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    LA - Sharmeka Moffitt set self on fire in staged attack, Winnsboro, 2012

    http://www.shreveporttimes.com/artic...xt%7CFRONTPAGE

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    A Winnsboro woman who was attacked and set afire on Sunday has sustained burns over 60-percent of her body, her family says.

    Sharmeka Moffitt, 20, remains in critical condition and is expected to undergo surgery Tuesday. A biopsy also is planned in addition to the surgery, said Moffitt’s mother, Edna Moffitt.

    Her vehicle was painted with a racial slur and the letters “KKK,” her family said. Moffitt, who called 911 to report the attack, was unable to indentify the persons responsible.

    The FBI is investigating whether the attack was a hate crime, Winnsboro Police Chief Kevin Cobb said. The investigation is a collaboration between several law enforcement agencies including Winnsboro Police Department and Franklin Parish sheriff's office.

    More at above link.

    WHAT is wrong with people??

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    Horrible-I hope they get the creeps who did this to her!!

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    More details and photo of victim....

    http://www.wtoc.com/story/19877636/w...ical-condition

    ""Both of her arms, and they are third degree burns, down her chest and legs - one. Basically her arms are real bad." Edna Moffitt also confirms her daughter was not wearing an Obama t-shirt, as initial rumors on social media had indicated."

    http://www.elpasotimes.com/news/ci_2...her?source=rss

    "Chisley said, racism and KKK activity remain a fact of life in the state.
    "It's prevalent throughout Louisiana," he said. "It's hidden but it exists.""

    I can attest to that. In college, I attended a political event. We carried on conversation with men who later presented themselves as members of the KKK, even having business cards!!! It is the only time I have ever seen evidence of existence so clearly, so I know it exist but very secretive for the most part.

    Was this KKK or strictly a few individuals acting the part??? I don't know that it matters, the hate is the same.

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    Oh my God, how awful! Sending love to this poor lady!
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    Police think injuries are self-inflicted.

    "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."

    http://www.franklinsun.com/news.php?id=5412
    Just my opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjenny View Post
    Police think injuries are self-inflicted.

    "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."

    http://www.franklinsun.com/news.php?id=5412
    I was coming here to say Louisiana State Police found her fingerprints on lighter fluid and a lighter. Wow is all I can say. I truly hope this young lady gets help.

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    The only thing that surprises me is how many people fall for it each time.
    But most of these type of stories turn out to be hoaxes.
    Just my opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by glezell View Post
    "It's hidden but it exists.""



    Was this KKK or strictly a few individuals acting the part??? I don't know that it matters, the hate is the same.
    Sadly it was some hate in her that she did this to herself. She needs psychological help. Such a pretty, young girl with promise. I pray she is not suffering too much.

    There's alot of Chapters of the KKK that are not hidden and have nothing to hide in their opinions so that Chisley guy has that wrong.

    The ever Conservative Michelle Malkin weighs in on hate hoaxes.

    http://michellemalkin.com/2012/10/23...rmeka-moffitt/


    Prayers for this young lady and her family.

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    omg... i guess im shocked that this woman really thought that she could pull this off and the attention would be worth the pain of setting herself on fire? wth?

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    I am just floooored=OMG-WHY???

    I love MM to-just sayin....


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    Quote Originally Posted by jjenny View Post
    The only thing that surprises me is how many people fall for it each time.
    But most of these type of stories turn out to be hoaxes.
    Wasn't too long ago a woman claimed three men attacked her because she was a lesbian - trashed her house, painted slurs on the wall, carved slur in her torso. All a lie. Anyone who does this -- makes up a story of a hate crime should be jailed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SyraKelly View Post

    I love MM to-just sayin....

    She's from here otherwise I wouldn't know anything about her.

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    By the by we just had a neighbor not only set himself on fire, but it caused the house to catch fire. Not a hate crime. Domestic violence. Mad at the wife so ya set yourself on fire. I guess that showed her.

    What causes that? There's so many other ways to hurt yoursel weather fake or not.

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    http://www.kalb.com/story/24001482/w...-pleads-guilty

    Sharmeka Moffitt has pleaded guilty to setting herself on fire and was sentenced to pay $1000 in fines, $500 court costs and fees and has 4 years of probation. She was sentenced to 5 years each for both charges that she pled guilty to but those sentences were suspended.

    Sad that she did this, then lied and blamed 3 men in white hoodies for setting her on fire and writing racial slurs on her car. (she wrote "KKK" and the "n" word). Two very inflammatory words, in my opinion.

    Disgusted that she made up such horrific lies and deliberately did such a thing that was clearly intended to create racial tension. It did indeed cause a lot of tension and hostility from blacks who were outraged at the thought that such evil people would do such a thing to a woman, apparently for being black.

    I hate that her acts have caused such issues and reignited racial tension. What a horribly disturbed individual she is to do such a thing. I pray she gets psychological help and perhaps one day speaks out on why she would do such a thing.

    http://www.kalb.com/story/24001482/w...-pleads-guilty

    http://www.thenewsstar.com/article/2...nclick_check=1
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    GUILTY!!!

    Cyrus C. convicted of 2004 arson in Harvey, La. that killed 4 people, including his 19-month-old daughter, his teenage girlfriend, the girlfriend's mom and GF's young brother (age 11). He was acquitted in 2008 (state charges) in 2008 and found GUILTY (federal charges) in 2013

    http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/...d_of_2004.html

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    I wonder what kind of mental illness this is? I wonder if it's similar to munchausen's ...

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