By Col. Thomas J. Foley, John Sedgwick
The riveting account of former head of Massachusetts country Police Thomas J. Foley's twenty-year pursuit of murderous Boston gangster Whitey Bulger, and of Foley's key position in exposing the FBI's safeguard of Bulger's felony empire.
June 23, 2011. the scoop of the infamous gangster Whitey Bulger's capture—after 16 years at the FBI's so much sought after list—swept the kingdom. Many breathed a sigh of reduction. yet for Thomas J. Foley, a former Massachusetts country police colonel and the investigator who sparked Bulger's flight from Boston, the instant was once bittersweet. The FBI can have stuck Bulger, yet as Foley had painfully came upon virtually twenty years sooner than, they have been additionally liable for his get away.
It has been recognized that Whitey Bulger used to be a mystery informant for the FBI, however it hasn't ever been revealed—until now—that the FBI used to be truly actively holding Bulger from Foley, successfully derailing Foley's efforts to prevent Bulger's awful crime sprees...
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He threw Donald Killeen over, and, caught between the Italian mob he detested for its pomp and extravagance and the vengeful Mullens who wanted to kill him, he took the third course: he joined up with the oversized Howie Winter, who ran the Irish mob operation out of a garage on Somerville’s Winter Hill. Winter was friendly with the Mullens, but not to the point of joining their war with the Killeens. And they were friendly enough with him that they didn’t kill him. Safely in the Winter Hill camp, Whitey knew better than to wait for Donald Killeen to send out someone to slaughter him.
I looked back at the car. Shit. Four of them, one of me. Now what? I decided to play it cool, strolled back to the car, and asked them if they’d mind if I took a look in the trunk. “No problem, officer,” the driver told me. He came around and popped the trunk with his key. There was a big heap of laundry, and I went through it all. Shirts, pants, shoes, everything. I’d been trained to be thorough, and as I peered inside one loafer with my flashlight, I noticed a number written there under the tongue.
The Italian mob is night and day different from the Irish mob. The Mafia is like a little army, with military ranks like all that capo and consiglieri stuff they take very seriously. The Irish mob is more like a gang, one that doesn’t have much order beyond the fact that the toughest bastard in the group usually runs it. When you look at it like that, it’s pretty clear, but it gets blurry at the borders, when you see Italians bringing the Irish in on something, and the Irish doing a favor for the Italians back, and both groups working together if the money is right.