We have another case of a faked ‘hate crime,’ this one involving a Black Louisiana woman who burned herself and then blamed it on the Ku Klux Klan. Predictably, the Federal Government had rushed to investigate the possibility of a ‘hate crime’ which could be blamed upon White Southerners. However, police in Louisiana have contradicted the woman’s story and presented evidence showing that she actually burned herself. The Calarion-Ledger is running an article from the Associated Press reporting on the story:
Forensic evidence indicates that a 20-year woman suffering from extensive burns set herself on fire then invented a story about being doused in flammable liquid by three men who she said also wrote the initials KKK and a racial slur on her car, state police said Tuesday.
On Sunday at 8 p.m., Sharmeka Moffitt called 911 from a walking trail in Winnsboro and told authorities she had been doused in flammable liquid by three men wearing white hoodies. She suffered extensive burns on more than half her body and was taken to LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport for treatment.
After two days of investigating the case, authorities said Tuesday that the forensic evidence indicates Moffitt set herself on fire.
…[Louisiana State Police spokeswoman Lt. Julie] Lewis said Moffitt’s fingerprints were found on a lighter and lighter fluid recovered from the scene. Investigators also believe Moffitt used toothpaste to draw the KKK initials and racial slur on her vehicle. DNA evidence also points to Moffitt, she said.
…Several law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, began looking into the alleged attack as a possible hate crime.
The real question now is whether or not Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson can get a refund on their plane tickets to Louisiana.