Rubin Hurricane Carter, a boxer from Patterson, New Jersey who almost became the middle weight champion of the world, has died in Toronto at age 76. Carter spent 20 years in prison, framed for a triple murder in bar. He was twice tried an twice convicted and twice had the convictions overturned for prosecutorial misconduct.
Bob Dylan's great song tells you almost all you need to know.
Denzel Washington played Carter in the movie. There is a scene (which we could not find on You Tube) where the police pull Carter and his friend over and say there has been a murder and they were looking for two black men. And Carter responds something like "and any two black men will do?"
Just another story of the "greatest" justice system in the world destroying lives. Any surprise that as soon as Carter was released from prison he immediately moved out of the United States?
See you in court tomorrow. Oh yeah: Happy Easter.
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