"The most dangerous secret organization in the u.s"

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"The most dangerous secret organization in the u.s"

Unread post by Unbreakable » February 28th, 2008, 5:46 pm

anyone seen this documentary?
http://library.digiguide.com/lib/uk-tv- ... n+Gang-924

This powerful documentary will be quite a shocker. Containing graphic evidence of the power and ruthlessness of the Brotherhood - "the most dangerous secret organisation in the US" - Jeremy Marre worked under extreme conditions, sometimes even at gunpoint, to make the programme. And as it unfolds, the documentary questions how society deals with men prepared to live and die by their own warrior code.

Snatched from their cells in maximum security prisons across America, some 40 members of the infamous Aryan Brotherhood gang were flown to fortress jails in Los Angeles. Twenty three of them faced the death penalty at the biggest case in US criminal history.

The most feared and deadly white gang in the US prison system, the Brotherhood stood accused of hundreds of beatings and killings; of intimidation, racketeering and drug dealing. Helped by an array of Federal forces, young prosecutor Greg Jessner used every trick in the book in an obsessive quest to bring the gang down.

By following a trail of drug deals, murders and hit notes disguised by invisible ink and secret codes, investigators revealed a unique criminal empire run from behind bars: one that controlled a major part of the prison system, and whose malign influence also reached over the prison walls, with killings and drug dealing taking place beyond the prison system.

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Using secret codes they ran a criminal network from isolation cells in maximum security prisons across America, a regime so ruthless that they controlled the federal prison system and used it as their power base. This is the story of the ruling Council of The Aryan Brotherhood who are now being brought to justice for hundreds of violent and bloody acts of murder and assault, intimidation and racketeering.

Next year, in a California courthouse surrounded by armed marshals and giant cement barriers, twenty three of America’s most deadly killers face the death penalty; more than at any one time in history.

The Aryan Brotherhood has been ‘cracked’ by young Assistant Attorney Greg Jessner, a cross between crusading lawyer and a one man lynch-mob. “It’s the most murderous gang in America. They killed more people than the Mafia”, he claims. But the Aryan Brotherhood believe their extreme actions were justified in their fight against institutional corruption and crime. And there are many disturbing and unanswered questions this programme will address.

We’ve gained access to Jessner, to prosecutors, defenders, FBI investigators, sheriffs and code-breakers. But also, uniquely, to the AB leadership, its founder-members, associates and killers.

They’ve broken their vows of silence for the first time, for the gang still has a ‘blood in, blood out’ philosophy which means death for any informer. Now, through dozens exclusive interviews, secret video footage, CCTV recordings of violence and even killings, and hundreds of photographs never before seen, we tell the story of how and why the Aryan Brotherhood evolved, and how it has been brought to justice.

And behind that shocking story are deeper questions to be answered: how does society deal with men who are unafraid to kill or be killed, who live by a different (warrior) ethic from our own, and see killing as “a last badge of honour”. Can we judge such a society - one created within America’s violent and racist prisons - by our own moral standards? And why, after decades of violence and corruption, have the authorities chosen to act now?

So this programme examines not just how the Aryan Brotherhood evolved, but why. Their members are often highly intelligent men, and very articulate. An investigating sheriff said: “If they weren’t behind bars they’d be running America”. Self-educated in prison, the leadership read Plato, Socrates, Nietzsche and the Chinese Classics as part of their training. Their codes are so complex they need FBI cryptanalysts to break them. “Loyalty to your Brother” is The AB’s ultimate weapon in fighting ‘the system’. And they see the government’s actions and the forthcoming capital trials as part of a wider, politically based conspiracy in the post 9/11 era.

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Unread post by Unbreakable » February 28th, 2008, 5:49 pm

was the only documentary ive seen where criminals used sophisticated words and were articulate.

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Unread post by Unbreakable » February 28th, 2008, 6:22 pm

here is the hsitory channel documentary:
http://www.spikedhumor.com/articles/112 ... rhood.html

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Unread post by Old Shatterhand » April 11th, 2008, 7:30 am

That was an interesting documentary. The one where they interviewed the AB dropouts on that special needs yard right? Yeah that was informative. Without real change in our society and positive sweeping prison reform... it will just continue.

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Unread post by Unbreakable » April 11th, 2008, 3:10 pm

there are a couple of them (I saw 3 online but one is now copyrighted) here is the hsit channel one:
http://www.spikedhumor.com/Article.aspx?id=30769

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