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Lyrical Analysis Presentation On July 17 1966 in Paterson NJ Rubin Hurricane Carter was contending for the heavyweight boxing title when one night he was pulled over and suspected of a murder There was no evidence or witnesses to prove the Hurricane guilty but the cops needed somebody to blame so they fixed the trial and Rubin received the short end of the stick He was put away for life for a crime he didnt commit This is a true story The song was written by Bob Dylan to bring Rubins situation to the public Rubin Carter was a black man so many people including judges and cops just turned their head The Hurricanes verdict was changed after nineteen years in prison He is now trying to live the life that was taken from him Dylans song The Hurricane explains how Rubin Carter was proven innocent but found guilty Shots were fired and a triple murder was committed Two people were at the scene Patty Valentine and a man but there were no witnesses The man next to the bodies said I was only robbin the register I hope you understand Somehow this burglar is not suspected of the murder The number one contender for the heavyweight title is not even near the shootings It says Meanwhile far away in another part of town Rubin and a couple of friends are drivn around But he was pulled over anyway just like the before and the time before that In Paterson thats just the way things go If youre black you might as well not show up on the street less you wanna draw the heat People were very racist back then and therefore a black man was always suspected before a white man The police are at the scene gathering information The burglar and his partner said they saw two middleweights running and Patty Valentine agreed with them A cop sees that
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