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Bulger and the kid: Whitey’s cemetery photos

First question: Who knew Whitey Bulger liked to take photographs, especially at the funeral of a good criminal pal of his from Alcatraz who may have also been his boyfriend?
Second question: What exactly is the meaning of the jottings and numbers on the back of one of the pictures that the serial-killing gangster snapped at the 1988 funeral of Clarence Carnes, aka “the Choctaw Kid”?
Here is what Whitey scribbled on the back of one of his photographs:
RAJAB
0819686538
Yes, Rajab is a month in the Islamic lunar calendar, but Whitey is not a Muslim. As for the number, it’s got one too many digits to be a Social Security number and it doesn’t appear to be a foreign phone number, either.


You can see all five of Whitey’s cemetery photographs (plus the two-page funeral bill) on my Web sites - thebrothersbulger.com and howiecarr.com. Whitey left the photos behin

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Added: May-24-2007 
By: crabman
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