Gangs

The Definitive Guide To The Mob

A look into what life is really like for a member of the American mafia, exploring all routes needed to be taken in order for somebody to become a made member and how to make money once initiated. This guide to mob life turns to the ultimate authority in order to get some answers, former Colombo family captain Michael Franzese. Michael came to his position by following in his fathers footsteps,

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This Is Dixon

This Is Dixon

VICE co-founder Suroosh Alvi takes us to Dixon, West Toronto, Canada, it is basically a complex of six condo towers, a place where Alvi spent most of his high school summers, he lived in building 380. Back then it was home to mostly middle class South Asians, Jamaicans and white Canadians, little to no trouble was observed. When Alvi began seeing media reports with police saying that this was t

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Dublin Gangland

Dublin Gangland

In June 1996 reporter Veronica Guerin, was assassinated for running a fearless newspaper campaign to name and shame Dublin's crime lords who had grown rich from flooding the city streets with drugs. Whilst the gangsters most vocal critic had been silenced her brutal murder would only expose their criminal empires and provoke an all out war with the power hungry men who had ruled the city streets f

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The Gambino Crime Family

The Gambino crime family is one of the "Five Families" that control the inner workings of organised crime in New York within the infamous criminal phenomenon known as the Mafia or Cosa Nostra. The Gambino family is named after Carlo Gambino, boss of the family at the time of the McClellan hearings in 1963 when the structure of organised crime first gained public attention. The Gambino family fo

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Ross Kemp on Gangs: A Kenya Special

By now I imagine most of you documentary lovers out there will be familiar with the documentary series known as "Ross Kemp on Gangs", but for those of you that don't it is a British series hosted by none other than actor Ross Kemp, best known for his role played in EastEnders. On the show we see Kemp travel around the world talking to various gang members, people who have been directly affected by

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Gangs of El Salvador

Gangs of El Salvador

El Salvador is currently on the brink of overtaking Honduras as the country with the highest homicide rate in the world. This year alone saw over 5,700 murders and with a population of just over six million people that figure truly is a scary one. This now puts El Salvador's murder rate at the highest it's ever been since the end of the country's brutal civil war. On average there is nearly one mu

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Gangs of Cape Town South Africa

Cape Town is the second largest city in South Africa and the capital of the Western Cape province, 20 years after apartheid it is still of the most unequal cities in the world. The wealthier Cape Town residents live close to the city centre were as the poor mostly live in the cape flats, an expansive are situated to the south east of Cape Town. This segregation by income is paralleled with racial 

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Ross Kemp on Gangs: Los Angeles

Ross Kemp pays a visit to the city of angles, which happens to have the seventh richest economy on the planet. It's famous for it's thriving film and television industries and it's home to the stars but besides all this it's also infamous for being the gang capital of the world. In 2007 there was a gangland killing reported every other day and for generations the Bloods and Crips have fought for c

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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 society.

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