In the words of commentator Bomani Jones, “call [Charles Ramsey] what you want, but call him what he is, too”; a hero.
Ramsey, who is responsible for freeing Amanda Berry and two other women who were being held captive at his neighbor’s home, joined CNN’s Anderson Cooper to re-tell the events of that heroic evening which led to the freedom of Berry, 27, Michelle Knight, 32, and DeJesus, who is about 23.
A dishwasher, Ramsey says he is not a hero, telling Cooper that he just had to “do the right thing.” Adding, “Bro, I’m a Christian, an American, and just like you. We bleed same blood, put our pants on the same way. It’s just that you got to put that — being a coward, and I don’t want to get in nobody’s business. You got to put that away for a minute. “
He also says that any reward money should not be given to him, but to the three women who had lost so many years of their lives being held captive, saying, “I tell you what you do, give it to them… you know I got a job anyway” before pulling out his paycheck that he just picked up.
Do you think Ramsey is a hero? What should he get for a reward?
True Hero: Charles Ramsey Talks with CNN’s Anderson Cooper (WATCH) was originally published on blackamericaweb.com