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Daily Archives: July 3rd, 2011

Alphonse Gabriel Capone aka “Scarface”  Chicago Outfit boss

CBS News)  The recent capture of Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger after 16 years on the lam got us to thinking about an earlier hoodlum … and the long shadow he still manages to cast. Dean Reynolds went in search of the real Al Capone, the Chicago mobster whose injuries from youthful brawling earned him the nickname Scarface:

Nine decades ago Americans needed a break. World War I had just ended, and just when people wanted nothing more than to pack up all their cares and woes and maybe have a stiff drink (or three), Prohibition arrived in 1920, like a sobering slap across the face.

 There was, however, another arrival that year, in Chicago – one that would come to define Prohibition. It involved a 20-year old named Alphonse Gabriel Capone – a.k.a. Scarface – a tough kid from Brooklyn who saw clarity in the chaos and opportunity in the Windy City. read more  Click here: In search of the real Al Capone – CBS News