Fri, May 17th, 2013 - 10:14 am - By Gordon Basichis
James “Whitey” Bulger was a ferocious Boston gangster. As the former leader of the Winter Hill Gang, he was suspected of countless crimes, including murder. He took it on the lam in 1994 and the law did not catch up with him until 2011. They found Bulger living a quiet life with his girlfriend, in Santa Monica, California. They had a modest apartment with cash money stashed in the walls. Some unique insulation. His Santa Monica neighbors thought of Bulger as grumpy and private. That would figure.
So now he is back in Boston, Massachusetts and preparing to go on trial. Now the prosecution wants to conduct background checks on prospective jurors. Bulger’s defense attorneys consider this harassment. Interesting.
According to Boston.con…”Prosecutors filed a motion Thursday arguing that background checks could help determine whether potential jurors have truthfully answered questionnaires and would minimize the possibility of a mistrial.”
Be curious to see how this plays out in court.