May 9, 2013

The hilarious heroes among us - UPDATED

By now I am sure you have read and seen a number of stories related to the Cleveland kidnapping case.  It is unimaginable, the horror that those women have endured.  I am taken aback at the vitriol that is flying, how did the police not know, why had they never escaped before, etc.  Walk a mile in someone else's shoes, why don't you?  There are some sick people in this world and they do some really sick things.  Let's celebrate the victories, even when they seem too long in coming.

This victory in particular, the escape of Amanda Berry, was aided by a neighbor, Charles Ramsey.  Mr. Ramsey has a future in front of the camera.  Let's face it, many people would have ignored a woman screaming if they thought it was a domestic matter, but Charles is so genuine.  And unapologetic.  And descriptive.  With an eye for detail. (And apparently with a little history of his own).

And now, Mr. Ramsey has said that any reward money should go to the victims:
“I tell you what you do, give it to them,” Ramsey told CNN. “Because if folks been following this case since last night, you been following me since last night, you know I got a job anyway.”
As the article's title suggests, this is one of the greatest interviews of all time: 


2 comments:

Titan Mk6B said...

Should I ever meet him I will buy him a beer and a happy meal.

CenTexTim said...

Harper, don't you know you're being racist by spreading this interview around?

Does a Cleveland man's dizzying ascent to viral stardom expose America's racist underbelly?