Real members of the Peaky Blinders street gang based in Birmingham, England that was active in the late 1800s to 1910s.
As we have seen happen in the impoverished inner-city area of the U.S., extreme economic hardship in urban settings can lead to street gangs. Such was the case in Birmingham, England in the 1880s. A group of young, lower-class boys, known as the Peaky Blinders, banded together to form a gang. They took part in robberies, assaults, illegal gambling, and racketeering. The Peaky Blinders grew in numbers and exerted their control over the area for more than three decades. The four young men in this rap sheet represented only a few of the notorious gang.
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