So how about this Amanda Berry kidnap & rescue story?

UPDATE: Amanda Berry’s hero Charles Ramsey was arrested convicted three times for domestic violence, and sentence to prison twice for it.


I was visiting my family in Chicago and vaguely heard about this Amanda Berry story last night – I heard her savior Charles Ramsey talking about a white girl running into the arms of a black man, and kind of scratched my head. Just had time to delve into it now.  And wow. Ten years. My God.

Okay, for those who were living with me under a rock.  13, 17 and 22 year old women get kidnapped in Cleveland. No one can find them. Ten years pass.  Guy hears woman screaming bloody murder from a locked house.  He knocks down part of the door, she comes out, and it’s Amanda Berry, one of the three kidnap victims.  The other two are in side the house.  Guy calls 911. Has a colorful conversation, below. Cops rescue other 2 women. Three guys who held them are under arrest.

And this Charles Ramsey guy who saved her is a riot. CNN:

He added, “I knew something was wrong when a little, pretty white girl ran into a black man’s arms. Something is wrong here. Dead giveaway.”

In one of the top tweets about Ramsey, comedian Patton Oswalt wrote, “Dear Charles Ramsey: I am not a little pretty white girl, but I totally want to run into your black arms. #hero.”


Here’s the audio of Charles Ramsey’s 911 call:

And CBS News has done a transcript.

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  • fromaway46

    You are on the money girl.

  • ckg1

    I don’t debate half wits. Oh, sorry, that’s presuming you HAVE wits.

  • ckg1

    I’m not defensive. You’re going so far off topic it isn’t funny.

  • ckg1

    Totally reeking of LAMENESS.

  • ckg1

    Well, The Rock says “Take your Obama Sock Puppet meme…which was old the first time you said it…and now look, it’s the THIRD time…shine it up nice and good…turn that sumbitch sideways…AND STICK IT STRAIGHT UP YOUR CANDY ASS!”

  • ckg1

    Just like Neil Young said back in the day, “I work for NOBODY”(in politics, that is).

  • ckg1

    I voted for Rocky Anderson last year, MORON.

    You’ve SERIOUSLY pissed me off. Care to keep doing it some more? ‘Cause I’ve got a WHOLE lot of piss and vinegar left in the tank. And I have not even BEGUN to fight.

  • olcinius

    CKG1 Is in fact a sock puppet working for someone:
    “Take some more meds” – Construction start date was:
    September 11,1941 – Pentagon =-D How did those damn terrorist know that was the anniversary date? LMAO

    The media totes that all these gun murders have been intellectual/smart, but mentally deranged. INFORMATION in the US is becoming a crime. So to cure these people who speak out we must insist on curing them with medication. Why do you think american television has so many “reality shows” based on low IQ people? Don’t make me list all of them lol

    Columbine shooting Colorado 4 Shooters
    Harris’s parents were Air Force. He complained about experiments by the US Air Force being done on him and had hoped Colorado would be a change. Sadly not.

    Sandy Hook Shooting – More than one shooter
    Aurora Shooting Colorado – Two Shooters or more

    Sept 11, 2001 – 100 mossad agents arrested three days after


    The US did indeed put Saddam Hussein into power. ;)


  • olcinius

    So far you haven’t rebutted any of what I have claimed. Why the forked tongue of attack, but intellectually deficient of actual conversation to prove me wrong.

    I’m sure OBAMA SOCK PUPPET has to have a couple of people writing some kind of pro american rant with a little more substance than “Go FUCK yourself, Olcinius” to take down the chatter on the internet.


  • olcinius

    Thank you! Why so defensive? OBAMA SOCK PUPPET

  • olcinius


  • olcinius


  • olcinius

    One last addition to my statement you Obama Sock PUPPET:
    excerpt from “article” –
    He added,
    “I knew something was wrong when a

    pretty white girl
    ran into a

    black man’s arms.
    Something is wrong here.

    Dead giveaway.”

  • olcinius

    Are you too stupid to figure it out? Obama Sock Puppet :D

  • olcinius

    Thats your response? Obama Sock Puppet? Google it you ….. :)

  • ckg1

    Whereas you’re dumping more sh** than Seabiscuit did in his stall.

  • ckg1

    Never mind a different calendar and year…

    Olcinus is in a different UNIVERSE.

  • ckg1

    Go FUCK yourself, Olcinus.

  • ckg1

    Take some more meds.

    God knows you need them.

  • ckg1

    What the FUCK are you talking about?

  • olcinius

    Did you know: On the night that the Aurora Bat Man Shooting occurred in Colorado it was reported by someone in the building at the time that an alarm sounded: ‘Murder in the building’.

    Next day in front of cameras she corrected her lines: ‘Emergency in the building’

    Holly-WEIRD is being acted out right in front your faces and all you can see is sadness. 6 Corporations could careless about Americans or their lives. A dead American is a profitable one. What exactly does a BILLIONAIRE lose from 100 dead Americans or 10000 Dead Americans? NADA, but cashing in on a whole LOT OF MONEY. BILLIONAIRES are not wealthy cause they have gold or paper(money), but because they own INDUSTRIES of bomb making, oil refineries, etc………. These are the terrorists manipulating your emotions to make them money. The 1% does not exist. THINK MUCH, MUCH SMALLER.

  • olcinius

    Osama Bin Laden – FBI Wanted him for actions done in Aug 7, 1998 not September 11, 2001. Americans need to wake up. BBC has done many reports on the ludicrous organization the CIA calls a terrorist: al qaeda. The conclusion- Never existed! Why then would the US want to get into Afghanistan? Could it be one thing ……. POPPY FIELDS?! Could it be the CIA is protecting the drug trade and exploiting it around the world?

    ‘Operation Mockingbird’ never went away.

  • olcinius

    September 11,1941 – Pentagon =-D

  • olcinius

    1991 – Noahide Law ( Welcome to judea America)
    the goi will sacrifice for the chosen.

  • olcinius

    The reason I am pointing out another countries Queen is for this very fact:

    The royal family of england never left American lives. ‘The American Revolution'(funding by the crown of england) was nothing more than a deception by the king of england himself to make us indebted to the crown forever. The british crown makes decisions on the American Social Security all the time.

    Why do you think American money has so many ancient symbols on it?

  • olcinius

    MAY 9, 2013- NEW MOON

    Mothers Day is in 3 Days (Queen of England ;)

    This is the crescent Moon when see the first peak of light, this is a time of newness, the beginning of relationships, the beginning of a new venture, the energy of this phase promotes new beginnings on any level. This is the time for change and for being open to, and looking for new opportunities, tilling the soil and planting seeds actually, and the seeds of ideas.

    New Moon on 9 May 2013 at 8:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

    Hold on to your panties everyone cause sh*ts about to hit the fan.

  • olcinius


    The queen of england has his birthday on April 21. Celebration wont take place until June. WHY?!?! Could it be they go off a different calendar and year? LOL Yes ;)

  • olcinius

    Its time for Americans to realize that their lives are the ones they need to focus on. I hear day in and day out of a “Homosexual” agenda and yet I watch tv and see a completely different take on this so called agenda. All these agendas that people are so worried about is an eventual agenda to come after you and your family while you are focused on these “SENSATIONALIZED” news stories.

    Prime Example: 1980 WWII Holocaust was being proven fake. OTTO FRANK: Anne Frank Diary (Sued over copyright) ………. BAM


    The phases of the moon will determine your likelihood of a terrorist attack or some ‘news’ event
    (70% Waning Moon)September 11, 1941 (Building Start Date)
    Last quarter Moon on 13 September 1941 at 2:32 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

    As the Moon decreases in size, it goes from full to dark, and this is a time of letting go, it is also a time of completion. If you have been wanting to change something in your life, this is the perfect time. It is also a time of ending anything that doesn’t work in your life, this may be a habit, a relationship, or paying attention to matters associated with legal matters, this is a time to pay attention to anything that you have been procrastinating about.

    (41%Waning Moon)September 11, 2001 (Partially Destroyed)
    Last quarter Moon on 10 September 2001 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

    MAY 9, 2013- The queen of england has his birthday on April 21. Celebration wont take place until June. WHY?!?! Could it be they go off a different calendar and year? LOL Yes ;)

  • olcinius

    These 6 Corporations Control 90% Of The Media In America


    HOLLY: Other Names- Christ Thorn, Holy Tree, Hulver, Holme, Holme Chase, bats wings, Aquifolium, Tinne, Black drink plant

    Romans sent boughs of holly and gifts to their friends during Saturnalia. Holly is masculine in nature and is associated with Mars, or Saturn and the element of fire.

    Thank you CKG1 for enjoying nightly sacrifices on your favourite tv shows and giving your heart felt sympathy to the stories that become ludicrous national news stories.

    Here is a final quote for Obamas Sock Puppets:

    “You could get a journalist cheaper than a good call girl, for a couple hundred dollars a month.” – CIA operative discussing with Philip Graham, editor Washington Post, on the availability and prices of journalists willing to peddle CIA propaganda and cover stories. “Katherine The Great,” by Deborah Davis (New York: Sheridan Square Press, 1991)

  • olcinius

    The mother is dead. Sylvia the psychic is being bashed for being “wrong”. If anyone can find a decent picture of the original amanda and an old picture to compare and overlay I think then we will only know the truth. As for Beverly: It is time for people to wake up and realize that the MEDIA is OWNED,CONTROLLED by the CFR, ROCKEFELLER, MOSSAD(ISRAEL) and many many many JEWS for the goi.

  • lynchie

    Yeah but it is only effective if you wrap it 14 times around your head and seal it with duct tape.

  • lynchie

    Well hopefully he would have had a whole bunch of guns and a huge shoot out would occur and the girls would be killed. What is your point ass hat. We all need guns…..dumbass.

  • I don’t respond to troll-bait.

  • flocculent

    self-unaware much?

  • flocculent

    So you made some men uncomfortable. Good for you. What exactly do you think you achieved? Is even one woman safer because you are a snark-meister, or did you merely in another wedge?

  • ezpz

    Wow. Thanks. I just heard that the ex (common law) wife, mother of the daughters he often abducted, did die of brain cancer.
    Sad – and scary – what human beings (I use the term loosely) are capable of.

  • Jeffrey Dahmer was a cannibal, who specialized in gay boy stew..

  • PeteWa

    and the perpetrators are vastly in the male category.

  • Some are clearly uncomfortable admitting this kind of crime 99.99% of the time only happens to women.

  • Absolutely no leeway. There are protocols, and they make the difference between life and death. A snotty 911 attitude is dangerous and can cost lives.

  • I can just see 911/her: Lilly Tomlin chewing gum, doing her nails, pissed that she had to put down that Vogue she stole from the dentist’s office.

  • “The CPD denies getting the calls.” I don’t doubt it. Domestic abuse is a matter of private marital affairs among the Blue crowd, because so many of them are abusers themselves.

  • The latest thing is mylar, because they found it at area 51 and makes one invisible.

  • Good god, let’s hope so.

  • PeteWa

    np, it’s ridiculous the way people were trying to take apart your comment.

  • Thanks Pete.

  • ckg1

    Uh…has anyone thought that Bev has got her sarcasm meter running at full speed?

  • pappyvet

    Just for conversation sake;

    Lets suppose just for a moment that one of the brothers had caught Amanda trying to get Mr. Ramsey’s attention.

    What do you suppose would have happened if that brother then shot Mr. Ramsey to death when he kicked open the door and then hid the girls? What I wonder would happen next?

  • millsapian87

    2/10, obvious troll.

  • My, aren’t you a gas!

  • I’d go there with you!

  • Did ‘they’ just let you out?

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    I understand that Walmart has a sale on aluminum foil. You had better go stock up on hat material.

  • Beverly

    I don’t believe this story. I think it is a hoax. It just doesn’t sound right. You can’t believe everything on TV. That Black man is probably an actor. The government wants us to get caught up in and talking about these types of hoax stories like Sandy Hook, Boston Marathon, and Dorner, so they can enact policies without us being aware to restrict our rights.

  • Trish Collier

    The amazing thing about Mr. Ramsey is that he did not need to fire one bullet!

  • Dial it back Kiki

    Condescending much?

  • Amen, sister.

  • I’m great, thanks. Garden is going well and I recently found a new client for my business. How’s by you?

  • PeteWa

    while it’s true that this does happen to both sexes, you seemed to have missed the entirety of Becca’s point as your example of Jeffrey Dahmer was not a ‘trio of slatternly women’, nor was he even one woman.

  • lynchie

    It is exhibited in the military (current flap about assaults on women), trying to deny right to choose to have an abortion and if they can use contraception, etc., etc. There is still a number of men who use that little peanut of a lizard brain in their attitudes towards women and their role in this world. by the way forget the down votes, wear them as a badge of honor. You know you have touched a nerve.

  • A-8

    Um, Jeffrey Dahmer? Certainly does happen to men/boys, too. Incredibly sad and disturbing either way.

  • Clevelandchick

    Some very horrific details have surfaced, they’ve been covering them on Gawker. Michelle Knight, the oldest to be kidnapped, said there was a 4th woman and one day she just disappeared. Neighbors called police over the last few years – different neighbors recounting the same story – naked women in the house or backyard crawling on the ground in dog collars and on leashes being controlled by 3 men. The police never responded. The CPD denies getting the calls. But as a Cleveland resident who lives not far from where the girls grew up and were held, I have had several experiences with the CPD not responding to calls.

    Castro was friends with family members of two of the girls taken. His daughter was with DeJesus the day she disappeared and also participated in the search for her. He had a record of serious domestic violence (beat his wife when she was recovering from brain surgery, almost killed her) and violated the custody court order by abducting their daughters often. The sketch of the person of interest the cops had on file looks EXACTLY like him. Why this guy was not investigated from the get-go is gob-smacking.

  • Suemarie

    I saw Anderson Cooper interview Charles Ramsey last night. When Anderson asked about Mr Ramsey maybe getting a reward, he said any money should go to the women rescued and that he had a job and didn’t need it. A hero indeed!

  • flocculent

    Gents? Dial it back Kiki, this isn’t about procreation or even sex. It’s about mental illness and power.

    Unless you count the nuns. Magdalene Laundry. Google it.

  • flocculent

    He wasn’t being suspicious, and it’s not his job to determine if it was a hoax, anyway. That was a methodical way to get the information he needed and get the po-po rolling ASAP. Every operator has their own style, but the info they collect is the same.

  • loona_c

    And good on Amanda for being so insistent and assertive, especially after all she’s endured. Does anyone (else) worry that this kind of thing happens more than we’d like to think?? There’s the girl in Germany who was locked in a dungeon for 20 years by her dad and had 7 children with him. Elizabeth Smart, Jaycee Dugar?

  • milli2

    I’d give them a little leeway here – in a city they most definitely get a lot of calls that turn out to be jokes. I would get a little suspicious too if a guy called me and asked me to check this out and talk to me about about eating McDonald’s. That being said, I think the operator that was talking to the girl finally took her seriously when the girl demanded that a car come now – not when one is available. The operator also should have stayed on the line with her until one showed up.

  • TheOriginalLiz

    Are 911 operators actually human beings? They seem to have neither smarts nor empathy.

  • StraightGrandmother

    Charles Ramsey didn’t turn away, he heard a woman screaming and he went to check it out. He is a Hero.

  • StraightGrandmother

    Hey Becca, how you doing?

  • Bring on the down-votes, assholes.

  • Paul

    Anyone with hair like that, you know is going to be funny.

  • Oh, and by the way, cases like this are why I don’t think it’s at all exaggeration or hyperbole on my part to suggest there are more than just a few men out there who truly believe women are supposed to be property.

    Not all of them, or even most of them, or even a very large minority — at least in western civilization anyway. But enough of them do exist that these crimes against women aren’t rare at all.

  • The one who spoke with Amanda Berry was kind of infuriating. “I’ll send a car as soon as one is open.”

    Grrr! No, you moron, this is a kidnapping! And two other women are still in the house!

    Anyway, I’m glad Amanda stood her ground. She must have a backbone of adamantium to hold onto the hope of rescue for that long, and to keep trying for it.

  • Horrific story. A good ending. I hope those sons of bitches rot in jail for the rest of their days. And I hope those women have access to scads of therapy and support, because they’re going to need it.

    And I’m really really sorry to do this, but I can’t resist:

    All you gents out there. Can you imagine, deep down, that this kind of crime would EVER happen to a man? Y’know — a young attractive man or teen kidnapped, kept locked in a stinking shit-hole house for a decade, beaten and raped frequently by a trio of slatternly women who believe that a mate is just something you pick up off the street as one likes, consent being irrelevant and unnecessary?

    This happens to women all the time.

    And this is also when the topic of abductions and rapes comes into the news, I have to spend a whole lot more time in deep meditation to try to keep my equanimity. Put me in a room with one of these animals and a Kershaw flip-knife in my hand, and there’s every chance I’d forget all of my pacifist ideals.

  • davidinchelseama

    I’m pretty sure that’s the same dude who saw Superman come out through the revolving doors in that first Superman film. “That’s a BAD OUT…..FIT !!!!!”

    Seriously, though, this guy is all sorts of awesome.

  • judybrowni

    That Charles Ramsey is one wonderfully jive talking hero, and the abducted women are heroines.

  • UncleBucky

    Oh, I love dealing with 9-1-1 operators. Their shoes are on so tight they can’t shuck them and put their feet in someone else’s shoes. No matter where you go, it seems.

  • Joneses

    UGH, Ariel was a friend to DeJesus’ father and their daughters were best friends. I beieve Ariel’s son wrote an article on the missing girls. Three young ladies used for sex and other things. GAWD.

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