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about the Lafayette Grill murders
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Is Rubin "Hurricane" Carter coming to your town? Here's a guide
to the incorrect statements he frequently makes in his speeches.
1974 Penthouse Interview -- Annotated
Rubin Carter gave this interview while in prison, campaigning for his
release. It's been posted elsewhere on the Internet, but the final portion
was missing. Here, it's presented with explanatory notes and links to
evidence pertaining to the case. Carter says quite a few misleading and
downright inaccurate things in this interview. There's no evidence that
Gerard Colby Zilg, the interviewer, fact-checked anything before publishing
-- even though Carter makes allegations of corruption and criminal behavior
on the part of New Jersey policemen, prosecutors and corrections officials.
Sports Illustrated Interview
Meet Young "Hurricane," a rising boxing star, in this revealing
interview. It starts with him blasting a robin with his shotgun, then
boasting about how he nearly got into a shoot out in the streets of Paterson.
Coulda been champeen
of the worrrrld...
Always the forgotten man, John Artis finally gets his own wing here at
Chronology of major dates
about the "Hurricane" movie?
A partial list of some of the many falsehoods, distortions and omissions
in the movie.
Norman Jewison doesn't know about the case
Plenty, as it turns out.
about the books written by Carter and his supporters?
Can they all be wrong? Well, yes, as a matter of fact
16th Round -- Fiction
More tall tales.
But no mention of the four courts-martial.
If Carter got a letter before the trial confessing the whole thing
was a frame up, why didn't he give it to his lawyer?
The Canadians' cabdriver theory is wishful thinking.
Patty Valentine knows what she saw out the window that night.
no evidence for his conclusions that Carter was framed.
The supposedly definitive biography of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter
doesn't even ask or attempt to answer the central question -- was Carter
night of the murders
"Pistol shots ring out in the bar room night"
Carter was detained
He wants you to think he was pulled over just for Driving While Black.
But his car matched eyewitness descriptions of the getaway car.
Carter says the eyewitnesses said he was not the shooter. That's
Carter's alibis have changed over the years. But his biographer didn't
A prosecution document summarizing the case against Carter and Artis.
Bello and the New York Times
How investigative reporter Selwyn Raab got it wrong.
The prosecution's "racial revenge" motive.
Artis -- Victim of bad legal advice.
So if Artis was innocent, why didn't he accept the prosecution offer
of a lie detector test and a separate trial?
Important dates in the Lafayette Grill murder case.
Ten years in solitary! No lights, no running water!
Fed only bread and water! And university students are falling for this
He says he was busted for playing craps at a friend's house,
singled out for oppression by the "pigs."
Is Carter coming to your town? Here's a guide to the misleading and
inaccurate statements in makes in his speeches.
Coulda been the champeen of the worrrrrld?
Carter's fans posted this interview on the net. Annotated with explanations
of the misleading and false things Carter says.
Illustrated '63 interview
Meet young Hurricane Carter -- preferably not in a dark alley.
Was Carter Framed?
Part I: Rubin Carter, Civil Rights phony
-- more tall tales from Carter
An activist? Carter didn't know Huey P. Newton from a Fig Newton
and the Watts Riots
Another tall tale from The 16th Round.
and Martin Luther King
Carter claims he got a call to join King in Selma for a protest march.
Did Carter smuggle guns to South Africa?
the real activist
The real activist in the Carter family was his cousin Ed. Fortunately,
Ed wasn't framed for murder.
II: Was Carter harassed by the cops?
The evidence Carter provides to prove he was harassed and framed -- is
get us some of those cops"
Carter gives a reckless interview to the Saturday Evening Post.
He later blamed his troubles with the cops on one quote from the interview.
happens when you say, "Shoot some cops?"
When genuine activists said it, they were charged with inciting violence.
Carter claims when he said it, he was framed for triple murder. Was
Carter really worth such an elaborate conspiracy?
for illegal gambling
Carter tries to imply that the cops singled him out. No way. He was
just another drunken patron in an illegal after-hours night club. (When
he was supposed to be in training camp).
About the author, Note to Educators -- Carter is not a "role model."
A collection of memorable hypocrites, rogues, and academic scandals.
a full-length article about the Lafayette Grill murders, at www.crimemagazine.com.
Other Side of the Story"
Cal Deal's famous site about Carter and the Lafayette Grill murders, including: