Thursday, 7 November 2019

Nov. 7, 1985: Court Ruling in Wrongful Case Against Rubin "Hurricane" Carter

quote [ On November 7, 1985, U.S. District Court Judge H. Lee Sarokin handed down his decision to free Carter, stating that “The extensive record clearly demonstrates that [the] petitioners’ convictions were predicated upon an appeal to racism rather than reason, and concealment rather than disclosure.” ]

When I was a little kid, and my Uncle explained the story behind Hurricane after Bob Dylan's song came on, I remember thinking how glad I was that America had moved past racism. #Cringe

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[by steele@7:52pmGMT]

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Bob Denver said @ 9:16pm GMT on 7th Nov [Score:1 Informative]
Interestingly, he became a lawyer in B.C. I remember hearing an interview with him where he eviscerated the legal system—saying that it was nothing but a game between the defence and the prosecution. Bright guy!

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