Discuss Detroit Archives - January 2008 Downtown Blind Pig Raid Previous Next
Top of pageBottom of page

Sean_of_detroit
Member
Username: Sean_of_detroit

Post Number: 2084
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Saturday, December 13, 2008 - 8:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

From the Detroit News:

Excerpt:

DETROIT -- Detroit police arrested 94 people Saturday after a so-called blind pig raid.

Police said an anonymous tip led investigators to the location off Grand River Avenue in downtown Detroit.


Links: http://www.clickondetroit.com/ news/18272469/detail.html?rss= det&psp=news
Top of pageBottom of page

Rhymeswithrawk
Member
Username: Rhymeswithrawk

Post Number: 1564
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Saturday, December 13, 2008 - 8:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Dude, you omitted the best part:
"Police said the building was operating an illegal after hours establishment that provided prostitution and sold liquor and narcotics.

Police said in addition to the arrests, they confiscated 17 vehicles, one firearm, more than $11,000 and 10 bags of marijuana valued at $1,000."
Top of pageBottom of page

Chitaku
Member
Username: Chitaku

Post Number: 2044
Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Saturday, December 13, 2008 - 8:42 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i knew that place was going to get it sooner or later
Top of pageBottom of page

Tetsua
Member
Username: Tetsua

Post Number: 1520
Registered: 01-2004
Posted on Saturday, December 13, 2008 - 8:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Which building is this they're talking about?
Top of pageBottom of page

Jcole
Member
Username: Jcole

Post Number: 5067
Registered: 04-2005
Posted on Saturday, December 13, 2008 - 8:54 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Only ONE firearm? Wow, who'd a thunk it?
Top of pageBottom of page

Rhymeswithrawk
Member
Username: Rhymeswithrawk

Post Number: 1565
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Saturday, December 13, 2008 - 8:57 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Freep story:
http://www.freep.com/article/2 0081213/NEWS01/81213072

35 W. Grand River is downtown near Capitol Park. Clark Lofts.

(Message edited by rhymeswithrawk on December 13, 2008)
Top of pageBottom of page

Soulhawk
Member
Username: Soulhawk

Post Number: 142
Registered: 04-2004
Posted on Saturday, December 13, 2008 - 9:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I wonder what's the chances of the RIC funk night being raided. Maybe all that "Best Party in America" pub was a bad idea!
Top of pageBottom of page

Sparty06
Member
Username: Sparty06

Post Number: 160
Registered: 03-2007
Posted on Saturday, December 13, 2008 - 9:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Was this after hours club taking place in Clark Lofts?
Top of pageBottom of page

Rhymeswithrawk
Member
Username: Rhymeswithrawk

Post Number: 1567
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Saturday, December 13, 2008 - 9:29 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Clark Lofts' address is 35 W. Grand River, so I'd say so.
Top of pageBottom of page

Sparty06
Member
Username: Sparty06

Post Number: 161
Registered: 03-2007
Posted on Saturday, December 13, 2008 - 9:36 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I thought that was a nice building? Is this not a good place to consider moving if thinking about downtown?
Top of pageBottom of page

Somebidder1
Member
Username: Somebidder1

Post Number: 3
Registered: 12-2008
Posted on Saturday, December 13, 2008 - 9:44 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sparty06-

*why* in god's name would you want to move to that hellhole?
currently listening to:
Rod The Red-Nosed Coach

Then again, you could move into Ford Field, since there isn't any reason for fans to go there...
Top of pageBottom of page

Sparty06
Member
Username: Sparty06

Post Number: 162
Registered: 03-2007
Posted on Saturday, December 13, 2008 - 9:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I didn't realize Clark Lofts wasn't a good building? From the website it seems decent.
Top of pageBottom of page

Mayor_sekou
Member
Username: Mayor_sekou

Post Number: 2613
Registered: 09-2006
Posted on Saturday, December 13, 2008 - 10:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Oh yeah I saw that last night they got "Diamonds and Pearls" as its called after 3 am. Good fun if you got the cash, not that I would know anything about that.
Top of pageBottom of page

Django
Member
Username: Django

Post Number: 2074
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Saturday, December 13, 2008 - 11:33 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Diamonds and pearls ??
Top of pageBottom of page

J_to_the_jeremy
Member
Username: J_to_the_jeremy

Post Number: 147
Registered: 03-2007
Posted on Sunday, December 14, 2008 - 1:04 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I thought I'd seen some stuff going down in there club-style at night...
Top of pageBottom of page

Chitaku
Member
Username: Chitaku

Post Number: 2046
Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Sunday, December 14, 2008 - 3:45 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have been to Diamonds and Pearls a few years ago.

It was fun because it was just me and my 5 friends in there, it must of been when thye just opened and we slid across the new wood floor and the girl running it let us raid the fridge full of beer no charge.

Then as the night went on, she showed us the "web page" of ladies. I kind of got a kick out of the whole deal. I have also seen pornos filmed in that building on another floor. The lofts in there are very nice but kind of costly.

Either way I've never seen any problem outside of the building so I say leave them alone compared the the problems we are facing these days, paying for sex is no big deal.
Top of pageBottom of page

Snoringbeagle
Member
Username: Snoringbeagle

Post Number: 53
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Sunday, December 14, 2008 - 6:54 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wow, they learned something.

Don't raid a blind pig in the summer, do it in the winter.
Top of pageBottom of page

Jtf1972
Member
Username: Jtf1972

Post Number: 85
Registered: 08-2008
Posted on Sunday, December 14, 2008 - 3:58 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yeah... too damn cold to riot!
Top of pageBottom of page

Sticks
Member
Username: Sticks

Post Number: 296
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 12:15 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Either way I've never seen any problem outside of the building so I say leave them alone compared the the problems we are facing these days, paying for sex is no big deal.

My apartment had it's window overlooking the surface lots off Griswold that held the cars for that spot for the past two years. Trust me, it hasn't been cookies and happiness after hours. Not sure if it's the cause of Clark or the strip joint, but there has been ruckus before. However, unlike the crap that goes down at Bleu or State Theatre, didn't hear any gunplay.
Top of pageBottom of page

Abracadabra
Member
Username: Abracadabra

Post Number: 182
Registered: 04-2007
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 12:36 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"10 bags of marijuana valued at $1,000"

Who takes a $100 bag of weed to a bar, blind pig or not? 10 people, at that?
Top of pageBottom of page

J_to_the_jeremy
Member
Username: J_to_the_jeremy

Post Number: 151
Registered: 03-2007
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 12:44 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Someone selling 100 dollar bags of weed.
Top of pageBottom of page

Wolverine
Member
Username: Wolverine

Post Number: 561
Registered: 04-2004
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 12:50 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"I didn't realize Clark Lofts wasn't a good building? From the website it seems decent."

Sparty, you are seriously joking right?
Top of pageBottom of page

1kielsondrive
Member
Username: 1kielsondrive

Post Number: 712
Registered: 08-2008
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 1:02 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There've been a number of 'Blind Pigs' operating in downtown over the years, and almost all of them were run by Bert. None of the others ever survived because they were all busted eventually. Bert has never been busted. He has the 'magic' touch. I was in an after hours joint one night and it got raided by Detroit's funniest. They held everyone while they searched the premises for gambling, drugs, and hookers(for their own use, I presume). After writing up the owner, they finally let everyone loose. As the patrons headed out the door they were all yelling,'lets go to Berts'. The DPD didn't hear or see anything. They weren't going to touch that one.
Top of pageBottom of page

Thecarl
Member
Username: Thecarl

Post Number: 843
Registered: 04-2005
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 1:25 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

man, how long did numbers do business? and, are they still doing business?
Top of pageBottom of page

1kielsondrive
Member
Username: 1kielsondrive

Post Number: 714
Registered: 08-2008
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 1:40 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Numbers didn't last all that long and it wasn't downtown. I drove by recently and it looked beat up and close to becoming abandoned. Too bad. That was a nice building and a nice block of businesses.
Top of pageBottom of page

Leannam1989
Member
Username: Leannam1989

Post Number: 145
Registered: 06-2008
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 1:44 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

So they're called "blind pig" because the Police look the other way? :p

Glad this one didn't start a riot, but I'm not sure people are densely packed enough to effectively riot anymore, at least not to the extent of 1967.

Add Your Message Here
Posting is currently disabled in this topic. Contact your discussion moderator for more information.