Homeless American Who Lost Memory In Mexico Roaming The Streets In Matamoros

A homeless man who people believe is a U.S. Citizen and can’t remember his name or from where he originated has been roaming the streets of Matamoros begging for food.

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

November 17, 2017

Matamoros, Tamaulipas, México – An alleged homeless U.S. Citizen has been spotted in Matamoros roaming the streets begging for food and suffers from memory loss, according to a Facebook (FB) posting by David Nostas, which Laura Rodriguez originated the request to have it posted in an attempt to locate and identify family has gone viral in social networks. The unidentified homeless American usually can be located around the Periférico Park in Matamoros.
The unidentified man has been living in the streets of Matamoros for at least six months, according to the FB posting.
If any one has any information of who this person is, please notify authorities at the U.S. Consulate in Matamoras to help identify him.

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Private Prisons Alternative Sought By Wisconsin Republican Leadership In The State Assembly

Republicans in control of the Wisconsin State Assembly leaning to having private prisons house and manage the growing Department of Corrections prison population in the state.

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

November 16, 2017

Madison, WI – The Wisconsin Republican controlled State Assembly leadership is contemplating whether to contract private prison corporations as an alternative to house and manage the growing prison inmate population in the state. On August 2017, the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (WIDOC) released a data report showing that the prison inmate population in the state totaled 23,124 as reported in the Prison Point-in-Time Populations: 2000-2016 data by the Office of the Secretary – Policy and Research Unit with the Division of Adult Institutions.
The Republican controlled legislature approved $600,000 in the Wisconsin State Budget to create a prison planning task force made up of members from both the State Assembly and Senate legislature to look into alternatives to house and manage the growing prison inmate population, which an option could be to contract a private prison corporation to house inmates. So far, three Assembly Republicans, State Representatives Michael Schraa (R-Oshkosh), the Corrections Committee Chairman; Mark Born (R-Beaver Dam) and David Steffen (R-Green Bay) and no Democrats have been selected for the prison task force panel (PTFP) by State Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) and two State Senate Republicans, Van Wanggaard (R-Racine), Den Feyen (R-Fond du Lac) and one Democrat, LaTonya Johnson (D-Milwaukee) were selected by Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau), also Governor Scott Walker (R) has yet to pick members to the task force panel.
State Representative Steffen who was selected by Rep. Vos to seat on the PTFP is pushing for the state to lease a private prison to replace the Green Bay Correctional Institution (GBCI), according to the Journal Sentinel. The GBCI has a capacity to hold 1,091 inmates and is a maximum security facility.
President Trump supports private prisons, which are very lucrative today and hold most of the undocumented inmate population in the U.S. for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Holding undocumented immigrants is a lucrative business for private corporation prisons and in Wisconsin, the State Assembly and State Senate Republicans have proposed SB 275/AB 190 known as the anti-Sanctuary City bills targeting the undocumented population, which would allow law enforcement to ask for legal status and turn over suspected undocumented immigrants to ICE.
According to a 2015 report by the Council on Hemispheric Affairs, Private Prison Corporations (PPC’s) earned $3B for holding ICE detainees. An estimated 34,000 of undocumented immigrants are incarcerated daily costing about $159 each to hold.
States do pay for most of the costs to hold undocumented detainees from their jurisdictions and the federal government reimburse the states about half.
The L.A. Times reported in 2015, that to hold ICE detainees in a private prison, it costs between $130 to $330 daily (per day) compared to being place under electronic monitoring bracelet for low risk detainees, which cost $5.00 daily ($155 per month). Electronic bracelet monitoring in some states is also done by BI Inc., a subsidiary of the second largest PPC in the country.
In Wisconsin, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office generated at least $6M in revenue in the lucrative business to hold ICE detainees. The Kenosha County jail holds 1,000 inmates.
The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office in WI also profits from holding ICE detainees for at least a week before they are transported back to the Chicago ICE detention facility for deportion.
In 2012, former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. confirm that the County jail has been in an agreement for the last five years with the feds to hold illegal immigrants under the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program and the County was reinburse about $135,000 in 2009. In 2008, the county received at least $60,000 under the program, according to Sheriff Clarke Jr.
On Tuesday, the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that their application to join the 287g Memorandum of Agreement program in partnership with ICE to process undocumented immigrants at the County jail was approved and is awaiting final approval by the ICE director and Governor Walker. If the PTFP approves to contract a private prison coporation to house state WIDOC inmates in Green Bay, will it also open the door to house undocumented immigrants in Wisconsin? Time will tell.

Stats on WIDOC inmate population:

Totaled WIDOC prison population is 23,124

Prison Population by Gender as of 12/31/2016

• Male – 21,665, 93.7%
• Female – 1,459, 6.3%

Prison Population by Race

• White – 12,357, 53.4%
• Black – 9,604, 41.5%
• American Indian/Alaska Native – 895, 3.9%
• Asian – 251, 1.1%
• Latino – 2,018, 8.7%

Adult Institutions operating in over capacity: Totaled 12, which three are maximum security and the rest are either minimum or medium security facilities.

Wisconsin Correction Centers running over capacity: Totaled 2, which are minimum security facilities.

Wisconsin Women’s Correctional System

Milwaukee Women’s Correctional Center operating inmate capacity is 100, but has 110 inmates (12/31/2016). Minimum Security facility

Robert E. Ellsworth Correctional Center operating inmate capacity is 408, but has 446 inmates (12/31/2016). Minimum Security facility

Taycheedah Correctional Institution operating inmate capacity is 752, but has 853 inmates (12/31/2016). Maximum Security facility

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USDHS-ICE Approved 287g MOA For The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office In Wisconsin

The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office and 22 other jurisdictions were approved by DHS-ICE to partnership and join the 287g MOA program, but the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office was denied the MOA application.

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

November 14, 2017

Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has approved the 287g Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) and 22 other jurisdictions around the nation, but denied former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke’s MOA application. President Trump could very well decide to approve such MOA agreement with the MCSO. Under the 287g MOA, selected trained deputies can enforce federal immigration laws and ask for legal status when processing County inmates under the supervision of ICE.
Eric Severson, the Waukesha County Sheriff released the following statement, “Today the Program Advisory Board at the Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Headquarters, recommended approval for Waukesha County in obtaining 287(g) authority relative to the jail model. Final approval is currently pending with the director of ICE and is expected to take up to 4 weeks.”
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) will have to approve the ICE MOA for the WCSO and if approved, it will most likely allow other state County Sheriff Departments to also apply for the 287g program as well.
Although, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) has a contract with ICE to hold undocumented immigrants being processed for deportation and it automatically allows County jailers to ask for legal status from those suspected of being the country illegally when processed at the jail for minor or other violations.
In 2012, former Sheriff Clarke Jr. admitted that under the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program contract with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the County was reinburse about $135,000 in 2009 for holding undocumented detainees. In 2008, the county received at least $60,000 under the program, according to Sheriff Clarke Jr.
Under the above agreement, the MCSO has to check the legal status of everyone being processed at the jail that they suspect is an illegal alien and report their results to ICE.
Currently, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office has a $6M contract with ICE to hold undocumented detainees.
In 2012, former Obama suspended the 287g program after it was blatantly abuse by former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, which deputies were found to illegally profile Latinos as undocumented, were illegally detained and violated the civil rights of those detained under 287g. A lawsuit filed in federal court against Sheriff Arpaio and Arizona’s SB 1070 known as “Show Me Your Papers” law resulted in Obama’s decision to suspend 287g because the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that it was legal to ask for legal status from those suspected being in the country illegally, but it denied for law enforcement to detain suspected undocumented immigrants for merely not having legal documents in their person, no work authorization, undermine the civil rights of Americans and increased profiling abuse.
The cost to implement the 287g program at a sheriff’s department will become the burden of the County and local taxpayers. For example: in February 2017, Ed Gonzalez, the Harris County Sheriff in Texas decided to leave the 287g partnership with ICE because it cost taxpayers $675,000 and spurred racial profiling, according to the Texas Observer.
According to 287g MOA, the cost of the program is the sole responsibility of the law enforcement agency that agrees to partnership with ICE under the MOA understanding.

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Lawrence Ingram Charged For The Victor Rogers Homicide In Milwaukee

Ingram killed Rogers for allegedly taking $200 cash.

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

November 13, 2017

Milwaukee, WI – Last Thursday, Lawrence Ingram, 55, was charged with 1st-degree intentional homicide for the homicide of Victor Rogers, 55, on November 5, according to the criminal complaint. A cash bond of $125K was set for Ingram, if convicted, he is facing life in prison.
A tip led police to Rogers body at the 2200 block of S. 5th Street near a bridge.
Apparently, Lawrence accused Rogers of taking $200 cash and an altercation between both men ended with Rogers murder. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s report confirmed that Rogers suffered a fatal cut in his throat with a knife.

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Grove Shopping Mall Security Guard Called Alleged Female Panhandler With Baby In Arms “Illegal”

Several women confront the Market Place Grove Shopping Mall security guard for calling a woman with her baby in her arms “illegal”.

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

November 13, 2017

San Diego, CA – A Security guard was recorded calling an alleged female panhandler with a baby in her arms “illegal” outside the Grove Shopping Center Target store, 3424 College Ave. in San Diego. A woman comes over to help the alleged panhandler and calls the security guard “a fat motherf_cker”. Another woman, Sonia Serrano Zavala records the incident and then posted the video in her Facebook account, which went viral in the social network.
The alleged woman recently panhandling could actually be another gypsy from Romania, which a pregnant gypsy woman that spoke Spanish, English and Romanian made the news three years ago in the local area for asking people for money and then seen driving off in a Mercedes-Benz and living at a condominium. Some panhandlers with the skill to beg do make more than $500 per day. In many cities panhandling is illegal, but people do continue to give money to them.
The security guard made reference to her being on YouTube video. Apparently, the gypsy woman told the guard that she doesn’t have an ID. But, she is usually accompanied by a child and her husband who wait in a distance. Various news reports about the panhandling couple have gone viral as well.
A Target representative confirmed to Hispanic News Network U.S.A. on Monday that the security guard involved in this incident is a Grove Shopping Mall guard and not a Target team member.

Editor’s note: Since this article was published, Sonia Serrano Zavala has since deactivated her Facebook account.

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Mahad Addiaziz Abdirahaman Facing Charges For Attempted Property Theft And Multiple Stabbings At Mall of America

Two men were stabbed by 20-year-old suspect after a failed attempted property theft at the Macy’s store located inside the Mall of America in Minnesota.

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

November 13, 2017

Bloomington, Minnesota – On Sunday, Mahad Addiaziz Abdirahaman, 20, of Minneapolis was taken into custody by police after an attempted property theft after 6:44 p.m. and the stabbing of two men at the men’s fitting section inside Macy’s store in the Mall of America. According to Bloomington police, Abdirahaman went into the Macy’s men fitting section and attempted to take property from a man who was trying some clothes and showing his companions. Then the victim returned to the fitting room where he confronted the suspect that was trying to take personal property from him. During the confrontation, Abdirahaman took out a knife and stabbed the victim who then yelled for help. Several people nearby who were with the victim at the store joined the confrontation and altercation with the suspect. A second victim was also stabbed before they were able to subdue Abdirahaman and disarmed him until police arrived and took him into custody.
Both male victims suffered non-life threatening injuries and were taken to the Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment. Abdirahaman also suffered minor superficial injuries and was booked for two counts of 1st-degree assault, according to police.

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Isabel Orosco Found Deceased At A Franklin Roadway

Orosco’s body was found by a driver in Franklin.

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

November 10. 2017

Franklin, WI – On Thursday, the Franklin Police Department identified the female body found at the 3300 block of W. Oakwood Road around 5:16 a.m. on November 7 as Isabel Orosco, 34, from Milwaukee. Police are releasing few details about Orosco’s death, but say the investigation is being investigated as a suspicious death and is ongoing.
Orosco’s body was spotted in a roadway by a driver who then called police with the location where it had been found.
The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office is conducting an autopsy to determine how Orosco died.
The area where Orosco’s body was found has few homes and neighbors were not helpful in providing any information to police how Orosco’s body ended up in that location.

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