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Rubin "Hurricane" Carter - Former Political Prisoner - Dead at 76

Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the former middle-weight boxer whose career came to a tragic halt upon being wrongly convicted and imprisoned for 19 years over a crime he didn’t commit, died in his sleep on April 20, 2014, Easter Sunday. 674 more words

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Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter Dies At 76

TORONTO (AP) — Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76.

He had been stricken with prostate cancer in Toronto, the New Jersey native’s adopted home. 992 more words

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