Cuddle Up To Some Facts

It is the mark of an educated man to entertain a thought without accepting it.

—  Aristotle

Hopefully this philosophy’s going to catch on soon.

Another racially tinged hoax that people weighed in on much too soon.  Once again, it pays to wait to see the facts.

Until that sunny day, why so many, particularly African American bloggers so willing to believe this?  What do we think about ourselves?

Bethany Storo’s upset and remorseful.  I bet she is, but about what?  I wonder if the black female suspects who were “interviewed”  feel the same way?


Bethany Storro after acid burns

(Sept. 16) — The Washington state woman who said a stranger threw acid on her face admits she inflicted the injuries on herself and made up the attack story, police said today.

Bethany Storro, 28, had said an unknown woman approached her outside a Starbucks in Vancouver, Wash., on Aug. 30. Storro said the woman asked her, “Hey, pretty girl, want something to drink?” then threw acid in her face.

Storro suffered disfiguring burns on her face.

Police released a composite sketch of the attacker, described as a black woman with a ponytail, but they were unable to find any witnesses who had seen the incident.
“During the course of the investigation, several discrepancies began to emerge regarding the alleged attack,” Vancouver Police Chief Clifford Cook said today, according to KOMO News.

Police served a search warrant at Storro’s home this morning and removed several items. They did not say what those items were.

After the search, police interviewed Storro again, and they said she admitted she made up the whole thing.

“She is extremely upset and very remorseful,” Cook said, according to The Columbian newspaper, which first raised suspicions about her story. “In many ways, this just got bigger than she expected.”

Police said they did not know a motive for the hoax.”


About liftingasweclimb

Mildred Lewis writes and directs for theater, television, film and the web. She's also a full time professor, Christian, activist and troublemaker with a passion to save as much of the world as she can.
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