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Al Capone… Ruthless?
Thanks for visiting CaponeFanClub.com. We’ve had a few people come onto this site and ask us why we would build a website about Al Capone, an alleged ruthless murderer and call it a fan club. Well, to be honest we really don’t feel that any other human being in the world concerned with self preservation would have acted any differently than Al Capone did in his time.
The fact of the matter is that Al Capone would have preferred to have done business amicably with his rivals. Unfortunately his rivals happened to be greedy and unreasonable individuals who committed murderous acts against Al Capone’s people in the fight over control of liquor sales territories. Since he was not able to seek protection from the authorities due to the nature of his business, he, like any reasonable person in the same situation, took matters into his own hands.
Some people argue that the nature of the business that Al Capone was engaged in was illegal and that he was greedy and a ruthless businessman. The fact is that the government made illegal something that should not have been illegal. Al Capone subsequently became the pioneer in bootlegging operations as a result. Other gangs caught on and wanted to steal the business he had worked to establish, relative to providing alcoholic beverages to the public.
The next time you enjoy a cold beer or mixed drink, you can thank Al Capone for his defiance and perseverance during prohibition. It certainly had a great influence on the eventual repeal of prohibition. The next time you buy a gallon of milk for your family and you check the date to make sure it’s safe to drink, you can definitely thank Al Capone for that. It is reported in some of his biographies that he used his influence in the Chicago city council to have an ordinance enacted that required the inclusion of an expiration date on dairy products.