by Alton H. Maddox, Jr.

A bail fund for Ramsey Orta was established to secure his immediate release as a “hostage” from the New York Department of Correction. The “ransom” is Seventy-five Thousand Dollars ($75,000.00). While Rev. Al Sharpton was in Ferguson, MO, with no one attending the store, I chose to become the interim guardian ad litem for Mr. Orta.

Mr. Orta is not only a key witness but also a material witness. A video-tape is not admissible in a court of law unless you lay a foundation. There is a fine print to a videotape. No grand jury investigation can start unless Orta is not a “hostage.” I have to work frantically, especially in light of censorship, in order to secure his release.

I am the only attorney in the United States to have not only secured a special prosecutor but I also successfully secured two special prosecutors. No appointment of a special prosecutor can be made without a “turf war.” This is the problem in Ferguson, MO. I may be going to Ferguson after I secure the release of Ramsey Orta.

It makes no sense to be taking a bus ride over the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge while Ramsey Orta, the material witness, is behind bars. The right to march is protected by the First Amendment. The right to travel is protected by Article IV, sec.2 of the U.S. Constitution. Someone should explain the difference between these constitutional provisions to Rev. Al Sharpton. Dr. Martin L., King, Jr invoked the First Amendment. Paul Robeson invoked Art. IV, sec. 2.

Any deposit to the bail fund is refundable subject to the orders of court. If New York City were Ferguson, MO, I can assure you that Seventy-five Thousand Dollars could be collected by Thursday. If this would happen in New York, it would shock the PBA. It would also allow Blacks to put pressure on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to appoint a special prosecutor and impanel a grand jury. Otherwise, P.O. Daniel Pantaleo is going home to await his pension.

Carver Federal Savings Bank Branches: “Bail Fund for Ramsey Orta” (Account # 500586090)

Manhattan 125th Street Branch 75 West 125th Street at Lenox Avenue New York, NY 10027 Open Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m. –5:30 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Telephone: (718) 230-2900

Pathmark 125th Street Branch (Inside Pathmark Supermarket) 160 East 125th Street at Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10035 Open Monday–Wednesday 10:00 a.m. –7:00 p.m., Thursday–Friday 10:00 a.m. –8:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00a.m. –4:00 p.m., Sunday 10:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m. Telephone: (718) 230-2900

Bradhurst Branch (Inside Pathmark Supermarket) 300 West 145th Street at Frederick Douglass Boulevard New York, NY 10039 Open Monday–Friday 10:00 a.m. –7:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. –3:00p.m. Telephone: (718) 230-2900

Malcolm X Boulevard Branch2 142 Malcolm X Boulevard at West 117th Street New York, NY 10026 Open Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.– 5:30 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. –2:00 p.m. Telephone: (718) 230-2900

Brooklyn Atlantic Terminal Branch 4 Hanson Place at St. Felix Street Brooklyn, NY 11217 Open Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m. –5:30 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. –2:00 p.m. Telephone: (718) 230-2900

Bedford-Stuyvesant – Restoration Plaza Branch 1392 Fulton Street at Restoration Plaza Brooklyn, NY 11216 Open Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Telephone: (718) 230-2900

Crown Heights Branch 1009 Nostrand Avenue at Empire Boulevard Brooklyn, NY 11225 Open Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m. Telephone: (718) 230-2900

Flatbush Branch 833 Flatbush Avenue at Linden Boulevard Brooklyn, NY 11226 Open Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m. Telephone: (718) 230-2900

Queens Jamaica Center Branch 158-45 Archer Avenue at 160th Street Jamaica, NY 11433 Open Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. –2:00 p.m. Telephone: (718) 230-2900

St Albans Branch 115-02 Merrick Boulevard at 115th Street Jamaica, NY 11434 Open Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ATMs on site with 24 hr. access Telephone: (718) 230-2900

Too honest for the White Press and too black for much of today’s Black Press; bullet columnist Alton Maddox upsets the same people and status quo as he did as an uncompromising Defense Attorney. He is also a founding member of the Freedom Party. Please support the movement to Reinstate him. Contact him at c/o UAM P.O. BOX 35 BRONX, NY 10471.