Storify: Some rejoice, others call to ‘Free Whitey’ after Bulger sentence
Notorious Boston mobster James “Whitey” Boston was sentenced to two life sentence plus five years in prison today, and ordered to pay $19.5 million in restitution to victims’ families.
Reactions on social media were mixed.
Amidst a barrage of tweets from the media regarding courtroom happenings, people’s responses to the Bulger sentence ranged from happiness to criticism that the sentence was not tough enough.
As with most high profile cases, there were also those who supported the convicted murderer.