When a drunk man was sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl, that was the moment that Moise Morancy knew he had to jump into action to save the young girl. Morancy wasn’t a superhero, but acted like one in this instant.
Morancy described the tense situation on his Facebook:
So I’m on my way home from the studio finalizing my debut mixtape “Chronicles of a Ghetto Rose” & I’m sitting at the back of the bus when this drunk guy gets on, saying all types of sexual shit to this little girl sitting next to me. At first he started caressing her hand and I saw how uncomfortable it made her…so she let go and put her hands in her pocket. He then proceeded to forcibly do it again. In the process of doing so, he hit my knee and I told him “Yo, bro. Don’t touch me.” Then he started getting aggressive and saying “I can do whatever I want, you BLACK PIECE OF SHIT!” I was so upset that I kept to myself after because I didn’t want the problem to escalate. Out of nowhere, he had the audacity to start feeling on this 15 YEAR OLD girl’s leg. And no one said anything. So I yelled at him so loud that the bus stopped and everyone stared. I said “Yo, my nigga! Don’t fucking touch her again! You heard? Cuz if you do, We gon’ problems!” He replied “I’m a real nigga, so try me.” Instantaneously he reached for his pocket and lunged at me. So I had to defend myself. I quickly gave him a couple combos to the face, knees to the nose and elbows to his neck. After doing so, I told the people on the bus to record and help me restrain him but no one stepped up…until this brave brother Odeh Hammoudeh lent me a hand.
The police eventually came but started arresting me as well. I was so confused and felt criminalized. Why is this happening to me? I was told that I no matter what the circumstances were, I still assaulted him. They put me in the back of the car as I tried to explain myself. He sexually harassed this child! Shortly after this black police officer who was the Sergeant opened the door, congratulated me and ordered to release the handcuffs. To see a black man in a position of power right the wrongs, gave me a little bit of hope for the N.Y.P.D. As I always say not all cops are bad. The good ones just need to step up.
Regarding the incident, I believe that every woman and child should feel protected. I urge people to take action when things are unjust. What do you think? Was I wrong for stepping in?
Moise, who has been skeptical of police in the past, had a newfound respect for law enforcement after a NYPD sergeant called him “the rose that grew from concrete.”
The girl gave him a rose as a thank you, coincidentally, his first mixtape is titled “Chronicles of a Ghetto Rose.”
We need more people like Moise Morancy out in the world.