People also started to use a system where they would go to Canada and squirrel and transport liquor over the great lakes. These people needed to be fast and silent about smuggling the alcohol into the United States so they had to use speed boats that were armor plated and sometimes had choppers on the boats to get rid of the lake patrols that would find the speed boats that were smuggling the liquor and chase them. When people did succeed in transporting the liquor into the United States, they would take the alcohol to places called speakeasies. Speakeasies were bars or juice joints that operated illegally so people could drink. With the success of bootlegging, a lot of people made a lot of dough.
Organized crime is a very big issue in Canada. Not much has been done to stop organized crime, the government of Canada needs to do more to stop and attempt to destroy organized crime in Canada because illicit drugs are becoming more of an issue,
Did Prohibition Really Work? Brief Summary This article is discusses the topic of prohibition of alcohol and if it really worked. During the period from 1920 to 1933 known as The Noble Experiment during which the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcohol were banned nationally as mandated in the 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution. Prior to the 18th amendment The Volstead Act was passed but wasn’t enforced strictly. The question arising if it really worked was put into inquisition because while prohibition was successful in reducing the amount of liquor consumed, it stimulated the proliferation of rampant underground, organized and widespread criminal activity.
Unfortunately, there has been no appeal to the prohibition of marijuana in America and criminal activity as well as economic destruction continues to ensue. The economic and criminal activities surrounding the prohibition of alcohol and the prohibition of marijuana were made in the same image. The prohibitions parallel to one another in regard to the financial burden placed on taxpayers. The prohibition of alcohol and the prohibition of marijuana are a perfect reflection of one another when looking at increased crime and tax free revenue funding a host of empires and criminal organizations. President Roosevelt, on December 5 th, 1933, provided a much need boost economically with his decision to repeal the eighteenth amendment.
One of the things we can learn is that people either hated or loved Al Capone. We can also learn that Al Capone, who was one of the greatest alcohol smugglers in America, wasn’t afraid to get his face out to the government as he knew they couldn’t catch him. On one hand, this source is partly useful in finding out some of the views of prohibition in many ways whether their positive or if their negative. One of the ways this tells us about the views of prohibition
In Canada there are 600,000 marijuana possession criminal records. These criminal records make it very difficult for our youth to find jobs as well as travel abroad. Changing the current possession law from imprisonment to a fine would benefit everyone. Wouldn’t our Country benefit from having our youth at work instead of living on the streets? You say you want to help our youth stay away from drugs but you force them on the street by implementing harsher penalties.
Those illegally distributing alcohol could not use the legal system to resolve differences, so they had to resort to violence. In turn, forcing the police department to increase forces to enforce the prohibition law, and less for the other crimes . (http://eh.net/encyclopedia/article/miron.prohibition.alcohol) Prohibition banned only the manufacturing, sale and transport, but not consumption or possession of alcohol, so many people bought liquor before the 18th Amendment was passed. (www.1920-30.com/prohibition/) Criminal organizations mostly profited by the prohibition which in turn promoted other illegal activities.
Speakeasy operators began bribing the police to let them go without any violations. Some police could even be bribed to give notice in advance if there were any raids to be expected. Not only did the prohibition of alcohol corrupt average citizens, but it also corrupted some law
I would love to see the day that a person decides to go out to commit a heinous crime, but decides not to because his magazine held too many rounds. The only people being effected by the magazine bans are law abiding citizen. While these law abiding citizens are running around with these neutered magazines because we obey the law, while we have to continue with a guy who is carrying a gun with an illegal magazine. With these shortsighted laws the government is passing, all the criminal will have to do is take innocent lives, and either perish in the process, go to jail or go home, while us law abiding citizens have to go on about our daily lives, all the while carrying a legally obtained gun in the case we run into said criminal, yet you want to make guns harder to obtain, and magazines hold less ammunition, for the law abiding citizen but make it easier for criminals because all they will have to do is go to a shady part of town and buy an illegal gun and possibly an illegal magazine right off the street. No one will be able to convince me that by putting a ban on guns and magazines no criminals will be able to get their hands on a weapon.
While the rural and agrarian sections of the nation generally supported prohibition laws, the urban centers on the coasts and in the midwest ignored the laws. In cities such as New York, Chicago, and Detroit, liquor flowed in quantities greater than before prohibition. In many instances, alcohol was supplied by organized crime syndicates. Otherwise law-abiding citizens of all classes willingly paid the asking price - for the great irony of the prohibition laws was that while it was illegal to sell, manufacture, or distribute alcoholic beverages - those same beverages were legal to