about the documentary

The complex maze of bays, inlets and bayous that form the Mississippi Gulf Coast has always been a target for both devastating hurricanes and organized crime.  Beginning in the late 1960’s, it was ground zero for one of America’s most feared and least known homegrown tribes of American gangsters – the Dixie Mafia.   They’ve been replaced by the Simon City Royals – a brazen street gang from Chicago who has dug their heels into what was once the Dixie Mafia’s home turf.  Dixie Mafia dives deep into the cycle of organized crime on the Gulf Coast –past and present – riding shotgun with the cops of Southern Mississippi as they work overtime to keep gang violence from getting out of control.

Aired: February 02, 2013 10pm
Station: Discovery Channel
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