Monday, August 12, 2013

Whitey Guilty

You'd think we'd have shared an article from the Boston Globe, but this is what was posted on Drudge, the most important website in the world.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-whitey-bulger-20130812,0,4747173.story

Bulger's lawyers, who on the first day admitted their client was a drug dealer, extortionist and loan shark and later on described him as an "organized criminal" mounted an atypical defense, rarely directly addressing many of the charges.

Most of their efforts focused on denying prosecutors' assertion that Bulger served as an FBI informant for more than a decade, although they also denied he had killed two women, saying those murders had been the work of Flemmi.

Bulger declined to take the stand at the trial, telling U.S. District Judge Denise Casper early this month, "as far as I'm concerned ... this is a sham and do what you want with me."


This might surprise people who haven't spent much time in Boston, but there's still some Italian-Irish ill will, even among younger generations of homegrown Bostonians. The yuppies who inhabit Southie, the South End, Back Bay, Charlestown, etc. might find it hard to believe. A lot of it is due to the influence of the ethnic gangs in the city's culture and identity.