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Episode Two | Whitey Bulger: Lock In A Sock



One of the most notorious gangsters in US history, James J. "Whitey" Bulger, Jr ruled the streets of Boston with an iron fist. He was the ruthless leader of the Winter Hill Gang. Murder Kingpin. The stacked jack of death. In early 1995, when he was about to be indicted on Federal charges for decades of misdeeds, Whitey Bulger fled Boston for good. It took 16 years for his capture. It is believed that the Boston FBI didn't want to find him. I sometimes believe that is true. In 1999, four years into his fugitive status, he was added to the FBI's Most Wanted List.


I speak to Dave Wedge, co-author of Hunting Whitey (by Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge) on their research for the book, Whitey's life on the run, and his brutal death in prison.


See photos on the gallery page




Resource material


Hunting Whitey, by Casey Sherman and David Wedge, 2020


New York Post - How the FBI Found Whitey Bulger

https://nypost.com/2020/05/23/how-the-fbi-tracked-down-whitey-bulger-after-16-years/


NBC News - Most wanted

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/whitey-bulger-was-fixture-fbi-s-most-wanted-list-good-n926371


New York Times - Bulger’s murder victims https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/06/12/us/bulger-trial-victims.html


Boston Herald on Kevin Weeks https://www.bostonherald.com/2013/07/10/whitey-bulger-ex-protege-erupt-in-courtroom/ The Atlantic https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/03/the-boston-busing-crisis-was-never-intended-to-work/474264 Boston Globe http://archive.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2001/04/22/bulger_linked_to_70s_antibusing_attacks


Alcatraz History: https://www.alcatrazhistory.com/bulger.htm

RICO: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racketeer_Influenced_and_Corrupt_Organizations_Act

Atlanta: https://www.bop.gov/locations/institutions/atl/

Timeline: https://www.cnn.com/2013/06/12/us/whitey-bulger-fast-facts/index.html


OZY: In Whitey’s Words -

https://www.ozy.com/true-and-stories/whitey-bulger-i-was-a-guinea-pig-for-cia-drug-experiments/76409


Bad Boston Summer -

https://www.ozy.com/true-and-stories/the-summer-boston-roiled-with-racial-tension-and-mob-violence/90040


WBUR - Boston busing

https://www.wbur.org/news/2012/03/30/boston-busing-crisis History.com - Boston busing

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/violence-in-boston-over-racial-busing


Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_desegregation_busing_crisis


Hartford Courant - World Jai Alai

https://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-xpm-1997-11-09-9711070702-story.html


Boston Globe archive, 2001 - Bulger linked to '70s anti busing attacks

http://archive.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2001/04/22/bulger_linked_to_70s_antibusing_attack


Boston.com - FBI agent John Morris

https://www.boston.com/culture/movies/2015/09/18/disgraced-fbi-agent-john-morris-gets-off-really-easy-in-black-mass


Web archive Most Wanted

https://web.archive.org/web/20090901184517/http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/topten/fugitives/bulger.htm


Reuters: Bodies Buried on Beaches https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-crime-bulger-idUSBRE96A0S620130711


Boston Globe - Whitey’s son

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2010/01/24/archive-whiteybulger-son/k3wVG5kkSjozz4R5koz77J/story.html


CBS Boston - Bulger crime timeline

https://boston.cbslocal.com/2011/06/23/whitey-bulger-timeline-a-life-of-crime


Boston Globe - Kevin Weeks, the Lookout

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/07/08/kevin-weeks-expected-testify-today-against-his-former-mentor-james-whitey-bulger/0j279BpIwogsIeY5V1FGzI/story.html


Reuters - Deborah Hussey murder https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-crime-bulger-idUSBRE96L0LX20130722


The Boston Globe - Deborah Hussey's death https://www.bostonherald.com/2013/07/22/flemmi-i-regret-deborah-husseys-demise/


NECN - Debra Davis murder

https://www.necn.com/news/local/_necn__a_closer_look_at_alleged_bulger_victim_debra_davis_necn/1914190/

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/ill-take-care-it-whitey-bulger-strangled-boston-woman-ex-flna6C10689357


Boston.com - Whitey Bulger was a pedophile who took 16-year-old girl to Mexico, says former right-hand man Flemmi

https://www.boston.com/uncategorized/noprimarytagmatch/2013/07/23/whitey-bulger-was-a-pedophile-who-took-16-year-old-girl-to-mexico-says-former-right-hand-man-flemmi


FBI.gov - La Cosa Nostra

https://www.fbi.gov/investigate/organized-crime/history-of-la-cosa-nostra


Patriot Ledger - Debra Davis’ family gets a settlement

https://www.patriotledger.com/article/20090918/NEWS/309189553


RealEstate.Boston.com - The Haunty To Be Demolished http://realestate.boston.com/news/2019/12/17/demolition-south-boston-home-whitey-bulger-can-proceed-officials-say


Zillow - 799 E 3rd St, South Boston https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/799-E-3rd-St-South-Boston-MA-02127/59151953_zpid


Los Angeles Times - Whitey Bulger strangled Deborah Hussey

https://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-whitey-bulger-flemmi-stepdaughter-strangled-20130722-story.html

WCVB Channel 5 Boston - Bulger Faces Murder Charge 30 Years After The Death Of Debra Davis https://www.wcvb.com/article/debra-davis/8165682#


GQ - Jai Alai

https://www.gq.com.au/fitness/sport/inside-the-weird-wild-dangerous-world-of-jai-alai/news-story/d440b84593880cbb96b1788cfb531b31

Independent, UK - Stevie Flemmi and Debra Davis

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/beauty-and-the-boss-90083.html NBC Los Angeles - Inside their Santa Monica apartment

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/james-whitey-bulger-secret-life-fugitive-documents-evidence/1925441/



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