Week In Review: Bulger, RNC, Mandatory Minimums
We discuss this week’s top stories, from the verdict in the trial of convicted mobster James “Whitey” Bulger, to the Republican National Committee meeting in Boston, to Attorney General Eric Holder’s statement this week on mandatory minimum sentencing for drug offenders.
Peter Canellos, editorial page editor for The Boston Globe.
Nancy Gertner, former Massachusetts federal judge and Harvard Law professor.
WBUR, “Republicans are trying to regroup after losing a second presidential election last year. Organizers say the theme of the meeting is ‘Making It Happen.’ They say a portion of the gathering will be devoted to updating members on new political and technology initiatives.”
WBUR, “After more than a month of testimony and 32 hours of deliberations, the jury in the trial of James ‘Whitey’ Bulger found him guilty on all but one of the criminal charges against him. Jurors also decided the government proved Bulger was responsible for 11 out of 19 murders. ”
NPR, “Holder also said he is directing U.S. attorneys not to prosecute every case that comes across their desks if it could also be dealt with by state or local authorities, and to develop ‘specific, locally tailored guidelines’ for how their offices will handle such decisions.”
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