Ramsey Orta was denied early release this week, meaning he will likely be released in mid 2020. We had hoped for better, but this decision was consistent with a long and predictably cruel pattern of abuse that has followed Ramsey ever since he began serving his four year sentence in the fall of 2016.
What world do we live in when a cop can kill a man on video, and 5 years later he walks free, while the person who showed you what happened, sits in a prison cell?
What kind of world do we live in where our heroes are abused, and our abusers are treated like heroes?
Ramsey has been moved to 8 or 9 facilities and been placed in solitary confinement at least five times. Daniel Pantaleo has remained with NYPD until recently, and this week has raked in over 100k in donations.
Ramsey should be free, and Pantaleo should be held accountable to the people whose lives he has destroyed. But let’s not expect justice from the very system that has the public accepting job terminations for a murderer. Let’s not expect that Ramsey will not endure more abuse before he is released. We live in a world that is broken for some, but running real smooth for others. We don’t have faith in this system correcting itself. But we do have faith in you collectively determining when you have had enough.
We don’t have a choice but to continue moving forward, and in that spirit we want to thank you all and encourage you not to give up. We made the call and you answered. Many of you have been directly effected by these very issues. The frontline is everywhere, and there are many Eric Garner and Ramsey Ortas out there. So we humbly thank you for taking time to support Ramsey and helping highlight the injustice he has faced.
As we prepare for Ramsey’s final year in state prison we have several things we are working towards and if you or folks you know are down to support, please contact us. OfficialRamseyOrta@gmail.com
1. We ask that you continue to share and amplify Ramey’s message. We need to keep Ramsey safe, and while we have stronger legal support than we did three years ago, you have helped get the word out about what Ramsey is facing inside jail, and that helps keep Ramsey safe.
A man was murdered, a police officer got away with it, and we still have a man down. It’s frustrating to see so many people and groups not using their positions of power to help Free Ramsey Orta. Let’s not let people talk about Eric Garner and Officer Pantaleo anymore without speaking about Ramsey Orta. Ramsey may not be perfect, but he is paying the ultimate price for having more courage and dignity than most people we know.
2. Ramsey needs human contact. Most of Ramsey’s PayPal donations are used to keep Ramsey in touch with his community. He needs to be visited, and he needs to be able to make phone calls. Ramsey’s fiancé Deja visits him once a month. These visits keep Ramsey strong, and they keep us informed with Ramsey’s needs so that his lawyers, his support team, and the public are all on the same page.
We will be posting monthly should funds be low, but you can always support Ramsey through donating to his PayPal . OfficialRamseyOrta@gmail.com
3.The Ramsey Welcome home Fund.
We need to make Ramsey whole. He deserves far more, and has lost everything standing on his principles, and while this fund will not give back the years taken from him, it will ensure that Ramsey comes home to both a supporting community, and some financial security.
You can write Ramsey directly at
Ramsey Orta 16A4200
Collins Correctional Facility
Middle Road p.o box 340
Collins ny 14034
Be sure to put your name and address on envelope or letter will be returned..
You can also donate to Ramsey using PayPal with OfficialRamseyOrta@gmail.com.
If you have any questions regarding Ramsey feel free to contact us at OfficialRamseyOrta@gmail.com or WeCopwatch@gmail.com