First, Capone's lack of tolerance for authority and people who didn't respect him was obvious from a young age. In sixth grade a female teacher called Capone a dago and slapped him during a argument in class, which angered Capone to the point were he punched the female teacher in the face breaking her nose (Al Capone:Scarface). After the incident the Capone family moved to a new neighborhood, where Capone would meet the man that would help change his life forever. Johnny Torrio was at the time the most successful and respected gangster in New York and his headquarters was located across the street from the Capone's new house (Bergreen pg. 26). Torrio instantly became Capone's new role model; Capone even got a job running small errands for Torrio and his crew. Capone spent every waking moment with the Torrio organization, which in way served as his new educational system, seeing as he no longer attended regular school. After a few years Torrio moved to Chicago but Capone would soon find a new influence to further his street education. Before moving Torrio got Capone a job as a bartender slash bouncer for Frankie Yale, which is where he would earn the nickname Scarface after a late night scuffle left him with three knife cuts on his face (Al Capone:Scarface). It didn't take long before Yale was impress...
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...ople thing that Al Capone just went around murdering and toreturing people for the hell of it but the truth is he only harmed people that tried to do harm to him or harm the people he cared about. I'm sure Al Capone could have found a happy life doing something else but from the very start of his life he was never given a fair deal so he took the only real education he ever got and made himself into an American legend
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