Filed under: Action, Political Prisoners, Repression, US
Ramsey Orta, the man who filmed the brutal murder of Eric Garner, has been placed in the SHU (Secruity Housing Units, essentially prisons within prisons) for 60 days, the latest in a pattern of targeted harassment and abuse. Orta is currently serving a disgusting four year prison sentence after he was targeted by the NYPD for filming the death of Garner at the hands of the NYPD back in 2014, sparking riots, protests, and uprisings across the US. Garner himself was harassed over selling loose cigarettes, a murderous example of broken windows policing.
Since he began serving his sentence, Ramsey has been repeatedly harassed, assaulted, and attacked by prion guards, and has been placed in solitary confinement on multiple occasions.
— WeCopwatch (@WeCopwatch) January 31, 2018
What We Know
A call was made to the prison several days ago and we were informed that Ramsey was in the SHU after receiving multiple “tickets” by more than one corrections officer. At one point, Ramsey received two in one day.
One of his supporters received a letter on January 23 that said the following:
“How is everything? I hope all is well. As for me, I’m hanging in there. Still dealing with police fucking with me. I might be going to the box soon. I keep getting bullshit tickets. I just caught 3 in one week. . .”
Someone else in Ramsey’s support network visited him and said he looked really pale and was in a bad space. He saying he being continually harassed and violated. Ramsey’s legal support are doing their best, but this abuse is taking a toll on Ramsey, and he needs our support more than ever. We are asking folks to share this post. We are asking folks to write Ramsey and let him know he is not alone.
Inmate Mailing Address:
Ramsey Orta, 16A4200
112 Scotch Settlement Rd,
Gouverneur, NY 13642
You can also donate directly to Ramsey using his Paypal: officialramseyorta [at] gmail.com
More Info: http://RamseyOrta.com