The 1920’s was an extraordinary time period filled with flappers, speakeasies, and gangsters. One

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The 1920’s was an extraordinary time period filled with flappers, speakeasies, and gangsters. One of the most notorious gangsters during this time was a man named Al Capone. On February 14, 1929, seven bullet riddled corpses were discovered inside a garage inside a lonesome garage on Clark Street owned by gangster George “Bugs” Moran. Al Capone grew up in Brooklyn, New York; his parents came from Italy, so he had some Italian background in him. He was the fourth child out of nine; he went to school until he was fourteen years old, but he eventually dropped out to help earn money for his family. Right after he dropped out, he joined a street gang called the South Brooklyn Rippers. When he grew older, he joined a new gang called the Five…show more content…
When Torrio was released from jail he was to worried that Moran would try another assassination attempt and decided to give his whole operations to Al Capone. Al Capone was now the most infamous crime boss in Chicago, George Moran, who was jealous of Al Capone, wanted to control the south side of Chicago before Al Capone could. Al Capone and George “Bugs” Moran fought each other for power. Al Capone helped fund the assassination of Moran’s gang members and “Machine Gun” Mcgurn planned the assassination. Mcgurn wanted revenge on Moran for the assassination attempt and wanted to destroy Moran’s entire gang. Mcgurn hired gunmen, stole a police car and dressed them up in police uniforms to trick Moran’s gang into thinking they are real cops. Mcgurn tricked Moran by telling a booze hijacker to contact him about a shipment of whiskey he is willing to sell. “Moran quickly agreed and told the hijackers to meet him at the garage at 10:30 the following morning” (Rosenburg 2). “The four gunmen (Fred “Killer” Burke, John Scalise, Albert Anselmi, and Joseph Lolordo) jumped out” (Rosenburg 2). The plan worked. Moran’s gang thought they were real cops, so they did what they were told. They were told to line up against a wall, and then the gunmen started firing. Each person in Moran’s gang was shot mostly in the head and chest. Neighbors hear the

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