‘Whitey’ Bulger dead: Inmate with Mafia ties investigated in killing:
Beaten to death in prison, 'Whitey' Bulger reminds us again what's wrong with American criminal justice:
"Through bribes and government protection of a valuable informant, federal agents helped him conceal 19 murders and paved the way for Bulger to kill witnesses to his crimes and even to convict an innocent man of his crimes."
"Some might say that it is fitting that a man protected by the government during his time as an informant would die a truly violent death in their custody. But it is not. The long trials and mountains of evidence that showed how the FBI allowed Bulger to get away with his crimes was meant to publicly air the problems with the informant system and to reaffirm the commitment to American justice above the gangs that it failed to fight."
"In the United States, which prides itself on the rule of law and justice, prisoners in federal custody — some of the most tightly-controlled spaces in the country — should not wind up beaten to death without intervention from guards."
He should have written a book while he was in there. It looks as if he would have had nothing to lose-telling the public the entire tale.