|The grisly scene inside the SMC Cartage Company after gunmen |
dressed as policemen mowed down members of the Moran gang.
(Chicago Tribune / February 14, 1929)
|Prohibition & Speakeasies|
With one ruthless stroke, Al Capone assumes undisputed leadership of Chicago crime.
George "Bugs" Moran was on his way to the garage in Chicago at the time of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre; he missed getting killed by minutes. A few days later, he told reporters "Only Capone kills like that." Reached at his Florida home for comment on the murders, Capone offered his own opinion: "The only man who kills like that is Bugs Moran."
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