BOSTON & MASSACHUSETTS: Mobsters: Whitey Bulger TV - Outlaw Empires TV - Gangland TV - Elgin James - Art of the Heist TV - Julian Radcliffe - Robberies of the Century TV - Boston Herald - Masterminds TV - Whitey Bulger: The Making of a Monster TV - Whitey: United States of America v James J Bulger 2014 - Kingpin TV - The Irish Mob 2007 - Vanguard TV - America’s Most Evil - The Departed 2006 - Black Mass 2015 - Live By Night 2016 - Blue Hill Avenue 2001 - The Equalizer 2014 - The Equalizer II 2018 - Gone Baby Gone 2007 - The Friends of Eddie Coyle 1973 - Killing Them Softly 2012 - By the Gun 2014 - Brink's: The Great Robbery 1976 - Edge of Darkness 2010 - Blown Away 1996 -
17,436. The notorious Irish mobster Jim Whitey Bulger ... within his own criminal circle he preached a code of honour, loyalty and trust. (Gangstas & Boston & Murder) Mobsters s1e17: Whitey Bulger
17,437. In the end Bulger himself betrayed his fellow mobsters. (Gangstas & Boston & Murder) ibid.
17,438. The drugs were in huge demand. But Whitey never sampled his own product. (Gangstas & Boston & Murder) ibid.
17,439. Bulger and Flemmi were linked to twenty-one murders, eleven of them while they were working for the FBI. (Gangstas & Boston & Murder) ibid.
17,440. His last confirmed sighting was in Piccadilly Circus. (Gangstas & Boston & Murder) ibid.
17,441. In November 2013, James Whitey Bulger was sentenced to prison for two consecutive life terms plus 5 years. (Gangstas & Boston & Murder) ibid. caption
17,442. Friends Stand United: The Irish Mob ruled South Boston with menacing violence. But the bonds were deeply personal. Their leader was number two on the FBI’s most wanted list. It was an empire built on loyalty until a betrayal unraveled it all. (Gangstas & Boston) Outlaw Empires: South Boston Irish Mob
17,443. The Irish were tight-knit and handled their own affairs. (Gangstas & Boston) ibid.
17,444. By 1979 Whitey controlled South Boston and all its underworld ... Whitey Bulger was the most ruthless mobster in South Boston ... In the early 1980s Whitey Bulger had killed and buried numerous victims in the basement of a house in South Boston. But now the house was up for sale … Unearthing the bodies was even more gruesome than burying them. (Gangstas & Boston & Murder: Bulger) ibid.
17,445. Kevin Weeks … was the right hand to South Boston’s most powerful Irish mobster ... In 1998 he [Kevin] was arrested on twenty-nine counts of racketeering. (Gangstas & Boston) ibid.
17,446. FSU are as much a part of the hardcore music scene as the raucous music itself. They claim to be protectors of the scene, driving out the drug dealers and skinheads. Friends Stand United ... There are reputedly thousands of members across the states. Most have steady jobs and don’t drink or smoke. (Gangstas & Boston) Gangland s3e8: Rage Against Society, History 2008
17,447. Their territory is anywhere there is a hardcore music scene. And their only mission is to rage against infirmity. (Gangstas & Boston) ibid.
17,448. FSU has a twenty-year track record of violence. Much of it directed against skinheads and drug dealers. (Gangstas & Boston) ibid.
17,449. Boston Beat Down [internet video] was a compilation of massive punch-ups and pit beefs. (Gangstas & Boston) ibid.
17,450. Soon the skinheads weren’t their only targets. In the 1990s drug use at Boston clubs was rampant; James and company were straight-edged: drug and alcohol free. (Gangstas & Boston) ibid.
17,451. Right across the country FSU was enforcing its laws. (Gangstas & Boston) ibid.
17,452. The gang has no colors, but FSU letters can be seen everywhere. (Gangstas & Boston) ibid.
17,453. If someone gets in my way, gets in my friend’s way, we’re gonna bulldoze right over you by any means necessary. Elgin James, FSU founder
17,454. We never consider ourselves as criminals. Elgin James
17,455. On 16th January 1950 seven men let themselves into Brinks Armoured Car Company at North Terminal Garage, Prince Street, Boston. Once inside they put on grotesque Halloween masks to disguise themselves. They all wore identical navy jackets and chauffeur’s cap, gloves and crepe shoes. Looking like evil older brothers of the seven dwarfs, they made their way through the corridors to the vault where the money was ... Soon they were loading over $2,750,000 in cash and securities into the trucks their confederates had driven into position. (Gangstas US: Boston & Boston & Robbery & Heists US) Great Crimes and Trials: US Brinks Robbery
17,456. It was the biggest art heist in American history. Half a billion dollars’ worth of paintings snatched from the walls of a Boston gallery ... That was sixteen years ago. Since then teams of FBI agents have worked on the case. (Gangstas US: Boston & Robbery & Art & Boston & Museum & Heists US: Boston) Art of the Heist: The World’s Biggest Heist
17,457. Isabella Stewart became the centre of an elite artistic circle. (Gangstas US: Boston & Robbery & Art & Boston & Museum & Heists US: Boston) ibid.
17,458. Two thousand five hundred art works in all. (Gangstas US: Boston & Robbery & Art & Boston & Museum & Heists US: Boston) ibid.
17,459. Among the collection was The Concert by Vermeer. (Gangstas US: Boston & Robbery & Art & Boston & Museum & Heists US: Boston) ibid.
17,460. None of it was insured. (Gangstas US: Boston & Robbery & Art & Boston & Museum & Heists: Boston) ibid.
17,461. The two men appear to be wearing police uniforms. (Gangstas US: Boston & Robbery & Art & Boston & Museum & Heists US: Boston) ibid.
17,462. The three Rembrandts they took were priceless. One was The Storm on the Sea of Galilee. (Gangstas US: Boston & Robbery & Art & Boston & Museum & Heists: US) ibid.
17,463. At 2.28 a.m. after nearly an hour of plundering the thieves returned to the security desk on the ground floor with their booty. (Gangstas US: Boston & Robbery & Art & Boston & Museum & Heists US: Boston) ibid.
17,464. The thieves did not wear masks. (Gangstas US: Boston & Robbery & Art & Boston & Museum & Heists US: Boston) ibid.
17,465. The thieves never ventured up to the third floor of the gallery when Titian’s Europa, the museum’s most valuable treasure, still hangs untouched. (Gangstas US: Boston & Robbery & Art & Boston & Museum & Heists US: Boston) ibid.
17,466. The letter writer was never heard from again. (Gangstas US: Boston & Robbery & Art & Boston & Museum & Heists US: Boston) ibid.
18,692. Nearly thirty years ago seven paintings, including a priceless Cezanne, were stolen from a private collection in America. (Gangstas: Boston & Heists: Boston) Art of the Heist: Chasing Cezanne
17,467. Two men knocked on the door of the museum and they were dressed as policemen. There were two guards on duty who let them in, and who were then tied up. These are the most valuable pictures which have been stolen in one crime, and they haven’t been recovered. (Gangstas US: Boston & Boston & Museum & Robbery & Heist US: Boston) Julian Radcliffe OBE, Art Loss Register
17,468. On 18th March 1990 a pair of daring art thieves set their sights on $200 million of art in a poorly protected museum. It was the largest art robbery in American history. And one of the world’s greatest unsolved mysteries. (Gangstas US: Boston & Boston & Museum & Robbery & Heists US: Boston) Robberies of the Century
17,469. $200M of art stolen in picture-perfect heist. (Gangstas US: Boston & Boston & Museum & Robbery & Heists US: Boston) Boston Herald headline
17,470. A crocked cop pulls off a bank job worth over $10 million. He committed the perfect crime and mocked authorities. (Gangstas & Boston & Bank & Robbery) Masterminds: Memorial Day Heist
17,471. Medford Massachusetts ... The richest bank in Medford was Depositors Trust. Its security system was state of the art. There were massive time-lock steel doors. Inside was a safe and a thousand double-key deposit boxes. The vault seemed impregnable. But on Memorial weekend 1980 the unthinkable happened ... The largest bank burglary in New England’s history. $10 million in cash and jewels were gone ... The reinforced concrete ceiling had a hole blown in it. (Gangstas & Boston & Museum & Robbery) ibid.