Another Good Read on the Fall of Silk Road


How the feds took down the Dread Pirate Roberts

EL PATRON – The Pablo Escobar Story

A fun animated film created and produced by William Child

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“El Winnie Pooh”


One of the many silly nicknames of Mexican Drug Lords



Say Hello to Rick Ross by Mike Sager

1980: Crack was just turning up in the United States. The contras were seeking funds to support their civil war in Nicaragua. And an L. A. kid was looking for an opportunity. The combination would change America.



Public Enemies: Social Media Is Fueling Gang Wars in Chicago by Ben Austen



A Palestinian man tortured a mouse that ate his money.

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Ray’s Pizza and its Mob History

“March Impromptu”


Hidden within the sheet music of an old German march is possibly a treasure map leading to Nazi Gold.

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Rap Stars Behind Bars


Rap Clocks, the countdown site that tells you when rappers are being released from prison.

“shocked revellers had seen him simulate sex with the counter of the kebab shop.”


But it wasn’t until “Daniel Hotcock Cooper” had stripped down and simulated sex with a Land Rover that he was arrested for indecent exposure. His friends had this to say, “He is not a pretty sight when naked. We all felt sorry for the Land Rover and hope it wasn’t offended.”


Anton Kuster’s photo book resulting from the two years he spent documenting the Yakuza.



The Gangster in the Huddle by Paul Solotaroff with Ron Borges

Aaron Hernandez might have been one of the NFL’s all-time greats, but he could never escape drugs, guns and a life of violence

“The caskets get shorter and shorter these days”

Chi Raq is a film by Will Robson-Scott documented from inside Chicago’s war zone. Watch it.

John Gotti, Life Coach


On the requirements for being a good basketball or baseball player: “you got to be a good liar, a good lowlife, and an imbecile… You gotta take steroids. You must take steroids.”

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From The Archives…

Chicago Gang Calling Cards from the ’70s and ’80s

related: Chicago Gang Sweaters

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“I wasn’t comfortable in the sunshine.”


A Montreal man was recently fined $147 for sitting under a tree in a public park.

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High Noon in the Garden of Good and Evil by Jonathan Green

Forty years after America declared a war on drugs, an increasing number of states are now legalising the cultivation of cannabis. With this liberalisation has come a clash between violent Mexican cartels happy to propagate their crop north of the border and the law enforcement agencies charged with its control. GQ joins a Swat team on the front line of the conflict in California.

“They’re good people. I’ve made plenty of friends. The only thing we miss is the kids, and the school bus don’t come here no more.”


Miracle Village, the South Florida outpost where half the population are sex offenders.

The suspect “identified himself as Jesus of Bethlehem and Nike Air Jordan.”


Jefferson Parish, Louisiana authorities: His actual name is Nike Jordan Abila.

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