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A Detroit News Special Report

The inside story of Detroit’s gang wars, a battle prosecutors say was fueled by Instagram hit lists and the Seven Mile Bloods, the social-media savvy gang that had a death grip on both the opioid drug trade and one of the deadliest parts of America’s most violent big city.

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The inside story of Detroit’s gang wars, a battle prosecutors say was fueled by Instagram hit lists and the Seven Mile Bloods, the social-media savvy gang that had a death grip on both the opioid drug trade and one of the deadliest parts of America’s most violent big city.

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(Editor's note: Detroit News reporter Robert Snell spent more than a year investigating Detroit’s gang wars and the Justice Department’s attempts to topple the Seven Mile Bloods. This series was originally published Apr. 22, 2018.)

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