Current Event Cat of the Day: A Hands-On Killer

Current Event Cat - Hands-on Killer

Notorious Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger’s trial kicked off on Wednesday with a prosecutor describing him as a “hands-on killer”.

The “hands-on killer” spent nearly two decades on the run from US authorities after leading Boston’s Winter Hill Gang in the 1980s. Bulger, now 83, is charged with murder in the killings of 19 people as well as running crime schemes and corrupting officials. Bulger, who was arrested in 2011 in Santa Monica, is pleading not guilty.

But the prosecutors aren’t buying it. They say Bulger terrorized South Boston in the 80s and have a 700-page file to prove it.

“It’s a case about organized crime, public corruption and all sorts of illegal activities ranging from extortion to drug dealing to money laundering, to possession of machine guns to murder,” Assistant US Attorney Brian Kelly told the court.

“While he started out as just one member of the enterprise, eventually he took control. He became the leader.

“And he was no ordinary leader because he did the dirty work himself. He was a hands-on killer.”

Bulger is also accused of being an informant, providing authorities with tips about a rival gang, the New England Mob and paying off law enforcement officials to protect him and to alert him to impending wiretaps, surveillance efforts and indictments. But Bulger used the old Irish defense. His attorney, J.W Carney, told the court this:

“Number one, James Bulger is of Irish descent,” J.W. Carney said. “And the worst thing an Irish person could consider doing is becoming an informant.”

Case closed. Except the trial is expected to last up to three months – and reveal some juicy details about the mob and FBI corruption.

Via: Current Event Cats & CNN

4 Responses to “Current Event Cat of the Day: A Hands-On Killer”

  1. Randall Gilling
    June 13, 2013 at 1:31 pm #

    Amazing. This looks just like jack nicholson in The Departed.

    • ReaganPlusCats
      June 13, 2013 at 1:38 pm #

      Fun fact: Bulger was an inspiration for the gangster played by Jack Nicholson in The Departed.

  2. kevin
    August 14, 2014 at 4:22 pm #

    This site is for muslum faggots. I’m glad I own guns so I can shoot liberal niggers and muslums 🙂 peace

    • ReaganPlusCats
      August 14, 2014 at 5:07 pm #

      Calm down there Kevin…

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