Capone was born poor in Brooklyn, New York. His mother, Teresina Capone, was a very religious woman and a seamstress. His father, Gabriel Capone, was a very respectable barber. Their kids however, did not turn out like them. Al was one of 9 children, 7 sons and 2 daughters. Capone dropped out of school at 14. Even from a young age Capone built this idea of him being the hero or being in the limelight. He would build these gangs of children to help get back elderly people's possessions that the older kids stole. Once he got back their possessions he would throw a parade, painting himself the heroine. His brothers Ralph and Frank worked in the crime business with him. Ralph was in charge of the illegal and legal bottling companies. Frank died at a young age because of being in the crime business.
Rise To Power
The famous Al Capone rose to power in many different ways. First, he took out anyone …show more content…
It was influenced by the idea that killing six of the North sides members they would gain control of organized crime in Chicago. Al Capone had his men, who were dressed like police men to avoid suspicion, line up the six men of the North side up against the rear inside wall and have them all shot at gunpoint with tommy guns. To derive confusion and keep control of the situation men walking around in regular clothes came out with their hands up, being poked and prodded by “police officers.” The Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre left problems for future mob