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Woman attacked and set on fire
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Posted on 10/22/2012 12:56:44 PM PDT by TigerClaws

New details are emerging surrounding the critical injury of a Winnsboro, LA woman set on fire in a city park on Sunday night.

Sharmeka Moffit, 20, is in critical condition at LSU Medical Center in Shreveport.

At a news conference held just before Noon Monday, authorities confirmed Moffitt called 911 around 8 p.m. Sunday from Civitan Park, telling them she had been attacked and burned by three men in white hoodies. Authorities also confirm that there were racial slurs spray-painted on her car, although they did not specify what racial slurs were used.

In addition to Winnsboro Police and the Franklin Parish Sheriff's Department, the Louisiana State Police, the FBI and the State Fire Marshal's Office are investigating. Winnsboro police say they will be tightening security at the park as a result of the incident.

According to KSLA, the story went viral Sunday evening on Twitter and Facebook. Many of the posts speculated the attack was a hate crime. However, the sheriff's office confirmed with KSLA News 12 that Moffitt was not wearing a President Obama t-shirt, despite claims on social media that the t-shirt is what provoked the attack.

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Horrible crime. Of course! Horrible libs trying to exploit it.

http://blackwomenunchecked.com/2012/10/22/sharmeka-moffitt-attacked-by-kkk-for-wearing-obama-shirt/

Race of attackers unknown:

http://www.thenewsstar.com/article/20121022/NEWS01/121022015/UPDATE-2-08-P-M-Lawmen-shaken-by-burning-woman-Winnsboro-park?odyssey=tab&gcheck=1&nclick_check=1

1 posted on 10/22/2012 12:56:48 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws
....them she had been attacked and burned by three men in white hoodies.

 

Three men? White Hoodies?

 

Like this?

 

 

2 posted on 10/22/2012 1:01:07 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: TigerClaws

I’m going to claim to be the first to call this a hoax, but I bet while I’m typing this, several other people will beat me to it.


3 posted on 10/22/2012 1:02:46 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("It's a jungle out there, kiddies: have a very fruitful day!")
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To: TigerClaws

Hmmmmmm....

.....we’ll see.


4 posted on 10/22/2012 1:03:23 PM PDT by Reagan▄berAlles
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To: TigerClaws

I’m betting that she did it to her own damn self!............


5 posted on 10/22/2012 1:04:46 PM PDT by Red Badger (Why yes, that was crude and uncalled for......That's why I said it..............)
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To: Tax-chick

The claim on social media that the attack was sparked by her wearing an Obama t-shirt, when she wasn’t wearing an Obama t-shirt, tells us that at the very least the attack has been politicized since it happened. Whether it’s another staged event, like so many in the past, who knows? The boy has cried “Wolf!” so many times...


6 posted on 10/22/2012 1:06:15 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: TigerClaws
Many of the posts speculated the attack was a hate crime. However, the sheriff's office confirmed with KSLA News 12 that Moffitt was not wearing a President Obama t-shirt, despite claims on social media that the t-shirt is what provoked the attack.

BUT WAS SHE WEARING A ROMNEY TEE-SHIRT?............

7 posted on 10/22/2012 1:07:04 PM PDT by Red Badger (Why yes, that was crude and uncalled for......That's why I said it..............)
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To: Tax-chick
I’m going to claim to be the first to call this a hoax...

If a woman is critically burned, SOMEthing happened. Of course, we don't know what, or by who. It could be a drug or gang related hit with a wrinkle to attempt to throw off the police.

The investigation will hopefully catch the guys who did it. It's hard to believe she'd do it to herself. Self-immolation had its day in Asia, but was never popular in the U. S.

8 posted on 10/22/2012 1:08:06 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Red Badger

The setting-on-fire could be a domestic dispute or a fight among former friends, but the unspecified “racial slurs” spraypainted on her car take the probability that she did it herself (oops) into the 95% range.

How would a random attacker know which car was hers, and just happen to have spray paint to hand? Some people seem to imagine that armed robbers and loser thugs coincidentally always have the right color of spray paint with them, and plenty of time to carefully, in the dark, spraypaint just the most offensive thing.


9 posted on 10/22/2012 1:08:39 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("It's a jungle out there, kiddies: have a very fruitful day!")
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To: TigerClaws

Doesn’t pass the smell test.


10 posted on 10/22/2012 1:10:48 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Like this?

Nope, not at all.... more like this:


11 posted on 10/22/2012 1:11:03 PM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: butterdezillion
Whether it’s another staged event, like so many in the past, who knows? The boy has cried “Wolf!” so many times...

I doubt this was "staged." One hallmark of most previous staged political/hate crimes is that they involved no injuries, or at worst minor injuries. This woman was set on fire and is in critical condition - hardly similar to previous fake "attacks."

Of course, that doesn't mean that this attack was racially or politically motivated, just that it doesn't look staged...

12 posted on 10/22/2012 1:12:07 PM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Critically burned but still called 911 to report it. I’m not sure what critical condition means within the context of burns.

The story going viral within hours, while she would still have been in the hospital, seems strange too. If there were people to witness it (who then reported in social media) then why didn’t they do anything to stop it? Or why didn’t they report it instead of her calling 911 herself, while she was in critical condition?

I don’t know what happened, but there are some things that don’t quite add up.


13 posted on 10/22/2012 1:14:10 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: TigerClaws

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- Sharmeka Moffit-Brawley?

- volunteers for Obama?

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14 posted on 10/22/2012 1:15:58 PM PDT by devolve ( ---- ---- ---- -CHEESEBURGER_CHEESEBURGER_CHEESEBURGER- ---- ---- ---- ---- John Belusi ---- ----)
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To: Red Badger

Set herself on fire???? A woman...yep, being scarred for the rest of her life is what every crazy woman dreams of. Even when killing themselves women shoot themselves in the heart rather than the head unlike men..... vanity.


15 posted on 10/22/2012 1:19:05 PM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: Tax-chick
...but the unspecified “racial slurs”...

"KKK" on her car has been confirmed. I'm skeptical.

16 posted on 10/22/2012 1:20:46 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (Muppet season now open - no bag limit)
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To: TigerClaws

The newsbabe in the second video reporting from the hospital didn’t at least ask the cops what race the attackers were? You would think she would........especially in light of the fact that the three of them were wearing white hoodies. That would eliminate either 30 or 70% of the population as potential perpetrators.


17 posted on 10/22/2012 1:23:49 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Jab him with a harpoon.....)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

I think it’s possible that the setting-on-fire didn’t work out as planned. Activities involving fire often don’t.


18 posted on 10/22/2012 1:27:17 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("It's a jungle out there, kiddies: have a very fruitful day!")
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

Yeah if it were staged, it would be an extremely stupid thing to do to oneself, as the burns will leave painful scars for the rest of their life.

Certainly waiting to hear more and if there were attackers, they hopefully will be caught soon and dealt with.


19 posted on 10/22/2012 1:27:36 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: TigerClaws
Am betting these men were 'Black' and offered Sharmeka up as a sacrifice for a 'higher good'. . .that of generating votes for Obama. OR.. .she was attacked because she was NOT wearing an Obama t-shirt.

Who knows; maybe she went along with plan; and things just got 'out of control'. WE know; those who 'play' with fire. . .

They may have been wearing sheets; but 'surely' Sharmeka knows. . .

20 posted on 10/22/2012 1:37:31 PM PDT by cricket (The Middle Class: Thanks to Obama; those who have not yet been 'buried'; are now; shovel ready..)
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To: Tax-chick

Alibi for a crack smoking accident.


21 posted on 10/22/2012 1:38:07 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ ├×)
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To: Lady Heron; Tax-chick

They spray paint thing IS suspicious........


22 posted on 10/22/2012 1:38:40 PM PDT by Red Badger (Why yes, that was crude and uncalled for......That's why I said it..............)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
Well; even an intended 'hoax' can take on a 'life of it's own. And often, does.
23 posted on 10/22/2012 1:40:25 PM PDT by cricket (The Middle Class: Thanks to Obama; those who have not yet been 'buried'; are now; shovel ready..)
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To: Lady Heron

Do you remember that girl who threw acid in her own face, and claimed she’d been attacked?

She did it because she was lonely.

Women - some women - will indeed do the craziest, most self-destructive things even if they don’t have a political agenda.

This current incident just reeks of set-up. It’s so obviously a staged event. If it turns out that the girl is genuinely badly burnt (not just a media ‘error’) then either she was set up by a 3rd party - or she set fire to the outside of her clothes and didn’t realise that some man-made fibres can quickly burn out of control.


24 posted on 10/22/2012 1:44:11 PM PDT by agere_contra ("Government creates nothing" - Romney, 2012)
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To: cricket; TigerClaws
oops; forget 'sheets'; 'hoodies'. (She did not see any 'face'?) Still, the same suspects. . .but all the more suspicious. Perhaps a 'video' will surface.

The silence on the 'Race' aspect, speaks even louder to the truth-that-cannot-yet-be-spoken.

25 posted on 10/22/2012 1:45:31 PM PDT by cricket (The Middle Class: Thanks to Obama; those who have not yet been 'buried'; are now; shovel ready..)
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To: Tax-chick

There is a video of this incident.


26 posted on 10/22/2012 1:45:59 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: Tax-chick

There is a video of this incident.


27 posted on 10/22/2012 1:46:17 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: TigerClaws

Fake.

The fire did not go as planned and resulted in real injuries and not superficial ones as planned.

When they find the spray can, her fingerprints will be on it.

KKK? Attacking black women in a park?
Utter nonsense.


28 posted on 10/22/2012 1:46:22 PM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: TigerClaws

Wait until Obozo loses, then the we will see the SHTF.


29 posted on 10/22/2012 1:47:04 PM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: agere_contra

While I remember, it was Bethany Storro back in 2010.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/8002813/Woman-in-acid-attack-threw-the-liquid-at-herself.html


30 posted on 10/22/2012 1:47:08 PM PDT by agere_contra ("Government creates nothing" - Romney, 2012)
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To: TigerClaws

A self-inflicted hoax that got out of hand. That’s my guess.


31 posted on 10/22/2012 1:48:43 PM PDT by youngidiot (He's got Mad Cow. She's living with him in the White House.)
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To: Red Badger

Yes, the ‘spray’ aspect is another bad clue; that this is ‘cracked up’. Maybe she - or co-perp - had not yet finished spraying when ‘all hell’ broke loose; when match or hand-torch was lighted - too soon.


32 posted on 10/22/2012 1:49:08 PM PDT by cricket (The Middle Class: Thanks to Obama; those who have not yet been 'buried'; are now; shovel ready..)
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To: Red Badger

Yes, the ‘spray’ aspect is another bad clue; that this is ‘cracked up’. Maybe she - or co-perp - had not yet finished spraying when ‘all hell’ broke loose; when match or hand-torch was lighted - too soon.


33 posted on 10/22/2012 1:49:08 PM PDT by cricket (The Middle Class: Thanks to Obama; those who have not yet been 'buried'; are now; shovel ready..)
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To: Red Badger

Yes, the ‘spray’ aspect is another bad clue; that this is ‘cracked up’. Maybe she - or co-perp - had not yet finished spraying when ‘all hell’ broke loose; when match or hand-torch was lighted - too soon.


34 posted on 10/22/2012 1:49:07 PM PDT by cricket (The Middle Class: Thanks to Obama; those who have not yet been 'buried'; are now; shovel ready..)
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UPDATE...

http://www.ktbs.com/news/Family-of-woman-attacked-and-burned-at-park-holds-press-conference-in-Shreveport/-/144844/17085982/-/rgbtc/-/index.html

The Moffitt’s mother, Edna Moffitt, tells KTBS 3 News that she was told that three white males wearing hoodies jumped out of their vehicle and burned her.

May not be a hoax...we'll see.

35 posted on 10/22/2012 1:56:55 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (Muppet season now open - no bag limit)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

There was a white woman in Washington state who threw acid on her face and claimed it was a black attacker.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-11348423

She confessed to doing it to herself.


36 posted on 10/22/2012 1:57:36 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Red Badger

Most diversity “hate” crimes are set up by the diversity communist victims for political benefit.

We’ll see.

But sooner or later white racists are going to respond to the racist black mobs for attacking whites, in a tit for tat.

We need a new president who does not feed off race hate and violence for power.


37 posted on 10/22/2012 2:03:22 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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I think it’s possible that the setting-on-fire didn’t work out as planned. Activities involving fire often don’t.

You got that right!

I was sitting on the toilet one time looking at a frizzy on a towl that was hanging on the rack across from me. I reached over and lit it. I planned to pinch it out after it burned. WRONG!

That sucker caught fire like it had been dowsed in gasoline. It scared the crap outta.....well, nevermind that part. I got it out before it caught the house on fire. Wasn't a pretty sight though. I don't do that anymore.

38 posted on 10/22/2012 2:19:31 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Tax-chick

i’d agree.

smells like hoax.


39 posted on 10/22/2012 2:24:07 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: SaraJohnson

How many of these have we seen that were self inflicted for whatever purposes? Some for sympathy, some for political reasons, and some for possible financial gain.

Remember the Census worker in 2010 that was found dead hanging from a tree with some racist garbage carved on his chest? Hoax / suicide. Dumbass wrote the slurs upside down............


40 posted on 10/22/2012 2:26:01 PM PDT by Red Badger (Why yes, that was crude and uncalled for......That's why I said it..............)
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To: TigerClaws

Racist Hoaxes

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.”

Many more fake hate crimes documented at:
http://sweetness-light.com/archive/partial-list-of-fake-hate-crimes-2006-2007


41 posted on 10/22/2012 2:26:38 PM PDT by Mechanicos (When did we amend the Constitution for a 2nd Federal Prohibition?)
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To: Tax-chick

Hmm, that possibility came quickly to mind ...


43 posted on 10/22/2012 2:33:25 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (Our liberties, we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa BB 61)
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To: C210N

But of course ... leans left.


44 posted on 10/22/2012 2:37:40 PM PDT by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: Tax-chick
I’m going to claim to be the first to call this a hoax, but I bet while I’m typing this, several other people will beat me to it.

The spray paint is awfully suggestive, but they don't usually seriously injure themselves.

I'm going to wait for more information.

45 posted on 10/22/2012 2:38:34 PM PDT by Dianna
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

She confessed to doing it to herself.

That story is from 2010...someone else.


46 posted on 10/22/2012 2:49:42 PM PDT by IM2MAD
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To: Pearls Before Swine

I agree with you... I definitely don’t think it’s a hoax, but neither do I believe this was likely anything political.

Knowing which car was hers, and setting her on fire is a pretty clear indication of the victim KNOWING her attackers, and them knowing exactly who they were looking for. Why was she at the park (presumably alone) in the first place? How did she not know the race of her attackers? Were they wearing gloves? Did they have on masks? That extremely vague description of her attackers would put me on alert that AGAIN she most likely knew who these people were, and why they were coming after her. Sounds like she is afraid (rightfully, obviously) that these people will do more to her if she identifies them to police. Sounds typically gang-related or otherwise in that realm.

Also, the presence of racial slurs does not automatically mean it the perpetrator was of a different race than the victim. I’m sure we’re all familiar with how the n-word (for instance) is now used by so many in the younger generations to refer to each other regardless of race. (I’ve seen this among my nephews friends - he has a really diverse set of friends; white, black, Latino, etc... and they ALL refer to each other as the n-word only substituting the “er” at the end with an “a”).

I hope they catch whomever perpetrated this crime against this woman. NO-ONE deserves to be attacked in that manner.

As for the people politicizing this event with obvious lies about the “O” shirt - they are in a league of disgusting people all their own.


47 posted on 10/22/2012 3:52:55 PM PDT by LibertyRocks
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To: Tax-chick

I think it’s more likely that she knew those attacking her and that it was planned and NOT a “random attack”. I would hazard a guess that she knows EXACTLY who did this to her and why, but she is afraid to name names - obviously because if they were ready to burn her alive before what would they do if she “ratted” them out??? I have a hard time believing someone would set themselves on fire for a hoax... It’s a little too dangerous unless the point was to actually commit suicide.

The vague description of her attackers - to the point where she doesn’t have a clue what “race” they were sounds an awful lot like the descriptions given by victims of gang violence who are terrified, and know the police won’t be able to protect them.


48 posted on 10/22/2012 3:59:24 PM PDT by LibertyRocks
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To: IM2MAD

“And under questioning on Thursday, Ms Storro admitted inflicting the injury on herself, US police said.”

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-11348423

Not sure what you mean. This is the woman I was writing about and she did confess.


49 posted on 10/22/2012 4:14:45 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Red in Blue PA
A Winnsboro Police officer who responded to her 911 call found no suspects or vehicles at Civitan Park where the attack allegedly happened, and the park has no surveillance cameras.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-57538007-504083/sharmeka-moffitt-la-woman-allegedly-set-on-fire-by-three-men-claims-attack-was-racially-motivated-authorities-say/

50 posted on 10/23/2012 9:19:59 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Now a hit television series starring Judi Dench!)
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