Detroit Strange
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4 years ago

Ep.8 - Purple Is the New Black (The Purple Gang)

The Purple Gang

Jessica and Alex sit down to have a spin on a lynchburg lemonade made with Canadian's finest (or just affordable) whisky while Jess tells Alex all about Detroit's notorious Purple Gang. They talk about the nicknames, extortions, and the over 500 deaths caused by the Purple gang's 20+ members. What sort of rackets were the Purps associated with? Why were they called the Purple Gang? How did it turn out for the gang's leaders? Tune in to find out.