Gang Initiation Warning - Real or Hoax

Gang Initiation Warning - Real or Hoax

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concerned citizen

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#1 Mar 19, 2009
There is a text circulating that says not to go to any Wal-Mart tonight. Gang Initiation to shoot 3 women tonight. Not sure which Wal-Mart, but they are supposedly targeting a small town. Confirmed on t.v. Then someone told me that our Wal-Mart was put on alert last night and that they believe the threat might have possibly come from Winnfield. This was on the news. Someone else stated that it was supposed to be 3 women, 3 men, and 2 children. Let's hope and pray that this is not real!!!
momz

AOL

#2 Mar 19, 2009
my daughter just got a text that said that also,hope its not true
Lady in Red

United States

#3 Mar 19, 2009
we just got the same text.
My daughters are in Ruston. They were told that a man was caught with a gun entering the Ruston Wal-Mart last night.

“What U See Is What U Get”

Since: Nov 08

United States

#4 Mar 19, 2009
I am from the weston area and I was told by a teacher the same thing.I hope it is not true either.I also heard that it happened at shreveport last night.
JohnQ

Mount Pleasant, TX

#5 Mar 19, 2009
My daughter in Monroe got one today and my sister got one , they have AT&T service , I have another service and did not get one. Could AT&T have gotten hacked ?
Lee Jacksonhole

AOL

#6 Mar 19, 2009
It is a hoax, according to the news and the rumor has been circulating via internet for 2 or 3 years, just now reaching us.
seriously

AOL

#7 Mar 19, 2009
It's better to be safe than sorry in this day and time. Too many crazy's in the world. I hope that whoever started the threat will be punished.
JohnQ

Mount Pleasant, TX

#8 Mar 19, 2009
Bastrop, La.-
Cell phones have been buzzing away on reports of an alleged gang initiation where three women will be killed at a Wal-Mart location.

According to Sheriff Mike Tubbs, the Morehouse Parish Sheriff’s Office received a report last week about a text message that was going around.

On Thursday, March 19, several individuals called Tubbs, the sheriff’s office and the mayor’s office to find out what was going on.

A variation of the text message said,“Do not go to Wal-Mart tonight! Gang initiation to kill 3 women. Confirmed on TV! Warn all girls!”

The message does not specify a store location and is known to have been circulated over Morehouse, West Carroll and Ouachita parishes. Other locations may have also received these messages but have not been confirmed.

According to Snopes.com , these text messages are false. Various reports on the website, which determines if something is a hoax or real, said gang initiates must assault or kill a woman, a small child or an elderly person at a Wal-Mart.

Snopes said the rumor first began in the Memphis, Tenn. area in July 2005. No murders or attempted murders were reported, no gang members arrested and no one spoke about the supposed plan.
“The rumor seems to have begun with statements about gang initiation violence planned to take place at a mall or shopping center that an unidentified woman says she overheard in a bathroom and reported to police in that city,” Snopes explains.“The rumor was unsubstantiated.”

Rumors resurfaced this month, Snopes said, claiming the gang initiation would take place at a Wal-Mart in Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia or Washington. They are being spread by text message.

Snopes updated information on this rumor on March 19, 2009.

“We feel it’s a prank,” Tubbs said. He said Wal-Mart security has been notified and is on alert. The sheriff’s office and the Bastrop Police Department are also aware of the situation.“This is a hoax.”

Stinger

Mount Pleasant, TX

#9 Mar 19, 2009
Throughout the past few years, rumors have continually surfaced about gang initiations..one was that the potential gang member had to rape a woman in a hospital parking lot. Several other reported rumors that were similar began to circulate. Me..I think they are hoaxes. BUT,in these days and times,,it doesn't hurt to be careful..there is always some ding dong who may take it upon himself to get his 'fifteen minutes of fame' by doing some of the described actions.
Rumor or not, If I hear that someone is gonna shoot people at a specific location,,ole Stinger and his brood will NOT be there.

“What U See Is What U Get”

Since: Nov 08

United States

#10 Mar 19, 2009
it still scary tho.It's still better to be aware.you never know.
Stinger

Mount Pleasant, TX

#11 Mar 19, 2009
farmbaby1970 wrote:
it still scary tho.It's still better to be aware.you never know.
Very true, indeed..better safe than sorry,,these days and times, there is no telling what people will do. America is not a safe place to be anymore, especially with the proliferation of gangs, who are now moving into rural areas.Pretending the potential for disaster doesn't exist is foolish. No one wants to be paranoid, but..watch the news..read the newspaper..about the crazy crap that happens..
Jason Scott

United States

#12 May 3, 2009
March 20 Dixie Aaron and Nick Harper were Executed by the Gang "74 Hoover Crips".
Nick Harper and Dixie Aaron. On 3-20-09.
Nick was shot in the head. Dixie was shot 3 times in the face and pistol whipped. Dixie survived her execution.
Do the research on March 20,1969 New Black Panther. 3-20-09 was the 40th anniversary. Google W.74th street Shreveport. Look up Cleaver Eldridge. Soul on Ice.
Permit

Mount Pleasant, TX

#13 May 3, 2009
Jason Scott wrote:
March 20 Dixie Aaron and Nick Harper were Executed by the Gang "74 Hoover Crips".
Nick Harper and Dixie Aaron. On 3-20-09.
Nick was shot in the head. Dixie was shot 3 times in the face and pistol whipped. Dixie survived her execution.
Do the research on March 20,1969 New Black Panther. 3-20-09 was the 40th anniversary. Google W.74th street Shreveport. Look up Cleaver Eldridge. Soul on Ice.
Time to get a carry permit. Can't just be a sitting duck with no one but criminals carrying.
Jason Scott

Coral Gables, FL

#14 May 3, 2009
Bossier City
March 20,2009 Willie Jones shot and killed Amy Foster and Her Boyfriend. The police caught Willie Jones. Now Mr. Jones has even more power in the Folk Nation Prison Gang.
Well

United States

#15 May 4, 2009
Well Well Well
Mr. Jason Scott knows everything. Who the hell are you and how do you know all this? Sounds like you are blown wind out you ass.
dahling

AOL

#16 May 4, 2009
This hoax has been circulating since 2005, as per snopes.com . You can check out almost any rumor there and get the scoop on whether it is true or a hoax. See:

http://www.snopes.com/crime/gangs/walmart.asp
winnfield chick

Winnsboro, LA

#17 May 7, 2009
thats crazy me and my boyfriend was in hot springs arkansas during the week of 03-19 and his friend sd there was supposed to be a shooting at the wal-mart there wow news travels fast
Jason Scott

United States

#18 May 8, 2009
Well Well.

Looks like there is a freedom of speech issue!
Well

United States

#19 May 11, 2009
Freedom of speech? HAHAHAHA Freedom of lies is what I would call it. Check snopes sweetie and also a gang would not make it known if thay where going to do a hit.
russell

Albertville, AL

#20 May 18, 2009
idk what yall are talking about but if a gang is going to kill pepole there going to kill them no matter what im being initieated in the folks this weekend so whatever

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