Analysis Of Just Mercy By Bryan Stevenson

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Media plays such a huge role in the lives of the average American that it is no wonder that it would affect their views and beliefs. When watching any media story concerning a court case the newsfeed always focuses on what the victims of the crime are affected, not the facts of the case. In the book “Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson, it is highlighted how the media is able to change the public’s opinion by displaying facts inconsistent with the case. Stevenson speaks about hot in the early 1980’s the case coverage changed from, “everyone in the community is the victim…” to specifically about how the victim and their families are impacted. (Stevenson, 2015, pg.140) Because of this the courts come under pressure to take the prosecution’s side because

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