Ramsey Orta told his family “it will be okay” in Staten Island Supreme Court as Justice Stephen Rooney read out his sentence.
As court officers put handcuffs on Orta, protesters stood up in the courtroom, holding their fists in the air, flashing peace signs and chanting, “No justice no peace! F–k these racist police!”
“We’re feeling really upset,” said Lisa Ricardo, Orta’s aunt. “I would tell the police, don’t touch him. Hands off Ramsey. Leave him alone in jail.”
Authorities charged he sold heroin, crack cocaine, marijuana, oxycodone and anti-anxiety pills to an undercover officer nine times. He was also busted with a .25-caliber handgun.
Since filming NYPD cop Daniel Pantaleo put Garner in a fatal chokehold in 2014, Orta has had several run-ins with the law.
His supporters have said he is the victim of police retaliation.
“Ramsey filmed Eric’s last words, and that’s how my child will hear his voice,” said Jewel Miller, the mother of Eric Garner’s youngest child, who attended the sentencing. “Ramsey Orta is a young boy. He’s just getting into adulthood. He’s just becoming a man and it’s really sad.”
Source from : NYdailynews.com