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Rubin "Hurricane" Carter and the American justice system

Author: Paul B Wice
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the murder conviction of boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter and the retrials that followed, noting problems in the case and in the American judicial system itself.
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Named Person: Rubin Carter; Rubin Carter; Rubin Carter; Rubin Carter
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul B Wice
ISBN: 081352864X 9780813528649
OCLC Number: 43599152
Description: 229 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The Fateful Night: The Slaughter at the Lafayette Bar and Grill, June 17, 1966 --
Setting the Scene --
The First Trial: May 1967 --
Between Trials: 1967-1976 --
The Second Trial: Part I --
The Second Trial: Part II --
Postscripts and Sideshows --
The Appellate Labyrinth with a Federal Resolution --
Final Judgment --
Dramatis Personae.
Responsibility: Paul B. Wice.

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This study takes the case of Rubin ""Hurricane"" Carter to another level of scrutiny, putting the US criminal justice system itself on trial. The 21-year case illustrates strengths and weaknesses of  Read more...

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Paul Wice has written a well-crafted and balanced account of the racially charged murder prosecution of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter and John Artis, both African American. . . . In just over 200 pages, Read more...

 
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