When three Massachusetts high school students wrote to crime leader James "Whitey" Bulger in jail—where he's serving two life sentences (plus five years) for racketeering, money laundering, extortion, and murdering 11 people— they weren't sure if he'd write back. But he did, and the tone of his letter surprised...
James "Whitey" Bulger, the South Boston mobster who spent years on the run and was convicted of participating in 11 murders, wrote an apparent confession letter to three Massachusetts high school students from his Florida jail cell, the Boston Globe reported on Sunday. Show More Summary
The Boston Globe had a story this weekend on three high schoolers who were building a website about former fugitive Whitey Bulger for a National History Day competition on leadership. They wrote a letter to the 85-year-old — who is currently serving two life sentences for murder conspiracy and racketeering in... More »
"If you want to make crime pay, go to law school"
When one thinks of leadership, James “Whitey” Bulger does not necessarily hit the top of the list, but three teen girls who were working on a leadership project decided to reach out to the notorious criminal. Brittany Tainish, Mollykate...Show More Summary
James “Whitey” Bulger, the Boston crime boss who was the inspiration for Jack Nicholson’s Frank Costello in The Departed, wrote three teens through their school’s leadership program and no, this is not a joke. Read more...
Three teens have a piece of "most wanted" history, and a rare look into the mind of a legendary crime boss, thanks to a class project
Whitey Bulger is finding the pen mightier than the sword. The convicted mob boss wrote a letter to three teen girls doing a school project.
Whitey Bulger seems to regret his criminal ways. In a letter to teens, the former Boston mob boss said that his life was “wasted” and “spent foolishly”. He advised the three girls that there was only one way to truly make crime pay — Law school. Show More Summary
New York Times, Jailed Crime Boss’s Tip to Students: Go to Law School: James (Whitey) Bulger, the former Boston crime boss, has offered advice for three high school girls who wrote to him for a history project: Crime does not pay. Mr. Bulger sent the handwritten letter, dated Feb. 24,...
Some people still remember to honor the old ways, as reported by the Boston Globe: James “Whitey” Bulger showed no mercy to the people he tortured and killed. He refused to get on his knees when captured after more than a decade on the run because he didn’t want to get his pants dirty. And [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.
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James “Whitey” Bulger, convicted murderer and Boston mob figure, has shown a new regretful side of himself in a letter to three high school students. The students wrote to Bulger after choosing him as the subject of a National History Day competition on the subject of leaders, The Boston Globe reports. Show More Summary
James "Whitey" Bulger, mobster and convicted murderer, has a simple message for the younger generation: Don't waste your life. In a letter penned in February, Bulger told three teens working on a project at a high school in Lakeville,...Show More Summary
Currently serving two consecutive life sentences for his crimes, Whitey Bulger wrote to three teenagers about his regrets.
Former mob boss and fugitive James "Whitey" Bulger's appeal for his conviction of participating in 11 murders has been scheduled for July 27 in Boston, according to local media. The notorious mobster currently is serving a life sentence...Show More Summary
Warner Bros. Pictures has unleashed an official trailer for Black Mass. The video embedded above offers glimpses of Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger; this character is based on the real-life criminal who was one of the most wanted gangsters...Show More Summary
The first trailer for "Black Mass" revealed the danger of sharing family recipes, and the second trailer -- released over Memorial Day weekend -- showcases Johnny Depp's Whitey Bulger making more speeches, killing more people, and charming...Show More Summary
Johnny Depp is gangster Whitey Bulger in the crime drama that also stars Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon and Dakota Johnson,
The first trailer for Black Mass—director Scott Cooper’s film about mobster Whitey Bulger that stars Johnny Depp—played up the fact that if you take away the wacky hats and makeup, Depp is actually a talented actor. He intimidated some...Show More Summary