Vice On Hbo Season One: Gangs & Oil (Episode 9)

 
Published on Feb. 18, 2014
Channel: Vice News
Category: News & Politics
Source: Youtube

Segment 1: Chiraq The lethal combination of gangs and guns has turned Chicago into a war zone. To see why the Windy City, now dubbed "Chiraq," had the country's highest homicide rate in 2012, VICE visits Chicago's most dangerous areas, where handguns are plentiful and the police and community leaders are fighting a losing battle against gang violence. In the neighborhood of Englewood, we patrol with police, visit with religious leaders, and hang out with members of gangs -- soldiers in a turf war that has spread into new communities as projects are destroyed and residents are forced to move elsewhere. Segment 2: Nigeria's Oil Pirates High unemployment, political corruption, and the unequal sharing of oil resources have turned today's Niger Delta into a hell on earth. Oil theft has become big business in Nigeria, costing oil companies more than $7 billion per year while polluting coastal farmlands and fisheries -- and wrecking the lives and livelihoods of local residents. VICE travels to Africa's oil-producing region to meet with oil thieves who refine and sell oil in West Africa, and follows one farmer's attempt to sue a foreign oil company for poisoning his family's land. Watch more episodes of VICE on HBO here: http://bit.ly/HBO-I More from Shane Smith: http://www.vice.com/author/shane-smith Follow Shane on Twitter: https://twitter.com/shanesmith30 Follow Thomas on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BabyBalls69 Follow Suroosh on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SurooshAlvi Season 2 coming soon. Click to subscribe: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out the VICE News beta for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/