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DO NOT FLASH YOUR HEADLIGHTS AT THEM!
Posted: 22 September 2005 03:26 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Anyone have info on this, obviously an urban legend??  Thanks, knoot99 grin

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~DARE program have issued this warning~

Police officers working with the DARE program have issued this warning: If you are driving after dark and see an on-coming car with no headlights on, DO NOT FLASH YOUR LIGHTS AT THEM! This is a common Bloods gang member “initiation game” that goes like this:

The new gang member under initiation drives along with no headlights, and the first car to flash their headlights at him is now his “target”. He is
now required to turn around and chase that car, then shoot and kill every
individual in the vehicle in order to complete his initiation requirements.

Police Depts. across the nation are being warned that September 23rd and 24th is the “blood” initiation weekend. Their intent is to have all the new bloods nationwide drive around on Friday and Saturday nights with their headlights off. In order to be accepted into the gang, they have to shoot and kill all individuals in the first auto that does a courtesy flash to warn them that their lights are off. Make sure you share this information with all the drivers in your family!

Please Forward this message to all your friends and family members to inform them about this initiation ritual. You can save someone’s life if you heed to this warning.

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Posted: 22 September 2005 03:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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http://www.snopes.com/horrors/madmen/lightsout.asp

Enjoy!
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Although print references to this scare date back to 1993, anecdotal information takes it back to the early 1980s when a reader in Montana heard the Hell’s Angels bike gang in California was said to be initiating inductees in this fashion. By 1984 the story had spread to Eugene, Oregon and had by then changed into a tale of Black and hispanic street gangs in Los Angeles targeting white people. “Flash your headlights and have a prospective gang member kill you as part of his initiation” legends have been with us for more than twenty years, something that should be kept in mind as hysteria builds during new outbreaks of this panic.

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Posted: 22 September 2005 03:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Thanks! LOL

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Posted: 22 September 2005 03:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I remember hearing about this in junior high school, which would have been mid 80’s.  A perrenial favorite.

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Posted: 22 September 2005 03:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Thats, like, a very old urban legend…....I remember when it appeared on the news years back….

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Posted: 23 September 2005 05:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I’m mostly worried about the kids who throw burning rags into car windows when you stop at a red light.

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Posted: 24 September 2005 10:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Wasn’t this on MOH a while ago? Think it was on the main page…

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