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  1. Standard member caissad4
    Child of the Novelty
    22 Apr '14 01:20
    He passed away from prostate cancer yesterday. A man who was convicted of a crime he never committed back in the 60's. I remember attending the Night of the Hurricane benefit concert at the Astrodome back then. Sitting on the astroturf listening to Dylan, Stevie Wonder and Isaac Hayes perform live is a happy and sad memory.
  2. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    22 Apr '14 03:17
    Originally posted by caissad4
    He passed away from prostate cancer yesterday. A man who was convicted of a crime he never committed back in the 60's. I remember attending the Night of the Hurricane benefit concert at the Astrodome back then. Sitting on the astroturf listening to Dylan, Stevie Wonder and Isaac Hayes perform live is a happy and sad memory.
    What a miscarriage of justice; would like to have been in Houston that evening (we arrived October, 1980, for six years).
  3. 22 Apr '14 18:10 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by caissad4
    He passed away from prostate cancer yesterday. A man who was convicted of a crime he never committed back in the 60's. I remember attending the Night of the Hurricane benefit concert at the Astrodome back then. Sitting on the astroturf listening to Dylan, Stevie Wonder and Isaac Hayes perform live is a happy and sad memory.
    Hurricane Carter lived on my street for years and he was always out doing his gardening, chatting with whoever wanted to talk to him, until his house fire around 7 (I think?) years ago. Hadn't seen him since then. But I do still go to Hurricane's at Bloor St. and Delaware Ave. which is named in his honour due to his loyal patronage. Nice guy.

    EDIT - Turns out the fire was almost 10 years ago. Time flies.
  4. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    24 Apr '14 13:48
    Originally posted by caissad4
    He passed away from prostate cancer yesterday. A man who was convicted of a crime he never committed back in the 60's. I remember attending the Night of the Hurricane benefit concert at the Astrodome back then. Sitting on the astroturf listening to Dylan, Stevie Wonder and Isaac Hayes perform live is a happy and sad memory.
    I wonder if he got any money after being released? After 20 years he should have gotten a million bucks. Was he ever pronounced innocent or were the charges just quietly dropped? Sometimes those sneaky bastards word things such that they still imply guilt but know he was innocent.