Category: Detroit

U.S. Rap Murder Index: MCs from Chicago, Dallas Gunned Down, Death-By-Gun Totals In Rap Game Still Rising

November 13, 2020 — The music world lost two more rappers this week to street violence, as Chicago’s King Von and Texas’ Mo3 were both gunned down in separate incidents five days apart. Sadly, the hip-hop industry in general has been plagued with violent and untimely deaths of rising and established young stars of the
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Daddy’s Coming Home: Detroit MC Club Chief “Big Daddy” Moore Let Out Of Prison On Home Confinement

November 4, 2020 – The most powerful biker boss in Michigan has gotten a reprieve from a life prison sentence. He’s walking free this week. Leonard (Big Daddy) Moore, the 72-year old “Godfather” of The Highwaymen Motorcycle Club, was granted a compassionate release due to preexisting conditions for COVID-19 by U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds
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The Pointes Of Contention: JoAnn Matouk Romain’s Suspicious Death Was Most Likely A Murder

October 31, 2020 — Back in the summer, I was approached by Google News (in conjunction with The Grosse Pointe News) to write an investigative piece on the JoAnn Matouk Romain case from 2010, a disturbing murder mystery out of my hometown of Detroit that was being featured on Netflix’s reboot of Unsolved Mysteries. I
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Just Some Of The Guys: Peterson Bros. & Their “It’s Just Us” Gang Go Down For The Count In Detroit

October 29, 2020 – Detroit breakdown. Motor City shakedown. Just like the old J. Geils Band used to rock out to. The feds in Motown took down the It’s Just Us Gang in a drug, racketeering and murder case that dropped last week in U.S. District Court out of Detroit, Michigan. The It’s Just Us
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