LET THE FACTS DO THE TALKING
If Dillinger were alive today he would be age 99 on his birthday June 22,2001. Sure there has always been doubt that the FBI killed the right man by those who knew him best in his hometown.
And sure it is highly possible that Dillinger could very well be alive. Wouldn't that be something to hear Johnnie himself tell his story? I'm sure he would have a very interesting story to tell. I think we can figure out why the FBI wanted to silence Dillinger forever, execution style.
This wanted poster was purchased at an auction and sold as an original, however many historians claim it is a fake or a replica, something probably found in a pods storage unit but not an original poster.
It was said that Dillinger had the fastest mind, and the slowest gun in the Midwest
IT'S TRUE WE CAN'T CHANGE THE PAST, BUT WE CAN BRING FORTH THE TRUTH.
HISTORY IS NOT ABOUT GOOD OR BAD, IT IS ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED
John Dillinger was found guilty of murder long before he was arrested and brought to trial for the crime. Proscutor Robert Estill wnted Dillinger to die in the electric chair which would give his career a big boost. These blood thirsty career seekers didn't care if Dillinger was innocent of the charges, they only cared how famous the condemned outlaw could make them. Estill would succeed in using Dillinger to get the fame he much wanted, but his glory would backfire on him. When Dillinger escaped from Crown Point, Estill's career was over. Whenever J.Edgar Hoover would announce to the press that an outlaw was guilty, the accused no longer needed a trial because the verdict was in.
THE DILLINGER DAYS
It didn't work and the Pierpont gang became the Dillinger gang in headlines around the world. If Pierpont hadn't been captured in Tucson, Arizona he would had eventually became Enemy Number One. The Pierpont gang would have made a big splash.
The Pierpont Gang
He knew Dillinger would be the first one of the group up for parole and a escape plan was initiated. Once on the outside Dillinger would rob a series of banks provided by Pierpont to finance the escape. Pierpont taught Dillinger the In's and Out's of bank robbery and he learned well.
Left: Newspaper photo courtesy of Paul Rosa