Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Gang Initiation Rumor, Philippines (2)

The Inquirer [Philippines]
17 October 2007

PNP probes Cebu firm for spreading gang hoax

By Alcuin Papa

MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) is investigating the possible liability of a Cebu company for circulating a warning, through email and text messages, about a street gang patrolling city streets to randomly kill motorists that turned out to be a hoax. [...]

Sun.Star [Philippines]
18 October 2007

Editorials: Gang preying on motorists

[An editorial speculating on the causes of the gang-initiation rumor mentions that in the 1980's someone's death sparked rumors of "fraternity recruits being told to kill any person wearing white to test their resolve."]