Crime Bosses In The 1920s Essay

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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 that he divorced his aunt, that Torrio has him killed. Giovanni Torrio helped Big Jim many times, even at one point sending in his “Henchmen” to protect him after someone sent him a “Black Hand” letter, which meant that if you don’t pay you get attacked. When Big Jim called Torrio to Chicago, he left his New York empire to Frank Yale. After Torrio had Jim killed he took over the Chicago Outfit. Later on in his life he put Al Capone in jail by testifying against him. Frank Yale, who’s original name was Francesco Ioele or The forgotten boss, was introduced to crime at a…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

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