Skip to comments.Black Wisconsin Woman Says She Was Set on Fire by White Man Who Used Racial Slur
Posted on 06/26/2020 9:03:13 PM PDT by aquila48
Authorities in Wisconsin are investigating a possible hate crime after an 18-year-old Black woman was set on fire.
On Wednesday morning, Althea Bernstein was driving through downtown Madison when she stopped at a red light. Bernstein was sitting at the intersection with her window down when she heard someone yell a racial slur, she told police, CBS News reports.
Moments later, she told police four white men appeared, with one spraying a liquid on her face and neck and throwing a flaming lighter at her. Bernstein told police she was able to drive away and put out the flames, but when she returned home, her mother encouraged her to go to the hospital, where she was treated for burns.
According to hospital staff, the liquid thrown on Bernstein is believed to be lighter fluid.
The following day, Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway released a statement calling the attack a hate crime.
"The City received a report of a violent racially-motivated hate crime that occurred downtown around 1:00 am on June 24, where a group of pedestrians used a racial slur and then lit a woman on fire through her car window as she stopped at an intersection. This is a horrifying and absolutely unacceptable crime that I will not tolerate in Madison," Rhodes-Conway said.
"While we are still learning more about the details, current information suggests this may have been a premeditated crime targeted toward people of color, which makes the incident even more disturbing."
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Notice her hair is not burned.
Tawanas be crawlin out the woodwork
Madison is wall to wall leftists.
Another “hate crime” hoax. You can tell from a mile away.
Maybe it was a noose that was lit.
Notice the rope burns on her neck.
This one appears to be a prime example of the “excuse hoax.”
Usually in the “excuse hoax” a boyfriend or other acquaintance of the victim commits the act, and the victim blames it on some made-up assailant to avoid repercussions or further trouble from family or friends.
Dont you love how ALL these so-called hate crimes are IMMEDIATELY jumped on with loud condemnations by whatever powers that be?
I,e, always presumed to be TRUE in every respect, basically slandering all whites.
NEVER anything about alleged crime as journalists are supposed to do, never simply assuming real guilt.
‘...throwing a flaming lighter at her’. How does the lighter stay lit after it leaves the hand of the dude?
Then she’s in some car...windows rolled down. AC broke?
Cops will file the report but the whole thing seems like a hoax to me.
“Let me stand next to your fire......”
Come on, man....
Learn how to act....
Jussie, is that you?
Windows rolled down at 1 am.
Hospital claims it seems to be lighter fluid.
Would lighter fluid do those skin irritations itself, or would it have to be lit and burning?
Just wondering since the hair doesnt seem damaged.
Zippo. Why would some dude sacrifice his Zippo? Should be cameras around to verify/debunk her story.
Dang, that’s rough to do that to yourself. What was the slur? Was it Antifa that did it?
Now everyone wants a gold casket...
This might not be a hate hoax. I hate it for her. It must have been painful. I hope it doesn’t scar her.
Hmmmm.....let’s see video from the surrounding area, if possible.
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