The Best Episodes of Gangland
Last Updated: Jan 15, 2019
This new series tells the insider story of some of America's most notorious street gangs. We learn how they've shaped their times and affected the neighborhoods that they controlled. From the destruction wrought by the heroin kingpins in Harlem of the 1970's to today's most dangerous gang MS-13, which has spread out from the inner city to infect unexpected turf - suburban communities, gangs have a rich yet deadly history. They usually start out as a form of protection for their members and the community but then, grow predatory as they feed on the very people that they purport to defend. With exclusive interviews and rarely seen footage, this is a raw look at life inside these gangs - from those who live it and the agencies that are working to stop them
#1 - Boys Of Destruction
Season 4 - Episode 6
There are an estimated 10,000 gang members who call St. Louis their home, which includes the notorious gang, Boys of Destruction.
#2 - Trinity of Blood
Season 6 - Episode 2
The Hispanic Tri-City Bombers gang, which has more than 1,000 members, is known for smuggling drugs and weapons along the border between Texas and Mexico.
#3 - Aryan Terror
Season 4 - Episode 7
The white supremacist Aryan Brotherhood started as a means of survival, has now become the largest prison gang in Texas and has spread to the suburbs of Dallas.
#4 - Circle Of Death
Season 5 - Episode 8
A profile of the gang known as the Aryan Circle.
#5 - Kill Or Be Killed
Season 4 - Episode 5
Memphis, Tenn. is the site where a group of drug dealers and killers formed the gang, the Love Murdering Gangsters (LGM), and is regarded as the most notorious gang in the Mississippi Delta.
#6 - Die, Snitch, Die
Season 3 - Episode 10
The good times roll in New Orleans’ French Quarter, but a vicious gang known as the Gotti Boys rule the streets around it – and there is no mercy for those caught in the crossfire.
#7 - Blood River
Season 5 - Episode 4
The Barrio Aztec Gang is featured in this episode.
#8 - Skinhead Assault
Season 6 - Episode 4
The Volksfront originates in Oregon prisons and becomes one of the fastest-growing, neo-Nazi gangs in the United States.
#9 - Divide And Conquer
Season 4 - Episode 3
The Latin Kings have roots tracing back to the 1940s in Chicago, and are regarded as the largest and most brutal Latino gang in the U.S.A..
#10 - Deadly Triangle
Season 2 - Episode 2
Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow is a survivor in the gangland of San Francisco's Chinatown. In 1976, the 16-year-old moved to San Francisco with his family and quickly joined the Hop Sing Boys gang. On September 4, 1977, he was at the Golden Dragon restaurant when 3 Joe Boys gang members killed 5 innocent patrons after storming the popular restaurant looking for revenge against their rivals, the Wah Ching. The attack made international news and forever changed the landscape of Chinatown's underworld. In the ensuing years, and after two stays in California's prisons, Chow's power and influence was on the rise. In 1989, he partnered with Peter Chong, a leader of the Wo Hop To triad, to first consolidate all the gangs in San Francisco's Chinatown and then expand their criminal empire nationally. Although federal and local law enforcement would bring the group down, Chow would eventually end up back on the streets of San Francisco after testifying against his former friend and partner. Raymond Chow says he is now a changed man, but only time will tell if he's given up the life of a gangster.
#11 - American Gangster
Season 1 - Episode 1
American Gangster is the story of Frank Lucas and Leroy "Nicky" Barnes - their rise from street punks to the top of New York's 1970's high-flying drug market. The two men were considered the drug czars of Harlem at the height of the drug-fueled decade. Lucas and his gang "The Country Boys" claim to have smuggled heroin from Asia in the caskets of fallen American soldiers. Barnes, the leader of a cartel of African-American drug dealers called "The Council," made the cover of New York Times Magazine. The headline read "Mr. Untouchable." President Carter was so incensed, he personally ordered the Attorney General to go after him. The story is a violent, action-filled chronicle of Harlem and its kingpins.
#12 - California's Killing Field
Season 3 - Episode 2
The Tiny Rascal Gangsters, also known as the Tiny Rascal Gang or Tiny Rascals, was created in California during the middle 1980's. It was formed by Cambodian youth gang members and is presently considered the largest Asian Street gang in the United States.
#13 - One Blood
Season 2 - Episode 10
"LA Bloods" gives the viewer an inside look at one of the most notorious and volatile black street gangs in the country. Through original interviews with law enforcement, interventionists, victim's family members and active and former gang members, the program examines the life, history and the vicious crimes perpetrated by the Bloods.
#14 - Evil Breed
Season 5 - Episode 10
This episode profiles an outlaw motorcycle gang known as The Breed, who has a reputation of violent beatings and threats of murder.
#15 - Street Law
Season 6 - Episode 3
SUR-13 is one of the largest and deadliest Hispanic street gangs in Atlanta.
#16 - Highway To Hell
Season 4 - Episode 1
A look at one of the most powerful Hispanic gangs from Los Angeles, known as the Avenues.
#18 - A Killer's Revenge
Season 7 - Episode 3
Gang : Asian Boyz (gang), Wah Ching
#19 - Hustle Or Die
Season 5 - Episode 5
The Four Corner Hustler Gang is featured in this episode.
#20 - Death Before Dishonor
Season 7 - Episode 13
Gang : Black Mafia Family of Atlanta,GA
#21 - Murder By Numbers
Season 2 - Episode 7
Gangland examines one of the largest and most violent gangs in Los Angeles County. It's estimated that 18th Street has more than 20, 000 members in Los Angeles alone with additional sets that extend all across the nation and even overseas.
#22 - Death In Dixie
Season 3 - Episode 1
History explores that world of La Gran Familia (LGF), a violent crime syndicate of five Hispanic gangs that terrorized the streets of metro Atlanta. Through interviews with gang members, law enforcement officials, and a confidential informant, this episode reveals the life, history, and current state of Atlanta's most notorious gang, LGF.
#23 - The Devil's Playground
Season 3 - Episode 3
One of Chicago’s most ruthless street gangs, Satan Disciples claim to practice “free enterprise.” High-ranking members describe the rise and fall of “King Aggie,” who ordered a hit on a popular younger leader that ultimately spelled his own doom.
#25 - Silent Slaughter
Season 4 - Episode 8
Colorado's largest motorcycle gang, the Sons of Silence, has increased to 36 chapters around the world since being formed in the 1960's. Agent go undercover to infiltrate the groups.