James J. Bulger

Decent Essays
Improved Essays
Superior Essays
Great Essays
Brilliant Essays
    Page 1 of 50 - About 500 Essays
  • Great Essays

    discovered that if the inmates departed before midnight, or after 1 am, the currents would have taken them a different path and would not have been able to fight against their strength. However, if the three men left around midnight, the currents would have been in there favor, taking them straight towards the Golden Gate Bridge. If this was the case, scientists believe that they would have made it to the mainland alive. Previous reports stated they found a raft on Angel Island, indicating that the tides did take them a route that was out of their control (Guy). The three men received advice from a former inmate, Whitey Bulger, who informed John and Clarence on how to steer through the bay currents. He also gave them tips on how to be successful fugitives and avoid recapture. They were to cut all ties and disappear without a trace. The brothers surely did exactly what Bulger told him them to do, but recent leads from the Anglin family indicate they secretly did the opposite when they finally started cooperating with authorities. The family concealed leads they had received throughout the years because they were constantly harassed and spied on by the FBI. The mother of John and Clarence would receive Christmas cards signed from her boys, but these letters were only uncovered after she passed. The investigators correctly matched the handwriting to the brothers but the dates of the cards could not be determined. They could have easily been written before their escape,…

    • 1725 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Great Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Escape From Alcatraz Essay

    • 1034 Words
    • 5 Pages

    What do James “Whitey” Bulger, Al “Scarface” Capone, and George Celino “Machine Gun Kelly” Barnes all have in common? The first thing that comes to mind is they are all leaders of Crime families and gangs, but they were all prisoners of Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary. Alcatraz is one of the most famous prisons in the country if not the world for what happened there and for its notorious prisoners. “The Escape of Alcatraz”, the LSD trails, and the life on “Uncle Sam’s Devil Island” are all…

    • 1034 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    “Ten Most Want Fugitives” for more than 16 years before his arrest in June 2011, James Joseph Bulger Jr., popularly known as Whitey Bulger, accounted for over 19 murders, federal racketeering, extortion, conspiracy. He accomplished this all while working as an FBI informant in his days as part of Boston’s Southie Irish gang, the Winter Hill Gang. Whitey Bulger was born into a large Irish-American Catholic family on September 3, 1929, in Dorchester, Massachusetts. He was one out of six children…

    • 727 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Superior Essays

    Moreover, Patrick 's brother Kevin started to deal drugs. Despite this, Ma wouldn 't step up to the plate and only requested to Kevin to “ Do something about it” by which she meant the knocks on the door. To no surprise, with a role-model like that and no real rules almost any child would grow up similar to Kevin. In a time of a few years, Ma, like any other parent who ignores providing rules, regretted the result of her decision. Not only did Kevin waste Ma 's money at St. Augustine since he…

    • 1233 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Superior Essays
  • Improved Essays

    All Souls Essay The book All Souls written by Michael Patrick MacDonald is a fantastic family story from South Boston that grabs your attention from the first page till the last. The MacDonald family story is told through the eyes of Michael MacDonald. He was born in Columbia Point housing project at 104 Monticello Ave, on the South Boston waterfront. He was the ninth child of Helen MacDonald. The family grew up in a black neighborhood and at this time it was an embarrassing situation. The…

    • 1047 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Why Boys Become Vicious

    • 1235 Words
    • 5 Pages

    The complexity of evil is visible in the nature of the young boys. A large factor can be due to the toxic environments both boys have grown up in. Jon Venables’ mother Susan had a serious problem with depression who was painted as a woman with loose moral whose neighbours noted a steady procession of different men every day. Robert Thompson was the fifth of seven children of Ann Thompson, a single mother and an alcoholic. the murderers were in the age range of 10-11. Their level of confidence…

    • 1235 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    experimental method collated a set of quantitative date, through studying the results derived from their controlled experiment, which they presented as evidence to support their claim. In contrast to this Levine used the discourse analysis approach, and gathered qualitative evidence to support his claim. This leads onto another difference in the methods of research applied during these two varying studies, in that Latané and Darley’s experiments were closely controlled, they were able to…

    • 1608 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Superior Essays

    Why Do Children Kill

    • 2017 Words
    • 9 Pages

    this as their only way out. They might feel that they are bullied by students and teachers and do not want to go on like that. This has become a more frequent appearance in society. Juveniles are not taught to handle their own feeling and emotions, and with rising bullying in schools, they act out by killing all their school mates. They do this instead of learning how to cope and becoming a stronger person. They also do not understand that by learning and overcoming these situations they…

    • 2017 Words
    • 9 Pages
    Superior Essays
  • Improved Essays

    The Cinderella Man Before the Great Depression had started, and when Twenties were still roaring on, James J. Braddock a.k.a. Cinderella Man , a pro-boxer and the father of three children, was winning fights and earning money. All that changed when he lost some of his fights, injured his hand, and worse of all is when America headed into the Great Depression. After losing all his money from stocks and paying housing fees, his main focus was to provide and do anything for the people he loved…

    • 743 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    things away from others because it was either that or they would lose their job. Both families lived confortable in the beginning but later in “Cinderella Man” depression struck and the family were struggling to keep up with all the bills. The family in the “The Grapes of Wrath” had their own land was doing well but they had a one bad period of time and the bank wasn’t profiting so they took the land away from them. All of their property was taken away from them and were left without anything.…

    • 973 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Previous
    Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 50