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Gang Rite Of Passage Leads To Arrests

Ventura County gang investigators confiscated video proof of a violent introduction into gang life.

But first a warning the fighting may be disturbing. Gangs call it a “jump-in.”

The video was found during the execution of the search warrant at the home of known gang member on Halloween.

On Friday, deputies served warrants in Fillmore and Piru. Officials arrested of six adults and one juveniles.

One of the teens initiated can be seen beating another in the following video.

One the beatings lasts less than a minute, and the participants congratulate the recipient of the beating afterwards. The other beating seems more severe. The victim has trouble getting up.

Sgt. Denise Silva said if you listen closing they mention the number 13. She said that pays homage to the Mexican Mafia.

Investigatots said this kind of gang recruitment happens that happens in every county is considered a felony.

Six of the seven people arrested, between the ages of 16 and 26, may spend Christmas behind bars. Only one has posted bail.

Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime. The caller may remain anonymous.

The call is not recorded. Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

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