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Detroit: famed for its downtown raves. Home to a multi-million dollar trade in party drugs. And the scene of a feeding frenzy among dealers. Dope s1e3: I’m Gonna Get Me That White People Money, Netflix 2017
One E-pill should contain around 0.1 grams of MDMA … On the East Side E-pills have a reputation for patchy quality. ibid.
Up to 60% of E-pills contain no MDMA at all. ibid.
This planet has been raped, pillaged and fucked. Assault on Precinct 13 2005 starring Ethan Hawke & Laurence Fishburne & Gabriel Byrne & Maria Bello & Drea de Matteo & John Leguizamo & Brian Dennehy & Ja Rule & Currie Graham & Aisha Hinds & Matt Craven & Fulvio Cecere et al, director Jean-Francois Richet
They’re surrounding the place; it’s a goddamned siege. ibid. Dennegy & Hawke
They can’t allow any of us to leave here alive. ibid. Hawke
They are not Bishop’s people; they are police officers. ibid.
This is it. This is Calvess’ gun ... What the fuck are you doing with a dead cop’s gun? Narc 2002 starring Ray Liotta & Jason Patric & Chi McBride & Lloyd Adams & Anne Openshaw & Stacey Farber & Alan van Sprang & John Ortiz et al, Joe Carnahan, goodie to baddie
Violence filled the streets as the mayor declared Martial Law today naming Detroit as the most dangerous city in America. Brick Mansions 2014 starring Paul Walker & David Belle & RZA & Catalina Denis & Robert Maillet & Carlo Rota & Kwasi Songui & Ayisha Issa & Richard Zeman & Bruce Ramsay et al, director Camille Delamarre, opening news commentary
I’m not trying to save everybody – just you. Alex Cross 2012 starring Tyler Perry & Matthew Fox & Edward Burns & Rachel Nichols & Cicely Tyson & Jean Reno & Carmen Ejogo & John C McGinley et al, director Rob Cohen, Alex to Pop-Pop
I’m fascinated by pain. ibid. baddie to victim
This is not going to end well. These things never do. Out of Sight 1998 starring George Clooney & Jennifer Lopez & Ving Rhames & Steve Zahn & Don Cheadle & Albert Brooks & Dennis Farina & Luis Guzman & Isiah Washington & Nancy Allen & Keith Loneker et al, director Steven Soderbergh Lopez to Clooney
Guess what? You just brought a gun to a bomb fight, officer! Thirty Minutes or Less 2011 starring Jesse Eisenberg & Danny McBride & Aziz Ansari & Nick Swardson & Dilshad Vadsaria & Bianca Kajlich & Michael Pena & Red Ward et al, director Ruben Fleischer, Nick from trailer
Welcome to Detroit where life is lived differently. The D, as it was called, was built on violence. This city makes legends of gangstas. And one gang – the Best Friends – reigned supreme. Gangland s4e4: Kill ’Em All, History 2009
For those living the lifestyle old age is rare. Death may arrive in a number of ways. But until recently it was most likely to come courtesy of a gang of contract killers called the Best Friends. The gang started out as enforcers for some of the biggest kingpins Detroit had ever known. They built a reputation based on utter ruthlessness. ibid.
The Brown brothers wanted to control the East Side drugs trade. ibid.
Ferocious riots erupted all across Detroit. Over the next five days city streets became chaotic battlefields. President Lyndon B Johnson sent in US army paratroopers. They arrived by the truckload. ibid.
During the exodus something sinister crept in: the influx of heroin made life ever more dangerous. ibid.
All over the East Side crack houses began cropping up. ibid.
The contract killers turned kingpins became the subject of a massive federal investigation. ibid.
It’s on in the Motor City. And one gang has declared war. They are the Devil’s Diciples [sic]. Gangland: Devil’s Diciples
Dealing drugs isn’t their only vice. These gangstas reject society’s laws. ibid.
In addition to their house-mouse, members are allowed a certain number of girlfriends ... Women are never more than second class citizens. ibid.
As Detroit’s population shrinks, competition among drug dealers is fierce. Drugs Inc s3e9: Motor City Rush, 2012
Crack may be cheap but the quality has gone down. ibid.
Heroin flows into the city from Asia and south and central America. ibid.
Unlike a dose of LSD which can last up to twelve hours, a DMT trip lasts just fifteen minutes. ibid.
Welcome to Detroit. There’s one time of year when anarchy rules and the Motor City drug dealers have to make a killing. Drugs Inc s7e7: Detroit Halloween, 2015
1988: the family business known simply as the Chambers Brothers came to a quiet end. American Gangster: Chambers Brothers and the Crack Commandments
Titans of industry in the drug trade: they even instituted a crack-house business code. ibid.
An estimated three hundred crack houses. ibid.