Rest In Peace The Hurricane

April 22, 2014
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Rubin Hurricane Carter, the middleweight boxing contender who spent 19 years in prison after being wrongly convicted of a triple murder, has died in Toronto, Carter, 76, died of complications from prostate cancer.

Carter spent 19 years in prison for a triple killing in New Jersey before a federal judge ruled in 1985 that he and John Artis, who was with Carter on the night of the shootings, did not receive fair trials and released them.

Artis was with Carter when he died early Sunday morning,  Carter had lived in Toronto since his release from prison.

Prison allowed him to do two things: shed the illusions and anger that spurred his youthful delinquency, and come to the realization that his destiny might lie in fighting for justice. He was a title-seeking prizefighter no more.

But first, he had to scrap his way out of prison.

Hatred and bitterness and anger only consume the vessel that contains them. It doesn’t hurt another soul, Carter told CNN. If I were to allow myself to continue to feel that anger and the bitterness of being a victim, I would have never survived prison itself. Prison can deal with anger; prison can deal with hatred because prison is about all those things. So I had to overcome those things.

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Rubin Carter & John Artis

Carter became an activist for the wrongly convicted after his release and was the first executive director of the Association in Defense of the Wrongly Convicted from 1993 to 2004.

Rubin will be remembered by those at AIDWYC who were fortunate enough to have worked with him as a truly courageous man who fought tirelessly to free others who had suffered the same fate as he, the group said in a statement.

We will continue to fight against wrongful convictions, a battle that Rubin valiantly fought until the day he died. Rest in peace Rubin, your battle is over but you will never be forgotten.

There was a time when boxing enthusiasts were giddy about Carter’s future. He was fast and powerful, hence his sobriquet, and despite being short for his weight class (5-foot-8), he became a Madison Square Garden and television fixture.

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Ring magazine declared him one of the top middleweight contenders in 1963 after he knocked out 11 of his first 15 professional opponents.

His shaven head, prominent mustache, unwavering stare and solid frame made him an intimidating presence in the ring decades before such a look became commonplace, according to the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame.

Following a loss in his only title bout in 1964, Carter precipitously fell from grace, losing seven of his 15 final matches before being fingered in a 1966 triple homicide at the LaFayette Bar and Grill.

 

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He was convicted and sentenced to three life terms the following year. The ruling was later overturned, but Carter was convicted again in 1976, a year after Bob Dylan co-wrote a song declaring his innocence. That conviction, too, was tossed out, and Carter walked out of prison in 1985. In 1988, a Passaic County prosecutor filed a motion to dismiss the charges.

By that time, Carter was a cause celebrity. In addition to the Dylan tune, his case had drawn the attention of a heavyweight counterpart, Muhammad Ali, and actor Burt Reynolds, among others.

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His plight has also inspired at least a half dozen books, including his own autobiography, written from prison. A major motion picture that opened years after Carter’s release would earn actor Denzel Washington his fourth Oscar nomination.

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God bless Rubin Carter and his tireless fight to ensure justice for all, Washington said Sunday.

The 1999 film played a key role in introducing Carter to an audience that had not followed his two-decade legal saga, but the ex-boxer said Washington, in a way, also introduced him to himself.

In his 2011 book, Eye of the Hurricane: My Path from Darkness to Freedom, Carter explained that he was not perfect and conceded guilt to a host of regrettable crimes including assaults and robberies — but not murder.

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Those crimes, he said, were perpetrated when he was blind, operating unconsciously — a recurring theme in his book — and they were the product of the anger to which he succumbed growing up under Jim Crow, he said.

 

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