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Renzo Marquez
Member
Fri Jun 26 16:13:25
http://abc...tigated-hate/story?id=71467470

Assault on 18-year-old biracial woman in Wisconsin being investigated as hate crime

Hospital staff said she was burned with lighter fluid.

An assault on an 18-year-old biracial woman in Wisconsin is being investigated as a hate crime after she was set on fire in her car, according to the Madison Police Department.

The victim, Althea Bernstein, told authorities she was stopped at a red light Wednesday with her driver's side window down when she heard someone yell a racial slur. It was at that point that four white men allegedly sprayed a liquid on her face and neck and then threw a flaming lighter at her, which caused the liquid to ignite, according to the incident report.

Scared, Bernstein began to drive and patted out the flames, the report stated. She drove home, where her mother told her to go to the hospital.

At the hospital, she was treated for burns and will need to make follow-up visits for additional medical care, authorities said. Hospital staff, according to police, believe the liquid was lighter fluid.

Bernstein told "Good Morning America" Friday she "never thought something like this would happen."

She said she went through "textbook shock" and hasn't been able to sleep properly.

"Once it happened I don't even remember anything, but your brain still has that fight or flight response that takes care of you. So I made it home, I called my mom, I drove myself to the ER," Bernstein said.

She said she wishes she could remember more of what happened, but hopes Madison police will figure it out.

"I'm very very hopeful these men sort of see all the responses and they know that they hurt me," Bernstein said. "This is something that's going to affect me for a while and I really hope that they choose to improve themselves."

Police are treating this as a hate crime and are reviewing surveillance images to see if the alleged assault was captured on camera. Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact Madison Area Crime Stoppers at (608) 266-6014 or by computer at P3Tips.com.

Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway issued a statement, saying, "This is a horrifying and absolutely unacceptable crime that I will not tolerate in Madison."

"This hate crime is one of multiple recent downtown incidents where people’s safety and lives have been at risk," Rhodes-Conway said in a statement. "It is completely unacceptable and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Everybody in Madison deserves to feel safe, and it is up to every single one of us to make that true."
Renzo Marquez
Member
Fri Jun 26 16:16:07
I'm guessing hoax.

-Madison, WI (lots of alleged hate crimes in liberal areas tend to be fake)
-Light-skinned (light-skinned blacks suffer from a lot of identity issues and seem to be involved in a lot of these hoaxes)
-lighter fluid + lighter story is hard to believe
Rugian
Member
Fri Jun 26 16:17:24
Eh, unless shes completely psycho the burns stand on their own.
Renzo Marquez
Member
Fri Jun 26 16:20:41
Could go either way.
Renzo Marquez
Member
Fri Jun 26 17:02:43
Oh damn I overlooked the most intriguing clue. Her last name is Bernstein. 90+% chance it's a hoax.
Renzo Marquez
Member
Fri Jun 26 17:06:56
Wow. She's also studying to be a firefighter despite clearly being obese. She also waited until the next day to file a police report. Probability of a hoax keeps climbing.

http://heavy.com/news/2020/06/althea-bernstein/
Habebe
Member
Fri Jun 26 17:14:19
Probably nonsense....how bad are the burns?
Renzo Marquez
Member
Sat Jun 27 09:01:49
http://twitter.com/Steve_Sailer/status/1276714233246277632

Steve Sailer
@Steve_Sailer
An amazing coincidence: at virtually the same moment, around 1am on June 24, in the same place -- downtown Madison, WI -- a leftist arsonist sprayed lighter fluid on the City County Building AND Althea Bernstein had lighter fluid sprayed on her by 4 white racist fraternity boys.
sam adams
Member
Sat Jun 27 19:32:11
99% hoax.
sam adams
Member
Sat Jun 27 20:03:05
Just looked at the photo.

100% fake.

Those are not burns.

Her eyebrows and hair is still there.
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