November 13th, 2013
12:03 AM ET

Whitey Bulger to face judge for sentencing

James "Whitey" Bulger, the convicted Boston mobster whose rise and fall was as convoluted as any Hollywood script, goes before a judge Wednesday with prosecutors calling for him to be locked away for life.

The 84-year-old Bulger was found guilty of racketeering, extortion and money laundering in August after a rancorous two-month trial, with a federal jury linking him to 11 killings. Federal prosecutors have urged District Judge Denise Casper to hand down a life sentence for the longtime fugitive, calling him one of the city's "most violent and despicable criminals."

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

    The poor little bird is terribly afraid of snakes–because of his formerly being Cleopatra, you see.seems?

    November 14, 2013 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  2. dazzle ©

    Your degree Rupert should be Psy.D if you specialize in such esoteric areas.

    November 14, 2013 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

    I did not type "seems." I think that a Pleiadian did that.

    November 14, 2013 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

    @Jack, yes, He came already. This morning, but He went back up.

    November 14, 2013 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Rascal Rabble

    still no update??? dang...we'ed been kicked todah curve!

    November 14, 2013 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  6. @ saywhat

    Why are you posting all that stuff on this dying blog? This story has nothing to do with Israel. Indeed I don't think they've posted an Israel story on this blog in weeks. Isn't there a conspiracy theorist / anti-zionist blog you can go to instead? I'm pretty sure there is. Heck, it's the internet, there's probably a bunch of them.

    November 14, 2013 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  7. @ saywhat

    If Netanyahu had that much control over world powers why did he allow the talks to take place at all?

    November 14, 2013 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  8. @ CNN mods

    Delete my comments but leave saywhat's filth up ther.






    November 14, 2013 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  9. @ CNN mods

    If I tell the truth and call saywhat a conspiracy theorist, the comment gets deleted in 30 seconds. It looks like I might actually have an excuse to believe in conspiracy.

    November 14, 2013 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Just Juarez

    Hola. 🙂

    November 14, 2013 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

    I agree with Stuart that there are no perfect presidents. I support Obama, and I think it will be Hillary whom I support next term. She had good ideas for health care as First Lady.

    November 15, 2013 at 6:01 am | Report abuse |
  12. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

    China is relaxing its 1-child policy. They've already reaped the benefits of watching their economic waistline. The USA needs a 0-child policy for indigent parents, but that is politically impossible.

    November 15, 2013 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  13. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

    Obama is the best president possible in this dreadful transition. Soon, the USA will have a tiny class of super-rich leaders, and a third-world general population of illiterates who operate computers by touching icons and imitating speech.

    November 15, 2013 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

      It is entirely possible that, within a few decades, every USA resident will hold a doctorate in some field. That will leave no child behind, ans there will be no need to use non-PC titles, and everyone will be addressed as "Doctor."

      November 15, 2013 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  14. saywhat

    Conspiracy theorist, posting filth @CNN mods?
    Do you even understand what i share with other bloggers?
    Are you intellectually challenged or bite back bothered by your conscience?
    Pardon this response folks, shouldn't have bothered.
    Thanks @banasy.

    November 15, 2013 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      No apologies necessary saywhat. There are times when you have to respond to the ignorant comments of others. You are one of the most informed people I have ever met. Your posts continue to be very informing and rnlightening. Don't ever change your style. If others can't deal with it, well, that's their problem.

      November 15, 2013 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      Oops, meant to be enlightening.

      November 15, 2013 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  15. saywhat

    However growing illiteracy, disease and poverty in the 'Third' world is a direct consequence of neglect of the 'ruling nations' and focus on hegemony and geopolitical gains.
    Oligarchy here at home would be a direct consequence of the complacency of the general public towards what is being done to this country.

    November 15, 2013 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
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