Legendary Boston gang boss faces trial

lehr_richardUSA Today
Dick Lehr, College of Communication

Once the feared titan of Boston’s old Irish mob who ruled the tough side of town with thuggish impunity, James “Whitey” Bulger goes in front of a jury this week to face the reckoning he ran from a decade and a half ago…

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“Sure, Whitey Bulger is on trial, a compelling and significant crime figure. But the FBI is also on trial. You cannot mention Whitey Bulger without in the same breath talking about the FBI. It wasn’t a single case. … It was a way of life for a couple decades.”

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