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The Chicago Outfit

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Presents a history of the Chicago Outfit, detailing its role in the development of the city's organized crime scene as well as the political and corporate protection it secured in order to become one of the most successful crime families.

The North Side Gang The History and Legacy of the Organized Crime Mob That Fought Al Capone for Control of Chicago

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*Includes pictures *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading "I hope, when my time comes, that I die decently in bed. I don't want to be murdered beside the garbage cans in some Chicago alley." - Bugs Moran 20th century Chicago was an ideal breeding ground for organized crime. A buzzing circuit board dotted with towering skyscrapers, brick buildings, worker's cottages, and an eclectic collection of greystone manors, the Windy City was further decked out with electric entertainment districts, the theaters, clubs, brothels, restaurants, and niteries that lined its streets. The city was illuminated by dazzling marquees and light-up signage, and enlivened by the muffled medley of midnight chatter and big band music seeping out of the nightspots. Those who ambled along the boardwalks flanking the Chicago River were greeted by moored commercial fishing boats bobbing in the water, as well as bustling stalls stocked with trout, salmon, and rainbow smelt. The rise of Chicago's gangland can be attributed to a number of factors. First, there was the sudden explosion in its population, which saw an influx of immigrants - mainly from eastern and southern Europe, as well as Americans from neighboring and faraway states - teem into the city in search of promising job opportunities and a better life. The abrupt inundation of permanent citizens rendered the already suffering policeman to civilian ratio out of kilter, and the authorities' control of the city became further unzipped. Moreover, children and impressionable youths were regularly exposed to the overwhelming and unblushing presence of organized crime, meaning that the transitions of petty thieves and minor-league thugs to career crooks and full-time gangsters were only natural segues. The privileged pursued politics, medicine, law, and other respectable professions, but the poor folks, set several steps back by their limited resources, turned to crime. Plenty were desperate to feed their families and cheat the unjust system. In the midst of it all, the Chicago Outfit, one of the longest-running criminal organizations in the land of the free, was perhaps the most notorious of them all. The baleful brotherhood bore a terrifying brand defined by cutthroat competitiveness, sadistic torture tactics, and excessive bloodshed, among scores of other despicable acts. On February 14, 1929, members of the North Side Gang arrived at a warehouse on North Clark Street in Chicago, only to be approached by several police officers. The officers then marched them outside up against a wall, pulled out submachine guns and shotguns, and gunned them all down on the spot. A famous legend is that one of the shot men, Frank Gusenberg, dying from 14 gunshot wounds, told police that nobody shot him. Though Gusenberg's statement is probably apocryphal, nobody opened their mouths. Nobody was ever convicted for the "Saint Valentine's Day Massacre," the most infamous gangland hit in American history, but it's an open secret that it was the work of America's most famous gangster, Al Capone. While the North Side Gang is not as infamous as Capone's mob, the fact that the North Siders were the targets indicate just how powerful Capone's rivals were. Indeed, members like Bugs Moran would carry on a rivalry with Capone that lasted upwards of a decade. The North Side Gang: The History and Legacy of the Organized Crime Mob that Fought Al Capone for Control of Chicago profiles how the group rose in the criminal underworld, and all the controversies that ensued. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about the North Side Gang like never before.

People Murdered by the Chicago Outfit

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 39. Chapters: Saint Valentine's Day massacre, Anthony Spilotro, Sam Giancana, Roger Touhy, Frankie Yale, Dean O'Banion, John Roselli, Sam DeStefano, Richard Cain, Joe Aiello, James Ragen, Hymie Weiss, Michael Spilotro, Jack McGurn, Edward J. O'Hare, Theodore Roe, Peter Gusenberg, Frank Gusenberg, Charles Nicoletti, Louis Alterie, William Morris Bioff, Fred Goetz, William Jackson, Gus Winkler, William Dauber, William White, James McLain. Excerpt: The Saint Valentine's Day massacre is the name given to the 1929 murder of seven people as part of a prohibition era conflict between two powerful criminal gangs in Chicago: the South Side Italian gang led by Al Capone and the North Side Irish gang led by Bugs Moran. Former members of the Egan's Rats gang were also suspected to have played a large role in the St. Valentine's Day massacre, assisting Capone. On the morning of Thursday, February 14, 1929, St. Valentine's Day, five members of the North Side Gang, plus gang collaborators Reinhardt H. Schwimmer and John May, were lined up against the rear inside wall of the garage at 2122 North Clark Street, in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago's North Side, and executed. The murders were committed by gangsters allegedly hired from outside the city by the Al Capone mob so they would not be recognized by their victims. Two of the shooters were dressed as uniformed police officers, while the others wore suits, ties, overcoats and hats, according to witnesses who saw the "police" leading the other men at gunpoint out of the garage after the shooting. John May's German Shepherd, Highball, who was leashed to a truck, began howling and barking, attracting the attention of two women who operated boarding houses across the street. One of them, Mrs. Landesman, sensed that something was dreadfully wrong and sent one of her roomers to the garage to...

Gangs in Chicago Illinois

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 38. Chapters: Hells Angels, Chicago Outfit, Latin Kings, Outlaws Motorcycle Club, Los Zetas Cartel, North Side Gang, Almighty Vice Lord Nation, Maniac Latin Disciples, Black P. Stones, Gangster Disciples, Almighty Saints, Simon City Royals, 14K Triad, Black Disciples, La Raza Nation, Chicago Gaylords, Latin Eagles, People Nation, Popes, TAP Boyz, Mickey Cobras, Hell's Lovers, Friends Stand United, Four Corner Hustlers, Spanish Gangster Disciples. Excerpt: The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club (HAMC) is a worldwide one-percenter motorcycle gang and organized crime syndicate whose members typically ride Harley-Davidson motorcycles. In the United States and Canada, the Hells Angels are incorporated as the Hells Angels Motorcycle Corporation. Their primary motto is "When we do right, nobody remembers. When we do wrong, nobody forgets." Both the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service classify the Angels as one of the "big four" motorcycle gangs, contending that members carry out widespread violence, drug dealing, trafficking in stolen goods, and extortion. Members of the organization have continuously asserted that they are only a group of motorcycle enthusiasts who have joined to ride motorcycles together, to organize social events such as group road trips, fundraisers, parties, and motorcycle rallies. The Hells Angels were originally formed in 1948 in Fontana, California through an amalgamation of former members from different motorcycle clubs, such as The Pissed Off Bastards of Bloomington. The Hells Angels website denies the suggestion that any misfit or malcontent troops are connected with the motorcycle club. However, the website notes that the name was suggested by Arvid Olsen, an associate of the founders, who had served in the Flying Tigers "Hells Angels" squadron in China during World War I...

The Story of Al Capone

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Coming from an Italian immigrant family, Alphonse Gabriel Capone definitely became famous, but for all the wrong reasons. Popularly known as Scarface, Al Capone went on to become famous (or infamous) as the leader of the Chicago Outfit, during the Prohibition era. Before he became the king of the crime scene, he was a Five Points Gang member who then later went on to become a bouncer. From there on, he became the bodyguard of Johnny Torrio, the head of a crime syndicate dealing in illegal alcohol. A conflict with the North Side Gang, which led Torrio to be almost killed, forced him to retire and hand over control to Capone. As his business expanded, his crimes and killings increased, forcing the federal authorities to prosecute him for tax evasion so that his reign on crime could be ended. The prosecution resulted in 11 years of prison for Capone. But how did Capone actually begin his life of crime? What was his childhood like? How did he become such a pain for the authorities? How did his life end? Let’s find out in this book.

Crimes of the Centuries Notorious Crimes Criminals and Criminal Trials in American History 3 volumes

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This multivolume resource is the most extensive reference of its kind, offering a comprehensive summary of the misdeeds, perpetrators, and victims involved in the most memorable crime events in American history. • Supports national standards curriculum • Offers an extensive selection of primary documents to encourage critical thinking and reading practice • Includes photos and illustrations to help bring content to life • Features sidebars with illuminating crime facts and interesting anecdotes

The Social History of Crime and Punishment in America

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Several encyclopedias overview the contemporary system of criminal justice in America, but full understanding of current social problems and contemporary strategies to deal with them can come only with clear appreciation of the historical underpinnings of those problems. Thus, this five-volume work surveys the history and philosophy of crime, punishment, and criminal justice institutions in America from colonial times to the present. It covers the whole of the criminal justice system, from crimes, law enforcement and policing, to courts, corrections and human services. Among other things, this encyclopedia: explicates philosophical foundations underpinning our system of justice; charts changing patterns in criminal activity and subsequent effects on legal responses; identifies major periods in the development of our system of criminal justice; and explores in the first four volumes - supplemented by a fifth volume containing annotated primary documents - evolving debates and conflicts on how best to address issues of crime and punishment. Its signed entries in the first four volumes--supplemented by a fifth volume containing annotated primary documents--provide the historical context for students to better understand contemporary criminological debates and the contemporary shape of the U.S. system of law and justice.

The Fighting Times of Abe Attell

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“Baker brings the gutsy little featherweight back to his life with his wonderful and informative biography…vivid detail…thorough research and detailed description of [Attell’s] fights…Attell’s life story is given an honest treatment…Baker has done a Herculean task with his intensive research and thrilling writing style…highly recommended”—The USA Boxing News“Smartly written…a solid achievement…a master of detail…[Baker’s] research is extensive and filled with fascinating facts…many striking images”—IBRO Journal Abraham Washington Attell (1883–1970) was among the cleverest, most scientific professional boxers ever to enter the ring. The native San Franciscan fought 172 times—with 127 wins, 51 by knockout—and successfully defended his World Featherweight Champion title 18 times between 1906 and 1912, defeating challengers who included Johnny Kilbane and Battling Nelson. Abe’s success inspired his brothers Caesar and Monte to take up the sport—Abe and Monte both held simultaneous world titles for a time. This first ever biography covers Attell’s life and career. Growing up poor and Jewish in an predominantly Irish neighborhood, he faced his share of adversity and anti–Semitism. He was charged for alleged involvement in the 1919 Black Sox Scandal. The charges were dropped but Attell was branded for the remainder of his life.

Articles on North Side Gang Including John Duffy Mobster Jack Zuta Bugs Moran Hymie Weiss Vincent Drucci Louis Alterie Frank Gusenberg Pete

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Hephaestus Books represents a new publishing paradigm, allowing disparate content sources to be curated into cohesive, relevant, and informative books. To date, this content has been curated from Wikipedia articles and images under Creative Commons licensing, although as Hephaestus Books continues to increase in scope and dimension, more licensed and public domain content is being added. We believe books such as this represent a new and exciting lexicon in the sharing of human knowledge. This particular book contains chapters focused on North Side Gang, and People murdered by the North Side Gang. More info: The North Side family Gang, also known as the North Side Mob, was the dominant Irish-American criminal organization (although a large number of Polish-Americans were members as well) within Chicago during the Prohibition era from the early to late 1920s and principal rival of the Johnny Torrio-Al Capone organization, later known as the Chicago Outfit.

Organized Crime in Chicago Illinois

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 71. Chapters: American political bosses from Illinois, Chicago Outfit, Gangs in Chicago, Illinois, Richard J. Daley, Saint Valentine's Day massacre, Michael Kenna, John Coughlin, The Untouchables, Hells Angels, Latin Kings, Outlaws Motorcycle Club, John Riley Tanner, Organized crime in Chicago, Los Zetas Cartel, Oscar Goodman, Casino, North Side Gang, Almighty Vice Lord Nation, Patrick Nash, John Stroger, Maniac Latin Disciples, Chicago Crime Commission, Black P. Stones, Hired Truck Program, Gangster Disciples, Almighty Saints, Virginia Hill, Next of Kin, Simon City Royals, 14K Triad, Forty-Two Gang, Black Hand, Black Disciples, La Raza Nation, Chicago Gaylords, Joseph Esposito, Secret Six, Latin Eagles, Ragen's Colts, Pat Marcy, People Nation, Popes, TAP Boyz, Mickey Cobras, Hell's Lovers, Friends Stand United, Four Corner Hustlers, Valley Gang, Terry Druggan, Sangerman's Bombers, Spanish Gangster Disciples, The Untouchables of Elliot Mouse, George E. Brennan, When Corruption was King. Excerpt: The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club (HAMC) is a worldwide one-percenter motorcycle gang and organized crime syndicate whose members typically ride Harley-Davidson motorcycles. In the United States and Canada, the Hells Angels are incorporated as the Hells Angels Motorcycle Corporation. Their primary motto is "When we do right, nobody remembers. When we do wrong, nobody forgets." Both the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service classify the Angels as one of the "big four" motorcycle gangs, contending that members carry out widespread violence, drug dealing, trafficking in stolen goods, and extortion. Members of the organization have continuously asserted that they are only a group of motorcycle enthusiasts who have joined to ride motorcycles together, to organize social events such as group road trips, ...

Organized Crime

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The latest in ABC-CLIO's series of background information for discussions or writing about contemporary issues. Ryan (criminal justice, Long Island U.) examines the Mafia and other organized crime groups, and efforts to control it. Included are a chronology from 1850 to 1995, biographical sketches of cops and robbers, documents and quotations from a wide variety of sources, a directory of resource institutions, and lists of selected print and non-print resources, and a glossary without pronunciation. The treatment is structured around ethnic minorities. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Al Capone Adult Coloring Book

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This is work of creative art and satire (17 U.S. Code § 107) Al Capone was an American gangster and businessman who attained notoriety during the Prohibition era as the co-founder and boss of the Chicago Outfit. His seven-year reign as crime boss ended when he was 33. Capone was born in New York City, to Italian immigrants. He was a Five Points Gang member who became a bouncer in organized crime premises such as brothels. In his early twenties, he moved to Chicago and became a bodyguard and trusted factotum for Johnny Torrio, head of a criminal syndicate that illegally supplied alcohol-the forerunner of the Outfit-and was politically protected through the Unione Siciliana. A conflict with the North Side Gang was instrumental in Capone's rise and fall. Torrio went into retirement after North Side gunmen almost killed him, handing control to Capone. Capone expanded the bootlegging business through increasingly violent means, but his mutually profitable relationships with mayor William Hale Thompson and the city's police meant he seemed safe from law enforcement.

Encyclopedia of World Crime S Z Supplements

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The Teamsters

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The Wicked City

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Recalls the corruption and capitalism that characterized Chicago from 1880 through 1931 and chronicles the lives of the men who made it happen--Al Capone, Diamond Joe Esposito, Marshall Field, and George Pullman

Capone s Wolff

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Rumors and old photos placed my grandfather, Wolff Schneider in Chicago during the time of Al Capone and Prohibition. How he ended up and stayed for ten years in Chicago is what is started in the first book presented here. Family members rekindled my interest twenty five years after my Grandfather had died in 2012. I began to research and then to write Capone's Wolff. I could not leave the thoughts about what my Grandfather's life must have been like and what did an under educated immigrant have to do to succeed in life in America in the 1920's. In tracing and researching the times and people who my Grandfather encountered, my discoveries led me to many forms of work Grandfather did to survive, some legal, like working as a butcher in slaughter houses, some illegal, such as riding shotgun on bootleg whiskey shipments. Violence, murder, double crossing and outright grafting is witnessed by men and women who survived the Chicago recanted for you from 1920-1924, as this is part one of how my Grandfather came to work and you may say thrive in Chicago's Outfit. The Outfit is the gang name for Al Capone's organization of prostitution, gambling, speakeasy's, illegal beer making and prohibited hard liquor importing. Many competing gangs will fight Capone's Outfit for control of Chicago. The largest competitors are the Irish gangs of North Side Chicago. Names many know, but do not know really teh kind of men behind their names, such as, Dion (Dean) O'Banion, Hymie Weiss and Bugs Moran to name a few. This book is laid out in short chapters and small paragraphs to capture the pace of life in Chicago of the roaring 20's. The dialog is from research and authentic speaking (slang expression) is useful where the author can capture the mood of the times. Do you the reader know whose shoulders you stand on and what your family members had to do to build success for your current generation. This book is a tribute to family. My Grandfather always said, "Blood is all that matters." Please enjoy the life and times of Wolff Schneider.

Organized Crime in America

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A compendium of excerpts from other works about organized crime in America. The readings explore both the history and sociology of organized crime and span the time period from the country's earliest days to the 1960s.

Maria La Famiglia

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This is the story of the amazing life of my Great Grandmother Maria as told to me by my beloved Grandmother and Maria's daughter, Grace. Maria was raised in an Orphanage from the age of 6 in Palermo Sicily at the turn of the 20th century after the loss of her mother and the conviction of her father for a murder he did not commit. As Maria grew into adulthood she would eventually meet the man that was to become her husband, Nicholas Bono, a respected man as they say in Sicilian culture for men involved in Cosa Nostra or the Mafia. Nicholas was an underboss for one of the most notorious mobsters of the day, Al Capone. Although her story tells of the many adventures Maria experienced as a Mafia wife, It's is also a love story and speaks to the eternal and undying love Maria had for her Family.

Press Summary Illinois Information Service

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Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice

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