Maybe Whitey Should Consider a Move to Miami

1220968647Jury selection in the trial of John Connolly began yesterday in Miami, and the Globe gives us some shocking news. It seems that Floridians don’t know about James “Whitey” Bulger.

We know they spend a lot of time running away from alligators and hurricanes, but we can think of several ways our friends down south should have learned about the fugitive mobster.

America’s Most Wanted
The felon has been featured on the long-running TV show a whopping 15 times in the 13 years he’s been missing. It seems that someone in the jury pool would have caught at least one Bulger episode.

The post office
If we know anything about Florida, it’s that the state is home to many old people. And old people love to mail packages and letters at the post office, which prominently displays information about the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitives. We’ve waited in line at the post office, and we’d read anything put before us to stop the boredom.

The Departed
Martin Scorsese’s 2006 film was based on Internal Affairs, a 2002 film made in Hong Kong. But the character of Frank Costello was based on Bulger. And there’s also the crooked cops in the movie, which ties in nicely with the case against Connolly.

See, Floridians? You know more about Bulger than you think.

The Martyrdom of John Connolly

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