It was 1920 in America and new amendment had been added to the constitution. It was called Prohibition. Prohibition was a law that made it illegal to sell, produce,import and consume alcohol. Many crimes occurred in 1920 that were alcohol related, so it was thought that if alcohol was banned, then crime rates would drop. How very wrong they were.
David Leon Riley, a gangster who is in the Lincoln Park Gang in San Diego, CA was involved in a rival gang shooting. The rival of Riley’s gang shot at the Lincoln Park Gang and then got into Riley’s vehicle, stole it, and drove off. Riley had his cell phone in his possession when he was apprehended. So a detective analyzed the videos and photographs of Riley making gang signs and other gang indicia that were stored on the phone to verify whether Riley was gang affiliated. On August 22, 2009, the police pulled Riley over which he was driving a different car which later they found out that he was driving on expired license registration tags.
Alphonse Gabriel “Al” Capone was born in Brooklyn, New York on January 17, 1899. Growing up he became a member of the Five Points Gang where his positon was a bouncer at a brothel. Capone shortly moved to Chicago and became a right-hand man for Johnny Torrio. Torrio ran a big bootlegging operation that supplied alcohol to a vast majority of places in the North.
Notorious around America for his description as a ruthless outlaw and a sly fugitive, William H. Bonney, or better known as Billy the Kid, rose to popularity in Lincoln County, New Mexico. The majority have heard the story of the Kid and his various adventures with his gang, nevertheless, most forget the fact that he began as a normal kid, with a normal life before exceeding his limit around the age of sixteen and committing his first murder. While Billy the Kid became one of the most well known fugitives during the time of the Lincoln County War, he was not one of the most significant. In fact, the War’s outcome would have arguably remained the way it is, with the exception of an increase in Regulator deaths and decrease in sheriff fatalities
The 1920’s was a time period of change and a view of a better America. People for all over enjoyed the 20’s for it fashion increase, wealth and power. One of the many groups of people who enjoyed it was the gang and gangsters of the United States. Specifically al Capone a man born in new York, born in a gangster family to continue his life style. Who was al Capone?
Al Capone was responsible for the state of lawlessness in Chicago between 1920 and1931 which endangered and damaged his reputation and public image. However, he is justified in his actions because he wanted to be the best gangster in the state of Chicago. He made many enemies whilst being in his small-time and full time gangs, including Bugs Moran, who was the leader of the North Side Gang- which was the main rival gang of the Five Point Gang of which Capone was the seven year leader. Alphonse Gabriel “Al” Capone was born on January 17 1899 in Brooklyn, New York.
In The Natural, Roy Hobbs was a supremely talented athlete who wanted to become the best baseball player ever and break every record. During his quest, he had faced different obstacles and temptations in the world. He was unable to overcome which led to his failure. The Natural reflects of America’s value as Roy Hobbs is representing the typical American people who value heavily on wealth, women, identity and success. Money is the root of the corrupted society.
It all started when a heartless mafia boss lived in Italy, most people feared him but some even called a monster or El Diablo that is the leader of the Italian kings gang. He kills without thought and remorse. One night when the people of the village were partying he and his guys came in and massacre everyone because they ignore his request for money for “protecting” their business and having the business on his block. The owner son, Berry Woulf was infuriated he packed his weapons and stuff and headed for El Diablo. He got in his car and sped off.
). Al Capone was a gangster during the 1900’s. I would consider him to be an entrepreneurial type of person because, he owned restaurants in New York and ran his own gang. Al Capone even gave out free food to individuals in his community. In 1930 his restaurant gave 3,500 individuals food because they were in need of a meal.