Milwaukee County Sheriff Deputy Michael Truax Just Open Fired Into Fleeing Vehicle Regardless Of Innocent Passengers

Milwaukee County Sheriff Deputy Michael Truax should face criminal charges for shooting into fleeing vehicle striking one female passenger and endangering two others.

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

June 13, 2017

Milwaukee, WI – Milwaukee County Sheriff Deputy Michael Truax, 32, a rookie in disregard and endangerment to life fired upon a fleeing vehicle with four people in the vehicle for a simple traffic violation. Deputy Truax fired between 8 to 10 shots consisting of .40 Caliber hollow point bullets into fleeing vehicle striking Terry Williams, 19, and Paula McEwen on Sunday. Williams, the driver later died from a head wound (pronounced brain dead on Monday) and McEwen was shot in the shoulder and hand. A second female and a male passenger in the back seat were not injured from Deputy Truax discharging his weapon into the vehicle.
Deputy Truax placed himself in front of a fleeing vehicle and without second thought and not taking into account the number of innocent passengers in the vehicle, Truax recklessly fired his service weapon into the vehicle regardless who was inside. At no time did any of the passengers nor Williams ever point a weapon or fired upon Deputy Truax. A 9mm weapon was recovered from the scene, after Williams lost control of the vehicle and crashed into other vehicles when he was shot in the head.
Deputy Truax upon himself decided to become jury, judge and executioner, some might argue.
During a press conference, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. stated, “…Sunday, June 11 at 7:41 p.m., in the area of Lincoln Memorial Drive and East Water Tower Road, a deputy (Truax) with the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office used deadly force toward a vehicle being pursued by a different Milwaukee County sheriff deputy…”
Deputy Truax who decided to use deadly force on a fleeing vehicle should face criminal charges for attempted homicide when he discharged his weapon and struck McEwen twice and endangered two other passenger’s life as well, three innocent persons who just happened to be the passengers in the vehicle Williams was driving.

Milwaukee County Sheriff Deputy fires at fleeing vehicle striking the driver and female passenger https://youtu.be/HApIoGcTaZw

Update: Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) dash cam video released shows Deputy Michael Truax, 32, in the middle median and as Terry Williams approaches, the deputy discharged his weapon striking the front of the vehicle as debris and smoke is seen on the top front roof of the vehicle. Was Deputy Truax at the median attempting to ambuse Williams, since the pursued was being transmitted on MCSO radios? What was Deputy Truax doing in the median?

It seems, Deputy Truax was already at the median and is attempting to stop Williams by placing himself in front of the vehicle instead of moving away from it, when he fires the first shot at the vehicle, according to the video. Williams tries to avoid the deputy and slightly turns left as the deputy also steps sideways to the left and clears the vehicle and then Deputy Truax continued to discharge his weapon at the fleeing vehicle despite, that there were four people inside the vehicle. Williams, 19, was shot in the head and lost control of the vehicle and crashed. Williams was declared brain dead on Monday. Paula McEwen was struck in the shoulder and hand, two other passengers, a male and female were not injured. McEwen survived the shooting by Deputy Truax.

Once Deputy Truax stepped aside and away from Williams vehicle, he was no longer in the way of the vehicle, but Truax continued to discharge his weapon at the slow moving vehicle. MCSO video was aired by WISN. https://youtu.be/-wPx3Y-0UfQ

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Terry Williams Died After Getting Shot By Milwaukee County Sheriff Deputy Michael Truax

Williams has died from a gunshot wound to the head.

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

June 12, 2017

Milwaukee, WI – On Monday, Terry Williams, 19, died from his injury suffered on Sunday when he was severely shot in the head while fleeing due to a traffic violation from a Milwaukee County Sheriff deputy SUV on Lincoln Memorial Drive. Williams and his girlfriend, Paula McEwen were shot in the vehicle that Williams was driving near the Northpoint Custard Stand by Bradford Beach. Family members confirmed that Williams was declared by a doctor as brain dead. Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. identified the deputy involved in Sunday’s shooting as Michael Truax, 32, a rookie who has been on the job less than year.
According to Sheriff Clarke Jr., Deputy Truax used deadly force on a vehicle being pursued by another deputy in a marked department SUV for a traffic violation that was fleeing at the time. Deputy Truax was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the case.
A 9mm handgun was recovered from the scene, according to Sheriff Clarke Jr. When Deputy Truax shot Williams, he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into two other vehicles on his right lane.
The lakefront area was crowed and luckily a stray bullet didn’t kill an innocent bystander or kid in the immediate area.

Videos:

Two shot by Milwaukee County Sheriff Deputy by the Northpoint Custard Stand near Bradford Beach https://youtu.be/baNoJP_upO0

Milwaukee County Sheriff Deputy fires at fleeing vehicle striking the driver and female passenger https://youtu.be/HApIoGcTaZw

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18-year-old Man And Female Shot By Milwaukee County Sheriff Deputy Near Bradford Beach Area

An 18-year-old man was shot while being pursued and a female passenger was shot in the chest by gunfire from a Milwaukee County Sheriff Deputy near Bradford Beach in the lakefront.

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

June 12, 2017
(Updated)

Milwaukee, Wisconsin – On Sunday, Terry Williams, 18, was shot in the head while he was being pursued in a vehicle along Lincoln Memorial Drive and a female passenger, Paula McEwen was also shot in the chest by Milwaukee County Sheriff Deputy Michael Truax, 32, by the Northpoint Custard Stand near Bradford Beach. Both people injured by Deputy Truax”s gunfire are Afro-American. 
Sheriff Deputy Truax is a rookie and has less than a year on the job fired upon the vehicle window striking the driver, according to witnesses. A another male passenger was taken onto custody.
Sheriff deputies arrived at the shooting scene exhibiting assault rifles and kept the crowds away from the incident.
Apparently, a Milwaukee County Sheriff Deputy was pursuing the vehicle for a traffic violation when it went over the medium while being shot at by Deputy Truax. Williams who was struck by gunfire was taken to a local hospital and is in critical condition. The female passenger was also taken to a hospital for treatment.
Sheriff David Clarke Jr. during a press conference stated that Deputy Truax used deadly force on a vehicle being pursued by another deputy for a traffic violation and that a 9mm handgun was recovered at the scene. Deputy Truax has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. Williams remains in life supports, according to Sheriff Clarke Jr.
Multiple aftermath video recordings by people who witnessed the shooting at the scene uploaded them on Facebook.
Jasmine Jenkins video recorded the aftermath of the shooting and posted the video on her Facebook account and stated, “… officer came pass my passenger door yelling “he’s got a gun” to justify their reason for shooting?…”
The shooting investigation is ongoing and the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office has taken over the investigation.

Two shot by Milwaukee County Sheriff Deputy by the Northpoint Custard Stand near Bradford Beach https://youtu.be/baNoJP_upO0

Milwaukee County Sheriff Deputy fires at fleeing vehicle striking the driver and female passenger https://youtu.be/HApIoGcTaZw

Update: Terry Williams, 19, has died from his head wound injury.

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Christine Neumann-Ortiz Alleged Greendale Police Chief Malasuk Intimidated Torres To Drop Complaint

Neumann-Ortiz alleged the Village of Greendale Police Department manipulated video and Chief Malasuk intimidated Torres to drop complaint.

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

June 6, 2017

Village of Greendale, Wisconsin – On Tuesday, Katherine Torres withdrew her complaint that she alleged an officer of the Village of Greendale Police Department (VGPD) had asked her legal status during a traffic stop. Torres during a press conference along with Voces de la Frontera (VDLF) had claimed that she was also profiled for being Latina.
The VGPD launched an investigation and a squad video with recording sound (had static noise in the background) indicated that the officer, who was identified as Police Sergeant Karczewski never asked Torres for her legal status as she had claimed during a press conference in front of the police department. Torres then walked inside with Christine Neumann-Ortiz, the Executive Director of VDLF, a workers and immigrant rights non-profit organization to file a formal complaint against Sgt. Karczewski who apparently removed his name from a $10 citation issued to Torres for not having a seatbelt on.
The VGPD contacted Torres after it was learned through the screening of the police squad video that the officer never asked Torres for her legal status, according to a VGDP press release. Torres then decided to withdraw her formal complaint, the VGPD reported. The press release from the VGDP did not address or explained why Sgt. Karczewski had removed his name from the citation, which would be considered inappropriate and an illegal act to issue a citation without the identity of the officer issuing the citation. Sgt. Karczewski also asked Torres for her Social Security number.
Neumann-Ortiz in responded to the VGPD alleged finding that Sgt. Karczewski never asked Torres for the legal status when she was stopped on May 31, 2017. Neumann-Ortiz on her Facebook account alleged intimidation by the chief of police and manipulation of the police squad video. Neumann-Ortiz posted, “She (Torres) did not lie. We believe the video was manipulated because there is a part of the conversation (2 minutes and 10 seconds in the Facebook video) where you cannot hear them. Today I accompanied her to a meeting with the Greendale Chief of Police (Robert Malasuk) and the police chief refused to have me accompany her. In front of me he told her “if you don’t withdraw this complaint I will file criminal charges against you.” This is clear intimidation. It is ridiculous that they collect people’s social security numbers for minor traffic infractions. This is a privacy issue.”
If in fact, Neumann-Ortiz allegations have merit, it would mean that Chief Malasuk is lying and making false claims as well and if the police video was edited or manipulated would no doubt be a cover-up and an illegal act.
Neumann-Ortiz has not released any information, if VDLF will now seek legal action against the VGPF to get the full video to see whether in fact, it was actually manipulated and a police cover-up occurred, which a corruption investigation would follow.

Police video: Katherine Torres stopped by Village of Greendale Police Sergeant Karczewski https://youtu.be/tuMaAbjuDqA

Brief history about Chief Malasuk when he was a sergeant: In 2006, then Sergeant Robert Malasuk, along with then Officer Matt Borkoski and a Lt. were conducting an illegal operation inside the Southridge Mall, which they profiled and targeted suspected Latino gang members by the clothing they were wearing. Sgt. Malasuk and the officer and Lt. stopped a male Latino teen and his sister and began to harass him, which was witnessed by the managing editor of El Conquistador Newspaper, H. Nelson Goodson. Sgt. Malasuk noticed the editor and came up to him and threatened to arrest him for just withnessing the incident. Goodson identified himself as a news reporter too.
Goodson then followed up on the incident and contacted the chief of police in that time. Sgt. Malasuk later denied that he had threaten Goodson. Goodson in response wrote multiple articles exposing the illegal and profiling operation by the Village of Greendale Police Department to warn Latinos in the metropolitan area about being targeted while shopping at Southridge Mall in 2006.
Goodson was also a witness in the Village of Greendale case that Attorney Narciso Aleman handle in representing the Latino male and his sister.

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Shorewood Safety Committee Considers Resolution For Justice And Dignity, Which Provides Equal Protection For Noncitizens

If the proposed resolution is passed by the Village of Shorewood Board, it would provide equal protection, respect and dignity for noncitizens including everyone residing or visiting the village and would be the first of its kind that has been proposed by local residents.

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

June 6, 2017

Shorewood, Wisconsin – On Monday, the Shorewood Safety Committee (SSC) discussed and considered the introduction of a Resolution for Justice and Dignity (RJD) sponsored by the Shorewood Solidarity Network, which included the support by members from Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin, Shorewood residents and allies. The SSC hearing was full to capacity. The non-binding resolution will assure that all members of the community including noncitizens would be treated with respect and dignity, it would also prevent elected and non-elected officials from working or volunteering to “facilitate the work of, Immigration and Customs Enforcement or Customs and Border Patrol.”Kristin Sziarto and Attorney Carlos R. Pastrana addressed the SSC members and discussed the merits of the proposed resolution, which had been submitted previously to the committee for discussion. The SSC members decided to schedule another hearing after some wording would be revised before the resolution would come before the full Shorewood Board. The SSC will reconsider the revised version of the RJD resolution within a week or so.The resolution provides an assurance that the Village of Shorewood shall “embrace people of any race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, immigration status, sexual orientation, sexual or gender identity, or disability.”
Shorewood “will not adopt nor enforce any policy that allows for unlawful discrimination or denial of services or benefits to individuals on the basis of their race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, immigration status, sexual orientation, sexual or gender identity, or disability, according to the resolution…it’s elected and non-elected officials…shall not do the work of, nor voluntarily facilitate the work of, Immigration and Customs Enforcement or Customs and Border Patrol.”

Video: Shorewood Safety Committee hearing for consideration of a Resolution for Justice and Dignity https://youtu.be/xHKEiXadm6s

Revised Resolution:

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Milwaukee Police Arrested 6 At Sunfair 2017 Where Afro-American Teen Brawl Broke Out

At least 5 adults and 1 juvenile were arrested at the Sunfair 2017 event over the weekend.

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

June 5, 2017

Milwaukee, Wisconsin – On Saturday, multiple Afro-American teen brawls broke out at the Milwaukee Southside Sunfair 2017 three-day event. At least 5 adults and 1 juvenile were arrested and face charges for misdemeanor resisting arrest and obstruction to an officer, disorderly conduct, also municipal citations were issued ranging from resisting arrest and obstruction to an officer, disorderly conduct, according to police.
Videos of multiple teen brawls were posted on Facebook by Levon Tucker. In one video, two males are seen fighting in the middle of the intersection of W. Historic Mitchell Street and S. 11th Street at night and a second video shows two females fighting by the Sunfair rides during the day. Sunfair is sponsored by W. Historic Mitchell Street Business Improvement District #4.

Teen brawl video 1: https://youtu.be/V1QoLZ1FthU

Teen brawl video 2: https://youtu.be/nF7ppbM8mBA

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Laning And Bowen Re-elected Another Term For Wisconsin Democratic State Party Chair And Vice Chair

Delegates at the State Democratic Convention over the weekend re-elected Laning as Chairperson and Bowen as Vice-Chair.

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

June 4, 2017

Middletown, Wisconsin – On Saturday, democratic delegates elected Martha Laning as Democrat Party of Wisconsin State Chair on a vote of 722 for another term including David Bowen as Vice-Chair. Other party members running for State Chair were Brian Kennedy who received 569 votes, Eric Finch 50 votes and Joe Donovan with 48 votes.
Also, Patricia Ruiz-Cantu was elected as the Wisconsin Democratic Latino Caucus Chair and Sylvia Ortiz Velez was elected as Vice-Chair. Velez founded the Latino Caucus in 2006. At least 2,200 Democratic delegates attended the convention.
The State Democratic Party has a history of not empowering and funding the Latino Caucus adequately in prior years and have taken the Hispanic vote for granted. Time will tell, if the State Democrats and Laning actually allow the Latino Caucus to strive this time around, if not, Democrats will not succeed in winning the governorship and replace Republican Governor Scott Walker without the Latino vote.
The State Democratic Party also created a Progressive Caucus.

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