Thursday, March 15, 2018

Social Security Administration Milwaukee Southside Office To Close March 22

The Social Security Administration confirmed that their Milwaukee Southside office will close next week.

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

March 15, 2018

Milwaukee, WI - The Social Security Administration (SSA) confirmed that the Milwaukee Southside office located at 1710 S. 7 St. is scheduled to close on March 22. The SSA cited elevator problems, air conditioning issues and lack of security in the parking lot.
There is no indication that the SSA is opening a Southside location either despite, opposition to close it by elected public officials including Mayor Tom Barrett, U.S. Congresswoman Gwendolynne Moore (D-WI) and community members.

Joe Lopez, Tejano Singer Released On Parole After Serving 11 Years In Prison For Aggravated Sexual Assault Of A Child

Lopez, a former popular Tejano music style who was convicted for two counts of sexual assault of a child has been released on parole.

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

March 15, 2018

Huntsville, Texas - José Manuel Lopez, 67, also known in the Tejano music style stage name "Joe Lopez" was released today at 9:30 a.m. on parole from the Coree facility with the Texas Department of Correction (TDOC) located in Huntsville, according to the TDOC. Lopez completed a nine month sex offender treatment successfully. He served 11 years and 4 months in prison. Lopez will be required to register as a sex offender.
Lopez was convicted in 2006 for two felony counts of aggravated sexual assault (Lopez was sentenced to 20 years on one count and 8 years in prison on the second count) and one felony count for indecent contact with a child age 13 (sentenced to 4 years in prison) 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.
Lopez has 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.
Lopez of Brownsville is the co-founder and former Tejano lead singer for the Grupo Mazz. In 1998, both Lopez and Jimmy González, the other co-founder split and two Tejano bands continued to perform Tejano style music venue as Jimmy González y Grupo Mazz and Joe Lopez y La Nueva Imagen Mazz. La Nueva Imagen Mazz band was phased out when Lopez was convicted and sent to prison.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Two Unrelated Milwaukee Southside Homicide Victims Identified As Miguel F. Aguirre And Jason Nuck

Aguirre was fatally shot multiple times at the 1200 block of S. 17 St. and Nuck was fatally shot at the 2000 block of S. 15th Place, according to police.

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

March 14, 2018

Milwaukee, WI - On Wednesday, police responded at 1:10 p.m. to a shooting incident at the 1200 block of S. 17 St. where 38-year-old male victim was found. The victim was identified as Miguel A. Aguirre.
Aguirre apparently suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead.
According to witnesses, Aguirre died of multiple wounds shortly before an ambulance or Milwaukee Fire Department paramedics arrived, which they say took at least 15 minutes. A woman (nurses aid) was able to give CPR to Aguirre and briefly revived him, but eventually Aguirre succumbed to his injuries before paramedics arrived. Another witness who lives in the block says she came out seconds after she heard the shots and noticed a silver BMW speeding away from the scene.
Police are investigating Aguirre's death as a homicide.
A related source to the victim and a Facebook post that was shared in multiple social network pages stated, "Help my family and friends find this pos. He killed our beloved Miguel Fuso Aguirre" indicating that Raymond Ceballos-Mendez, 26, a prime suspect is being sought by police in connection with the Aguirre homicide. Ceballos-Mendez's acquaintance, Joseph Negron has turned himself to police and is cooperating with the Aguirre homicide investigation.
Other shootings including a homicide was also reported by police.
The Milwaukee Police Department is investigating a non-fatal shooting that occurred in the 500 block of S. Layton Boulevard on March 10. The victim, a 19-year-old female, was part of a group that was involved in an ongoing dispute with a different group of individuals. At about 5:25 pm, the conflict between the two groups escalated into gunfire. A suspect fired multiple rounds and struck the victim. The Milwaukee Fire Department treated the victim for a serious gunshot wound and transported her to a local hospital. Although her injuries are serious, she is expected to survive the injury.  The investigation is ongoing and MPD continues to seek suspect(s).
Police are also investigating a shooting which happened around 4:10 p.m. on March 9 in the 900 block of W. Hayes Street.  The victim, a 27-year-old man, sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound during unknown circumstances. The victim is being treated at a local hospital. The investigation is ongoing.
Police responded to a homicide that happened around 5:35 p.m. on March 5 in the 2000 block of S. 15th Place. The victim, Jason Nuck, 33, from Milwaukee, who was shot during circumstances that are still under investigation. Milwaukee Police continue to seek a suspect and determine a motive.
Police responded to a shooting that happened around 11:40 p.m. on March 2 in the 900 block of S. 12th Street.  A 51-year-old man was shot and was transported to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries.  A 41-year-old male suspect was taken into custody.  The case will be presented to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office in the coming days for a charging decision.

LULAC In Crisis And Alleged Corruption Exposed By Darryl Morin Candidate For National LULAC President 2018

Corruption and possible bankruptcy facing the National LULAC, according to Morin, a candidate for National President 2018.

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

March 14, 2018

LULAC In Crisis exposed by Darryl Morin, who is currently a candidate for National LULAC President in 2018. Morin is a former League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Vice-president of the Midwest and on Sunday released a video on Facebook (FB) alleging corruption at the national level organization and a lack of funding for staff salaries and etc.

Issues discussed on February 16-17, 2018 during the National LULAC Board meeting and prior issues affecting the National LULAC were also exposed in Morin's video:

• The national staff, its vice-president and CEO resigned

• The National LULAC administration on course to bankruptcy

• Exhausted lines of credit

• Limited funds for salaries and credit cards

• No funds for the LULAC Women's Conference

• Union suppression (Sept. 29-30, 2017)

• Massive decline in membership reported (July 8, 2017)

Morin in the video indicated his commitment to transparency, eliminating corruption in the National LULAC level, defending the vote of LULAC members and bringing Democracy back to LULAC!

Three Armed Men Break Into Milwaukee Southside Home While Mother And Son Were Home

Surveillance video cameras located outside and inside the home recorded the break in by three armed suspects while a mother and her were inside.

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

March 14, 2018

Milwaukee, WI - On Saturday, three armed suspects break into a home while people were inside. A female and her son were in the house when the suspects broke in. The son ran upstairs with the mother, but the suspects didn't go to the second floor and then fled taking a laptop. The location where the forced entry occured was near the 6th Milwaukee Police District Station.
Aleks Sayavong, posted on her Facebook account that three armed suspects broke into her home while she and her son were inside. Sayavong says, "My family lives on the south side near St. Luke’s Hospital and Leon’s. This past weekend on Saturday night at approximately 10 at night, three armed suspects entered our property and kicked down our living room door. My son was laying on the couch when he heard the first sign of a break in and quickly ran upstairs to my bedroom where it was just me and my dog. The two of us were the only ones home but there are four of us that live here so they must have been watching my home to know that we were alone. We had only been there for an hour after they broke in and may have been waiting for our neighbors in the alley to go back in their homes. All of our lights were on and there were clearly people inside but these men did not hesitate to still come in. They fled and my son spotted the car and identified it as a red four door sedan Cadillac."

Wind Lake Gymnastics Center Coach James Kivisto Busted For Secretly Video Recording Juveniles While Getting Dressed

Kivisto had installed surveillance cameras in the bathroom to video record and spy on teens while they were getting dressed.

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

March 14, 2018

Town of Norway, WI - On Tuesday, the Racine County Sheriff''s Office (RCSO) in a press release reported that the Town of Norway Police Department received a call from a parent at Wind Lake Gymnastics reporting that a hidden camera was found in the bathroom.  The Racine County Sheriff's Office Detective Bureau responded and executed a search warrant at Wind Lake Gymnastic Center, located in the Town of Norway, County of Racine.
During the search warrant, multiple surveillance cameras and computers were seized as evidence. The owner and coach of Wind Lake Gymnastic Center was identified as James Kivisto, age 49.  A search of the computers recovered at Wind Lake Gymnastic Center, revealed multiple images of Child Pornography.
Kivisto has owned and operated Wind Lake Gymnastic Center for approximately the past 11 years. Furthermore, Kivisto has coached gymnastics since 1987 in both Racine County and Milwaukee County.  Kivisto admits that he has recorded Juveniles while changing in the bathroom at Wind Lake Gymnastic Center on multiple occasions.
Kivisto is in custody at the Racine County Jail and is being held on multiple counts of Possession of Child Pornography. As the investigation progresses, additional charges will be recommended to the Racine County District Attorney's Office.
The investigation is ongoing and the process of conducting forensic searches on computers is very labor intensive, according to the RCSO.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Are Latinas Campaigning For The 12th District County Supervisor Seat Engaged In Dirty Political Tactics In Milwaukee's Southside?

Are dirty political tactics taking place in the 12th Milwaukee County Supervisor District race for the April 3rd Spring Election? Well let's take a closer look inside and behind closed doors. Warning, information provided might not be suitable for some and they should strongly consider, not reading any further to avoid high blood pressure.

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

March 11, 2018

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - The 12th Milwaukee County Supervisor District race has become the center once again of the White liberal influence to dictate who will get elected in the predominately Latino community and thousands of dollars are being spent on both candidates running for office. The LeadershipMKE is spending thousands of dollars of advertising, which favors the election of Sylvia Ortiz-Velez and doesn't favor the re-election of Supervisor Peggy West, the incumbent. Supervisor West has raised the issue that dirty political tactics are being used. Both Ortiz-Velez and West claimed that their campaigns are not associated with LeadershipMKE. Even LeadershipMKE dot com included a disclaimer in their campaign to unseat Supervisor West, which says, "Paid for by Leadership Mke. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's agent or committee." LeadershipMKE is also involved in other local campaigns to unseat unfavorable candidates for office as well. 
Also, it is appropriate to inform that besides LeadershipMKE, some White liberals tend to try and influence who they want to succeed and become the next supervisor for the 12th District. West has been able to get endorsed by Milwaukee Common Council members, José Pérez, Tony Zielinski, Wisconsin State Senator Tim Carpenter (D), Wisconsin State Representative JoCasta Zamarripa (D), Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm, Milwaukee County Judge Pedro Cólon, Milwaukee Municipal Judge Phil Chavez and the list of public elected officials goes on.
According to Friends of Milw. County Supervisor Peggy West, District 12th Facebook  (FB) page, it says "Peggy ...campaigns for her seat against the dirtiest of political tactics & thousands of dollars in special interest money...There's a difference between donating to a campaign and bankrolling one. Leadership MKE, which is fully funded by Chris Abele, has already poured $28,482.60 into the 12th District Supervisor race where Milw. County Supervisor, Dist. 12 Peggy West is the incumbent..." Well in this case, West has actually benefited by the LeadershipMKE campaign as well, since she has been getting equal advertising, but not as favorable as Ortiz-Velez. West is seeking to get re-elected for a fifth term and has missed at least 10 meetings of the Milwaukee Domes Committee, which is deciding the future of the domes. She did confirm that she attends all full Board of Supervisors meetings.
Ortiz-Velez seems to be the choice that LeadershipMKE would like to get elected. LeadershipMKE posted on FB, "We are supporting Sylvia Ortiz Velez because we feel Sylvia will actually show up and represent her constituents" regarding meetings.
Ortiz-Velez has been a paying registered member in the Democrat Party of Wisconsin and is the current Vice-president of the Hispanic Caucus in the Democrat Party. Ortiz-Velez has been able to get the support and endorsements of community known leaders, movers and shakers, and activists as Luz Sosa, Hector Cólon, Teresa Mercado, Gregorio Montoto, Nancy Hernández, Victor Huyke, Martin Jimenez, Rebecca Bahr-Arrichiello, Attorney Carlos Pastrona, Tony Garnica, Ernesto Nava, Raul Huerta, Ernesto Ramirez (Chato), Ricardo Diaz, Carmen Cabrera, Anita Abraham, Rogelio Cabral, Eleazar Lopez, Cy White, Scott Wales, Roy Camronero, Blanca Blanka Estrada, Frankie Sabath, Yussef Morales, Felix Questell, Johnny Osorio, Kristina Reyes and Mariana Reyes (Reyes Family), Juan Estrada (Estrada Family), Oscar Brenes, Owner of El Patron, Dionisia Gonzalez. Former Alderman James Witkowiak, Rogelio Cabral, Eleazar Lopez, Angel Salmeron Duenas and the list goes on.
Ortiz-Velez shows a strong community base support to get elected compared to West's political base of endorsement's by public officials. 
Today, West is facing several allegations that she took a $500 donation from a contractor, Sally Sprenger who operates ANEW Health Care Services, which has a contract with Milwaukee County to provide services to County residents, which is in violation of Milwaukee County Ethics Code 9.05(2) (k) & (l). West's January 2018 campaign donation report confirmed the contractor donation. She also allegedly didn't circulate some nomination papers to get on the April 3rd election ballot, according to a complaint filed by Ortiz-Velez with the Milwaukee County Ethic's Board that included multiple affidavits by signers confirming West didn't circulate the nomination papers that they signed. The Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office received a copy of the complaint that was filed by Ortiz-Velez, but since District Attorney Chisholm has endorsed West, the complaint will be turned over to another county district attorney in the state to review and determine, if West violated state law, which is considered a felony to file, certify and make false claims in nomination papers. According to Wisconsin Statue 12.13 (13) (a), falsifying nomination papers by certification is considered a felony punishable up to 3 years and six months in prison with fines up to $10,000.
On March 4, West's alleged relationship with a registered sex offender was exposed by a Southside resident on FB that involved Milwaukee police. Felix Questell, an outspoken constituent from the Milwaukee County Supervisor 12th District posted a FB video allegedly claiming that County Supervisor Peggy West had called police and accused him of posting a threat on a social network that Questell threatened to shoot a pedophile (a registered sex offender). Questell in the video confirmed that a police officer had called him that West had complained and the officer was just checking and letting him know what West had told police. 
Questell says in the posted video, that West had lied.
Apparently, Questell had posted multiple posts on Facebook that West allegedly had a relationship with Thomas James Schroder, 44, a registered sex offender who was released on February 27 from the Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility. Schroder was convicted on January 15, 2008 for 2nd-degree sexual assault of a child. The Milwaukee Police Department website on registered sex offenders listed Schroder as homeless, but the Wisconsin Department of Corrections sex offender registry has him as compliant.
So far, West hasn't denied or confirmed that she actually has a relationship with Schroder. Last July, West announced on FB that she had set a wedding date for October 27, 2017, but according to Milwaukee County records, no marriage license was registered in the County or in the State of Wisconsin vitals that she got married.
The 12th Milwaukee County Supervisor District race has boiled over the political realm that several organizations have decided to ban or censor news coverage about West and Ortiz-Velez from a Latino community news source. The organizations in question are the ACLU-Milwaukee Chapter and especially in the Citizen Action Cooperative-MKE FB pages. 
Ortiz-Velez is an active paying member of Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin, which is the Hispanic Caucus entity in Citizen Action of Wisconsin. The Citizen Action of WI is considered a progressive organization and its political endorsement group decided not to endorse any candidate in the race for the 12th Milwaukee County Supervisor District race. The organization prides itself on struggling for progressive issues and encourages their members to be activists, leaders in their communities and seek elected political office, but in this case, it failed to endorse one of their own. What kind of message is the organization sending to their membership? Not a clear positive message of encouragement to its membership, when running for political office. West is not a paying member of Citizen Action of WI.
Also, no clear reasoning was made by the ACLU-Milwaukee Chapter other that several administrators claimed a news article posted about West and removed was out of the scope that it represents, but allowed other news articles to remain posted. 
Well, there you have it, the latest about what has transpired in the 12th Milwaukee County Supervisor District race and you can draw your own conclusions.


The Milwaukee County Ethics Board hasn't determined, if Supervisor Peggy West recently violated any Ethics Codes by accepting campaign donations from a County contractor as alleged by an amended supplement complaint filed by Sylvia Ortiz-Velez who is challenging West in the April 3rd election.

Supervisor Peggy West posted  the following statement on her personal Facebook (FB) page dated 3/12/2018 and says, the "Ethics Violation" allegation is false. West says, that the contractor in question, "is NOT and HAS not been a county contractor for more than 2 years because the department she allegedly has a contract with is no longer under Milwaukee County Government and has become its own entity."

The following is West's personal FB account posted statement:

This will be the last time that I justify accusations leveled at me however, as a candidate perhaps I am fair game for my name to be drug through the mud, however my supporters are not and should not be.

There is allegedly an ethics complaint which has been filed against me for accepting a campaign contribution from a County "contractor".

This "Ethics Violation" allegation is false.

1. This person is NOT and HAS not been a county contractor for more than 2 years because the department she allegedly has a contract with is no longer under Milwaukee County Government and has become its own entity.

2. It is NOT a violation of county ethics code to accept a donation from county contractors. This is written in our Ethics Code & very easy to check.

Ways this ALLEGATION could have been checked;):
1. On the county website under Ethics Code you can find a full write up of it.

2. Call the Ethics Committee to ask.

3. Call the Contractor in question and ask if they have contracts with Milwaukee County or check their website. (I did both).

The Milwaukee County Ethics Board did recently learn that Supervisor West did accept campaign donations by a contractor with the County as reported.

 Supervisor West is currently Chairwoman of the Finance & Audit Committee and is a member of the Judiciary, Safety & General Services Committee, according to the Milwaukee County Board website.
Supervisor West has received more than $2K since 2011 from Sally and Gary Sprenger who operate ANEW Health Care Services, according to Blogging Blue dot com.
The Ethics Board only investigate violations that have not expired under statues of limitations when a complaint is filed, which certainly shows that West violated Ethics Codes by accepting campaign donations from a contractor and got away simply because it wasn't reported at the time, since the time limit to file a complaint expired.