Other Sellers on Amazon
Gangland: Season 3
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
cities that is beyond the comprehension of anyone, in a brave and
fearless manner that is unmatched elsewhere, beyond the gruesome of
what is seen even, in the final moments of Taxi Driver, for example.
This series, in no shape, way or form glorifies conflict. Rather, it
builds on interviews with key individuals who decided that the
lifestyle wasn't for them after experiencing it first-hand for a
length of time and concerned about it potential as a livelihood in
the medium to long term.
In the case of LA GRAN FAMILIA (LGF), based in Atlanta, GA, the
founding of the group was noble at first, opposing various
injustices and humiliation from school bullies. At some point, this
goal changed to the pursuit of status, gold chains, glamorous rims,
Mercedes Benz cars, hotties, money and the exhilaration of
instilling fear in others generally, and competing with and
defeating local rival gangs specifically.
About 5 years before the opening of the Atlanta Olympics and
afterwards - a time during when the demand for manual labor in
public works projects was high, as well as the remuneration - a
massive influx of aliens from Mexico and Central America occurred,
increasing it 10 fold locally, and the general population of
everyone in metro Atlanta doubling as well.
Along with a much higher number of wealthy laborers came a much
higher demand for narcotics and underground services, including
cocaine, meth, ecstasy, marijuana.Read more ›
this series has - via sheer repetition - effectively established the hallmarks o' gang behavior :
- territorial disputes: only, fsu doesn't squabble over turf, nor do they tag, throw up gang signs, or roam the streets deliberately looking for trouble from other gangs. they're just kids who go to shows to listen to music and let off some steam
- drug trafficking and use: meth (and earlier coke) largely finance all actual gang activities vs. straight-edge kids who choose not to drink or do drugs...steroids? ok, that one is actually believable, however despite being illegal, can hardly be compared to substances like crack !!!
- ultra-violence: this one typically involves knives and - especially - guns, resulting in particularly large body counts; to include xecuting innocent civilians. meanwhile, fsu members still believe in the concept of settling disputes with their fists - NOT w/ knives or guns...hey, can anyone actually tell me just what is the difference between and fsu brawl and the brawls we xpect/celebrate every week in our professional sports?! christ, just look at hockey and tell me that's NOT swarming! and policing up the scene o' neo-nazis was actually a good thing - and i doubt any honest cop would even dispute the means on that one!
- oh, and did anyone notice that the boston cop said NO fsu incidents in 2 years?!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I enjoy Gangland but am curious as to why so many episodes are unavailable. I would like to be able to purchase or to know the reason why I cannot buy them... Read morePublished 16 months ago by A. Stone
the Samsung charger stopped working and I had to order another one:(Published 19 months ago by stephanie