The chokehold death of Eric Garner would never have received national attention and outrage that it has without the videotaping by Ramsey Orta of Garner's murder.
Before the videotape can be admitted into evidence, Orta must lay the foundation for its admissibility. Therefore, Orta is a material witness in the criminal prosecution of Garner’s killers.
I have been informed that Dr. Johnny Youngblood expressed fears about Orta’s personal safety.
The medical examiner's...