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  1. hipmonkey
    hipmonkey April 20, 2014

    Reminds me of YOUTUBE don’t know if I can embed a video in a comment box. We’ll see.

    • Outlaw
      Outlaw April 20, 2014

      That song was written by Dylan about Hurticane Carter.

      It was partly due to the popularity of that song that raised awareness of Rubin’s struggle to clear his name..

      Undoubtably a Classic.

      • hipmonkey
        hipmonkey April 20, 2014

        That’s actually how I first learned of the Hurricane. I’ve since seen documentaries. I think he wrote a book, right? Great example of our Injustice System. He got the royal shaft. “He could’ve been the champion of the world…”

        • Outlaw
          Outlaw April 20, 2014

          He was on the decline by then, but like most black fighters of that era, they were limited as to who they could fight.

          You are right, he wrote a book while in prison called ‘The Sixteenth Round,’ in which he described his life in jail as being the “hardest he had ever fought.”

          And fight he did, every day he was incarcerated.

          The white fighters were always promoted, mainly because of their skin tone regardless of their abilities.

          Look up Sam Langford (The Boston Tar Baby) for a perfect example of this, there was no other fighter who could live with him apart from Joe Jeanette..

          Hence they fought over a hundred times allegedly.

          No white boxer could have survived more than a few rounds with him.

          Even the Heavyweight Jack Johnson struggled to beat him.

    • Outlaw
      Outlaw April 20, 2014

      Absolutely… an innocent man who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time…. and the wrong colour too 🙁

      I like your blog BTW, some really interesting reviews and insights… Good stuff

  2. wiggins
    wiggins April 21, 2014

    Bob Dylan wrote and sang ‘Hurricane’ as a protest to the injustice meted out to Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter……….R.I.P fella.

    • Outlaw
      Outlaw April 21, 2014

      No argument here Wiggins… Thanks for your comment 🙂

    • Outlaw
      Outlaw April 22, 2014

      Aye, I believe there are quite a few websites that have been set up to make it appear that the original verdict was sound.

      I have read most of them, and frankly most of them support the view that no white jury or judge could possibly have got it wrong and they were ever so fair towards their ‘coloured’ population, especially uppity boxers etc….. 🙂

      • hipmonkey
        hipmonkey April 22, 2014

        Funny how the mainstream version always are in the top search results. The net is already starting to be regulated. Wikipedia is bullshit. you just gotta dig and work to get the truth. You should start a radio podcast show, Outlaw. Or consider being interviewed on one. Make youtube videos of your posts. The more that hear the better it is. But you’re probably comfortable doing what you do. Cool.

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