By Howie Carr | [email protected] | Boston HeraldPUBLISHED: December 10, 2018 at 4:13 pm | UPDATED: December 11, 2018 at 9:09 am The only surprise is that it took the greedy Bulger clan six whole weeks to announce that they are suing the feds – in other words, us – for the “wrongful death” of their beloved serial-killing, coke-dealing, extorting Uncle Jimmy. How much more of our money do these shiftless, rotten hacks need? If they’re so hard up for cash, why don’t they go out and get real jobs, like the rest of us. I hear the Post Office is hiring. The suit against the Bureau of Prisons will be filed on behalf of the family. Whitey’s closest survivor, I suppose, is his younger brother Billy, the Corrupt Midget. Well, the CM can certainly use the money – his current state pension is a mere $201,266 a year. He’s been grabbing that kiss in the mail since 2003. I don’t have room to list all the other Bulger family … [Read more...] about Howie Carr: Greedy Bulgers looking to cash in … again
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Kevin Cullen December 10, 2018 As the estate of James “Whitey” Bulger prepares to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the federal government, you can almost taste the irony.Whitey Bulger died as a guest of the nation, beaten to death in prison as mercilessly as he tortured some of his victims. And while it was perfectly understandable, if not exactly admirable, for many people, especially the survivors of his victims, to feel he got what he deserved, seeing Bulger’s demise as some form of brutal, poetic justice should not diminish the imperative that this question be answered: Why he was in a position to be murdered in the first place?It is frankly scandalous that Bulger’s medical classification was unilaterally changed so that he could be transferred from a prison in Florida where he was relatively safe to one in West Virginia where he plainly was … [Read more...] about The final irony: By being murdered, Whitey Bulger may help compensate his victims
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Shelley Murphy Globe Staff November 29, 2018 Prison authorities claimed James “Whitey” Bulger’s health had improved dramatically before they sent him to the West Virginia prison where he was murdered last month, brutally beaten by inmates just hours after he arrived. But the gangster’s own words, like a voice from beyond the grave, tell a different story.In a series of letters written over the past several years to a former convict who, like Bulger, served time at the Alcatraz penitentiary, the ex-South Boston crime boss described a litany of worsening health problems that included several heart attacks and blackouts. Advertisement “Could barely breath [sic] pain so bad couldn’t think too straight,” Bulger wrote from his cell at the US Penitentiary Coleman 2 in Florida in the early hours of July 10, 2017, describing an … [Read more...] about ‘Whitey’ Bulger wished for ‘peaceful death,’ prison letters say
An unusual murder mystery is playing out inside the Hazelton penitentiary in West Virginia. The prime suspects — inmates — are already locked up. The victim was an aging mobster, someone plenty of people had reason to want dead. But how James (Whitey) Bulger, the crime boss and law enforcement informant from Boston, came to be murdered just a few hours after arriving at Hazelton is still a puzzle. Among the questions investigators are trying to answer, according to interviews with more than a dozen Federal Bureau of Prisons employees, lawyers with clients inside and relatives of inmates, are these: Of at least four men sent to solitary confinement following the attack, which ones beat him to death? Why was Bulger, a notorious informant in frail health, placed with other inmates in the general population? And how did Bulger come to be transferred to Hazelton to begin with? Bulger, who infamously yanked the teeth out of his murder victims to thwart identification, was … [Read more...] about Who wanted Whitey Bulger dead? Better question: Who didn’t?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Shelley Murphy and Kevin Cullen Globe Staff November 07, 2018 Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger’s medical classification was suddenly and inexplicably changed to suggest his health had improved, leading to his transfer to the West Virginia prison where he was murdered last week, US Bureau of Prisons records show.Two organized crime figures from Massachusetts suspected of killing Bulger have been placed in isolation at the US Penitentiary Hazelton while federal investigators work to build a case against them. But investigators are also trying to figure out why Bulger, a frail 89-year-old who was confined to a wheelchair, was transferred from the US Penitentiary Coleman II in Florida to a prison where he had access to more limited medical care despite his advancing age and declining health.A Bureau of Prisons official who is familiar with … [Read more...] about James ‘Whitey’ Bulger: Change in medical classification led to transfer from Fla. prison