Speech on Rubin Carter's Guilt or Innocence

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Speech on Rubin Carter's Guilt or Innocence Good morning teachers and students today I will be presenting a speech which provides my opinion on whether I believe Rubin Carter was guilty of committing a crime for the triple murder on June 17, 1966 in the Lafayette Grill in Paterson, New Jersey. The information I have gathered to support my opinion are based on the movie “The Hurricane” starring Denzel Washington, and various websites such as Cal Deal’s, “The other side of the story”. In the movie there are many gaps and silences, whereas Cal Deal’s website has no gaps and silences. For instance, the movie did not mention that two blacks served on the jury in Carter's second trial. But although Cal Deal’s website contains no gaps and silences, the fact that the time of the crime occurred at 2:30 and not 2:45 as depicted in the movie still proves that Carter had an alibi since he was still at the nite spot at the time of the murder. After watching the film, I instantly believed that Rubin Carter was not guilty. However after researching Carter’s case through various websites, the proof is not absolute that Carter is innocent.

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