The British city of Birmingham has a long and notorious history with gang violence. In the early 20th century, the Brummagems were the top dogs of the criminal underworld. This notorious gang controlled racetracks across Britain, earning fortunes from extortion and violence to maintain their hold on power. Fast forward to 2003, an innocent bystander was shot by a rival gang, shocking the nation and sparking a nationwide crackdown on gangs in Birmingham.
In this gripping documentary, we explore how gang crime in Birmingham has evolved over time and what steps have been taken to tackle it. We follow two landmark cases that highlight how fierce loyalty to a gang can be, as well as two courageous individuals who risked their lives to bring justice to those responsible for these terrible attacks.
From tales of greed and violence in early 20th century Britain to modern day scenes of horror and tragedy, this documentary presents an all-encompassing account of gang culture in Birmingham. It’s an eye-opening experience into a world where rivalry and ego reign supreme – with families being pushed aside for the sake of protecting one’s own ‘turf’.
Gang culture is often misunderstood or overlooked but this documentary pieces together all aspects of it – from its roots in the past right up to present day issues that need addressing. It’s essential viewing for anyone interested in learning more about gangs or wanting to better understand our current societal climate. So don’t miss out on this gripping documentary – tune into your screens now!