"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?