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. bobcat (in a hat)©

    On this day in the 49th year of the 20th century, a being was brought forth to spread sunshine upon this dim world.

    November 15, 2013 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    I second bobcats post @ saywhat! Dear man, please keep being you, most of us appreciate your informative posts. And just consider the source on the negative tool el trollio! Hes jealous because he isn't half as knowledgable as you are on these topics! And because you are so honorable while he is the exact opposite!

    November 15, 2013 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    I'm humbled by your support dear friends. needless to repeat that i'm constantly learning from thoughts & opinions you express on this blog and elsewhere.
    I have been called names many a times especially on CNN world blog where those who have no feet to stand upon usually resort to abuse.

    November 15, 2013 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    My response to you dear friends was blocked.

    November 15, 2013 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    I feel humbled by your support.

    November 15, 2013 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    I have been called names often on blogs especially on CNN World and had to bear with abusive language by those who have no rational thoughts to express.
    I have again after a brief respite been barred from that blog.

    November 15, 2013 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • rupert**

      @ saywhat. I too have been deleted many times. I dont understand why

      November 16, 2013 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    Lol @ saywhat, just keep on keepin on! We all like you exactly the way you are my dear friend! :p

    November 15, 2013 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    Aww @ saywhat! Well GPS is a better blog anyway and ive seen and responded to your posts on there! For every negative theres a positive! Just remember that!

    November 15, 2013 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    What a shame that cnn can ban an intelligent, respectful and honorable blogger such as @ saywhat yet cant seem to ban el trollio! Go figure! So he MUST work for them! Guess they are pretty lax on background checks of their employees!

    November 15, 2013 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

    I missed something here concerning @saywhat, and I can't retrieve it.
    @saywhat, keep on trucking. You're lookin' good.

    November 16, 2013 at 4:31 am | Report abuse |
  11. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

    I hate to see intense thinking squelched, even when I disagree with the direction of the mentation. @saywhat should never be silenced here. I know that he and I might debate the point at which help can become counterproductive in society, and what cognitive alterations would eliminate most need for help. However, @saywhat is a formidable and honorable person.

    November 16, 2013 at 5:00 am | Report abuse |
  12. petoskey ron

    In the latest report since this site was updated: bulger has just been released after serving 20 yrs.

    November 16, 2013 at 6:07 am | Report abuse |
  13. rupert**

    I want to thank everyone for there gracious support

    November 16, 2013 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    Lmao of course, since they haven't updated in a week, maybe the story WAS a year old already huh? Lol in any case time flies rather quickly in that neck of the woods if hes been released already!

    November 16, 2013 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
    • President Obama

      Let me be perfectly clear. I'm a liar

      November 16, 2013 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hit n run

      Sorry mr president. We can't believe a word that comes out of your mouth now. How's those approval ratings again?

      November 16, 2013 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jose Jiminez

      Lmao! But seriously dude. You don't need to comment badly on the POTUS. He is doing a absolute fantastic job of destroying his presidency all by himself. And the silence from the liberals on here is deafening. Just sit back and watch the show unfold. Popcorn anyone?

      November 16, 2013 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jose Jiminez

      Maybe you guys will like this joke. Probably not. Tee Hee
      A man dies and gets to heaven. He notices a bunch of clocks on the wall and asked Jesus what they are for. Jesus said the clocks kept track of peoples lies. Jesus pointed out mother Theresa's clock and said it had never moved once. Jesus pointed out President Lincolns clock and said as you can see it has only moved twice. The man asked to see Obama's clock. Jesus replied "I'am using his in my house for a ceiling fan"

      November 16, 2013 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    Lol @ rupert! Hamsta hasn't been here, in like foreverrrrr! Its only been poser hamsta in like foreverrrrr! But you knew that already didn't you? Lol

    November 16, 2013 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
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