Al Capone Essay

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Al Capone from Brooklyn, New York was born on January 17, 1899. “Alphonsus Capone” grew up in a rough neighborhood. He was known for being one of the best gangsters and was a member of two “Kid Gangs”, the Brooklyn Rippers and the Forty Thieves Juniors. He was bright, but Capone quit school in the sixth grade at the age of fourteen.
Al Capone worked at the Harvard Inn as a bouncer and bartender. Although while he was working at the Inn, he received his infamous facial scars and a nickname “Scarface” when he was insulted by a patron and attacked by his brother.
Al Capone met an Irish woman by the name of Mary “Mae” Coughlin in 1918 at a dance club. He and “Mae” married on December 30, and they had their first son on December 4th 1918; they named him Albert “Sonny” Francis.
Al Capone and his family moved to Chicago in 1919 into a house at 7244 South Prairie Avenue. Before he moved, he was arrested for the first time on a disorderly conduct charge. No one admitted to hearing or seeing anything so Capone was never tried for the murders, but after Capone hospitalized a rival gang member, Yale sent him to Chicago to wait until things cooled off.
February 14, 1929 was the most notorious killing for Al Capone, it was so horrific it was forever known as the “St. Valentine’s Day Massacre”. In May 1932 Capone was sent to the toughest Federal Prisons in Atlanta for his eleven year sentence. On January 6, 1939 his prison term expired and he was transferred to a Federal Correctional Institution in California to serve one year misdemeanor sentence. On November 16, 1939 he was…