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June 26th, 2013

Destiny, not popularity, chooses our heroes

Chris Stevenson

Strange days indeed. We began the day of Wednesday the 8th with a black everyman hero garnering nationwide praise following his split-second actions in the rescue of some young girls who were kidnapped, detained and tortured for well over a decade by an unassuming Hispanic school-bus driver, and close out the day with a rare guilty verdict of a reasonably-attractive looking white female in a First Degree Murder case. Change you can’t depend on.

This is a day we can all learn from. Charles Ramsey proves that destiny chooses heroes, not popularity, not cosmetics and-try as they may-not the police. Amanda and Jocelyn Berry, Georgina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight found it’s very possible a black man can save them from pain and humiliation even though much of the country prefers to believe otherwise. And Jodi Arias learned she’s not Casey Anthony.

Headline News (HLN) personality Dr. Drew wrote a column hinting that Jodi was not normal: "Arias never understood love or how to deal with the everyday give and take of a normal relationship," given these facts what else is there but to kill your lover? At least this is now what she is on record as doing to Travis Alexander. Arias met Alexander in September of ‘06, they begin a relationship, two months later she joins his Mormon religion and moves to his state (AZ). They break up in June, but their sexual relationship continues. Although calling herself a saleswoman and photographer, she waits tables and cleans Alexander’s home for extra cash. In May of ‘08 she moves back to California and on June 9th Alexander’s body was found by friends who said he had been shot in the head, slashed and stabbed almost 30 times. The pistol is evidently a stolen 25-caliber belonging to her grandparents.

Police found some evidence linking Arias ad some sex footage on his camera. She was actually on her way to Utah to have a fling with a man she had just met, but she made a detour to Alexander’s home for the last time. An astute Grand Jury indicts her on First Degree Murder on her birthday, June 9th. Her mannerisms after that would harden the most pro-white juror to rule against her from that point. Most glaring is the changes of stories; initially she tells the media during jailhouse interviews that two masked intruders attacked her and Alexander, in August of 2010 she changes it to self defense as a result of physical abuse. Ok now Alexander is supposed to be this evil woman-beater. What a dipstick. No over-thinking or over-analyzing needed for this one folks. If I’m on that jury I’m measuring her for the chair. The hero in the Arias drama is the jury, they had their problems and lost a few, but they maintained level-headed in a no-brainer case and voted unanimously.

On the other hand the actions of Ramsey the night before in Cleveland made a huge difference in saving the lives of three girls and one child. In spite of his hearing and responding to Amanda’s screams for help, representatives of the Cleveland Police Department (CPD) are on a program of gradual revisionist history and began broadcasting she was the only hero. I find it hard to ignore a guy who sees a girl trying to get out of a house, walks up to her porch, kicks the door down with the help of a woman named Angel Cordero, sets her free, and calls 911. In spite of that, another news website called the Smoking Gun (TSG) has dug into Ramsey’s history and found some domestic violence incidents. Cleveland police have a lot of balls for trying to omit Ramsey as a hero. TSG needs to find out how Cleveland police failed to effectively follow-up on several calls from neighbors who say they contacted police when seeing naked women crawling around in the backyard of a home, with dog-leashes, being led around by three men - probably Ariel Castro, Pedro Castro, and Onil Castro - with the CPD arriving, but never going inside.

People on Facebook were upset over the CPD-snub of Ramsey, but I told them a lot of people still don’t understand how the nation’s police sets race policy for civilians. They literally tell you who’s a hero, and who’s not a hero. In cities or towns where there is some racial harmony between blacks and whites, police will step in. They are only too happy to take much of this burden upon themselves. Racial harmony scares many of these urban cops more than crime does. Ramsey said the right thing in public about the girls deserving the reward money, but he still deserves a reward. The problem with the Cleveland police is they refuse to wrap their minds around a hero who looks like the blacks they are trained to arrest.

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