Elias Burgos Sought In Connection For The Juanita J. Zdroik’s 2000 Homicide

Burgos who is wanted in connection with Zdroik’s homicide remains at large and believed to be hiding in Puerto Rico, second suspect Miguel A. Cruz was taken into custody in Tampa in connection with the 17 year cold case.

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

September 11, 2017

Racine, WI – On Monday, the Racine County Sheriff’s Office announced that Miguel Angel Cruz, 39, was taken into custody on August 28 in Tampa, Florida and is awaiting extradition to Wisconsin in connection with the 2000 cold case homicide of Juanita J. Zdroik, 39, of Milwaukee. The second wanted murder suspect, Elias Burgos, 36, remains at large and a felony warrant has been issued for his arrest, which authorities believe is hiding somewhere in Puerto Rico.
Zdroik’s body was found on February 7, 2000 alongside the shoulder of Highway K near the Town of Raymond. According to the Racine County Medical Examiner’s office, Zdroik had been shot in the head and showed signs that she had been tortured for at least a month before being killed by the suspects.
Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling during a press conference stated that Zdroik’s homicide was connected to a double homicide in February 7, 2000 in Milwaukee and Milwaukee authorities in January 2017 contacted the Racine County Sheriff’s office with information connecting Zdroik’s 17 year cold case to the murders in Milwaukee.
A criminal complaint for 1st-degree intentional homicide was filed on August 21, identifying Cruz as a murder suspect. A criminal complaint for 1st-degree intentional homicide was also filed and a felony warrant was issued on August 23 for Burgos. If convicted for Zdroik’s homicide, both Cruz and Burgos are facing life in prison without parole.

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Devin Katzfey Gets 40 Years In Prison For The Fatal Beating Of Delvin Mendoza-Chaparro

Devin Katzfey sentenced to 40 years in prison for the brutal fatal beating of a 20-year-old man accused of stealing a bong and a pipe from his associates that were used to smoke marijuana.

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

September 8, 2017

Milwaukee, WI – On Friday, Devin L. Katzfey, 21, was sentenced to 40 years in prison for the December 19, 2016 brutal fatal beating of Delvin Mendoza-Chaparro, 20 in the Southside of Milwaukee. Devin was convicted in July after he pled guilty to a felony charge for 1st-degree reckless homicide. Devin under a plea agreement will be confined for 27 years and 13 years of extended supervision and was ordered to pay $1,909.99 in restitution, according to court records. He will be eligible for probation at the age of 68.
Two other accomplices in the fatal beating of Mendoza-Chaparro received less prison sentences. Sarah Zakzesky, 21, who pleaded guilty to 1st-degree reckless homicide in June and was sentenced in July to 18 years in prison, but will do 10 years in prison and 8 years of extended supervision.
Branden L. Katzfey, 20, was sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty in March for 1st-degree reckless homicide, but will be confined for 13 years and 7 years of extended supervision. Both Branden and Zakzesky were ordered to also pay $1,909.99 each in restitution.
According to the criminal complaint, Devin accused Mendoza-Chaparro of trying to steal a bong and a pipe that was used to smoke marijuana by the group. Devin began to beat Mendoza-Chaparro and Branden, Zakzesky also joined in the beating. The brutal beating of Mendoza-Chaparro by Devin was video recorded and posted on Snapchat, which police found three videos showing Mendoza-Chaparro being beaten by the group.

The two Katzfey brothers told on each other to police, apparently Devin confessed that his brother Branden had urinated on Mendoza-Chaparro’s face by the cat litter, and Branden told police that Devin was the primary person who beat the victim and that Devin even forced Mendoza-Chaparro to eat cat excrement for stealing a bong. Also that Zakzesky even grabbed Mendoza-Chaparro’s head and slammed him on a counter. Branden was mad because Mendoza-Chaparro had taken his cellphone as well, according to the criminal complaint.
Both Branden and Zakzesky were in a relationship and she told police that Branden had woken her up because he wanted a blow job after having sex in the bathroom earlier in the night before Mendoza-Chaparro was killed.
Mendoza-Chaparro’s brutal beating took place at apartment number four at 600 W. Rogers Street where Devin and Zakzesky shared in Milwaukee’s Southside. After the beating, both Devin and Zakzesky took Mendoza-Chaparro who was unconscious to a nearby alley and left him in the snowbank next to some garbage cans behind a rear garage of a home. Mendoza-Chaparro was not dress for the 15 degree frigid weather, which contributed to his death from exposure to the freezing temperatures.
A man at the property went to take his auto out and found Mendoza-Chaparro’s frozen beaten body next to the garage door. The man noticed that the victim had a hand and some fingers from the other hand missing, according to the criminal complaint. It is not clear, if the missing hand and fingers were taken by outdoor animals.
The Milwaukee Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed that Mendoza-Chaparro had died from multiple injuries caused by blunt force trauma to the head and exposure to freezing temperatures.

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Group Charges UnitedHealth Care With Redlining Milwaukee And Profiting From Deaths Caused By Opioid Overdoses

UnitedHealth Care is accused of redlining the City of Milwaukee by denying increased services and contracting clinics to deal with the opioid epidemic that has claimed hundreds of lives by overdose and lack of preventable treatment.

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

September 7, 2017

Milwaukee, WI – On Thursday, the Advocaid Coalition (AC) claimed that UnitedHealth Care (UHC) continues to redline the City of Milwaukee by denying comprehensive services and contracting clinics to provide the needed treatment for opioid addicted individuals who are heroin users. AC held a press conference at the UHC Midwest Corporate Office located at 10701 W Research Drive in Milwaukee, WI. According to AC, the heroin/opioids overdoses have increased in Milwaukee and released the following statements.
“The body count increases every month. As more and more people die from addiction, because they are unable to get proper comprehensive treatment, UnitedHealth Care enjoys double digit profits as many die from overdose of heroin/opioids in Milwaukee,” said Robert Miranda, spokesman for the group heading up the press conference, Advocaid.

“It appears insurers have been having issues implementing parity according to substance abuse treatment programs. The Parity Law was made with the express purpose that an insured person has equal access to mental health and substance abuse treatment as opposed to other benefits of health insurance. Most Intensive outpatient programs (IOP) in the area are facing difficulty with getting some insurers to cover benefits in substance programs according to what the law should permit,” said attorney Imran Kurter legal counsel for the group.
“We have been approached by many of those suffering from heroin use seeking help who say the treatment they receive is inadequate. They seek help,” Miranda said. “Our group has been informed by families that most intensive outpatient programs and patients in the area are facing difficulty with getting some insurers to cover benefits in substance programs according to what the law should permit.”

The group says that clinics which specialize in treating patients suffering from addiction, specifically opioid use disorders such as pain pill abuse and heroin have been decreasing in Milwaukee while the death rate of heroin overdoses continues to increase.
“We believe that comprehensive care clinics are being closed because big Insurance companies like UnitedHealth Care are red lining. They are denying our inner city residents the right to proper treatment in their own back yards.
Comprehensive care clinics were created for this purpose, to serve the people of their communities in their communities,” Rafael Mercado of the group MKE Heroin Diaries.
Mercado says, if UHC doesn’t help in providing additional intensive treatment service clinics in Milwaukee, a protest against UHC will be the next option. “When UHC denies someone coverage to go to an intensive outpatient treatment, they have no other recourse, but to seek a way to numb the pain they are hiding and the easiest way to do that is to go to the nearest heroin dealer and pay $5.00 for a opioid pain pill, which normally you pay $600 to $700 for it with prescription,” Mercado stated.
“In Northern Milwaukee there is only one major state certified outpatient clinic that has the full capacity of services such as intensive services (IOP) with Medication Assisted Treatments (such as Suboxone and Vivitrol), comprehensive case management, psychiatric mental health care (Dual Diagnosis with medication management), AODA groups, individual counseling, and continued outpatient treatment after intensive treatments,” continued Miranda.
“Members of the community are outraged,” says Selahattin Kurter, MD, member of the Advocaid organization and the Executive Director of the West Grove Clinic in Milwaukee, which has a contract with UHC. “ADVOCAID has heard from the community involved in addiction that United pulled out of supporting intensive outpatient substance abuse programs for medicaid in early spring 2017. This caused individuals to lose treatment and risked relapses.”
Dr. Kurter stated, “In 2016, UHC claimed $185B in revenue, which is double the reported amount in 2008. This year, UHC is expected to make $200B in revenue. Last year, UHC CEO, Stephen Hemsley claimed compensation of $31M dollars. With this fellow profits, why are they denying life saving treatment? UHC can you please answer this?,” Dr. Kurter asked.
According to Miranda, the West Grove Clinic is the only full treatment service outlet for opioid addiction and has a backlog of more than 800 patients and the United Community Center in the Southside of Milwaukee has partial treatment services and refers most opioid addicted patients to other service treatment clinics outside of the city, including West Grove Clinic.
The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office reported on September 6, 2017 that so far, there have been 101 fentanyl-related deaths compared to 96 in 2016 and 65 more fentanyl-related deaths are expected.
Hispanic News Network U.S.A. contacted the UHC Communications Director, Tony Marusic on Thursday, but declined to comment about the allegations of redlining the City of Milwaukee by UHC.

AC has launch its website highlighting UHC lack of parity for Milwaukee area residents suffering from addiction. The website: http://www.unitedforparity.com will be asking for area residents to contact the group regarding their experiences with UnitedHealth Care.

Full video of the AC press conference at link: https://youtu.be/J_-WnmpxSso

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DREAMers, Allies And Members Of The Milwaukee Latino Community Marched In Support Of DACA

DREAMers, allies and members of the Latino community in Milwaukee marched in support of DACA.

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

September 6, 2017

Milwaukee, Wisconsin – On Wednesday, more than 5,000 DREAMers, allies and members of the Latino community including children marched in solidarity to support DACA. A rally was held at Walker’s Square Park in support of DACA students and recipients. The rally was organized by the Young People’s Resistance Committee (YPRC) formerly known as the Youth Empowered in the Struggle (YES).
The YPRC rally organizers after providing several testimonials by DREAMers, they proceeded with a impromptu march along the predominantly Hispanic community in the Southside of Milwaukee.
There are approximately 8,000 registered DREAMers in the Milwaukee area, according to Voces de la Frontera, a workers and immigrant rights group.
The Milwaukee rally and march was one of multiple rallies around the nation since Tuesday when U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Trump’s decision to recind Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which will gradually end within 6 months. Sessions apparently lied during his announcement, he said that DREAMers take jobs from Americans, which they don’t; that DACA recipients are adults and illegal aliens, but have temporary legal status under DACA and arrived in the U.S. when they were at least 6-years-old at no fault of their own; that DREAMers drain benefits and Social Security, which they don’t receive any public benefits and are not old enough to collect Social Security and that they are a danger to the U.S. and ending DACA would provide safety and security for Americans, which none of DACA recipients have criminal records.
Trump’s decision to end DACA is the worst decision he has made as president, according to both Democrats and Republicans who have come out and condemn Trump for ending the program.
Trump’s decision to recind Obama’s DACA will create a $14B economic gap in the U.S. economy and will cost an additional $8B to deport expired DACA recipients. The 800,000 DACA registered recipients pay $500 each every two years to renew their legal status, which the U.S. government generates $400M in DACA fees to renew applications.
Ending DACA would cost an estimated loss in Social Security revenue of about $19.9B to the government in the next ten years, according to the Immigrant Legal Resource Center. DACA recipients don’t collect Social Security benefits.

MKE DREAMers rally and march video links:

http://bit.ly/2gIYa4W

http://bit.ly/2gNWn2p

http://bit.ly/2gINcwj

http://bit.ly/2eMfSb4

http://bit.ly/2xcz5dj

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Trump Recinds Obama’s DACA, Gave Congress 6 Months To Legislate Resolution

Trump’s decision to recind Obama’s DACA will create a $14B economic gap in the U.S. economy and will cost an additional $8B to deport expired DACA undocumented immigrants.

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

September 5, 2017

Washington, D.C. – On Monday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions confirmed Trump’s decision to recind Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) affecting 800K adult illegal aliens and gave Congress 6 months to legislate a resolution. Sessions says DACA will “Wind Down” and as the two year program limit expires for registered DACA adults, no renewals will be allowed. The lack of DACA protections, those affected will most likely be targeted for deportation by ICE.
Trump’s decision was based on his campaign pledge to end Obama’s DACA and “for the safety and security of Americans,” according to Sessions.
Sessions says, DACA workers have taken jobs from Americans. The end of DACA will force 800K illegal aliens to lose their jobs creating a loss of $14B economic revenue for the U.S. and it will cost an additional $8B to deport DACA adults affecting the economy and result in the separation of families as well.
DACA recipients are currently attending colleges and working in all job sectors in the U.S. industry, corporate and have no criminal records.
800K DACA registered recipients also support the U.S. government as well, each pays $500 to renew legal protection status every two year, which would total $400M every two years.
Ending DACA would cost a loss in Social Security revenue of about $19.9B to the government in the next ten years, according to the Immigrant Legal Resource Center. DACA recipients don’t collect Social Security benefits.

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Captain Alexander “Alex” Ramirez Assigned To Milwaukee Police District 2

Captain Ramirez took over the Milwaukee Police District 2.

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

August 30, 2017

Milwaukee, WI – On Sunday, Captain Alexander “Alex” Ramirez took over the Milwaukee Police District 2 Station replacing Captain Heather N. Wurth. Ramirez in July was promoted to the rank of Captain by Milwaukee Police Chief Edward A. Flynn making him the third Latino to serve as Captain in police district 2 station. Ramirez for the last 26 years served as a Lieutenant in the Milwaukee Police Department. Ramirez as a Lieutenant briefly served as acting Captain in the Narcotics Division until he was promoted to Captain in May by Chief Flynn.
Two other previous former Captains at police district 2 station were Alfonso Morales and Eduardo Negron who became the first Hispanic to lead district 2. As a Lieutenant, Ramirez served under Captain Morales and as a police Sergeant, Ramirez also worked at district 2.
Captain Ramirez has a Masters Degree in Public Service-Administration of Justice from Marquette University.
On Tuesday, Captain Ramirez accompanied by Captain Steven Caballero from the Homicide Unit, Inspector Jutiki Jackson and Officer Kevin Vodicka attended the Walker’s Point Association community gathering at the newly opened Snifters Tapas & Spirits on S. 5th Street by co-owners Gabriel Lemus, Julio Maldonado and Terrell Morgan. Ramirez made a brief presentation and was introduced as the new assigned Captain to the Milwaukee Police District 2 Station.
Alderman José G. Pérez was also present at the community gathering at Snifters.

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Man Killed At The 800 Block Of W. Becher Identified As Timothy John Robinson-Webb

Robinson-Webb was fatally shot outside of a tavern shortly after an altercation broke out.

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

August 29, 2017

Milwaukee, WI – Family members identified Timothy John Robinson-Webb, 22, as the victim who was fatally shot after an altercation broke out on August 20, 2017 around 1:45 a.m. just outside a Southside tavern at the 800 block of W. Becher Street. Robinson-Webb died from his injury and a 21-year-old woman was also shot and was taken to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
The suspect involved in the Robinson-Webb homicide fled the scene. Police continue with the ongoing homicide investigation.

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