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HATE HOAX: Wisconsin Woman Caught Faking Hate Crime Attack By 'Four White Men'


A team of federal, state, and local investigators say there isn’t any evidence to support a claim that a group of White men attacked a bi-racial woman on the streets of Madison, Wisconsin last summer.

Althea Bernstein, 18, who claims to be Hispanic and Black, told Madison police she had been attacked by four white men around 1am on June 24, 2020. But the investigation revealed the detectives couldn’t find any surveillance video corroborating her claim the attack took place.

What investigators did find, however, was surveillance footage indicating Bernstein wasn’t even in the city at the time she claimed the attack took place.

Bernstein falsely claimed that her car was stopped at a red light when one of the four White men yelled a racial slur ate her. She alleged another of the four sprayed her with lighter fluid through her open car window and threw a flaming lighter at her, setting her neck and face on fire.

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Bernstein then stated she drove away and extinguished the flames. She was treated for burns at a hospital, she said.

The US Attorney’s Office in Madison issued a statement saying the investigation was closed. No charges were filed.

During the course of the investigation, extensive interviews were conducted as well as an exhaustive examination of traffic and surveillance cameras in the area. All digital and forensic evidence available was reviewed but investigators found no evidence supporting Bernstein’s accusation.

Additionally, an arson canine found no trace of any incendiary device or substance in her car and investigators found the car was not damaged.

Questions remain about why Bernstein wasn’t charged with filing a false report with police.

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Frank Salvato is the co-host of the Underground USA podcast and host of the National File podcast RightMinded. His writing has been recognized by the US House International Relations Committee and the Japan Center for Conflict Prevention, and has been published by The American Enterprise Institute, The Washington Times, Accuracy in Media, and Breitbart. Mr. Salvato appeared on The O'Reilly Factor on FOX News Channel and is the author of six books examining internal and external threats facing our country. He can be heard twice weekly on “The Captain’s America: Third Watch” radio program syndicated nationally on the Salem Broadcasting Network and Genesis Communications affiliate stations.

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