A boxer's murder conviction overturned: 'The Hurricane Tapes'

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Mar 1, 201920m
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A boxer's murder conviction overturned: 'The Hurricane Tapes'
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Early in the morning of Friday June the 17th 1966, two African-American men walked into the Lafayette Bar and Grill in Paterson, New Jersey and shot four white people, killing three of them. Rising professional middleweight boxer Rubin Carter and his friend John Artis were picked up by police shortly afterwards and convicted of the killings, with Carter spending 18 years in prison before being cleared and freed. In 'The Hurricane Tapes', sports reporter Steve Crossman and producer Joel Hammer try to get to the true story using a treasure trove of 40 hours of old, previously unheard interviews of Carter speaking about the case.

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