CNN's 'U.S. vs. Whitey' Will Shake Your Faith in Federal Government

September 17, 2014 4:33 PM

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The day after James "Whitey" Bulger was captured on June 23, 2011, I happened to be in Santa Monica with my Boston ad agency peeps shooting a TV commercial. We immediately jumped in our unfabulous rental car and set out to find the apartment building where Whitey and his GF had been living unrecognized for years and were finally apprehended. We figured there'd be news station vans, reporters and a crowd of looky-loos to alert us when we were close. Instead all we found when we reached the Princess Eugenia Apartments were two guys in Bruins jerseys posing for photos in front of the building. Wow... we thought. Is the arrest of Whitey Bulger only a big deal if you're from Boston?

Apparently not, as NY filmmaker Joe Berlinger has made a documentary for CNN that will air nationally this Thursday at 9 p.m. and bring to light some shocking revelations about the case. Whether you're from Boston or not, you will want to tune in.

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