Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Walmart gang initiation mass murders


Pirate News BANNED by WATE Forum for posted TRUE radio broadcast by Blount County Sheriff Office in Tennessee, with post censored and deleted by WATE

DOWNLOAD MP3 POLICE RADIO TRANSMISSION OF WALMART GANG INITIATION TERRORIST ATTACK

Police radio dispatch TODAY RIGHT NOW on my scanner:

"Be on the lookout to stay away from Walmart stores, due to gang initiation to kill as many people as possible."
-BOLO Blount County Sheriff Dept, Maryville TN, 18 March 2009, 4:30 pm EST

This is a WARNING, it has not happened yet.

Didn't say if it was limited to Blount County, Tennessee or USA.

Presumably this refers to Mexican gangs for illegal aliens, who have been killing a lot of people here in East TN.

"Walmart probably sent this warning itself, to get sympathy or some other benefit."

-Govt employee, Knoxville TN, 18 March 2009, 5:30 pm


UPDATE: Blount County Sheriff Office appears to be refusing to release this public record of the police radio dispatch tape, in violation of Tennessee Open Public Records Act.

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Victim speaks out about Wal-Mart Murder - Fox 16 TV: "She lived through a horrible ordeal at a North Little Rock Wal-Mart. Someone stole her purse and killed a man just a few feet from her. Linda Garner was an innocent victim the target of a thief who for some reason chose her. She survived, but 40 year old Dean Warden did not. A man came up to her asking for her purse. "He charged me when I looked up I don't know how he had but he was just bringing that gun down on my face when I couldn't get the purse off he just started beating the back of my head it's just really sore and I could remember him saying let go just let go of the purse," says Garner. When Garner looked up she noticed a family walking near by. "I heard them and they were laughing and having a great Sunday afternoon.” Garner says what happened next felt like watching a movie. "He had gotten down to prop himself to shoot and he just bang bang into the man and he was in the middle the woman was here and the son was here. There was all this screaming and hollering trying to help their dad. Dean Worden died after police say 17 year old Joshua Loften shot him. Witnesses told police officers the shooter got into the passenger side of this silver Chrysler 300 and drove off. Police found the car a short time later and linked it to Loften." 7/24/2007

Wal-Mart's Advertising Charged With Murder - The family of Jdimytai Damour, the Wal-Mart worker who was trampled to death at a Long Island store by a Black Friday mob hungry for discounts at any cost, has filed a lawsuit holding the company responsible for his death. At least one of those frenzy-inducing ads was still running well after Damour's death. When framed as a cold, calculating, malicious act by Wal-Mart.

Attention Walmart Workers: Does your boss want you dead? - MSNBC Money: "'Dead peasants' insurance pays your employer a secret, tax-free windfall when you die. Insurers have sold millions of policies to companies such as Dow Chemical. Right now, your company could have a life insurance policy on you that you know nothing about. When you die -- perhaps years after you leave your employer -- the tax-free proceeds from this policy wouldnt go to your family. The money would go to the company. Whats more, the company might use this policy to pay for retirement benefits and other perks not for you or your fellow workers, but for your companys top executives. Sound outrageous? Such corporate-owned life insurance is also big business: Companies pay a whopping $8 billion in premiums each year for such coverage, according to the American Council of Life Insurers, a trade group. The policies make up more than 20% of the all the life insurance sold each year. Companies expect to reap more than $9 billion in tax breaks from these policies over the next five years. The policies are treated as whole life policies. So, companies can borrow against the policies (though the IRS won't let them write off the interest). And the death benefits are tax-free. Hundreds of companies -- including Dow Chemical, Procter & Gamble, Wal-Mart, Walt Disney and Winn-Dixie -- have purchased this insurance on more than 6 million rank-and-file workers. These policies, nicknamed dead janitors or dead peasants insurance, soared in popularity after many states cleared the way for them in the 1980s. Congress recently tried to crack down on the practice, to the howls of the insurance industry -- which earlier this year managed to derail reforms. The policies have generated lawsuits by survivors who got little or nothing when insured workers died. A couple of examples: Mike Rice was a 48-year-old assistant manager when he died of a massive heart attack at the Wal-Mart store in Tilton, N.H. His widow, Vicki, became the lead plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit against the company after she discovered Wal-Mart collected $300,000 from a life insurance policy it owned on him. Vicki Rice believes job-related stress contributed to the heart attack and says it is totally immoral for Wal-Mart to profit from his death. Wal-Mart alone had taken out about 350,000 such policies between 1993 and 1996."

Attorney: Wal-Mart Collected On Deaths - TAMPA - When Karen Armatrout died in 1997, her employer, Wal-Mart, collected thousands of dollars on a life insurance policy the retail giant had taken out without telling her, according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court. Armatrout was one of about 350,000 employees Wal-Mart secretly insured nationwide, said Texas attorney Michael D. Myers, who estimated the company collected on 75 to 100 policies involving Florida employees who died. Myers is seeking to make the Armatrout lawsuit a class-action case on behalf of the estates of all the Florida employees who died while unwittingly insured by Wal-Mart. "Creepy's a good word for it," Myers said. The company settled two lawsuits with employees represented by Myers in Texas and Oklahoma, one for about $10 million and one for about $5 million. He said Karen Armatrout came to his attention when Wal-Mart mistakenly gave her husband's phone number to an Oklahoman who called the retailer inquiring about the settlement. Myers said he also has filed a lawsuit against Wal-Mart in Louisiana. Myers said the policy payouts ranged from $50,000 to $80,000, depending on the person's age and gender. They were taken out on all full-time Wal-Mart employees who, in December 1993, were between ages 18 and 70 and participated in the medical benefits plan. He said the company stopped taking out the policies in 1995 but continued to receive payouts on employees who died, even those who had left Wal-Mart. The Armatrout lawsuit says the policies were all written in Georgia, where the laws allowed such policies to be obtained. The lawsuit says Wal-Mart used confidential information it received from employees for use in their employment, such as Social Security numbers and dates of birth, to obtain the life insurance policies. Myers said this corporate practice is not uncommon. He estimates that up to 25 percent of Fortune 500 companies have taken out such policies on employees. The vast majority of the time, the employees didn't know, Myers said. He said the Internal Revenue Service has labeled the practice a sham and has successfully litigated the issue against several corporations. Many employers seized on the practice because they could borrow against the policies, and the interest paid was tax-deductible. Congress closed that loophole in 1996, but COLI - corporate owned life insurance - remained a popular investment strategy. The chief appeal was that interest accrues over time on the money in such policies. When a worker dies, the employer collects without paying taxes on the gain. In 2001, premiums on such policies swelled to $2.8 billion from $1.5 billion the year before, according to a report by CAST Management Consultants of Los Angeles.




UPDATE 1:45PM FRIDAY MARCH 20

Wal-Mart Officials Respond to Texting Hoax?

WRCB TV
Chattanooga TN
March 19, 2009, 04:59

DALTON, GEORGIA (WRCB) -- Dalton police say they too are chasing down warnings of a gang initiation at a local Wal-Mart, determining that this is also a texting hoax.

Dalton police spokesperson Bruce Frazier issued this statement.

Text messages warning of possible violent gang initiations in Dalton have been determined to be hoaxes. Similar text messages have been sent and received all across the state, including Thomasville and Valdosta.

One set of warnings said that the initiations would take place at Dalton-area Wal-Marts on March 19th, with gang members shooting random people to earn their initiation. The Dalton Police Department received several calls about these warnings. After investigating, these warnings have been determined to be hoaxes. However, the Dalton Police Department is remaining vigilant and continues to watch for any signs of gang activity.

UPDATE 1:30PM FRIDAY

CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) -- Wal-Mart officials issued this statement to Eyewitness News on the texting hoax...

"The safety and security of our customers and associates is our top priority. We are aware of the message being circulated and are working with local authorities to enhance our security efforts at our stores in the area. While we take these types of situation seriously, we regard this as being only a rumor, much like similar rumors that have circulated via e-mail in previous years," Wal-Mart said in their statement.

THURSDAY

CHATTANOOGA/BRADLEY COUNTY (WRCB) -- Several local law enforcement agencies are reassuring the public that reports of a shooting at a Wal-Mart is nothing but a hoax.

Sergeant Jerri Weary with Chattanooga Police says her department received several phone calls reporting a text message about a shooting at the Hamilton Place Wal-Mart as part of a gang initiation. Sgt Weary said it's nothing but a hoax that's been reported in several states but has not proved to be valid. She says the text warning was sent out Wednesday advising people to stay away from Wal-Mart because people would be shot and killed. Sgt Weary emphasized there have been no reported incidents at any of the Chattanooga area Wal-Marts.

Bob Gault with the Bradley County Sheriff's Department said his office got a number of calls Thursday afternoon about a text message that is circulating through the community regarding a gang initiation at an area WalMart store.

Gault also said that according to NLETS or the National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System similar calls have been reported by law enforcement offices across the country. The text message origin is unknown and it's believed to be a hoax.




UPDATE

Walmart Gang Initiation: Shooting Texts a Mass Urban Legend Hoax?

by Tina Kells
March 19, 2009 at 03:21 pm

Reports of a text message about a gang initiation stunt requiring the random shooting of people at a Walmart are a hoax. (See the comments stream below for a growing list of people in different parts of North America who have received this hoax text)

Please continue to add any reports of text messages received to the comments stream below. This story appears to be a bigger issue than first reported and the fear it is generating is very real. People are texting and messaging loved ones and friends, "don't go to Walmart" and the hoax is testing the limits of viral fear.

Rumors of plans for a Walmart gang initiation shooting spree in Springfield, Kentucky were reported by some local media outlets. Kentucky police immediately responded that they had received no such reports but people remained panicked.

Text message about gang initiation at Wal-Mart is hoax?

KY3.com TV
Mar 19, 2009 at 4:34 PM

SPRINGFIELD -- Many people called KY3 News starting about 2:15 p.m. Thursday to say they received this text message on their cellular telephones: "do not go to wal-mart tonight. gang initiation to shoot 3 women. not sure what wal-mart and confirmed on TV."

This message is a hoax. Springfield police know nothing about it. KY3 News did not report it or start the text message.

Snopes.com, which debunks or verifies electronically-spread rumors spread, says this hoax, or a variant of it, has been around since 2005. For more information, click here.

More reports of other planned Walmart shootings popped up in other states suggesting the urban legend may be part of a targeted rumor spreading spree. Police in Florida were also dealing with false reports of a gang initiation shooting in an Orange County Walmart store.

The messages claim that either on Wednesday night or Thursday three women and possibly two men would be murdered at a Florida Walmart parking lot as part of a gang initiation

Officials in South Florida said it’s nothing but a rumor that's been going on for years.

On Wednesday evening, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said they haven’t heard of the rumor in this area, but then again it’s nothing to worry about.

A spokesperson with Walmart said Wednesday the company is aware of the e-mail.

They told News 13 the security of its employees and customers are a top priority, and even though they believe this is just a rumor, they are taking it seriously and working with local authorities to beef up security measures.

Officials also said the age of technology could be why this rumor is spreading so quickly as people simply forward the email to their friends and family.

The Walmart shooting hoax is well known to police as an urban legend. The idea of a random shooting spree as a gang initiation first made the rounds in 2005 and continues to pop up from time to time.

Known as the Wal-Martyred hoax it usually includes a text message being sent claiming a woman, child or elderly person will be killed by gang wannabes. The latest incarnation of this urban legend had gang initiates targeting three women in a Walmart shooting spree.

WAL-MARTYRED

Claim: Gang initiates must assault or kill a woman, child or elderly person at a Wal-mart.

FALSE

Source: snopes.com

E-mails circulated, warning of deadly gang initiations involving the killing of women and children who were shopping at Walmart.

But no such slayings were ever reported, Snopes reports.

But like the e-mails telling of gang initiations the involve the killing of drivers who flash their headlights at oncoming cars or the dire warnings a couple of years ago how new gang members are knocking on doors and killing whoever answers, the rumor just keeps on trucking.

Over the year, it has circulated with variations and "new" details, as such e-mail hoaxes tend to do.

UPDATES:

The story of the Walmart gang initiation hoax texts continues to deepen. A growing number of reports have surfaced across the United States about various text messages of this nature being received (see comment stream below). It appears that this is a massive shooting hoax that is occurring nationwide.

A comment made to this story suggested a shooting in Chattanooga had happened but further investigation by NowPublic revealed it was also part of the hoax.

Several local law enforcement agencies are reassuring the public that reports of a shooting at a Wal-Mart is nothing but a hoax.

Sergeant Jerri Weary with Chattanooga Police says her department received several phone calls reporting a text message about a shooting at the Hamilton Place Wal-Mart as part of a gang initiation. Sgt Weary said it's nothing but a hoax that's been reported in several states but has not proved to be valid. She says the text warning was sent out Wednesday advising people to stay away from Wal-Mart because people would be shot and killed. Sgt Weary emphasized there have been no reported incidents at any of the Chattanooga area Wal-Marts.

Source: wrcbtv.com




Gangs at Wal-Mart: Oh, Those Silly Urban Legends?

By Lita Beck
NBCPhiladelphia.com
20 March 2009, updated 52 minutes ago

The text message said three women would be killed at Wal-Mart for gang initiation in Delaware. It urged women to stay away! Did you get it? If you did, your nerves probably shot through the roof.

But, no worries. It's a hoax, according to Delaware State Police.

The Delaware State Police was inundated with calls regarding the text has been circulating throughout Central and Southern Delaware and portions of Maryland.

This is a legend, which has hit states all over the country and has been circulating since 2005.

Concerned residents in North Texas were calling their local police department sand media outlets about the same text message.

But Dallas police said the rumors that gang initiates are required to kill or assault women in the parking lot are just an urban legend.

The rumor actually has its roots in an e-mail hoax that has been floating around for several years. It originated in 2005 in the Memphis area, according to Snopes.com, a Web site on urban legends.

E-mails circulated, warning of deadly gang initiations involving the killing of women and children who were shopping at Walmart.

But no such slayings were ever reported, Snopes reports.

But like the e-mails telling of gang initiations the involve the killing of drivers who flash their headlights at oncoming cars or the dire warnings a couple of years ago how new gang members are knocking on doors and killing whoever answers, the rumor just keeps on trucking.

Over the year, it has circulated with variations and "new" details, as such e-mail hoaxes tend to do.

E-mails and text messages have also recently circulated in Georgia, where police deemed it "not credible," WCTV-TV reported.

Now, about that Jersey Devil--That police can't confirm...




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THP sold 300,000 fake ID "driver certificates" to illegal aliens, since illegal aliens are not required to have ID nor driver licenses in TN.






"The state in early 2001 began awarding driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants. More than 180,000 were issued before post-Sept. 11 fears about proof of identity set in. In 2004, Tennessee was the first state to launch a certificate program to satisfy homeland security concerns. Since then, more than 51,000 certificates have been issued. Utah has a similar program."
—Lola Alapo, Knoxville News Sentinel, Driving certificates to be granted with legal proof, March 3, 2006

"On May 29, 2004, Tennessee enacted a new law that changed the eligibility requirements for immigrant and refugee applicants for driver's licenses. On July 1, the Department of Safety will begin issuing the new "Certificate for Driving" to certain immigrants who will be ineligible for a regular driver's license under the new law. The Certificate for Driving will be issued "for driving purposes only" and is not to supposed to be accepted as identification. If you are a citizen, legal permanent resident (green card holder) or refugee/asylee, you will still be able to get a regular five-year driver's license. If you are an undocumented immigrant or a temporary (visa holder) worker, student or visitor, you will no longer be able to get a regular driver's license. You can apply for a driving certificate - which will not be valid for identification - if you can present two documents that prove your identity and two documents that prove you live in Tennessee. CLICK HERE for an official list of documents you can use to get a driving certificate. If you are a visa holder or undocumented immigrant and currently have a license, you can continue to use the license until it expires."
—Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition, New requirements for TN driver's licenses and TN driving certificates

"State troopers will honor new driving certificates for immigrants as valid identification, even though they are stamped with the words 'not valid for ID.' The previously unannounced policy surprised and angered some supporters of the new law yesterday, even as it pleased others. 'That's news to me,' said Sen. Bill Ketron, R-Murfreesboro, who persuaded colleagues last month to support the new driver's license law, described as the ''strictest in the nation'' by Gov. Phil Bredesen, its main architect. Controversy has swirled over the certificates, which will be issued instead of driver's licenses to temporary immigrants and those who can't prove they're in this country legally. The new state law goes fully into effect July 1. If the documents are accepted as valid ID, the original intent of the law — tightening national security issues while still making sure all drivers in Tennessee are qualified — could be undermined, some officials said. 'That's not how it was sold to the state legislature. That's not their position when we passed the bill. I'll be making a phone call in the morning' to the governor's office and safety department, Ketron said. Earlier this month, Department of Safety officials said they would advise state troopers and local law enforcement to reject the certificates as identification, but yesterday spokeswoman Beth Denton said troopers will accept the wallet-sized laminated cards as valid ID when issuing misdemeanor tickets. Denton said 99% of misdemeanors issued by troopers were for traffic violations, but the certificates also would be accepted as ID for other misdemeanors as well. It's uncertain whether all police departments will honor the certificates as ID. Law-enforcement officers have the right to take people into custody if they don't have proof of identity. Nashville's police will honor the certificate, while others across the state have asked their legal departments to advise them on the issue."
—Anita Wadhwani, The Tennessean, New requirements for TN driver's licenses and TN driving certificates, June 25, 2004

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