Examples Of Justice In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Path of destruction Many Americans have wondered if they can place trust in the American justice system, and while some argue the Justice system can be trusted, they are gravely mistaken. The American justice system has a long and storied history of gross incompetence and unparalleled devastation aimed at the American people. The justice system has ripped away human rights for centuries and oppressed the American people with its draconian practices and inflexible laws. The government has allowed the yolk of slavery to cover the country, staining the beginning of a free country, and rife with corruption. The idea of the Justice system being untrustworthy echoes throughout Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird, shown in the sham trial of …show more content…

To Kill a Mockingbird would support the idea that the American justice system is untrustworthy, as shown in the trial of Tom Robinson. During the time of the trial, the chances of an impoverished black man living in a predominantly white society were non-existent. After Atticus Finch, a well-respected member of the town, is assigned to be Tom Robinson's defense attorney, Atticus understands he cannot win the case. Calmly answering his daughter, Scout, after she asks if they will win Atticus simply states, “No, honey simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win,” (Lee 78). Before the trial began, Atticus knows he cannot win because the people of Maycomb would never set Tom Robinson free, with no amount of evidence being able to change the outcome of the trial. As the trial approaches, the entire town of Maycomb begins to persecute Atticus and his family, bullying his children and harassing him in the street. Tensions escalate to the point the …show more content…

And these statistics become even more egregious as black people who are convicted of murder are about 80% more likely to be innocent than other convicted murderers. About 13% of murders by Black people have white victims, but twice as many are convicted of killing white people nearly 26% of innocent Black murder exonerees— are convicted of killing white people. These statistics also undoubtedly show the Justice system's clear bias for convicting, framing, and arresting black men and women for nothing else but their skin color, even sentencing thousands of innocents to prison in the

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