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Bulger, guilty in 11 murders, will appeal
Boston Herald ^ | August 12, 2013 | Laurel J. Sweet and Matt Stout

Posted on 08/12/2013 4:30:26 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

James J. “Whitey” Bulger has been found guilty of racketeering, conspiracy and 11 murders in a split verdict, and his lawyers say he plans to appeal.

The indictment accused Bulger of the gangland murders of 19 men and women between 1973 and 1985, money laundering, extortion, drug distribution and illegal firearms possession.

He was convicted on two racketeering counts, 11 murders, 3 counts of conspiracy to commit murder, seven extortion counts, one drug count and six money laundering counts.

(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: boston; bulger; crime; crimes; murders; stoolpigeon; trial; whitey

1 posted on 08/12/2013 4:30:26 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

They finally got Whitey.

Don’t spose this will be enough to satisfy Sharpton?


2 posted on 08/12/2013 4:31:14 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Problem is, these daze, Bolger is not Islamist nor "black" (nor a large 'Rat donor).

IOW, he's screwed.

3 posted on 08/12/2013 4:32:26 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: cripplecreek
LOL.

Even with "getting Whitey", that (to be nuanced) colored guy H0lder is NOT going to be satisfied (until the whole of American resembles the compound at Waco).....

4 posted on 08/12/2013 4:34:47 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: ConservativeStatement

What’s the point of warehousing Whitey, bedding him, feeding him and giving him cable television.

Release him in D. C. with a mission.

Wasting talent is so wasteful.


5 posted on 08/12/2013 4:35:07 PM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Thank goodness for this jury!


6 posted on 08/12/2013 4:35:35 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Paladin2
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7 posted on 08/12/2013 4:36:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I feel for the folks whose loved ones didn’t get justice today. A couple of really painful quotes in the story from family members.


8 posted on 08/12/2013 4:37:25 PM PDT by DemforBush (Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

What most people don’t know is that appeals are based purely on points of LAW, not “I don’t like the verdict.”

They are extremely technical and have to do with inclusion/exclusion of evidence, objections, jury instructions, etc.

The high-water mark for appeals is 15% that are ever heard and only about 10-15% of those are overturned (what judge will say another of his brothers screwed up?)

His life will run out long before a single appeal even sees the light of day.


9 posted on 08/12/2013 4:41:50 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ("Task" is a noun. "Ask" is a verb. "Disconnect" is a noun. "Data" is a plural-not collective-noun.)
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To: DemforBush

I’m all in favor of keel-hauling followed by being drawn and quartered for certain “outstanding” individuals.


10 posted on 08/12/2013 4:43:51 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: ConservativeStatement
My aunt,who along with my Dad and their siblings,grew up in Southie (where Whitey was from) used to idolize Billy Bulger because of his education and erudition (among other things).Until the day she died I tried to convince her that they were both the worst kind of crooks.I failed miserably.To the day she died she thought Billy was God.

For non-Bostonians...Billy was Whitey's brother and was a real,real big deal here in Massachusetts politics (Rat politics,of course) for decades.

11 posted on 08/12/2013 4:44:16 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama Had A City It Would Look Like Detroit)
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To: Paladin2
Problem is, these daze, Bolger is not Islamist nor "black" (nor a large 'Rat donor).

I think he's bisexual.

12 posted on 08/12/2013 4:47:57 PM PDT by fso301
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To: fso301
LGBT is gud enoff.

Not Guilty.

13 posted on 08/12/2013 4:52:32 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: ConservativeStatement

Cheer up Whitey! You’ll likely die in prison , but you still have a reserved seat in the Kennedy section of Hell


14 posted on 08/12/2013 5:14:22 PM PDT by Figment
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To: ConservativeStatement

If so; bye bye immigration reform and Obamacare individual mandate.


15 posted on 08/12/2013 5:19:22 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Fight the culture of nothing.)
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To: Paladin2

He deserves the pair of pliers and a blowtorch treatment.


16 posted on 08/12/2013 5:20:22 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ConservativeStatement

Nature abhors a vacuum. Since organized crime has been largely demolished, something had to fill the void.

Enter the Democratic Party.

I don’t know about you, but I feel better with the Mafia running the unions than the Democrats.


17 posted on 08/12/2013 5:28:09 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: Dr.Deth
It's definitely better to have a 'rat like RFK chasing 'em.

(One level removed from political power ).

18 posted on 08/12/2013 5:30:54 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: ConservativeStatement

Supposedly he said he didn’t get a fair trial. But his attorney said Bulger was happy with the verdict.


19 posted on 08/12/2013 5:43:34 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I had to really laugh at this. The MSM whores were really talking this up .... they got Whitey. Who did they interview? Convicted murderers who walked after a few months in prison for testimony against Bulger. Well, how about the FBI agents? One was convicted and the rest served until retirement with promotions of course.


20 posted on 08/12/2013 7:35:49 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (The only growth industries left under Progressives are government and poverty.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Think they’ll let him out on bail during the appeal? (joke)


21 posted on 08/12/2013 8:51:09 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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