Category: Midwest

Kanye’s Fake News: Rapper Shows Ignorance In Pleading For Chicago Gang Boss’ Prison Release To Prez

Hip hop superstar Kanye West spewed so-called “Fake News” in his much-publicized appearance at the White House last week, ranting vociferously, yet extremely inaccurately about the continued incarceration of Chicago crime lord Larry Hoover, imprisoned on a murder conviction from the 1970s and a racketeering conviction from the 1990s. Hoover is one of the most
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Super Cop & Cleveland Mob Nemesis Ed Kovacic Dies At 88, Leaves Behind Sparkling Body Of Work

Famous Midwest mob buster Ed Kovacic, the man who spearheaded the dismantling of the Cleveland mafia in the late 1970s and early 1980s, died of natural causes last week when he suffered a stroke. Actor Val Kilmer played a role based on Kovacic in the 2011 Hollywood film Kill The Irishman. The notoriously hard-nosed Kovacic
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Chewing The Fat: Crimetown Season 2 Delves Into Detroit Drug Boss Eddie Jackson’s Run Atop ’70s Dope Game

The quiet storm that was the 1970s Detroit drug empire led by Eddie (The Fat Man) Jackson is getting a deep dive this week in the acclaimed Crimetown podcast. Jackson ruled over the booming Motown heroin trade in the mid-1970s with panache and prudence, gaining a reputation for being a gentleman gangster and bridging the
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Chicago Vice: The Lloyd-Williams War For Control Of Vice Lords Empire Raged On Windy City’s West Side In ’93

The Vice Lords street gang erupted into war 25 years ago, as legendary Chicago crime lord Willie Lloyd squared off with his former acting boss Tyrone (Baby Ty) Williams for bragging rights in the drug game on the Windy City’s notoriously dangerous West Side after Lloyd was released from a prison stay in the early 1990s.
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