Discussion posted by: David McNamara
Jessica Orta is the estranged wife of Ramsey Orta. Ramsey Orta is the man who filmed the death of Eric Garner and soon after started experiencing what he called police harassment. He claimed that the police sought to avenge themselves by surveilling Orta and manufacturing charges against he and his mother. The Black Lives Matter movement took up his cause, elevating him to hero status and demanding that he be left alone. They were convinced he was being systematically bullied by the NYPD. Eventually, Orta was charged with crimes he claims he did not commit and took a plea deal he asserts was done to prevent charges against his mother. He was eventually sentenced on drug and gun possession charges in 2016 and was released on May 28.