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1 Study guide for the video World’s Most Dangerous Gang 1. In how many states in the U.S. is MS-13 found ? - 33 states How many foot soldiers are there estimated to be in the U.S .? - 10,000 foot soldiers In how many countries is MS-13 found ? – 6 countries What is the estimate for how many members there are worldwide ? - 50 – 100,000 members 2. Where was MS-13 born ? – Los Angeles 3. What “unthinkable” thing did Brenda Paz do a year before her murder ? – Brenda Paz turned informant 4. According to Luiz Lee (who led Los Angeles’ legal assault on gangs for many years), how does a gang retain territory ? - The gang defends its territory; the gang shoots people who try to take it from them 5. How does MS-13 act as an “underground business” in the 31 neighborhoods it controls in LA ? – MS-13 extorts protection money and enforces its own laws; 6. Who is “Jester,” and at what age did he get involved in MS-13 ? – Jester joined at age 8 How many blocks does his clique (sometimes referred to as “clica”) of about 65 people control in downtown LA? – 11 blocks going East to West from Normandy to Hoover
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2 7. What is “jumping in ”? – an initiation ritual What does it involve in MS-13 ? - it is a pounding or ass-beating by the new member from gang members for no less than 13 seconds 8. According to Brenda Paz, what are the rules of MS-13 ? – a. You have to go out and recruit b. Go out and kill c. Bring money in for the gang d. Prove your toughness 9. What was the first order that Jester got after he joined the gang ? – Jester’s 1 st order was to shoot someone How old was he at the time ? – 9 – 9 1/2 10.How many people has Jester shot at ? – he cannot remember them all; more than 20 Whom does he target ? – rival gangs trying to move into his territory 11.What kinds of people get “taxed” by MS-13 ? – Any business working the streets must pay MS a protection fee; Everybody gets taxed from the work trucks, tamale lady, hot dog lady, the businesses have to give the MS half of what they make; if they are reluctant to pay the gang gets aggressive with them. How else does the gang make money? - even the drug dealer who they have allowed to sell in their area must pay; MS makes money as a middleman; You name it the gang can supply it – crystal, cocaine, heroin, coke, rock, weed, pills.
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3 12.Lisa Ling, the commentator, points out that MS-13 cliques generally operate independently. When do they cooperate and work together ? – MS-13 will fight together against rival gangs like their rival gang the 18 th Street gang 13.According to Ling, how does each gang mark its turf ? – Each gang marks its turf
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