Police say gang initiation threat just rumor

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 4:32 PM
Last updated 4:44 PM
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There is nothing to suggest that rumors circulating about a gang initiation to take place at Wal-Mart are credible, sheriff’s Sgt. Calvin Chew said this afternoon.

Calls have been coming into the sheriff’s office, but the hoax dates back to 2005 and is similar to the myth about gangs driving around with their headlights off, he said. If anyone receives an e-mail or text message related to this, they are asked to call the sheriff’s office at (706) 821-1080 so investigators can track down their origin.

“It’s a whole bunch of rumors going around,” Sgt. Chew said. “The problem is you can never be too cautious.”

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howdie
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howdie 03/18/09 - 06:57 pm
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All you have to do is go to

All you have to do is go to www.snopes.com when you see these messages. Everything from such and such is poisoning dogs to bogus Amberalerts. If you get some email warning you about something you can check it out at that web site. get real people!

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Latino 03/18/09 - 07:30 pm
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I was planning to go to

I was planning to go to Walmart on Deans Bridge Rd. after work tonight, after 8:30pm, anybody been shot yet, just want to make sure I'm safe.

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message 03/18/09 - 08:14 pm
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What gang? not in Augusta

What gang? not in Augusta these cowards riding around here.There are no gang in Augusta just a group of blackmales sale drugs and the white man labeled them a gang.Now if you want to find out about life of the real gang take a visit to Los angles,Detriot and Chicago were you are killed if you come out the door with the wrong color on or you go to a different part of town.And these states I listed do not show pity for police officers and will take their life in a heart beat,these are true gangs.

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AugustaVoter 03/18/09 - 10:39 pm
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Message, the wanna bee's are

Message, the wanna bee's are the worst kind of criminals. They will do anything to make a name for themselves. The established gangs don't draw attention to themselves because they already have their "cred".

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justus4 03/19/09 - 01:35 pm
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"Never be too cautious" eh?
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"Never be too cautious" eh? Well there's a rumor that officers are not ticketing individuals with Confederate symbols on their vehicles. Now lets see if there is a reaction to get the word out to report those incidents, when witnessed. The fact is, anything preceived as involving negative minority acts, will get published no matter how stupid the rumors are. This article proves that point. And the ignorant masses has been served their daily dose of negative minority press coverage. Wow! What idiots!

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