Sunday, April 20, 2014

So Long Hurricane

Ruben "Hurricane" Carter, the middleweight boxing contender who inspired the Bob Dylan song "Hurricane" is dead at 76 from prostate cancer.  Carter was convicted of killing 3 people in a Patterson, NJ bar the took place 1966, two witnesses who testified against Carter, later recanted.  Carter won a second trial in 1976 where his conviction was upheld.  He was freed in the mid 80s. You can read more about the Hurricane Carter story here.

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