posted on Jul, 19 2013 @ 04:08 AM
Witness in ‘Whitey’ Bulger trial found dead
With some of the recent headlines concerning "The Mob" one might think a mobster these days can't even carry out an old fashioned hit to save their
life. (No irony or puns intended.)
Heck, the days of old, Omerta, silence, eliminating the Loose Lip Larry's with a car bomb or cyanide laced banana, heck, we just don't see it
But Mob fans, cheer up, here's one for you:
A former South Boston resident who said he had been extorted by crime boss James (Whitey) Bulger and has been a near-daily presence at his trial
was found dead in Lincoln, Mass., on Wednesday, the authorities said.
Marian T. Ryan, the district attorney for Middlesex County, confirmed Thursday that the body of Stephen (Stippo) Rakes, a 59-year-old who most
recently lived in Quincy, Mass., was discovered near a walking trail Wednesday.
Okay okay, morbid humor aside, condolences to the family.
Interesting comment on the story:
Cruel Hand Luke
4:04 PM on July 18, 2013
The FBI was in bed with these guys for 15 years, I hope that Bulger uses this trial as an opportunity to air the dirty laundry he has on his contacts.
I wouldn't be surprised if a sudden plea deal is struck to keep him quiet.
That, or a sudden jailhouse "heart attack".
In any case, Bulgar was not even close to the types of mobsters I was reminiscing about:
Beginning in 1975, Bulger served as an informant for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Seems he was a "Snitch" from many years passed. There is something like 40 murders he's credited with, which makes me wonder about a much darker
"conspiracy" if you will.
For him to be involved in all that he was, and with such a long criminal career with so many bodies involved, and working as an informant for the
it really makes me wonder if the most successful criminals are the ones who are backed by the government.
Sure they "help" the government for the war on _______, but it seems like a good number simply get passes on all their crimes just turning in others
to keep themselves going.
Isn't that just state sponsored gangsterism in another dress? Seems it really doesn't pay to be a "stand up guy" anymore. Imagine the types of
behaviour they are promoting.