Ramsey Orta

Man Who Filmed Eric Garner’s Death Sues New York For $10 Million

Ramsey Orta filmed Eric Garner being choked to death by New York police officers. Orta is now facing four years in prison after taking a plea deal on gun and drug charges that he feels were brought against him in retaliation and plans to take the city of New York to prove it. There’s also $10 million on the line, according to the New York Post.

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NYPD Conducts Manhunt For Teen Who Escapes Arrest After Skipping $2.75 Subway Fare

Rhamar Perkins, 16, took advantage of a rookie NYPD officer’s sensibilities this past week and escaped after he was arrested for skipping out on a $2.75 subway fare.

He was initially taken into custody by a veteran officer and their partner, but asked to go to the bathroom once the veteran left the room and asked her partner to watch him. He then snuck out of the back door and sparked a manhunt that lasted for hours, according to New York Daily News.

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NY1 Sues NYPD for Charging $36,000 to View Body Cam Footage

The New York news station, NY1, is suing the New York Police Department for charging $36,000 to see police body camera footage. A reporter for the news station sent a Freedom of Information Law request to NYPD’s legal office for 190 hours of unedited videos. Four months later, the police department said that they would only show edited clips from the camera for $36,000.

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Residents of NY Town Vote to Keep Seal Depicting White Man Choking Indigenous Person

Welcome to the historic town of Whitesboro, New York where the official emblems of the town features a white man trying to wrestle a Native American to the ground.

In the representative symbol, a white man looks to be grappling with a Native American man, who is identified by the feather on his head. The Native American looks like he is about to admit defeat by the way that he looks with his eyes closed and his head moving backwards.