Skip to comments.Listen to Amanda Berry's frantic 9-1-1 call to police
Posted on 05/06/2013 10:14:10 PM PDT by Morgana
I'm here. I'm free now," a frantic Amanda Berry told a 9-1-1 telephone operator moments after she escaped 10 years of captivity on Cleveland's West Side.
The Cleveland law Department released recordings this evening of calls to 9-1-1 about the discovery of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, all of whom disappeared a decade or more ago.
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“Top flight police work, that’s all there is to it.” — Cool Hand Luke
Tomorrow, questions about the competence of the Cleveland PD will be raised.
10 years inside the same house?
Ariel Castro is the 52-year-old man who was arrested today after allegedly kidnapping and then holding Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight captive in his basement in Cleveland for a decade. In a weird twist, it looks like Castro was actually a reporter who wrote an article in the Plain Press about the DeJesus case back in 2004.
Remember that little girl who was held out in California? Don’t recall her name, but she was held about as long in the dude’s back yard. The sheriff did spot checks on him and still never found her.
I have seen comments below some news reports that this was written by Ariel Castro’s son, who shares his name. Not sure what to believe.
The local news has reported that that paper is a neighborhood project that anyone can submit articles too, so not a real reporter, no.
He looks Chinese.
Imagine if they had been in Benghazi - they would have never been rescued.
Oh, hell yeah, they'll show up before too long. Just as soon as we get a car free. And you're gonna have to wait until our officers finish their lunch break, but that shouldn't take too long. Hey, a cop's gotta eat sometime, am I right or am I right? Heh, heh, heh. Don't you worry 'bout a thing little lady, we're on the case! Say, you wouldn't have a dog by any chance? No? Damn. Well, good talkin' with ya! They say the best things come to those who wait, so you just keep on waitin'! Heh, heh, heh. < click >
Thanks. Priceless! Bet he goes viral.
To Charles (the black MAN) who didn’t just walk away: you make me proud to be an American. Apparently there are some left.
To this monster: nothing. To the barely useful “authorities”: do your d@mn job and fry the monster who held these women and girls. I know it is a lot to ask, but do your d@mn job.
Charles is awesome!! Good for you, Charles!!!! Good job!
It was an interesting interview. I watched it on YouTube. Seemed easiest to watch there.
He said he knew there was something wrong when a young white girl ran over to a black man and put her arms around me
That 911 operator was terrible.
Now they have arrested the schmuck’s two other brothers..they ALL knew what was going on in that house and did NOTHING..as far as Charles Ramsey goes he is AWESOME..a HERO..he could have done nothing but he jumped in because he knew he had to do the right thing, he saved these three women’s lives and the life of that 6 year old child Amanda Berry gave birth to.
Well, Charles is black (his own words), so we as Conservatives must hate him. /libthink /MSM /SARC /spit
To Mr. Charles Ramsey: the content of your character in this one act proves you to be an exceptional individual. And I’m sure you don’t think so, which actually proves the point.
There are or we’re rewards for the Berry and DeJesus girls. I hope dear Charles gets the rewards.
It didn't take him long to figure out something was wrong, and didn't let it go. He dealt with it. Definitely a hero.
I look at the content of a person’s character and to me Mr Ramsey is a damn good dude..and a funny one too!! We need more Charles Ramseys in the world and less scum bags like Ariel Castro and his disgusting brothers
What the h3ll is that outfit? Muslim convert? We know he’s an all purpose slime.
There’s something fishy about this story......
Hispanic Asians = Philippines
Puerto Rican flag hanging on the house.
You can forget that.
They have shown their incompetence on many occasions. However, in their defense on this one, They had NO CLUES! These girls where abducted in broad daylight, but not one witness. They where held prisoner in a home that was less than ten feet from hoes on either side and their captor was KNOWN and was part of the community. Neighbors had NO CLUE! None what so ever!
My mother was Gina Dejesus’s Second Grade teacher. My Brother-In-law was Amanda Berry’s Fifth Grade Teacher.
These girls abductions haunted the Cleveland Police and some very good seasoned investigators where unable to get one real clue as to their abductor or the girls whereabouts.
This is a true head scratcher. A true Believe It OR Not Story. It is really nothing short of a miracle.
The 911 operator gets crank calls all the time.
I would have been more than skeptical had ‘Amanda Berry’ called me. These Girls where believed dead. They had been missing without a trace, not one trace, for over a decade each. It would be akin to having Abraham Lincoln calling to report a gun shot wound to his own head.
These two girls where house hold names in Cleveland. Every one who had even minor interests in local affairs had heard of these two girls. They where believed to be related cases of an active serial killer or White Slavery ring that would kidnap girls and force them into prostitution. They had even acted on reports and dug up drive ways and backyards in the neighborhood as recently as last summer. They where never able to locate ANY evidence of any kind.
It is a couple of their parents died without knowing what happened to their children.
It is a tragedy for their parents who died not knowing what happened to their kids.
I cannot think of a punishment bad enough to suit this crime. The house must have been turned into a prison in order to hold these girls un noticed for ten years.
There are more out there, and when the cops come up short it falls upon us citizens to come to action.
All the authorities think about nowadays is following illegal orders from an illegal POTUS, they don’t care about missing persons like this.
Sure on a much local scale their are good cops and sheriffs but the Feds, nope all they want is absolute control, to them we are the kidnapped.
I loved it when Charles got a little fed up with the constant loud, repetitious questions! Quite a man.
A white Hispanic?
I was not impressed by her.
Looks like a chinese hispanic to me.
I guess the clueless dispatcher didn’t know if a cop car was available because most of them were parked around various doughnut shops. Shame on the Cleveland Police Dept. if they claim one shed of credit for this rescue after TEN YEARS of doing absolutely nothing.
And yes, Mr. Ramsey, the rescuer, should get the $25,000 reward for finding Amanda Berry.
It’s a false flag operation. Done by Obama himself.
Good insight, thanks. Is the area of town one where there is not cooperation with law enforcement (”stitches for snitches”)?
At first, maybe. But after the years go by, people give up hope and don't try to get away. Their brains get reprogrammed with fear and helplessness. I'm glad that a light of courage flickered in Amanda and she was able to start the process of escaping.
Jaycee Dugard, I think.
If things were right in this country these creeps would be lined up in front of the house and executed today. Following that the house should be burned and their worthless corpses be thrown into the fire. When burned the debris should be cleared leaving a bare vacant lot for all time. NO flowers, no trees, no grass, just a stark bare vacant lot with a small sign with the names of the criminals and their crime and that they were executed by citizens who sought justice for monstrous animal crimes against innocent humans.
What investigation is needed? What more do we really need to know?
It is a mixed working class neighborhood just South of Downtown Cleveland. It is NOT gentrified like Ohio City or Tremont, but it is not a terrible neighborhood. It is mostly Latino, primarily Puerto Rican. It is no more anti-police than any other working class neighborhood..
This is an inner city neighborhood. the houses are literally on top of each other. They are NOT row houses, but in many instances are less than five feet apart. Much of the parking in this area is street parking or of an alley.
Cleveland is one of the most densely populated cities in the country, even after losing 40% of it’s population to the suburbs in the past fifty years. Even in West Park where I live and we have no boarded up or vacant homes, it is tight. I have neighbors houses 10’ on either side of my home and have close to fifty thousand people in my neighborhood that encompasses only a few square miles. The entire City is less than 75 Square Miles. That includes the massive industrial areas of the near East and West sides and the entire ‘Working Flats’ area of the Cuyahoga River Valley.
That is what makes this story even more incredible. How the Heck did this guy hide three women and one child in a 100+ year old home of no more than 1200 SQ’?
He was out and about. He was KNOWN to the neighbors, He had a job. He went to neighborhood events and cook outs. It is entirely strange and unbelievable!
These are the type of crimes for which the death penalty should be expanded. Murder and treason not enough.