I posted a while back about Bethany Storro – the Washington woman who claimed an unidentified black female approached her on the street and threw a caustic liquid in her face. She has now admitted to injuring herself and the case is being referred to a grand jury.
Anyone who would do that to herself and concoct a cockamamie cover story obviously has some serious issues, but she deserves some kind of punishment. She wasted finite police resources, wasted public sentiment, and (unwittingly?) stirred racial animosity. She acted stupidly.