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The Logic of Occupation: NYPD Arrests The Man Who Recorded The Police Murder of Eric Garner

In a development as predictable as the next sunrise, police in New York City have arrested 22-year-old Ramsey Orta, who used his cell phone to document the police killing of Eric Garner. Orta’s mother says that the NYPD has been shadowing her son since the video of the July 17 incident went public, sending officers to stake out the family’s home and shine spotlights at their windows.

Undercover plainclothes officers claim that they saw Orta slip a handgun into the waistband of a girlfriend outside a hotel in what the department describes as a “drug-prone” neighborhood in Staten Island. Orta has a previous conviction that supposedly disqualifies him from owning a weapon.

Assuming that he was actually caught with a stolen gun – rather than being framed by the cops with what they call a “throw-down gun” – Orta would appear to be a repeat offender.The same is true, however, of NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo, who assaulted Eric Garner with an illegal chokehold, leading to what the medical examiner has concluded was a death by homicide.

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The thin line...

I wonder at what point it would be necessary, and even expected, for citizens to legally/comstitutionally step in and attack (knock out, subdue, ...etc) the corrupt officers?

In other words, at what point will people refuse to take anymore?

I suspect when it reaches critical mass, sadly.

I've never felt like this before...

These men are murderers and have no respect for human life. I wish I hadn't watched that video of Mr. Garners arrest, but, I did. He repeatedly says while gasping for air... "I can't breathe, I can't breathe." If you could hear it on video, it's plain to me they could hear it. For Gods sake, there were over 5 officers and one had his knee on Mr. Garners head.

This is absolutely twisted and disgusting. Sorry for being a downer, but this is truly tragic and absolutely didn't need to happen.

I agree with that sick feeling you get

from seeing that video. But let that feeling truly sink into your soul. everyone should watch it and let it deeply sink into your psyche. This is what we are facing as a nation of "free people" in a police state.

I wonder why the cops' names aren't circulating around.

Poor Orta is in the spotlight and getting plenty of attention from the NYPD, what with the tail and the spotlights shining through his windows at night. And Orta isn't a murderer like some NYPD cops are. I think someone aught to post the cops' names here and there so that maybe they can get a little 'special attention' from some of Eric's buddies. What's good for the goose...

Crooked police-state trying to cover-up the evidence...

...of course.

But I don't quite get the term "occupation" in the title. Just seems like a buzz-word meant to draw comparisons to "other issues". Not really necessary to call it "occupation". Because it isn't even accurate. It's a police-state in America, that's the problem.

Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

Cyril's picture

Bye bye, yesterday's free press. Hello, tomorrow's censors.

Bye bye, yesterday's free press.

Hello, tomorrow's censors.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Fuck that blue line...

Accountability is the purveyor of justice.

Police your own before you police others - as criminals are criminals and should garner no respect.

Respect is something earned. Intimidation only garners resentment.

Learn to earn it.

Quit being punished for the sins of your less disciplined "brethren" - as it is popularly assumed birds of a feather flock together.

Rise above the fray. I know you can.

Lawless NYPD taxpayer funded

Lawless NYPD taxpayer funded employees following communist thug union orders from Cuomo to Obama.

Ramsey Orta exposed the NYPD just like George Holliday exposed the LAPD.


Did the LAPD go after George Holliday?

Never be afraid to ask simple questions.

Union mob.

Union mob.

Never be afraid to ask simple questions.

TwelveOhOne's picture

We need pictures of these murderers,

plastered all over the Internet and NY billboards.

Live by the sword, be exposed to the rest of us loving humans beings as the thugs you are. May your sleep be restless, for at least that qualifies you as having a conscience.

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TwelveOhOne's picture

Furthermore, WTF are they thinking?

Oh, I know: "shoot the messenger". That's worked great throughout time immemorial. Now the king just won't know when he's about to be attacked. Which I suppose is preferable...

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