Outlaw Empires

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  • 2012
  • 1 Season
  • 7.6  (211)

"Outlaw Empires" takes an in-depth look at criminal gangs that have created massive networks and drug trafficking. From gangs that shoot it out in the inner city areas, to the vast network of prison gangs that can incite riots at anytime. This program take an unwavering look at the underbelly of criminal activity in America in the 21st cenutry. Outlaw biker gangs have long held the title of the baddest dudes on the road, because of the illegal enterprises they embark on to get money. More often than not, some of the these gangs will have bloody turf wars to decide who gets what in terms of profits. Many of the gangs who are not incarcerated have stockpiles of weapons that are purchased with money from drug sales. This is nothing new since the Crips have done this starting in the early 1980's in Southcentral Los Angeles, California. Immigrant gangs like the Nuestra Familia have their origins from the small communities of immigrants that came from Central America starting in the 1970's to the west coast of the United States. No matter how these gangs get started, it is up to law enforcement to help keep these gangs from killing each other and also innocent people that might get caught in the crossfire. Today many law enforcement agencies have special divisions that are dedicated to monitoring gang activity in many major cities in the United States. Police and Corrections officers often get information from confidential sources for leads during an investigation. These individuals risk their lives and quite possibly the lives of their families to give out information. There are high stakes at play everyday depending on the crimes that involve drugs or even prostitution. On either side of the law it can be a deadly game that has no winners, just victims. The film crews that have filmed this footage took great care for their personal safety to get the shots they needed to make this program. This program is for mature viewers and viewer discretion is strongly advised.

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Aryan Brotherhood
6. Aryan Brotherhood
June 18, 2012
An outgrowth of the racial desegregation of the late 1960s, the Aryan Brotherhood had its origins in American prisons. But as the decades passed, it widened its influence past prison walls and began using drugs, weapons and intimidation to gain influence.
Nuestra Familia
5. Nuestra Familia
June 11, 2012
Established in the California prison system as a way for members from Northern California to fend off violence from the Mexican Mafia, Nuestra Familia has become renowned for its unparalleled secrecy and highly regimented recruitment and training methods.
Italian Mafia
4. Italian Mafia
June 4, 2012
They're the most infamous crime empire of all time, bound by the bonds of blood and family. How the Gambino family became one of the most powerful crime syndicates, only to be taken down by one of their own, is among the most gripping tales in history.
South Boston Irish Mob
3. South Boston Irish Mob
May 28, 2012
Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter examines the complete story of the South Boston Irish Mob. From the 1800s to the early 1970s, Irish street gangs waged war for control of Boston's underworld. One infamous member emerged as a lethal and legendary force
American Bikers
2. American Bikers
May 21, 2012
What all began with a love for bikes and freedom of riding turned into the popularization of the American outlaw biker gangs. The dynasty lives to this day, though it has moved beyond just the exhilaration of the ride to include violence and drug dealing.
Crips
1. Crips
May 14, 2012
Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter explores the complete story of an iconic American outlaw dynasty: the Crips. Insiders tell a story of escalating turf battles, danger, violence, and ever-diminishing unity as the gang grew in size and power.
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"Outlaw Empires" takes an in-depth look at criminal gangs that have created massive networks and drug trafficking. From gangs that shoot it out in the inner city areas, to the vast network of prison gangs that can incite riots at anytime. This program take an unwavering look at the underbelly of criminal activity in America in the 21st cenutry.

Outlaw biker gangs have long held the title of the baddest dudes on the road, because of the illegal enterprises they embark on to get money. More often than not, some of the these gangs will have bloody turf wars to decide who gets what in terms of profits. Many of the gangs who are not incarcerated have stockpiles of weapons that are purchased with money from drug sales. This is nothing new since the Crips have done this starting in the early 1980's in Southcentral Los Angeles, California.

Immigrant gangs like the Nuestra Familia have their origins from the small communities of immigrants that came from Central America starting in the 1970's to the west coast of the United States. No matter how these gangs get started, it is up to law enforcement to help keep these gangs from killing each other and also innocent people that might get caught in the crossfire.

Today many law enforcement agencies have special divisions that are dedicated to monitoring gang activity in many major cities in the United States. Police and Corrections officers often get information from confidential sources for leads during an investigation. These individuals risk their lives and quite possibly the lives of their families to give out information. There are high stakes at play everyday depending on the crimes that involve drugs or even prostitution. On either side of the law it can be a deadly game that has no winners, just victims.

The film crews that have filmed this footage took great care for their personal safety to get the shots they needed to make this program. This program is for mature viewers and viewer discretion is strongly advised.

Outlaw Empires is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on May 14, 2012.

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Outlaw Empires is available for streaming on the Discovery Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Outlaw Empires on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Discovery, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    May 14, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (211)