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H2O Man

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30. While I was
Thu Nov 24, 2022, 11:35 AM
Nov 2022

looking through a number of my files -- where these letters were -- I found a stack of photos of my children hanging out with Rubin. The four of them grew up thinking of him as one of their uncles. My youngest has a tattoo of a hand-written message he gave her when she was wee-little: "Darcy -- Dare to Dream! -- Rubin "Hurricane" Carter."

The first boxing match I watched with my father and brothers was Rubin knocking out welterweight championEmile Griffith in the first round. I still have an old boxing scrapbook from that era. It never made sense to me when he was convicted of the violent crime. By age 13, I was featured in an article in a boxing magazine, and I figured that I was destined to become a professional. So I wrote to Rubin, saying I had looked into his case, thought he was innocent, and was going to get him released. I added that I would offer him the opportunity to train and manage me. (!) And he wrote back, beginning a 40+ year friendship.

Little did I know that, in time, as I was doing quite well in amateur boxing, that he would eventually "suggest" I quit boxing, aand further my education. And that this would lead to my working with his defense team, including helping uncover the Caruso file, which documented that the lead investigator actually knew who had done the shooting -- and it wasn't Rubin and John Artis. (I came to know John, too.) A few years back, one of the gunmen confessed on his death bed.

I have court transcripts, decisions, letters from the prosecution, FBI, the judge, etc., along with all those letters from when Rubin was incarcerated. But those pictures with my kids! I had forgotten exactly where they were. Tomorrow, when all of them are here, I'll have something to give them!

A Rubin Quote [View all] H2O Man Nov 2022 OP
Good quote, H2O Man! calimary Nov 2022 #1
Thank you! H2O Man Nov 2022 #3
And you DO indeed have those. calimary Nov 2022 #26
Thank you for your contributions to DU 🙏 dweller Nov 2022 #2
Thanks! H2O Man Nov 2022 #6
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, my dear H20 Man! CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2022 #4
Thanks, Peggy! H2O Man Nov 2022 #8
It does take a conscious effort to change, and that effort is an everyday thing. You're never done. Solly Mack Nov 2022 #5
Never done. H2O Man Nov 2022 #10
People could look at it like learning something new each day. Solly Mack Nov 2022 #18
i think the things we other ppl over r taught, but i think the tendency to divide ppl mopinko Nov 2022 #7
Great point! H2O Man Nov 2022 #11
there's a discussion here in chi mopinko Nov 2022 #23
Great quote indeed, H2O Man nightwing1240 Nov 2022 #9
Thank you! H2O Man Nov 2022 #12
Love ya, H2O Man, and am sorry I have so little to say in this moment. Each new incident... Hekate Nov 2022 #13
Oh, thank you! H2O Man Nov 2022 #15
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, H20 Man! 2naSalit Nov 2022 #14
Thanks! H2O Man Nov 2022 #16
Thank you for your thoughtful posts Wild blueberry Nov 2022 #17
Thank you! H2O Man Nov 2022 #27
Great quote from Rubin Carter. sheshe2 Nov 2022 #19
While I was H2O Man Nov 2022 #30
PS ...... H2O Man Nov 2022 #31
I caught the movie a few months ago. sheshe2 Nov 2022 #41
"If you can do one, you can do the others, because fantacism and ignorance is forever busy AZLD4Candidate Nov 2022 #20
Very good! H2O Man Nov 2022 #32
And to you and yours grantcart Nov 2022 #21
Great movie! H2O Man Nov 2022 #33
My understanding is that it was most accurate about Lesra Martin grantcart Nov 2022 #34
That's true. H2O Man Nov 2022 #35
Hate "has to be constantly cultivated" Martin Eden Nov 2022 #22
Very interesting take! H2O Man Nov 2022 #36
Change or self destruct malaise Nov 2022 #24
That is the two choices! H2O Man Nov 2022 #37
Happy Thanksgiving to you, H2O Man spanone Nov 2022 #25
Thank you! H2O Man Nov 2022 #38
Hate is a heavy load to carry, just lighten up. (present company accepted) Prairie_Seagull Nov 2022 #28
Thanks! H2O Man Nov 2022 #39
Hated, anger, and rage have to be cultivated. Just A Box Of Rain Nov 2022 #29
Right. H2O Man Nov 2022 #40
MIssed THe Original Posting Me. Nov 2022 #42
Thanks! H2O Man Nov 2022 #43
Thank you for posting this quote LetMyPeopleVote Nov 2022 #44
Thanks! H2O Man Nov 2022 #45
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