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Sun Aug 3, 2014, 05:05 PM

Man Who Shot Eric Garner Chokehold Video Arrested

Source: Wall Street Journal

Man Who Shot Eric Garner Chokehold Video Arrested

Ramsey Orta was brought into custody Saturday night on gun charges



By Pervaiz Shallwani
Updated Aug. 3, 2014 4:44 p.m. ET


The man who shot the cellphone video showing a police officer using an apparent chokehold on a Staten Island man who later died, was arrested Saturday night on charges that he was carrying a stolen loaded handgun, a law-enforcement official said.
Ramsey Orta, 22 years old, was charged by the New York Police Department with criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a weapon with a previous conviction, police said.

Alba Lekaj, 17, a woman Mr. Orta was with, was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and marijuana possession.
Mr. Orta told the officers who were processing him that "you're only mad because I filmed your boy," the official said, insisting that police didn't make the connection until after the suspect made the statement.

The two were awaiting arraignment and couldn't be reached for comment. The arraignment isn't likely to occur before Monday. It was unclear whether either suspect has retained an attorney.

The law-enforcement official said Mr. Orta is known by a street name of "Sparks" and has a prior record going back to 2009, including criminal trespass, assault and drug possession.



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Judi Lynn Aug 2014 OP
zonkers Aug 2014 #1
In_The_Wind Aug 2014 #2
CBGLuthier Aug 2014 #3
Reter Aug 2014 #34
CBGLuthier Aug 2014 #35
4now Aug 2014 #4
JackInGreen Aug 2014 #31
BillZBubb Aug 2014 #5
ColesCountyDem Aug 2014 #7
Unknown Beatle Aug 2014 #25
VanillaRhapsody Aug 2014 #6
Warren Stupidity Aug 2014 #8
EEO Aug 2014 #9
rocktivity Aug 2014 #10
bluestateguy Aug 2014 #11
FarPoint Aug 2014 #12
Hulk Aug 2014 #13
That Guy 888 Aug 2014 #14
oldandhappy Aug 2014 #15
Thinkingabout Aug 2014 #16
ReRe Aug 2014 #22
lululu Aug 2014 #23
christx30 Aug 2014 #27
KansDem Aug 2014 #17
bravenak Aug 2014 #18
Reter Aug 2014 #36
the_sly_pig Aug 2014 #19
DallasNE Aug 2014 #20
SummerSnow Aug 2014 #21
blkmusclmachine Aug 2014 #24
Jack Rabbit Aug 2014 #26
Nye Bevan Aug 2014 #28
Blue Idaho Aug 2014 #29
Tom Ripley Aug 2014 #30
DeSwiss Aug 2014 #32
Liberal_Stalwart71 Aug 2014 #33

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 05:09 PM

1. "You're only mad cause I filmed your boy". That's probably correct.

 

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Response to zonkers (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 05:13 PM

2. +1

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 05:13 PM

3. cough-Plant-cough

So some cop sacrificed a throw-down gun huh. Cops need some new tricks. The Thin Blue line has to stop.

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Response to CBGLuthier (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 4, 2014, 09:42 AM

34. The choke was murder

 

Extremely unlikely this guy had anything planted though.

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Response to Reter (Reply #34)

Mon Aug 4, 2014, 09:43 AM

35. why is it extremely unlikely that cops would frame a guy who pissed them off?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 05:14 PM

4. I was wondering why NYPD let him live and walk around free.

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Response to 4now (Reply #4)

Mon Aug 4, 2014, 02:24 AM

31. With a previous record

they were probably just waiting for the opportunity to bust him at random at a later date, it just made him a higher priority.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 05:20 PM

5. Message to any other would be documentors of police brutality...

we'll get you too.

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Response to BillZBubb (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 05:44 PM

7. And your litle dog, too!

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Response to ColesCountyDem (Reply #7)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 08:56 PM

25. That's right.

Last edited Mon Aug 4, 2014, 02:58 AM - Edit history (1)

They'll shoot the dog and say he was baring it's fangs.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 05:30 PM

6. and their harassment is likely the reason they were carrying weapons...

 

I know I would if I were they...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 05:50 PM

8. Meanwhile the asshat who killed Garner is having beers with his bros.

 

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 05:51 PM

9. Clearly two unrelated events...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 05:57 PM

10. The cops have been looking for a reason to bust him since July 17?

...Mr. Orta shot the roughly three-minute video in which Eric Garner, 43, could be seen arguing with police officers trying to arrest him on charges of selling single, untaxed cigarettes on July 17...The video was purchased by the New York Daily News and appeared later that evening on newspaper's website.

...(A) law-enforcement official said...Mr. Orta was arrested shortly after 10 p.m. after New York Police Department narcotics officers noticed him and Ms. Lekaj going into the Hotel Richmond, a known drug location...The two were seen by officers emerging from the hotel moments later, a standard sign used by officers to indicate that they may have been involved in a drug sale...

Well, it's nice to know that all that extra surveillance work paid off. And did they luck out by finding a gun on him, or were they tipped off by the seller?


rocktivity

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 06:13 PM

11. While I'm sure this is politically motivated retribution

it's also the ever-amorphous "weapons charges". And when you have really strict gun laws, you make it more possible for cops to harrass people for "weapons charges", whatever that means.

The stupidity of marijuana laws is so obvious as to not even require a comment.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 06:16 PM

12. I'm wondering if the two are in jail awaiting arraignment?

If they are in jail...I hope they are safe.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 06:32 PM

13. Could he be another one of those criminal marijuana users?

Just saying. Convictions of marijuana use have ruined more than one life, and gotten more than one civilian off to a life of criminal record.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 06:35 PM

14. With parallel construction courtesy of the NSA, it's harder for police to deny this is payback. n/t

 

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 06:42 PM

15. and the killer cop?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 06:54 PM

16. If i had filmed an event involving police I would keep my nose very clean since I know

I will probably be watched very closely. It goes with the "give someone enough rope and they will hang themselves", don't help them find a "reason" to even stop me and tell me good morning.

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #16)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 08:16 PM

22. That's my policy...

... stay the fuck away from them. It's what I taught my sons too. Don't ever got to a party with someone. Drive your own car. If anything's going on that a police would not look kindly on, get the Hell out of there pronto.

Now, had I (or my sons) been the filmer, the police would have had a horrible time trying to find anything to arrest me for. I don't have a record. Not even a parking ticket. Guess they would just have to kill me.

The young couple did the right thing and hopefully that killer cop is going to be held accountable, irregardless of their past. Hope they get a good lawyer to defend them.

Frankly, I think every one of those cops should have been held accountable, for abetting.

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #16)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 08:33 PM

23. a good time to visit Canada.

 

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #16)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 11:09 PM

27. Good advice.

I was at a 7-11 in Austin texas at age 17, getting a soda. Cop walked up to get a drink, I guess during a break. Being a friendly idiot, I said “Hello”. He glared at me and his hand went down to near his gun. I just backed off and left the place. It was that day I learned that cops are not your friend. Treat them as you would a wounded wild animal. Keep your distance, avoid at all cost.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 06:56 PM

17. Yeah, right...uh-huh...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 06:58 PM

18. Probably stalked him and harassed him until he feared for his life.

 

I mean, they killed a guy for selling loosies. In front of him. No wonder he wanted a gun. Murdering cops, cops following you around after you witnessed them murdering a man, i wonder hiw they planted the gun and the weed. And if somebody says that cops have too much integrity to plant stuff, bullshit. They cover up their own crimes for each other and trump up charges on minorities whenerver they think it's necessary.

Cops are just another gang like crips or bloods or gangster disciples. They throw grenades in cribs to get to drugs that aren't there, make shit up, kill people, rape women, shoot kids in the back for having bb guns, beat up homeless folks, follow black people around, steal from civilians, harass pot heads while child molesters get to rack up the victim count, lie on the stand, the most racist people get hired, spray protesters with pepper spray, sock protesters in the head.

I'm done with cops until they start arresting bad cops. Police thy selves!!! It's going to turn into a situation where people just start ganging up on them wgenever they see a cop harassing people and there will come a point in time where they have to take their own inventory to see why they are despised more and more by society.

I was taught not to trust cops. There was good reason for it.

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Response to bravenak (Reply #18)

Mon Aug 4, 2014, 09:43 AM

36. He had a record since 2009

 

Not sure when he bought the gun however.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 07:24 PM

19. Yawn....

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 07:32 PM

20. Let The Character Assassination Begin n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 07:41 PM

21. But the guy who murdered Eric Garner hasn't been arrested? OK

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 08:42 PM

24. Surprise, surprise.

 

NOT!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 10:32 PM

26. Nothing like killing the messenger

Somebody needs to investigate the NYPD.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 11:24 PM

28. Reminds me of how they arrested the guy who posted the anti-Muslim video on Youtube.

The one that was linked to the Benghazi riots and murders.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 11:52 PM

29. Fucking Cops...

Jack booted thugs - every last one of them.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Aug 4, 2014, 12:27 AM

30. Color me surprised

 

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Aug 4, 2014, 07:42 AM

32. ''It was unclear whether either suspect has retained an attorney.''

 

- Obviously, or they wouldn't be in jail.....

K&R



I'm sure the suspects stay in the NYC jail system will be a pleasant one.....

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Aug 4, 2014, 09:12 AM

33. Interesting how white folk are allowed to have all kinds of guns. Hmm....

 

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