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The book I choose to read for my law book report is Hurricane In this essay I will be discussing the facts of the book the legal issues and my opinion of the book The book Hurricane is about Rubin Carter who was born on May 6 1937 in Clifton New Jersey He was known as a professional boxer He earned the name hurricane because of his lightning fast swing and cat-like reflexes Rubin Carter was wrongfully imprisoned for 19 years for a crime he never committed The main reason why he was accused was because he was black This is a really good book that explains how even religion race sex people could still be prosecuted unfairly A good example of this is what happened to Rubin Carter One night on June 17th 1966 Rubin was at a nightclub hanging out with some old friends Later that night he was leaving the club and was given a ride by a man he had just met named John Artis On their way home they were pulled over by a white police officer and escorted to the scene of a crime as they fit the possible description of the criminals they were looking for two black men in a white car Carter and Artis later learned that two black men had robbed and fatally shot three white people at Lafayette Bar and Grill in Paterson NJ They were then taken to the hospital where one surviving victim who died later said they werent the killers John and Rubin are released and were never suspects But later in 1966 Alfred P Bello a well-known criminal and a suspect himself gave the police a signed statement claiming he saw Carter and Artis at the murder scene Carter and Artis were arrested and later accused of the triple murder An all white-jury convicted Carter and Artis The prosecutor wanted them to receive the death penalty but the jury recommended
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