Rubin “Hurricane” Carter passed today. He was 76 years old. 19 of those years were spent in a prison cell for a triple murder in Paterson, New Jersey. A judge ruled he was unfairly convicted and he was released. In 1966 this country was in the midst of a race war. Carter’s conviction by an all-white jury, based on spotty evidence should never have occurred. There was plenty of reasonable doubt.