Please note: Over-the-air viewers in Milwaukee need to re-scan televisions on Friday, October 18 to continue to receive CBS58, WMLW, MeTV, Telemundo Wisconsin, Heroes & Icons, Bounce, Decades, Start TV, Movies! and most other local channels. Those viewers unable to currently receive these stations over-the-air should see improved reception on October 18. Cable and satellite viewers are not impacted.

Further information on the re-scan can be found at:
https://www.cbs58.com/rescan

Tip Line: 414-777-5808 | newsdesk@cbs58.com

Mexican Fiesta not letting gang members attend festival

Suspected gang members created some controversy at Milwaukee's annual Mexican Fiesta last year, and that's got organizers on alert as the fiesta gets under way again Friday.


Last year some festival goers were kicked out of the Mexican fiesta. Some believed it was  because they had tattoos. Alexander Ayala, an officer for Latino Peace Officer Association said that's not true.

He said they were kicked out because they were members of a gang. This year gang members will be kicked out again.


Mexican Fiesta is giving permission to the Latino Peace Officer Association to not allow gang members to go to the festival.



\"It's not the tattoos that we are targeting, that's a misconception. It's the person  that is actively involved in a gang,\" said Ayala.


If someone from the Milwaukee Police Department identifies someone as being in a gang, that person is refunded his or her money and kicked out of the festival.


CBS 58's Lila Carrera reports.

Share this article:
Save with
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
Close

0 Comments

Post a comment
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?