Category: African-American

Holidays Come Early For “Rudy Pooty,” Detroit Boys Gang Leader In North Carolina Gifted New Trial

Drug gang boss Rudolph (Rudy Pooty) Coles had his 2017 narcotics trafficking conviction tossed out by the North Carolina Court of Appeals this week and will get a new trial. Coles, 62, is one of the leaders of the Detroit Boys Gang, a criminal organization from Michigan that relocated down south, setting up satellites in North Carolina, West Virginia and
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‘Lil’ Man & The Mayor: Crimetown Podcast Puts Microscope On Links Tying Curry Boys To Detroit Mayor

The relationship between the old Curry Brothers Gang led by 1980s-era Detroit drug kingpin Johnny Curry and deceased Detroit Mayor Coleman Young gets a deep dive in Episodes 6 and 7 of the critically-lauded podcast Crimetown. Curry ruled the Eastside dope game in Motown at the peak of the government’s War on Crack with Young’s beautiful niece on his arm. Young served five terms as Mayor
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The Young & The Wealthy: Crimetown Podcast Points The Spotlight On Detroit’s iconic YBI Drug Crew

The acclaimed Crimetown podcast tackles the groundbreaking Detroit drug gang, Young Boys, Incorporated (YBI) in Episode 5 of its second season. YBI boldly and flamboyantly ruled Motown’s heroin trade in the late 1970s and early 1980s, revolutionizing the way narcotics were marketed and distributed in a city long known as an international drug-world mecca. Original YBI lieutenant James (Pep) Cooper gave
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The G-Man Who Jumpstarted ‘White Boy Rick’ Urban Legend Dies, Fmr. Star Teen Informant Remains Locked Up

Retired FBI agent Jim Dixon, the man responsible for the controversial recruitment of Detroit teenager Richard (White Boy Rick) Wershe, Jr. as a confidential informant fresh out of the eighth grade at just 14 years old three and a half decades ago, died of cancer this month. He was 70. Wershe, 49 today, has been
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