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Consensus: Youths join gangs to acquire a sense of belonging

July 8, 2012 • Local News

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Gangs all have some form initiation. The initiation sets the stage for what is to follow. The Chaves County Task Force agent said, “For a male, initiation usually consists of the prospective member being beaten up by the gang to prove his manhood in a process known as jumping in. The wanna-be gang member jumps into the center of a circle. For a girl, gang initiation is sexual in nature.”

The criminologist added the process of rolling the dice to decide the number of people and the number of hits. “If you roll a 12, then 12 people participate.”

The criminologist said that people of Roswell need to take notice. “We have a problem here, particularly among the young. Youths joins gangs because they want to get a sense of belonging. Login to read more

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One Response to Consensus: Youths join gangs to acquire a sense of belonging

  1. rtellez says:

    If kids join gangs for a sense of belonging, what does that say about the parents or parent who raised them. Self esteem and moral values start ar home.

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