31st Dec, 2008 - 8:44pm
I recall this case very well. I was devastated for weeks because of many factors: 1. James was a toddler 2. His killers were two kids 3. James was alive and traveling with his murderers for a long time (His murder could have been avoided) and even though adults saw them and even interacted with them did not call the police or try to intervene in any way. His killers were released in 2001 after serving only 8 years of their life-time prison sentence.
International Level: Politics 101 / Political Participation: 9 0.9%
Boston gangster James 'Whitey' Bulger killed in prison
James "Whitey" Bulger, the notorious and much-feared former Boston mob boss, was killed Tuesday morning at the United States Penitentiary Hazelton in Bruceton Mills, West Virginia, multiple officials told CNN.
Bulger, 89, who had eluded federal authorities for more than 16 years before his arrest in June 2011, was serving a life sentence for a litany of crimes, including his role in 11 murders. Ref. CNN.
He was a terrible man. Its surprising that he lasted as long as he did but its interesting to note that there hasn't been a disclosure yet about how he was killed.
International Level: New Activist / Political Participation: 16 1.6%
3 men, including Mafia hitman, charged in 2018 prison killing of Boston crime boss Whitey Bulger. The charges against Fotios “Freddy” Geas, Paul J. DeCologero and Sean McKinnon come nearly four years after Bulger’s killing, which raised questions about why the known “snitch” was placed in the general population instead of more protective housing. The men were charged with conspiracy to commit first degree murder. Source 6j.