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  • Chicago's Criminal Underworld Including Johnny Torrio
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    By all accounts, Alphonse did well at school until the 6th grade, then at the age of 14 he was expelled for retaliating against a female teacher who hit him. Following his expulsion, the Capone family decided to move neighbourhoods - a chance move that would have a huge impact on Al's criminal future. Just round the corner from Capone's new home was the headquarters of gentleman gangster Johnny Torrio's East Coast operation. And like many boys in the area, he became involved in running errands f...
  • Al Capone
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    Al Capone still remains one of the most notable residents of 'the Rock. ' In a memoir written by Warden James Johnston, he reminisced about the intensity of public interest around Capone's imprisonment, stating that he was continually barraged with questions about 'Big Al. ' Each day newspapers and press flooded his office with phone calls, wanting to know everything from how Capone liked the weather on 'the Rock,' to what job assignment he was currently holding. Before arriving at Alcatraz, Cap...
  • Al Capone Capone's Bootlegging Business
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    Alphonse 'Scarface'; Capone BACKGROUND INFORMATION Alphonse Capone was born on January 17, 1899. He grew up in rough neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY where he would attend school only up to the sixth grade, when dropped out. Capone got his nickname 'Scarface'; from a knife attack by the brother of a woman whom Capone had insulted. The attack left him with three scars across his face and a new nickname. Capone joined his first gang when he became part of the James Street Gang, headed by the well-know...
  • Capones Mob
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    Al Capone Al Capone is perhaps the best known gangster of all time and by far the most powerful mob boss of his era. His mob dominated the Chicago area from 1925 to 1931, when he was imprisoned for tax evasion. This was the only crime the courts could prove against him. He went to jail at Alcatraz for eight years until he became very ill with syphilis and died from the disease in 1947. Al was born somewhere in Brooklyn on January 17, 1899 but nobody really knows for sure. Capone grew up in a tou...
  • Mafia Into Today's Business Like Criminal Organization
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    Al Capone Al Capone was an Italian criminal working the streets of America. He started his life with petty crime in Brooklyn, New York. After escalating his way up in Brooklyn, Capone moved to Chicago for bigger and better things. There Capone had prominence supremacy as one of the giant bootlegging forerunners. His collected and composed ways, made crime into a business that we see in today's mafia. Capone changed crime into a profession, which in turn made it a business. The word mob or mafia ...
  • Day Capone's Main Problem With O Banion
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    Reid BengschMarch 12, 2001 Mr. SchauerAP US History Blk. 2 Capone On Top of Chicago After the end of World War I, America had immediately felt the effects of what they got themselves into. We started to go in a decline and there was not a whole lot that we could do about it. So we had to make a few changes in all aspects of the country including politically, socially, and economically. We tried a few things just as an experiment and some of it had started to work, but nothing drastic. So then we...
  • Teresina Capone Gabriele
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    Quite a lot has been written and said about Al Capone in newspaper and magazine articles, books, and movies that is completely false. One of the most common fictions is that like many gangsters of that era, he was born in Italy. Absolutely not true. This amazing crime czar was strictly domestic -- taking the feudal Italian criminal society and fashioning it into a modern American criminal enterprise. Certainly many Italian immigrants, like immigrants of all nationalities, frequently came to the ...
  • Moran's Career As A Gangster
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    Gangsterism In The 1920's Gangsterism In The 1920's Essay, Research Paper "The Roaring Twenties", ; what a perfect aphorism. It was certainly roaring with music and dance, but it also was roaring with gangsters. In the aspect of gangsterism, the thirties were also roaring. Americans in this time period tolerated criminals, especially those involved in bootlegging. Bootlegging is the smuggling of illegal substances. Bootlegging could have possibly been tolerated because of the recent outlaw of al...

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