NEXT COURT DATE - MAY 28TH OF 2015!
BACK GROUND INFORMATION:
22 year old Ramsey Orta suffered a life time of abuse by police. It was quite normal to have friends and associates who suffered the same. The abuse led to arrests for which many had "plea bargained" in order to be released from prison. The only other option, is to plead innocent and remain in prison for a crime you did not commit - until a trial had been scheduled. This trial could be any where from 2 to 3 years before being scheduled! That's 2 to 3 years in prison for a crime you did not commit! And being young and unable to grasp the consequences of "a plea bargain" many plead guilty instead.
So Ramsey Orta has a record, and that record will be used in court to justify the accusations currently waged against him. They will point to what he has been accused of in the past - to justify the accusations being made today. Ramsey's next court appearance will be on May 28th at 9AM in a Staten Island court room. He will be prosecuted by the very same District Attorney's office, who refused to prosecute those who murdered Eric Garner. Ramsey, who has come to "world wide attention" because he filmed the murder - is now being prosecuted by that same District attorney's office!
Niether the public nor the family has any confidence a fair trial will be given. And a demand for "a change of venue" removing the case out of the jurisdiction of the Staten Island District Attorney has been made by the family's new attorney. The results of which remain to be seen. On May 28th Ramsey Orta will appear in court after finally being released from prison. Bail in the amount of $16,250 was donated by the public in order to secure his release. This is the second time the public has "risen" to the occasion. Ramsey was first arrested after the murder of Eric Garner had been deemed "a homicide" and bail in the amount of $75,000 was demanded for his release.
He was released and appeared in court as scheduled to answer the charge of "weapons possession". The prosecution was unable to produce any fingerprints belonging to Ramsey and requested more time to get DNA evidence. Time was granted and they were unable to produce DNA belonging to Ramsey. His court appointed attorney at the time suggested he submit his own. Ramsey agreed, in an attempt to prove his innocence but the prosecution could not say of a certainty the DNA on the weapon in question matched Ramsey's. With "no prints" and "no DNA" positively matching, one would expect the charge against him should of been dropped. But instead his home was "raided" and he, his mother, and several others in the area were all arrested. They were accused of "possession and distribution of an illegal substance".
The mother was released shortly after being arrested and bail has just been obtained for the release of Ramsey. He is expected in court on May 28th to answer the charge against him and the request for a "change of venue" is also hoped to be received and granted. You are asked to come out in support. You are asked to recognize what is being done to Ramsey cannot be accepted or tolerated. It is police who murder who ought to be arrested and charged - not those who film them! And you asked to "come out and say so" loud and
TRANSPORTATION TO THE FERRY!
Click the link below for departure times for the Staten Island Ferry leaving from White Hall Terminal. During rush hour the Ferry departs evert 15 minutes. The Ferry is free and the court house is across the street after you come up the ramp walk way, after exiting the ferry!
*For a list of TRAINS to the Ferry - click on the link below! http://www.siferry.com/getthere.html