The kids had done nothing wrong to him, but he felt prejudice towards them due to the actions of their father. 1. Tom was shot solely by average southern Maycomb men who had never met him before. 2. Bob Ewell projected his hatred of Tom Robinson onto the Finch family
The evidence was possibly the largest portion of the trial, but was it handled correctly? Was OJ Simpson acquitted due to a mishandling of evidence or inexperience of investigators? Alternatively, was OJ Simpson a celebrity figure with the means to have the best lawyers to argue his case, we all remember the famous saying if it doesn’t fit you must acquit! There were a large number of items submitted into evidence throughout the Simpson trial including blood/DNA, clothing, fibers and witness testimony. Amidst accusations of evidence planting or tampering and conspiracy theories, a trial that lasted over a year only took jurors 24 hours to return a not guilty verdict on the murder charge.
The only reason Tom was found guilty, was because he was black and Bob Ewell was white. A white man’s lie always beats a black man’s truth. What happened in the courtroom that day was lack of equality. The black man was treated differently because of the color of his skin, which makes it unfair to Tom. The second example of equality occurs when Tom Robinson was in jail waiting for his appeal.
Mr. Gore, one of Douglass’s early masters, is described as, “The most dreaded by slaves… his presence was painful; his eye flashed confusion; and seldom was his sharp, shrill voice heard, without producing horror and trembling in their ranks” (Douglass, 38). Douglass includes his account of Demby’s execution to illustrate the cruelty of slaveholders. Gore is not convicted of any murder since slaves are considered property. Frederick observes, “Mr. Gore then, without consultation or deliberation with any one, not even giving Demby an additional call, raised his musket to his face, taking deadly aim to the standing victim, and in an instant poor Demby was no more” (Douglass, 39).
In To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus defends Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a white woman, in a court trial. The town of Maycomb turns against him due to this. Atticus, furious about the reaction from his town, explains, “…why reasonable people go stark raving mad when anything involving a negro comes up, is something I don’t pretend to understand” (Lee 88). Atticus does not have any racial biases, and he does not agree with the views of the majority of the people of Maycomb. Atticus, describing his beliefs to Jem, “…The one place where a man ought to get a square deal is in a courtroom, be
No matter what argument the defendants could have come up with, the judges were going to side with the victims. The lawyers probably took the cases very reluctantly, knowing that they were over before they had even begun. I’m sure, that like Atticus, they were ostracized in their communities for taking the case of a black man. Although solid evidence was produced showing that the defendants may have been innocent, the courts still ruled against them. I’m sure this was the case in hundreds of “white v. black” trials in America.
Even after Walker published his Appeal the southern states did not want it publishes nowhere that the blacks could get a hold of it, unwavering the fact that many of them could not read. Walker even became known as wanted man by the southern states (during that time in was a bounty) to be killed just for speaking on slavery. “Having travelled over a considerable portion of these United States, and having, in the course of my travels, taken the most accurate observations of things as they exist-the result of my observations has warranted the full and unshaken conviction, that we, (coloured people of the United States,) are the most degraded, wretched, and abject set of beings
He and some of his friends saw a man who was strangled by a lynch mob. There was no reason at all why the man should be killed; this act of wickedness was done all because he was a black. This was a debate between Harvard College and Wiley College. Wiley college argued on the fact that there should be resistance to an unjust law. This means that laws that are unjust should not be obeyed.
Crimes like these should have been talk about nationally. These were two innocent male assaulted and killed for no apparent reason. People need to speak up. The world need to understand how bad homosexual are treated everyday of their life. Its bad enough that some companies shy away from gay people because they feel it will affect their
I know it's not as bad as segregation but it's around those times they wouldn't even let there be a mixed race relationship so I'm sure my mom would not have had a problem with those rules being applied to right now. But anyone should be able to marry or let alone associate with whoever they want. Back then before the civil rights movement there would be police officers killing and beating black people for no reason at all. In these recent years there have been reports of the same things going on, but people have just been jumping in to conclusion thinking that history is basically repeating itself. In my opinion I say it's not, wrong things just sadly happen at the wrong time.