Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Tawana Gets Prosecuted: Sharmeka Moffitt Charged in “KKK,” “Nigger” Hate Crime Hoax

Hate crime hoaxer Sharmeka Moffitt. Many observers are calling her mentally ill, but her “illness” is black race mania, a malady shared by approximately 35 million blacks in this country.

Franklin Parish Sheriff Kevin Cobb speaks during a press conference at Franklin Parish Sheriff's Department in Winnsboro on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. / Val Horvath Davidson/The Times

Not only is she racist and crazy, but she also brought a poor child into the world, surely out of wedlock

By Nicholas Stix

Well, racist black hate crime hoaxer Sharmeka Moffitt’s family is obviously made of better stuff than she is.

[Previously, on this crime, at WEJB/NSU:

“Louisiana: Hate Crime, or a Hoax Gone Horribly Wrong? Black Woman Says She was Set on Fire by 3 Hoodie-Wearing, Raceless Men Who Wrote ‘KKK’ and a ‘Racial Slur’ on Her Car; NAACP Chief Exploits Crime”;

“Tawana Brawley in Louisiana! Racist Sharmeka Moffitt was So Intent on Committing a Hate Crime Hoax That She Set Herself on Fire, and Almost Died!”; and

“Family of Racist Black Hate Crime Hoaxer Sharmeka Moffitt Apologizes; NAACP Remains Shameless.”]

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Charges filed in Winnsboro burning hoax
March 18, 2013 1:03 p.m. EDT; updated: March 19, 2013 12:44 p.m. EDT
By Carolyn Roy
KSLA News 12

Moffitt was rushed to the Regional Burn Center at LSU Hospital back on October 21, after a 911 call brought police to Civitan Park.

A balloon and flowers were placed at the site of the alleged attack shortly after word began to spread.

20-year-old Sharmeka Moffitt was rushed to the Regional Burn Center at LSU Hospital back on October 21, after a 911 call brought police to Civitan Park.

In the call, police say Moffitt reported that she had been attacked by three men in white hoodies. State police also later confirmed that "KKK" had been smeared on the hood of Moffitt's car in a paste-like substance, with a racial slur underneath.

Moffitt allegedly told police the men doused her in a flammable liquid and set her on fire. Lewis said she extinguished the fire using water from a nearby spigot before a police officer arrived.

Word of the horrific attack spread quickly on social media, with speculation swirling that it was a hate crime that prompted the NAACP to call for a thorough investigation of the incident.

Two days later, Winnsboro Police Chief Lester Thomas revealed that their investigation had linked Moffitt's fingerprints to a lighter and a bottle of lighter fluid found at the scene.

"The investigation (of) Ms Moffitt has revealed that this was not an attack but a self-inflicted incident that happened to her," said Chief Thomas.

Shortly after that announcement, Moffitt's family released a statement, saying, "While this was not the resolution we had expected, it is a resolution, and we appreciate the thorough investigation by the local and state police as well as federal agencies.

We are sincerely sorry for any problems this may have caused and wish to express our appreciation for the outpouring of love, prayers and support we have received from friends, acquaintances, church organizations and government officials."

Moffitt has since been released from the hospital and returned to Winnsboro.

The results of a Louisiana State Police investigation were handed over to the Franklin Parish District Attorney's office in early March.

On Tuesday morning, Franklin Parish 5th District Attorney Mack Lancaster confirmed that his office had filed a bill of information charging Moffitt with one count of terrorizing and one count of false swearing for the purpose of violating public safety.

Lancaster says the quick action of law enforcement "kept the impact of her claims to a minimum."

"The State Police, the Franklin Parish Sheriff's Office and the Winnsboro Police did a marvelous job of investigating this crime," says Lancaster, "and the labs did a fantastic job of returning DNA and fingerprints very quickly. Thus, they avoided what could have been a very explosive situation."

Lancaster also credits the public for allowing law enforcement to do their jobs.

"I think her claims were akin to a bomb scare. It just puts the public to be sustained in fear, just a disruption to the general public, what her claims were, and I think the Franklin Parish people deserve a lot of respect for the way they handled this in waiting for law enforcement people to come up with what really happened."

Lancaster says Moffitt isn't a flight risk and won't be required to turn herself in. Bond will be set at her arraignment on April 23rd. If convicted, she faces up to 15 years in prison, but probation is also an option.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's the race card played as to the reason why racist blacks commit crimes against Whites and the crazy card is played as to why they shouldn't be punished for committing the crime against Whites.