Here’s one case where quick execution is the right thing to do in every way.
A prosecutor called James “Whitey” Bulger a “little sociopath” Wednesday as he urged a judge to sentence the infamous South Boston gangster to life in prison, but Bulger himself declined to speak.
Whitey Bulger will learn this week — how much time he’ll spend in prison.
For the families of 11 murder victims, the conviction of gangster James “Whitey” Bulger brought some sense of justice after decades of frustration. But for others, the jury’s decision was yet another denial of the peace they have long sought.
It’s a lesson in the danger of glorifying thugs, swallowing fraudulent Robin Hood stories, and valuing neighborhood or ethnic or even family ties over basic human decency.
Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to sentence Whitey Bulger to two consecutive life sentences, plus five years, saying he is “one of the most violent and despicable criminals in Boston history.”
Federal prosecutors say relatives of all 19 people gangster James “Whitey” Bulger was charged with killing should be allowed to speak at his sentencing hearing.
Prosecutors have told a judge that concerns that prosecutors will secretly seize assets of gangster James “Whitey” Bulger are unfounded.
South Boston lawyer Daniel Rull claimed that, as far as he knew, the deals he handled for Bulger were legal transactions.
The family of a woman murdered in the 1980s is asking a judge to appoint a special investigator to look into money and other property connected to crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger and his associates, so those assets can be distributed to victims.