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Kevin Cullen

Whitey Bulger wants to do it his way

Did you really think that Whitey Bulger was going to sit there in the courthouse named after his old ­neighbor Joe ­Moakley and merely take notes on a yellow legal pad while federal prosecutors painted him as a killer of women, an enabler of drug dealers, and, egads, worst of all, a rat?

It was always in the cards that Whitey Bulger was going to take the stand in his own ­defense. His lawyer, J.W. ­Carney Jr., has been saying as much for much of the last year, making it official with Monday’s announcement.

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