Category: Midwest

Young, Rich & Ruthless: Breaking Down The Structure & Legacy Of Detroit’s YBI Gang

The Young Boys, Incorporated (YBI) drug organization redefined the dope game in Detroit in the late 1970s and early 1980’s, becoming street legends and underworld icons for its trendsetting business practices and flashy demeanor. Founded on the Motor City’s Westside, the group revolutionized the heroin trade in terms of distribution and marketing techniques and at
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Acting The Part: Roles For Chicago Gangland Figures Johnny Torrio, “Bottles” Capone Cast In New Al Capone Movie

Oscar-nominee Matt Dillon will play former Chicago mob boss John (Johnny the Fox) Torrio and Sopranos and House of Cards alum Al Sapienza will play one-time Chicago mob captain Ralph (Bottles) Capone in the upcoming film Fonzo about the final years of legendary American mafia icon Al Capone’s life. Torrio was one of Capone’s gangland
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The Heist Index: Windy City Wiseguy Was Boosting Businesses Before Murdering Major Mob Player

In the months leading up to his alleged murdering of a well-known Chicago mob figure, reputed Outfit hit man Anthony (Tough Tony) Calabrese organized and ordered three armed robberies that proved to be his downfall. His entire crew of subordinates responsible for carrying out the stick ups turned against him and testified for the government
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The Color Red: Bringing Terror To Detroit’s Eastside, Seven Mile Bloods Roll Call

The Seven Mile Bloods have been the most dominant street gang in Detroit’s underworld for the past decade, controlling the drug trade on the Motor City’s notoriously dangerous northeast side (dubbed the “Red Zone”) with an iron fist and a shoot-first-ask-questions-later mentality that has left a trail of rivals’ dead bodies and drawn the ire
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