Amazing: 3 missing Ohio women escape kidnappers after nearly a decade

After nearly 10 years after their disappearance, three Ohio women were miraculously found alive Monday just south of downtown Cleveland.

TheBlaze.com reports that one of the women told a 911 dispatcher the person who had taken her was gone, and she pleaded for police officers to come and get her, saying, "I'm free now."

On a recorded 911 call Monday, Berry declared, “I’m Amanda Berry. I’ve been on the news for the last 10 years.”

She said she had been taken by someone and begged for police officers to arrive at the home on Cleveland’s west side before he returned.

“I’ve been kidnapped, and I’ve been missing for 10 years,” she told the dispatcher. “And I’m here. I’m free now.”

Below is the 911 call of Amanda Berry following her rescue:

Police said a 52-year-old man was among those arrested. They released no names and gave no details about the others arrested or what charges they might face. However, Cleveland.com reports that police arrested the owner of the house, Ariel Castro, who has lived in the house since 1992. “Records show he was arrested for domestic  violence in 1993, but a grand jury declined to indict him,” the report adds.

"An amazing development," Glenn said upon reading the news report. "First of all, it's incredible that the women survived. It's really amazing the defense mechanisms we have. It's truly amazing on what we can endure and what we will endure for ten years."

The remarkable story reminded Glenn of a gift he received after the Restoring Love event in Washington D.C. from the family of Hugh Stafford, a veteran who had been held in a Vietnamese prison camp.

"I want to show it to you on television tonight," Glenn told his radio audience. "Here's a guy who was in prison for about ten years in Vietnam, and one of the things that he wrote was, am I going to be mad at my loved ones, because they went on with their life, and they had to, because they thought I was dead, but will I be mad?"

Transitioning back to the newly freed women, Glenn noted that there must be so much going through their minds. At least one of the families knew the man who took the girls. They grew up in the same neighborhood and he was a bus driver up until last fall for the local school.

"It is amazing to me the evil that exists and the evil that is in our own communities," Glenn said.

It's incredible to think that these women were hidden just a few miles away from their homes for ten years without being discovered.

"How do you hide this for ten years?" Pat asked.

A local reporter interviewed the neighbor who helped the girl after he heard her screaming. He was beside himself at the possibility of the three women being trapped there for ten years without knowing. Even though he didn't know what was happening inside his neighbors home, he did have a gut feeling something was wrong there.

"That's what's so amazing," Glenn said.

The neighbor knew that something was wrong in that house.

"That is the gift of fear," he added. "It is the gift of fear.  It is a gift given the each of us. Remember when I have said in the past, there's going to come a time when you are going to hear stop, turn around, go the other way.  Do it."

"It's not just stop, town around, go the other way.  If you feel there's something wrong, you should follow up on that.  You should follow.  There's something wrong here. I'm telling you, as the darkness grows darker, the light will grow lighter. Darkness is merely a shadow — one can't grow without the other.  And so the light will become lighter. Your senses — if you work on it — your senses will become stronger," Glenn said.

Glenn shared that he gets these feelings a lot at book signings. He meets so many people that it's hard to connect with all of them, but from time to time, someone will approach him and he'll get a gut feeling or a prompting to say something.

"I can usually sense in people things," Glenn said, "and Saturday [at a book signing], this guy comes in line, and he looks fine and I have no idea what's going on in his life, but he looks fine, he smiles at me and says, 'Hi, Mr. Beck, how are you?'  I said 'good', signed his book, and I immediately hear, 'tell him everything is going to be okay'."

But the man had already walked away and the line kept moving. Still holding on to that sense that he needed to talk to the man, Glenn eventually excused himself and was able to find and approach him.

"By the time I did that, he was out of the line and almost all the way over to the escalators, it's 50 feet from here.  And so I had to go around the line, around the curtains and go out to where he was. And now I feel really stupid, because as I'm approaching him, he's with two friends and they are laughing.  I'm like he seems fine.  He's fine.  I tap him on the shoulder and I said 'excuse me'.  He said, 'Hey…Oh hey'.  I said, 'I don't know what this means, but I just want you to know everything is going to be fine'," Glenn told listeners.

The man then broke down into tears.

"The reason I tell you this story is because this guy said similar things. He says 'I knew it, I just knew it. I would have pulled this heroic stuff last year.' What was it last year?" Glenn asked. 

"Listen. Listen to the spirit. Listen to that inner voice," Glenn continued. "There's something to it. Now, if that inner voice is saying go kill some people and go get me a ham sandwich, that's probably — that's something else. Something you probably want to not pay attention to that one, but listen to it, because we're all going to need it. And it really truly is a muscle. The more you exercise that muscle, the better it is."

Here's a question unique to our times: "Should I tell my father 'Happy Father's Day,' even though he (she?) is now one of my mothers?"

Father's Day was four days ago, yes, but this story is just weird enough to report on. One enjoyable line to read was this gem from Hollywood Gossip: "Cait is a woman and a transgender icon, but she is also and will always be the father of her six children."

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Imagine reading that to someone ten — even five — years ago. And, honestly, there's something nice about it. But the strangeness of its having ever been written overpowers any emotional impact it might bring.

"So lucky to have you," wrote Kylie Jenner, in the Instagram caption under pre-transition pictures of Bruce Jenner.

Look. I risk sounding like a tabloid by mere dint of having even mentioned this story, but the important element is the cultural sway that's occurring. The original story was that a band of disgruntled Twitter users got outraged about the supposed "transphobic" remarks by Jenner's daughter.

But, what we should be saying is, "who the hell cares?" Who cares what one Jenner says to another — and more importantly and on a far deeper level — who cares what some anonymous Twitter user has to say?

When are we going to stop playing into the hands of the Twitter mob?

When are we going to stop playing into the hands of the Twitter mob? Because, at the moment, they've got it pretty good. They have a nifty relationship with the mainstream media: One or two Twitter users get outraged by any given thing — in this case Jenner and supposed transphobia. In return, the mainstream media use the Twitter comment as a source.

Then, a larger Twitter audience points to the article itself as proof that there's some kind of systemic justice at play. It's a closed-market currency, where the negative feedback loop of proof and evidence is composed of faulty accusations. Isn't it a hell of a time to be alive?

These days, when Americans decide to be outraged about something, we really go all out.

This week's outrage is, of course, the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy toward illegal immigration along the southern border. Specifically, people are upset over the part of the policy that separates children from their parents when the parents get arrested.

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Lost in all the outrage is that the President is being proactive about border security and is simply enforcing the law. Yes, we need to figure out a less clumsy, more compassionate way of enforcing the law, but children are not being flung into dungeons and fed maggots as the media would have you believe.

But having calm, reasonable debates about these things isn't the way it's done anymore. You have to make strong, sweeping announcements so the world knows how righteous your indignation is.

That's why yesterday, the governors of Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island and Connecticut declared they are withholding or recalling their National Guard troops from the U.S.-Mexico border until this policy of separating children from their parents is rescinded.

Adding to the media stunt nature of this entire "crisis," it turns out this defiant announcement from these five governors is mostly symbolic. Because two months ago, when President Trump called for 4,000 additional National Guard troops to help patrol the border, large numbers of troops were not requested from those five states. In fact, no troops were requested at all from Rhode Island. But that didn't stop Rhode Island's Democratic governor, Gina Raimondo, from announcing she would refuse to send troops if she were asked. She called the family separation policy, "immoral, unjust and un-American."

There's so much outrage, we're running short on adjectives.

The governors of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York all used the word "inhumane" in their statements condemning the Trump administration policy. There's so much outrage, we're running short on adjectives.

In a totally unrelated coincidence, four of these five governors are running for re-election this year.

I've made my position clear — separating these children from their parents is a bad policy and we need to stop. We need to treat these immigrants with the kind of compassion we'd want for our own children. And I said the same thing in 2014 when no one cared about the border crisis.

If consistency could replace even just a sliver of the outrage in America, we would all be a lot better off.

I think we can all agree, both on the Left and the Right, that children who have been caught up in illegal immigration is an awful situation. But apparently what no one can agree on is when it matters to them. This past weekend, it suddenly — and even a little magically — began to matter to the Left. Seemingly out of nowhere, they all collectively realized this was a problem and all rushed to blame the Trump administration.

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Here's Rachel Maddow yesterday:

I seem to remember getting mocked by the Left for showing emotion on TV, but I'll give her a pass here. This is an emotional situation. But this is what I can't give her a pass on: where the heck was this outrage and emotion back in 2014? Because the same situation going on today — that stuff Maddow and the rest of the Left have only just now woken up to — was going on back in July 2014! And it was arguably worse back then.

I practically begged and pleaded for people to wake up to what was going on. We had to shed light on how our immigration system was being manipulated by people breaking our laws, and they were using kids as pawns to get it done. But unlike the gusto the Left is using now to report this story, let's take a look at what Rachel Maddow thought was more important back in 2014.

On July 1, 2014, Maddow opened her show with a riveting monologue on how President Obama was hosting a World Cup viewing party. That's hard-hitting stuff right there.

On July 2, 2014, Maddow actually acknowledged kids were at the border, but she referenced Health and Human Services only briefly and completely rushed through what was actually happening to these kids. She made a vague statement about a "policy" stating where kids were being taken after their arrival. She also blamed Congress for not acting.

See any difference in reporting there from today? That "policy" she referenced has suddenly become Trump's "new" policy, and it isn't Congress's fault… it's all on the President.

She goes on throughout the week.

On July 7, 2014, her top story was something on the Koch brothers. Immigration was only briefly mentioned at the end of the show. This trend continued all the way through the week. I went to the border on July 19. Did she cover it? Nope. In fact, she didn't mention kids at the border for the rest of the month. NOT AT ALL.

Do you care about immigrant kids who have been caught in the middle of a broken immigration system or not?

Make up your minds. Is this an important issue or not? Do you care about immigrant kids who have been caught in the middle of a broken immigration system or not? Do you even care to fix it, or is this what it looks like — just another phony, addicted-to-outrage political stunt?

UPDATE: Here's how this discussion went on radio. Watch the video below.

Glenn gives Rachel Maddow the benefit of the doubt

Rachel Maddow broke down in tears live on her MSNBC show over border crisis.

Progressives think the Obamas are a gift to the world. But their gift is apparently more of the metaphorical kind. It doesn't extend to helpful, tangible things like saving taxpayers money. Illinois has approved $224 million to pay for street and transportation upgrades around the planned site of the Obama Presidential Center. The catch is that Illinois taxpayers will have to cover $200 million of that cost. For a presidential museum.

Eight years of multiplying the national debt wasn't enough for Barack Obama. Old fleecing habits die hard. What's another $200 million here and there, especially for something as important as an Obama tribute center?

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That's all well and good except Illinois can't even fund its pension system. The state has a $137 billion funding shortfall. That means every person in Illinois owes $11,000 for pensions, and there is no plan to fix the mess. Unless Illinois progressives have discovered a new kind of math, this doesn't really add up. You can't fund pensions, but you're going to figure out a way to milk the public for another $200 million to help cover the cost of a library?

It's hard to imagine who in their right mind would think this will be money well spent. Well, except for maybe Chicago Mayor and former Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel who said, "The state's… investment in infrastructure improvements near the Obama Center on the South Side of Chicago is money well spent."

Some presidential overreach lasts longer than others.

The spending has already been signed into law, even though the Obama library has not received construction approval yet. Part of the holdup is that the proposed site is on public land in historic Jackson Park. That doesn't seem very progressive of the Obamas, but, you know, for certain presidents, you go above and beyond. It's just what you do. Some presidential overreach lasts longer than others.

Here's the thing about taxing the peasants so the king can build a fancy monument to himself – it's wrong. And completely unnecessary. The Obamas have the richest friends on the planet who could fund this project in their sleep. If the world simply must have a tricked-out Obama museum, then let private citizens take out their wallets voluntarily.

As the Mercury Museum proved this weekend, it is possible to build an exhibit with amazing artifacts that attracts a ton of visitors – and it cost taxpayers approximately zero dollars.