By Col. Thomas J. Foley, John Sedgwick
The riveting account of former head of Massachusetts kingdom Police Thomas J. Foley's twenty-year pursuit of murderous Boston gangster Whitey Bulger, and of Foley's key function in exposing the FBI's safeguard of Bulger's felony empire.
June 23, 2011. the inside track of the infamous gangster Whitey Bulger's capture—after 16 years at the FBI's such a lot sought after list—swept the country. Many breathed a sigh of aid. 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 could have stuck Bulger, yet as Foley had painfully stumbled on virtually 20 years sooner than, they have been additionally chargeable for his break out.
It has been recognized that Whitey Bulger was once a mystery informant for the FBI, however it hasn't ever been revealed—until now—that the FBI used to be really actively preserving Bulger from Foley, successfully derailing Foley's efforts to prevent Bulger's bad crime sprees...
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That’s old-school Mafia. But one of them was a scrappy kid named Ricky Costa. I didn’t know he was in the mob until he came back from the prison visiting room, and I was patting him down. The visit mustn’t have gone too well, because Ricky was in a shitty mood. A lot of prisoners wear shoes with hollowed-out heels so they can sneak in drugs. When I asked Ricky to take his shoes off so I could check them out, he screamed, “Fuck you,” and started grappling with me. Some other guards rushed over, and we hustled him off to solitary to chill out for a couple of days.
If somebody was, he was. I wasn’t going to worry about it. Maybe that’s fatalistic, but to me it was just being practical. If there’s nothing to do about something, I just let it go. Whitey got into the air force somehow, based in Montana. He was up on rape charges there when he was honorably discharged. Back home, he returned to his old ways, “tailgating,” as these truck heists were called. In one case, he attempted to steal an entire beer truck. It was a good line, since most of the thefts were inside jobs—the driver was in on the deal.
At this point, Angiulo had been arrested, his pork chops cooling, but the Mafia headquarters remained on Prince Street in the North End. That was a festive, light-filled part of downtown, long Italian to the core, but it was finally getting gentrified as ethnic barriers were coming down all over the city. , a stubby guy who was the new godfather after his father’s death a few years back. Given the Italians’ superior power, why did they put up with the Irish? Why not just wipe out the Irish and have all of Boston to themselves?