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Old 08 July 2016, 07:10 AM
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Default Black gangs that require the murder of a white person to join?

I was just playing some online games with a guy who was yacking about how he couldn't go into Memphis, Tennessee anymore because an unnamed black gang there had a bounty on his head after they'd tried to kill him multiple times as a gang initiation (because they needed to kill a random white person) and failed. The whole thing sounded very ULish to me so I wanted to check, have there been any confirmed instances of ethnic gangs in the US that actually had such an initiation? The whole story was just too unbelievable a setup- his whole immediate family had been targeted but none of them had been injured and basically this gang sounded like they were about as competent as the bad guys from a PG movie where they get outwitted by the 6-year-old protagonist. Anyone else know anything?
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Old 08 July 2016, 07:34 AM
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It sounds like something that would fit right in with this list:

http://www.snopes.com/crime/gangs/gangs.asp

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Old 08 July 2016, 09:29 AM
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I know this misses the bigger issue with this urban legend, but he can't be a random white person if they are targeting him and his family. Just sayin'.
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Old 08 July 2016, 01:48 PM
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I know this misses the bigger issue with this urban legend, but he can't be a random white person if they are targeting him and his family. Just sayin'.
He was chosen randomly... but the member can't join until that one white dude they chose for him is dead, see...

So he has to keep trying.

And that's how the studios will keep making sequels like

"Incompetent Ganger VII: Gang harder"
"Incompetent Ganger LCVII: WTF?"
"Incompetent Ganger MCII: Oh, For God's Sake!"
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Old 08 July 2016, 02:21 PM
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So the gang picks a random white dude, then if he's not immediately killed, they research him and his family and continue to pursue them. . . sure, that sounds plausible, and not at all like a paranoid fantasy.
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Old 08 July 2016, 02:38 PM
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So the gang picks a random white dude, then if he's not immediately killed, they research him and his family and continue to pursue them. . . sure, that sounds plausible, and not at all like a paranoid fantasy.
I think that's the plot of half the half-baked thrillers I've read over the years.
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And that's how the studios will keep making sequels like

"Incompetent Ganger VII: Gang harder"
"Incompetent Ganger LCVII: WTF?"
"Incompetent Ganger MCII: Oh, For God's Sake!"
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The way I heard it it was a Mexican gang and they had to - can I say it here?- rape a woman. These sorts of horror stories go back to the rumors of the Mafia where you supposedly have to kill a member of your own family to belong.
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