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Letter: Ex-chief should do time, stop complaints

James Burke.

James Burke. Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

Why should a convict get to choose where he will serve his sentence [“Burke wants to go to prison near mother,” News, Dec. 3]?

Former Suffolk Police Chief James Burke broke the law. He violated another man’s civil rights. He beat up a prisoner who was defenseless. Burke should man up, do his time and stop looking for special treatment. He violated the public’s trust.

Gary Peckett, Baldwin