Season 7 EP11: Saint Valentines Day Massacre


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The gang war in Chicago reached its conclusion with the murder of seven men in the SMC Cartage Co. garage on Feb. 14, 1929. This calculated mass murder was said to be orchestrated by one of the most powerful mobsters in the United States, Al ‘Scarface’ Capone as a way to showcase his dominance of the Chicago mob scene. The seven men were members of Capone’s rival gang the North Side Chicago Gang run by Irish mobster George ‘Bugs’ Moran. The two mobsters battled it out on the streets of Chicago for control of the illegal activity that fueled the underbelly of Chicago. But who was Capone and Moran and why did they start the turf war in the first place? And how does the sale of illegal alcohol fuel the machine that was the illegal gangs of Chicago?