set afire in a park. As the story goes, Moffitt was at a park on Sunday night in Winnsboro when she was doused with a flammable liquid and set on fire by three men who wore white hoods. They wrote a racial slur and the letters "KKK" on the hood of her car, symbolizing the group that was behind the act of violence.
She was burned over 60% over her body and that was only because she was able to put herself out with a water spigot that was nearby.
I know that it's easy to blame the Klan for crimes against Black people. It's no secret that they don't like us, and saying that the Klan is behind a hate crime garners a lot of sympathy.
I remember the Black man in Florida who went as far as setting up a cross in his yard and torching it just to save his marriage with his White wife. He blamed the Klan, it was believable. But he messed up, and it came to light.
That brings me to my questions.
Knowing that the KKK presence is prevalent in Louisiana, why would you go to a park at night alone to walk on a paved trail? I know that here in Alabama, you don't go to parks or any secluded areas at night alone. You just don't do it.
You say that three men did this to you. What did they say before setting you afire? Did they silently do this? Did they say something like, "hey n*****, whatcha doing out here by yourself"? or "hey n*****, where's your pimp?" You know what I mean? What did they say?
They wrote "KKK" and "racial slurs' on the hood of your car, which wasn't near where you were if you were on a paved trail. How did they know that it was your car?
You say that that you couldn't tell their race because of the hoods and the darkness. Maybe if they said something, you could get a better idea of what kind of people did this.
I'm not saying that this didn't happen. Obviously the woman is burned and in critical condition. I'm not saying that she set herself on fire either. I'm saying that it doesn't seem like that Klan was behind this. I hate to say that it was someone she knew, but things doesn't add up to me. Like it was staged to make it seem like the Klan did it or something.
My heart goes out to Moffitt and her family, and I hope they catch those who did it. I'm waiting on more details, but if it indeed was the Klan who was behind this, I would be surprised.