CHICAGO is a great city to live and visit. But a friend of mine from overseas shared this documentary with me yesterday. In this recently produced video, Ross Kemp exposes the serious problem with heroin addiction, not only within Chicago’s inner city, but in “Middle America” suburban neighborhoods.
My friends first comment was “this video sure is bad for tourist who are thinking of visiting Chicago”. So I watched this incredible series and was shocked to see Kemp’s findings. The frightening details of how heroin has infiltrated Chicago, was mind-boggling. I live here and did not know about most of what he uncovered. Did you know the Eisenhower (29o expressway) is known as “Heroin Alley”? Well, I sure had not heard that. He filmed the drug trade and dealers who hang out along the side of the expressway. Did you know huge numbers of suburban addicts visit this area to buy drugs?
His series called “Ross Kemp Extreme World” is well produced and extremely graphic. Kemp clearly risked his life interviewing drug dealers and users throughout this documentary. It has sad moments of regular people now addicted, in action. They shot actual footage of them injecting the drugs, having seizures close to overdosing, and cutting the heroin. One of the suburban young women interviewed, said 70% of her friends were users. Wow!
If you want a closer look into Chicago’s drug problem, this is a must see. ALL OF THEM. As he digs in deep you will be amazed at his findings and that this happening right under our noses. At one point a dealer says the Chicago police are involved and some are also addicts. That’s not too surprising after watching this documentary.
If I was a tourist watching this documentary, I would sure be afraid to visit Chicago. Let’s hope this does not discourage them. Take some time out to watch and share it with others. It will blow your mind! Why isn’t our news media reporting this? Maybe our new Mayor Raum Emanuel will investigate.
Ross Kemp has received international recognition as an investigative journalist for his critically acclaimed and award-winning documentary series Ross Kemp on Gangs. He is an award-winning British actor, journalist and author.
WATCH MORE VIDEO’S HERE:
EPISODE 1 PT 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0asJrgyCBV0&feature=related
EPISODE 1 PT 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOCbnRqQE0k&feature=related