Al Capone

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Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone (January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947) was an American gangster who led a Prohibition-era crime syndicate. The Chicago Outfit, which subsequently became known as the "Capones", was dedicated to smuggling and bootlegging liquor, and other illegal activities such as prostitution, in Chicago from the early 1920s to 1931.

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  • This American system of ours ... call it Americanism, call it capitalism, call it what you like, gives to each and every one of us a great opportunity if we only seize it with both hands and make the ...
    Al Capone (1899-1947), U.S. gangster. "Mr. Capone, Philosopher," Cockburn Sums Up (1981). Interview with Claud Cockburn.
  • ''Virgin territory for whorehouses.''
    Al Capone (1899-1947), U.S. gangster. Quoted in The Bootleggers, ch. 16, Kenneth Allsop (1961). Referring to suburban Chicago.
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