For all his outspoken magnanimity, Charles Ramsey appears to be overly protective of the "Hero" label he may have unduly acquired in the rescue of Amanda Berry earlier this month. Residents on Seymour Avenue certainly aren't buying into the Ramsey-as-Savior narrative.
"It's absolutely false," said Cleveland councilman Brian Cummins in a phone interview this afternoon. After establishing the Courage Fund, Cummins is now focused on the recovery of his Seymour constituents. He's lately been visiting the street to offer counseling services and said that a "huge issue" has become "absolutely apparent" there — Ramsey's lies.
Put bluntly, residents are pissed off.
"The real story, the corroborated story, came out" Cummins said, "but it was buried under the avalanche of media reactions to Charles Ramsey."