Black Victims:<br />
Guilty Until Proven Victimized?

Sharmeka Moffitt

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Moffitt, don't be angry with her. Don't point to her and say, "That's why real victims don't get any justice!" Something is severely wrong with her. While mental illness may lead one to commit a crime, it is not a crime to be mentally ill. Burning your own body to a crisp is a far cry from falsifying a rape or harming someone else and placing the blame on an innocent party. Instead of outrage for her, channel your thoughts toward her physical and mental healing.

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