Why should we care that Whitey Bulger was murdered inside prison?

By Josh Resnek

Many Everett resident’s read crime novels, watch true crime television series, and pay close attention to crime in general.

So it comes as no surprise that many local people have commented about the news that a federal investigation into the death of gangster and serial murderer Whitey Bulger reveals that he should not have been killed inside prison twelve hours after he was transferred.

The expression that justice is swift takes on new meaning with Bulger’s timely or untimely death, however you choose to look at it.

The government investigation keyed in on the reasons he was killed inside prison.

The investigation revealed, according to the Justice Department, that nearly everyone inside the prison he was transferred to as well as those inside the prison he was transferred from, knew about the transfer before it was made.

What does this mean?

It means that Bulger’s death sentence was passed long before he was transferred and was carried out only hours after the change of prison was made.

The question is why does this matter?

Well, the FBI was manipulated and controlled by Bulger and his henchmen.

The disgraced leader of the Bulger crowd for the FBI in the Boston office was former agent John Connolly.

Bulger was allowed carte blanche in his criminal enterprises by Connolly and the FBI’s Boston office to presumably allow the FBI into the vortex of his crime syndicate.

This turned out to be one of the most egregious examples of the FBI’s complicity in crime and murder ever reported when all was said and done.

Connolly was sentenced to 40 years in jail. He was released in 2021 because of his declining health. He is now 82.

When Bulger was set for transfer long after being caught and jailed, inmates apparently placed bets on how long “Whitey” would survive in prison.

Why didn’t officials know of the risk, the Boston Globe asked in a recent story?

Officials knew of the risk.

Officials tended not to care – and there is really a great deal to be said about this.

On the other hand, government officials turning their heads and allowing for Bulger to be murdered, or at least aiding in the effort, is a likely manifestation of the government not wishing to have Bulger talking anymore about his relationship with the FBI because it would be too damaging to what was left of the reputation of the FBI Boston’s office.

Many people who do not believe in the death penalty tacitly approved of Whitey’s death at the hands of convicted murderers inside the jail he was transferred to.

They felt it was fitting that the law of the jungle served justice in this instance.

And maybe it did.

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