A Brief Look at Rubin Hurricane Carter

Decent Essays

In the late 1960s black men were arrested because they fit a simple description of a black man.White men did everything possible to stop a black man from getting recognized. Professional boxer Rubin Carter was born on May 6, 1937, in Clifton, New Jersey. In 1966, at the height of his boxing career, Carter was wrongfully convicted of a triple murder.Carter was arrested at twelve after attacking a man with a boy scout knife and again in 1957 for purse snatching and served four years in trenton state maximum-security prison.When four white people were shot and the only reason for the three murders and one survivor was racial retaliation. Rubin Hurricane Carter is an advocate, and a black man in route of a crime scene was wrongfully arrested, put on trial four times, and released after twenty-two years in prison. Rubin Hurricane Carter was training for his next shot at the world middleweight title against middleweight champion Dick Tiger in October 1966 when he was arrested for the June 17 triple murder of three patrons Jim Oliver,Fred Bob Nauyoks,and Hazel Tanis at the Lafayette Bar & Grill in Paterson. (Rubin) It was nearly closing time on June 17, 1966 at 2:30am at the Lafayette Grill on Paterson when the bartender and part owner, James Oliver, was counting the day's receipts. (Passaic) “Oliver's establishment was reputed to be a haven for anti-black sentiments at a time when racial tensions in the city were high.” (Passaic) “A possible motive was created earlier in the

Get Access