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By John "Red" Shea

John "Red" Shea, forty, was once a most sensible lieutenant within the South Boston Irish mob run, led by way of James "Whitey" Bulger. An ice–cold enforcer with a red–hot mood, Shea was once a legend between his friends within the Nineteen Nineties South Boston, up to John Gotti, Bugsy Siegel, and Al Capone have been of their time and position. whilst the actor and manufacturer Mark Wahlberg, raised in within reach Dorchester, discovered of a script in line with Shea's lifestyles circulating in Hollywood, he instantly dedicated to enjoying the gangster on reveal. an immense function movie undertaking is now in improvement. From the age of 13, while he all started robbing supply vans, to the age of twenty–seven, while he all started serving a twelve–year federal sentence for drug trafficking, Shea used to be a portrait in American crime – a bantam–weight, red–headed terror, brutal along with his fists and lethal with a lead pipe, a baseball bat, or a knife. At fifteen he used to be promoting marijuana . At seventeen he was once dealing with Bulger's cocaine. At eighteen he used to be mortgage sharking and laundering Bulger's cash. At twenty, initiated into Bulger's internal circle on the aspect of an Uzi, he used to be working a multimillion–dollar narcotics operation for his mentor. RAT BASTARDS was once the first–ever, firsthand account of mob lifestyles that wasn't advised via a rat. purple Shea did his crime, then did his time––and by no means proficient, in contrast to Henry Hill of Wiseguy, Sammy "The Bull" Gravano of Underboss, and such a lot of others. conserving quickly to the code of his upbringing, he remained a guy of honor.

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I slipped out a side door because the blacks were trying to corral me. I went down to see Tommy Connors. I told him that today was officially my last day of school. ” Tommy asks, in his way. Not prying, but you better have an answer. ” “Why,” he says. I tell him about slamming those guys in the auditorium. “And these guys have weapons,” I add. And they did. Pipes, knives. They somehow kept them around the school. He says to me, “Kid, you’re gonna end up being stabbed. You ain’t learnin’ nothing up there.

Ma calls Uncle Gilly. He had a few connections, worked with the police on community stuff, worked with the Cub Scouts, the Police Explorers, a youth group learning about civic things. Bunch of geeks. But Uncle Gilly was all right. I go across the street. I’m waiting in Columbia Park to see what’s going down. I see Uncle Gilly pull up. He goes in. I’m bird-doggin’ the situation, scoping to see if the police come. Not long after, Uncle Gilly comes out. I run across the street. ” he goes. “You’re in fucking hot water.

But right here on these streets was a rough kind of home. It was hard, don’t get me wrong. But it had charm, which is more than you can say about a lot of places. In the shops in Southie and on street corners, the men all talked excitedly about one thing or another—a ball game, a horse race, a boxing match. The Red Sox, the Bruins, the Celtics, Suffolk Downs, Ali. And they’d get even more excited talking about the local fighters, the local trainers. And the local politicians. Lots of people out of work or drinking too much, the teenagers all fucked up, stoned, violent at times.

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