Twitter friend @rachelveronica points us to this news story:
Two days after multiple law enforcement agencies began an investigation into the attack and burning of a Winnsboro woman at Civitan Park, authorities now believe the wounds were self-inflicted.This poor woman set herself on fire, possiblythe Czar suspectsin a botched, half-hearted suicide attempt. After the flames went out, and she was horribly burned over 60% of her body, she decided to turn this into a plea for sympathetic attention. She made up a story of an attack.
According to Winnsboro Police Chief Lester Thomas, evidenced gathered at the scene of the incident shows 20-year-old Sharmeka Moffitt's initial claims that she was attacked and set on fire turned out to be false claims made up by Moffitt.
Something odd about that. There are numerous stories in the media in which an attack is alleged to have occurred, but investigators quickly determine the attack was faked. Often these are botched suicides, and the perpetrator too embarrassed to admit it. But quite often, the victim creates an elaborate fantasy that seem to involve race. Whether its Tawana Bradley in 1987 claiming to have been attacked by white men, or Susan Smith in 1994 claiming a black man carjacked and murdered her childrenthere are indeed many more examplesthe emphasis is on race. And its one of the secret things police look for when debunking a story: how often the alleged victim stresses the skin color of the attacker.
The dingbat liberals wasted no time blaming this on Mitt Romney:
On many of the Twitter and Facebook posts, users speculated the attack was a hate crime and Moffitt was attacked for wearing a President Obama t-shirt when she was "raped and burned alive."Ms. Moffitt was not raped, and set herself on fire. However, there is no doubt that she elected to wear a Barack Obama shirt to make her story seem more credible.
So Ms. Moffitt, on top of everything else, is a racist herself. A real one. This compounds the tragedy, that she would attempt to use her suicide to foster racial hatred. Truly patheticbut not without precedent there, either.
Big Czar salute to Rachel Veronica for her follow up. As a reward, she can have...dunno, maybe Maui? Pick one of the Hawaiian Islands.