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1929 The year 1929 marked the end to a marvelous decade known as the roaring 20s The roaring 20s were a time of high aspirations and inflated dreams Little did the people know that soon their dreams would pop and turn into the nightmare of the century It is a known fact that all good things must end but no one expected the outcome to be this drastic At this time in history prohibition was becoming a major problem in the United States The most infamous example of gangs related to prohibition was Al Capone By early 1929 Capone had neutralized most of his enemies in Chicago except for one gang located on the North Side led by George Bugs Moran Capone resolved to get rid of Moran before he caused problems Capone knew that Morans gang would be at a garage on North Clark Street awaiting the arrival of a liquor-truck convoy When the truck was scheduled to make the delivery his men would be waiting for them dressed in stolen police uniforms and trench coats as though they were staging a raid At 1030 am on February 14 1929 Capone put his plan into action The assassination squad got into their police uniforms and drove over to the garage in their stolen police car The bootleggers caught in the act lined up against the wall obediently The four men in police uniforms took the bootleggers guns and opened fire with two machine guns a sawed-off shotgun and a 45 The men slumped to the floor dead except for one that was still barely breathing To finish off their plan the two mean in trench coats put up their hands and marched out of the garage in front of the two uniformed policemen Therefore anyone witnessing this charade believed that the policemen had arrested two bootleggers The four assassins then left in the stolen police car Capones brilliant plan seemed to be
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