Category “Crime”

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 act “tough on crime” as is done across western nations, New Zealands crime...

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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 out numbered so it makes it difficult to put a stop to the warring trench town....

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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 who's secret inner workings are only now coming to...

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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 then-new Alcatraz federal prison. In the final years of Capone's life, he suffered mental...

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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...

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Deranged Killers: DC Sniper

Criminal investigators race against time, hunting down John Muhammad and Lee Malvo as the pair carry out one of the most terrifying killing sprees in American history: a murderous rampage that left ten dead, three seriously wounded, and the more than 5 million residents living in and around the nation's capital in total shock. The nightmare lasted more than three weeks, during which time the entire nation watched the events unfold, sometimes live, on television. This episode is a comprehensive, analytical account of this unprecedented crime spree. A gripping presentation of the...

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The Yorkshire Ripper

Peter William Sutcliffe (born 2 June 1946) is a British serial killer known as "The Yorkshire Ripper". In 1981 Sutcliffe was convicted of murdering 13 women and attempting to murder seven others. Sutcliffe was a regular user of prostitutes in Leeds and Bradford. His obsession with killing streetwalkers seems to have originated with an argument over payment, but he claimed he was being guided by the voice of God. He carried out the murders over a five-year period, during which the public were especially shocked by the murders of some pedestrians who were not prostitutes. When arrested in...

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The Honeymoon Murder: Who Killed Anni Dewani?

When a beautiful young bride was murdered on her honeymoon in South Africa - allegedly on the orders of her British husband - it made headlines around the world. Nearly three years on, the truth about Anni Dewani's killing remains a mystery, while in July a British judge ordered Shrien Dewani - still sectioned under the mental health act in the UK - should be extradited to South Africa to stand trial. BBC Panorama has obtained the secret police files which make up the prosecution case against the 33-year-old Bristol businessman, and has commissioned leading forensic experts to review all the...

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