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st valentine massacre | Chicago policemen re-enact the St. Valentine's Day Massacre

A crowd gathers in the alley behind 2122 N. Clark St., as police remove the victims of the St. Valentine's Day massacre.

A crowd gathers in the alley behind 2122 N. Clark St., as police remove the victims of the St. Valentine's Day massacre.

Mrs. Myrtle Gorman, center, of 434 Roscoe Street, was the wife of Peter Gusenberg, a gang leader for George

Mrs. Myrtle Gorman, center, of 434 Roscoe Street, was the wife of Peter Gusenberg, a gang leader for George

During the prohibition era, Al Capone controlled Chicago's underworld with dozens of murders attributed to him and his gang, including the St. Valentine's Day massacre in 1929.

During the prohibition era, Al Capone controlled Chicago's underworld with dozens of murders attributed to him and his gang, including the St. Valentine's Day massacre in 1929.

"St. Valentine's Day massacre"1936, from a photograph taken in 1929.  The infamous mob hit ordered by Al Capone. With the fight against Prohibition and the rise of organized crime during this time, was gang violence like this typical in the Chicago area? Were other cities, apart from Chicago, also having trouble with the casualties from gang violence? How did the environments where these gang acts occurred react? Did the States do anything to intervene? If so, what and how?

"St. Valentine's Day massacre"1936, from a photograph taken in 1929. The infamous mob hit ordered by Al Capone. With the fight against Prohibition and the rise of organized crime during this time, was gang violence like this typical in the Chicago area? Were other cities, apart from Chicago, also having trouble with the casualties from gang violence? How did the environments where these gang acts occurred react? Did the States do anything to intervene? If so, what and how?

On February 14, 1929, in Chicago, seven men were killed in a mob violence that…

On February 14, 1929, in Chicago, seven men were killed in a mob violence that…

During the prohibition era, Al Capone controlled Chicago's underworld with dozens of murders attributed to him and his gang, including the St. Valentine's Day massacre in 1929.

During the prohibition era, Al Capone controlled Chicago's underworld with dozens of murders attributed to him and his gang, including the St. Valentine's Day massacre in 1929.

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