Madison Brown 10/24/13 Mrs. Crecca Criminal Justice Paul Ricca Paul Ricca was born on November 14th, 1897 in Naples, Italy. He was born as Felice DeLucia. At age 17 Ricca was working for organized crime in Naples. In 1915, Ricca stabbed Emillo Parillo to death, which he claimed he did it for Parillo breaking an engagement to his sister. But in reality, he killed him on Mafia Orders, which he received two years in Italian prison.
Son Mi Yi English 102 Professor Broderick Sacco and Vanzetti: Medeiros and the Morelli Gang Theory Nicola Sacco, a skilled shoemaker with a growing family,and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, a lonely fish peddler, were arrested for their assumed involvement in an unsuccessful heist in Bridgewater, and the robbery and murder of Fredrick A. Parmenter and Alexander Berardelli in South Braintree, Massachusetts. After trying to prove their innocence for seven long yearsSacco and Vanzetti were executed on August 23, 1927, more because they were immigrant Italian anarchist activists than for the murders and robbery of Slater and Morrill Shoe Company payroll money. They were executed despite growing suspicions by the New BedfordPolice and others had about the Morelli gang’s involvement in the South Braintree and Bridgewater affairs. Unfortunately the theory New Bedford Police had was never fully scrutinized and was disregarded by Chief of Police Michael E Stewart, and later by Judge Webster Thayer, because of their political prejudice towards immigrants and anarchists. According to the speech Italian Anarchist Professed Innocence Until Death by Susan Tejada, by the time Sacco and Vanzetti joined the 750,000 Southern and Eastern European immigrants who came to the United States in 1908, there was already a strong criticism and reaction to theirpresence in America.
In the 18th Century, gang problem became worse as the new generation of immigrants continue to enter the United States. During this time, Irish gangs like Whyos, Dead Rabbits and Plug Uglies and Jewish gangs like the Monk Eastman Gang brought terror in New York City streets (Lou Savelli, 2001). In the 19th Century, the most notorious gang was formed – the Five Points Gang. One of the most notorious members of the Five Points Gang was a young boy of Italian descent in the name of Alphonse Capone also known as Scarface. His whole life was an illustration of the power and influence of organized crime in the United States during the 19th Century (“Al Capone”).
Gangs of New York is set in 1863 at the Five Points neighborhood in Manhattan. Amsterdam Vallon is returning to seek revenge against Bill ‘The Butcher’ Cutting, who murdered his father years ago in a bloody clash between Bill’s gang ‘The Nativists’ with the Native Americans and ‘The Deadly Rabbits,” a gang of Irish immigrants lead by Priest Vallon, in response to the Native American gang. During the time that Vallon returns, lower Manhattan is run by gangs, the most powerful of which is the Natives lead by ‘The Butcher’. The movie also takes place during the time of the Civil War and forced drafting into the military leads to some of the worst riots in United States history. Even though Vallon is surrounded by the violence and corruption of the gangs and war, he tries to establish himself and seek revenge for his father’s death.
n Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member, Kody Scott tells the story of the struggle between two significantly large gangs. At the age of eleven he was initiated into the Crips, and committed his first murder. It was this day that began what would become a career for Kody: banging (Scott, 1993). Kody worked hard to secure a reputation for his name.
With the two criminals being from different areas of the world and born in different eras, it has a large effect on the style of their corrupt actions. Born in 1899, Al Capone was around many gang members as a young kid. He grew up in a tough neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. He dropped out of school and then began interacting with serious criminals involved in the mafia lifestyle. Al Capone got arrested in 1918 for disorderly conduct.
Flores describes in details of how her life was turned upside down by a group of Chaldeans boys at her High School with what started out as a innocent crush on a boy named Daniel that leads to her being manipulated and sexually raped. Flores life changed in glimpse of an eye, from one day living in the comfort of her family and friends to another day filled with torture and fear that is involved in business of sex trafficking. Flores was a victim of sex trafficking at the age of 15 years old in upper class suburbs of Detroit. The book describes in gruesome details of how she was forced into sex trafficking, beaten and tortured to do things against her will on the basis of intimidation and threats on her family and loved ones. Daniel a boy she had a crush on in school asked her to take a ride with him and end up taking her to his house.
Troy’s childhood was turbulent to say the least. His mother left when he was eight and he saw his father rape a friend of his when he was 14. He ran away at 14, and became a thief in order to survive. He was doing 15 years on a murder charge when he met Bono. As a father now, he carries this baggage with him into the marriage and mostly in matters concerning his son Cory.
Mitchell Near A Clockwork Orange In A Clockwork Orange, Alex, the narrator and the main character, tells the story of his teenage years, starting at fifteen. He begins his tale as the police catch the leader of a small gang that spends its evenings wreaking havoc on the town until the gang mutinies and “Your Humble Narrator,” as Alex refers to himself gets captured by the Police. From there, Alex travels to State Jail to serve 14 years, but receives an offer from the Government which entails undergoing experimental treatment in return for early release. He says yes to the deal because it seems to him it’s an opportunity, but is horrified by the "cure" he endures. The new "good" Alex that is released unto the world is depressed, frustrated, and lonely, although no longer violent.
Paolo Borsellino, Italian Magistrate, 1940 – 1992 In a country where political parties, mafia bosses, multinational companies and public work contracts interlace in a dark web of corruption and prevalence of private interests over the public, magistrate Paolo Borsallino set an example of courage, determination, sense of duty and will to make our society a better one, regardless his own safety and well-being. On July 19 1992, Magistrate Paolo Borsellino was killed by a car bomb, together with five policemen, in Palermo, Sicily, near his mother home, only two months after his colleague and childhood friend, anti-mafia magistrate Giovanni Falcone, was assasinated, with his wife and three bodyguards, by a bomb planted under a highway in the outskirts of that same town. Magistrate Borsellino knew that the war against the mafia was not going to be neither a short one nor an easy or painless one, and also that he would never see the end of it. The mafia tentacles, which stretch to all areas of Italian life and which have reached international proportions, were going to make it even more difficult. But that did not stop him from fighting for his ideal.