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By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - William M. Bulger
James "Whitey" Bulger, the feared Boston mob boss who became one of the nation's most-wanted fugitives, was convicted Monday in a string of 11 killings and other gangland crimes, many of them committed while he was said to be an FBI informant.
James "Whitey" Bulger led a charmed life until he was finally arrested in California on June 23, 2011. Mr. Bulger, the alleged former crime boss of an Irish-American crime family based in South Boston, was about to be arrested in 1995 but was tipped off and he disappeared. He was a fugitive from justice for 16 years, ranking on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives second only to Osama bin Laden.
More than 16 years after he fled Boston, former crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of participating in 19 murders and committing a host of other crimes dating back to the 1970s.
Two years earlier, William Bulger told a grand jury he did not urge his brother to surrender because he didn't "think it would be in his interest to do so."