During the 1920s multiple criminal activities were taking place and the majority of illegal activity was due to the eighteenth amendment which prohibited the selling and manufacture of alcohol. Illegal activity that took place was bootlegging and the establishment of speakeasies. With criminal activity on the rise, a major criminal behind many illegal activities at the time was Al Capone. In addition, the Mafia rose with gambling, bootlegging, and illegal marketing. After World War II, Congress submitted the eighteenth amendment.
This would spark gang wars which would tear cities apart. Aside of bootlegging, the mobs committed many other illegal acts including murder, theft, and managing prostitution rings. The Untouchables is a TV series based on 1920’s Chicago and is about the most infamous gangster of all time, Al Capone. Capone was notourious for smooth business deals in making maximum profit as well as keeping the peace, until he was crossed. The Untouchables is quite an interesting series, It’s full of action packed scenes that keep the viewer on the edge of their seat!
Capone never really got in much trouble with the law, because most of the law was involved in organized crime. But the FBI finally put him in jail for tax evasion. Al Capone was a very influential figure during his time as a mobster in the
By the time he met Helen(Nelson’s wife), Nelson was working at a Standard oil station in his neighborhood which doubled as the headquarters for a group of young tire thieves, known normally as "strippers". Nelson fell into association with the strippers, and also acquainted himself with a number of local criminals, including one who employed him to drive bootleg alcohol throughout the Chicago suburbs. Nelson then became associated with
In addition, gang violence is a consequence of today’s drug trade. As of 2012 the Los Angeles Police Department reported across the Los Angeles County, there have been “a total of 39,435 arrests associated with drugs, and 923 deaths aftermath of gang related violence. The illegal drug market in Los Angeles is one of the most profitable, and most violent, across the country” (LAPD). Drugs and gangs tend to integrate perfectly, gangs use drugs to illegally make money; as a result, it kills the competition and gains street credibility in the process. Moreover, it is in the streets where the brutality takes place, gang wars are started because of greed and power over turf.
This strategy was so strong and accumulated such a reputation among law enforcement officials, that it is considered a primary reason Pablo was able to expand and grow his drug empire. Therefore after Pablo’s mass murders of Judges and their family members he was basically granted immunity. No judges were willing to take his cases. Thus any charges against him were dropped, and suddenly all files on his cases would vanish. Police chiefs and Judges soon realized it was better to stay out of Escobar’s crosshairs then to get
As the World's Fair ends, people begin to catch on to Holmes games. He soon flees Chicago, moving from place to place. He then gets caught and arrested in Philadelphia for insurance fraud, from burning down his hotel in Chicago for insurance claims. He also gets convicted for the killing of Benjamin Pitezal, after a investigator from a far city follows his paths uncovering all of his
Jeffrey Dahmer was a famous murderer from 1978 until 1991. During the time he was free he killed seventeen men by meeting them at gay bars, bus stops, and other places, promising them sex or money if they followed him home. Upon arriving to his house Jeffrey would give them drugs that were laced with alcohol before suffocating them to death. He would take pictures of the men after he killed them and proceeded to have sexual intercourse with their dead bodies. Dahmer went so far with these killings that he kept some parts of the bodies as souvenirs such as, their genitals, tongues, and skulls.
The short story “The killers” sets the tone for multiple elements and themes such as masculinity, coming of age, chaos, and crime. This short story takes place in a 1920’s diner. The 1920’s is well known due to the Prohibition Era, the Prohibition made manufacturing, sale, transportation, or consumption of alcohol illegal in the United States. Criminals like Al Capone, Bonnie and Clyde, and Baby Face Nelson, all famous gangsters in American history, made their livings by robbing banks, killing innocent civilians, and running from the FBI during the prohibition era. In the short story, Nick might have been a younger man compared to George and Sam.