Now the NYPD is making 22 year-old Ramsey Orta’s life a living hell. His wife says Orta, who filmed Garner’s tragic death, has been stalked by the NYPD for weeks now. On Saturday, officers arrested him on charges she says are bogus. They park across the street, they follow him. I’m speaking [about] the NYPD. It’s obvious. Once they rule [Eric Garner’s death] a homicide, now you all of a sudden find something on him? Come on, let’s be realistic. Even the dumbest criminal would know not to be doing something like that outside. So the whole story doesn’t fit at all. The NYPD can track anyone as they move through New York, by monitoring their car’s movements via license plate readers and EZ Pass sniffers, tracking their cell phone using Stingrays, monitoring the CCTV cameras in their neighborhood, or following them around in person. There’s nowhere to hide if they want to watch you. Some people say they have nothing to hide, and so don’t worry about this kind of pervasive, dragnet spying. If you haven’t done anything wrong, why worry? Ramsey Orta’s case shows that you never know when you’ll end up a target of government spying. Orta sure didn’t want the cops to kill his friend, but he did the brave thing and filmed it, uploading it to the internet for the world to see. That was more than enough to sick the NYPD’s omniscient eye on him.