Mobster 'Whitey' Bulger's Arrest and the Mitt Romney Connection

Notorious mobster James "Whitey" Bulger, now 81, got away with murder - at least 19 alleged killings during his years in the 'Irish' mob in South Boston in the 1970s to mid-1980s. And one of the Bay State's most prominent Democrats almost certainly helped Bulger - on the run since 1974 -- evade capture for so long. Therein lies a story about how Massachusetts Republican Gov. Mitt Romey stood up to that Democrat - Bulger's brother Billy: He was a major player in the Bay State's Democratic political machine and president of the University of Massachusetts. Soon after the FBI captured Bulger in Santa Monica on Wednesday, Romney spoke out about Bulger's arrest, saying in a statement: "I hope the capture of Whitey Bulger brings some measure of relief to the families of his numerous victims. It brings to a close a sad and sordid chapter in recent Massachusetts history." Indeed, that story is detailed in a fascinating Los Angeles Times article: "Whitey" Bulger arrest: The Mitt Romney...(Read Full Post)