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The North Side Gang
Transcript of The North Side Gang
stop the North Side Gang The North Side Gang, also known as the North Side Mob, was the dominant Irish-American criminal organization within Chicago during the Prohibition era of the 1920s. The North Side Gang was established by Dean O'Banion, George "Bugs" Moran, Vincent "The Schemer" Drucci, and Earl "Hymie" Weiss. The North Side Gang originated from the Market Street Gang, one of many street gangs in Chicago in the 1920s. During the "Circulation Wars", a series of tensions between the Chicago Examiner and the Chicago Tribune of the early 1910s , the North Side gang was established as an intimidating force in the mafia world. The North Side Gang consisted of various henchmen and notorious gunman to keep control of their territory. The North Side Gang occupied the entire north side of Chicago, the largest territory next to the south side territory of the Chicago Outfit. Allies: Gamblers Barney Bertsche, Billy Skidmore and William Johnson; vice czar Jack Zuta; the Aiello Brothers
Rivals: The South Side Gang (Chicago Outfit)- Led by Johnny Torrio and Al Capone; any Sicilian and Italian gangs on Chicago's South Side. Little efforts were attempted by the Chicago Police to thwart the illegal bootlegging operations of the North Side Gang. The Chicago police force was often bribed by the gang to complete tasks such as assisting in robbing distilleries and rival gang arrests. The North Side Gang Famous Events/People Associated with the North Side Gang St. Valentine's Day Massacre: Viewed as the most memorable gangland killing in American history
Occurred on February 14, 1929; seven mob associates of the North Side Gang were lined up against the rear inside wall of their garage in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago's North Side, and executed. The gang members, as ordered by Al Capone, disguised themselves as police officers, forced the gang members to abandon their weapons, and murdered them. This massacre is viewed as the end of the North Side Gang and the most notorious killing of Al Capone's (leader of the South Side Gang) career. Location of the North Side Gang George "Bugs" Moran Earl "Hymie" Weiss Charles "Deanie" O'Banion Vincent "The Schemer" Drucci The shaded areas were controlled by Al Capone of the South Side Gang. The North Side Gang was located in the Uptown and Evanston areas. Acceptance into the North Side Gang was chosen through an individual's status, work, and loyalty in the mafia world. The North Side Gang permitted various henchmen and notorious gunmen to enter their gang through their status and ability to complete "hits" (assassinations). Membership The North Side Gang was mostly made up of Irishmen, although it included a number of Germans and Polish members as well. Upon the passage of the Volstead Act (Prohibition) in 1919, which banned the sale of alcoholic beverages, the North Side Gang took control of the existing breweries and distilleries in the North Side of Chicago, stocked with real beer and high quality whiskey. In addition to bootlegging, the gang continued to burglarize local stores and warehouses and run illegal gambling operations; they refused to traffic in prostitution unlike the South Side Gang.