Get Capone: the Rise and Fall of America’s Most Wanted Gangster

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Get Capone: The Rise and Fall of America’s Most Wanted Gangster Al Capone. Everyone is bound to hear the name at least once in his or her life. The charming, broad smile, the greenish gray eyes, heavy set, and five foot ten and a half; a seemingly normal man. Until someone notices the scars. A faded purple, still fresh looking, Al Capone’s scars marred the normal face, they gave a glance into the life of the notorious gangster. But who was Mr. Alphonse “Scarface” Capone? One reporter comments, “… Here is a man [Capone] who is an enigmatic, a man who nobody knows, not even his closest intimates.’” (Eig 198) What did the public think of “Scarface”? Katherine Geroud said, "It is not because Capone is different that he takes the imagination; …show more content…

Two to three other men were dressed in street clothes. The neighbors though it was a routine raid. It wasn’t. Seven men were inside the garage. Moran’s men appeared calm, and they made no move to defend themselves. Two men posing as police officers ordered the other men against the wall. Then, they open fired. Machine guns made sure all the men were dead within two minutes. The neighbors though the gunshots were a car backfiring, although one man decided to investigate. The bodies were mutilated; six of the men were dead. Frank Gusenburg was still alive when he was found. The room smelled of blood and gunpowder. Frank Gusenburg was taken to the hospital, where he soon died. Nothing like this had happened in Chicago for at least thirty-eight years. Capone, although blamed and rumored to have ordered the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, could not be pinned to it. The police attempted to follow every lead on him that they could, but they kept coming up short. Once again Mr. Capone jumped, hopped and shot his way to freedom.
Although he couldn’t be traced to the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, Al Capone was no newbie with being arrested. Capone’s only arrests were minor and the most serious was for carrying a concealed weapon, which earned him ten months in jail. This didn’t seem to matter, especially since the charges that brought him down were for income tax evasion. In the end, he was given


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