By the mid-1800s, saloons, dance halls, gambling dens, and houses of prostitution were common. The Hole in the Wall Saloon was a prime example. Crime was so bad in the Fourth Ward that police were afraid to respond with less than six or more officers (Asbury, 1927). I. Arnold Rothstein, the American Napoleon of Crime J. Starting out as a successful gambler, Arnold Rothstein earned the nickname The Brain for his keen organizational skills, criminal versatility, and clever leadership.
Usually, if a citizen bought liquor from another distributor, Capone would have him killed. Capone tried to make it very clear to everyone in Chicago that he owned the town. One rival gang run by Dion O'Banion, a florist by day but bootlegger by night, threatened Capone’s business. Capone arranged for a car to arrive
Corruption was widespread. Illegal booze became a multi- million dollar industry in the 1920s. Groups like the Mafia were attracted to the market. Chicago was the centre of the illegal trade. This city is close to Canada and has strong railroad routes.
A large black market for alcohol started in large cities such as New York and Chicago. As the more bootlegging occurred the faster the murder rate went up. Usually the murders would happen because of a disagreement over alcohol distribution. Instead of decreasing the violence, prohibition turned some cities into a battleground between gangs. Al Capone became one of the most notorious leaders of organized crime in Chicago.
In the 20s’ it was more about bootlegging, fraud, prostitution rings, etc. Nowadays modernized crime has increased to cyber hacking, large amounts of drug dealing, and human trafficking, etc. During the 1920s’ a famous criminal, Al Capone nicknamed Scarface, was born in Brooklyn on January 17, 1899. (Blackwood) When starting his crime life he started pimping prostitutes and became a bouncer in brothels. From there he started earning over 100,000 dollars per week.
He explains how it's a very risky job and was very competitive with other gang leaders. He also tells her he has been involved in robbing banks. He says that the tasks he completes reward him with lots of cash. He receives these tasks from Al Capone. Al Capone was the most famous gangster in Chicago during the 1920’s.
That’s how much violence there was during this time. Gangsters raised through this time and made a fortune, Al Capone was among the wealthiest man in the United States just by having underground business and being involved in organized crime. It was a time of violence, poverty, crime and many other things during the prohibition and if you weren’t involved in it you either got shot or you were poor and couldn’t sustain your
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