Monday, October 27, 2008

Racism taking a turn for the worse in the US of A

A McCain campaign volunteer made up a story about being robbed, pinned to the ground and having the letter “B” carved on her face in a politically inspired attack, police said Friday.

Ashley Todd, 20-year-old college student from College Station, Texas, admitted Friday that the story was false and is being charged with making a false report to police, said Maurita Bryant, the assistant chief of the police department’s investigations division. Todd, who is white, told police she was attacked by a 6-foot-4 black man Wednesday night. She now can’t explain why she invented the story, Bryant said. Todd also told police she believes she cut the backward “B” onto her own cheek, but she didn’t explain how or why. “They just started talking to her and she just opened up and said she wanted to tell the truth,” Bryant said. Bryant said it doesn’t appear that anyone else put the woman up to the false report. Police suspected all along that Todd might not be telling the truth, starting with the fact that the “B” was backward, Bryant said.

A screen grab of Todd's Twitter page--which was linked from her page on a College Republican National Committee web site--can be found below. At about 6 PM (EST) last thursday, Todd's Twitter page became protected and was no longer publicly available.

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