or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › General › Current Events, Power and Money › The Fake Hate Crimes Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The Fake Hate Crimes Thread

post #1 of 549
Thread Starter 
These seem to be coming more and more common. This latest one is really disturbing. How screwed up do you have to be to set yourself on fire?

I don't even think racial animus is at the core of most of these; it's just people who desperately want attention and know they'll get it by claiming this. Just sick.
Quote:
Louisiana woman faked hate crime, police say

By the CNN Wire Staff

updated 8:15 PM EDT, Tue October 23, 2012

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
The woman was found in a park in Winnsboro, Louisiana
She suffered burns over 90% of her body and said she was set afire by three men
Police said evidence found in the park points to "a self-inflicted incident"

(CNN) -- A Louisiana woman who said she had been set afire by white supremacists inflicted her injuries herself, police said Tuesday.

Sharmeka Moffitt was found in a city park in Winnsboro, in rural northeastern Louisiana, on Sunday night with burns over 90% of her body. The 20-year-old told police she had been attacked and set ablaze by three men who wrote "KKK" on her car, but Winnsboro Police Chief Lester Thomas said Tuesday afternoon that evidence found on a cigarette lighter and a bottle of charcoal lighter fluid showed "this was not an attack, but a self-inflicted incident."

Investigators released little else at a Tuesday afternoon news conference.

"This has been a very disturbing case for everyone involved," Franklin Parish Sheriff Kevin Cobb said.

Moffitt was in critical but stable condition at a Shreveport hospital Tuesday night, Franklin Parish Sheriff's Deputy Bettye McCoy said.
post #2 of 549
Very sad. It sounds like this woman has a serious and untreated mental illness. I hope she recovers well and gets the necessary psychological treatment.
post #3 of 549
Thread Starter 
Gees, I take it back. Apparently the motive is sometimes money:
Quote:
September 2007 - Minnesota

Anoka – De’Andre June Sr., 47, a black Anoka resident who reported the burning of a cross on his lawn was charged with setting the blaze himself in a search for sympathy and money. Police began to suspect after learning that he had told inmates at the Anoka County jail last week that he was going to burn a cross in his yard and blame it on his neighbor. An inmate told police that June had “talked about getting sympathy and money from the public with a cross burning since he was a black man.”
•29 Septembre 2007 – the Star Tribune – ‘Victim’ of cross burning in Anoka now faces charges par Kevin Duchschere,
•29 Septembre 2007 – The Star Tribune – Past incidents par John Wareham
Quote:
April 2007 – Canada - Vancouver – Ibrahim Jozin was arrested for helping set fire to his brother’s Vancouver restaurant in December. Anti-Arab hate messages had been spray-painted on the restaurant walls. Police arrested two men shortly after the blaze was set. One of the men smelled of gasoline and in his pocket he had the protective tops normally used to protect flares, according to a police report. •25 Avril 2007 – the Oregonian – 3rd suspect arrested in arson case par Allan Brettman


Quote:
January 2007 – Texas – Houston – Samuel White, a black man, has been charged with arson. In October 2005, he burnt down his own house and spray painted racial slurs and swastika on the walls. Police found the slurs were misspelled, the swastika drawn backward and that he had moved all his furniture 20 hours before the fire.
•17 Janvier 2007 – abc13 – Homeowner accused of arson insurance scheme par Ted Oberg (with video)


And perhaps an attempt at reducing crime:
Quote:
March 2006 – USA – Virginia - Fliers headlined “KKK congratulates gang bangers for slaughter of black people” were distributed at the Heritage Acres Apartments in Suffolk. the “white racists” turned out to be a black woman.

And then there's always this clown:

post #4 of 549
Why are black people so sad?
post #5 of 549
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by NameBack View Post

Very sad. It sounds like this woman has a serious and untreated mental illness. I hope she recovers well and gets the necessary psychological treatment.

THIS. Just makes me sick. She must not have had any sort of support system around her.
post #6 of 549
Quote:
Originally Posted by FLMountainMan View Post

THIS. Just makes me sick. She must not have had any sort of support system around her.

Well, our mental health system is pretty screwy in this country! I just recently had to be hospitalized for reasons of mental-health, and subsequently did a stint at an inpatient treatment program. And I have to say, the financial expense and logistic difficulty of navigating our system is insane. I had all the benefits and supports in place, still was mismanaged for years, and ended up only finally getting proper (and outrageously expensive) treatment after something went wrong. I really feel for anyone who didn't have the advantages I've had.
post #7 of 549
Quote:
Originally Posted by NameBack View Post

Well, our mental health system is pretty screwy in this country! I just recently had to be hospitalized for reasons of mental-health, and subsequently did a stint at an inpatient treatment program. And I have to say, the financial expense and logistic difficulty of navigating our system is insane. I had all the benefits and supports in place, still was mismanaged for years, and ended up only finally getting proper (and outrageously expensive) treatment after something went wrong. I really feel for anyone who didn't have the advantages I've had.

[DELETED BY AUTHOR]
Edited by Lighthouse - 10/24/12 at 7:43am
post #8 of 549
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lighthouse View Post

Probably a white crime plot.

You know, normally I think you're an asshole, but seriously, you're a fucking asshole.
post #9 of 549
This lists a bunch of them. I have a brother who went to Claremont Mckenna.

http://www.nationalreview.com/phi-beta-cons/39720/godmother-fake-hate-crimes#
post #10 of 549
Lighthouse, for someone who claims to be religious you're not acting very Christ-like. There's snark and then there's completely off-base childishness. Manton speaks of having no common ground with the left and I thought it was a ridiculous statement. Though, after reading your posts, I'm beginning to see that this perceived lack of political common ground is "grounds enough" to be an asshole to your fellow man. Shame.
post #11 of 549
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by NameBack View Post

You know, normally I think you're an asshole, but seriously, you're a fucking asshole.

This.
post #12 of 549
Quote:
Originally Posted by CBrown85 View Post

Lighthouse, for someone who claims to be religious you're not acting very Christ-like. There's snark and then there's completely off-base childishness. Manton speaks of having no common ground with the left and I thought it was a ridiculous statement. Though, after reading your posts, I'm beginning to see that this perceived lack of political common ground is "grounds enough" to be an asshole to your fellow man. Shame.

For the record, I defended Nameback when the hunting dogs were circling him a few months ago trying to trigger a flame out.

I didn't even read Nameback's posts this time around, so I'm not sure what the fuss is about. I came here and saw race baiting threads, and assumed he was trying to incite a race war again. More about a voter suppression conspiracy caused by a cabal of Koch Brothers.
post #13 of 549
Quote:
Well, our mental health system is pretty screwy in this country! I just recently had to be hospitalized for reasons of mental-health, and subsequently did a stint at an inpatient treatment program. And I have to say, the financial expense and logistic difficulty of navigating our system is insane. I had all the benefits and supports in place, still was mismanaged for years, and ended up only finally getting proper (and outrageously expensive) treatment after something went wrong. I really feel for anyone who didn't have the advantages I've had.

I should have read this. I apologize.
post #14 of 549
I read that story on Huffpo and immediately called it. No witnesses? Fire on her arms that she put out on her own before the police arrived? KKK written in toothpaste? Plus, I know the area she is from and it's almost all black.

Of course I said something about holding judgment until the facts were in to the Huffpo commenters who were seething about the south and Republicans and how racism was worse than ever and got called a nazi racist tea partier. Fucking huffpo, man.
post #15 of 549
Remember Tawanna Brawley? same thing, although she meared herself in dog s#it. Ditto Morton Downey, Jr. and the backwards swastika scrawled on his forehead by "rascist skinheads"...
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Current Events, Power and Money
Styleforum › Forums › General › Current Events, Power and Money › The Fake Hate Crimes Thread