Irish Gangster Whitey Bulger Captured in Santa Monica, California

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Irish Gangster Whitey Bulger Captured in Santa Monica

Authorities at a multiagency news conference in Boston praised their own persistence and tenacity in the capture of legendary crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger, and credited public service announcements for leading them to the fugitive in Santa Monica.

The announcements were launched Monday and Tuesday in 14 markets across the country where Bulger and his companion, Catherine Elizabeth Greig, 60, had been spotted or had past ties.

Bulger, 81, who has been on the run for more than 15 years, fled Boston in late 1994 as federal agents were about to arrest him in connection with at least 19 killings, racketeering and other crimes that spanned the early 1970s to the mid-1980s. He headed an organized crime group that allegedly controlled extortion, drug deals and other illegal activities in the Boston area.


Whitey should have gone to Santa Monica, Mexico in the northern part of Mexico City. Or Santa Monica, Surigao del Norte in the Philippines.

Not Santa Monica, California.

Boston Mobster James ‘Whitey’ Bulger Arrested in California

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8 Comments on "Irish Gangster Whitey Bulger Captured in Santa Monica, California"

  1. The G Manifesto
    23/06/2011 at 2:53 pm Permalink

    Hah, I love the lady…. “Everyone has an occupation, whats the big deal?” haha

  2. The G Manifesto
    23/06/2011 at 10:46 pm Permalink

    F*** Whitey. He’s best described as a “serial killer/cocaine dealer/pedophile.”

  3. The G Manifesto
    24/06/2011 at 5:25 am Permalink

    Seriously… california?

    i would have expected better… er… further… away

  4. The G Manifesto
    24/06/2011 at 1:32 pm Permalink

    It always helps when your younger brother is a President of the State Senate.

    It also helps when the FBI allows you to stay in business.

    What a run this guy had.

  5. The G Manifesto
    24/06/2011 at 3:35 pm Permalink

    Check this out
    If the New York Times wanted to avoid burnishing the legend of Whitey Bulger, who was wanted for 19 counts of murder until the FBI arrested him on Wednesday, they picked the wrong front-page photograph: a mug shot from 1953 that may be the most stylish diptych in the history of criminality. Bulger is 23-years-old. He’s wearing a collared shirt and a wide-checked zip-up flannel coat. In profile, he looks just like James Dean. The crazy thing is the shot was taken when James Dean was still a nobody, working in TV. On the right, staring straight at the Boston Police cameraman, he’s inexplicably wearing an outsize fedora. As a whole, the mug shot is a strange amalgam of Jim Stark and Roger Sterling. He’s the rebel with a cause, the real tough from whom the Hollywood toughs were ripping off their style.
    This was the first of many Bulger mug shots. There was one from the mid-80s where Bulger exudes the confidence of a man who knows he is under FBI protection. He’s in a crisp, businesslike, decidedly-80s suit, complete with a wide tie. For the profile shot, he doesn’t even bother to turn his body. He just tilts his head to the side. (He’d had practice by that point.) And in the shot taken yesterday, 58 years after that first one, he’s wearing a timeless white Henley and blue jeans. These mug shots, laid end to end, tell the story of twentieth-century style.

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  6. The G Manifesto
    26/06/2011 at 3:24 pm Permalink

    Apparently, I’m missing something.

    Why is this relevant to your blog?

  7. The G Manifesto
    Prescott Patel III
    26/06/2011 at 11:49 pm Permalink

    @Dakingami – nice find.
    “Though you should never plan to be arrested, dress every night as if you’re going to be.”

  8. The G Manifesto
    12/07/2011 at 11:09 am Permalink

    Why is it relevant to the blog of an Irish admitted criminal… hang on, I’ll figure it out in a minute…

    Whitey was in California because he is a psychopath – or sociopath, I don’t know. Not that Californians are all deranged and violent, but his detachment from reality caused him to make a bunch of unwise decisions. Some made him hunted, that one made him caught.

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