Did Police Plan on Executing a 21 Year-Old Unarmed Suspect Without Due Process?

Cassius Methyl (TheAntiMedia)
September 22, 2014

When the Fresno, California Police received a tip about the location of Matthew Porraz, they came armed and ready to kill; not in self defense, but to ensure that they captured the young man even if it meant taking his life.

fresnocopsPorraz was wanted for three murders he allegedly committed.

The police say ‘based on their investigation’, Porraz was the killer. The evidence they cite is not even available for the public to objectively look through to openly understand their reasoning; but apparently this vague reasoning was enough for these cops to be able to kill him on the spot.

Porraz tried to escape out the back window of an apartment across from Radio Park in Fresno, when the police came to arrest or kill him for his alleged murders.

It was the second time he had tried to escape the officers. 3 cops fired at him immediately as Porraz ran, and  he died later at the Community Regional Medical Center. Despite no weapon being found at the scene and the fact that the man was attempting to run away, the officers involved said “they felt threatened”

Matthew Porraz was wanted for the murders of Phillip Poe, age 42, Aleman Ramirez, age 39, and Jose Lopez, age 31.

He was a member of a set of Fresno Bulldogs, the McKenzie St Bulldogs, a large gang unique to Fresno.

Since when were police granted the ability to serve as judge, jury, and executioner?

Other details pertaining to this, the alleged evidence that ‘justifies’ the murder of this 21 yr old in the eyes of the police, the reasons they found him guilty with no trial, are unavailable to the public.

Perhaps if there is massive outrage about this execution, the police will feel obligated to make public their evidence for his murders. Yet, it still will not be justified to skip a trial and straight up kill and unarmed murder suspect.

We are supposed to be innocent until proven guilty, and so even if Porraz was a cold blooded killer, he still needed to be properly tried and found guilty or not guilty.

This format followed  by some police these days, of execution on the spot with no trial, is absolutely unacceptable in every situation, and it must be called out as such.

In case you did not now, there may not be another place in America that is as culturally drenched in gangbanging as California.

The issue of violence in California is deep, and after years of set tripping, officers killing gangsters, gangsters killing gangsters, by now, everyone involved in the equation should understand that more violence cannot stop violence. The situation is complex, deep, and hard to understand unless you are really there.

Please share this with as many people as possible, and anyone who considers this relevant. This cannot continue; California needs peace, and the police have been a confrontational force in the communities of inner city Cali for decades and decades. Of course, they are not the only violent force causing pain in those communities, but they are a functioning agitator in that equation.

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