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10 of the Most Terrifying Gang Initiation Rituals

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For a certain type of person, being in a gang is so alluring. Maybe it’s money, the power, or the sense of belonging, but it’s not joke. Glamourized in so many Hollywood films, the real world of gang life is much seedier than those drug dealing millionaires who jet around the world with hot models. Real life gangs are so much different. Besides giving loyalty, respect and your entire life to the whims of a gang, you have to pay a price to join. And it’s a lot more than what frat bros do for pledges.

While there are some secret organizations that must have horrifying initiations, they are so secretive that we can only fathom what they get up to. But we’ve compiled a list of known gang initiations that will scare your kids straight.

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