A white woman in Staten Island, New York made false claims that a black woman she didn’t know sprayed her in the face with sulfuric acid — only to recant and admit she sprayed herself.
Inside Edition reported that Lizzie Dunn, a resident of the outer borough, claimed she was attacked earlier in the week at her bus stop by a black woman in her 40’s to whom she denied cigarettes and money.
With her face burning from the acid, she stumbled into a deli near the stop, causing a major panic inside the establishment and in the neighborhood. Soon after, local news outlets picked up the story about the acid-spraying stranger before Dunn recanted.
Police told the New York Daily News that the Staten Island woman “has a history of self-harm,” and her deception was revealed after they began pressing her for more details on her attack claims.
Dunn “suffered second-degree burns on the left side of her face and scalp,” the report noted. It remains unclear whether or not police will charge her with filing a false police report.
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Cop says Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should be shot following Trump’s racist targeting of The Squad
Following racist attacks on members of The Squad by President Donald Trump and his supporters, a police officer in Louisiana reportedly said that one of the congresswomen of color should be shot.
Trump has been lashing out at the four first-term congresswomen, who include Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).
"A Gretna police officer posted a comment on his Facebook page this past week calling U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a 'vile idiot' who 'needs a round, and I don't mean the kind she used to serve,'" NOLA reported Saturday.
Internet piles on ABC reporter for lavishing praise on Trump for allowing press to ask questions
ABC News reporter Kyra Phillips on Saturday heaped praise on President Donald Trump for his treatment of the press.
Despite the White House no longer holding daily press briefings, Phillips praised the "access" she receives from the administration.
"No matter what your politics are, I have to say that I appreciate the access ?Trump? gives us on a regular basis and the ability to ask any question," she said.
She tagged Stephanie Grisham in her tweet, who is Trump's latest press secretary. She also tagged her husband, John Roberts, who does not work in the White House, but works for Fox News.
‘Trump wants to start a race war’: Ex-advisor alleges his campaign planned ‘Send her Back’ chants
President Donald Trump is attempting to start a race war in America, a long-time advisor declared on MSNBC on Saturday evening.
Omarosa Manigault Newman was interviewed by Donny Deutsch on "Saturday Night Politics."
"You said could it happen here? It is happening here," Newman told Deutsch.
"As a woman of color watching him attack those four women, it made it very clear that Donald Trump is a clear and present danger to our democracy," she said.
"And everyone has been kind of tiptoeing what this actually is. Donald Trump wants to start a race war in this country and it started at that rally — it started with the tweets," she said.