BEING THERE: It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue

Felix DeJesus with living room shrine to his daughter Gina, Cleveland, March 3, 2004. NEW YORKER: Ramsey’s 911 call is transfixing. “Yeah hey bro,” it begins, “you check this out.” His intensity, the McDonald’s shout-out, his undoubtedly loose paraphrase of Berry’s account (“This motherfucker done kidnapped me and my daughter”), and also his competence (he does a better job with the essentials like the address than the 911 operator) make him one of those instantly compelling figures who, in the middle of an American tragedy, just start talking—and then we can’t stop listening. MORE CBS NEWS: Chains were hanging from […]