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Bulger had no license to kill, analysts say

Even if he had an official deal with prosecutors, James “Whitey” Bulger could never have received such a complete blanket of protection that it would have allowed him to commit murder, legal analysts said Tuesday in arguing that Bulger’s claim of immunity is just a ploy to sensationalize the case.

“There’s no such thing as a ­license to kill, and that’s what he’s claiming,” said Anthony Cardinale, a prominent Boston lawyer who has represented one of Bulger’s ­alleged victims in civil proceedings. “All you’re seeing is him trying to keep himself in the public eye, and making everyone pay attention to him.”

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