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John Artis a Wrongfully Convicted Hero


 John Artis was a co-defendant of Rubin. This was an indictment against criminal justice systems. In 1999, his mother passed away. He was a track star at Paterson Central High School.

He was awarde a scholarship to Adams State College, Colorado. Fred Hogan, his friend, said that he had been working as a truck driver. He was looking for fun and a challenge.

John Artis

 John Artis was wrongly convicte

Incorrectly convicted means someone has been wrongly convicte for a crime they did not commit. A biased criminal justice system or a false confession could lead to an unfair conviction.

Twelve percent of all wrongful convictions are based on false confessions. False confessions are often the result of coercive interrogation by law enforcement.

The police may shout at the suspect or threaten them with life imprisonment for a crime they didn’t commit.

 If they confess to a crime, they did not commit; they will not be allow to challenge their conviction.

John Artis, Rubin Carter, and the triple murder of Rubin Carter were wrongfully trie. Their case received international attention. After years of advocacy and appeals, their convictions were overturn.

His heroism was legendary

A Hero is someone who protects and defends others. Heroines could be historical figures or modern individuals who make a difference in the world. Examples of heroes include Norman Bethune and Minnie Vautrin.

Paterson police stopped John Artis (20 years old at the time) and Rubin Carter (29) because their Dodge white Dodge was similar to the getaway car used hours earlier in a barroom murder. 

Their convictions attracted international attention. They were a direct indictment against racism in the criminal justice process. Bob Dylan’s song

“The Case” became a huge hit. A 1999 movie starring Denzel Washington, called Hurricane, also featured their story. They were wrongly convicte and remained behind bars until their convictions were overturn.

His occupation was that of a drug dealer

John Artis was the leader in a drug distribution network operate out of Wanaque’s two locations and Paterson’s. Campolo stated that the ring sold narcotics in upper Passaic County to buyers.

Artis and Carter were both convict of first-degree murder in three separate cases. In 1966, they were both convicte of aggravated attack in another case. This involved an incident at a New York City Bar.

Artis was a victim advocate and a hero despite his convictions. Artis was release from prison and counseled the Norfolk juvenile detention center inmates. He also traveled with Carter to fight wrongful convictions.

Artis died in Hampton, Virginia, on 7 November. This was a day before his 75th Birthday. Fred Hogan, Artis’ longtime friend, stated that Artis was suffering from a gastric ulcer.

He was a prisoner

John Artis was sentence in 1966 to three murders. He manage to live an everyday life after being  for 15 years.returned to Virginia, where his family was born, and counseled Norfolk Juvenile Detention Center inmates.

He was also an active volunteer in wrongful conviction cases in Canada and the United States.

According to Fred Hogan, Fred Hogan, Fred’s friend, he died from a gastric aneurysm in Hampton, Va.

Carter was the most well-known, but the case proved to be a powerful rallying point for civil rights and racial justice. Bob Dylan wrote a song about the incident, and Denzel Washington made a 1999 movie about it.

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