Documentary - Crime Movies
Former police officer and decorated U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency officer turned anti-drug-war lecturer Barry Cooper's Never Get Busted documentary series is the episode of Cops you wish you they'd air. After a decorated career busting large-scale drug trafficking operations, Cooper uses his vast accumulation of knowledge and experience working on the official side of the law to teach you how to do everything within your power to stay out of jail for drug-related charges of any kind.
Volume 1 deals in a range of traffic stop-related matters:
- Understanding the way a narcotics dog detects drugs, debunking common myths about ways to throw them off the scent, and methods one can use to actually deter them from indicating on a controlled substance.
- Where to NOT stash your drug stash, and more importantly where TO stash your stash in your vehicle.
- The difference between reasonable suspicions, probable cause, and consent to search as ... read more
Herman Wallace may be the longest-serving prisoner in solitary confinement in the United States — he's spent more than 40 years in a 6-by-9-foot cell in Louisiana. Imprisoned in 1967 for a robbery he admits, he was subsequently sentenced to life for a killing he vehemently denies. Herman's House is a moving account of the remarkable expression his struggle found in an unusual project proposed by artist Jackie Sumell. Imagining Wallace's "dream home" began as a game and became an interrogation of justice and... read more
Bonnie Elizabeth Parker (October 1, 1910 – May 23, 1934) and Clyde Chestnut Barrow (March 24, 1909 – May 23, 1934) were American outlaws and robbers from the Dallas area who traveled the central United States with their gang during the Great Depression. Though a burgeoning yellow press romanticized their exploits, the gang was believed responsible for at least 13 murders, including two policemen, as well as several robberies and kidnappings. The spree ended when they were betrayed by a friend and shot dead at a police roadblock in Louisiana on May 23, 1934.
Hollywood portrayed them as the most glamorous outlaws in American history, but... read more
With the fall of communism, a rapacious new gangster class arose from out of the former Soviet Republics and became criminal millionaires. The Red Mafiya, which seized power with staggering speed in the post-Soviet free-market free-for-all, can be traced back centuries to the Thieves World--a secret criminal culture with a strict code of conduct based on loyalty and opposition to the government. We cover the Redfellas evolution--from roots in Imperial Russia to shocking global reach today.
A look at the history and evolution of the Russian mafia that dates back to Tsarist Russia and has managed to not only outlast the Soviet Union but details how it thrived on its collapse.
Includes details on undercover government workers and what they were very shocked to have found out about the... read more
An amazing Documentary on the biggest Mexican Drug Lord: Amado Carillo Fuentes.
Amado Carrillo Fuentes (December 17, 1956 – July 3, 1997) was a Mexican drug lord who seized control of the Juárez Cartel after assassinating his boss Rafael Aguilar Guajardo. Amado Carrillo became known as "El Señor de Los Cielos" (Lord of the Skies) because of the large fleet of jets he used to transport drugs. He was also known for laundering over US$20 million via Colombia to finance his huge fleet of planes. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration described Carrillo as the most powerful drug trafficker of his era.... read more
John Edward Robinson (born December 27, 1943) is a convicted serial killer, con man, embezzler, kidnapper, and forger who was found guilty in 2003 of three murders and received the death sentence for two of them. He subsequently admitted responsibility for five additional homicides, and investigators fear that there might be other, undiscovered victims as well.
Because he made contact with most of his post-1993 victims via on-line chat rooms, he is sometimes referred to... read more
Kim Dotcom is a larger-than-life controversial Internet entrepreneur. It has been reported that he made $175 million dollars with his file sharing website Megaupload. The website provided a fast and simple way to transmit large files over the Internet. However, the U.S Government alleged that Megaupload was being used for illegal purposes such as infringement of copyright laws and as a result Kim’s estate was raided anti-terrorist style by two helicopters and 72 law enforcement agents equipped with machine guns and attack dogs. This happened in 2012, just one day after SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) died in the US Congress.
Kim’s assets continue to be frozen and he is still under house arrest. But he’s fighting back. Kim talks candidly about what he is going through and how he thinks that the government is undermining everybody’s rights and destroying everybody’s freedom. Kim firmly believes that it’s time that somebody stood up and changed the system. He describes himself as a guy who just loves to do new stuff and can’t understand the excessive power that was used to spy on a tech geek like himself. He... read more
Off the Chain is an unprecedented look into the underground world of dog fighting. Beginning with a history of the American Pit Bull Terrier, the film explores the evolution of the breed. Classic film and television footage show the popularity of what was once considered a noble and trustworthy family pet. Examine how this breed went from America's dog to public enemy number one.Travel to the back alleys and dark corners of the inner city to expose the truth behind the breed's new status in pop culture; an urban symbol for violence, aggression and gang-life. The first documentary of it's kind; director Bobby J. Brown spent three years infiltrating the underground subculture of pit-bull fighting. Gaining the trust of... read more
Despite its constant political unrest, Bangkok is still a very popular tourist destination, but the main character in this documentary is not there as a tourist. He’s not even there as a business traveller.
To be honest, he really doesn’t want to be there at all, so why he is, Keith Jones, waiting at Bangkok station for an overnight train to Chiang Mai?
Well, this story is one of deceit, theft, police incompetence, international loopholes and the apathy of a major corporate bank. It is also his story of how almost entirely on his own he tracked down a sophisticated gang of fraudsters.
This is his second time in Bangkok in two years, and exactly as before, he’d rather not be there, but unfortunately, sometimes, there are things that you just have to do whether you like it or not. He’s about to board an overnight train to Chiang Mai, a 14 hour journey to the north of Thailand. He’s making this film as a record of the atrocious and ridiculous events that have lead him to this point. He’s also making it as some sort of catharsis. Finally, he’s making it as a stark warning to others.
Life can be strange sometimes. One minute, you can be travelling along thinking that everything is okay, and almost out of nowhere, the malicious actions of another person can affect your life forever.
His story begins back in Australia. He was working from his office one day, when ... read more
Narrated by Oscar-nominee James Cromwell, this powerful 12-minute film takes you on an eye-opening exploration behind the closed doors of the nation’s largest industrial poultry, pig, dairy and fish farms, hatcheries, and slaughter plants – revealing the often-unseen journey that animals make from Farm to Fridge.
Using arresting images covertly recorded on hidden camera, this provocative film puts into focus the harsh reality faced by farmed animals – creatures granted no federal protection from abuse during their lives on factory farms.
Challenging society’s views and treatment of “food animals,” Farm to Fridge elevates our moral and ethical discussion about where our food comes from, how it is produced, and who is left to pay the ultimate price for cheap meat, dairy and eggs.... read more