After the guilty verdicts were delivered in the trial of Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger, Michael D. Kendall, a former federal prosecutor who investigated some aspects of Mr. Bulger’s activities, called it “the worst case of corruption in the history of the FBI. It was a multigenerational, systematic alliance with organized crime, where the FBI was actively participating in the murders of government witnesses, or at least allowing them to occur.”
In street parlance Bulger, had a “license” to commit crimes, and it allegedly was granted to him by law enforcement. And anyone who thinks Bulger was the only criminal in America given such tacit permission to break the law should disabuse themselves of the notion. It still goes on today.