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    The Loomis Gang (2002)

    In the years surrounding The Civil War, The Loomis Gang was arguably the largest family crime syndicate in America. Today, however, few outside of central New York State have ever heard of these horse-thieving rogues from the small village of Waterville. No “professional” historians have laid claim to the Loomis legend. No action figures. […]

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    The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906)

    The world’s first feature-length and true crime movie. The Story of the Kelly Gang is a 1906 Australian silent film that traces the exploits of 19th-century bushranger and outlaw Ned Kelly and his gang. It was directed by Charles Tait and shot in and around the city of Melbourne. The film ran for more […]

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    The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia (2009)

    Shoot-outs, robberies, gas-huffing , drug dealing, pill popping, murders, and tap dancing – what do these all have in common? These are just a few of the parts of being a member of the Wild and Wonderful White Family. The legendary family is as known for their wild, excessive criminal ways as they are […]

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    This is Dixon (2016)

    Over the last several years there’s been a lot of media attention and murmurs about the “Dixon City Bloods” in Toronto. Along with some well publicized arrests, and links to the scandal ridden former mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford, VICE recently did their own investigate piece on whether the gang really exists — or […]

  • Uncovering the Real Gangs of New York

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    Uncovering the Real Gangs of New York (2002)

    This Discovery Channel production, timed with the release of Martin Scorcese’s movie, gives more than just a history of the real gangs of New York. It’s almost a history of New York City in the first half of the 1800s, when native gangs competed with gangs redintegrated from those of the Irish countryside. Some […]