Saturday, January 5, 2008

Gang Initiation Rumor, El Paso, Texas

http://www.kdbc.com/Global/story.asp?S=7581299

KDBC-TV [El Paso, Texas]
5 January 2008

Text Message Threat: Police Say its a Hoax

posted by Crystal Gutierrez
KDBC 4 News

In minutes Jennifer Ortiz forwarded a text message, warning her friends of new gang initiation that's targeting women. However, she wasn't the only one.

The text read:

-- A NEW GANG INTITIATION 2SHOOT WOMEN. IF SOMEONE ASKS YOU FOR DIRECTIONS DON'T STOP! SEND TO EVERY WOMAN YOU KNOW.--

Within hours, the fear of women being shot spread through El Paso like wildfire. [...]

http://www.kfoxtv.com/news/14982877/detail.html

KFOX-TV [El Paso, TX]
4 January 2008

Text Message Spreads Fear In The Borderland

Angeeneh Adamain - KFOX News Reporter

http://www.elpasotimes.com/newupdated/ci_7883344

El Paso Times [Texas]
4 January 2008

Police say text message warning is a hoax

Times staff report