Two weeks later, we finally have a Development, of sorts, in Althea Bernstein’s “Biracial Woman Set on Fire by ‘Classic Wisconsin Frat Boys'” Hate Crime of the Century/hate hoax of the week. From Channel3000:
Updated: July 9, 2020 5:32 PM by Stephanie Fryer
MADISON, Wis. — A woman who reported a group of men tried to set her on fire last month in Madison said the incident “happened really fast,” according to the call she made to report the crime.
An audio file of the call was provided to News 3 Now through an open records request.
You can listen to the call here, which took place 16+ hours after the supposed hate crime.
Who knows what really happened? But if I had to guess, I’d imagine that Althea’s mother said, “Young lady, you’re going to report this atrocity to the police right now,” dialed the number, and handed the phone to Althea, who sounded about as enthusiastic about recounting her tale as the Non-Emergency Call dispatcher at the other end, whose office building, I presume, had been set on fire with lighter fluid 16+ hours previously, was in listening to it.