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South Carolina Woman Lies to Cops About Being Assaulted by Black Man

Kristen Rimes fabricated the entire story and got arrested. How many Black men, young and old, did she put in danger with her false claim?

Police in Columbia, S.C., have arrested Kristen Rimes for lying about being assaulted by a Black man at a Walmart.


On Nov. 26, Rimes said she was forced from her vehicle, which was allegedly parked in a Walmart parking lot. Supposedly, she was assaulted and then forced to pull down her pants.

She took to her Facebook and posted a picture of her battered face that garnered sympathy and empathy from her friends and strangers alike.

Photo Courtesy of Facebook

This is a heart-wrenching story. The only thing is Rimes completely fabricated everything.

She filed a police report but when officers began to investigate, they quickly uncovered that she was lying. In fact, they determined that she wasn't even at the Walmart where the assault and attempted rape was supposed to have taken place. It was a complete waste of resources and time.

The most insidious part of this situation is she even went as far as to describe her attacker with astounding detail. She described the assailant as "a Black male, medium build, wearing a hoodie with a jacket over it."

Police did attempt to find "the suspect." But how many Black men did that describe in Columbia? How many Black men, young and old, did she put in danger with her false claim?

Rimes was subsequently arrested for filing a false police report and false swearing to authorities. She is being held at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center in Columbia.

The Conversation (7)
Evelyn Miller04 Jan, 2019

Age old ruse: white woman blames Black man for assault. I am just so glad no Black men were harmed as a result of her lies. She should face the stiffest penalty available for making false claims. Some time in jail may give her an opportunity to figure out where she went wrong.

votetocorrect04 Jan, 2019
Kristen Rimes needs to be prosecuted ubder a Hate Crime!
Tracy Brooks07 Jan, 2019

Nothing new here give this lying bitch the misdemeanor conviction no jail time and 5 days unsupervised probation so she can pull this same shit next month.

White BITCH attempting to commit murder by cop, may she find karma with her death!

Mona04 Jan, 2019

So I wonder who beat up on her? Hmmmm

Rod Boyd04 Jan, 2019

Didn’t she learn from Susan Smith!??? I remember it like yesterday

Update: White Man Who Assaulted 11-Year-Old Black Girl is Due in Court Next Month

David Steven Bell's attorney said he wasn't motivated by anything other than defending himself, but nothing spells racist like referring to a group of Black girls as "a pack of youth who trapped and surrounded" his client.

David Steven Bell, 51, is home with his family after punching an 11-year-old Black child in the face this past weekend in an Asheville mall. He was arrested, charged with three counts of assault and released in about a 24-hour period. His court date is Feb. 5.

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Rep. Steve King's White Supremacy Remark Just Shows His True Colors

King's remarks are "abhorrent and racist and should have no place in our national discourse," tweeted Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney.

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) wants to know why white nationalists and white supremacists are getting a bad rep.

"White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?" King asked in an interview with The New York Times published on Thursday. "Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the merits of our history and our civilization?"

The far-right lawmaker is at the forefront of supporting the Trump administration's anti-immigration policies and the push to end birthright citizenship. As a matter of fact, King credits himself with getting Trump onboard.

"Donald Trump came to Iowa as a real non-ideological candidate," King said, in the Times interview. He said he told Trump, "I market-tested your immigration policy for 14 years, and that ought to be worth something."

King has previously, on the House floor, shown a model of a 12-foot border wall he had designed.

Thursday afternoon he released a statement on Twitter "clarify" his comments on white supremacy and white nationalism.

"I want to make one thing abundantly clear; I reject those labels and the evil ideology" represented by those terms. "I am simply a Nationalist," he wrote.

"I condemn anyone that supports this evil and bigoted ideology which saw in its ultimate expression the systematic murder of 6 million innocent Jewish lives." Like the Founding Fathers, he wrote, "I am an advocate for Western Civilization's values."

But let's look at King's track record.

In the wake of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre, consumers and employees pushed back against companies donating to King's campaign in November. He is known for his association with white nationalists, even retweeting a Nazi sympathizer.

(But residents of Iowa still re-elected him for another term.)

King endorsed, Faith Goldy, an openly white supremacist candidate for mayor of Toronto. He often praises far-right politicians and groups in other countries.

In September, during a European trip financed by From the Depths — a Holocaust memorial group — King actually met with members of a far-right Austrian party with historical ties to Nazis for an interview on their anti-Semitic propaganda website. The meeting was just a day after ending a five-day trip to Jewish and Holocaust historical sites in Poland, including the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp.

"In an interview with a website associated with the party, King declared that 'Western civilization is on the decline,' spoke of the replacement of white Europeans by immigrants and criticized Hungarian American financier George Soros, who has backed liberal groups around the world," according to The Washington Post.

In December 2017, King shared a story on Twitter written by the Voice of Europe and quoted Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, who said, "Mixing cultures will not lead to a higher quality of life but a lower one."

King added to the tweet: "Diversity is not our strength."

Members of Congress are condemning his recent comments.

"Everything about white supremacy and white nationalism goes against who we are as a nation," House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, (R-Calif.), said, in a statement. "Steve's language is reckless, wrong, and has no place in our society. The Declaration of Independence states that 'all men are created equal.' That is a fact. It is self-evident."

Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney tweeted that King's remarks are "abhorrent and racist and should have no place in our national discourse."

"Dear Steve King (@SteveKingIA): FYI this is one reason you get bad search results when people type your name in Google," Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.), tweeted.

White Woman Says Her African Daughters Experienced 'Worst Racism' From Blacks

A clueless mother and "educator" writes about teaching her African daughters not to "see color."

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A writer for the Federalist, a conservative publication that uses tags in its stories like "Black Crime" to catalog incidents, and defended Roy Moore dating teenagers, wrote a story about her African adopted daughters not being Black girls, but Americans.

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Judge Decreases Charlottesville Attacker's Sentence From 20 Years to Less Than Four

Daniel Borden, a white man, beat DeAndre Harris, a Black man, with a wooden plank, but Judge Richard Moore decided he's too young to serve the full sentence.

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Local media in Daniel Borden's hometown of Maumee, Ohio, said that he was known for his swastika drawings and Nazi salutes in high school. In 2017, at 18 years old, he traveled to the Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville where he proceeded to beat DeAndre Harris, a Black man, leaving him with eight staples in his head, a broken wrist and cuts and bruises.

His weapon of choice: a six-foot wooden plank.

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Racist Tries to Run Over Black Children, Points Gun at Them

The 36-year-old man started his harassment by making racist remarks to the children at Family Dollar store in Memphis.

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A white man who harassed then followed Black children after leaving a Family Dollar store in Memphis, Tenn., has been arrested.

Bradley Watkins, age 36, allegedly used the N-word during an argument with the minors on Saturday at the store. Watkins then trailed them in his car, holding a gun in one hand, as the kids were walking home, The Memphis Police Department (MPD) told Fox 13. The victims said he yelled, "N***er, I'll kill you," while pointing the gun.

Even after the children split up while trying to run away, he continued to chase them. A witness on the scene saw Watkins chase the victims at a high rate of speed, running them off the road.

Watkins admitted to police he and the family got into an argument while at the store, but didn't say he chased them in his car.

He was charged with two counts of aggravated assault and is expected to be arraigned in court on Monday.

The population of Memphis is 63.9 percent Black and 29.2 percent white, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

In November, London Lamar, a Black woman and newly-elected democratic state lawmaker from Memphis, said, in a now deleted Facebook video discussing results of the midterm elections:

"Tennessee's racist. Period. Period. Like, Tennessee is racist." She also added that Republican voters are uneducated.

After facing criticism from some constituents, Lamar issued an apology, saying "we want to make sure we don't over-generalize groups of people."

But she also added that race did play a role in the midterm elections. Lamar said that the many who voted Republican based their votes "on racially-charged rhetoric" that's coming from the White House.

Lamar ran uncontested in the state's House District 91 and took office in January.

Update: Suspect Arrested, Charged in Jazmine Barnes' Killing

"At this time, investigators do not believe Jazmine's family was the intended target of the shooting," the Harris County Sheriff's Office said.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office said, in a statement early Sunday, that homicide investigators have filed a capital murder charge against Eric Black Jr., 20, for the shooting death of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes in Texas.

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