May 28, 2009
Season 5 Episode 1
On the edge of America's last frontier, Alaska's Crips battle for domination in a city packed with drugs, money, and guns. Anchorage is the largest city in the largest state in America-- and a haven for rebels and outsiders. The state's massive oil pipeline, built in the 1970s, gave residents the means to live the good life, and provided miscreants with the cash to pay for illicit drugs. During its construction, the pipeline drew outside gang members to provide drugs for the Alaskan market. By the 1990s, street gangs organized, and the people of Anchorage found their city under siege from explosions of gang violence that still flare up today.