Impact Statement (Hardcover)
A Family's Fight for Justice against Whitey Bulger, Stephen Flemmi, and the FBI
Skyhorse, 9781626360334, 264pp.
Publication Date: September 3, 2013
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Impact Statement is the first book to provide background into the family of a victim and their own compelling history and experiences, their decades-old fight for justice, the momentous victory over the US government, and their angry quest for the closure that Bulger’s trial may provide.
Author Bob Halloran will have front-row access to the trial and the ensuing media blitz, as he observes the trial alongside Steven F. Davis, perhaps the most outspoken advocate for the victims’ families. The murder of Davis’s sister, Debbie, is what keeps Flemmi jailed to this day, and remains the most horrific and arbitrary killing committed by Bulger and Flemmi.
Steven Davis’s colorful commentary and reflective admissions of his own criminal past will reveal how he was once a protégé of Flemmi’s, and how the Davis family’s longstanding relationship with Flemmi cost them a father, two sisters, and a brother. Such is the devastating impact Bulger and Flemmi’s violence had not only on their own families, but many others as well.
Praise For Impact Statement: A Family's Fight for Justice against Whitey Bulger, Stephen Flemmi, and the FBI…
“Whitey Bulger was one of the most notorious murderers in U.S. history, whose legend was enabled by corrupt FBI officials. In Impact Statement, Bob Halloran provides an intimate view of the personal toll of Bulger’s crimes, as he lets us not only see, but also feel, the impact on the family of one of his victims, Debbie Davis. Heartbreaking!” -- Mike Farris, attorney and author of A Death in the Islands: The Unwritten Law and the Last Trial of Clarence Darrow”