Crime in the 2930s


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Crime in the 2930s

  1. 1. Crime in the 1930s Bryson Downs P.3 Mckillip
  2. 2. Al Capone <ul><li>Italian-American gangster who led a crime organization that smuggled alcohol during the Prohibition time in the 1920s and 1930s </li></ul><ul><li>Al Capone was born in Brooklyn to Southwestern Italians in 1899 </li></ul><ul><li>Crime organization’s name was the Chicago Outfit, yet business card said he was a used furniture dealer </li></ul><ul><li>End of 1920s, FBI put Capone on the Chicago Crime Commission’s public enemies list </li></ul><ul><li>Eventually brought down by government charges for income-tax evasion </li></ul>
  3. 3. Charles Arthur Floyd “Pretty Boy Floyd” <ul><li>Bank robber and alleged killer </li></ul><ul><li>First robbery when he was 18, he stole $3.50 from a post office…in pennies </li></ul><ul><li>Worked with the Kansas City crime underworld </li></ul><ul><li>During which he was nicknamed “Pretty Boy,” which he hated </li></ul><ul><li>10 known crimes commited </li></ul><ul><li>June 17, 1933 in Kansas City, Floyd, Vernon Miller, and Adam Richetti tried to rescue Miller’s friend Frank “Jelly” Nash from a prison </li></ul><ul><li>Killed two detectives, Oklahoma City police chief, and FBI Special Agent…and accidentally Frank “Jelly” Nash </li></ul>
  4. 4. Bonnie Parker and Clyde Champion Barrow <ul><li>Bonnie and Clyde met in Texas </li></ul><ul><li>Clyde was unmarried and Bonnie was married to an imprisoned murderer </li></ul><ul><li>Bonnie helped Clyde escape from prison many times by smuggling guns to him </li></ul><ul><li>They were gunned down by officers in 1934 and were believed to have committed 13 murders and many robberies </li></ul><ul><li>They traveled the country killing and kidnapping, murdering, and robbing people </li></ul><ul><li>(Bonnie left, Clyde right) </li></ul>
  5. 5. John Dillinger <ul><li>People loved the criminals of the 1930s because of the depression </li></ul><ul><li>John Dillinger escaped an “escape-proof” jail, stole a sheriff’s car and drove across the state line </li></ul><ul><li>John Edgar Hoover, director of the FBI at the time, set up a special operation to capture Dillinger </li></ul><ul><li>For over a month, Dillinger out thought the FBI and evaded every trap set for him </li></ul><ul><li>Years after this he had plastic surgery done on his face, but FBI agents found him and shot him outside of a movie theater </li></ul>
  6. 6. John Edgar Hoover <ul><li>Born in Washington, D.C., on January 1, 1895 </li></ul><ul><li>Entered the line of work with the Department of Justice who was promoted very quickly </li></ul><ul><li>Led the General Intelligence Division which later moved into the Bureau of Investigation (BOI) </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>He organized countless traps to capture the public enemies and crime lords of the 1930s and 1940s </li></ul>
  7. 7. “Baby Face” Nelson <ul><li>Called Baby Face because of his young face </li></ul><ul><li>His first few crimes were stealing cars and spending a lot of time with soon to be members of gangs </li></ul><ul><li>He was sent to a penal school because he was arrested at the age of 13 </li></ul><ul><li>He robbed many people and eventually got captured, but he was too strong for his guard while being transported and broke free </li></ul><ul><li>With the help of Eddie Bentz, he robbed a bank in Grand Haven, Michigan for the first time </li></ul><ul><li>He later joined the Dillinger gang and eventually became Public Enemy Number One </li></ul><ul><li>He died after a car crash trying to get away from the cops </li></ul>
  8. 8. Eddie Bentz <ul><li>Partners of Machine Gun Kelly and Baby Face Nelson </li></ul><ul><li>John Hoover wrote about him and stated, “the shrewdest, most resourceful, intelligent and dangerous bank robber in existence.” </li></ul><ul><li>Stole his friends’ bikes, cigarettes, and scrap metal as a boy </li></ul><ul><li>Married an 18 year old woman named Verna Freemark </li></ul><ul><li>Was paid by robbers for his planning and cunning </li></ul><ul><li>After years and years of robbing banks, he died at the age of 85 of a heart failure </li></ul>
  9. 9. George “Machine Gun” Kelly <ul><li>Born into a wealthy family in Memphis, Tennessee </li></ul><ul><li>Highest grade in Mississippi State University was a C+ for good physical hygiene </li></ul><ul><li>Didn’t get money from family because of grades in college </li></ul><ul><li>Married, had two kids, then divorced </li></ul><ul><li>He kidnapped a rich Oklahoma City resident Charles F. Urschel </li></ul><ul><li>Robbed banks with Eddie Bentz </li></ul><ul><li>His kidnapping trial was the first trial solved by J. Edgar Hoover </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul>
  10. 10. Sources <ul><li>Rockwell, Kara. Bootleggers, Mobsters and Outlaws: Crime of the 1920s and 1930s. Central Rappahannock Regional Library. 2 Aug. 2005 <> </li></ul><ul><li>Al Capone . Wikipedia. Sept. 2007 <> </li></ul><ul><li>Famous Cases Bonnie and Clyde . FBI files. <> </li></ul><ul><li>May, Allan. John Dillinger . Outlaws and Thieves. <> </li></ul><ul><li>Directors, Then and Now . FBI Files. <> </li></ul><ul><li>Baby Face Nelson . Wikipedia. <> </li></ul><ul><li>Bentz, Eddie (1894-1979): His Criminal Career . Historylink. <> </li></ul><ul><li>Machine Gun Kelly . Wikipedia. June 2007. <> </li></ul>