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With the Great Depression for the 1930’s came a wave of crime. This was not the typical bootlegging from the 1920s and prohibition era with the mobs and mob leaders such as Alphonso Capone of Chicago. But this was with a new wave of crime. The notorious bank robbers. We all know of the Wild West bank robbers. For instance the James Younger gang, the Hole in the wall gang led by butch Cassidy and many others. There was a difference now. The modern day bank robber’s weren’t armed with colt single action revolvers and they most defiantly were not fleeing on hors back any more. They were now heavily armed with colt 1911 automatic pistols, 45 caliber Thompson sub machine guns and B,A,R’s browning automatic rifles. Along with their fully automatic military grade weapons they were using the auto mobile as a source of getaway. For the most part these gangsters struck in the heartland of the United States. This was where the Great Depression had a huge effect on life of the people. The civilians looked at the bank robbers as revenge on the banks. Robin Hood stories grew with tales of the gangsters giving farmers money to get out of debt and back to lively hood. The group that was determined to stop these bank robbers was the FBI, the federal bureau of investigation. This was led by J. Edgar Hoover. They were determined to put a stop to the bank robbers of the mid-west.
The famous bank robbers of the 1930s were not from the areas that they were known to have robbed. Some of the bank robbers of the 1930’s consisted of John Dillinger, Bonnie and Clyde, Pretty Boy Floyd, Machine Gun Kelly, and Baby Face Nelson. Many of these men and women had younger criminal activity. They came from all over the United States.
John Dillinger came from Indianapolis Indiana. He was known to be one of, if not the most famous bank robber of the 1930’s great depression era. In his carier of crime sprease he was in prison on 2 separate offences. When going into prison the first time he was quoted saying “I will be the meanest bastard you ever saw when I get out of here.” The second time Dillinger was in was for his robbery on the Buffton Ohio bank. He was sent to Lima prison this this is where his famous excape took place in 1933. It was an elaborate excape involving sneaking men and guns inside the prison walls. From june 1933 the Dillinger gang robbed 24 banks and 4 police stations and killing 13 lawmen. Dillinger was killed at the age of 31 in july 1934. Along with Dillinger there were others. Bonnie...

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