A female former gang member has exposed the growing levels of sexual violence against young women who join them, saying that many are willing to risk being raped in return for the status of membership. Isha Nembhard, who was part of an strong gang in Peckham, south Londonsaid some girls readily accepted that they would be sexually abused when associating with male gangs. The year-old said that the problem had reached a point where being raped was becoming "normalised" among many young women.
It found that 8 percent of female students reported they were in a gang at some point between sixth and tenth grades, compared with 13 percent of boys. I want to be known out here. Recently, law enforcement and community groups in the city have begun to turn their attention to the ways females participate in gang life.
Interrogation video shows Venus Iraheta admit to stabbing and killing Damaris Reyes Rivas to avenge the death of her boyfriend, a known member of MS A teenage member of the MS street gang, who sought to avenge the murder of her boyfriend by killing a year-old girl, chillingly told her victim "don't forget my name" just before stabbing the girl more than a dozen times, according to interrogation video released Wednesday. Venus Romero Iraheta, who was 17 at the time of the January murder, pleaded guilty Monday in a Virginia courtroom to first-degree murder, abduction and criminal street gang participation in the slaying of Damaris Alexandra Reyes Rivas.
I played the role of 'the rescuer' when things got violent. When I was a young teen, I started to hang out a lot on the streets. I was born and raised in England and got myself caught up with the wrong people - mainly older guys in their early 20s. We spent our time drinking and smoking, as well as being involved in robberies, drugs and violence.
You've probably heard of the gang known as Mara Salvatrucha, or more commonly MS They've been around since the s but have been making headlines over the last few weeks after President Trump vowed to destroy them during a law-and-order speech in Long Island. One of the scariest things about MS is how they recruit innocent young women with the aim of converting them into hardened criminals.
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During the first half of the s, the number of gangs in the United States multiplied more than sixfold, from 4, in to an estimated 31, in In the first survey, 58 percent of the law enforcement agencies reported the existence of youth gangs in their communities. Since then, the numbers have fallen slightly, to 53 percent inand to 51 percent in
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By Isabel Vincent. June 10, pm Updated June 13, am. He refused to be identified by his real name or even his old underworld moniker.