The city of Milwaukee, in the United States, has become one of the most racially divided and deprived cities of recent times. Gun violence is rampant in the area, with homicide rates through the roof; it’s a prime example of how America’s gun culture has become a source of tension between African-American communities and law enforcement.
In this documentary, Louis Theroux rides along with the Milwaukee Police Department as they patrol District 5 – an area known for its high levels of gun-related crime. The homicide rate here is 12 times higher than the national average – something that quickly becomes apparent as they are soon called to a murder scene.
Louis also spends time speaking to people in the community to gain better insight into why these frightening statistics have come about; such as unemployment, poverty and death. Through this exploration we can gain a deeper understanding of how societal issues have resulted in this state of affairs.
So if you’re looking for an eye-opening look into America’s turbulent relationship with guns, then Louis Theroux: Shooting Crime In Milwaukee is definitely worth watching. It’s an insightful and important documentary that sheds light on the real human cost behind our nation’s current gun culture.