Gangs Around the World | Free Doc Bites

Nov 24, 2023 | Crime, People, Videos

We go deep into the heart of gang culture in the United States and explore the inner workings of two of its most notorious gangs: The Bloods and The Cribs. With this documentary, viewers get unprecedented access to their operations, learning how these gangs have been able to maintain such a strong foothold in St. Louis over the years.

The Bloods are an international criminal organization which has held sway in St. Louis for decades. As one of the oldest and largest street gangs, they have established themselves as a powerful force within their community by engaging in criminal activities such as drug dealing, weapon sales, and robbery. The Cribs are a much smaller but equally feared gang that has been active since the early 2000s. They are known for their involvement in carjackings, home invasions, and drive-by shootings.

This gripping documentary takes us inside the world of these two gangs, providing us with an intimate look at their daily lives. We learn about how they organize themselves; from recruitment to initiation rituals to turf wars with rival gangs; we get an up close and personal view of what makes them tick. Additionally, interviews with experts on gang violence shed light on why these two gangs have had such an impact on St. Louis’ crime rate.

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