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Patrick Nee,  former Southie gangster

By Matt Connolly, Patriot Leger

“A Criminal & An Irishman,” by Patrick Nee, is a tale written in 2006 by a man born in Galway in 1943 who arrived in Southie when he was 8 years old. 

He wasn’t the toughest guy in the neighborhood like all the other gangsters who wrote books about Southie like Eddie MacKenzie’s, “Street Soldier,” or John Shea’s “Rat Bastards” or Kevin Weeks’s ‘Brutal. ”

Nee suggests he wasn’t much of a fighter at all, losing most of his fights.  He only gains a little redemption by shooting a bully in the head with an arrow. read rest Here