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Ramsey Orta

Ramsey Orta, Man Who Filmed Eric Garner's Death, Struggles With Negligence In Jail

Sabrina Sultana | Posted 10.06.2016 | Crime
Sabrina Sultana

Featured Image by Sabrina Sultana Ramsey Orta picks up his cell phone and records one of the most atrocious and tragic events in history: the death o...

The Man Who Filmed The Eric Garner Video Is Off To Prison

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 10.07.2016 | Black Voices

The man who filmed the final moments of Eric Garner’s life is behind bars. Ramsey Orta, 24, told his family “It will be OK” in a Staten Island ...

He Filmed The Death Of Eric Garner. Now He's Getting Ready To Spend 4 Years In Prison.

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 09.02.2016 | Black Voices

LAS VEGAS ― Ramsey Orta says he’ll wake up crying sometimes, and he won’t know why. A few days will pass, and suddenly he’ll remember the dre...

A Week of Crackdowns on Activists and Copwatchers in NYC

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 03.18.2017 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

It's only Thursday but police in New York city have been on a rampage this week. Four well-known activists and copwatchers were arrested in a span o...

Ramsey Orta's Journey and the Future of Copwatch

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 09.28.2016 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

For all of the advocacy and organizing done around the Eric Garner death, there simply wasn't enough done to support the man who filmed it all.

Nothing to Lose But Our Chains

Nyle Fort | Posted 05.18.2015 | Black Voices
Nyle Fort

Eric Garner spoke for so many of us when he uttered, 11 times, "I can't breathe!" How will we breathe as the State continues to politically and economically suffocate black communities across this nation and world?

Black History Month Is a Time to Reckon With Police Bias Against African-Americans and Latinos

Kali Nicole Gross | Posted 04.14.2015 | Black Voices
Kali Nicole Gross

In view of these difficult realties, we want to use Black History Month as a time to remember all struggles for black and Latino civil rights, so it serves as a moment not only to reflect but also to mobilize by demanding justice for Jessica, Aiyana and Orta and all black and Latino lives.

Wife Of Man Who Filmed NYPD Chokehold Arrested

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 08.06.2014 | Crime

The wife of the man who recorded video of New York Police Department officers performing a fatal chokehold has been arrested on assault charges. C...

Man Who Filmed Eric Garner's Death Arrested On Weapons Charges

Reuters | Victoria Cavaliere | Posted 08.04.2014 | Crime

Aug 3 (Reuters) - A man who filmed a New York City police officer use a choke hold on a suspect who later died has been arrested on weapons charges, l...

'Gentle Giant' Dies After NYPD Cop Puts Him In Chokehold

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 07.20.2014 | Crime

A New York resident died Thursday after police officers put the man, who was asthmatic, in a chokehold before apparently slamming his head on the grou...