Ramsey Orta is a national Copwatch hero.
For those that don’t know, on July 17, 2014, Ramsey had the courage to video the attack and murder of Eric Garner in Staten Island by NYPD. Undercover officers approached Eric for allegedly selling loose cigarettes and while they had no proof that he was at the time, they took him to the ground in a chokehold that would kill him within minutes.
Video shot by Ramsey Orta
Ramsey showed even more courage by releasing his video and was subsequently harassed, targeted, and arrested after he released the video to the public.
WeCopwatch attempted to find Ramsey last year and only recently was able to find him. We were saddened to see that Ramsey continues to be harassed by NYPD as he sorts out his legal matters.
WeCopwatch is currently working to get Ramsey a video camera so he can document the ongoing harassment, and we are reaching out to his supporters and police accountability advocates to give Ramsey some financial relief through this rough period of his life.
This fund is not a legal defense fund, but rather to help Ramsey with his day to day needs. If you believe in the right to film the police and you want to support a person who took the ultimate risk, please support however you can.
Every bit counts.
WeCopwatch salutes you Ramsey. Stand strong. We got your back.