One of Boston’s most notorious organized crime bosses is now dead, as “Whitey” Bulger was killed, likely in a mafia hit, during a prisoner exchange earlier this week.
What made his infamous man so interesting? Why do Americans find violent criminals so fascinating in the first place? Morning Bull turned to a guy who literally wrote the book on Boston organized crime, two in fact, to get some answers.
Boston crime historian TJ English remembers one of Boston’s most infamous sons below.
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