Frank Lee Jude Jr. Trashed Milwaukee Northside Gas Station

Jude Jr. apparently got mad and trashed a gas station.

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

April 10, 2017

Milwaukee, WI – On Sunday, Frank Lee Jude Jr., 38, became agitated and trashed the inside of a gas station at N. Teutonia Ave. and W. Atkinson Ave. causing hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise damage. A video posted by Raymond Willis on Facebook caught Jude in action as he trashed the gas station and ran around throwing merchandise.
Jude Jr. was arrested by police and booked in the Milwaukee County jail pending multiple charges and bail was set at $1,150, according to the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office.
In 2016, Jude Jr. was taken into custody near the 2000 block of W. Lincoln Ave. by police after resisting arrest and suspicion of possession of drugs (cocaine) including violation of probation. Charges against Jude Jr. were later dropped.
In May 2015, Jude Jr. was convicted on two misdemeanor counts for violating a domestic abuse injunction.
He was arrested in 2015 by Wauwatosa police for domestic abuse and resisting arrest after he allegedly struck his girlfriend. He was later released from jail after time served in that case. At the time, Jude Jr. didn’t have enough money to bail himself out.
In 2012, Jude Jr. who was beaten by 15 off-duty Milwaukee police officers at a party in 2004 was awarded a settlement of $2 million dollars by the Milwaukee Common Council as a result of a civil lawsuit.
In 2008, Jude Jr. was convicted in Winnebago County for two misdemeanor counts for battery and disorderly conduct.

Video: Frank Lee Jude Jr. trashing the inside of a gas station in Milwaukee’s Northside: https://youtu.be/o1DCW5RSn0o

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Duckworth, Lang, Neumann-Ortiz And Sosa Empowering Their Communities For Political And Social Justice In Milwaukee

Women behind the grassroots organizing for political and social justice empowerment in their communities in Milwaukee

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

April 9, 2017

Milwaukee, WI – On Sunday, Milwaukee area grassroot leaders gathered at Turner Hall to discussed organizing efforts, immigration movement, health care, reaching out to the community at large to get involved in electing their own public officials to influence change within their neighborhoods.
The grassroots leaders from the Latino and Afro-American community and non-profit organizations are;

• Angela Lang, For Our Future

• Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Voces de la Frontera

• Norma Duckworth, Open Door Community Center of Jesus Christ Inc.

• Luz Sosa, community organizer from Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin.

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Shots Fired, Vehicle Pursuit And Crash Reported In Milwaukee’s Southside

Police investigating shots fired and crash in the Southside of Milwaukee.

B6 H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

April 8, 2017

Milwaukee, Wisconsin – On late Friday, police responded to shots fire around 11:06 p.m. at the 1300 block of W. Hayes Ave. and when police arrived they discovered that a vehicle had crashed into a parked vehicle. Apparently, the suspects fled the scene and police searched for spent cartridges in the area.
Police around 11:10 p.m. responded to a pursuit called that began at S. 63rd St. and West Oklahoma Ave. and continued East through the intersection at S. Clement Ave., S. Kinnikinnick Ave. and E. Russell Ave. in Bay View.

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ArtWorks Luncheon Raised $3.2K For UMOS Mural

UMOS Mural unveiling set for May 20th in Milwaukee’s Southside.

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

April 6, 2017

Milwaukee, WI – On Thursday, a luncheon sponsored by ArtWorks for Milwaukee managed to raise $3,200 for the UMOS Mural 50th Anniversary that depicts multiple themes since 1965 leading up to the civil rights, migrant rights and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Chapman Hall takeover by 500 Latino educational activists to the creation of the Milwaukee Public Schools Bilingual program in the State of Wisconsin. The ArtWorks luncheon was hosted by the United Migrant Opportunity Services (UMOS) on S. Chase Ave.
The unveiling of the 90 foot long by 10 foot high UMOS Mural is set for May 20, 2017 at 2 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in front of the Butters-Fetting Company located at S. Mitchell Street, S. 1st and S. Kinnickinnic Ave.

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Tony Baez, Larry Miller And Paula Phillips Elected To Milwaukee Public School Board

Milwaukee Southside voters elected Dr. Tony Baez to the Milwaukee School Board in the 6th District making him the first Hispanic man to become a Board member.

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

April 5, 2017

Milwaukee, WI – On Tuesday, Dr. Tony Baez was elected to the Milwaukee School Board and thanked his campaign staff including Carmen Cabrera, Sylvia Ortiz Velez, Luz Sosa, Virginio Miranda, Oscar Brenes, Milwaukee County Supervisor Marina Dimitrijevic, Pablo Baez, Maria Olaiz de Jenkins, Ernesto Ramirez, Adrian Chan, Justin Bielinski, Ivelis Perez, Cesar Cerna, Brandon Savage, Kyle Kummers and others who worked tirelessly to get Baez elected. The Baez campaign celebrated their success at Los Tres Hermanos Restaurant in Milwaukee’s Southside.
Baez released the following statement, “The Wisconsin Working Families Party saw that a District Six victory could be key to creating a pro-public school majority on the school board as well as having a dedicated voice for Latino students. They recruited me to run, supporting me throughout the election progress. I’m proud to work with Working Families because we share a vision and a drive to support and deliver a quality education to all of the students in our diverse city,” said Dr. Tony Baez, the newly elected District Six member of the board. “Thanks to Working Families’ campaign support and community organizing, we’ve turned the tide in Milwaukee against privatization and charter schools.”
Citizen Action of Wisconsin released a statement on their Facebook page that cooperative organizing members from the Acción de Ciudadana de Wisconsin (ACW) “volunteered over the last 6 weekends to help elect our member Tony Baez to the Milwaukee School Board.” Luz Sosa is the community organizer for ACW.
Sosa says that the successful campaign to elect Baez to the MPS Board is attributed to volunteers and members of ACW to knock at more than 5,000 doors, made more than 1,000 calls to registered voters and had 250 shifts of volunteers during the campaign in the Milwaukee Southside Latino community MPS Board district 6.
Dr. Baez became the first Hispanic man to get elected as a Board member in District 6. Baez in the 1970’s was one of the original designers who created the bilingual program in the Milwaukee Public Schools. In those days, Texas migrant workers sons and daughters including Mexican nationals and Puerto Ricans who arrived in Milwaukee and registered in MPS were looked upon students with a disability simply because they only spoke Spanish and were assigned to special education classes. The bilingual program managed to teach both Spanish and English to help students succeed in MPS.
Dr. Baez’s 40-year experience in education and being one of the foremost bilingual program creators for MPS showed that his credentials as a former Vice-President of Academic Affairs and Provost at the Milwaukee Area Technical College and a progressive social consultant on education will make a difference at MPS.
Other elected MPS Board members are Larry Miller (Dist. 5) who was re-elected, Paula Phillips (Dist. 7) and Annie Woodward (Dist. 4).
In other elections, Tony Evers running for Superintendent of Public Instruction easily won re-election for a third term.
Kashoua “Kristy” Yang was elected to the Milwaukee County Circuit Court Branch 47 and Valarie Hill was re-elected to the Milwaukee Municipal Judge Branch 1. Yang became the first Hmong-American woman to be elected as Circuit Court judge in the State of Wisconsin and second nationally.
The proposed Wheel Tax referendum in Milwaukee County to increase the vehicle registration for vehicles by $60 failed to passed.
Other elections in Dodge County, Raymond Caballero was elected as Fox Lake Clerk/Treasurer. Steven L. Gonzales became the elected Neosho Village President.
In Walworth County, Natalie Alvarez was elected as a Bloomfield Village Trustee.
In school district elections, Joy Corona was elected to an open seat for the Silver Lake/Salem Joint school district 1. In Shorewood, Pablo Muirhead was elected to the Shorewood School district 2.

Video of supporters and campaign staff for Dr. Tony Baez http://goo.gl/xbnFTm

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Milwaukee Latino Community Celebrated César E. Chavez’s 90th Birthday

City Hall and the Farm Project/S. César E. Chavez hosted the César E. Chavez’s Birthday celebration.

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

April 1, 2017

Milwaukee, WI – On Friday, Latinos and public elected officials celebrated the 90th Birthday of the late United Farm Workers Union leader César E. Chavez at the Milwaukee City Hall rotunda and at the Super Mercado El Rey at the 900 block of S. César E. Chavez Drive. A life-size bronze statue of Chavez was unveiled last year and this year, a name plaque will be placed by the statue.
A reception was hosted by Ernesto and Olivia Villarreal, the owners of the popular El Rey.
The Chavez statue at the El Rey property in Milwaukee’s Southside is the eight location in the nation to have a life-size statue of the late UFW leader.

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Milwaukee Public School Board Voted Unanimously For Sanctuary Status

Hundreds of students and supporters managed to convince the entire Milwaukee Public School Board to vote unanimously for a sanctuary status.

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

March 30, 2017

Milwaukee, Wisconsin – On Thursday, the Milwaukee Public School (MPS) Board voted unanimously to make its school districts sanctuary. MPS has become the first school district in Wisconsin to become a sanctuary to protect all students attending, despite their immigration status.
Tony Baez, a candidate for the MPS Board for District 6 gave an inspiring speech in favor of sanctuary status as others did before him, which brought tears to those participating and members of the current Board.
The sanctuary status will make it difficult for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to enforce immigration laws within the school districts in Milwaukee, which becomes another set back for Trump’s executive order on immigration enforcement and the GOP controlled legislature in Wisconsin.
Students and allies held a rally outside of the MPS administration in favor of making MPS a sanctuary district. The rally was sponsored by Voces de la Frontera, an immigrant and workers rights organization.

Video: How the MPS Board voted on school district sanctuary resolution 1617R-007 http://goo.gl/efMurd

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