Sandra Petrocelli, is an Assistant District Attorney that prosecuted Steven Harmon and James King and called them Monsters. Kathy O’Brien, is Steven’s attorney and she tries to make sure that he receives a not guilty verdict. James King is Steven’s older friend that asked Steven to be in his crew to rob a drugstore. Richard “Bobo” Evans was accused of being in the store during the robbery and he wanted a lighter sentence so he testified against Steven and James King. Osvaldo Cruz, is another gang member that was a part of the robbery.
During the 1920’s gang related crime was a serious issue. The leader of all this violence and corruption was a man named Al “Scarface” Capone (“Al Capone”). This organized crime, dehumanization, and corruption, became the ultimate image of Chicago for people throughout the world. He was largely immersed in things like gambling, prostitution, and the illegal sale of liquor. He was not convicted for any of his crimes, even the St. Valentine's Day massacre of 1929, until he was imprisoned for tax evasion (Horan).
John Wayne Gacy is a serial killer who killed 33 people in total. He was born on May 17th 1942 in Chicago where he was physically and verbally abused by his father. Since this age he showed unusual behaviours and avoiding society, but then was determined that he has a psychological disorder. He moved to Los Angeles and was living a normal life however he started showing his real face in 1968 where he raped a young, male employee.
But the evidence was overwhelming and the reason he did it made no difference. The judge said it was one of the most horrific cases he’s ever dealt with and sentenced Moises to 25 years to life. 1 The Godfather of Matamoros Biography.com Adolfo Constanzo, also sometimes known as The Godfather of Matamoro was a Cuban-American drug dealer, serial killer, and cult leader who authorities believe may have murdered more than 20 people during the 1980’s. Adolfo was introduced to the dark world of voodoo and witchcraft by his mother.
After the rebellion the James brothers teamed up with Bloody Bill’s Gang and Robert Ford's Gang. Together, they went and tried to rob a man on his stagecoach, but they accidentally killed two innocent people, thus the people creating a reward for their gangs, dead or alive. (Biography.com 1) Jesse (By himself), stole over two hundred thousand dollars in total. While teamed up, Jesse proclaimed that he was a “Modern Robin Hood” by giving what they stole to the poor. (Pbs.org
Charles Manson was born into a family where his mother was an alcoholic and prostitute. Kathleen Maddox sold her son in order to buy alcohol. When he was returned she sent him to a boarding school, where he lived with his religious aunt and uncle. When he came back to his mother she rejected him and from there he lived on the streets and committed crimes, like car stealing. Soon he began to rob people and when he was sent to jail he rapped a boy by holding a razor to his throat.
The word “notorious” is commonly used to describe a subject that is publicly known, usually for some bad quality or deed. Public Enemy Number 01 John “Jackrabbit” Dillinger, a name that once dominated the headlines of newspapers during the Depression-era in the United States of America, is well associated with this word. John Herbert Dillinger was born on June 22, 1903, in Indianapolis, Indiana. At a young age, Dillinger was frequently accustomed to getting himself into trouble in his neighborhood.
When Paul starts to get confused on how Luis’s death was caused, he researched the situation and realized that, “Luis had been killed by Arthur Bauer on Tuesday, but it had taken six days for him to die. That shot from the blackjack had been just as deadly to Luis as a shot from a gun” (247). This affected Paul since Luis was not only a friend of Paul, but somebody Paul looked up at. When Luis confronted Arthur and Erik to speak up for Tino whom Erik had punched, he said, “You would smack a little kid in the face, right? Why don’t you come over here and try to smack me?”
In PBS’ “Stickup Kid”, a man named Alonza Thomas was threatened with a gun by a man and was ordered to rob a store when he was trying to go back home. Alonza tried and failed to rob the store and was charged as an adult and given 13 years of jail time. This evidence shows how unfairly he was charged for a crime he was forced to do. Alonza had no choice but to commit the crime because the man put him into a position between life and death and Alonza had no choice but to save his own life. In Adam Foss’ TED talk the speaker says, “In the fall of 2009, a young man was arrested...
Authorities have been trying to uncover evidence to Hoffa’s location. The mystery behind Jimmy Hoffa’s disappearance can be summed up into two theories: Hoffa was murdered by the Mafia so they could take control of the union, and that he left the mob business and lived out the rest of his life under an assumed name Lots of people know the mystery behind Hoffa, but don’t know how his life was before the mob. Jimmy Hoffa spent his childhood in Clinton, Indiana, the same place were Hoffa first earned his respect by using his fists (Warnes 381). A little ways down the road, ¨The International Brotherhood of Teamsters offered Hoffa his next job as a full time union organizer and the Kroger union was absorbed into local 299 of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters¨ (Warnes 381). The reason that the Teamsters offered this job to Hoffa is because not to much before this, he won a union contract that involved illegal movement of goods.
The person I chosen to talk about is Dr. Paul Fauteck. At a young age he was doing small petty crimes and cutting quitting school. He has been caught stealing, theft and burglary. One of his crime friends was shot and killed by police at age 18.
Over the course of history many mob bosses and gangsters have made history and left there marks in cities all over the world. Mobsters like "Lucky" Luciano or Al Capone but one of the most feared gangsters known for his violence is Dutch Shultz. Dutch Shultz real name is Arthur flegenheimer he was born and raised in the Bronx of New York on 8/6/1902. His father left his mother when he was fourteen. He was raised in German Jewish family.
Incidentally, large cities were the main location for organized gangs. Although there were over half a dozen powerful gangs in New York, Chicago was the capital of the racketeers, including Johnny Torrio, “Bugs” Moran, the Gennas, and the O’Banions (Addiction History 4). The most powerful and infamous bootlegger, by far, was Al Capone, operating out of Chicago. One of the most gruesome and remembered gangland murders of all time occurred on Valentine’s Day, 1929. Because of business differences, Capone ordered hit man Jack McGurn plot the murder of Bugs Moran and the O’Banion/Weiss gang, which Moran had recently taken control of.
One of the first villains that Spider-Man had to fight was William Baker or Sandman. William Baker had a rough childhood and grew up in a bad neighborhood in New York. Williams father left him when he was a young boy, and it led William into a life of bad decisions and hate. William was one of the most successful criminals in New York, but one day he was caught and sent to prison. William escaped from prison and hid near an atomic testing site on the beach.
Deadpool’s real name is Wade Wilson, his mother died when he was still a young kid and his father who was a in the military was physically abusive. Wade was a criminal in his teen years and one night while he and his friends were out drinking his father attempts to get wade out of the club and one of wade’s friend steals his father’s handgun and kills wades father. Wade still in his teen years goes of to the military for a brief time after a while he begins his “career” accepting assassination jobs only for the people he thought deserved death. Deadpool had the habit of using plastic surgery and technology to take a new identity every when he failed an assignment. He was accused by T-Ray who is his nemesis of stealing his identity after a failed mission and also of killing his