frogiron wrote:Bob Dylan's true story of Rubin Carter. He was a black middleweight boxer, tipped as a possible champion, when he was arrested and framed by the old bill for triple murder.
Convicted by an all-white jury, twice, the poor bastard rotted in a fucking cell for 20 years, for a crime it's pretty sure he did not commit.
But he was black. And stood up for himself. Which as we can see right now, is not a good thing in the USA. Not much changes there.
Have you read The Sixteenth Round, his autobiography? Great book, he's a clever man with a great sense of irony.
Really moving story, that man was a fighter in every snse.