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Famed crime boss James 'Whitey' Bulger arrested in Santa Monica
Los Angeles Times ^ | June 22, 2011 | None Cited

Posted on 06/22/2011 9:35:14 PM PDT by No One Special

Legendary Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger, who has been on the run for more than a decade, was arrested Wednesday in Santa Monica, multiple law enforcement sources told The Times.

Bulger, 81, has been the subject of several books and was the inspiration for "The Departed," a 2006 Martin Scorsese film staring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Jack Nicholson.

Bulger fled Boston in late 1994 as federal agents were about to arrest him in connection with 21 killings, racketeering and other crimes that spanned the early 1970s to the mid-1980s.

He was arrested by the FBI inside a building without incident, according to the sources, who asked not to be named because they were not authorized to speak on the matter. The details surrounding his arrest were unclear Wednesday night.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimesblogs.latimes.com ...


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KEYWORDS: howiecarr; mafia; santamonica; whiteybulger
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1 posted on 06/22/2011 9:35:19 PM PDT by No One Special
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To: No One Special

Unbelievable! They just started running his girlfriend’s photo and he’s caught already? About time but feels manipulative!


2 posted on 06/22/2011 9:39:00 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: GOPsterinMA; raccoonradio; Perdogg; Impy; Clintonfatigued; BlackElk

They got Whitey.


3 posted on 06/22/2011 9:40:33 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: No One Special

Whoa! Boston media just picking up on the story now. Howie Carr will have an interesting show on Thursday.


4 posted on 06/22/2011 9:44:03 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; raccoonradio

I’m stunned beyond stunned!!!

I can hear Howie Carr yodeling!!!


5 posted on 06/22/2011 9:44:22 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Perry/Bachmann 2012 - they can share hair care products.)
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To: No One Special

Is this true?

Didn’t hear anything about it on FOX today.


6 posted on 06/22/2011 9:44:49 PM PDT by Palladin (Sarah Palin in 2012!)
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To: No One Special

Just a few days after the big PR campaign. And they say there’s no such thing as bad publicity....


7 posted on 06/22/2011 9:45:04 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Member Emeritus of Vitriolics Anonymous.)
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To: No One Special

wow...wonder if he’ll spill his guts. Doubt it. But word around town for years is that doing so is the worst fear of the local PD, Boston pols and the FBI.

Big, big doings for Boston.


8 posted on 06/22/2011 9:45:21 PM PDT by warsaw44
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To: No One Special

I am surprised he was still in the US.


9 posted on 06/22/2011 9:45:59 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: GOPsterinMA; LibFreeOrDie
Howie has got to be laughing himself to death right this minute. Whats this add to book sales? 500,000 more sales?

What a scene the Bulger trial will be.

10 posted on 06/22/2011 9:47:27 PM PDT by warsaw44
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To: No One Special

Get outta here! Whoa now. They can do something right after all...besides making billy o’really look stupid.


11 posted on 06/22/2011 9:47:31 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Sarah Palin is the mirror by which evil reflects back upon itself until consumed out of existence)
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To: warsaw44

I don’t know how much will be dropped (dimed) on this. It may be big.


12 posted on 06/22/2011 9:48:22 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: originalbuckeye

I wonder if they started running the photos because they had good reasons to believe that he was in the US.


13 posted on 06/22/2011 9:49:06 PM PDT by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Obama got Whitey!.


14 posted on 06/22/2011 9:51:41 PM PDT by kaboom
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To: No One Special

You know? Its amazing how this Justice dept is rolling up the NYC mob and the Boston mob.

I dont suppose the Chicago mob could be elbowing their way into some sweet positions?

Naw....


15 posted on 06/22/2011 9:51:48 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: warsaw44

Howie’s gonna have to update his “Whitey Watch” site:

http://www.wrko.com/whitey-watch


16 posted on 06/22/2011 9:53:17 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: mylife

Not to mention the Philly mob.


17 posted on 06/22/2011 9:55:52 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: LibFreeOrDie
Can you imagine how many people in Boston right now have turned an ugly shade of gray thinking about Bulger talking?

Even those without anything to hid could be damaged by this man if he so wanted.

18 posted on 06/22/2011 9:56:04 PM PDT by warsaw44
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To: mylife

Hell, they got the White House. What more do they want ?


19 posted on 06/22/2011 9:56:49 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: warsaw44

Great point - more $$$ for Howie!

I bet Whitey’s terminally ill and “let” himself get caught for the free medical care. I wonder where his beard is?

I doubt he gets tried.


20 posted on 06/22/2011 9:58:10 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Perry/Bachmann 2012 - they can share hair care products.)
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Naw... http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2011/01/more_than_100_arrested_in_mob.html

I’m sure it’s all just good old law enforcement, or some sort of coinkydink.


21 posted on 06/22/2011 9:58:40 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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22 posted on 06/22/2011 10:02:18 PM PDT by OddLane
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To: GOPsterinMA

I wonder if they put the arm on his girlfriends sister.


23 posted on 06/22/2011 10:02:24 PM PDT by warsaw44
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To: fieldmarshaldj

They want it ALL

WTF do you think the bail outs were about?
They got set up their soldiers.

There is no way these guys aren’t involved directly with the Chicago mob.


24 posted on 06/22/2011 10:03:31 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: warsaw44

Great point!!! Is she still alive?


25 posted on 06/22/2011 10:04:11 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Perry/Bachmann 2012 - they can share hair care products.)
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To: warsaw44
Can you imagine how many people in Boston right now have turned an ugly shade of gray thinking about Bulger talking?

Oh yeah! All those pinky-ringed members of the hack-o-rama at the State House are getting urgent phone calls about now... In a state where the last 3 House Speakers have been convicted of crimes, and the FBI office was corrupt, anything is possible.

26 posted on 06/22/2011 10:05:00 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: No One Special

How did they capture him without a SWAT team shooting everything up?


27 posted on 06/22/2011 10:07:20 PM PDT by razorback-bert (Some days it's not worth chewing through the straps.)
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To: No One Special

OH NO! HOWIE GOT SCOOPED!


28 posted on 06/22/2011 10:08:01 PM PDT by TCH (DON'T BE AN "O-HOLE"! ... DEMAND YOUR STATE ENACT ITS SOVEREIGNTY !When a majority of the American)
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To: Amberdawn

IMHO the Chicago mob is running the country now.

Theres always go syndicate go betweens, but these guys are tired of what ever leverage they had, and are rolling on them.

They want all the rackets.


29 posted on 06/22/2011 10:10:33 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: GOPsterinMA
Yes. and living in a house in Quincy owned by Whitey's girlfriend. No one seemed to know who was paying the property taxes on the place though.

” like living heah in this house? Ya know your sistah’s an accessory to a murdarah ? We might have to take the house, ovah here...”

30 posted on 06/22/2011 10:12:11 PM PDT by warsaw44
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To: No One Special
I thought he might be renting the in-law suite in Abbottobad
31 posted on 06/22/2011 10:12:54 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: No One Special

Wonder if he was visiting Tom Hayden (Mr. Hanoi)?


32 posted on 06/22/2011 10:17:31 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: No One Special

The 2 mill on his head may have played a part....


33 posted on 06/22/2011 10:18:43 PM PDT by Mjaye
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To: LibFreeOrDie
Howie’s gonna have to update his “Whitey Watch” site:

Yeah, turn it into a "Waiting for the Dec 2012 zer0 pardon Whitey Watch" watch...

34 posted on 06/22/2011 10:20:38 PM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: No One Special
It will be interesting to hear the reaction of brother Billy, the Corrupt Midget, and a long-time former Mr Speakah of the Massachusetts House.
35 posted on 06/22/2011 10:22:49 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: No One Special
It's official! The FBI's 10 Most Wanted list shows Whitey as "Captured".


36 posted on 06/22/2011 10:23:38 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: No One Special
If y'all hurry, you can have the honor of updating Whitey's Wikipedia entry.


37 posted on 06/22/2011 10:26:42 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: LibFreeOrDie
And Whitey's girlfriend, Catherine Greig:


38 posted on 06/22/2011 10:28:17 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: raccoonradio

(( ping ))


39 posted on 06/22/2011 10:29:14 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: warsaw44; raccoonradio; GOPsterinMA
Howie has got to be laughing himself to death right this minute. Whats this add to book sales? 500,000 more sales?

What a scene the Bulger trial will be.

Wow, this is big news! Howie Carr's show on Thursday will be priceless...

40 posted on 06/22/2011 10:29:48 PM PDT by nutmeg
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To: nutmeg
Nutmeg!
Howie won't be able to do the show. from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM he'll be laughing so hard they'll need a fill in~!

I so hope Bulger spills his guts about everything.

41 posted on 06/22/2011 10:36:03 PM PDT by warsaw44
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To: No One Special
Whitey Bulger, second from left, early 1940s in Southie.


42 posted on 06/22/2011 10:36:45 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: No One Special; SE Mom

Hallelujah! Anxious to hear the details.


43 posted on 06/22/2011 10:39:52 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: mylife

You forgot Al Quaida. The Chicago boys are spreading wide.


44 posted on 06/22/2011 10:45:21 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: No One Special

Kill “Whitey”?


45 posted on 06/22/2011 10:50:00 PM PDT by BigCinBigD ("We hold it in our power, to begin the world anew")
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To: razorback-bert
How did they capture him without a SWAT team shooting everything up?

LOLZ! Quiet pickup for the dons. SWAT teams for the hoi poloi.

46 posted on 06/22/2011 10:57:50 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: LibFreeOrDie

Two nights ago Rachel Madcow was making fun of the FBI’s tactics employed in the search for Whitey and his girlfriend. Hah, hag, take that!


47 posted on 06/22/2011 11:04:47 PM PDT by Wallop the Cat
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Authorities probed “Whitey” Bulger sightings in L.A. area in years before arrest

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/06/authorities-probed-whitey-bulger-sightings-in-la-area-in-years-before-arrest.html


49 posted on 06/22/2011 11:36:25 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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Federal agents search Santa Monica apartment where James “Whitey” Bulger lived: http://t.co/W98vDcR

http://twitter.com/#!/LATimescitydesk


50 posted on 06/22/2011 11:41:51 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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