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The Ides of March – Chicken Man Goes Boom

“Well they blew up the Chicken Man last night, they blew up his house too,”– opening line to Bruce Springstein’s 1982 song ‘Atlantic City’ The explosion could be heard blocks away. It shook an entire neighborhood, an entire city and an entire region of the country, to their very core. […]

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The Detroit Drug Wars (Part 2)

Unlike the Buttrum brothers and their Pony Down crew who looked to challenge top dog YBI at every opportunity or DFG which did an end-around and went out of state to move the bulk of its drugs, the Curry brothers were content to play second-fiddle to Butch Jones and his […]

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The Detroit Drug Wars (Part 1)

The years 1978-1990 on the streets of Detroit represent one of the most violent eras of crime in American history. In tune with the treacherous times across the country, practically all of the bloodshed in that period could be attributed to the local drug trade. Experts and local criminologists place […]

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The Story of Detroit’s Chambers Brothers & The REAL ‘Crack Commandments’

From The Delta to The D The Story of The Real New Jack City The rags to riches tale of the Chambers brothers, seven siblings that migrated to the Motor City from less-than meager beginnings in the Deep South, plays out like a Hollywood movie script. The first of the […]

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Back At War: Philly Mob Conflict Recap (1992-1996)

In the years following the headline-friendly and carnage-filled Scarfo regime, the Philadelphia underworld went quiet. With the new Philly mob pecking order in a state of limbo, there wasn’t much going on. A once overloaded press corps had little to nothing to report. The silence wouldn’t last for long. Upon […]

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