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16,968. This country was built on gangs. You know, I think this country is still run on gangs. Tupac Shakur
120,042. Bad hombres pouring in from Mexico with gangs, guns and violence. How we gonna stop this? Easy. We’re gonna form a gang and use guns and violence. (United States of America & Gangstas & Border) Baron Cohen, Who is America? III, Channel 4 2018
16,966. The degradations of vicious outlaws who rove from state to state like packs of wolves amounted to an actual armed invasion of America. J Edgar Hoover
20,940. This picture is an indictment of gang rule in America and the callous indifference of the government to this constantly increasing menace to our safety and our liberty. Every incident in this picture is the reproduction of an actual occurrence, and the purpose of the picture is to demand of the government: What are you going to do about it? (GBH Films & Gangstas US) Scarface aka The Shame of the Nation 1932 starring Paul Muni & George Raft & Ann Dvorak & Karen Morley & Osgood Perkins & C Henry Gordon & Vince Barnett & Boris Karloff & Purnell Pratt & Tully Marshall et al, director Howard Hughes
50,402. The biggest threat to inmate and officer safety is the gangs. (Prison & Gangs) Prison Nation
50,403. Officials count at least 1,600 gangs in prisons across America. (Prison & Gangs) ibid.
73,935. After a few days the stranger finally introduces herself; her name is Sylvia Mitchell ... Sylvia is fifty-seven years younger than Andrew ... Syvia is an American Gypsy. Killer Clans: Gypsy Seduction, ID 2014
73,936. The Tene-Bimbos are an infamous crime family. ibid.
73,937. Sylvia is extradited to New York and charged with second-degree manslaughter, grand larceny and perjury. ibid.
95,655. The gold standard of anti-organised crime legislation is the RICO Act (Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organisations Act). Passed by the US Congress in 1970 ... it has proved more effective than any other policing tool against organised criminal syndicates. (Gangstas & Mafia) Misha Glenny, McMafia
111,339. Gangs: they are in our streets, our cities, even our small towns. Now, they are in our armed forces. Gangland s1e11: Basic Training, History 2008
111,340. Our military forces are being compromised by some of the worst criminal elements our country has ever known: street gangs. ibid.
111,365. A narcotics powerhouse that runs like a Fortune 500 company. The Gangster Disciples made millions by brutally punishing anyone who got in their way. They dominated the drug trade in cities a cross the mid-west. Gangland s2e9: Gangster Inc
111,366. The Gangster Disciples swelled to 30,000 members. ibid.
111,367. In the late 1980s the explosive rise of crack cocaine transformed [Larry] Hoover’s organisation into a drugs empire.
111,368. Sixteen codes of conduct. ibid.
18,573. They are the most overlooked criminals in the United States. And amongst the most dangerous. They’re girls in gangs. Their reasons for a life of crime may be different. But like their male counterparts they crave money and respect. Here no rules apply. (Gangstas US & Gangstas: Los Angeles & Los Angeles) Gangland s2e12: From Girl to Gangsta
18,574. Approximately 800,000 people belong to gangs in the United States; of those an estimated 70,000 are women. In Los Angeles alone there are 5,000. (Gangstas US & Gangstas: Los Angeles & Los Angeles) ibid.
18,575. More women are committing crimes on the streets. (Gangstas US & Gangstas: Los Angeles & Los Angeles) ibid.
18,576. They were dubbed the Bloodettes and the Cripettes. (Gangstas US & Gangstas: Los Angeles & Los Angeles) ibid.
18,577. A new drug appeared on the streets and gang life would never be the same again ... Gangs were the engine that drove the crack epidemic. (Gangstas US & Gangstas: Los Angeles & Los Angeles & Crack Cocaine) ibid.
18,578. Girls who are sexed in are less respected. (Gangstas US & Gangstas: Los Angeles & Los Angeles) ibid.
74,147. They blazed a bloody trail. They’re a mob-like gang of killers. With a vicious dictator at their centre. They’re the Breed Motorcycle Club and they'll stop at nothing. (Gangstas US & Motorbike) Gangland s5e10: Evil Breed
74,148. The Breed formed in 1965. (Gangstas US & Motorbike) ibid.
74,149. Their two hundred members are spread across the north-east and mid-west. (Gangstas US & Motorbike) ibid.
74,150. The Breed also sold and used Methamphetamine. (Gangstas US & Motorbike) ibid.
73,933. ‘When you live a notorious life, you're more feared than respected, and the most vicious, the most violent, the most dominant – you get what you want ’cause you take what you want.’ Gangland: Most Notorious s7e1, Snoop Dogg
73,934. There are about one million gangstas stalking America's streets. ibid.
111,380. Trenton New Jersey, the capital of the Garden State is a melting-pot of cultures and some 9,000 Puerto Rican Americans call it home. The community has a fierce sense of pride, but with the good comes the bad. On the dark-side is the association Neta, a violent gang born in the prisons of Puerto Rico. (Gangstas: US & Gangsta: Puerto Rico) Gangland s7e5: Better Off Dead, History 2010
111,381. The Neta’s influence extends to all parts of the north-east. (Gangstas: US & Gangsta: Puerto Rico) ibid.
111,382. Gang members were also dealing narcotics and smuggling drugs into prison. (Gangstas: US & Gangsta: Puerto Rico) ibid.
111,383. The gang’s ultimate authority still lies with its leaders in Puerto Rico. (Gangstas: US & Gangsta: Puerto Rico) ibid.
111,384. Members swear to follow a set of rules called norms. (Gangstas: US & Gangsta: Puerto Rico) ibid.
16,999. For years the true history of the Mafia has been a closed book to the outside world. But now high-ranking members are betraying the Mafia and are telling the real story: Joseph ‘Joe Dogs’ Iannuzzi, Family: Gambino ... Dominick Montiglio, Family: Gambino ... Tommaso Buscetta, Family: Santa Maria di Gesu, Sicily. (Gangstas & Mafia) Mafia Empire: Vow of Silence
17,000. In the 1920s when it was illegal to have a drink Luciano’s ready-made criminal organisation was quick to capitalise on this unpopular law. Luciano and his fellow gangstas were able to diversify and forge a powerful syndicate of crime. (Gangstas & Mafia & Prohibition) ibid.
17,001. The Mafia made a mockery of the traditional role of the labour unions. (Gangstas & Mafia & Trade Unions & Labour) ibid.
17,002. At the heart of the secret ceremony is a vow of loyalty and silence called Omerta. Betrayal of the Mafia’s secrets was punishable by death. In America it became known as La Cosa Nostra. (Gangstas & Mafia) ibid.
17,003. Vito Genovese, Lucky Luciano, and Maya Lansky were some of the men who made up the Commission, the Mafia’s secret government. They were leaders of an empire that at the height of its power affected virtually all areas of everyday life. (Gangstas & Mafia) ibid.
17,004. The continuing inactivity by American law enforcement was to the benefit of those who would follow in the footsteps of Lucky Luciano. (Gangstas & Mafia) ibid.
48,300. Every thirty seconds somewhere in America thieves break into a car. Joy-riders steal for cheap rides. Professionals steal to order for organised crime groups to smuggle overseas. Now thieves take larger vehicles for Mexican drug gangs. (Car & Theft & Gangsta) Underworld Inc: Grand Theft Auto
48,301. Vehicle theft continues to plague America. Every year thieves steal one million cars. (Car & Theft & Gangsta) ibid.
48,302. Chop-Shops are the driving force behind most of the car crime in America. (Car & Theft & Gangsta) ibid.
48,303. The Eastern Connection: Lithuania. (Car & Theft & Gangsta) ibid.
48,304. Grand Theft Auto in America will continue to attract organised crime and opportunist thieves alike. (Car & Theft & Gangsta) ibid.