Pablo Escobar was a Colombian born, kingpin who had a net worth of about $30 billion dollars during his lifetime. While he was alive, Pablo Escobar ran the most infamous and violent drug cartels in the world, The Medellin Drug Cartel. “Growing up Pablo and his brother would steal headstones from cemeteries, sand the names off, so they could sell them as new tombstones. They committed other petty crimes to make a small amount of money. After dropping out of college, he started working for a smuggler and made his first million dollars by age 22.”
He rose to notoriety as the leader of the Chicago mafia during the Prohibition era. He had a personal fortune estimated at 100 million dollars as the head of the infamous crime syndicate. He was sent to prison in 1934 for tax evasion. He was a significant figure in the world of organized crime. Al Capone was one of the most famous mob bosses, if not “the” most famous.
Harris works and lives in the inner-city streets where the drug dealers overrun the city. Harris’ personal beliefs and sense of justice are a result of his life experiences with criminals and drug dealers. His ideas of justice and sense of right and wrong coupled with the social factors of drugs and crime in his community contribute to Harris’ unethical conduct. For instance, the temptations are always present in the circumstances when raiding any drug dealer activity. Drug dealers possess a lot of money and drugs, such as the Training Day movie, in which money and drugs influence Harris, so he acts criminalized.
When Ronald Reagan and George Bush first declared a War on Drugs in America, they opened a bunch of chaos, crime, social injustice, and a lot of heartache in the black community. The Drug War policies and laws that was implemented, violates human rights, and force police officers to aggressively pursue nonviolent criminals. This system was perfectly designed to gain social control rather than relieve neighborhoods from drugs, which have a lot of citizens questioning was this a major success or failure. Since the war on drugs have been declared, Americans have experienced nothing but an elevated level of mass incarceration, while drugs and violence have reached an all-time high in our communities. The prisons in America are leading the world
In Summary, Serpico first started to learn about the corruption in the New York Police Department when he was transferred to the plainclothes detail. Plainclothes detail was all about going after criminals committing crimes like gambling, prostitution, and drugs. Serpico first encountered Stanard which he learned about all the corruption centered around the gambling side of crime. Stanard told him about how he could make 800 dollars more a month if he wanted to. Stanard brought Serpico to a restaurant and went to the back, where they encountered a mob boss which was responsible for the big gambling problems going on in the city.
Al Capone was a strategic man that created a succesful business off of manipulation. He made 20 millions dollars a year in sales, prostitution, liquor, and gambling. His wealth additionally, promised protection from the law. He manipulated many people like bribing cops and politicians. In fact, 50% of the Chiacago police work force worked for him (Chicagohs.org).
A man known as brother, father, soldier, outlaw, avenger of the poor; a man known as Jesse James was born on September 5, 1847 in Kearney, Missouri and assassinated only miles away in St. Joseph, Missouri on April 3, 1882 (Jesse James, Umsystem.edu). He was as notorious as the president was famous, but even with hundreds hoping for the bounty on his head, James was able to evade officials and remain a mystery. This man “was literally a legend” (Stiles, prologue). His crimes’ profit adds up to an estimated amount of $200,000 (Jesse James Biography, Biography.com), which today could be over 3 million dollars. The assassination of Jesse James is justified because he was not the hero people thought him to be and had murdered many who stood
He died of natural causes in 2007. Number Four: The Ochoa Brothers. Another unseemly family story, the three Ochoa brothers began trafficking drugs in 1977 when they had their boss executed to take over cocaine exports. Together, they earned a profit of $6 billion. Number Three: Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar.
After he was murdered his friends tried to avenge him and a five year gang war started (Dean). O’Banion connects with the great The Great Gatsby because two of the main characters got their money from bootlegging alcohol. O’Banion hijacked a whiskey truck and sold alcohol illegally. In the book Gatsby and Wolfsheim were both bootleggers who sold grain alcohol at their drugstores (Fitzgerald
In 1965, a small time family with big time dreams are caught up in the biggest drug smuggling operation in United States history. The family includes Jeff and Annie Hobbitt, as well as their two children, Bobbi and Georgia Hobbitt. The Hobbitt’s smuggled drugs from Mexico on numerous occasions before Georgia was pulled over by Texas State Troopers in 1968 in which she began to believe that their big time operation was under fire; thus, her father, the chemist, began manufacturing crack cocaine. Jeff contributed to five other states for crack cocaine, his son and daughter collected the money, while transporting the merchandise back and forth from the surrounding states. Annie, the mother and wife, created a large barrier around their lab by purchasing razor wire fencing and planted numerous trees around the area for camouflage.
Kenneth Bianchi, was born on May 22, 1951, in Rochester, New York. Kenny was almost six feet tall and was a trim, muscular man, he had well-groomed dark hair and he wore a mustache. He is known to many as the Hillside Strangler, serial killer. Bianchi teamed up with his cousin Angelo Buono for a spree of kidnappings, rapes, torture, and murders that claimed 12 victims, mostly in and around Los Angeles, between October 1977 and January 1978. The men posed as policemen targeting prostitutes to begin with, moving on to middle-class women and girls ages 12-28.