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Sun Aug 3, 2014, 03:59 PM

 

Ramsey Orta, bystander who filmed Eric Garner's arrest, busted on gun possession charges, cops say



Zak Koeske

ST. GEORGE Ramsey Orta, the 22-year-old bystander who shot the widely-viewed cell phone video of Eric Garner's fatal arrest on Bay Street, was arrested Saturday night on weapon possession charges, police said.

Orta and a teenage woman, identified by police as Alba Lekaj, were arrested just before 10 p.m., in front of 61 Central Ave., after leaving the nearby Hotel Richmond.

An NYPD spokeswoman said Orta and Ms. Lekaj were observed entering the hotel, an area known for drug activity, and exiting moments later. As officers from the 120th Precinct Narcotics Unit approached the pair, they observed Orta put an object in Ms. Lekaj's waistband, the spokeswoman said.

http://www.silive.com/northshore/index.ssf/2014/08/ramsey_orta_bystander_who_film.html

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Reply Ramsey Orta, bystander who filmed Eric Garner's arrest, busted on gun possession charges, cops say (Original post)
hrmjustin Aug 2014 OP
Jackpine Radical Aug 2014 #1
hrmjustin Aug 2014 #4
Erich Bloodaxe BSN Aug 2014 #2
hrmjustin Aug 2014 #5
gtar100 Aug 2014 #3
hrmjustin Aug 2014 #6
4now Aug 2014 #7
hrmjustin Aug 2014 #8

Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 04:08 PM

1. And his girlfriend was found in possession of pot.

That'll fix the little shit for ratting out a cop.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 04:12 PM

4. Looks very suspicious. No matter what happens to him he did the right thing by filming the cops.

 

Wish more people had that courage.

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 04:10 PM

2. Lots of hate for Mr Orta and Mr Garner in the comments under that story.

Phrases like 'lowlife garbage' and the usual 'if they weren't criminals, the police wouldn't have bothered them' sort of nonsense.

The NYPD bother plenty of minorities who aren't engaged in criminal activities.

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Response to Erich Bloodaxe BSN (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 04:13 PM

5. typical Staten Islander. The central and southern parts are very rw.

 

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 04:11 PM

3. Doesn't change what he caught on video.

Two wrongs don't make a right.

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Response to gtar100 (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 04:13 PM

6. He was a hero for taping it.

 

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 05:36 PM

7. I am surprised NYPD let him get away with filming in the first place

Must have been too many witnesses hanging around.

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Response to 4now (Reply #7)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 06:38 PM

8. Good point because we have no laws protecting people rights to film it.

 

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