American Gangster, Season 2Closed Captioning
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The record-breaking, suspense-filled American Gangster is back! See an in-depth look into the life and times of the 20th century's most notorious African American crime figures. In a forensic survey of the rise and fall of these plagues to the community, American Gangster speaks to a generation who isn't sure if crime pays. After viewing this hard-hitting show, there will be no doubt that the wages of sin are death.
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoPhilly Black Mafia||Black Inc. became code for Murder Inc. on the street of Philadelphia in 1970s. American Gangster explores the mentality, ruthless precision and deranged violence that was associated with the infamous Philly Black Mafia. For over two decades, during the rise of Black power in cities across America, the reputed Black Mafia reigned through fear tactics and cold-blooded determination. Their crimes would stretch from Washington, DC to New Jersey. In what was described as a vicious circle, the very motto that helped the Philly Black Mafia rise also broke down the gangster bond. Even victims of the Black Mafia were unwilling to testify to the brutality and control these gangsters held over the city of Philadelphia.||41:33||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoLarry Hoover "Gangster Disciples"||At the helm of the Gangster Disciples, Larry "King" Hoover reigned as the notorious 1970s gang leader. Incarcerated for over thirty years, King Hoover advocates insist he is a friend to the people, not a violent criminal. As an imprisoned gang leader, King Hoover made a positive impact on other incarcerated gang members and began a long struggle to help reform underprivileged children. But is he a beacon of hope, a visionary delivering encouragement to an abandoned community or is he a ruthless gangster bent on once more taking over the streets of Chicago?||41:33||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoMelvin Williams||Criminal genius and master of the hustle, Melvin Williams owned the gambling and heroin addicted market of Baltimore's Pennsylvania Ave for decades. With the help of mob leader Lord Salisbury, Melvin becomes hooked on drug money, hooked on the power and hooked on the status of his political and street influence. With a business plan, 4 rules of survival and 40 packages, the game began!||41:33||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoSerial Killers: DC Snipers||They were supposed to be single, middle-aged white men. Instead the DC Snipers were two Black males bent on murder and terror. Their deranged killing spree resulted in 10 dead, 3 wounded and millions terrorized. Their wrath would stretch from innocent children to the White House and innumerable targets between. But the truth behind the rampage proves as shocking as the DC Snipers serial killing spree.||41:34||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoFrank Lucas||From notorious driver and muscle man to Harlem's most powerful gangster, Frank Lucas ran the powder game with ruthless determination. A no-nonsense business man, Frank couldn't read or write but with the help of the Vietnam War, the CIA and corrupt officials he built a smack empire. He was a man so powerful he took on the American army, the Mafia and crooked cops.||41:33||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|6||Closed CaptioningVideoFelix "the Cat" Mitchell||Felix "the Cat" Mitchell ran the well-organized and ruthless drug trafficking empire, My Other Brotha. If you went against his rules, you were dealt with. His armed lieutenants and child lookouts helped to make Oakland, CA an outlaw culture. His passion for style, glory and power made him a major player on the drug scene and with the ladies. But after Bloody August, the charismatic drug czar was exposed as a dangerous and ruthless drug dealer.||41:34||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|7||Closed CaptioningVideoJeff Fort & the Blackstone Rangers||The streets hailed him as a hero, the law hailed him as a gangster and a terrorist. Jeff Fort ruled the streets of Chicago as the notorious leader of the Blackstone Rangers and later the El Rukns. He organized the hood his way and motivated thousands of frustrated youths to follow him. Was Jeff Fort a misunderstood leader as some claim or was he straight up bad news for the U.S. government?||41:34||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|8||Closed CaptioningVideoCharles "Chaz" Williams||In the 1970s, Charles "Chaz" Williams went well beyond traditional hustles by robbing over 60 banks in several states. After going to jail, Chaz continued his bank-robbing career under the blanket protection of the prison work release program. Years later, Chaz found a new hustle but was it really legal?||41:34||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|9||Closed CaptioningVideoRayful Edmond III||Rayful Edmond III was Washington D.C.'s most notorious drug kingpin in the 1980s. As his business grew, so did the violence and murders. Eventually the feds convicted Edmond to two life without parole sentences, but prison only served to advance the kingpin's criminal career.||41:33||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|10||Closed CaptioningVideoKenneth "Supreme" McGriff||The police called him a drug lord, but he saw himself as a business man and hip hop player. He was Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff, an admitted gangster. When the street hustle changed, he took on a new hustle as a key player in hip hop entertainment. But, against the backdrop of conflicts and violence and after years in the drug game, was Supreme just a misunderstood hustler?||41:33||$1.99||View in iTunes|
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American Gangster needs to involve DC's criminals in their episodes
I am a big fan of BET's American Gangster in which I watch and also download every episode from both seasons. All episode's have been the bomb in which I wonder were do they actually get the information that they receive which provides great information; however, I am from the D.C. area in which I grew up in the Barry Farm's area in Southeast DC and I have not seen any of our American Gangster's ever profiled such as Rafael Edmonds, Alpo, Wayne Perry, and Tony Fortune. There are all so gangs such as the Ganster Chronicles, the 8th and H crew, etc.. Please make the effort to see that one these names make the next episode or season of American Gangster. Thank you.
Don't Watch It Alone! lol
Wow. BET does it again. Just when you thought the American Gangster franchise might run out of great stories to tell, out of nowhere comes the best episode so far! I was shook by this true tale of deceit and mayhem not to far from where I grew up. I'm a fan of true crime documentary shows yet I've never heard of this story before. I worked in Philly for 5 years and never knew this happened! Thanks BET for educating and entertaining me. Folks, check it out!!
BET should be ashamed of the profits it makes by providing criminal role models for the African American community. Is there any wonder why so many black youths are in the penitentiary? BET you are a disgrace to your community and should be condemned for producing this trash. And Apple - you are equally guilty of pandering to the young black man and providing a market for this sick rubbish.