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. The pair were often arrested for petty crimes.
Mello, highlighted on one particular case that led to his decision to no longer work directly in the American System of capital punishment, the case of “Crazy Joe” Spaziano. “Mr. Spaziano was the co-founder of the Outlaws Motorcycle Brotherhood group for the Orlando chapter. In addition to be wrongly convicted of a crime he did not commit and serving twenty years on death row, he was almost executed. Mello invested thirteen long years, totaling twenty six judges just to prove Mr. Spazinao’s innocence.
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). Al Capone was a very powerful leader and an all around mastermind. Capone was raised around gangs in the city when he moved there from Naples and joined one in his teens called Johnny Torrio’s James Street Boys ran by Johnny Torrio. Later, he moved on to the Five Points Gang, which he graduated from. He got into a gang fight and someone cut his face with a razor hence the nickname “Scarface” (Grossman).
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
The film “El Rey”, directed by Antonio Dorado, illustrates the beginning of narco-trafficking in the eyes of Colombia. The story follows a man named Pedro Rey, a bar owner, in Colombia during the 1960’s where he meets Harry, an American who works for the Peace Corps, who introduces him to the illicit business of drugs. Together they create a lucrative network where they begin the market of drugs in the United States. Despite the fortune and ascent on his social status as being a drug lord, Rey still desires more power. He reaches the point where he demonstrates double standards such as killing his partner, putting his life on the line and damaging his relationship with wife, Blanca Rey.
Al Capone was historically significant, because his childhood highly affected his actions as an adult. He became a well-known mobster during the 1920s, he made almost $100 million annually, and he eventually went to jail for tax evasion. Al Capone was born on January 17, 1899. His real name was Alphonse Capone. He lived with his mother, father and eight siblings.
In the late 20th century, Ted Bundy was born Theodore Robert Cowell, he was an American serial killer, rapist, and most notorious criminal. It was said that his charm and intelligence made him somewhat of a celebrity during his trial. He raped and murdered several young women in Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Utah, and Florida between 1974 and 1978. He was charged for at least thirty-six murders, but others thought he has committed at least one-hundred or more. Ted Bundy had a difficult childhood.
A combination of extreme violence (assassinations of political officials, competitors, etc.) and the development of networks of underground tunnels led Guzman to become the top drug smuggler across the border. However, Guzman was eventually arrested in 1993, which forced him to manage the Sinaloa Cartel from a prison cell. In this manner, Guzman had to overcome a series of extreme obstacles to continue the management of the cartel with direct leadership of the organization in daily drug running operations. Guzman, however, utilized the monetary power of his organization to bribe jail guards and manipulate the prison system to his advantage.
9/11: The Day That Changed America Forever On September 11, 2001, nineteen terrorists boarded four planes, all transcontinental flights full of jet fuel. 9/11 became the first of many hijackings in the United States. The terrorists turned two flights into flying weapons of destruction, knocking down America’s tallest buildings. The third plane rammed into the Pentagon and the fourth plane was crashed into a field in Pennsylvania. 9/11 became the day that a tragic event killed thousands, injured hundreds and changed America forever.
One of the largest drug trafficking organizations of the 1980s, the Medellín Cartel is largely remembered for its violence towards the Colombian government in a malicious revolt against the Extradition Treaty. However, Pablo Escobar wasn’t seen as a villain by everyone in Colombia. Escobar understood the plight of the poor in Colombia first hand; as a young boy, Escobar’s family was forced to file for bankruptcy after a plague killed their entire herd of cattle. Escobar’s sympathies for the Colombian poor sprouted from his childhood, and later as a drug trafficker, Escobar used his power and wealth to provide more resources and opportunities for the poor than the Colombian government ever did, earning him the loyalty of the Colombian lower class. While Pablo Escobar’s death in 1993 marked the end of his power sway, the effects of his lifestyle continue to echo today.