Boston’s Federal Disgrace – Narrow Men

When I first started my career as a trial lawyer a great deal of my time was spent standing in court corridors or sitting in courtrooms waiting for my case to be called. I was the associate in a small busy firm of two partners. I had to handle cases they gave me as well as try to handle my own small business. I was what you would call a generalist or Jack of All Law Fields handling at that time the full gamut of legal matters in all state courts and administrative hearings.

I recall sitting in superior court one day waiting for my case to be called and realizing it was going to be one of those days I was going to have to be patient as well as aggravated. The reason for the need to be patient was that a large number of individuals had been indicted for drug crimes and the district attorney himself, the man who controlled the calling of the list of cases for the day, was present in court. These newly indicted cases were to be called first.

The DA was taking his opportunity to show he was a “law and order” type person.  The large number of people indicted brought substantia media coverage. In those days there were newspaper reporters assigned to the court every day from the major newspapers who on this day were abetted by television and radio reporters. (Yes, people got much of their news from the radio back then.)

The aggravation was both due to having  matters scheduled for trial, hearings or meetings elsewhere that I was going to miss. Remember there were no cell phones, no way to timely  notify other courts or hearing officers I was tied up and would be late.

I sat up back watching the district attorney talking to others. The conversations involved much laughing. He wasn’t the shiniest marble in the box. He was a good athlete so the folk who voted for him must have thought if he were good in one thing he would be good at other things. A common misperception. Then again, most voters in those days had no idea what a district attorney did.

The judge sauntered onto the bench at the usual superior court  start up time of 10:00 a.m. We stood, heard the “hear yees”, and sat. The judge nodded when the clerk asked if he could call the list. The DA with much aplomb stood up to enjoy his time in the spotlight. He said he was representing the Commonwealth on the first group of cases involving violations  of the narcotics law. He asked that the many named defendants be arraigned.

Each name was called, each one approached the bar, some had attorneys with them, others would say their attorneys were busy elsewhere, and some needed attorneys appointed for them. When that time consuming process was completed each defendant waived the reading of the indictment and entered pleas of “not guilty”

The judge inquired whether bail would be required. The DA obviously would want bail on these violators of the narcotics law. That would give him the chance to spell out to the court in greater detail the offenses these culprits were being accused of committing.

I had been in and out of the courtroom during the preliminary affairs but made sure I returned to hear how the DA was able to break up this narcotic ring. Did he use undercover cops, informants, searches, etc?

I learned listening to him that all the defendants had been indicted for possessing the illegal  drugs, a misdemeanor. The evidence for the charges came from the person who was selling them the drugs. In other words the guy who had committed the most serious  crime, the felony, cooperated to get himself off the hook by squealing on his customers. Worse, the DA was strutting about acting very proud of his accomplishment.

I was angry that my day had been messed up by this charade. Never in my wildest dreams would I think this DA’s approach  would be followed by prosecutors at the federal level. But it was. I’ll explain later.



23 thoughts on “Boston’s Federal Disgrace – Narrow Men

  1. Matt

    All this social distancing seems to be impacting
    the MC Irregulars…..

    If it was me ……

    I would call Industrial Areas Foundation and
    pay them to give you a consult on how to spring Zip
    Follow their advice

    Call former NYC prosecutor Alice Vachss In Newport
    Ask her if her attorney husband Andrew Vachss has
    any ideas on breaking out Zip.

    Google Andrew Vachss

    Picket the home of Wyshak for 8 consecutive Sundays,
    weather permitting with members of the MC Irregulars.

    who do I Bill ?

    Diversity in Maine’s legal community is a ‘black-and-white’ issue

    Judy Harrison
    by Judy Harrison
    June 27, 2020

  2. Dave and others. Did you ever consider that MSFREEH is a spawn of former FBI Director Louis Freeh who along with Muellar and Comey and Wyshak invented the false ROGUE AGENT THEORY/
    Louis Freeh accused John Connolly of “protecting Whitey” when it was the FBI that ordered John Connolly to handle Whitey as a Top Echelon Informant. DA Sullivan also knew Whitey and Flemmis were TEIs. Nothing New about this.

    Remember too that the Comey-Muellar-Freeh-Wyshak CABAL falsely charged John with information that helped Whitey flee. The jury voted unanimously NOT GUILTY on that count. The jury did find that John Connolly told Kevin Weeks in a closed refrigerator in a liquor store in 1995 that John heard through the grapevine that “indictments were coming down” against Whitey and others. But this was public knowledge and no crime for public person (John Connolly was five years retired from the FBI) to recount what he heard through the grapevine.

    Moreover, if you see inconsistent verdicts in the jury verdicts, REmember THis: JUdges normally through out verdicts when they contradict each other . . .Judge Tauro did not

    Finally remember the Boston Jury largetly rejected Louis Freeh, Muller, Comey and Wyshak’s cohorts on their rogue agent theory, because JOhn Connolly was acquitted of all the serious charges, and only convicted of five minor charges, so minor that one jury repeatedly stated on radio and television and to the press that he thought JOhn Connolly was only to get probation. In other words, he said, he never would have voted to convict on any count if he thought JOhn Connolly was going to be sent to Jail . . . .we know Judge Tauro unconscionably sent John to 10 years in prison, a sentence that shocked the conscience . . . a sentence as if John Connolly had been convicted of some of the serious charges

    JUdge Tauro’s actions here, too, seem to be those of a biased jurist who should have recused himself from the get go


    1. Bill, great article, made others aware of possible connection . They knew him of course. Good timing

    2. wa-llahi! I’m suspecting that Bill and NC are GRU agents assigned to protecting Glorious Leader on the INTERNET. They sit side-by-side at computer desks in a cubicle at the GRU facility in Voronezh making up crazy pseudo-patriotic bullshit to post on Matt’s blog.

  3. I see the 3rd degree black belt in mouth
    has poked his noodle up from the Center
    of Cognitive Dissonance


    Blogging is not Truth
    Behaviour is Truth

    Matt Connolly still pirouetting
    after all these years = John Connolly still doing time

    Oyve …….. = ……..ugh

    June 26,2020

    Hundreds of documents from the Maine State Police unit at the center of a bombshell lawsuit have been published online as part of a wider hacking of U.S. law enforcement agencies, revealing sensitive information about potential victims and suspects of crime in the state

  4. Matt, someone posting here is a real pain in the neck. Perhaps it is I for raising this issue. Or perhaps it is MSFREEH. Don’t you think her “replies” on your blog belong in private emails which “she” might send to you and to certain other posters? Please consider a) encouraging “her” to stick to emails and b) blocking “her” posts on this blog. Thank you.

    1. GOK, I agree. Long ago I asked MATTOFBOSTON to eradicate MSFREEH from this blog.
      MSFREEH is nothing but an OBSTRUCTIONIST, and my hunch is she posts to make sure MATT’s readers do not read his commentators.




      1. The following is for MSFREEH. It is based on the Contact page of our esteemed host’s blog, with major alterations in all caps and only a handful of words deleted.


        VIRTUALLY ALWAYS, you ought to contact me BY EMAIL, THEREBY NOT SOILING AND DAMAGING the comments section. AGAIN, the way to do that is by email. CAPISCE?

        You can contact me at

        1. “Article-length posts aren’t “easy” to ignore”

          What are you kidding me? Just ignore them. What, do you have to read them? Scroll down past and keep reading Bill’s article length posts. I have never clicked on anything she has put on here.

        2. Oh, yeah. Another way you can avoid her posts is to start your own blog. That way you can wear the crown all the time. And block her or not, one thing is for sure. She has your scalp hanging on her belt.

  5. This type of post is why I look forward to reading this blog. Thank you, Matt. I look forward to the rest of the series.

  6. Two things: First MattofBoston’s comment. I agree 100% with you and know we’re you are going with it. I’ll have a few comments below;
    Second, I must say this: Not only to a routinely disagree with MSFREEH, but MSFREEH generally does not know what she is talking about.

    I had a life long friend who was set up the FEDs and sent to jail for several years. He and many of my friends in the early 1970s were using cocaine, and a FED undercover told him he could get let’s say $1,000 worth. My friend of course would share that with his buddies. My friend took the stash, was immediately arrested, and labelled a major distributor. The Major Distributor was the FEDS.

    Secondly, think about this with John Connolly, John a highly decorated FBI agent was on the lowest rung of the FBI ladder and retired after about two decades of service, and Joe Pistone credited John as being the one FBI agent most responsible for bringing down the entire New England Mafia.

    About 10 years after John retired the FEDs cut obscene deals with three serial killers, Mafiosa hit men, Martorano, Flemmi and Salemme, and with John Connolly’s SUPERIOR, John Morris, who admitted taking bribes and leaking names of informants hoping they’d be killed . . .that is Morris admitted to attempted murder of several men . . .and who did the corrupt Federal Prosecutor Fred Wyshak and his corrupt cohorts let off the hook to go after the lowest cop on the FBI ladder: they cut deals with vicious killers to get a honest cop? Why? Because their target was not John Connolly but John Connolly’s neighbor William Bulger, President of U.Mass and longest serving Senate President of the Massachusetts Senate.

    Why did the corrupt Federal Prosecutor want to get Bill Bulger . . .to boost his ego, to shine his lapels, to sate Harvard Professor Alan Dershowitz who held a grudge against Bill Bulger for outdebating him and outwitting him? Yes, all of the above.

    Ask yourself, why would the Full Weight of the Federal Government be aimed at a lowly cut? Why would the FEDs cut obscenely lenient deals with serial killers and attempted murderers to get a cop on the lowest rung of the ladder? Martorano, 12 years for 20 murders, Flemmi Fed Custody thereby avoiding extradition for execution in Oklahoma or another state, Salemme, lessened sentence for that killer, Morris, witness protection for admitted attempted murderer. Why? Because the FEDs were corruptly seeking to persecute and prosecute a highly ethical, highly intellectual, CONSERVATIVE PRO-LIFE CATHOLIC POLITICIAN FROM SOUTH BOSTON, the enemy of the Leftists in Academia,, the enemy of the Leftists in the Media, especially the Boston Globe, and smarter, wittier and happier than all of them put together, THAT’S WHY. IT WAS THE SAME POLITICAL PERSECUTION OF A PHILOSOPHICAL/POLITICAL OPPONENT as happened with the RUSSIAN COLLUSION HOAX.
    To wit: Depose President Trump by getting his underlings, including General Flynn. Depose Billy Bulger by getting his neighbor/young friend John Connolly.
    And who were the major culprits behind both ATTEMPTED COUPS: Robert Muellar and James Comey, and the corrupt Fed Fred Wyshak was their tool.

    1. I also wonder whether the LEFTISTS at the Globe and in the Judiciary and in the Fed Prosecutor’s Office were a little upset at some other people from South Boston, The SOUTH BOSTON ALLIED WAR VETERANS COUNCIL who humiliated the LEFTISTS with a resounding victory, 9-0 decision received from the SCOTUS, our nation’s highest court, upholding the Veterans’ Free Speech and Free Association rights to exclude from their parade a radical gay rights group, GLIB?

      I often wondered with the letters to Lawyer’s Weekly from two Savin Hill kids,Paul Walkowski and Billy Connolly, which gutted the absurd politically correct reasoning of LEFTIST JUDGES AND LEFTIST ACADEMICS in Massachusetts: whether this public evisceration of their unconstitutional arguments had anything to do with some of them, in the MEDIA, ACADEMIA AND LEGAL CIRCLES, decided to GET EVEN with the likes of guy named Connolly and other CONSERVATIVES from South Boston.

      I often wondered whether the fact that William Connolly of South Boston was a co-counsel to Chester Darling at the U.S. Supreme Court on the St. Patrick’s Day Parade case and whether the fact that William Connolly of South Boston co-authored the definitive book on the Parade case with Paul Walkowski (lead writer) From Trial Court to the United States Supreme Court, Anatomy of a Free Speech Case (Branden 1996) had something to do with FRED THE FED, the LEFTISTS at the MOAKLEY FEDERAL COURTHOUSE, the LEFTISTS IN ACADEMIA like Dershowitz who has always identified himself as a liberal democrat, and the LEFTISTS in the Media, especially the LEFTISTS at the Boston Globe . . . .had something to do with or everything to do with them SINGLING OUT JOHN CONNOLLY FOR PERSECUTION.

      Rembember this too: Bill Bulger always chaired the annual St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast, carried live on television, music by the Irish Volunteers, my cousin Jimmy Concannon leading and my cousin Roger Concannon singing . . .and where Bill Bulger always made fun of the leftists, especially at the Boston Globe . . . .whether all of this was behind the collusion of FEDs, Academics and the Media to single out for persecution another honorable son of South Boston, John Connolly, my lifelong friend.

      Remember, too, wherever Green is worn, wherever Irish are, since 1916, since Yeats’ poem, Easter 1916, A TERRIBLE BEAUTY HAS BEEN BORN.

      1. MSFREEH addressed me as “Wilhelm of Connolly” and directed me to “read this” More of her and her cohorts’ gibberish. She mocks me, seeing something funny in my name.
        To: the benighted MSFREEH: Read this: “Easter 1916”, then I suggest you see the movie NOBLE, about Ireland’s Christine Nobel who has saved 700,000 Vietnamese and Mongolian children. Then read Shots Heard Round the World: Americans Answer the Call to Arms. And after you have read, reflected, and watched, then tell me: You still see something funny?
        EASTER, 1916

        Poem by William Butler Yeats
        I have met them at close of day
        Coming with vivid faces
        From counter or desk among grey
        Eighteenth-century houses.
        I have passed with a nod of the head
        Or polite meaningless words,
        Or have lingered awhile and said
        Polite meaningless words,
        And thought before I had done
        Of a mocking tale or a gibe
        To please a companion
        Around the fire at the club,
        Being certain that they and I
        But lived where motley is worn:
        All changed, changed utterly:
        A terrible beauty is born.

        That woman’s days were spent
        In ignorant good-will,
        Her nights in argument
        Until her voice grew shrill.
        What voice more sweet than hers
        When, young and beautiful,
        She rode to harriers?
        This man had kept a school
        And rode our winged horse;
        This other his helper and friend
        Was coming into his force;
        He might have won fame in the end,
        So sensitive his nature seemed,
        So daring and sweet his thought.
        This other man I had dreamed
        A drunken, vainglorious lout.
        He had done most bitter wrong
        To some who are near my heart,
        Yet I number him in the song;
        He, too, has resigned his part
        In the casual comedy;
        He, too, has been changed in his turn,
        Transformed utterly:
        A terrible beauty is born.

        Hearts with one purpose alone
        Through summer and winter seem
        Enchanted to a stone
        To trouble the living stream.
        The horse that comes from the road.
        The rider, the birds that range
        From cloud to tumbling cloud,
        Minute by minute they change;
        A shadow of cloud on the stream
        Changes minute by minute;
        A horse-hoof slides on the brim,
        And a horse plashes within it;
        The long-legged moor-hens dive,
        And hens to moor-cocks call;
        Minute by minute they live:
        The stone’s in the midst of all.

        Too long a sacrifice
        Can make a stone of the heart.
        O when may it suffice?
        That is Heaven’s part, our part
        To murmur name upon name,
        As a mother names her child
        When sleep at last has come
        On limbs that had run wild.
        What is it but nightfall?
        No, no, not night but death;
        Was it needless death after all?
        For England may keep faith
        For all that is done and said.
        We know their dream; enough
        To know they dreamed and are dead;
        And what if excess of love
        Bewildered them till they died?
        I write it out in a verse –
        MacDonagh and MacBride
        And Connolly and Pearse
        Now and in time to be,
        Wherever green is worn,
        Are changed, changed utterly:
        A terrible beauty is born.

        William Butler Yeats

  7. Charlie and Pauline Sullivan sent this for
    Wilhelm of Connolly to read

    Attached is the full essay on Uncivil Commitment written by Judith Levine and Erica Meiners. Scroll to the very bottom of this email should you want to read it.

    PS – A reminder that our monthly CURE Civil Commitment call is tomorrow, Saturday, June 27th.


    n+1 | Issue 37 – Spring 2020

    Essay: Uncivil Commitment by Judith Levine and Erica R. Meiners

    People who commit sexual harm have commonly experienced trauma as children or adults. Like most of us at some point in our lives, they could use therapy. But civil commitment is prison, and incarceration is psychologically destructive; indefinite detention borders on psychological torture—the opposite of therapy. Furthermore, the “treatment” arm of the sex offense legal regime asks us all to collaborate, recruiting the public, helping professions, schools, religious institutions, and even families to police the state’s boundaries between sexual normalcy and deviance. The radical approach to civil commitment is to stop thinking of sexual violence as a sociopathology from which the community must be safeguarded, and to turn instead to social and environmental approaches that engage the community in helping people who have done harm to live nonviolent lives. The Levine and Meiners essay is attached as a PDF file.

    More information about the latest issue of n+1:
    Judith Levine and Erica R. Meiners are also the authors of a new book, The Feminist and the Sex Offender


    The Feminist and the Sex Offender

    Confronting Sexual Harm, Ending State Violence

    By Judith Levine and Erica R. Meiners

    Description: In the era of #MeToo and mass incarceration, The Feminist and the Sex Offender makes a powerful feminist case for accountability without punishment and sexual safety and pleasure without injustice. With analytical clarity and narrative force, Levine and Meiner’s book contends with two problems that are typically siloed in the era of #MeToo and mass incarceration: sexual and gender violence, on the one hand, and the state’s unjust, ineffective, and soul-destroying response to it on the other. Is it possible to confront the culture of abuse? Is it possible to hold harm-doers accountable without recourse to a criminal justice system that redoubles injuries, fails survivors, and retrenches the conditions that made such abuse possible?

    Drawing on interviews, extensive research, reportage, and history, The Feminist and the Sex Offender develops an intersectional feminist approach to ending sexual violence. It maps with considerable detail the unjust sex offender regime while highlighting the alternatives we urgently need.

  8. Blogging is not truth
    Behaviour is Truth

    You wanna spring John Connolly
    Inventing new narratives in the retelling
    is not going to cut it

    Former Catholic priest Charlie Sullivan and his
    Wife former nun Pauline Sullivan
    created a mom and pop prison reform
    group in Texas around 1973.

    The group is called CURE and is now
    a international prison reform group.

    We became friends in the late 70’s.

    They just sent this for Matt to read.

    International Justice Transparency Week Petition

    John Gannon of the Global Justice Resource Center has been a long-time supporter of ours and he has asked me to bring this to your attention.

    The Center is sponsoring the International Justice Transparency Week Petition to encourage jails and prisons to open their doors and create regular opportunities for judges to see where they are sending people and for citizens to see what they are paying for.

    You can read more about the petition and it’s goals at if this is something that might interest you or contact John through the website if you have questions.

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