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'Capones' a slap at Italian-Americans

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'Capones' a slap at Italian-Americans

Why you should play up "The Capones" (Jan. 28) just serves to drive another nail in the coffin of the credibility and accomplishments of Italian-Americans.

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As for crime attributable to Italian-Americans, our 5th largest group? It is less than one tenth of 1 percent but exclusively 100 percent in popular culture. Al Capone does not speak for Italian-American accomplishments.

Al Capone was created by our own government when they sought the women's vote well knowing it was not the right thing to do by passing the Dry Act. Al Capone came along and gave the people what they wanted, aided and abetted by Chicago's City Hall and Police Department.

Missing from history books and media reporting is that the FBI was started up by an Italian-American (Bonaparte) but where is Hollywood or the press on such a movie or story?

Walter Santi

Bloomingdale

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