Mobster Whitey Bulger tells high schoolers: "My life was wasted and spent foolishly"


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#2

That’s a well-written letter for a 9th grade dropout. Also, a good letter.


#3

I don’t buy it for a second.

There’s no nice way of saying it – Whitey Bulger’s a vicious bastard. He’s also highly intelligent, and tremendously manipulative, and this letter just feels like more of that.

Yeah, it hits all the right notes. But I think that’s just by design. If he really would rather they write to Massachusetts vets at Walter Reed, I’d be utterly shocked.


#4

It’ll come in handy if he’s ever before a parole board


#5

Wow. He has amazing handwriting! As for whether it’s genuine, who cares? He’s the only one to whom that really matters at this point.


#6

Yah, you can tell by the pixels - good diction as well!


#7

Too true, the best crimes are the ones you do with the protection and assistance of the state. Ignorance of the law is no excuse, and knowledge is power, sometimes a very dark power.


#8

Considering that law school is a poor investment-- as much of the manpower needs associated with things like discovery have either been outsourced or replaced with computers, I am forced to conclude that “crime doesn’t pay, period.”


#9

What about politics? That seems to pay. I’d argue that the right kind of crime pays quite nicely.


#10

It is why I dropped out, market saturation and no desire to go Saul Goodman.


#11

I read that as a dig at his brother, and a pretty clear one. Billy Bulger did manage to pull some preeeeettty smooth moves over the years, polishing off as the Pres of my Alma Mater was… well… it’s Massachusetts.


#12

Mr. Bulger might be an old fashioned sort; ‘If you want to make crime pay - Go to Law School."’ was the advice before the financial sector really started to spread its wings.

The fact that blue collar crime is a sucker’s game remains true; but there has been a shift in the skills demanded by today’s competitive global market for white collar criminals.


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