Saturday, January 23, 2021

Tag: Man Who Filmed Police Murder of Eric Garner Says Prison Guards Threatened to Give Him COVID-19

Man Who Filmed Police Murder of Eric Garner Says Prison Guards Threatened to Give Him COVID-19

by Alan Macleod, MintPress News:

WeCopwatch, an activist organization dedicated to the nonviolent observation of police, says that corrections officers threatened to deliberately infect Ramsey Orta for weeks before he tested positive.

Ramsey Orta, the man who filmed the police murder of Eric Garner in July 2014, has been transferred to the medical wing of the Midstate Correctional Facility prison in Marcy, New York. The group WeCopwatch, an activist organization dedicated to the nonviolent observation of the police, noted that corrections officers had for weeks been threatening to deliberately infect him as a punishment for standing up to authority, claiming he was told: “he will be lucky to get out alive.” WeCopwatch considers filming the police abusing their powers like Orta did a civil duty.