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This voiceover is to be used in a video exhibit for the Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement aka the Mob Museum. 2011-12-08 18:40:42 GMT 2011-12-12 15:00:00 (GMT -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) Yes (click here to learn more about ) Closed 0 0 1 direct invitation(s) have been sent by the voice seeker resulting in 0 audition(s) and/or proposal(s) so far. Voice123 SmartCast is seeking 30 auditions and/or proposals for this project (approx.) Invitations sent by SmartCast have resulted in 0 audition(s) and/or proposal(s) so far.
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Prohibition went into effect on January 17, 1920.
It was called the “Noble Experiment”…
… but in fact, Prohibition was the business opportunity that changed Organized Crime in America forever.
Gangs that had in the past sold the people prostitution or gambling now had a new product… and a much bigger market.
They built partnerships… networks… and defended their turf.
From New York to LA, Bootleg wars turned streets into battlegrounds.
The city that most openly flaunted Prohibition… was Chicago.
And the most powerful figure in its bootlegging trade was Johnny Torrio.
Torrio had arrived from Brooklyn ten years earlier. He was politically connected… and sat atop a vast prostitution ring.
Business was booming… and Torrio needed help.
His associates in Brooklyn sent him a 19-year-old bartender and bouncer named Alphonse Capone.
Before long, Al Capone was Torrio’s indispensable first-lieutenant.
Together, they would lay the foundation for an empire.
But to do that , they had to go through an Irish gang from the North side led by Dean O’Bannion.
In 1924, Torrio had O’Bannion killed.
Two months later, O’Bannion’s lieutenants Hymie Weiss and “Bugs” Moran caught up with Torrio.
Torrio survived that hit, but decided moved to Italy, and turn operations over to Capone.
With his old boss gone, Capone was free to unleash his ruthlessness.
In 1926, Capone’s men murdered Hymie Weiss.
“Bugs” Moran was now in charge of the North Side Gang…
… and the two gangs went after each other in a bloody war of attrition.
With bodies were piling up in the streets...
…Capone decided he would try to end it once and for all.
It was February 14, 1929.
Moran’s men were baited to a warehouse in Lincoln Park with a hijacked truckload of whiskey.
When they arrived, they were met by a group of men dressed as police officers.
Thinking they were about to be arrested, the seven men did not protest.
Then, two or three men in plainclothes walked in.
They pulled Tommy Guns out from under their coats, pointed them at the men lined up against the brick wall… and opened fire.
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