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American Justice Podcast

Jun 10, 2022

In episode six season three of the American Justice Podcast, Scott and C. Derick break down the tale of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, whose life story inspired the 1975 Bob Dylan song "Hurricane" and the 1999 film The Hurricane, starring Denzel Washington. Listen in as the duo describe the life of the American-Canadian middleweight boxer, wrongfully convicted of murder and later released following a petition of habeas corpus after serving almost 20 years in prison. 


Time Stamps

03:24  Introducing Rubin "Hurricane" Carter

06:03  The Backstory of Carter's arrest 

07:40  Carter's Troubling Criminal History

13:54  The Tripple Murder Case

17:40  Carter and John Artis Get Arrested and Charged with Murder

19:41  Glaring Question Marks in Rubin's Case

22:40  The Jury's Biased Opinion and the Increasing Public Support

24:10  Events During the Recantation Hearing

27:40  How Witnesses Lied Under Oath

28:10  Carter's Second Trial and Loss of Celebrity Support

29:50  Post Emancipation and Community Service

32:10  Carter's Life as a Motivational Speaker and Community Activist

24:50  Prostate Cancer and Death

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