There’s an episode of Law and Order: SVU out there where a young white woman and her boyfriend were looking to cover up a crime by blaming it on “a black guy” they “couldn’t really see”. Fortunately, the detectives caught on early and let them bury themselves in their lies. But it was Detective Fin Tutuola’s (played by Ice T) response of “Why is it always a black guy?” that stuck with me more than any other detail of the episode.
This scene came back to mind when it was reported that Leiha Ann-Sue Artman, 25, had completely fabricated a story where she claimed that she was kidnapped, beaten and raped for two days by four black men, according to MLive. She’d even gone as far as to send selfies with head injuries and gagged to her boyfriend with demands for a ransom.