gangs

  • Prison Guards See Some Crazy Shit

    A veteran Canadian corrections officer talks about strip searches, inmates puking up methadone, pencil stabbings, fight clubs, and, of course, drugs shoved up butts.

  • The Subterranean Scene

    Local gangs known as combos made up of reguetoneros (“reggaeton fans”) in their late teens and early 20s haunt the subway stations of Mexico City. Most combos are guilty of general rowdiness and huffing chemicals in public, like American greasers and...

  • My Cousin Joe Was a Hit Man for the Boston Mob

    My cousin killed people. At least, that’s what I’m told. I never met Joseph McDonald, but word is he preferred using a handgun. He liked to get in real close so that the soon-to-be deceased could figure out what was coming. His intense, bald visage...

  • Taji's Mahal - Satan's Sinners Nomads' Cochise

    This week, we met back up with Clayton Patterson to continue his grand tour of the Lower East Side and a lesson in gang history with his long time friend, Jose "Cochise" Quiles.

  • The Illegal Dirt Bike Gangs of Baltimore

    Wheelying across town pissing off the cops.

  • Do You Want a Job Breaking Up Gang Fights in Chicago?

    It involves being surrounded by people who are determined to kill each other and trying to persuade them not to.

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  • The Guatemalan Lady Killers

    While Mexico fights a war against the drug cartels that control much of its northern border, a lesser-known struggle is talking place in Guatemala, its neighbor to the south.

  • Mersey Infanticide

    These kids were all busy getting on with their day-to-day trade of shooting each other and supplying the city’s junkies with regular supplies of crack and heroin.

  • Barnsley Calling

    In a spasm of true British ingenuity, teenage gangs in Barnsley have been stealing, then setting fire to plastic wheelie bins.

  • To Live & Die

    We went up to the St Ann's area of Nottingham late on Saturday night to talk to a family who live in a council house on a notorious road called Kingsthorpe Close. While we were driving there, the white taxi driver told us that he hoped we were wearing...

  • Thank You Little G-sus!

    Cansei De Ser Sexy. Ever heard of them? All the style magazine articles about how they're like "a cute version of Peaches" or "the ultimate favela party band"? That's them.

  • Games

    This is worth getting if only for the way you can drive around London for more than five minutes without being stuck in a traffic jam.