Gangland: Gangster City DVD
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- Run Time: 46 Minutes
Experience Chicago's streets at their meanest. Can anything save Chi-town from its ferocious gangs?
- Discover the rich and bloody history of gangs in America, from the Colonies to the present.
- THE HISTORY CHANNEL® ventures deep into uncharted regions of the criminal underworld.
- War rages on the streets of Chicago and the chaos tragically claims innocent lives.
GANGLAND boldly shines a light on the darkest corners of America, where criminals live by their own laws and brutality reigns. Literally billions of dollars, and tens of thousands of lives, pass through the vast gang network, which effectively forms a shadow economy rivaling a small nation's. Unprecedented access to the inner workings of America's most feared gangs, coupled with incisive historical analysis and conversations with law enforcement specialists, paints the most accurate and compelling portrait of GANGLAND on television. You can't get closer to the truth of America's gangs without getting "jumped-in!"
A regrettable, tragic side-effect of warfare is known euphemistically as "collateral damage." From Dresden to Baghdad, it is a sad historical commonplace that noncombatants, innocent civilians, will suffer terribly for the misfortune of living in a battle zone.
In Chicago, the collateral damage of gang warfare includes everyday men and women struggling to conduct ordinary lives and, most terribly, children too young to know about the evils of the world, much less to fall victim to them.
In 1992, Dantrell Davis became a household name when the seven-year-old was struck by a sniper's bullet during an all-out gun battle. Dantrell was the third Jenner Elementary School student slain by gangs in a seven month period.
Dantrell's death served as a wakeup call and stirred government and community leaders to action, but was it too late? The level of violence between and among Chicago's gangs was clearly out of control. Officials hoped destroying the city's troubled public housing would bring an end to the carnage being wrought by the factions. Instead, leveling the high-rises only caused the problem to spread.
In this important episode, GANGLAND examines the unimaginably violent environment of Chicago's battle zones and tracks efforts to eliminate deadly gang activity there.