Gangs

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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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 consequence

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Los Zetas: The Criminal Syndicate

Their trained mercenaries, their code of silence is unparalleled, their ruthlessness unquestioned, Los Zetas are one of the worlds most deadliest gangs and those that stand in their way pay a gruesome price. The gang already rules Mexico and now they have their eyes set on the US. The mighty Rio Grande separates the United States and Mexico, Laredo Texas sits on its banks. Across the water is the

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Locked Up Warriors

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

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