Black Woman Attacked By KKK (Update: Attack Believed To Be a Hoax)

From USA Today

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A 20-year-old black woman said she was set on fire by three men who wrote the initials KKK and a racial slur on her car in northeastern Louisiana, police said Monday.

Officers found Sharmeka Moffitt with burns on more than half of her body when they responded to her 911 call Sunday night, said Louisiana State Police spokeswoman Lt. Julie Lewis.

The FBI is investigating the attack as a possible hate crime, but no arrests had been made as of late Monday, Lewis said. She said Moffitt was in critical condition at a hospital and that some of her injuries were third-degree burns.

Moffitt told police the men doused her in a flammable liquid and set her on fire at a park in Winnsboro, a town in Franklin Parish. Lewis said she extinguished the fire using water from a spigot before a police officer arrived.

Officers found the letters KKK — an apparent reference to the Ku Klux Klan — and a racial slur smeared in a paste-like substance on the hood of her car, Lewis said.

On the 911 call, Moffitt described her attackers as three men wearing white hoods or hats, Lewis said. She later told a Winnsboro Police officer who responded to the call that the men were wearing white hoodies. She was unable to say what race her attackers were. The officer found no suspects or vehicles at Civitan Park where the attack allegedly happened, and the park has no surveillance cameras, Lewis said. She said the state crime lab was analyzing several pieces of evidence.

As of yesterday (10-23/12) Winnsboro Police now believe that the wounds on Moffitt’s body were self-inflicted.

From The Franklin Times through Colorlines:

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.”

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36 thoughts on “Black Woman Attacked By KKK (Update: Attack Believed To Be a Hoax)

  1. I was going to leave you a comment on this, left one at Truth be told. I think this scary. This is my fear that crazy stuff is going to start popping off the closer we get to the election. I said in earlier post that color aroused crazies we going to be in full effect.

  2. I just heard about this…and, we all know that the color-aroused racists will immediately cite the ancient Tawana Brawley fiasco and claim that no hate crime is real! Wait for it – you know it will happen. The post about the ‘Obvious Troll’ says it all…never mind that the majority of false police reports are made by white women, for anything and everything under the sun.

  3. This may sound strange, but all I can say right now is that I hope really, really hard that the guys in those hoods were not black men in disguise. Racial hoaxes have occurred before. And right now I’m actually praying that this isn’t one of them. Either way, it’s a disgrace.

  4. Ever since Obama got into office these salty saltines have been showing their arse. First they voted for him almost en masse and then somehow it became the fault of 12% of the population for voting for him. Like all 12% of Black people voted for Obama anyways. Also, his every move has been blocked by the very people who have now repackaged his ideas as something new. You have people talking about wanting to “take their country back”. From whom? We have one Black president out of 44 and it’s “time to take the country back”? Membership to hate groups is on the rise and it’s not surprising. Not of it is surprising. Bush took a massive dump and they all know it. Saw it with their own eyes. Now that the “magic negro” that was supposed to come and magically right the massive 8 years wrongs of the former presidency has not been able to accomplish EVERY thing he promised, they people who block him now clamor about his lack of accomplishment. He’s being blamed for the stink. AmeriKKKa is full of crazy and self righteous pale people who want nothing more than to have a reason to find a “Final Solution” to their Negro problem. They have their children in forests, outfitted in survival gear and aiming at Trayvon Martin paper targets. Do not underestimate these people. Don’t forget Rosewood or Black Wall Street or the plethora of other wrongs. When Blacks tried to leave for Liberia, some whites thought it was a good idea. Others tried to kill and keep some here in America. We are dealing with a very sick pathology that conscious/aware Black people know very well. Out of all the people on the planet, they hate us the most. Because we pose the biggest biological threat. Watch your back, my people. We’ve lived in the belly of the Beast for over 400 years (read the lyrics to 400 years by Bob Marley) and we know his tactics well. Stock up on food. Save for a generator and last but not least arm yourselves. Slavery was only 147 years ago. That’s two 73 1/2 year old women living and dying back to back. Think about it. You think mindsets have changed, of have they just become more secretive due to public censure. Both domestically and abroad. Yes, we would do well to watch our backs. These people hate us like WE kidnapped THEM from Europe, enslaved them, broke up their families, maimed, raped and murdered them. Yet we are mostly an accepting and sweet people aside from the institutionalized fuckupedness of some of our more misguided brothers and sisters. We must never lose our humanity, yet we must never forget who we are dealing with and what history and present day has shown what they are capable of.

    1. Funny you should say that because there ARE white people on blogs who try and claim that ‘white people were enslaved once too’ where in Narnia?!! That’s bullshit and they know it it’s what I call the “Cops” syndrome. Every time there is a dispute on that show whenever the cops show up all parties involved will try and play victim well SOMEBODY had to start the conflict. It’s like Craig Ferguson said after he made a nasty joke about Queen Elizabeth he said ‘what for 300 years we’ve been oppressing ourselves?

      1. So was Lincoln a black man? Did people that did care for their slaves like family members send them away up north to have a better life, were they bad? Not all white people are “crackers” just like all black people are not “N’s” .. There has been slavery for centuries and it still happens, at least the whole black race was not enslaved, beside the point black tribes were enslaving other black tribes and selling them to the white man and this is how this whole thing started. I think racism from all sides is bad, some of you are turning a blind eye to yourself showing hate to others. – Get a life with love and not hate, maybe you will stop blaming others for your own problems. – A Black, White and Native American speaking here. Who knows what else is mixed in our blood you don’t want to hate part of yourself do you?

      2. “…at least the whole black race was not enslaved”

        And that makes things better, even considering that Africans have suffered through European imperialism and supremacy until the 20th Century, huh?

        “…black tribes were enslaving other black tribes and selling them to the white man and this is how this whole thing started.”

        In the first place, most African nations did not sell slaves. Some fought against it until the Europeans invaded with their weapons such as guns. When guns came into the picture they could not resist without being killed. Second, the Transatlantic Slave Trade was much more devastating than anything Africans ever did. And third, the Slave Trade was racist.

        “Get a life with love and not hate, maybe you will stop blaming others for your own problems.”

        Okay. You need to get the facts straight about race relations in this country.

        First of all, speaking for myself, I do live a life with love and I’m sure Lavern lives the same way too. The fact is that in this country, black people loving themselves is unacceptable. Yet, we were, and are, taught to love the white man while hating ourselves. I’ve witnessed it quite a bit, sir, and I’m sure Lavern has too.

        Second, if there was a collective racial truth about who lives their lives in hate it is unquestionably white people. There are some who do not live that way and some who are trying educate themselves and other whites the errors of their mentality and privileges. Yet, there are white people who seem to love to hate to make themselves feel good about being white because apparently, their whiteness is all they have going for them.

        On that note, why do you think there are blacks and other POC who have such a disdain towards whites? It wasn’t created out of thin air, I can tell you that. It was because of the history of white supremacy and the reality that many whites would never dream of losing all of their power and privilege even if it’s for a righteous cause like taking accountability for anything and stop blaming us for all of the problems in society.

        Third, the reason of the self-hate problem in the black community, as I said before, is because we are taught, bred and even persuaded that lie that black people are inferior. We didn’t start this. It didn’t happen because of some flaw in our soul. White racism, for year upon years, wanted the descendants of Africa to hate all things considered “black and African”. Why? Partly because white people don’t want to feel guilt or shame let alone take any responsibility for their actions or their ancestors’ actions. They prefer to live in this false utopia where the historic and contemporary realities of Black Americans is unfounded, untrue and of no concern.

      3. And the woman who allegedly burned herself and concocted this hoax is obviously not well, but I can bet you dollars to doughnuts that it was indirectly or directly due to white racism through a series of events in which it is the root of this tragedy.

      4. Jack you are deluded to the point of stupidity. First off Lincoln only freed the slaves to piss off white slave owners who ceded from the Union and many of them didn’t even reconize his authority because they had already elected Jefferson Davis as their president. Plus Lincoln didn’t do SQUAT to protect slaves who were being murdered in record numbers because of vengeful,angry slave owners. Stop spare me the whole Lincoln was some champion of civil rights bullcrap nothing could be farther from the truth. Same goes for slave owners treating slaves like ‘family come again?!! So that absolves you because you treated people you OWNED a little nicer than the next slave master. And all of this slavery has existed for years so that makes it ‘ok’ when you did it?! Don’t give me that everybody else did it so why can’t I as a justification it was WRONG when they did it it was WRONG when white Americans did it. One does not excuse away the other. Same goes for blacks who sold other blacks into slavery like Brotha said it damn sure wasn’t done on their own. And waht is that suppsoed to do complete absolve white people of how they treated black people once they got here? Hell no it doesn’t deal with your OWN f**ked history before you start throwing others under the bus to play the CYA game.

      1. Police have just stated the incident was self inflicted. This is unbelievable! Who would do this to themselves? This woman should be ashamed of herself! She is obviously mentally ill. I’m at a loss for words. *sigh*

  5. It was in the back of my mind as well, I wondered if these were black guys perpetrating this. Maybe she had some enemies. We probably don’t know the whole story. And I feel there is somemore to this story. Either way it’s a very frightening time as the election time draws near.

  6. Ever since Obama got into office these salty saltines have been showing their arse. First they voted for him almost en masse and then somehow it became the fault of 12% of the population for voting for him. Like all 12% of Black people voted for Obama anyways. Also, his every move has been blocked by the very people who have now repackaged his ideas as something new. You have people talking about wanting to “take their country back”. From whom? We have one Black president out of 44 and it’s “time to take the country back”? Membership to hate groups is on the rise and it’s not surprising. Not of it is surprising. Bush took a massive dump and they all know it. Saw it with their own eyes. Now that the “magic negro” that was supposed to come and magically right the massive 8 years wrongs of the former presidency has not been able to accomplish EVERY thing he promised, they people who block him now clamor about his lack of accomplishment. He’s being blamed for the stink. AmeriKKKa is full of crazy and self righteous pale people who want nothing more than to have a reason to find a “Final Solution” to their Negro problem.

    Well-stated, and spot on. There are a lot of people who had pie-in-the-sky expectations of who they labeled “The Chosen One”. When people have unrealistic expectations, they will ALWAYS be disappointed.

    I, too, cringe at the “take our country back” rhetoric, because it’s blatantly racist – but nobody talks about it. Membership in hate groups has been on the rise since Obama was first running for president, then it exploded once he was in the White House. I had mentioned somewhere, back in March or April of this year, that some neo-nazi group had gained a foothoold in government (can’t find the link) but was pooh-poohed as if it were an irrelevant fact.

    Here in my neck of the woods, this recent event occured; sadly, things like this are commonplace: http://www.kgw.com/entertainment/171359041.html

    Trayvon Martin’s murderer is still walking around free, while Marissa Alexander sits in prison – white vigilantes get away with murder, while a woman who fired a warning shot to deter her abusive husband gets the shaft. Reminds me of ‘Subway Vigilante’ Bernhard Goetz…that case was also suspicious.

    I wasn’t saying that this was a hoax – I was just pointing out that a lot of the race-baiters in cyberspace will immediately ASSume so. I ultimately agree with Brotha Wolf on this one:

    This may sound strange, but all I can say right now is that I hope really, really hard that the guys in those hoods were not black men in disguise. Racial hoaxes have occurred before. And right now I’m actually praying that this isn’t one of them. Either way, it’s a disgrace.

    Exactly. We can’t afford to jump to any conclusions, either way, at the moment. We have to wait and see what happens, and adjust accordingly.

  7. We’re post racial now, no need to worry. We all love each other. We are all brothers and sisters in the family of man. Lol NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. *sighing and rubbing temples*

    What in the Bethany Storro hell? Since when did we start tearing pages from their playbooks? Damn, ritz and saltines are still holding on to that Duke lacrosse fiasco. Even though we are all individuals, we don’t have the luxury of being viewed as such. So one fuck up is all of our fuck ups in white world. I hope this hoax is a hoax.

    1. Don’t forget Susan Smith. She drowned her own two children because she was having an affair with a man who did not want to be bothered with her children. So she drowns them and says a Black man carjacked her and kidnapped her kids. And Charles Stuart who shot his both pregnant wife and himself in a poor, Black neighborhood and said that a Black man did it. Whites tend to forget their roles in these dramas.

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