Updated 12:07 pm CDT, Tuesday, October 30, 2018 FILE - This file June 23, 2011, booking photo provided by the U.S. Marshals Service shows James "Whitey" Bulger. The Boston gangster has been moved from a federal prison in Florida to a transfer facility in Oklahoma City. The U.S. Bureau of Prisons online inmate log lists the 89-year-old Bulger as an inmate in Oklahoma City but not when he arrived there. less FILE - This file June 23, 2011, booking photo provided by the U.S. Marshals Service shows James "Whitey" Bulger. The Boston gangster has been moved from a federal prison in Florida to a transfer facility in ... more Photo: U.S. Marshals Service, AP FILE - This combination of 1984 file photos provided by the FBI shows James "Whitey" Bulger. Bulger was convicted Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 in a string of 11 killings and other gangland crimes, many of them committed while he was said to be an FBI informant. (AP … [Read more...] about Whitey Bulger killed in prison, sources say
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Inmate No. 15000-030 is released into the frigid January morning at 8:46, a gray custodial suit of sweatpants and long-sleeved thermal clinging to his immense frame, a bushy salt-and-pepper beard wrapping around his face, a guard escorting him with a high-powered rifle slung over his right shoulder. Most politicians would appear hopelessly—dangerously—misplaced in a federal prison. Kent Sorenson is not most politicians. Standing over six feet tall and weighing every bit of 270 pounds, with 11 tattoos and a cleanshaven head, Sorenson is probably the only state senator to have ever been mistaken for a member of the Aryan Brotherhood. That happened during his first stop on the penal turnpike, the Metropolitan Correctional Center (“The MCC”) in Chicago, an administrative facility with maximum-security lodging where the “fish” was viewed warily by fellow inmates. A white supremacist, they figured, sizing him up. It didn’t take long—as soon as … [Read more...] about Kent Sorenson Was a Tea Party Hero. Then He Lost Everything.
The founder of Tesla, SpaceX and SolarCity is quite the enigma. Lydia Belanger Published 10:05 am CDT, Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Photo: David McNew | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: David McNew | Getty Images Elon Musk's Name Can Get You Locked Out of Twitter, and 26 Other Weird Things We've Learned About the SpaceX and Tesla CEO 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Elon Musk has always been a thinker and a creator. As a child, he daydreamed in an almost trance-like manner and coded his own video games. He always found resourceful ways to make money, and after he graduated from college, he opted for entrepreneurship rather than wait for an internet company to take notice of him. Numerous passions inspired Musk, and today he manages companies and projects that specialize in electric and self-driving … [Read more...] about Elon Musk’s Name Can Get You Locked Out of Twitter, and 26 Other Weird Things We’ve Learned About the SpaceX and Tesla CEO
Jennifer Dixon Detroit Free Press Published 11:00 p.m. UTC Jul 19, 2018 At one end of Alpine Street, near Joy Road on Detroit's west side, Georgeia Elder and a friend live in a leaky trailer, their yard cluttered with a boat and a Cadillac Escalade with four ladders on the roof, a shopping cart and a lawn mower, a folding chair and a metal headboard. A pit bull, Lady, laps up spaghetti and gravy from a takeout container. At the other end of this short stretch of Alpine, near Tireman Avenue, a woman known as Spankie lives in a house with a dog she calls "my baby." A heart-shaped sign hangs from the front door that says "Bless Our Home." A handwritten sign instructs the postal carrier to put her mail in a box tucked into a milk crate next to the porch stairs. A scent of straw and animals hangs in the air. These occupants don't own the properties where they live. They're not paying rent … [Read more...] about Dead bodies, wild dogs, squatters in government-owned Detroit houses
George Hunter The Detroit News Published 4:02 p.m. UTC Jun 4, 2018 More than 1,000 vehicles that were impounded by police as evidence in homicides, carjackings and other crimes have been sitting in a southwest Detroit lot for months — some for years — racking up huge storage fees as city attorneys wrangle with the site’s owner over what to do about them. City attorneys have claimed in court filings that Detroit companies Gene’s Towing and The Realty Company are “holding (the) evidence vehicles hostage.” Lawyers for the two firms responded in court that the city – which until last year leased the lot to store the impounds – saddled the property owner with the vehicles without having records for many of them. Prosecutors and city attorneys insist criminal cases have not been jeopardized because of the dormant evidence vehicles. But while the cars, trucks, minivans and SUVs sit unattended in the Dix Avenue lot — some since 2012 … [Read more...] about Detroit towing fight ties up crime victims’ cars