Most people don’t know their basic constitutional rights, and those who do usually waive them in the face of police intimidation. Worse, police rely on people’s fear and ignorance of the law to trick them into waiving their rights, which often lands them in jail. That’s why Flex Your Rights a Washington, DC-based educational group created BUSTED: The Citizen’s Guide to Surviving Police Encounters.
Chronicles not only the bloody rise of Gotti, also known as the "Dapper Don", but the FBI's struggle to bring him to justice. His refusal to play by the normal "rules" of the mafia ultimately became the mobster's achilles heel; the FBI eventually persuaded assassin Sammy "The Bull" Gravano to testify against his ungrateful, paranoid boss, who was finally imprisoned.
The incident in Guyana ranks among the largest mass murders, mass suicides in history, and was the single greatest loss of American civilian life in a non-natural disaster until the events of September 11, 2001. Never before seen footage, this documentary delivers a startling new look at the Peoples Temple, headed by preacher Jim Jones who, in 1978, led more than 900 members to Guyana, where he orchestrated a mass suicide via tainted punch.
Joe Bonanno was a member of the infamous Five Families in Sicily. When he emigrated to America, he brought his Mafia traditions with him. Infiltrating political and social organizations was the key to Mafia success. Joe Bonanno was particularly successful at this strategy. The former Godfather gives an account of career in an in-depth interview. Friends and enemies of "The Family" talk about Bonanno's place in the annals of organized crime.
Santo Trafficante, Jr. was one of the last of the old-time Mafia bosses in the United States. He allegedly controlled organized criminal operations in Florida and Cuba, which had previously been consolidated from several rival gangs by his father, Santo Trafficante, Sr. Reputedly the most powerful mafioso in Batista-era Cuba, he never served time in a United States prison.