8 Sexual Exploitation

There are probably 30,000 gangs, large and small, in the United States. An estimated 1 million juveniles are members of those organizations.

One of the critical aspects of their everyday life inside the gangs is sex or being sexually exploited for many female members.

Multiple gangs have the same initiation rituals for female recruits, namely sexed-in. Think of it as squared-in, but instead of getting brutally punched and kicked, the new member is subjected to sexual assaults. Many of those female recruits were in their 13 or 14 at the time of their initiation.

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7 Murder

When a gang has developed an infamous reputation for violence and been recognized by the authorities as a full-blown criminal organization, the initiation method gets even more gruesome.

Among all gangs anywhere globally, MS-13 is probably the most notorious for a lot of heinous crimes.

No wonder its initiation method involves murder. As a formal requirement for entry into the gang, new members (especially those who go through the initiation process in El Salvador, as the gang is primarily made up of Salvadoran ethnicity) have to commit murder.


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