thewestside wrote:[This is actually a good example of your overall problem Johnny. You've read about the Chicago mob during the Capone years. But you've read nothing on it afterwards.
So you really have no frame of reference to make comparisons. So you simply have to go on assumptions. It's the same thing you do with Albanian organized crime. You read about it but very little about any other type. So you have no frame of reference to make comparisons and simply have to go on assumptions. This is exactly what gets you in over your head in argument after argument. You come in knowing only part of the story and end up looking ridiculous when you make claims that aren't true.
as long as you believe this. it's half true already, keep going champ. you're a real winner
What is your reasoning for the Outfit losing "much" power after Capone and Prohibition went away? Don't just give us your assumptions. Give us some actual evidence or examples.
it should be obvious that after prohibition went away, the outfit lost power. it was it's mainstream business. it's like saying is chrysler lost the 300 this year, their sales would not plummet. this is why i've told you the oufit expanding gambling is of no significance. because bootlegging died out, they were forced to strengthen their grip on other rackets.
To answer this question I had to dig out all of them. Many which I haven't read in some time. I have books that cover Capone directly and ones that cover him indirectly, as they are more about the Outfit in general or his successors. Of the ones that cover him as the main topic, I have four. Of the ones that cover him as part of the more general subject of the Outfit, I have over a dozen.
i didn't ask you how many books you have that are directly or indirectly about al capone. i asked how many of them have you read. this is our main problem, mis-communication. mostly due to you not listening or going off on some rant.