Gene Healy: How the Whitey Bulger Trial Points to the Value of Cameras in Federal Courtrooms

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Our government conspired with Boston's Irish Mafia for 20 years and all we got was this lousy sketch. The Whitey Bulger story represents "the worst case of corruption in the history of the F.B.I.," says former federal prosecutor Michael D. Kendall, "a multigenerational, systematic alliance with organized crime, where the F.B.I. was actively participating in the murders of government witnesses." But, unless you're from Boston, you probably missed it. According to Gene Healy, it is time to reevaluate the law that bans cameras in federal court.

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