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    • Crime in the 1930s Bryson Downs P.3 Mckillip
    • Al Capone
      • Italian-American gangster who led a crime organization that smuggled alcohol during the Prohibition time in the 1920s and 1930s
      • Al Capone was born in Brooklyn to Southwestern Italians in 1899
      • Crime organization’s name was the Chicago Outfit, yet business card said he was a used furniture dealer
      • End of 1920s, FBI put Capone on the Chicago Crime Commission’s public enemies list
      • Eventually brought down by government charges for income-tax evasion
    • Charles Arthur Floyd “Pretty Boy Floyd”
      • Bank robber and alleged killer
      • First robbery when he was 18, he stole $3.50 from a post office…in pennies
      • Worked with the Kansas City crime underworld
      • During which he was nicknamed “Pretty Boy,” which he hated
      • 10 known crimes commited
      • June 17, 1933 in Kansas City, Floyd, Vernon Miller, and Adam Richetti tried to rescue Miller’s friend Frank “Jelly” Nash from a prison
      • Killed two detectives, Oklahoma City police chief, and FBI Special Agent…and accidentally Frank “Jelly” Nash
    • Bonnie Parker and Clyde Champion Barrow
      • Bonnie and Clyde met in Texas
      • Clyde was unmarried and Bonnie was married to an imprisoned murderer
      • Bonnie helped Clyde escape from prison many times by smuggling guns to him
      • They were gunned down by officers in 1934 and were believed to have committed 13 murders and many robberies
      • They traveled the country killing and kidnapping, murdering, and robbing people
      • (Bonnie left, Clyde right)
    • John Dillinger
      • People loved the criminals of the 1930s because of the depression
      • John Dillinger escaped an “escape-proof” jail, stole a sheriff’s car and drove across the state line
      • John Edgar Hoover, director of the FBI at the time, set up a special operation to capture Dillinger
      • For over a month, Dillinger out thought the FBI and evaded every trap set for him
      • Years after this he had plastic surgery done on his face, but FBI agents found him and shot him outside of a movie theater
    • John Edgar Hoover
      • Born in Washington, D.C., on January 1, 1895
      • Entered the line of work with the Department of Justice who was promoted very quickly
      • Led the General Intelligence Division which later moved into the Bureau of Investigation (BOI)
      • On May 10, 1924, Attorney General Harlan Fiske Stone promoted John Hoover to Acting director of the BOI; later that year he was the actual Director
      • He organized countless traps to capture the public enemies and crime lords of the 1930s and 1940s
    • “Baby Face” Nelson
      • Called Baby Face because of his young face
      • His first few crimes were stealing cars and spending a lot of time with soon to be members of gangs
      • He was sent to a penal school because he was arrested at the age of 13
      • He robbed many people and eventually got captured, but he was too strong for his guard while being transported and broke free
      • With the help of Eddie Bentz, he robbed a bank in Grand Haven, Michigan for the first time
      • He later joined the Dillinger gang and eventually became Public Enemy Number One
      • He died after a car crash trying to get away from the cops
    • Eddie Bentz
      • Partners of Machine Gun Kelly and Baby Face Nelson
      • John Hoover wrote about him and stated, “the shrewdest, most resourceful, intelligent and dangerous bank robber in existence.”
      • Stole his friends’ bikes, cigarettes, and scrap metal as a boy
      • Married an 18 year old woman named Verna Freemark
      • Was paid by robbers for his planning and cunning
      • After years and years of robbing banks, he died at the age of 85 of a heart failure
    • George “Machine Gun” Kelly
      • Born into a wealthy family in Memphis, Tennessee
      • Highest grade in Mississippi State University was a C+ for good physical hygiene
      • Didn’t get money from family because of grades in college
      • Married, had two kids, then divorced
      • He kidnapped a rich Oklahoma City resident Charles F. Urschel
      • Robbed banks with Eddie Bentz
      • His kidnapping trial was the first trial solved by J. Edgar Hoover
      • Sent to life imprisonment at Alcatraz but was moved to Leavenworth Federal Prison where he died of a heart attack on his 59 th birthday
    • Sources
      • Rockwell, Kara. Bootleggers, Mobsters and Outlaws: Crime of the 1920s and 1930s. Central Rappahannock Regional Library. 2 Aug. 2005 <http://www.answerpoint.org/columns2.asp?column_id=1220&column_type=feature>
      • Al Capone . Wikipedia. Sept. 2007 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Capone>
      • Famous Cases Bonnie and Clyde . FBI files. <http://www.fbi.gov/libref/historic/famcases/clyde/clyde.htm>
      • May, Allan. John Dillinger . Outlaws and Thieves. <http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/gangsters_outlaws/outlaws/dillinger/1.html>
      • Directors, Then and Now . FBI Files. <http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.fbi.gov/libref/directors/images/hoover-lg.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.fbi.gov/libref/directors/hoover.htm&usg=__25UDlVDt4QTh3pXVIu7KAwzYjMg=&h=200&w=162&sz=7&hl=en&start=1&um=1&tbnid=BkNQxzIAnB35mM:&tbnh=104&tbnw=84&prev=/images%3Fq%3DJohn%2BEdgar%2BHoover%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26sa%3DN%26um%3D1>
      • Baby Face Nelson . Wikipedia. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baby_Face_Nelson>
      • Bentz, Eddie (1894-1979): His Criminal Career . Historylink. <http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7846>
      • Machine Gun Kelly . Wikipedia. June 2007. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machine_Gun_Kelly>