Saturday, June 9th, 2012

Eaton Centre Shooting: Sic Thugs of Regent Park and the Allure of Gangs

On a mild winter night in February, Christopher Husbands lay bound with duct tape in a bathtub. The faucet was on, and young men from the Regent Park gang he ran with repeatedly beat and stabbed him.

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Raw Video: Marijuana Dealer Getting Robbed

Here is a graphic look from security cameras of an armed robbery from a marijuana dispensary in the lower mainland.

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Inside Mexican Cartels | Tijuana Drug Lords

In the late 80´s the Arellano-Felix brothers take over the Tijuana Cartel in the north of Mexico. They start to gain billions of dollars using a network of modified cars, tunnels, boats, and even planes; becoming the world´s largest and most powerful smugglers of cocaine.

Friday, May 25th, 2012

A History of Calgary’s Gang War: FOB vs FOB Killers

With no killings between FOB and FK in nearly three years and the biggest case of them all — the 2009 triple murder at Bolsa Restaurant — resulting in at least two convictions, it would be tempting to assume all is quiet on Calgary’s gang front. That assumption would be wrong.

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Triads Enforce Gambling Debt Collection

Aerial view of Macau at night

More than 10 Zhuhai-based triad groups have specialized in Macau gambling debt collection, according to a recent story in the Chinese-language Macao Daily News.

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

US Blacklists Sons of Mexico Drug Lord Joaquin Guzman

The US treasury department has put two sons of Mexico’s most wanted man Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman on its drugs kingpin blacklist.

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Two Mexican Generals Detained for Alleged Gang Ties

(Reuters) – Two Mexican generals, including the former deputy minister of defense who helped lead the escalation of the country’s war against drug gangs, are being investigated for ties to organized crime, an official at the attorney general’s office said on Wednesday.

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Police Orthodoxy Changes Gears in B.C.

Shortly after the bomb ripped through the prominent gangster’s motor home – a dramatic escalation from the hail of bullets British Columbians have come to expect from organized crime – police arranged sit-downs with street-level gangsters and their bosses. Gunfire is one thing, but bombings, authorities made clear at the meetings, would not be tolerated.

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Figure Father by Andrew Ellis

Andrew Ellis directed, shot, and edited this short video about a man named Pedro Sodo who served years in the prison system for multiple assaults, drug offenses, and two homicides in the US and found himself rehabilitated through the lives of a few individuals he met on the inside. Since his release from prison in 2004 Pedro has been enable to find work. Through a counseling program he volunteers as a motivational speaker at high schools in Harlem…

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Inside The Bloods & Crips | LA Gangs

The streets of South Central Los Angeles charts the rise of two of the most notorious gangs in America: the Bloods and the Crips. Follow along as an emerging cocaine trade fuels staggering levels of bloodshed and the streets of Los Angeles begin to resemble a war zone. Exclusive interviews include Bloods founder T Rodgers; original Crip Angelo “Barefoot Pookie” White; former LAPD chief Darryl Gates; and LAPD gang unit veteran Tony Moreno.