By Sheneka Oliver
St. Valentine’s Day Massacre
The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre is the name given to the 1929 murder of seven mob associates of North side Irish gang led by Bugs Moran during the Prohibition Era. This resulted from the struggle to take control of organized crime in Chicago between the Irish American gang and the South Side Italian Al Capone. 7 man were lined out against a white wall pumped with 90 bullets with sub machine guns.
Sacco and Vanzetti
In 1921 Nicola Sacco and Bartholomew Vanzetti Italian-Americans, were convicted of robbery and murder. The arguments brought against them were mostly dis proven in court, the fact that the two men were known radicals and that their trial took place during the height of the Red Scare prejudiced the judge and jury against them. On April 9, 1927, Sacco and Vanzetti's final appeal was rejected, and the two were sentenced to death.
Al Capone is America's best known gangster and the single greatest symbol of the collapse of law and order in the United States during the 1920s Prohibition era. Capone had a leading role in the illegal activities that lent Chicago its reputation as a lawless city. Capone was also a cold-blooded killer the exact numbers will never be known, it is believed that Capone personally murdered dozens of people and ordered the killing of hundreds of others.