Skip to comments.Man Who Shot Eric Garner Chokehold Video Arrested
Posted on 08/03/2014 4:29:05 PM PDT by Leaning Right
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.
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Orta??? another white hispanic perhaps??
There will be no taping of the activities, citizen.
Wait until the video of the cops planting the handgun comes out.
Well, yeah ... NOW he has a “criminal record” - after some corrupt NYC cops likely planted the illegal firearm. There is no such thing as “coincidences” - particularly where dirty cops are involved ... Just remember their motto: “To Protect and to Serve (Ourselves!)”
I eventually got the gun back after ballistics did their thing and the trials were concluded.
The cops were found guilty. IMHO they were the ones fencing all the stuff the thieves stole.
That is why they always find a gun and drugs on you after they kill you. They put them there, why shouldn’t they find them? They will also find child porn on your computer that they planted there.
I remember the Mad send-up of the movie “Serpico” when he says he wants to be an honest cop;and his uncle says “make up your mind,” !which is it gonna be?
Sounds like a setup to get the guy who took the video out of the way. He will not be available in court to verify that the video was the one he took and the charges will be dropped against the cop.
Some of them have done nothing no more sinister than been caught with an unregistered firearm. What was that quote from Atlas Shrugged about the law wanting to make all citizens criminals so the arrest card could be played at an opportune time?
I suspect this guy may not be available to testify because he’ll have an unfortunate accident. Choking on a bar of soap, beaten to death in solitary, something.
"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.
Most recently, he was charged in May with robbery with a box cutter, the official said. In June 2013, Mr. Orta was charged with gun possession after he allegedly threatened to kill someone, the official said."
Man, reading these comments is like reading the Daily Kos. I hear the cops blew up the World Trade Center too.
Referring to the article, there isn’t information that Orta denies possession of the gun. He is quoted as saying: “You’re only mad because I filmed your boy.”
If this was some sort of moronic set up to get him out of the way to prevent him from testifying, it has already failed miserably.
In the movies, something like you suggest might happen. The video speaks for itself, and, if he were to die before any legal proceeding, the facts will not be in dispute as to who took the video. It will be admissible in a criminal or civil proceeding.
Stick around. It will get much more heated. Trust me.
Let’s hope he doesn’t croak from a mysterious chokehold in jail. Some people can be very vindictive.
Yes, we are now officially a full-on Police State. No more entries please, we have a winner!
You read Daily Kos? Hmmm Bet you like occupydemocrats.com also.
I expect the day comes when there is a shootout at the farmstead here and as they pry the gun from my cold, dead hands, the media will be reporting on all the anti-government "terroristic" posts I have made over the years here.
Never heard of that one, probably fit in nicely with some of what I read at FR though. This thread is a perfect example.
“I suspect this guy may not be available to testify because hell have an unfortunate accident. Choking on a bar of soap, beaten to death in solitary, something”
He does not need to testfy. The video tells the story better than an eye witness account.
Awww, that’s too bad. FR may not be the place for you then.
Oh yeah, I was going around with them for awhile on the original ‘choke hold’ thread.
Wait til they find out NYPD used their secret ‘Precogs’ ‘Minority Report’ psychics to plant a weapon on the guy the first time he got arrested. Officers J and K were responsible for that little caper.
1. The left hates cigarettes, but taxes them heavily. Garner was allegedly selling UNTAXED cigarettes. The left should be angry at him.
2. Garner resisted arrest, and died with the ME determining that the cause of death was homicide.
3. People are outraged by his death. Some FReepers are labeling it murder, and even cold blooded murder. There has yet to be a LEGAL determination by the District Attorney's office.
4. The left HATES guns and wants them confiscated, with some wanting to kill people who possess guns. The man who took the video was arrested in June of this year for gun possession after allegedly threatening go kill someone. Plus, he has now been charged with possession of a gun. Where's the hate and outrage from the left?
Let me get this straight. Ramsey Orta, age 22 has an arrest history for the last 5 years. In May he ‘allegedly’ pulled a robbery with a box cutter and in 2013 he got arrested with a gun after threatening to kill somebody. (all planted evidence undoubtedly)
Incidents of that caliber usually earn someone the “one of Obama’s sons” moniker but since he made a video of the Jackbooted NYPD murdering somebody all is forgiven and he’s suddenly an FR hero.
Now I get it.
They seem to have all gravitated to FR.
I won’t criticize him or others who use their cameras to document what they see in public, that is their right. But obviously, I won’t conveniently ignore their past acts of criminality and talk of them in “heroic” terms. I do not stand with Orta.
Forty years ago, a leftist magazine urged people who were going to anti-war demonstrations to sew their pockets shut so nothing could be slipped into them if they were arrested.
Same here, I do not criticize him for his video at all, more power to him. I’ve been video’d myself, no big deal.
What confounds me is what I believed to be reasonably intelligent people on this website falling for media bias and lies. I guess when the media bias and lies suit their purpose it’s acceptable. Or maybe some folks are just that gullible.
Bill Jordan told of an incident on the southern border in which a smuggler was shot. The story was the smuggler crossing a foot bridge, pulled a .22, fired at the border patrolman. The smuggler was shot and his pistol fell into the river with two shots fired.
Their was a trial of the border patrolman from overzealous supervisors.
Bill went down to the bridge, and at the exact spot where the smuggler was shot, he leaned over to look in the river, and a cheap .22 with two shots fired that Bill had in his shirt pocket accidentally fell into the river.
Later, the supervisors went to the exact spot with a magnet to see if they could retrieve the smuggler’s gun.
To their surprise, they pulled out four or five .22 pistols all with two shots fired.
Too bad they’ve given us such reason to fear and deplore their actions huh?!
Police officers are members of society and reflect that society. Our society is a Godless, hedonistic cesspool headed for totalitarian rule. That’s what happens when we want to be governed by man rather than God.
I’ve seen a lot of deplorable actions from the lowest of the low to ‘fine, upstanding people,’ including police officers.
Do I believe the police planted a gun on this guy? Not for a minute. Because some police officers have committed some deplorable actions do I jump on the crazy train? No sale.
You mention that some folks here are gullible. That could well be true. But in this instant I see myself as suspicious, not gullible.
Consider this analogy. Let’s suppose a small businessman goes on Fox News, and exposes IRS corruption. And this greatly embarrasses the IRS, even though they deny the corruption.
And then just a week later the small businessman is the subject of an IRS audit, where irregularities are found. The IRS says the timing of the audit is just a coincidence.
It might be a bit unfair to the IRS, but be honest. Wouldn’t you be a bit suspicious, especially given past IRS excesses?
I hope you see the point I’m trying to make here.
The United States military, according to the media, have committed some pretty fearful and deplorable acts, are you condemning them as well? And they have video.
I've forgotten more about media bias than you'll ever know.
But I haven't forgotten this gem:
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.
I don't object to officers, per se. I object to SWARMS of officers, which we got now.
For example, the local pretend sojers got to roll their MRAP and a couple of Bearcats last week. It wasn't necessary.
I understand what you say, although I don’t necessarily agree with it all. I believe that police might have planted a gun on this gun. Not for sure. It’s sure not a crazy train to believe it though, since it’s happened wayyyyy too often. Not just planting stuff on people, but shootings and murders and abuse, rape, shooting dogs....lots of different things.
That’s what I’m wondering. ... A crazy coincidence. ... If that’s what it is.
One more thing. Actually, I wouldn't bet on a plant either. But here's one thing I would bet on: the cops knew who Orta was, and his connect to the video. And so they were following him around, hoping to get in a little payback.
Am I sure? Not at all. But that's the way I'd bet.
I’m sorry, I’m not making the correlation. I watched the Garner video, I read the Medical Examiners report. Garner did not die from being choked. His trachea was not damaged. I watched the ‘choke’ and I know how to apply the choke. The cop only had what could be considered a choke for about 2 seconds and Garner was talking and conscious when he did. You can not talk when you are being choked. I have been choked myself countless times.
The video is going to vindicate that cop.
Not more than a week later the media ran another story about another cop ‘choking’ a woman. Watching that video they lied again.
Now we are lead to believe the cops planted a gun on the guy that shot the video so they could arrest him and negate the video evidence?
Why would I want to dismiss a video that was going to show my innocence? And his arrest isn’t going to make any difference in the case anyway.
Question: Did the cops hand the gun off to the girlfriend too? You know, like a BOGO deal? Get both of them with one gun? Bust One Get One?
Nice to see everybody throwing out their strawmen arguments.