1930’s crime The story of Al Capone By Taylor Smith-Simons
Quotes from Capone <ul><li>“ Prohibition has made nothing but trouble.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ When I sell liquor, it's called bootlegging; when my patrons serve it on Lake Shore Drive, it's called hospitality.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ You can get much farther with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.” </li></ul><ul><li>-Al Capone </li></ul>
By the late 1920’s Al Capone had already become very powerful. A man named Torrio who ran most of the Chicago underworld became tired of it. He gave his wealth and power to Capone and returned to his home in Italy. Capone used that to start making illegal alcohol and some other things, but the alcohol was his main focus.
Once Capone’s business started to get big he moved his order of operations to the Lexington Hotel. The hotel was nick named “Capone’s Castle”. The castle was filled with armed body guards 24/7
Capone was considered by many as a homicidal maniac. Most people feared him because they knew if they ever crossed him they would be killed. Once he killed someone just for disagreeing with him.
In 1930 the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre took place in the Lincoln Park neighborhood in north Chicago. Capone was trying to get rid of all the other gangs so that he could maintain his power in Chicago. None of the men who were in the massacre were never put to trial.
In 1931 Al Capone’s reign of terror finally came to an end. He was pinned for income-tax-evasion, which only got him 11 years in jail. While in jail he could no longer run the Chicago underworld, and it slowly fell apart.
Al Capone died in 1947, He had a heart attack while he was in prison.
(Robert Deniro, The Untouchables) Over the years there have been many films about Capone including, ‘The Untouchables’ (1987) ‘Al Capone’(1959) Along with several others.