The Unfair Trial of Tom Robison In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, the character Tom Robison is accused of a crime he did not commit and the evidence presented in the courtroom actually supported he was innocent. Heck Tate is the sheriff of Maycomb County, who was called after the crime, was made. As the sheriff he didn’t handle this crime the appropriate way. Heck was supposed to call a doctor to check Mayella, getting an understanding of exactly what was wrong with her. Heck also went wrong when he didn’t get everyone’s side of the story; he only got the Ewells side.
Atticus used logos to attempt at logically convincing this racist jury that there was no way Mr. Robinson could have committed the rape. The first fact thrown at the jury was, “The state has not produced one iota of medical evidence”. Which was true, they did not have a doctor confirm that Miss Mayela was actually raped; they instead went by the word of the two most unreliable people in Maycomb County. The fact that Mr. Bob Ewell would not have a doctor confirm that his daughter had been raped had to have been a sign that his story was not credible. The second fact was, “Mayela Ewell was beaten savagely by someone who led almost exclusively with his left”.
If he had an impartial jury, he would have been a free man. However, none of the jurors believed that Tom was telling the truth. They were raised to hate all black people. White people have been hurting and killing black people for centuries because of hatred. Therefore, the black community in Maycomb was crippled with fear.
The book To Kill a Mockingbird is directly comparable to the movie 12 Angry Men. Both Texts show the theme that true understanding takes time, study, and effort, but To Kill a Mockingbird shows what happens when people do not take the time to obtain a true understanding. In the book Tom Robinson is convicted for allegedly raping a teenage girl even though there was sensible doubt that Tom did not rape the girl and there was no concrete evidence. In the film a teenage male Puerto Rican was accused of murdering his father. All the evidence and the defendant weak testimony made him look so guiltily that 11 out of 12 jurors voted guilty in the preliminary vote.
The most apparent victim of racism in âTo Kill a Mockingbirdâ is Tom Robinson, the black man who is accused of raping Mayella Ewell. Falsely accused of the crime by Mayella and her father Bob Ewell, Tom is brought before a prejudiced, white jury for trial. Atticus Finch knows the man is innocent and proves as much, but despite his best efforts, the racism in the minds of the jury wins. They deliver a verdict of guilty. Tom is sentenced to death.
Kansas v. Davidson 267 Kan 667; 987 P2d 335 (1999) By Supreme Court of Kansas Facts: Eleven year old, Chris Wilson was killed by the defendants Sabine and Jeffrey Davidson while waiting for the bus.Stated by the legislature as "the killing of a human being committed . . . unintentionally but recklessly under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life." Based on the childs death, the defendants ( Davidsons) was charged with reckless second degree murder by the appellate court because they refused to keep their dog in the fence which later cause Chris life.
Shortly after leaving Kanas City Dick and Perry were aressted and sent in for questioning. During the intaragation Dick refuses to give any details on the murder. Agent Dewey trying very hard to get the evidence he needs to take them to court lies to Perry to see if he will say any thing about the murder. Perry cracks and tell Agent Dewey every thing about the murder from who they killed first and who they killed last to what they wanted from the Clutters. This is what Agent Dewey had been waiting now he could take them to court and bring justice to the Clutters.
Tom is the mockingbird in “To Kill a Mockingbird” because he never did anything to hurt anybody but was accused of rape by Bob Ewell, Tom ended up dying toward the end because he was “guilty”. Jem and Scout find it hard to believe that Tom was guilty. Scout learns a painful yet truthful lesson from her father in chapter 23 that “As you grow older (Scout), you'll see white men cheat black men everyday of your life, but let me tell you something and dont forget it-whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, that white man is
The Montgomery Advertiser is also trying to mock how Atticus is toiling away to represent a defendant, Tom Robinson, who has little to no hope in being freed from the accusations of rape made on him. This is not only an extremely rude gesture, but it is also a sign of prejudice, because they are basing their inferences of the future of the case simply on the fact that Tom Robinson is a Negro, and Negroes are always “the bad guys.” Another case where unjustness is shown is when Lula is spiteful towards Calpurnia for bringing Scout and Jem along to the Negro church. Lula says, “‘I wants to know why you bringin’ white chillun to nigger church’” (Lee 119). Prejudice does not occur only when a white person looks down upon a black person; it happens vice versa as well. Black people may not be allowed to attend the same churches as white people, but that does not mean white people prohibited from black people’s churches simply cancels out the act of prejudice.
He says that she is guilty. “I have nothing but pity in my heart for the chief witness for the state, but my pity does not extend so far as to her putting a man's life at stake, which she had done in an effort to get rid of her own guilt”. Atticus contradicts to himself repeating the word pity: “…but I cannot pity her” – on the hand he feels sorry because the society, so to speak, doesn’t allow to deal with black people (epithet: rigid and time-honored code); but on the other hand she shifted the blame on Tom Robinson thus putting his life at stake. Atticus comments on Mayella’s attitude, interprets her actions and motives, revealing her innermost make-up. From his words we see that she is a light-minded person – she tempted a Negro and didn’t think about the consequences.