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Another Hate Crime Hoax? Is Sharmeka Moffitt the Latest to Fake a Hate Crime?


If you recall my commentary on the Occupy Movement, I made the point that leftists love to set up “atrocities” so they can claim to be victims.  For example, they will antagonize and provoke others into either attacking, or defending themselves.  Then, they try and tell the world that they are the victims.  However, when they cannot set one up, they aren’t above faking one completely.  In that vein, enter one Sharmeka Moffitt, who claimed she was attacked, and set on fire.  Then, “KKK” was carved into her car.  However, after garnering a great deal of sympathy from the left, she was exposed as a fraud.  Michelle Malkin has more...

Via The Franklin Sun:

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.

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. “This is a case in which the investigators had to pursue the facts that were presented,” Thomas said. “It’s been a very disturbing case for everyone involved.”

On Sunday, officers responded to a 911 call around 8 p.m. near the walking trail at Civitan Park to find Moffitt with burns covering her body. It was less than a minute from the time the call from Moffitt came into the 911 center that officers from the Winnsboro Police Department and the Franklin Parish Sheriff’s Office were on the scene at the park located on Hwy. 15.

Moffitt could not identify the race of her attackers, but said three men wearing “T-shirt hoodies” doused her in a flammable liquid and set her on fire at the park. The responding officers found no suspects or vehicles at the park where the attack allegedly occurred….State Police arrived by helicopter with its crime lab team to gather evidence shortly after Moffitt was taken for medical assistance. Law enforcement officials gathered evidence from the scene all night, finishing its scaling of the crime scene by Monday morning.

After analyzing the evidence at the State Police Crime Lab, it was discovered Moffitt’s fingerprints were on the cigarette lighter and the lighter fluid recovered near the wooded area around the crime scene.

“There is more physical evidence along those lines that back this up,” Thomas said.

Um, once again, another hate crime hoax.  I had seen this story a few days ago, and put it on the back burner, as time was needed to see if the actual facts jived with the story.  However, the Huffington Post had no problem running the story, without any actual evidence at all…

A Louisiana woman was the victim of a horrific attack during which she was reportedly set on fire and had her car defiled with the letters “KKK,” police reported Monday.

Sharmeka Moffitt, a 20-year-old African-American woman, made an emergency call to police on Sunday night claiming three men wearing white hoods or hats attacked her, doused her with flammable liquid and set her on fire at a park in Winnsboro, La., CBS News reports. Moffitt, who said she was unable to identify the race of her attackers, was able to extinguish the fire with a water spigot before police arrived.

Officers found the letters “KKK,” an apparent reference to the Ku Klux Klan, written on the hood of her car, according to CBS News. “KKK” was smeared on her hood in a paste-like substance.

Franklin Parish Sheriff Kevin Cobb confirmed that “KKK” was written on the hood of Moffitt’s car with a racial slur underneath, WMBF News reports.

To their credit, the Huffpo did update the story to reflect that it was a hoax.  However, they ran with it as if it were true, only to be exposed as a hoax.  And this little blogger is responsible enough to wait to see where the actual facts led?

As for our hoax artist, considering the fact that she set herself on fire, it might be safe to guess that she is suffering from some sort of mental illness.  But the comparison to the left is still valid.  When attention needs to be drawn to their causes, nothing is off the table, including faking a hate crime.

  • Some people will do anything to get attention.

  • There is nothing the left will not do to push their agenda because as we all know the end justifies the means. If they have to set a bunch of little Reichstag fires that is exactly what they will do.

  • Another hoax? Haven’t we learned anything in the 25 years since Tawana Brawley?

  • Phil Binregis

    There’s already a TV movie in the works!

  • Lighter fluid? As kids we use to put lighter fluid on our hands and ignite it. We never got burned. Someone should tell this nut case to use acid the next time if she really is into pain and wants sympathy.

  • I hope she’s charged and made to pay for all the wasted police resources used to chase this wild goose.