gang documentaries are a great way to get a glimpse into the lives of those who are involved in the street gangs. They are especially fascinating to watch if you are interested in seeing how the Crips and Bloods grew up. You will also be able to see how they came to be, how they became organized, and what led them to the violence that they are involved in today. The documentaries are great for anyone who is interested in knowing more about the history of gangs and how they have shaped American culture.
Crips and Bloods: Made in America
Featuring in-depth interviews with historians, educators, and gang members, Crips and Bloods: Made in America offers an unprecedented look into the world of active gangs. Its name might be a mouthful, but its message is an equally important one. In short, it is a cautionary tale for a new generation of kids.
The film offers a glimpse into the murky waters of gang life, with a focus on the culture of guns, the culture of death, and the nascent competition between the burgeoning gangs. Those interested in the gang business are likely to learn a lot from the film, but perhaps even more so from the insights of the documentaries protagonists, who are former members of the infamous Slauson gang.
Slob 187/Crab 187
The Slob 187/Crab 187 gang show is not the only bad boy in the Los Angeles area. If you are into organized crime, you are probably familiar with gangs such as the MS-13, the Crenshaw Mafia and Shotgun Crips to name but a few. As you might expect, they are all bloody and violent. So what is this documentary all about? How did the gang get started, what are the pros and cons, what are their goals and what is the best strategy for dealing with them? This documentary, while harrowing and disturbing, does manage to shine a light on some genuinely interesting characters.
This movie may not be for everyone, but it is worth a look. Unlike most Hollywood films, this one isn’t schmaltzy or overly snooty. It features interviews with former Black Panther Party minister of defense Geronimo Pratt and former FBI agent Wes Swearingen. They talk about modern day warfare and what it takes to make it in a city as large as Los Angeles.
“Cartel Land” is a documentary that documents the drug cartel war in Mexico. It also explores the moral ambiguities of vigilante justice. The film is directed by Matthew Heineman.
Cartel Land follows two vigilante groups that are struggling to turn back the cartels. One is led by Tim “Nailer” Foley, a former meth addict who has been leading a small paramilitary group called Arizona Border Recon.
The other is a group called Autodefensas. This organization was founded by a doctor named Jose Manuel Mireles. They formed to fight the Knights Templar drug gang. However, some of Mireles’ vigilantes have allied themselves with the cartels.
Both groups have issues with manpower, government, and leadership. But the main difference between these two groups is that they are willing to take their fight to the streets.
Origins of the Bloods
The Bloods gang is one of the oldest and largest street gangs in the United States. It originated from a group of R&B musicians, the Jive Five, on the East Coast. This gang eventually gained prominence in the 1980s, primarily in New York and Los Angeles.
There are many different theories about how the Bloods came about. Some say that they were formed from the desire to protect a neighborhood from violence. Others claim that they were born out of extreme prejudice.
In any case, the gang became firmly entrenched in the local drug trade during the 1980s. In fact, they controlled a large portion of the crack cocaine operations in the U.S. That meant that their members could make about $300-$500 a day from selling crack rocks. They also had the chance to travel the country, spreading their business to cities nationwide.