Detroit is hemorrhaging; a criminal juggernaut has brought the city to its knees—the Mafia has outwitted, outmaneuvered what is widely known as the nation’s most corrupt police force. The city’s social fabric is torn beyond repair, neighborhood gangs are rampant—unethical political officials offer no help—the situation is hopeless! Yet, buried deep in small neighborhood enclaves are pockets of people unwilling to succumb to these evil forces; they’re clawing for survival, an uphill fight against all odds—to save their homes, their dignity, their way of life—they are the Detroit thorn birds.