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Funny Video – Mexican Guy vs Gringo the Chameleon Attack Lizard

January 31, 2014 at 6:40 AM ET – A new video uploaded to Youtube shows why you should never get in the way of a chameleon’s beauty sleep. Alejandro “Alex” Perez of San Antonio, Texas, decided to film his pet chameleon’s unhappy reaction to being woken up. “Gringo” the 10 month old chameleon can be seen hissing at his owner, and attempting to make a snack of Alex’s fingers each time he approaches the grumpy lizard. But the highlight of the video is easily the funny commentary by Perez, who tries to reason with his pet as the sound of Warren G’s 1994 hit “Regulate” fills the air.

Perez explained to us that Gringo is treated well, but simply getting more territorial as he gets older. “I have always been able to handle him with no problems, but I have been working a lot and its been about a month since I held him” the cell phone tower worker pointed out.

Warning: video contains language that may be offensive to some audiences, viewer discretion is advised. By watching you confirm that you are 18 years of age or older.

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Festival People en Español 2012 Alamodome San Antonio

August 5, 2012 at 12:45 AM ET – Festival PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL Presented by Target, an event celebrating Hispanic entertainment, culture and community, announces Sie7e, Matt Hunter, Funkdation Crew, Sebastien De La Cruz (America’s Got Talent), Elida Reyna and Michael Salgado, Lorena Rojas and Miguel Cotto are joining the line-up of talent performing and appearing during the free, open to the public daytime Festival events at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio on September 1- 2.

Visitors to the Convention Center can catch live performances by some of today’s most exciting musical acts. The additions of performances by Puerto Rican singing sensation Sie7e, 14-year-old Internet sensation Matt Hunter, Mexican Hip Hop dance group Funkdation Crew, “Million Dollar Mariachi” from America’s Got Talent Sebastian De La Cruz, and Latin Grammy winner Elida Reyna and Tejano singer and accordionist Michael Salgado, coupled with appearances by Mexican TV star Lorena Rojas and three-division world boxing champion Miguel Cotto, leave no doubt that San Antonio is the destination for a star-studded Labor Day weekend.

Day or night, Festival PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL is the place to be. Pop icon drummer Shelia E., singer Sie7e, and Dominican rapper El Cata will also join the mega-wattage of talent taking the stage during Festival’s evening concerts at the Alamodome Sept. 1- 2. Festival PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL will deliver two of the most dynamic nights in Latino music with its wide array of artists and musical genres.

Luis Miguel, the Warner Music artist and five-time GRAMMY Award winner, will headline an evening performance on Sunday, Sept. 2. Daddy Yankee will close the concerts on Saturday, Sept. 1. Additional concert performances at the two-day Festival PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL include: Prince Royce, Tito “El Bambino,” Larry Hernandez, 3Ball MTY, Banda Los Recoditos, and Olga Tañon. These diverse musical acts represent the variety of popular Hispanic music.

In addition to the free musical performances, Festival PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL’s daytime activities at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center will offer visitors the opportunity to catch Q&A sessions with celebrities including three- division world boxing champion Miguel Cotto, Mexican TV star Lorena Rojas, Mexican singer Priscilla Ángel, Mexican actress Maite Perroni, Venezuelan actress Gaby Espino, Mexican actor David Zepeda, and more.

Fans can participate in celebrity meet and greets and hear their favorite stars discuss topics such as musical influences and breaking into show business—all while celebrating the best of Latino culture and community. Visitors will also have the opportunity to hear tips from leading industry experts on topics ranging from fashion to health and wellness, and enjoy appearances by PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL columnists Maria Marin (author), Jose Fernandez (fitness expert), and Jeanette Torres (family expert).

There will be a special tribute to Selena, the late singer known as “the Queen of Tejano music,” with an exclusive Q&A with her family and a special performance by AB Quintanilla & Kumbia Kings/AllStarz at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. All daytime sessions will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1, and Sunday, Sept. 2.

The presenting sponsor for Festival PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL 2012 is Target. The major sponsor is State Farm. Official sponsors include: HBO Latino, Utilisima and the City of San Antonio.

Single night tickets as well as 2-day ticket packages are available now through Ticketmaster. For more information including tickets and travel to Festival PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL, visit http://www.peopleenespanol.com/festival. Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/peopleenespanol and #FestivalPeople and become a fan on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/peopleenespanol.

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San Antonio Police Shoot and Kill 14 Year Old Boy at Bus Stop

9/13/11 – A 14-year-old boy got into a fight at a school bus stop and the school district’s police officer responded by shooting him to death, the boy’s mother says. She says the cop had been reprimanded 16 times in the previous 4 years, suspended without pay 5 times, and “recommended for termination for insubordination,” but the school kept him on the force “without remedial training.”

Denys Lopez Moreno sued the Northside Independent School District, of San Antonio, the district’s Chief of Police John Page and the alleged shooter, Daniel Alvarado, in Federal Court.

Lopez says her son, Derek, got into a fight with another boy at a school bus stop and punched the other boy once, in November 2010.

“Defendant, Alvarado, having responded to a call regarding a bus with a flat tire, witnessed Derek strike the other boy. He ordered Derek to ‘freeze.’ Derek hesitated and then ran from defendant Alvarado,” according to the complaint.

“In his patrol car, Alvarado began chasing Derek in the neighborhood across the street from the high school. Alvarado lost sight of the boy in the neighborhood and returned to the location of the school boy fight. At that time, he called dispatch. Dispatch recordings reflect that his supervisor directed Alvarado to stay with the other boy and to ‘not do any big search over there.’

“Ignoring his supervisor’s orders to ‘stay with the victim and get the information from him,’ Alvarado placed the second boy into the patrol car and sped into the neighborhood to search for Derek.”

Lopez says her son jumped over a fence and hid in a shed in the back yard of a house. The homeowner saw him, called 911, and alerted a neighbor, who pointed Alvarado in Derek’s direction. Lopez says her son never left the shed, never approached the house or threatened the homeowner or her daughters, and posed no threat to anyone.

Nonetheless, she says: “In violation of NISD police department procedures, Alvarado drew his weapon immediately after exiting the patrol car. With his gun drawn, he rushed through the gate and into the back yard. Within seconds from arriving at the residence, Alvarado shot and killed the unarmed boy hiding in the shed.”

A neighbor, who is an EMT, called an ambulance, which arrived in 20 minutes, during which time the EMT was trying to save Derek’s life, his mom says. But she says her son died in the ambulance about 50 minutes after Alvarado shot him.

Lopez says the district acted with “deliberate indifference” in keeping Alvarado on the force despite his poor disciplinary record.

“In approximately a four (4) year period leading up to the shooting, defendant Alvarado had been reprimanded sixteen (16) times,” the complaint states. “Specifically, he had been reprimanded for insubordination and failure to follow supervisors’ directives seven (7) times. Due to his poor service record, Alvarado was suspended without pay on five (5) occasions. On May 21, 2008, Alvarado was recommended for termination by Page. Despite being recommended for termination for insubordination and for refusal to follow supervisor directives, Alvarado remained on the force without remedial training.”

Rather than fire Alvarado, the district transferred him to patrol, “an area of duty with less supervision,” according to the complaint.

Lopez claims the district, which has about 70 police officers, failed to train its officers on procedures regarding off-campus criminal activity, use of weapons, use of force, and communication with other law enforcement agencies.

“Even after the tragedy of Nov. 12, 2010,” Lopez says, “NISD has not trained its officers on its procedures relating to actions officers should take when witnessing an offense occurring off campus.”

She seeks punitive damages for civil rights violations, supervisory liability and negligence. She is represented by Wallace Brylak.

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