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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Unlikely Hero: Charles Ramsey Helped Free 3 Cleveland women

Aloha,

To all the writers out there who think TV reporting is an easy or boring gig, I present to you an unlikely hero, Mr. Charles Ramsey.

(He's the man who called the police and helped the first of the three women escape from the Cleveland house this past Monday.)

The women had been imprisoned in the house for a decade or more, according to the news reports.

Mr. Ramsey is being asked about his experience after he heard a noise coming from his neighbor's house... and considering all three women are alive and - at least - home with family, his answers are honest, upfront and *awesome.*



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Also, I posted this a few months ago, but once again, here's Irish reporter, Ursula McCarthy, with an update on a recent Dublin court case.


 
 
 
 
(It isn't for real, but it it really funny :)
 
I don't know about you, but if I ever worked as a reporter again, I'd stick with print journalism.
 
Happy Thursday everyone :)
 
 
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19 comments:

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Some students in my reading classes just finished Number the Stars by Lois Lowry, and we spent a long time discussing the theme of the book: Any ordinary person (even a young girl) can be called upon for bravery. At the time, we connected this to the Boston Marathon bombing, where ordinary people who had come to watch a race saved the lives of strangers standing next to them on the street with basic first aid.

This is another perfect example.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Had to laugh about his comment regarding a white girl running into a black man's arms! (Although at my church, that is no big deal.) Thank God he heard the girl screaming for help.

Melanie Schulz said...

I am blown away by this story. Every time I hear about it I'm blown away. God bless that man!

joeh said...

That Dude is a trip! Very refreshing and funny.

Regarding the reporting, it is interesting in all the reporting that this neighborhood seems like a lovely tightknit community of middle class citizens. This bloggers recolection of that area exposes the PC reporting we have today:

http://modmombeyondindiedom.blogspot.com/2013/05/home-bleak-home.html

Shell Flower said...

This story is so crazy. I can't imagine being locked up for 10 years. Those poor girls. And Charles Ramsey is hilarious. "Ain't no pretty white girl gonna run into a black man's arms unless there a problem." Hahaha. Cracks me up.

Natasha Hanova said...

What an amazing story. So glad those women got out alive! Charles would make an interesting fictional character, too.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

I'm glad the women were found alive and that guy's a hero. That video with the female reporter is a classic.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I would love to give Mr. Ramsey a hug! I love him. As my grandmother would say, he isn't putting on any on airs.

I was sad to see the news start to pick him apart for his past. Shoot, doesn't matter where you come from, it only matters where you're going. Hope his life is heading up!

Morgan said...

He is sooooo funny! And awesome! What an amazing story... !!!!

~Sia McKye~ said...

Yes, it was funny at the end when he said what he did about white girl running into the arms of a black man. But over all, wtf? My God, what an awful experience those 3 went through. I'm sure the interviewee felt like an idiot when he realized the dude he had ribs with had kept and imprisoned harem. Ugh.

I'm glad for their families. How wonderful to find them alive.

Your Irish lass was a hoot.

Carrie Butler said...

Charles is a good Ohioan! Thank God these women were found.

Donna K. Weaver said...

I saw the interview with Ramsey, and he seems like a great guy. When the woman identified herself, he recognized her name, thinking she was dead. He didn't think she was nuts but helped her. Go, him!

meradeth said...

I've loved reading about this story this week! Ramsey seems like a great character--someone I'd love to talk with in real life :) Definitely was an interesting end to a insane situation for those women (10 YEARS, holy crud, I can't even imagine!).

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Mark - thanks for highlighting Ramsey .. and thank goodness for investigating, when the neighbourhood had been on 'non-interference watch' for years ... I am so pleased they're all safe and I hope make a reasonable recovery ... though that will be difficult ...

Cheers Hilary

Rachna Chhabria said...

Amazing story, Mark. Thanks for sharing.

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

I saw that interview, too. :) He definitely seems like an interesting guy!
Such a sad story, but thank goodness it has a happy ending. It makes you wonder how many others are still out there waiting to be found.

Al Diaz said...

And once again, I understand very little of what the reporter says. Bad hearing, I guess. :)

Nancy LaRonda Johnson said...

Those are some videos, I tell you! I actually hadn't watched the video before about the kidnappings, so that was a real treat, sad, awesome and funny story.

The second video, I think she probably fired from reading the small print in car commercials before this. Thanks for sharing. Writer’s Mark

Brinda said...

Okay...now I'm going to have to watch more videos with Charles Ramsey. He's a character, isn't he. I'm glad he's the hero in the real-life event.

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