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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Holy Gang Member?

Gang members unlikely Catholics? A Texas teen says she has been forbidden to wear Rosary beads around her neck in school because local police say they are a gang symbol. Tabitha Ruiz was stopped by security guards at her high school in Dallas last week and told to take off the silver and ruby beaded Rosary, a gift from her mother. "Lately they [gang members] have been seen wearing religious jewellery such as the Rosary, so it is a factor," said Kevin Janse of the Dallas Police Department. (Source:

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