Posted in: Crime
Scam City: New Orleans
The Big Easy, New Orleans, one of Americas most fascinating cities, its a melting pot of steeped in history, culture and music. But the presenter soon discovers that if you go looking for it, trouble is easy to find. The presenter finds himself in a room with a naked women and man with a baseball bat in one hand and a gun in the other, he is promptly propositioned with a game of Russian Roulette, how on earth did he end up there he asks himself. He hits town in the middle of Mardi Gras season, two week of...
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Garavito: The World’s Worst Serial Killer
20th centuries most prolific serial killer is largely unknown throughout the world, though he brutally murdered at least 140 children, posing as a priest or teacher he lured poor young boys away from their families, raped them and murdered them. Committing his crimes in various regions of Columbia South America in the 1990's he managed to elude authorities for nine long years. WHat goes on inside the mind of a serial killer? and how do the authorities go about catching one? We'll find out from the experts as we...
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The Wonderland Murders
In the late 1970's hardcore porno star John Curtis Holmes was an icon of hollywood success, movies, money, sex and drugs. His cult statues was assured up until his involvement in one of the most horrific murders of the last thirty years. The brutal slayings known as the wonderland murders were for all intents and purposes the results of Holmes' insatiable drug addiction and his utter lack of moral judgement. This documentary takes us inside the worlds of John Holmes a simple county boy who rocketed to fame by...
Posted in: Crime, Gangs
Inside the Detroit Gang Squad
The streets of Detroit are home to a life and death struggle, Detroit's gangs and the guns they wield threaten the lives of kids who spend every day growing up in fear of other kids. Now an elite police unit has been tasked with turning the tide in a war that has raged for decades, with aggressive tactics and unparalleled street smarts, they infiltrate a world of gangs, guns and deadly...
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Locked Up Warriors
Although New Zealand is one of the most peaceful countries in the entire world, it happens to have one of the highest imprisonment rates as well, falling in second highest in the western world. Not only is there such a high imprisonment rate but half of the jailed people are indigenous Maori. However, Maori only make up 15% of New Zealand’s population. In the last two decades the jail population has doubled. Prisoners cost on average $94,000 each to lock up and though it seems this is New Zealand’s way to...
Posted in: Crime, Drugs, Gangs, Society
Trench Town: The Forgotten Land
Trench Town is a powerful look into the lives of the children living there. As one boy says, “Every morning as I rise, I hear gunshots firing”. Indeed, as we follow the children to school we can see gunshot filled signs and walls, little shacks ready to collapse, army tanks and car bombs. It is a dangerous risk just to get to school for these kids. Many of the older kids are in gangs because they have grown up in such a hopeless area with no reason to live. The average age for gangs is 14-25. The police are...
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The Mafias Secret Bunkers
There is a new frontline in the war against organized crime. In southern Italy's rugged highlands a previously unknown criminal group know as the 'Ndrangheta meet, it's bosses are some of Europe's biggest cocaine traffickers. The police are fighting back forcing mafiosi underground into bizarre sophisticated bunkers. From here they run their criminal empires protected by a wall of silence. "They dug up the entire street to bury their bunkers and no body breathed a word". This is the story of a little known mafia...
Posted in: Biographies, Crime
Al Capone
Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone was an American gangster who led a Prohibition-era crime syndicate. The Chicago Outfit, which subsequently also became known as the "Capones", was dedicated to smuggling and bootlegging liquor, and other illegal activities such as prostitution, in Chicago from the early 1920s to 1931. Capone was convicted on federal charges of tax evasion in 1931 and sentenced to federal prison; he was released on parole in 1939. His incarceration included a term at the...
Posted in: Crime, Drugs
American Outlaw: The True Story of a Marijuana Millionaire
A documentary chronicling the life of author Richard Stratton, from his early experiments with marijuana in suburban Massachusetts to his ultimate entry into the world of high volume, international hashish and marijuana trade. His involvement in the drug market, including the shipment of 7 tons of hashish from war-riddled Beirut into New York Harbor, led to his arrest and conviction to 25 years in maximum-security prison. This video, through re-enactments, stock footage, score and interview, tells the unbelievable...