Milestones: Rubin Carter: Counted Out Again

Here comes the story of the Hurricane,

The man the authorities came to blame

For somethin' that he never done.

—From Bob Dylan's song Hurricane

That was for a jury to decide, and a year ago a phalanx of literary and show biz personalities joined Dylan in seeking a new trial for Rubin ("Hurricane") Carter, a former middleweight boxer convicted of murder who, with his friend John Artis, had been in prison for nine years. The two finally got their second chance after the New Jersey Supreme Court threw out their convictions because the prosecution had...

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