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Old 03-10-2012, 09:27 PM   #1
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Default 'Hurricane' Carter has prostate cancer - months to live

Sad to hear the news that Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter has prostate cancer and probably only months to live. The news was revealed a few days back by a lifetime friend of Carter's, John Artis.

Posters on this part of the forum should be well aware of who Rubin Carter is, but for anybody that isn't >>>

'Hurricane' Carter was the US middleweight convicted of murdering 3 people in in New Jersey in 1966, and immortalized by Bob Dylan's song 'The Hurricane'.
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Old 03-10-2012, 10:22 PM   #2
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I don't wish death on anyone, but when he does close his eyes for the last time, I hope the first thing he sees when he opens them is the faces of the people he murdered.
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Old 03-10-2012, 10:46 PM   #3
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Sad to hear.
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:12 PM   #4
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I don't wish death on anyone, but when he does close his eyes for the last time, I hope the first thing he sees when he opens them is the faces of the people he murdered.
I've read a bit on the murders, as I'm sure you probably have, and I also tend to think that he was guilty.

But mine is an uneducated view based mostly on reading other people's uneducated views.

If he did commit the murders, and he's probably one of the few people who really know the truth, I hope he sees the faces of those he killed too.
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:26 PM   #5
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After watching the movie i read up about him and he seems like a genuine piece of shit, I'm not glad that he's dying but i hold no sympathy.
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:32 PM   #6
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After watching the movie i read up about him and he seems like a genuine piece of shit, I'm not glad that he's dying but i hold no sympathy.
How do you see the comparison between how they portrayed things in the movie and the stuff you read later and found most believable? Do you rate the movie as a load of rubbish as a consequence?
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Old 03-11-2012, 12:31 AM   #7
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Karma's a bitch,eh Rubin?
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Old 03-11-2012, 12:38 AM   #8
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Old 03-11-2012, 12:52 AM   #9
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I bet Bob Dylan feels like an idiot and a half. He doesn't play the song and apparently refuses to discuss it
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Old 03-11-2012, 01:27 AM   #10
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I bet Bob Dylan feels like an idiot and a half. He doesn't play the song and apparently refuses to discuss it
True, and the part of song where he sings that Rubin was #1 contender for middleweight crown---well, Carter had lost 6 of 12, was out of ranking, and career was over.
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Old 03-11-2012, 01:51 AM   #11
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He was an entertaining fighter to watch, i cant judge him cause no one knows the truth of the murders...
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:25 AM   #12
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True, and the part of song where he sings that Rubin was #1 contender for middleweight crown---well, Carter had lost 6 of 12, was out of ranking, and career was over.
True enough. But it wouldn't have sounded as good in the song, would it
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Old 03-11-2012, 04:29 AM   #13
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I don't know what to think re Carter, though I've read a lot of comments from inside people who state matter of fact that he was "a lying murdering bastard"

I don't honestly know, good luck to him, God Love him and FORGIVE him, thats all we can hope for anyone!
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Old 03-11-2012, 04:46 AM   #14
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Old 03-11-2012, 05:14 AM   #15
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Underrated fighter because people (rightly) think the movie is a misleading crock of shit.
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