Ramsey Orta filmed Eric Garner’s death.
NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo put Garner in an illegal chokehold, ignored Garner saying “I can’t breathe” eleven times, and pushed Garner’s head into the pavement until he passed out and died.
Pantaleo started the confrontation because Garner was selling loose cigarettes. Every new law or tax gives cops another excuse to start a confrontation that ends in murder.
Shortly after Pantaleo murdered Garner, NYPD officers began harassing Orta. Following him. Watching him. Letting him know he was being watched. Waiting for an excuse. They decided drug dealing wasn’t enough, so they set him up on a gun charge. After the arrest officers took him to a psych ward and someone called Orta’s mother to tell her he was at risk of committing suicide. After posting bail Orta said in a video if he died, it wasn’t suicide. Today, corrections officers are torturing him with solitary confinement, putting rat poison in his food, destroying the packaged food his girlfriend buys him, and making up behavior violations to extend his sentence.
Justice Department Attorney General William Barr has declined to prosecute Pantaleo for murdering Garner. Apparently he can’t prove Pantaleo meant to hurt Garner by choking him to death. He’s still getting paid.