It was reported that there was a woman who was allegedly burned in a racist attack.
Now, the police are reporting that the story was made up. There is a claim that evidence points to her holding the lighter and the fluid. Some people are claiming that she confessed to doing it herself. However, others say that she can only blink to communicate. At this moment, I do not know what to think. I cannot say that I have faith in small town authorities in dealing with violent crimes against minorities. However, it is also possible that she is a sick individual that needs help.
That being said, I do not think there should be any quest for fast judgement. Let whatever authorities do their job. If it turns out that she really didn’t do it to herself then people should be found and punished. However, if it turns out that she really did do it to herself, then she is someone who needs serious therapy. I have no faith that with Jindal leading this state’s mental health services into the ground that this woman would get the help that she needs if she really needs help. And that is the sad part of this story. Either we have another victim of a racist violent crime or we have another victim of Jindal’s harmful cuts to our state healthcare system.