By Dick Lehr, Gerard O'Neill
John Connolly and James “Whitey” Bulger grew up jointly at the tricky streets of South Boston. a long time later within the mid-1970s, they met back. through then, Connolly used to be an enormous determine within the FBI’s Boston place of work and Whitey had turn into godfather of the Irish Mob. Connolly had an idea, a scheme that may convey Bugler into the FBI fold and John Connolly into the Bureau’s colossal leagues. yet Bulger had different plans. quickly to be an incredible movie starring Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger, Black Mass is the chilling real tale of what occurred among them—a darkish deal that spiraled uncontrolled, resulting in drug dealing, racketeering, and homicide.
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7 It was finally beginning to sink in that maybe, just maybe, many whites could not allow themselves to see blacks as equal human beings. It occurred to me that this was an idea I had always resisted. I wondered what it would mean if I accepted this notion. ” But, I was beginning to see that if this had not happened there would have been something else. Among most white journalists I spoke to, the suspects’ guilt was not in doubt. Many black journalists, however, questioned the story coming out of the police.
Periodic communiqués from the radio led Richards to pull out of one parking spot and zip around a few corners and park again. Then he would do it again, and again. Finally, Richards found his quarry. It was not a person or persons; it was a picture. Richards screeched to a stop shortly after the car in front of us halted. The whole thing unfolded like a slow-motion scene in a movie. The unmarked police car up ahead had suddenly turned diagonally in the street and jumped the curb to block the passage of a young black male—maybe only in his late teens—walking down the sidewalk.
Black Mass: Whitey Bulger, the FBI, and a Devil's Deal by Dick Lehr, Gerard O'Neill