OTTAWAâ€”Remember Willy Horton? No, not the former Detroit Tigers baseball player, the former convicted murderer. He became famous (infamous?) in 1987 when, after he was released on a prison furlough program, he raped a white woman and assaulted her fiancÃ© (Horton was African American for the record). The incident became a cause cÃ©lÃ¨bre in the 1988 U.S. presidential campaign when the George Bush team used it to slam the â€˜soft-on-crimeâ€™ position of rival Michael Dukakis, who was governor
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