Hurricane (2002)

Bob Dylan

The Bootleg Series Vol. 5
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Is “Hurricane” the first rock song about “racial-profiling”?

Dylan rails as only he can about the tragedy that befell middleweight boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, who was wrongfully convicted of a triple-murder – based largely on faulty evidence and inconsistent eye-witness testimony.

No one doubted that he pulled the trigger
And though they could not produce the gun
The D.A. said he was the one who did the deed
And the all-white jury agreed

The Hurricane’s conviction was eventually overturned, and he was released from prison after nearly 20 years of brutal incarceration for a shooting he didn’t commit.