Fleeing from famine in Ireland, and facing discrimination in America, Irish immigrants organized among themselves for mutual protection. This system for self-preservation eventually proved a ready model for organized crime. This fascinating documentary from the History Channel explores the history of the Irish mob and tells the stories of some of its most notorious members, including gangsters Legs Diamond and Whitey Bulger. It also delves into the powerful connections between organized crime, elected officials, and police officers.
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