved in this incident were the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, Racine County Sheriff’s Office, Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office and Wisconsin State Patrol, from Illinois were the Illinois State Police and Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

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Two Wisconsin Dairy Workers Targeted By ICE For No Driver License Violation Cases

Two men ages 26 and 28 that worked at several dairy farms around West Bend were taken into custody by ICE agents for violations concerning the lack of driver licenses.

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

January 12, 2018

Milwaukee, WI – On Friday, Voces de la Frontera (VDLF), an immigrant and workers rights organization from Milwaukee, WI reported that ICE agents raided some farms around West Bend and detained farm dairy workers. ICE hasn’t confirmed if any raids occurred or if any arrests were made yet. VDLF held a protest at the ICE office in Milwaukee to call for the immediate release of both men.
During a press conference, Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Executive Director for VDLF confirmed that at least two dairy workers were detained by ICE agents after their wives called VDLF to report the raids. Firo Jesús Gamboa-Hernández, 23, and Agustín Aguirre Villa, 28, were taken into custody by ICE agents at two different dairy farms. VDLF says that ICE raids also took place at other dairy farms as well, but have not been able to confirm. Gamboa-Hernández has several children born in the U.S. and had been working at the dairy farm for 6 years. Villa is a supervisor at a dairy farm also has several U.S. born children and had worked at the farm for 9 years and has been in the country for at least 12 years.

Update: A third person was also detained, but has not been identified.

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Lake County Coroner Identified Frozen Body Found In Drained Pool As Lucio Cambray

Waukegan police confirmed that the frozen body of an 18-year-old man found in a drained pool behind a burned home is that of Lució Cambray who was reported missing on December 25.

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

January 10, 2018

Waukegan, Illinois – On Tuesday, the Lake County Coroner’s Office confirmed that a frozen body found in a drained pool on Monday behind a burned home at the 1300 block of Jackson Street in Waukegan is that of Lució Cambray, 18, who went missing on December 25. Cambray’s family was notified on Tuesday night about the body being identified as Cambray. An autopsy will be performed on Friday to determine the cause of death.
According to police, Cambray was dropped off at a gas station on Christmas Day by a friend. That was the last time anyone saw Cambray alive, according to family members who are seeking justice and any information to explain what happened to Cambray.
On December 4, Alonda Caballero Negron, 18, died at a hospital from smoke inhalation after being trapped in a basement bedroom where she was living illegally, according to police.
Police have not determined, if Cambray’s death is connected in any way to Negron’s death.

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4th Grade Home Assignment About Slavery From Our Redeemer Lutheran School Ignites Controversy

A parent became upset that her son in the 4th grade received an assignment to write 3 “good” reasons for slavery and 3 bad reasons.

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

January 9, 2018

Wauwatosa, WI – On Monday, Trameka Brown-Berry posted a Facebook (FB) photo of a class/home assignment that she found offensive asking her son who is in the 4th grade at Our Redeemer Church and School, 10025 W. North Ave. in Wauwatosa to write “3 “good” reasons for slavery and 3 bad reasons”. Brown-Berry apparently wrote an email to her son’s teacher Deanna Sapiro who is White complaining about her son’s assignment. The assignment post has been shared on Facebook and those reading the class assignment are appalled of what a teacher at a Christian school had assigned to students in the 4th grade.
It seems that Sapiro’s class assignment is being viewed in poor taste, racially insensitive and has sparked criticism concerning the assignment for young students.
To many users in FB, there is no good reason for slavery.

Update: On Wednesday, a letter was sent to parents from administrators of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church and School apologizing for the class assignment in poor taste.

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Joe Lopez, Former Tejano Lead Singer For Grupo Mazz Expected To Be Released From Sex Offender Treatment Center In February

Lopez entered a nine month sex offender treatment center on May 1 and is expected to be released in February.

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

January 8, 2018

Texas – José Manuel Lopez, 67, aka “Joe” the co-founder and former Tejano lead singer for the Grupo Mazz is expected to be released on February 1, 2018 on parole after completing a nine month sex offender treatment course at a Texas Department of Corrections facility in Cameron County as a condition for his release on parole. According to court records, Lopez was convicted in 2006 for two felony counts of aggravated sexual assault and one felony count for indecent contact with a child age 13 and was sentenced to 32 years in prison. Lopez has served 10 years.
Lopez was convicted for raping his 13-year-old niece Krystal Lopez who had his child. Krystal who is now 23 opposed his early parole release in a 2017.
ABC 13, KTRK-TV reported that Lopez’s attorney had alleged, Krystal was promiscuous and attempted to extort Lopez for $35M to keep quiet. Krystal says, her father who is Lopez’s brother made her write a note trying to extort Lopez, but she was not in agreement. Court documents also revealed that Lopez allegedly had sex with a 14-year-old girl as well.
Lopez indicated that he had written multiple songs while in prison and is eager to sing again and to continue with his career as a Tejano singer.
Jimmy Gonzalez, the co-founder and current lead singer for the Grupo Mazz wished Lopez well and success after he is released. Gonzalez continues to play with the popular Grupo Mazz and has three of his sons in the group.
Grupo Mazz is credited for modernizing the Tejano style of music.

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Great Day For The City of Milwaukee, Police Chief Edward Flynn Confirmed Retirement

Chief Flynn shortly after being hired was exposed in 2009 for having an extramarital affair with journalist Jessica McBride who was married to a Waukesha County D.A.

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

January 8, 2018

Milwaukee, Wisconsin – On Monday, Edward A. Flynn, 70, the City of Milwaukee Police Chief announced his retirement on February 16 after a ten-year career in the City as the top local municipal law enforcement official. Chief Flynn during a press conference reported the following police crime stats showing a decrease in across the board, -4% lower crime, -16% in homicides, -11% in robberies, -12% of auto thefts and car jackings, -4% of thefts, 2,759 guns seized in 2017 and 25% less of use of deadly force since 2013.
Fynn retires after 10 years, a great day for the City of Milwaukee. Flynn while married was involved in a sexual affair with journalist Jessica McBibe who was married to a Waukesha County D.A. He initiated low prioity response police calls, lower crime reporting stats until exposed to make it look like crime was lowered, when in fact certain crimes stats were declassified as minor by changing severity and etc.
Chief Flynn in July attempted to implement a show me your papers policy for the department, which would have allowed police officers to ask for legal status in the country from suspected undocumented immigrants during traffic stops and investigations. The policy failed after the public opposed it and the Fire and Police Commission failed to implement Chief Flynn’s show me your papers standard operating procedure policy.
The Milwaukee Common Council sought action by a measure to be allowed to determine the future of Chief Flynn. Members of the Common Council had been disappointed that Chief Flynn failed to release a U.S. Department of Justice evaluation. Mayor Tom Barrett vetoed the measure for the Common Council to have authority to fire Chief Flynn. The Common Council overrode his veto, but they have to get approval by the state legislature.
The Fire and Police Commission, which is appointed by the mayor has authority to renew a contract and evaluate Chief Flynn’s performance. Flynn is scheduled to meet with the Commission on Thursday, but his retirement announcement became public on Monday. Flynn was accompanied by Mayor Barrett when he confirmed his retirement.

Police stats: FBI/Police Gang Task Enforcement Expanded To Milwaukee’s Southside To Reduce Crime Hot Spots http://bit.ly/2p8YZM5

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