Al Capone was born in Brooklyn, New York. Al Capone was developing a reputation of fear while he was working for Johnny Torrio in Chicago in the Colosimo mob which contributed to bootlegging. Al Capone gained intelligence and experience through being the Johnny’s right hand man. When Johnny Torrio died in 1925 Al Capone became the boss of the mob. Al Capone soon became part of the Five Families in New York which consisted of crime families.
Members of his gang were often called "American Boys" : a group of non-Italian, native born criminals."(Lantzer). Before prohibition was enforced, many gangs had their hands tied up in illegal gambling and prostitution. Capone and his gang dominated Chicago and cause lots of fear in people. As Witer explained in his work about Capone's ability with his gang, "By the late 1920's, his gang also dominated gambling, labor racketeering, and other Criminal activities and established contacts with gangs." (Witer).
George “Baby Face” Nelson was a notorious gangster raining from Chicago. Baby Face Nelson was born under the government name “Lester Joseph Gillis” but took up the nickname “Baby Face” Nelson due to his looks and small stature. Nelson is a person that would most likely be put under the title “infamous” istead of “famous” due to his gruesome crimes and many bank robbings. Nelson’s long rap sheet consisted of accidental shooting; theft; robbery; murder; kidnapping; and assault with intent to kill. By the time he met Helen(Nelson’s wife), Nelson was working at a Standard oil station in his neighborhood which doubled as the headquarters for a group of young tire thieves, known normally as "strippers".
In my neighborhood, I personally knew situations equivalent to O’Deane’s thesis. For Instance, there were a few gangsters who would smoke crack, rob the local liquor, steal their family for money, lose one 's temper for no reason, and mainly obtain a weapon to go out and try to kill their enemies. Of course, at the time I didn’t understand what was going on, yet as I got older it was clear that the major reason violence was taking place in my neighborhood was because of
The feeling of not being part of something is kind of scary for many. An example about when my cousin was in LA and he was new to the school. A group of gangbangers liked him and wanted him to join their gang Mara Salvatrucha. He committed murder. He also robbed many houses.
The Cook County Circuit Court documents refer to John Wayne Gacy as the Killer Clown (John). He is one of the most notorious serial killers in United States history. Many serial killers blend in to society because they are the type of person who can go through the motions of ordinary living while acting out against others without giving themselves away (Ramsland 178). Gacy was no exception; while he was busy burying young men under his home he was also running a contractor business, throwing fundraiser as the Democratic precinct captain, in the Chicago suburbs, and entertaining sick children as Pogo the Clown (178). Gacy’s seemingly normal lifestyle to the public was far from the reality of the secret life he lead as a serial killer, taking the life of thirty three young men from 1972 to 1978.
In Summary, Serpico first started to learn about the corruption in the New York Police Department when he was transferred to the plainclothes detail. Plainclothes detail was all about going after criminals committing crimes like gambling, prostitution, and drugs. Serpico first encountered Stanard which he learned about all the corruption centered around the gambling side of crime. Stanard told him about how he could make 800 dollars more a month if he wanted to. Stanard brought Serpico to a restaurant and went to the back, where they encountered a mob boss which was responsible for the big gambling problems going on in the city.
This would spark gang wars which would tear cities apart. Aside of bootlegging, the mobs committed many other illegal acts including murder, theft, and managing prostitution rings. The Untouchables is a TV series based on 1920’s Chicago and is about the most infamous gangster of all time, Al Capone. Capone was notourious for smooth business deals in making maximum profit as well as keeping the peace, until he was crossed. The Untouchables is quite an interesting series, It’s full of action packed scenes that keep the viewer on the edge of their seat!
Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member is written by Sanyika Shakur. This novel is about his life and experiences within the Crips gang in South Central Los Angeles. Shakur released his memoir in 1993, after turning his life around while inside the prison system. His given name at birth was Kody Scott and at just eleven years old, Kody was initiated into the Crips after shooting a rival gang member and later earned himself the street name of Monster due to his horrifying acts of violence.
By his late twenties he became involved with another drug lord, Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo, who was the founder of the Guadalajara cartel. Guzman quickly became the most powerful and dangerous drug trafficker in Mexico due to Gallardo’s arrest. Guzman inherited some of Gallardo’s territory which led to him becoming the founder of his own cartel known as the Sinaloa Cartel. (Aldrich, 2017) The Sinaloa Cartel mainly operated in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, the Western District of Texas, and other states in Mexico and the United States. The gang consisted of several members who engaged in criminal activities such as money laundering, murder, kidnapping, and bribery.
One major gangster that played a part in the situation was Alphonse Gabriel. Who was and is still widely known as Al Capone. Al Capone gave Chicago the reputation of a “lawless city” because of the crimes he committed and got away with. Capone dropped
In the 1920’s, prohibition in the United States gave a massive boost to crime throughout the nation. Imagine leaving school and entering a world made up of dark and grim despair, with every corner one turns not knowing what’s around it. Piles of money were being given to gangs as profit piling in from illegal liquor sales and associated protection. Alliances among the common people, leaders, and friends were constantly shifting upon their views of the rising levels of crime in America. In 1924, a battle between the Italian-Sicilian mob led by Al Capone, and the Irish-Jewish mob obtaining support from Dion O’Banion took place; declaring this as a battle that shook the city.