Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Lake County Attorney General's Office Looking Into Inappropriate Touching And Porno Photos At Lyons Magnet Elementary School

Fiestas Patrias President Carrasco files a complaint with the Waukegan Police Department alleging multiple school officials at the Lyon Magnet Elementary School failed to notify authorities of child sexual abuse and porno photos.

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

January 16, 2018

Waukegan, Illinois - On Monday, Margaret Carrasco, the President of the Fiestas Patrias confirmed that she filed a criminal complaint with the Waukegan Police Department (WPD) alleging that school officials from the Lyon Magnet Elementary School, 800 S. Elmwood Ave. failed to report to authorities allegations of inappropriate touching of children and porno photos as required by state law. According to Carrasco's complaint, the Waukegan Public School Superintendent Theresa Plascencia; Amanda Pryce, the Lyon's School Principal and three other officials including an attorney failed to report "inappropriate sexual "incidents" and 115 porno photos" to authorities on the first week of December 2017. Carrasco sent the complaint to the WPD on January 10, 2018 after no action by school officials had taken place. Several families had complained to the Lyon's school officials, but nothing was done, according to Carrasco.
Carrasco also confirmed that the WPD acted quickly when they received the complaint and notified the Lake County Attorney General's Office who launched an investigation as well.
Carrasco wrote in the complaint that at least five students might be victims of "sexual abuse/porno" and that the school officials didn't take any action as "a cover-up".

City of Milwaukee Massive Cover-up Of Toxic Lead Lateral Testing Data Alleged By FLAC

Milwaukee Alderman Bob Donovan wants for any employee or former employee  that might have known of an alleged lead lateral cover-up at the City of Milwaukee Health Department to come forward.

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

January 16, 2018

Milwaukee, WI - On Tuesday, Robert Miranda from Freshwater for Life Action Coalition (FLAC), Earl Ingram Jr. and other members of the Black Community held a press conference to call for City of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barret to step down/resign over an alleged cover-up of not releasing data of tests conducted at more than 70K to 90K homes with toxic lead laterals connected to the water main. Mayor Barrett says that water tests were conducted, but the Mayor's Office and the City of Milwaukee Health Department  (MHD) have not released any data. Miranda alleged that the City and Mayor Barrett have failed to release any data of homes tested with lead laterals.
Baven Baker, the Milwaukee Health Department Commissioner abruptly resigned after Mayor Barrett learned that 26K children were tested for elevated lead levels and 3K of those children tested positive per year. Some of the parents whose children tested positive were sent letters by the MHD and thousands were not notified, according to Barrett.
Milwaukee tested twice as much in lead poisoning in 2014 than Flint, Michigan in 2015. In 2014, 8.6 percent of children tested in Milwaukee for lead poisoning were diagnosed positive compared to 4.9 percent of children tested that were diagnosed for lead poisoning in Flint, Michigan in 2015.
Milwaukee Alderman Bob Donovan wants former employees or current employees from the MHD to come forward, of they know of any activity that led to a cover-up in MHD. A whistle-blower sent an email to the members of the Milwaukee Common Council exposing unfriendly working conditions at MHD and restrictions set for not cooperating or participating at any public or organization meeting inquirin about data concerning the lead lateral issue.
Donovan wants to know when did Mayor Barrett learn about the lead lateral issue and the failure by the MHD to test children and provide data.
Alderman Mark A. Borkowski says that the mandate to stop using lead laterals began in 1986 and it wasn't until 2004 that City Aldermen became aware that they had an issue with lead laterals. Borkowski now says, that at least 90% of all Milwaukee homes could have lead lateral connections than previously reported. Aldermen couldn't confirm, if in fact the City stopped mandating the use of residential lead laterals connections to the water main in 1951.
According to a June 16, 2016 memorandum from Kate Pawasarat, Community Analytics Analyst for the City of Milwaukee Department of Administration Budget and Management Division, she reported the following information. 

There are approximately 74,600 properties with lead service lines in the City of Milwaukee.

• Based on property assessment class information, 91.5% of properties with lead service lines are residential.

• Approximately 68,300 residential properties or 54.2% of all residential properties in the City of Milwaukee have lead service lines.

For over twenty years Milwaukee has added a phosphorous compound to its drinking water. The compound coats pipes to control lead corrosion, but recent concerns regarding heavy construction around the city has brought to light that this protective phosphorous compound is being loosened by the pounding of machines breaking apart sidewalks and streets in which many of these toxic lead pipes are located.
The following Milwaukee Southside Aldermanic Districts are among seven with the most toxic lead laterals in homes.

• Aldermanic District 15 - Alderman Tony Zielinski, toxic lead laterals in district 6,089

• Aldermanic District 12 - Alderman José G. Pérez, toxic lead laterals in district 5,585

• Aldermanic District 10 - Alderman Michael Murphy, toxic lead laterals in district 9,166

• Aldermanic District 8 - Alderman Bob Donovan, toxic lead laterals in district 6,361
Total toxic lead laterals located in Milwaukee's Southside 27,201

Find City of Milwaukee properties with lead pipe laterals by address at http://goo.gl/poY5yv

Monday, January 15, 2018

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 18, 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.

Update: The Lake County Attorney General's Office (LCAGO) in Illinois was contacted by Hispanic News Network U.S.A. and a request for the criminal complaint against Margarito Vargas-Rosas had been requested. The LCAGO says, that "This is a pending case and we cannot disclose any information.  We also are not currently in possession of the criminal complaint" and that the Racine County District Attorney's Office (RCDAO) in Wisconsin is handling the criminal complaint. The RCDAO has not filed a criminal complaint as of January 17, 2018 against Vargas-Rosas for making terrorist threats, which is a felony charge and misdemeanor disorderly conduct.
The RCDAO has filed an extradition request with the LCAGO for Vargas-Rosas.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

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.

Friday, January 12, 2018

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.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

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 Lucio 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 Lucio 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.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

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.