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Hurricane The boxing world is a world of guts glory and among other things pride To achieve all of these things a fighter must never give up and fight until the end For Rubin Hurricane Carter his fight would not stop out of the ring The book titled Hurricane The miraculous Journey of Ruban Carter had an impact on me like no other book The theme of the book was to never give up even when the odds are stacked against you for days months or even years there is always a chance and giving up will not get you anywhere On October 14 1966 Rubin Hurricane Carter was picked up by police and charged with the Lafayette bar murders The Lafayette bar murders was the horrific shooting of four innocent white victims in the small town of Paterson Carter was appalled to find him in the back of the squad car for a murder he so obviously did not commit His trial was a despicable display of prejudice and racism Despite reconstructed stories the facts were stacked on Carters side however on May 26 1976 Carter and friend John Artis were convicted of murder one on all three counts by an all Caucasian jury Though Carter was locked in a cell it was as if he would not give up his freedom he appealed and appealed Finally a young man named Lesra Martin a young Negro inspired to free Carter came in contact with Ruban Lesra was a black boy living with a white family who helped him with school work and kept him out of trouble Lesra and his family fought for Carter like a mother to a child they knew as well as Ruban that he was an innocent man They gathered every bit of evidence and went back to court for one last trial and on 1985 he was released from prison after nearly 20 years Rubin never
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