causes some teens to join gangs? Among the most common reasons are:
belong to a group;
seek more excitement;
with friends and be more popular.
some it is even a family tradition.
of these reasons are good reasons to belong to a gang. Most of the
other kids who don't belong to a gang will be afraid of you and
won't hang out with you. If you think you will be safer joining
a gang, you're wrong. Most likely, you win increase your
chances of being injured or killed. Think you'll be rich? Not
likely. Over a lifetime, gang members make far less money than
those who are not in gangs. And by joining you usually don't end
up with a good education, making it hard to find a good job.
a gang is like entering enemy territory. Belonging to a gang has
a warlike existence where beatings and shootings happen all the
time. Typical scenarios of joining a gang involve violence and rape.
Boys usually have to fight several other gang members at the same
time-this is called being "rolled-in" or "walking the line." Girls
may be forced to have sex with several gang members or fight other
female gang members. New members may be required to prove themselves
by beating up an innocent person, robbing a store, or shooting someone-including
drive-by shootings. If you break the rules after joining a gang,
your punishment may be death.
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