Cleveland rescue: “I barbecued with this dude, we ate ribs and listened to salsa music…”

An amazing video interview featuring Charles Ramsey one of those who rescued the three women held captive in Cleveland, not least at the end when he says, “Bro, I knew something was wrong when a little pretty white girl ran into a black man’s arms. Something is wrong here. Dead give away. Dead give away..”

H/T Sheila on Facebook, check out the write up on the New Yorker’s blog

For Berry and the others to be rescued, in other words, two things had to happen: she had to never forget who she was, and that who she was mattered; and Ramsey needed to not care who she might be at all—to think that all that mattered was that a woman was trapped behind a door that wouldn’t open, and to walk onto the porch.

As noted here before, interruption is one key to the prevention of violence..

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