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VICE on HBO Season One: Gangs & Oil (Episode 9)

Segment 1: Chiraq

The lethal combination of gangs and guns has turned Chicago into a war zone. To see why the Windy City, now dubbed “Chiraq,” had the country’s highest homicide rate in 2012, VICE visits Chicago’s most dangerous areas, where handguns are plentiful and the police and community leaders are fighting a losing battle against gang violence. In the neighborhood of Englewood, we patrol with police, visit with religious leaders, and hang out with members of gangs — soldiers in a turf war that has spread into new communities as projects are destroyed and residents are forced to move elsewhere.

Segment 2: Nigeria’s Oil Pirates

High unemployment, political corruption, and the unequal sharing of oil resources have turned today’s Niger Delta into a hell on earth. Oil theft has become big business in Nigeria, costing oil companies more than $7 billion per year while polluting coastal farmlands and fisheries — and wrecking the lives and livelihoods of local residents. VICE travels to Africa’s oil-producing region to meet with oil thieves who refine and sell oil in West Africa, and follows one farmer’s attempt to sue a foreign oil company for poisoning his family’s land.

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41 thoughts on “VICE on HBO Season One: Gangs & Oil (Episode 9)

  1. It's a blend of failed living options, political bias, bad parenting and just kids dont give a shit anymore. If a kid out there can make easy and quick money gangbanging than basic job then they gonna join gangs.

  2. WHY ISN'T BROWN PEOPLE MENTIONED, MORE SPECIFICALLY MEXICANS BECAUSE THATS WHO MAKES UP THE MAJORITY OF THE MINORITIES ??? ALSO, NORMAL OR THE COMMON CIVILIAN AVERAGE BROWN PEOPLE WANT JUSTICE AND PEACE!!! THERE IS ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANT IDEA THAT WAS PUT TO PRACTICE IN A SPECIFIC AREA (WHICH I WONT MENTION THE PLACE) THE REAL PEOPLE OR COMMON CITIZENS STARTED TO CAPTURE, ARREST, TAKEN TO REHABS… THE VERY LAST OPTIONS WERE TO KILL ALL GANG MEMBERS OR AMPUTATE THERE ARMS!!!!

  3. Everyone brainwashed and puppets on strings for the Elite to keep us all divided instead of uniting to overthrow the elite and spread out their wealth. We could all have luxury. All of us.

  4. Someone please tell me how a man elected from Chicago to president DIDNT HELP A GAH DAMN SOUL in Chicago or anywhere else. That fk should’ve taken care of chi town first but fk no he just sits their and watches young men and women go through hell not only their but all over this country. STOP PRAISING THAT SHIT BAG OVOMIT.

  5. The rest of the country needs arms to protect it from the bangers. One solution is aggressive policing and martial law for high crime areas. The other is to destroy then gentrify bad areas because no other fix is possible.

  6. Id pay a tax on every fill up to make this nightmare of a reality only a bad dream for these people and our plant "if" it would actually fix this stupid ignorant issue that shouldnt exist in this day n age.

  7. I love how people that I have never met, are my problem. I didn't have their help with anything but I don't have any problems like them. money does nothing. fucked up values make fucked up people. I don't have an issue with guns and death because I don't live that life, I don't promote it, I don't live it nor does my family, friends and neighbors. this is no secret

  8. The African American man has been genetically modified over last 300 years to be subservient to his masters. This genetic programming also includes hating your own race.
    No wonder why so many black men kill fellow blacks. All this is part of a larger agenda to control humankind.
    Blacks have been unfairly treated by law enforcement, just checkout Michelle Alexander's book "The New Jim Crow"

  9. For gangs section: It's a culture problem and lack of role models. Lack of funding to school and public resources. Poverty breeds crime. For oil: its known that BP and EXXON drills and refines oil in African countries there government/oil representatives take all the money for themselves. Leaving the locals starving and destroyed. Yet there not held accountable. And people hate bigger countries like UK and USA for it without their citizens knowing what is evening happening.

  10. fucking animals, half of them forming gang's over nothing, just to look cool, not like they're trying to protect some drug racket or something so they don't get pushed out by some other gang, most of them just do it to be cool, pathetic.

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