The Role Of Crime Bosses In The 1920s

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During the 1920s studies reveal that there was more bootleggers sold by crime lords across America, some of the main bosses were Al Capone, Frankie Yale, Giovanni Torrio, and Big Jim Colosimo. These bosses while they crime bosses they did some good, like reembursing store owners robbed, and they were family men. They also did terrible things, while most of the bosses hired people to kill people, some of them did the killing themselves. Big Jim Colosimo is related to Giovanni Torrio by via marrying Torrios aunt. Big Jim was the first boss of the Chicago Outfit. He called in Torrio to come to the Outfit and be his second. When prohibition started Torrio wanted to go into bootlegging but Jim said no, which was not of many reasons, including…show more content…
Capone’s empire included illegal liquor, “I am like any other man. All I do is supply a demand.” And “When I sell liquor, it's called bootlegging; when my patrons serve it on Lake Shore Drive, it's called hospitality.” Where two of his answers when asked about seeking alcohol,gambling and prostitution in Chicago during the 1920s. He earned a reputation among many as the most violent man in the country while convincing others he was just a businessman supplying a service to a public that needs alcohol.
Al Capone got his famous nickname while in Yale’s club The Harvard inn, getting into a fight with some random guy who was later arrested. He had three distinct madks down his face from a bottle the man had scratched him with a broken bottle. “A smile can get you far, but a smile and a gun can get you farther” was one of the things that he said to him before attempting to pull a gun on the gang member who gave him the
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He’s known as a “Mustache Pete”. When he arrived in New York, he took up his organozation with other Sicilians working in a cheese importing business. It didn’t take long for him to incorporate his old crime connections and juggle the importing business with an underworld crime syndicate. D’Aquila started working with with another “Mustache Pete” that had already worked his way up as a boss in New York. Giuseppe the Clutch Hand Morello ran a powerful organization in the Bronx and was considered the boss of bosses. In all actuality he did lead the most powerful criminal organization in New York, but it would be short lived, he was murdered by a rising crime
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