Gang Wars: Oakland

about the documentary

Oakland is being torn apart by gangs whose battles over turf and colors make this city one of the nation’s fiercest killing zones.  This is a three-way war with big guns and increasingly younger soldiers. Gangs pitted against each other – the Nortenos, Surenos, and Border Brothers. On the third side is an elite police unit trying to disrupt the cycle of violence and put the worst criminals in jail. Go up close and inside the real world of gangs and police as they battle for control of Oakland’s streets.

Aired: September 14, 2009
Station: Discovery Channel