Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter, Boxer Wrongly Convicted of Murder, Dead at 76

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Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the boxer imprisoned 19 years for a crime he did not commit and whose plight became a rallying point for racial inequality — as well as a Bob Dylan song and a movie starring Denzel Washington — has died. He was 76.

Carter died in Toronto after a long battle with prostate cancer, the Associated Press reported.

Carter was convicted in 1967 of three murders at a bar in his native New Jersey, and again at a 1976 retrial. After years of appeals, court battles and public outcry, his convictions — alleged to be racially motivated — were set aside in 1985. …

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