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!DOWNLOAD ☦ Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob ☩ John Connolly And James Whitey Bulger Grew Up Together On The Tough Streets Of South Boston Decades Later In The Mid S, They Met Again By Then, Connolly Was A Major Figure In The FBI S Boston Office And Whitey Had Become Godfather Of The Irish Mob Connolly Had An Idea, A Scheme That Might Bring Bugler Into The FBI Fold And John Connolly Into The Bureau S Big Leagues But Bulger Had Other Plans Soon To Be A Major Motion Picture Starring Johnny Depp As Whitey Bulger, Black Mass Is The Chilling True Story Of What Happened Between Them A Dark Deal That Spiraled Out Of Control, Leading To Drug Dealing, Racketeering, And Murder
Too much FBI, not enough gangsters. The scene is Boston, starting in the 1970s The FBI has made it a top priority to clamp down on organized crime in this case, the Mafia, populated by the Italians of North Boston John Connolly, a very young FBI agent, is called to the Boston office to work in the Organized Crime unit The idea was that if he could find someone to rat out the Italians, the FBI s job would be made much easier Connolly begins to cultivate James Whitey Bulger, a former acquaintance from Connolly s old neighborhood in South Boston Bulger was a career criminal, beginning his future occupation as a young boy, and he and one of his associates, Steve Flemmi, had ties to the Italian mob in Boston Whitey was also part of a gang in Southie He became an informant for the FBI, and in return, he was given protection by the FBI His information was very helpful and did help to put away some of the Mafia guys, but in the meantime, he also gave info on anyone in South Boston that he considered might be standing in his own way as he rose up through the ranks of the criminal underworld The authors, Lehr and O Neill, used a variety of first hand sources to not only write this book, but to break the entire story in the Boston Globe What they examine here is basically the true cost of the information provided by Bulger While he s giving them good information, he s also being allowed to literally get away with murder I won t go further into this book, but I picked it up the other night and could hardly put it down once I started I guarantee you that if you have an interest in organized crime, this is a no miss story I would like to say that I was appalled by the sheer abuse of power from members of an institution created to protect the American public, but frankly, it s getting harder and harder to be surprised any Very well written and very taut I highly recommend it to anyone with an interest in organized crime, the FBI, in the so called Irish Mob in the United States or in true crime in general. When I was in my early teens I had an unhealthy obsession with the mafia I read every single book Mario Puzo wrote, The Way of the Wiseguy, Joey Pistone s Donnie Brasco among other mafia books Reading Black Mass was like returning to an old friend, but I m a no longer a pre teen I now know that besides just protecting their family, the people in the mafia actually killed some people who were not bad guys See, as a kid I figured that they just killed each other, and since they were bad guys, no harm, no fowl Reading Black Mass was agonizing because you saw it getting worse You read about the bad guys get away with all sorts of shit and the FBI get dirtier and dirtier and dirtier I had to keep reading, but it got pretty disgusting Yuck Glad that I revisited the genre, and I can safely say that my secret career plan is no longer to join a family Also, right after I finished reading it I heard on NPR that Whitey Bulger was finally caught If yo have an unhealthy fascination with the mafia read this book, but otherwise, just read the Wiki article. This book is a fascinating topic of the FBI John Connolly getting in bed with the MOB Whitey Bulge and it took the justice department about 20 years to figure it out and finally bringing both Men before the court I do believe that the Authors spent a lot of time researching the lives of both Men,who both grew up in South Boston and formed a partnership that as the title of the book tells us a devils deal it reminded me of an old saying the devil is in the details However no matter how much researching they did, the writing was not very good,in chapter after chapter they told the same story over and over again, I began to think they were getting paid by word just like publishers of Pulp fiction used to do Black Mass has been sitting on my bookshelf for quite a while, I was looking for a third book about Jimmy Whitey Bulger written by Dick Lehr, I have Whitey and have been trying to find Underboss Then I saw the movie Black Mass starring Johnny Depp and Benedict Cumberbatch as the Bulger brothers and Joel Edgerton as John Connolly, former FBI agent was scheduled to be released in September 2015 I decided I had to read the book before I saw the movie, which I desperately want to see.In 1988 Dick Lehr and Gerard O Neill started to write a story for the Boston Globe about the Bulger Brothers, Jimmy and Billy One was Boston s most powerful criminal and Billy was the most powerful politician which some might say is the same, but hey he never killed anyone, that we know of In the course of the investigation, they discovered that Jimmy Bulger seemed to be made of teflon, since 1965, while he climbed the ranks of Boston underworld from street soldier to boss, he had not been arrested, not once He seemed to know when the authorities were closing in on him He knew about wiretaps Some in law enforcement felt the fix was in even so far as the FBI had secretly provided him cover all these years But there was no proof Mobsters hated informants, this was the world Whitey Bulger lived in In the end however, the FBI had to come clean, Bulger and Flemmi Stephen The Rifleman Flemmi had been informants for over 20 years.The first meeting between John Connolly, FBI agent and Jimmy Bulger was in 1975, Flemmi was already an informant at this time, had already experienced the protection the FBI could offer, he was never questioned about his criminal activities, even the murders he may or may not have committed When asked, he told Bulger Go talk to him The deal was made, and the fix was in There is to this story than two mob guys being informants and FBI involvement than one agent covering up Connolly covered Flemmi and Bulger, other agents covered him There was a massive head in the sand approach to what was going on The truth started to come out in 1997, 10 months later after sworn testimony and the opening of secret FBI files the Boston FBI office was revealed to be a gigantic stack of shit This book tells it all.Detailed with extensive documentation this books read like a too good to be true Godfather book, except its true, and it s fascinating I recommend this to true crime fans in particular fans of mafia books. Great research Awesome insight Saw the movie and wanted so much Fascinating to see just how corrupt the law enforcement really was The rise and fall of the Bulger Flemmi empire. For any reader looking for a dramatic, engrossing true crime story, this one is fantastic It is well organized, well written, and because of Whitey s recent capture, well timed well the book has been edited since his capture it originally came out well before I won t say much except that the Bulger Flemmi alliance with the Boston FBI is a story that should have been made up How a relationship this corrupt could have happened, and happened for so long, is just gross despicable infuriating you name it And I m not naive I doubt Boston is that clean right now but I d like to believe I live and work in a less corrupt town than the one that s described in this book.On a related note, knowing about the Whitey case only disappoints me that Billy Bulger won t follow his brother to prison I think the pair both deserve severe punishment for different yet overlapping reasons Not only am I convinced that Billy knew exactly what his brother was doing for decades, and lied and lied and lied about it, I am positive that he did nothing to deter what he saw, heard, or knew because his brother s bullying extortion and executions benefited him it gave him absolute power of Boston from every angle Lastly, I want to share my biggest fear, which is not that Whitey will go free, but that his evilness is almost iconic enough and cool enough to get him out of the level of trouble and isolation he deserves. I was absolutely glued to this book after the first 30 pages where the South Boston scene is set I know jack about south Boston, I m not really drawn to books about crime, but this is book was immaculately researched and wholly unbelievable, and yet its all true I think its an especially important book as you see the evolution of wiretapping and information gathering culminating in today s Patriot Act A good book to devour. The term black mass essentially refers to a deal with the devil In this case it refers to a handshake deal between criminals Whitey Bulger and Steve Flemmi and their FBI handlers John Connolly and John Morris, with a few others, to do pretty much whatever criminal activity they wanted as long as they fed them some occasional tips on other mobsters Those tips, of course, paved the way for Bulger and Flemmi to run the gun, drug, and off book betting trade in Boston in the 1970s 1980s The story is fascinating if not new The government has collaborated with criminals to its own ends many times this book mentions a few What makes this one important is how long the collaboration continued and the direct impact the criminal activity had on the citizens and neighborhoods of Boston It is obviously written by journalists as it moves from fact to fact to fact with little room for exposition When exposition is attempted, it is awkward Several facts are mentioned but dropped as it doesn t forward the core story Good for the book, but as a reader I would have found details on Bulger s rape charges while in the military or details in the murder of one of Flemmi s long time girlfriends interesting.I haven t yet watched the movie This served to make me interested in the subject matter.