In the South of the United States in the 1930´s, the justice system was very unfair towards colored people. Colored people that were sent to court could not receive a fair trial because of the prejudice and racism from the jury. This happened all the time, especially in Maycomb Alabama. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, a colored man named Tom Robinson was convicted of assaulting a white woman just because of the color of his skin. Tom Robinson should have been found not guilty for many reasons.
Even though Tom Robinson was not guilty and Atticus had strongly proven him as an innocent who was falsely accused of rape, but because discrimination was a factor in the final judgement, the consequences in society’s prejudice consequently led to the suffering of innocent individuals like Tom Robinson who received discriminatory treatment and trial due to their race. Descriptions of southern beliefs during the time period throughout the book develop and clarify the major theme of the
When people around the town found out that Atticus was going to help Tom Robinson in court, they began to call him racist names and to disrespect him as if he was African American. The children of Atticus were verbally abused, being called names as their father was. “That evening a mob went to the jail to lynch Tom Robinson, and it looked as if they would toss Atticus aside if they had to.” (Lee, 278). Right after Tom Robinson’s trial as he was in jail, a mop came and tried to kill him.
Tom was accused of raping a white woman who was Mayella Ewell, Mayella said he raped her while he was helping her with chores. She later on tells the readers that it was false allegations. The reason why she didn 't tell the truth at her first trial was because, Mayella was afraid of being embarrassed because she kissed a black male. She rather have an innocent man get charged with a crime than that. “However, Robinson was transferred from the state prison to Maycomb 's county jail on Saturday, two days before he stood trial on Monday, and Atticus had to defend him against a lynch mob”.
Buckley used ad Hominem attacks (by exposing the past statutory rape case that the psychologist had involved himself for whatever he says will become useless because no one will believe in him. But later on, it was found out that the girl was 17 and the psychologist was 23 when he was accused of statutory rape. The girl became the mother of his child and they were married. Also in the movie, the white’s used racism to destroy Carl Lee and put him into anguish. It is also said that just because he is black, he doesn’t deserve the equal rights and he must put to
In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird, many themes are shown. In To Kill a Mockingbird, the book takes place in Maycomb County, Alabama with Scout, Atticus, and Jem. Atticus is the father of the two children. When a white woman makes a black man go to court for rape, Atticus becomes the lawyer of the man being accused. This town has a sickness, it’s racism, and when the city found out, Atticus is partaking in a black man’s case the whole family gets made fun of and people yell at them.
To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, is a book about the racial tensions and segregation that arose in the 1930’s. The general storyline is about the main characters, Scout and Jem. At the start of the story, Jem and Scout were always discriminating against other characters, especially Boo Radley. The town was split in half due to racial segregation and Atticus Finch, their father, was a lawyer who doesn’t care who he’s representing because he’s a man of integrity and decency. Scout and Jem eventually mature and start to understand the dangers of discrimination after they see that Boo Radley is just a human and not the person that they all made him into.
¨We reserve the death penalty in the United States for the most heinous murders and the most brutal and conscienceless murderers. ” I can see why the Supreme Court doesn 't want these people in prison, because they might kill somebody in prison, or if they get bailed out they wouldn 't learn their lesson and do what they were doing AGAIN. ¨We have the responsibility to punish those who deserve it, but only to the degree they deserve it.¨ I can also see why they think people deserve it for their horrible actions, they believe that since they did some outrageous murder, or a really bad crime they deserve to die. ¨"Whatever your feelings are toward the death penalty, one thing most people will never know is the pain experienced when a family member, or in my case, family members are brutally tortured and murdered.¨
Ever since they were born they’ve been told by the others in their town that Black men are trash; now they are hearing from their father that anyone who cheats a Black man is trash. When their father’s trial finds the Black man guilty, despite the fact that the only evidence against him was the color of his skin, the children are devastated by the injustice they are witnessing in their own hometown. Jem in particular struggles to come to terms with the prejudice he has just observed. Although these children were raised in a community full of racial bias, the important people in their lives, Atticus and Calpurnia, combined with their experience at the trial, transfigured their opinions. Two White children in a Southern town, crying
A prime example is the Tom Robinson case, which was a blatant display of racism. Jem and Scout saw their “father take the gun and walk out into the middle of the street,” he then killed Tim, and the threat of his rabies was gone (127). The rabies were like racism. Racism, at the time, was something that ruined Maycomb and changed it. The people were less open and more stuck on this one idea of race, while everyone outside of Maycomb were fine.
Black Lives Matter strongly believes that police brutality is a very bad problem and is against police authority. Police officers in some areas are now forced to wear body cameras. The Orlando Police Department did a twelve-month study on choosing forty-six random officers to wear a body camera. When the study was a huge decline in use-of-force with officers and people went down. “Civilian complaints against those officers also say a 65 percent decline” (Study Shows Less Violence).
Black lives have been taken away from officers for nearly 2 decades the reason why is still unknown. The” movement” is a great way to raise awareness to what the media is blind to admit that police brutality, cruelty and unjustified killings. Black lives matter also raises bails for wrongfully convicted black people. The fact that the media is just know realizing is just absurd. Police have killed 780 people in the year of 2016 alone.
Injustice The Scottsboro Case shed light on the racial practices expressed in law that made a great impact on the legal system today. The actual victims of the Case did not receive a fair trial due to the color of their skin. The ones who played the victims planned the crime, and their stories made no sense. But like many of the trials during the time it wasn’t based on the actual evidence that was found,or even the defendants ' stories.
Reid, 36 was shot seven times when pulled over for not coming to a complete stop at a stop sign, resulting in his death. Verdict for the two police officers: No indictment. Police are not being held accountable for their wrongful crimes and abuse of authority towards blacks. According to Mapping Police Violence, only 3 out of the 210 killings of unarmed black people resulted in officers being charged with a crime. This shows justice is not being served for people of
According to a ProPublica analysis of federally collected data on fatal police shootings in Ryan Gabrielson article “Deadly Force, in Black and White”: “The 1,217 deadly police shootings from 2010 to 2012 captured in the federal data show that blacks, age 15 to 19, were killed at a rate of 31.17 per million, while just 1.47 per million white males in that age range died at the hands of