Category “Crime”

Police Under Pressure: Uneasy Peace

British policing is under pressure like never before as forces up and down the country try to cope with the biggest cuts to their budgets in modern times. South Yorkshire Police has more trouble than most. It is struggling to rebuild a reputation tainted by the tragedy of Hillsborough and some of the worst crime figures in Britain. It is also struggling to keep the peace in some of its most difficult neighborhoods. In some parts of Sheffield, tension between the existing white and Asian communities and newly arrived Roma from Eastern Europe is threatening to boil over into violence. In...

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Michaella, Peru and the Drugs Run

Last June a young Tyrone women left Ireland looking for adventure. Twenty year old Michaella Mccollum had never been on a plane before she flew out to Ibiza, she was a promotions girl who told her family she was going to work as a dancer but after 5 weeks on the party island she disappeared. Michaella turned up 6000 miles away alongside a young Scottish women her family had never heard of before, both had been accused of being drug mules. Michaella now faces serving 6 years in jail and has become the poster girl for everything associated with 21st century drugs culture. This is her...

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Murder, Mayhem, and Meditation

With America now locking up more people than any other country on earth, their prison population now amounts to 20 percent of the total prison population on Earth even though only having 5 percent of the actual population. This is a direct result of the though on crime mindset politicians such as Ronald Reagan enforced over the last three decades and contributed to an unsustainable number of people being incarcerated. New court rulings have declared overcrowded prisons to be unconstitutional and is forcing prisons to let prisoners back out on the streets. VICE News was granted rare...

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A License To Murder

This BBC Special is the result of 13 years of research into unrivaled access of secret papers and sources in regards to the actions of the British Army's secret operations carried out throughout the troubles seen in Northern Ireland. The Army stands accused of helping known killers from loyalist gangs such as the UDA, target members of the IRA. The British intelligent services aimed to infiltrate loyalist gangs and provide agents with "accurate" information in regards to the identity of IRA targets, in turn directly influencing the actions of loyalist death...

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Behind Closed Doors: Elderly Care Exposed

BBC's Panorama takes it upon themselves to investigate the state of some of Britain's care homes for the elderly. Through the use of secret filming this documentary reveals some truly disturbing cases of neglect. We are shown what its like for some elderly folk living in such care homes and how the workers, the very people trusted with ensuring the well being of family members mistreat their...

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Harold Jones: The Welsh Child Killer

15 year old Harold Jones was a child murder who in 1921 was tried and acquitted for the murder of an 8 year old girl. After his acquittal he killed an 11 year old girl. He pled guilty to both and went to prison. He was released in 1941 at age 35. Jones was a sadist. His gratification came from causing...

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Stuck in Traffick

'Stuck in Traffick' is a documentary bringing awareness to the child sex trade in Phoenix. Sex trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world and at least 100,000 minors are forced into it every year. This documentary gives first-hand accounts from former victims and exposes the reality of this underground...

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PTSD From Gang Violence in LA

With gang violence being common place in particular American cities such as LA there is an epidemic of PTSD affecting the youth of urban war zone communities. VICE News travels to the front line of this epidemic in Los Angeles with the kids who are suffering, and the adults trying to save them from being destined for the fringes of...

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Ibiza Drugland

Since the major English nightclubs opened for business in Ibiza in the late 80's, the "White Island" has become a dream for young clubbers, but a heavy cocktail of drugs, clubs and sunshine mixed with vast numbers of pill popping tourists has also transformed the island, into a dealers paradise. This film interviews many of Ibiza's drug dealers in an attempt to better understand the culture and lifestyle along with medical professionals, the police, customs and tourists...

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