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  • Gangster Disciple Community Analysis

    You have groups such as the Gangster Disciples who were set up in a similar way. In Chicago on the south side in the mid to late 60’s Larry Hoover was the leader the Gangster Nation and David Barksdale was the head of the Disciple Nation. These two gangs joined to make the Black Gangster Disciple Nation, which changed street gangs forever. The Black Gangster Disciple Nation became a force to be reckoned in Chicago. They got involved in city politics pledging to stop violence between them and the Almighty Vice Lords, as well as the Black P Stone Rangers. This subculture and their bylaws and standard of which they had to follow. To be a member you had to 16 years of age, you continue your education and graduate from high school, and you had to be involved in community service. These gangs were responsible for their neighborhoods to a certain extent. They believed that they should only support black business and that any altercations…

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  • Alphonse 'Scarface' Capone: Gangster

    “I am like any other man, all I do is supply a demand” was one of the many famous quotes said by one of the most powerful gangsters during the nineteenth century- Al “Scarface” Capone. While this quote might seem innocent, Al Capone was far from that. The demand he supplies often costs peoples lives, lots of money and emotional/physical distress. While the consequences of his actions meant disaster for some, he was still an important figure in the 1920s American History because he was known as…

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  • Brief Summary: The Purple Gang In Detroit

    The Purple Gang in Detroit History During the liquor prohibition in Detroit which happened from 1920-1933. As a result of Michigan passing a law and adopting the Damon Act that banned liquor from being sold and consumed in the town, organized crime began taking shape during this era as Jewish gangsters controlled the underworld of the American society (Kavieff, 20). The Purple Gang was led by one of four brothers by the name of Abe Bernstein and it was formed by young Jewish immigrants as a…

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  • Film Analysis: Once Upon A Time In America

    “You see, I have a story too, Mr. Bailey. I had a friend once. A dear friend. I turned him in to save his life. He died. But he wanted it that way. Things went bad for my friend, and they went bad for me, too (Once Upon A Time in America). Once Upon A Time in America centers around a group of young Jewish thugs who embark on a quest to make it large and more importantly, rise to the absolute top of the hierarchy. While the film explores the lives of these young Jewish individuals, the plot…

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  • Al Capone Legacy

    Chicago dates back to 1830 and has a great history of violence from the Black Hawk war to the chicago fire all the way to modern times. In the early 1900’s Chicago had an increased amount of crime. That was followed after the Prohibition Act of 1920. Gangsters took the opportunity of the illegal use and distribution of alcohol and created an empire. Al Capone, one of the most notorious crime bosses in history had obtained his fame in this period. With the help of Johnny Torrio he created a…

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  • Al Capone Research Paper

    Al Capone: a man who started living a rich and lavish lifestyle by the age of 30. Living that lifestyle, always comes with a price; especially if it’s not legal at all. Alphonse Gabriel “Al” Capone rose in the 1930s to become one of the most notorious mob bosses in history. His actions not only affected the Chicago area, but had a major impact on the gangster himself. Prohibition, Gambling Dens, Whorehouses, and Gang Murders all made him the popular mob boss that everyone knows about today.…

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  • Rosario Verna Research Paper

    Verna was dying. Not a very unique circumstance in New Torcastle. People were dying, or died, every day, whether it be the men, women, the old and young all alike. And Rosario was not dying in the traditional sense, as others outside the city might think. He was not dying of natural causes. No sickness or cancer afflicted his strong body, though something was killing him inside. Something entirely manmade, entirely of New Torcastle. Rosario had always lived just enough for the city, surviving…

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  • John Gotti Biography

    John Gotti Net Worth Introduction Powerful Italian-American gangster John Gotti is also famous as the head of Gambino Crime Family of New York. Also famous as Teflon Don, John Gotti had a net worth of around $10 million at the time of his death. Biography & Wiki John Gotti was born on 27th October 1940 in South Bronx, New York. His father’s name was J. Joseph Gotti and his mother was Fannie who were Italian immigrants. His father works as a day labor and finds it pretty hard to run a family of…

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  • The Negative Influence Of Gangs In Today's Society

    “The street code is clearly a staple of rap music lyrics. I found each street code theme prominently represented in the lyrics, albeit to varying degrees.”(2005) This is an example of the rap music style today, in which it is about money, respect, and violence. This is common for people who live in poor communities to think about because of the disadvantages they had with money. As for violence and respect it could just be that is what they saw and grew up to see. Movies also have a big impact…

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  • Prevention Of Gang Violence

    A person can be defined by their behavior, personality, or associations. Commonly, an individual is associates with people that share the same interests, goals, or values. According to Merriam Webster Dictionary a gang is “a combination of similar implements or devices arranged for convenience to act together” ( As a result, gang can also be “a group of people with compatible tastes or mutual interests who gather together for social reasons.’ ( The traditional…

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