Saturday, September 8, 2007

Gang Initiation Rumors, Alabama

Sand Mountain Reporter [Albertville, AL]
8 September 2007

Officials act to quash rumors

By George Jones
The Reporter

A series of “e-mail hoaxes” and a variety of “false rumors” has caused widespread concern for citizens through out Marshall, DeKalb and other surrounding counties.

One of the rumors is based on a hoax e-mail alleging an initiation requirement for Hispanic gangs requiring the rape of anywhere from one to four white women.

Another rumor involves women being attacked at a Wal-Mart store. [...]