Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

May 16, 2024

Justice for Raymond Mattia, Tohono O'odham, Tucson, May 17, 2024

 In Tucson on Friday. Justice for Raymond Mattia, Tohono O'odham.

"Yvonne Nevarez, Mattia’s niece, said the shooting happened the day after her uncle's birthday last year. He would have been 59 today.

"Being that it’s his birthday, brings us extra sadness, because it’s the eve of his death. The last time I saw my Uncle Ray was the day before Mothers’ Day," she said.
Nevarez said federal investigators have still not answered the family’s questions about that night, including those about how many agents shot at Mattia, why they did and whether the tribal police officer on scene also fired his weapon."

Read the article at Fronteras:

Previously at Censored News: Vendetta of Tohono O'odham Police Officer Revealed

Raymond Mattia, Tohono O'odham, was murdered in a hail of gunfire by Tohono O'odham police and U.S. Border Patrol agents at his home on the Tohono O'odham Nation. Federal prosecutors have refused to file charges or release the names of the officers responsible. Raymond Mattia, in interviews with Censored News, said he had video taped U.S. Border Patrol agents running drugs across the border with the cartels. After he submitted the evidence, it disappeared.

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