Okay folks, a little background. Alan Dershowitz is a very funny looking and very obnoxious man who is also very smart on the constitution. Unfortunately for funny looking and obnoxious Alan, he grew up in Brooklyn. Lots of everyone in Brooklyn Especially the Irish. Big heads, light skin, freckles.
Now who’s kidding who? We know Alan must have the shit kicked out of him many a time as a kid. Mostly for reasons related to his mouth. Sure he was a Jew and sure he was funny looking. But if that was the criteria in Brooklyn for beating people up years ago than nothing would ever get done. And yes I am sure he was the victim of real and hateful anti-semitism. The stuff that stays with a kid for life.
Now as the potato heads were pummeling this obnoxious little twit I am sure they let out some anti-semitic remarks. Much like when beating up fat kid “for cause”. He still gets called a fat shit although his weight and appearance had nothing to do with it.
I say this because The Dersh is blinded by hate for Irish Catholics and especially those from South Boston. In his mind everyone whoever caused him a problem lives in that “Irish ghetto”.
Remember 75 State Street? Here’s what happened. Thomas Finnerty, a capable lawyer in downtown Boston and former law partner of Bill Bulger was hired by residential real estate tzar Harold Brown to help get the many approvals needed from the city of Boston for an office building he was constructing in Boston, 75 State Street.
Ray Flynn was mayor at the time and Finnerty knew him and his way around city hall. No state issues involved. Bill Bulger not even needed to make a phone call on this. Now being known as the Senate President’s friend and former law partner helped get phone calls returned. (Now before everyone starts screaming about this think about reality)
Anyway after the hundreds of millions of dollars were spent on the building Brown, known to screw creditors, complained about paying the full amount of Finnerty’s bill, $250,000. Sounds like a lot, doesn’t it? Well it wasn’t. Considered by all a reasonable amount for the work at that time.
When Finnerty wasn’t getting the money his office earned he sued. Harold Brown was represented by Harvey Silverglate and Alan Dershowitz. They immediately responded that Finnerty didn’t earn this money but he shook Brown down and Bulger was part of it.
This opened up the whole can of worms known as 75 State Street. The feds investigated it. Corrupt F.B.I. agent John Morris lead the charge. He hated the Bulgers and testified that he illegally tried to have Whitey murdered by having his bitch at the Globe, Kevin Cullen, telll the world Whitey was an informer. Morris was pissed because Whitey was interfering with the business of his Top Echelon Informant Sammy Berkowitz, the Presidentially pardoned big time bookie from Chelsea. (How did Morris informant get a Presidential Pardon. It sounds like that was one of the things Berkowitz wanted in return for his, ahem, cooperate. Who made it happen?)
So Morris feeds the press leaks and phony innuendo about Bulger on this. As hard as everyone tried they couldn’t get anything on Bulger.
And don’t forget this resulted in response from a civil suit which was really was a collection case. Harold Brown paid the entire amount Finnerty sued him for and also told the press that Finnerty was “a good guy”. The investigation closed because no crimes were committed but the Globe continued it fool its readers into believing Bulger was part of a conspiracy to extort businessmen.
Then we had the Judge Paul Mahoney dog and pony show. Paul Mahoney retired a few years ago after a long and successful stint as a district court judge. He sat mostly in Somerville District Court. Mahoney was a former assistant district attorney and knew his way around the courthouse more than 90% of the people nominated for the job do. Unfortunately he also worked for Bill Bulger as chief of staff to the Senate President. Big job. Important job. Only the very capable can do it well. Mahoney did it well. Same as he did as assistant district attorney and lawyer representing clients.
Well Derschowitz couldn’t stomach Mahoney getting the judgeship. He sold a bill of good to Silverglate and another lawyer and the three of them marched in to the Governor’s Council meeting on Mahoney’s appointment and cried foul. This was based on no more than the fact that Mahoney was from South Boston and worked for Bulger. That was their only argument. Serious. Corrupt by definition.
Silverglate has distance himself from the Dersh over the years. He sees Alan has been seliing him a bill of goods when it comes to all things Bulger.
I give this background because it should also be noted that Alan Dershowitz and Globe columnists Jeff Jacoby are tight ass-friends.
And out of the blue today Jacoby kicks the living crap out of Bill Bulger for being Whitey’s brother. Jeff likes to ignore the fact that for some reason the corrupt F.B.I. wrongfully decided Billy was corrupt long before Whitey’s first indictment. Billy knew they weren’t interested in finding Whitey (and they didn’t, a DEA agent did) and only interested in tripping him up and then indicting him for perjury.
And it is highly highly highly doubtful that Whitey allowed family any knowledge of his whereabouts etc.
Also there are laws on the book protecting family members from charges of aiding other members running from the law. And, unlike the unabomber, Whitey was not on a killing spree. Plus, as anyone who has been closely following the trial or reading Matt Connolly’s blog knows full well that many agents are duplicitous and result oriented, truth be damned.
So, during the past two weeks the country has learned more about the unholy alliances the feds make with people for reasons few can fathom. John Martorano giving totem pole hearsay as he boasts of killing at least 20 people by pulling the trigger. Whitey did not. John won the Price is Right grand prize by playing along. Life is damn good for Martarano.
We also know that Steve Flemmi is living the life of Riley in a happy horse shit federal pen as opposed to being on death row somewhere. Flemmi likes to kill girs. Especially girlfriends. Abundant evidence of this in his history. No evidence of this regarding Whitey. Yet the feds say, and all buy it, that Whitey killed the two Debbies.
These are the people a misguided and emotionally disturbed Fred Wyshak lays with.. He has spent the past 25 years obsessed wih Bill Bulger and his false belief that Bill and anyone else with last name Bulger are vile people.
Wyshak has had tragedy in his life and obviously chasing demons of his own. And unfortunately the Justice Department is not like other places where over-the-top employees are reigned in.
Ask the poor state trooper who has evidence Martorano and Pat Nee are currently running part of Boston’s organized crime. He had photos and everything. Unfortunately Freddie Wyshak made sure this trooper’s career is ruined and branded him a liar.
Some wonder why Fed is involved in the highly immoral prosecution of former probation commissioner John O’Brien. Well it is obvious to everyone who follows the Fred Dog. He wanted a Bulger. He could taste a Bulger. Paul; Ware blatantly lied about a Bulger in his report and recommended an indictment. Ware was a former AUSA and well seasoned in making a case based on nothing other than you don’t like the guy.
Well Ware lied and sold Wyshak a bill of goods on Probation. (Much like Dershowitz did to Silverglate) But unlike descent people who would walk away when they see it isn’t what they were told Wyshak doubled down. He added more charges than one could imagine on O’Brien after the state court cleared him on more or less the same charges.
(Ware was also the toady called in by the SJC to put the knife in Maria Lopez. Wares firms makes hundreds of thousands of dollars representing the SJC on all sorts of stuff. You see how it works?)
Wyshak has a history of destroying those he works with who call him on him on his unethical and illegal ways. He turns the table and calls a grand jury to investigate those reporting him.
Back to Jacoby, he works for the Globe, he’s a tight ass friend of the Dersh and the best he could do was scream that Bill Bulger had the audacity to show up at Paul Cellucci’s funeral.
Just to be clear. Paul Cellucci was a good guy. Good husband and family man. Good to people. He was also a gambler. Nothing wrong with that but Celluch had the bug. So much so that he ended up owing the wise guys more than a half a million dollars.
That caused problems for us the people. Paul caught up as best he could. Huge mortgages etc. But always palying catch-up.
But the BIg Dig was the answer. So wasn’t the movie industry. Look the other way and let the guys do what they have to do.
That’s where the money went in the Big Dig and why. Everyone knew it at the time and knows it now. I’m glad I didn’t see it mentioned in the paper after his death but don’t tell us for one second that Billy BUlger didn’t have the morality to be at his memorial.
Fuck You Jeff Jacoby!