Pardon the pun but, this B is crazy. CBS NEWS is reporting on a Pittsburgh woman charged with making false report after claiming the letter “B” was carved into her face by a black mugger. She joins a the horrible legacy of white women who have committed crimes (like drowning their children) and white men who’ve done the same (murdering their wives) and blamed it on fictional black men.
I’ve read some horrible emails with all kinds of things people have made up to discredit the Obama campaign. I’ve read crazy, racist, and outrageous bs on tons of blogs. Have I been surprised at my fellow Americans in those cases…NO. However, this…this is totally crazy. This woman is sick. Period. The McCain camp can’t be blamed for her actions, but they need to understand that the kind of lies and rhetoric that they have tolerated and fostered has produced this kind of following.
From CBS NEWS – Full Story
Ashley Todd, 20-year-old college student from College Station, Texas, admitted Friday that the story was false, police said.
“She just opened up and said she wanted to tell the truth,” Bryant said, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “She was upset with the media for blowing this into a political firestorm.”
Todd, who is white, initially told police she was attacked by a 6-foot-4 black man Wednesday night.
She told investigators she was attempting to use a bank branch ATM when the man approached her from behind, put a knife with a 4- to 5-inch blade to her throat and demanded money. She said she handed the assailant $60 and walked away.
Todd claimed that she suspected the man then noticed a McCain sticker on her car, became angry and punched her in the back of the head, knocking her to the ground and telling her “you are going to be a Barack supporter,” police said.
She said he continued to punch and kick her while threatening “to teach her a lesson for being a McCain supporter,” police said. She said he then sat on her chest, pinned her hands down with his knees and scratched a backward letter “B” into her face with a dull knife.
Todd also told police she didn’t seek medical attention, but instead went to a friend’s apartment nearby and called police about 45 minutes later.
On Friday, when she admitted the story was fabricated, Todd told police she believes she cut the backward “B” onto her own cheek, but she didn’t explain how or why, Bryant said.
“She said she doesn’t remember doing it but knows it must have been her who did it,” Bryant said, according to the Tribune-Review.
Todd reportedly said she thought of Barack Obama when she saw the “B” on her cheek and minutes later “came up what a plan” to manufacture the story, according to Bryant. “
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Photo: Ashley Todd (AP/sarahsarmy.blogspot.com)