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That Time Muhammad Ali Saved a Man From Jumping Off a Building in L.A.

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It was a Monday morning — January 19, 1981, to be exact. Los Angeles police officers, a psychologist, and a chaplain — all had failed to convince a young black man to not jump to his death from the ninth floor of a Los Angeles building.




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Herbert Dyer, Jr.

Herbert Dyer, Jr.

Freelancer since the earth first began cooling. My beat, justice: racial, social, political, economic and cultural. I’m on FB, Twitter, Link,

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