Fear City: New York vs. the Mafia

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History, Sociopolitical Documentary with no narration published by Netflix in 2020 - English language

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You see it in films, you see it on TV, and you hear about it in the vast vacuum of crime podcasts. It's hard to imagine New York being fragmented by the mob, but it is no fairy tale, it happened. Throughout the 1970s and '80s, the "Five Families" of the New York mafia—Bonanno, Colombo, Gambino, Genovese and Luccese—held a powerful, and seemingly insurmountable grip on the city, until a group of federal agents tried the unthinkable: taking them down. In this three-part docuseries from RAW and Brillstein Entertainment, award-winning documentarian Sam Hobkinson details the incredible story of the history-making organized crime investigation and prosecution case brought against New York's most formidable mob bosses. New York, 1980. The five boroughs of New York are the Mafia's world HQ – and business is booming. In a confidential internal report circulated at the end of 1980, the FBI acknowledge that the Cosa Nostra is one of the nation's most successful growth industries. From grimy street corners to high-rise buildings springing up in Manhattan, the Mob's power can be seen everywhere. But things are about to change. New York was dismantled by the golden era of the Five Families in the 70s and 80s — a Mafia that controlled the city more than the city itself. The FBI was confuzzled, unable to grasp what to do. Netflix brings limited series Fear City: New York vs The Mafia┬áthat intriguingly breaks down the downfall of the mob in three corresponding chapters. Through interviews with dozens of law enforcement officials, ex-mafia associates and others, FEAR CITY: NEW YORK vs. THE MAFIA sheds light on how the mafia's control of unions, high-rise construction and other industries netted billions for organized crime. Previously unheard surveillance recordings, news footage and archival material alongside new interviews and reenactments paint a shocking and captivating portrait of this "Golden Era of the Mob." Part police procedural, part espionage thriller, part courtroom drama, this is the story of the investigation that changed America forever. This is the story of the case that finally broke the Mob's stranglehold over New York City. Directed by Sam Hobkinson ; A RAW and Brillstein Entertainment Production

[edit] Mob Rule

1970's New York is a lawless city plagued by drugs, violence, and murder, a "Fear City." Five untouchable mafia families hold the city in their grip, with money, control, and dominance. The law enforcement is seemingly confused about how the mob cycled money in innovative ways. The federal agents struggled to engage, especially with the family structures that were so deep the FBI could never reach to the top, to the boss.
As New York runs amok, the mob operates with impunity — until a little-known law and some innovative surveillance tactics give federal agents a leg up. The FBI had the biggest task ever, to bring down the mafia.

[edit] The Godfather Tapes

The mob enjoyed a golden era in the 80s. They have infiltrated every fabric of society; they had put their tentacles in legitimate areas in society including hospital, judges, ports — the mafia families were a big corporation deeply embedded in society. The FBI had decided to tap all five family squads and develop a RICO case against each of them — essentially, collecting information.
As the FBI takes daring steps to wiretap the heads of the five families, the new US Attorney Rudolph Giuliani for the Southern District of New York joins the fight.

[edit] Judgment Day

New York was getting plenty of construction projects, worth millions and millions of dollars, that the mob was exploiting. They had a big leverage by forcing unions to go on strike which halted projects and forced people to pay them. Through the wire tappings, the FBI heard of "The Concrete Club", a billion-dollar operation for the mob families.
The federal agents knew they were on to something with the mob but they did not have a grip on the conspiracy at first, especially with The Commission. In order to prove a conspiracy among the mafia bosses, the FBI tries to tie "The Commission" to a high-profile gangland murder.

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Video Codec: H.264 CABAC Main@L3.1
Video Bitrate: 3 010 Kbps
Video Resolution: 1280x720
Display Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Frames Per Second: 23.976 fps
Audio Codec: E-AC3 JOC
Audio Bitrate: 768 kb/s CBR 48000 Hz
Audio Streams: 6
Audio Languages: english
RunTime Per Part: 44 min 15 s - 1 h 2 min
Number Of Parts: 3
Part Size: 946 MB - 1.64 GB
Source: WEB DL
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