21 July 2009
Crips and Bloods: Made In America
The opening sequence of this documentary had me gasping for air. I spent some time living in California and later in Seattle remember the fear infused in the fellow denizens when it was rumored that gang members from the Crips were being relocated to the Pacific Northwest mecca in an attempt to defuse conflicts. The statistics are staggering: 15,000 gang related deaths in Los Angeles in the past twenty years.
You can watch it on Netflix instant.