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Whitey Bulger

America's Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice
Cullen, Kevin (Book - 2013)
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This unforgettable narrative follows the astonishing career and epic manhunt for Whitey Bulger -- a gangster whose life was more sensational than fiction.
Authors: Cullen, Kevin, Journalist
Title: Whitey Bulger
America's most wanted gangster and the manhunt that brought him to justice
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: [ix], 478 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Summary: This unforgettable narrative follows the astonishing career and epic manhunt for Whitey Bulger -- a gangster whose life was more sensational than fiction.
Additional Contributors: Murphy, Shelley
ISBN: 9780393087727
0393087727
Branch Call Number: 364.1092 CULLEN
Statement of Responsibility: Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Bulger, Whitey, 1929- Gangsters Massachusetts Boston Biography Fugitives from justice United States Biography Organized crime Massachusetts Boston Case studies
Topical Term: Gangsters
Fugitives from justice
Organized crime
LCCN: 2012050752
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Jun 19, 2013
  • binational rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Reads like a novel. The FBI's role in aiding and abetting this serial murderer is a tale of shame that continues to unravel to this day. The FBI is trying to cast this as a case of "one bad apple," but the corruption extended not just to the agent linked to Bulger, but to the Boston bureau chief and others. Only by the FBI accepting - or being forced to accept - full responsibility, will there be any effective deterrent to further corruption. Powerful police agencies need to be accountable.

Steve Flemmi; (Bulger's companion and also a murderer) I knew him in grade school in Boston (Roxbury)
he was never a bully in my experience, but no one messed with Steve; I lost track of him after the 8th grade. He was very handsome, and the girls and teachers were mad about him.
He is one of those people that I
would not have expected to end up this way. He did me a favor once, saved me from getting beat up badly. I thought his name was Flemming, not Flemmi, but it's the same person.
John McWilliams

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May 28, 2013
  • SEBoiko rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Connolly insisted to other agents, and even to his supervisors, Morris and Ring, that Whitey and Flemmi were to be treated not as criminals but, as he put it, associates.

May 28, 2013
  • SEBoiko rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The war against organized crime in Boston was reaching its climax; and through it all, the FBI and the state police were at war with each other.

May 21, 2013
  • SEBoiko rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Whitey was able to cement his power precisely because the FBI considered the Mafia the only worth while organized crime target for law enforcement.

May 21, 2013
  • SEBoiko rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

For the FBI, Whitey Bulger the fugitive was Public Embarrassment Number One.

May 13, 2013
  • SEBoiko rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

How could he and Whitey be guilty of the crimes the federal government had charged them with? They had committed those crimes with the permission of the FBI.

May 13, 2013
  • SEBoiko rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

As the clerk magistrate of Boston Juvenile Court, Jack Bulger was a sworn officer or the court. But he didn't hesitate to break the law to help his fugitive brother.

May 13, 2013
  • SEBoiko rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

But Bill Bulger's loyalty to his brother trumped any obligation he might have felt to either the FBI or the public good in general.

May 13, 2013
  • SEBoiko rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The FBI had been "looking" for John Martorano for sixteen years. The Massachusetts State Police found him in less than a day.

May 13, 2013
  • SEBoiko rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Bulger loyalists, many owing their jobs to Bill Bulger, clung to the myth that Whitey made their streets safer.

May 13, 2013
  • SEBoiko rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The resulting propaganda, showing the IRA in bed with Boston criminals, could be much more damaging then losing seven tons of weapons.

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